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  • Texas Coastal Study: Corps to partner with state, federal agencies to protect, restore coast

    Oct 12, 2012

    From the natural beaches of Sabine Pass near Port Arthur to the rich diversity of bird and marine wildlife along the Laguna Madre near Port Isabel, the sweep of the Texas coast contains varied and fragile ecosystems juxtaposed with highly industrialized areas that host a national economic powerhouse. The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division, through its Galveston District, is involved in virtually every mile of the 367-mile coastline, and plays an integral role in both the preservation of Nature's treasures that are a living part of the Texas coastal region as well as serving and preserving the industries that fuel commerce and power our nation.

  • Radiation threat training prepares chemical unit to support 32 countries

    Oct 11, 2012

    Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center, Ind. -- When the locals started complaining of nausea, vomiting and skin rashes, members of the 371st Chemical Company from Greenwood, S.C., immediately responded to what sounded like a possible radiation threat in the village. Radiation poisoning is extremely serious, so it was lucky for the villagers that the threat was only part of the 371st's mobilization training scenario.

  • Energy Expo seeks to help save people, post money

    Oct 9, 2012

    This year's Energy Expo at Fort Rucker, Ala., returns for a second time to educate people on ways to be more energy efficient, not only on post, but in their daily lives.

  • Secretary of Defense tours RDECOM contributions to energy security

    Oct 9, 2012

    Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta learned about the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's contributions to national energy security during a tour of exhibits at the Pentagon, Oct. 4, 2012.

  • Signing event renews USAEC Adopt-A-School partnership

    Oct 9, 2012

    In an event presided over by FSHES Principal Tonya Hyde, Dr. Gail Siller, Superintendent of the Fort Sam Houston Independent School District joined USAEC Commander, Col. Mark A. Lee in signing a special poster-sized agreement featuring photos of past Adopt-a-School activities. With the signing, USAEC volunteers agreed to continue sharing knowledge of the environmental sciences, professional career paths and a genuine love of lifelong discovery with FSHES students and faculty.

  • Afghanistan Engineer District-South builds strong in 2012

    Oct 6, 2012

    Nearly $715 million has been paid by the Afghanistan Engineer District-South for work contractors have completed on projects aimed at helping Afghans develop the stability and security of their nation. Projects ran the gamut from design and construction of university buildings, a hospital, and new facilities for Afghan National Security Forces, to repairs on roads and bridges that promote freedom of movement.

  • Fort Lee archaeology facility to share history, artifacts with public

    Oct 4, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 4, 2012) -- Borrow an archaeologist's eyes, and you'll see a different Fort Lee.

  • Combat effectiveness focus of Energy Awareness Month

    Oct 4, 2012

    Improved energy efficiency ties directly to mission success, said Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy & Environment.

  • Operational energy forum increases awareness, promotes flexibility and resilience

    Oct 4, 2012

    Commanders and command sergeants major from throughout U.S. Army Forces Command heard about operational energy from an expert on the subject during the U.S. Army Forces Command Commander's Forum held at Marshall Hall Tuesday.

  • Army successfully demonstrates tactical operations smart grid

    Oct 3, 2012

    The U.S. Army demonstrated a proof of concept for a smart grid that could support tactical operations, this summer at its integrated capabilities testbed at Fort Dix, N.J.

  • October is Army Energy Awareness Month

    Oct 3, 2012

    October is Energy Awareness Month!

  • Gimlet Soldiers give back to the Big Island and veterans

    Oct 3, 2012

    POEHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii--Soldiers from the 1st Battalion 21st Infantry (Gimlets) continued the work of their predecessors when they spent Saturday morning Sept. 29 planting Native Hawaiian trees and shrubs at the West Hawaii Veteran's Cemetery on Hawaii Island.

  • Army's Assistant Secretary for Energy matters visits Puerto Rico

    Oct 2, 2012

    Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico- The Honorable Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, toured Army energy saving projects in Puerto Rico, Sept. 28.

  • Corps' Contractor Receives Rich G. Levad Award

    Oct 2, 2012

    Duane Nelson, a Corps' contractor at John Martin Dam and Reservoir, received the Rich G. Levad Award Aug. 25 from members of the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory near Barr Lake, Colo. The purpose of the award is to recognize the efforts of individuals who have provided distinguished service, made scholarly contributions, or have shown great enthusiasm regarding bird and habitat conservation throughout the Rocky Mountain Region.

