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  • Cub Scouts, Army Corps of Engineers partner to foster environmental awareness

    Feb 4, 2015

    Baltimore District Army Corps organized a guided tour of the Paul S. Sarbanes Ecosystem Restoration Project at Poplar Island for a Cub Scout troop on Jan. 25, 2015 as part of the district's ongoing STEM program.

  • Lincoln Assassination Military Tribunal: 150 years later

    Feb 4, 2015

    FORT MCNAIR, Washington, D.C. -- Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall announces a special observance of the 150-year anniversary of the start of the military tribunal of those thought responsible for the plot to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln in 1865.

  • Desert Dweller of the Month: Mojave ground squirrel

    Feb 4, 2015

    Chances are you will never see this extremely secretive member of the squirrel family, but that is all the more reason to be concerned for its future in the Mojave Desert. Unlike most rodents, the Mojave ground squirrel, about 8-9 inches from head to tail, is not particularly sociable during most of the year, only seeking each other out to mate in the early spring.

  • Preserving hidden history on Fort Bragg

    Feb 2, 2015

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - - From drill and ceremony, to creeds and cadences, history can be found, honored and upheld by Soldiers on a regular basis. While more prevalent military history is found in museums at each installation, Fort Bragg is also home to more than two dozen lesser-known landmarks predating its existence. Spread throughout the main cantonment and training areas of Fort Bragg and Camp Mackall, 26 historic cemeteries and two standing churches remain intact from early settlers of the surrounding area.

  • Coastal risk: Corps of Engineers releases planning guide for future storms, flooding

    Jan 28, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a study, Jan. 28, that frames future risks from rising oceans and increasing weather patterns along the areas affected by 2012's Hurricane Sandy.

  • DPW purchases 10 electric cars

    Jan 23, 2015

    USAG Bavaria DPW zooms into the future with clean and efficient utility vehicles.

  • 'Military mom' shares knowledge, skills with local high school students

    Jan 22, 2015

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- In a fast-paced, digital world, it's often easy to forget where our food comes from. Fresh food does not originate in a grocery store or a fast-food restaurant; it comes from the earth.

  • Trash is installation's treasure

    Jan 22, 2015

    Fort Leonard Wood surpassed the Department of Defense's goals for diverting waste from landfills in 2014 -- recycling almost half of the waste generated on post and saving the installation more than a million dollars.

  • Fort Jackson bird sightings aid international research

    Jan 22, 2015

    Although it is common to see great egrets on Fort Jackson ponds and lakes, seeing a flock of 60 of these large, all-white, three-foot tall wading birds concentrated on Semmes Lake is unprecedented.

  • EOD Soldiers keep ranges safe

    Jan 22, 2015

    Soldiers with the 82nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company are making sure Fort Jackson's ranges are clear of unexploded ordnance.

  • ECOPROFIT: Garrison Wiesbaden again garners recognition from city officials for energy-saving effort

    Jan 21, 2015

  • Fort Drum ornithologist balances habitat protection, training ground obligations

    Jan 15, 2015

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- When the golden-winged warbler begins its 2,000- to 3,000-mile flight up from South America in a few weeks, a flock of the petite yellow-crowned songbirds will make a beeline for Fort Drum, where they will sing, breed and forage the low tangled shrublands here under the watchful eye of Jeff Bolsinger, the installation's leading ornithologist.

  • Winter bills can lead to frozen wallet

    Jan 15, 2015

    With the extreme low temperatures covering the Fort Leonard Wood area the last few weeks, many Families may have a big surprise in the mail when those utility bills start to arrive. Being one month into winter, there is still time to get a firm grip on finances and energy usage to help lessen the blow to the wallet.

  • Prescribed burning set to return to Kelley Hill

    Jan 13, 2015

    With January well underway, Fort Benning is in the midst of its peak season for prescribed burning of various areas on post.

  • Army releases vision and strategy for installations, energy and environment through 2025

    Jan 12, 2015

    The Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment, released the Army's vision and strategy through 2025 to help meet future challenges and succeed in future operating environments.

  • Scouts take to the trees to learn and earn

    Jan 8, 2015

    Hohenfels scouts scramble along tree-top path in the Bavarian Forest.

  • Huntsville Center explores green roof option at Pentagon

    Jan 7, 2015

    As part of an ongoing effort to reduce energy consumption at the Pentagon, Huntsville Center program managers looked at the possibility of installing a vegetative roof.

