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  • Small R&D project in West Virginia has big implications for civil works projects worldwide

    Apr 1, 2014

    When an inspection revealed corrosion-damaged piles weakened the utility of a 40-year-old bridge linking State Route 37 to a popular recreation site, authorities' first concerns were for public safety and they imposed traffic safeguards. Some motorists and recreationists saw an inconvenience, but John Clarkson, a licensed professional engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Huntington District saw an exciting opportunity.

  • Conservation project last step to Eagle Scout

    Mar 28, 2014

    Harrison Marcouxbeatty earns the highest rank in the BSA.

  • Fort McCoy uses prescribed burns to cut wildfire chance, help habitats

    Mar 28, 2014

    The first prescribed burn of the year at Fort McCoy, Wis., was executed March 14, 2014, along the railroad grade that extends through the South Post range areas.

  • Solar panels help heat Benyaurd Pool: New system to save on energy costs

    Mar 28, 2014

    Something is different at Benyaurd Pool. While patrons won't see any changes, a new solar collector system on the roof will help heat the pool water, saving Fort Belvoir thousands of dollars in energy costs.

  • Picatinny aims for green with new type of primary explosive

    Mar 21, 2014

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. (March 21, 2014) -- One day, during a tough, live-fire training, an infantryman fires his mortar and the round is on target--an event which announces itself with flame and thunder.

  • Shincheon River Clean-up

    Mar 21, 2014

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Soldiers from the 210th Field Artillery Brigade and 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division joined citizens of Dongducheon, South Korea in the annual Shincheon River Clean-up March 21, 2014. U.S. Soldiers and members of the community worked side-by-side to make a positive impact on the environment while continuing to build strong relationships with each other. Brig. Gen. Paul J. Laughlin, 2nd Inf. Div. deputy commanding general for maneuver, and Mayor Oh Sea-chang, Dongducheon city mayor, were the guest speakers for the event. (U.S. Army photos by 210th Field Artillery Brigade Public Affairs Team/Released).

  • Power brokers: generator repair Soldiers critical to supporting remote military missions

    Mar 20, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 20, 2014) -- At an Army field site, it becomes as inconspicuous as the sounds of trees rustling in the wind or birds chirping.

  • Presidio wins secretary of the Army's Energy Management Award

    Mar 20, 2014

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Secretary of the Army John McHugh announced the Army's top achievers in energy and water conservation recently, recognizing the Presidio of Monterey in the small group Energy Efficiency and Energy Management category.

  • Turning base camp waste into energy

    Mar 19, 2014

    One 150-person base camp in Afghanistan can produce as much as 1,000 pounds of solid waste a day. The Expeditionary Basing and Collective Protection Directorate of the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center would like to turn a negative into a positive, and solve another problem simultaneously, by converting that waste into energy that could help power U.S. base camps overseas.

  • Seining for 'Silver' in the Rio Grande

    Mar 19, 2014

    We're standing knee-deep in Rio Grande mud, squinting in the bright sunlight. The cry "I've got silver!" sets us all in motion. The biologists have brought the nets ashore. Wriggling in the bag seine are a dozen small fish, among which are seven endangered Rio Grande silvery minnow.

  • Corps, GDOT partnership balances environment with development

    Mar 19, 2014

    Did you know that every roadway and bridge in the state of Georgia is linked to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers? That's because of a partnership between the Corps and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) - the lead state agency for constructing road projects.

  • Arsenal breaks ground on 61 million dollar energy savings project

    Mar 19, 2014

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill - The Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center (RIA-JMTC) broke ground today on a $61-million infrastructure modernization project. The project will support critical infrastructure improvements at the industrial facility that will cut energy use by approximately 35 percent, and generate up to $5.3 million in annual energy and operational savings.

  • USACE partners give scary looking fish another chance

    Mar 19, 2014

    "That's a scary looking thing!" said Anita Branch, senior geotechnical engineer with the Dam Safety Production Center in Tulsa, Okla., after viewing pictures in an article about reintroducing paddlefish into the Big Cypress Bayou Watershed upstream of Caddo Lake. It's known as the only natural formed major lake in Texas even though it straddles the Texas-Louisiana state line and has a dam controlled by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Vicksburg District in Mississippi.

  • Construction begins on Spangdahlem commissary

    Mar 14, 2014

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District and its partners have embarked on the next phase of an "Evolution" at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. Leaders from the 52nd Fighter Wing, USACE and local community took part in a groundbreaking ceremony Feb. 21 for the installation's new $25 million commissary.

