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  • 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).

  • Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming National Guard battling wildfires

    Jun 13, 2012

    National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from five states are working alongside civilian first responders as they continue to battle wildfires in Colorado and New Mexico.

  • Army to deliver fuel-efficient generators to Afghanistan

    Jun 12, 2012

    The U.S. Army will soon field its next generation of operational energy to Afghanistan with a line of leaner, fuel-saving generators expected to transform the way power is delivered to the battlefield.

  • New York Army National Guard Engineers Working on the Old Erie Canal

    Jun 12, 2012

    COHOES, NY--A quarter mile of the old Erie Canal here in this old textile city north of Albany is being turned into a town park and walking path thanks to 30 members of the New York Army National Guard's 204th Engineer Battalion. The Soldiers --assigned to the 1156th Engineer Co. from Kingston, NY and the 152nd Engineer Co. from Buffalo-- are spending half of their two week annual training cutting down trees, trimming weeds, and leveling the ground between locks number 14 and 15 of the 19th century canal bed. They're staying at a local Hilton Hotel (instead of tents at Fort Drum), working from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., using chain saws, skid steer loaders, an armored "back hoe on steroids" called a High Mobility Engineer Excavator (HMEE), and having a great time , said Staff Sgt. Howard Weed, the project Non-commissioned officer in charge.

  • 411th Engineers assume control of operations in Afghanistan

    Jun 12, 2012

    Soldiers of the 411th Engineer Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, officially took command and control of military engineering units throughout Afghanistan, June 4, 2012, in a transfer of authority ceremony at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • White House "Champion of Change's" work continues to reap benefits in OEF

    Jun 7, 2012

    Lt. Col. Alan C. Samuels was named a "Champion of Change" by the White House on Apr. 19 in recognition of his work while deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom that is still saving money and resources.

  • Fort Carson achieves first platinum certification

    Jun 7, 2012

    A milestone in building construction was reached at Fort Carson, Colo., in April when a brigade and battalion headquarters building on Wilderness Road received the first U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design platinum certification for the installation.

  • Volunteers renovate Fisher House

    Jun 6, 2012

    Volunteers from the Home Depot in Killeen, Texas, created a serenity garden in front of the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center's Fisher House here, June 1, 2012, as the final phase of an almost $15,000 home improvement project donated by Home Depot.

  • Saluting World War II Veterans on the 68th Anniversary of D-Day

    Jun 6, 2012

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal along with a crowd of more than three thousand people honor World War II veterans at a recent "Twilight Tattoo", June 6, 2012, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va. The theme of the ceremony was "Saluting World War II Veterans on the 68th Anniversary of D-Day". Twilight Tattoo is an hour-long military pageant featuring Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own." For more information go to http://twilight.mdw.army.mil/

  • Westphal meets those charged with protecting, preserving Army history

    Jun 5, 2012

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal visited the U.S. Army Center of Military History's Museum Support Center Facility to gain situational awareness and view the impressive collection of over 16,000 pieces of American history housed in the state-of-the-art facility.

  • Army engineers spur development of tactical microgrids

    Jun 5, 2012

    U.S. Army engineers are leading research on tactical microgrids to deliver more efficient power to Soldiers across combat zones, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • Natick becoming more green

    Jun 5, 2012

    This close to Boston, green is a popular color -- especially with the Celtics making an unexpectedly strong run in the NBA playoffs. When people talk "green" at the Natick Soldier Systems Center these days, however, they could just as easily be discussing the environment as basketball.

  • Eco-Dome signals changes for Djiboutian village

    Jun 3, 2012

    U.S. service members assigned to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa joined with local villagers on the final stages of construction for a new structure here May 22-24, 2012.

  • Garrison Hawaii conserves resources while balancing mission preparedness

    Jun 1, 2012

    Oahu Natural Resources Team from U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii won both the FY2011 Secretary of the Army and Secretary of Defense team awards for Natural Resources Conservation.

  • Pennsylvania Guard preserves historic legacies

    Jun 1, 2012

    Pennsylvania Army National Guard wins Secretary of the Army Environmental Award for Cultural Resources Management - Installation.

  • Army claims 5 Secretary of Defense environmental awards

    Jun 1, 2012

    The Army captured five of the nine Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards for 2012. Fort Hood, Texas, won both the installation and team categories for Environmental Quality; Scranton Army Ammunition Plant in Pennsylvania won the industrial installation Sustainability award; the Oahu Army Natural Resource Team from U.S. Army Garrison -- Hawaii won the team award for Natural Resources Conservation; and the Stryker Brigade Combat Team, based in Warren, Mich., won the team award for Environmental Excellence in Weapon System Acquisition.

  • Stryker team shines at environmental stewardship

    May 31, 2012

    The Program Executive Office for Ground Combat Systems - Stryker Brigade Combat Team, won both the Secretary of the Army and Secretary of Defense team awards for Environmental Excellence in Weapons System Acquisition.

  • Recycling successes shine at Fort Hood

    May 31, 2012

    At Fort Hood, recycling is a requirement, not an option, and that attitude helped them win the team category for environmental quality in the FY 2011 Secretary of the Army and Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards Programs.

  • Strong partnership saves Kickapoo Creek

    May 31, 2012

    Illinois Army National Guard's Marseilles Training Area won the Secretary of the Army's FY 2011 award for natural resources conservation in the small installation category.

  • The logo says it all

    May 31, 2012

    Fort Hood will be recognized twice in June at the Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards ceremony at the pentagon. They won the installation category for environmental quality in both the Secretary of the Army and Secretary of Defense competitions. In addition, they won the team award for environmental quality for both programs. Their logo describes their award winning strategy.

