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  • New locomotives ensure energy-efficient transport

    Mar 23, 2015

    The swift, efficient movement of freight and equipment is essential to the Army's mission, whether by air, land or sea. Fort Campbell's railroad operations are a key part of this mission to remain a premier power projection platform capable of deploying troops in 36 hours.

  • Proper spill response prevents pollution

    Mar 19, 2015

    Proper and efficient spill response is essential to keeping installations in compliance with numerous environmental requirements.

  • Army civilians support warfighters down to the paint

    Mar 16, 2015

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- Painter James Bell uses a pressure pot paint system with an air spray gun to optimize paint transfer and efficiency here.

  • Surveys of new land bring about discovery, information, preservation

    Mar 13, 2015

    Just as Soldiers protect and preserve the American way of life, the Army protects and preserves the land that falls under its purview. Fort Polk's Environment and Natural Resources Management Division, Directorate of Public Works, implements the regulations that maintain and conserve resources. That management can be actively seen as the Army acquires new land at Fort Polk.

  • Diving on the CSS Georgia

    Mar 13, 2015

    Archaeologists from Panamerican Consultants, Inc. are recovering and cataloging artifacts from the CSS Georgia, a sunken Civil War ironclad. Significant artifacts that have been identified include pieces of a sliding gun carriage, ceramic pottery, nautical tackle and a plethora of fasteners and smaller items. The five-month recovery effort is just one phase of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, which officially kicked off Jan. 29. For the full story on this particular dive, March 4, visit http://ow.ly/Ki9zg, or visit http://ow.ly/Kiclf for a more comprehensive overview.

  • Safety tips, regulation awareness urged for hiking in Hawaii

    Mar 13, 2015

    The State of Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is reminding the public to obey the law while hiking in Hawaii

  • Students volunteer to tackle recycling mission

    Mar 12, 2015

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 5, 2015) -- Students who attend the Army Logistics University here can be subject to such a voluminous academic workload they have little time for much else.

  • Beneath the barnacles: Archaeologists battle elements to uncover ironclad history

    Mar 12, 2015

    Each day as tourists saunter through the city's famous squares, another group of visitors explores a different set of squares at the bottom of the Savannah River.

  • Army Corps of Engineers leads multi-agency group to explore disaster scenarios

    Mar 12, 2015

    The Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District will be forming a working group to address issues that could potentially arise on the Ohio River in an emergency scenario, such as an earthquake on the New Madrid fault, or other natural disaster.

  • Risky Business -- Army Corps of Engineers Louisville risk cadre receives top honors

    Mar 12, 2015

    Louisville Risk Cadre Earns First Cadre-of-the-Year Award for FY14

  • New improvements to JBM-HH will help conserve energy, money

    Mar 12, 2015

    A collection of new Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Directorate of Public Works projects is underway in order to make the base more environmentally friendly and save funds on energy for years to come.

  • Creating an award-winning product not as easy as it looks

    Mar 11, 2015

    The Halon Extinguisher Replacement Program for Aviation Weapon Systems Integrated Product Team (IPT), which included representatives from many organizations, spent several years of researching, developing and testing to replace the current aviation hand-held fire extinguisher (HHFE) charged with the ozone depleting substance (ODS) Halon 1301, won the Secretary of the Army Environmental Award for Environmental Excellence in Weapon System Acquisition.

  • MOARNG's Environmental Management Office success started at the top

    Mar 11, 2015

    The Missouri Army National Guard Environmental Quality Program, which is overseen by the MOARNG Environmental Office, won the industrial installation environmental quality category in the Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards Program and will compete at the Secretary of Defense competition later this year.

  • Innovation, planning enable USACE to streamline cleanup in Alaska

    Mar 11, 2015

    The Alaska District Northeast Cape FUDS accomplishments earned the Secretary of the Army award in the Environmental Restoration -- Installation category. They will compete against other military services' program successes in the Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards Program later this year.

