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  • Solar panels help Hunter Liggett near energy independence

    Mar 12, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District is nearing completion on a new solar microgrid at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., which will be capable of generating up to one megawatt of power.

  • Arlington Cemetery news, resources

    Mar 10, 2012

    More than 400 volunteers from children to adults descended on the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, Va., June 9, 2012, for the 16th annual Renewal and Remembrance, to honor the nation's veterans and fallen service members.

  • Corpus Christi Army Depot begins pilot program to save energy

    Mar 9, 2012

    Corpus Christi Army Depot is taking steps to go green and reduce energy consumption to save money with a pilot program.

  • Endangered Species Branch chief receives award for conservation efforts around Fort Bragg

    Mar 9, 2012

    Jacqueline Britcher, chief of the Endangered Species Branch in the Environmental Division at Fort Bragg, has received the National Military Fish and Wildlife Association Natural Resources Conservation Management Model Programs and Projects award.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord turns trash into treasure

    Mar 8, 2012

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., sold at auction what is being called the largest pile of compost ever sold through the government's surplus liquidation site, Feb. 22, 2012.

  • Post tracks noise zones; terrain, weather key factors

    Mar 7, 2012

    Fort Benning's newest range opened Thursday along the installation's northern border, bringing another layer of noise management for post planners to contend with. But they said an effective strategy already is in place to monitor range activity and limit any impact on local homes, schools and churches.

  • Saving the planet, one pellet at a time

    Mar 5, 2012

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - Baumholder energy initiatives are saving the planet, one wood pellet at a time. The U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder is moving forward with initiatives to save energy and help create an environmentally friendly community. The latest effort has been to install new furnaces that produce heat by burning wood pellets, which is 30 to 40 percent more economical than using heating oil.

  • Maj. Gen. Buckler visits Seoul, discusses engineer operations in the Far East

    Mar 3, 2012

    Maj. Gen. William M. Buckler, Jr., commanding general of the 412th Theater Engineer Command, discussed engineer operations in the Far East with Col. Donald Degidio, commander of Far East District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, during a recent visit to Seoul, Feb. 27. 2012.

  • Voices of the Sandhills links Fort Bragg's past, present and future

    Mar 2, 2012

    In partnership with cultural resources consulting firm Brockington and Associates and the United States Army Corps of Engineers -- Savannah District, the Fort Bragg Cultural Resources Management Program has developed Voices of the Sandhills. This is a multimedia project that explores the unique environmental features of the Fort Bragg region and their relevance to the settlement of the area by early Native Americans and their later descendants.

  • Net Zero helps Fort Polk achieve sustainable future

    Feb 27, 2012

    This is part one of a three part series on the Army going green (specifically on Fort Polk) The Army is going green in a big way. Fort Polk was chosen as a pilot installation for the Army's Net Zero Waste program in April 2011. Eighteen U.S. Army installations worldwide were chosen to participate in a Net Zero pilot in one of three areas: Energy, water or waste. Since then, plans have been in motion to determine the best way to reach "net zero." Net Zero is about reducing energy use, water use and waste production, all of which can help secure the Army's mission into the future. A Net Zero energy installation will produce as much energy as it consumes, resulting in a net usage of zero. A Net Zero water installation will limit consumption of water and return water back to the same watershed, without depleting the groundwater. A Net Zero waste installation will reduce, reuse, and recover waste streams with a goal of zero landfill use. Installations selected for the pilot program are striving to reach "net zero" by 2020.

  • Green Polk programs aim to save green for Army

    Feb 27, 2012

    This is the second of a series of articles featuring recycling on Fort Polk. With the urgency to go green and reuse, repurpose or recycle items to provide energy efficiency for the future of the United States, the Army is continuing its green mission across a number of Fort Polk agencies.

  • Net Zero, post improvements on agenda for visiting Assistant Secretary

    Feb 24, 2012

    Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and the Environment Katherine Hammack visited Fort Polk, La., getting a first-hand look at the west central Louisiana post's recycling efforts, as well as improvements made in Soldiers' barracks and an elementary school.

  • Students learn from Yongsan environmental office

    Feb 23, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Students from the University of Seoul were given a first-hand look at how the US Army Garrison Yongsan manages environmental requirements during a seminar held by the Directorate of Public Works Feb. 21.

