Archive: Environment

Showing 200-300 of 1978 items, Subscribe to RSS Feed
  • 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.

  • New wildlife management area opens to the public

    Aug 26, 2014

    Representatives from The Nature Conservancy, Georgia Department of Natural Resources and Fort Benning recently gathered for the opening of the Chattahoochee Fall Line Wildlife Management Area, which is protected for conservation and recreation.

  • Trail Progress on National Trails Day

    Aug 25, 2014

    The New England District, in partnership with the trail committees of Holland, Brimfield and the regional Grand Trunk Trailblazers, hosted several National Trail Day activities, June 7.

  • DES officer patrols, protects APG waterways, wildlife

    Aug 19, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - About five years ago, APG Directorate of Emergency Services Police Officer Charles Volz was relaxing in his backyard in Edgewood when he spotted a bald eagle sailing through the air near a creek. Immediately, he ran into his house and grabbed a pair of binoculars.

  • Silvery Minnow Surviving the Drought in New Mexico

    Aug 18, 2014

    The survival and recruitment of the Rio Grande Silvery Minnow, an endangered species, is of utmost importance in New Mexico. This is not easy in times of drought. However the minnow continues to survive in the Rio Grande with the hard work and cooperation of USACE and the Middle Rio Grande Endangered Species Collaborative Program.

  • USACE lab a worldwide leader in materials testing

    Aug 14, 2014

    On the outside, it's a modest brick building in an office park; but on the inside, the technical experts and specialized equipment make this place a global leader in materials testing.

  • Army focuses on good energy stewardship to protect mission

    Aug 14, 2014

    The Army is using renewable energy sources to promote mission security and mission effectiveness, according to the assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment.

  • Army Test and Evaluation Command begins three-year public/private partnership with Constellation

    Aug 13, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command commander, Maj. Gen. Peter D. Utley, signed a three-year cooperative research and development agreement with energy supplier, Constellation, signifying a long-term partnership in the pursuit of geo-thermal energy and the exploration of other sustainable and secure energy solutions. Mark Huston, president of Constellation Retail signed on behalf of the company.

  • Exploring green technology at Robo Camp

    Aug 12, 2014

    Wiesbaden middle schoolers got into robots and green technology at Robo Camp.

  • Cigarette Butler cleans up JBLM

    Aug 12, 2014

    An estimated 195 million pounds of cigarette butts are improperly discarded in the United States annually, which is equal to the weight of about 33,000 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles. In an ongoing effort to eliminate left over tobacco products, a non-profit organization developed a program to recycle the waste.

  • Corps, South Carolina biologists track sturgeon in Savannah River

    Aug 11, 2014

    Thanks to a partnership between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SC DNR), researchers are safely catching sturgeon, inserting sonic transmitters inside them, and releasing them back into the river.

  • Transplanting history: ANC Medal of Honor memorial trees remember branches of America's past

    Aug 7, 2014

    A diverse collection of foliage representing American history is congregated along Arlington National Cemetery's Wilson and Farragut Drives. What continues to grow in multiple sections of the cemetery in the Kearny Monument area is a living history book of botany.

  • Hopkinton-Everett Lake, Community Organizations establish public garden to support local food pantry

    Aug 4, 2014

    Something beautiful is happening at Hopkinton-Everett Lake. Amidst the lush greenery and beautiful postcard perfect scenes, a community garden is growing; a garden blooming with delicious, seasonal vegetables lovingly tended by the Henniker and Hopkinton Lions Clubs of New Hampshire. The true beauty of this community garden isn't the array of colors of the vegetables that are springing forth from the soil, but the fact that the garden provides food for many local disadvantaged people.

  • 'History Girls' propose Native American Site recognition of Passanageset Knoll

    Aug 4, 2014

    The Broad Meadows Marsh in Quincy, Massachusetts is another recent success in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' aquatic habitat restoration. Wendy Gendron, NAE Planning Study Manager, has been coordinating with the adjacent middle school to foster educational opportunities.

  • Army and Department of Energy Partner to Save Energy at Army Industrial Facilities

    Aug 4, 2014

    Four years ago, the Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Energy (DoE) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work together to enhance national energy security and demonstrate the Federal Government's leadership in transitioning America towards low carbon economy.

