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  • Army Earth Day 2011

    Apr 22, 2011

  • JBLM reforestation project replants 120 acres with more than 80,000 seedlings

    Apr 21, 2011

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., last month had more than 20,000 Douglas fir, Western Red cedar and Ponderosa pine seedlings planted on a 30-acre tract of clear-cut terrain that was logged in 2008 because laminated wood rot had targeted the plot's Douglas fir.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord wins three environmental honors

    Apr 21, 2011

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord was recently chosen as a pilot site for two of the Army's Net Zero projects, adding to the installation's recent environmental winning streak.

  • Commentary: Earth Day should be everyday

    Apr 21, 2011

    We no longer wash air cleaners with gasoline and dump oil in the driveway, and over time the Army has also become an exemplary steward of the environment.

  • State Harvests Green on Milan AAP

    Apr 21, 2011

    Milan Army Ammunition Plant shares the wealth of natural resources located inside its boundaries.

  • Fort Irwin child development center sets gold standard for entire Army

    Apr 21, 2011

    FORT IRWIN,Calif.- The day before the Army celebrates Earth Day, the National Training Center and Fort Irwin marked an ecologically sound first as its $8.5 million state-of-the-art child development center was certified as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold facility Thursday morning. LEED certifications are given by the U.S. Green Building Council, which uses site sustainability, water and energy efficiency and innovation in design among other criteria to determine a facility's level of energy and environmental design.

  • Prevent storm water pollution with these tips

    Apr 21, 2011

    Now that Spring is here and the weather is warming up, many of us have plans to enjoy our waterways by swimming, boating and fishing. We all want to enjoy clean water. So what can we do to help keep our water ways clean' It all starts with clean storm water.

  • Fort Carson achieves Net Zero status

    Apr 21, 2011

    Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, announced Tuesday at the Installation Management Symposium in San Antonio that Fort Carson has been designated as an Army "Net Zero" installation.

  • Army names Fort Drum 'Community of Excellence'

    Apr 21, 2011

    Fort Drum may no longer be "The Army's Best Kept Secret." On Tuesday, the garrison's command group was in Texas to accept the 2011 Army Communities of Excellence "silver" award, marking the first time Fort Drum ever received the coveted distinction.

  • Army launches 'Net Zero' pilot program

    Apr 20, 2011

    The Army has released a list of installations which are participating in a conservation pilot program to use only as much energy and water as they create.

  • Letterkenny Commands Contribute to DoD Green Effort

    Apr 20, 2011

    Letterkenny Munitions Center, along with Letterkenny Army Depot, recently took steps to reduce congestion on the highways and help the environment through vanpooling.

  • Methane gas conversion to be tested at Fort Benning landfill

    Apr 20, 2011

    Fort Benning, Ga., is the first military installation to acquire the Flex Powerstation, which will be tested at Fort Benning this summer to see if it can successfully generate cost-effective electricity.

  • Army and Air Force Exchange Service wins Sustainability Team Award at Installation Management Sympos

    Apr 19, 2011

  • Being earth-friendly with West Point Recycling

    Apr 19, 2011

    The oohs and aahs almost matched the loud roar of the industrial shredder echoing inside the West Point Recycling Center. Dozens of children from School Age Services were visibly impressed by the gigantic machine as they toured the facility, enjoyed a hearty lunch of hot dogs and created earth-friendly arts and crafts during the Open House on April 8

  • Annual Earth Day event shows how to sustain the environment

    Apr 15, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS - The free, family-friendly fourth annual Earth Day Festival is set for 1-4 p.m., at Sills Field, here, April 20.

  • Areas open to licensed hunters to reduce wild goat, sheep population

    Apr 15, 2011

    POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii will open portions of the training area, here, to local hunters in a continuing conservation initiative to eliminate the wild goat and sheep population in Pohakuloa Training Area conservation areas.

  • Dream Machines reward recycling

    Apr 15, 2011

    PepsiCo's Dream Machines have been on Fort Leavenworth for about a week, but already they're filling up with recycled materials every other day. The program works like a reverse vending machine and gives points that can be used on a website to redeem prizes.

