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  • Earth Day: The United States Army joins our Nation in commemorating Earth Day and renewing our commi

    Apr 22, 2016

    The Army Acknowledges the Past; we are Engaging the Present; Charting the future; and we are reasserting our pledge to address climate change and assess its' risk to national security.

  • Army Reserve Earth Day Message

    Apr 22, 2016

    Command Executive Officer Mr. James Balocki offers the 2016 U.S. Army Reserve Earth Day Message

  • Army Announces Fort Rucker Large-Scale Renewable Energy Solar Project

    Apr 21, 2016

    The Army has announced the development of a 10 megawatt (MW) alternating current (AC), large-scale renewable energy solar project at Fort Rucker in Alabama. The U.S. Army Office of Energy Initiatives (OEI), Fort Rucker, the Mission and Installation Contracting Command (MICC), and the General Services Administration (GSA), are collaborating with the Alabama Power Company (APC) on the project.

  • Army arsenal's HAZMAT exercise flowed well, into river

    Apr 21, 2016

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL -- With the support of nearly 15 community and New York state emergency response teams, bringing with them more than 75 first responders, the Watervliet Arsenal conducted a hazardous material exercise here, April 20.

  • April issue of The Corps Environment online

    Apr 21, 2016

    The Corps Environment highlights many of the Army Corps of Engineers, Army Environmental Command and Armywide environmental and sustainability efforts across the globe.

  • Distracted Driving - R U @ Risk?

    Apr 18, 2016

    Say the words "distracted driving" and most folks think of teens who text or gab excitedly with each other while navigating the streets. However, teens aren't the only ones out there paying less than full attention to the road. Distracted driving can just as easily happen to anyone -- maybe even you.

  • Cav Soldiers go green for community projects

    Apr 11, 2016

    Soldiers are working with city leaders and community members in Dongducheon City, South Korea, on a host of civic and environmental projects.

  • A Senseless Loss

    Apr 11, 2016

    As a brigade sport bike and senior battalion motorcycle mentor, scores of Soldiers have asked me for advice about becoming a motorcyclist. Of these, one Soldier in particular stands out.

  • IMCOM supports cyber growth infrastructure

    Apr 8, 2016

    Lt. Gen. Kenneth Dahl and Maj. Gen. Lawarren Patterson recently co-chaired the sixth Cyber Installation Support Summit at U.S. Army Installation Management Command Headquarters.

  • Army, Air Force build partnership for energy assurance

    Apr 7, 2016

    The military's ability to accomplish its missions -- whether executing today's fight or training for future ones -- is dependent on electricity that powers installations. The Army and Air Force have identified energy resilience as a critical objective, advancing the capability for their systems, installations, and personnel to respond to and recover from unexpected disruptions.

  • USAG Bavaria sets environmental sustainability support example

    Apr 7, 2016

    The Department of Defense mission is to provide the military forces necessary to deter war, protect the security of the American people, our allies, and advance our interests globally. To execute its mission and ensure compliance with Executive Order 13693, Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade, environmental sustainability must be an integral part of the defense mission.

  • Army Reserve Sustainability Programs Encourage Paper Reduction

    Apr 7, 2016

    Paper is one of the largest components of solid waste and one of the largest business expenditures in the United States. The Army Reserve is striving to reduce waste, improve business efficiency, lower operating costs and conserve resources by encouraging paper reduction awareness this April.

  • Lee family earns big bucks for conserving energy

    Apr 7, 2016

    FORT LEE, Va. (April 7, 2016) -- A resident of the Monroe Manor housing area here has won a $1,000 cash prize from a contest in which military families across the country were asked to reduce their energy consumption by at least 10 percent during the last quarter of 2015.

  • Hon. Hammack's statement before the Appropriations Subcommittee, United States Senate

    Apr 7, 2016

    The U.S. Army's top priority continues to be readiness: the Army must be ready to shape the global security environment, defend our homeland, and win the nation's wars. To meet these missions, the Army requires ready and resilient installations -- our power projection platforms -- to enable regional engagement and global responsiveness.

