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Air Force Energy Program As the largest energy consumer in the Federal Government and the DoD, the Air Force is dedicated to providing leadership in comprehensive, enterprise energy management.
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Happy #IndependenceDay to the Home of the Brave. #HappyFourth
07/04/2021

Happy #IndependenceDay to the Home of the Brave. #HappyFourth

Happy #IndependenceDay to the Home of the Brave. #HappyFourth

🇺🇸 Happy 4th of July 🇺🇸 Check out some tips to stay safe during your celebrations!
07/02/2021
Stay safe this 4th of July

🇺🇸 Happy 4th of July 🇺🇸 Check out some tips to stay safe during your celebrations!

Celebrating our nation on the 4th of July should never end in tragedy. Sadly, the holiday can become deadly when alcohol and fireworks are thrown in the mix.

Aircraft weight is a key aspect of fuel burn, so the heavier the aircraft, the more fuel it takes to fly it. So, we are ...
07/01/2021

Aircraft weight is a key aspect of fuel burn, so the heavier the aircraft, the more fuel it takes to fly it. So, we are introducing light-weight parts into operations. We initiated research into technology that replaces heavier, and unsafe metal winch cables with a lightweight synthetic equivalent, reducing aircraft weight by approximately 80 pounds and more importantly, enhancing safety. #FuelMoreFight

Aircraft weight is a key aspect of fuel burn, so the heavier the aircraft, the more fuel it takes to fly it. So, we are introducing light-weight parts into operations. We initiated research into technology that replaces heavier, and unsafe metal winch cables with a lightweight synthetic equivalent, reducing aircraft weight by approximately 80 pounds and more importantly, enhancing safety. #FuelMoreFight

Operational energy is critical to our combat capability and readiness. In FY20, the United States Air Force burned appro...
06/30/2021

Operational energy is critical to our combat capability and readiness. In FY20, the United States Air Force burned approximately 1.6 BILLION gallons of aviation fuel. We're working to mitigate energy risk and optimize the future of aviation fuel. #FuelMoreFight

Operational energy is critical to our combat capability and readiness. In FY20, the United States Air Force burned approximately 1.6 BILLION gallons of aviation fuel. We're working to mitigate energy risk and optimize the future of aviation fuel. #FuelMoreFight

Why do logistics matter? We rely on a complex logistics network to deliver fuel to the warfighter. Check out how we've i...
06/28/2021

Why do logistics matter? We rely on a complex logistics network to deliver fuel to the warfighter. Check out how we've integrated energy into wargaming to ensure the fuel is there when we need it. #NationalLogisticsDay https://go.usa.gov/xwBe6

Why do logistics matter? We rely on a complex logistics network to deliver fuel to the warfighter. Check out how we've integrated energy into wargaming to ensure the fuel is there when we need it. #NationalLogisticsDay https://go.usa.gov/xwBe6

Our office is exploring a  number of ways to improve engine efficiency. For example, simply washing engines regularly ha...
06/24/2021

Our office is exploring a number of ways to improve engine efficiency. For example, simply washing engines regularly has been shown to increase engine time-on-wing, while improving performance. #FuelMoreFight

Our office is exploring a number of ways to improve engine efficiency. For example, simply washing engines regularly has been shown to increase engine time-on-wing, while improving performance. #FuelMoreFight

Did you know that landing with excess fuel can lead to increased maintenance? Our data shows that landing 'heavy' leads ...
06/22/2021

Did you know that landing with excess fuel can lead to increased maintenance? Our data shows that landing 'heavy' leads to SIX TIMES more landing gear maintenance actions, impacting aircraft availability and readiness. #FuelMoreFight

Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xwBwx

Did you know that landing with excess fuel can lead to increased maintenance? Our data shows that landing 'heavy' leads to SIX TIMES more landing gear maintenance actions, impacting aircraft availability and readiness. #FuelMoreFight

Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xwBwx

To our fathers and father figures, thanks for being there. #HappyFathersDay
06/20/2021

