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  • Focus on Earth Day, fun

    Apr 16, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Thousands of family members converged on Weyand Field for the annual Fun Fest and Earth Day festivals, here, April 7.

  • Girl Scouts build rain garden at Camp Humphreys

    Apr 16, 2012

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, Republic of Korea -- Girls Scouts made quite a splash here April 14, creating a rain garden at Beacon Hill and bringing awareness of the approaching Earth Day.

  • 'Warpaint' Soldiers ride into past

    Apr 13, 2012

    FORT MCALLISTER, Ga. - The trees towered overhead, draping a soft cover of leaves and Spanish moss above the Soldiers. Standing in a circle, the uniformed men listened to a speech from a grey haired man clad in wool clothing and worn riding boots. Behind them a horse stomps her foot and swished her tail at a fly. In this atmosphere, it is easy to imagine it's the early 1860's, and the group of men are cavalry Soldiers fighting in the Civil War.

  • USACE Galveston District's beneficial use site provides shelter for weary fliers

    Apr 13, 2012

    Every April, the sky above the Gulf Coast becomes alive as millions of birds wintering in Latin America take a temporary respite before resuming their long journeys home. Depending on the weather, the 18-hour flight can be arduous and many of the birds need time to recuperate before continuing to their breeding grounds further north, which makes the Corps Woods on Galveston Island, situated along a major migratory route, an ideal rest stop after crossing the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Army leaders open new energy lab for business

    Apr 12, 2012

    More than 300 government, industry and academic leaders converged on the Detroit Arsenal in Warren, Mich., for the grand opening of the Army's one-of-a-kind Ground Systems Power and Energy Laboratory, April 11, 2012.

  • Saving energy: Garrison's conservation efforts recognized

    Apr 11, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Members of the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden were among representatives from more than 30 companies and organizations honored by the city of Wiesbaden in a ceremony at the Rathaus (City Hall) March 27. For the third time in four years, the Wiesbaden military community earned the coveted Oekoprofit Letter of Commendation for having successfully completed the city's yearlong environmental/energy audit process.

  • USACE marks Earth Day 2012 with activities far, wide

    Apr 11, 2012

    April is known for its spring showers, the hum of lawn mowers as they start up, and for the annual Earth Day celebrations hosted by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers districts, divisions, and centers.

  • Earth Day celebration set

    Apr 11, 2012

    The Camp Humphreys Earth Day Celebration is scheduled for April 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Transformation Park.

  • Top Michigan construction firms, Army COE bring Army's 'greenest' lab to life

    Apr 9, 2012

    More than 300 of the nation's top government, industry and academic leaders will tour a unique lab April 11 that is not only the cornerstone of the Army's next-generation of power and energy initiatives but also the Army's most environmentally conscious laboratory.

  • Corps of Engineers to remove submerged pipeline from Houston Ship Channel

    Apr 9, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District contracted with Weeks Marine Inc. for the removal of approximately 550 feet of submerged pipeline from the Houston Ship Channel.

  • Army Earth Day 2012: Sustaining environment for secure future

    Apr 6, 2012

    The U.S. Army will celebrates Earth Day, April 22, 2012, at approximately 200 installations, major commands and organizations in the United States and around the world.

  • Protecting natural resources essential to training, recreation

    Apr 6, 2012

    Fort Rucker's natural resources are vast, from its ecosystems to its forests, and the installation is doing what it can to make sure that these resources are available for future generations to use and enjoy.

  • OANRP, IPC to host 'Planet Earth' movie night

    Apr 6, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Oahu Army Natural Resources Program, or OANRP, and Island Palm Communities, or IPC, have teamed up to present one-of-a-kind movie nights taking place throughout Earth Month.

  • Families invited to celebrate Earth Month, Fun Fest

    Apr 2, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Building on the annual Earth Day Festival that has grown to attract nearly a thousand Soldiers and family members at Schofield Barracks, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii and Island Palm Communities are now taking Earth Day to the next level with the garrison's first-ever Earth Month celebration.

  • Environmental superstars in South Korea honored by Yongsan Directorate of Public Works

    Mar 30, 2012

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Directorate of Public Works, Environmental Division is dedicated to the stewardship of the earth's natural resources and Community outreach. The hard work of the DPW personnel was highlighted during the quarterly Environmental Quality Control Committee (EQCC) meeting, March 29.

  • Power user conference to highlight operational energy innovation

    Mar 30, 2012

    Supplying tactical electric power to the battlefield in a reliable, energy-efficient way is a key goal of the Department of Defense's Project Manager Mobile Electric Power and the focus of an upcoming Users' Conference.

  • Fort Hood turns on solar field, generates renewable energy

    Mar 29, 2012

    After a year of planning and construction, Fort Hood, Texas, and Universal Services Fort Hood Inc. activated a solar field of nearly 3,000 photovoltaic panels.

  • North Texas ROTC attends Corps of Engineers' STEM tour

    Mar 29, 2012

    It's not every day students get a chance to go out and learn more about their future careers. Sixty Army ROTC Cadets and educators got a chance to do just that by attending a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics tour March 7 at Lewisville Lake near The Colony, Texas.

  • DPW protects cultural sites

    Mar 29, 2012

    Remnants of cultures long ago lay in the canyons, hilltops and grasslands across Fort Carson's 373,000 acres. The preservation of these prehistoric and historic sites remains a top priority for garrison staff members of the Cultural Resources Management Team at Fort Carson.

