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  • Solar project to pay for itself within next seven years

    Jun 22, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- From a series of renewable energy projects undertaken by the U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr, the first one began at Rose Barracks in April.

  • Fort Carson DFMWR gets 'smart' with new sustainable fleet vehicles

    Jun 17, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.---The "Smart Cars" traveling the streets of Fort Carson are a new addition to the post's administrative vehicle fleet.

  • ARRA: Corps of Engineers removes toxins from soil near Virginia lake

    Jun 17, 2010

    Wilmington District manages project with expertise from Omaha District. Four areas were decontaminated of dioxin, DDT, fuel and lead.

  • Army Corps of Engineers to suspend Nationwide Permit 21 in Appalachian Region

    Jun 17, 2010

    Suspension of streamlined permitting for surface coal mining projects applies to six states: Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

  • Army Chief of Engineers tours Everglades projects

    Jun 15, 2010

    U.S. Army Chief of Engineers, Lt. Gen. Robert L. "Van" Van Antwerp, spent four days touring sites in South Florida that benefit and protect the Everglades and Florida residents. The Corps of Engineers has reached a historic milestone in Everglades restoration with the award of the contract for the first federally-funded Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Project construction project.

  • Honouliuli preservation involves work of many hands

    Jun 14, 2010

    KUNIA VILLAGE, Hawaii - On the eastern slopes of the Waianae Mountains, there is a "wahi pana," a "celebrated place," called Honouliuli.

  • USACE critical agreement moves Everglades restoration forward

    Jun 11, 2010

    Landmark agreement vital to continuing the restoration of the Everglades was signed by the Corps of Engineers and the South Florida Water Management District. Project will provide water storage essential to areaAca,!a,,cs health and viability.

  • Baumholder receives Rheinland Pfalz award for environmental initiatives

    Jun 11, 2010

  • Hawaii's PTA protects natural resources

    Jun 10, 2010

    POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii - The Army is waging a war, here.

  • Army continues clean-up efforts at APG site

    Jun 10, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Aberdeen Proving Ground's efforts to clean up a contaminated site at New O-Field will achieve the complicated task in an environmentally-friendly way. After considering several options, the installation has chosen a cleanup approach that will remediate the site while being mindful of the sensitive natural environment.

  • Fort Bragg wins N.C. clean air energy award

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- A driving force in sustainable transportation, Fort Bragg won this year's North Carolina Mobile Clean Air Renewable Energy award in the Policy/Organization category.

  • Digging in the dirt for Soldier safety

    Jun 9, 2010

    An environmental surveillance team traveled from Camp Zama, Japan to Schofield Barracks, Hawaii to train deploying Soldiers of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division. After a couple days of classroom training, instructors and students went to nearby Lake Wilson, also known as Wahiawa Reservoir, to collect samples of water, soil and insects, just as the Soldiers will do in Iraq when the brigade deploys this summer.

  • A walk through history

    Jun 6, 2010

    When Col. Kent Goff isn't sporting his Army Combat Uniform during weekend battle assemblies, he is likely decked out in a military uniform from another era. The 412th Theater Engineer Command's intelligence and security officer is also a military history buff who participates in civil war re-enactments.

  • JBLM program aids butterflies, protects training area

    Jun 4, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - Joint Base Lewis-McChord Garrison Commander Col. Thomas Brittain - former Ranger and combat veteran - might have looked out of place as he carefully carried a dainty butterfly into a field of sunflowers. However, it was all part of JBLM's Army Compatible Use Buffer Program and a vital link to preserving a dwindling species as well as valuable training area.

  • Asian Pacific Dancers Commemorate the Month of May

    Jun 4, 2010

    Hours before Fort Hood Soldiers were released for Memorial Day weekend, they shared time experiencing the history of many in their formation. May marked Asian Pacific American Heritage month, and with Abrams Physical Fitness Center as its theater, the 4th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) and numerous other units across the installation commemorated the contributions of people of Asian and Pacific Islander descent in the U.S. Army May 27.

  • Army building, buying, going 'green'

    Jun 4, 2010

    Saving the environment and saving money at the same time are not incompatible goals, as highlighted in the Army Sustainability Report published last month.

