Energy Awareness Month gives the Air Force Department the opportunity each October to examine the critical role energy plays in its combat capabilities and readiness.
This year marks the final iteration of the three-year celebration theme: “Energy capacity, mission capacity. “
This month’s awareness is also an opportunity for the ministry to highlight the strategic importance of climate change mitigation and adaptation through energy-based solutions.
“The efficient distribution, production and management of energy and fuel should be a top priority for all Airmen and Guardians,” said Jennifer Miller, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, the environment and energy. “To win a conflict against a competitor, especially China or Russia, energy-based solutions are essential, not only to improve the combat capability and readiness of our aircraft and facilities, but also to improve the energy efficiency and mitigate climate change. “
As the battlefield becomes more complex and extreme weather events become more frequent, delivering energy to the force in a safe, reliable and efficient manner remains critical to mission success.
Air Force Department facilities conducted âblack startâ exercises, which allowed for strategic planning and testing of energy systems during major power outages or other utility outages. Additionally, joint wargame efforts have exposed vulnerabilities in the energy supply chain and have reduced energy and logistics risks.
The Air Force Department researches advanced propulsion, drag reduction, engine maintenance and planning technologies in its aircraft to streamline operations and fly more fuel efficiently for range and duration. of prolonged flight.
To help spread awareness of energy initiatives, visit: www.safie.hq.af.mil/EnergyAwarenessMonth/ and follow the hashtag #EnergyAbleMissionCapable and #NoFuelNoFight on www.facebook.com/AirForceEnergy and www.twitter.com/AFEnergy.