  • Invasive species trashing Fort Sill

    Feb 23, 2012

  • Firefighters train for survival

    Feb 23, 2012

  • Fort Bragg Energy Program recognized for saving energy with central heating plant

    Feb 23, 2012

    Once again Fort Bragg is being recognized as a leader and innovator in advanced energy technology implementation. The 82nd Area Central Energy Heating Plant off of Campobello Road is the site of a cogeneration unit or combined heat and power plant where an engine is being used to simultaneously generate both electricity and useful heat.

  • Fort Bragg fire stations receive Green Boot certification

    Feb 23, 2012

    Fort Bragg fire stations One, Two, Three, Four, Five and Six were certified as Green Boot organizations. Fort Bragg's Fire and Emergency Services stepped up to the challenge to enterprise sustainability and integrate conservation into daily operations. The fire stations implemented a variety of sustainable practices to achieve Green Boot certification.

  • Sustainable makeover: 1950s barracks renovation targets LEED certification

    Feb 23, 2012

    The lights click on, detecting when people occupy rooms, motion sensors on water fixtures dispense just the right amount of water and inviting colors were selected for the building's interior color scheme.

  • Corps and LA County break ground for Tujunga Wash restoration

    Feb 23, 2012

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District and Los Angeles County officials broke ground Feb. 22 on a project designed to restore degraded habitat in the San Fernando Valley.

  • Army unveils world's first military fleet of fuel cell vehicles

    Feb 22, 2012

    U.S. Army, Pacific, unveiled a fleet of 16 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles that the military services in Hawaii are testing in an effort to research efficient, clean and renewable energy sources, and reduce the U.S. military's dependence on petroleum.

  • Fort A.P. Hill stocks trout ponds

    Feb 21, 2012

    FORT A.P. HILL, Va. -- The Fort A.P. Hill Family, Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Directorate's trout season is open through April 30.

  • Charging POVs is not authorized

    Feb 17, 2012

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- The numbers of privately owned, electric vehicles on Army installations in Hawaii are increasing.

  • Yongsan saves one million dollars by re-using excess materials

    Feb 16, 2012

    "In the fiscal year of 2011, the government saved one million dollars, in material costs alone, as a result of recycling used material on the garrison," said Enrique Blanco, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Roads and Grounds branch chief, in an interview, Jan. 26.

  • St. Louis ecosystem restoration project highlights importance of wetlands

    Feb 16, 2012

    From the Irish town of Wicklow, to the countries of Nigeria, Oman, Dubai, Australia, Ghana and the U.S., people around the world gathered February 2 to celebrate the importance wetlands play in sustaining the environment.

  • Army Corps of Engineers Revises and Renews Nationwide Permits

    Feb 15, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced revised and renewed nationwide permits necessary for work in streams, wetlands and other waters of the United States under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899, Feb. 15, 2012. The permits are necessary to replace existing permits, which expire on March 18, 2012. The new NWPs will take effect March 19, 2012.

  • USACE planning professionals become esteemed planning associates

    Feb 15, 2012

    At the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, some of the most innovative planning professionals go on to become planning associates. Each year, the best of the best participate in a 20-week program to earn the coveted planning associate title.

  • Chihuahuan pronghorn roam range on Fort Huachuca

    Feb 14, 2012

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Chihuahuan pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) are found only in a few locations, and only in North America. Fortunately for those who reside in or visit here, Fort Huachuca is one place where this species can be found. Although native to this area, the Chihuahuan pronghorn disappeared completely in the 1940s, and the state began its efforts to rebuild the population.

  • Soldiers, civilians help save money, resources by recycling

    Feb 14, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Despite massive construction efforts and a fluctuating population as the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden continues transforming, Directorate of Public Works officials report a savings of about ,100,000 a year thanks to recycling efforts by service members, civilians and families.

  • Army highlights best of past, present, future at Chicago Auto Show exhibit

    Feb 14, 2012

    Gen. George S. Patton's 1938 Cadillac staff car is on display at the Chicago Auto Show alongside the U.S. Army Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics vehicle and two hybrid concept vehicles.

  • APG eagle count reaches 196

    Feb 14, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - A total of 157 bald eagles was counted on Aberdeen Proving Ground during the annual mid-winter survey Jan. 8.

  • Army brings prototype scout vehicle to Chicago Auto Show

    Feb 14, 2012

    The U.S. Army's newest concept models are among about 1,000 vehicles on display at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show.

