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  • 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.

  • Fort Benning moving rare plant to safer ground

    Feb 5, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Post conservation officials began digging up hundreds of relict trillium roots along Fort Benning's northern edge Tuesday in preparation for a huge transfer of the rare plant to safer ground.

  • Fort Stewart DPW Environmental Div wins conservation award

    Feb 4, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-Receiving Army-wide recognition is nothing new to Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield. Last year, the installation was honored with its fourth Army Community of Excellence award. Recently, the Environmental Division of the Directorate of Public Works was informed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that it had won the 2009 Military Installation Conservation Partner Award.

  • Fort Lewis building standards go for the green

    Jan 29, 2010

    FORT LEWIS, Wash. - Believe it or not, the technology to create an energy-independent lifestyle already exists, and the Army is pioneering ways for it to become a reality, in part through its strict green building standards.

  • Saving energy - saving money

    Jan 28, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Whether you work on Fort Jackson, live in government quarters or own a home off post, saving energy, conserving water and recycling can be to your advantage and best interest.

  • Fort Lewis emerges as force for sustainability

    Jan 22, 2010

    FORT LEWIS, Wash. - The ambitious goals set by Fort Lewis have made it a regional leader in the quest for sustainable communities.

  • Corps of Engineers works with stakeholders to protect Humboldt Bay wildlife

    Jan 20, 2010

    San Francisco District authorizes project to protect wildlife in Humboldt Bay and wetlands. ....

  • Army announces environmental awards winners

    Jan 15, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Five installations, three teams, and one individual will receive Secretary of the Army awards for their environmental and sustainability program achievements during fiscal year 2009.

  • Conservation at the Detroit Arsenal

    Jan 15, 2010

    Tips are provided to empower each employee with ideas help preserve our natural resources and save money.

  • German city honors U.S. Army's environmental efforts

    Jan 12, 2010

    WIESBADEN Germany - U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden was recognized by the city of Wiesbaden for its energy conservation efforts during a ceremony at Wiesbaden City Hall, Dec. 15.

  • Corps of Engineers New York District plans "mosaic of habitats" for estuary

    Jan 8, 2010

    An innovative restoration plan created in collaboration with the New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary Program and more than 60 partnering organizations will greatly improve habitat.

  • Corps of Engineers restoring oysters in Chesapeake tributaries

    Jan 8, 2010

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lynnhaven Oyster Restoration project team has been chosen to receive the 2009 Coastal America Partnership Award for its innovative and successful ongoing efforts to restore and protect the native American oyster population in the Lynnhaven River.

  • Local industry helping to improve waste management

    Jan 8, 2010

    What started as a search for a solution how to handle the thousands of water bottles tossed away each day here at Camp Bondsteel has turned into a full-fledged effort by local institutions to promote responsible waste management in Kosovo. For weeks now, MNTF-E Soldiers have been working with USAID and other nongovernmental organizations to get local groups involved in recycling efforts and to stimulate economic development in Kosovo along the way. The effort has led to USAID's Special Projects Division teaming up with a waste-management company called Higjenia in Gjilan/Gnjilane, and the contracting of 100 solid-waste containers and six months of garbage collection services in Ranilug, Klokot/Kllokot and Novo Brdo, according to Lt. Col. Anthony S. Cruz, with the 322nd Civil Affairs, of KFOR (Kosovo Forces), Multi-national Task Force-East.

  • Redistribution Center Saves Army Money

    Dec 30, 2009

    Third Army's involvement in the drawdown of U.S. troops and equipment in Iraq has served an important role in completing the mission and bringing U.S. servicemembers home. As Third Army's focus in theater changes to Afghanistan, so must the mission of redistributing supplies.

  • Mililani students discover culture, natural resources at Makua

    Dec 22, 2009

    MAKUAAca,!E+MILITARYAca,!E+RESERVATION, Hawaii - More than 150 Mililani Middle School students had an opportunity to explore many unique cultural and natural resources during two field trips to the area, here, Dec. 15 and 17.

  • New Wiesbaden housing: German-American leaders break ground on $133 million project

    Dec 14, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Quality-of-life enhancement efforts took another step forward in U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Dec. 1 as German and American leaders broke ground for the new Wiesbaden Army Airfield South Housing Area.

  • Fort Lewis frog recovery effort keeps biologists hopping

    Dec 11, 2009

    Biologists at Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, The Northwest Zoo Alliance, The Evergreen State College, Cedar Creek Correctional Center and Fort Lewis Fish and Wildlife are involved in a five-year-long Oregon spotted frog species reintroduction pilot project at the post's remote 40-acre Dailman Lake. The frog, native to the Puget Lowlands, has become a state endangered species due to loss of habitat, predation by non-native species, and disease.