  • 'Green' buildings at Fort Bragg contribute to Army triple bottom line

    Apr 15, 2011

    In a time of declining defense budgets, "going green" makes economic sense, the U.S. Army Reserve Command's top civilian told business leaders March 30. The Army, along with the rest of the federal government, has embraced sustainability. Each new building the Army constructs over the next five years will be certified by the U.S. Green Building Council for leadership in energy and environmental design.

  • Fort McCoy Forestry, LRAM operations support safety, vegetation diversity

    Apr 15, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Logging operations at Fort McCoy are planned and managed to benefit both the installation and neighboring communities, said Jim Kerkman. Kerkman, forester for the Fort McCoy Directorate of Public Works (DPW), said logging operations provide a source of marketable wood for lumber, firewood and paper, as well as help improve the health of the installation's trees and increase the safety of people both on and off the installation. Management techniques include removing older, dying, dead or fallen trees or thinning out trees for health or safety reasons.

  • Green initiatives support energy-savings concept

    Apr 14, 2011

    Last week's groundbreaking for a new solar micro grid at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., is the latest example of a military "going green" -- saving environmental resources and taxpayer dollars, too.

  • Fort Drum natural resources conservation efforts merit recognition

    Apr 13, 2011

    Fort Drum is known as the Army's premier installation in the Northeast and, based on its recent selection for a Secretary of the Army Environmental Award, can also lay claim to the title of the premier Army installation for natural resources conservation.

  • Texas National Guard Historian wins Cultural Resource Management Award

    Apr 13, 2011

    Old houses were always special to Chantal McKenzie, architectural historian and cultural resource specialist with the Texas National Guard. Now they have taken on an even more important role as her love of balancing historic building preservation with sustainability and mission readiness has led to recognition as winner of the fiscal year 2010 Secretary of the Army Environmental Award, Cultural Management, Team or Individual Category.

  • Recycling and reuse results in recognition at Tobyhanna Army Depot

    Apr 13, 2011

    Because of Tobyhanna Army Depot's dedication to maintaining or exceeding environmental objectives, Tobyhanna recently won the industrial installation category of the Secretary of the Army's Environmental Awards Program for fiscal year 2010. Now the installation's nomination is being reviewed by another panel of judges as they represent the Army, in a competition against other services, for the Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord has 20/20 vision

    Apr 13, 2011

    Today, Joint Base Lewis-McChord remains true to its sustainability commitment despite the challenges of increased training needs, additional maneuver units and rapidly increasing development inside and outside of the installation fence line.

  • What is daunting for some is doable at Grafenwoehr

    Apr 13, 2011

    Some might consider supporting the stationing of six additional battalions, a population increase of 8,000 and construction of 50 new facilities daunting, but for the Environmental Management Division staff of U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr, Germany, this task was just part of their ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship. The staff's ability to successfully meet the garrison's expansion-related challenges, as well as other environmental goals, has earned them the Environmental Quality award for an overseas installation in the fiscal year 2010 Secretary of the Army Environmental Award program. They are now competing with other services as the Army's representative for this category in the Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards program.

  • SecArmy uncovers award-winning Cultural Resources Program at Fort Bliss

    Apr 13, 2011

    Selfless service, a qualified, passionate team and committed partnerships across state borders was the winning combination for the Fort Bliss Cultural Resources Management Team as they won the fiscal year 2010 Secretary of the Army Environmental Award for an installation.

  • Exchange uses customer base to promote and spread sustainability practices

    Apr 13, 2011

    The Exchange's across-the-board commitment to sustainability and implementation of innovative techniques and technologies has made them a winner in the Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards Program and positions them to successfully represent the Army in the Secretary of Defense Environmental Award competition later this year.

  • Redstone reaches out to detect radiation in Japan

    Apr 13, 2011

    A bit of Redstone Arsenal technology is now on the ground in Japan, helping to ensure the safety of Soldiers and other U.S. government personnel entering radiation contaminated areas of the country -- known as the Warm Zone and the Hot Zone -- to conduct search and rescue, and health and safety missions.

  • Sacramento District breaks ground on Fort Hunter Liggett solar array

    Apr 11, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District and its partners broke ground April 8 on a solar energy project at Fort Hunter Liggett that will provide 30 percent of the post's electricity.

  • USAG-HI's School Age Center exceeds standard

    Apr 8, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The School Age Center, here, is another example of U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's ongoing efforts to support the Army Family Covenant by ensuring excellence in schools, youth services and child care.