  • Energy contract sets Fort Buchanan on path to Army's Net Zero goal

    Aug 1, 2014

    The Army Corps of Engineers' first and only Energy Savings Performance Contract to include wind power generation is nearly complete at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico.

  • Volunteers, vets help keep ANC beautiful

    Aug 1, 2014

    More than 400 volunteers gathered in the morning sun at Arlington National Cemetery July 28 for a day of service by professionals from across the landscape and lawn care industry to give back to their nation.

  • Chemical demilitarization program nearing the end for Huntsville Center

    Jul 31, 2014

    Designated as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Life Cycle Project Manager for Chemical Demilitarization, the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville's chemical demilitarization program is now nearing the end. The center has had a role in the design and/or construction of all nine of the Army's chemical agent destruction facilities.

  • Archaeologists discover mastodon fossils at WSMR

    Jul 31, 2014

    Archaeologists at White Sands Missile Range have stumbled across the first mastodon fossils from the Tularosa Basin.

  • Army seeks input at public meeting on archaeological survey

    Jul 30, 2014

    The Army is hosting a public meeting, July 29, to seek public comments on its archaeological survey at Makua Military Reservation.

  • Army releases request for proposal for solar project at Redstone Arsenal

    Jul 29, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, in Alabama, released a request for proposals for the first solar technology task order, to be awarded against the $7 billion renewable and alternative energy power production for Department of Defense installations multiple award task order contract.

  • Crane Army's Conversion Plant Recycles Munitions Into New Products

    Jul 28, 2014

    Crane Army's white phosphorus-to-phosphoric acid conversion plant is a keystone of that demilitarization process. The only white phosphorus conversion plant in the United States, the facility is a unique recycling system that derives phosphoric acid from a wide variety of white phosphorus munitions that can then be sold on the open market.

  • 11 small businesses added to $7 billion renewable energy Multiple Award Task Order Contract

    Jul 25, 2014

    The Army has awarded the final round of solar technology contracts that will support a $7 billion renewable and alternative energy power production for Department of Defense installations Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC).

  • Environmental monitoring underway for Savannah harbor deepening

    Jul 24, 2014

    With the signing of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 earlier this year, many people expected construction of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) to start immediately. However, several actions need to take place before construction can occur.

  • Corps deputy commanding general sees south Florida projects first-hand

    Jul 24, 2014

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Understanding the complexities of the south Florida ecosystem requires time, dedication and taking the initiative to see the unique system personally. That is exactly what Maj. Gen. John Peabody, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Deputy Commanding General for Civil and Emergency Operations, did during his visit to the Jacksonville District's south Florida projects June 18 -19, 2014.

  • USACE Europe District named Installation Support Program of the Year

    Jul 22, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District has claimed a top honor for its contributions to the public works mission at U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz, Installation Management Command announced recently. The agency was named Installation Support Program of the Year on the list of 2013 Directorate of Public Works annual award winners.

  • Trekking back in time

    Jul 22, 2014

    Laughter filled the air as dozens of children ran around the main post chapel on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., during the Wilderness Escape Vacation Bible School July 14-18.

  • Fort Knox showcases energy, personnel, leadership programs to Under Secretary Carson

    Jul 22, 2014

    Fort Knox, Kentucky, had the opportunity to show off some of its world-class facilities during a visit July 21, 2014, from the Under Secretary of the Army, Brad Carson.

  • Sill gets Army on board 'green train'-ing

    Jul 17, 2014

    Fort Sill, Oklahoma, hosted training on the Army's newest fuel-efficient ultra-low emmitting N-ViroMotive locomotives, July 7-11, 2014.

  • New Savannah Corps bird island home to hundreds of nests this season

    Jul 15, 2014

    To some people, a dredge disposal area might not seem very exciting - but to thousands of shorebirds it's a safe haven, providing beneficial habitat and protected nesting sites.

  • Trees along Route 1 to be replaced on post

    Jul 11, 2014

    The Route 1 widening project has meant the removal of trees to make way for the six-lane highway, but officials with Fort Belvoir say the removed foliage will be replaced elsewhere on post thanks to upcoming mitigation projects. While the exact details have yet to be hammered out, Chris Landgraf, Directorate of Public Works, master planner, confirmed that the trees will be replaced elsewhere on post on a 2:1 ratio under Fort Belvoir's Tree Policy, which states that all trees removed on post greater than four inches in diameter must be replaced.

