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  • It's your turn to test drive the EcoBike

    Oct 10, 2013

    Electricity-producing exercise bike will be available at some JBLM fitness facilities

  • School recognized for environmental effort

    Oct 9, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Hainerberg Elementary School joined the ranks of a select few units and organizations eligible to display the Green Boot Certificate outside their facility. Col. David Carstens, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden commander, presented Principal Penelope Miller-Smith and members of the school's Recycling Club with the Green Boot award Sept. 23.

  • The power to save lives

    Oct 8, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District helped to construct a solar power project for the New Jersey National Guard. The project is saving the National Guard and tax payers money.

  • USACE delivers new Outdoor Recreation Complex in Germany

    Oct 2, 2013

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Sunshine, blue skies and a splendid fall afternoon set up an idyllic backdrop for the grand opening of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's Outdoor Recreation Complex at Grafenwoehr Training Area. Military and civilian leaders gathered here Sept. 24 with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District officials to cut the ribbon on the new Wild B.O.A.R.

  • Recruiter's wife volunteer at Northcoast Marine Mammal Center

    Oct 2, 2013

    Lauri Reilly's lifelong love for all wildlife and the outdoors has helped her flourish at a marine mammal rescue center, thanks to her Army recruiter husband's latest assignment on the northern California coast in Crescent City. Lauri Reilly, who hails from Hoquiam, Wash., grew up combing for shells, clam digging and studying tidal pools. When her husband, 12-year veteran Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Reilly landed recruiting duty in Crescent City, it seemed natural to volunteer at the Northcoast Marine Mammal Center (NMMC).

  • Last excavation for Fort McCoy archaeological survey completed

    Oct 1, 2013

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- A ceremonial excavation on the western side of Fort McCoy signified that all of the training lands available for archaeological survey now have been examined for sites. Fort McCoy Environmental Division Chief Alan Balliett said the Sept. 4 excavation is expected to be the final shovel test unit on the installation. While there always is a chance for an archaeological site to be discovered inadvertently during future projects, it is expected that most of the archaeological sites on the installation have been identified, Balliett said.

  • Assistant Secretary tours Fort Lee

    Sep 26, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 26, 2013) -- The Honorable Katherine Hammack visited Fort Lee Tuesday to speak to Soldiers and tour the installation.

  • Fort Carson community helps prevent pollution

    Sep 26, 2013

    More than 9,415 pounds of waste was diverted from landfills thanks to Fort Carson's household hazardous waste collection event Sept. 18 in observance of National Pollution Prevention Week.

  • Army awards final technology for renewable and alternative energy MATOC

    Sep 24, 2013

    -- A group of qualified biomass technology contractors was identified and awarded 13 Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOC) by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, working with the Army Energy Initiatives Task Force (EITF).

  • Corps releases Final EIS on Massachusetts Department of Transportation's South Coast Rail Project

    Sep 23, 2013

    CONCORD, Mass. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District has released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) on the Massachusetts Department of Transportation's South Coast Rail proposal to establish commuter passenger rail service between Boston and the cities of New Bedford and Fall River, Mass. The FEIS was prepared in cooperation with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to serve as a joint FEIS/Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) pursuant to the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA).

  • Emergency planning for regional, national threats crucial

    Sep 19, 2013

    As Fort Carson personnel have learned with two enormous wildland fires and catastrophic flooding in the surrounding area in the last two years, emergency planning from the command level down to the Family level is a must.

  • Public meeting Sept. 26: Proposed munitions response plan for Osborne Pond at the Former Camp Edward

    Sep 19, 2013

    CONCORD, Mass. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District is providing information on and will hold a public meeting on Sept. 26 on the Osborne Pond Proposed Plan to reduce potential hazards associated with munitions and explosives at Osborne Pond at the Former Camp Edwards in Bourne, Mass. The Corps is taking public comments on the proposed plan through Oct. 7, 2013.

