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  • Girl, Cub Scouts clean up around Baumholder housing area

    May 8, 2012

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - It was dirty work but Baumholder's Girl and Cub Scouts stepped up to the challenge and got the job done. As part of Earth Day activities, the scouts worked together with the Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division to clean up the wetland area near the lower Wetzel gate and portions of lower Wetzel Housing.

  • Improved batteries, SWIPES to lighten Soldiers' load

    May 7, 2012

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command is lightening the Soldier's load by developing smaller and lighter batteries. Scientists and engineers are unburdening the Soldier, increasing maneuverability, reducing fatigue, and cutting time needed for battery re-charging.

  • Fort Polk's goal: Reach net zero waste by 2020

    May 7, 2012

    Imagine an Army installation that values environmental sustainability not just for its financial benefits, but also because it enhances quality of life, mission capabilities, relationships with local communities and preservation of the Army's future; where items are not thrown away to occupy landfills, but instead are viewed as valuable resources to be used for multiple purposes. This is the vision of Fort Polk's future. The installation, along with 18 others Army-wide, was selected by the assistant secretary of the Army to become either a water, waste or energy pilot Net Zero installation in April 2011. Six installations were chosen in each category. As a net zero installation, the Army will consume only as much energy or water as it produces and eliminate solid waste to landfills by 2020.

  • Fort Polk honors Heritage Families after discovery of 32 unknown graves

    May 7, 2012

    Members of the Fort Polk Heritage Project, with the help of Soldiers from Warrior Transition Unit, honored the recently identified graves of 32 previously unknown local family members buried at Holly Springs Cemetery, April 28, 2012.

  • Public takes a look at Santa Ana River Marsh study

    May 4, 2012

    A proposed project to remove 50,000 cubic yards of material from a tidal marsh took an important step here April 30 when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers presented and sought public input on the project's environmental assessment.

  • It's a kakou thing: Soldiers, community restore Kaena Point

    May 4, 2012

    KAENA POINT, Hawaii -- More than 50 Soldiers and community volunteers came together for a joint Earth Day restoration project, here, April 28.

  • Transformation of Fort Meade golf course land enters next phase

    May 3, 2012

    While the removal of the golf course's sign along Mapes Road on Tuesday morning was the first indication that the course is now closed, more visible work is under way.

  • Ground breaking at U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center

    May 3, 2012

    Ground breaking ceremonies for an expansion of Building 4905, headquarters of the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center, were conducted May 3, 2012.

  • Small test at Watervliet reveals huge potential savings for DOD

    May 2, 2012

    The Watervliet Arsenal has just completed a yearlong study to determine if military boiler plants could be made more efficient and environmentally friendly and this month, the results are in and they show a potential to save millions of dollars for the Department of Defense.

  • Fort A.P. Hill Earth Day Celebration draws hundreds of students

    May 2, 2012

    More than 700 students flocked to Fort A.P. Hill for its annual Earth Day Celebration April 19.

  • Presidio community hosts Earth Day event

    May 2, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Presidio community members learned ways to conserve and protect the Earth's natural resources during an informative and interactive booth-style fair here at the Berlin Wall Courtyard April 24.

  • Presidio preschoolers celebrate Earth Day

    May 2, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Preschoolers celebrated Earth Day with lessons on recycling and invasive weeds at the Monterey Road Child Development Center April 23.

  • USACE researchers inspire next generation of innovators at STEM expo in nation's capitol

    May 1, 2012

    More than 100,000 curious participants descended upon the 2012 USA Science and Engineering Expo and Book Fair April 27-29 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The event featured highly interactive displays targeting youth K-12 and brought together top-notch universities, government agencies, private-sector companies, and non-profit organizations all for one purpose: to influence children to become the next generation of innovators by making science and engineering fun.

  • Final Archive Search Report gives insight to past herbicide tests conducted at Fort Detrick

    May 1, 2012

    The final Archive Search Report of the outdoor testing of herbicides at Fort Detrick during the 1940's through 1960's, with the important details presented to the Fort Detrick Restoration Advisory Board here, April 18.

  • Hawaii is tackling the trash

    May 1, 2012

    WAIPAHU, Hawaii -- Two bicycles, one shopping cart, a carburetor, a TV and the front seat of a car were just a few of the "finds" discovered by Army volunteers at an Earth Month Cleanup, here, April 21.