  • Corps of Engineers preserving 'America's Great Outdoors'

    Apr 8, 2011

    The Army Corps of Engineers is supporting President Obama's "America's Great Outdoors" initiative by providing recreation opportunities while protecting and restoring the nation's wetlands and other ecosystems, service officials said.

  • Private investment key to 'Net Zero' initiative

    Apr 8, 2011

    The Army is collaborating with private sector investors to increase energy efficiency and cost-savings.

  • JBLM Kids Fest celebrates military children with time-machine theme

    Apr 7, 2011

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord families jump-started the Month of the Military Child with Kids Fest on March 31. The annual event lets the JBLM community show its support for military children and get creative at the same time.

  • Army looking at installations for pilot 'Net Zero' program

    Apr 6, 2011

    The Army will announce April 19, which posts have been selected to participate in the Pilot Army Net Zero Installation initiative, part of a program to conserve energy, water and waste worldwide.

  • U.S., Iraq combine efforts on aquacultural wetlands project

    Apr 2, 2011

    Since 2007, the U.S. military and State Department have been working with the Iraqi Ministry of Agriculture and farmers to revitalize the fishing industry in Iraq. An organized project known as the Development and Spawning of Rare Fish was established to increase the population of rare species of fish in the marshes and wetlands in southern Iraq.

  • RDECOM program wins SecArmy award

    Apr 1, 2011

    U.S. Army scientists have developed an improved surface-coating method to reduce air pollution and save $1 billion during the next 15 years. Senior Army leaders gathered at APG's Ball Conference Center April 1 to recognize the Sustainable Painting Operations for the Total Army program.

  • Fort Bragg calculates high risk, high reward of renewable energy

    Apr 1, 2011

    Fort Bragg's energy manager and staff of six banded together to adopt a holistic approach to energy usage on Fort Bragg. Their mission - to make life better for the Soldiers while adopting a team approach to implementing and improving energy programs.

  • Army announces decision on aviation growth, realignment and stationing

    Mar 30, 2011

    The Army released a record of decision, known as a ROD, today which identifies details of the stationing action that best supports the need for realignment and growth of aviation assets. As part of the decision the Army will proceed with the activation and stationing of a new Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB) at Fort Carson, Colorado. In addition, the decision will realign existing aviation units to Joint Base Lewis-McChord to complement the aviation units already stationed there. Details of the decision are contained in the ROD.

  • USAG-HI cares for Hawaii's 'iwi kupuna'

    Mar 29, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Knowledge is key when it comes to caring for "iwi kupuna," or ancestral bones.

  • USAG-HI conducts aviation noise, cultural impacts research

    Mar 29, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii will be conducting research on aviation noise and potential natural and cultural resource impacts, March 21-April 1, at the Pohakuloa Training Area and three proposed landing zones in the Mauna Kea Forest Reserve, on the Big Island.

  • HAZMAT centers clean up Iraq

    Mar 26, 2011

    Over the course of the war in Iraq, the country has accumulated a substantial amount of waste that has the potential to affect not only the environment, but the Iraqi people and U.S. forces on the ground as well.

  • 'Bragg' about recycling at WAMC

    Mar 25, 2011

    Fort Bragg was the first Army installation to lead the way in recognizing that steps needed to be taken to preserve the sustainability and environment of Fort Bragg in order to continue to meet the mission goals for our Soldiers, civilians and Families on post. Womack Army Medical Center is now doing its part to lead the way by implementing a wider approach to an existing recycling program by passing out recycling containers throughout the hospital to capture those types of recyclable items as well as taking steps to incorporate all white paper, color, computer, and ledger paper.

  • Telemetry monitoring at Fort McCoy provides data to help manage wolves

    Mar 24, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- The trapping of a 65-pound, yearling female gray wolf on Fort McCoy's South Post should yield more information about the wolf pack at Fort McCoy and help installation management of the species, said Tim Wilder. Wilder is the endangered species program manager for the installation's Natural Resources Branch (NRB). "Although wolves have resided on North Post since 1999, a pack only recently is thought to have formed on South Post in January 2010," Wilder said. A telemetry collar was attached to the trapped wolf before she was released at a remote South Post site.