  • 18 Eagles Spotted at Annual Abiquiu Eagle Watch

    Jan 7, 2015

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Albuquerque District's Abiquiu Lake hosted its annual Midwinter Eagle Watch Jan. 3, 2015. The event was a success despite the cold weather.

  • Jennings Randolph Lake hosts 9th annual memorial hunt

    Jan 6, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hosted the 9th annual Bill Nesbit Memorial Hunt Dec. 19 in Elk Garden, West Va. The annual hunt gave eight handicapped hunters and disabled veterans the opportunity to harvest a deer with the help of safety instructors and dozens of volunteers.

  • Huntsville Center planners have full-spectrum worldwide focus

    Jan 5, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville's newest planner brings an additional set of capabilities and a fresh perspective to the Planning and Programming team.

  • The Corps Environment - January 2015

    Dec 31, 2014

    The Corps Environment is an online quarterly publication produced by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to highlight USACE and Armywide environmental initiatives, issues, policies and technologies.

  • Boy Scout Completes River Trail Parking Lot Upgrades

    Dec 30, 2014

    Sturbridge Boy Scout Chris Sutter has taken a major step towards earning the rank of Eagle Scout by completing his required service project -- making upgrades and repairs to the Quinebaug River water trail and Lake Siog Pass hiking trail head parking lot located at 20 Pond Bridge Road in Holland, Massachusetts.

  • Engineer earns praise for work on International Levee Handbook

    Dec 24, 2014

    Rosemary Schmidt, Chief, Geology and Chemistry Section for Engineering/Planning, received a plaque from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Levee Safety Program during the Nov. 6 Command and Staff Meeting held in the Concord Park theater in Concord, Massachusetts. Schmidt, who is a supervisory geologist and has been with the New England District since May 1992, received the award for her outstanding contributions to the International Levee Handbook.

  • The Savannah Harbor Expansion Project and the Savannah River - A Wrap-Up

    Dec 22, 2014

    Editor's note: Beginning in July 2013 the Savannah District Army Corps of Engineer's blog, Balancing the Basin, has posted a series of stories on the environmental monitoring of the Savannah River as part of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP). The monitoring program continues and some will be expanded and continued into the future. This article encapsulates the information presented in this blog over the past 18 months.

  • Vicenza preps for Net Zero move

    Dec 18, 2014

    Sustainability and energy self-sufficiency continue to move forward with the Net Zero Energy Installation plan at the U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza. The most recent event to take place was the NZEI workgroup visioning session Dec. 3 at Caserma Ederle.

  • West Point on track to achieve Net Zero goals with Army Corps of Engineers' help

    Dec 15, 2014

    The U.S. Army Army Corps of Engineers' Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville Energy Division, in Alabama, met with Director of Public Works Matt Talaber at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, in October, to chart a way ahead for helping the institution achieve its Net Zero goal.

  • Public Works employee helps Fort Drum 'think green'

    Dec 11, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Flipping a light switch, starting up a computer and turning on the coffee pot are regular occurrences in offices across Fort Drum.

  • Dirty Jobs -- CBRN Specialist

    Dec 9, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- "Gas, Gas, Gas!" As a warning alert sounds across the lanes, Soldiers hurry to don their gas protective masks within nine seconds. Regardless of physical or mental fitness, those nine seconds are critical because of the ease with which Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) attacks can disable their target.

  • U.S. Army announces 'Notice of Intent' to award another solar project on Redstone Arsenal

    Dec 5, 2014

    U.S. Army announces intent to award another solar project on Redstone Arsenal

  • Army issues notice of intent to award for Redstone Arsenal solar project

    Dec 4, 2014

    The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, working with the U.S. Army Office of Energy Initiatives and the U.S. Army Garrison - Redstone Arsenal, issued a notice of intent to award to Sunpower Corporation today for a solar facility on Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, capable of producing up to 18,000 megawatt-hours/year of on-site renewable energy.

  • Potential pollutants become useful energy

    Dec 2, 2014

    LOGCAP contractor reclaims fuel for use in solid waste incinerators at Bagram Air Field and realizes more than $6.6 million in cost savings/avoidance since 2010 while keeping potential pollutants out of the waste stream.

