Every October, we recognize Energy Action Month to highlight the critical role energy plays in Air Force operations, and to encourage smart energy use and management for our installations, ground vehicles, and aircraft.
This year, our new theme of "Energy Able – Mission Capable” will showcase how efficient energy use increases mission capability and readiness for our global mission. Whether we’re championing projects that optimize aviation fuel use, or encouraging Airmen to make smart energy decisions at individual installations, our goal is to foster a culture that prioritizes energy optimization and water management.
The Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment, and Energy's (SAF/IE) Energy Program is responsible for the strategic management and oversight of the Air Force’s energy efforts, partnerships, and program and policy development across the Air Force enterprise. The program supports the overall Air Force Energy Vision of Enhancing Mission Assurance through Energy Assurance, which reflects the Air Force’s emphasis on energy resilience.
The Energy Program is made up of three supporting subprogram areas:
The Air Force Energy Program’s work in improving resilience, optimizing demand, and assuring supply is vital since every mission, Airman, and military capability depends on energy. A future in which the energy program accomplishes its goals to holistically optimize cost and provide resilient, cleaner sources of energy by balancing the objectives of its energy projects and placing an increased focus on meeting multiple objectives within single projects means:
Increased energy resiliency, reliability and readiness of the Air Force
A more agile Air Force to maximize each watt of energy or gallon of fuel
Recognized Air Force leadership in energy assurance
A cleaner, cost-competitive energy future for Air Force energy projects