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Turning base camp waste into energy
Mar 19, 2014
One 150-person base camp in Afghanistan can produce as much as 1,000 pounds of solid waste a day. The Expeditionary Basing and Collective Protection Directorate of the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center would like to turn a negative into a positive, and solve another problem simultaneously, by converting that waste into energy that could help power U.S. base camps overseas.
Energy expert reveals simple, low/no-cost energy habits to save millions
Mar 13, 2014
Lyman Parkhurst, a Sain Engineering Associates inspector who regularly visits Army installations as part of Installation Management Command's annual Energy and Awareness Conservation Assessments, visited USAG Ansbach in late January and revealed simple, low/no-cost energy habit changes community members can make that could be saving millions of dollars.
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.
U.S. Army's Fort Drum Moves Closer To Achieving Energy Security
Feb 19, 2014
Energy Initiatives Task Force (EITF) Executive Director Amanda Simpson this morning made a major announcement for U.S. Army large scale renewable energy at the U.S. Power & Renewable Finance Forum in New York.
Knox energy security security tightens thanks to gas-powered generators
Feb 19, 2014
Knox improves energy security and decreases reliance on outside power providers thanks to the installation of natural gas-powered generators. The byproduct of those electricity-making generators is heat, which will be captured in a process known as Combined Heat and Power.
Environmental Club: Students look for ways to help save resources
Feb 11, 2014
WIESBADEN, Germany - Changing a culture doesn't happen overnight. That's one of the messages Maj. William McGlothlin, operations officer for the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Directorate of Public Works, shared with Wiesbaden High School's Environmental Club during a visit to the school Feb. 5.
Construction for new JBM-HH communications building to begin
Feb 3, 2014
Ground was broken for a new communications building on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Jan. 29. The old communication location was damaged by an earthquake that hit the region in August 2011.
Energy Conservation Cup Saves Big Bucks
Jan 30, 2014
The Commander's Energy Conservation Cup has rolled into its second six-month period and the first six months proved very successful reducing energy consumption by $72,000 installation wide.
Biofuel-capable plant may be coming to Schofield
Jan 23, 2014
The Army invites the public to provide input on the scope of a future Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the construction and operation of a 50-megawatt biofuel-capable power generation plant, here.
Corps of Engineers provides 'life support' for VA hospital during electrical upgrade
Jan 10, 2014
This fall, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' 249th Engineer Battalion (Prime Power) completed a electrical distribution system upgrade at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in New York City. The work had little impact on patients and provided significant cost savings.
EITF Transitions Leadership
Jan 9, 2014
Ms. Amanda Simpson to Lead Army Renewable Energy Efforts
Army power, energy research moves forward
Jan 2, 2014
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Jan. 2, 2014) -- Army researchers and scientists are advancing power and energy for the future.
Units, organizations joining the effort to save energy, resources
Dec 17, 2013
WIESBADEN, Germany - There's a green wave rolling over U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden -- one unit and organization at a time. U.S. Army Europe's Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion is the latest to receive Green Boot certification for its members' efforts to conserve resources, recycle and cut back on wasteful energy practices.
Going green: Community gets hands-on with new transportation methods
Dec 5, 2013
Planning for the future with "greener" transportation for the Ozarks was the focus of Transportation Days Monday and Tuesday on Fort Leonard Wood.
Army continues to evolve energy programs despite huge budget cuts
Dec 5, 2013
The Army had to scrap more than $250 million in energy projects during fiscal year 2013 in order to comply with the Budget Control Act, said the service's deputy assistant secretary for energy and sustainability.
Students show their renewable energy colors
Dec 4, 2013
Second grade students at Vicenza Elementary School receive awards following Energy Awareness Month.
Force Sustainment Systems sends new tropical shelter system to Guam
Nov 27, 2013
Any Soldier can attest to the fact that there is nothing worse than getting a new piece of equipment and then finding out that it doesn't work properly.
EITF Project Hits Important Milestone
Nov 22, 2013
The Defense Logistics Agency Energy, working with the Army Energy Initiatives Task Force (EITF), issued a Notice of Intent to Award letter to Ameresco Inc., for an 18.6 megawatt solar photovoltaic (PV) facility at Fort Detrick, Maryland
Fort Carson honored at 2013 Federal Energy and Water Management Awards ceremony
Nov 18, 2013
The Directorate of Public Works at Fort Carson received the 2013 Federal Energy Management Program Director's Award during a ceremony at the Department of Interior's Sidney R. Yates Auditorium, in Washington, D.C.