  • Recycling center shares best practices with others

    Nov 25, 2014

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- Trash and waste products were the focus of a recent tour at Fort Riley. Members of the Solid Waste Management Conference toured Fort Riley's recycling facilities Nov. 19 to see the program's practices and exchange ideas.

  • Still waters run deep on Staten Island

    Nov 24, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District created an innovative permitting mechanism that is helping the City move the Staten Island Bluebelt Program forward. The permit will help reduce flooding, save taxpayer money and improve the environment and wildlife habitats.

  • Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning during the winter

    Nov 24, 2014

    Tips for preventing carbon monoxide poisoning during the winter months

  • Huntsville Center employees learn about Native American Indian culture

    Nov 21, 2014

    Huntsville Center employees gathered to learn about the culture of Native Americans during the Huntsville Center Equal Employment Opportunity office sponsored 2014 Native American Indian Heritage Month program Nov. 18.

  • Fort Carson DPW expands single-stream recycling

    Nov 20, 2014

    Fort Carson is expanding its single-stream recycling operations within motor pools to ramp up Net Zero waste efforts in units.

  • Units, organizations commended for joining effort to save energy, resources

    Nov 18, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Visitors might have thought the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden was getting a jump start on St. Patrick's Day this month as more and more of the distinctive Green Boot signs began appearing around the community. "It's an honor for us to come and give these," said Col. Mary Martin, USAG Wiesbaden commander, as she presented employees of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade's Logistics Readiness Center, Wiesbaden, with the Green Boot Certificate Nov. 12. "This shows that members of your organization are doing their part to save energy and resources.

  • DPW to construct new energy plant

    Nov 17, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) has awarded the garrison's Directorate of Public Works a grant to fund the construction of a new energy plant on APG South (Edgewood).

  • Corps of Engineers embraces uncertainty of climate change

    Nov 14, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is adapting the way it operates to accommodate climate changes that could cause floods and droughts.

  • Fort Carson recognizes 3 'Net Zero champions'

    Nov 13, 2014

    Fort Carson, Colorado, recognized military and civilian facility managers as Net Zero champions during the Fall Facility Energy Training event Oct. 29 at The Hub.

  • EMD: Help keep JBM-HH storm water clean

    Nov 13, 2014

    As the temperature and leaves fall, Joint Base Myer Henderson Hall's Environmental Management Division is encouraging base residents, employees and visitors to be more environmentally conscious and help prevent storm water pollution on the installation.

  • Companies meet to learn about Redstone Arsenal renewable energy opportunity

    Nov 13, 2014

    Biomass companies interested in competing for a renewable combined heat and power project on Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, met Nov. 13 to learn more about the opportunity and the acquisition process.

  • Army completes environmental study for possible force reductions

    Nov 13, 2014

    The Department of the Army announces the availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact for the Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Army 2020 Force Structure Realignment. The Army evaluated the environmental impacts of potential reductions of active-component Soldiers and Army civilians (Army employees) at 30 installations. The Army determined that there are no significant impacts, other than socioeconomic impacts, and that preparation of an environmental impact statement is not required.

  • New Fort Benning hospital set to open for business

    Nov 12, 2014

    Hundreds gathered for the ribbon-cutting ceremony held Nov. 7 in the atrium of the newly-constructed Martin Army Community Hospital at Fort Benning, Georgia.

  • Assistant Secretary of the Army visits TAAC-E in eastern Afghanistan

    Nov 8, 2014

    The Hon. Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment visited Train, Advise, Assist Command - East at Tactical Base Gamberi Saturday. During her visit, Hammack met with senior leaders and staff to discuss TAAC-E bases, projects and logistics.

  • Environmental science students work the wetlands

    Nov 7, 2014

    Asha Beachom, right, a senior at Hampton Uplift Preparatory charter school in Dallas, takes a water sample Thursday under the watchful eye of Dr. Dian Smith, a research scientist with the University of North Texas and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lewisville Aquatic Ecosystem Research Facility. Some 55 seniors in the advanced placement environmental science class also helped plant native aquatic emergent species at the Fort Worth District's Lower Chain of Wetlands project in southeast Dallas. The wetland construction project is a Corps of Engineers partnership with the city of Dallas, which combines flood risk management and ecosystem restoration on the site of a former landfill and golf course in the Trinity River drainage.