  • BUILDING STRONG: People -- Heather Wright, Park Ranger

    Mar 23, 2011

    Heather Wright has been working as a park ranger for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the past six years ensuring visitors to Stanislaus River Parks have a safe and enjoyable experience.

  • BUILDING STRONG: People -- Eric Jolliffe: Biologist

    Mar 23, 2011

    Eric Jolliffe doesn't mind getting a little mud on his shoes. In fact, it's part of the job for this environmental planner with the Corps' San Francisco District. Mud, or more accurately, dredged material, has played a key role in the development of the Hamilton Wetland Restoration Project in Novato, Calif. It is the foundation for building the kind of typography conducive to growing plants and attracting wildlife.

  • Army backs first 'Great Outdoors' project in Hawaii

    Mar 23, 2011

    In order to promote President Obama's "America's Great Outdoors" initiative, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy and leaders of the Army Corps of Engineers helped kick off a project to restore the Heeia Wetland, adjacent to Kaneohe Bay on Oahu.

  • Community gardens open in Fort Hood housing areas

    Mar 21, 2011

    Families from the Fort Hood Family Housing development, Comanche III, braved cool temperatures March 14, to take part in the grand opening of the community garden.

  • Fort Bragg directorate receives green certification

    Mar 18, 2011

    The Directorate of Human Resources was certified as a Green Directorate at the Sustainability Management Council meeting on Feb. 17. The Green Directorate program encourages military units and civilian organizations on the installation to practice sustainable, daily operations and educates staff about the benefits of environmentally conscious business practices and their impacts on the mission. To become certified as a Green Directorate, organizations must implement specific measure to reduce waste, promote recycling and engage in environmentally preferred purchasing. The measures must also improve energy efficiency, conserve water and enhance air quality.

  • USAG-HI provides cultural resource update at Makua

    Mar 14, 2011

    WAIANAE, Hawaii - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii representatives and environmental officials reviewed cultural resource guidelines and annual findings concerning cultural preservation at Makua Military Reservation, Feb. 24, here.

  • JBLM program recycles bottle caps to protect the environment

    Mar 10, 2011

    At about the same time, Edna Iris De Rosa started encouraging children at JBLM's North Fort Youth Center, where she was working as a child and youth program assistant, to hang on to their bottle caps rather than throw them away. They collected them all summer long - and when she transferred to North Fort Child Development Center in January, the kids kept going.

  • 11 examples of sustainable solutions for installations

    Mar 9, 2011

    U.S. Army installations frequently focus on improving energy efficiency, water usage and waste management practices in an effort become more sustainable to meet future military mission requirements.

  • Army, state continue collaboration to protect, save history

    Mar 7, 2011

    HONOLULU - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii command representatives and environmental officials met with the State Historic Preservation Division, Office of Hawaiian Affairs and National Parks Service representatives for the first time in 2011, Feb. 16, to review and discuss future programs for the protection of historic properties.

  • Alaska District receives award for Jago River cleanup

    Mar 4, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Alaska District FUDS Team successfully removed the 1,400 drums during a 28-day window, battling foggy conditions and some daunting logistics -- a feat recently recognized by the team's selection as winner of the Fiscal Year 2010 Secretary of the Army Environmental Award for Environmental Restoration.

  • Interior Secretary Salazar helps USACE break ground for new Picayune Strand project

    Mar 4, 2011

    U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, a strong supporter of Everglades restoration, was among more than 130 people who celebrated the groundbreaking Feb. 18 of a new federal construction project to restore the Picayune Strand. When complete, the project will restore natural water flows over an 85-square-mile area, improve the area's hydrology, enable the return of more balanced plant communities, increase aquifer recharge and send fresh water in a more natural manner to the coastal estuaries.

  • Army's vice chief checks BRAC construction at Bragg

    Mar 3, 2011

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli visited the future home of the headquarters elements of U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command at Fort Bragg, N.C., today, for an up close and personal view of the 631,000-square-foot facility slated for completion June 21.

  • Fort Bragg library hosts environmental programs from children

    Mar 3, 2011

    In the spirit of environmental responsibility, Sustainable Fort Bragg has partnered with John L. Throckmorton Library to host a series of environmental programs for children designed to educate children about the environment and provide a connection to the natural world. The programs will feature stories, music and activities with an environmental theme.

