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  • Carson facilities earn USACE awards

    Aug 12, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo. - Two 4th Infantry Division facilities garnered top spots in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2010 Chief of Engineers Design and Environmental Awards Program announced in early June.

  • Fort Stewart DPW branch manages forest resources

    Aug 12, 2010

    FORT STEWART, Ga. - Fort Stewart is the largest Army installation east of the Mississippi River, covering nearly 300,000 acres. Anyone driving the "Green Tunnel" on GA-144 from Richmond Hill to the back gate can see that most of the installation is covered in forests. Managing Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield's forest resources is the job of the Forestry Branch of the Environmental Division of the Directorate of Public Works.

  • Garrison officials strive to be good stewards

    Aug 12, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - It can be a complicated, unpredictable and, at times, a thankless job, but even with all of the challenges it poses, it's one members of the U.S. Army Garrison Baden-WAfA1/4rttemberg's Environmental Division say they happily tackle each and every day.

  • Three states draw down Guard's oil spill response

    Aug 12, 2010

    Now that the leak has been plugged and the oil has been stopped, three of the four states on duty are decreasing the number of National Guard members they have responding to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • 402nd AFSB civilian helps bring sustainability to Iraq

    Aug 12, 2010

    402nd Army Field Support Brigade (Joint Base Balad, Iraq) DA civilian employee is co-founder and CEO of international foundation fostering sustainability in Iraq.

  • Fort Hood asks, "Have you recycled lately'"

    Aug 11, 2010

    The Fort Hood Recycling Program was first started in 1992 and has developed and improved so much that it is now the largest recycling facility in the U.S. Army. In recent years, the program has outgrown its original 17,500 square foot processing facility and added an abundance of high tech recycling equipment, which has in turn saved the installation thousands of dollars and gained Fort Hood positive national attention.

  • ARRA: Corps of Engineers completes Jacksonville Harbor project early

    Aug 10, 2010

    The Corps' Jacksonville District finished the deepening project two months ahead of schedule, adding 2 feet for a channel depth of 40 feet.

  • Why is recycling important'

    Aug 9, 2010

    FORT GREELY, Alaska -- For decades we have been creating waste; some of it toxic, and dumping into our environment.

  • Makua Military Reservation fire burns 486 acres

    Aug 6, 2010

    "When you get the call, it's like the bottom drops out from underneath you." That was Michelle Mansker's initial reaction when she received word of an unexpected wildfire at Makua Military Reservation. The fire, which Federal Fire Department investigators determined was incendiary, or intentionally set, started just after 2 p.m., July 24.

  • Green acres: The Fort Bragg challenge to live sustainably

    Aug 6, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - The Army's latest mission involves the comfort of your own home.

  • Hunter Army Airfield joins Tree City USA

    Aug 5, 2010

    <b>HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. </b>- Hunter Army Airfield recently became a member of a program called, "Tree City USA" and on July 29 an official sign was unveiled on Wilson Boulevard to show it.

  • Army deploys innovative battery-recharging kit

    Aug 2, 2010

    The Army has begun deploying battery-recharging kits that run on renewable energy to Afghanistan. The Rucksack Enhanced Portable Power System, or REPPS, combines solar panels, connectors and adaptors for increased charging options.

  • Post civilian preserves Carson, PCMS history

    Jul 30, 2010

    The past is carefully surveyed, cataloged and preserved at Fort Carson and PiAfA+-on Canyon Maneuver Site to ensure that history remains intact for future generations while simultaneously sustaining the training mission. Pamela Miller, Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division Cultural Resources program manager, is committed to stewardship of the diverse cultural resources on Fort Carson lands, which have historical context spanning the full range of human occupation of North America - from 12,000 years ago to the 20th century acquisition of the training site in Las Animas County.

  • Agreement protects land from development

    Jul 30, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - A big blue, clear sky overlooked the more than 6,700 acres of rolling hills covered by native tallgrass prairie July 22 at Moyer Ranch, located about five miles south of Fort Riley, Kan. State, local and Fort Riley leaders, along with legal aides, joined ranchers for a conservation easement signing, which will preserve the land owned by Rod Moyer of Junction City, Kan.

