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  • 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.

  • 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.

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