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  • Army sees efficient energy use as mission critical

    Apr 10, 2013

    The Army is implementing ways to use energy more efficiently to protect Soldiers, conserve resources and enhance mission capabilities.

  • Fish behavior guides riverbank repairs

    Apr 9, 2013

    Reducing flood risk in an environmentally mindful way brought ecologists to the Coleman National Fish Hatchery in Anderson, Calif., March 25-27, 2013 to surgically implant electronic tracking devices into hundreds of live fish to study their behavior in the Sacramento River system.

  • Ancient stories delight young audience

    Apr 5, 2013

    A traditional Irish storyteller puts a fresh spin on ancient tales at Hohenfels Elementary School.

  • Red-cockaded woodpeckers relocated at Fort Jackson

    Apr 5, 2013

    Normally, fall is the appropriate time of the year for capturing and moving red-cockaded woodpeckers, or RCWs. However, circumstances sometime dictate that procedures be modified to accommodate and protect these endangered birds. Such was the case last month for the translocation of a pair of RCWs from Myrtle Beach to Fort Jackson.

  • Going Green: Restoring salmon to an urban park

    Apr 5, 2013

    PORTLAND, Ore. -- Crystal Springs Creek is one of thousands of small streams flowing through the Pacific Northwest. Most provide ideal habitat for fish, but this creek has not supported fish passage for about 40 years.

  • Going Green: Corps-built homes in the LEED

    Apr 5, 2013

    On military installations throughout the nation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has built hangars, fire stations, barracks and homes in a sustainable, energy-saving way, saving taxpayer dollars and working in collaboration with other federal agencies and partners.

  • State legislature salutes Hawaii's military keiki

    Apr 5, 2013

    The Hawaii State House of Representatives approved a House Resolution recognizing Hawaii's advocates for military children, April 1, 2013, the first day of the Month of the Military Child.

  • State, Corps study: One in five Californians faces flood threat

    Apr 5, 2013

    One in five Californians lives in a flood plain and nearly everyone in California is at risk from flooding. That's the warning delivered by a new, comprehensive report on flood risk throughout the state, developed by the California Department of Water Resources and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' South Pacific Division.

  • Fun Fest, Earth Day converge

    Apr 5, 2013

    The smell of fried carnival food lingered into the crisp spring air, March 30, 2013.

  • Fort Bliss to launch military's largest renewable energy project

    Apr 5, 2013

    The largest renewable energy project in U.S. military history is slated to begin soon at Fort Bliss, Texas, a big step toward the installation's goal of generating all the energy it uses, Army Maj. Gen. Dana J.H. Pittard, the installation and 1st Armored Division commander, announced April 5, 2013.

  • Water fixture replacement project yields savings

    Apr 4, 2013

    To reduce costs and achieve its objective of Net Zero water, Fort Carson has partnered with Johnson Controls under a federal Energy Savings Performance Contract to replace water fixtures in 124 facilities, which includes installing pint flush urinals, low-flow toilets, aerators for faucets and low-flow shower heads. The project began in mid January and completion is anticipated by August.

  • Hammack focuses on the Organic Industrial Base, installation resiliency

    Apr 4, 2013

    Gen. Dennis L. Via, commanding general of Army Materiel Command, welcomed Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations Energy and Environment, to Redstone Arsenal, Ala., April 3, 2013.

  • Fort Hood Net Zero 2020 program

    Apr 3, 2013

    Maj. Kara Escajeda, the Environmental Science and Engineering Officer of 85th Civil Affairs Brigade, tells us about the Fort Hood Net Zero 2020 program. She also tells us how the 85th Civil Affairs Brigade is contributing to the program.

  • Volunteers sought for Adopt-a-Bed at the Dewey Short Visitor Center

    Apr 3, 2013

    The Corps of Engineers Table Rock Project Office is looking for volunteers to help maintain the unique native plant landscaping at the Dewey Short Visitor Center grounds.

  • Corps of Engineers Galveston District adjusts operations at Brazos River Floodgates, Colorado River

    Apr 2, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District in Texas, began adjusting operations at the Colorado River Locks and Brazos River Floodgates, April 1, 2013, to limit gate swings from opening on demand to opening every hour on the hour for recreational vessels only.

