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  • Corps-led eagle survey measures resurgence of national treasure

    Jan 13, 2011

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

  • Bluegills monitor treated groundwater

    Jan 13, 2011

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

  • Clearing up the recycling confusion at McChord

    Jan 7, 2011

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

  • More Army Environment Information

    Jan 5, 2011

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

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

    Jan 5, 2011

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

  • Solar Thermal Roof Debuts at Adelphi Laboratory Center

    Dec 27, 2010

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

  • Annual Deer Hunts Sustain Herd at Blossom Point

    Dec 27, 2010

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

  • Environmental officers train to protect lives, resources

    Dec 27, 2010

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

  • Fort Riley first in KC district to get LEED certification

    Dec 22, 2010

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

  • New visitor center combines green building, community involvement

    Dec 21, 2010

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

  • USACE builds energy-efficient HQ for SHAPE Special Operations

    Dec 21, 2010

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

  • Crane Army Ammunition Activity Looks to Improve Energy Savings

    Dec 20, 2010

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

  • Major Iraqi oil refinery demonstrates self-sufficiency

    Dec 20, 2010

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

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

    Dec 17, 2010

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

  • Improving indoor air quality as temperatures drop

    Dec 17, 2010

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

  • JBSA hammers out energy conservation management strategies at summit

    Dec 16, 2010

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

  • Students present powerful posters for Energy Awareness Month

    Dec 16, 2010

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

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

    Dec 15, 2010

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

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

    Dec 10, 2010

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

  • Fort Bragg schools find initiative on America Recycles Day

    Dec 10, 2010

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

  • USACE People: Beckham receives Ohio Distinguished Service Medal

    Dec 9, 2010

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

  • Leaders focus on sustainability

    Dec 8, 2010

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

  • Kean breathes 'green' air into class curriculum

    Dec 7, 2010

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

  • Great oaks from little acorns grow

    Dec 6, 2010

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

  • Henry House saving energy while still looking good

    Dec 2, 2010

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

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

    Dec 1, 2010

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

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

    Dec 1, 2010

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

  • Army leads way in turning trash into treasure

    Nov 29, 2010

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

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

    Nov 29, 2010

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

  • New, low-emitting locomotive pulls into Fort Stewart

    Nov 26, 2010

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

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

    Nov 23, 2010

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

  • Fort Bliss supports America Recycles Day

    Nov 23, 2010

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

  • Traditional German ceremony knights new hunters

    Nov 23, 2010

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

  • Residents get updates on utility billing

    Nov 22, 2010

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

  • Going green

    Nov 22, 2010

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

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

    Nov 18, 2010

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

  • Milan Army Ammunition Plant Hosts Wounded Warrior Hunt

    Nov 17, 2010

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

  • Environmental management with a pinch of movie magic

    Nov 16, 2010

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

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

    Nov 15, 2010

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

  • Solomon celebrates 'Tree City'

    Nov 15, 2010

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

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

    Nov 15, 2010

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

  • Corps project added to international wildlife refuge

    Nov 15, 2010

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

  • Army's wildland firefighters fill niche on island

    Nov 15, 2010

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

  • Sacrificing a tree for long term gain

    Nov 12, 2010

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

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

    Nov 12, 2010

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

  • Rehabilitated bird released into wild at Fort Bragg

    Nov 12, 2010

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

  • Going green at Natick

    Nov 12, 2010

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

  • Public Works teaches students to pull plug on energy waste

    Nov 10, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea - Do you leave the tap turned on while brushing your teeth or while taking a shower every morning' If so, Dewey McLean, energy manager for U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud's Directorate of Public Works, wants to break you of that bad habit and he has a plan to do it. He's talking to children.

  • USAG-HI aims to promote recycling, conservation

    Nov 8, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - America Recycles Day is Nov. 15, and all U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Soldiers, residents, civilians and supported units are encouraged to drop off their recyclables at the Kaena Community Center, here, from 9-2 p.m.

  • DPW releases important information about drinking water on post

    Nov 8, 2010

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - The Environmental Division, Directorate of Public Works, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, through the Preventive Medicine Activity at Tripler Army Medical Center, routinely monitors Aliamanu Military Reservation, Fort Shafter, Schofield Barracks and TAMC water systems for bacteriological quality of drinking water.

  • Hawaii District Court rules on Makua Military Reservation

    Nov 8, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Hawaii District Court released its ruling on cross motions for summary judgment in the case of Malama Makua versus Robert Gates, secretary of defense et al, Oct. 27.