Army engineer named as winner in 2013 GreenGov Presidential Awards
Nov 15, 2013
A local engineer was recognized Nov. 5 when the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) announced the fourth annual winners of the GreenGov Presidential Awards, which honor federal civilian and military personnel as well as agency teams, facilities, and programs that have taken innovative steps to reduce energy use and carbon pollution, curb waste, and save taxpayer money in Federal agency operations.
RDECOM demonstrates advances in Army power, energy at Pentagon
Nov 15, 2013
WASHINGTON (Nov. 14, 2013) -- The U.S. Army showcased how its research and engineering centers are enabling advances in operational energy for Soldiers Nov. 14 at the Pentagon.
9th MSC goes green for consolidated SRP
Nov 15, 2013
With budgetary constraints top of mind for the Army, one Reserve unit is looking for unique ways to save money without impacting Soldier readiness.
Army showcases energy-efficient technologies for warfighters
Nov 14, 2013
The Army displayed energy-efficient technologies, in the Pentagon courtyard that are used or being developed to make Soldiers more effective on the battlefield, Nov. 14, 2013.
Chief sees future of Army equipment at PEO Soldier
Nov 6, 2013
The Army's chief of staff inspected an array of advanced technology being mobilized on behalf of Soldiers during a visit to Program Executive Office Soldier at Fort Belvoir, Va., Nov. 1, 2013.
Energizing base camps of the future
Nov 6, 2013
Innovations meant to improve Soldiers' quality of life during deployments -- while saving lives, fuel, water and money -- were on display Nov. 5, 2013, at the Army Base Camp Integration Laboratory at Fort Devens, Mass.
Lab improving combat capability by developing more energy-efficient systems
Nov 5, 2013
Technologies are being developed and tested that enable Soldiers to focus more on mission and less on logistics and resupply, said Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy & Environment.
Vicenza students receive lesson in energy awareness
Oct 31, 2013
Directorate of Public Works Environmental Office personnel wrapped up a month's worth of energy awareness outreach to the Vicenza Military Community schools Oct. 21 with a visit to Trina Downey's second-grade class at Vicenza Elementary School. You'd be surprised what you can learn from a second-grader.
Army wants more public-private partnerships
Oct 29, 2013
Now is the time for the Army to increase partnerships with the private sector in areas such as renewable energy products, family services to housing, and other installation infrastructure elements, Army leaders say.
Partnering for Enhanced Mission Effectiveness
Oct 24, 2013
The U.S. Army is partnering with the private sector, other agencies, government and local communities for Enhanced Mission Effectiveness.
Fort Hood's recycling program sets the standard for the Army
Oct 24, 2013
Fort Hood, Texas was selected as one of seven Army installations to pilot the Net Zero Waste program. Since the program was implemented in 2011, Fort Hood has seen a 20 percent reduction in the amount of waste entering the landfill.
True Private Confessions of a Building Energy Manager
Oct 23, 2013
ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. (Oct. 23, 2013) -- It all started with the purchase of a new home with the new addition of a wife and young children in my life. No longer was I in total control, but on the other hand, I was the single income provider for the home. My young children were especially fascinated with light switches and buttons in the house and continually leaving lights, appliances, TVs, computers, and printers on all around the house. Unfortunately, the kids never grew out of their young fascination leaving things turned on or messing with the thermostat settings, and of course, they never had to pay any electric or heating bills.
Westphal: Small businesses critical to readiness of Army
Oct 22, 2013
Under Secretary of the Army Dr. Joseph W. Westphal met with dozens of small business owners and representatives to hear their success stories on working with the Army as well as the challenges they face, during a discussion Oct. 21, 2013, at the 2013 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, in Washington, D.C.
Army Releases Operational Energy Video and 8 Power Tips -- LTG Mason to Discuss Initiatives at AUSA
Oct 21, 2013
The Army is releasing an Operational Energy training video and 8 Power Tips aimed at encouraging Soldiers to use energy smarter on the battlefield. LTG Raymond V. Mason, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, G-4, is releasing both during this week's 2013 Annual Association of the U.S. Army Meeting and Exposition. Mason will speak at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 22, 2013 as part of a panel on creating efficiencies and synergies. Live Stream http://www.army.mil/professional/ilw/
Army Energy Awareness = Action Month Enhancing Mission Effectiveness
Oct 17, 2013
During the month of October, it is our responsibility to become energy informed and aware so that we may carry this knowledge through the rest of the year. By taking action, becoming champions of change, promoting energy awareness and making energy informed operations a key consideration in all that we do, we possess the power to succeed.
