James announces Office of Energy Assurance

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James speaks with 1st Lt. Jonathan Goins,the energy and environment research engineer with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), about the process of converting an area of the Basic Expeditionary Airmen Skills Training (BEAST) site to operate completely on solar power March 22, 2016, at the 319th Training Squadron on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. James visited the 37th Training Wing to learn about the Forward Operating Base (FOB) of the Future project, a joint venture between the AFRL and the University of Dayton Research Institute which converted one zone of the BEAST complex to generate onsite power from renewable energy. The data from this prototype will help guide remaining technology maturation efforts and potentially accelerates the modernization of FOBs throughout the Defense Department. (U.S. Air Force photo/Johnny Saldivar)

PHOTO BY: Johnny Saldivar
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