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  • 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.

  • Army advances technology at Base Camp Integration Laboratory

    Oct 23, 2014

    As the Army rightsizes and transitions to a more expeditionary force, how efficiently its Soldiers can live during deployments becomes increasingly important. Current and future technologies that will help realize that goal by saving fuel, water and money were on display Oct. 22, 2014, during the annual stakeholders meeting at the Base Camp Integration Laboratory at Fort Devens, Mass.

  • Army assistant secretary visits Fort Devens, discusses benefits of BRAC

    Oct 23, 2014

    In her first official visit to Fort Devens, Massachusetts, Oct. 21, 2014, the assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment pointed to U.S. Army Garrison Fort Devens as a model for "productive reuse" of former active Army posts.

  • Resource Efficiency Manager Program expands to Army Reserve

    Oct 23, 2014

    The Army's Resource Efficiency Manager Program grew 82 percent in fiscal year 2014 with the addition of 19 REMs, which includes 11 new REMs at Army Reserve locations.

  • Developing an Army Energy Information Management plan from the ground up

    Oct 22, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Huntsville Center is leading an effort to develop the Army's energy information management standards and an Armywide implementation plan that identifies the optimal strategy to integrate, monitor and manage all the energy production and consumption activities on an installation.

  • Magazine expanding to cover Armywide environmental, sustainability efforts

    Oct 22, 2014

    Starting with the January issue, The Corps Environment is expanding to incorporate more articles about environmental and sustainability efforts to better tell the story across the entire Army, not just the Army Corps of Engineers. The magazine welcomes content from around the Army.

  • Arsenal awards largest electrical contract in a generation

    Oct 21, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The arsenal announced this month that it has awarded a $4.2 million contract to a New York construction company to upgrade the arsenal's main power substation. "This will be the largest and most important electrical project the arsenal has undertaken in nearly 30 years," Dedjoe said. "We have been working on the design for this power station for more than two years and it comes none too soon as the current power station is more than 50 years old."

  • Request for Proposals issued for a Large-Scale Renewable Energy Solar & Wind Project at Fort Hood

    Oct 20, 2014

    The U.S. Army issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a 40 megawatt project at Fort Hood, Texas. A Notice of Intent to Award is anticipated in early 2015.

  • 2014 Army Sustainability Report Released

    Oct 10, 2014

    PENTAGON, Washington DC -- The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment released the Army Sustainability Report 2014, highlighting the Army's progress in Fiscal Years 2012-2013. The Army Sustainability Report 2014 highlights progress in land management, operational energy, community partnerships, and programs that support the holistic health and well-being of our people.

  • Energy conservation part of daily duties

    Oct 9, 2014

    October is National Energy Awareness Month and as an Army pilot site for Net Zero energy, water and waste, Fort Carson works to ensure Soldiers and civilians understand their role in reducing utility-related costs.

  • Army makes significant strides in energy programs

    Oct 9, 2014

    Despite challenges in budget and manpower, the Army has made great progress in energy projects that strengthen the Army mission, said the assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, at a media roundtable at the Pentagon, Oct. 8, 2014.

  • Safety Doesn't Just Happen

    Oct 7, 2014

    "Safe driving or riding doesn't just happen. It's a byproduct of receiving the right training and education, exercising self-discipline, meeting standards and assessing one's ability to execute a given task."

  • Army establishes permanent Office of Energy Initiatives

    Oct 1, 2014

    The Secretary of the Army, John McHugh has directed the Office of Energy Initiatives (OEI) be established as an enduring organization within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment.

  • 2014 Green Book: The costly consequences of excess Army infrastructure and overhead

    Sep 30, 2014

    The costly consequences of excess Army infrastructure and overhead Katherine G. Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations, Energy and Environment)

  • Fort Drum project to provide 100 percent of the Installation's energy requirements

    Sep 29, 2014

    The U.S. Army has awarded a contract for up to 100 percent of Fort Drum's on-site energy requirements to ReEnergy Black River LLC, a subsidiary of ReEnergy Holdings LLC.

  • Assessing Army Safety

    Sep 12, 2014

    As the new director of Army Safety and commanding general of the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center, I look forward to working with Army leaders and safety professionals at all levels to preserve our Army's readiness through the prevention of accidental loss of our Soldiers, civilians, Family members and vital resources. First, however, I'd like to recognize some of those whose efforts have been so instrumental in turning the accidental loss arrow downward over the past few years.