  • District Cleans Up Weapons Disposal Site at Kirtland

    Oct 2, 2012

    The Air Force identifies old or unneeded munitions, small arms and UXO that need disposed of at sites like the 165-acre Open Burn and Open Detonation site on Kirtland Air Force Base, created in the 1950s. In 2010, when the Air Force decided to close the site, initiating a mandatory cleanup required by regulation, they turned to the Albuquerque District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Curbing base camps' appetites for fuel, water

    Oct 1, 2012

    A 450-person Force Provider base camp was established at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, to demonstrate energy- and water-saving technologies.

  • Hunting: The adventure, and the risk

    Oct 1, 2012

    Hunters who bag a buck, a bird or nothing at all still agree it's great just to be outdoors.

  • Knox extends long energy arm

    Oct 1, 2012

    Practices from the award-winning energy conservation program at Fort Knox have been duplicated in Afghanistan and are expected to save millions of dollars in energy costs.

  • Residents reminded of Mountain Lion presence

    Sep 28, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Recent mountain lion sightings serve as a reminder to local residents to remain vigilant in keeping an eye on pets. Why are there mountain lions in the area?

  • Pollution prevention week at Fort Bragg emphasizes safe chemical use

    Sep 28, 2012

    National Pollution Prevention Week is Sept. 17 through 23. This year, the observance emphasizes "Safer Chemicals for a Safer World." Why are chemicals a cause for concern? Within 26 seconds of a person's exposure to chemicals, traces of these chemicals can be found in every organ in the body. Consequences of prolonged exposure to and bioaccumulation of chemicals range from skin irritation to cancer and from allergic reactions to neurological disorders.

  • Corps of Engineers project pulls out World War II fuel storage tanks

    Sep 28, 2012

    Under the Formerly Used Defense Site program, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Baltimore District is removing five of six welded steel underground storage tanks in Monaca, Pa., that could store 1.74 million gallons of fuel each.

  • Fort Steward receives 2012 GreenGov Presidential Award

    Sep 27, 2012

    Members of the Fort Stewart, GA Environmental Division were presented with the GreenGov 2012 "Building the Future Award," one of seven GreenGov Presidential awards.

  • 'Net Zero' water experts meet to discuss pilot program

    Sep 24, 2012

    Army installations are working on ways to conserve water, from pipe-leak-detection systems, to the use of drought-resistant grasses on post golf courses.

  • Powering the future of IMCOM Europe

    Sep 21, 2012

    Installation Management Command Europe garrisons consume 5,263,221 kilowatt-hours of energy each day; roughly enough to power Yankee Stadium five times. Staggering statistics, have led top Department of Defense leaders to seek out secure, uninterrupted access to power, energy and water to improve military installation security and conserve natural resources.

  • Engineers volunteer to keep it clean at Kaena Point

    Sep 20, 2012

    For Soldiers of the 84th Engineer Battalion, a recent morning at Kaena Point State Park along North Shore, Hawaii, was more than a day at the beach.

  • Corps of Engineers waives day-use fees Sept. 29

    Sep 18, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that it will waive day-use fees at its more than 2,400 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide in recognition of National Public Lands Day, Sept. 29, 2012.

  • Fort Bragg's Marshall Hall earns energy efficiency, LEED Gold, certification

    Sep 18, 2012

    Marshall Hall, the 631,000 sq. ft. headquarters for U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command at Fort Bragg, N.C., becomes a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) "Gold" certified facility.

  • Army committed to national academic excellence

    Sep 18, 2012

    The dedication of the new Seitz Elementary School took place Sept. 14, 2012, at Fort Riley, Kan., with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in front of the new building as a tribute to retired Lt. Gen Richard Seitz, from Junction City.

  • Don't forget the house when preparing for winter

    Sep 17, 2012

    Cold weather is on the horizon, and as members of the Army Family begin their preparations for winter, officials want them to pay special attention to one area in particular - their homes.

  • USACE volunteers reveal something beautiful during annual California Coastal Cleanup

    Sep 17, 2012

    More than 60 San Francisco District employees, family and friends were part of the solution to marine pollution September 15 during California Coastal Cleanup Day, an annual beach and inland waterway cleanup effort. The Raccoon, one of the district's debris collection vessels, ferried volunteers to Angel Island where volunteers collected all manner of trash and recyclable material.

  • Tobyhanna installs leak detection system, receives federal award

    Sep 13, 2012

    Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pa., has employed a high-tech solution to an age old problem -- leaky pipes -- which exceeded expectations and earned the installation the 2012 Federal Energy and Water Management Award (Project Category).

