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  • Earth Day: The United States Army joins our Nation in commemorating Earth Day and renewing our commi

    Apr 22, 2016

    The Army Acknowledges the Past; we are Engaging the Present; Charting the future; and we are reasserting our pledge to address climate change and assess its' risk to national security.

  • Radford Army Ammunition Plant is Going Green

    Apr 22, 2016

    Radford Army Ammunition Plant held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new natural gas energy center at Radford AAP on April 21.

  • Installation tests compost, pilot program, recycle food

    Apr 22, 2016

    Getting food from "farm to table" eats up 10 percent of the total U.S. energy budget, uses 50 percent of U.S. land and swallows 80 percent of freshwater consumed here, according to the Natural Resource Defense Council. Yet, 40 percent of food in the U.S. today goes uneaten. This not only means that Americans are throwing out the equivalent of $165 billion each year, it also means that uneaten food ends up rotting in landfills, which accounts for a large portion of methane emissions.

  • Senior U.S. Army official celebrates Earth Day during kick-off for next steps of Everglades project

    Apr 22, 2016

    Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, HON Jo-Ellen Darcy, today participated with federal, state and local partners to kick off the next phase of bridging on the Tamiami Trail.

  • Post provides chance to recycle electronics

    Apr 21, 2016

    Fort Leonard Wood's semi-annual household e-cycling and battery collection is scheduled 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 29 at the southwest side of the Nutter Field House parking lot.

  • Earth Day Fair features displays, games April 29

    Apr 21, 2016

    The Earth provides us with the things we depend on most, such as air to breath, water to drink and soil to grow food, for example. You can learn more about our amazing planet and have fun doing it with dozens of activities and exhibits that will be on display during Fort Leonard Wood's Earth Day Fair and Celebration. The free event, which is open to the public, is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 29 at Nutter Field House.

  • Army arsenal's HAZMAT exercise flowed well, into river

    Apr 21, 2016

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL -- With the support of nearly 15 community and New York state emergency response teams, bringing with them more than 75 first responders, the Watervliet Arsenal conducted a hazardous material exercise here, April 20.

  • April issue of The Corps Environment online

    Apr 21, 2016

    The Corps Environment highlights many of the Army Corps of Engineers, Army Environmental Command and Armywide environmental and sustainability efforts across the globe.

  • Army Corps of Engineers: Restoring the Environment, Increasing Resiliency

    Apr 21, 2016

    As commander of the Jacksonville District's 780-member team of professionals, I want to share information about our efforts to restore the environment and to help our nation face the challenges posed by rising sea levels.

  • Second wind turbine brings Tooele Army Depot closer to net zero energy

    Apr 18, 2016

    A second wind turbine now towers nearly 300 feet above the rugged landscape of Utah's Tooele Army Depot, part of a rapidly growing sustainable energy network constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District.

  • Minimized Logistics Habitat Unit saves energy, preserves quality of life

    Apr 15, 2016

    For Soldiers in remote locations, home is where the MILHUT is. The small shelter system provides a home-like environment while also reducing energy and water usage, as well as waste. The Minimized Logistics Habitat Unit, or MILHUT, is a containerized shelter that relies on renewable energy technologies, which enable warfighters to be deployed longer in remote areas without the need for resupply. The MILHUT system provides habitat, hygiene and meal preparation capabilities that are not usually available with deployments to remote, austere areas.

  • DPW Pest Control diligent in fighting post mosquito population

    Apr 15, 2016

  • Recycling saves Fort Campbell money, benefits community

    Apr 15, 2016

  • Fort Campbell volunteers work to clean up waterways

    Apr 15, 2016

  • Research center awards scientists, engineers for patents

    Apr 14, 2016

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (April 14, 2016) -- The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center's Director James Lackey presented awards to seven scientists and engineers for their advances in technology research resulting in five patents.

  • Waste-to-energy machine reveals power of trash

    Apr 13, 2016

    Fort Benning is helping the Army test a new product that could one day change not only how forward operating bases get rid of their waste, but also how they make use of it.

  • Educators and Soldiers Share a Common Desire

    Apr 13, 2016

    MILILANI, Hawaii -- Science, technology, engineering and mathematics are taught to children at a very young age; those same skills play a vital role in every U.S. Army job field.