  • Sustainable Fort Bragg challenges residents, employees to live 'green'

    Jun 4, 2010

    Sustainable Fort Bragg has issued a challenge to anyone associated with Fort Bragg - live a little "greener." Just a few changes to our daily habits can help save energy and reduce the consumption of resources. If helping better the world we live in isn't reward enough, they are offering prizes to people who are willing to share their journey and the challenges they face as they change their habits.

  • Routine monitoring ensures safe water for on-post residents, staff

    Jun 3, 2010

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Every year since 1999, the Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, has required public water suppliers to provide Consumer Confidence Reports to their water users.

  • Brooke Army Medical Center Logistics Division helps keep hospital green

    Jun 3, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Brooke Army Medical Center's Logistics Division team has taken the lead on keeping BAMC green by developing new ways of conserving energy and reducing harmful environmental wastes throughout the hospital.

  • Two Army Guard units named top environmental stewards

    Jun 3, 2010

    Two Army National Guard installations were recognized for their environmental work in natural resources conservation and cultural resources management during a ceremony at the Pentagon Wednesday.

  • Army, environmentalists study APG eagles

    Jun 2, 2010

    The Army is taking its role as environmental stewards seriously. A team of installation leaders and local environmentalists measured, tagged and weighed eaglets here May 29.

  • Refuge provides local adventure

    May 28, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--Many families come to Fort Sill to celebrate a landmark in their Soldier's lives, whether it be graduating from Basic Combat Training or receiving a promotion and furthering their Army careers. When they've exhausted the numerous local restaurants, there is still one very big place they can turn to for entertainment.

  • Cemeteries on post date back half a millennium

    May 28, 2010

    There's a host of history buried under Fort Benning, and officials with the Directorate of Public Works said all of it is being protected. Christopher Hamilton, chief of Environmental Programs Management Branch, said there are 85 cemeteries throughout the installation - most of them in remote firing areas.

  • Post looks to gain an additional 82,800 acres

    May 28, 2010

    Fort Benning's garrison commander, COL Tom Macdonald, released a new map this week outlining defined areas of land being considered for potential acquisition to expand the amount of land suitable for training on the post. Last month, MG Michael Ferriter, the Maneuver Center commander, announced that the installation had launched a study into the possibility of acquiring 82,800 acres in one of, or a combination of, five counties near the post's southern, southeastern and southwestern boundaries: Russell County in Alabama and Marion, Chattahoochee, Webster and Stewart in Georgia.

  • Environmental command stakes its claim at Fort Sam Houston

    May 28, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- In a move that further solidifies Fort Sam Houston's growing reputation as the place to be, the U.S. Army Environmental Command uncased its colors in a ceremony at the post flagpole May 21. The transfer of the command is in accordance with 2005 Base Realignment and Closure directives and brings an additional 200 military and civilian jobs to the San Antonio area. According to Army tradition, when a unit or the headquarters of a unit undergoes a permanent change of station, the colors are "cased" - literally furled and placed inside a canvas case - to signify that the command has ceased operations at that location. The colors are then "uncased" at the new location to signify that the command is operational at its new station.

  • Fort Monroe handoff to preserve history, military housing

    May 27, 2010

    When the Army vacates historic Fort Monroe next year, the plan is to convert it to a National Park, yet lease an office complex inside and continue to house military families there.

  • Local agencies discuss wildfire season

    May 24, 2010

    HONOLULU - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii along with federal, state and city emergency response agencies hosted a joint news conference, May 13, at the Honolulu Fire Department's Charles H. Thurston Training Center to draw attention to the threat and impact of wildfires on Oahu.

  • Letterkenny Army Depot wins award for its efforts in ensuring sustainability

    May 24, 2010

    The Letterkenny Army Depot (LEAD) won the FY 2009 Secretary of the Army award for industrial sustainability on an installation.

  • Official explains approach to climate change, energy

    May 24, 2010

    Developing a deliberate approach to energy and climate change is an important platform to national security and the U.S. military mission.

  • Endangered Species Day - May 21, 2010

    May 21, 2010

    The Army protects more than 170 threatened and endangered species on its installation in the continental United States. These photos show a small sampling of those species.