  • Army green is Army Strong!

    Jul 11, 2014

    The Army tackles challenges today requiring more innovative and efficient ways to support the mission and minimize environmental impacts. U.S. Army Central is making significant strides supporting the Army's effort to conserve money and resources.

  • Corps of Engineers explores public-private partnerships

    Jul 10, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is exploring the possibility of partnering with the private sector for projects in America's waterways and ports.

  • Security Assistance Command delivers bridges to Nepal for humanitarian assistance

    Jul 9, 2014

    The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command delivered four Acrow Roadway Bridges to the country of Nepal through its Foreign Military Sales program. The bridges are in preparation to support future humanitarian assistance and disaster relief within their region.

  • Victory garden builds camaraderie

    Jul 7, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - An Aberdeen Proving Ground civilian has discovered a unique stress reliever that promotes exercise and an appreciation of Mother Nature while inspiring friendships.

  • Playbook execution yields clean slate at Sam Rayburn hydropower plant

    Jul 3, 2014

    It is not every day that one has to execute disaster plans, but it's sure nice to have one when the need arises.

  • Permethrin-treated uniforms protect against lethal diseases

    Jul 1, 2014

    The Army combat uniform with permethrin protects Soldiers from insect and tick-borne diseases while in garrison, training and non-combat deployed environments.

  • The Corps Environment - July 2014

    Jun 30, 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.

  • Army invites public to comment on environmental impacts of possible force reductions

    Jun 26, 2014

    The Department of the Army has completed a Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment (SPEA) for Army 2020 force structure realignment and is making a draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FNSI) available for public comment. All interested members of the public, federally-recognized Indian or Alaska Native tribes, Native Hawaiian groups, federal, state, and local agencies are invited to review and provide comments. Comments will be accepted until August 25.

  • APG employees help keep Turkey Point Lighthouse shining bright

    Jun 23, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - For Tad Barteau, the Turkey Point Lighthouse isn't just a local historic landmark or a nautical beacon of light. It's "home," he says, and the lighthouse has a cherished place in his family's history.

  • Army seeks review, comments on MMR archaeological survey

    Jun 20, 2014

    The Army is seeking public comments through Aug. 13 on an archaeological subsurface survey conducted at Makua Military Reservation.

  • Fort Jackson officials discuss latest well tests

    Jun 19, 2014

    Fort Jackson officials held a public meeting Tuesday at the Weston Lake Community House to discuss the latest results of well testing as part of the Fort Jackson and McCrady Training Center's Operational Range Assessment Program, or ORAP.

  • Mama Bear, two cubs rescued on fort with peaceful ending

    Jun 13, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - As bystanders called for assistance, the cubs ran up a tree just off Christy Avenue and the mother bear ran up another tree about 100 feet away. When emergency responders and wildlife officials arrived, they blocked off the area and devised a plan to capture the bears.

  • Prescribed burns reduce risk of wildfires

    Jun 11, 2014

    With summer set to officially begin June 21, members of the Fort Benning community should be ready to take the necessary precautions to combat higher temperatures and potential dry conditions.

  • Finding solutions, setting goals

    Jun 10, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Cognizant of the need to maintain good stewardship over its lands and waterways for the sake of its human and animal inhabitants, Aberdeen Proving Ground is undertaking aggressive measures to ensure quality and clean water for generations to come.

  • Water system replacement under wayBy Annalee Grant

    Jun 5, 2014

    American Water and the Fort Belvoir Directorate of Public Works broke ground May 29, on an almost two-year project to completely rebuild and replace the water and sewage system in Woodlawn Village. Jason Nash, capital projects manager for American Water said 13,000 feet of waterline and 9,000 feet of sewer line would be replaced.