To our fathers and father figures, thanks for being there. #HappyFathersDay

To our fathers and father figures, thanks for being there. #HappyFathersDay

Attention installations! Working a third party performance contract? Leverage an AFFECT grant from the U.S. Department o...
06/18/2021
Department of Energy Boosts Climate Change Mitigation at Federal Facilities through Efficient, Clean Energy Projects

Attention installations! Working a third party performance contract? Leverage an AFFECT grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to increase the project scope. Less than 1 month to apply! https://www.energy.gov/eere/articles/department-energy-boosts-climate-change-mitigation-federal-facilities-through

DOE issued a $13 million solicitation for new energy projects that will help federal facilities improve the efficiency of their operations and reduce their carbon footprint.

Wanna get away? We got your ride. #WannaGetAwayDay
06/18/2021

Wanna get away? We got your ride. #WannaGetAwayDay

Wanna get away? We got your ride. #WannaGetAwayDay

#ICYMI Air Force Civil Engineer Center talks Installation of the Future and their new Installation Resilience Operations...
06/17/2021

#ICYMI Air Force Civil Engineer Center talks Installation of the Future and their new Installation Resilience Operations Center (IROC).

A revolutionary tool for energy managers, civil engineers and others, is being pioneered at the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Natural Disaster Recovery Division. We're excited to see how the Installation Resilience Operations Center, or IROC, will link a wide range of technologies together!

#BattleReadyBuiltRight #resilience #afenergy US Air Force Civil Engineers Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center

Happy #NationalFlagWeek. Are you folding it the correct way? 🇺🇸🇺🇸 Check it out. https://go.usa.gov/x6Qcn
06/17/2021

Happy #NationalFlagWeek. Are you folding it the correct way? 🇺🇸🇺🇸 Check it out. https://go.usa.gov/x6Qcn

Happy #NationalFlagWeek. Are you folding it the correct way? 🇺🇸🇺🇸 Check it out. https://go.usa.gov/x6Qcn

#DYK 8,000 additional sorties could be fueled annually if we improved efficiency across the United States Air Force by 1...
06/16/2021

#DYK 8,000 additional sorties could be fueled annually if we improved efficiency across the United States Air Force by 1 percent?! #FuelMoreFight ✈️✈️✈️

Learn more here: https://go.usa.gov/x6nhy

#DYK 8,000 additional sorties could be fueled annually if we improved efficiency across the United States Air Force by 1 percent?! #FuelMoreFight ✈️✈️✈️

Learn more here: https://go.usa.gov/x6nhy

New energy savings performance contract awarded at Cannon Air Force Base to support energy assurance needs! The project ...
06/09/2021
ESPC awarded for Cannon AFB

New energy savings performance contract awarded at Cannon Air Force Base to support energy assurance needs! The project will generate an energy savings of 77,883 MBtu and reduce carbon emissions by 10,700 metric tons annually

Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, is receiving energy efficiency infrastructure improvements through an Energy Saving Performance Contract awarded by the Defense Logistics Agency-Energy on June 3,

What does our Operational Energy team focus on, you ask?  1) Mitigating energy risks 2) Enhancing combat capability 3) S...
06/07/2021

What does our Operational Energy team focus on, you ask? 1) Mitigating energy risks
2) Enhancing combat capability
3) Supporting the warfighter

Through energy-informed solutions, we're leading the way toward a more optimized Force. #FuelMoreFight

What does our Operational Energy team focus on, you ask? 1) Mitigating energy risks
2) Enhancing combat capability
3) Supporting the warfighter

Through energy-informed solutions, we're leading the way toward a more optimized Force. #FuelMoreFight

How do we satisfy that #TankerThirst?? A complex global fuel logistics system ensures energy is delivered to the warfigh...
06/04/2021

How do we satisfy that #TankerThirst?? A complex global fuel logistics system ensures energy is delivered to the warfighter. Anytime, anywhere. #NoFuelNoFight

How do we satisfy that #TankerThirst?? A complex global fuel logistics system ensures energy is delivered to the warfighter. Anytime, anywhere. #NoFuelNoFight

Improving the resilience of these bases to extreme weather events is critical, said Joe Bryan, DOD's senior climate advi...
06/03/2021
Combating Climate Change Factors Into Defense Budget Request

Improving the resilience of these bases to extreme weather events is critical, said Joe Bryan, DOD's senior climate advisor. "The things we do to improve resilience to extreme weather events, which we're clearly facing, will also have payouts for things like cyber attacks," Bryan said.