  • Rumbling Rubbish rolls on

    Mar 28, 2012

    Marty Hanson is a man who enjoys saving money and for him and his team, the recycling islands scattered across the housing areas of Patrick Henry and Mark Twain Villages in Heidelberg are nothing short of a gold mine.

  • Quantum dots' efficiency multiplies with ARL, SUNY collaboration

    Mar 28, 2012

    An Army Research Laboratory scientist suggested selectively doping the inter-dot space of quantum dots to create potential barriers around the dot that would raises solar cell efficiency. ARL and researchers at the State University of New York at Buffalo funded by the Air Force Research Laboratory worked together to make it a reality.

  • Army focuses on university research

    Mar 28, 2012

    Undersecretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal came to the University of Texas at Austin looking to strengthen the school's ties with the Army.

  • Winning the battle of energy savings

    Mar 28, 2012

    Last spring, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District completed the construction of a solar power project to provide energy to the New Jersey Army National Guard Joint Training and Training Development Center, located at the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey. The project is not only supporting a facility that is preparing Soldiers for battle, but saving the National Guard and taxpayers' considerable money and energy.

  • Unprecedented capabilities, high-tech resources to debut at Army's new lab complex

    Mar 26, 2012

    When the U.S. Army opens the new Ground Systems Power and Energy Laboratory April 11, officials will unveil 30,000 square feet of research space, eight state-of-the-art labs and one of the world's largest environmental testing chambers.

  • SECARMY begins Fort Bragg visit with tour of new FORSCOM headquarters

    Mar 26, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh visited Marshall Hall, U.S. Army Forces Command's headquarters, March 26, 2012. The headquarters of the Army's largest command was McHugh's first stop after arriving at Fort Bragg, N.C., for an itinerary that is scheduled to include visits with Soldiers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team of the 82nd Airborne Division and a look at the new Warrior Transition Battalion Facility.

  • 'Take pride in your Army Hawaii home'

    Mar 26, 2012

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- March 27-29, Soldiers, family members and civilian employees on Schofield Barracks and Wheeler Army Airfield will participate in a massive community spring cleanup.

  • Fort Drum class helps children build appreciation for nature

    Mar 22, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Children at Fort Drum are building environmental appreciation through nature classes -- one tree, animal and season at a time.

  • Army will likely surpass President's goals for Energy Savings Performance Contracts

    Mar 22, 2012

    The Army announced that it is likely to execute $800 million in alternative financed energy efficiency projects in the next two years, more than double the amount that will be asked of the Army as part of the Federal Government's efforts to meet the requirements set forth in President Obama's December 2, 2011 Presidential Memorandum.

  • Hon Katherine Hammack testifies before Senate (MILCON, Housing, BRAC)

    Mar 21, 2012

    The Honorable Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment testifies on FY-12 Army Military Construction, family housing and Base Realignment and Closure budgets, before the Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support, Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate.

  • 101st Airborne Division aviation Soldiers train at Fort Carson

    Mar 20, 2012

    Fort Carson, Colo., hosted Task Force Eagle Assault, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), for High Altitude Mountainous Environment Training.

  • Energy to Tactical Edge: Hybrid power saving lives

    Mar 16, 2012

    The U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force launched an energy-based training, education and capabilities initiative for Soldiers at remote outposts.

  • McHugh glimpses Army energy future

    Mar 16, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh glimpsed the Army's energy future, March 16, while attending the Army Power & Energy Initiatives Breakfast and visiting the Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  • Methane-generating trash to be hauled off post

    Mar 15, 2012

    The removal of methane-generating buried trash at the Manor View dump site is scheduled to begin next week. The purpose is to address safety hazards associated with methane generating from the buried trash. Removal of the methane-generating trash and the restoration of the site to a flat, open field allow the site to be returned to the community for beneficial use.

  • Fort A.P. Hill participates in Caroline High School Career Day

    Mar 13, 2012

    Fort A.P. Hill Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization, and Security and Environmental and Natural Resources Division participated in Caroline High School Career Day March 9, 2012.

  • Army to field energy-saving systems to deploying BCT

    Mar 13, 2012

    As part of the Army's Net Zero Operational Energy program, Soldiers from Europe's 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team learned to operate and maintain multiple hybrid-power management systems.

  • IPC, Garrison seeking 'trash-formation' artists

    Mar 13, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- April is Earth Month.

  • Upscale living: Slimy residents fill gated community

    Mar 13, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Army staff have welcomed the last incoming residents to a gated community high atop the Waianae Mountains.

  • USACE team members get back to nature in Arizona

    Mar 12, 2012

    Members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District spent two sunny days participating in the annual Tres Rios Nature & Earth Festival held in Goodyear, Ariz. March 10 and 11.

  • Taking Flight

    Mar 12, 2012

    An APG bald eagle takes off after being released by garrison environmentalists March 1. The adult male eagle was found with burns on its head and wings - probably from electrical wires- and was sent to Tri-State Bird Rescue - a private, non-profit wildlife rehabilitation and rescue organization in Newark, Del., where it was rehabilitated and then returned to APG. John Paul, Lynda Hartzell, and Jessica Baylor of DPW's Environmental Division and DES wildlife officer Charles Volz led the release operation.

  • 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.