It's your turn to test drive the EcoBike
Oct 10, 2013
Electricity-producing exercise bike will be available at some JBLM fitness facilities
October is Energy Awareness = Action Month
Oct 8, 2013
Hon. Katherine Hammack
October is Energy Awareness = Action Month
Oct 8, 2013
SGM Tracey E. Anbiya
The power to save lives
Oct 8, 2013
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District helped to construct a solar power project for the New Jersey National Guard. The project is saving the National Guard and tax payers money.
Army lab finding better ways to convert JP-8 to hydrogen for portable electric power
Oct 3, 2013
A small team of scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory are collaborating with counterparts at the Communications-Electronics and the Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Centers, to develop technology for lightweight, portable prototype systems that would convert Jet Propellant 8 to hydrogen on the spot.
Army awards final technology for renewable and alternative energy MATOC
Sep 24, 2013
-- A group of qualified biomass technology contractors was identified and awarded 13 Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOC) by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, working with the Army Energy Initiatives Task Force (EITF).
Oekoprofit: City recognizes garrison for conservation initiatives
Sep 11, 2013
WIESBADEN, Germany - The U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden was among more than 30 companies and organizations recognized by Wiesbaden Lord Mayor Sven Gerich and other city officials for their conservation efforts during a ceremony at Wiesbaden's City Hall Aug. 29. Col. David Carstens, USAG Wiesbaden commander, and members of the garrison's Directorate of Public Works team were honored for the U.S. military community's ongoing participation in the city-wide Oekoprofit initiative which annually brings representatives together throughout the year to share ideas and success stories aimed at protecting the environment, making better use of resources and building sustainably.
Army awards third technology, wind, under $7 billion renewable energy MATOC
Sep 10, 2013
Contractors qualified through this process will be able to compete for future wind renewable energy task orders issued under the MATOC by the Army or Department of Defense
U.S. Army Reserve participates in Water Security and Conflict Resolution Summit
Sep 10, 2013
A member of the U.S. Water Partnership, the U.S. Army Reserve is collaborating to share engineering, transportation and medical expertise in the efforts to assure the world's population has access to safe and secure water.
Yongsan Environmental Management System protects resources
Aug 30, 2013
There is a saying: "Many hands make light work." With that in mind, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan trains all civilian and military personnel on their Environmental Management System (EMS) so the entire community can pitch in and help protect the environment on and off post.
Army awards 2nd technology under $7 billion renewable energy MATOC
Aug 28, 2013
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, working with the Army Energy Initiatives Task Force, awarded Multiple Award Task Order Contracts to a group of 22 qualified solar technology contractors, Aug. 27, 2013.
Huachuca's Net Zero-focused middle school wins design, energy conservation awards
Aug 12, 2013
When it comes to receiving architectural and design awards, corporate headquarters buildings, hotels and homes come to mind, and not schools or their interiors. However, this didn't stop Colonel Smith Middle School at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., from winning design, energy conservation and sustainability awards at state, national and international levels.
'Long-Lived Power' could extend life for battlefield sensors
Aug 5, 2013
Scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory are testing tritium, a radioisotope that is produced in nuclear reactors, to power sensors. This alternative energy source could give sensors -- the eyes and ears of warfighters -- a battlefield energy source capable of lasting a 13-year half-life.
Army Energy Initiatives Task Force debuts inaugural newsletter
Aug 1, 2013
The Energy Initiatives Task Force published their inaugural newsletter, aimed at informing and engaging industry and installations on large-scale renewable energy.
Vicenza garrison installs smart lights on track to Net Zero
Jul 29, 2013
The U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza Directorate of Public Works has completed the replacement of 247 light poles supporting 494 old style metal halide lamp fixtures with 357 LED light fixtures on Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy. The $843,000 project is expected to save the garrison approximately $30,000 annually and further the garrison's move toward achieving Net Zero Energy Installation status.
How is the installation electric bill calculated?