  • Cav Soldiers go green for community projects

    Apr 11, 2016

    Soldiers are working with city leaders and community members in Dongducheon City, South Korea, on a host of civic and environmental projects.

  • Bird's eye view: The dredge Padre Island continues work on SHEP

    Apr 11, 2016

    Savannah, GA -- The dredge Padre Island of Great Lakes Doc & Dredge Company, works to deepen the outer channel of the Savannah harbor as part of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) on March 30, 2016. The harbor deepening will allow larger, post-Panamax ships to visit Savannah more easily and with heavier loads. Savannah's Garden City terminal is the fourth busiest container port in the USA and the second busiest on the East Coast.

  • Big Piney resident encourages conservation on Fort Leonard Wood

    Apr 7, 2016

    The installation's environmental ambassador, Clean Water Casey, has been busy preparing for Fort Leonard Wood's Earth Day Fair and Celebration, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 29 at Nutter Field House.

  • Installation Management Command conducts energy assessment at Fort Drum

    Apr 7, 2016

    While most people cringe at the idea of being audited, an assessment conducted last week at Fort Drum showcased some of the ways in which the installation has excelled in the area of energy conservation and sustainability.

  • USAG Bavaria sets environmental sustainability support example

    Apr 7, 2016

    The Department of Defense mission is to provide the military forces necessary to deter war, protect the security of the American people, our allies, and advance our interests globally. To execute its mission and ensure compliance with Executive Order 13693, Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade, environmental sustainability must be an integral part of the defense mission.

  • Army Reserve Sustainability Programs Encourage Paper Reduction

    Apr 7, 2016

    Paper is one of the largest components of solid waste and one of the largest business expenditures in the United States. The Army Reserve is striving to reduce waste, improve business efficiency, lower operating costs and conserve resources by encouraging paper reduction awareness this April.

  • Lee family earns big bucks for conserving energy

    Apr 7, 2016

    FORT LEE, Va. (April 7, 2016) -- A resident of the Monroe Manor housing area here has won a $1,000 cash prize from a contest in which military families across the country were asked to reduce their energy consumption by at least 10 percent during the last quarter of 2015.

  • Meadow Larking: Butterflies come fluttering by post park

    Apr 7, 2016

    Next time you see a butterfly, no matter how small, stop and look, I mean really look, at it. You might surprise yourself at the little things you notice about it. You might even find yourself adding it to your own life list of butterflies.

  • Hunter's game dampened by stormy opponent

    Apr 7, 2016

    SAVANNAH, Ga. - Like a game of chess, the players lie in wait to outsmart their opponent's next move.

  • Army celebrates 46th Earth Day: Sustain the mission, secure the future

    Apr 6, 2016

    Earth Day will be celebrated around the world April 22.

  • Army Reserve Emphasizes Water's Role in Global Footprint, Conservation Efforts

    Apr 6, 2016

    Clean, accessible water is vital to our environment, our economy and the mission of the U.S. Army Reserve. With a global footprint, the Army Reserve recognizes that water crises across the world can impact military readiness. So, the Army Reserve Sustainability Programs are working to conserve this precious resource for this and future generations of Soldiers.

  • Joint Task Force-Bravo supports Honduran firefighting efforts

    Apr 5, 2016

    A fire near the town of Tela, Honduras, March 30, warranted a large scale reaction from Honduran firefighting forces, to include the National Fire Department, Army and Air Force.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers restoring America's Everglades

    Mar 31, 2016

    Significant progress has been made in restoring America's Everglades over the past five years and a comprehensive report highlighting these efforts has recently been submitted to Congress.

  • Cedar waxwings flock to blossoms

    Mar 31, 2016

    Cedar waxwings are winter residents of Oklahoma, and breed mostly in the northern states and Canada. Their diet is high in fruits of all sorts, and waxwings can sometimes become intoxicated when they imbibe in berries that have fermented on the vine. They also love certain flower petals and sweet nectar, both of which were in abundance on this tree.

  • Venture to climb Zoo Wall

    Mar 31, 2016

  • Army Earth Day Tri-Signed Letter

    Mar 28, 2016

    The U.S. Army joins our nation on April 22 to commemorate Earth Day 2016. On this occasion, we renew our commitment to protect the environment and preserve the lands entrusted to the Army-lands that enable our combat readiness and our ability to defend this great Nation.