  • Army Office of Energy Initiatives News

    Apr 6, 2016

    The April 2016 issue of OEI News provides an update on the latest milestones in support of the Army's large-scale renewable energy program. In addition, the News provides information on the Army's largest renewable energy project to date, upcoming events and an outlook for 2016.

  • Army Reserve Emphasizes Water's Role in Global Footprint, Conservation Efforts

    Apr 6, 2016

    Clean, accessible water is vital to our environment, our economy and the mission of the U.S. Army Reserve. With a global footprint, the Army Reserve recognizes that water crises across the world can impact military readiness. So, the Army Reserve Sustainability Programs are working to conserve this precious resource for this and future generations of Soldiers.

  • Army focusing on making installations more resourceful

    Apr 3, 2016

    A key to building readiness during downward budgetary pressures is to continue making installations more efficient, resourceful and opportunistic, said Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and the Environment.

  • Baumholder unit wins Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz 'Best Barracks' award

    Apr 1, 2016

  • Strategy: 'divest, shape, invest' says installations chief

    Mar 31, 2016

    Installation Management, like other areas of the Army, continues to face large funding shortfalls, said Lt. Gen. David Halverson, the assistant chief of staff for installation management. As such, the optimal strategy going forward is to "divest, shape and invest," said Halverson.

  • Facilities Reduction Program demolitions Fort Benning WWII buildings

    Mar 28, 2016

    The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville is managing the Soldiers Plaza demolition project at Fort Benning, Georgia, as part of an existing Mid-East Region U.S. Facilities Reduction Program Multiple Award Task Order Contract.

  • Army opens cutting-edge lab for network science

    Mar 28, 2016

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory formally opened a cutting-edge lab for network sciences with a ceremony March 25.

  • Watervliet Arsenal turns to public-private partnership to reduce costs, improve capacity

    Mar 25, 2016

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- In an era of countless news headlines that tout cost overruns for defense procurement contracts, it ought to be refreshing to hear that the Army's Watervliet Arsenal has actually found a way to cut production costs for two artillery systems by simply leveraging a public-private partnership that it has with a company called Electralloy.

  • Innovative partnerships win Fort McCoy Army recognition

    Mar 23, 2016

    Fort McCoy cites partnerships and collaboration as the essential elements in its Fiscal Year 2015 Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards Program Natural Resource Conservation Team win.

  • Tobyhanna Army Depot recognized for sustainability

    Mar 23, 2016

    Tobyhanna Army Depot credits use of a focused environmental review program to ensure environmental sustainability is integrated into future construction and renovation projects for their recent win in the Secretary of the Army's environmental awards program's Sustainability -- Industrial Installation category.

  • History receives recognition at White Sands Missile Range

    Mar 23, 2016

    Although it is the birthplace of America's missile and space activity, and one of the nation's most important Cold War era facilities, the historical magnitude of White Sands Missile Range may not be widely known. Documenting and managing that history recently garnered recognition for the installation's Cultural Resource Management Program in the Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards competition.

  • West Virginia Army National Guard recognized for conserving natural resources

    Mar 23, 2016

    Limited funding does not limit the success of the West Virginia Army National Guard's natural resource program. Their success has won them the Secretary of the Army Environmental Award for Natural Resource Conservation and they will represent the Army well at the Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards competition later this year.

  • JLTV Working Group wins for ensuring environmental acceptable design

    Mar 23, 2016

    The next generation of Army and Marine Corps tactical vehicles will meet important safety and environmental standards thanks to the work of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Environmental, Safety, and Occupational Health Working Group.

  • Camp Blanding recognized for mine restoration efforts

    Mar 22, 2016

    Restoring a wasteland to create a Florida-type ecosystem gained recognition for the Camp Blanding Environmental Restoration Team in the recent Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards competition.

