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  • Recipe for Conservation: Inerting CSS Georgia's Munitions

    Nov 30, 2015

    A team of engineers and technicians spent two months inerting 170 Dahlgren and 6.4-inch Brooke projectiles that Navy divers recovered from the CSS Georgia this summer.

  • 3Rs Explosives Safety Education Program begins Initial Active Installation Implementation Efforts

    Nov 6, 2015

    The Army established its 3Rs (Recognize, Retreat, Report) Explosives Safety Education Program in 2000. The 3Rs Program educates individuals and communities about the potential hazards associated with military munitions and the actions to take should they encounter a military munition to avoid injury. The 3Rs Program focuses on key demographics, such as children, and behaviors, such as moving, touching or disturbing munitions, that may lead to death or serious injury. The 3Rs Program contains educational materials, including explosives safety guides, posters, signs and publications that may be used in outreach and explosives safety educational programs.

  • Fort Devens balances training, environmental stewardship

    Nov 6, 2015

    Think about training Soldiers, and protecting the environment probably doesn't come immediately to mind. Yet, finding a way to balance the two needs consumes each and every workday for Ben Amos, the Integrated Training Area Management coordinator on Fort Devens, Massachusetts.

  • Carlson family legacy tied to Fort Knox

    Nov 6, 2015

    In 1966 Col. John Carlson, who was on orders to report to Vietnam, had just passed an Army physical with flying colors when he collapsed at his desk and died of a heart attack. He was only 52 years old. He was transported to Fort Knox's Ireland Army Community Hospital where his son Michael, now a retired Special Forces Soldier living in Georgia, said the staff tried unsuccessfully to resuscitate him. The father of five was an avid outdoorsman, believed in the strength of family and community, and made it his mission to better the area while he was here. So Carlson oversaw the development of a popular conservation and wildlife management program on Fort Knox. Today we know it as the highly regarded Department of Natural Resources. He also expanded the Fort Knox Community Relations Program. He left us with three very important legacies.

  • Can activated carbon be used to treat dredged sediments?

    Nov 2, 2015

    Using conventional dredging equipment, the USACE Buffalo District along with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) have started the first of its kind large scale demonstration of treating dredged sediment, from Ashtabula Harbor, Ohio, with activated carbon to determine if bioaccumulation can be reduced in the bioactive zone of the 50-foot-deep open-lake placement site.

  • Shore stabilization project protects Fort Pulaski's heritage

    Oct 30, 2015

    Officials at Fort Pulaski National Monument have gained precious ground thanks to a multiagency project that wrapped up this week.

  • Community members gather to help 'Make a Difference'

    Oct 29, 2015

    Saturday was a day of service for members of the Fort Leonard Wood community as more than 25 different organizations and thousands of people gathered to "Make a Difference."

  • Your morals go out the window when you litter

    Oct 29, 2015

    With all of the news about pollution, it's hard for me to believe people still litter -- especially on military installations. We are held to a higher standard -- right? NCOs lead the way -- right? One team, one fight -- right? Service members and Department of Defense civilians live by the Army Values -- right? Wrong.

  • AMCOM Leads Successful Mission To De-Tank Old Missiles

    Oct 28, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- A cross-functional team led by the Aviation and Missile Command was honored on Oct. 20 during a ceremony recognizing the successful disassembly and de-tanking of 27 Lance missiles stored on Redstone Arsenal.

  • Fort Drum wildlife biology team conducts fox research study

    Oct 22, 2015

    A team of wildlife biologists from Fort Drum is tracking the movements and habits of wild canine species in the cantonment area. The study, intended to gather information about the concentration of coyotes living within the confines of the Fort Drum cantonment area, shifted gears when trapping showed a different trend.

  • Not just whittlin'

    Oct 22, 2015

    Inside a building on Sledgehammer Loop, the smell of sawdust wafts through the air as patrons' sand their projects and others make the initial cut for their newest item. Near the back of the shop, various projects dry on a table after being stained or painted.

  • Europe District among top Army Corps of Engineers programs in FY2015

    Oct 20, 2015

    As the fiscal calendar hits 2016, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District is looking back at another strong year supporting its many strategic partners in two theaters.