  • U.S. Army Environmental Command moves to San Antonio bringing 200 jobs

    May 21, 2010

    With the single command "Uncase the Colors," transfer of the U.S. Army Environmental Command from Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., to Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas, was made official during an Uncasing Ceremony at Fort Sam Houston on May 21.

  • Corps of Engineers leads project to control invasive water hyacinth in Florida

    May 21, 2010

    A tiny insect about the size of a flea may be one of the keys to suppressing water hyacinth, an invasive aquatic plant which has often choked Florida's navigable waters.

  • Installation presented Environmental Quality award

    May 21, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield hosted the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Safety, Environment, and Occupational, Health on May 14. The Honorable Tad Davis visited Fort Stewart to present the installation with the Army's Environmental Quality Award. He said the award is a testament to the Army's resolve to be good stewards of our resources.

  • Madigan earns national environmental award

    May 20, 2010

    Madigan Healthcare System has been awarded the Partner for Change, With Distinction Award from Practice Greenhealth. Madigan received the award May 12 at the CleanMed Conference in Baltimore. The Partner for Change, With Distinction Award recognizes health care facilities that have achieved improvements in their mercury elimination, waste reduction and pollution prevention programs. This includes at least 15 percent recycling, an extensive sustainability program and a show of leadership in the local community and/or in the health care sector.

  • Army protects endangered species at installations

    May 19, 2010

    The U.S. Army has crafted an approach to training on many of its installations which is geared toward maintaining realistic and effective exercises while also preserving the natural habitat of up to 188 different endangered species spread across 99 facilities.

  • Youth help Fort McCoy observe Earth Day, Arbor Day

    May 17, 2010

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- A little youth power went a long way toward helping the Fort McCoy Directorate of Public Works Forestry Section have successful Earth Day/Arbor Day events. Seventh-grade students from the West Salem Middle School spent part of their career day activities April 22 - Earth Day - helping Forestry personnel remove pine and spruce seedlings from the Tarr Creek area. Jim Kerkman, Fort McCoy forester, said this helped thin the trees in that area to a more-sustainable level. The seedlings then were used to support the installation's National Arbor Day event April 30.

  • Partnership signing reflects Army's commitment to Hawaii's watersheds

    May 14, 2010

    WAIANAE, Hawaii - Seven public and private organizations affirmed their commitment to protecting Oahu's primary source of fresh water, April 22, at Kaala Farm, here.

  • Environmental Stewardship Evident in New FORSCOM/USARC Headquarters Project

    May 14, 2010

    A selection of images from the site of the new FORSCOM/USARC combined headquarters at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Federal Strategy for Chesapeake Bay Watershed Restoration and Protection Released

    May 14, 2010

    The new federal strategy for restoring and protecting the Chesapeake region, released on May 12, 2010, includes initiatives to restore clean water, implement new conservation practices on four million acres of farms, conserve two million acres of undeveloped land, and restore oysters in 20 tributaries of the Bay.

  • USACE resumes work on Fort Campbell housing after dump discovered

    May 14, 2010

    Louisville District's collaboration on investigation saves $9 million, gets construction started back earlier than planned.

  • Fort Sam Houston earns award for environmental protection at Camp Bullis

    May 13, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- When it comes to Camp Bullis, finding a harmonious balance between the needs of the Army and the needs of the environment has long put Fort Sam Houston leadership in a tight spot. Add to the mix the explosive growth in development that's encroaching upon the once wide-open spaces around the 28,000-acre training area, and it can lead to potential disaster on a multitude of levels.

  • 304th cleans up Songsan-dong

    May 12, 2010

    SONGSAN-DONG South Korea - Soldiers from the 304th Signal Battalion at Camp Stanley and civilians from Songsan-dong work to beautify the ville outside gate 2 May 1. The event is part of a spring cleanup effort that includes planting shrubs and general beautification. - U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Jamal Walker

  • Teens take measures to fight global warming

    May 12, 2010

    Thirty-seven youth donated more than 114 hours to an Energy Star project as part of the Middle School and Teen program's energy task force.

