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  • Fort Bliss seeks information on renewable energy, Net Zero technologies

    Aug 15, 2011

    Fort Bliss, Texas, is reaching out to industry in its effort to become the first large scale Net Zero military installation.

  • Building Strong: Corps employee manages construction projects in Afghanistan

    Aug 15, 2011

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Louisville District employee Lynn Jarrett went from managing environmental cleanup projects at formerly used defense sites to managing approximately $309 million worth of construction projects in Afghanistan. While stationed at Kandahar Airfield (KAF) during his six-month deployment with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Jarrett managed construction projects for the Afghan National Police (ANP), a section within the Afghan National Security Force.

  • New task force to focus on renewable energy

    Aug 11, 2011

    A new Energy Initiatives Office Task Force will help the Army face challenges associated with rising fuel costs.

  • Barracks Life: Easy ways to make “going green” work in your favor

    Aug 11, 2011

    Growing up, my mother always told me, “turn the water off when you’re brushing your teeth,” and nagged, “make sure to turn off the lights when you’re done in a room!” Back then, I’d just roll my eyes and groan a bit, thinking she was just trying to make my life difficult. But surprise! Moms actually know what they’re talking about sometimes.

  • JBLM takes active role in keeping base safe from bears

    Aug 11, 2011

    The 198-pound female black bear was one of three captured in a four-week period this summer, all around Miller Hill. While the animals are frequently seen foraging for food in the late summer and fall, there have been more spotted on base this year than ever before.

  • U.S. Army establishes Energy Initiatives Office Task Force for large-scale renewable energy projects

    Aug 10, 2011

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh has established an Energy Initiatives Office Task Force to serve as the central managing office for large-scale Army renewable energy projects.

  • Officials warn community of illegal wildlife items

    Aug 10, 2011

    When Soldiers are deployed, many take an opportunity to purchase items like rugs, pottery, scarves and jewelry from local market vendors. What they may not realize is some items for sale are made from endangered wild-life.

  • Corps awards record $4 million for wetland projects

    Aug 9, 2011

  • Corps of Engineers builds sustainable distribution center for DLA

    Aug 8, 2011

    Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Europe is preparing to occupy a new, environmentally friendly distribution center constructed by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Wetland credits help environment, saves money

    Aug 8, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. -- The purchase of wetland and stream credits by the government is allowing Mission and Installation Contracting Command professionals to help guide the U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence here toward full operational capability in September.

  • Rapid Equipping Force develops 'Energy to the Edge' program

    Aug 5, 2011

    The U.S. Army's Rapid Equipping Force has partnered with the Defense Technical Information Center's Weapon Systems Technology Information Analysis Center to procure, deploy and assess hybrid alternative and renewable energy systems in an effort called "Energy to the Edge."

  • Baumholder garrison introduces Go Green program

    Aug 4, 2011

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany -- Turning trash into cash and preserving the environment is what garrison leaders are shooting for with the new Baumholder Go-Green program. This was the leading topic at the U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder personnel assembly July 2.

  • 'Get Caught' in the recycle campaign

    Aug 4, 2011

    Marne Soldiers from the Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield communities were "Caught Doing Something Good" at their homes, July 21. The Directorate of Public Works' recycling personnel visited Soldiers whose blue poly cart or recycle bin has been occupied with recyclables.

  • Recycling made easy at Hunter Army Airfield

    Aug 4, 2011

    It is just as easy to recycle on Hunter as it is on Fort Stewart. The Hunter Recycling Convenience Centers, which are available to use 24-hours, are located at the Post Exchange parking lot and at the intersection of Georgia Hussars Street and Cook Boulevard. These convenient centers are for the local community as well as all housing residents and on-post activities.

  • From the CSMs Desk: Let's all make a difference, recycle

    Aug 4, 2011

    Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield continues to meet and exceed standards set for the nation's recycling program. Federal facilities were mandated several years ago to incorporate recycling practices into all daily operations and we are doing that. However, there are still many among us who have not gotten the memo.