  • Garrison policy sets standards, limits for holiday lighting on Army posts

    Dec 8, 2009

    WHEELERAca,!E+ARMYAca,!E+AIRFIELD, Hawaii - While lighting our homes during the holidays is a tradition no one wants to end, the cost of electricity to run these lights on U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) installations must be managed.

  • 'Greener' targets safer for Soldiers, environment

    Dec 3, 2009

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. - Fort Huachuca's range is going green, in order to protect the environment, sustain the range program and keep Soldiers safer on the range and in the field. On Nov. 23, EOD Technology, Inc. personnel began implementing a program called Range Exchange, which consists of removing old tank and truck body targets, from Ranges 9 and 12.

  • Corps of Engineers builds facilities for 'Warriors in Transition' at Fort Drum

    Nov 24, 2009

    New barracks and facilities will benefit Warriors in Transition program that helps injured Soldiers returning from conflicts overseas.

  • Corps of Engineers builds awareness with Stanislaus River Salmon Festival

    Nov 13, 2009

    More than 1,500 people attended the inaugural Stanislaus River Salmon Festival Nov. 7, at the Corps' Stanislaus River Parks in Central California.

  • Army orders probe at Arlington National Cemetery, releases investigation findings

    Nov 13, 2009

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh announced Friday that he has ordered an investigation into allegations of lost accountability of some graves, poor record keeping and other issues at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Gopher tortoise species thrives in post's sandy soil

    Nov 13, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - From 2,500 to 3,000 gopher tortoises call Fort Benning home. This particular tortoise is recognized in Georgia as a threatened species and thrives in the state's coastal plains, including Fort Benning with its areas of sandy soil, ideal for burrowing, said Mark Thornton, endangered species biologist for the Conservation Branch, Environmental Management Division.

  • Fort Bragg woodpeckers find new home

    Nov 12, 2009

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - The Fort Bragg Endangered Species Branch recently facilitated the translocation of six red-cockaded woodpeckers to Fort Gordon, Ga. The red-cockaded woodpecker has been protected as an endangered species since 1970. It inhabits longleaf pine forests of the southeastern United States and is the only woodpecker that creates cavities in live pine trees.

  • Fort Bragg no-mow areas protect environment

    Nov 12, 2009

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Like the wildflowers that grow on Fort Bragg' More could be coming to an area near you as the number of no-mow zones is set to increase. Several areas on Butner Road could soon be designated no-mow zones, said Julia Love, sustainable land use planner, Environmental Management Branch, Directorate of Public Works. The no-mow zones were established early this year as a result of a 30 percent budget cut in grounds maintenance and in an effort to protect reforested areas on the installation, Love said.

  • Girls Scout out Corps of Engineers, learn about environment

    Nov 10, 2009

    Dozens of Girl Scouts clamored to learn about science and technology at the annual Family Science Festival sponsored by the Los Angeles District.

  • Corps of Engineers builds 'passive' townhouses in Germany to slash energy use

    Nov 10, 2009

    Army family housing PassivhAfA$user pilot project meets stringent criteria for energy savings, using insulation and passive solar heating.

  • TEAD team wins Federal Energy Conservation Award

    Nov 9, 2009

    The Lean Six Sigma team that saved Tooele Army Depot more than $60,000 and nearly 100 million gallons of water per year is the proud recipient of not one but two prestigious awards in the small group water conservation category: the 31st Annual Secretary of the Army Energy and Water Management Award and the 2009 Federal Energy and Water Management Award. Richard Anderson, Russell Smalling, Victor Hammond, Jon Hayden and Joshua Jones will travel to Washington D.C. for an award ceremony to be held Oct. 28, 2009, in honor of individuals that throughout the Department of Defense have made exemplary efforts in water and energy conservation.

  • Army awards $53-million contract for Everglades restoration

    Nov 9, 2009

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a construction contract Nov. 4 for the Picayune Strand Restoration Project, made possible by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

  • Corps of Engineers Europe District uses GIS tools to map the road ahead

    Nov 2, 2009

    Work that would take surveyors weeks is done in hours by a GIS operator in an office miles away.

  • Fort Carson WTU Soldiers work, heal in wildlife program

    Oct 30, 2009

    Wounded warriors work with Fort Carson Wildlife Management Office and the US Fish and Wildlife Service as part of their recovery therapy.

  • Cannonball, large gun found at Fort Monroe

    Oct 30, 2009

    A team of environmental and unexploded ordnance experts here unearthed an 11-foot-long cannon and a 10-inch cannonball on Oct. 21. The find was part of a four-month munitions probe in preparation for the installation's closure in September 2011.

