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  • UXOs: A potential hidden hazard

    Aug 21, 2012

    FORT A.P. Hill, Va. -- Late winter and spring rains have returned a healthy green to parts of Fort A.P. Hill that were charred by last year's wildfires. This new growth, knee high in spots up, can obscure unexploded ordnance on the ground or partially buried on Fort A.P. Hill range lands. This makes it all the more imperative to steer clear of this potential hazard.

  • Corps' Dredge Goetz keeps Upper Mississippi River open for navigation

    Aug 21, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, Dredge Goetz is working hard this summer keeping the river open to navigation. The dredge crew recently finished removing dredged material from a temporary storage site near Reads Landing, Minn.

  • Ribbon cut on Platinum LEED Certified Housing on Dugway

    Aug 18, 2012

    Ribbon cut on Platinum LEED Certified Housing on Dugway

  • Army leaders break ground on $9.6 million solar power project

    Aug 18, 2012

    Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment, toured Tooele Army Depot, Utah, broke ground on the $9.6 million solar power renewable energy project, and talked with media Aug. 17, 2012.

  • West Point cadets waste no time studying waste-to-energy project

    Aug 17, 2012

    No one wants to waste a summer, particularly U.S. Military Academy cadets, who know all about making the most of their time. Ironically, a pair of West Pointers recently came to the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center to take part in a project that will study how to turn waste into energy on base camps.

  • Corps signs cooperative agreement with non-profit group for Thurmond Lake campground operations

    Aug 17, 2012

    SAVANNAH, Ga.-- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District has signed a cooperative agreement with Outdoor Recreation and Outreach Inc. (OR&O) for the daily operations of five campgrounds at J. Strom Thurmond Dam and Lake in Clarks Hill, S.C.

  • Work crews reach million-hour safety milestone at Wolf Creek Dam

    Aug 17, 2012

    JAMESTOWN, Ky. (Aug. 17, 2012) -- Construction crews at the Wolf Creek Dam Foundation Remediation Project reached a lofty safety milestone today when the men and women installing a concrete barrier wall deep into the dam's embankment reached 550 days and one million work-hours on the job without a lost-time accident.

  • Corps of Engineers geology, geotech experts explore subsurface technology

    Aug 17, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Savannah District hosted 82 engineers, geologists, drillers, and other professionals from locations across USACE for the Joint Conference of the Geology and Geotechnical Communities of Practice, Aug. 14 - 16, 2012.

  • IPC announces new utilities customer service site

    Aug 17, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Starting Aug. 20, Island Palm Communities residents can access daily energy consumption data for the resident utilities program at a new website: www.YesIPC.com.

  • Corps' biologists use technology in fight against invasive species

    Aug 17, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, continues to work with other federal, state and local government agencies in an attempt to better understand invasive species such as Asian carp. St. Paul District fish biologists recently began using technology to monitor fish around locks and dams and they hope to gain a better understanding of how fish behave around these structures.

  • Senior Army officials break ground for Tooele Stirling solar power project

    Aug 17, 2012

    Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, visited Tooele Army Depot today to help break ground on the $9.6 million solar power renewable energy project that will help the Utah depot produce its own power.

  • New eco-friendly campus to provide world-class care to wounded warriors

    Aug 16, 2012

    Construction is underway on a new Warrior in Transition Campus at Fort Eustis, Va., which will greatly improve the recuperative process for wounded warriors assigned to the post's Warrior Transition Unit.

  • $31.5 million RCI privatized housing project provides tornado safe rooms, more space for families

    Aug 16, 2012

    Fort Leonard Wood officials anticipate a November ribbon cutting for delivery of up to 20 homes to replace those destroyed in the EF-3 tornado that struck the installation New Year's Eve day 2010. This will represent the first phase of a multiphased project which is expected to be completed by May 2013. At the end of the project, a total of 160 new duplex homes are scheduled to be constructed. One of the significant features of the new homes is that each unit will have a tornado safe room.

  • Parking changes protect live oaks

    Aug 16, 2012

    In an effort to protect the trees lining one of Fort Jackson's main roads, some motorists will have to change their parking habits.

  • Water production team essential to mission success

    Aug 14, 2012

    A team of highly qualified Sailors here are currently maintaining the vital process of nanofiltration that enables groundwater from Parwan province to be utilized in the day-to-day operations of the Detention Facility in Parwan.