  • Army's longest serving senior research scientist retires

    Mar 12, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (March 12, 2014) -- After 32 years of civil service, James J. Valdes, Ph.D., stepped down in January from his role as the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center's Scientific Advisor for Biotechnology, a position that he has held since 1990, making him the longest serving ST in the Army.

  • Alien Species: USAG-HI native plantings prevent spread

    Mar 11, 2014

    The State of Hawaii is hosting the annual Hawai'i Invasive Species Awareness Week, March 3-9.

  • Army joins national and state control efforts

    Mar 11, 2014

    The Army's local "green" team is sounding off on invasive species, as it joins state and national efforts to raise awareness during Invasive Species Awareness Week.

  • OANRP manager named 'Oahu MVP'

    Mar 11, 2014

    HONOLULU -- A staff member with U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's Oahu Army Natural Resources Program (OANRP) took home top honors from the Hawaii Invasive Species Council (HISC), Monday, during the kickoff of the second annual Hawaii Invasive Species Awareness Week at the state Capitol, here.

  • Post carbon consumption examined

    Mar 11, 2014

  • Fort Belvoir starts pilot program to collect E-waste

    Mar 7, 2014

    Fort Belvoir community members can now drop off their electronic waste at the recycling center, located at 6010 Pohick Road, thanks to a 4-week pilot program that began Feb. 21. Customers can recycle computer parts, printers, a televisions and DVD recorders, among other electronic items, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday -- Friday.

  • Biologists band rare bird on Fort Jackson

    Mar 6, 2014

    On March 1, Directorate of Public Works Wildlife Branch civilian volunteer Sam DeMent and DPW Wildlife biologist Stanley Rikard banded two Loggerhead shrikes on Fort Jackson.

  • Tobyhanna edges closer to building modernization start date

    Mar 3, 2014

    Preparations are underway to modernize thousands of square feet of the largest building on the depot. A five-phase project set to begin in 2015 will involve the reconstruction of the first floor and mezzanine, including the electronics enclosure, of Building 1A. More than 210,000 square feet will be updated. Building 1A comprises 348,440 square feet and is part of Building 1, which is about 1.15 million square feet and houses 61 percent of the depot's missions.

  • Agua mala (bad water), USACE, in conjunction with ENLACE, work to improve quality of life

    Feb 28, 2014

    Puerto Rico, Spanish for "rich port," is a 3,515-square mile island, home to about 3.6 million people, about a third of which live in the San Juan metropolitan area. It is sometimes referred to in Spanish as "La Isla del Encanto," or the Enchanted Island. But for the 26,000 who live in the Caño Martín Peña area, most of whom live under the poverty level, the "enchanted" description might seem a bit hollow. The Jacksonville District, in conjunction with ENLACE, is working to improve the quality of life for the people living in the impoverished and environmentally degraded Caño.

  • Archaeologists uncovering thousands of years of history

    Feb 24, 2014

    Archaeologists are excavating a site in the northeast corner of Fort Jackson that was once the location of a home, probably a farmhouse.

  • Environmental engineers test water filters

    Feb 21, 2014

    The U.S. Army Public Health Command has been working across services to address the need for water production and quality surveillance at remote, austere locations.

  • Air Force conscientious steward of Fort Sill range

    Feb 20, 2014

    The Air Force-operated Falcon Range at Fort Sill, is cleared regularly of old targets at no cost to the government.

  • U.S. Army's Fort Drum Moves Closer To Achieving Energy Security

    Feb 19, 2014

    Energy Initiatives Task Force (EITF) Executive Director Amanda Simpson this morning made a major announcement for U.S. Army large scale renewable energy at the U.S. Power & Renewable Finance Forum in New York.

  • Community event teaches about prescribed burns

    Feb 19, 2014

  • Fort McCoy timber harvest improves training capability for Young Air Assault Strip

    Feb 14, 2014

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- A timber sale on South Post is supporting Fort McCoy's strategic objectives, improving Young Air Assault Strip (YAAS) and generating revenue for future forestry initiatives. "The sale was initiated to improve YAAS by removing trees that are impacting the flight path of aircraft into the airstrip," said James Kerkman, Fort McCoy forester. The sale, which pays the Army more than $26,000, was awarded in December 2012 and has an estimated volume of 695 cords and 67,000 board feet of timber.

