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NEWS | Oct. 19, 2011

AMC offers incentives for ideas during Energy Awareness Month

By Capt. Kathleen Ferrero Air Mobility Command Public Affairs

Air Mobility Command is offering free incentives for energy-saving ideas during its second annual Fuels, Energy, and Environment Idea Campaign Oct. 1-30 during Energy Awareness Month.

AMC military members and civilians who submit eligible fuel, energy or environmental conservation initiatives to the Air Force Innovative Development through the Employee Awareness Program will be recognized with a special incentive gift.

In addition to AMC's incentive gift, if the idea is approved by the Air Force program, individuals can receive up to $10,000 for suggestions producing tangible savings.

The purpose of the incentive gift is "to thank (those who submit their ideas) for sharing their vision of doing business smarter, more efficiently and more effectively," said Greg Clark, AMC Manpower, Personnel and Services.

"The command is relying on those closest to the process to lead cultural change in the effort to make energy a consideration in everything we do," Clark said.

The program is part of AMC's broader campaign supporting Air Force measures to reduce energy consumption and reduce waste generation.

The first AMC energy idea campaign ran in July 2010, Clark said. Out of the eligible submissions, "25 percent were related to efficiency measures we intended to capture," he said.

Initiatives sought pertain to, but are not limited to, aviation and ground fuel efficiencies, facility energy conservation, renewable energy sources, water conservation measures and cultural change and related awareness campaigns. Once captured in the IDEA Program, initiatives are analyzed and evaluated.

The AMC promotion will not hinder the normal processing of an idea submitted to the Air Force IDEA Program. Incentive items will be forwarded after the campaign ends and are limited to one per person.

To submit an idea at Joint Base Charleston, contact Tech Sgt. Antwon Parker, 628th Force Support Squadron Manpower Analyst/IDEA program manager at 963-3073 or visit the web site For those submitting ideas directly on the IDEA Web site to qualify for the incentive gift, submissions must clearly identify "AMC2011FEECAMPAIGN" in the tracking/control number and pertain to fuels, energy or environmental conservation measures.

For more information about AMC's energy initiatives, visit the Web site