  • Corps completes Environmental Assessment to update Savannah River Basin drought plan

    Aug 13, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District has completed an Environmental Assessment (EA) to update water release guidance in the Savannah River Basin during periods of drought.

  • Nashville mayor goes up river to see dam safety project

    Aug 13, 2012

    JAMESTOWN, Ky. -- Nashville Mayor Karl Dean visited Wolf Creek Dam Aug. 7, 2012 to see the ongoing foundation remediation construction, which is a dam safety project of vital importance to the citizens he represents 270 miles downstream.

  • USACE Galveston District awards $4.4 million contract to dredge Texas City Channel

    Aug 13, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas (Aug. 13, 2012) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded a contract to Mike Hooks Inc., in the amount of $4,397,500 for maintenance dredging of the Texas City Channel and placement area levee construction in Galveston County, Texas.

  • Assistant Secretary Addresses USACE Leader's Conference

    Aug 13, 2012

    The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment met with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers August 7, at their Leadership Conference in Little Rock, Ark.

  • Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Implementation of the Net Zero Program

    Aug 10, 2012

    The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment announces the availability of the Draft Finding of No Significant Impact and the Final Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) for Implementation of the Net Zero program at U.S. Army installations.

  • DPG takes the LEED; earns platinum for new housing project

    Aug 10, 2012

    Dugway Proving Ground's new housing project, Reneau Court, received national-level kudos from the Assistant Secretary of the Army Installation, Energy and Environment, for Installations, Energy and Environment Katherine Hammack July 26, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony, for earning the prestigious platinum certification in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

  • LA District preparing for construction on Luke AFB

    Aug 9, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District Arizona/Nevada Area Office

  • Environmental Cleanup at Caven Point Army Reserve Complex Invests in Future of Soldiers, Community

    Aug 9, 2012

    Nearly 83,000 tons of contaminated earth were safely removed from the Caven Point U.S. Army Reserve complex in Jersey City as part of the largest soil-removal project in Army Reserve history.

  • National Guard expands Midwest, Southwest wildfire support

    Aug 8, 2012

    With an already busy wildfire season under its belt, the National Guard has expanded firefighting efforts in several states throughout the Midwest and Southwest, where they have activated more than 100 personnel and multiple aircraft.

  • Operational Energy Day shines light on Army's future

    Aug 8, 2012

    The Army Base Camp Integration Laboratory at Fort Devens, Mass., is a glimpse into the Army's future. Testing is under way there on innovative technologies to produce and conserve energy, reuse water and dispose of waste.

  • Net Zero: What Is It, What Does It Mean For You?

    Aug 7, 2012

    The U.S. Army has set the goal of Net-Zero energy consumption by 2030. For an installation to be Net-Zero it must produce as much energy on site as it consumes. This includes thermal and electrical energy. Installations can still be connected to the civilian grid, but over the course of the year the energy pulled from the grid must equal the amount supplied to it. A simple example would be if the hydro dam produced three megawatts of electricity 24 hours a day and the post used six MW for 12 hours a day and zero for the other 12 hours. Given this case, the installation would be Net-Zero because even though it still pulls three MW from the grid during the operating day, it supplies three MW back to the utility at night.

  • USACE Announces New Action to Support Deployment of Renewable Energy on U.S. Military Installations

    Aug 7, 2012

  • USACE leaders express committment to the Jacksonville Harbor Deepening Study

    Aug 3, 2012

    Huddled in a meeting room that overlooks shipping operations at the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT), leaders from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers met with port officials to express their commitment to the Jacksonville Harbor Deepening Project.

  • Arizona's First Net-Zero School Dedicated on Fort Huachuca

    Aug 3, 2012

  • Soldier credited for recycling award

    Aug 2, 2012

    Private First Class Jonathan Carpenter, a self-proclaimed native of the backwoods of South Carolina, said he was not exposed to recycling until he joined the Army.

  • Army's Top Installation Manager Visits New York Army National Guard Facilities

    Aug 2, 2012

    Katherine Hammack, the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installation, Energy and Environment visited New York Army National Guard armories in Syracuse and Utica on Thursday, August 2, to get a first hand look at the kinds of facilities that Citizen Soldiers work and train in.