  • Feeling green? Get informed about recycling

    Aug 4, 2011

    Pedals turn as the kid rides down the street, red wagon in tow, collecting bottles and cans. With a full load he makes his way to the recycling center and smiles ear-to-ear as the man counts the fresh bills into his tiny palm. No sooner than the last bill hits his hand, he’s rushing to the store to purchase the new baseball that he and his friends will spend the summer smudging with dirt and grass stains from the countless hours they will spend on the field, not once realizing he has done his part to keep America beautiful.

  • Managing endangered species, supporting the Army

    Aug 4, 2011

    Ever since he was 6-years-old, wildlife biologist and Garrison Commander Award of Excellence category two winner, John Macey knew what he wanted to do in life.

  • Fort Campbell Camp teaches kids about nature, conservation

    Aug 4, 2011

    A week-long summer camp was not just about fun and camp fires, although 25 preteen children experienced both during their stay at Fort Campbell’s Camp Hinsch.

  • Post officials urge proper recycling

    Aug 3, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. " Fort Benning wants Soldiers, residents and employees to recycle, but do so within the framework of post policy.

  • Old munitions found during remedial investigation project

    Aug 3, 2011

    West Point has a rich history dating back to the Revolutionary War, and proof of this history is often found during construction with the excavation of historical artifacts and sometimes, unexploded ordnance.

  • It’s no mystery what good is happening on Plum Island, New York

    Aug 2, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District completes a decade's worth of work in and around Plum Island, New York. This work is supporting the important work the Federal Government is performing on the island, preserving the island's rich history and environment and improving area beaches for the upcoming beach season.

  • USAEC assists Community Parks and Recreation effort

    Aug 2, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO -- Volunteers from U.S. Army Environmental Command recently weathered the heat to cool down some trees as they combined forces with local volunteers to mulch trees in San Antonio's John James Park.

  • Net zero is an Army sustainability goal

    Aug 1, 2011

    Soldiers are creative geniuses when it comes to figuring out ways to help the Army conserve its natural resources and create renewable energy.

  • Ordnance Reef technology demonstration reaches halfway point

    Aug 1, 2011

    The Ordnance Reef technology demonstration is midway through the technical display of abilities to recover and destroy underwater military munitions, near the Waianae, Hawaii, coast.

  • Army’s top energy advisor visits Korea installations

    Jul 28, 2011

    The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment visited Garrisons Yongsan, Daegu, Red Cloud and Camp Carroll, South Korea, to get a better idea on how garrisons here can reduce the amount of energy used and increase operating efficiencies.

  • Army Environmental Policy Institute's Sustainability Lecture Series

    Jul 27, 2011

    The Honorable Ms. Katherine Hammack presents a certificate of appreciation to Dr. Sarah Slaughter (MIT), who gave a presentation on Achieving Federal High Performance Facilities: Strategies and Approaches for Transformational Change, as part of the Army Environmental Policy Institute's Sustainability Lecture Series.

  • Green and Strong U.S. Army project reduces waste, recycles more than six million pounds of steel

    Jul 25, 2011

    The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency (CMA) recently completed a project that resulted in recycling more than 6.5 million pounds of steel.

  • Bamberg's expenses decline by $1 million

    Jul 22, 2011

    Technological improvements, creative thinking and community action help to achieve reductions in energy consumption.

  • High gas prices boost vanpooling at Aberdeen Proving Ground

    Jul 22, 2011

    As fuel prices rise, motorists at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., are increasingly turning to vanpooling as a way to save.

  • BRAC 2005 - Tick-tocking to midnight

    Jul 22, 2011

    AS Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey and other senior leaders define what the Army will look like in 2020, another group in the “D” ring of the Pentagon focuses on a black digital clock labeled “BRAC 2005 DEADLINE.”