  • Louisiana Guard works round the clock on oil spill response

    May 12, 2010

    The Louisiana National Guard is conducting around-the-clock operations to fill in a breach in support of operations related to the oil spill off the Louisiana coast.

  • USACE Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway boat tour builds relationships with partners

    May 11, 2010

    USACE Jacksonville District hosts annual boat tour with partners, stakeholders to build relationships necessary to accomplish multi-agency projects.

  • Louisiana National Guard Soldiers critical to block oil slick

    May 7, 2010

    Soldiers of the Multi-Role Bridge Company, 205th Engineer Battalion, launched bridge erection boats and float ribbon bridge sets Thursday at Campo's Marina in St. Bernard, La., so commercial vessel can quickly load protective booms to place along the coastline.

  • USACE Louisville District awards record amount of contracts within hours

    May 7, 2010

    In approximately four hours, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District awarded more than $10 million in contracts for remedial work at Ravenna Army Ammunition Plant (RVAAP) in Ravenna, Ohio. RVAAP is one of the Louisville District's Installation Restoration Program projects. The program cleans up locations in use by federal government agencies. The Ohio Army National Guard uses portions of the site as a training facility, called Camp Ravenna. Once all remediation work is complete, Camp Ravenna is expected to become Ohio's premiere National Guard training facility.

  • At Fort Stewart the early bird gets to protect the worm's environment

    May 6, 2010

    Fort Stewart attributes its environmental stewardship success to early planning, early coordination and involvement of stakeholders. That success was recognized this year, as Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield was named as the non-industrial installation winner of the Secretary of the Army's environmental quality award.

  • New Leader, new home for the Army Environmental Command

    May 6, 2010

    Blue skies, a refreshing breeze and a pair of American bald eagles flying overhead marked the beginning of Col. Scott D. Kimmell's tour as commander of the Army Environmental Command. The auspicious signs also marked the casing of the organization's colors as USAEC prepares to leave Aberdeen Proving Ground for its new home at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas.

  • USACE announces permitting guidelines for Gulf oil spill clean-up

    May 6, 2010

    The Corps' Jacksonville District announced emergency permitting guidelines to aid agencies assisting with cleaning up the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Nationwide Permit 20 will be used to authorize most activities involving containment and clean up of oil and hazardous substances that are subject to the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan, and where the activities are accomplished in accordance with a Spill Control and Countermeasures Plan, or NCP. Unified Incident Commands (UIC) have been established in Mobile, Ala., and St. Petersburg, Fla. to determine if a project conforms to the plans referenced above.

  • Fort Lee earns award

    May 6, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 6, 2010) -- The U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Lee, earned a silver medal for an environmental government program in Virginia recently. Governor Bob McDonnell, R-Va., presented the award to Melissa Magowan, deputy to the commander, USAG, Fort Lee, John Ballenger, Environmental Management Office, and Andrew Duggan, EMO. Fort Lee received the award due to its dedication in sustaining military readiness by balancing mission requirements with the protection of the natural environment.

  • USACE begins final phase of Rose Bay restoration

    May 6, 2010

    After nearly 20 years of hard work at a cost of more than $50 million, the Corps' Jacksonville District begins its final phase of restoration work at Florida's Rose Bay. "I remember when my son use to swim and play in the bay and to see Rose bay decline over the years has been painful," said Edna Reed, a long time Port Orange resident. "To see this bay restored is such a relief. We've all worked hard to see this happen and I am so grateful we will all get the beautiful bay we remember back."

  • USACE in Europe partners with Wiesbaden school for Earth Day

    May 5, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "Phytoremediation" is not a term most people understand. But after a few demonstrations involving celery and water laced with food coloring, Wiesbaden High School students were able to grasp an important component of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' environmental clean-up program.

  • Corps of Engineers, wildlife agencies work to restore salmon to Russian River

    May 4, 2010

    San Francisco District program has released nearly 300,000 baby coho salmon since 2001. Coho Captive Broodstock Program is a multi-agency recovery effort to restore coho to the Russian River.

  • Joining up to clean up

    May 4, 2010

    G.O. Ashley, plans officer for the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security, prunes a shrub outside of U.S. Army Garrison headquarters April 22 as part of Spring Cleanup on Fort McPherson. Fellow DPTMS employee, Theo Lyles, an administrative assistant, lent Ashley a hand by sweeping debris from the sidewalk. Soldiers and Civilian employees joined forces to help clean the installation throughout the day.