  • USACE Galveston District recognized with Nature Service Award

    Aug 1, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas (July 31, 2012) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District was recognized today with the Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council's Nature Service Award for its ecosystem restoration initiatives at the Corps Woods and the East End Lagoon Project in Galveston, Texas.

  • Keep hope alive: Camp Zama volunteers help with ongoing clean-up efforts in Tohoku

    Aug 1, 2012

    "It's just devastation; all these piles of rubble and disintegrated things were peoples' lives and possessions, and it's just gone now. [But] we have the power to help rebuild, and we are using that power now."

  • Residents get update on Santa Ana River project

    Jul 31, 2012

    About three dozen Green River residents attended a meeting here, July 25, to learn about the progress of the ongoing flood risk management project adjacent to their homes and to ask questions about construction methods and their impacts on the local community.

  • Fort McCoy Community Garden grows plants, social interaction in South Post Housing area

    Jul 30, 2012

    FORT MCCOY, Wis. -- Military Families, Summer Camp participants and gardeners of all skills are pooling their talents and efforts to make this year's Fort McCoy Community Garden near the South Post Family Housing area a success. Mike Napsey, Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Community Garden manager, said this year's participants are overcoming a late start and a nearly unprecedented heat wave to bring the garden products to fruition.

  • Sacramento District wraps up vital Napa River ARRA construction contract

    Jul 30, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District would like to change that history, as it will wrap up construction Aug. 3 on a significant effort in downtown Napa to raise 3,300 feet of railroad tracks as much as six feet and construct two new bridges to help reduce the city's flood risk.

  • Corps of Engineers gives students a "sampling" of hydraulics at Savannah Harbor

    Jul 30, 2012

    SAVANNAH, Ga.--Nineteen local high school students got a "sampling" of what it's like to be a hydraulic engineer during a boat tour of the Savannah Harbor, July 25.

  • Rainy season brings flash flooding potential

    Jul 26, 2012

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- Gray skies, a clap of thunder and rain can come in a torrential downpour in Colorado when mere hours before sunshine prevailed. The state's dry climate belies the fact that flash flooding is a risk here as in more precipitation-burdened regions.

  • Commissary parking lot construction plans revised after customer concerns

    Jul 26, 2012

    FORT HUACHCUA, Ariz. - Since construction of the commissary parking lot began on May 7, complaints and concerns about the project have flooded the inboxes of commissary and garrison leadership, and these have not gone unchecked.

  • Wildfires -- what to do after returning home

    Jul 26, 2012

    FORT HUACHCUA, Ariz. - In this final part of a four- part series on wildland fire survival and preparedness, the Fort Huachuca Office of Fire Prevention shares information on what to do after a wildfire.

  • Fort Sill Bike/Tri Club formed for cyclists

    Jul 26, 2012

  • Army Reserve, NY Guard train with Volunteer Fire Departments

    Jul 24, 2012

    New York Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters landed near Marcy, N.Y., July 12, 2012, as part of a training exercise with the Army Reserve's Company A, 401st Civil Affairs Battalion and the Maynard and Stittville Volunteer Fire Departments.

  • Specialized Army Reserve unit provides water purification for exercise

    Jul 24, 2012

    Quartermaster Soldiers at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., are supporting a major real-world need while training for deployment.

  • Herbert the alligator visits Corps' Tygart Lake

    Jul 24, 2012

    Christina Fox, Corps of Engineers Student Ranger at Tygart Lake, rescues animals and often uses the animals in her care in interpretive programs to educate the public.

  • Eighth Army urges caution during monsoon season

    Jul 20, 2012

    Eighth Army officials are encouraging extra caution during the soggy monsoon season in South Korea.

  • Hot days, dry winds mean 'fire season' is here. Article one in a series of four.

    Jul 20, 2012

    FORT HUACHCUA, Ariz. - With the memory of last year's Monument Fire fresh in people's minds and a high probability for fire-related weather and events again this year, now is the time to prepare for "fire season."

  • Protect your home from wildfire. Article two in a four part series.

    Jul 20, 2012

    FORT HUACHCUA, Ariz. In part two of a four-part series running over the next few weeks, the members of the Fort Huachuca Office of Fire Prevention share information with on how to protect the home inside and out during a wild fire.