  • Corps of Engineers helps build 'green' military installation of future

    Apr 1, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District is helping build a military base for the future at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., one of several U.S. Army pilot installations selected to be net zero energy and net zero waste by 2020.

  • Army energy summit at West Point focuses on operational energy and power

    Mar 31, 2013

    The U.S. Military Academy hosted the Army Energy-Informed Culture Summit with key leaders from Department of the Army G-4, U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command, Training and Doctrine Command and West Point, March 27, 2013.

  • Camp Darby pitches in to speed tough pipe repair task during four day water outage

    Mar 29, 2013

    Not since the end of World War II has the city of Livorno gone without water for so long. Disruption of water service throughout the city March 12-15 was a consequence of a terrible storm that traversed the area during the night of March 11-12. Lightning struck the Azienda Servizi Ambientali, or ASA, the network control system, making it inoperable.

  • JBM-HH works with Arlington County to reduce energy usage

    Mar 29, 2013

    To better meet Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's energy needs and reduce its carbon footprint, the JBM-HH Directorate of Public Works has been working with Arlington County to share ideas and strategies about energy consumption.

  • Hummingbird monitoring season begins on post

    Mar 29, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - Sierra Vista is often called the hummingbird capital of the world, but according to the non-profit organization Hummingbird Monitoring Network, or HMN, more than 25 hummingbird species are threatened or endangered.

  • Large portions of Fort Monroe returned to Virginia

    Mar 29, 2013

    The Army has transferred back to the state of Virginia the most historic areas of Fort Monroe, including Freedom's Fortress.

  • DPW seeks bird monitoring volunteers

    Mar 29, 2013

    Fort Belvoir community members can help safeguard reproducing bird species on post by monitoring bird boxes now through September. The Fort Belvoir Directorate of Public Works environmental department is searching for volunteers to monitor bluebird boxes, house wren boxes and Prothonotary warbler boxes, which the birds use to build nest and hatch eggs.

  • Well tests for fresh water at PTA

    Mar 29, 2013

    POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii -- A 6,400-foot-deep test water well is being drilled, here, in a first step to determine if the high-altitude base and its surrounding communities could be sustained by their own water supply.

  • Storm water a critical resource

    Mar 28, 2013

    Clean water is essential to human survival and a precious resource, especially in times of drought. Many residents and visitors to Fort Carson may not know a part of that resource is the water going into the storm drains in the streets and parking lots.

  • One community working together to improve the environment

    Mar 22, 2013

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Soldiers from the 210th Fires Brigade and 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, both with the 2nd Infantry Division, and the citizens of Dongducheon take part in an annual clean-up exercise sponsored by the city of Dongducheon. Soldiers of the Warrior Division are committed to working together as neighbors to make the community a better place, demonstrating Katchi Kapshida (We Go Together). This event allows U.S. Soldiers and members of the community to work together and learn about each other, while improving the environment.

  • Seeds are planted for Earth Day, Earth Month activities

    Mar 22, 2013

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii will be hosting numerous events for its second annual Earth Month celebration.

  • Hawaiian cultural classes are expanding

    Mar 22, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii is delighted that its popular Hawaiian cultural classes have resumed.

  • Timber harvest set to begin on EUL area

    Mar 21, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - St. John Properties (SJP) will begin clearing 41.75 acres of Aberdeen Proving Ground's Enhanced Used Leasing (EUL) area for construction later this month.

  • Step with Care

    Mar 21, 2013

    HONOLULU -- Hiking is an excellent way to explore Hawaii's vast and varying landscapes.

  • Going Green: protecting our Great Lakes from the invasive Asian carp

    Mar 21, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is a member of the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee and is committed to preventing these invasive fish from becoming established in the Great Lakes to include putting electricity in water, participating in extensive monitoring to locate the fish, increasing the understanding of DNA water samples and conducting an extensive study that looks at options to prevent the transfer of all aquatic nuisance species between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins. Working with our partners to protect our national treasures, our Great Lakes, from aquatic nuisance species is critical.