  • Barrier removal improves fishing, habitat at Fort McCoy

    Sep 16, 2013

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Fishing at Fort McCoy will be improved as the result of a collaborative fish habitat restoration project between the installation and state and federal agencies. John Noble, Fort McCoy fisheries biologist, said Fort McCoy is completing a fish barrier removal and stream habitat improvement project with the assistance of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). The project includes the removal of dams or barriers along Tarr Creek at WAC Pond and culvert structures near the Wisconsin Military Academy (WMA). Concrete wires along Ash Run also will be removed as part of the project.

  • Ammunition plant captures natural resources conservation award

    Sep 12, 2013

    McALESTER, Okla. -- An Army installation synonymous with bomb and warhead production was recently selected by Army Materiel Command as having its best natural resource conservation program.

  • Household hazardous waste event reduces pollution landfill disposal

    Sep 12, 2013

    Fort Carson will observe national Pollution Prevention Week with a household hazardous waste collection event Sept. 18 at Iron Horse Park

  • Oekoprofit: City recognizes garrison for conservation initiatives

    Sep 11, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden was among more than 30 companies and organizations recognized by Wiesbaden Lord Mayor Sven Gerich and other city officials for their conservation efforts during a ceremony at Wiesbaden's City Hall Aug. 29. Col. David Carstens, USAG Wiesbaden commander, and members of the garrison's Directorate of Public Works team were honored for the U.S. military community's ongoing participation in the city-wide Oekoprofit initiative which annually brings representatives together throughout the year to share ideas and success stories aimed at protecting the environment, making better use of resources and building sustainably.

  • Post awarded longleaf conservation grant

    Sep 11, 2013

    The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced $3.1 million in grants will be awarded to 15 partners of Chattahoochee Fall Line Conservation Partnership in support of preserving the longleaf pine ecosystem, including $350,000 to aid Fort Benning's restoration efforts. The announcement was made Sept. 4 at Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center. Grants are funded through Longleaf Stewardship Fund, which aims to restore more than 14,000 longleaf pine habitats and 140,000 acres for management practice, technical assistance and education to private landowners.

  • Counting Fish in a Fluid Environment

    Sep 11, 2013

    On a hot, sultry, mid-August day, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, SWCA Environmental Consultants and TetraTech biologists seine for fish to monitor population levels of the endangered Rio Grande silvery minnow in stretches of the Rio Grande near Albuquerque, N.M.

  • Army awards third technology, wind, under $7 billion renewable energy MATOC

    Sep 10, 2013

    Contractors qualified through this process will be able to compete for future wind renewable energy task orders issued under the MATOC by the Army or Department of Defense

  • Fort Irwin rallies to repair, mitigate damaged caused by epic flash flooding

    Sep 6, 2013

    An Aug. 25 monsoon storm caused significant damage at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin.

  • Army finalizes plan to conduct marine study

    Sep 6, 2013

    The U.S. Army has finalized its plan to study marine resources at Makua Beach and surrounding areas.

  • USACE Galveston District awards $1.57 million contract for Addicks and Barker maintenance

    Sep 5, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (Sept. 5, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a contract in the amount of $1, 575,599 to Easky Construction for maintenance repair work at the Addicks and Barker reservoirs and dams, located in southeast Texas in the San Jacinto River basin approximately 17 miles west of downtown Houston.

  • Army Under Secretary touts economic, military readines benefits of harbor improvments

    Sep 5, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Dr. Joseph W. Westphal visited Savannah, Ga., Sept. 4, 2013, to meet with officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Georgia Ports Authority, Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield, and the mayors of Savannah and Hinesville.

  • Fort Worth District's Carroll Harris recognized for 2012 innovation of the Year

    Sep 4, 2013

    In the movie "The Wizard of Oz," the all-powerful Oz turned out to be a man behind a curtain operating a machine that might have even been considered a computer back in 1939 when the movie was released. In 2013, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has their own wizard and the man behind that curtain is Carrol Harris, whose Sustainment, Restoration and Modernization Wizard was selected as the Fort Worth District's 2012 Innovation of the Year.

  • Fort Drum officials unveil marker commemorating historic barracks fire

    Sep 4, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Members of the Fort Drum community gathered Aug. 27 to dedicate a historic marker to the memory of five World War II veterans who lost their lives on post more than 60 years ago.