  • Survival is possible when wildfires occur -- learn how. Article three in a four part series.

    Jul 20, 2012

    FORT HUACHCUA, Ariz. In part three of a four-part series on wildfire preparation and survival, the Fort Huachuca Office of Fire Prevention provides information on what to do if you are unable to evacuate in time, happen to get caught, or choose to stay behind to increase your chances of survival.

  • Soap making comes to Fort Bragg

    Jul 20, 2012

    Dirt was one of several "fragrances" used during Soap Making Academy, which was offered through the Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and SkillsUnlimited to teach youth how to make soap as gifts or for personal use. SKIESUnlimited is an educational enrichment program that is facilitated by Child, Youth and School Services. Other academies available to Fort Bragg youth this summer include acting, baking, bowling, dance, fencing, and golf.

  • Monterey beaches: With beauty comes obligation

    Jul 20, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- With the summer in full swing, now is the perfect time to take a break from your busy schedules and enjoy some of the spectacular outdoor recreation opportunities that are on offer just outside the Presidio gates. And nothing epitomizes summer in Monterey as a day on one of the local beaches.

  • Eagle Scout project adds fish structures to Remington Pond

    Jul 19, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- A recent Eagle Scout project at Remington Pond is benefitting fish and anglers at Fort Drum.

  • Fort Leonard Wood hosts first Energy Day

    Jul 18, 2012

    Energy experts from around the country spoke at Fort Leonard Wood's first "Energy Day" July 13.

  • Wastewater treatment no bed of roses: Contractors ensure Fort Leonard Wood's wastewater is cleaned,

    Jul 18, 2012

    Most people don't give human waste a second thought, except to flush it down the toilet. But for the people who work at Fort Leonard Wood's Wastewater Treatment Plant, they live -- yes, and breathe it -- day and night, separating water from waste.

  • Going batty: Five year project will protect endangered bat population

    Jul 18, 2012

    Conservation measures begin here next month on a project designed to help stabilize and improve the population of the near extinct Greater Horseshoe Bat that lives near the Military Training Area. This marks the first time a European Union funded conservation effort has taken place on an active military base in Germany.

  • Mandatory water restriction includes Fort Meade

    Jul 18, 2012

    Anne Arundel County has issued a mandatory public water use restriction effective immediately, which includes Fort Meade.

  • Corps achieves major construction milestone at Tamiami Trail

    Jul 17, 2012

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A major milestone for the Tamiami Trail Modifications project was reached shortly after midnight July 13 as the first concrete pour on the bridge deck was completed. "This is a major milestone for the team as it signifies the start toward the end of the project's bridge construction," said U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District project manager Tim Brown.

  • California National Guard helps battle Robbers Fire

    Jul 16, 2012

    The California Army National Guard answered the call to serve its citizens in Placer County, Calif., during the Robbers wildfires in July.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials serve up Asian carp sliders and information on invasive speci

    Jul 16, 2012

    Catching quite a bit of media attention at the 32nd annual Taste of Chicago in Grant Park Wednesday July 11 was the booth offering more than 800 Asian carp sliders free of charge. Dirk Fucik of Dirk's Fish and Gourmet Shop in Chicago complemented the mixture of silver and bighead carp meat with a dollop of tomato jalapeno chutney. The public bit at the chance to taste test this aquatic invasive species.

  • Researchers, officials collaborate for global demining efforts

    Jul 16, 2012

    Army researchers hosted national and foreign partners at the 2013-2014 Humanitarian Demining Requirements Workshop to plan humanitarian demining programming over the next two years at Fort Belvoir, Va., June 18-22, 2012.

  • Station 1 firefighters enjoy 'fruitful' garden

    Jul 13, 2012

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- Eggplant, zucchini, squash, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, watermelon, cantaloupe and honeydew are normally not found growing next to a fire department, but at Fort Riley's Fire Station 1, the personnel have made it their pet project to cultivate the ground and harvest fresh, organically grown fruits and vegetables.

  • Families enjoy dinner, tour of recycling center

    Jul 13, 2012

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- In a joint event, the Fort Riley Recycling Center, USO Fort Riley and the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation demonstrated how they give back to the Fort Riley community.