  • Army Corps of Engineers' Olmsted Dam crew successfully orchestrates osprey egg relocation

    Jun 5, 2014

    The Army Corps of Engineers Olmsted Dam construction team helped to relocate osprey eggs from a work crane. The World Bird Sanctuary, St. Louis, Mo. assisted

  • New York Army National Guard and New York State Police helicopter crews train

    Jun 4, 2014

    A New York Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk based in Latham and a New York State Police Bell Heuy II helicopter (in air) prepare to conduct water bucket training at the Round Lake municipal airport, June 4. Both agencies trained their helicopter crews to prepare to fight wild fires at the same time and place. Addtionally, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers were on site to observe and help crews move to water drop locations as they would do during a fire. Both aircraft use a delivery system know as the Bambi Bucket. The State Police used a 750 gallon bucket and the National Guard used a 560 gallon bucket. Both agencies need to conduct this training annually because each bucket weighs more than two tons when loaded with water and it is necessary to practice flying with that much extra l weight under the aircraft in order to fly safely in an actual emergency.

  • State reminds public of Sacred Falls Park closure

    Jun 2, 2014

    Due to a recent rise in citations for unauthorized entry into Sacred Falls State Park, the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) announces and underscores that the park remains closed to the public due to danger from falling rocks.

  • DPW ramps up photovoltaic energy use

    May 29, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza has increased solar energy capacity on bases in Vicenza by more than 400 percent with the installation of 4 megawatts (MW) of photovoltaic (PV) generation systems atop multiple buildings on Caserma Del Din.

  • Webbers Falls rehabilitation nearly two-thirds complete

    May 29, 2014

    Workers at the Webbers Falls Powerhouse have completed more than 60 percent of the required upgrades on turbines and generators scheduled for rehabilitation. The first turbine was completed and accepted in December 2013 and a second is about 90 percent complete. Once the second turbine is replaced, rehabilitation of the last turbine will begin said Byron Floyd, resident engineer, Tulsa District Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Mitigation banking: A win for the environment, residents and investors

    May 27, 2014

    Near Camp Creek State Forest in Spanishburg, W. Va., there is a bank under construction. While you cannot apply for a business or home loan at this bank, the transactions projected to occur here are no less significant. Designed to compensate for unwanted impacts to rivers, streams, wetlands and other aquatic resources, mitigation banks, like the one in Spanishburg, are springing up throughout Appalachia with more in the works.

  • Cleanup activities enhance Beech Fork Lake

    May 22, 2014

    Beech Fork Lake hosted its annual cleanup event last month and approximately 40 volunteers collected enough garbage to fill 258 enormous trash bags and 54 old tires from the lake and surrounding recreation area. "We are always grateful for our dedicated volunteers whose cleanup efforts assist in improving the quality of Beech Fork for visitors, wildlife and vegetation through environmental enhancement," said Zack Abbott, a park ranger at Beech Fork Lake.

  • Students gain better understanding of 'reduce, reuse, recycle' during landfill visit

    May 21, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Recycling in Germany is an operation worthy of a field trip -- and that's just what Hainerberg Elementary School third- through fifth-graders did. Members of the Student Council and Green Boot Club, which is responsible for collecting and recycling all paper and plastic from the school, visited the ESWE landfill and recycling center May 7 to get a tour of the facilities and see the fruits of their labor.

  • Army engineers improve roads, demolition range

    May 21, 2014

    At the end of February, the Schofield Barracks, Hawaii range control requested the battalion's assistance with a few projects for range maintenance. The "Wolverines" of the 523rd Eng, Co. took the lead on the nearly three-month-long mission, starting March 17 through May.

  • Pooles Island: Leadership eyes condition of historic site

    May 19, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - (From left) APG Garrison Commander Col. Gregory McClinton chats with John Wrobel, an environmental engineer with the Directorate of Public Works and Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. James Ervin near the Pooles Island lighthouse during a May 9 outing to inspect the structure and evaluate the island's eroding shoreline.

  • Command buildings begin quest for Energy Cup

    May 16, 2014

    Few things will light a fire under an important cause better than the introduction of healthy competition. As such, the energy and utilities branch of Fort Campbell's Directorate of Public Works have started the 14 installation command buildings on a pilot energy conservation program that will determine who wins the first-ever Commander's Energy Cup.

  • History remembered: Casey's cross

    May 15, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, hike the steep incline of a nearby mountain through deciduous forest on a path long hidden by brown broad leaves from seasons past, May 10, Camp Casey, South Korea.

  • DAS Kids and Chilgok officials see green during Earth Day

    May 14, 2014

    CAMP CARROLL, South Korea - Korean Environmental officials and Daegu American School Kids learn the meaning of Earth Day and th value of Camp Carroll's unique wetlands reclamation project.