  • Army launches website about permethrin-treated ACUs

    Sep 4, 2013

    Soldiers spend a considerable amount of time outdoors either training, or during real-world operations. The Army wants them to know just how their uniforms are protecting them from insect-borne diseases.

  • Fight the bite

    Sep 3, 2013

    Preventing mosquito bites protects against West Nile virus

  • Italian engineers remove WW II UXO from future Peace Park in Vicenza

    Sep 3, 2013

    A squad of Italian army engineers and civilian contractors removed more than 20 World War II era bombs from a former rugby field east of the recently opened U.S. Army installation, Caserma Del Din, which lies to the north of Vicenza, Italy. The parcel of land, formerly a civilian airstrip and most recently a sports field, is being prepared for development as the City of Vicenza's Parco della Pace, or Peace Park.

  • A Community Perspective on the Albuquerque District's Acequia Rehabilitation Program

    Sep 3, 2013

    In recent years, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District has used its authority under the Acequia Rehabilitation Program of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 to work with the communities, the State of New Mexico and other federal agencies to upgrade many acequias, including downstream of Santa Rosa, N.M., on the Pecos River.

  • Yongsan Environmental Management System protects resources

    Aug 30, 2013

    There is a saying: "Many hands make light work." With that in mind, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan trains all civilian and military personnel on their Environmental Management System (EMS) so the entire community can pitch in and help protect the environment on and off post.

  • Draft report for Central Everglades Planning Project available online

    Aug 29, 2013

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Draft Integrated Project Implementation Report (PIR) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP) is now available online for public review at: http://bit.ly/CEPP_DPIR. Public comments on the draft report will be accepted through Oct. 14, 2013.

  • Wildlife course shares Army knowledge

    Aug 29, 2013

    More than 60 landowners and managers from across the South came to Fort Rucker to learn about the installation's conservation efforts, as well as share their experiences.

  • Interns provide valuable service to Fort A.P. Hill while gaining skills and knowledge

    Aug 29, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison Fort A.P. Hill recently honored seven interns who provided excellent work and key support to the post's environmental and cultural resources efforts here.

  • Army awards 2nd technology under $7 billion renewable energy MATOC

    Aug 28, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, working with the Army Energy Initiatives Task Force, awarded Multiple Award Task Order Contracts to a group of 22 qualified solar technology contractors, Aug. 27, 2013.

  • Picatinny facility earns Energy Star Award

    Aug 28, 2013

    The main entrance into Picatinny Arsenal's Building 65 is like any average lobby, complete with chairs for visitors and a directory list, except for one main difference: its Energy Star plaque.

  • Fifth graders learn economic value of Savannah harbor deepening

    Aug 28, 2013

    To a room full of fifth graders, a one dollar bill gets attention. But the idea of turning that $1 into $5.50 thrills them!

  • Busy construction season an investment in depot's future

    Aug 26, 2013

    This fiscal year, Tobyhanna Army Depot has invested $34 million in nearly two dozen renovation, new construction and upgrade projects.

  • Corps to host dove hunts at Richard B. Russell Lake

    Aug 23, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District will conduct several dove hunts at Richard B. Russell Dam and Lake on Sept. 7 and Sept. 14.

  • Volunteers needed for Russell Lake National Public Lands Day Clean-Up Campaign

    Aug 23, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Richard B. Russell Lake will celebrate National Public Lands Day this year with a cleanup campaign beginning Aug. 31 and concluding on Sept. 28, National Public Lands Day.

  • Corps of Engineers, National Audubon Society sign In-Lieu Fee agreement for aquatic resource impacts

    Aug 23, 2013

    CONCORD, Mass. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District and the National Audubon Society -- Connecticut Chapter (NAS-CT) signed an In-Lieu Fee agreement on Aug. 21, 2013, which provides an alternative form of compensatory mitigation to those applicants seeking permits from the Army Corps of Engineers for work in Connecticut.

  • Camaraderie comes from 'Cardiac Hill' cleanup

    Aug 22, 2013

    Armed with brooms and bags, Soldiers from Landstuhl's Sgt. Audie Murphy Club and local Boy Scouts cleaned up Luitpoldstrasse in Landstuhl -- a steep street known locally to troops as "Cardiac Hill." The project, which first began in 2009, has become a biannual tradition, said Army Master Sgt. Jose Raymundo, the club president and project leader.