  • Hammack tours SIAD operations

    Sep 8, 2014

    The Hon. Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment toured operations at Sierra Army Depot for the first time.

  • Army Net Zero Energy Roadmap and Program Summary for FY 2013 Released

    Sep 3, 2014

    Nine Army Net Zero Energy pilot installations have already made substantial progress in identifying, developing, and executing energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in the first years of the program.

  • Project pushes toward Fort Carson Net Zero water goal

    Aug 28, 2014

    Fort Carson, Colo., is working on a reclaimed water system expansion project that is the installation's largest Net Zero water initiative to date.

  • Army improves fuel accountability, visibility on battlefield

    Aug 27, 2014

    The U.S. Army is testing systems to improve how fuel is monitored and tracked across the battlefield, officials said.

  • New wildlife management area opens to the public

    Aug 26, 2014

    Representatives from The Nature Conservancy, Georgia Department of Natural Resources and Fort Benning recently gathered for the opening of the Chattahoochee Fall Line Wildlife Management Area, which is protected for conservation and recreation.

  • Privatized lodging tops 5 years at Fort Sill

    Aug 22, 2014

    Fort Sill and InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) Army Lodging celebrated the five-year anniversary of privatized Army lodging (PAL) with a celebration Aug. 13 at Allin Hall.

  • Fort McCoy Military Family Housing: Contract awarded for 42 new units

    Aug 22, 2014

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- A contract to build 42 new units of military Family housing on South Post was awarded Aug. 1. Carlson Constructors Corporation of Joliet, Ill., received the contract totaling nearly $22 million, said Roy Brewer, Fort McCoy Army Corps of Engineers resident engineer. This is the first new housing contract awarded since homes were completed in the South Post housing area in 2012.

  • Solar technology contractors meet to discuss upcoming project at Redstone Arsenal

    Aug 22, 2014

    Companies pre-qualified to compete for solar technology projects met Aug. 20 at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, to go over the Request for Proposals for the task order to build a renewable solar energy facility capable of producing up to 18,000 megawatt hours per year on the Arsenal.

  • Tooele Army Depot continues to pursue renewable energy goals

    Aug 18, 2014

    -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, recently announced that Tooele Army Depot would have a second wind turbine constructed to promote its renewable energy goals.

  • New recycling multi-bins placed for convenience

    Aug 14, 2014

    Taking care of mother earth just got more convenient -- two large blue recycling multi-bins are now at the northeast corner of the Exchange parking lot and at the southeast corner of the Mini Mall parking lot under a streetlight.

  • Natick evaluating advanced, energy-efficient shelters and shelter components

    Aug 14, 2014

    The Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, or NSRDEC, is demonstrating and evaluating new advanced, energy-efficient shelters and shelter components.

  • Army and Department of Energy Partner to Save Energy at Army Industrial Facilities

    Aug 4, 2014

    Four years ago, the Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Energy (DoE) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work together to enhance national energy security and demonstrate the Federal Government's leadership in transitioning America towards low carbon economy.

  • Energy contract sets Fort Buchanan on path to Army's Net Zero goal

    Aug 1, 2014

    The Army Corps of Engineers' first and only Energy Savings Performance Contract to include wind power generation is nearly complete at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico.

  • 'Right' defense contracts needed to support critical skill retention at Watervliet

    Jul 30, 2014

    In an era of declining defense budgets, the Watervliet Arsenal, New York, needs contracts to produce more than just revenue. It needs the "right kind" of contracts to retain a critical skill base that is required to support large caliber manufacturing for the Defense Department and to allied militaries.

  • ESPC offers multitude of intangible benefits to military, installations

    Jul 29, 2014

    Energy Savings Performance Contracting offers installations a tool that allows for those critical upgrades to take place with zero up-front capital cost.

  • Army releases request for proposal for solar project at Redstone Arsenal

    Jul 29, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, in Alabama, released a request for proposals for the first solar technology task order, to be awarded against the $7 billion renewable and alternative energy power production for Department of Defense installations multiple award task order contract.

  • Fort Leonard Wood adds new hotel, dental facility to list of new construction

    Jul 24, 2014

    A state-of-the-art dental facility and new hotel are atop the list of Army military and private construction projects on Fort Leonard Wood, totaling more than $207 million.