  • Martins get new Semmes Lake home

    Mar 3, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The Directorate of Public Works Wildlife Office and Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation have high hopes that new housing on Semmes Lake will be occupied this spring by tenants from South America.

  • Prescribed burns under way

    Mar 2, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Environmental Management Division's Land Management Branch is fighting fire with fire - literally. The Directorate of Public Works agency has ignited its annual round of prescribed burns in post training areas.

  • Paintball, woodchips part of environmental discussion

    Feb 28, 2011

    HONOLULU - The Oahu Army Natural Resource Program, or OANRP, recently completed a series of meetings aimed at reviewing and guiding the Army's natural resource conservation work with endangered species.

  • Fort Bragg champ radiates green energy

    Feb 25, 2011

    Jennifer McKenzie, earned her right to be named the 2011 Energy Champion and the entire Fort Bragg community benefitted. The Fort Bragg energy manager with the Directorate of Public Works, McKenzie has worked to improve Soldiers' quality of life while reducing operational costs. Each year, the Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program hosts a "You Have the Power" campaign, which honors the work of one outstanding federal employee.

  • Picatinny exceeds Army's energy reduction goal 5 years ahead of schedule

    Feb 24, 2011

    The energy management team at Picatinny Arsenal recently surpassed the Army-wide goal to reduce energy consumption by 30 percent five years ahead of schedule. The Army's time table for all installations to achieve this goal is slated for fiscal year 2015. Picatinny met the goal at the close of fiscal year 2010.

  • Net Zero waste goal becoming a reality at JBLM

    Feb 24, 2011

    This year, the Joint Base Lewis-McChord sustainability team has received two prestigious national awards for its accomplishments in 2010.

  • Area firefighters burn to learn

    Feb 24, 2011

    Fort Sill, Okla., Destry Horton Wildland and Emergency Medical Service Regional Fire School

  • Fort McCoy works toward Net Zero status

    Feb 24, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Fort McCoy has implemented aggressive conservation/reduction programs for energy, water and waste-stream resources. The efforts seek to protect and extend, and, whenever possible, recycle or reuse those resources, said Fort McCoy water and energy program managers.

  • Army archaeologist studying in Rome increases her influence

    Feb 24, 2011

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- A Fort Drum-based archaeologist who became the first-ever DoD employee to win a scholarship to the prestigious American Academy in Rome says she is digging up key insights and discoveries during her studies that are impacting everything from NATO training to preservation efforts in turbulent Middle Eastern cities.

  • Green landscaping puts LID on runoff

    Feb 22, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The next time someone tells you to put a LID on it, don't take offense. They may simply be asking whether you've considered putting a green roof on that new building you are designing.

  • Employees writing on the walls' Not a problem

    Feb 22, 2011

    One Tobyhanna organization sees the writing on the wall when it comes to cutting overhead costs and improving efficiency.

  • APG doing part to boost forest coverage

    Feb 22, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2011 the International Year of Forests to raise awareness about forest management and conservation and development of all types of forests for the benefit of current and future generations.

  • Zero Waste: Post uses solar power, efficient equipment to save money

    Feb 17, 2011

    The Army's Net Zero Installation Strategy to conserve natural resources echoes Fort Meade's efforts to conserve energy.

  • New environmental control units keep systems, Soldiers on target

    Feb 17, 2011

    In the sweltering temperatures of the Middle East, Soldiers aren't the only ones who can overheat - their communications equipment must also be kept cool in order to function properly. Efforts by Project Manager, Mobile Electric Power (PM MEP) to provide environmental control in support of mission success took a major step forward on 2 Feb., when a Full Rate Production Ceremony for the 60k British Thermal Units per Hour (BTUH) Improved Environmental Control Units (IECU) was held in Florence, Ky. The 60k IECU will be a more efficient consumer of power on the battlefield, and its standardization means it can be installed, operated and maintained by Soldiers using the tools and training they receive in Army schoolhouses. The first fielding with an operational unit is expected to take place in March.

  • Mosquitoes' buzz hits Hawaii

    Feb 15, 2011

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - While a mosquito's irritating, high-pitched buzz can be a nuisance, the irritating pests have not yet caused any serious illness to humans, here, according to the Hawaii State Department of Health.