  • Going Green: the Silvery Minnow and the Rio Grande

    Mar 21, 2013

    As signs of spring begin to show in the bosque, environmentalists, biologists and others continue their efforts to understand river flow issues along the Middle Rio Grande. River flow issues along the Middle Rio Grande impact all life in New Mexico. Of particular interest are endangered species in relation to water use and jurisdiction.

  • Completion of critical project milestone celebrated for Tamiami Trail One-Mile Bridge

    Mar 20, 2013

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Federal, state and local officials stood atop 5,280 linear feet of restoration progress as they came together to celebrate the completion of the Tamiami Trail one-mile bridge March 19 in Miami, Fla. "Today marks a critical milestone for the Tamiami Trail Modifications Project," said Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy, who spoke at the ceremony alongside Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, Everglades National Park Superintendent Dan Kimball, and South Florida National Parks Trust Board Chairman Neal McAliley. "But, there is still more to do. With the continued support of the Administration, the state of Florida and our partnering agencies, we will continue our work to restore this American treasure."

  • Going Green: Tapping the earth to heat, cool buildings

    Mar 19, 2013

    Through a series of recently completed geothermal projects at Fort Hamilton, New York, the garrison has reduced energy demand by 300 million BTUs per year, saving the U.S. taxpayer money and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Rigid-wall camp saves money, fuel, water

    Mar 18, 2013

    When it comes to providing comfortable living spaces for deployed Soldiers while saving time, money, fuel and water, rigid walls beat canvas every time.

  • Electricity powers economic development in southern Afghanistan

    Mar 18, 2013

    Modern economic development requires energy to fuel everything from factory floors filled with machinery to a single sewing machine at a tailor's modest shop. To that end, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers implemented a transitional solution that provides consistent, predictable electricity to businesses in Kandahar province: the Kandahar Bridging Solution.

  • Invasion of the aina snatchers

    Mar 18, 2013

    HONOLULU -- Carnivorous wolf snails, Jackson's chameleons, pigs, goats, deer, fountain grass, strawberry guava, rats, slugs, devil weed, ants, coqui frogs, sheep.

  • Mililani Army JROTC cadets tackle marsh cleanup

    Mar 18, 2013

    WAIPAHU, Hawaii -- More than 33 students and Mililani High School Army JROTC cadets arrived at Pouhala Marsh, here, on an early Saturday morning to connect what they learned about invasive species, in class, with the real-world experience of removing non-native plants.

  • Cultural ties: Schofield area rich in historic Hawaiian birthing stones

    Mar 18, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Centuries before the area became a modern, major U.S. military installation, traditional Hawaiian leaders developed governance and management techniques that revolutionized Hawaii.

  • Fort Carson DPW steps up raptor protection effort

    Mar 14, 2013

    Miles of power lines crisscross Fort Carson's 137,000 acres, providing essential electricity to the garrison, but the many poles present a deadly threat to wildlife, especially raptors.

  • Army Sustainment Command donates 100 computers to local school district

    Mar 13, 2013

    With the help of the Army Sustainment Command, about 100 computers were donated to Riverdale Community Unit School District 100 from Rock Island Arsenal, March 13.

  • Headwaters reservoirs: Water management provides flood risk reduction, recreation

    Mar 12, 2013

    Regulating the Mississippi River Headwaters reservoirs takes a lot of coordination, monitoring and science, according to Brian Johnson, Mississippi River Headwaters water control engineer.

  • Going Green: Soundview Park, Bronx, New York

    Mar 12, 2013

  • Swamp rats, an 1899 act and why waters of the United States are important to you

    Mar 11, 2013

    The Fort Worth District's Regulatory Branch Web page may not be a page you have in your favorites or one that you may frequent often, but developers, consultants and the people who work in the branch use it every day to make decisions that impact just about every person in Texas.

