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  • Environmental monitoring underway for Savannah harbor deepening

    Jul 24, 2014

    With the signing of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 earlier this year, many people expected construction of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) to start immediately. However, several actions need to take place before construction can occur.

  • USACE Europe District named Installation Support Program of the Year

    Jul 22, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District has claimed a top honor for its contributions to the public works mission at U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz, Installation Management Command announced recently. The agency was named Installation Support Program of the Year on the list of 2013 Directorate of Public Works annual award winners.

  • Trekking back in time

    Jul 22, 2014

    Laughter filled the air as dozens of children ran around the main post chapel on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., during the Wilderness Escape Vacation Bible School July 14-18.

  • Fort Knox showcases energy, personnel, leadership programs to Under Secretary Carson

    Jul 22, 2014

    Fort Knox, Kentucky, had the opportunity to show off some of its world-class facilities during a visit July 21, 2014, from the Under Secretary of the Army, Brad Carson.

  • Sill gets Army on board 'green train'-ing

    Jul 17, 2014

    Fort Sill, Oklahoma, hosted training on the Army's newest fuel-efficient ultra-low emmitting N-ViroMotive locomotives, July 7-11, 2014.

  • New Savannah Corps bird island home to hundreds of nests this season

    Jul 15, 2014

    To some people, a dredge disposal area might not seem very exciting - but to thousands of shorebirds it's a safe haven, providing beneficial habitat and protected nesting sites.

  • Trees along Route 1 to be replaced on post

    Jul 11, 2014

    The Route 1 widening project has meant the removal of trees to make way for the six-lane highway, but officials with Fort Belvoir say the removed foliage will be replaced elsewhere on post thanks to upcoming mitigation projects. While the exact details have yet to be hammered out, Chris Landgraf, Directorate of Public Works, master planner, confirmed that the trees will be replaced elsewhere on post on a 2:1 ratio under Fort Belvoir's Tree Policy, which states that all trees removed on post greater than four inches in diameter must be replaced.

  • Army green is Army Strong!

    Jul 11, 2014

    The Army tackles challenges today requiring more innovative and efficient ways to support the mission and minimize environmental impacts. U.S. Army Central is making significant strides supporting the Army's effort to conserve money and resources.

  • Corps of Engineers explores public-private partnerships

    Jul 10, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is exploring the possibility of partnering with the private sector for projects in America's waterways and ports.

  • Security Assistance Command delivers bridges to Nepal for humanitarian assistance

    Jul 9, 2014

    The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command delivered four Acrow Roadway Bridges to the country of Nepal through its Foreign Military Sales program. The bridges are in preparation to support future humanitarian assistance and disaster relief within their region.

  • Victory garden builds camaraderie

    Jul 7, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - An Aberdeen Proving Ground civilian has discovered a unique stress reliever that promotes exercise and an appreciation of Mother Nature while inspiring friendships.

  • Playbook execution yields clean slate at Sam Rayburn hydropower plant

    Jul 3, 2014

    It is not every day that one has to execute disaster plans, but it's sure nice to have one when the need arises.

  • Permethrin-treated uniforms protect against lethal diseases

    Jul 1, 2014

    The Army combat uniform with permethrin protects Soldiers from insect and tick-borne diseases while in garrison, training and non-combat deployed environments.

  • The Corps Environment - July 2014

    Jun 30, 2014

    The Corps Environment is an online quarterly publication produced by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to highlight USACE environmental initiatives, issues, policies and technologies across the nation.

  • Army invites public to comment on environmental impacts of possible force reductions

    Jun 26, 2014

    The Department of the Army has completed a Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment (SPEA) for Army 2020 force structure realignment and is making a draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FNSI) available for public comment. All interested members of the public, federally-recognized Indian or Alaska Native tribes, Native Hawaiian groups, federal, state, and local agencies are invited to review and provide comments. Comments will be accepted until August 25.