  • Hammack addresses Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site issues

    Aug 22, 2013

    Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment Katherine Hammack visited Fort Carson Aug. 13-15 to speak with community members about the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site, visit other areas on the Mountain Post and attend a naturalization ceremony.

  • Picatinny to remove tons of toxins from lethal rounds

    Aug 22, 2013

    The Pyrotechnics Division of the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., is developing an alternate formula for certain armor-piercing incendiary projectiles that is friendlier to the environment than the chemicals currently being used.

  • Corps seeks volunteers for 33rd Annual Hartwell Lake Clean-Up Campaign

    Aug 22, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Hartwell Lake Office, in partnership with the Lake Hartwell Association, announces the 33rd Annual Hartwell Lake Clean-Up Campaign, going on now through Sept. 28, National Public Lands Day.

  • Environment rules won't change at Camp Merrill

    Aug 21, 2013

    More than 50 years of demonstrated good stewardship of the environment at the Army's Camp Frank D. Merrill training site, located within the Chattahoochee National Forest near Dahlonega, Ga., won't change regardless of whether or not legislation now being considered by Congress passes.

  • Army Corps of Engineers hosts clean-up campaign in honor of National Public Lands Day

    Aug 20, 2013

    Looking for a way to give back to the community with meaningful volunteer work? The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' J. Strom Thurmond Lake invites the public to volunteer during its annual National Public Lands Day Clean-up Campaign.

  • Commander approves APG environmental policy

    Aug 20, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, MD - With an eye on maintaining the balance between accomplishing the various missions of Aberdeen Proving Ground while sustaining the sensitive Chesapeake Bay watershed, the installation Senior Leader, Maj. Gen. Robert Ferrell, has approved the APG Environmental Policy.

  • Fun farming fishing, the future

    Aug 19, 2013

    Seventeen year-old Cantrell Curry, son of Sgt. 1st Class Judith Curry, a human resources noncommissioned officer at the 80th Training Command headquarters, Richmond Va., is uncertain of a career path, but as he prepares for the 12th grade, the high school basketball and track athlete said he has always wondered about the inner workings of greenhouses.

  • Secretary of the Army Environmental Award Nominations Due Nov. 15, 2013

    Aug 15, 2013

    A call for nominations has been published for the FY 2013 Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards and must be received prior to Nov. 15, 2013.

  • Huachuca's Net Zero-focused middle school wins design, energy conservation awards

    Aug 12, 2013

    When it comes to receiving architectural and design awards, corporate headquarters buildings, hotels and homes come to mind, and not schools or their interiors. However, this didn't stop Colonel Smith Middle School at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., from winning design, energy conservation and sustainability awards at state, national and international levels.

  • Fort Drum hopes to protect ash trees from invasive insect

    Aug 7, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Fort Drum environmental officials have enlisted the help of civilian conservationist groups to defend against an invasive insect that is ravaging backyards and countrysides from the Midwest all the way to northeastern Canada.

  • Empty shells resurrected, find new life as flares

    Aug 5, 2013

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. (August 5, 2013) -- The saying goes, "no guts, no glory," but the Army has found glory of sorts in a gutted ammunition stockpile that would have been sold as scrap metal.

  • Fort Drum expands recycling initiative, provides incentives for units

    Aug 1, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Turning trash into cash can be a dirty job.

  • New Recycling/Re-Use Center opens on Clay Kaserne

    Jul 31, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A small crowd gathered on Wiesbaden's Clay Kaserne July 25 to celebrate the opening of the garrison's latest quality-of-life project. As people looked on, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Command Sgt. Maj. Sa'eed Mustafa; Mark Holt, director of Public Works; Roger Gerber, Transformation and Stationing Management chief; and Col. David Carstens, USAG Wiesbadaden commander, cut the ribbon to officially open the center.