Jul 24, 2013
How does the power company calculate the installation's monthly electrical costs? Perhaps an answer to this question may make you a little more aware of the energy that we consume and be more thoughtful of its use. Let's look at the May 2013 bill to try to answer this question. The installation is charged at an industrial rate (number 53) because of the factory is the primary utility user.
Green Power Settings For Army Computers In Korea
Jul 23, 2013
Power management settings are being remotely applied to all non-mission critical workstations and laptops running on Army controlled networks in South Korea now through 26 July.
Fort Carson receives program federal energy award
Jul 18, 2013
Fort Carson received the Superior Program honor for the Army from the Federal Energy Management Program Awards, announced July 3
Bragg, Carson named recipients of energy management awards
Jul 3, 2013
The Department of Energy named the Army as recipient of two Federal Energy Management Program awards, July 3, 2013.
Army's top real estate exec visits Picatinny, cites funding as biggest operational challenge to Army
Jun 20, 2013
PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Army for Installations, Energy and Environment visited Picatinny Arsenal, June 20.
Community partnerships, privatization key to Army's fiscal future
Jun 17, 2013
Across the force, installation commanders will soon be directed to more actively engage with businesses in working partnerships that will be mutually beneficial to both the Army and the communities that surround its posts and installations.
Army harnesses sun to reduce casualties from sniper attacks
Jun 13, 2013
The U.S. Army is harnessing the elements to help reduce casualties from sniper attacks on forward operating bases.
Solar carport nears completion, prepares to power up
Jun 13, 2013
New carport features a solar photovoltaic array that will supplement or provide power completely to the Mack depending on the amount of electricity it generates.
Conserving energy is elementary
Jun 11, 2013
A 9-year-old Grafenwoehr student practices environmental stewardship with his science fair project
Net Zero provides energy security, saves resources, protects Soldiers
Jun 6, 2013
The Army's "Net Zero" energy initiative is a model for the private sector and a testament to the "art of the possible," said the assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment.
Fort Bragg green roof looks, feels 'cool'
May 31, 2013
More than 500,000 evergreens, semi-evergreens and deciduous plants are flourishing in a surprising location at Fort Bragg -- on the roof of the Installation Transportation Deployment Support Area.
Corn-Feds: Army plans to power plants with plants
May 29, 2013
The Army has selected the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant (IAAAP) in Middletown, Iowa, as the initial facility to test a prototype ethanol-powered fuel cell technology. Why IAAAP? "Ethanol is derived from corn, which is abundant in Iowa."
First Wiesbaden unit earns certification Green Boot environmental program
May 28, 2013
WIESBADEN, Germany - U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden's Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment became the first unit to be recognized in the garrison's new Green Boot program. Col. David Carstens, USAG Wiesbaden commander, presented Capt. Jennifer Glover with the Green Boot Certificate May 16 for members of the unit's efforts in helping conserve energy and resources.
Prime Power soldiers bring progress under fire
May 26, 2013
They were just getting ready to leave for the day when the rounds hit. There were at least three of them, said Staff Sgt. Andrew Garza, Prime Power noncommissioned officer in charge, Forward Operating Base Shank, 249th Engineer Battalion, United States Forces-Afghanistan.
IPC signs new resident utilities billing provider
May 24, 2013
Minol Inc. has been contracted by Island Palm Communities (IPC) to provide resident utility billing services, effective with the June 2013 billing period.
PM Force Sustainment Systems looks ahead, supports Pacific strategy
May 22, 2013
What covers half the world's surface, contains 50 percent of its population, and spans 9,000 miles and 16 time zones? Give up? Well, it's the U.S. Pacific Command area of operation.
Army releases 2012 Net Zero Progress Report
May 22, 2013
The Army has released the Net Zero Pilot Installation Initiative Progress Report for 2012, containing information useful to all installations in implementing Net Zero. The Army now plans to issue a policy this year that will expand the Net Zero Initiative to all permanent Army installations.
DOD schools, Corps of Engineers partner to advance STEM education
May 20, 2013
The Army Corps of Engineers and the Department of Defense Education Activity chose an elementary school to announce a new partnership meant to advance science, technology, engineering and math education in schools, May 20, 2013, in Quantico, Va.
Fort Bliss unveils Army's first microgrid
May 17, 2013
Fort Bliss, Texas, has unveiled the Army's first microgrid that will reduce output, save money, provide energy security, and be a model for other microgrids throughout the base.