  • Teamwork expedites environmental restoration

    May 31, 2012

    The Secretary of the Army recently recognized FS/HAAF Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division's ability to leverage its diversely experienced personnel to successfully and efficiently assess and address complex environmental problems with the Environmental Award for Environmental Restoration - Installation.

  • Recycling center saves money, helps environment

    May 31, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (May 31) -- The Fort Belvoir Recycling center is making many changes to reduce the posts carbon footprint, save money and pay for its own operations within the next two years, according to recycling center officials. The center makes about $15,000 a month selling items such as aluminum cans and white paper and wants to increase that amount, said Fred David, DPW solid waste and qualified recycling program manager.

  • Spring blossoms new life at Fort Belvoir: Wildlife better off left alone

    May 31, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (May 31) -- Now that spring is here in full force, you will be seeing young birds and other infant animals make their appearances in and around Fort Belvoir. While outside, there may be a time when you come across what appears to be an abandoned infant from the animal kingdom. Your first thought may be that the poor creature is lost or abandoned by its mother.

  • Army takes important step towards enabling a Global Energy Grid for the battlefield

    May 30, 2012

    U.S. Army CERDEC engineers hosted the DISA CTO to discuss the Global Energy Grid, a CERDEC concept to leverage civilian smart grid technoogies to more efficiently deliver energy to U.S. forces worldwide. The GEG would use DISA-owned data command and control links to coordinate and schedule the generation and usage of military power sources. This could maximize the delivery of power from available sources to where it is needed most, and efficiently manage these resources.

  • FMWR honors Earth Day with 20 new trees at Selfridge Golf Course

    May 30, 2012

    The U.S. Army Garrison -- Detroit Arsenal's Family & Morale, Welfare & Recreation honored Earth Day Anniversary at Selfridge Golf Course with the addition of 20 young trees, including Autumn Fest Sugar Maple trees and Skyline Locust trees.

  • USAEC, JBSA assist San Antonio Community Parks and Recreation clean-up effort

    May 30, 2012

    Volunteers from U.S. Army Environmental Command, Joint Base San Antonio and Parks and Recreation employees gathered recently at San Antonio's John James Park to cool down some trees as they combined forces with local volunteers to mulch trees and take on the tough mission of removing invasive plant species.

  • Troops working to eradicate poppy fields in Afghanistan

    May 29, 2012

    Afghan National Army and 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Soldiers, teamed up earlier this month to locate and destroy several acres of opium poppy fields.

  • DPW receives SoA award for restoration efforts, improvement

    May 25, 2012

    For their dedication to the environment and continued support to the installation, the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield's Directorate of Public Works was recognized with the Secretary of the Army Environmental Award, May 17.

  • DPW releases water reports

    May 25, 2012

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- Every year since 1999 the Environmental Protection Agency has required public water suppliers to provide Consumer Confidence Reports, or CCRs, to their water users. These reports are designed to educate the public on the origin of drinking water and provide water quality information for the previous year.

  • Girl Scouts 'go green' on World Thinking Day

    May 24, 2012

    Members of the Hohenfels Girl Scouts, with some help from some male siblings and a handful of adults, rolled up their sleeves and dug into the dirt to construct two "insect hotels" in Hohenfels, recently.

  • Fort Drum cleanup event educates community on waste avoidance

    May 24, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- To help Fort Drum comply with Army regulations, post officials are finding new initiatives to better educate the community on recycling, reusing and salvaging waste.

  • Yongsan spring cleans in anticipation of monsoon

    May 24, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan community members participated in the annual Spring Clean-Up Exercise focusing on unit, activity, troop billet areas and Family Quarters, May 14-18.

  • Green Neighbor sharing of Yongsan environmental program

    May 24, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- "Yongsan is very transparent, especially in regards to the environment." That was the assessment from Maj. Lim Sin-taek, a Military officer with the Korean Ministry of National Defense (MND), after participating in U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan's internal Environmental Management System (EMS) audit, May 22.

  • Multi-agency partnership helps preserve critical piece of land for Florida Panthers

    May 23, 2012

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- After the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) determined that Florida Panthers wearing radio collars had crossed the Caloosahatchee River near a disposal easement owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, a request was made for the Corps to relocate their easements, which would allow the property to be purchased and preserved as a panther crossing habitat. Through the collaborative efforts of numerous federal, state and private organizations, the 1,278-acre American Prime property in Glades County, a property described as a "keystone tract" in the single most important area in the state for ensuring the natural recovery of Florida Panthers, was purchased by The Nature Conservancy May 16.

  • Army commits to security through renewable energy

    May 22, 2012

    The assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment, in a bloggers roundtable today, said one of the reasons the Army is committed to one gigawatt of renewable energy is security.

  • Scranton Army Ammunition Plant sees sustainability as good business

    May 21, 2012

    The Scranton Army Ammunition Plant won the Secretary of the Army Environmental Award for Sustainability by using technology and best practices to reduce and reuse water, improve air emissions in the production facility, reduce hazardous materials by evaluating the latest technology and engaging in multiple energy efficiency projects.

  • Earth Day Program a Hit!

    May 21, 2012

    About 500 students from three Harford County Elementary Schools and the APG youth centers at Aberdeen and Edgewood participated in the Earth Day/Arbor Day Celebration at the APG Youth Services Center, April 13. ARL and North Harford High School (NHHS) conducted nine hands-on experiments for the students, including one on alternative energy (snap circuits), how to collect insect specimens in the environment, and how animals adapt to their surroundings.

  • Corps of Engineers connects kids with great outdoors

    May 18, 2012

    For the people who live near Richard B. Russell Dam and Lake, S.C., the value of America's great outdoors doesn't go unnoticed.

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