  • Corps of Engineers finds, destroys World War II ammo in North Carolina

    Nov 5, 2010

    Wilmington District's ongoing Camp Butner UXO cleanup project deals with artillery and bazooka rounds, rockets, mines and hand grenades.

  • Corps fights invasive weeds at Martis Creek Lake

    Nov 5, 2010

    The Sacramento District's Martis Creek Lake is teaming with the Tahoe Divers Conservancy to sustainably eradicate invasive Eurasian watermilfoil from the lake, helping restore its native ecosystem and prized trout fishery.

  • PRESS RELEASE: Army announces availability of Draft PEIS, requests comments on proposed aviation gr

    Nov 5, 2010

    The Army invites all interested members of the public, including native communities and federally recognized Native American Tribes, federal, state, and local agencies to submit written comments on environmental issues, concerns and opportunities analyzed in the draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed growth, realignment, and stationing of new and existing Army aviation assets. The proposed action includes the consolidation and reorganization of existing aviation units and the potential establishment of one or more Combat Aviation Brigades. The proposed action will increase the availability of helicopter assets to meet current and future national security requirements and will allow the Army to better organize existing aviation assets to promote more effective training and force management.

  • Fort Rucker Wounded Warriors hunt raises money for project

    Nov 4, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Some Wounded Warriors had their first hunting experience Oct. 23-31 thanks to the Wounded Warrior Project in the Wiregrass area.

  • Electricity 'bills' coming soon: Energy conservation program to begin for on-post resident

    Nov 4, 2010

    Go green and get a little green. That is the incentive for a new energy-conservation program in family housing.

  • Army striving for 'net-zero' energy use

    Nov 2, 2010

    The Army has a goal of "net-zero" energy consumption by 2030 -- one of three challenges laid out by the service's assistant secretary for installations, energy and the environment.

  • Rolling quietly into the future at Natick

    Nov 2, 2010

    As he rolled up the hill near Building 45 at U.S. Army Garrison Natick, Rich Valcourt flipped the high-gear switch on the right side of the steering column, stepped on the accelerator, and reached the top with power to spare.

  • Corps of Engineers, Commissary agency build sustainable facilities in Europe

    Nov 2, 2010

    The $21.5 million Ansbach facility will be the greenest commissary to date, with energy-saving features and sustainable initiatives.

  • Hybrid vehicles help Fort Riley 'go green'

    Nov 1, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - There are many "going green" cost-saving initiatives in the U.S., from reusable bags at the grocery store to recycling, to hybrid vehicles to get someone where they need to go on a day-to-day basis. Fort Riley has taken advantage of many of these initiatives including the operation and use of 16 hybrid vehicles - one being a pickup.

  • Garrison Signs for New Headquarters Complex

    Nov 1, 2010

    USAG-MIAMI, Fla. -- In a modest ceremony representing the transfer of more than a quarter-billion dollars of property, John Burgess, U.S. Army Garrison-Miami's Director of Public Works signed a memorandum taking ownership of the new SOUTHCOM Headquarters Complex in Doral.

  • Solar panels to reduce garrison costs

    Nov 1, 2010

    Installing solar electric panels on the roof of a Directorate of Public Works building on Kelley Barracks is estimated to help save U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart more than $36,000 per year.

  • Corps of Engineers continues Everglades restoration project

    Oct 30, 2010

    The Corps' Jacksonville District and federal, state and local partners broke ground on an 1,800-acre project near the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge.

  • 2010 IMCOM exhibit welcomes all to the Army's home

    Oct 29, 2010

    One of the first groups of visitors to the Installation Management Command's exhibit at the 2010 Association of the U.S. Army's annual meeting and exposition was a video crew from Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Wildfire on Fort Knox

    Oct 28, 2010

    Story and images of one of the worst fires in Knox's recent history

  • Louisville District's Environmental Program gets bigger and better

    Oct 26, 2010

    Program grew to $72.6 million, a 21 percent increase from fiscal 2009.

  • Army families go green with Island Palm Communities

    Oct 25, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - When the dust has settled at Island Palm Communities, following construction of more than 5,200 homes and renovation of more than 2,500 existing homes, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii will be among the largest solar-powered communities in the world.

  • Synergistic

    Oct 25, 2010

    SCHOFIELDAca,!E+BARRACKS, Hawaii - Representatives from Island Palm Communities and U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii speak to students at Hale Kula Elementary School, here, as part of the SYNERGY (Saving Your Nation's Energy) program.

