Energy use: Moving in the right direction

October is officially designated as Energy Awareness Month by the Department of Defense and the U.S. Air Force. This year’s theme, “Energy Solutions … Fueling the Mission,” highlights the importance of energy to our overall mission to “Fly, Fight and Win,” and supports our Air Force energy strategy to reduce demand, increase supply, and change the culture. 

The need to reduce our energy consumption while diversifying our energy resources is more compelling than ever as continued pressure on the defense budget, along with the continued demand relative to Middle East operations, has put a focus and a sense of urgency on our need to better manage the built environment and our systems, as well as our operations.