  • Fort Indiantown Gap wins award by thinking big, small

    Mar 11, 2015

    Fort Indiantown Gap National Guard Training Center won a Secretary of the Army Environmental Award in the Sustainability--Non-Industrial Installation category and will go on to compete at the Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards level later this year.

  • "Going Green" pays dividends for Minnesota Army National Guard

    Mar 11, 2015

    The Minnesota Army National Guard (MNARNG) Sustainability Team is making a huge impact across the state by showing others the economic and environmental advantages of incorporating sustainability practices.

  • Efforts impact local species, garner international attention

    Mar 10, 2015

    One of the most important training sites in the region, Camp Blanding Joint Training Center (CBJTC) is also known for its incredibly successful Natural Resources Conservation (NRC) program--so successful, in fact, that it won first place in the Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards in the Natural Resources Conservation - Large Installation category.

  • Salvaging history in rural New Jersey

    Mar 9, 2015

    Picatinny's Cultural Resources Program (CRP) efforts garnered them a Secretary of the Army Environmental Award in the Cultural Resources, Small Installation category. Picatinny's CRP demonstrates extreme dedication to balancing the combined missions of research and development with historic and environmental preservation of the post's cultural resources through streamlined compliance.

  • DES tests fire suppression system

    Mar 9, 2015

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The Directorate of Emergency Services (DES) tested a newly-renovated fire suppression system inside the Phillips Army Airfield aircraft hangar on APG North (Aberdeen) Feb 18.

  • Pentagon recognizes Army Environmental Program successes

    Mar 6, 2015

    The Army announced the winners of its highest environmental awards for environmental stewardship and sustainability highlighting successes in natural resource conservation, cultural resource management, environmental quality, sustainability, environmental restoration, and environmental excellence in weapon systems acquisition.

  • Fort Carson sustainability expo delivers green knowledge

    Mar 5, 2015

    Fort Carson hosted its first Sustainable-Green Procurement Expo and Workshop Feb. 26.

  • Engineering the Recovery from Hurricane Sandy

    Mar 2, 2015

    Engineering is crucial to building and replenishing beaches. Although a lot of engineering goes into planning, designing, and constructing hard structures such as levees, walls, tidal barriers, and pump stations, engineering is crucial to building and replenishing beaches, as well.

  • Monitoring bald eagles

    Mar 2, 2015

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - During the most recent count of Aberdeen Proving Ground bald eagles in early January, 177 were spotted along the installation shorelines; indicating a thriving eagle population on post.

  • Youth 'build' a forest, environmental awareness

    Feb 27, 2015

    Over 100 elementary school students from central Oahu interacted with a native Hawaiian forest at the Hawaii Agriculture and Environmental Awareness Day at the Urban Garden Center in Pearl City, Feb. 13.

  • Fish attractors installed at Weston Lake

    Feb 26, 2015

    Staff of the Directorate of Public Works Wildlife Branch recently installed fish attracting structures at two sites in Weston Lake.

  • Savannah Corps invests in next generation of STEM leaders

    Feb 26, 2015

    Canvassing for the nation's future engineering talent starts through community outreach programs, and the district seized the opportunity to showcase a variety of Corps missions to approximately 160 engineering students at Jenkins High School in Savannah, Ga.

  • Recycling done right

    Feb 24, 2015

    This guide to recycling can help sort out what goes where in Germany.

  • 13 businesses awarded Utility Monitoring and Control Systems contracts

    Feb 24, 2015

    Huntsville Center awarded the last of 13 contractors to the fourth generation of its Utility Monitoring and Control Systems (UMCS) Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) in January. Representatives from the pool of contractors gathered for a post-award kickoff meeting Feb. 18 at the University of Alabama in Huntsville campus.

  • Frogs Returning in February

    Feb 20, 2015

    The U.S. Army Center for Environmental Health Research will welcome the African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis) back into its laboratory this month to study the level of toxicity in periodate, a compound that could be used to replace perchlorate.

  • JBLM Soldiers help clean up local elementary school campus

    Feb 18, 2015

    JBLM Soldiers participated in an elementary school safety clean up as part of a community outreach program.