  • Meet Brazos River Floodgates Lockmaster Robert Page

    Mar 8, 2013

    BRAZORIA COUNTY, Texas - Ensuring operational readiness and compliance of the Brazos River Floodgates for nearly 2,500 commercial and recreational vessels each month is no easy task, but it's one that a handful of talented U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and a dedicated lockmaster make look easy.

  • Marine veteran brings "can-do" attitude from one Corps to another Corps

    Mar 8, 2013

    Cody Hammer graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2005, but it would be seven years before the Geography major would find his way to the Fort Worth District as a Geospatial Information Systems Specialist with the Piney Woods Regional Project.

  • Scientists measure sea spray at Mount Desert Rock

    Mar 8, 2013

    Scientists from ERDC Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) and NorthWest Research Associates (NWRA) recently braved the wind and cold of the Gulf of Maine to collect data for an Office of Naval Research project on sea spray. The project, "Sea Spray Icing in the Emerging Open Waters of the Arctic Ocean," is an effort to better characterize sea spray formation in high winds and cold temperatures.

  • Demolition projects increase post recyclable resources

    Mar 7, 2013

    Construction crews are currently demolishing facilities no longer needed on post and will recycle and reuse the leftover materials for future projects, according to the Directorate of Public Works. A contracting company began razing the old buildings Feb. 1 and the projects should be complete by the end of March.

  • Douglas fir helps JBLM repair storm damage

    Mar 7, 2013

    JBLM plants the last of 249 trees to replace those damaged by January 2012 storm.

  • Commentary: How the Army Needs to Lead Transformation in the Operational Energy Campaign

    Mar 6, 2013

    As the military has become more reliant on energy resources, the Army faces an an urgent need to formulate an effective and viable path for its tactical fuel and energy future. Because our national energy requirement is increasing, developing a strategy that incorporates alternative energy sources has become a priority for the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Army.

  • Improving Fuel Distribution Effectiveness in Afghanistan

    Mar 6, 2013

    Balancing fuel consumption, capacity, and distribution velocity was essential to meeting the fuel needs of units in Regional Command Capital in Afghanistan.

  • Fort Benning holds case study for Legacy Project

    Mar 6, 2013

    When you think of historic structures on Fort Benning, more than one comes to mind: Doughboy Stadium, Ridgway Hall, the jump towers, Riverside, the cuartels. And there are many others. Fort Benning includes approximately 600 historic properties, said Susanne Perry, architectural historian with Cultural Resource Management on post. In fact, across DOD, there are more than 350,000 historic properties, she said.

  • Vicenza wins Army Environmental Quality award

    Mar 5, 2013

    The Vicenza Military Community is serious about caring for the environment: U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza was selected as the Fiscal Year 2012 Army Environmental Awards Winner in the Environmental Quality--Overseas category. Environmental programs here have been named the best overseas in the U.S. Army and are now in competition for Department of Defense honors.

  • Net Zero progress report due by end of 2013

    Mar 3, 2013

    During an overview of where the Army is headed in the evolution of its three "Net Zero" programs, the service's assistant secretary for installations, energy and environment said the department will make available by the end of the year a progress report on all three programs.

  • Archeologists study ancient villages on WSMR

    Mar 1, 2013

    Archeologists are unearthing the past and clearing the way for military testing and training on White Sand Missile Range.

  • Corps of Engineers saves Army money through solar power

    Feb 28, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is increasing mission effectiveness through energy efficiency. To assist the Army in meeting its sustainability goals, the Corps has assisted the largest military installation in the United States, White Sands Missile Range, in southern New Mexico, with the installation of the U.S. Army's largest solar photovoltaic power plant.

  • APG Army Net Zero program on track

    Feb 28, 2013

    Aberdeen Proving Ground is participating in a pilot program that will determine how installations Army-wide manage one of our most precious natural resources--water.

  • Preventing tick bites prevents serious diseases

    Feb 28, 2013

    Ticks are better at finding you than you are at finding them. Ticks must have a blood meal (you) to live. They are aware of you, so, in order to prevent tick bites, you must learn to be aware of them!