  • New buildings meet Net Zero goals

    Jul 21, 2011

    In 2008, Fort Carson became the first installation in the Army to build a facility that met U.S. Green Building Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certification standards. This year, the Mountain Post is striving for the new brigade and battalion headquarters building for 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, to meet Platinum standards for LEED, a feat that only 5 percent of LEED-certified buildings throughout the U.S. have achieved.

  • Army aims to 'optimize energy through sustainability'

    Jul 21, 2011

    Hew Wolfe, deputy assistant secretary of the Army for the Environment, Safety and Organizational Health, gave industry representatives this week an idea of where the Army will invest to become more sustainable.

  • USACE continues construction on energy-efficient headquarters

    Jul 20, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues construction on the U.S. Army Europe Mission Command Center on track to be the Army's first LEED Silver-certified building in Germany.

  • Newman takes Army to Victory Lane

    Jul 19, 2011

    Ryan Newman has been the driver of the U.S. Army Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing for almost three seasons on the Sprint Cup circuit. On Sunday, Newman took the Army to Victory Lane for the first time since 2004.

  • Army, Air Force will power fight with alternative fuels

    Jul 19, 2011

    More than 400 Soldiers, Airmen, industry partners and government staffers attended the first joint Army - Air Force Energy Forum July 19, 2011, to join the fight with DoD in reducing the need for imported oil.

  • Lynn says Defense, Energy Departments’ partnership pays off

    Jul 19, 2011

    The Defense Department’s year-old partnership with the Energy Department is paying off, Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III said here today.

  • Defense Department seeks energy revolution

    Jul 19, 2011

    Advances in energy technology that increase warfighter capability not only help the Defense Department protect the nation, but also accomplish two other important objectives, Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III said here today.

  • Test Pdfs

    Jul 18, 2011

    Testing Pdfs

  • Natural Resources Branch personnel round up Canada geese on post

    Jul 14, 2011

  • Army kicks off Ordnance Reef technology demonstration

    Jul 14, 2011

    The Ordnance Reef demonstration will allow the Army and the Department of Defense to determine whether these technologies meet DOD’s requirements for safe, remote recovery of underwater military munitions.

  • RDECOM program wins DoD environmental award

    Jul 8, 2011

    A U.S. Army program that yields an improved surface-coating method to reduce air pollution and will save $1 billion over the next 15 years has been recognized by the Department of Defense. The Sustainable Painting Operations for the Total Army program won the 2011 Secretary of Defense Award for environmental excellence in weapons system acquisition.

  • Future of Army is green; Manfred Rieck named DPW Garrison Support Executive of the Year

    Jul 7, 2011

    Manfred Rieck, U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr’s DPW Environmental Division Chief, is the epitome of environmental stewardship, and he has the experience to match the heart.

  • PTA staff preserve, protect fragile sites

    Jul 7, 2011

    POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii -- A tall, thin woman stood atop sharp-as-broken-glass volcanic rock, here, as she pointed in different directions to bring attention to Native Hawaiian cultural sites, here, recently.

  • Hawaii confronts invasive superweed in Kahukus

    Jul 7, 2011

    KAHUKU, Hawaii -- Chromolaena odorata, an invasive weed, has been discovered in the training area, here, recently.

  • Commanders credit JBLM community

    Jul 7, 2011

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- Joint Base Lewis-McChord Garrison Commander Col. Thomas Brittain and Deputy Commander Col. Kenny Weldon have a message for the joint base community: Thank you for all the hard work in making the joint base a success. Those sentiments were passed to hundreds of joint base civilians, Airmen and Soldiers during back-to-back Joint Base Garrison town hall meetings June 29, at the Evergreen Theater on Lewis-Main and the McChord Theater at McChord Field.

  • Corps environmental engineer receives Steel de Fleury Medal

    Jul 5, 2011

    After only four and a half years of employment with the Louisville District, Quyet C. La has received a prestigious military engineer award, the Steel de Fleury Medal, on June 28, 2011, for his significant contributions to the district’s environmental program.