  • Cultural Resources archeologist preserves pieces of Fort Drum history

    Nov 6, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y -- Turning on a faucet for instant access to running water is an everyday convenience in the United States. Nearly 200 years ago -- when James LeRay de Chaumont built his estate on what is now Fort Drum's South Post -- it was a luxury amenity.

  • Scouts build boxes for bats

    Nov 4, 2014

    Project helps preserve endangered species at Hohenfels

  • Where There's Water, There's a Way: Engineering with Nature in the Arid West

    Nov 4, 2014

    What if you could make something good happen, and do so cost-effectively, sustainably and on a grand scale? You'd leap at the chance, wouldn't you? Engineering with Nature (EWN) can make this happen.

  • Searching for the Elusive, Endangered Silvery Minnow

    Nov 4, 2014

    USACE Albuquerque District Commander Lt. Col. Patrick Dagon and Maj. Jason Melchior, deputy district commander, joined other District employees and SWCA Environmental Consultants in their search for silvery minnow. On Oct. 20, 2014, they visited the Rio Grande Nature Center, one of the restoration sites the District is monitoring along the Rio Grande.

  • Army inks 20-year, large-scale renewable energy deal at Fort Drum signing ceremony

    Nov 3, 2014

    A Fort Drum signing ceremony commemorating agreements for the production and delivery of 100 percent of the installation's electricity requirements from an on-site renewable energy biomass generation facility was held last week.

  • Corps of Engineers releases Climate Change Adaptation, Strategic Sustainability plans

    Oct 31, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released its Climate Change Adaptation Plan and its Strategic Sustainability Plan, Oct. 31, 2014.

  • Corps of Engineers Releases Robust Climate Change Adaptation and Strategic Sustainability Plans

    Oct 31, 2014

    "The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been factoring climate change and its impacts in to all its missions and operations for decades. The Corps of Engineers is working with the Obama Administration to identify and address the existing and future risks and vulnerabilities of climate change and ensure that communities and ecosystems are protected and flourish." said Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Senior Sustainability Officer.

  • Army, Fort Drum leaders sign contract for renewable, sustainable energy source for installation

    Oct 31, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- As the Army moves to more sustainable forms of energy, Fort Drum remains ahead of the curve. Department of the Army, Fort Drum, New York state and local leaders gathered Thursday at the Commons on post to officially mark the beginning of a new era in renewable energy.

  • Fort Carson water reductions earn Secretary of the Army award

    Oct 31, 2014

    Fort Carson's Net Zero water conservation efforts brought the installation the 2014 Annual Secretary of the Army Energy and Water Management Award for water conservation.

  • Butterfly Garden Improvements Made at Black Rock Lake for Public Lands Day

    Oct 31, 2014

    Several Girl Scouts and Park Rangers gathered at Black Rock Lake on Sept. 14, to winterize and enhance the native butterfly garden and walking path at the Black Rock Lake in Thomaston, Connecticut.

  • Secretary of the Army recognizes excellence in Energy and Water Management

    Oct 30, 2014

    Eight Secretary of the Army awards recognizing outstanding achievements in Energy and Water Management were presented to installations and personnel during a Pentagon ceremony yesterday.

  • USARCENT is amped to teach conservation awareness

    Oct 29, 2014

    SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. - "It's all about keeping Soldiers in the fight."

  • Asbestos can only pose danger when airborne

    Oct 27, 2014

    Many of the buildings on Fort Gordon contain asbestos, but they don't cause harm if left undisturbed, according to David Pickerell, garrison safety manager. Asbestos is potentially harmful only when crushed and inhaled.

  • Long-awaited Levee Project Breaks Ground

    Oct 27, 2014

    The Honorable Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), joined employees from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Albuquerque District and other government agencies to break ground on the first two phases of the San Acacia Levee project, Oct. 22, 2014.

  • Vermont Projects Perform Fall Water Releases For Public Enjoyment

    Oct 24, 2014

    For Vermont canoeists, kayakers and rafters, there was one last water release along the West River at New England District's Ball Mountain and Townshend Dams to end a successful and enjoyable summer water season at the projects. Controlled releases were made on Sept. 27 and Sept. 28 to provide desired waterflows for watercraft fun. Approximately 1,300 water sport enthusiasts visited Ball Mountain and Townsend where the fun began at 10 a.m. and continued until 3 p.m. Both projects released water at 1,500 cubic feet per second.