  • Fort Sill implements mass warning notification system

    Jul 24, 2014

    The Fort Sill community now has a new system for notifying Soldiers, DA civilians and contractors of significant events that may be affecting the post and surrounding civilian areas.

  • Fort Knox showcases energy, personnel, leadership programs to Under Secretary Carson

    Jul 22, 2014

    Fort Knox, Kentucky, had the opportunity to show off some of its world-class facilities during a visit July 21, 2014, from the Under Secretary of the Army, Brad Carson.

  • Army green is Army Strong!

    Jul 14, 2014

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait -- The Army tackles challenges today requiring more innovative and efficient ways to support the mission and minimize environmental impacts. U.S. Army Central is making significant strides supporting the Army's effort to conserve money and resources. The Army's energy goals, as defined in the January 2009 Army Energy Security Implementation Strategy, include reducing energy consumption, increasing energy efficiency, increasing use of renewable/alternative energy, assuring access to sufficient energy supplies and reducing adverse impacts to the environment.

  • Installation Management shares Army garrison needs

    Jul 3, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Lt. Gen. David Halverson and Honorable Katherine Hammack visited Fort Sill June 27 to let Fort Sill Garrison employees know how to help the Army in its time of transition They also viewed how the post was handling a highly discussed humanitarian mission.

  • Looking at challenges, initiatives to retain the Army's Industrial Base at Watervliet

    Jul 1, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- Faced with significant cuts to defense weapons spending, Lt. Gen. Patricia McQuistion led a team of logistics experts on July 1 at the Watervliet Arsenal as part of a strategy to ensure the Army's Industrial Base remains relevant and well postured to support the future Army.

  • Army invites public to comment on environmental impacts of possible force reductions

    Jun 26, 2014

    The Department of the Army has completed a Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment (SPEA) for Army 2020 force structure realignment and is making a draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FNSI) available for public comment. All interested members of the public, federally-recognized Indian or Alaska Native tribes, Native Hawaiian groups, federal, state, and local agencies are invited to review and provide comments. Comments will be accepted until August 25.

  • June 18, 2014 -- CSA remarks at Pentagon cake-cutting ceremony

    Jun 23, 2014

    June 18, 2014 -- CSA remarks at Pentagon cake-cutting ceremony

  • Soldiers re-enlist at Pentagon during Army birthday celebration

    Jun 23, 2014

    On June 19, 2014, the two brothers, along with 11 other Soldiers, re-enlisted during a ceremony in the Pentagon courtyard. The event coincided with celebrations in honor of the Army's 239th birthday.

  • Enduring Fatigue

    Jun 19, 2014

    To steadfastly hold out against impairment -- that's what it means to endure.

  • Does it ever make sense to shutdown Army manufacturing centers?

    Jun 5, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL -- Anytime there is a significant pause in production at this Army-owned manufacturing center, reports are often prepared to alert higher headquarters of the incident that has stopped the critical manufacturing of weapon systems for our Soldiers. But not this week. The arsenal turned off its machines and office lights on June 4 to reinforce workplace safety.

  • DAS Kids and Chilgok officials see green during Earth Day

    May 14, 2014

    CAMP CARROLL, South Korea - Korean Environmental officials and Daegu American School Kids learn the meaning of Earth Day and th value of Camp Carroll's unique wetlands reclamation project.

  • Fort Drum restores grassland for threatened bird species

    May 8, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Those who have traveled on state Route 3A in recent months may have noticed a rather significant change in the landscape. During the winter, Fort Drum contracted out a large-scale timber harvest operation to remove all woody stemmed vegetation in the 350-acre Training Area 7.

  • RRAD becomes first Army installation in Texas named 'StormReady'

    May 5, 2014

    During a special ceremony April 28, Red River Army Depot became the first Army installation in the state of Texas and only the second Army depot in the nation to be recognized as StormReady.

  • Earth Day draws youth from local schools

    May 5, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) and the APG North (Aberdeen) youth center hosted the annual Earth Day celebration for elementary school students April 25.

  • Motorcycle safety: not just for May

    May 5, 2014

    While Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month kicked off nationally May 1, Army officials are urging leaders across the force to treat rider safety as a year-round imperative in response to rising PMV-2 fatalities

  • Army names Fort Drum best Fire Prevention Program

    May 1, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Fort Drum's Fire Prevention Branch will compete against other programs across the Department of Defense after being named best in the Army on Thursday.