  • Eco-friendly neighborhood unveiled in Ansbach

    Jul 1, 2011

    Soldiers, leaders and civilian employees of 12th Combat Aviation Brigade and U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach celebrated the grand opening of the Urlas family housing area June 14.

  • Fort Belvoir residential communities showcase conservation efforts

    Jun 30, 2011

    Board members from Fairfax County supervisors toured the Fairfax Village Neighborhood Center on Fort Belvoir, Va., to learn about the energy conservation innovations that were built into the neighborhood center and other residential areas on post.

  • Army deploys microgrids in Afghanistan for ‘smart’ battlefield power

    Jun 28, 2011

    The U.S. Army, led by the Project Manager for Mobile Electric Power, or PM MEP, is installing microgrid technologies in Afghanistan as part of a groundbreaking project that could significantly lower fossil fuel consumption on the battlefield.

  • Energy Awareness Month: Fort Bragg encourages effective use of energy

    Jun 24, 2011

    June has been designated as Fort Bragg Energy Awareness Month and the theme this year is “Energy, use it well.” There were activities on Fort Bragg to highlight energy used and to spread awareness about the importance of conservation, new technology and security. Fort Bragg is working with federal, state and local government, private industry and the public on technologies including large-scale solar, biomass and geothermal to proactively shape our energy future and move the installation toward energy independence.

  • Commuting to work by bike good exercise, good for environment

    Jun 24, 2011

    Bike to Work Month at Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s was the most successful Bike to Work Month to date. The group took a combined total of 255 trips and traveled 4,863 miles.

  • Military firefighters hone skills with Fort McCoy training

    Jun 23, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Army Reserve firefighters filled their two weeks at Fort McCoy in June with training, including assisting with a prescribed burn on South Post. Jim Kerkman, Fort McCoy forester, said the unit requested the training. Even though the installation usually doesn’t do prescribed burns in June, he was able to find a project to help restore and provide proper respect to lands in the Ho Chunk sacred mound areas on Fort McCoy. The area previously was damaged by hail, and dying trees in a nearby pine plantation were clear-cut to prevent a bark beetle infestation, Kerkman said.

  • New Hazardous Material Re-use Center offers free supplies for units, activities

    Jun 22, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Need some paint for a project? Missing cleaning supplies, but short of funds with the end of the fiscal year approaching? Before attempting to procure new supplies, consider checking with the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden’s new Hazardous Material Re-use Center at Mainz-Kastel Storage Station.

  • Energy 'goal' achieved on the Polo Field, Fort Bragg - 1, Fossil Fuels - 0

    Jun 17, 2011

    At Fort Bragg planning is currently underway for the use of geothermal technology systems to heat and cool buildings.

  • Wildlife Branch conducts annual nightjar survey

    Jun 16, 2011

    Wildlife technicians with the Fort Jackson, S.C., Directorate of Public Works Wildlife Branch participated in the third annual nightjar survey to contribute data to the Nightjar Survey Network, Center for Conservation Biology, at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va.

  • US Army Net Zero Workshop tackles tough questions

    Jun 15, 2011

    Representatives from U.S. Army Garrisons around the world continued the second day of the inaugural U.S. Army Net Zero Workshop, here, with in-depth presentations and discussions about the best way to reach the goal of being net zero.

  • USACE Agencies Launch Construction of “Bug Nursery” to Control Exotic Plants

    Jun 13, 2011

    With the launch of the new Bug Nursery program a groundbreaking ceremony was held for an annex to a USDA facility, which raises insects to be used to control invasives plants. The facility in Davie, Fla. has been pioneering effort the use of biocontrols. Several agencies were involved in the effort.

  • Solar thermal system a window to the future

    Jun 9, 2011

    There’s a not-so-new technology in use on Joint Base Lewis-McChord that is helping to provide hot water at the 60,000-square-foot Nisqually Medical Dental facility.