  • Celebrating National Public Lands Day

    Oct 24, 2014

    Citizen stewardship and volunteerism are two very important aspects in keeping New England District projects maintained and looking beautiful. Although this takes place many times throughout the year, it is most concentrated during National Public Lands Day. Every year a call goes out to local residents asking that they come help celebrate their local public lands by performing cleanup work and improvement projects. Every year the call is answered by hundreds of volunteers who aren't afraid to get a little dirty.

  • Secretary of the Army 2014 Energy and Water Management Awards Announced

    Oct 23, 2014

    Recipients of the 2014 Secretary of the Army Energy and Water Management Awards have been announced.

  • Magazine expanding to cover Armywide environmental, sustainability efforts

    Oct 22, 2014

    Starting with the January issue, The Corps Environment is expanding to incorporate more articles about environmental and sustainability efforts to better tell the story across the entire Army, not just the Army Corps of Engineers. The magazine welcomes content from around the Army.

  • Presidio dedicates building to Medal of Honor recipient

    Oct 22, 2014

    More than 100 people turned out for the ribbon cutting and dedication of the Presidio of Monterey's newest instructional building in honor of a Medal of Honor recipient and language graduate here Oct. 17.

  • Lake City ammo plant recognized for environmental excellence

    Oct 15, 2014

    Lake City Army ammunition plant was recently recognized for environmental excellence by receiving the Water Environment Federation Award, Sept. 30.

  • Ansbach, Corps of Engineers hold grand opening for new barracks

    Oct 14, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach held a grand opening for the new unaccompanied Soldier barracks at Bismarck Kaserne recently.

  • Hawaii-based Army divers repair breakwaters in cold Alaskan waters

    Oct 14, 2014

    Pacific-based Army divers encounter the full spectrum of water temperatures and depths when performing underwater reconnaissance, demolition and salvage missions across the massive theater. Fifteen troops from 7th Engineer Dive Detachment. 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, are wrapping up a two-month long mission in Ketchika, Alaska, Oct. 18, in support of U.S. Army Corps of Engineer, to repair floating breakwaters at Bar Point Harbor, while preparing the divers for cold water, deep water situations.

  • Hydropower model tests generate positive results for Center Hill rehab project

    Oct 13, 2014

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers experts witnessed a series of tests this week in York, Pa., that should help keep the Center Hill Hydropower Rehabilitation Project in Tennessee, schedule on track.

  • 2014 Army Sustainability Report Released

    Oct 10, 2014

    PENTAGON, Washington DC -- The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment released the Army Sustainability Report 2014, highlighting the Army's progress in Fiscal Years 2012-2013. The Army Sustainability Report 2014 highlights progress in land management, operational energy, community partnerships, and programs that support the holistic health and well-being of our people.

  • Energy conservation part of daily duties

    Oct 9, 2014

    October is National Energy Awareness Month and as an Army pilot site for Net Zero energy, water and waste, Fort Carson works to ensure Soldiers and civilians understand their role in reducing utility-related costs.

  • Groundbreaking celebrates Net Zero water project

    Oct 8, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Members of the APG community gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of a Net Zero water conservation project near the Canal Creek Aquifer Groundwater Treatment Facility (GWTF) on APG South (Edgewood) Sept. 29.

  • Former U.S. Army drill sergeant takes helm at nation's premier inland navigation planning center

    Oct 3, 2014

    PJ Donovan, the new chief of the nation's premier inland navigation planning center, now directs a team of economists, engineers, and operations research analysts committed to supporting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers inland navigation planning needs at both the national and international levels. The Corps operates and maintains 227 lock chambers at 185 sites within the nation's vast inland waterway system; a system that contains 12,000 miles of waterways, enough to stretch halfway around the world with depths of at least 9 feet. The U.S. Inland Waterway system moves over 550 million tons of commodities annually and is an important alternative to rail and truck.

  • Restoring Quality Habitat and Combating Invasive Plants at Times Beach

    Oct 2, 2014

    The Buffalo District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center are collaborating on a demonstration project to control the growth of four invasive plants at Times Beach Nature Preserve in Buffalo.

