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  • 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.

  • Still Going Strong: San Antonio military construction to maintain rapid pace beyond 2011

    Jan 20, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The start of the new year also marks the beginning of the final push toward conclusion of San Antonio's 2007-2011 BRAC construction program.

  • Corps of Engineers completes Yuba River salmon habitat restoration project

    Jan 19, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has completed a salmon habitat restoration project on the Yuba River, below the Corps' Englebright Dam near Smartsville, Calif.

  • IMCOM's new home bridges past and future

    Jan 19, 2011

    The new IMCOM headquarters buildings will feature advanced "green" design while maintaining the integrity of the 1930s structure.

  • Sharing the ride shortens the road

    Jan 19, 2011

    Up before the sun rises, you climb into your vehicle and drive a long distance alone each day to your job at Natick Soldier Systems Center. When the workday is done, you make a similar journey home. It doesn't necessarily have to be that way. We could save money, help the environment, reduce traffic congestion, and lessen the wear and tear on our vehicles and ourselves by changing the ways we commute to work.

  • Tracking Fort Bragg's newest engine

    Jan 18, 2011

    Fort Bragg ushered in the new decade with a softer-sounding chug, thanks to USAX 6508, a firebrick red engine commissioned for service on Dec. 15, 2010. The new model replaces one of two train engines that hauled military equipment for more than 20 years. The new engine runs on ultra-low sulfur fuel, an improved grade of diesel designed to lower emissions of particulate matter with a 2,900-gallon tank capacity of "greener" fuel, which will leave a lighter railmark for decades to come.

  • Corps-led eagle survey measures resurgence of national treasure

    Jan 13, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers coordinates the national Midwinter Bald Eagle Survey, an annual count of bald eagle populations across the nation each January. The survey has contributed to the resurgence of the bald eagle, which was once listed on the federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife.

  • Bluegills monitor treated groundwater

    Jan 13, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - If you see the bluegill fish coughing, it doesn't have a cold. But it is showing mild distress. The bluegill's sensitivity to water quality makes it an ideal species for monitoring the cleanliness of area groundwater, said Nate Davis, who oversees the testing.

  • Clearing up the recycling confusion at McChord

    Jan 7, 2011

    As part of the Joint Base Lewis-McChord merger on Oct. 1, 2010, LeMay Incorporated took over McChord Field's waste services contract. In addition to being the solid waste services provider for all of Pierce County, LeMay has been the Lewis Main and North solid waste contractor for several years. Shelia Albrecht-Martin, the JBLM Public Works solid waste and recycling outreach coordinator, said the new single-stream recycling system is actually easier to use because nearly all recyclables go into the same 90-gallon cart.

  • More Army Environment Information

    Jan 5, 2011

    This provide a list of links where other more specific information can be found on Army Environmental Programs.

  • From the ground up: Tree planting encourages growth of ecosystem

    Jan 5, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The number of longleaf pine trees on Fort Benning will soon top 14.7 million. Tree planters have been working since the beginning of December to plant 1,000 acres - approximately 605,000 seedlings - of the hardy Southern pine.

  • Solar Thermal Roof Debuts at Adelphi Laboratory Center

    Dec 27, 2010

    December construction atop Building 601 at the Army's Adelphi Laboratory Center features a solar thermal roof, a renewable energy project at ALC that will save money and conserve natural resources.

  • Annual Deer Hunts Sustain Herd at Blossom Point

    Dec 27, 2010

    Five Saturdays each fall, the Army's Blossom Point Research Facility in southern Maryland opens its gates to the public to help manage the white-tail deer population on the 1,600-acre range and to offer youth and adults the opportunity to hunt. The purpose of the hunts is to keep the deer population to a sustainable level of 20 per square mile so that the environment can continue to support them.

  • Environmental officers train to protect lives, resources

    Dec 27, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Exposure to hazardous materials can harm and ultimately kill Soldiers and civilians. Knowing how to properly handle chemicals, fuel and other potentially dangerous materials and what to do in the event of an accidental spill, can save lives and prevent long-term harm to the environment.