  • State Rewards Team Milan AAP for Recycling

    Feb 14, 2012

    Milan Army Ammunition Plant knows recycling, like producing ammunition, is a matter of preserving our nation's lifestyle.

  • Wood fuel innovation saves money, reduces energy

    Feb 13, 2012

    Cost-effective, energy-reduction strategies are what the home of the Third Infantry Division is all about. And one directorate at Fort Stewart is doing just that -- saving money and reducing energy one wood chip at a time.

  • Civil Affairs team gets dirty to learn new ways to help Afghans

    Feb 10, 2012

    401st Civil Affairs Battalion gets ADAPT-ed for Afghanistan with intense week long training the heart of California's agribusiness.

  • Solar power to energize Detroit Arsenal

    Feb 7, 2012

    The first solar-powered microgrid to provide energy to an Army installation is scheduled to be operational this spring. U.S. Army engineers will install the system at Detroit Arsenal.

  • Federal programs focus on Los Angeles River

    Feb 6, 2012

    Representing the Obama administration, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar joined Rep. Lucille Royball-Allard, Rep. Adam Schiff, Councilman Ed Reyes and other key stakeholders in celebrating the selection of the Los Angeles River Watershed as a priority project under the President's Urban Waters Federal Partnership.

  • Army bringing Detroit military muscle, efficiency to Chicago Auto Show

    Feb 3, 2012

    The U.S. Army is sending two concept hybrid vehicles to the Chicago Auto Show to showcase its latest energy-efficiency efforts that can save money, address environmental concerns and save Soldiers' lives.

  • Natural Resources Team wins top Army award

    Feb 3, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Spirit, hard work and scaling mountains paid off as U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's Natural Resources Team garnered one of the Army's most prestigious awards, Jan. 27.

  • Wonderful World for Kids hosts first RecycOlympics at Fort Bragg

    Feb 3, 2012

    Children at the Wonderful World for Kids carried the torch for sustainability at the installation's inaugural RecycOlympics in January. Organizers said the venue was important because it is an excellent way to teach children about environmental awareness and understanding.

  • Recording, storing the Army's history

    Feb 2, 2012

    Within its walls, you can find the uniforms and flags of past wars, the table used by Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf during the signing of the 1991 cease-fire agreement with Iraq and numerous guns and knives. The historical clearinghouse located at Anniston Army Depot is a division of the Center of Military History, which is a directorate of the Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army, located in Washington, D.C.

  • Construction begins on new training center

    Feb 2, 2012

    Fort Carson leaders and representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Native American Services Corp shoveled the first scoop of dirt in a Jan. 27 ceremonial groundbreaking event, signifying the start of construction of the Mission Command Training Center.

  • Corps talks FUDS with Southern Arizona residents

    Feb 2, 2012

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District began clearing work Jan. 30 at several of the former Williams Field Bomb Target Ranges as part of the Formerly Used Defense Sites program.

  • Army reduced 'energy intensity' by 4 percent last year

    Feb 2, 2012

    The Army's overall "energy intensity" went down last year, said the Army's lead on energy-use reduction.

  • Jacksonville District's UAV program soars

    Feb 1, 2012

    The NOVA Unmanned Aerial Vehicle offers the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers a low-cost method of obtaining pictures from the air for levee monitoring, wildlife surveys, regulatory permit reconnaissance, invasive species contract assessments and invasive species acreage estimation.

  • Fort A.P. Hill Environmental Restoration Team wins Army award

    Feb 1, 2012

    The Fort A.P. Hill environmental restoration team garnered top honors in the Army for implementing an innovative program saving the government millions of dollars through the Environmental Protection Agency Facility Lead Agreement Program.

  • Army's chief energy exec visits West Point

    Feb 1, 2012

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (Feb. 1, 2012) -- Richard Kidd, the deputy assistant secretary of the Army for energy and sustainability, met with senior leaders and cadets Jan. 26-27 to discuss West Point's energy endeavors.

  • Fort McCoy conducts research, uses data help manage wolves

    Jan 30, 2012

    Several research techniques, including capturing and placing a telemetry collar on a wolf, will help Fort McCoy, Wis., Natural Resource Branch personnel better manage the wolves at the installation.

  • Fort A.P. Hill celebrates with ribbon and log cutting ceremonies

    Jan 30, 2012

    Fort A.P. Hill celebrated the completion of a bridge and employee relocations to new workspace with both ribbon cutting and log cutting ceremonies Friday.

