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  • 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.

  • USACE turns its focus to Earth Day activities

    Apr 7, 2015

    Forty-five years ago a Wisconsin senator wanted the country to pause on April 22 for a "national teach-in on the environment," and think about taking care of the planet on which we live. Thanks to Sen. Gaylord Nelson's efforts, Earth Day was born.

  • April issue of The Corps Environment is available

    Apr 1, 2015

    The April issue of The Corps Environment features the 2014 Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards and provides just a snapshot of the many Army Corps of Engineers and Army environmental and sustainability efforts across the country.

  • Twenty years of energy investments pay off for Fort Knox

    Mar 27, 2015

    The Fort Knox slogan declares to all that "strength starts here." After this month, Fort Knox can claim the Army's energy conservation starts here as well.

  • First mustard agent destruction another milestone for chemical demilitarization program

    Mar 26, 2015

    The March 18 destruction of the first item in the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant Explosive Destruction System marked another milestone for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville chemical demilitarization program.

  • Army releases spring/summer safety campaign

    Mar 26, 2015

    The Army's annual spring/summer safety campaign was recently released online by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center.

  • Major revision to regulation outlining acquisition, sales of utilities published

    Mar 24, 2015

    The revision of Army Regulation 420-41, Acquisition and Sale of Utilities Services, released March 3 and goes into effect April 3. The extensive revision and update comes as significant changes in energy policy and technology have evolved over the past 20 years since the regulation was last revised in 1990.

  • Proper spill response prevents pollution

    Mar 19, 2015

    Proper and efficient spill response is essential to keeping installations in compliance with numerous environmental requirements.

  • Students volunteer to tackle recycling mission

    Mar 12, 2015

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 5, 2015) -- Students who attend the Army Logistics University here can be subject to such a voluminous academic workload they have little time for much else.

  • Web-based sediment tools training: Understanding your watershed

    Mar 12, 2015

    As part of the Great Lakes Tributary Modeling Program, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District has developed the Sediment Transport Analysis and Regional Training (START) program to help stakeholders across the Great Lakes better understand the watershed they live in.

  • AUSA Hot Topics Focus: Installation Management

    Mar 11, 2015

    The Association of the United States Army Hot Topics forum was held in Washington, D.C., March 10.

  • MOARNG's Environmental Management Office success started at the top

    Mar 11, 2015

    The Missouri Army National Guard Environmental Quality Program, which is overseen by the MOARNG Environmental Office, won the industrial installation environmental quality category in the Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards Program and will compete at the Secretary of Defense competition later this year.

  • Innovation, planning enable USACE to streamline cleanup in Alaska

    Mar 11, 2015

    The Alaska District Northeast Cape FUDS accomplishments earned the Secretary of the Army award in the Environmental Restoration -- Installation category. They will compete against other military services' program successes in the Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards Program later this year.

  • Fort Indiantown Gap wins award by thinking big, small

    Mar 11, 2015

    Fort Indiantown Gap National Guard Training Center won a Secretary of the Army Environmental Award in the Sustainability--Non-Industrial Installation category and will go on to compete at the Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards level later this year.

  • "Going Green" pays dividends for Minnesota Army National Guard

    Mar 11, 2015

    The Minnesota Army National Guard (MNARNG) Sustainability Team is making a huge impact across the state by showing others the economic and environmental advantages of incorporating sustainability practices.

  • Efforts impact local species, garner international attention

    Mar 10, 2015

    One of the most important training sites in the region, Camp Blanding Joint Training Center (CBJTC) is also known for its incredibly successful Natural Resources Conservation (NRC) program--so successful, in fact, that it won first place in the Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards in the Natural Resources Conservation - Large Installation category.

  • Power storage: biggest challenge for energy security

    Mar 10, 2015

    Solar, wind, geothermal and other renewable-energy projects are springing up throughout the Army, but there is no affordable way yet to store the power for when it is needed, experts said.

  • Salvaging history in rural New Jersey

    Mar 9, 2015

    Picatinny's Cultural Resources Program (CRP) efforts garnered them a Secretary of the Army Environmental Award in the Cultural Resources, Small Installation category. Picatinny's CRP demonstrates extreme dedication to balancing the combined missions of research and development with historic and environmental preservation of the post's cultural resources through streamlined compliance.

  • Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Energy partner to drive down federal energy costs

    Mar 9, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program developed a partnership to help drive down the federal government's energy costs through the government-wide adoption of performance contracting processes.

  • Pentagon recognizes Army Environmental Program successes

    Mar 6, 2015

    The Army announced the winners of its highest environmental awards for environmental stewardship and sustainability highlighting successes in natural resource conservation, cultural resource management, environmental quality, sustainability, environmental restoration, and environmental excellence in weapon systems acquisition.

