The U.S. Air Power Civil Engineer Heart (AFCEC) is centralizing its help of the Air Power’s multi-billion-dollar nuclear infrastructure portfolio with a brand new division. The nuclear enterprise division, or CFN, helps the Division of Protection’s nuclear triad by integrating modernization efforts for the 2 Air Power-led nuclear supply methods — intercontinental ballistic missiles and bombers. The initiative, led by AFCEC’s Col. Chris Stoppel, is a collaborative partnership with Air Power World Strike Command, the Air Power Nuclear Weapons Heart and the Air Power Set up and Mission Assist Heart’s Detachment 10. The group within the new division will lead navy development and large-scale renovation efforts for the Floor-Primarily based Strategic Deterrent, and the Weapons Technology Services packages.

“Mission-ready infrastructure is crucial to speed up set up readiness and resilience, and supply the nation with unequivocal benefit via air and house energy. AFCEC’s new initiative will strengthen nationwide protection capabilities via a ‘unity of effort’ partnership crucial throughout the enterprise to reinvigorate the weather of the nuclear deterrence program.” “The crucial must modernize our nuclear methods demanded one built-in workplace underneath AFIMSC, with everybody on-board and talking as one voice. The CFN program will defend the better air and house mission by creating an built-in focus, improved useful resource administration and higher transparency between key mission companions to efficiently recapitalize the nuclear enterprise,” mentioned Col. Dave Norton, deputy director of AFCEC’s Facility Engineering Directorate.


The Air Power Civil Engineer Heart lately stood up a brand new division to help the U.S. Nuclear Triad. (U.S. Air Power graphic)

The hassle is a centered strategy, launched by AFCEC Commander Maj. Gen. John Allen, for extra stringent oversight and administration of high-visibility, complicated packages. AFCEC’s preliminary 5 capabilities-based packages embody: environmental compliance and restoration, housing portfolio administration, power assurance, built-in base response and restoration, and constructed infrastructure and recapitalization, or BII&R. The BII&R initiative advocates for resilient, right-sized and sustainable infrastructure; the brand new division helps nuclear mission house owners by delivering the infrastructure they should meet mission necessities. AFIMSC’s Det. 10 is the integrator, coordinating numerous engineering efforts with AFGSC installations and AFCEC, to make sure all infrastructure necessities are met, whereas AFGSC is the mission proprietor and the lead command for the brand new weapons methods.

The brand new AFCEC division can even maintain the present MILCON mission centered on recapitalizing, rebuilding and repairing current nuclear infrastructure throughout AFGSC. Twelve billion {dollars} in AFCEC-managed investments are deliberate over the following 20 years to modernize nuclear infrastructure throughout AFGSC. Building is already underway for the primary $159 million weapons era facility at F.E. Warren Air Power Base, Wyoming, which AFCEC awarded in December 2019. The 90,000 square-foot facility, changing the present weapons storage space, will present a safer and safer infrastructure for the storage of Air Power property. Different efforts embody development of the mission-essential mission integration facility and software program sustainment heart at Hill Air Power Base, Utah.