  • Cub Scouts work, learn at Camp Bullis

    Jan 30, 2012

    Scouts teamed with staff from Camp Bullis to prevent erosion and learn about the environment here Jan. 21.

  • AFSBn-Fort Carson leads recycling effort

    Jan 30, 2012

    Army Field Support Battalion - Fort Carson earned top honors in the Colorado post's recycling program. The battalion is part of Army Sustainment Command's global network of logistics integrators, serving 'On the Line' with operating forces.

  • Army recognizes top environmental performers

    Jan 27, 2012

    Today the Army announced the winners of the Fiscal Year 2011 Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards Program. Five installation and four teams will represent the Army at the Secretary of Defense competition later this year.

  • Fort Bragg weighs benefits of buying green

    Jan 27, 2012

    Upon making your next acquisition, consider the advantages of buying "green." Buying green involves purchasing products that conserve natural resources and prevent pollution. As a federal agency, Fort Bragg must comply with executive orders to advance sustainable acquisitions and purchase environmentally preferable products. While environmentally preferred purchasing is a mandatory measure, green procurement practices also have many practical benefits.

  • IMCOM installations recognized for environmental excellence

    Jan 27, 2012

    Three installations and two teams from the U.S. Army Installation Management Command were recognized for environmental restoration, natural resource conservation and overall environmental quality in the annual Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards Program for fiscal 2011, the Army's highest awards for environmental excellence.

  • Army Corps doesn't play shell games with turtle protection

    Jan 24, 2012

    Every time the Corps begins a beach project, it takes measures to protect sea turtles that comply with environmental policies established by the National Marine Fisheries Service.

  • Army Agency Completes Mission to Destroy Chemical Weapons

    Jan 23, 2012

    The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency (CMA) completed the destruction of the chemical weapons stockpile at Deseret Chemical Depot (DCD) in Utah on Jan. 21, 2012. With the elimination of the Utah chemical weapons stockpile, CMA has safely destroyed nearly 90 percent of the Nation's stockpile of chemical agent and has successfully completed its mission to destroy all chemical agent munitions and items declared at entry into force of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and assigned to CMA for destruction.

  • Net Zero means 'more fuel for the fight'

    Jan 23, 2012

    Net Zero for the Army means a reduction in energy used, in water used, and in waste produced. For Soldiers it can mean lives saved and more resources to train to fight.

  • Installations making progress toward 'Net Zero' by 2020

    Jan 20, 2012

    Representatives from 18 installations attended the Army's Net Zero Energy Installations Conference in Chicago this week to brief their progress and share pilot projects such as solar photovoltaic panels and using sensors to find water leaks.

  • Do your part and help Fort Bragg recycle

    Jan 20, 2012

    The Fort Bragg Bragg About Recycling event Jan. 14, collected over 5,000 pounds of electronic waste.

  • Ecoprofit: Garrison's project aimed at saving energy, protecting environment

    Jan 19, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The Directorates of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation and Public Works have partnered to make strides to save taxpayers greenbacks on the greens. As part of last year's Ecological Project for Integrated Environmental Technology Project, the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden DPW Environmental Division is getting rid of the electrically powered water reservoir aeration system at the irrigation pond at Rheinblick Golf Course and replacing it with a windmill aeration system.

  • Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site: DPW improves wildlife access to water

    Jan 18, 2012

    Elk, deer, antelope and other wildlife on Fort Carson's 236,000-acre Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site in Las Animas County will spend more time foraging for food and less time looking for water.

  • Net Zero conference begins in Chicago

    Jan 18, 2012

    Representatives from installations named in April as pilots for the Army's Net Zero Installation Strategy are meeting in Chicago this week to brief their progress.

  • Corps discusses environmental, economic benefits of restoration at Everglades Coalition Conference

    Jan 17, 2012

    Representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District spoke at the 27th Annual Everglades Coalition Conference, Jan. 5-8 in Stuart, Fla., the largest annual forum for discourse on Everglades restoration and conservation. This year's theme was "Everglades Restoration: Worth Every Penny," and much discussion was driven around the environmental and economic benefits of restoration.

  • Community decreases water usage, saves garrison nearly $1 million last year

    Jan 13, 2012

    Conscientious monitoring of energy and water usage in Heidelberg on Patrick Henry Village, the Shopping Center and the Directorate of Public Works compound saved about $940,000 in fiscal year 2011.