  • Fort Riley first in KC district to get LEED certification

    Dec 22, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Fort Riley is the first installation in the Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification under the U.S. Green Building Council's guidelines, said Jonathan Petry, senior architect with the Kansas City District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • New visitor center combines green building, community involvement

    Dec 21, 2010

    With overwhelming support from the public, stakeholders, partners and congressional offices, the new M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center overlooking the Clarence Cannon Dam and Mark Twain Lake opened Oct. 2, welcoming hundreds of visitors in its first month open to the public.

  • USACE builds energy-efficient HQ for SHAPE Special Operations

    Dec 21, 2010

    $20 million, 55,800 square-foot building will be the first LEED Silver-certified facility at SHAPE.

  • Crane Army Ammunition Activity Looks to Improve Energy Savings

    Dec 20, 2010

    The challenge has been placed to the employees of Crane Army Ammunition Activity by its commander, Col. Linwood Clark: find ways to reduce energy usage and commit to them.

  • Major Iraqi oil refinery demonstrates self-sufficiency

    Dec 20, 2010

    The South Refinery Company, an Iraqi Government-owned oil company in Basra, has gained the attention of United States Division-South for its ingenuity and resourcefulness in repairing parts of its facility that had been inoperable for decades.

  • Airfield installs state-of-the-art solar lights

    Dec 17, 2010

    Fort Campbell Army Airfield's new solar lighting system offers a state-of-the-art solution to enhance troop training and reduce power consumption at the same time. The system enables Soldiers to train more efficiently for deployment and conserves electricity.

  • Improving indoor air quality as temperatures drop

    Dec 17, 2010

    Air pollution is thought of as an outside concern, like smog hanging in the air. However, the air inside homes and offices can be more polluted than the air outside. So what can you do to clean up the air you breathe'

  • JBSA hammers out energy conservation management strategies at summit

    Dec 16, 2010

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO -- Experts from the Department of Defense, Air Education Training Command and Joint Base San Antonio kicked off an energy conservation summit at Fort Sam Houston Dec. 7 to construct a Strategic Energy Management Plan for Fort Sam Houston and Lackland and Randolph Air Force Bases.

  • Students present powerful posters for Energy Awareness Month

    Dec 16, 2010

    Did you know that a leaky faucet can waste up to 2,700 gallons of water in a year' Or that 3-6 billion trees are cut down annually' Well, if you wandered down the halls of Hohenfels Middle/High School and examined the energy conservation posters created by the 7-9th grade science classes, you'd learn that and a whole lot more.

  • Army extends public comment period for draft PEIS on proposed aviation growth, realignment and stati

    Dec 15, 2010

    The Army has prepared a draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed growth, realignment, and stationing of new and existing Army aviation assets. The public comment period, which opened on Nov. 5, is now extended until Jan. 7, 2011.

  • Extreme makeover: Improving Fort Bragg buildings to meet the demands of today

    Dec 10, 2010

    The buildings where we live and work contribute more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than the cars we drive. Currently there are 11 projects which aim to fine-tune or retro-commission many of the buildings on Fort Bragg. This retro-commissioning projects aims to make a large impact on the 25 million square feet of floor space on the installation

  • Fort Bragg schools find initiative on America Recycles Day

    Dec 10, 2010

    Sustainable Fort Bragg and Fort Bragg Schools collaborated on America Recycles Day on Nov. 15 to Bag the Bag. For the Bag the Bag initiative, the Chico Bag ™ Bag Monster visited Albritton School and Irwin School to educate classes about recycling and the disadvantages of plastic bags. Albritton School students admonished the Bag Monster with chants of "You should be recycled!" and "See you in the recycling bin!"

  • USACE People: Beckham receives Ohio Distinguished Service Medal

    Dec 9, 2010

    The Ohio Distinguished Service Medal was awarded to Louisville District project manager Glen Beckham, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency project manager Eileen Mohr and Ravenna Army Ammunition Plant BRAC Environmental Coordinator Mark Patterson on Dec. 3, 2010, at Ravenna Army Ammunition Plant in Ravenna, Ohio. The medals were presented by Maj. Gen. Matthew Kambic, Assistant Adjutant General for Army, Joint Force Headquarters-Ohio, Ohio Army National Guard, on behalf of Ohio Governor Ted Strickland for their significant contributions to the success of Camp Ravenna through their dedication to excellence in the Installation Restoration Program.