  • Army recognizes USAG Humphreys for aggressive and innovative environmental program

    Mar 22, 2016

    As the United States consolidates its military footprint, closing U.S. bases in and north of Seoul, the $10 billion-plus expansion of Camp Humphreys presents some unique environmental challenges. Due to its innovation in meeting those challenges, the environmental quality team at the U.S. Army Garrison -- Humphreys is a winner in the Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards Program for FY 2015.

  • JBLM recognized for innovative adaptations

    Mar 22, 2016

    Only four of the more than 180 environmental remediation sites physically investigated as part of the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Installation Restoration Program remain open. The program's success in identifying and addressing the potential environmental impacts from past practices earned the installation's environmental restoration team recognition in the recent Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards for its expert management of cleanup activities.

  • Army Announces Anniston Army Depot Large-Scale Renewable Energy Solar Project

    Mar 17, 2016

    The Army has announced the development of a 10 megawatt (MW) alternating current (AC), large-scale renewable energy solar project on Anniston Army Depot in Alabama.

  • HQDA Director of Army Safety hosts Assistant Secretary

    Mar 11, 2016

    (FORT RUCKER, Ala.) - U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center officials hosted the Honorable Katherine Hammack here, March 10. Hammack, the assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, met with USACRC officials. During her visit, Hammack received an Army Safety and Occupational Health program update from Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Farnsworth, Headquarters, Department of the Army; director of Army safety and commanding general, USACRC. Her visit coincided with a Fort Rucker installation tour and a meeting with U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence officials. She also attended a Women's History Month luncheon, where she was a guest speaker. (U.S. Army photo by Taryn Gillespie)

  • Army research leaders visit state-of-the-art-facility

    Mar 3, 2016

  • Army recognizes environmental stewardship successes

    Mar 1, 2016

    Five Army installations, three teams and one joint program office earned recognition from Army leaders as winners of the Secretary of the Army's Environmental Awards program for fiscal year 2015.

  • Best practice: ARAP assessment code facilitates safety awareness

    Feb 29, 2016

    According to Virgilio Munoz, safety manager for Kenner Army Health Clinic at Fort Lee, Va., the Army Readiness Assessment Program is an invaluable resource that plays an integral role in an organization's safety program.

  • Army Research Laboratory initiative lends hand to economical waste-to-energy production

    Feb 18, 2016

    Military bases located in remote areas may one day be able to efficiently turn food waste into vehicle fuel thanks to a collaborative research effort between scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the University of Texas at Tyler.

  • Environmental Division stresses the importance of environmental training

    Feb 10, 2016

    Military installations around the world must adhere to local environmental standards, regardless of where the installation is located. To meet local standards, here in Area II, USAG Yongsan's Department of Public Work's Environmental Division trains newly assigned environmental officers to not only ensure compliance, but also to bring a greater understanding of the cultural significance of the local area.

  • Army needs appropriated funds to ensure energy security

    Feb 5, 2016

    While the Army is making great progress meeting its energy efficiency and renewable energy targets, this is not enough, said Richard Kidd, the deputy assistant secretary of the Army for energy and sustainability.

  • Ground breaks at Fort Hood for largest renewable energy project in Army

    Jan 28, 2016

    Fort Hood, federal and local officials broke ground here during a ceremony for a massive energy project for the installation, Jan. 28.

  • ASA Presidential Appointee Visits Blue Grass Army Depot

    Jan 14, 2016

    ASA (IE&E) Visits Surety Installation in Kentucky

  • Michael F. McGhee to Lead Office of Energy Initiatives' Renewable Energy Efforts

    Jan 8, 2016

    Honorable Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the army for Installations, Energy & Environment announced Mr. Michael McGhee as the new executive director of the U.S. Army Office of Energy Initiatives.

  • Climate Change

    Jan 6, 2016

    From the Pope to the President to Paris, there is a growing national and international discussion about the causes of climate change and what actions, if any, should be taken by policymakers. The U.S. Army, however, does not have the luxury of engaging in this debate -- instead, we must respond to the effects of climate change that are already affecting our mission.

