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  • 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.

  • Energy audit: IMCOM works with garrison to find ways to conserve

    Feb 12, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Just as individuals play a role in saving energy, organizations also have ways of better using available resources. That's one of the reasons why the Army's Installation Management Command regularly audits installations to see how energy use is monitored, to eliminate inefficiencies and to seek ways to reduce costs.

  • Rapid Equipping Force bringing 'solutions to battlefield'

    Feb 11, 2013

    The Army's Rapid Equipping Force launched a website two weeks ago to solicit ideas and input from Soldiers, industry and tinkerers.

  • Fort Hood conducts 2nd annual Net Zero Waste workshop

    Feb 8, 2013

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Soldiers, Airmen, civilians and contractors participated in Fort Hood's second annual Net Zero Waste workshop at Club Hood here, Feb. 4, to discuss the installation's progress and new ideas to meet its Net Zero Waste goal: eliminating landfill waste by 2020.

  • Fort Belvoir contributes to Virginia's earning top ranked U.S. Green Building Council ranking

    Feb 8, 2013

    The U.S. Green Building Council released their annual rankings of top states in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design buildings on Jan. 23 and the state of Virginia is 2012's top state. Virginia improved from third to first in 2012 with 170 projects and 29,709,574 square feet of LEED certified space.

  • MotoMan takes an in-depth view of the Army's FED

    Feb 7, 2013

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (Feb. 5, 2013) -- Moto-Man George Notaras, described as an ordinary car guy with extraordinary adventures, and known for his in depth reviews of vehicles reviewed the Fuel Efficient Demonstrator and interviewed the team that designed it here, Tuesday.

  • Army partners with industry for vehicle efficiencies

    Feb 6, 2013

    The Army is partnering with the automotive industry and others in an effort to jump-start the development of more energy-saving and high-performance vehicles.

  • The Army Moves Toward Renewable Energy Goal for 2025

    Jan 23, 2013

    The Army's goal to deploy 1 gigawatt of renewable energy projects by 2025 will help ensure that Army installations achieve high levels of energy security in the event of conventional grid outages.

  • Leveraging the Army's Culture of Discipline to Enhance Mission Effectiveness

    Jan 23, 2013

    To meet tomorrow's challenges; the U.S. Army must leverage the Army's culture of discipline to change Army Power and Energy behavior and refocus, making Energy a consideration in everything we do. Change begins with education.

  • Corps of Engineers completes Army's largest solar array installation

    Jan 22, 2013

    The largest solar power system in the U.S. Army is coming online at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., and officials gathered, Jan. 16, 2013, to mark the occasion with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

  • Top Army environment official visits Fort Huachuca, tours net-zero school

    Jan 18, 2013

    Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, visited Fort Huachuca, Ariz., Jan. 15, 2013, to gather information regarding the SunZia power lines that will span across Fort Huachuca, Fort Bliss, Texas, and White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

  • Army releases programmatic environmental assessment - Army 2020 Force Structure Realignment

    Jan 18, 2013

    The Department of the Army has completed a final Programmatic Environmental Assessment and draft Finding of No Significant Impact (for Army force structure reductions and realignments that may occur from Fiscal Years 2013-2020. Public comment period is open until Feb. 19.

  • White Sands home to Army's largest solar power system

    Jan 17, 2013

    The U.S. Army dedicated its largest solar photovoltaic system at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., Jan. 16, 2013, in a ceremony led by Brig. Gen. Gwen Bingham, White Sands commander, joined by Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment.

  • Top recyclers receive glitzy gold award

    Jan 17, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Jan. 17, 2013) -- The winners of a 2012 post-wide recycling contest were recognized Monday during a brief ceremony attended by U.S. Army Garrison Fort Lee Commander Col. Rodney D. Edge, Command Sgt. Maj. Sheila R. Nelson, garrison CSM, and other important guests.