  • USAG-HI begins Net Zero goals

    Feb 15, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Net zero, resource management and sustainability are terms being used more frequently during a time of persistent conflict.

  • JMC Commanding General visits Scranton Army Ammunition Plant

    Feb 15, 2011

    Brig. Gen. Gustave Perna, JMC Commanding General visit to Scranton Army Ammunition Plant, Scranton, Pa.

  • Cooperation, teamwork a winning combination for Grafenwoehr's Environmental Division

    Feb 15, 2011

    The U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr was recently recognized by the Secretary of the Army for having the best environmental program of a U.S. military installation overseas.

  • Former Army airfield converted to wetlands

    Feb 14, 2011

  • District aids Richmond's stormwater management project; improves health of Chesapeake Bay

    Feb 14, 2011

    When rain falls on Richmond, runoff is inevitable. As water spills off roofs and impermeable pavement, what water doesn't seep into the exposed ground ends up in storm drains, and that can add up quickly: an inch of rain on Richmond is roughly 973 million gallons of water, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Effectively managing stormwater in a large, urban area such as the city of Richmond is a large-scale effort, and Norfolk District is partnering with Richmond to design and construct major improvements to one of its vital stormwater management systems - the Joseph Bryan Park Stormwater Management Project.

  • Turning trash into cash: Fort Bragg Sports, Recreation Division benefits from recycling incentives p

    Feb 11, 2011

    The Fort Bragg Recycling Incentives Program was launched in March of 2008 as a way for military units and agencies across the installation to reduce waste and recycle post commodities. Participants in the program collect and donate cardboard, office paper, aluminum cans and plastic bottles to the Fort Bragg Recycling Center where the materials are weighed and recorded. The recorded weights are then transferred into a value and the amount is issued to the donating unit or organization as a voucher that may be applied at any FMWR resource.

  • Joint Service Dining Facility Garners First Gold Award for Fort Lee

    Feb 11, 2011

    Fort Lee earned its first gold rating through the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program.

  • Walking on water: Nisqually Estuary boardwalk offers visitors view of restoration

    Feb 10, 2011

    The Nisqually National Wildlife Reserve's new Boardwalk Trail, which opened Feb. 1, stretches across the Nisqually estuary mudflats for more than a mile. From the boardwalk, visitors can watch water flow in through slough channels just feet below them, and maybe spot some of the more than 300 species of fish, birds and other animals on the reserve.

  • Fort Lee facility garners energy, environmental design award

    Feb 10, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Feb. 11, 2011) -- Fort Lee has earned its first gold rating through the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program.

  • Army announces winners of environmental awards

    Feb 9, 2011

    Five installations, one organization, two teams, and one individual have been named recipients of the Secretary of the Army Environmental awards for their achievements in 2010.

  • Corps efforts offer new hope for oysters, environment

    Feb 9, 2011

    Thanks to the efforts of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District, the native American oyster, is receiving much needed help in being restored.

  • Utility mock billing update planned for IPC town halls

    Feb 7, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The residential utility program, otherwise known as "mock billing," will be discussed at two upcoming town halls hosted by U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii and Island Palm Communities.

  • 162 eagles call APG home

    Feb 7, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The annual aerial survey of Aberdeen Proving Ground bald eagles found 162 that call APG home.

  • Neighborhood Board 25 honors Army's contributions toward land preservation

    Feb 7, 2011

    MILILANI, Hawaii - The U.S. Army received an award from the Mililani-Waipio-Melemanu Neighborhood Board No. 25, for its financial contribution to protecting Hawaii's aina, or land, Jan. 16.

  • Army announces availability of Final PEIS on proposed aviation growth, realignment and stationing

    Feb 4, 2011

    The Army has prepared a Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for the proposed growth, realignment, and stationing of new and existing Army aviation assets. The proposed action includes the consolidation and reorganization of existing aviation units and the potential establishment of one or more combat aviation brigades (CAB). The Final PEIS considers three alternatives, plus a no action alternative. Fort Carson and Joint Base Lewis-McChord are the only stationing alternatives that meet all of the Army's stationing requirements for new CAB stationing.