  • Families benefit from energy conservation

    Jan 13, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- More than half of families living within Island Palm Communities, both in the north and south regions, are rising to the occasion to conserve energy through their participation in the Army's utility consumption program.

  • Year in Review: USAG-HI supports Hawaii's Army family

    Jan 13, 2012

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- For U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, 2011 focused upon resiliency, net zero goals and operating within fiscal constraints, among other initiatives.

  • Army environmental secretary touts post efficiency efforts

    Jan 12, 2012

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Army's assistant secretary for installations, energy and environment put her stamp of approval on Fort Benning's management of the $3.5 billion in construction and restoration that went into building the Maneuver Center of Excellence while making her first post visit this week.

  • Federal grant to help ease JBLM traffic congestion

    Jan 12, 2012

  • The 'Greening' of Army housing

    Jan 10, 2012

    With the campaign slogan "Go Green, Be Green, Live ARMY Green," the Army aims to be a leader in energy awareness, conservation and cutting edge technologies.

  • Corps of Engineers leads coalition effort to save coho salmon

    Jan 9, 2012

    Field biologists funded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have counted a record number of coho salmon in the Russian River, signaling the program to restore healthy numbers of the endangered species is working.

  • Army National Guard, Arizona State University education initiative

    Jan 6, 2012

    A collaboration effort between the Army National Guard and Arizona State University that could lead students to graduate certificate in Sustainability Leadership was applauded today as being an asset to the Army's Sustainability Campaign Plan.

  • Up in smoke

    Jan 5, 2012

    New trash incinerators reduce smoke at airfield

  • Citizen scientists key to success for Bald Eagle survey

    Jan 3, 2012

    A key annual event in the recovery of Bald Eagle populations takes place Jan. 4-18, 2012, when hundreds of citizen scientists join the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and take to the field for the 34th annual Midwinter Bald Eagle Survey.

  • Deterring insurgency with solar lights

    Dec 30, 2011

    Coalition Special Operations Forces partnered local leaders and Afghan National Army forces to coordinate installing solar panel lights in the Kotgay village bazaar to extend the hours the market could stay open safely.

  • Corps of Engineers building 'energy strong'

    Dec 29, 2011

    Since fiscal year 2008, every new construction project in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Savannah District is designed to meet standards of the Leadership in Energy in Environmental Design rating system.

  • Corps announces Adopt-A-Tree program at J. Strom Thurmond Lake

    Dec 28, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District will begin its annual Adopt-A-Tree program next month at the J. Strom Thurmond Dam and Lake Project on the Georgia-South Carolina border.

  • Army Reserve opens new headquarters

    Dec 21, 2011

    The Office of the Chief of the Army Reserve has relocated to its new headquarters building at Ft. Belvoir, Va.

  • Extend your Christmas tree's life; help create habitats for fish

    Dec 21, 2011

    Don't let your Christmas tree go to waste this year after the holidays. The St. Louis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is encouraging local citizens to participate in the annual Christmas tree recycling program.

  • Construction Begins On Missile Production Facility

    Dec 20, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Earth is being moved to make way once again for missile production on Redstone Arsenal.

  • Environmentally friendly barracks in Hawaii blessed, opened for Soldiers

    Dec 20, 2011

    A traditional maile lei untying and blessing ceremony was held for the new Unaccompanied Enlisted Personnel Housing at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Net Zero Waste workgroups hold kick-off focus session

    Dec 19, 2011

    Work continues to move forward on the Net Zero Waste program at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Tree planted in observance of Arbor Day

    Dec 15, 2011

    In early 1872, Sterling Morton proposed to the Nebraska Board of Agriculture that a special day be set aside for the planting of trees.

  • Teaching an old dredge new tricks: Army's oldest dredge creates new habitat

    Dec 14, 2011

    The endangered Least Tern has a new island to call home on the Mississippi River thanks to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - St. Louis District, the Dredge Potter and a flexible, floating dredge pipe.

  • Top Army environment official visits Redstone to learn about BRAC impact

    Dec 14, 2011

    The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment traveled to Redstone Arsenal, Ala., to observe the growth and change brought about by Base Realignment And Closure and its impact on the installation's energy and environment efforts.