  • Mechanized recovery reveals more of CSS Georgia's gems

    Oct 19, 2015

    Six days a week, Loren Clark comes home covered in mud, soaked in seawater and physically exhausted from 12 hours of hard labor.

  • Largest remaining freshwater wetlands in Washington metropolitan area to be restored

    Oct 19, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the National Park Service are teaming up to restore up to 100 acres of marsh within the 485-acre Dyke Marsh in Virginia, which is home to more than 300 species of plants and 270 species of birds.

  • Hammack: Installations must also be resilient

    Oct 19, 2015

    The Army's been talking about Soldier resilience for years. But Army installations must also be resilient, said the assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment.

  • USACE Buffalo District judge Recycling Competition, inspire students

    Oct 16, 2015

    The classroom fell silent and student's anticipation grew as U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District Commander LTC Karl Jansen introduced himself and explained that he and his team were here to judge the Reverse Engineering and Recycling Competition.

  • Preconstruction monitoring study moves Savannah harbor deepening forward

    Oct 13, 2015

    Experts from the Savannah District continue to move forward with the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, aka SHEP.

  • Teamwork rejuvenates Fort Sill archery range

    Oct 8, 2015

    Marine and Army warrant officers' class project improves Fort Sill Archery Range in time for fall hunting.

  • Huntsville Center event fosters interest in STEM for Redstone youth

    Oct 8, 2015

    The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville welcomed more than 30 teens and staff from the Redstone Youth Center Oct. 6, for a presentation on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) concepts.

  • USACE awards $7.994 million contract for construction at Braddock Bay

    Oct 7, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, (USACE), Buffalo District awarded a $7.994 million contract on October 6, 2015 to Wesson Group LLC, Johnstown, NY for the construction of the Braddock Bay Ecosystem Restoration Project located in Greece, New York on the Lake Ontario shoreline.

  • Algal blooms harmful to Chesapeake Bay, ecosystems

    Oct 7, 2015

    Over the month of October, bright green patches of algae have appeared on the Potomac River. As the color suggests, algae are microscopic plants, which can multiply to form the floating green layers you see on rivers, ponds, and other waterways in the summer.

  • Army Safety and Occupational Health Leaders meet to chart way ahead

    Oct 5, 2015

    Leaders from the Army's Safety and Occupational Health community met at the Army Public Health Center headquarters at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, Sept. 10 to develop a partnership strategy aimed at enhancing readiness and preserving capabilities across the force.

  • Backyard beekeeper talks about life in the hive

    Oct 5, 2015

    Selecting a hobby with an element of danger proved therapeutic to a combat veteran decompressing from several deployments to Southwest Asia.

  • Assistant Secretary Hammack, AMC, TACOM VIPs visit Anniston Army Depot

    Oct 5, 2015

  • New York National Guard Engineers clear streams to prevent floods as part of Hurricane Joaquin prepa

    Oct 2, 2015

    Soldiers of the New York Army National Guard's 204th Engineer Battalion worked hard after a week of rain soaked weather clearing debris from select streams in upstate New York to make room for what forecasters feared most: more water, as Hurricane Joaquin moved north on Friday, Oct. 2. "With the potential threat of flooding, the National Guard is a huge asset since it brings resources to open the creek," said George Kansas, the Commissioner of Public Works for Bethlehem, N.Y.

  • October issue of The Corps Environment online

    Oct 1, 2015

    The October 2015 issue of The Corps Environment is now online highlighting USACE and Armywide environmental and sustainability efforts.

  • Chlorine test concludes safely with five successful trials

    Oct 1, 2015

    Funded in part by various federal agencies, the Jack Rabbit II test studied how gaseous chlorine might flow among urban structures and vehicles in an attack or industrial accident.

  • WSMR leaders attend Western Regional Partnership meeting

    Sep 30, 2015

    White Sands Missile Range Commander Brig. Gen. Timothy Coffin and Strategy and Long-Range Plans Director Dan Hicks attended the Western Regional Partnership Principals meeting Aug. 11 and 12 at the University of Nevada in Reno.