  • APG employees help keep Turkey Point Lighthouse shining bright

    Jun 23, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - For Tad Barteau, the Turkey Point Lighthouse isn't just a local historic landmark or a nautical beacon of light. It's "home," he says, and the lighthouse has a cherished place in his family's history.

  • Army seeks review, comments on MMR archaeological survey

    Jun 20, 2014

    The Army is seeking public comments through Aug. 13 on an archaeological subsurface survey conducted at Makua Military Reservation.

  • Fort Jackson officials discuss latest well tests

    Jun 19, 2014

    Fort Jackson officials held a public meeting Tuesday at the Weston Lake Community House to discuss the latest results of well testing as part of the Fort Jackson and McCrady Training Center's Operational Range Assessment Program, or ORAP.

  • Mama Bear, two cubs rescued on fort with peaceful ending

    Jun 13, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - As bystanders called for assistance, the cubs ran up a tree just off Christy Avenue and the mother bear ran up another tree about 100 feet away. When emergency responders and wildlife officials arrived, they blocked off the area and devised a plan to capture the bears.

  • Prescribed burns reduce risk of wildfires

    Jun 11, 2014

    With summer set to officially begin June 21, members of the Fort Benning community should be ready to take the necessary precautions to combat higher temperatures and potential dry conditions.

  • Finding solutions, setting goals

    Jun 10, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Cognizant of the need to maintain good stewardship over its lands and waterways for the sake of its human and animal inhabitants, Aberdeen Proving Ground is undertaking aggressive measures to ensure quality and clean water for generations to come.

  • Water system replacement under wayBy Annalee Grant

    Jun 5, 2014

    American Water and the Fort Belvoir Directorate of Public Works broke ground May 29, on an almost two-year project to completely rebuild and replace the water and sewage system in Woodlawn Village. Jason Nash, capital projects manager for American Water said 13,000 feet of waterline and 9,000 feet of sewer line would be replaced.

  • Army Corps of Engineers' Olmsted Dam crew successfully orchestrates osprey egg relocation

    Jun 5, 2014

    The Army Corps of Engineers Olmsted Dam construction team helped to relocate osprey eggs from a work crane. The World Bird Sanctuary, St. Louis, Mo. assisted

  • New York Army National Guard and New York State Police helicopter crews train

    Jun 4, 2014

    A New York Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk based in Latham and a New York State Police Bell Heuy II helicopter (in air) prepare to conduct water bucket training at the Round Lake municipal airport, June 4. Both agencies trained their helicopter crews to prepare to fight wild fires at the same time and place. Addtionally, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers were on site to observe and help crews move to water drop locations as they would do during a fire. Both aircraft use a delivery system know as the Bambi Bucket. The State Police used a 750 gallon bucket and the National Guard used a 560 gallon bucket. Both agencies need to conduct this training annually because each bucket weighs more than two tons when loaded with water and it is necessary to practice flying with that much extra l weight under the aircraft in order to fly safely in an actual emergency.

  • State reminds public of Sacred Falls Park closure

    Jun 2, 2014

    Due to a recent rise in citations for unauthorized entry into Sacred Falls State Park, the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) announces and underscores that the park remains closed to the public due to danger from falling rocks.

  • DPW ramps up photovoltaic energy use

    May 29, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza has increased solar energy capacity on bases in Vicenza by more than 400 percent with the installation of 4 megawatts (MW) of photovoltaic (PV) generation systems atop multiple buildings on Caserma Del Din.

  • Webbers Falls rehabilitation nearly two-thirds complete

    May 29, 2014

    Workers at the Webbers Falls Powerhouse have completed more than 60 percent of the required upgrades on turbines and generators scheduled for rehabilitation. The first turbine was completed and accepted in December 2013 and a second is about 90 percent complete. Once the second turbine is replaced, rehabilitation of the last turbine will begin said Byron Floyd, resident engineer, Tulsa District Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Mitigation banking: A win for the environment, residents and investors

    May 27, 2014

    Near Camp Creek State Forest in Spanishburg, W. Va., there is a bank under construction. While you cannot apply for a business or home loan at this bank, the transactions projected to occur here are no less significant. Designed to compensate for unwanted impacts to rivers, streams, wetlands and other aquatic resources, mitigation banks, like the one in Spanishburg, are springing up throughout Appalachia with more in the works.