  • Camp Zama Exchange offers protection for bikers

    May 13, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (May 13, 2014) -- According to NBC 4 in Washington, 20 percent of Soldiers and six percent of Airmen ride motorcycles.

  • Fort Drum restores grassland for threatened bird species

    May 8, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Those who have traveled on state Route 3A in recent months may have noticed a rather significant change in the landscape. During the winter, Fort Drum contracted out a large-scale timber harvest operation to remove all woody stemmed vegetation in the 350-acre Training Area 7.

  • Fort Carson shuttle ridership increases 1,000 percent

    May 8, 2014

    Fort Carson's Post Shuttle program has increased 1,000 percent from October 2013 to March 2014, giving free transportation to community members and helping to meet the Net Zero post's goal of reducing pollution.

  • Earth Day draws youth from local schools

    May 5, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) and the APG North (Aberdeen) youth center hosted the annual Earth Day celebration for elementary school students April 25.

  • Solar panel project at former 'burning grounds' will also generate savings

    May 2, 2014

    What once served as a location to burn waste left on combusted explosives will now rise from the ashes like a phoenix as Picatinny re-locates its burning grounds and installs solar panels over its former location.

  • 125 Years of Systematic Streamgaging

    May 2, 2014

    As part of 2014's Earth Day events, the District joined the USGS April 22, in a celebration for the 125th anniversary of the Embudo, N.M., streamgage which was constructed as part of a training site for hydrographers and hydrologists to support irrigation in the desert southwest. It was also the first USGS streamgage in the U.S.

  • Fort Carson students learn good stewardship on Earth Day

    May 1, 2014

    Fort Carson hosted several events from April 21-23 in observance of Earth Day.

  • Fort Carson holds household hazardous waste collection on Earth Day

    May 1, 2014

    Fort Carson held a Household Hazardous Waste Collection event in observance of Earth Day and diverted nearly 16,000 pounds of waste from going to the landfill.

  • Servicemembers support local community at Route 1 Cleanup

    May 1, 2014

    Representatives from the Fort Belvoir Garrison Command team, the installation Marine Corps Detachment, servicemembers at Fort Belvoir and local community members joined the Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce in the annual Route 1 Cleanup Saturday. The goal of the event is to build camaraderie among military and civilian community members while cleaning up Route 1 in the process, according to Jacqueline Leeker, Fort Belvoir Garrison Public Affairs office, community relations chief.

  • Earth Day shares annual Fun Fest spotlight at Schofield

    Apr 30, 2014

    A 20th anniversary Family Fun Fest entertained an estimated 3,000 Soldiers and family members, Saturday, here, at Weyand Field, with entertainment, petting zoos, horse and carriage and pony rides, bouncers, games and, of course, plenty of food.

  • Everglades restoration projects move forward to restore 'river of grass'

    Apr 29, 2014

    The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works today announced policy guidance to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that will move two south Florida ecosystem restoration projects towards completion. C-111 South Dade and Kissimmee River Restoration are critical to the overall efforts to restore the south Florida ecosystem, in particular the habitat of the central portion of the Everglades Ecosystem, the river of grass.

  • Residents and business owners hopeful project nearing completion will reduce flood damages

    Apr 29, 2014

    West Virginia elected officials, residents, business owners and members of local, state and federal agencies celebrated a project April 28 that will reduce damages resulting from flood events in Logan County. The Island Creek Local Protection Project, a nearly $39 million channel modification endeavor and Flood Warning System is designed to bring much needed reprieve from the damages of all too frequent flooding in Logan, explained Sherry Adams, project manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Huntington District.

  • Earth Day event plants seeds for conservation

    Apr 28, 2014

    Earth Day presented the perfect opportunity to show more than 625 Huntsville, Ala., area students how the Huntsville Center supports the Army Energy Campaign Plan through specific renewable energy programs and projects.

  • JBM-HH celebrates Earth Day

    Apr 25, 2014

    Mother Nature welcomed Earth Day April 22 with a pleasant temperature and sun-filled blue sky while two groups of children from the Cody Child Development Center on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall enjoyed a day filled with educational and fun activities in tribute to our planet on its special day.

