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  • 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?

  • EPA partners with Army on 'Net Zero' effort

    Nov 29, 2011

    The U.S. Army and the Environmental Protection Agency are collaborating on the Army's "Net Zero" initiative to conserve energy and water while recycling waste at military installations.

  • A Day in the Life of a Park Ranger at Mount Morris Dam

    Nov 28, 2011

    Walk in the shoes of a Park Ranger to see if you have what it takes.

  • Adobe-style builds ensure greater efficiencies in Afghanistan

    Nov 25, 2011

    Adobe-style building structures are becoming more commonplace as coalition strategists see them as being better suited for the Afghan National Security Forces.

  • Environmental work decreases impact on Afghanistan's natural and cultural resources

    Nov 23, 2011

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South's Civil and Environmental Branch takes the lead in safeguarding and improving Afghanistan's natural and cultural resources.

  • Community recognizes Native American culture

    Nov 23, 2011

    Soldiers, Family Members and civilians of many different cultures gathered to celebrate the accomplishments and service of Native Americans during the National Native American Heritage Month observance Nov. 17 at the Commons.

  • Going for green

    Nov 23, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Nik Nikolaidis (center), T & N Computer Recycling, assists Marie Burghardt (right) with a TV to be recycled while Burghardt's sister, Claudia Hernandez, looks on, during "Army Recycles Day," here, Saturday.

  • Event celebrates Native Americans

    Nov 22, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Fort Jackson hosted chiefs from three different local tribes during its annual Native American Heritage Month Luncheon at the Officers' Club Friday. Representatives from the South Carolina-based Catawba, Beaver Creek and Edisto tribes came to share information about their histories and futures with the Jackson community.

  • JBLM finds savings in 'great beyond' for extinguishers

    Nov 22, 2011

  • Army explores alternative energy with hydrogen fuel cells

    Nov 17, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The U.S. Army is investing in highly efficient energy sources to reduce its fossil fuel usage, officials said Nov. 16 as APG unveiled hydrogen fuel cells. Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, APG senior installation commander, praised the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for their efforts to preserve the local environment by implementing alternative energy. "We are excited to get technology here that is going to make us even more green than Army green," Justice said. About 50 people gathered at the Building Operations Control Center (Building 325) for the ribbon-cutting ceremony that marked the installation of the first fuel cells as part of a partnership between DOE and the Department of Defense.

  • Public hearing focuses on Manor View site cleanup

    Nov 17, 2011

    Members of the Directorate of Public Works held a public hearing Nov. 9 at the Manor View school to educate the community and to gain public comments from the community on the excavation process of a dump site near Manor View Elementary School in early 2012 to remove the organic material that has caused the formation of methane gas.

  • DISA complex certified as LEED Gold

    Nov 17, 2011

    The newly constructed Defense Information Systems Agency headquarters complex earned a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, Gold rating Oct. 5.

  • Army seeks clean energy with new power station

    Nov 16, 2011

    Army, government and private industry leaders came together last week to celebrate the startup of a system at Fort Benning's landfill designed to capture methane and convert it to electricity.

  • Kontakt Club declares war on weeds, cleans cemetery

    Nov 15, 2011

    Armed with rakes, pitchforks, and weed-eaters, members of the Hohenfels German American Kontakt Club set out on a clean-up mission to the Polish prisoner of war cemetery located on post.

  • Garrison focuses on energy conservation

    Nov 15, 2011

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- In 2010, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's energy bill was $67 million.

  • New 'green' outdoor classroom features rainwater harvesting

    Nov 15, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- A big surprise was in store for students when they return to school following the fall break.

  • Fort A.P. Hill breaks ground for U.S. Army Reserve Center

    Nov 15, 2011

    Fort A.P. Hill staff and community members joined to welcome the post's newest construction project at a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday. More than 30 people gathered at the site of the U.S. Army Reserve Center on the northeast corner of Fort A.P. Hill Drive and Campbell Road.

  • Residents lower energy consumption

    Nov 15, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- From wind, sun and water power to geothermal advances and bioenergy, the global urgency to become more energy efficient has never been more apparent.