  • SecArmy McHugh gains hands-on look at Rapid Equipping Force

    Jan 17, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh spent the afternoon of Jan. 15, 2013, gaining a first-hand look at the latest and most innovative capabilities being placed into the hands of Soldiers by the Army's Rapid Equipping Force, at Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • Powering up the students at Regional Training Site-Maintenance Fort Indiantown Gap

    Jan 14, 2013

    Compared to other parts of the northeastern United States, Annville Pa. and its surrounding areas were spared the worst of Hurricane Sandy, but the storm created some unique challenges for the instructors and students at Regional Training Site-Maintenance, Fort Indiantown Gap. On Oct. 29, 2012, Sandy's winds knocked down trees and electrical lines causing damage and power outages to a number of facilities on the installation, including the RTS-M, FIG building.

  • Army displays future of ground-vehicle technologies

    Jan 14, 2013

    While the Army All-American Bowl showcased the talents of top-ranked high school football players and band members from across the nation, the Army displayed its top technologies and innovations in the Army Strong Zone just outside the Alamodome in San Antonio, Jan. 4-5, 2013.

  • Fort Lee facility earns environmental design award

    Jan 10, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Jan. 10, 2013) -- Another Fort Lee facility has earned a coveted gold rating through the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program.

  • Army issues Sources Sought Notice to support NIE 14.1

    Jan 7, 2013

    The Army announced that it is seeking interested industry and government sources with mature solutions to enhance existing network systems capabilities to participate in the Network Integration Evaluation 14.1 event, scheduled to take place in October/November 2013, at Fort Bliss, Texas, and White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

  • 'Lights Out' for energy savings at Natick

    Jan 3, 2013

    Something as simple as turning off office lights, office equipment, and hallway and bathroom lights not in use could save lots of energy and money.

  • U.S. to improve electric grid in Kandahar Province

    Dec 29, 2012

    Electricity is a scarce resource in Kandahar City, Afghanistan, but should become less so for Kandahar government district centers and businesses when four separate projects, designed to improve electricity distribution in key areas of the city, are completed by winter 2013.

  • Army on target to meet energy-saving goals

    Dec 20, 2012

    On Dec. 2, 2011, President Barack Obama directed all federal agencies to make at least $2 billion worth of energy-efficiency upgrades over the next two years -- at no up-front cost to the taxpayer. The Army has taken on the president's challenge and already invested $208.8 million of its $384-million goal in energy-saving initiatives since December 2011.

  • First electric car arrives on Pine Bluff Arsenal

    Dec 17, 2012

    Pine Bluff Arsenal's (Ark.) Directorate of Logistics recently received a 2013 Chevrolet Volt into its inventory of motor pool vehicles.

  • Afghan electrical engineers, linemen receive training, new equipment

    Dec 16, 2012

    Afghan engineers and linemen in Helmand province just got a major helping hand thanks to a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers program that taught Da Afghaninstan Breshna Sherkat (Afghanistan's electric utility company) employees how to safely operate the new electric utility trucks donated to them by the United States in early December.

  • USACE delivers NATO Special Operations Headquarters in Belgium

    Dec 14, 2012

    MONS, Belgium -- U.S. and international military officials have cut the ribbon on a state-of-the-art facility constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District that will enable the NATO special operations forces community to plan, coordinate and conduct vital missions around the globe.

  • 'BigBelly' devours waste at Natick

    Dec 13, 2012

    When it comes to devouring waste, the Natick Soldier Systems Center has found a hungry helper in the BigBelly Solar Intelligent Waste and Recycling Collection System.

  • Bavaria Military Community innovates energy consumption

    Dec 12, 2012

    Smart meters provide real-time data on buildings' energy usage and allow garrison officials to increase efficiency.

  • Gas guzzlers disappearing from Army's shrinking fleet

    Dec 5, 2012

    In the past few years, the number of Army non-tactical vehicles has been declining and the number of fuel-hungry vehicles has been declining as well.

  • Solar panels deliver new energy to West Point's Net Zero initiative

    Nov 29, 2012

    The installation of solar panels on the roof of the Lichtenberg Tennis Center--780 panels, to be exact--in recent weeks represents West Point's continuing efforts to achieve energy sustainability. Since becoming a Net Zero Energy pilot installation last April, West Point has been making strides toward the ultimate goal of producing as much energy as it uses by 2020.