  • Fort Bragg Environmental Office urge water conservation in the home, office

    Jul 13, 2012

    Even in the 17th century, Benjamin Franklin realized the importance of preserving our natural resources, and he was especially aware of the impact of water on the quality of life. The Fort Bragg Environmental Branch recommends simple changes in bathroom, kitchen, laundry, office and other aspects of life to conserve precious water supplies for the future.

  • U.S. Army Environmental Command welcomes new commander

    Jul 13, 2012

    In a time-honored Army tradition, one commander bid farewell and another was welcomed to his new organization--the U.S. Army Environmental Command--July 11, 2012, by Family, friends, Soldiers and Department of the Army Civilians.

  • Natick scientists defend against unseen enemies

    Jul 12, 2012

    Christopher Doona of the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, uses the tools of science to do battle against disease-causing microorganisms.

  • Pets traveling abroad require health certificates

    Jul 12, 2012

    Before you pack your bags for a permanent change of station or vacation overseas with your family and beloved pet, be sure to research the requirements for pet travel in your host country.

  • New disintegrator saves money, space

    Jul 12, 2012

    Fort Rucker is taking its recycling program to the next level with the introduction of a machine that will save the post both money and landfill space.

  • Balancing Economic Revitalization & the Environment in one of the World's Most Urbanized Estuaries

    Jul 12, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District and its regional partners are committed to a vision that balances the economic revitalization of the Port of New York and New Jersey with ecosystem restoration and critical infrastructure protection.

  • Zero waste: DPW pilots in-house initiative at Fort Carson

    Jul 12, 2012

    Nada, nothing, zilch -- that is the goal when it comes to trash. The Directorate of Public Works staff began a net zero waste pilot program in May to reduce, recycle and compost as much waste as feasible.

  • Torii Station to hold first farmers market

    Jul 11, 2012

    Torii Station in Okinawa, Japan, will hold its first ever farmers market, July 13, 2012, offering fresh produce grown on the installation by local farmers.

  • What is ecosystem restoration?

    Jul 11, 2012

    What is ecosystem restoration? Q. What is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Ecosystem Restoration Program? A. The USACE is comprised of approximately 30,000 civilian and military personnel, making it the world's largest public engineering, design and construction management agency. Although generally associated with flood risk management, the environmental mission is a main function of the organization. Ecosystem restoration is the process of assisting in the recovery of ecosystems that have been degraded, damaged, or destroyed and focuses on establishing the ecological processes necessary to make terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems sustainable, resilient, and healthy under current and future conditions. The focus of the Corps ecosystem restoration program is on water-related ecosystem projects, including restoration of wetland, riparian and aquatic systems. Although the Corps sometimes does become involved in broader restoration projects, Corps policy is that there has to be a water nexus, as other federal agencies have missions and funding specifically for restoration of upland habitats -- like the U.S. Forest Service. As such, the Corps focus is on wetlands, submerged aquatic vegetation, oyster reefs, riparian forest and wet prairie. The USACE works to restore degraded ecosystems to a more natural condition through large-scale ecosystem restoration projects, such as the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration, Louisiana Coastal Area Ecosystem Restoration, Chesapeake Bay Oyster Recovery, Aransas National Wildlife Refuge Beneficial Use of Dredged Material (restoration of marsh critical to the endangered Whooping Crane), and Houston Ship Channel Beneficial Use of Dredged Material (marsh restoration in Galveston Bay), and by employing system-wide watershed approaches to problem solving and management for smaller ecosystem restoration projects.

  • Garden Project "Grows" at CDC

    Jul 11, 2012

    -- Detroit Arsenal employees who enjoy well-maintained grounds may want to take a walk around the Child Development Center to check out its ever-changing landscaping.

  • Join vanpool to save money on commute

    Jul 11, 2012

    Across the Army, any service member or DA civilian using a bus, train or vanpool to commute to work is eligible for the Army Mass Transportation Benefit Program. By signing up, commuters receive a voucher for up to $125 per month that they can take to any qualified van rental business.

  • Fort Bragg takes a look at the worth of water and what it is

    Jul 9, 2012

    July is Fort Bragg Water Conservation Month. Why is water conservation vital to the future of Fort Bragg and to our Earth? Every day, the Fort Bragg community uses an average of four million gallons of water for human consumption, construction, field applications, military operations and quality of life activities. The installation consumed 1.6 billion gallons of potable water at a cost of $2.4 million in the last fiscal year. Conserving water can conserve fiscal resources that may be used to achieve our military objectives

  • Landscapers 'give back' to vets, fallen at Arlington

    Jul 9, 2012

    More than 400 volunteers from children to adults descended on the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, Va., June 9, 2012, for the 16th annual Renewal and Remembrance, to honor the nation's veterans and fallen service members.