  • Earth Day concentrates forces on protecting planet

    May 4, 2010

    While most people may know that the Army defends American soil from foreign and domestic enemies, they may not know that the Army also defends the land by being good stewards of the environment. On April 22, Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem celebrated Earth Day at Jacobs Park on Fort McPherson by educating their communities on the ways these installations are taking care of the planet.

  • Get some 'green' by going green

    May 4, 2010

    Thanks to a new partnership between Fort McPherson and The Clean Air Campaign (CAC), going green can get people some "green." To help alleviate pollution in the area, the two groups are funding a campaign to increase the amount of people using alternative methods to commute to work. Those who participate can earn $3 a day, up to $100 over three months.

  • Aberdeen Test Center workers try to save injured bald eagle

    May 3, 2010

    ARMY ABERDEEN TEST CENTER, Md. - Amid the fast pace of testing at Aberdeen Test Center, workers recently found time to track an injured bald eagle over four days, protect it from predators, and finally get it to medical care.

  • Benelux exceeds standards, reaches environmental requirements ahead of schedule

    May 3, 2010

    CHIEVRES, Belgium - The USAG Benelux has exceeded recycling goals set by both an executive order and the Department of Defense.

  • Expo celebrates 40th anniversary of Earth Day

    May 3, 2010

    It may have started off as a day of protest, but 40 years later, Earth Day, at least in U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart, was a day of fun-filled activities for German and American students.

  • Cultural Resources Management Program takes visitors back to Fort Bragg's past

    Apr 30, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Fort Bragg Soldiers, Family members and civilians got their hands dirty this Earth Day at McFadyen Pond near Butner Road.

  • Local businesses help Fort Bragg residents celebrate Earth Day

    Apr 30, 2010

    This year marked the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. According to research, it was founded in 1970 by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin to raise appreciation for the Earth's environment. Picerne Military Housing and Sandhills Utility Services joined forces to teach Families how to make Fort Bragg more sustainable to ensure future installation capabilities

  • Hundreds celebrate Earth Day at festival

    Apr 30, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Live hula dancers and tales of adventurous sea turtles captured the hearts and minds of hundreds of children, here, during the 3rd Annual Earth Day Festival at the Kalakaua Community Center, April 23.

  • USAG-HI receives restoration honors

    Apr 30, 2010

    HONOLULU - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii received Hawaii's highest honor for preservation projects, April 22, at the Bishop Museum Atherton Halau, here.

  • Carson uses Earth Day as teaching tool

    Apr 30, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.---Fort Carson students celebrated Earth Day with an array of activities centered on the message of sustaining the environment for a secure future.

  • Belvoir celebrates Earth Day

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- Fort Belvoir's own Earth Day was celebrated with a variety of events over this past week.

  • Unearthing the past: Archaeological site offers insights into Archaic period

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Long before Soldiers geared up for foot marches through the woods, travelers made stops on the land that now constitutes Fort Jackson. They left behind camp sites, which date back as many as 9,000 years to the Archaic period.

  • Keeping it green

    Apr 29, 2010

    Kermit the Frog proclaimed it "ain't easy being green," but community members learned otherwise during the Earth Day celebration at the Main Post Exchange, April 22.

  • USACE People: Sacramento District engineer recognized by EPA for flood work

    Apr 29, 2010

    Dennis Potter receives EPA's Bronze Medal for his help during 2008 Iowa floods.

  • Down and dirty: Patrick Henry pupils get proactive for Earth Week

    Apr 28, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- She may be only 8 years old, but Regina Wolfe already has a green thumb.

  • Earth Day: What will you do to save mother earth'

    Apr 28, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON South Korea - The first Earth Day event took place in the United States April 22, 1970, with 20 million people participating in demonstrations demanding the government take action to combat pollution.

  • U.S. military community volunteers help uncover Roman history

    Apr 28, 2010

    They came, they dug, and they sifted through thousands of years of European history.