  • USAG-HI pursues Tree City USA

    May 1, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The first step toward receiving Tree City USA recognition for four Oahu Army installations was completed with the planting of Native Hawaiian trees on Fort Shafter, Aliamanu Military Reservation, Wheeler Army Air Field and Helemano Military Reservation, April 20.

  • Doing the dirty work

    May 1, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Gregory Sengsy, Hale Kula Elementary 5th-grade student, digs out composting worms during a student-led tour of Hale Kula Elementary's Saving Your Nation's Energy, or SYNERGY, Outdoor Classroom, here, April 18.

  • Hydrogen-powered bus to begin service on JBLM

    Apr 30, 2012

    As part of a Hydrogen Fuel Cell Initiative, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., received a hydrogen bus last year to develop a route to take Airmen and Soldiers, civilian employees and family members around the installation.

  • CAAA Employee Honored for Energy Saving Efforts

    Apr 30, 2012

    Crane Army Ammunition Activity employee Angela Bray received a Building Energy Monitor Award April 26 at the Crane Energy Expo for her as an energy monitor that significantly contributed to the efficiency of the ammunition activity.

  • Belvoir volunteers beautify local area, surrounding roads

    Apr 27, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (APRIL 26) -- The roads surrounding Fort Belvoir are cleaner and safer now, due in large part to Belvoir volunteers spending Saturday morning participating in the annual Richmond Highway Cleanup.

  • Fallen centuries-old 'mother' oak lives on through saplings at Arlington

    Apr 27, 2012

    On a brilliant, windy spring day, the last of five post oak saplings was planted at Arlington National Cemetery to celebrate Arbor Day and honor the fallen 220-year-old giant oak from whose acorns the saplings descended.

  • CAAA Helping Base to Become a Tree City USA

    Apr 26, 2012

    A Crane Army Ammunition Activity representative helped plant a new tree on Naval Support Activity Crane as part of a joint effort by all the commands to make the base a Tree City USA Installation.

  • ESC enlists volunteers to remove trash in residential neighborhoods

    Apr 26, 2012

    About 60 volunteers who helped spruce up the housing areas throughout the installation during the Enlisted Spouses Club's fourth annual Clean Up Fort Meade held April 21. This year, volunteers picked up nearly 110 bags of trash and recyclables throughout the communities.

  • Earth Day Expo brings awareness to Fort Rucker

    Apr 26, 2012

    Mother Nature made an appearance with a cleansing rain during Fort Rucker's first Earth Day Expo at the Festival Fields April 18, 2012, but that didn't dampen the spirits of everyone involved as the expo went on to educate and bring awareness to people about sustainability.

  • Concept vehicle rolls out to meet Detroit public

    Apr 26, 2012

    The Army debuted its latest concept vehicle that not only significantly improves upon fuel economy, it also has the capability to generate and export electric power to Soldiers in austere locations like Afghanistan.

  • Fort Carson students learn it's easy being green

    Apr 26, 2012

    About 2,000 Fort Carson students got an early start on the annual Army Earth Day celebrations with the theme of "Sustaining the Environment for a Secure Future-Net Zero." Activities began April 17-18 as volunteers read environmentally-themed books at Fort Carson schools.

  • White Sands breaks ground on Army's largest solar array

    Apr 26, 2012

    White Sands Missile Range leaders came out to break ground and to commemorate the start of a renewable energy project at the site of the new Solar Photo Voltaic Array Project, the Army's largest solar array, April 19 on WSMR.

  • Earth Day landfill tour increases environmental awareness

    Apr 25, 2012

    Last week fourth- and fifth-graders from Aukamm Elementary School in Wiesbaden, Germany, toured the Wiesbaden landfill, April 17, 2012, during a field trip in honor of Earth Day.

  • Reception Station Barracks certified LEED silver

    Apr 25, 2012

    The Green Building Certification Institute has certified the Reception Station Barracks on Sand Hill as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design silver. The two buildings opened last summer as part of a 300,000-square-foot complex for the 30th Adjutant General Battalion (Reception). It includes a new headquarters, dining facility and Soldier community center.

  • Cluster finds new energy sources

    Apr 25, 2012

    Small businesses use SBA loans to develop power for the future

  • Biden visits Corps of Engineers project in Everglades

    Apr 24, 2012

    Vice President Joe Biden discussed the administration's efforts to restore the Everglades at the S-356 pump station, a component of the Modified Water Deliveries to Everglades National Park project in Miami-Dade County, Fla., April 23, 2012.