  • January issue of The Corps Environment online

    Jan 4, 2016

    The January 2016 issue of The Corps Environment is now online highlighting USACE and Armywide environmental and sustainability efforts.

  • 2015 marks science, technology breakthroughs

    Dec 24, 2015

    In 2015, the U.S. Army's homepage published dozens of stories regarding technology being developed by engineers and scientists across the force. Among the topics of interest were developments in power distribution, robotics and network security software.

  • Hammack wants Army off grid

    Dec 3, 2015

    If a tsunami ever hits Oahu, Hawaii, where tens of thousands of troops are stationed, power would be knocked out across the island and military operations would be impacted because all of the electrical generators are located along the shore, said Katherine Hammack.

  • Picatinny Arsenal engineers cook up new recipe for biofuel

    Dec 1, 2015

    While people who go to the beach and lakes may think of algae as a slimy nuisance, Picatinny engineers have partnered with private industry to harness its photosynthesis ability to develop a safe, cheap, fast and environmentally-friendly way to recycle aging M6 artillery round propellant and create biofuel.

  • Army advances battery research with engineer's Japanese assignment

    Nov 25, 2015

    The U.S. and Japanese militaries are improving combat-vehicle battery research through partnerships, according to officials.

  • The Army Learning Model is right on the money

    Nov 25, 2015

    Sgt. 1st Class Marion Fox stands in front of his class explaining the finer points of master data elements in the Defense Travel System and the Army's General Fund Enterprise Business System during phase one of the 94th Training Division's Finance Senior Leaders Course at Fort Dix, N.J. The FSLC is designed to improve students' practical skills in the field of Army finance, so learning to navigate between DTS and GFEBS is an essential component of ensuring that soldiers get the money they're owed.

  • Capturing Soldier motion to improve targeting accuracy

    Nov 24, 2015

    A simple movement by a Soldier can misdirect even the most precision targeting device.

  • Innovative research center collaborates with Ole Miss in additive manufacturing

    Nov 24, 2015

    The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center is collaborating with the University of Mississippi in additive manufacturing.

  • 80th Training Command Soldier captures USARC Instructor of the Year competition

    Nov 24, 2015

    Two weeks after Staff Sgt. Jadrian Whitfield won the 80th Training Command Instructor of the Year competition in the enlisted category, the human intelligence collector instructor has captured the IOY title at the Army Reserve Command level. She said, while winning the competition is rewarding, being an instructor allows her as a leader to help fellow Soldiers learn and grow into confident and competent professionals.

  • Aviation community hiring strategy proves successful

    Nov 20, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (Nov. 20, 2015) -- Budget cuts, hiring restraints and a retiring older workforce have led to a shortage of experienced workers across the federal government.

  • OPM-SANG sergeant major poised to make a difference

    Nov 20, 2015

    As the new senior enlisted adviser to the Office of the Program Manager-Saudi Arabian National Guard, Sgt. Maj. Michael James Mingle will focus his efforts on both U.S. and Saudi noncommissioned officers. In addition to advising the program manager on all NCO matters, Mingle will make sure U.S. troops successfully satisfy their crucial roles as adviser-diplomats in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

  • OPM-SANG deputy looks forward to winning year

    Nov 20, 2015

    The Office of the Program Manager-Saudi Arabian National Guard Modernization Program welcomed its new deputy Sept. 29. Since his arrival at OPM-SANG headquarters on Riyadh's Eskan Village, Col. David Matthew Fee said he has been impressed with the amount of expertise on the small compound.

  • Beyond the celebration, mission creep for Watervliet's Retirement Services Office

    Nov 19, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- In a small room on the edge of a building built during World War I is a small team of volunteers who celebrated quite an achievement this month. The Watervliet Arsenal's Retirement Services Office, located in the former Arsenal post restaurant, celebrated on November 14 the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the Army Retirement Services.

