• In Other News: Navy Opening First Newly Built Hotel at NS Newport; AFCEC Gets New Director; Startup Tests Hybrid Rocket Engine at Brunswick Landing

    In Other News: Navy Opening First Newly Built Hotel at NS Newport; AFCEC Gets New Director; Startup Tests Hybrid Rocket Engine at Brunswick Landing0

    Naval Station Newport, R.I., is scheduled to host a ribbon-cutting Thursday for a $48 million Navy Gateway Inns & Suites (NGIS) transient lodging facility that will mark the Navy’s first newly constructed property. NGIS historically adapts existing buildings previously built for unaccompanied sailors, according to a press release. The hotel also represents the first NGIS

  • Air Force Civil Engineer Center Gains New Director0

    Randy Brown, who most recently served as director of the Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Requirements Directorate at Air Force Materiel Command, became the new director of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center during a ceremony last week at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. Brown replaces Joe Sciabica who retired last month. Before serving at Materiel Command, Brown led the Armament Directorate at Eglin AFB, Fla., where he led more than 1,000 personnel executing a portfolio valued at more than $52 billion. Many of the comments at the assumption of leadership ceremony touched on the possibilities AFCEC could look forward to under the newly created Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center (AFIMSC). The future holds excitement and opportunities for the organization, said AFIMSC Commander Maj. Gen. Theresa Carter …

  • Air Force Refines Encroachment Program0

    Recent moves by the Air Force are helping to bolster its encroachment management program, including issuing new guidance for a comprehensive initiative to limit incompatible development outsides its installations and establishing the Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC) as the program office for the service-wide effort. In October, officials assigned the center’s planning and integration directorate the task of providing reach-back support to installations, major commands and direct reporting units on all aspects of encroachment, AFCEC reported. “The overall purpose of the AFEM [Air Force encroachment management] program is to reach across the entire installation community to solve problems and preserve the Air Force mission capability,” said Charles Cyr, chief of the directorate’s regional development planning branch …

  • Asset Management Helps AFCEC Prioritize Funding Requirements0

    The Air Force’s reliance on a strategic approach to asset management is helping the service plan construction and related requirements two years in advance and, as a result, providing contractors interested in bidding on work extra time to get ready. Officials believe use of its new model will translate into smoother contract execution and higher quality work at a lower cost, reports Air Force Civil Engineer Center Public Affairs. The center’s two-year integrated priorities list (IPL) is helping officials prioritize funding of sustainment, restoration, modernization, environmental and demolition projects across the Air Force. The first IPL released in June forecasts funding requirements for fiscal 2015 and 2016 …

  • AFCEC Strategic Plan Spells out Agency’s Vision, Goals0

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC) will strive to provide “enterprise-wide solutions” to installations and the warfighter as it carries out its mission to sustain the service’s infrastructure, according to the first of three goals in the agency’s inaugural strategic plan. “We seek out opportunities to accelerate environmental restoration, restore useable acreage back to active-duty forces and unlock asset value through energy initiatives, leases or other public partnership engagements,” states the plan, titled “Battle Ready … Built Right …

  • AFCEC Names New Deputy Director0

    Marilyn Croach has been selected to be the next deputy director of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, the Air Force announced Tuesday. Croach is currently the domestic policy adviser for North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command at Peterson AFB, Colo. In that role, she is responsible for advising the commander and staff on multi-sector domestic issues and engagements within various federal, state and local government entities …