  • Recycling done right

    Feb 24, 2015

    This guide to recycling can help sort out what goes where in Germany.

  • 13 businesses awarded Utility Monitoring and Control Systems contracts

    Feb 24, 2015

    Huntsville Center awarded the last of 13 contractors to the fourth generation of its Utility Monitoring and Control Systems (UMCS) Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) in January. Representatives from the pool of contractors gathered for a post-award kickoff meeting Feb. 18 at the University of Alabama in Huntsville campus.

  • Program aims to provide power generation capability to small units

    Feb 24, 2015

    The Soldiers in 1st Platoon were in trouble. Under constant attack for the last two days, and their supplies were low.

  • Safety conscious organizations earn annual awards

    Feb 23, 2015

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- Nicole Stevens, a purchasing agent here in the Army Contracting Command - Tobyhanna Division, uses a checklist to ensure contractors meet safety requirements. The organization earned the fiscal year 2014 Safety Area of the Year, Tenant Activity category.

  • Frogs Returning in February

    Feb 20, 2015

    The U.S. Army Center for Environmental Health Research will welcome the African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis) back into its laboratory this month to study the level of toxicity in periodate, a compound that could be used to replace perchlorate.

  • Army NCO receives national motorcycle safety award

    Feb 18, 2015

    A Fort Stewart, Georgia, Soldier was recently recognized as the American Motorcyclist Association's Outstanding Road Rider for 2015.

  • Solar Field Ribbon Cutting Brings Community Together

    Feb 12, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona- In an endeavor towards sustainability, a ribbon cutting ceremony took place on Wednesday showcasing 57,420 solar panels that have begun providing renewable energy on Fort Huachuca. The sun beamed down brightly as Maj. Gen. John B. Morrison, Jr., Commanding Gen. U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command and Deputy Commanding Gen. U.S. Army Cyber Command welcomed the crowd. The ceremony took place outside the Thunder Mountain Activity Center, with the solar array creating the backdrop.

  • ATEC: This month in Resiliency…Energy Management

    Feb 11, 2015

    Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland -- The U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command's Resiliency Team kicked off the New Year by sharing tips on how ATEC personnel can better manage energy at ATEC's January Resiliency session at the Aberdeen Proving Ground Recreation Center.

  • Hammack sees progression of installation's green initiatives

    Feb 6, 2015

    Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment Katherine Hammack visited Fort Campbell earlier this week, where she received a sneak peek into some of the installation's latest energy and environmentally-friendly initiatives.

  • Accidents down in first quarter 2015

    Jan 23, 2015

    Accidental Soldier fatalities were down 8 percent at the close of the first quarter of fiscal 2015, continuing the downward trend that culminated in the Army's safest year on record during 2014.

  • Energy Use and Efficiency Highlights of Hammack Visit to Crane Army

    Jan 23, 2015

    Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment Katherine Hammack visited Crane Army Ammunition Activity Jan. 23 seeing firsthand the production and logistic missions performed here every day.

  • Army releases vision and strategy for installations, energy and environment through 2025

    Jan 12, 2015

    The Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment, released the Army's vision and strategy through 2025 to help meet future challenges and succeed in future operating environments.

  • West Point on track to achieve Net Zero goals with Army Corps of Engineers' help

    Dec 15, 2014

    The U.S. Army Army Corps of Engineers' Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville Energy Division, in Alabama, met with Director of Public Works Matt Talaber at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, in October, to chart a way ahead for helping the institution achieve its Net Zero goal.

  • U.S. Army announces 'Notice of Intent' to award another solar project on Redstone Arsenal

    Dec 5, 2014

    U.S. Army announces intent to award another solar project on Redstone Arsenal

  • Army issues notice of intent to award for Redstone Arsenal solar project

    Dec 4, 2014

    The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, working with the U.S. Army Office of Energy Initiatives and the U.S. Army Garrison - Redstone Arsenal, issued a notice of intent to award to Sunpower Corporation today for a solar facility on Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, capable of producing up to 18,000 megawatt-hours/year of on-site renewable energy.

  • Fort Carson DPW expands single-stream recycling

    Nov 20, 2014

    Fort Carson is expanding its single-stream recycling operations within motor pools to ramp up Net Zero waste efforts in units.

  • Tripler recognized by Hawaii Energy for energy efficiency efforts

    Nov 19, 2014

    Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) receives a $270,000 incentive from Hawaii Energy, the ratepayer-funded energy conservation and efficiency program, for the installation of energy-saving chillers during a check presentation at the TAMC Commander's Lanai, Oct. 9, 2014.

  • Soldiers of the future will generate their own power

    Nov 17, 2014

    Wearable technologies may provide U.S. Soldiers with on-the-move, portable energy and reduce the weight of gear they carry into combat.

  • Fort Jackson to host recycling event

    Nov 13, 2014

    America Recycles Day will be observed from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday at the Fort Jackson Recycling Center.