  • Aberdeen Proving Ground to unveil alternative energy source

    Nov 14, 2011

    The U.S. Army is installing hydrogen fuel cells at three Aberdeen Proving Ground facilities as part of an initiative to boost alternative energy sources at military installations, officials announced Nov. 14, 2011.

  • Tree City USA

    Nov 14, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Col. Douglas Mulbury, commander, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, helps plant a tree at the Child Development Center as part of the Arbor Day celebration, here, Nov. 4.

  • Army seeks input at public meetings

    Nov 14, 2011

    POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii -- U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii announced the availability of the Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement, or DPEIS, for modernizing of training infrastructure, construction and operation of an Infantry Platoon Battle Area, or IPBA, here, recently.


    Nov 11, 2011

    Workers at the Area 10 Liquid Incinerator (ATLIC) today safely destroyed the last of the stockpiled nerve agent stored at Deseret Chemical Depot.

  • Army Completes Chemical Stockpile Destruction at Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Facility

    Nov 11, 2011

    Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. -- The Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Facility (UMCDF), located at Umatilla Chemical Depot (UMCD), Oregon, today completed the disposal of the chemical weapons stockpile stored at UMCD.

  • Post offers electronics e-cycling

    Nov 10, 2011

    The Fort Rucker, Ala., Environmental Office will celebrate America Recycles Day by holding an electronic e-cycling event Nov. 13-15, 2011, at the Recycling Center and post exchange parking lot to help raise awareness about recycling electronics responsibly.

  • Garden to pay tribute to APG's women in R&D

    Nov 10, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The brisk fall weather didn't stop close to a dozen volunteers Oct. 22 as they planted hundreds of shrubs and flowers representing 22 species on the east side of Garrison Headquarters.

  • Fort Hood takes part in recycling forum

    Nov 10, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Members of Fort Hood gathered with local city managers and interested citizens Nov. 3 at the Harker Heights Activities Center to hear feedback and questions about a proposed regional recycling program.

  • Green power: Fort Hood breaks ground on solar field

    Nov 10, 2011

    Officials from Fort Hood, Texas, and Universal Services Fort Hood, Inc., broke ground on a solar field that will provide one million kilowatt-hours, approximately 20 percent of renewable energy annually for 300 single-family homes here.

  • Native Hawaiian plants featured in new outdoor classroom garden

    Nov 10, 2011

    A new outdoor classroom at Hale Kula Elementary School, here, was officially dedicated, here, Oct. 25.

  • Recycling extravaganza targets bigger green picture

    Nov 10, 2011

  • USAG-HI encourages all to reduce, reuse, recycle

    Nov 9, 2011

    WHEELER ARMY AIR FIELD -- The Directorate of Public Works, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, aims to reduce solid waste by 50 percent by 2015 -- with an ultimate goal of zero solid waste, or net zero.

  • Fort Leonard Wood receives 2011 Holcim Award

    Nov 8, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Fort Leonard Wood received a 2011 Acknowledgement Prize for Sustainable Development from the Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Development. The Corps of Engineers and Fort Leonard Wood competed against more than 6,000 entries worldwide and received the award for the case study, Energy, Water and Waste Efficient Military Installation.

  • Alert: Mountain lions in the area

    Nov 4, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Since July, there have been at least six mountain lion incidents in Monterey County. Two of those sightings were within the last month. They were about a mile from the Presidio of Monterey, near Veterans Memorial Park, which butts against the installation.

  • 'Bragg' about recycling efforts on Facebook

    Nov 4, 2011

    Sustainable Fort Bragg and Bragg About Recycling will observe America Recycles Day with a variety of activities to encourage everyone on the installation to reduce, reuse and recycle. This year, social media contests will encourage interactive participation in the annual recycling campaign. For the One Bag Challenge, the Fort Bragg community is encouraged to reduce home or office trash to one bag each week by recycling, composting, reusing and participating in other waste reduction activities.

  • Bliss strives to be Army's first 'net zero' installation

    Nov 4, 2011

    Fort Bliss, Texas, participated in the Re-Energize the Americas Conference at El Paso's Judson F. Williams Convention Center Oct. 26, 2011.