  • Cleanup activities enhance Beech Fork Lake

    May 22, 2014

    Beech Fork Lake hosted its annual cleanup event last month and approximately 40 volunteers collected enough garbage to fill 258 enormous trash bags and 54 old tires from the lake and surrounding recreation area. "We are always grateful for our dedicated volunteers whose cleanup efforts assist in improving the quality of Beech Fork for visitors, wildlife and vegetation through environmental enhancement," said Zack Abbott, a park ranger at Beech Fork Lake.

  • Students gain better understanding of 'reduce, reuse, recycle' during landfill visit

    May 21, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Recycling in Germany is an operation worthy of a field trip -- and that's just what Hainerberg Elementary School third- through fifth-graders did. Members of the Student Council and Green Boot Club, which is responsible for collecting and recycling all paper and plastic from the school, visited the ESWE landfill and recycling center May 7 to get a tour of the facilities and see the fruits of their labor.

  • Army engineers improve roads, demolition range

    May 21, 2014

    At the end of February, the Schofield Barracks, Hawaii range control requested the battalion's assistance with a few projects for range maintenance. The "Wolverines" of the 523rd Eng, Co. took the lead on the nearly three-month-long mission, starting March 17 through May.

  • Pooles Island: Leadership eyes condition of historic site

    May 19, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - (From left) APG Garrison Commander Col. Gregory McClinton chats with John Wrobel, an environmental engineer with the Directorate of Public Works and Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. James Ervin near the Pooles Island lighthouse during a May 9 outing to inspect the structure and evaluate the island's eroding shoreline.

  • Command buildings begin quest for Energy Cup

    May 16, 2014

    Few things will light a fire under an important cause better than the introduction of healthy competition. As such, the energy and utilities branch of Fort Campbell's Directorate of Public Works have started the 14 installation command buildings on a pilot energy conservation program that will determine who wins the first-ever Commander's Energy Cup.

  • History remembered: Casey's cross

    May 15, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, hike the steep incline of a nearby mountain through deciduous forest on a path long hidden by brown broad leaves from seasons past, May 10, Camp Casey, South Korea.

  • DAS Kids and Chilgok officials see green during Earth Day

    May 14, 2014

    CAMP CARROLL, South Korea - Korean Environmental officials and Daegu American School Kids learn the meaning of Earth Day and th value of Camp Carroll's unique wetlands reclamation project.

  • Camp Zama Exchange offers protection for bikers

    May 13, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (May 13, 2014) -- According to NBC 4 in Washington, 20 percent of Soldiers and six percent of Airmen ride motorcycles.

  • Fort Drum restores grassland for threatened bird species

    May 8, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Those who have traveled on state Route 3A in recent months may have noticed a rather significant change in the landscape. During the winter, Fort Drum contracted out a large-scale timber harvest operation to remove all woody stemmed vegetation in the 350-acre Training Area 7.

  • Fort Carson shuttle ridership increases 1,000 percent

    May 8, 2014

    Fort Carson's Post Shuttle program has increased 1,000 percent from October 2013 to March 2014, giving free transportation to community members and helping to meet the Net Zero post's goal of reducing pollution.

  • Earth Day draws youth from local schools

    May 5, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) and the APG North (Aberdeen) youth center hosted the annual Earth Day celebration for elementary school students April 25.

  • Solar panel project at former 'burning grounds' will also generate savings

    May 2, 2014

    What once served as a location to burn waste left on combusted explosives will now rise from the ashes like a phoenix as Picatinny re-locates its burning grounds and installs solar panels over its former location.