  • Fort McCoy Natural Resources Branch selected as Army's 'Best Natural Resources Conservation Team'

    Mar 25, 2016

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- The Natural Resources Branch (NRB) team at the Fort McCoy Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division was selected as the Army's "Best Natural Resources Conservation Team" during the fiscal year (FY) 2015 Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards. The Army Environmental Awards program recognizes and rewards excellence in the development, management, and transferability of environmental programs that increase environmental quality, enhance the mission, and help make the Army sustainable. "Winning this award exemplifies our commitment to supporting the Army mission while balancing environmental stewardship," said NRB Chief Mark McCarty. "It's great to be recognized for the superior level of work that we perform on a daily basis and continue to do in support of the nation's Army."

  • US Army Corps of Engineers leads the way in combatting climate change

    Mar 25, 2016

    Assistant Secretary Darcy hosted a panel this week at the Obama Administration's Water Summit. Together with other federal agencies, she met with local, state and tribal stakeholders to commit and announce efforts aimed at solving the water problems of today. A National dialogue on the state of our Nation's water resources and infrastructure is needed.

  • Saving energy at Natick

    Mar 25, 2016

    U.S. Army Garrison Natick has reduced its energy consumption more dramatically in the last dozen years than any other installation in the Army. Over that 12-year period, Natick cut its energy usage by a staggering 43.16 percent.

  • Spring cleanup ties bonds with the community, builds stronger teams

    Mar 24, 2016

    More than 30 members from the Vicenza Military Community came out in sunny and warm pre-spring weather March 12 to help Italian volunteers from the towns of Longare and Arcugnano pick up trash, pull weeds, sweep walkways and clean hiking trails.

  • Class teaches safety on Fort Sill's wild lands

    Mar 24, 2016

    Mandatory outdoor safety classes and permits are needed before anyone ventures more than 100 feet off the paved roads outside of the cantonment area, which is basically the "city" part of Fort Sill. The Fort Sill Range Safety Card is issued on completion of the class and is needed to obtain a permit.

  • Springtime in Southwest Oklahoma

    Mar 24, 2016

  • Innovative partnerships win Fort McCoy Army recognition

    Mar 23, 2016

    Fort McCoy cites partnerships and collaboration as the essential elements in its Fiscal Year 2015 Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards Program Natural Resource Conservation Team win.

  • Tobyhanna Army Depot recognized for sustainability

    Mar 23, 2016

    Tobyhanna Army Depot credits use of a focused environmental review program to ensure environmental sustainability is integrated into future construction and renovation projects for their recent win in the Secretary of the Army's environmental awards program's Sustainability -- Industrial Installation category.

  • History receives recognition at White Sands Missile Range

    Mar 23, 2016

    Although it is the birthplace of America's missile and space activity, and one of the nation's most important Cold War era facilities, the historical magnitude of White Sands Missile Range may not be widely known. Documenting and managing that history recently garnered recognition for the installation's Cultural Resource Management Program in the Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards competition.

  • West Virginia Army National Guard recognized for conserving natural resources

    Mar 23, 2016

    Limited funding does not limit the success of the West Virginia Army National Guard's natural resource program. Their success has won them the Secretary of the Army Environmental Award for Natural Resource Conservation and they will represent the Army well at the Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards competition later this year.

  • JLTV Working Group wins for ensuring environmental acceptable design

    Mar 23, 2016

    The next generation of Army and Marine Corps tactical vehicles will meet important safety and environmental standards thanks to the work of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Environmental, Safety, and Occupational Health Working Group.

  • Environmental stewardship, sustainability top focus throughout the Guard

    Mar 22, 2016

    From making use of wind and solar power to incorporating geo-thermal heating and using energy efficient lightbulbs, the National Guard continues to be a leader in conservation and sustainability efforts within the Department of Defense, reducing energy usage and environmental impact while maintaining the ability for Guard members to train, respond at home and deploy worldwide.

  • Camp Blanding recognized for mine restoration efforts

    Mar 22, 2016

    Restoring a wasteland to create a Florida-type ecosystem gained recognition for the Camp Blanding Environmental Restoration Team in the recent Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards competition.

