• Underground storage tanks were removed. Due to the extensive amount of clay soil at this site, it was necessary to remove additional soil material to receive compliance. This site at Wright Army Airfield has now been partnered with Liberty County, Ga., as a 'joint-use airfield.'

    Removal of underground storage tanks

    Underground storage tanks were removed. Due to the extensive amount of clay soil at this site, it was necessary to remove additional soil material to receive compliance. This site at Wright Army Airfield has now been partnered with Liberty County, Ga...

  • This 3,500 gallon heating oil underground storage tank had deteriorated and needed to be removed before the Evans Army Airfield dining facility could be renovated and expanded.

    Underground storage tank removal

    This 3,500 gallon heating oil underground storage tank had deteriorated and needed to be removed before the Evans Army Airfield dining facility could be renovated and expanded.

  • Through education and outreach, the Recycle Center increases the amount of materials recycled.  When the recycle program first started in 1992, Fort Hood sold 600 tons of recyclable material.  During FY10 and FY11, the recycle center sold 17,521 tons of recyclable material.

    The Fort Hood Recycle Center is the largest recycle facility in the Army.

    Through education and outreach, the Recycle Center increases the amount of materials recycled. When the recycle program first started in 1992, Fort Hood sold 600 tons of recyclable material. During FY10 and FY11, the recycle center sold 17,521 tons...

  • Electromagnetic induction and 2D electrical resistivity imaging were used along with other information to define the previously unknown limits of waste at old landfills. Institutional and engineering controls were implemented at the landfill sites to protect human health and the environmental. Definition of the waste limits allowed for optimal land use planning and surrounding area uses to support the facility's training mission.

    Closed landfill at Fort A.P. Hill

    Electromagnetic induction and 2D electrical resistivity imaging were used along with other information to define the previously unknown limits of waste at old landfills. Institutional and engineering controls were implemented at the landfill sites to...

  • Natural Resource Field Technician, Kala Lindsey-Asing, and Hawaii Youth Conservation Corps volunteer, Koa Matsuoka, take measurements from an endangered Cyanea superba in Kahanahaiki. Kahanahaiki is one of the sites that the NRT has seen natural regeneration of Cyanea seedlings.

    Endangered Cyanea superba in Kahanahaiki, HI

    Natural Resource Field Technician, Kala Lindsey-Asing, and Hawaii Youth Conservation Corps volunteer, Koa Matsuoka, take measurements from an endangered Cyanea superba in Kahanahaiki. Kahanahaiki is one of the sites that the NRT has seen natural...

Today the Army announced the winners of the Fiscal Year 2011 Secretary of
the Army Environmental Awards Program.

The Pennsylvania Army National Guard won the cultural resources management
category, while the Illinois Army National Guard took the natural resources
conservation small installation award.

Scranton Army Ammunition Plant won the sustainability award for an
industrial installation and the Stryker Brigade Combat Team won the
Environmental Excellence in Weapon System Acquisition team award.

The other five awards were won by U.S. Army Installation Command garrisons
and teams. Fort Hood won both the team and installation awards in the
environmental quality category.

Fort Stewart took the installation award in the environmental restoration
category, while Fort A.P. Hill captured the team award. The U.S. Army Garrison
Hawaii won the natural resources conservation team award for the
accomplishments of its Oahu Natural Resources Program Team.

Each year, the Army recognizes and rewards excellence for the development,
management and transferability of environmental programs that increase
environmental quality, enhance the mission and help make the Army
sustainable.

These winners will go on to compete in the Secretary of Defense
Environmental Awards Program. That competition will be held later this year
with awards presented in a Pentagon ceremony in June.

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