  • IT upgrades, sustainability are hallmarks of Stuttgart campus project

    Sep 28, 2015

    BOEBLINGEN, Germany - Garrison and education leaders, along with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District representatives and their German government design and construction partners, formally cut the ribbon on the new Stuttgart elementary and high schools during a ceremony Sept. 18 on Panzer Kaserne. The $98 million complex boasts a number of sustainability hallmarks and upgraded information technology throughout the buildings.

  • Solid waste characterization study conducted at Natick

    Sep 28, 2015

    A team of three from the Army Public Health Center, or APHC, was recently at the Natick Soldier Systems Center conducting a solid waste characterization study to assess the amount of trash the installation is producing.

  • Three unrelated problems - one cost effective, ecofriendly solution

    Sep 24, 2015

    Three unrelated problems were solved by one simple solution devised by Logistics Civil Augmentation Program IV contract partner Fluor to convert used cooking oil into biodiesel to help power solid waste incinerators at Bagram Airfield.

  • USAG Ansbach embraces future for Katterbach, Bismarck, Shipton in planning session

    Sep 22, 2015

    Over the course of a few days recently, stakeholders of the USAG Ansbach community convened with a master planning team to survey and plan for the future of Katterbach Kaserne, Bismarck Kaserne and Shipton Kaserne -- three sites collectively known as the Katterbach District.

  • Mount Morris Dam - Debris Removal Project

    Sep 18, 2015

    Each summer, when the water is low, a team moves in with heavy equipment and removes the sediment and floatable materials that have accumulated behind Mount Morris Dam located on the Genesee River near the Village of Mount Morris in Livingston County, New York.

  • Savannah harbor deepening begins: Welcome aboard the Dredge Alaska

    Sep 18, 2015

    As part of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, dredging for the outer harbor began Sept. 10 onboard the cutter head dredge Alaska. The vessel is situated approximately four miles offshore from Tybee Island in the entrance channel to Savannah harbor. Alaska's three-section crew will work around the clock until a pair of hopper dredges, which are more mobile and efficient, begin dredging in December because of restrictions due to the local turtle population. As the cutter head dredges, material moves up through the ladder pump to the main pump. The main pump pushes dredged material off the cutter head dredge through floating pipes to a spider barge, which disperses the material into scow vessels. Tugboats move scow vessels laden with dredged material to an EPA-designated disposal site, where the material is released. The tugboat then returns the empty scow vessel to the slot next to the spider barge, where it is filled with more dredged material.

  • Second Dahlgren rifled cannon surprises CSS Georgia archaeologists

    Sep 17, 2015

    As the mechanized stage of recovery began in earnest this week, marine archaeologists working on the CSS Georgia had just started to dig in for the long haul - anticipating tedious, 12-hour days of sifting through concretion-covered objects from the dregs of the Savannah River.

  • Landfarming offers viable environmental cleanup solution in the Arctic

    Sep 17, 2015

    For environmental engineers at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -- Alaska District, vegetable crops and livestock are not landfarming. It is a method used to clean contaminated soil associated with an obsolete fuel storage tank in the Arctic.

  • For the Soldiers, by the Soldiers: 15th Eng. Bn. completes initial construction of 'Overwatch' Park

    Sep 16, 2015

    Army engineers here completed initial construction of what is soon to be Overwatch Park: a combination of memorials and historical vehicles and equipment positioned adjacent Memorial Park in Grafenwoehr.

  • Corps awards Indian River Lagoon-South construction contract

    Sep 14, 2015

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has awarded a construction contract for the reservoir component of the Indian River Lagoon-South's C-44 Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area (STA) project in Martin County, Fla.

  • Hlawatsch earns energy management award; saves Army $426,000

    Sep 10, 2015

    Paul Hlawatsch, Directorate of Public Works energy manager, was awarded with the Secretary of the Army Energy and Water Management Individual Award for Energy Efficiency/ Energy Management.

  • Artillery aims at fighting wildfires

    Sep 10, 2015

    According to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), the arrival of hot, dry weather, combined with drought conditions, has prompted the WDFW to restrict fires and other activities effective immediately on agency-managed lands in eastern Washington.

  • Multinational Kosovo Force fights more fires in mountains

    Sep 9, 2015

    Multinational Kosovo Force emergency response teams were activated to respond to continuing forest fire threats, Sept. 5, in the mountains outside Dragash in southern Kosovo.