  • Army recognizes USAG Humphreys for aggressive and innovative environmental program

    Mar 22, 2016

    As the United States consolidates its military footprint, closing U.S. bases in and north of Seoul, the $10 billion-plus expansion of Camp Humphreys presents some unique environmental challenges. Due to its innovation in meeting those challenges, the environmental quality team at the U.S. Army Garrison -- Humphreys is a winner in the Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards Program for FY 2015.

  • JBLM recognized for innovative adaptations

    Mar 22, 2016

    Only four of the more than 180 environmental remediation sites physically investigated as part of the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Installation Restoration Program remain open. The program's success in identifying and addressing the potential environmental impacts from past practices earned the installation's environmental restoration team recognition in the recent Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards for its expert management of cleanup activities.

  • Dissolved oxygen system construction underway for Savannah harbor deepening project

    Mar 21, 2016

    Just like a nurse who swabs an arm before injecting vaccine into a patient, workers began clearing debris and underbrush from land set to house dissolved oxygen injection equipment for the Savannah River.

  • You can prevent mosquitoes from breeding

    Mar 21, 2016

    As the weather gets warmer and mosquito season draws near, it's important to think prevention. Mosquitoes can be a bothersome pest during backyard barbeques, yard work, or lounging around outside so don't let mosquitoes ruin your ability to enjoy the outdoors this summer. Since you can prevent mosquitoes from breeding, you can help create a healthier environment to enjoy the outdoors.

  • Army Announces Anniston Army Depot Large-Scale Renewable Energy Solar Project

    Mar 17, 2016

    The Army has announced the development of a 10 megawatt (MW) alternating current (AC), large-scale renewable energy solar project on Anniston Army Depot in Alabama.

  • Top Army advisor focuses on facilities, energy use

    Mar 17, 2016

    When the Assistant Secretary of the Army visited Fort Leonard Wood last week, the focus was the installation and the post's efforts in recycling and energy conservation.

  • Colorado plant uses present-day technologies to clean up past

    Mar 15, 2016

  • Biologist maintains native grasslands around Blue Grass pilot plant

    Mar 15, 2016

  • Fort Sill graduates first hazardous waste worker training class

    Mar 10, 2016

    Twenty Soldiers, family members and veterans attended the first Hazardous Waste Worker Training at the Truman Education Center. The course was free.

  • Fort Irwin working to ensure reliable electrical power at NTC

    Mar 7, 2016

    On Saturday, March 12, all of Fort Irwin will undergo a power outage, as its primary electricity provider, Southern California Edison, will upgrade its power grid from 6 am to 6 pm. During the outage, SCE will do maintenance work on its power grid. Much has been done to improve the reliability and sustainability of the National Training Center's electrical power supply since two summers ago, when a series of outages beset the post.

  • Corps of Engineers engages with next generation

    Mar 3, 2016

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (March 3, 2016) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Japan District hosted several events Feb. 22-26 to engage youth in observance of National Engineers Week.

  • Fort Leonard Wood recycles 26,000 tons of material

    Mar 3, 2016

    The Fort Leonard Wood community recycled nearly 26,000 tons of material on post in fiscal year 2015.

  • 690th RPOE - Fighting wars in virtual reality

    Mar 2, 2016

    The virtual reality training is a fully immersive, interactive, real-time training system which requires no fuel, bullets, ranges, support personnel or maneuver area and is an economically, environmentally, and a safer training alternative.

  • Army recognizes environmental stewardship successes

    Mar 1, 2016

    Five Army installations, three teams and one joint program office earned recognition from Army leaders as winners of the Secretary of the Army's Environmental Awards program for fiscal year 2015.

  • A tail of two sparrows

    Feb 25, 2016

    There are two types of black-bibbed sparrows on Fort Sill right now, one being native, and the other an unwelcome immigrant. To paraphrase Charles Dickens, it is the best of birds, and the worst of birds.

  • Corps keeps public water clean naturally

    Feb 23, 2016

    When we see news stories about lead contaminated water flowing out of faucets in Flint, Michigan, and see the troubles the city is having as a result, many of us become concerned about our own City's drinking water supply that we use every day to brush our teeth, take a shower and fill our dog's water bowl.

  • Engineers patent limited-range projectile to reduce collateral damage

    Feb 18, 2016

    Three employees of the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, or ARDEC, were awarded with a U.S. patent for their proof of concept work on a limited range projectile.