  • Green Meade plan presented at annual festival

    Jun 9, 2011

    At last weekend's 2nd Annual Greenlife Festival at Savage Mill, Mick Butler talked about all the installation is doing to reduce the installation's environmental "boot print" through the implementation of the installation's Green Meade Plan.

  • Recycling center depends on Soldiers, families to keep Grafenwoehr green

    Jun 8, 2011

    While the recycling center at the Grafenwoehr Training Area has vastly decreased the U.S. military impact on the environment, the efficiency of this program is dependent upon Soldiers and their families’ active participation in the recycling program.

  • Testing, assessment commence on Camp Carroll

    Jun 7, 2011

    CAMP CARROLL, South Korea - Republic of Korea and United States government officials were at Camp Carroll June 2 to witness the start of the joint investigative team’s testing and assessment at the alleged burial site of Agent Orange here.

  • Solar Lights Across Picatinny

    Jun 3, 2011

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - The Directorate of Public Works recently installed solar streetlight fixtures on an environmentally sensitive walkway between the north and south water basin. The pathway runs between the Picatinny Chapel and Child Development Center, allowing passage for residents without having to walk along the main roads. Because of concerns with standard streetlight installations, the use of solar power not only solved our environmental concerns, but brings us one step closer to increasing our energy efficiency with renewable energy.

  • Experimental solar shade in Djibouti provides constant power

    Jun 2, 2011

    The U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering Command is the lead in coordinating an experiment using flexible solar cells that could eventually save millions in Army fuel costs.

  • Environmental exhibit highlights German-American stewardship of the Grafenwoehr Training Area

    Jun 2, 2011

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany " A U.S. Army exhibit focusing on the environmental history of the Grafenwoehr Training Area is on display beginning in June at the city of Grafenwöhr’s Historical and Cultural Museum.

  • Fort Sill hospital goes 'green' with renovations

    Jun 2, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Reynolds Army Community Hospital is going green. They aren't using solar-powered energy or serving vegan food in the cafeteria -- yet. RACH is just making small, yet significant, changes to save money and to protect the environment.

  • Green project has bright future

    Jun 1, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, and partnering agencies use their successful, large green project in Alexandria, Va., to educate youth about energy efficiency.

  • Plans underway for fort to reach 'Net Zero' waste by 2020

    May 31, 2011

    In late April, the Army announced the installations selected to take part in the energy-conserving “Net Zero” pilot program, pledging to only use as much energy as they create by 2020. Fort Hood, Texas, was one of six installations selected by the Army for the Net Zero-Waste program.

  • Students get inside look at impact of refuse on environment during Earth Day landfill tour

    May 26, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany " The word landfill conjures up images of heaps of trash, rotting garbage and flies.   Not so at the Entsorgungsbetriebe der Landeshauptstadt Wiesbaden " the city’s landfill center " as Hainerberg Elementary School students discovered during a tour May 6.

  • Post becomes outdoor classroom

    May 26, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Although they come from different backgrounds, they share the same goal, to become a certified South Carolina master naturalist. And the on-post field trip Friday provided by Fort Jackson’s Wildlife Branch brought 12 adult students one step closer to achieving their goal.

  • Eco-Fest, DFMWR raise awareness

    May 25, 2011

    Don’t listen to Kermit the Frog it’s easy being green. That was the message at the first annual Eco-Fest and Fun Fair, which took place Saturday at the Special Events Center.

  • Sorting it out: Grafenwoehr Elementary students learn the ins and outs of recycling in Germany

    May 24, 2011

    Leilani Castillo, 11, strained her neck to peer upward at the multitude of machines sorting a mix of plastic, glass, aluminum and everyday trash. "So all of the plastic items are on the conveyer belt and a big magnetic machine pulls any metal cans they may have got mixed in there," explained Castillo. "Then whatever is left is sorted by the workers here." Castillo, along with more than 40 additional students from Grafenwoehr Elementary School toured Bergler Sorting Plant, May 10, gaining a plethora of knowledge on the process of sorting recyclables.