  • Charge up to a Net Zero installation

    Feb 28, 2013

  • USACE Galveston District awards three task order contracts for geotechnical services

    Feb 28, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (Feb. 28, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded the following three task order contracts in the combined amount of $300,666.78 to Quaternary Resource Investigations LLC to investigate soil conditions for future levee construction at dredged material placement sites along the Texas coast.

  • New HSAAP Structure Receives LEED Certification

    Feb 27, 2013

    Environmental excellence earns Holston Army Ammunition Plant LEED certification.

  • Hohenfels leadership takes charge of energy reduction

    Feb 26, 2013

    Significant funds to help maintain vital Army programs like family services may be hiding out in your office.

  • Army Reserve, Fort Bragg DPW team up to reduce wasted light energy

    Feb 26, 2013

    In an ongoing effort to save taxpayer dollars, the post's Directorate of Public Works reached out to Army Reserve aviation for help. Garrison energy officials figured the best way to look for wasted energy was to go up - literally.

  • Hon. Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army

    Feb 26, 2013

    Hon. Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and the Environment, talks to an ABC Radio reporter about the new Energy Lab, in Detroit, Mich., where Army ground combat vehicles will be tested. Also available in high definition. ***NOTE: There is no audio for the interviewer, only the interviewee.

  • MOTCO, California benefit from DOD environmental program

    Feb 25, 2013

    The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's Military Ocean Terminal, Concord, or MOTCO, Calif., is currently taking advantage of a U.S. Army-sponsored environmental program designed to locate unexploded ordnance and other metallic debris left over from decades of munitions-related military activities.

  • RAB tours APG South sites, eyes progress

    Feb 25, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Members of the Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) visited several sites on APG South during its annual tour Feb. 16.

  • Kentucky training center wins Army-wide award

    Feb 25, 2013

    The Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center, one of more than 60 facilities in the Kentucky National Guard, has gained national recognition in light of its environmental and fiscal restrictions to the Department of Defense.

  • Planting green space at Del Din

    Feb 22, 2013

    As Del Din prepares to open in the second half of this year, outfitting of the facilities is in full swing and goes well beyond the singular structures. Providing Soldiers an attractive, well-organized landscape design plays an important role in the sustainability strategies of an installation that aims at being a model for the stewardship of natural resources.

  • Willow poles along Sacramento River help fish, won't harm levees

    Feb 21, 2013

    A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District project to plant willow poles along 30,000 feet of levees in the Sacramento and San Joaquin river systems is under way, designed to preserve habitat for threatened fish. The work follows extensive environmental and engineering analysis to ensure that the small, native trees will provide maximum habitat benefit without harming the levees. Planting began Jan. 23, 2013 and is expected to conclude for the year by the end of February. The habitat project is the final step in completing emergency levee repairs the district began in 2007.

  • Oklahoma firefighters burn to learn on Fort Sill

    Feb 21, 2013

    Hundreds of firefighters from across Oklahoma gathered Feb. 15-17 for the third annual Destry Horton Wildland and EMS School. The purpose of the school is to teach firefighters how to safely and effectively put out a wildland fire.

  • Corps Cares: Recycled computers enhance school technology, save money

    Feb 20, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (Feb. 20, 2013) -- Students from Pearland Independent School District are getting a much-needed technology boost thanks to a donation of 64 computers by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District.

  • Greenhouse

    Feb 20, 2013

    Army Capt. Garrett McAdams helps open Farah Province's first locally built greenhouse.

  • Army Corps of Engineers, other federal agencies release Asian carp environmental DNA study findings

    Feb 20, 2013

    The Corps and other members of the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee are studying ways to improve the understanding and interpretation of Asian carp environmental DNA results in order to refine this relatively young monitoring tool to make it the most effective at detecting a live invasive silver or bighead carp.

  • Post provides temporary pastures for longhorns

    Feb 15, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- After three major back-to-back wildfires and drought conditions destroyed about 70 percent of its grazing areas, the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge needed to find a place where its longhorns could graze. So its biologists turned to their neighbor Fort Sill.

