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  • 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.

  • Army wins two DoD awards for environmental stewardship

    Apr 13, 2010

    Army installations earned two Department of Defense Environmental Awards for fiscal 2009, recognizing progress in natural resources conservation at Michigan Army National Guard's Fort Custer Training Center and cultural resources management at Wyoming Army National Guard's Camp Guernsey.

  • Ninety-six new avian homes go up in Wetzel Housing

    Apr 13, 2010

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - By now most everyone knows that new town houses will be constructed between upper Wetzel and the golf driving range. It has also been announced that much of Wetzel will eventually be leveled to make room for even more new town houses.

  • Mudhif houses capture spirit of Iraqi culture

    Apr 13, 2010

    Local architecture plays an important role in the culture of the marsh Arabs of southern Iraq, and no structure captures the lifestyle and traditions of the region more than the 'mudhif.'

  • Course introduces new employees to Army's environmental program

    Apr 9, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - More than 20 civilians and contractors who work for U.S. Army-Hawaii gathered in the Installation Training Center, here, for a weeklong introduction to the Army and the environment, March 29-April 2.

  • Earth Day 2010: JMC Installations Strive to Be Good Stewards of the Environment

    Apr 9, 2010

    To many it will come as a surprise to find out that this year will be the 40th anniversary for Earth Day. The Joint Munitions Command's installations plan activities for Earth Day, and are working on ways to make their installations greener and more environmentally friendly.

  • Camp Guernsey recognized by Army for its cultural resources management program

    Apr 9, 2010

    The Wyoming Army National Guard's Camp Guernsey won the FY 2009 Secretary of the Army award for cultural resources management on an installation. Camp Guernsey was recognized for the efforts of its cultural resources management office in researching, preserving, and collecting data from historic sites as an integral part of enhancing the installation's primary mission as a field artillery training center.

  • Enduring Clean Sweep Continues to Save Fort Hood Millions

    Apr 8, 2010

    by Pfc. Sean McGuire FORT HOOD, Texas - Fort Hood and III Corps launched Operation Clean Sweep more than a year ago to help units get rid of unused or broken equipment. Between February and September 2009, units on Fort Hood turned in nearly $14 million in supplies...

  • Fort Sam's Earth Day gives post chance to reuse, recycle

    Apr 8, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- First celebrated on April 22, 1970, Earth Day was the largest grassroots movement in U.S. history with over 20 million Americans involved in environmental activities.

  • 2010 Army Earth Day message

    Apr 8, 2010

    On April 22, the United States Army joins the Nation in celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day.

  • 'Selfless service': OCS volunteers make over school

    Apr 1, 2010

    The 153 officer candidates in E Company, 3rd Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment, knew they had their work cut out for them Saturday when they arrived at Mount Olive Elementary School in Fort Mitchell, Ala., for a community service project.

  • Fort Bragg challenges directorates to focus on energy conservation

    Apr 1, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - The Sustainable Fort Bragg Green Directorate Program here has issued a challenge for all directorates and installation agencies to go green.

  • Going green: Reduce waste at home, on road

    Apr 1, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Going green not only means reducing wasted energy, but also keeping more money in people's pockets.

  • A dog 'tail' of two snails

    Mar 29, 2010

    WAIANAE MOUNTAINS - Some may say, "It's all in a hard day's work," but workdays are not so typical for Tia and Wicket.

  • Fort Carson program protects tribal sites

    Mar 26, 2010

    With the recent increase in construction on Fort Carson, a Directorate of Public Works program has kept busy ensuring that tribal cultural or sacred sites are not impacted.

  • Energy stewards: Communities get active with energy conservation efforts

    Mar 26, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Members in the U.S. Army Garrisons Wiesbaden and Baumholder communities are getting onboard with the initiative to conserve energy in homes and work centers as a result of encouragement from leaders to help reduce energy consumption.

  • Army Steps Up Plans to Fight Corrosion

    Mar 24, 2010

    The U.S. Army is using dehumidification systems, special covers, composite materials and galvanizing techniques among other things as part of a stepped-up effort to mitigate the damaging effects of corrosion of its equipment and infrastructure, a phenomenon estimated by the Virginia-based Logistics and Maintenance Institute (LMI) to cost the service up to $5.5 billion per year, service officials said.

  • Helping preserve the past

    Mar 23, 2010

    Lakes, dams, mills, mines, mounds, ancient havens and maybe a haunted house or two are all some of the locations veterans get to visit vicariously on a daily basis working on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Veterans Curation Project.

  • Energy conservation: Study, leaders show everyone can contribute

    Mar 19, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden and Baumholder officials are urging community members to be more mindful of individual energy consumption and to look at ways to reduce overall energy expenditure.

  • Camp Withycombe green remediation techniques result in $5 million cost avoidance

    Mar 18, 2010

    Camp Withycombe, Oregon Army National Guard, wins installation award for environmental restoration category in Secretary of the FY 2009 Army Enviornmental Awards Program

  • ARRA: Corps parks in California going solar

    Mar 17, 2010

    The Corps' Sacramento District is installing solar electricity systems at nine of its California park and dam operation offices.