  • Air surveillance at Bagram first for Afghanistan

    Feb 12, 2014

    A recent air surveillance mission to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, is the most detailed air sampling done in Afghanistan to date by the U.S.

  • Environmental Club: Students look for ways to help save resources

    Feb 11, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Changing a culture doesn't happen overnight. That's one of the messages Maj. William McGlothlin, operations officer for the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Directorate of Public Works, shared with Wiesbaden High School's Environmental Club during a visit to the school Feb. 5.

  • Six Wiesbaden youths soar to Scouting's highest rank

    Feb 11, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Improving a drainage and erosion problem on a World War I memorial trail, constructing a dog obstacle course, restoring a fruit orchard -- sound like jobs for engineers? These were among the many service projects performed by members of Troop 107 on their way to earning Eagle Scout recognition.

  • 168 Eagles strong on APG

    Feb 11, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - A total of 168 bald eagles were counted on APG during the 2014 Mid-Winter Bald Eagle Survey that was conducted by helicopter Jan. 12.

  • Army recognizes innovative environmental practices, partnerships

    Feb 10, 2014

    One ammunition plant, three installations, and three environmental teams recognized for their outstanding environmental and sustainability program achievements with Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards for fiscal year 2013. The Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards represent the highest honor in the field of environmental science and sustainability conferred by the Army.

  • Scientists at Georgia Tech make discovery that has potential to influence studies in self-healing ma

    Feb 6, 2014

    U.S. Army sponsored researchers at Georgia Tech have discovered a process for simultaneously storing and dissipating energy within structures that could lead to design rules for new types of active, reconfigurable materials for structural morphing, vibration attenuation and dynamic load mitigation.

  • Go for the Green

    Feb 5, 2014

    For many years, the green-amber-red model has been a staple of military planning. It's the way we express readiness -- both visually and verbally -- for everything from budgets to training to real-time operations. And, in describing our status on risk management and safety, it's also very useful.

  • NASA remembers its own at Arlington National Cemetery

    Feb 3, 2014

    Fallen astronauts, shuttle commanders and crews were memorialized at multiple sites inside Arlington National Cemetery, Jan. 31, 2014, during NASA's day of remembrance.

  • USACE Albuquerque District Regulator Receives Earth Science Achievement Award

    Feb 3, 2014

    Marcy Leavitt, branch chief of the Texas/New Mexico Regulatory Division in the Albuquerque District, was the recipient of the 2014 New Mexico Earth Science Achievement Award, Jan. 29, 2014. The award honors those often unrecognized champions of earth science issues which are vital to the future of New Mexico.

  • Arlington Cemetery expansion continues into Fort Myer South Post

    Jan 24, 2014

    With the construction of the Millennium Project and the Navy Annex expansion, burials at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., and inurnments will be available to veterans and service members for the next half century.

  • Biofuel-capable plant may be coming to Schofield

    Jan 23, 2014

    The Army invites the public to provide input on the scope of a future Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the construction and operation of a 50-megawatt biofuel-capable power generation plant, here.

  • Hawaii Harvest

    Jan 23, 2014

    More and more people are becoming concerned consumers when it comes to their food.

  • Army to convert brigade combat team at Fort Carson

    Jan 22, 2014

    The U.S. Army announced Jan. 22, 2014, that it will convert the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, Colo., to a Stryker Brigade Combat Team. The conversion, scheduled to begin in March 2014, is being made to achieve a needed operational mix of brigade combat teams within the Army, and will take an estimated 10 months to complete.

  • Plastic bag recycling

    Jan 16, 2014

  • Volunteers Help Corps of Engineers Staff at Abiquiu Lake Survey Bald Eagles

    Jan 15, 2014

    Corps of Enigneers, Albuquerque District staff at Abiquiu Lake has partnered with volunteers for more than a decade to participate in the national midwinter bald eagle survey. This year's results: 14 eagles counted Jan. 4, 2014.

  • Corps discusses restoration progress and Lake Okeechobee management at annual Everglades conference

    Jan 13, 2014

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Collaboration, innovation and long-term solutions were key discussion points at the 29th Annual Everglades Coalition Conference, where federal and state officials, environmental organizations and members of the public and academia came together to celebrate what's been accomplished so far, and discuss what needs to be done to continue making progress in Everglades restoration. Department of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy, State Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District Commander Col. Alan Dodd were among the 300 people in attendance at the conference held Jan. 9-11 in Naples, Fla.