"We rely on public infrastructure a lot, whether it's water systems or electrical systems, so you have to figure out ways in which to improve the resilience of your military base and the critical functions [and] the critical missions that are run out of there."

#NoFuelNoFight

Climate change affects much of what the Defense Department does, and planners need to take droughts, wildfires, sea level rise and destructive storms into consideration going forward, DOD senior

#HonorTheFallen #MemorialDay
05/31/2021

#HonorTheFallen #MemorialDay

Honor them

On Memorial Day, we remember the service members who died while serving in the U.S. military. May they rest in peace.

What are you doing today to honor them?

#HonorThem #MemorialDay

We're exploring Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) as a second fuel option (along with jet fuel) for future dual-fuel capable airc...
05/27/2021

We're exploring Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) as a second fuel option (along with jet fuel) for future dual-fuel capable aircraft. LNG contains more energy per unit mass than jet fuel so it could provide more opportunities for increased payload and fuel offload capabilities in our bomber, mobility, and tanker aircraft! #FuelMoreFight

We're exploring Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) as a second fuel option (along with jet fuel) for future dual-fuel capable aircraft. LNG contains more energy per unit mass than jet fuel so it could provide more opportunities for increased payload and fuel offload capabilities in our bomber, mobility, and tanker aircraft! #FuelMoreFight

Remember the first time you got airborne? #NationalPaperAirplaneDay
05/26/2021

Remember the first time you got airborne? #NationalPaperAirplaneDay

Remember the first time you got airborne? #NationalPaperAirplaneDay

Big shout-out to our maintainers for making sure we're ready to FLY. #AviationMaintenanceTechnicianDay
05/24/2021

Big shout-out to our maintainers for making sure we're ready to FLY. #AviationMaintenanceTechnicianDay

Big shout-out to our maintainers for making sure we're ready to FLY. #AviationMaintenanceTechnicianDay

We work with Air Force Research Laboratory - AFRL to support the Ultra Long Endurance Aerial Platform (Ultra LEAP), an U...
05/19/2021

We work with Air Force Research Laboratory - AFRL to support the Ultra Long Endurance Aerial Platform (Ultra LEAP), an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) that delivers high-endurance and cost-effective performance. It can remain airborne for 60 hours, which is unprecedented for its size class, and is currently being enhanced for up to 80 hours of endurance! #FuelMoreFight

We work with Air Force Research Laboratory - AFRL to support the Ultra Long Endurance Aerial Platform (Ultra LEAP), an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) that delivers high-endurance and cost-effective performance. It can remain airborne for 60 hours, which is unprecedented for its size class, and is currently being enhanced for up to 80 hours of endurance! #FuelMoreFight

Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, Mr. Guerrero, takes a ride in the Halvorsen Loader - a hybrid-powered, rapi...
05/18/2021

Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, Mr. Guerrero, takes a ride in the Halvorsen Loader - a hybrid-powered, rapidly deployable, high reach mechanized aircraft loader. It can lift up to 25k lbs!

Disclaimer: No SES's were harmed in the making of this photo.

#DYK that drones have caused the overall USAF fuel efficiency to increase? We call it the 'Drone Effect' and they are a ...
05/17/2021

#DYK that drones have caused the overall USAF fuel efficiency to increase? We call it the 'Drone Effect' and they are a great example of how we can increase capability and optimize operations at the same time! #FuelMoreFight

#DYK that drones have caused the overall USAF fuel efficiency to increase? We call it the 'Drone Effect' and they are a great example of how we can increase capability and optimize operations at the same time! #FuelMoreFight

The demand for energy will continue to increase in the years ahead. We're working to integrate innovative technologies a...
05/13/2021

The demand for energy will continue to increase in the years ahead. We're working to integrate innovative technologies and processes into Air Force operations to optimize our consumption.

