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  • 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.

  • Improvements to Army's new 5.56mm production lines help save government more than $20 million

    Oct 22, 2013

    The Program Executive Office for Ammunition's Enhanced Performance Round program shaved off more than $20 million dollars in a value engineering project aimed at renovating the bullet production lines and improving the program's purchasing strategies.

  • New granulator machine puts money back into Army's pocket

    Oct 22, 2013

    Amid intense budgetary concerns and with units across the Army struggling to save money, one organization has found a way to bring money back into the Army by selling something most Soldiers see as garbage after a day at the range.

  • Have a DIY Halloween

    Oct 22, 2013

    Adding a little time and effort to Halloween preparations this year can save money and get creative juices flowing.

  • Army Releases Operational Energy Video and 8 Power Tips -- LTG Mason to Discuss Initiatives at AUSA

    Oct 21, 2013

    The Army is releasing an Operational Energy training video and 8 Power Tips aimed at encouraging Soldiers to use energy smarter on the battlefield. LTG Raymond V. Mason, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, G-4, is releasing both during this week's 2013 Annual Association of the U.S. Army Meeting and Exposition. Mason will speak at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 22, 2013 as part of a panel on creating efficiencies and synergies. Live Stream

  • Storm Water Management Ponds off limits

    Oct 21, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Storm water management ponds and drainage channels located throughout Aberdeen Proving Ground and within housing areas are designed to effectively manage surface water during rain events. These ponds or channels are not intended for use as a play area for children or pets.

  • 5th AR teams up with El Paso Society of American Military Engineers Chapter for Plant Tour

    Oct 21, 2013

    EL PASO, Texas -- The 1st Battalion, 361st Engineer Regiment, Task Force Redhawk, 5th Armored Brigade, Division West, toured the Kay Bailey Hutchison Desalination Plant as part of an event hosted by the El Paso Society of American Military Engineers Post, recently.

  • Red River earns AMC environmental awards

    Oct 21, 2013

    The Army Materiel Command announced recipients of four Environmental Awards and two additional Green Awards for fiscal year 2012. Red River Army Depot was among the award recipients earning the Environmental Quality Award as well as the Green Installation Award.

  • Hale Kula's Cramer named district teacher of year

    Oct 18, 2013

    Fifth-grade teacher Teresa Cramer was recently named the 2014 Central District Teacher of the Year.

  • Albuquerque District Hosts Bi-Annual Rio Grande Basin Meeting

    Oct 18, 2013

    The Albuquerque District hosted the Rio Grande Basin meeting on September 17-18, to discuss the impacts of the devastating wildfires during the past two years in the upper basin, and the resulting prior and present flooding.

  • Hay lease a win-win situation at Fort Sill

    Oct 17, 2013

    Hay is just one of many agricultural leases on Fort Sill.

  • Army Energy Awareness = Action Month Enhancing Mission Effectiveness

    Oct 17, 2013

    During the month of October, it is our responsibility to become energy informed and aware so that we may carry this knowledge through the rest of the year. By taking action, becoming champions of change, promoting energy awareness and making energy informed operations a key consideration in all that we do, we possess the power to succeed.

  • Cleanup project honors past, forges friendships

    Oct 10, 2013

    Nearly 100 volunteers declare war on weeds at the Polish POW cemetery at Hohenfels

  • 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: 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.