  • 94th Training Division Soldier conquers jitters, wins 80th Training Command Instructor of the Year

    Jan 9, 2014

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (Jan. 9, 2014) -- Sgt. 1st Class David Dimoff, a water purification specialist instructor with the 8/80th Quartermaster Battalion, beat out five other competitors to win the 80th Training Command's eighth Instructor of the Year competition here.

  • USACE's Albuquerque District joins with others to create new habitats for burrowing owls

    Jan 8, 2014

    What do you get when you invite a group of young Girl Scouts to help create burrowing owl habitats in an arroyo? You get an excited and energetic group of girls ready and willing to assist and learn.

  • Stadium bears name of war hero

    Jan 7, 2014

    Schoonover Bowl at Casey honors Korean War Medal of Honor recipient

  • Corps of Engineers submits report to Congress on ways to prevent spread of Asian carp, other species

    Jan 6, 2014

    The Corps of Engineers submitted to Congress the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study (GLMRIS) Report Jan. 6, 2014. The report contains eight alternatives, each with concept-level design and cost information, and evaluates the potential of these alternatives to prevent the spread of 13 aquatic nuisance species, to include Asian carp, between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins. The options concentrate on the Chicago Area Waterway System and include a wide spectrum of alternatives ranging from continuing current activities to complete separation of the watersheds with physical barriers.

  • Army team to destroy Syrian chemical weapons afloat

    Jan 3, 2014

    Some 64 specialists from the Army's Edgewood Chemical Biological Center are expected to depart for the Mediterranean in about two weeks aboard the ship MV Cape Ray to destroy chemical weapons from Syria.

  • Engineer troops wrap up 2013 by improving ranges, mitigating brush-fire risk

    Jan 3, 2014

    Troops from the 523rd Engineer Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, answered the call from U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii and Range Control Department in December, completing a week-long berm-improvement mission at the Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, range, where recurring brush fires have started.

  • Dumpster Diving; One man's trash is another man's treasure

    Jan 3, 2014

  • Pine Bluff Chemical Agent Disposal Facility prepared for final closure

    Jan 2, 2014

    After 15 years of construction, systemization, operations, closure and demolition, the Pine Bluff Chemical Agent Disposal Facility in Pine Bluff, Ark., will close its doors Jan. 2, 2014.

  • Army power, energy research moves forward

    Jan 2, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Jan. 2, 2014) -- Army researchers and scientists are advancing power and energy for the future.

  • Army, Hawaii partner to protect watersheds

    Dec 27, 2013

    The Army and the state of Hawaii came together to transport nearly 200,000 pounds of fencing into the Ko'olau Mountains, as part of an airlift operation to protect Oahu's watersheds, Dec. 5, 2013.

  • History written in stone: Sam Hunter's quest to preserve Black Mountain battleground

    Dec 26, 2013

    When retired first sergeant Sam Hunter was hired to work as a tank simulator technician at the National Training Center, little did he know that he would be spending much of his life outside Fort Irwin, Calif., documenting a great battle that happened 7,000 years ago in a 25-square mile battle space west of Fort Irwin.

  • Little-known facility provides important function

    Dec 24, 2013

    The radioactive material consolidation facility at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., is not well-known, but it provides an important function for the Department of Defense.

  • Corpus Christi Army Depot breaks ground for new helicopter painting facility

    Dec 23, 2013

    Corpus Christi Army Depot, Texas, the core of Army aviation's maintenance, repair and overhaul for helicopters, engines and components, broke ground on a new modernized helicopter facility that will house painting operations for Army helicopters, this December.

  • Housing increases recycling efforts

    Dec 23, 2013

    From Christmas wrapping paper to cereal boxes to water bottles, recycling in Fort Campbell's housing area is as easy as throwing away trash. Campbell Crossing, Lend Lease's privatized Family on-post housing community, uses a "single stream" system -- meaning residents do not have to sort their recyclables, said Danny Roberts, Campbell Crossing utilities manager. Recyclables accepted are cardboard, paper, aluminum cans and plastics. "Being single stream, it's not as hard to recycle; you just throw it in," Roberts said. "We tried to make it as convenient as we could."

  • Urban Waters Middle Rio Grande Initiative Promotes Partnerships

    Dec 20, 2013

    On Dec. 11, 2013, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District, along with several other government agencies, kicked off the Urban Waters Middle Rio Grande conservation initiative. The purpose of the initiative is to address both environmental justice and water quality issues in the Middle Rio Grande.