  • Make time to visit Medicine Creek bluffs

    Feb 18, 2016

    It's a gorgeous week. The weather is perfect for all things outdoors (minus skiing I suppose). And so it is with the belief that you all should find time to go outside that I bring you this week's bucket-list item: The Medicine Creek bluffs.

  • Specialized training tames wildland fires

    Feb 18, 2016

    More than 240 firefighters from 63 different departments across Oklahoma attended the wildland firefighting school sponsored by Oklahoma State University's Fire Service Training, in conjunction with the Lawton Fire Department, at Fort Sill, Feb. 12-14.

  • Corps keeps public water clean naturally

    Feb 17, 2016

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District has an inter-agency program in place that helps keep New York City's drinking water clean and safe. Recently one of the program's projects was successfully completed in the Town of Walton, New York. The project is protecting drinking water and also sustaining this rural community.

  • De-icing impacts local water quality

    Feb 11, 2016

    You may be aware that de-icers can be unhealthy for pets and may corrode driveways, cars, and other items made of metal, but have you considered the impact to the environment, including your drinking water? While these de-icers are effective, the improvement in vehicle and pedestrian safety comes at a price.

  • Savannah Corps' exclusive technology attracts work from around the nation

    Feb 10, 2016

    A powerful tool enables the Savannah District Explorations Unit to provide unique capabilities in challenging terrains across the nation. The new sonic drill rig - a piece of high-tech machinery that is the only one of its kind within the federal government - can be used in subsurface and geotechnical investigation projects, serving various federal customers throughout the nation.

  • Environmental Division stresses the importance of environmental training

    Feb 10, 2016

    Military installations around the world must adhere to local environmental standards, regardless of where the installation is located. To meet local standards, here in Area II, USAG Yongsan's Department of Public Work's Environmental Division trains newly assigned environmental officers to not only ensure compliance, but also to bring a greater understanding of the cultural significance of the local area.

  • Army needs appropriated funds to ensure energy security

    Feb 5, 2016

    While the Army is making great progress meeting its energy efficiency and renewable energy targets, this is not enough, said Richard Kidd, the deputy assistant secretary of the Army for energy and sustainability.

  • Turkey Ambush: NY National Guard teams up with state to track turkeys at training site

    Feb 5, 2016

    There's nothing new about setting up an ambush at Camp Smith Training Site, the New York National Guards training facility here. Troops have been conducting tactical training at this Hudson Valley location for more than 100 years.But the ambush that was sprung on Jan. 28 netted turkeys, not National Guard trainees. The New York Army National Guard, Camp Smith staff and the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) coordinated for more than a month to capture, tag and release female wild turkeys (hens) on land at Camp Smith as part of a four-year study that will assess their survival and harvest rates across the state.

  • Ground breaks at Fort Hood for largest renewable energy project in Army

    Jan 28, 2016

    Fort Hood, federal and local officials broke ground here during a ceremony for a massive energy project for the installation, Jan. 28.

  • Weather forecasters support Fort Drum community

    Jan 21, 2016

    When the U.S. Army Air Forces split into the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force after World War II, it was decided that the Air Force would provide weather services for both branches, fulfilling the mission of enhancing combat capability by providing timely, accurate and reliable weather products.

  • Hohenfels Soldier earns environmental award

    Jan 20, 2016

    A Hohenfels Soldier received the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Environmental Officer of the Year award at the USAG Bavaria Environmental Quality Control Counsel, recently.

  • Unique federal program cleans tribal lands, creates jobs in Alaska

    Jan 19, 2016

    For nearly 40 years, Wildwood Air Force Station's buildings 100 and 101 stood as abandoned relics of the Department of Defense. Now, the demolition of the facilities and other restorative projects on the same land are providing a local federally recognized native tribe with new opportunities.

  • Volunteers Turnout to Count Eagles at USACE Recreation Area

    Jan 15, 2016

    More than four dozen volunteers came out to count eagles Jan. 9, 2016, at the USACE Albuquerque District's Abiquiu Lake during its annual Midwinter Eagle Watch.

  • Berm helps prevent Asian Carp migration at Eagle Marsh, Ind.

    Jan 12, 2016

    The Army Corps of Engineers had consistently been a partner in this multi-agency effort to construct this permanent barrier within the Fort Wayne area's Wabash and Maumee River basins to prevent inter-basin transfer of aquatic nuisance species ...