  • Legal compassion

    Nov 19, 2015

    A 58-year-old Vietnam veteran, who prefers to be called Wolf, fell on some hard times after a terminal cancer diagnosis caused him to lose his job as an open road truck driver. Wolf wasn't sure where to turn. "No job, no insurance. I suddenly remembered, hey I'm a veteran." Wolf also needed to execute his Last Will and Testament, which was complicated by the fact that he and his wife have been separated for four years.

  • Army sets record low for accidental loss in 2015

    Nov 16, 2015

    The Army achieved its sixth consecutive year of declines in accidental fatalities and reached a historic milestone during the recently closed fiscal year, data from the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center show.

  • Assistant secretary of the Army Visits Bagram Air Field

    Nov 10, 2015

    Assistant secretary of the Army Katherine Hammack visited Bagram Air Field Nov. 7 to receive updates on the R2MR process.

  • 3Rs Explosives Safety Education Program begins Initial Active Installation Implementation Efforts

    Nov 6, 2015

    The Army established its 3Rs (Recognize, Retreat, Report) Explosives Safety Education Program in 2000. The 3Rs Program educates individuals and communities about the potential hazards associated with military munitions and the actions to take should they encounter a military munition to avoid injury. The 3Rs Program focuses on key demographics, such as children, and behaviors, such as moving, touching or disturbing munitions, that may lead to death or serious injury. The 3Rs Program contains educational materials, including explosives safety guides, posters, signs and publications that may be used in outreach and explosives safety educational programs.

  • Fort Irwin water treatment plant reaches construction milestone

    Oct 24, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District and Corps contractor CDM Constructors, Inc., of Rancho Cucamonga have reached a critical milestone in the construction of the new Fort Irwin Water Treatment Plant as it began to transition to the plants commissioning phase in September.

  • DoD collaboration researches munition safety

    Oct 23, 2015

    Government, industry, and academic partners are working together to improve the way munitions function to protect the safety of future Warfighters.

  • Strategy charts path to fuel-efficient forward operating base

    Oct 22, 2015

    "Energy and water issues - operational energy, water and waste - these and other aspects of sustaining our force create vulnerabilities our enemies have in the past and will exploit in the future," Richard Kidd said.

  • ARAP survey comments prompt safety changes

    Oct 21, 2015

    When a battalion commander in the 82nd Airborne Division wanted to know what his Soldiers thought about their unit's safety culture, he found out when he had them use the Army Readiness Assessment Program.

  • 10-year anniversary of BRAC remembered by those who lived it

    Oct 16, 2015

    More than 10 years ago, on Sept. 15, 2005, President George W. Bush signed a letter approving the Base Realignment and Closure Commission's recommendations. In the beginning, the 2005 BRAC initiative received mixed reviews from military and civilians in San Antonio, but Army Medicine and Brooke Army Medical Center grew significantly with the directed changes.

  • Army Safety and Occupational Health Leaders meet to chart way ahead

    Oct 5, 2015

    Leaders from the Army's Safety and Occupational Health community met at the Army Public Health Center headquarters at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, Sept. 10 to develop a partnership strategy aimed at enhancing readiness and preserving capabilities across the force.

  • Assistant Secretary Hammack, AMC, TACOM VIPs visit Anniston Army Depot

    Oct 5, 2015

  • October issue of The Corps Environment online

    Oct 1, 2015

    The October 2015 issue of The Corps Environment is now online highlighting USACE and Armywide environmental and sustainability efforts.

  • Three unrelated problems - one cost effective, ecofriendly solution

    Sep 24, 2015

    Three unrelated problems were solved by one simple solution devised by Logistics Civil Augmentation Program IV contract partner Fluor to convert used cooking oil into biodiesel to help power solid waste incinerators at Bagram Airfield.

  • Army names annual safety award recipients

    Sep 16, 2015

    Winners of the annual Secretary of the Army and Army Chief of Staff Safety Awards were recently named by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center.

  • Powered Up: Soldiers partner with Tobyhanna to keep lights on

    Sep 8, 2015

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- An elite team of Soldiers joins forces with Team Tobyhanna every year to ward off sudden power outages at the largest facility in the world that repairs and maintains communications electronics equipment for the Armed Forces.