  • Corps of Engineers waives day-use fees on National Public Lands Day

    Sep 13, 2012

    The Army Corps of Engineers will waive day-use fees at more than 2,400 Corps-operated recreation areas nationwide in recognition of National Public Lands Day, Sept. 29, 2012.

  • Hammack observes Ansbach's lean, green conservation machine

    Sep 13, 2012

    Katherine Hammack, the assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, visited Ansbach, Germany, Sept. 12-13, 2012, to see energy-saving measures at work. Ansbach is the command headquarters for the Army garrisons Ansbach, Bamberg and Schweinfurt, informally known as the Franconian Military Community.

  • Army garrison launches renewable energy project

    Sep 13, 2012

    Energy from new photovoltaic panels atop warehouses at U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern, Germany, will soon provide enough energy for 500 homes and save roughly $50,000 annually.

  • Hammack sees energy initiatives in Italy

    Sep 13, 2012

    Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment Katherine Hammack visited Vicenza, Italy, Sept. 14, 2012, as her final stop on a 10-day tour of U.S. Army installations in Germany and Italy.

  • Explosive waste incinerator at Picatinny reduces need for open burning

    Sep 12, 2012

    By virtue of its mission, Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., generates energetic waste during the course of the research and development of military munitions. Over the decades, arsenal employees have adapted to evolving technologies and environmental regulations to provide the most efficient and safest methods for demilitarizing energetic material.

  • New York Army National Guard Engineers Restore Historic Hudson Highlands Fire Tower

    Sep 12, 2012

    BEACON, NY-- Trekking up the 1600 feet of rugged, unforgiving terrain of Mount Beacon, "citizen Soldiers" assigned to the New York Army National Guard's 1156th Engineer Company spent two weeks sharpening their skills as well as learning new ones refurbishing the fire observation tower located at its summit. "The project request started out as a complete overhaul for the tower to include painting, adjusting handrail heights, adding fencing, and rebuilding the cabin atop the tower," said Cpt. Daniel L. Colomb, commander of the 1156th Engineer Company. "We are basically trying to make it safer," said Spc. Osse Jean-Pierre, a carpenter assigned to the 1156th who also performs part-time general maintenance in his civilian job. "We replaced some rails, changed all the top panels, and painted it so it won't rust."

  • Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards - Call for Nominations

    Sep 12, 2012

    The 2012 Secretary of the Army Environmental Award program guidance and "call for nominations," has been published.

  • Energy experts gather in Heidelberg

    Sep 11, 2012

    The Installation Management Command Europe hosted an energy symposium for garrison leaders, energy managers and German civilian energy experts at Patrick Henry Village in Heidelberg, Germany, Sept. 11, 2012.

  • USACE Galveston suspends lock operations at Wallisville Saltwater Barrier due to continued drought

    Sep 11, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District's Wallisville Lake Project suspended lock operations today at the Saltwater Barrier Navigation Lock.

  • Scheduled tree work may impact traffic

    Sep 9, 2012

    The Directorate of Public Works and Melwood will be removing structurally unsound trees and limbs this week to improve Fort Meade. The work, which is scheduled on Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., may cause temporary lane closures and delays.

  • Wash racks recycle thousands of gallons of water

    Sep 7, 2012

    401st Army Field Support Brigade personnel using five self-contained wash racks at AFSBn-Kandahar have been washing vehicles nearly around the clock since March 30 and are saving thousands of gallons of water daily.

  • Garrison hosts Army environment leader

    Sep 7, 2012

    STUTTGART, Germany -- The Honorable Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, visited Stuttgart Sept. 7 as part of a Europe-wide trip to learn about energy and cost-saving initiatives across the theater.

  • Grafenwoehr's Net Zero program eliminates landfill, creates clean energy

    Sep 7, 2012

    Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, visited U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr, Germany, Sept. 7, 2012, to assess the garrison's progress with energy initiatives and Net Zero.

  • Assistant Secretary visits U.S. Army installations in Europe

    Sep 7, 2012

    The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, the Honorable Katherine Hammack, is touring U.S. Army installations in Germany and Italy.

  • Saving energy, money by consolidating, divesting and investing

    Sep 6, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Transformation in U.S. Army Europe has provided planners with the unique opportunity to accomplish three goals while helping protect the environment and providing for a sustainable future. That has meant consolidating, divesting and investing, according to Col. David Carstens, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden commander.

  • Assistant secretary visits first U.S. LEED Silver facility in Germany

    Sep 6, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- The assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment visited the Gen. Shalikashvili Mission Command Center Sept. 6 to kick off a nine-day tour of U.S. Army facilities in Germany and Italy.