  • USACE Chicago District protects, restores natural treasures through GLRI and GLFER

    Jul 31, 2013

    Resources like the Great Lakes Fishery and Ecosystem Restoration program and Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding allow the Corps of Engineers to protect and restore our natural treasures, from the smallest wetlands to our Great Lakes. The Chicago District manages an extensive ecosystem restoration program that restores and protects over 2,600 acres of streams, lakes and wetlands and opens up over 58 miles of free-flowing river.

  • Vicenza garrison installs smart lights on track to Net Zero

    Jul 29, 2013

    The U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza Directorate of Public Works has completed the replacement of 247 light poles supporting 494 old style metal halide lamp fixtures with 357 LED light fixtures on Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy. The $843,000 project is expected to save the garrison approximately $30,000 annually and further the garrison's move toward achieving Net Zero Energy Installation status.

  • Artificial nesting platform built for endangered birds

    Jul 29, 2013

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and an oil company have worked together to construct artificial nesting platforms for the birds. This will provide them with the habitat that they need without inhibiting the work of the oil company.

  • Fort Benning serves as backdrop for meeting of federal agency leaders on environmental stewardship

    Jul 24, 2013

    Executives from federal agencies with natural resources missions visited Fort Benning to discuss best practices in environmental management and stewardship in the Southeast.

  • New major network spotlights APG eagles

    Jul 22, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Aaron Ernst (right), producer at Al Jazeera America (AJAM), shoots video footage of Lynda Hartzell, environmental protection specialist with the DPW Environmental Division, as she spies an immature bald eagle perched in a tree in APG South (Edgewood) July 11. The new AJAM network, based out of the Newseum In Washington, D.C., plans a late August launch on cable television. The nightly news program "America Tonight" will air a story on east coast bald eagles, including APG's efforts in helping the population to recover and thrive, in mid- to late-September.

  • Middle East Meets West: The Ebb and Flow of International Water Management

    Jul 19, 2013

    The Cochiti project office, Albuquerque District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, had the honor of hosting water managers from various countries in the Middle East, July 3, 2013. The visiting managers represented the countries of Egypt, Iraq, Morocco, Oman, the Palestinian Territories, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Yemen.

  • Fort Carson receives program federal energy award

    Jul 18, 2013

    Fort Carson received the Superior Program honor for the Army from the Federal Energy Management Program Awards, announced July 3

  • Federal agency leaders discuss environmental stewardship

    Jul 17, 2013

    Executives from federal agencies with natural resources missions visited Fort Benning to discuss best practices in environmental management and stewardship in the Southeast.

  • Garbage in, compost out; new service collects food waste

    Jul 11, 2013

    Fort Carson has started a new waste service that collects compostable waste from several dining facilities and the commissary in its net zero waste efforts.

  • Packaging liquid HAZMAT -- not the same as it used to be

    Jul 10, 2013

    Employees at LOGSA's Packaging, Storage and Containerization Center (PSCC) here have devised an award-winning method for packaging liquid hazardous materials (HAZMAT) that's better for the environment, less expensive and reusable.

  • Environmental tour spotlights training area

    Jul 9, 2013

    Community gets a "green" glimpse of training area during bus tour

  • N.Y. Army Guard helps Mohawk Valley rebuild, recover from July flash floods

    Jul 9, 2013

    Using bulldozers, excavators, and just plain muscle, about 250 New York Army National Guard troops cleared tons of rocky debris from flood-ravaged waterways in the towns of German Flatts and Fort Plain, N.Y., and helped Village of Mohawk residents remove rotting, muddy, and sodden property from their homes.

  • Fort Sill seeks to treat, reuse water

    Jul 3, 2013

    The Fort Sill Directorate of Public Works is working with American Water Enterprises to use effluent, or discharge from the sewer plant, treat it and reuse it to water the grass and keep buildings climate controlled.

  • Bragg, Carson named recipients of energy management awards

    Jul 3, 2013

    The Department of Energy named the Army as recipient of two Federal Energy Management Program awards, July 3, 2013.

  • Picatinny ammo goes from regular to unleaded

    Jul 1, 2013

    The switch to the new 5.56 mm "green bullet," the M855A1 Enhanced Performance Round, in 2010, has eliminated nearly 2 thousand tons of lead from the waste stream, according to the latest Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., figures.