  • 125 Years of Systematic Streamgaging

    May 2, 2014

    As part of 2014's Earth Day events, the District joined the USGS April 22, in a celebration for the 125th anniversary of the Embudo, N.M., streamgage which was constructed as part of a training site for hydrographers and hydrologists to support irrigation in the desert southwest. It was also the first USGS streamgage in the U.S.

  • Fort Carson students learn good stewardship on Earth Day

    May 1, 2014

    Fort Carson hosted several events from April 21-23 in observance of Earth Day.

  • Fort Carson holds household hazardous waste collection on Earth Day

    May 1, 2014

    Fort Carson held a Household Hazardous Waste Collection event in observance of Earth Day and diverted nearly 16,000 pounds of waste from going to the landfill.

  • Servicemembers support local community at Route 1 Cleanup

    May 1, 2014

    Representatives from the Fort Belvoir Garrison Command team, the installation Marine Corps Detachment, servicemembers at Fort Belvoir and local community members joined the Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce in the annual Route 1 Cleanup Saturday. The goal of the event is to build camaraderie among military and civilian community members while cleaning up Route 1 in the process, according to Jacqueline Leeker, Fort Belvoir Garrison Public Affairs office, community relations chief.

  • Earth Day shares annual Fun Fest spotlight at Schofield

    Apr 30, 2014

    A 20th anniversary Family Fun Fest entertained an estimated 3,000 Soldiers and family members, Saturday, here, at Weyand Field, with entertainment, petting zoos, horse and carriage and pony rides, bouncers, games and, of course, plenty of food.

  • Everglades restoration projects move forward to restore 'river of grass'

    Apr 29, 2014

    The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works today announced policy guidance to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that will move two south Florida ecosystem restoration projects towards completion. C-111 South Dade and Kissimmee River Restoration are critical to the overall efforts to restore the south Florida ecosystem, in particular the habitat of the central portion of the Everglades Ecosystem, the river of grass.

  • Residents and business owners hopeful project nearing completion will reduce flood damages

    Apr 29, 2014

    West Virginia elected officials, residents, business owners and members of local, state and federal agencies celebrated a project April 28 that will reduce damages resulting from flood events in Logan County. The Island Creek Local Protection Project, a nearly $39 million channel modification endeavor and Flood Warning System is designed to bring much needed reprieve from the damages of all too frequent flooding in Logan, explained Sherry Adams, project manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Huntington District.

  • Earth Day event plants seeds for conservation

    Apr 28, 2014

    Earth Day presented the perfect opportunity to show more than 625 Huntsville, Ala., area students how the Huntsville Center supports the Army Energy Campaign Plan through specific renewable energy programs and projects.

  • JBM-HH celebrates Earth Day

    Apr 25, 2014

    Mother Nature welcomed Earth Day April 22 with a pleasant temperature and sun-filled blue sky while two groups of children from the Cody Child Development Center on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall enjoyed a day filled with educational and fun activities in tribute to our planet on its special day.

  • CDC children learn the three R's on Earth Day

    Apr 25, 2014

    Students from Cody Child Development Center got a lesson in the three R's - reducing, reusing and recycling - April 22 as they spent a part of Earth Day at the commissary on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • Importance of cultural education-through the eyes of a former ROTC Cadet

    Apr 25, 2014

    Col. John Bessler is in his fourth year as a roundtable presenter for the George C. Marshall Seminar. He has spent the last half of his career developing and studying cultural relations within the assignments he has been given. Culture is important to tomorrow's officers, Bessler explained, because they need to better understand viewpoints outside of their own, particularly when they are in someone else's backyard.

  • IPC celebrates observance at Schofield, Shafter, 4-23 & 26

    Apr 25, 2014

    Get ready for the 7th Annual Earth Day Festival.