  • USACE Galveston District assists in the Texas Gulf Coast restoration initiative

    Sep 5, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas (Sept. 5, 2012) -- The Texas Gulf Coast is a national treasure from both an economic and environmental standpoint. Attracting millions of tourists to the coastline annually, the Texas Gulf Coast also serves as an important hub for fishing, provides habitat for millions of migratory birds and is home to four of the top 10 ports in the nation, which generates 19 percent of the nation's waterborne commerce, creates millions of jobs and pumps billions of dollars each year into the nation's economy.

  • DLNR and Corps of Engineers sign agreement to kick-off West Maui "Ridge To Reef" initiative

    Sep 4, 2012

    The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Honolulu District (Corps) signed a $3 million cost-share agreement today to develop a watershed plan to support the West Maui "Ridge to Reef" Initiative. The Initiative is one of the first efforts in the state to implement a comprehensive management strategy to address impacts to coral reefs across multiple watersheds. The watershed plan will be funded 75-percent by the Corps and 25-percent by DLNR.

  • US Army shows Korean ally how it preserves land

    Sep 3, 2012

    A group of South Korean troops were guests of the U.S. Army in Area I recently for an on-post tour that showed them how the Army helps preserve Korea's environment. It included a look at how Area I "grows" dirt on a land farm.

  • Military experts focus on environment, warfighter

    Aug 31, 2012

  • Corps of Engineers St. Paul District uses technology to learn about

    Aug 30, 2012

    As Asian carp continue to dominate news headlines across the Upper Mississippi River, St. Paul District scientists recently received some new technology to assist them in researching fish on the river.

  • Solar projects save money, conserve energy

    Aug 30, 2012

    The Fort Meade Directorate of Public Works' energy group has applied for funding to install high-efficiency, solid-state lighting on the outside walls of garrison buildings.

  • Environmental Assessment for new BGE substation

    Aug 30, 2012

    The Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. has prepared a draft Environmental Assessment in cooperation with Fort Meade for an easement for the construction of a new electrical substation, overhead to underground transition station and associated transmission line duct-bank connections.

  • Natick lets sun shine in warehouse with solar light pipe system

    Aug 28, 2012

    Consider it the difference between night and day. At least that's the way environmental engineer Rich Valcourt looks at the new solar light pipe system that was installed recently in a warehouse at Natick Soldier Systems Center, Mass.

  • Seeds of hope: JBLM inmates grow a new start with horticulture program

    Aug 28, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. -- Hidden away in a wood line of evergreens, behind a maze of 12-foot-high security fences with razor wire tops, where few might expect to find any good, lies a garden chocked full of life and color. The men who tend to it -- Soldier prisoners under incarceration for violating military law -- take deep pride in raising quality fruits and vegetables from its soil.

  • USACE Galveston District awards $2.6 million contract to dredge Matagorda and Freeport Channel

    Aug 27, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas (Aug. 27, 2012) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded a contract to Weeks Marine Inc., in the amount of $2,635,000 for maintenance dredging of the Matagorda Ship Channel Entrance Channel and Freeport Harbor Entrance Channel.

  • DoD officials monitor West Nile virus increase in mosquitoes

    Aug 24, 2012

    Mosquitos mean West Nile virus

  • Energy IQ tested with IPC contest

    Aug 24, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Generating awareness about energy conservation is one way Island Palm Communities, or IPC, can help U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii reduce energy consumption among families living on post.

  • New solar array does heavy lifting at Presidio fitness center

    Aug 24, 2012

    Solar power has come to the Presidio of Monterey, Calif., with the completion of a 370 kilowatt photovoltaic array on the roof of Price Fitness Center this past spring.

  • Tujunga Wash now open to public

    Aug 23, 2012

    Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District and Los Angeles County cut the ribbon opening the Tujunga Wash Ecosystem Restoration Project in Valley Glen, Calif., to the public Aug. 15.

  • Public Health Command examines air in Southwest Asia

    Aug 23, 2012

    Air, and the potential health effects from breathing it, may be the environmental health question of most interest to emerge from the last 10 years of operations in U.S. Central Command. With partners in the Department of Defense, Veterans Affairs, other government agencies and academic institutions, U.S. Army Public Health Command has been involved since the first Gulf War in characterizing the air in Southwest Asia.

  • Reuse Center celebrates customers

    Aug 22, 2012

    Did you know the materials donated to the Fort Jackson Reuse Center not only reduce waste and improve the environment, but also save customers tens of thousands of dollars every year?

  • 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.

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