  • Fort Gordon continues to advance in Army Green program

    May 23, 2011

    Fort Gordon continues to make progress in its efforts to Aca,!A"go greenAca,!A? as five new hybrid vehicles went into service earlier this week.

  • Corps of Engineers shows solar-powered streetlights to Afghan media

    May 23, 2011

    KABUL, Afghanistan - Solar-powered streetlights have boosted commerce in a busy business district in downtown Kabul where the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers installed solar-powered streetlights late last year, Kabul Mayor Muhammad Yunus Nawandish told Afghan news reporters on Thursday, May 19.

  • IPC neighborhood is among first in nation to become LEED-certified

    May 20, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Island Palm Communities received official word that its Simpson Wisser neighborhood at Fort Shafter is now a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, certified neighborhood, as determined by the U.S. Green Building Council.

  • Conservation, preservation groups tour JBSA installations

    May 19, 2011

  • USAG-HI preserves history

    May 17, 2011

    HONOLULU - The U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii received high praise for two historic preservation projects during the 2011 Preservation Honor Awards ceremony, held at the Queen's Conference Center, here, recently.

  • Fort Meade community cleans up

    May 13, 2011

    More than 40 people throughout the Fort Meade community came together Saturday afternoon to help clean up the installation. For a third consecutive year, the Enlisted Spouses Club sponsored Fort Meade Cleanup Day in an effort to give back to the community.

  • Baumholder students do their part for the environment

    May 13, 2011

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - April 22 marked Earth Day 2011. And to mark the occasion a Baumholder Middle High School students did their part to make the earth a greener place April 21 by planting 10 saplings next to the High School Playhouse.

  • JBLM bluebirds to aid species restoration

    May 12, 2011

    Western Bluebirds on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., are being captured and relocated as part of an effort to restore the species on San Juan Island off the northern coast of Washington state.

  • EPA commends Natick on cove cleanup

    May 11, 2011

    The Environmental Protection Agency recently recognized the Natick Soldier Systems Center for its efforts in cleaning up three PCB hot spots from the Pegan Cove area of Lake Cochituate in Natick, Mass. The PCBs had discharged through storm drains and into the lake after a 1985 transformer rupture at NSSC.

  • Post observes Earth Day

    May 10, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Surrounded by more than 200 area school students, senior installation commander Maj. Gen. Nick Justice became a history teacher during APG's 2011 Arbor/Earth Day celebration April 29.

  • 'Green bullet' as effective as M855 round -- consistently

    May 6, 2011

    Since June, the Army has fielded about 30 million of its new 5.56 M855A1 "Enhanced Performance Round" in Afghanistan.

  • Umatilla Chemical Agent Depot processing final 1,000 ton containers

    May 6, 2011

    On May 5, 2011 the Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Facility destroyed its 1,635th mustard agent filled ton container, leaving 1,000 TCs remaining in inventory.

  • Picatinny pyrotechnic scientists strive to make green glow 'greener'

    May 6, 2011

    Three Picatinny pyrotechnic researchers seeking a more environmentally friendly formula for the M125A1 hand flare published a research paper on a discovery for the use of an inert ceramic compound to produce green light for military pyrotechnics. The Journal "Nature" published an article which proposes that the technology may find use in theme parks and commercial fireworks displays.

  • Fluorescent bulbs good for environment, if treated properly

    May 5, 2011

    The incandescent light bulb was invented, and marketed through his company General Electric, by Thomas Edison nearly 130 years ago. On Sept. 23, 2010, GE made the last incandescent light bulb in its factory.

  • Army selects site for new Reserve Center in Danbury, Conn.

    May 5, 2011

    The 99th Regional Support Command (RSC) Environmental Division has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FNSI) from an Environmental Assessment it performed to examine the potential environmental impact of building an Armed Forces Reserve Center (AFRC) in Danbury, Conn., on April 29, 2011.