  • Climate Change

    Jan 6, 2016

    From the Pope to the President to Paris, there is a growing national and international discussion about the causes of climate change and what actions, if any, should be taken by policymakers. The U.S. Army, however, does not have the luxury of engaging in this debate -- instead, we must respond to the effects of climate change that are already affecting our mission.

  • January issue of The Corps Environment online

    Jan 4, 2016

    The January 2016 issue of The Corps Environment is now online highlighting USACE and Armywide environmental and sustainability efforts.

  • 2015 marks science, technology breakthroughs

    Dec 24, 2015

    In 2015, the U.S. Army's homepage published dozens of stories regarding technology being developed by engineers and scientists across the force. Among the topics of interest were developments in power distribution, robotics and network security software.

  • Baumholder makes room for new townhouses

    Dec 18, 2015

    In just under two days, 84 years of history came to an abrupt end recently to make room for the future of Baumholder. Fourteen linden trees on Ivy Street leading to the Lagerhoff Inn, planted in 1931 by the son of the original owner of the Lagerhoff, Otto Bier, were recently cut down to make room for a development of townhouses planned on the site.

  • Waidmannsheil

    Dec 18, 2015

    HOHENFELS, Germany (Dec. 17, 2015) -- On any given day in the Hohenfels Training Area, Soldiers clad in special uniforms and bearing rifles take aim at their targets and do their best to contribute to their team. But on this foggy winter morning in the Oberpfalz, it's not military vehicles or the enemy they are aiming for, it's the mainly red deer. The seventh annual German -- American Partnership Hunt took place, here, on Dec. 17 and 18. Its status as a "must do" hunt for any true Jaeger, German for hunter, is well known.

  • Army veterinarians capture injured owl

    Dec 18, 2015

    Army veterinarians capture injured owl in Texas.

  • Risk cadre renews commitment to Corps' most vulnerable structures

    Dec 17, 2015

    Across the Corps' portfolio of dams and levees requiring rehabilitation, a risk cadre team here sets out to identify issues that could lead to further degradation of structures and pose economic or life-threatening risks to surrounding communities.

  • Indigenous tribe harvests stalks at WSMR

    Dec 16, 2015

    White Sands Missile Range opened its gates to invite tribe members from Los Indigenes de Nuestra SeƱora de Guadalupe, an indigenous tribe of Tortugas, New Mexico, to harvest sotol stalks Dec. 7. The tribe uses the yucca-like plant during their annual sacred pilgrimage. Sotol has been scarce within the Tortugas area for quite some time. Miguel Parra, a tribe member who helped harvest the stalks, said they have been traveling as far as El Paso, Texas to obtain the sotol stalks. For the past two years now, members of the indigenous tribe have been able to harvest sotol stalks from the WSMR range. WSMR archaeologist Jim Bowman said they were happy to be able to accommodate the tribe and assist in their harvest.

  • Pilot deconstruction program rids post of older structures

    Dec 10, 2015

    If you've noticed the disappearance of a laundry, warehouse and chapel on Fort Leonard Wood, it is not an illusion. The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, Alabama, Facilities Reduction Program, in coordination with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, recently finalized a deconstruction pilot project on post.

  • Savannah Corps power team generates national recognition

    Dec 9, 2015

    As the Northeast confronted the trauma of Superstorm Sandy in 2012, the Savannah District's emergency power team mobilized as part of an interagency response to support the New York Engineer District and provide relief to the ravished region.

  • Hammack wants Army off grid

    Dec 3, 2015

    If a tsunami ever hits Oahu, Hawaii, where tens of thousands of troops are stationed, power would be knocked out across the island and military operations would be impacted because all of the electrical generators are located along the shore, said Katherine Hammack.

  • Picatinny Arsenal engineers cook up new recipe for biofuel

    Dec 1, 2015

    While people who go to the beach and lakes may think of algae as a slimy nuisance, Picatinny engineers have partnered with private industry to harness its photosynthesis ability to develop a safe, cheap, fast and environmentally-friendly way to recycle aging M6 artillery round propellant and create biofuel.

  • Facilities Reduction Program declares deconstruction pilot project a success

    Dec 1, 2015

    The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville Facilities Reduction Program (FRP), in coordination with the Kansas City District, recently finalized a deconstruction pilot project at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

  • 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.