The demand for energy will continue to increase in the years ahead. We're working to integrate innovative technologies and processes into Air Force operations to optimize our consumption.

We could not have gotten through this past year without our nurses. Thank you for your grit, dedication, and care. #Inte...
05/12/2021

We could not have gotten through this past year without our nurses. Thank you for your grit, dedication, and care. #InternationalNursesDay

We could not have gotten through this past year without our nurses. Thank you for your grit, dedication, and care. #InternationalNursesDay

Even within the US, fuel still has to travel long distances to get to the end-user. Logistics experts help ensure our ai...
05/11/2021

Even within the US, fuel still has to travel long distances to get to the end-user. Logistics experts help ensure our aircraft have the jet fuel they need, when and where they need it. #NoFuelNoFight

Even within the US, fuel still has to travel long distances to get to the end-user. Logistics experts help ensure our aircraft have the jet fuel they need, when and where they need it. #NoFuelNoFight

We couldn't do it without you. Thank you for all you do. #NationalMilitarySpouseAppreciationDay
05/07/2021

We couldn't do it without you. Thank you for all you do. #NationalMilitarySpouseAppreciationDay

We couldn't do it without you. Thank you for all you do. #NationalMilitarySpouseAppreciationDay

The USAF uses jet fuel purchased through the open market. While we try to plan for changes, high prices can sometimes le...
05/06/2021

The USAF uses jet fuel purchased through the open market. While we try to plan for changes, high prices can sometimes lead to budget shortfalls. Integrating smart energy solutions into our operations is critical to reducing demand and preventing added cost. #NoFuelNoFight

The USAF uses jet fuel purchased through the open market. While we try to plan for changes, high prices can sometimes lead to budget shortfalls. Integrating smart energy solutions into our operations is critical to reducing demand and preventing added cost. #NoFuelNoFight

What are you getting after? #MayThe4thBeWithYou
05/04/2021

What are you getting after? #MayThe4thBeWithYou

What are you getting after? #MayThe4thBeWithYou

Thank you for your continued service and dedication. #AAPIHeritageMonth
05/04/2021
Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Thank you for your continued service and dedication. #AAPIHeritageMonth

The Defense Department pays tribute to the contributions and dedicated service of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, past and present, in defense of the nation during May and throughout the year.

On commercial aircraft, the fuel burn per passenger has decreased by over 45% since 1968 thanks to innovative technologi...
04/29/2021

On commercial aircraft, the fuel burn per passenger has decreased by over 45% since 1968 thanks to innovative technologies like winglets, and streamlined processes like precision fuel planning. Do you think the USAF would benefit? #FuelMoreFight

https://theicct.org/sites/default/files/publications/ICCT_Aircraft-FE-Trends_20150902.pdf

On commercial aircraft, the fuel burn per passenger has decreased by over 45% since 1968 thanks to innovative technologies like winglets, and streamlined processes like precision fuel planning. Do you think the USAF would benefit? #FuelMoreFight

https://theicct.org/sites/default/files/publications/ICCT_Aircraft-FE-Trends_20150902.pdf

Advanced infrared and laser technologies will enable the Air Force to scan engine compressor blades, optimizing performa...
04/27/2021

Advanced infrared and laser technologies will enable the Air Force to scan engine compressor blades, optimizing performance and improving fuel efficiency. #FuelMoreFight

Advanced infrared and laser technologies will enable the Air Force to scan engine compressor blades, optimizing performance and improving fuel efficiency. #FuelMoreFight

What is your backup power status? #EnergyResilience
04/27/2021
Electrical Power Production: No power, no mission

What is your backup power status? #EnergyResilience

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del.-- Have you ever noticed a subtle flicker of lights in your office? Or heard the gentle humming of generators?That’s the unmistakable sound emanating from one of the 436th

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