  • Army breaks ground for largest solar array on DOD post

    Apr 25, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, in southeast Arizona, is expected to get 25 percent of its annual electricity requirement from the solar array being installed on a 155-acre parcel of land.

  • Good stewards: Fort Drum Fish and Wildlife Branch receives national recognition

    Apr 24, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- One of the biggest land management challenges that any military installation faces is conserving and protecting natural resources in areas that are also used to provide training and testing. In the U.S., military lands include more than 30 million acres -- lands that are home to diverse habitats and native species.

  • Arnn Elementary students celebrate Earth Day

    Apr 24, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 22, 2014) -- "Keep our Earth clean" was the theme during the Earth Day Celebration, held at Arnn Elementary School on April 23 inside the Arnn cafeteria, here.

  • Energy Management -- Pursuing Excellence, Protecting Earth

    Apr 23, 2014

    Holston Army Ammunition Plant earns latest ISO certification.

  • Five things Army engineers do to protect the environment

    Apr 23, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages one of the largest environmental missions in the nation. At the North Atlantic Division in Brooklyn, N.Y., engineers focus on five main environmental areas: Restoring degraded ecosystems, constructing sustainable facilities, managing natural resources and waterways and cleaning up contaminated sites from formerly used defense sites.

  • Cankerworms beneficial to bird population

    Apr 23, 2014

    As spring arrives, many insects and other arthropods emerge. While some of them do bite, sting, chew up prized plants, or fly and crawl where they are unwelcome, it is important to remember that most are beneficial natives, which play important roles within our complex ecosystem. Such interactions include pollination of plants, consumption of pest species, removal of dead and decaying plant and animal matter and, most importantly for this article, providing food for birds and other wildlife.

  • Freecycle Center celebrates one year of giving back

    Apr 22, 2014

    Center donated over $170,000 worth of goods and hundreds of volunteer hours to the community

  • 2014 Army Earth Day Message

    Apr 21, 2014

    On April 22, the United States Army joins the Nation in celebrating Earth Day. Earth Day provides us an opportunity to renew our commitment to stewardship of the environment and the lands where our Soldiers, Families, and Civilians train, live and work. Signed HON John M. McHugh, Secretary of the Army GEN Raymond T. Odierno, Chief of Staff SMA Raymond F. Chandler III, Sergeant Major of the Army

  • Army, Marines train with South Korean Army to improve fire-support operations

    Apr 20, 2014

    Field Artillery Soldiers with the 2nd Infantry Division, U. S. Marines and Republic of Korea Army soldiers conducted a combined joint live-fire exercise in Rocket Valley near Cheorwon, South Korea, March 24-28, 2014.

  • First major Arizona wildfire of 2014 burns in Huachuca Mountains

    Apr 18, 2014

    A wildfire, the Brown Fire, was sparked Sunday on Fort Huachuca in a remote location in the Huachuca Mountains and drew national attention and multi-agency firefighting resources to Southeast Arizona where wildfire suppression efforts continued as of Thursday morning.

  • Presidio breaks ground for new dining facility

    Apr 18, 2014

    The new Presidio of Monterey DFAC facility will face the Monterey Bay and provide student service members with scenic hilltop views of the Pacific while simultaneously alleviating overcrowding and delay for DLIFLC students on the run. Designed to be both practical and pleasant, the new state-of-the -art facility enhances the quality of life for service members stationed on the Presidio.

  • Largest solar array on U.S. military installation to be developed

    Apr 17, 2014

    The U.S. Army announced April 14, 2014, plans to start development of a solar array that will provide about 25 percent of the annual installation electricity requirement of Fort Huachuca, Ariz.

  • 100-plus Soldiers, Family members at USAG Ansbach clean up host community streets

    Apr 16, 2014

    The city of Ansbach holds a city-wide cleanup annually called the Ansbach Saubär. During this year's Saubär, more than 100 Soldiers and their Family members who live and work at the garrison spent their Saturday morning walking along the roads that surround the kasernes to pick up litter.