  • Army Corps of Engineers breaks ground on Hawaii marsh project

    Jul 5, 2012

    The Department of Land and Natural Resources and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers broke ground for the construction of the Kawainui Marsh Environmental Restoration Project, June 28, 2012, in Kailua, O'ahu, Hawaii.

  • APG storm damage clean up continues

    Jul 5, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Damage cleanup from the fast-moving band of severe thunderstorms that rocked the Mid-Atlantic overnight Friday, June 29, continues on Aberdeen Proving Ground.

  • Fort Hood wins Keep Texas Beautiful Award; 180th Trans accepts environmental award

    Jul 5, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas - The Fort Hood Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division won first place in the 2012 Keep Texas Beautiful Government Military Award category. DPW Environmental, in partnership with Fort Hood Radio and the Fort Hood Sentinel, also won first place in the Media Radio Award and Weekly Large Community Newspaper Award categories at an award ceremony here, June 28.

  • Heat wave highlights importance of Bambi Bucket training

    Jul 3, 2012

    When the Soldiers of the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade at Fort Campbell, Ky., are called upon, they have three hours to get up in the air and be on their way to aid in extinguishing wildland fires.

  • To the rescue: Soldiers, civilians team up to save owl fledgling

    Jul 3, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It may have looked like a fluffy hood ornament, but Soldiers of the 2nd Military Intelligence Battalion recognized the stray owl fledgling lost in their motor pool. "It all happened during command maintenance," said Chief Warrant Officer 2 Gerardo Ledesma of the 2nd MI Battalion. "Members of Company B, 2nd MI, were doing Preventive Maintenance, Checks and Services when they found the owl on the back of a tactical vehicle and reported it to Sgt. 1st Class Gerson Espinoza who contacted the Environmental Branch and the Fire Department."

  • Cooperation key to red cockaded woodpecker growth

    Jul 2, 2012

    Kisatchie National Forest is a place of natural beauty filled with animals that walk, slither, crawl and fly through the woods in an indomitable attempt to survive the rigors of the wild. But for some creatures, the stakes are higher as they struggle against the dangers of becoming extinct. The red cockaded woodpecker is one of those animals. It has been on the list of endangered species since 1970. But its numbers are on the rise thanks to the efforts of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Kisatchie National Forest and Fort Polk.

  • Fort Carson engineers, firefighters help contain Waldo Canyon blaze

    Jul 2, 2012

    With the sun slipping behind the mountains, more than 100 Army engineers from the 4th and 52nd Engineer Battalions worked tirelessly to set up a base of operations and begin making firebreaks before dark.

  • Torii Station has fields aplenty

    Jun 28, 2012

    Mr. Shinei Higa, who farms land on Torii Station, stands next to one of his crops of sugarcane. Higa has been farming watermelon, carrots and sugarcane on Torii for 30 years. Other crops grown by farmers on Torii include cucumbers, purple sweet potatoes, hechima squash, cabbage, Chinese radish, eggplant and okra.

  • Local teachers dig into history at Lee

    Jun 28, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (June 28, 2012) -- Fifteen local school teachers have a whole new appreciation of dirt and the treasures it may hide after spending Monday afternoon at Fort Lee's historic training trenches. They not only unearthed interesting artifacts but also discovered innovative ways to motivate their students in the classroom.

  • Battle space partnerships, village stabilization goals of Agribusiness Conference

    Jun 28, 2012

    CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. -- "Our first line of defense is our ability to feed and cloth the people," Ret. Maj. Gen. Darren G. Owens, after giving a brief history of the U.S. Department of Agriculture created in 1862. "If people don't have enough food to feed their families they will sell their soul to the devil."

  • Army Reserve engineers reduce fire risks, help Native Americans in South Dakota

    Jun 28, 2012

    Soldiers from the 340th Engineer Company conducted fire management in the Black Hills of South Dakota for their two-week extended combat training that started June 9, 2012.