  • Iowa Army Ammunition Plant embraces renewable energy resources

    Feb 14, 2013

    Iowa Army Ammunition Plant is undertaking a two-phase installation of geothermal and photovoltaic systems at its administration building to help meet the Army Energy Security's mission to "make energy a consideration for all Army activities to reduce demand, increase efficiency, seek alternative sources, and create a culture of energy accountability while sustaining or enhancing operational capabilities."

  • Fort Drum officials launch battery recycling program

    Feb 14, 2013

    A unique Alkaline Battery Recycling Program on Fort Drum, N.Y., may be the first of its kind Army wide.

  • Compost business booming despite budget challenges

    Feb 14, 2013

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord finds innovative ways to advance its environmental programs despite federal spending cuts.

  • More than eye candy, Watervliet's painters add value

    Feb 13, 2013

    In one of the oldest buildings on the Watervliet Arsenal, N.Y., which has been an Army-owned-and-operated manufacturing center since the War of 1812, resides one of the most important but unsung heroes of Arsenal manufacturing -- the Arsenal's paint operation.

  • Navigating new waters: Army samples ocean floor for underwater munitions project

    Feb 13, 2013

    U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center scientists conducted a sample analysis on board a research vessel for the Hawaii Underwater Military Munitions Assessment project.

  • Army provides public more time to submit comments on programmatic environmental assessment

    Feb 13, 2013

    The public review and comment period for the Programmatic Environmental Assessment and draft Finding of No Significant Impact for Army force structure reductions and realignments that may occur through 2020, originally scheduled to end Feb. 19, 2013, has been extended until, March 21, 2013.

  • Energy audit: IMCOM works with garrison to find ways to conserve

    Feb 12, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Just as individuals play a role in saving energy, organizations also have ways of better using available resources. That's one of the reasons why the Army's Installation Management Command regularly audits installations to see how energy use is monitored, to eliminate inefficiencies and to seek ways to reduce costs.

  • Hidden Treasures at the Rock Island Arsenal Museum

    Feb 12, 2013

    A day at the Rock Island Arsenal Museum is an opportunity to unveil hidden treasures from American history. The RIA Museum is the second oldest U.S. Army Museum according to its website The current RIA museum was the second museum established on Arsenal Island. The current museum opened in 1919, replacing the original museum. It closed during World War II and reopened in its current location in 1948.

  • Army Corps repairs canal bulkhead with innovative project

    Feb 12, 2013

    POINT PLEASANT, NJ -- When the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers needs to repair a dam outlet, marine bulkhead or any other infrastructure submerged in the water, it presents an engineering challenge. The added variable can make repairs more difficult, costly and time-consuming. Ongoing repair work along the Point Pleasant Canal has been just that -- a challenge -- but through resourcefulness and innovation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District and its contractor are nearing completion of work.

  • Mississippi Guard Soldiers teach Afghan farmers water, soil management

    Feb 8, 2013

    Twenty-nine Afghans representing the Farmers Cooperative program traveled to Qalat, Feb. 4-5, 2013, for a two-day workshop on water and soil conservation management held by the Zabul Agribusiness Development Team.

  • Measuring Up: CCAD Adopts Advanced Commissioning Technology System

    Feb 8, 2013

    In the wake of a mandate by the government to reduce energy consumption 30% by 2015, CCAD implemented the Advanced Commissioning Technology system. This software is the first of its kind in the DoD environment. Although still in its infancy stage of implementation, the potential of this software is big.

  • Fort Hood conducts 2nd annual Net Zero Waste workshop

    Feb 8, 2013

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Soldiers, Airmen, civilians and contractors participated in Fort Hood's second annual Net Zero Waste workshop at Club Hood here, Feb. 4, to discuss the installation's progress and new ideas to meet its Net Zero Waste goal: eliminating landfill waste by 2020.

  • Fort Belvoir contributes to Virginia's earning top ranked U.S. Green Building Council ranking

    Feb 8, 2013

    The U.S. Green Building Council released their annual rankings of top states in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design buildings on Jan. 23 and the state of Virginia is 2012's top state. Virginia improved from third to first in 2012 with 170 projects and 29,709,574 square feet of LEED certified space.