  • Developing viable Army energy projects start to finish is a team effort

    Apr 15, 2014

    How well the Army is executing current projects is vital to securing future funding. When an Army Energy Conservation Investment Program project is complete, it should either be saving energy or generating energy.

  • Photovoltaic Technology in the Huntington District

    Apr 15, 2014

    Photovoltaics technologies have been deployed to eight U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Huntington District lakes largely due to the efforts of Denis Chabot of the Readiness Branch of Operations.

  • Fort operations will not jeopardize endangered species

    Apr 11, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Army have completed formal consultation regarding the potential effects that Fort Huachuca's operations will have on threatened and endangered species.

  • Field Station Augsburg Established, 14 April 1970

    Apr 11, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - In 1970, the nation's attention was focused on Vietnam. Few took note of the day that a new field station was established just north of Augsburg, Germany, near the village of Gablingen, in the midst of Bavaria. It was one of nearly 20 field stations positioned strategically around the world during the Cold War. The newest Army Security Agency (ASA) fixed site would remain in operation seven days a week, 24 hours a day, until September 1993, after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Soviet Union.

  • APG earns tree-friendly awards

    Apr 11, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The Aberdeen Proving Ground Garrison marked Arbor Day with a tree planting in the headquarters garden at Bldg. 305 April 2.

  • Arbor Day planting for future generations

    Apr 11, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - (From left, front) Garrison Deputy Glenn Wait, APG Garrison Commander Col. Gregory McClinton, John Wrobel, acting chief of the DPW natural resources branch and Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. James Ervin plant a pin oak seedling in the Garrison garden to celebrate Arbor Day, April 2, as environmental staff members (from left, rear) Dr. Deidre DeRoia, Kate Aichroth, JanMichael Graine, Jessica Baylor and Mascot Smokey the Bear , from the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters, look on after the Tree City USA award ceremony at the Garrison headquarters Bldg. 305.

  • School construction among key themes at US-German Partnering Conference

    Apr 10, 2014

    REGENSBURG, Germany - Lessons learned during the planning and design phases of several school projects around the state of Rhineland-Palatinate will pave the way to greater efficiencies in what remains an active recapitalization program by the Department of Defense Education Activity in Europe, U.S. and German construction officials said recently at their annual Partnering Conference.

  • Watershed Cleanup sets trash collection record

    Apr 10, 2014

    Volunteers collected record amounts of trash along Fort Belvoir's shorelines last weekend during Fort Belvoir's annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup. "This was by far the most successful year of the cleanup since my involvement in 2009," said Kevin Walter, natural resource specialist with the Directorate of Public Works Natural Resource Division.

  • Corps of Engineers Partners with Punahou JROTC to Clean Up Waikiki Beach as Part of Earth Month 2014

    Apr 9, 2014

    Volunteers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers partnered with Junior ROTC cadets to clean up Waikiki Beach April 5 as part of Earth Month 2014.

  • Two more Wiesbaden units commit to environmental standard

    Apr 8, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - They're sprouting like three-leaf clovers all over Wiesbaden's Clay Kaserne. As more and more units and organizations commit to saving energy and resources through the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden's Greet Boot initiative, ever more Green Boot Certificate signs are appearing out front of those very same military and civilian agencies.

  • Army uses GIS technology for renewable energy planning

    Apr 8, 2014

    The U.S. Army Environmental Command provides geospatial services for a variety of operations and organizations throughout the Army. Among those are the geospatial analyses and customized mapping support that USAEC contributes to the Energy Initiatives Task Force�'s effort to meet its goal of 25 percent of all energy consumed on Army installations to be from renewable energy sources by 2025.

  • Fort Hood recognized for environmental quality

    Apr 7, 2014

    Fort Hood wins the Secretary of the Army Environmental Award for environmental quality. Fort Hood is committed to promoting environmental excellence, reducing its environmental impact, improving the efficiency of costs of processes, encouraging stakeholder involvement, all while taking care of 218,823 acres and supporting a population of just under 75,000.