  • 30 years later trees still sprout impact

    Sep 1, 2015

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- To any passerby, the trees planted on the corner of Screaming Eagle Blvd. and Tennessee Ave. at Fort Campbell may just appear to be an ordinary, insignificant grove.

  • U.S. and Swiss aviators fight fires in Kosovo

    Aug 31, 2015

    U.S. Army and Swiss aviators sprung into action on the evening on Aug. 29 in order to fight an outbreak of fires in a forest on Oshijak mountain, roughly 6 kilometers southeast of Prizren in southern Kosovo.

  • Senior leader course helps military engineers construct path to success

    Aug 28, 2015

    It's day two of the two-week Horizontal Construction Engineers Senior Leader Course on Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and Soldiers from across the country are gathered at a multi-purpose bridge site taking measurements and working on calculating the rapid classification of fixed bridges.

  • Corps tests gates at Hartwell, Thurmond

    Aug 27, 2015

    The Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducted limited engineering and operations tests on spillway gates at Hartwell and J. Strom Thurmond dams, Aug. 25 and 26, respectively.

  • Army Reserve brigade exchange ideas with Canadian counterparts

    Aug 27, 2015

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. - Sgt. 1st Class John Reyes' passion for teaching was evident during the two weeks he spent at the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering in New Brunswick, Canada. Although he was there to observe and advise, Reyes could not resist giving on-the-spot instruction to students training to be military engineers. For example, while the students were setting up Mobile Floating Bridges and rafts, similar to the U.S. Army's Improved Ribbon Bridge, he offered some quick safety tips, which they adopted.

  • Civil War ironclad CSS Georgia recovers from Savannah River

    Aug 21, 2015

    As cities along the East Coast scramble to bolster their infrastructure and employ massive dredges to deepen their harbors, Savannah began its harbor expansion with a team of 10 people, who used wire baskets to raise a handful of objects at a time.

  • Fort Bragg goes hot, cold with technology

    Aug 14, 2015

    Preparation has begun at several buildings on post which are receiving energy-efficient improvements to help the installation reduce its "carbon footprint."

  • Middle school, Army Corps of Engineers strengthen winning partnership

    Aug 12, 2015

    The middle school and the Corps won the Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award for Outstanding Individual Project.

  • National Training Center Protects, Sustains the Natural Environment

    Aug 10, 2015

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. -- Fort Irwin is home to the U.S. Army's National Training Center in California, where more than 50,000 troops train every year. The training area encompasses 1,200 square miles in the Mojave Desert. In addition to the units that come and go every 30 days, there are government employees and military families who live and work here on a continuing basis. In this remote and isolated area, you'll find a community of some 20,000 people who are always aware of the environment around them. They share the desert with wildlife and vegetation protected by state and federal laws. The desert requires special attention. The U.S. Army protects and preserves this land in a comprehensive way.

  • Employees build strong ties with community

    Aug 10, 2015

    Huntsville Center's Installation Support and Programs Management Directorate's professionals participated in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math event with the Alabama Center for Sustainable Energy and Foundations for Tomorrow for the Tiny Home Build weekend Aug. 8-9, at Sci-Quest in Huntsville, Alabama.

  • Bats in buildings: Do not handle

    Aug 7, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - With summer's arrival, more bats are present at night in Arizona due to the end of hibernation and birth of offspring during May through July.

  • Staying cool in Germany without AC

    Aug 6, 2015

    During the summer months, temperatures at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach in Germany can reach 90 degrees Fahrenheit and warmer, and though air conditioning units might seem an adequate solution, housing regulations prohibit their use.

  • Fort Carson earns federal, Army awards

    Aug 6, 2015

    Fort Carson collected its fourth Federal Energy and Water Management Award and third Secretary of the Army Energy and Water Management Award in July 2015.

  • Tapping the sun: Building resilience by going solar

    Aug 6, 2015

    Dugway Proving Ground is taking its first step on its way to become more resilient by building a new, environmentally friendly and renewable solar array. The array will collect the sunlight to provide electricity to the installation's homes, buildings and test areas of its vast nearly 700,000-acre remote site.