  • US Soldiers conduct cleanup at Thai community school

    Feb 12, 2015

    US Soldiers from the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, work with Thai Soldiers from the 31-1st Infantry Regiment, Kings Guard Rapid Deployment Force, to clean up at the Chupsorn School during a joint community service project in Lop Buri, Thailand, continuing a 182 year tradition of friendship between the Thai and American peoples, on 3 Feb, 2015.

  • Solar Field Ribbon Cutting Brings Community Together

    Feb 12, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona- In an endeavor towards sustainability, a ribbon cutting ceremony took place on Wednesday showcasing 57,420 solar panels that have begun providing renewable energy on Fort Huachuca. The sun beamed down brightly as Maj. Gen. John B. Morrison, Jr., Commanding Gen. U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command and Deputy Commanding Gen. U.S. Army Cyber Command welcomed the crowd. The ceremony took place outside the Thunder Mountain Activity Center, with the solar array creating the backdrop.

  • Military volunteers keeping it green at golf tournament

    Feb 11, 2015

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- More than 200 service member volunteers from the Monterey area are expected to assist a local non-profit in keeping things environmentally friendly at this year's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament.

  • Civil works projects mean American jobs, Army leader says

    Feb 11, 2015

    For every $1 billion spent on civil works projects by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, about 20,000 jobs are created, Army senior leaders said.

  • Meeting informs public of actions to clean up formerly used defense site

    Feb 10, 2015

    A public meeting will provide interested individuals with information about a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, or USACE, investigation for potential munitions at the former Camp Van Dorn, a 41,544-acre formerly-used defense site, or FUDS, located in Mississippi's Wilkinson and Amite counties.

  • Hammack sees progression of installation's green initiatives

    Feb 6, 2015

    Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment Katherine Hammack visited Fort Campbell earlier this week, where she received a sneak peek into some of the installation's latest energy and environmentally-friendly initiatives.

  • Improvements add new life to 1942 era facilities at Tooele

    Feb 5, 2015

    TOOELE ARMY DEPOT, Utah, (January 27, 2015) -- Improvements to several 1942 era warehouse buildings within the Ammunition Equipment Directorate complex are continuing to augment the quality of life as well as productivity at Tooele Army Depot (TEAD), Utah.

  • Cub Scouts, Army Corps of Engineers partner to foster environmental awareness

    Feb 4, 2015

    Baltimore District Army Corps organized a guided tour of the Paul S. Sarbanes Ecosystem Restoration Project at Poplar Island for a Cub Scout troop on Jan. 25, 2015 as part of the district's ongoing STEM program.

  • Lincoln Assassination Military Tribunal: 150 years later

    Feb 4, 2015

    FORT MCNAIR, Washington, D.C. -- Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall announces a special observance of the 150-year anniversary of the start of the military tribunal of those thought responsible for the plot to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln in 1865.

  • Desert Dweller of the Month: Mojave ground squirrel

    Feb 4, 2015

    Chances are you will never see this extremely secretive member of the squirrel family, but that is all the more reason to be concerned for its future in the Mojave Desert. Unlike most rodents, the Mojave ground squirrel, about 8-9 inches from head to tail, is not particularly sociable during most of the year, only seeking each other out to mate in the early spring.

  • Preserving hidden history on Fort Bragg

    Feb 2, 2015

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - - From drill and ceremony, to creeds and cadences, history can be found, honored and upheld by Soldiers on a regular basis. While more prevalent military history is found in museums at each installation, Fort Bragg is also home to more than two dozen lesser-known landmarks predating its existence. Spread throughout the main cantonment and training areas of Fort Bragg and Camp Mackall, 26 historic cemeteries and two standing churches remain intact from early settlers of the surrounding area.

  • Coastal risk: Corps of Engineers releases planning guide for future storms, flooding

    Jan 28, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a study, Jan. 28, that frames future risks from rising oceans and increasing weather patterns along the areas affected by 2012's Hurricane Sandy.