  • Corps continues to fight historic Mississippi River flooding

    May 4, 2011

    Hundreds of engineers and technicians from the Mississippi Valley, Lakes and Rivers and Northwestern Divisions, along with scientists from the Corps' Engineering Research and Development Center, are working around the clock to combat flooding stemming from historic Mississippi River levels.

  • USACE volunteers celebrate Earth Day with future engineers

    May 4, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - With a small science experiment, USACE volunteers demonstrated clean-up methods used by the Corps of Engineers to environmental science students April 25 in honor of Earth Day.

  • Recycling effort benefits Crane Army, charity

    May 3, 2011

    Crane Army Ammunition Activity improved its storage capacity, preserved the environment, and helped a local charity by donating bulky polystyrene material to be recycled versus thrown away.

  • Arsenal's one-of-a-kind test to save environment, dollars

    May 2, 2011

    The Watervliet Arsenal is undergoing a test - a first of its kind in the country - which is assured to get a lot of folks hot according to an Arsenal supervisor.

  • U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii celebrates Earth Day

    Apr 29, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - "You guys really pack 'em in," exclaimed Cory Larrieu about the crowds attending the fourth Annual Earth Day Festival, here, April 20.

  • Environmental office uses Earth Day to promote clean water

    Apr 29, 2011

    Many people have speculated that the next big war will be fought over water. Though no one can say if this will happen for sure, and if so, when, one thing that is known is that it is important to protect our water ways. To educate people on this end, the BRAC Environmental office held information booths April 21, a day before Earth Day, at the Mini Mall at Fort McPherson and the Commissary at Fort Gillem. Literature, information packets and specialists from Wenck Associates, Inc., an engineering, environmental and consulting company, were on hand to educate people.

  • Volunteers join forces for Earth Week

    Apr 28, 2011

  • MDtrip.org helps Fort Meade commuters

    Apr 28, 2011

    A new local service is designed to help community members find more efficient ways to get to and from work. The Transportation Resource Information Point, or TRIP, officially launched its website on April 21. "It brings everything transit to one point," said Matthew Costa, Fort Meade Mobility coordinator with the Central Maryland Regional Transit. "It's all here together."

  • Engineers inspire student interest in sustainability for Earth Day

    Apr 28, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District is showing students how building smart can be very green and secure. A,A Think about saving money. Think about military strategy. And think about all the countries that are implementing laws mandating that within the next 20 years new construction will have to be sustainable.

  • IMCOM Symposium: Leaders recognize outstanding efforts to reduce costs, serve Soldiers, civilians an

    Apr 28, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "We don't want you to do more with less; we want you to do less better." A,A That was among a series of messages shared by Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, commander of the U.S. Army's Installation Management Command, and his staff during the 2011 Installation Management Symposium in San Antonio April 18-21.

  • How does your garden grow'

    Apr 28, 2011

    Fort Drum children Kimberly Flores, daughter of David and Yasemia Flores, waters a flower seed after planting while her friends Madison Wendt, daughter of Staff Sgt. Jeremy and Alicia Wendt, and Alexia Little, daughter of Spc. Chad and April Little, look on the Riva Ridge Child Development Center Science Fair. Riva Ridge CDC staff organized a planting station, worm exploration, leaf prints and a working volcano at exhibits at their Month of the Military Child Science Fair.

  • Spartan Agricultural Team assesses farms, cultural centers

    Apr 28, 2011

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE PASAB, Afghanistan - Task Force Spartan's agricultural development team, along with Zabul's Agro-Business Development Team, went to cultural centers and farms April 20 to assess the agricultural situation in the area surrounding Forward Operating Base Pasab.

  • Local scouts get big history lesson

    Apr 28, 2011

    Fifteen Mannheim area scouts from Pack 137 took part in a rally on Omaha Beach in Normandy, France, April 15-17.

  • Electric car comes to town

    Apr 28, 2011

    Military police in Heidelberg are testing a new vehicle that's proven to be a plus for the planet and the garrison's pocketbook.

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