  • Wonder of the Camp Carroll Wetlands

    Dec 19, 2013

    A unique wetlands reclamation project on U.S. Army Garrison Daegu's Camp Carroll in Waegwan, South Korea, vividly demonstrates USAG Daegu's and the Army in Korea's commitment as stewards of the local environment.

  • FORSCOM breaks ground on Geospatial Readiness Center after original fell to 2011 tornado

    Dec 18, 2013

    U.S. Army Forces Command leaders broke ground, Dec. 16, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C., on a new facility to re-establish the command's Geospatial Readiness Center, which was destroyed by a tornado, April 16, 2011.

  • Strategic planning: Meeting the garrison's future needs

    Dec 17, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Future thinkers gathered for two days of brainstorming Dec. 3-4 at the Community Activity Center on Clay Kaserne. "We're going to spend a lot of time over the next couple of days talking about where we're going," said Col. David Carstens, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden commander. "There are a lot of people here to help us shape the strategy over the next couple of years for the garrison."

  • Units, organizations joining the effort to save energy, resources

    Dec 17, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - There's a green wave rolling over U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden -- one unit and organization at a time. U.S. Army Europe's Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion is the latest to receive Green Boot certification for its members' efforts to conserve resources, recycle and cut back on wasteful energy practices.

  • Putting green back into the holiday season

    Dec 16, 2013

    The holidays can put a strain on the environment. Lessen your carbon footprint with a few easy tips

  • On-post recycling nets big returns

    Dec 12, 2013

    Fort Campbell Schools' employee Thomas Frasier delivered a truckload of used pre-school and teachers' chairs to the installation's Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services -- Campbell office Monday afternoon. The load of furniture from Lincoln Elementary School is being replaced with new, Frasier said as he lifted a chair and placed it next to the storage building wall. He anticipated several more deliveries from the schools to the site. "Due to the fact that we can no longer use them, we want to see who else can use them within the Fort Campbell arena or within the school system," he said. "We conferred with our CDCs to see if they could use any of it. We distributed what they wanted and the remainder, we brought it down here." Schools, military units, offices and directorates on the installation may take furniture to DLA at 5212 Eighth St. and Oregon Avenue to be recycled or reused by someone else.

  • Corps of Engineers promotes long-term dam safety by identifying problems, engineering solutions

    Dec 9, 2013

    One of the most important missions the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers carries out is reducing the risk of flooding. The Summersville Dam in West Virginia, the second largest earthen dam east of the Mississippi River, is designed to do just. During the most recent comprehensive inspection, which occurs once every 10 years, engineers discovered a problem; last month they engineered a solution.

  • Monterey visionary Fred Meurer retiring, city leader worked closely with military

    Dec 6, 2013

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- It could be argued that Fred Meurer has done more for the military in Monterey than anyone over the last 32 years. He's helped the community deal with Fort Ord closing, helped prevent the closures of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center and Naval Postgraduate School (multiple times), developed a business model that saved the city of Monterey and the Army millions of dollars on maintenance, and been the voice of reason amidst fiscal crises and other emergencies.

  • USAG-HI, IPC continue building 'Best Places' to live

    Dec 6, 2013

    Four thousand ninety-seven, and counting. This is the number of military families now living in a newly constructed Island Palm Communities (IPC) home at U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, with an additional 2,200 families living in a renovated home.

  • Going green: Community gets hands-on with new transportation methods

    Dec 5, 2013

    Planning for the future with "greener" transportation for the Ozarks was the focus of Transportation Days Monday and Tuesday on Fort Leonard Wood.

  • Qualified Recycling Program educates, enables

    Dec 5, 2013

    Rob Anderson donned his gloves, boots and goggles before literally jumping into his work. He was going dumpster diving. As Fort Campbell's new Qualified Recycle Program manager, Anderson dedicates several hours of his work week to hands-on inspections of dumpsters across post in search of improperly disposed materials and equipment. "On a daily basis I will go out and randomly select three to four trash containers to sample," he said in an email. "A 'dumpster dive' is exactly what it sounds like -- getting up close and personal with the 'trash.'"

  • Leaders remember heroic Korean War commander

    Dec 3, 2013

    U.S. military leaders and Korean War veterans remembered the Eighth Army commander who stopped communist forces from overrunning the last corner of Korea.

