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  • AFCEC leads hurricane season preparedness

    With a projected record-setting hurricane season in the making, the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Readiness Directorate is once again urging the Air Force community to “be ready” for natural disasters. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season that runs from June 1 to November 30 could include 19 named storms and 10 hurricanes – six of which are likely to be classified as major hurricanes.
  • AFCEC study gives new life to old chemical defense decon kits

    The Air Force Civil Engineer’s Readiness Lab recently determined more than 75,000 expired M295 decontamination kits used in chemical defense ensembles are still effective and can be used, saving the Air Force more than $2.3 million over a four-year period. Each year, the Air Force removes expired kits from field use. In calendar year 2020 alone, 167,000 kits valued at $4.8 million will reach the end of their five-year shelf life. Before the CE Lab study, a large number of expired kits sat unused in stockrooms spread across the globe.
  • AFIMSC helps Tyndall get back in the fight

    As Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, recovers from the full-force punch leveled by Hurricane Michael Oct. 10, members and teams from across the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center are helping the base get back in the fight. AFIMSC Vice Commander Col. Pat Miller leads Task Force Phenix to assess the long-term usability of facilities at the installation. Col. Seth Frank, chief of the AFIMSC Force Protection Division, commands Task Force HARP (Housing, Assignment, Relocation and Posture), which is helping Tyndall Airmen and families with housing, family living issues and relocation. Other members of AFIMSC are serving on the task forces to deliver installation and mission support requirements, and others are providing reach-back help from the center’s headquarters in San Antonio and other AFIMSC locations across the globe.
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