  • The Army's Integrated Pest Management Program is just what the doctor ordered

    Apr 7, 2014

    By using integrated pest management the Army has reduced pesticide use for the last 10 years, equating to an annual savings of close to $500,000. In fiscal years 2002-2003, the Army used approximately 389,000 pounds of pesticide active ingredient. In 2013, the Army used 261,424 pounds. At $10 a pound, that equates to a savings of $1.3 million. And that's just a cost estimate; we may never know how much of our environment was protected and preserved.

  • Invaluable ecosystem opportunity found at Camp Johnson

    Apr 7, 2014

    Successful partnerships and shared goals equaled a win for the Vermont National Guard in the Secretary of the Army Environmental Award's Natural Resources Conservation, Small Installation category. Despite its small - only 660 acres - size, Camp Johnson is an important location and habitat plays a large role in preservation and conservation efforts for both the Army and the state. With approximately 175 acres of pitch pine forest, the installation boasts Vermont's largest remaining stretch of this habitat, which supports 15 state-listed rare plants as well as many insect species that are depended on this type of habitat.

  • Minnesota Army National Guard team recognized for environmental quality

    Apr 7, 2014

    Planning, promoting, and tracking its sustainability efforts spell success for the team for the Minnesota Army National Guard environmental program's improvements and initiatives. Their efforts also spell "winner" in the FY 2013 Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards, Environmental Quality Team category.

  • Size, complexity requires innovative management of installation cleanup

    Apr 7, 2014

    Aggressively seeking ways to rapidly reduce any potential threats to human health and the environment, while also cutting life-cycle remediation costs, helped Fort George G. Meade win the Secretary of the Army Environmental Award for Environmental Restoration in the individual/team category for fiscal year 2013.

  • Riley keeps the prairie healthy

    Apr 7, 2014

    Partnerships are helping keep the prairie healthy at Fort Riley, Kansas, and have helped earn the installation's Natural Resource Team the FY 2013 Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards Program team award for Natural Resources Conservation. The Fort Riley NR team continuously seeks opportunities to enhance the installation's natural resources, partnering with other organizations with similar conservation goals and sharing their expertise throughout the region.

  • Preserving historic legacies, artifacts ensures win

    Apr 7, 2014

    Proactive stewardship of 411 historic buildings and structures, and 663 archaeological sites, some dating back to prehistoric times, gained the U.S. Army Garrison Fort Wainwright recognition as the FY 2013 Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards winner for cultural resources management in the installation category.

  • 2014 Army Earth Day Message

    Apr 7, 2014

    On April 22, the US Army joins the Nation in celebrating Earth Day. Army Earth Day provides us an opportunity to renew our commitment to stewardship of the environment and the lands where our Soldiers, Families and Civilians train, live and work.

  • Improved coating for howitzer spindles to save money, reduce environmental impact

    Apr 4, 2014

    U.S. Army engineers' efforts to implement an improved coating for howitzer breech spindles will provide several benefits -- easing the logistical burden on Soldiers, reducing hazardous waste and saving millions of dollars.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completes two shore protection projects

    Apr 4, 2014

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Jacksonville District is placing approximately 7.5 million cubic yards of sand on 38.5 miles of eroded beaches in Florida as part of the Flood Control and Coastal Emergency (FCCE) program. Sand placement increases storm protection to upland development and an added benefit is that sand renourishment also helps restore shorebird and marine turtle habitat.

  • Vet remembers Alaska's great quake of '64

    Apr 2, 2014

    Friday evening at the post officers' club was a great way for Army officers to shake off pressure from a full week of training, but on the evening of March 27, 1964, the earth did a little pressure shaking of its own.