  • MotoMan takes an in-depth view of the Army's FED

    Feb 7, 2013

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (Feb. 5, 2013) -- Moto-Man George Notaras, described as an ordinary car guy with extraordinary adventures, and known for his in depth reviews of vehicles reviewed the Fuel Efficient Demonstrator and interviewed the team that designed it here, Tuesday.

  • Several German cities join list of restricted emissions zones

    Feb 7, 2013

    Drivers without emission stickers risk paying hefty penalties

  • Corps of Engineers improving nation's inland waterways

    Feb 7, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working to transform its Civil Works Program, improve performance and responsiveness, increase customer satisfaction, and "improve the reliability of the nation's water infrastructure," said Jo-Ellen Darcy, assistant secretary of the Army for Civil Works.

  • Headwaters reservoirs: Streams, dreams and navigation

    Feb 6, 2013

    The late 1800s were challenging times for people living in the Midwest. Flour millers in the Minneapolis area, as well as boat captains on the Upper Mississippi River, often had difficulties working on the river in the late summer months because the river ran dry.

  • Army partners with industry for vehicle efficiencies

    Feb 6, 2013

    The Army is partnering with the automotive industry and others in an effort to jump-start the development of more energy-saving and high-performance vehicles.

  • Army announces fiscal year 2012 environmental award winners

    Feb 6, 2013

    This year's Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards recognize the efforts of Army installations, teams and individuals to sustain and restore the natural and cultural resources found on Army lands throughout the U.S. and in Europe.

  • Jay Leno test drives Army vehicle

    Feb 5, 2013

    Jay Leno's garage is known for some of the most impressive vehicles in the world, and parked inside was the Army Materiel Command's Fuel Efficient Demonstrator, Feb. 4, 2013, in Burbank Calif.

  • New wastewater treatment plant promotes good public health at FOB Shindand

    Feb 4, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed construction Jan. 31 of a wastewater treatment plant on Forward Operating Base Shindand in Herat province, western Afghanistan.

  • Corps seeks comments on documents

    Feb 1, 2013

    The Army Corps of Engineers' Little Rock District is seeking public comments through March 3 on a proposed plan and environmental assessment related to a flood risk reduction project on Jordan Creek in Springfield, Mo.

  • How the Corps and company combat carp

    Feb 1, 2013

    In this video, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District Deputy Commander Lt. Col. Jim Schreiner discusses the broad inter-agency partnership and strategy aimed at combating aquatic nuisance species, such as Asian carp, to include operating the electric barriers in the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal and conducting the Great lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study that examines controls that could be applied to prevent ANS transfer between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins through aquatic pathways.

  • Corps Debris, Dive Teams Remove Sunken Ship, Keep Noyo Harbor Open

    Feb 1, 2013

    FORT BRAGG, Calif. -- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers scuba divers and debris deck hands from the San Francisco District worked in tandem Jan. 25 to remove a 50-foot, 15 ton sunken ship stranded across half of the Noyo River impeding travel in the federal channel for fishing vessels, recreational boaters and U.S. Coast Guard ships navigating into the harbor.

  • Del Din goes for LEED Gold Certification

    Jan 31, 2013

    Achieving Silver Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification doesn't seem to be good enough for the new Del Din base slated to be fully operational in June. The $308 million, design-build MILCON project awarded in March 2008 has a contractual requirement to achieve Silver LEED certification as defined by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). However, because of the team's efforts and a firm commitment to aim higher, a Gold LEED rating now appears within reach without costing the Army another dime.

  • Kandahar University to be national 'model' in renewable energy

    Jan 29, 2013

    Kandahar University, located in western Kandahar City, received 36 pallets of solar panels from a private U.S. company Jan. 8, marking an important day for energy independence in the Kandahar region. The panels, worth nearly $1 million, were donated by First Solar of Arizona and will provide enough electricity to fully support the campus.

  • New water pumps at Yongsan, South Korea save money

    Jan 24, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, South Korea, took a big step forward to save tax payers' dollars by replacing deteriorated in-line pumps at the well water intake station to brand new efficient pump. The garrison expects to save over $1.3 million by not purchasing City Water.