  • Fort Drum community cleans up for Earth Day

    Apr 27, 2010

    Fort Drum community cleans up for Earth Day


    Apr 26, 2010


  • Corps of Engineers plants wetland trees to offset flood damage reduction project

    Apr 23, 2010

    The Jacksonville District's Rio AntAfA3n Ruiz project in Puerto Rico provides relief from flooding for 4,000 people

  • Fort Bragg offers green lodging

    Apr 23, 2010

    At Airborne Inn, guests who do not want to change their linen daily can opt to have it changed weekly simply by hanging towels back on the rack instead of placing them on the floor for retrieval by the cleaning crew. The initiative is just one of many taken by participants in Fort Bragg's Green Lodging Program. Fort Bragg is committed to integrate sustainability into daily operations in order to ensure future installations capabilities.

  • Residents celebrate Earth Day with help from Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes

    Apr 23, 2010

    Nearly 60 Families, with children eager to learn more about the environment, participated in Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes' 2010 Earth Day celebration April 15 at Rhicard Hills Community Center. Families were invited to join in an afternoon of fun and learning with Mountain Community Homes' staff and representatives from local organizations.

  • Fort Custer awarded for its work to preserve, restore natural resources

    Apr 22, 2010

    The Michigan Army National Guard's Fort Custer Training Center won both the FY 2009 Secretary of the Army award and Secretary of Defense award for natural resources conservation on a small installation. Several rare and at-risk communities, such as Prairie Fens, oak savanna, oak forests, southern wet meadows, southern hardwood swamps, dry sand prairies and mesic prairies, provide habitat for threatened and endangered species and support many plant alliances on the installation. Fort Custer's natural resources staff is committed to maintaining balance between environmental management requirements and Michigan Army National Guard's mission support.

  • Take Action - International Earth Day 2010 celebrated at U.S. Army's sole Netherlands garrison

    Apr 22, 2010

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands - Earth Day was celebrated by U.S. Army Garrison Schinnen with tailored presentations, an educational walk around Schinnen Pond and a poster contest to promote energy awareness, recycling and mankind's impact on the environment to more than 250 students from five nearby military and civilian community schools April 22.

  • Earth Day is every day for USACE's Jacksonville District

    Apr 22, 2010

    Forty years after the first Earth Day, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District's environmental mission contributes daily to environmental sustainability, ecosystem restoration, natural resources management and the protection of threatened and endangered species.

  • Cole sixth-grade students celebrate Earth Day

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Sixth-grade students from Robert G. Cole Middle School celebrated the 40th anniversary of Earth Day April 14 with the planting of two drought-resistant Redbud trees.

  • IMCOM breaks ground on new home at Fort Sam Houston

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Military City USA gained a new neighbor April 19 as military and community leaders gathered at Fort Sam Houston for a groundbreaking ceremony for the U.S. Army Installation Management Command's new headquarters.

  • Army Earth Day - April 22, 2010

    Apr 22, 2010

    On April 22, the United States Army joined the Nation in celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day. Earth Day provides the Army with the opportunity to reassert our commitment to environmental sustainability and energy security critical to protecting the earth, protecting lives and supporting our mission requirements.

  • IMCOM tree sets roots in Texas

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The commanding general of the Installation Management Command, Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch and Command Sgt. Maj. Neil Ciotola hosted key members of the San Antonio community at IMCOM's groundbreaking ceremony at Fort Sam Houston. In honor of Earth Day, Col. Maria R. Gervais, commander USAEC, presented Lt. Gen. Lynch with a Crepe Myrtle tree to be planted on the grounds of IMCOM's new headquarters. The crepe myrtle represents the installation management community's commitment to sinking its new roots at Fort Sam Houston.

  • Fort Rucker empowers community to cut energy bills

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- In recognition of Earth Day today, installation leaders ask the Fort Rucker community to consider how it can reduce its carbon footprint to lower energy usage and residential and workplace bills.

  • Army's Earth Day focus on 'green' stewardship

    Apr 22, 2010

    Many projects worldwide are helping the Army with this year's focus for Earth Day: environmental stewardship. Twenty-eight major Army installations have long-term sustainability plans, which include seeking alternative energy methods, ensuring safe disposal of radioactive waste and conservation.