  • Master Gardeners demonstrate garden technique, water conservation in El Paso County

    Dec 13, 2011

    Master Gardeners, agriculture and water usage researchers, gathered in the frosty morning air Dec. 6 at Texas A & M AgriLife Research Center in El Paso, Texas. They to discussed gardening plans for 2012 and water usage within the Paso del Norte and Fort Bliss communities while walking through demonstrations gardens here.

  • Electrical upgrades yields results

    Dec 13, 2011

    Upgrading of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's electrical infrastructure along with new generators and the new Radnor Heights substation are constants in the healthy relationship between the joint base and Dominion Virginia Power.

  • Vision 2025: USACE, Sembach develop net-zero energy master plan

    Dec 9, 2011

    Representatives from Sembach Kaserne, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District and Parsons architecture and engineering firm met earlier this month to kick off an energy-based master planning process aimed at achieving net zero energy installation status by 2025.

  • Army testifies during Senate hearings on global water challenges

    Dec 9, 2011

    Principal Deputy for the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations Energy and Environment testified before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power, focused on exploring opportunities and challenges facing domestic and global water supplies.

  • Fort Lee, local communities develop 'strategic vision'

    Dec 8, 2011

    PETERSBURG, Va. (Dec. 7, 2011) -- - The second of four events that will shape the long-term sustainability plan of U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Lee and its surrounding communities occurred here Tuesday at Union Station.

  • Federal agency gives new life to surplus equipment

    Dec 8, 2011

    One Fort Drum agency is giving outdated surplus equipment a new purpose through the Defense Logistics Agency's Disposition Services.

  • Fort McCoy recycling totals near 50 percent mark

    Dec 8, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Fort McCoy recycled almost 50 percent of its waste stream during fiscal year (FY) 2011, according to Michael Miller.

  • During rutting season, deer can be dangerous neighbors

    Dec 7, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - In addition to generally being a nuisance by eating, trampling and defecating on landscaping and gardens, deer can also be dangerous to human beings and other domestic animals, particularly dogs.

  • Eco-dome will help build sense of community

    Dec 6, 2011

    Local villagers, Djiboutian service members and soldiers from the U.S. Army Civil Affairs Team 4902, 490th Civil Affairs Battalion, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, worked side by side on an eco-dome in Karatbi San, Djibouti, November 29 through December 2.

  • Energy tips lower electric bills, usage

    Dec 2, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The following tips will help you save energy at home.

  • Hammack visits Fort Hood, discusses Net Zero programs

    Dec 2, 2011

    The Net Zero Waste pilot program and sustainability was the central focus at Fort Hood, Texas, from Nov. 29 to Dec. 1, 2011, during a visit from Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment.

  • New water heating system improves quality of life, reduces energy consumption

    Dec 1, 2011

    The quality of life has improved for some community members this month with the implementation of hot water tanks here at Warner Barracks.

  • Army's top installation, energy, environment official tours Fort Hood recycling

    Dec 1, 2011

    The HON Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, presents a "Net Zero" coin to Craig Hutton, an employee with the Fort Hood Recycle Center, during her visit to Fort Hood Wednesday. The assistant secretary will meet with installation officials throughout her two-day visit, which is focused on energy, conservation and environmental issues.

  • Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield schools celebrate America Recycles Day

    Nov 30, 2011

    The 14th annual National America Recycles Day was held on Tuesday, Nov. 15. America Recycles Day encourages us to recycle and create a demand for recyclables by using products made from recycled material. What better way to create awareness of the importance of recycling, and to increase recycling than by having school children participate in a Recyclable Robot contest? The DPW Environmental Division challenged the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Schools to participate by building robots made out of recyclable materials. A winner for each participating grade level for each school was chosen. Winners were announced and recognized during a recycling awareness presentation given by the Environmental Recycling Program on Nov. 15 and 16.

  • Caring for public lands

    Nov 29, 2011

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord Fish and Wildlife hosted its sixth annual observance of National Public Lands Day to foster a sense of stewardship and an appreciation of natural resources, especially as outdoor recreation space becomes increasingly rare.

  • Army and the Environmental Protection Agency enhance working relationship

    Nov 29, 2011

    The U.S. Army and the Environment Protection Agency are enhancing working relationships starting with a joint collaboration on the Army's Net Zero initiative and related activities on U.S. Army Installations.

  • APG's deceased eagles gifted to Native American tribes

    Nov 29, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Ever wonder what happens to bald eagles when they die? Do laws prohibiting possession of bald eagles or bald eagle parts under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act still apply after death?

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