  • District awards $8 million contract to dredge Corpus Christi Ship Channel

    Dec 3, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (Dec. 3, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a contract in the amount of $8,054,750 to Orion Marine Inc., to perform maintenance dredging within the Corpus Christi Ship Channel, specifically from the inner basin (lower bay) to Beacon 82 (upper bay) and the La Quinta Junction and channel, in Nueces County, Texas.

  • Sherman tank returns to North Country for restoration

    Dec 2, 2013

    A World War II-era M4A3 "Sherman" tank staged at the New York State Military Museum in Saratoga Springs for the past decade was transported Nov. 22, 2013, to Fort Drum, N.Y., where it will undergo a complete makeover before being returned to the museum next year.

  • Army Heritage, Education Center receives trove of military medals including Medal of Honor

    Dec 2, 2013

    Maybe Edward A. Allworth wanted to preserve his father's legacy that included a Medal of Honor for future generations when he decided to send his dad's military items to the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center at Carlisle Barracks, Pa.

  • Spotlight on USACE Galveston District's Christopher Frabotta

    Dec 1, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (Dec. 1, 2013) -- Making a living managing the removal and placement of dirt wasn't a job offered during any career fair Christopher Frabotta, chief of Navigation at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, attended while earning a bachelor's degree in engineering from the University of Florida, but it's one he actively sought out when he learned he could make a lasting positive impact on the nation.

  • Pitching in, saving Earth: Wassom Middle School launches recycling program

    Nov 29, 2013

    Wassom Middle School eighth grader Drabin Morgan wants to save the planet by recycling one piece of trash at a time. "If we don't recycle, one day our planet is going to be gone and it's going to be our fault," said the 14-year-old student. "So, I think helping the earth also helps everybody on the earth." Morgan and her peers help to preserve the Earth through the Fort Campbell school's new recycling program. Launched in September, Wassom has partnered with TerraCycle, an international upcycling and recycling company that collects difficult-to-recycle packaging and products and repurposes the material into affordable, innovative products, according to

  • WTB, HAVA provide hunting trip for terminally-ill Soldiers

    Nov 29, 2013

    In a clearing in the back woods of Fort Campbell, Master Sgt. Anthony Codgill took his aim, fired and connected with an eight-point buck. A simple scene, until one discovers that Cogdill took the shot using a sip and puff device connected to his rifle. Cogdill is in the end stages of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. The terminal illness is a neurodegenerative disease that affects the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. The degeneration leads to lack of muscle movement, paralysis, as well as difficulty speaking, swallowing and breathing. There is currently no cure for ALS.

  • STEM Starters: The World of PHOTOTROPISM

    Nov 27, 2013

    Most of us are familiar with photosynthesis, but photosynthesis would not be possible without another, lesser known, process called phototropism.

  • Garrison officials meet with tribal leaders

    Nov 27, 2013

    With November marking Native American Heritage Month, Fort Benning garrison officials took the opportunity to hold one of their biannual consultations with representatives from several federally recognized tribes Nov. 19-20.

  • Fort Sam, SA communities meet, discuss progress of school, unit partnerships

    Nov 27, 2013

    Fort Sam Houston Army command representatives met with several Independent School District school staffs and superintendents Nov. 12 at the Sam Houston Community Center for a fall luncheon.

  • Pow Wow at Fort Sam Houston celebrates National American Indian Heritage Month

    Nov 27, 2013

    Members of the Fort Sam Houston and surrounding communities gathered together Nov. 16 in honor of National American Indian Heritage Month during the 14th annual "Honoring of the Veterans Pow Wow" at the Fort Sam Houston Teen and Youth Center.

  • Fort celebrates Native American Heritage Month

    Nov 26, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Members of the Fort Huachuca community joined representatives of the Navajo, Seminole/Creek and Tohono O' odham Nations, in celebration of a spiritual and cultural observance Friday. The U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and the Fort Huachuca Military Equal Opportunity Office hosted the Native American Heritage Month ceremony at Fitch Auditorium, in Alvarado Hall.

  • DPW observes America Recycles Day

    Nov 25, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Because the federal governments recognizes recycling as an essential part of reducing the amount of waste the nation generates, the Army has embraced the practice as an important part of its core mission. With that in mind, the APG Garrison's Directorate of Public Works observed America Recycles Day on Nov. 15 by reigniting interest and participation with a new face on the installation-wide recycling program in the form of a newly-designed recycling slogan and logo.