  • DoD needs a sustainable environment to support future operations

    Oct 25, 2010

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - Sustainability. What does it mean'

  • Being sustainable now preserves resources for tomorrow

    Oct 25, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Sustainability is way more than just turning off the lights or fixing a leaky faucet. The overarching term includes an imperative for protecting the environment now so that future generations don't have to foot the bill later.

  • Garrison's recycling program expands services, reaps rewards

    Oct 25, 2010

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii generates approximately 9,000 tons of solid waste every year. Of that, less than 30 percent is recycled annually. Under Executive Order 13514, federal agencies must divert 50 percent of their total solid waste from landfills, via reuse or recycling, by the end of fiscal year 2015.

  • North Dakota's Newest Soldiers Give Back During 'Guard the Environment'

    Oct 25, 2010

    The North Dakota National Guard Recruit Training Battalion took a break from training for a community clean-up project in Bismarck, Fargo and Devils Lake this weekend. The event, called "Guard the Environment," was part of a National Guard Bureau-led initiative to give back to the communities that support service members while emphasizing the importance of caring for the environment.

  • Schofield's rainwater harvesting project yields water, energy savings

    Oct 25, 2010

    In an effort to demonstrate sustainable water management practices, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's Directorate of Public Works' Environmental Division has developed a rainwater-harvesting project with the Oahu Army Natural Resources Program facility.

  • MG Terry dedicates energy-efficient KMC building

    Oct 25, 2010

    KILAUEA MILITARY CAMP, Hawaii - Maj. Gen. Michael J. Terry, commanding general, U.S. Army-Hawaii, officially dedicated Kilauea Military Camp's Building 84 Photovoltaic Roofing Project, in a ceremony, here, Oct. 21.

  • Schofield achieves Tree City USA status

    Oct 25, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - It's official! Schofield Barracks has achieved prestigious Tree City USA status, following a two-year collaborative effort between U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's Directorate of Public Works, Island Palm Communities, and Actus Lend Lease.

  • Sustainability is systemic goal for Hawaii, Army

    Oct 25, 2010

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - We often use the word "finite" to describe limited resources, but living on an island really brings the word into focus.

  • Energy conservation helps everyone save

    Oct 25, 2010

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - "I don't have any control over energy savings; that's the Army's business, not mine."

  • Van pooling benefits installations, environment

    Oct 25, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Mass Transportation Benefit Program provides reimbursement for mass transit commuting costs to reduce federal employees' contributions to traffic congestion and air pollution, and to expand their commuting alternatives.

  • Sustainability: Why should Army community care'

    Oct 25, 2010

    If the Army has its way, Fort Polk - as well as every other Army installation - will be self-sustainable within the next 25 years.

  • US Forces hunters assist German officials with game management at Graf

    Oct 25, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Soldiers and Airmen from across Europe took part in a prestigious hunting opportunity with the German federal forest office at Grafenwoehr in early October assisting German officials in managing natural resources within the military training area.

  • Picatinny Arsenal saves energy and water holistically

    Oct 22, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - The Picatinny Arsenal Team was the only Army recipient of a FEMP award for Fiscal Year '09. In addition, Picatinny Arsenal also won the 32nd Annual 2010 Secretary of Army Energy and Water Management Award, presented at the Army Energy Workshop in Dallas, Texas, in August.

  • Electric vehicles save Fort Riley money

    Oct 22, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- Saving the installation more than $5,700 per year, the First Sergeants Barracks Program utilizes six electric vehicles to move in and around the brigade areas in support of barrack's assignments, terminations and maintenance calls.

  • Picatinny earns national recognition for superior conservation efforts

    Oct 19, 2010

    A Picatinny Arsenal team was the only Department of the Army recipient of an annual award recognizing teams from federal agencies for their energy, water and environmental management excellence, Oct. 7 in Washington D.C.

  • Trout find home on American Lake

    Oct 18, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, wash. - Officials at Russell Landing Marina will feed them and look after more than 50,000 fingerling rainbow trout in a program to maintain a healthy, fishable population on American Lake.

  • Army emphasis on energy security evidenced by new senior-level office

    Oct 18, 2010

    The Army solidified its focus on energy security, Oct. 1, by elevating it assistant secretary of the Army-status.

  • Belvoir RCI earns Presidential recognition

    Oct 18, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -The Fort Belvoir Residential Communities Initiative Project received the prestigious President's GreenGov Award in the category of "Building for the Future" in a ceremony Oct. 7 on the grounds of the White House.