  • The Corps Environment - Highlighting USACE environmental initiatives nationwide

    Apr 1, 2014

    The Corps Environment is an online quarterly publication produced by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to highlight USACE environmental initiatives, issues, policies and technologies across the nation.

  • Small R&D project in West Virginia has big implications for civil works projects worldwide

    Apr 1, 2014

    When an inspection revealed corrosion-damaged piles weakened the utility of a 40-year-old bridge linking State Route 37 to a popular recreation site, authorities' first concerns were for public safety and they imposed traffic safeguards. Some motorists and recreationists saw an inconvenience, but John Clarkson, a licensed professional engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Huntington District saw an exciting opportunity.

  • Conservation project last step to Eagle Scout

    Mar 28, 2014

    Harrison Marcouxbeatty earns the highest rank in the BSA.

  • Fort McCoy uses prescribed burns to cut wildfire chance, help habitats

    Mar 28, 2014

    The first prescribed burn of the year at Fort McCoy, Wis., was executed March 14, 2014, along the railroad grade that extends through the South Post range areas.

  • Solar panels help heat Benyaurd Pool: New system to save on energy costs

    Mar 28, 2014

    Something is different at Benyaurd Pool. While patrons won't see any changes, a new solar collector system on the roof will help heat the pool water, saving Fort Belvoir thousands of dollars in energy costs.

  • Picatinny aims for green with new type of primary explosive

    Mar 21, 2014

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. (March 21, 2014) -- One day, during a tough, live-fire training, an infantryman fires his mortar and the round is on target--an event which announces itself with flame and thunder.

  • Shincheon River Clean-up

    Mar 21, 2014

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Soldiers from the 210th Field Artillery Brigade and 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division joined citizens of Dongducheon, South Korea in the annual Shincheon River Clean-up March 21, 2014. U.S. Soldiers and members of the community worked side-by-side to make a positive impact on the environment while continuing to build strong relationships with each other. Brig. Gen. Paul J. Laughlin, 2nd Inf. Div. deputy commanding general for maneuver, and Mayor Oh Sea-chang, Dongducheon city mayor, were the guest speakers for the event. (U.S. Army photos by 210th Field Artillery Brigade Public Affairs Team/Released).

  • Power brokers: generator repair Soldiers critical to supporting remote military missions

    Mar 20, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 20, 2014) -- At an Army field site, it becomes as inconspicuous as the sounds of trees rustling in the wind or birds chirping.

  • Presidio wins secretary of the Army's Energy Management Award

    Mar 20, 2014

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Secretary of the Army John McHugh announced the Army's top achievers in energy and water conservation recently, recognizing the Presidio of Monterey in the small group Energy Efficiency and Energy Management category.

  • Turning base camp waste into energy

    Mar 19, 2014

    One 150-person base camp in Afghanistan can produce as much as 1,000 pounds of solid waste a day. The Expeditionary Basing and Collective Protection Directorate of the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center would like to turn a negative into a positive, and solve another problem simultaneously, by converting that waste into energy that could help power U.S. base camps overseas.

  • Seining for 'Silver' in the Rio Grande

    Mar 19, 2014

    We're standing knee-deep in Rio Grande mud, squinting in the bright sunlight. The cry "I've got silver!" sets us all in motion. The biologists have brought the nets ashore. Wriggling in the bag seine are a dozen small fish, among which are seven endangered Rio Grande silvery minnow.

  • Corps, GDOT partnership balances environment with development

    Mar 19, 2014

    Did you know that every roadway and bridge in the state of Georgia is linked to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers? That's because of a partnership between the Corps and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) - the lead state agency for constructing road projects.

  • Arsenal breaks ground on 61 million dollar energy savings project

    Mar 19, 2014

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill - The Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center (RIA-JMTC) broke ground today on a $61-million infrastructure modernization project. The project will support critical infrastructure improvements at the industrial facility that will cut energy use by approximately 35 percent, and generate up to $5.3 million in annual energy and operational savings.

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