  • Santa Clara Pueblo and the Corps of Engineers: A Working Partnership between Two Nations

    Oct 2, 2014

    "The partnership between USACE and the Santa Clara Pueblo is a fine example of why the Albuquerque District has the strongest Tribal Program in South Pacific Division. Flood Risk Management in the Santa Clara tribal area is incredibly important for the future of the Pueblo." ~ Brig. Gen. Mark Toy, commander, South Pacific Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

  • Army establishes permanent Office of Energy Initiatives

    Oct 1, 2014

    The Secretary of the Army, John McHugh has directed the Office of Energy Initiatives (OEI) be established as an enduring organization within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment.

  • The Corps Environment - October 2014

    Oct 1, 2014

    The Corps Environment is an online quarterly publication produced by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to highlight USACE environmental initiatives, issues, policies and technologies across the nation.

  • Battle re-enactment pays homage to veterans

    Oct 1, 2014

    WAEGWAN, South Korea - U.S. and Republic of Korea service members participated in a Korean War battle re-enactment and memorial ceremony Sept. 24-26, 2014 in honor of those who fought in the Nakdong River Battle here.

  • Federal and state officials to sign Savannah Harbor deepening agreement Oct. 8

    Sep 30, 2014

    Deepening the Savannah harbor takes a giant leap forward when officials from the Corps of Engineers and the State of Georgia sign a Project Partnership Agreement Oct. 8. The signing of the PPA allows the Corps of Engineers to accept bids for the first contracts to be awarded under the $706 million Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP).

  • Chemical troops prep for CBRN site survey, sampling mission in Kuwait

    Sep 30, 2014

    When it comes to handling chemical and biological compounds, there's zero room for error, making realistic training exercises -- like the one conducted here in September by 71st Chemical Company troops -- a critical part of deployment preparation.

  • Fort Drum project to provide 100 percent of the Installation's energy requirements

    Sep 29, 2014

    The U.S. Army has awarded a contract for up to 100 percent of Fort Drum's on-site energy requirements to ReEnergy Black River LLC, a subsidiary of ReEnergy Holdings LLC.

  • Kaiserslautern Army Depot saves money, environment with FDP

    Sep 24, 2014

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command's Theater Logistics Support Center-Europe and Installation Management Command-Europe are working together to right-size its footprint within the Kaiserslautern Military Community, in Germany, and consolidate logistics operations to improve operational capability, capacity and efficiency.

  • US Army Corps of Engineers creating wildlife habitat close to downtown Dallas

    Sep 24, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District awarded a $15.9 million contract Sept. 23 to construct a chain of wetlands along the Trinity River Corridor in Dallas just southeast of downtown. The ecosystem restoration contract, part of the Dallas Floodway Extension Project, will also manage flood risk and provide additional recreational opportunities in an urban environment.

  • Corps of Engineers, Community Clean-up Fort DeRussy for National Public Lands Day

    Sep 23, 2014

    More than 40 volunteers picked up trash at Fort DeRussy in Waikiki in honor of National Public Lands Day and International Coastal Cleanup Day on Sept. 20. The Corps of Engineers' Pacific Regional Visitor Center coordinated the event which was supported by Corps employees, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, and Punahou Junior ROTC cadets.

  • Fort Hood Hosts Hunting, Fishing Day

    Sep 17, 2014

    Soldiers, civilians and their family members braved the chilly morning temperatures for the fishing tournament held at the children's fishing pond on Fort Hood, Saturday.

  • US delivers upgraded school in Kosovo

    Sep 17, 2014

    More than 900 students and 50 faculty members in a formerly strife-torn region of Kosovo returned to a fully revamped school this fall, thanks to a collaborative humanitarian-assistance project by U.S. partner agencies. Representatives from U.S. Embassy Pristina, the Office of Defense Cooperation, U.S. European Command and Kosovo's Ministry of Education joined city leaders Sept. 9 in Mitrovica for the reopening of Musa Hoti Primary School.

  • Army Corps of Engineers and Stakeholders Restoring the New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary

    Sep 17, 2014

    Significant challenges often require a team effort. Restoring the New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary is one of them. A group of professionals from the Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, joined 200+ scientists, engineers, academics and restoration professionals on June 3, 2014 at a major symposium in Manhattan discussing progress restoring the NY-NJ Harbor Estuary and initiatives to continue improving the area's ecological health, contributing to the region's coastal resiliency. The conference, "Restoring the New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary: Ensuring Ecosystem Resilience and Sustainability in a Changing Future," was hosted by the NY-NJ Harbor Estuary Program's Restoration Workgroup.

