As part of Energy Awareness Month, the 748th Supply Chain Management Group is highlighting the success it has made through its efforts to drastically reduce the number of printers used by the group. Greg New, Operations Branch chief, explained, "We went from 700 down to less than 100 across the entire Air Force Global Supply Logistics Chain here at Hill Air Force Base."
The tenant unit at Hill has reduced the number of its printers so that for every 17 users there is one printer.
This October, the Air Force joins the nation once again in observance of Energy Awareness Month. This year's theme, "Power the Force, Fuel the Fight," encourages us to do more than just be "aware." Instead, military personnel and civilians alike should take action.
"Our country is in a new energy paradigm and we can no longer use energy at will without regard to the consequences. We must make a commitment, plain and simple, to re-think the way we use -- and view -- energy," said Maj. Gen. Timothy Byers, U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer, Air Force Headquarters.
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The absolute lifeblood of the modern military is energy. It allows us to be expeditionary and go anywhere on the globe. For true energy assurance as an Air Force, we need to be able to find energy solutions and strategies anywhere, even in hostile nations. At the most basic level, that assurance starts with reducing demand, diversifying supply and changing the culture.