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National Energy Action Month at D-M

B.J. Cordova, Tucson Clean and Beautiful development and communications director, speaks with U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Eric Godinez, 563rd Operations Support Squadron rescue aircraft flight equipment technician, and Tech. Sgt. Devon Godinez, 372nd Training Squadron, Detachment 11 NCO in charge of the instructor element, about energy efficiency within their homes during the Base Exchange Energy Day at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 28, 2015. The event was hosted by the D-M energy team to celebrate National Energy Action Month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby/Released)

B.J. Cordova, Tucson Clean and Beautiful development and communications director, speaks with U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Eric Godinez, 563rd Operations Support Squadron rescue aircraft flight equipment technician, and Tech. Sgt. Devon Godinez, 372nd Training Squadron, Detachment 11 NCO in charge of the instructor element, about energy efficiency within their homes during the Base Exchange Energy Day at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 28, 2015. The event was hosted by the D-M energy team to celebrate National Energy Action Month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby/Released)

Kevin Wakefield, 355th Civil Engineer Squadron base natural and cultural resource manager, tells U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Eric Godinez, 563rd Operations Support Squadron rescue aircraft flight equipment technician, and Tech. Sgt. Devon Godinez, 372nd Training Squadron, Detachment 11 NCO in charge of the instructor element, about the wild animals that live on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., during the Base Exchange Energy Day Oct. 28, 2015. Wakefield, along with representatives from Tucson Electric Power, Tucson Clean and Beautiful and other D-M AFB energy team members, informed Desert Lightning Team members about energy efficiency and awareness. The event was held to inform Desert Lightning Team members about energy efficiency and awareness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby/Released)

Kevin Wakefield, 355th Civil Engineer Squadron base natural and cultural resource manager, tells U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Eric Godinez, 563rd Operations Support Squadron rescue aircraft flight equipment technician, and Tech. Sgt. Devon Godinez, 372nd Training Squadron, Detachment 11 NCO in charge of the instructor element, about the wild animals that live on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., during the Base Exchange Energy Day Oct. 28, 2015. Wakefield, along with representatives from Tucson Electric Power, Tucson Clean and Beautiful and other D-M AFB energy team members, informed Desert Lightning Team members about energy efficiency and awareness. The event was held to inform Desert Lightning Team members about energy efficiency and awareness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Joel Huren, 355th Civil Engineer Squadron base utility manager, and Greg Noble, 355th CES energy manager, showcase how Desert Lightning Team members save energy and resources at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 28, 2015. For National Energy Day, Huren and Noble, along with other energy experts, informed Desert Lighting Team members about energy efficiency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Joel Huren, 355th Civil Engineer Squadron base utility manager, and Greg Noble, 355th CES energy manager, showcase how Desert Lightning Team members save energy and resources at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 28, 2015. For National Energy Day, Huren and Noble, along with other energy experts, informed Desert Lighting Team members about energy efficiency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby/Released)

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -- Desert Lightning Team members are celebrating National Energy Action Month, the federal government and U.S. Air Force commemoration designated to inform people on how to save energy, from Oct. 1 to 30.

This year's theme is Mission Assurance through Energy Assurance. The goal is to inspire the total force to be more efficient to give the Air Force an assured energy advantage in air, space, and cyberspace.

An average of 38 percent of D-M's power is supplied by the SunEdison owned and operated 16.4 megawatt solar array. The 170 acre array saves D-M approximately $500,000 a year in utility costs.

"For Airmen to be aware of the opportunity to save those dollars, whether it's shutting off lights, raising your thermostat, turning off a machine that's left on over the weekend, being aware of what those cost is an important part of the operation of the Air Force," said Greg Noble, 355th Civil Engineering Squadron energy manager. "It makes a difference not only as Airmen but as homeowners that utilities cost a lot of money and it's an opportunity to not only save the government money but save themselves money."

D-M's energy team hosted an information booth along with Tucson Electric Power and Tucson Clean and Beautiful at D-M AFB Exchange on National Energy Day, Oct. 28.

"I was pleased that we got to interact with the number of Airmen as well as their families and retired military," said B.J. Cordova, Tucson Clean and Beautiful development and communications director. "I always enjoy these events. It's a good way to share our information with people that don't always get to learn what we do."

For more information on energy awareness visit www.energy.gov.