  • Huntsville Center teams up with Defense Commissary Agency to reduce energy consumption

    Aug 31, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville is assisting the Defense Commissary Agency in developing a comprehensive energy reduction plan to achieve mandated energy reduction goals for its West Area sites.

  • Technology could reduce energy costs

    Aug 31, 2015

    PCM mats installed at AMC's warehouse facilities at Sierra Army Depot, in Herlong, Calif., showed a 33% reduction in natural gas consumption in April 2015 and a 56% reduction in May 2015.

  • Fort Carson earns federal, Army awards

    Aug 6, 2015

    Fort Carson collected its fourth Federal Energy and Water Management Award and third Secretary of the Army Energy and Water Management Award in July 2015.

  • Demolition begins for newest Fort Carson housing project

    Aug 6, 2015

    Fort Carson Directorate of Public Works and Balfour Beatty Communities officially launched work on the post's newest housing project Aug. 3, 2015, by starting demolition of existing homes in the Cherokee Village neighborhood.

  • Army issues notice of intent to award for Fort Campbell solar project

    Jul 29, 2015

    Huntsville Center, working with the U.S. Army Garrison -- Fort Campbell, Kentucky, has issued a notice of intent to award to BITHENERGY Inc. for a 3.1MW Solar array Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) that will complete the installation's requirement for a 5MW solar array.

  • July issue of The Corps Environment online

    Jun 30, 2015

    The July issue of The Corps Environment features: Fort Campbell's forestry program; Army Environmental Command's customer-focused redesign; Partnership efforts to protect bats in U.S. and Germany; New England District environmental scientist supports Ebola mission; Baltimore District, Maryland collaboration achieves key milestones in oyster restoration; and much more.

  • 202-year-old Arsenal announces $27M program to upgrade historic facility

    Jun 24, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The Arsenal announced today a $27 million program that will upgrade critical facilities, some of which date back to the mid-1800s, said the chief of public works.

  • Top Army adviser tours, challenges Arsenal to better protect, use critical resources

    Jun 19, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The Army's top adviser for the strategic direction of all matters pertaining to Army installations visited the most historic and critically important manufacturing center in the Army -- the Watervliet Arsenal. This was the first visit to the Arsenal by the Honorable Katherine Hammack, who has been the assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy, and the Environment since 2010.

  • Army, Air Force take bomb disposal to new level with lasers

    Jun 18, 2015

    The U.S. Army and Air Force are working together to develop mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles with laser technology.

  • Joint U.S., Israeli device seeks to reduce airflow drag

    Jun 18, 2015

    U.S. Army and Israeli scientists are conducting testing and research on active flow control devices as a means to reduce drag on future Army aircraft.

  • Army observing National Safety Month in June

    Jun 10, 2015

    The Army is once again observing National Safety Month during June, and this year leaders and safety professionals will have an opportunity to benefit from a recent partnership with the National Safety Council.

  • U.S. Army Publishes Energy Security and Sustainability Strategy

    Jun 1, 2015

    The U.S. Army has published and released its strategic roadmap to future energy security and sustainability.

  • Senior medical officer engages safety professionals

    May 15, 2015

    FORT RUCKER, Alabama -- Captivating them with his candor and wit, the Army's deputy surgeon general challenged the audience of 350 safety and occupational health professionals to continue focusing their efforts on the achievable goal of zero preventable harm within their respective organizations despite any future challenges.

  • Garrison CSM recognizes Net Zero champions

    May 14, 2015

    Three Joint Task Force Carson Soldiers were recognized as Net Zero champions by Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Clinton Reiss during the Spring Facility Energy Training event hosted by the Directorate of Public Works (DPW) May 6, 2015, at The Hub.

  • $1.5 billion ESPC MATOC awarded to 14 companies

    May 11, 2015

    Thirteen large businesses and one small business will share capacity on a $1.5 billion Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) for the design, construction and operation of energy savings projects to help military installations meet mandated energy savings goals.