  • USACE earns first LEED® certification for US facility in Germany

    Jun 26, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany (June 26, 2012) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District announced today that it has been awarded the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver certification of a U.S. facility in Germany. LEED, established by the U.S. Green Building Council, is an internationally recognized program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings

  • Reserve CEO outlines Army's push for better energy use

    Jun 25, 2012

    Army Reserve Command Chief Executive Officer Addison Davis spoke June 25, 2012, before the Association of Climate Change Officers' annual Defense, National Security and Climate Change conference in Washington, D.C.

  • CASCOM energizes Army's focus on Operational Energy

    Jun 25, 2012

    The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command tasked U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command in July 2011 to serve as the agency responsible for leading and coordinating a multifunctional development team.

  • Utility profiles adjusted at USAG-HI

    Jun 25, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Utility billing at Island Palm Communities began nearly a year ago.

  • Officials remind hikers Sacred Falls State Park is closed

    Jun 25, 2012

    HONOLULU -- State of Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources, or DLNR, officials are citing hikers attempting to gain unauthorized entry into Sacred Falls State Park -- which has been closed to the public since 1999.

  • Fort Bragg sustainment brigade tightens green boots

    Jun 22, 2012

    The 528th Sustainment Brigade implemented the Green Boot Program and to kick off the event, they organized a Green Boot presentation to which a majority of the brigade attended, well over 100 Soldiers. The Green Boot program is an effective tool to reach out to Fort Bragg populace to identify what people can do to conserve Fort Bragg's natural and fiscal resources.

  • OWIE discusses wildfire prevention

    Jun 22, 2012

    Oahu-based fire departments officials hosted a press conference at its headquarters, June 13, to ask for public cooperation and support in the prevention of wildfires.

  • Army civilian engineers team with Soldiers in Afghanistan

    Jun 21, 2012

    U.S. Army civilian engineers are deploying to Afghanistan along with Soldiers to resolve issues that hinder mission success in theater.

  • National Training Center continues environmental leadership

    Jun 21, 2012

    The NTC is not only the best military training facility in the world, unequivocally, it is a world leader in protecting the environment and the endangered species that thrive within its boundaries. Fort Irwin is home not only to great Soldiers, Family Members, Department of the Army Civilians, and Contractors, it is also home to Gopherus Agassizii: the Desert Tortoise.

  • Close cooperation key to conservation of training areas in Germany

    Jun 20, 2012

    The German Ministry of Defense and the Federal Real Estate Institute co-hosted a Military Use and Nature Protection Symposium at the Federal Academy for Defense Management and Technology in Mannheim, Germany, June 11-14, 2012.

  • District brings 'green' power to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

    Jun 20, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District's Nellis Resident Office recently completed a solar power project for the Bureau of Land Management at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

  • Environmental Clean-Up at Walker Lake, Nevada

    Jun 20, 2012

    Hawthorne Army Depot, the Sacramento District Army Corps of Engineers, the Army Environmental Command and contractors from Northwind Inc., TLI Solutions, NAEVA Geophysics and the Munitions Management Group have partnered together to perform a partial cleanup operation at the south end of Walker Lake in Mineral County, Nevada.

  • USAREUR celebrates transformation milestones in Wiesbaden

    Jun 18, 2012

    The Army's 237th Birthday marked the naming of two preeminent new and old landmarks at U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden, Germany -- the General John Shalikashvili Mission Command Center and General Lucius D. Clay Kaserne -- and the opening of the new 326-unit Newman Village housing area.

  • Students practice stewardship during Earth Day

    Jun 14, 2012

    Fourth through sixth-graders from Hohenfels' Elementary School took to the trails through the Hohenfels training area to get an up-close and personal look at nature as part of the Earth Day celebrations here, recently.

  • Ceremony marks opening of new state-of-the-art Wiesbaden housing area

    Jun 14, 2012

    Thomas Platte, director, Hessian Construction Managment hands the symbolic first key to brand-new Army housing in Wiesbaden's Col. James R. Newman Village housing area to Col. D. Peter Helmlinger, commander of the Europe District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in a ceremony in Wiesbaden, Germany, June 14. The key was then presented to the village's first occupants, Sgt. Robert Tickle of USAREUR's 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment and his family (at left) by Col. David Carstens, commander, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden (third from right).

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