  • Army recognized for historic preservation

    Apr 29, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii will be in good company, May 30, when it accepts not one, but two recognitions from the Historic Hawaii Foundation at the 40th annual Preservation Honor Awards ceremony.

  • Fort Huachuca, partners, break ground for Solar Array Park

    Apr 28, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - Just one year after the idea was introduced, Fort Huachuca and partnering organizations broke ground on the Department of Defense's largest renewable energy project April 25 adjacent to the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre, to mark the construction of the new Solar Array Park scheduled to begin operation by the end of the year.

  • Army breaks ground for largest solar array on DOD post

    Apr 25, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, in southeast Arizona, is expected to get 25 percent of its annual electricity requirement from the solar array being installed on a 155-acre parcel of land.

  • Privatization of Army lodging to benefit wounded warriors

    Apr 21, 2014

    The Staybridge Suites now under construction at Fort Belvoir, Va., is being designed specifically to cater to wounded warriors and their visiting family members.

  • 2014 Army Earth Day Message

    Apr 21, 2014

    On April 22, the United States Army joins the Nation in celebrating Earth Day. Earth Day provides us an opportunity to renew our commitment to stewardship of the environment and the lands where our Soldiers, Families, and Civilians train, live and work. Signed HON John M. McHugh, Secretary of the Army GEN Raymond T. Odierno, Chief of Staff SMA Raymond F. Chandler III, Sergeant Major of the Army

  • Largest solar array on U.S. military installation to be developed

    Apr 17, 2014

    The U.S. Army announced April 14, 2014, plans to start development of a solar array that will provide about 25 percent of the annual installation electricity requirement of Fort Huachuca, Ariz.

  • Watervliet earns SecArmy safety award for third time in four years

    Apr 17, 2014

    The Watervliet Arsenal announced April 17, 2014, that it was named the winner of the Secretary of the Army and Army Chief of Staff Safety Award for Industrial Operations for fiscal year 2013.

  • Safety Sends, Fiscal 2014

    Apr 17, 2014

    What's the latest Army safety news? Are the numbers up or down? Check out what the director of Army Safety has to say about it.

  • Fiscal 2013 SA/CSA safety award winners announced

    Apr 16, 2014

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center today named winners of the Fiscal 2013 Secretary of the Army and Army Chief of Staff safety awards.

  • Developing viable Army energy projects start to finish is a team effort

    Apr 15, 2014

    How well the Army is executing current projects is vital to securing future funding. When an Army Energy Conservation Investment Program project is complete, it should either be saving energy or generating energy.

  • Two more Wiesbaden units commit to environmental standard

    Apr 8, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - They're sprouting like three-leaf clovers all over Wiesbaden's Clay Kaserne. As more and more units and organizations commit to saving energy and resources through the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden's Greet Boot initiative, ever more Green Boot Certificate signs are appearing out front of those very same military and civilian agencies.

  • Army uses GIS technology for renewable energy planning

    Apr 8, 2014

    The U.S. Army Environmental Command provides geospatial services for a variety of operations and organizations throughout the Army. Among those are the geospatial analyses and customized mapping support that USAEC contributes to the Energy Initiatives Task Force�'s effort to meet its goal of 25 percent of all energy consumed on Army installations to be from renewable energy sources by 2025.

  • Hammack testifies on 2015 budget, calls for BRAC in 2017

    Apr 7, 2014

    The Army's assistant secretary for Installations, Energy and Environment was up on Capitol Hill April 2, 2014, to justify the Army's fiscal year 2015 military construction and Army family housing budget request, which reflects an overall 39 percent reduction from fiscal year 2014, in MILCON accounts.

  • Congress told Army needs another BRAC round

    Mar 14, 2014

    The Army has excess infrastructure that is expensive to maintain. Under a tight budget, funds used to maintain that infrastructure could be better spent on Soldier readiness, officials told lawmakers, March 12, 2014.

  • Army secretary views post�'s energy initiatives

    Mar 6, 2014

    Richard Kidd, the deputy assistant secretary of the Army for Energy and Sustainability, met with senior leaders and Soldiers Feb. 24 and 25 to discuss Fort Leonard Wood�'s energy initiatives.


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