  • Savannah River islands attract a different type of tourist

    Jul 29, 2015

    Threatened by development and predators from every side, local birds here are finding safe, pristine habitats in an unlikely place: at the bottom of the Savannah River.

  • Drone footage captures CSS Georgia recovery activity

    Jul 29, 2015

    This drone footage was taken from Old Fort Jackson where the Civil War Ironclad CSS Georgia is currently being recovered adjacent to the fort from the barge in the Savannah River. The imagery was captured during the "CSS Georgia 'Raise the Wreck!' Festival," a public event held July 25 at Old Fort Jackson in Savannah, GA. More than 1,300 people attended this free event. The festival highlighted the ongoing recovery of the CSS Georgia, and its history. Underwater archeology is currently taking place in the river where the vessel was scuttled, and where the barge in this video is positioned.

  • Torii Station turtles saved from typhoon

    Jul 27, 2015

    The Environmental Division of the Directorate of Public Works at U.S. Army Garrison - Okinawa recently saved 88 Loggerhead Turtle hatchlings from Typhoon Chan-Hom, which made landfall on Okinawa July 10.

  • Huntsville Center's ESPC team to receive Department of Energy awards

    Jul 27, 2015

    The Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program recently announced the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville's Energy Savings Performance Contracting team as a 2015 Federal Energy and Water Management Award winner for its work using third-party financed acquisition projects that support the Army in meeting energy and water reduction mandates, the President's Performance Contracting Challenge (PPCC) and renewable energy mandates.

  • Garrison bids farewell to longtime public works employee

    Jul 24, 2015

    KAISERSLAUTERN, German -- Each workday at 8 a.m., Paul Lindemer adds a little milk to his coffee and engages in small talk with coworkers starts at U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz's public work's directorate. For Lindemer, 65, who leads the facility engineering division, it's a tradition he kept for more than three decades. In mid-July 2015, dozens of garrison staff members, local city officials and other colleague joined Lindemer in nearby Hohenecken to celebrate his retirement and honor his service to the U.S. Army.

  • Hohenfels revitalizes drop zone for NATO airborne training

    Jul 23, 2015

    When hosting airborne operations, the Joint Multinational Readiness Center has to do a lot more than just ensure the airspace is clear and the winds are slow.

  • Semi-secret tar pit reveals human indecency

    Jul 23, 2015

    post officials aren't too keen on the idea of publicizing the existence or location of the Fort Sill tar pits.

  • Navy divers recover first of 4 remaining cannons from CSS Georgia

    Jul 23, 2015

    Navy divers from Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2 and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 6 raised the first of four remaining cannons from the CSS Georgia, July 15.

  • Landscapers spruce up ANC during July scorcher

    Jul 23, 2015

    Over 400 volunteers representing the National Association of Landscape Professionals descended upon Arlington National Cemetery July 20 for the 19th Annual Renewal and Remembrance event.

  • Fort Drum Fish and Wildlife staff works with other agencies to research deadly disease

    Jul 22, 2015

    Members of the Fort Drum Fish and Wildlife Program, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service met July 15 near LeRay Mansion on post to study a community of little brown bats. This group of bats has shown some resiliency to a deadly disease called white-nose syndrome and may provide some hope for scientists.

  • Fort Benning project team shines with delivery of groundbreaking hospital

    Jul 20, 2015

    Fort Benning's newly unveiled Martin Army Community Hospital brims with exceptionalism, earning the hospital's area team the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' 2015 Project Delivery Team of the Year for Excellence Award.

  • Innovations at golf course lead to cost and time savings

    Jul 9, 2015

    A golf course is a living, breathing creation, and extending the useful life of a course does not end when the design phase is over.

  • Community garden brings residents together

    Jul 2, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (July 2, 2015) -- The grand opening of the Camp Zama and Sagamihara Family Housing Area Community Garden was held June 30 on the SFHA installation.

  • Artifacts from 1910 added to Fort McCoy History Center

    Jul 1, 2015

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Several artifacts from the early days of Fort McCoy's history recently were turned over to the installation's History Center. The artifacts most likely are from the 1910 occupation of Camp Emory Upton, one of Fort McCoy's predecessors, said Alexander Woods, Ph.D., an archaeologist with Colorado State University's Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands under contract with Fort McCoy. Recovered during a 2013 dig on South Post, the artifacts include a three-in-one oil bottle, glass bottle stoppers, key openers for food cans, a milk glass cold-cream jar, and a brass uniform insignia for the 28th Infantry Regiment.