  • Assistant Secretary Hammack visits Fort Carson

    Feb 3, 2011

    The assistant secretary of the Army for installations and environment visited Fort Carson Jan. 27 to gain an understanding of the post's sustainability and renewable energy strategies to help the Army achieve its future goals.

  • Hunters give facility facelift thumbs up

    Feb 3, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - What better way for a hunter to enjoy bragging rights than to relax in a comfortable atmosphere, hot cup of coffee in hand, and room enough to tell the tales' Aberdeen Proving Ground area hunters now have that luxury, thanks to the facelift the old deer shack has undergone.

  • Talkin' Trash: Recycling program can yield big bucks

    Feb 3, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Fort Jackson units can get cash for their trash. Through an incentive program offered by the installation's Qualified Recycling Program, units can earn funds for being environmentally conscious.

  • Net Zero is 100 Percent Benefit

    Feb 2, 2011

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- The Army has a bold vision for managing natural resources on its installations: they will become net zero.

  • Anniston depot reusing concrete from C&D projects

    Feb 1, 2011

    A 2010 value stream analysis here identified ways to divert construction and demolition waste from being sent to landfills. Conducted by the depot's Directorate of Risk Management, the VSA resulted in meeting goals outlined in Executive Order 13514, which requires federal facilities to divert at least 50 percent of construction and demolition, or C&D, materials and debris from landfills.

  • District continues effort to restore Chesapeake Bay with waste water treatment project

    Jan 30, 2011

    A waste water treatment plant in one of its towns, Dillwyn, required expansion, so county officials approached the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District with a request: help us complete the design and construction of the expansion.

  • Fort Drum conservationists win top Army environmental award

    Jan 28, 2011

    Sixteen biologists, botanists and foresters who care about nature helped Fort Drum win big this year in the Army's annual environmental competition.

  • For the love of chum

    Jan 27, 2011

    More than 50 members of local communities, the Nisqually Tribe and Joint Base Lewis-McChord gathered for the annual Roy Salmon Homecoming on the banks of Muck Creek Saturday at the Roy City Park to celebrate their recovery accomplishments and welcome back spawning Chum salmon.

  • Hawaii's Simpson Wisser neighborhood earns gold, silver status

    Jan 26, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - All homes in the Simpson Wisser neighborhood at Fort Shafter have earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, certification.

  • Army announces environmental award winners

    Jan 26, 2011

    Five installations, one organization, two teams, and one individual will receive Secretary of the Army awards for their environmental and sustainability program achievements during fiscal 2010. These achievements demonstrate exemplary efforts in implementing innovative technologies, endangered species protection, historic preservation, environmental restoration and sustainability.

  • Army seeks public input at scoping meetings

    Jan 25, 2011

    POHAKULOAAca,!E+TRAININGAca,!E+AREA, Hawaii - The Army held two public scoping meetings on the Big Island this week, to allow the public an opportunity to familiarize itself with the proposed modernization projects at the Pohakuloa Training Area, or PTA.

  • Ice bridge builders: No river deep enough for Alaska engineers

    Jan 25, 2011

    The ice bridge at the U.S. Army Cold Regions Test Center at Fort Greely, about 100 miles southeast of Fairbanks, enables units to reach otherwise inaccessible areas across the frozen Delta River.

  • Schweinfurt DPW's toil kept community functioning during record-setting month

    Jan 24, 2011

    Residents of Germany just survived the coldest December since 1969, and in doing so received a barrage of snow not experienced in years. The area around the Army garrison here received several storms and tallied nearly 60 centimeters of snow accumulation, resulting in several days of delays or closures for garrison services and schools. Franconia enjoyed its first white Christmas since 1981. While many employees and students looked forward to enjoying a long morning at home during these weather delays, the tireless employees of USAG Schweinfurt's Directorate of Public Works knew that the snow days would be long ones.

  • History keeps rolling with new technology

    Jan 21, 2011

    Caissons keep rolling along with help from the U.S. Army Ordnance School. Some of the oldest equipment in the Army is being updated with new hardware, thanks to state-of-the-art technology currently being fielded here. For almost 100 years, Caisson Wagons have served our military. They've carried the flag draped caskets of Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt, Herbert Hoover, John F. Kennedy, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lyndon B. Johnson along with Army General Douglas MacArthur and countless other military heroes over the years.

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