  • Fort McCoy hunter e-mail survey provides deer-management information

    Mar 12, 2010

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Hunters at Fort McCoy are helping the installation's wildlife program to manage the deer population and maintain a quality hunting experience by responding to a newly developed e-mail survey.

  • Long Barracks gets long-awaited facelift, new mission

    Mar 11, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - Some of the oldest structures on Fort Sam Houston are in the midst of spit-and-polish cleaning and major renovations. The famed Long Barracks is being converted into an Army contracting command campus, set to open November 2011.

  • Recycling tool turns metal into money

    Mar 11, 2010

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT--A Tobyhanna industrial shop and the Recycling Program will reap the benefits of a new method for collecting and handling metal chips.

  • Karbala agricultural buzz: beekeeping class and other initiatives create economic independence for l

    Mar 11, 2010

    A class that teaches local Iraqis how to raise and care for honey bees graduated its first students in Husaniyah, Iraq, March 1, 2010. Members of the U.S. State Department's Karbala Provincial Reconstruction Team and Soldiers with 2nd Platoon, Company D, 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, attended the beekeeping course graduation.

  • Rock Island Arsenal wins environmental award

    Mar 8, 2010

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. - Rock Island Arsenal is constantly executing efforts to remain Soldier ready. Though it may sometimes go unnoticed RIA has recently received an award for executing readiness efforts of a different kind-environmental. RIA received an Industrial Pretreatment Award from the City of Rock Island last week for maintaining compliance with federally mandated treatment of wastewater before to discharging it in the river. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) requires certain categories of industries to pre-treat their wastewater prior to discharge into sewer system. Pretreatment of industrial wastewater helps protect the sewer system, helps ensure worker safety, encourages industrial pollution prevention programs, helps maintain the beneficial use of sewage sludge, and helps ensure wastewater plant operations meet discharge standards.

  • ADA students help clean up national cemetery

    Mar 4, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla. - When students in the Air Defense Artillery Advanced Leader Course were looking to do a class community service project they wanted to do something that would help veterans and their families, so the students decided to volunteer at the Fort Sill National Cemetery in Elgin, Okla. The 33 Soldiers in ALC No. 2-10 spent Feb. 25 sprucing the grounds, cleaning headstones and gathering and burning fallen tree branches from the recent ice storm.

  • Conserving natural resources requires everyone's support

    Mar 3, 2010

    CHIEVRES, Belgium - As soon as you enter the garrison each morning, you are already interacting with the environment, Benelux environmental officials said.

  • Army helps relocate bald eaglets

    Feb 26, 2010

    Federal, state and non-governmental agencies worked together to successfully remove two six-week old bald eaglets Thursday from a nest near two Herbert Hoover Dike Rehabilitation Project sites in Palm Beach County.

  • Fort Bragg green refuel site now open

    Feb 26, 2010

    In response to a Department of the Army directive to reduce petroleum products consumption, Fort Bragg is finally going "green." The post has now begun operating its new alternative fuel, green refueling station as a source of energy for its fleet of transportation vehicles, officials said in a Feb. 11 interview at the facility.

  • Protecting our streams

    Feb 25, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Would you know a healthy stream just by looking' Gone are the early days of the Clean Water Act when it was easy to pinpoint water pollution sources.

  • Fort Stewart DPW recognized by Secretary of the Army

    Feb 25, 2010

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-For a second year in a row, Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield has achieved recognition through the Secretary of the Army Environmental Award for Sustainability. Stewart-Hunter's Prevention and Compliance Branch of the Directorate of Public Works' Environmental Division has once again been recognized as Runner-up - Installation/Activity, according to Tressa Rutland, chief of the Prevention and Compliance Branch.

  • Low Speed Electric Vehicles enable 'Go Green' initiatives

    Feb 25, 2010

    DETROIT ARSENAL, Mich. Aca,!" Four zero emission, Low Speed Electric Vehicles are now supplementing and, in some cases, replacing conventional gasoline-fueled cars and trucks used by U.S. Army Garrison Detroit Arsenal organizations.

  • USACE constructs new housing communities to accommodate avian tenants

    Feb 23, 2010

    has gone to the birds ... literally. When McCully Barracks practically closed its gates a few years ago, the German Schleiereule, or Common Barn Owl, moved in.

  • Utility monitoring system helps Fort Bragg conserve energy

    Feb 19, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - For 25 million square feet and a couple thousand buildings in its real estate portfolio, Fort Bragg spends nearly $60 million each year on energy.

  • Carson LEEDs way with sustainable buildings

    Feb 17, 2010

    Building sustainable facilities is a thriving business at Fort Carson. Several new construction projects here have achieved the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold rating certification since late 2008.

  • Lockmaster's House Demolition One of Many Stimulus Projects Managed from New York District'

    Feb 17, 2010

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District's Albany Field Office has received approximately $1.4 million to manage various repairs and improvements at the nearly one century old facility and approximately $2.5 million to manage other projects elsewhere in upstate New York.

  • West Point cadets join USACE team in the field to learn about wetlands

    Feb 16, 2010

    Cadets spend time in the field with New York District professionals learning about wetlands. Work benefits cadets as part of their education, Cornell Extension Service 4-H clubs as they build a new facility.


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