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  • 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."

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Sun shines for Earth Day 2015 in Monterey

    May 6, 2015

    Some 600 community members stopped by to expand their knowledge on conservation and protection of natural resources from about 30 participating agencies during the Presidio's Earth Day fair April 30.

  • New York Army National Guard aircrews train by fighting Catskill forest fire

    May 6, 2015

    A day of routine training to employ water buckets with military helicopters turned into a real world firefighting mission for two New York Army National Guard UH-60 crews on Tuesday, May 5.

  • Human Resources Command buildings among nation's most energy efficient

    May 6, 2015

    U.S. Army Human Resources Command was awarded five bronze Energy Star plaques in a ceremony at its Fort Knox headquarters May 5. Fort Knox Garrison Commander, Col. Thomas J. Edwards, presented the Environmental Protection Agency certificates to Brig. Gen. Barbara L. Owens, HRC Deputy Commanding General, and they were joined by the Hon. Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, and Gregory S. Kuhr, Director, G4, Facilities and Logistics, U.S. Army Installation Management Command, to unveil the plaques in the Maude Complex quadrangle. Energy Star status recognizes the five buildings for consuming 35 percent less energy and producing 35 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than similarly categorized office buildings across the nation.

  • Corps Facilities Reduction Program completes project at Aberdeen Proving Ground

    May 4, 2015

    Figuring out the best, safest way to demolish an old water tower at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, challenged the Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville's Facilities Reduction Team. The water tower was originally part of an old boiler plant used to make steam for heating purposes. It was particularly challenging due to numerous safety concerns.

  • New artifacts reveal more about Civil War life

    Apr 30, 2015

    SAVANNAH, Ga. -- As archaeologists recover more CSS Georgia artifacts from the murky waters of the Savannah River, the day-to-day hardships of serving as a Confederate sailor are becoming clearer.

  • Picatinny wins DOD 2015 Cultural Resources Management Award

    Apr 30, 2015

    Picatinny Arsenal has been named the winner of the Cultural Resources Management, Small Installation award, a category in the 2015 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards.

  • Secretary of Defense recognizes Army environmental successes

    Apr 29, 2015

    The Army's investment in its environmental sustainability, acquisition and cultural resources programs recently reaped dividends with recognition in four categories of the Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards Program.

  • BAF contractor recycles over 50 percent of solid waste, empowers women, gives back to community

    Apr 29, 2015

    He was born in Afghanistan and moved to the United States with his family when he was a baby. Today, he is the co-founder of Malika & Refa Environmental Solutions (M&R), a Bagram Airfield (BAF) contractor that recycles over 50 percent of its solid waste. M&R is owned by Malika Mobariz, a local Afghan woman who was his mother's nursing student at the Afghan National Military Hospital.

  • Savannah Corps' FEST-A delivers unmatched engineering support

    Apr 28, 2015

    SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Four months after launching into a six-month deployment to Kuwait, Savannah's Forward Engineering Support Team -- Advance (FEST-A) convened recently to discuss engineering solutions supplied to the region and assignments on the horizon.

  • Army's first resource efficiency manager workshop filled with passion for energy management

    Apr 27, 2015

    Huntsville Center, which manages the Resource Efficiency Manager (REM) program, hosted the Army's first REM Workshop April 15-17 to enhance the knowledge base of the growing network of REMs across the Army and Army Reserve.

  • Arnn students showcase their projects at annual science fair

    Apr 24, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 24, 2015) -- Students from Arnn Elementary School presented their science projects and inventions to Soldiers from the 78th Signal Battalion during the school's annual science fair April 17 held inside the school's gymnasium.

  • Bioretention areas offer more than green scenery on JBM-HH

    Apr 23, 2015

    Driving around JBM-HH, you may have noticed gardens planted in depressions and medians. These are examples of bioretention areas, where stormwater runoff flows and slowly settles into the ground instead of being carried directly to stormwater sewers. Stormwater in sewers flows directly to streams and rivers without filters or treatment. As a result, pollutants in the stormwater, including nutrients, chemicals, sediment, bacteria and trash, also end up in our local streams and rivers and ultimately affect water quality in the Chesapeake Bay.

  • Earth Day 2015 Army Message

    Apr 22, 2015

    On April 22, the United States Army will join the Nation in celebrating Earth Day. Army Earth Day 2015 is our opportunity to renew our commitment to sound environmental stewardship of the lands entrusted to us; the lands where our Soldiers, Families and Civilians train, live and work.

  • Earth Day 2015 Army Message

    Apr 22, 2015

    On April 22, the United States Army will join the Nation in celebrating Earth Day. Army Earth Day 2015 is our opportunity to renew our commitment to sound environmental stewardship of the lands entrusted to us; the lands where our Soldiers, Families and Civilians train, live and work.

  • Fort Benning receives solar panel project

    Apr 21, 2015

    A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the Renewable Energy Solar Power Project at Uchee Creek's activity center April 17.