Researchers bring standard Army battery charger 'into the 21st century,' refine conformal battery
May 17, 2013
Over the past two decades the electronic devices Soldiers use and the rechargeable batteries that power them have advanced significantly, but the equipment used to recharge these batteries in the field are outdated and inefficient. The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications-electronics center, or CERDEC, is working to change that paradigm.
Army establishes policy for Operational Energy
May 16, 2013
The Army has established a new policy for 'Operational Energy,' which is focused on improving the Army's capabilities through better use of energy.
Net Zero study earns national planning award
May 9, 2013
A U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern energy study for Sembach Kaserne has won an American Planning Association's Federal Planning Division award in the Outstanding Sustainable Planning, Design, or Development category.
Electrical shocks a year-round hazard
May 9, 2013
Electricity is one of the greatest amenities of modern life, but it also poses very real and very deadly hazards for those who don't respect it.
Army MATOC - First awards under $7 billion renewable energy contract
May 6, 2013
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, working with the Army Energy Initiatives Task Force (EITF), today awarded the first of its kind Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOC) for the first technology under this contract to support renewable energy on Defense Department installations.
Going Green: Wind turbine installed on Fort Buchanan
Apr 25, 2013
The first of three 275-kilowatt wind turbines to be erected on Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico, started producing energy April 19. The turbines are part of a 10-project energy and water reduction effort that, in addition to installing wind power generation, includes solar photovoltaic systems, and water conservation measures.
Army scientists scout energy solutions for the battlefield
Apr 24, 2013
Energy Scavenging is just one way U.S. Army Research Laboratory experts are getting more from existing resources. There are a number of technology areas enabling operational energy, such as energy storage, alternative energy sources, high-density power converters and micro grids that the lab is pursuing.
Energy-saving program aims to share best practices, reduce ecological footprint
Apr 24, 2013
WIESBADEN, Germany - Rising host nation energy prices and a steadily growing population have resulted in a more concentrated effort by U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden energy managers to find ways to better use available resources. A new USAG Wiesbaden program is equipping units with the tools to decrease their energy use and ecological footprint, according to Maj. William McGlothlin, operations officer of USAG Wiesbaden's Directorate of Public Works. The focus of the new Green Boot program is changing the culture of units regarding energy consumption and resource management.
Going Green: Corps builds largest induction solar wall in the country
Apr 23, 2013
As the sun beats down on one of the biggest buildings in the country, solar thermal collectors go to work providing enough heat for a 1.7 million square foot warehouse.
Fort Hood is no stranger to winning environmental awards
Apr 19, 2013
Last year Fort Hood won the installation and team award at both the Secretary of Army and Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards competitions. This year it was no surprise when they captured the Sustainability award for a non-industrial installation 2012 Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards competition.
Hammack - In Depth discuss benefits of another BRAC round
Apr 19, 2013
Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, joins In Depth to discuss why the Army is asking Congress for another BRAC round.
Army Earth Day Message signed by SMA, CSA, SA
Apr 19, 2013
Monday, April 22, the Army joins the nation in celebrating Earth Day. Army installations and organizations will continue efforts to support the Army's mission by conserving cultural and natural resources, harnessing more energy from alternative sources, promoting greater fuel and energy efficiency, and furthering Net Zero energy, water and waste efforts. By making the right choices today, our Army will remain the world 's premier military force into the future.
Going Green: District powers debris-removal vessel with biofuel
Apr 18, 2013
Soybeans are helping power a debris-removal vessel operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers San Francisco District.
Army completes environmental study on future force structure reductions
Apr 12, 2013
The Army published a Finding of No Significant Impact following completion of the Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Army 2020 Force Structure Realignment. The PEA analyzed the environmental impacts of two action alternatives for reducing and reorganizing the Army's active component force structure at 21 installations between now and 2020. This action is necessary to achieve the fiscal reductions directed by the Budget Control Act of 2011, consistent with the National Military Strategy and ending of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Army sees efficient energy use as mission critical
Apr 10, 2013
The Army is implementing ways to use energy more efficiently to protect Soldiers, conserve resources and enhance mission capabilities.
Going Green: Corps-built homes in the LEED
Apr 5, 2013
On military installations throughout the nation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has built hangars, fire stations, barracks and homes in a sustainable, energy-saving way, saving taxpayer dollars and working in collaboration with other federal agencies and partners.