  • July issue of The Corps Environment online

    Jun 30, 2015

    The July issue of The Corps Environment features: Fort Campbell's forestry program; Army Environmental Command's customer-focused redesign; Partnership efforts to protect bats in U.S. and Germany; New England District environmental scientist supports Ebola mission; Baltimore District, Maryland collaboration achieves key milestones in oyster restoration; and much more.

  • IPC on its way to exceeding DOD energy mandates

    Jun 26, 2015

    Since Island Palm Communities (IPC) development got underway in 2004, it has gained a lot of momentum in the area of energy efficiency.

  • Corps park rangers share passion for outdoors, flood mitigation

    Jun 26, 2015

    Jacob Kresel, senior park ranger and natural resource specialist, and Cole Van Beusekom, park ranger, are easy to recognize with their forest green uniforms, "Smokey bear" hats and Corps castle belt buckles. The opportunity to work at the Chena Project in North Pole is a fulfilling vocation for both.

  • Madigan earns environmental honors

    Jun 26, 2015

    The green efforts of Madigan Army Medical Center earned it the honor of being awarded the Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Award in May.

  • Divers continue to unveil 'little shards of life' from CSS Georgia

    Jun 25, 2015

    Last week marine archaeologists diving on the CSS Georgia entered their fifth and final month of the small artifact recovery phase. And though the number of artifacts they have been discovering has slowed to a trickle, the nuance each new item adds to the growing narrative cannot be understated.

  • 202-year-old Arsenal announces $27M program to upgrade historic facility

    Jun 24, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The Arsenal announced today a $27 million program that will upgrade critical facilities, some of which date back to the mid-1800s, said the chief of public works.

  • USACE LEEDs military 'green' building across Europe

    Jun 22, 2015

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District is celebrating sustainable building achievements across the U.S. military footprint in Europe. Located about 1,600 miles apart, in Turkey and Germany, two projects executed by the district earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver certification this spring.

  • Top Army adviser tours, challenges Arsenal to better protect, use critical resources

    Jun 19, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The Army's top adviser for the strategic direction of all matters pertaining to Army installations visited the most historic and critically important manufacturing center in the Army -- the Watervliet Arsenal. This was the first visit to the Arsenal by the Honorable Katherine Hammack, who has been the assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy, and the Environment since 2010.

  • Re-purposed chutes save Special Operation Command money

    Jun 19, 2015

    We are becoming a disposable society; one where it is easier to buy a new printer then buying the expensive ink cartridges. The U.S. Army Special Operation Command, or USASOC, is joining that society with its new cargo parachute systems.

  • New commander arrives on rising tide at Savannah District

    Jun 19, 2015

    Amid the burgeoning Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, Col. Marvin L. Griffin assumed command of the Savannah District at the Hyatt Regency Hotel June 19. It was a fitting tribute as the ceremony was held just blocks away from CSS Georgia recovery efforts currently underway near Old Fort Jackson.

  • Sustainable Training Area workshop in Italy targets environmental balance

    Jun 12, 2015

    There is no conflict between respecting the environment and ensuring that the US and Italian armies can continue to train in Italy. This was the conclusion of the Friuli Venezia Giulia officials and the US and Italian military representatives who gathered in Udine, Italy for a two-day U.S. - Italy Sustainable Training Area Management Workshop on 9-10 June.

  • Harmful to environment, microplastic pollution is preventable

    Jun 12, 2015

    CHESAPEAKE BAY, VA. - In the last few years, you may have noticed the term "microplastics" in the news. Microplastics are tiny pieces of plastic from discarded plastic bottles, bags and containers that end up in rivers, lakes and oceans.

  • As archaeologists recover artifacts, more questions rise to the surface

    Jun 9, 2015

    She has been stripped by salvage rigs, battered by dredges and had her hull shredded by teredo worms, yet the tattered remnants of the CSS Georgia that were all but forgotten until the 1960s continue to intrigue archaeologists and the community here.