  • DPW purchases 10 electric cars

    Jan 23, 2015

    USAG Bavaria DPW zooms into the future with clean and efficient utility vehicles.

  • 'Military mom' shares knowledge, skills with local high school students

    Jan 22, 2015

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- In a fast-paced, digital world, it's often easy to forget where our food comes from. Fresh food does not originate in a grocery store or a fast-food restaurant; it comes from the earth.

  • Trash is installation's treasure

    Jan 22, 2015

    Fort Leonard Wood surpassed the Department of Defense's goals for diverting waste from landfills in 2014 -- recycling almost half of the waste generated on post and saving the installation more than a million dollars.

  • Fort Jackson bird sightings aid international research

    Jan 22, 2015

    Although it is common to see great egrets on Fort Jackson ponds and lakes, seeing a flock of 60 of these large, all-white, three-foot tall wading birds concentrated on Semmes Lake is unprecedented.

  • EOD Soldiers keep ranges safe

    Jan 22, 2015

    Soldiers with the 82nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company are making sure Fort Jackson's ranges are clear of unexploded ordnance.

  • ECOPROFIT: Garrison Wiesbaden again garners recognition from city officials for energy-saving effort

    Jan 21, 2015

  • Fort Drum ornithologist balances habitat protection, training ground obligations

    Jan 15, 2015

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- When the golden-winged warbler begins its 2,000- to 3,000-mile flight up from South America in a few weeks, a flock of the petite yellow-crowned songbirds will make a beeline for Fort Drum, where they will sing, breed and forage the low tangled shrublands here under the watchful eye of Jeff Bolsinger, the installation's leading ornithologist.

  • Winter bills can lead to frozen wallet

    Jan 15, 2015

    With the extreme low temperatures covering the Fort Leonard Wood area the last few weeks, many Families may have a big surprise in the mail when those utility bills start to arrive. Being one month into winter, there is still time to get a firm grip on finances and energy usage to help lessen the blow to the wallet.

  • Prescribed burning set to return to Kelley Hill

    Jan 13, 2015

    With January well underway, Fort Benning is in the midst of its peak season for prescribed burning of various areas on post.

  • Army releases vision and strategy for installations, energy and environment through 2025

    Jan 12, 2015

    The Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment, released the Army's vision and strategy through 2025 to help meet future challenges and succeed in future operating environments.

  • Scouts take to the trees to learn and earn

    Jan 8, 2015

    Hohenfels scouts scramble along tree-top path in the Bavarian Forest.

  • Huntsville Center explores green roof option at Pentagon

    Jan 7, 2015

    As part of an ongoing effort to reduce energy consumption at the Pentagon, Huntsville Center program managers looked at the possibility of installing a vegetative roof.

  • 18 Eagles Spotted at Annual Abiquiu Eagle Watch

    Jan 7, 2015

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Albuquerque District's Abiquiu Lake hosted its annual Midwinter Eagle Watch Jan. 3, 2015. The event was a success despite the cold weather.

  • Jennings Randolph Lake hosts 9th annual memorial hunt

    Jan 6, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hosted the 9th annual Bill Nesbit Memorial Hunt Dec. 19 in Elk Garden, West Va. The annual hunt gave eight handicapped hunters and disabled veterans the opportunity to harvest a deer with the help of safety instructors and dozens of volunteers.

  • Huntsville Center planners have full-spectrum worldwide focus

    Jan 5, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville's newest planner brings an additional set of capabilities and a fresh perspective to the Planning and Programming team.

  • The Corps Environment - January 2015

    Dec 31, 2014

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

  • Boy Scout Completes River Trail Parking Lot Upgrades

    Dec 30, 2014

    Sturbridge Boy Scout Chris Sutter has taken a major step towards earning the rank of Eagle Scout by completing his required service project -- making upgrades and repairs to the Quinebaug River water trail and Lake Siog Pass hiking trail head parking lot located at 20 Pond Bridge Road in Holland, Massachusetts.