  • Leaders focus on sustainability

    Dec 8, 2010

    Fort Carson explored the topic of personal sustainability and resiliency at the conference Nov. 18-19 at the Antlers Hilton in Colorado Springs.

  • Kean breathes 'green' air into class curriculum

    Dec 7, 2010

    Even the most disinterested student can't help to be mesmerized when walking into Elfriede Kean's classroom. It's brightly colored and full of life. Plants and fruit tress line the window sill, a five foot tall tree sits in the corner and a real bird's nest takes refuge on her crowded desk.

  • Great oaks from little acorns grow

    Dec 6, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - On Saturday, Nov. 27, Aberdeen Proving Ground's Garrison cut down a locally famous black oak tree in the former Maryland Boulevard Picnic Area.

  • Henry House saving energy while still looking good

    Dec 2, 2010

    The Henry House renovation incorporated many energy efficiencies and should meet the goal of a "net zero" energy project.

  • New York Aviators Fly Adirondack Mission To Support State Conservation Agency

    Dec 1, 2010

    SPECULATOR, NY --Two New York Army National Guard UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters helped out the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Monday, Nov. 29 by airlifting parts of a helipad to the top of Wakley Mountain, deep in the heart of the six million acre Adirondack Park. The two helicopters, based at Army Aviation Support Facility #3 at the Albany International Airport, carried 2000 pound, pre-fabricated helipad components to the top of the mountain by sling-loading them under the aircraft.

  • New York Army National Guard Aviators Fly Adirondack Mountain Support Mission

    Dec 1, 2010

    Two New York Army National Guard UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters helped out the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Monday, Nov. 29 by airlifting parts of a helipad to the top of Wakley Mountain here. The two helicopters, based at Army Aviation Support Facility #3 at the Albany International Airport, carried 2000 pound, pre-fabricated helipad components to the top of the mountain by sling-loading them under the aircraft. The mission provided the aviators a chance to train on sling-loading in mountainous terrain, explained New York Army National Guard Chief Warrant Officer Charles Roda.

  • Army leads way in turning trash into treasure

    Nov 29, 2010

    Commanders from Oahu's military installations formalized their unified commitment to reduce solid waste and enhance recycling with a memorandum of understanding, or MOU, signing at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Nov. 16.

  • Fort McCoy Fisheries Program supports Wisconsin DNR efforts to restock Lake Tomah

    Nov 29, 2010

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- More than 400 fish from Stillwell Pond and the North Flowage at Fort McCoy have found a new home in Tomah as the installation's Fisheries Program supported restocking efforts for Lake Tomah. Jordan Weeks, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) senior fisheries biologist, said the agency gladly took about 300 blue gills and 100 bass from their temporary home at the Whitetail Ridge Ski Area holding pond to Lake Tomah Nov. 10. The fish had spent about 60 days at the holding pond so they could be certified as healthy by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service before the move.

  • New, low-emitting locomotive pulls into Fort Stewart

    Nov 26, 2010

    Fort Stewart became the proud recipient of a new $1.5 million, 134-ton, N-ViroMotive Ultra Low Emitting Switcher locomotive Nov. 17.

  • Shades of Green discovers it is greener on positive side of energy conservation

    Nov 23, 2010

    The Shades of Green is getting greener. In accordance with the U.S. Army's 25-year Energy and Water Plan for Installations, officials at the Armed Forces Recreation Center on Walt Disney World Resort got with the plan quicker than Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

  • Fort Bliss supports America Recycles Day

    Nov 23, 2010

    Fort Bliss recycling center hosts promotional event on America Recycles Day. Children and adults were educated, and played games to encourage learning.

  • Traditional German ceremony knights new hunters

    Nov 23, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It was the night for hunters. Several German JAfA$ger in personalized hunting attire mingled in and around Kloster Eberbach Nov. 7 in celebration of their holiest of days - the celebration of Saint Hubertus, patron saint of hunters. Some sipped on mulled wine, others swapped hunting stories.

  • Residents get updates on utility billing

    Nov 22, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Department of Defense is asking everyone to conserve energy, and families living on installations are no exception.