  • Citizen safety Soldier

    May 10, 2015

    Pfc. Justin Barker wants safety procedures from the Army's Wheeled Vehicle Recovery Course implemented at his civilian workplace. The Reserve Soldier is a Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic assigned to 319th Quartermaster Battalion, Twinsburg, Ohio, and he's a tow truck operator as a civilian. He attended the WVRC at Regional Training Site - Maintenance Fort Devens Mass., April, 2015.

  • Fossils, fur, fun fuel fair

    May 7, 2015

    More than 300 students attended the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site (PCMS) EnviroFair, April 30, 2015, and learned about reducing, reusing and recycling.

  • ECIP projects inching Fort Hunter Liggett toward Net Zero

    May 7, 2015

    This summer Fort Hunter Liggett will begin the design phase of a $22 million Energy Conservation Investment Program (ECIP) project that, when complete, will get the California installation to Net Zero energy use.

  • Human Resources Command buildings among nation's most energy efficient

    May 6, 2015

    U.S. Army Human Resources Command was awarded five bronze Energy Star plaques in a ceremony at its Fort Knox headquarters May 5. Fort Knox Garrison Commander, Col. Thomas J. Edwards, presented the Environmental Protection Agency certificates to Brig. Gen. Barbara L. Owens, HRC Deputy Commanding General, and they were joined by the Hon. Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, and Gregory S. Kuhr, Director, G4, Facilities and Logistics, U.S. Army Installation Management Command, to unveil the plaques in the Maude Complex quadrangle. Energy Star status recognizes the five buildings for consuming 35 percent less energy and producing 35 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than similarly categorized office buildings across the nation.

  • Secretary of Defense recognizes Army environmental successes

    Apr 29, 2015

    The Army's investment in its environmental sustainability, acquisition and cultural resources programs recently reaped dividends with recognition in four categories of the Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards Program.

  • Army's first resource efficiency manager workshop filled with passion for energy management

    Apr 27, 2015

    Huntsville Center, which manages the Resource Efficiency Manager (REM) program, hosted the Army's first REM Workshop April 15-17 to enhance the knowledge base of the growing network of REMs across the Army and Army Reserve.

  • Army to observe Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

    Apr 23, 2015

    The Army will continue its annual observance of national Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month this May, giving leaders and Soldiers an extended opportunity to prepare for the riding season ahead.

  • Army base camp team to demonstrate science, technology innovations

    Apr 22, 2015

    The U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, along with the U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence, will host a demonstration of base camp technologies at Fort Leonard Wood this week.

  • Earth Day 2015 Army Message

    Apr 22, 2015

    On April 22, the United States Army will join the Nation in celebrating Earth Day. Army Earth Day 2015 is our opportunity to renew our commitment to sound environmental stewardship of the lands entrusted to us; the lands where our Soldiers, Families and Civilians train, live and work.

  • IMCOM commander wants BRAC to rid Army of excess infrastructure

    Apr 22, 2015

    Another round of base realignment and closure was called for by the Army's top installation management officer as a way to rid the service of excess infrastructure and modernize facilities.

  • Fort Benning receives solar panel project

    Apr 21, 2015

    A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the Renewable Energy Solar Power Project at Uchee Creek's activity center April 17.

  • April 25 open house to showcase base housing availability

    Apr 17, 2015

    Military retirees, members of the Guard and Reserve, and Department of Defense employees now have an opportunity live on post.

  • Students compete in wind power competition

    Apr 10, 2015

    Five teams are competing in the first annual Switchblade Competition to be held at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

  • Army releases request for proposals for Fort Campbell solar project

    Apr 8, 2015

    Huntsville Center Army Corps of Engineers released a request for proposals for a 3.1MW Solar array Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The PPA will complete the installation's requirement for a 5MW solar array.

  • Lighting upgrade saves energy, maintenance costs

    Apr 7, 2015

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- New lights promise to save more than $400,000 in energy and maintenance costs over the next 15 years.