  • Engineer earns praise for work on International Levee Handbook

    Dec 24, 2014

    Rosemary Schmidt, Chief, Geology and Chemistry Section for Engineering/Planning, received a plaque from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Levee Safety Program during the Nov. 6 Command and Staff Meeting held in the Concord Park theater in Concord, Massachusetts. Schmidt, who is a supervisory geologist and has been with the New England District since May 1992, received the award for her outstanding contributions to the International Levee Handbook.

  • The Savannah Harbor Expansion Project and the Savannah River - A Wrap-Up

    Dec 22, 2014

    Editor's note: Beginning in July 2013 the Savannah District Army Corps of Engineer's blog, Balancing the Basin, has posted a series of stories on the environmental monitoring of the Savannah River as part of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP). The monitoring program continues and some will be expanded and continued into the future. This article encapsulates the information presented in this blog over the past 18 months.

  • Vicenza preps for Net Zero move

    Dec 18, 2014

    Sustainability and energy self-sufficiency continue to move forward with the Net Zero Energy Installation plan at the U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza. The most recent event to take place was the NZEI workgroup visioning session Dec. 3 at Caserma Ederle.

  • West Point on track to achieve Net Zero goals with Army Corps of Engineers' help

    Dec 15, 2014

    The U.S. Army Army Corps of Engineers' Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville Energy Division, in Alabama, met with Director of Public Works Matt Talaber at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, in October, to chart a way ahead for helping the institution achieve its Net Zero goal.

  • Public Works employee helps Fort Drum 'think green'

    Dec 11, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Flipping a light switch, starting up a computer and turning on the coffee pot are regular occurrences in offices across Fort Drum.

  • Dirty Jobs -- CBRN Specialist

    Dec 9, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- "Gas, Gas, Gas!" As a warning alert sounds across the lanes, Soldiers hurry to don their gas protective masks within nine seconds. Regardless of physical or mental fitness, those nine seconds are critical because of the ease with which Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) attacks can disable their target.

  • U.S. Army announces 'Notice of Intent' to award another solar project on Redstone Arsenal

    Dec 5, 2014

    U.S. Army announces intent to award another solar project on Redstone Arsenal

  • Army issues notice of intent to award for Redstone Arsenal solar project

    Dec 4, 2014

    The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, working with the U.S. Army Office of Energy Initiatives and the U.S. Army Garrison - Redstone Arsenal, issued a notice of intent to award to Sunpower Corporation today for a solar facility on Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, capable of producing up to 18,000 megawatt-hours/year of on-site renewable energy.

  • Potential pollutants become useful energy

    Dec 2, 2014

    LOGCAP contractor reclaims fuel for use in solid waste incinerators at Bagram Air Field and realizes more than $6.6 million in cost savings/avoidance since 2010 while keeping potential pollutants out of the waste stream.

  • Recycling center shares best practices with others

    Nov 25, 2014

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- Trash and waste products were the focus of a recent tour at Fort Riley. Members of the Solid Waste Management Conference toured Fort Riley's recycling facilities Nov. 19 to see the program's practices and exchange ideas.

  • Still waters run deep on Staten Island

    Nov 24, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District created an innovative permitting mechanism that is helping the City move the Staten Island Bluebelt Program forward. The permit will help reduce flooding, save taxpayer money and improve the environment and wildlife habitats.

  • Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning during the winter

    Nov 24, 2014

    Tips for preventing carbon monoxide poisoning during the winter months

  • Huntsville Center employees learn about Native American Indian culture

    Nov 21, 2014

    Huntsville Center employees gathered to learn about the culture of Native Americans during the Huntsville Center Equal Employment Opportunity office sponsored 2014 Native American Indian Heritage Month program Nov. 18.

  • Fort Carson DPW expands single-stream recycling

    Nov 20, 2014

    Fort Carson is expanding its single-stream recycling operations within motor pools to ramp up Net Zero waste efforts in units.