  • Going green

    Nov 22, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Mindy Molinari hands recyclables to Fidel Mamaril of Access Information Management, Kapolei, for shredding during Army Hawaii Recycles Day, Monday, at Kaena Community Center, here. America Recycles Day is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to the promotion of recycling programs in the U.S.

  • National Public Lands Day event dedicated to fallen Fort Bragg Soldier

    Nov 18, 2010

    Members of the Fort Bragg Arbor Board and Soldiers from the Wolf Pack, the 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, collaborated to assist in the preservation of Fort Bragg's natural resources. The volunteers gathered pine straw, weeded, cleaned McFadyen Pond, tended plants, removed garbage and planted trees and shrubs - all as a memorial to battalion member Spc. Timothy Fulkerson, who was killed in action in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Milan Army Ammunition Plant Hosts Wounded Warrior Hunt

    Nov 17, 2010

    Story on Wounded Warrior Hunt at the Milan Army Ammunition Plant.

  • Environmental management with a pinch of movie magic

    Nov 16, 2010

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany - The military is notorious for rehashing outdated videos and tired old commercials, but luckily there are people like Lothar Rueckert around to breathe life into them. Recently, Mr. Rueckert and members of the Schweinfurt community, along with a professional filming crew, coordinated efforts to re-film a 15-year-old version of the garrison's environmental management program video.

  • U.S. Army Completes Chemical Stockpile Destruction at Pine Bluff Chemical Agent Disposal Facility

    Nov 15, 2010

    The disposal of the last mustard agent-filled ton container in the chemical weapons stockpile of the Pine Bluff Arsenal, Ark. was completed safely the evening of Friday, Nov. 12, marking the end of chemical weapons storage at the Arsenal after nearly seven decades.

  • Solomon celebrates 'Tree City'

    Nov 15, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - More than 100 students from Solomon Elementary School joined Col. Douglas Mulbury, commander, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, and representatives from Island Palm Communities, here, Nov. 5, to celebrate Schofield Barracks' designation as a Tree City USA.

  • Fort McCoy recycled 42 percent of waste stream in FY 2010

    Nov 15, 2010

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 marked the third consecutive year Fort McCoy has recycled more than 40 percent of its waste stream, according to Michael Miller. Miller, who is the Water and Wastewater branch chief for the Fort McCoy Directorate of Public Works, said Fort McCoy's recycling program continually strives to improve the installation's recycling percentage. McCoy recycled 42 percent of its waste stream in both FY 2008 and 2010 (1,677 tons of material) and 47 percent (2,078 tons) in FY 2009. All three percentage totals surpass the Army's goal of having its organizations recycle 40 percent of their waste stream, Miller said. Miller said he hopes 50 percent of the installation's waste stream eventually can be recycled.

  • Corps project added to international wildlife refuge

    Nov 15, 2010

    Louisville District helps convert a World War II missile site into a home for more than 200 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish.

  • Army's wildland firefighters fill niche on island

    Nov 15, 2010

    The Army's wildland firefighters stationed here are more than average run-of-the-mill firefighters, if there were such a thing. These individuals fill a critical niche in both the Army and Hawaii's fire prevention plan, and they protect the lives and property of residents, as well as endangered plants and wildlife in the forests.

  • Sacrificing a tree for long term gain

    Nov 12, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Recently some members of the Aberdeen Proving Ground community voiced their concern about the impending loss of a large oak tree on a part of APG scheduled for development.

  • Fort Rucker takes aim at cell phones for America Recycles Day

    Nov 12, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Post residents who want to contribute to installation recycling efforts will have the opportunity to do even more on America Recycles Day Nov. 15.

  • Rehabilitated bird released into wild at Fort Bragg

    Nov 12, 2010

    The Carolina Raptor Center released a bald eagle at Mott Lake. The eagle was nursed back to health by the CRC and released into the wild at Fort Bragg. But according to Dave Heins, chief of the Environmental Division, the release also accomplishes another goal - it helps improve wildlife and recovers some of the endangered species that are on the installation.

  • Going green at Natick

    Nov 12, 2010

    It's really not that difficult to be green. If you doubt that, have a seat at the picnic table behind Building 45 at U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center and talk with Richard Valcourt.