  • Sacramento District staff join in American River clean-up

    Jul 29, 2010

    Corps volunteers helped clean up a 14-mile stretch of California's American River during an event hosted by the El Dorado County River Recreation July 22.

  • 'Rumbling Rubbish' captivates Heidelberg community

    Jul 28, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Although the stench wafting from trash cans may overwhelm some individuals, sorting through garbage has strengthened the smell of sweet success for the Rumbling Rubbish recycling program in Heidelberg.

  • Heidelberg parents go green with modern cloth diapers

    Jul 26, 2010

    Several mothers from the Heidelberg community joined together to educate the community about cloth diapers -- an alternative to disposables that saves money and is better for babies and the environment.

  • Camp Bullis - An Emerald City in the rough

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- From a distance, Camp Bullis almost looks serene as it sits surrounded by acres of lush green forest, nestled at the base of the San Antonio foothills. It looks like a place of tranquility, but take a closer look, you'll find Camp Bullis has a lot more going on behind that wall of green forest than meets the eye.

  • Training at PiAfA+-on Canyon Maneuver Site while sustaining the land

    Jul 16, 2010

    PIAf'ON CANYON MANEUVER SITE, Colo.-A part of Soldiers' "equipment" is the land they use to train upon. Equipment requires maintenance to perform up to standard and so does land used for training. Fort Carson has long understood the need to sustain the land while ensuring its training-ready condition here and at the PiAfA+-on Canyon Maneuver Site in southeastern Colorado. With a combined acreage of approximately 373,000 acres, the installations provide a dynamic habitat for a wealth of animal and plant species, as well as multiple training opportunities.

  • Knox energy bill will top $1 million

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. -- Increased energy usage coupled with higher surcharges on power used during peak hours will result in the record-breaking electrical bills from Louisville Gas and Electricity.

  • Corps of Engineers kicks off Mount Umunhum rejuvenation

    Jul 13, 2010

    The Sacramento District is set to begin removing buildings and contamination from a former Air Force radar station near Los Gatos, Calif.

  • Missile Range building going green

    Jul 12, 2010

    WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M., July 1, 2010 - White Sands Missile Range has taken an active role in building energy efficient buildings on post as part of their Energy Savings Program, without breaking the bank at the Directorate of Public Works.

  • Louisiana Guardsmen reinforce oil-protection structures

    Jul 12, 2010

    Soldiers of the Louisiana National Guard are reinforcing oil protection structures along the coasts of Grand Isle and Port Fourchon, La.

  • Corps of Engineers ramps up Tamiami Trail Bridge, Everglades restoration

    Jul 12, 2010

    The Jacksonville District is rebuilding a two-mile length of the Tamiami Trail, to allow more natural hydrologic conditions within Everglades National Park.

  • Grafenwoehr community tree planting celebrates 100 years

    Jul 8, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - On July 2, a final tree was placed along Grafenwoehr's 100-year Allee in Grafenwoehr Training Area (GTA), about 5 kilometers from Rose Barracks, and near Range 201. The stand of trees was placed to symbolize the success and close cooperation between the U.S. Army, the U.S. Army Garrison and the Federal Forestry Office (FFO) at Grafenwoehr, a relationship spanning little more than half of the training area's 100-year history.

  • Fort Irwin saving billions of drops of water through recycling program

    Jul 6, 2010

    FORT IRWIN, Calif.- Each day that Fort Irwin and the National Training Center's recycled water, or tertiary treated water, program is in use more than 1.8 billion drops of water or 200,000 to 300,000 gallons of water are saved, which is a significant effort in any climate, but especially in the Mojave Desert, where Fort Irwin is located.

  • LOGCAP incinerator clears the air

    Jul 6, 2010

    Located at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, this incinerator can safely dispose of 20 tons of trash per day. The incinerator is projected to run 24 hours a day under supervision of Logistics Civil Augmentation Program personnel. The machine will only burn ordinary "municipal" waste. Currently, approximately 23-25 loads of trash are burned every 12 hours, roughly 69-75 cubic meters of trash.