  • Units, organizations commended for joining effort to save energy, resources

    Nov 18, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Visitors might have thought the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden was getting a jump start on St. Patrick's Day this month as more and more of the distinctive Green Boot signs began appearing around the community. "It's an honor for us to come and give these," said Col. Mary Martin, USAG Wiesbaden commander, as she presented employees of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade's Logistics Readiness Center, Wiesbaden, with the Green Boot Certificate Nov. 12. "This shows that members of your organization are doing their part to save energy and resources.

  • DPW to construct new energy plant

    Nov 17, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) has awarded the garrison's Directorate of Public Works a grant to fund the construction of a new energy plant on APG South (Edgewood).

  • Corps of Engineers embraces uncertainty of climate change

    Nov 14, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is adapting the way it operates to accommodate climate changes that could cause floods and droughts.

  • Fort Carson recognizes 3 'Net Zero champions'

    Nov 13, 2014

    Fort Carson, Colorado, recognized military and civilian facility managers as Net Zero champions during the Fall Facility Energy Training event Oct. 29 at The Hub.

  • EMD: Help keep JBM-HH storm water clean

    Nov 13, 2014

    As the temperature and leaves fall, Joint Base Myer Henderson Hall's Environmental Management Division is encouraging base residents, employees and visitors to be more environmentally conscious and help prevent storm water pollution on the installation.

  • Companies meet to learn about Redstone Arsenal renewable energy opportunity

    Nov 13, 2014

    Biomass companies interested in competing for a renewable combined heat and power project on Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, met Nov. 13 to learn more about the opportunity and the acquisition process.

  • Army completes environmental study for possible force reductions

    Nov 13, 2014

    The Department of the Army announces the availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact for the Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Army 2020 Force Structure Realignment. The Army evaluated the environmental impacts of potential reductions of active-component Soldiers and Army civilians (Army employees) at 30 installations. The Army determined that there are no significant impacts, other than socioeconomic impacts, and that preparation of an environmental impact statement is not required.

  • New Fort Benning hospital set to open for business

    Nov 12, 2014

    Hundreds gathered for the ribbon-cutting ceremony held Nov. 7 in the atrium of the newly-constructed Martin Army Community Hospital at Fort Benning, Georgia.

  • Assistant Secretary of the Army visits TAAC-E in eastern Afghanistan

    Nov 8, 2014

    The Hon. Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment visited Train, Advise, Assist Command - East at Tactical Base Gamberi Saturday. During her visit, Hammack met with senior leaders and staff to discuss TAAC-E bases, projects and logistics.

  • Environmental science students work the wetlands

    Nov 7, 2014

    Asha Beachom, right, a senior at Hampton Uplift Preparatory charter school in Dallas, takes a water sample Thursday under the watchful eye of Dr. Dian Smith, a research scientist with the University of North Texas and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lewisville Aquatic Ecosystem Research Facility. Some 55 seniors in the advanced placement environmental science class also helped plant native aquatic emergent species at the Fort Worth District's Lower Chain of Wetlands project in southeast Dallas. The wetland construction project is a Corps of Engineers partnership with the city of Dallas, which combines flood risk management and ecosystem restoration on the site of a former landfill and golf course in the Trinity River drainage.

  • Cultural Resources archeologist preserves pieces of Fort Drum history

    Nov 6, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y -- Turning on a faucet for instant access to running water is an everyday convenience in the United States. Nearly 200 years ago -- when James LeRay de Chaumont built his estate on what is now Fort Drum's South Post -- it was a luxury amenity.

  • Scouts build boxes for bats

    Nov 4, 2014

    Project helps preserve endangered species at Hohenfels

  • Where There's Water, There's a Way: Engineering with Nature in the Arid West

    Nov 4, 2014

    What if you could make something good happen, and do so cost-effectively, sustainably and on a grand scale? You'd leap at the chance, wouldn't you? Engineering with Nature (EWN) can make this happen.

  • Searching for the Elusive, Endangered Silvery Minnow

    Nov 4, 2014

    USACE Albuquerque District Commander Lt. Col. Patrick Dagon and Maj. Jason Melchior, deputy district commander, joined other District employees and SWCA Environmental Consultants in their search for silvery minnow. On Oct. 20, 2014, they visited the Rio Grande Nature Center, one of the restoration sites the District is monitoring along the Rio Grande.