Fort Bliss to launch military's largest renewable energy project
Apr 5, 2013
The largest renewable energy project in U.S. military history is slated to begin soon at Fort Bliss, Texas, a big step toward the installation's goal of generating all the energy it uses, Army Maj. Gen. Dana J.H. Pittard, the installation and 1st Armored Division commander, announced April 5, 2013.
Fort Hood Net Zero 2020 program
Apr 3, 2013
Maj. Kara Escajeda, the Environmental Science and Engineering Officer of 85th Civil Affairs Brigade, tells us about the Fort Hood Net Zero 2020 program. She also tells us how the 85th Civil Affairs Brigade is contributing to the program.
Corps of Engineers helps build 'green' military installation of future
Apr 1, 2013
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District is helping build a military base for the future at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., one of several U.S. Army pilot installations selected to be net zero energy and net zero waste by 2020.
Army energy summit at West Point focuses on operational energy and power
Mar 31, 2013
The U.S. Military Academy hosted the Army Energy-Informed Culture Summit with key leaders from Department of the Army G-4, U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command, Training and Doctrine Command and West Point, March 27, 2013.
JBM-HH works with Arlington County to reduce energy usage
Mar 29, 2013
To better meet Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's energy needs and reduce its carbon footprint, the JBM-HH Directorate of Public Works has been working with Arlington County to share ideas and strategies about energy consumption.
Prime Powers Soldiers help accomplish Guam mission
Mar 27, 2013
CAMP COVINGTON, Guam--Soldiers from the 249th Engineer Battalion (Prime Power) providing their technical experience and assessments to support the 523rd Engineer Company during their deployment to Guam. The 249th Engineer Battalion (Prime Power) is a versatile power generation battalion assigned to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that provides commercial level power and electrical systems expertise to military units and federal relief organizations during full-spectrum operations.
Operation Dynamo -- power forward
Mar 21, 2013
Operation Dynamo, a Project Manager Mobile Electric Power initiative, is designed to bring efficient and reliable power to Soldiers executing missions in some of the most remote areas in Afghanistan.
Rigid-wall camp saves money, fuel, water
Mar 18, 2013
When it comes to providing comfortable living spaces for deployed Soldiers while saving time, money, fuel and water, rigid walls beat canvas every time.
Electricity powers economic development in southern Afghanistan
Mar 18, 2013
Modern economic development requires energy to fuel everything from factory floors filled with machinery to a single sewing machine at a tailor's modest shop. To that end, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers implemented a transitional solution that provides consistent, predictable electricity to businesses in Kandahar province: the Kandahar Bridging Solution.
Improving Fuel Distribution Effectiveness in Afghanistan
Mar 6, 2013
Balancing fuel consumption, capacity, and distribution velocity was essential to meeting the fuel needs of units in Regional Command Capital in Afghanistan.
Army studies range from virtual marksmanship to waste water reuse
Mar 6, 2013
Army commands can start thinking now about submitting study proposals to the Army Study Program Management Office for consideration this summer.
Net Zero progress report due by end of 2013
Mar 3, 2013
During an overview of where the Army is headed in the evolution of its three "Net Zero" programs, the service's assistant secretary for installations, energy and environment said the department will make available by the end of the year a progress report on all three programs.
Corps of Engineers saves Army money through solar power
Feb 28, 2013
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is increasing mission effectiveness through energy efficiency. To assist the Army in meeting its sustainability goals, the Corps has assisted the largest military installation in the United States, White Sands Missile Range, in southern New Mexico, with the installation of the U.S. Army's largest solar photovoltaic power plant.
Hohenfels leadership takes charge of energy reduction
Feb 26, 2013
Significant funds to help maintain vital Army programs like family services may be hiding out in your office.
Iowa Army Ammunition Plant embraces renewable energy resources
Feb 14, 2013
Iowa Army Ammunition Plant is undertaking a two-phase installation of geothermal and photovoltaic systems at its administration building to help meet the Army Energy Security's mission to "make energy a consideration for all Army activities to reduce demand, increase efficiency, seek alternative sources, and create a culture of energy accountability while sustaining or enhancing operational capabilities."
Fort Drum officials launch battery recycling program
Feb 14, 2013
A unique Alkaline Battery Recycling Program on Fort Drum, N.Y., may be the first of its kind Army wide.