  • Camp Darby celebrates Earth Day 2010

    Apr 22, 2010

    April 22 the world celebrates the 40th Earth Day; it is an opportunity to emphasize what we can do in our daily routine to protect the environment. Trash companies GEOFOR Pisa/AAMPS Livorno representatives met with the Italian and American personnel of Camp Darby to explain the local recycling process, as well as the services they provide to help the citizens in properly dispose their trash.

  • Team Bliss goes green with electric cars

    Apr 22, 2010

    Fort Bliss' commanding general and command sergeant major have been using electric cars for about nine months when visiting Soldiers and training around the post - leading by example in the "go green" initiative to use renewable energy.

  • Right steps help protect baby birds

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Spring and summer are the seasons when approximately 150 species of birds nest in South Carolina. Birds have preferences on where they nest and the type of nests they construct.

  • AAFES puts 'green' exchanges in 'LEED'

    Apr 21, 2010

    The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is doing its part to be a good environmental steward and "green" leader in the Department of Defense as it takes steps in building and renovating exchanges worldwide to have a smaller impact on the environment.

  • Environmental Division of DPW says "we do recycle"

    Apr 20, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - Recently, the Environmental Division of the Directorate of Public Works received an anonymous negative Interactive Customer Evaluation comment wondering why Area I does not recycle in this age of environmentalism.

  • Community Victory Garden set to open with ceremony

    Apr 20, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -The Fort Riley Community Victory Garden official opening will be celebrated at 10 a.m. April 22 with a ribbon cutting and planting. The public is invited to attend. The community garden is located on River Road, off of Trooper Drive in the Forsyth Neighborhood. The Community Victory Garden has come together after a collaborative effort between the U.S. Army Garrison Fort Riley, Picerne Military Housing, Army Community Service and Kansas State University Research and Extension and the Fort Riley Community Victory Garden Association.

  • One man can make a difference

    Apr 20, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The former environmental division chief at the Army's Daegu Korea installation received recognition at the Army's annual Installation Symposium in San Antonio, Texas.

  • AMCOM's award winning cradle-to-grave sustainment approach reduces pollution

    Apr 20, 2010

    A logistics environmental team with the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., won the FY 2009 Secretary of the Army award for environmental excellence in weapon system acquisition. The AMCOM G-4 Environmental Team provided support to more than 30 weapon system product managers and was critically involved in more than 20 Army System Acquisition Review Council reviews.

  • Fort Bragg's award is for the birds

    Apr 20, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Any Soldier who's ever been stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C., is familiar with the Red-Cockaded Woodpecker.

  • Army details environmental action plan

    Apr 20, 2010

    Army officials announced an action plan to support a Chesapeake Bay Strategy at a 2010 Earth and Arbor Day celebration that saw Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., earn several environmental awards.

  • DPW, community protect endangered wildlife on LTA

    Apr 19, 2010

    Youngsters in U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart will learn how to care for the earth during the April 22 Earth Day Expo 2010 at the Stuttgart Army Air Field. However, protecting nature isn't new to the garrison. USAG Stuttgart organizations have worked to preserve the local training area for half a century.

  • Virginia governor praises Norfolk District's exceptional environmental stewardship

    Apr 16, 2010

    Gov. Robert McDonnell praised U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for its environmental excellence in preserving the Crow's Nest peninsula.

  • Anniston Army Depot launches environmental program on Earth Day

    Apr 15, 2010

    Fittingly, Anniston Army Depot's Directorate of Risk Management plans to launch the ANAD Environmental Awareness Program on Earth Day, April 22.

  • Arbor Day plants roots of friendship in Kolsandong

    Apr 14, 2010

    Lt. Col. Richard Fromm, USAG-Casey commander, Command Sgt. Maj. Nidal Saeed, USAG-Casey command sergeant major, Brent Abare, USAG-Casey deputy garrison commander, and residents from Kolsandong Village throw shovels of dirt on the roots of a newly planted cherry tree in celebration of Arbor Day April 5 in Kolsandong Village. The event served to plant the roots of friendship and support among Soldiers and the community of Kolsandong as well as celebrate the good relationship Soldiers and the community have had in the past.


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