  • Celebrating Earth Day at AMC

    Apr 24, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- From the parking lot to the sixth floor, the U.S. Army Materiel Command joined the rest of the nation in celebrating Earth Day by increasing awareness one employee at a time here, April 20.

  • President designates Fort Ord as national monument

    Apr 24, 2012

    President Barack Obama signed a proclamation April 20, 2012, designating Fort Ord, Calif., as a national monument under the Department of the Interior.

  • 307th Signal plants a tree in recognition of Arbor Day 2012

    Apr 24, 2012

    HELEMANU MILITARY RESERVATION, Hawaii - (April 20, 2012) In honor of Arbor Day 2012, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 307th Expeditionary Signal Battalion 1st Sgt. Mathew Baker(on left) and Company Commander Capt. Neal J. McDonald plant a tree at Helemanu Military Reservation. The tree planted at HMR was one of four planted throughout the island of Oahu at military installations to commemorate Arbor Day. Other trees were planted at Fort Shafter, Aliamanu Military Reservation and Wheeler Army Airfield. Trees were donated from the Tree City USA Arbor Day Foundation and Island Palm Community. (Photo by Crista Mary Mack, 311th Signal Command Public Affairs)

  • Wastewater aerator upgrades at the Joint Regional Training Center complete

    Apr 23, 2012

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Upgrades to the Afghan National Army's Joint Regional Training Center's wastewater facility near Kandahar were completed April 8 thanks to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Humphreys celebrates Earth Day

    Apr 23, 2012

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, Republic of Korea -- "Rain, sleet, or snow, Earth Day is a go," said Onsemus Smith, Chief of the Pollution Prevention and Compliance Branch of the United States Army Garrison Department of Public Works' Environmental Division.

  • Students in Japan gain Earth, science knowledge from Camp Zama experts

    Apr 22, 2012

    Though they lack the alliterative ring of the "Three Rs," the essential subjects of Science, Technology and Engineering were brought to life for Arnn Elementary students by subject-matter experts from the community here.

  • Army Earth Day Message

    Apr 20, 2012

    The Army has long been at the forefront in finding and implementing ways to protect, preserve, conserve and restore the natural environment in which we live, work and train. We have done much over the years to protect our training lands and the natural and cultural resources on our installations.

  • White House honors 'Champion of Change' for Afghanistan energy-saving

    Apr 20, 2012

    An Army Reserve officer who researched the effectiveness of energy-saving "micro-grid" technology in Afghanistan was among nine Americans honored as "Champions of Change" by the White House, April 19, 2012.

  • Recruits sought for Kaena clean up

    Apr 20, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Soldiers and Department of the Army civilians are invited to help restore one of Oahu's most beautiful treasures during a joint Earth Day activity at Kaena Point State Park Reserve, April 28.

  • What steps do you take to protect our precious earth?

    Apr 19, 2012

    There are so many things about recycling that I could talk about that could help protect our earth but being an Army mechanic, I'm going to focus on how keeping a well-maintained vehicle will not only save you money but also help protect the earth.

  • Celebrate Earth Day every day!

    Apr 19, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Long before the world was going green, before it was "cool" to recycle and before anyone started using the word "upcycling," my family was way ahead of the curve.

  • Fort Meade celebrates Earth Day with activities, exhibits

    Apr 19, 2012

    A brilliant sunny sky and moderate temperatures were the backdrop for the kickoff of Fort Meade's annual Earth Day observance, April 17, 2012.

  • Yongsan goes green for a better environment

    Apr 19, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Do we recycle on Army posts here in Korea? With a lack of recycling bins and recycling staging areas, it may seem as though recycling isn't conducted here on U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan. According to William Rogers, environmental division chief for USAG Yongsan's Directorate of Public Works, however, this is not the case.

  • Sustainability impacts post's future

    Apr 18, 2012

    Simple changes in the daily lives of people on Fort Rucker can make a huge impact on the future of the installation and what it can provide for generations to come.

  • Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

    Apr 18, 2012

    This May, our Army will observe Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's national campaign to keep riders safe on our nation's highways. The increasing number of registered motorcycles on Army installations shows more and more Soldiers are discovering the freedom and excitement of riding. This hobby comes with significant risks, however, and all Soldiers should be aware the most dangerous hazard they encounter on the road could be themselves.

  • Garrison, IPC host variety of events during Earth Month

    Apr 16, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii and Island Palm Communities continue to celebrate Earth Month by hosting a variety of activities that inspire people to learn and care for the environment.

  • 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