  • Community members share their Asian, Pacific Islander heritage

    Jun 18, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - When Camryne San Miguel grows up, she can say with confidence she began performing as a Samoan dancer at the age of 15 months old. In fact, San Miguel, dressed in a pint-sized costume that matched many of the older female dancers, nearly stole the show at the Wiesbaden military community 2013 Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebration at the Tony Bass Fitness Center May 31.

  • Protect yourself from tick bites this summer

    Jun 17, 2013

    Higher grass gives ticks more places to live

  • Hundreds of tires, tons of trash cleaned up at Conchas Lake, N.M.

    Jun 14, 2013

    Albuquerque District staff at Conchas Lake, N.M., removed more than 560 tires from the lake at the Corps-managed South Recreation Area in preparation for the 2013 recreation season.

  • Army harnesses sun to reduce casualties from sniper attacks

    Jun 13, 2013

    The U.S. Army is harnessing the elements to help reduce casualties from sniper attacks on forward operating bases.

  • Solar carport nears completion, prepares to power up

    Jun 13, 2013

    New carport features a solar photovoltaic array that will supplement or provide power completely to the Mack depending on the amount of electricity it generates.

  • Fort Carson Families show off green thumbs

    Jun 13, 2013

    Fort Carson Family members gathered June 7 to pull weeds and prepare garden boxes for the continuing "Grow with Me Garden" program offered Balfour Beatty Communities, managers of Fort Carson Family housing.

  • Conserving energy is elementary

    Jun 11, 2013

    A 9-year-old Grafenwoehr student practices environmental stewardship with his science fair project

  • Biking enthusiast provides hints for riding in Korea

    Jun 7, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- For the bicycle-riding enthusiast, Korea is a paradise. The Korean government and local authorities are building bike paths throughout the country. These paths are for walking and cycling only and although you do see the occasional moped or ATV, for the most part they offer safe riding and a great way to get some exercise and see the country.

  • DPW environmental teams win Army, DoD awards

    Jun 7, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Surpassing its already stellar record of executing a cost-effective environmental cleanup program, the Directorate of Public Work's Installation Restoration Program recently was recognized with two prestigious awards from the Secretary of the Army and the Department of Defense.

  • Reuse center saves thousands of Army dollars

    Jun 6, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A small logistics agency offers the Army community a huge service and has saved about $300,000 in operational costs by employing an age-old practice. The 405th Army Field Support Brigade, Directorate of Logistics, Hazardous Material Reuse Center maintains a list of hazardous and nonhazardous materiel items and recycles them for free to units participating in the Hazardous Materials Management Program.

  • Instead of watching grass grow, now you can do something about it

    Jun 6, 2013

    With an exceptionally rainy spring preceding the coming summer months, lawns are primed to grow quickly. Though the U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach cannot directly provide lawn maintenance, it is ready to support keeping communities clean and kempt.

  • Net Zero provides energy security, saves resources, protects Soldiers

    Jun 6, 2013

    The Army's "Net Zero" energy initiative is a model for the private sector and a testament to the "art of the possible," said the assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment.

  • Bavaria is perfect place for vacation of peacefully pedaling

    Jun 5, 2013

    While many looking for a getaway this summer may be asking travel agencies for package deals to crowded beach resorts or booking discount airline tickets to out-of-the-way airports, they are overlooking a hidden gem of a vacation right here in Germany: a self-guided bicycle tour.

  • Protect yourselves from tick bites this season

    Jun 5, 2013

    Civilian furloughs are not the only side effect of sequestration. Individuals living and working on Installation Management Command installations may notice that the grass is a little higher than normal in some areas. Army operation and maintenance accounts have been reduced and as a result, mowing operations have also been reduced at many posts. What represents a lessened workload for public works employees creates abundant employment for some on-post residents--the ones with eight legs and the potential to cause serious human and animal disease.

  • Conservation of post water is necessary on post, island

    Jun 4, 2013

    Between daily use of toilets, showers, washing machines, dishwashers, and bathroom and kitchen faucets, we take the steady supply of clean freshwater for granted -- until it runs out.