  • Eagle projects help preserve nature, history

    Nov 20, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Identifying community service projects to earn Boy Scouting's highest honor, Eagle Scout, can be a challenge in Europe. But with patience and persistence, these projects can be rewarding. Two Scouts from Wiesbaden's Troop 107 recently completed ambitious projects that will leave a lasting impact.

  • USAMMDA's Regulatory Operations Branch 'Goes Green'

    Nov 19, 2013

    The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity's Regulatory Operations branch continues to blaze the environmental sustainability trail at Detrick, saving money and time along the way.

  • Army chief of staff sees 'bright future' for Natick

    Nov 18, 2013

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited Natick Soldier Systems Center, Nov. 15, 2013, to tour its facilities and learn more about the research and development done to keep Soldiers safe and provide them with a better quality of life during deployments.

  • Fort Carson honored at 2013 Federal Energy and Water Management Awards ceremony

    Nov 18, 2013

    The Directorate of Public Works at Fort Carson received the 2013 Federal Energy Management Program Director's Award during a ceremony at the Department of Interior's Sidney R. Yates Auditorium, in Washington, D.C.

  • Building a strong Alliance while making kimchi

    Nov 17, 2013

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division and citizens of Dongducheon worked side-by-side to make kimchi at the Annual Kimchi Charity Event Nov. 15, 2013 at the DDC Citizens Center in Dongducheon, South Korea. The event is a demonstration of 210th Fires Bde.'s commitment to strengthening the U.S.-ROK Alliance through community involvement. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Carlos R. Davis, 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs/ Released). To download these high-quality photos and others, click on the link to go to this set at the 210th Fires Brigade Flickr page:

  • Army engineer named as winner in 2013 GreenGov Presidential Awards

    Nov 15, 2013

    A local engineer was recognized Nov. 5 when the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) announced the fourth annual winners of the GreenGov Presidential Awards, which honor federal civilian and military personnel as well as agency teams, facilities, and programs that have taken innovative steps to reduce energy use and carbon pollution, curb waste, and save taxpayer money in Federal agency operations.

  • 9th MSC goes green for consolidated SRP

    Nov 15, 2013

    With budgetary constraints top of mind for the Army, one Reserve unit is looking for unique ways to save money without impacting Soldier readiness.

  • Army showcases energy-efficient technologies for warfighters

    Nov 14, 2013

    The Army displayed energy-efficient technologies, in the Pentagon courtyard that are used or being developed to make Soldiers more effective on the battlefield, Nov. 14, 2013.

  • Army Corps, U.S. Navy retrieve piece of Civil War ironclad from Savannah River

    Nov 13, 2013

    Archeologists working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, aided by divers and salvage operations teams from the U.S. Navy, retrieved a 64-square-foot section of a Civil War ironclad warship from the bottom of the Savannah River near Savannah, Ga., Nov. 12, 2013.

  • Tree labeling at ANC to continue through November

    Nov 12, 2013

    An opening process to eventually convert Arlington National Cemetery into a full-fledged arboretum is slated to be completed by the end of November.

  • Energizing base camps of the future

    Nov 6, 2013

    Innovations meant to improve Soldiers' quality of life during deployments -- while saving lives, fuel, water and money -- were on display Nov. 5, 2013, at the Army Base Camp Integration Laboratory at Fort Devens, Mass.

  • Corps of Engineers still restoring beaches hit by Sandy

    Nov 4, 2013

    Hurricane Sandy damaged beaches across the northeast a year ago and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is still working to replace sand and complete risk-reduction projects.

  • Fort Drum game wardens take proactive approach to safety

    Oct 31, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- It's no secret that the North Country wilderness is an outdoorsman's dream.

  • Army Corps continuing to make good progress on recovery efforts one year after Hurricane Sandy

    Oct 28, 2013

    A year after Hurricane Sandy, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District is making great progress on restoring beaches in New York and New Jersey.

  • Fort Carson ACS seeks volunteers to make a difference

    Oct 24, 2013

    Fort Carson hosts a Make a Difference Day Oct. 26 for volunteers to help clean up Iron Horse Park which was flooded during recent storms.

  • Fort Hood's recycling program sets the standard for the Army

    Oct 24, 2013

    Fort Hood, Texas was selected as one of seven Army installations to pilot the Net Zero Waste program. Since the program was implemented in 2011, Fort Hood has seen a 20 percent reduction in the amount of waste entering the landfill.


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