  • Efforts underway to conserve more energy

    Oct 15, 2010

    FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. -- Fort Leavenworth is spending about $10 million in the next four years to comply with Department of Defense energy efficiency policies, but still needs its community members to conserve energy to meet federal requirements.

  • Families view new homes

    Oct 15, 2010

    Despite their name, the two homes are not designed to be entirely self sufficient. Instead, they are built to be net-zero - they are designed to use 54 percent less energy than a regular duplex on Fort Campbell and they produce as much energy as they use.

  • Fort Bragg intent on building a better, 'greener' Army

    Oct 15, 2010

    October is National Energy Awareness Month and the Army theme this year is "Empowering Defense through Energy Security." There are activities on Fort Bragg as well as across the nation to highlight the energy we use and spread awareness about the importance of conservation, new technology and security.

  • Fort Bragg gears up for the Green Living Tour

    Oct 15, 2010

    On Saturday, two, 15-passenger vans will start a new tour every hour, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, at the North Post PX. The event is open to the general public and is free of charge. "We probably have the majority of the LEED (leadership in energy and environmental design) projects in the region," said Melinda Harrington, sustainable materials planner for Fort Bragg's Environmental Division. "Most of our construction is also to showcase that green building is really just about 'smart building' with the systems in place," she added.

  • Saving energy saves lives says new Army exec

    Oct 13, 2010

    In Afghanistan, fewer fuel convoys in theater can mean saving the lives of Soldiers, said Katherine Hammack, the new assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment.

  • Military earns White House, Energy Department awards

    Oct 13, 2010

    Defense Department efforts to save energy and help the environment at installations around the world are receiving notice from the White House and the Energy Department.

  • Radford AAP celebrates new nitric-sulfuric acid facility

    Oct 12, 2010

  • Energy Awareness Month

    Oct 12, 2010

  • Natick observes Energy Awareness Month

    Oct 12, 2010

    The Secretary of the Army has designated October 2010 as Energy Awareness Month. Public law mandates that the Army reduce its energy usage by 3 percent each year from 2007 to 2015. The Army needs to reduce energy consumption due to increasing demand, dwindling energy reserves and rising costs Aca,!" all of which have been further compounded by the Global War on Terrorism and natural disasters. For the Army to meet this goal, all of its employees need to contribute.

  • Fort Riley recycling program saves money, resources

    Oct 8, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Plastics, glass, cans and paper are just some of the things that can be recycled at the Fort Riley Recycling Center, located in Building 1980 at Camp Funston. "Recycling is essential to save valuable landfill space," said Scott Allen, operations supervisor of the recycle program. "If we refused to recycle, these products would end up in our landfills and reduce the life expectancy of those landfills."

  • Fort Bragg observes Energy Awareness Month

    Oct 8, 2010

    Did you know that the Month of October is Energy Awareness Month' Each year the Department Of Energy and Federal Energy Management Program encourage federal facilities to celebrate by hosting awareness campaigns for Energy Awareness Month and this year's theme is "Powering America We're on Target!" The theme depicts how federal agencies continue to zero in on energy targets to stimulate the economy, lower operating expenses, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and achieve long-term energy and economic security. Fort Bragg will host events at Family housing and retail centers and contests in the schools and for any personnel working or living here.

  • Fish from Fort McCoy waters to support lake restocking efforts in neighboring community

    Oct 7, 2010

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Relocating fish from Fort McCoy waters will support re-stocking efforts for Lake Tomah (Wis.) while also improving the number of larger fish available for Fort McCoy anglers, said John Noble. Noble, Fort McCoy Fisheries biologist, said the fish currently are being held in a holding pond at Fort McCoy's Whitetail Ridge Ski Area. Largemouth bass were removed from the North Flowage and bluegills were collected from Stillwell Pond in a coordinated effort between Fort McCoy, contracted Colorado State University employees, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). "The fish will be tested by FWS to certify their health before the WDNR moves them to Lake Tomah," Noble said. "Testing for fish viruses like VHS (viral hemorrhagic septicemia) takes up to 45 days so we expect to hear if the fish are disease free and okay to stock in November."

  • Recycling simplified at Natick

    Oct 7, 2010

    Imagine how easy recycling could be if all materials were placed in the same container. Imagination became reality Oct. 4 for the occupants of two buildings at Natick Soldier Systems Center, the first at NSSC to convert to "single-stream recycling" during a 90-day trial run.

  • History, beauty abundant on post trail

    Oct 7, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Looking for a new way to get out and get that heart pumping' Wander over to the Fort Jackson Passage of the Palmetto Trail and lace up those shoes.