  • Fort Bragg green roof looks, feels 'cool'

    May 31, 2013

    More than 500,000 evergreens, semi-evergreens and deciduous plants are flourishing in a surprising location at Fort Bragg -- on the roof of the Installation Transportation Deployment Support Area.

  • Engineer pushes environmental approach in processes

    May 29, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (May 29, 2013) -- Words like green and sustainability are often used to refer to recycling, taking better care of the Earth, and new or alternative forms of energy, such as solar- or wind-power.

  • Army recognizes recipients of 2012 environmental awards

    May 29, 2013

    Recipients of the Army's 2012 environmental awards were selected for their positive impact on the Army mission, saving resources, restoring the environment, and protecting Soldiers and civilians.

  • Corn-Feds: Army plans to power plants with plants

    May 29, 2013

    The Army has selected the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant (IAAAP) in Middletown, Iowa, as the initial facility to test a prototype ethanol-powered fuel cell technology. Why IAAAP? "Ethanol is derived from corn, which is abundant in Iowa."

  • First Wiesbaden unit earns certification Green Boot environmental program

    May 28, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden's Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment became the first unit to be recognized in the garrison's new Green Boot program. Col. David Carstens, USAG Wiesbaden commander, presented Capt. Jennifer Glover with the Green Boot Certificate May 16 for members of the unit's efforts in helping conserve energy and resources.

  • College students trade books for boots during Corps wetlands exercise

    May 28, 2013

    SAVANNAH, Ga. -- What do you get when you combine 18 college students, 7 federal regulators, and a wetland? For students at Savannah State University, it was a chance to learn about the expertise needed to delineate and protect wetlands across the state of Georgia.

  • Miracle Man: Army veteran with 'recycled' heart redeems trash from run route

    May 23, 2013

    Self-dubbed the Recycling Runner, Fort Drum resident Joe Sullivan runs behind a double stroller for at least six miles a day on and off post, picking up every piece of trash he sees along his route. Later, he empties the items from his backpack and stroller storage basket to sort, recycle and donate all cash redemptions to the American Heart Association.

  • Improving water quality: Corps biologist fights algae blooms at Salamonie

    May 23, 2013

    Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) have been plaguing the Salamonie Watershed in Northern Indiana since 2009, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Louisville District Water Quality Biologist Jade Young has been working for more than three years to combat the problem.

  • Army releases 2012 Net Zero Progress Report

    May 22, 2013

    The Army has released the Net Zero Pilot Installation Initiative Progress Report for 2012, containing information useful to all installations in implementing Net Zero. The Army now plans to issue a policy this year that will expand the Net Zero Initiative to all permanent Army installations.

  • Korean Cultural Night honors U.S. troops in Seoul

    May 21, 2013

    South Korean civilian officials honored American service members at the fourth annual Korean Cultural Night, in Seoul, May 17, 2013.

  • Fort Bliss unveils Army's first microgrid

    May 17, 2013

    Fort Bliss, Texas, has unveiled the Army's first microgrid that will reduce output, save money, provide energy security, and be a model for other microgrids throughout the base.

  • Researchers bring standard Army battery charger 'into the 21st century,' refine conformal battery

    May 17, 2013

    Over the past two decades the electronic devices Soldiers use and the rechargeable batteries that power them have advanced significantly, but the equipment used to recharge these batteries in the field are outdated and inefficient. The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications-electronics center, or CERDEC, is working to change that paradigm.

  • Army establishes policy for Operational Energy

    May 16, 2013

    The Army has established a new policy for 'Operational Energy,' which is focused on improving the Army's capabilities through better use of energy.

  • Ansbach opens Army's 'greenest' Auto Skills Center

    May 14, 2013

    The newest, most environmentally friendly automotive skills center in the Army opened April 26 at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's Urlas housing and training area here.

  • Burrowing owls get a helping hand from the Corps of Engineers and shareholders

    May 14, 2013

    In the middle of the busy city lies an area that appears to be designed specifically for burrowing owls to nest.

  • ARL participates in APG Earth Day celebration

    May 13, 2013

    Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) hosted about 650 children for its annual Earth Day celebration that was held at the Aberdeen Youth Services Center, Apr. 26. Many of the students were from Harford and Cecil County public schools.

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