  • Army inks 20-year, large-scale renewable energy deal at Fort Drum signing ceremony

    Nov 3, 2014

    A Fort Drum signing ceremony commemorating agreements for the production and delivery of 100 percent of the installation's electricity requirements from an on-site renewable energy biomass generation facility was held last week.

  • Corps of Engineers releases Climate Change Adaptation, Strategic Sustainability plans

    Oct 31, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released its Climate Change Adaptation Plan and its Strategic Sustainability Plan, Oct. 31, 2014.

  • Corps of Engineers Releases Robust Climate Change Adaptation and Strategic Sustainability Plans

    Oct 31, 2014

    "The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been factoring climate change and its impacts in to all its missions and operations for decades. The Corps of Engineers is working with the Obama Administration to identify and address the existing and future risks and vulnerabilities of climate change and ensure that communities and ecosystems are protected and flourish." said Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Senior Sustainability Officer.

  • Army, Fort Drum leaders sign contract for renewable, sustainable energy source for installation

    Oct 31, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- As the Army moves to more sustainable forms of energy, Fort Drum remains ahead of the curve. Department of the Army, Fort Drum, New York state and local leaders gathered Thursday at the Commons on post to officially mark the beginning of a new era in renewable energy.

  • Fort Carson water reductions earn Secretary of the Army award

    Oct 31, 2014

    Fort Carson's Net Zero water conservation efforts brought the installation the 2014 Annual Secretary of the Army Energy and Water Management Award for water conservation.

  • Butterfly Garden Improvements Made at Black Rock Lake for Public Lands Day

    Oct 31, 2014

    Several Girl Scouts and Park Rangers gathered at Black Rock Lake on Sept. 14, to winterize and enhance the native butterfly garden and walking path at the Black Rock Lake in Thomaston, Connecticut.

  • Secretary of the Army recognizes excellence in Energy and Water Management

    Oct 30, 2014

    Eight Secretary of the Army awards recognizing outstanding achievements in Energy and Water Management were presented to installations and personnel during a Pentagon ceremony yesterday.

  • USARCENT is amped to teach conservation awareness

    Oct 29, 2014

    SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. - "It's all about keeping Soldiers in the fight."

  • Asbestos can only pose danger when airborne

    Oct 27, 2014

    Many of the buildings on Fort Gordon contain asbestos, but they don't cause harm if left undisturbed, according to David Pickerell, garrison safety manager. Asbestos is potentially harmful only when crushed and inhaled.

  • Long-awaited Levee Project Breaks Ground

    Oct 27, 2014

    The Honorable Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), joined employees from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Albuquerque District and other government agencies to break ground on the first two phases of the San Acacia Levee project, Oct. 22, 2014.

  • Vermont Projects Perform Fall Water Releases For Public Enjoyment

    Oct 24, 2014

    For Vermont canoeists, kayakers and rafters, there was one last water release along the West River at New England District's Ball Mountain and Townshend Dams to end a successful and enjoyable summer water season at the projects. Controlled releases were made on Sept. 27 and Sept. 28 to provide desired waterflows for watercraft fun. Approximately 1,300 water sport enthusiasts visited Ball Mountain and Townsend where the fun began at 10 a.m. and continued until 3 p.m. Both projects released water at 1,500 cubic feet per second.

  • Celebrating National Public Lands Day

    Oct 24, 2014

    Citizen stewardship and volunteerism are two very important aspects in keeping New England District projects maintained and looking beautiful. Although this takes place many times throughout the year, it is most concentrated during National Public Lands Day. Every year a call goes out to local residents asking that they come help celebrate their local public lands by performing cleanup work and improvement projects. Every year the call is answered by hundreds of volunteers who aren't afraid to get a little dirty.

  • Secretary of the Army 2014 Energy and Water Management Awards Announced

    Oct 23, 2014

    Recipients of the 2014 Secretary of the Army Energy and Water Management Awards have been announced.

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