  • New Fort McCoy housing to feature energy-efficient systems

    Sep 16, 2014

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Fort McCoy's new housing construction will feature energy-efficient technology to provide heating, cooling and hot water. According to the Directorate of Public Works (DPW) Master Planner Brian Harrie, 42 new homes will include geothermal heat sources that will provide all heat and air conditioning to units. Additionally, domestic hot water will be provided through high-efficiency, instantaneous tank-less natural gas water heaters.

  • Transforming the Desert into a Wetland

    Sep 15, 2014

    Instead of a traditional red ribbon-cutting, officials from the Albuquerque District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the city of Las Cruces tossed seed balls packed with a mixture of wildflower seeds that will sprout with the next rain in a grand-opening ceremony Sept. 5, 2014.

  • Steelhead Triathlon

    Sep 12, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - "We had a total of 150 participants, including team members," said Leslie Woods, chief of Sports, Fitness and Aquatics. Woods founded the triathlon, consisting of swimming, biking and running, in 1994, and has continued organizing the event every year since.

  • APG continues mosquito testing for West Nile Virus

    Sep 12, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - As part of APG's continued commitment to the health and safety of the community, the U.S. Army Kirk Medical Clinic Preventive Medicine unit at APG routinely identifies and samples mosquito breeding areas for the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV). These breeding areas include stagnant pools of water.

  • Volunteers needed for coastal cleanup on post

    Sep 12, 2014

    Fort Belvoir is joining in on keeping coastal areas clean as part of the 29th annual International Coastal Cleanup, 8 a.m.-noon, Sept. 27 on Fort Belvoir's shorelines of the Potomac River. The Environmental and Natural Resources Division, seeks volunteers to help in the cleanup of the Accotink Bay, Pohick Bay and Dogue Creek. Interested volunteers should wear weather-appropriate work clothes and meet at the Environmental Education Center.

  • Protecting Environment With Hazard-Free Helicopter Solvents

    Sep 12, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Leslie Hasenbein has a lot of dirt and grease on her mind. But it's not of the garden variety or the household strain. It doesn't involve making hands germ-free, getting stains out of clothes or making the kitchen spotless. Rather, it has to do with the dirt and grease that invariably lands in all kinds of places on the Army's helicopters.

  • Corps partners with Clemson University to monitor marshes for Savannah harbor deepening

    Sep 5, 2014

    Thanks to a partnership with Clemson University and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, scientists are collecting valuable data in the Savannah River estuary for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP).

  • Army Net Zero Energy Roadmap and Program Summary for FY 2013 Released

    Sep 3, 2014

    Nine Army Net Zero Energy pilot installations have already made substantial progress in identifying, developing, and executing energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in the first years of the program.

  • Project pushes toward Fort Carson Net Zero water goal

    Aug 28, 2014

    Fort Carson, Colo., is working on a reclaimed water system expansion project that is the installation's largest Net Zero water initiative to date.

  • Garrison employees rescue gosling family

    Aug 27, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Wading through swampy water to capture wayward baby geese isn't included in most Directorate of Public Works employees' job descriptions. When nature calls, they answer. Gordon Adam, an environmental technician, and Dr. Thomas Gladis, a contractor, rescued a gaggle of eight baby Egyptian geese stranded with their mother in a concrete retention pit on Clay Kaserne Aug. 13. The mother had moved them to the closest body of water she could find, but with no natural food and no ability to fly from the 20-foot-deep pit, they would have starved to death.

  • Community steps up recycling efforts with more packaging and 'bio' containers

    Aug 27, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Directorate of Public Works officials recently announced an updated trash pick-up schedule for Aukamm Housing and the introduction of biodegradable (bio) waste bins in Aukamm and Hainerberg Housing to occur around mid-September.

  • Army improves fuel accountability, visibility on battlefield

    Aug 27, 2014

    The U.S. Army is testing systems to improve how fuel is monitored and tracked across the battlefield, officials said.

  • Corps of Engineers acts to protect new wildlife habitat in Dallas

    Aug 27, 2014

    A new fence and gate contract will protect a new urban wildlife habitat near downtown Dallas built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District as it nears completion. More than 135 bird species have been recorded at the new ecosystem restoration project, which has been under construction since 2004.