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  • 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.

  • 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.