  • Joint energy panel emphasizes importance of Operational Energy -- past, present and future

    Nov 13, 2014

    From the battles of World War II to recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, Operational Energy is considered by military leaders to be a critical driver of our nation's military successes.

  • Fort Carson recognizes 3 'Net Zero champions'

    Nov 13, 2014

    Fort Carson, Colorado, recognized military and civilian facility managers as Net Zero champions during the Fall Facility Energy Training event Oct. 29 at The Hub.

  • Companies meet to learn about Redstone Arsenal renewable energy opportunity

    Nov 13, 2014

    Biomass companies interested in competing for a renewable combined heat and power project on Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, met Nov. 13 to learn more about the opportunity and the acquisition process.

  • Army completes environmental study for possible force reductions

    Nov 13, 2014

    The Department of the Army announces the availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact for the Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Army 2020 Force Structure Realignment. The Army evaluated the environmental impacts of potential reductions of active-component Soldiers and Army civilians (Army employees) at 30 installations. The Army determined that there are no significant impacts, other than socioeconomic impacts, and that preparation of an environmental impact statement is not required.

  • Assistant Secretary of the Army visits TAAC-E in eastern Afghanistan

    Nov 8, 2014

    The Hon. Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment visited Train, Advise, Assist Command - East at Tactical Base Gamberi Saturday. During her visit, Hammack met with senior leaders and staff to discuss TAAC-E bases, projects and logistics.

  • Army installation complies with water reduction

    Nov 5, 2014

    Sierra Army Depot takes the initiative to comply with a Presidential Directive on water reduction and help California during a drought emergency.

  • Going green, one installation at a time

    Nov 4, 2014

    The Natick Soldier Systems Center workforce was trained on the importance of "greening" the Army mission during a recent green procurement training session in Hunter Auditorium.

  • Why energy innovation is critical to military budgets

    Nov 3, 2014

    Although the Army has been working toward improving energy use, further steps can be taken to improve outcomes.

  • Army inks 20-year, large-scale renewable energy deal at Fort Drum signing ceremony

    Nov 3, 2014

    A Fort Drum signing ceremony commemorating agreements for the production and delivery of 100 percent of the installation's electricity requirements from an on-site renewable energy biomass generation facility was held last week.

  • Corps of Engineers releases Climate Change Adaptation, Strategic Sustainability plans

    Oct 31, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released its Climate Change Adaptation Plan and its Strategic Sustainability Plan, Oct. 31, 2014.

  • Army, Fort Drum leaders sign contract for renewable, sustainable energy source for installation

    Oct 31, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- As the Army moves to more sustainable forms of energy, Fort Drum remains ahead of the curve. Department of the Army, Fort Drum, New York state and local leaders gathered Thursday at the Commons on post to officially mark the beginning of a new era in renewable energy.

  • Fort Carson water reductions earn Secretary of the Army award

    Oct 31, 2014

    Fort Carson's Net Zero water conservation efforts brought the installation the 2014 Annual Secretary of the Army Energy and Water Management Award for water conservation.

  • World's largest Candlewood Suites opens on Joint Base San Antonio

    Oct 30, 2014

    The world's largest Candlewood Suites hotel has opened on Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, as part of efforts to provide quality, temporary lodging to Service members, their families and other visitors.

  • Secretary of the Army recognizes excellence in Energy and Water Management

    Oct 30, 2014

    Eight Secretary of the Army awards recognizing outstanding achievements in Energy and Water Management were presented to installations and personnel during a Pentagon ceremony yesterday.

  • Army Issues Request for Proposals for Redstone Arsenal Project

    Oct 24, 2014

    A Redstone Arsenal Combined Heat and Power (CHP) project Request for Proposal was released today.

  • Optimal batteries can make critical difference on battlefield

    Oct 23, 2014

    Something as seemingly insignificant as a battery could change a battlefield outcome. Staff Sgt. José R. Salcedo III learned this one night in Afghanistan. It was 2012 and Salcedo was on a mounted patrol deep inside Ghazni province. Suddenly, one of the vehicles hit an improvised explosive device.

  • Fort Drum receives 'StormReady' status

    Oct 23, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Old Man Winter lost a little of his ominous reputation here last week after Fort Drum officials received the National Weather Service's "StormReady" designation. "Simply stated, a warning of severe weather or flooding is of little value, no matter how accurate, if the people in the warned area don't hear it or respond properly to protect themselves," said Jason Franklin, NWS meteorologist in charge at the Buffalo office of the National Oceanic and Atmospher-ic Administration, during a small ceremony Oct. 14 on post.

  • Secretary of the Army 2014 Energy and Water Management Awards Announced

    Oct 23, 2014

    Recipients of the 2014 Secretary of the Army Energy and Water Management Awards have been announced.