  • Cannonball, large gun found at Fort Monroe

    Oct 29, 2009

    A team of environmental and unexploded ordnance experts here unearthed an 11-foot-long cannon and a 10-inch cannonball on Oct. 21. The find was part of a four-month munitions probe in preparation for the installation's closure in September 2011.

  • In Sadr City the water taps are open

    Oct 26, 2009

    In what is considered to be the largest reconstruction effort the United States has undertaken since the Marshall Plan following World War II, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Gulf Region Division has completed thousands of reconstruction projects in Iraq including construction of roads, schools, military facilities and oil production infrastructure. The most essential of these projects are those that provide the basic amenities to the Iraqi people to include water and electricity. The Sadr City R3 Water Treatment Plant was intended to increase the quantity and quality of potable water to Sadr City and the surrounding area of Baghdad. The new facility ties into the existing raw water supply piping and included the construction of a water treatment system, water storage facility, a pumping station to pump treated water from storage to the existing distribution system and ancillary facilities such as an administration building, laboratory and an emergency power system. According to project engineers, the modern water treatment process incorporated in the plant is designed with a filtering system that far exceeds the World Health Organization standards.

  • DoDDS students learn about German culture, traditions while making apple juice

    Oct 22, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but a glass of apple juice can do wonders toward building lasting friendships and understanding cultures.

  • Hybrid electric vehicles travel farther for less

    Oct 15, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - The Army is encouraging installations to trade in the keys of gas-guzzling cars for hybrid electric sedans that can net an average of 675 to 775 miles on a tank of gas.

  • Fort Lewis biologists, volunteers transform steeple into bat house

    Oct 9, 2009

    A din of hammers, saw blades and drills came from a small army of employees and volunteers from Fort Lewis Fish and Wildlife and The Nature Conservancy who met at the Sequalitchew Creek EcoPark on Sept. 29 to construct bat and bee boxes.

  • Initiative rewards military residents for conserving energy

    Oct 8, 2009

    Thanks to a Department of Defense initiative, Soldiers and their families living in on-post housing now have the opportunity to see green when they go green by saving gas and electricity.

  • Schinnen partnership produces environmental benefits

    Oct 8, 2009

    Thanks to a productive partnership with host nation environmental authorities, USAG Schinnen's Environmental Division meets regulatory mandates while protecting rare and endangered species.

  • APG receives top energy award

    Oct 7, 2009

  • Volunteers care for the 'aina' in Makua Valley forest gulch

    Oct 5, 2009

  • Recycling plastic bottles saves lives, environment

    Oct 2, 2009

    Although all plastics can be recycled and North Carolina state regulations now require consumers to recycle plastic bottles, people continue to throw them in the trash. There are many reasons why you should recycle plastic bottles.

  • Fort Bragg celebrates Energy Awareness Month

    Oct 2, 2009

    The month of October is Energy Awareness Month, and each year the Department of Energy and FEMP encourage federal facilities to celebrate by hosting awareness campaigns. They also provide materials and ideas to help promote energy-saving practices, which is not only good for the environment but also the pocketbook. This year's theme, "A Sustainable Energy; Putting All the Pieces Together," encourages everyone to see how they fit into the big picture. At Fort Bragg, the energy manger is promoting "efficiency" in a wide sweeping effort covering almost every area of the installation.

  • USACE People: Decades of environmental work, as regulator and park ranger

    Sep 28, 2009

    Angie Wulfow, park manager of the Sacramento District's Stanislaus River Parks, has worked for more than 25 years with the Corps to preserve the environment.

  • Archeologists unearth artifacts at Wiesbaden construction site

    Sep 28, 2009

    Almost 2,000 years ago, several Roman military bases were established along the Rhine River in western Germany, including one in Mainz - a large Roman city known as Moguntiacum. Because of its strategic location, historians surmise the base housed as many as four Roman legions.

  • Sacramento District parks see record turnout on National Public Lands Day

    Sep 27, 2009

    Nearly 1,200 volunteers complete dozens of park improvement projects at 7 California lakes

  • Fort Bragg plastic bridge

    Sep 25, 2009

    An M1A1 Abrams tank is driven over a thermoplastic composite bridge to demonstrate the strength of the first, 95 percent recycled, low maintenance bridge during the dedication ceremony Friday, at Camp Mackall. The thermoplastic bridge, made from about 85,000 pounds of recycled plastics, is the first structure of its kind capable of supporting military equipment loads in excess of 70 tons.

  • Heidelberg leading the way in economical LED lighting

    Sep 24, 2009

    Heidelberg garrison is replacing fluorescent lights in Army Family Housing with economical LED light fixtures.

  • Sacramento District natural resources staff reaches out to wildlife conservation community

    Sep 23, 2009

    USACE staff shared the Corps' environmental stewardship message at the Wildlife Society's 16th annual conference in Monterey, Calif.


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