  • Region nets zero environmental impact on organizational day

    Nov 4, 2011

    Three-hundred employees from the Central Region headquarters of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command celebrated their organization day with no impact on the environment

  • Region nets zero environmental impact on organizational day

    Nov 4, 2011

  • Army summit attracts potential energy investors

    Nov 4, 2011

    The Army's Energy Initiatives Task Force, which stood up in September to accomplish the Army's energy goals, hosted a summit Nov. 3 to bring in interested private-sector investors together to learn about the Army's way ahead on energy independence.

  • Fort Hood uses reclaimed water for golf course in drought

    Oct 31, 2011

    With Texas facing constraints on its water supplies and a statewide drought, Fort Hood's Directorate of Public Works and Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare Recreation are working together on an alternative for the installation's golf course irrigation system.

  • Hunters with disabilities hunt for deer, find friends

    Oct 31, 2011

    Rising early before the sun on a Saturday morning was not a problem for energetic 13-year-old Tori McAfee. A huge smile stretched across her face as she put on her pink and brown camouflage hat, which went perfectly with her matching shirt and boots. Before heading out to breakfast, she balanced herself with her pink crutches as she reached for her rifle.

  • USACE, partners, stakeholders celebrate another milestone in restoring America's Everglades

    Oct 29, 2011

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of another project to restore America's Everglades --the Indian River Lagoon-South C-44 Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area Oct. 28, 2011, in Indiantown, Fla.

  • Fort Bragg emphasizes conservation

    Oct 28, 2011

    The Department of Defense has recognized the need for energy security at military installations throughout the world. Achieving the many goals associated with energy security can preserve fiscal resources, support the mission and potentially save the lives of our Soldiers. For Fort Bragg, the realization of these objectives begins with conservation and efficient practices as well as the pursuit of alternative energy sources and Net Zero initiatives.

  • Sustainability Covenant fuels energy conservation

    Oct 27, 2011

    One year ago, U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels made history by signing the first Sustainable Communities Partnership between the U.S. Army in Europe and a host nation. Last year, Quarles had stated that one of the garrison's primary goals is to convert its energy production from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy, and Hohenfels has made significant progress toward that end.

  • Energy group keeps facilities running green

    Oct 27, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. -- October is Energy Awareness Month, but that's not why several environmentally conscious Soldiers and civilians met Thursday. The meeting was a quarterly affair, where members of the Energy Resource Group gather to discuss green efforts on Fort Benning, energy use in post facilities and related issues. The ribbon cutting for the new Flex Powerstation FP250, set for Nov. 8, and described some of the science behind the new technology, which uses methane gas produced from biodegrading materials in a covered landfill on Harmony Church. "What we've been able to do is take the gas we were burning off, and there's actually a structure down there at the landfill now that captures the gas," Marshall said. "Then it's mixed with something else, has a reaction and turns the turbine which creates electricity. It actually produces enough energy to power about 200 homes. We're looking at doing some other things across the installation in order to take advantage of resources we have here already."

  • Feds., Florida announce major effort to restore River of Grass

    Oct 27, 2011

    The South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force, including representatives from the Army, announced a fast-track planning effort to improve the Central and Southern Everglades by putting more fresh and clean water into the River of Grass.

  • Agriculture lease program benefits Fort Sill, farmers

    Oct 27, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. (Oct. 27, 2011) -- Fort Sill's 94,000 acres primarily consists of land used to train artillerymen, however, a sliver provides benefits to the entire base populace and people outside the gate, too. The Agriculture Lease Program leases about 6,000 acres to area farmers who work that ground in five-year leases.

  • Steam Energy Carries Heat To Arsenal

    Oct 26, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--High-tech energy often begins with low-tech input.

  • West Point, Highland Falls meet on leasing federal land

    Oct 26, 2011

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (Oct. 26, 2011) -- A meeting held Oct. 19 at the Highland Falls Library concerning a Request for Expression of Interest brought out the local community to learn about uses that would be considered by the Army and West Point as commercially viable property for possible development. Approximately 239 acres of Army/West Point land at two designated sites were discussed during the meeting.