  • CDC children learn the three R's on Earth Day

    Apr 25, 2014

    Students from Cody Child Development Center got a lesson in the three R's - reducing, reusing and recycling - April 22 as they spent a part of Earth Day at the commissary on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • Importance of cultural education-through the eyes of a former ROTC Cadet

    Apr 25, 2014

    Col. John Bessler is in his fourth year as a roundtable presenter for the George C. Marshall Seminar. He has spent the last half of his career developing and studying cultural relations within the assignments he has been given. Culture is important to tomorrow's officers, Bessler explained, because they need to better understand viewpoints outside of their own, particularly when they are in someone else's backyard.

  • IPC celebrates observance at Schofield, Shafter, 4-23 & 26

    Apr 25, 2014

    Get ready for the 7th Annual Earth Day Festival.

  • Army breaks ground for largest solar array on DOD post

    Apr 25, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, in southeast Arizona, is expected to get 25 percent of its annual electricity requirement from the solar array being installed on a 155-acre parcel of land.

  • Good stewards: Fort Drum Fish and Wildlife Branch receives national recognition

    Apr 24, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- One of the biggest land management challenges that any military installation faces is conserving and protecting natural resources in areas that are also used to provide training and testing. In the U.S., military lands include more than 30 million acres -- lands that are home to diverse habitats and native species.

  • Arnn Elementary students celebrate Earth Day

    Apr 24, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 22, 2014) -- "Keep our Earth clean" was the theme during the Earth Day Celebration, held at Arnn Elementary School on April 23 inside the Arnn cafeteria, here.

  • Energy Management -- Pursuing Excellence, Protecting Earth

    Apr 23, 2014

    Holston Army Ammunition Plant earns latest ISO certification.

  • Five things Army engineers do to protect the environment

    Apr 23, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages one of the largest environmental missions in the nation. At the North Atlantic Division in Brooklyn, N.Y., engineers focus on five main environmental areas: Restoring degraded ecosystems, constructing sustainable facilities, managing natural resources and waterways and cleaning up contaminated sites from formerly used defense sites.

  • Cankerworms beneficial to bird population

    Apr 23, 2014

    As spring arrives, many insects and other arthropods emerge. While some of them do bite, sting, chew up prized plants, or fly and crawl where they are unwelcome, it is important to remember that most are beneficial natives, which play important roles within our complex ecosystem. Such interactions include pollination of plants, consumption of pest species, removal of dead and decaying plant and animal matter and, most importantly for this article, providing food for birds and other wildlife.

  • Freecycle Center celebrates one year of giving back

    Apr 22, 2014

    Center donated over $170,000 worth of goods and hundreds of volunteer hours to the community

  • 2014 Army Earth Day Message

    Apr 21, 2014

    On April 22, the United States Army joins the Nation in celebrating Earth Day. Earth Day provides us an opportunity to renew our commitment to stewardship of the environment and the lands where our Soldiers, Families, and Civilians train, live and work. Signed HON John M. McHugh, Secretary of the Army GEN Raymond T. Odierno, Chief of Staff SMA Raymond F. Chandler III, Sergeant Major of the Army

  • Army, Marines train with South Korean Army to improve fire-support operations

    Apr 20, 2014

    Field Artillery Soldiers with the 2nd Infantry Division, U. S. Marines and Republic of Korea Army soldiers conducted a combined joint live-fire exercise in Rocket Valley near Cheorwon, South Korea, March 24-28, 2014.

  • First major Arizona wildfire of 2014 burns in Huachuca Mountains

    Apr 18, 2014

    A wildfire, the Brown Fire, was sparked Sunday on Fort Huachuca in a remote location in the Huachuca Mountains and drew national attention and multi-agency firefighting resources to Southeast Arizona where wildfire suppression efforts continued as of Thursday morning.

  • Presidio breaks ground for new dining facility

    Apr 18, 2014

    The new Presidio of Monterey DFAC facility will face the Monterey Bay and provide student service members with scenic hilltop views of the Pacific while simultaneously alleviating overcrowding and delay for DLIFLC students on the run. Designed to be both practical and pleasant, the new state-of-the -art facility enhances the quality of life for service members stationed on the Presidio.

  • Largest solar array on U.S. military installation to be developed

    Apr 17, 2014

    The U.S. Army announced April 14, 2014, plans to start development of a solar array that will provide about 25 percent of the annual installation electricity requirement of Fort Huachuca, Ariz.