  • AIT hot spot to be renovated

    Jun 5, 2015

    Fort Gordon has been no stranger to construction and renovation projects over the last couple of years, and the installation is adding yet another to its list. Alternate Escapes Recreation Center will undergo a major renovation in coming weeks.

  • New Conmy Hall lights will save JBM-HH thousands

    Jun 5, 2015

    A new project is underway to reduce energy usage in Conmy Hall on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • U.S. Army Publishes Energy Security and Sustainability Strategy

    Jun 1, 2015

    The U.S. Army has published and released its strategic roadmap to future energy security and sustainability.

  • Construction begins on largest solar array in Ky.

    May 29, 2015

    A groundbreaking ceremony at the site of a capped landfill on Fort Campbell, Wednesday, marked the next step in the installation's renewable energy plan. The ceremony marked the beginning of construction of the largest solar array in Kentucky.

  • New flight center takes off

    May 28, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District is constructing a new energy-efficient multi-purpose flight complex at the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. The complex is at the forefront of aviation technology and the new facility will save the base and taxpayers considerable money.

  • Facilities Reduction Program contract awarded

    May 27, 2015

    Ten businesses have been awarded a Multiple Award Task Order, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract with a program-based capacity of $48 million to support Midwest facilities reduction demolition projects by the Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville.

  • Hawthorne Army Depot's Rose Creek Reservoir Opens to the Community

    May 22, 2015

    Extensive collaboration and effort result in community use of Rose Creek Reservoir at Hawthorne Army Depot.

  • Army Military Treatment Facilities Honored for Sustainability Excellence

    May 22, 2015

    Several Army military treatment facilities (MTFs) were honored for their sustainability achievements and practices at the CleanMed 2015 Conference held recently in Portland, Oregon.

  • Fort Stewart leads DOD in green initiative

    May 19, 2015

    Fort Stewart recently won gold when it was officially declared the best installation in the Army and is now on the cutting edge of harvesting gold from the skies.

  • Army technology safely destroys historic munitions

    May 15, 2015

    Army officials announced the successful destruction of 10 historic munitions, here, using the Army's transportable Explosive Destruction System (EDS).

  • Garrison CSM recognizes Net Zero champions

    May 14, 2015

    Three Joint Task Force Carson Soldiers were recognized as Net Zero champions by Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Clinton Reiss during the Spring Facility Energy Training event hosted by the Directorate of Public Works (DPW) May 6, 2015, at The Hub.

  • Operation "Clean Sweep" Nets 40 Bags of Trash at USACE Albuquerque District's John Martin Reservoir

    May 12, 2015

    JOHN MARTIN RESERVOIR, Colo. -- Local volunteers joined U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District reservoir staff and collected more than 40 bags of trash along the south shoreline during a cleanup event May 2.

  • $1.5 billion ESPC MATOC awarded to 14 companies

    May 11, 2015

    Thirteen large businesses and one small business will share capacity on a $1.5 billion Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) for the design, construction and operation of energy savings projects to help military installations meet mandated energy savings goals.

  • Knox proves ability to operate without external power

    May 8, 2015

    The Fort Knox energy team demonstrated during an Energy Security Project ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday the installation's capability to operate independently of external power sources using natural gas from beneath the post's surface -- a first for a U.S. military installation.

  • Army takes action against summer wildfires

    May 8, 2015

    Army officials are taking action against wildfires by conducting an annual prescribed burn of the Schofield Barracks training range complex, beginning Monday, May 11.

  • Fossils, fur, fun fuel fair

    May 7, 2015

    More than 300 students attended the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site (PCMS) EnviroFair, April 30, 2015, and learned about reducing, reusing and recycling.

  • ECIP projects inching Fort Hunter Liggett toward Net Zero

    May 7, 2015

    This summer Fort Hunter Liggett will begin the design phase of a $22 million Energy Conservation Investment Program (ECIP) project that, when complete, will get the California installation to Net Zero energy use.

  • Arctic Cleanup: Tough conditions no match for test well remediation

    May 7, 2015

    Numb fingertips and toes; frozen beards and eyelashes; and an ice road sound like something out of a major film. However, there were no video cameras rolling as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -- Alaska District conducted an environmental cleanup project in the tundra-covered foothills of the Brooks Range.