  • Forestry, food program cultivate partnership

    Apr 17, 2015

    As John Paul Hart opened the door to a walk-in cooler he revealed thousands of saplings that will be used at Fort Campbell. Approximately 18,000 trees will be planted on post, while 3,000 will be given to schools and Arbor Day participants April 24. The installation forestry technician may have been in a bind if not for the help of Roman Singleton, Installation Food Program manager, because the tree saplings had to be in a refrigerated environment prior to planting.

  • Innovative technology destroys old munitions

    Apr 17, 2015

    Army officials have brought a state-of-the-art system, here, to destroy several historic munitions, beginning in late April.

  • Corps of Engineers Partners with Punahou JROTC to Clean Up Waikiki Beach as Part of Earth Month 2015

    Apr 15, 2015

    More than 40 volunteers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers partnered with local JROTC students and others to clean up Waikiki Beach April 11 as part of Earth Month 2015.

  • Army releases request for proposals for Fort Campbell solar project

    Apr 8, 2015

    Huntsville Center Army Corps of Engineers released a request for proposals for a 3.1MW Solar array Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The PPA will complete the installation's requirement for a 5MW solar array.

  • Endangered bats protected in Hohenfels

    Apr 7, 2015

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- There are well over 3,000 different species of flora and fauna on the Hohenfels Training Area, but for many people the most exciting creature here is the Greater Horseshoe Bat.

  • Lighting upgrade saves energy, maintenance costs

    Apr 7, 2015

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- New lights promise to save more than $400,000 in energy and maintenance costs over the next 15 years.

  • USACE turns its focus to Earth Day activities

    Apr 7, 2015

    Forty-five years ago a Wisconsin senator wanted the country to pause on April 22 for a "national teach-in on the environment," and think about taking care of the planet on which we live. Thanks to Sen. Gaylord Nelson's efforts, Earth Day was born.

  • Energy team flies kites to teach local students

    Apr 6, 2015

    Kites and electricity may sound like Ben Franklin to some. But now, instead of using a kite to prove electricity is in the sky or collect electricity in a jar, employees from the Engineering and Support Center Huntsville's Energy Team are using kites to show students how they can harness wind and convert the kinetic energy into electricity.

  • Young students learn about engineering careers

    Apr 6, 2015

    The Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville participated in Career Day at Monte Sano Elementary School on March 31. The event was geared for elementary school students who are interested in knowing what careers are available to them in the federal government. More than 400 students in first through fifth grades participated in the event held at the school.

  • Fort Detrick Breaks Ground on Renewable Energy Project

    Apr 6, 2015

    Fort Detrick and U.S. Army leadership, alongside federal, state and local officials, broke ground on an estimated $35 million dollar project to install solar panels that will provide Fort Detrick with renewable energy on Wednesday, April 1.

  • Fort Carson DPW to expand reclaimed water system

    Apr 2, 2015

    Watering needs for Fort Carson's sports complex and Iron Horse Park turf areas will be met through an expanded reclaimed water system when the valves are turned on in mid-April 2015.

  • April issue of The Corps Environment is available

    Apr 1, 2015

    The April issue of The Corps Environment features the 2014 Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards and provides just a snapshot of the many Army Corps of Engineers and Army environmental and sustainability efforts across the country.

  • Albuquerque District, USACE, Archaeologist Shares Historical Discoveries at Colorado Conference

    Apr 1, 2015

    USACE Albuquerque District archaeologist Gregory Everhart presented on the historical findings of recent cultural resources activities at Trinidad Lake and John Martin Reservoir at the 37th Annual Conference of the Colorado Council of Professional Archaeologists, March 13-15, 2015.

  • Twenty years of energy investments pay off for Fort Knox

    Mar 27, 2015

    The Fort Knox slogan declares to all that "strength starts here." After this month, Fort Knox can claim the Army's energy conservation starts here as well.

  • Spring means Earth Month

    Mar 27, 2015

    Earth Month is quickly approaching, but for the O'ahu Army Natural Resources Program (OANRP), which manages endangered species on O'ahu, the busiest part of protecting the Earth, here, on island, is nearing the end of the season -- specifically, the season for planting.

  • Outreach-KONTAKT Franken reaches out, cleans up

    Mar 26, 2015

    Members of Outreach-KONTAKT Franken and Ansbach Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers worked together on cleaning up an area around a USAG Ansbach installation as part of the Ansbach Saubä(e)r, a city-wide clean-up, Saturday.

  • First mustard agent destruction another milestone for chemical demilitarization program

    Mar 26, 2015

    The March 18 destruction of the first item in the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant Explosive Destruction System marked another milestone for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville chemical demilitarization program.

  • 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.

  • Earth Month is coming

    Mar 20, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii will be hosting numerous events for its fourth annual Earth Month celebration.

  • 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, or visit 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.