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  • Hanscom leaders invest in energy resiliency

    Installation officials here are demonstrating their commitment to bolster Hanscom AFB’s energy resiliency and efficiency through innovative pilot programs, partnerships, and prioritizing energy-related projects.

  • Zero-Emission Vehicle demonstration held to meet Air Force guidance

    The AFSC Small Business Office coordinated an electrical vehicle technology demonstration on February 28 with a local-area zero emissions vehicle manufacturer and AFSC leaders and partners which included Tinker AFB vehicle control officers for the maintenance groups and Mr. Jeffrey Sick, AFSC

  • Department of the Air Force recognizes Energy Action Month

    In recognition of Energy Action Month, the Department of the Air Force is showcasing energy’s essential role in assuring combat capability and readiness and the importance of developing energy solutions that bolster resilience in the face of climate change.

  • Airmen innovation helps optimize cargo loading with simple technology

    In partnership with Air Mobility Command, Air Force Research Laboratory, and Air Force Operational Energy, Airmen are conducting operational testing on prototypes of the Vertical Pallet Stacker for multiple mobility aircraft to enable more optimized and effective cargo-loading and transport per

  • Cogeneration plant supplements power to Hanscom missions

    Hanscom civil engineers completed construction of a 4.6-megawatt cogeneration plant here earlier this year. Engineering officials say the plant not only increases the installation’s energy resilience, but will deliver $94 million in savings over the life of the contract.

  • Department of the Air Force recognizes Energy Awareness Month

    Energy Awareness Month gives the Department of the Air Force the opportunity every October to look at the critical role energy plays in its combat capabilities and readiness. This year marks the final iteration of the three-year observance theme: “Energy Able, Mission Capable.”

  • SAF/IE Releases Installation Energy Strategic Plan for Energy Assurance

    The Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment, and Energy announces the release of the Installation Energy Strategic Plan. The Plan, which replaces the 2017 Air Force Energy Flight Plan, seeks to better align installation energy efforts with mission needs.

  • Airmen find solution to KC-135, C-130 battery testing failure

    Airmen from Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Ohio, and Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, helped revise outdated procedures for testing the condition of aircraft batteries on the KC-135 Stratotanker and C-130 Hercules, preventing the premature disposal and replacement of batteries and avoiding

  • Online emission inspection system saves money, air quality

    More than 60 Air Force installations are reaping savings and the benefits of improved air quality, thanks to the continued use of an online vehicle air emission inspection and compliance system that is estimated to be saving the Air Force over $11.8 million annually. The Air Force Civil Engineer