  • Team searches for energy alternatives off post

    Jul 6, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- The U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr has been searching high and low for ways to conserve energy and make the transition to using more renewable sources of energy in accordance with the Installation Management Command Campaign Plan.

  • Grafenwoehr's fitness center gets an energy boost

    Jul 6, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- After months of gray skies and less than desirable weather, residents have recently been blessed with long summer days filled with sunshine.

  • Museum celebrates 100th Anniversary of Grafenwoehr Training Area

    Jul 6, 2010

    "Grafenwoehr and the training area only make up 17 percent of the town's history, but for the generation that lives here, it amounts to 100 percent," said Olaf Meiler, historian and curator of the Grafenwoehr Cultural and Military Museum as he spoke to more than 75 attendees at the opening of the 100th Anniversary of the Grafenwoehr Training Area exhibit at the museum, June 27.

  • USACE proactive measures may be the best hope for protecting Florida's beaches

    Jul 2, 2010

    On Earth Day, the worst environmental disaster America has ever faced hit the Gulf Coast

  • BRAC construction hitting targets as completed facilities begin receiving tenants

    Jul 1, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Grass, sidewalks and landscaping have replaced dirt and construction equipment at several Base Realignment and Closure Act 2005 facilities and other military construction sites, as the number of completed projects on Fort Sam Houston continues to increase.

  • Students sift through pre-history

    Jul 1, 2010

    FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - A culture that lived on Fort Leavenworth nearly 1,600 to 1,800 years ago left behind remnants for students from the Kansas Archaeological Field School to find.

  • Environmental team manages successful combination of military training and conservation

    Jul 1, 2010

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- Tank trails and roads cut across the 40,000 acres of the Hohenfels training area, dusty brown ribbons that vehicles use to carry Soldiers, munitions and equipment through a simulated war zone for multinational military training.

  • Local residents tour former Fort Ord

    Jun 29, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - More than 100 central California residents joined the Fort Ord Base Realignment and Closure staff on free bus tours and an open house at Ord Military Community June 26.

  • Grafenwoehr gets back to nature with new environmental trail

    Jun 29, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - As Grafenwoehr begins a new era, post 100-year birthday, plans take shape for a new recreation center. The new Grafenwoehr nature trail at Dickhaeuter Lake officially opened, June 28, during a morning ribbon-cutting ceremony. Col. Chris Sorenson addressed a crowd of about 25 onlookers from the local German and American communities.

  • National Guard completes Grand Isle barrier wall

    Jun 28, 2010

    The Louisiana National Guard completed construction of an 8.2 mile long Tiger Dam shoreline protection system along the beach in Grand Isle, La.

  • Army goes green with eco-friendly mattress

    Jun 25, 2010

    Soldiers across the Army could someday have a new place to lay their heads. Installation Management Command-Southeast has launched a pilot program for a new mattress that could save the Army millions of dollars, minimize waste and reduce harmful effects on the environment, officials said. If successful, it may spill over to other regions and possibly go Armywide. A total of 240 new beds will be delivered June 28 to Soldiers with A Company, 2nd Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment, on Sand Hill as replacements for the unit's old mattresses, said SGM Cornelius Barlow of the Directorate of Public Works. It's part of a two-year study in which DPW will collect data from basic training Soldiers, drill sergeants and cadre with the company. Developed by SKYDEX Technologies Inc., the Eco-Enhanced Mattress Unit, or EEMU, is made of recyclable and washable material that's longer lasting than the foam mattress now used in the Army, said CSM(R) Jose Silva, the company's military business coordinator. He said the pilot program's main objective is to make sure it's "Soldier-proof."

  • Sediment Cleanup on Lake Cochituate

    Jun 24, 2010

    Cleanup activities are under way and are expected to continue into the summer for approximately 8 weeks, up to 6 days per week during daylight hours. Activities will include site preparation, mobilization, silt curtain installation, dredging, dewatering, water treatment, backfilling, monitoring, and site restoration. During the cleanup, boating access to and fishing within Pegan Cove will be restricted.

  • 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.