  • Pickens discusses energy issues at West Point forum

    Oct 26, 2011

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (Oct. 26, 2011) -- T. Boone Pickens visited West Point Oct. 21 to speak with cadets about his energy policy and the Pickens Plan. The Pickens Plan involves developing natural resources in the U.S. to build a bridge to the future by developing wind power and using natural gas in transportation to reduce dependence on foreign oil. The event was hosted by the Behavioral Sciences and Leadership Distinguished Leader Series.

  • Energy awareness: Year-round mission for Fort Huachuca

    Oct 20, 2011

    Fort Huachuca, Ariz., considers energy production and consumption year-round. Energy conservation at Fort Huachuca is aimed at having the installation become a Net Zero installation by 2025.

  • JBLM gets more fuel mileage out of its fuel

    Oct 20, 2011

  • New Audubon Center: A confluence of people, nature and partners

    Oct 18, 2011

    The new Audubon Center at Riverlands opens its doors to the public.

  • Ammunition plant achieves environmental certification

    Oct 18, 2011

    After six years of sacrifice, hard work, and determination McAlester Army Ammunition Plant achieved the International Organization for Standardization ISO 14001:2004 for Environmental Management System certification, July 10, 2011.

  • Army transforms for future of Soldiers, families, nation

    Oct 14, 2011

    To ready itself for the future, the Army is transforming installations and housing as well as its use of fuel, water and energy.

  • New energy technologies debut

    Oct 13, 2011

    Move over George and Judy Jetson, Fort Carson is giving the old cartoon concept a run for its money when it comes to futuristic technology.

  • Leaders discuss Army power, energy

    Oct 13, 2011

    Army leaders gathered to discuss mission effectiveness and preserving future choices during the Association of the United State Army's Institute of Land Warfare's Army Power and Energy Panel in Washington, D.C., Oct. 11, 2011.

  • Hood honored for runway rehab project

    Oct 11, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Fort Hood's Robert Gray Army Airfield and the Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport were recently honored with an award from the Texas Asphalt Pavement Association for the rehabilitation of the runway at the joint-use airport.

  • Engineers provide water, hope for Guatemalan village

    Oct 11, 2011

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Day after day, families in the small mountaintop village of Visibakvitz, Guatemala, about 6,000 feet above sea level, would travel on foot, downhill for about a mile to wash their clothes and dishes and retrieve drinking and cooking water from a shared, spring-fed water tank and washing station. Then, carrying children, dishes, heavy wet clothes and pails of water, they made their way back up the steep mountainside to their homes and begin the cycle again. That was the situation until a project by Engineers Without Borders - USA (EWB) Jacksonville, Fla. Professional Chapter successfully brought clean water directly to 25 households, a school and a church. The fledgling chapter, which had chosen to focus on water and sanitation, conducted an assessment trip to the Nebaj region of Guatemala in 2009 to collaborate with a non-governmental organization, Agua Para La Salud (APS). Together they selected projects in three communities -- Visibakvitz, Xepium and Xevitz -- all of which were priorities and well-suited to the chapter's capabilities and potential funds. The projects represent a five-year commitment to the selected communities, to design and implement low-cost, small-scale, replicable and sustainable engineering solutions.

  • Fort Irwin earns 'green' building award

    Oct 6, 2011

    The National Training Center and Fort Irwin took another step forward in its commitment to environmental stewardship last week. Building 309, the Company Operations Facility, located at Barstow Road and Ninth Street, was officially awarded LEED Gold certification during a ceremony Sept. 28.

  • Rain garden helps JBLM become stewards of environment

    Oct 6, 2011

  • Army Sustainability Report 2010 published

    Oct 4, 2011

    The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment released the Army Sustainability Report 2010. In the report, the Army describes its efforts and progress in 2009 to further integrate and coordinate sustainability Army-wide to protect reliable access to energy, water and other natural resources and to preserve strategic choice and operational flexibility into the future.

  • 'Sappers' work on local trails

    Sep 30, 2011

    Soldiers from Company C, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, participated in a trail maintenance project in Colorado Springs Sept. 17.

  • Project Spotlight: Vineland Floodplain Remediation and Wetland Restoration

    Sep 29, 2011