  • New energy solutions get field tryout at NIE

    Nov 20, 2012

    The Army's Network Integration Evaluation is not just about testing radios, smartphones and satellites. It's also giving Soldiers the latest generators, solar panels and other operational energy systems for a hands-on assessment of how best to power their new communications gear.

  • Tulsa District uses wind turbines to produce power at project office

    Nov 20, 2012

    Tulsa District projects are starting to go green and the Kansas area is leading the way. For the first time in the district, a wind turbine is being used to produce power at Council Grove Lake, Kan.

  • Building green: Corps of Engineers explores overseas LEED alternative

    Nov 15, 2012

    Think global, act local. The phrase, popularized in the 1970s on the back bumpers of hippies' Volkswagens and on the front of their T-shirts, has evolved through the years and taken on a wider meaning. Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District is considering the adoption of local green building standards to meet the Army's worldwide environmental and energy performance goals.

  • Fort Rucker facility goes Net Zero energy

    Nov 15, 2012

    Waste not. It is a common adage that many people have heard throughout life, but Fort Rucker, Ala., is taking the saying to heart as it implements its first Net Zero energy facility, slated for completion by the end of December.

  • Soldiers using sunlight to improve combat capability

    Nov 14, 2012

    Soldiers are enlisting the sun's power in Afghanistan. Ten solar generators are now providing Special Forces Soldiers in distant outposts the energy they need to accomplish their mission. And, these generators are allowing them precious more time to train Afghan forces and win the friendship of local Afghans.

  • Save-A-Watt program shows usage, teaches energy conservation

    Nov 7, 2012

    The free Save-A-Watt program on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., is helping people on post zero-in on energy waste.

  • Do more with less: NIE 13.1 explores smart energy use

    Nov 7, 2012

    NIE 13.1 tests systems in austere tactical environments to gain knowledge of soldier usage of energy efficient equipment that increases self-sustaining ability of the war-fighter.

  • Army Releases Sustainability Report 2012

    Oct 31, 2012

    The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment released the Army Sustainability Report 2012, which describes the Army's sustainability efforts and progress during years 2010 and 2011.

  • SMA: Soldiers must help with energy conservation

    Oct 24, 2012

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III said he believes the Army has drifted away from educating Soldiers about energy conservation.

  • Environmental science: Students focus on ways to save energy, resources

    Oct 23, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - With the world's resources dwindling at an ever faster rate and energy costs consistently rising, future planners are realizing that long-term sustainability demands creative solutions. That means including all aspects of energy use, waste disposal and alternative energy construction considerations when first approaching projects. But encouraging everyone to play a role in long-term sustainability also means changing the way many people live their daily lives.

  • Army launches smart Operational Energy use campaign, identifies 10 initiatives

    Oct 22, 2012

    The Army launched "The Power is In Your Hands" campaign Oct. 23, 2012, to encourage Soldiers to use energy smarter on the battlefield.

  • Energy Action Month promotes strategies for environmental well-being

    Oct 18, 2012

    Fort Meade's Directorate of Public Works is using October's designation as Energy Action Month as an opportunity to educate the installation community about ways to conserve energy.

  • Army engineers develop chargers for phones, laptops in combat

    Oct 18, 2012

    A team of U.S. Army engineers are developing new battery chargers for smartphones, tablet computers and laptops for deployed Soldiers without access to a traditional electrical grid. They have engineered and built prototypes for 8-port, 4-port, and 2-port USB chargers, as well as an AC/USB adaptor -- all of which use a military standard battery such as the BB-2590 as the main power source.

  • Projects boost energy efforts, save money

    Oct 18, 2012

    Energy conservation is being tackled one bulb at a time through lighting initiatives promoted by the Directorate of Public Works and the installation's operations and maintenance contractor, Fort Carson Support Services.

  • Building an energy sustainable Corps

    Oct 12, 2012

    In the 80s "Reuse, Renew, Recycle" was the way ahead for conquering the earth's energy and pollution problems. Today, energy and environmental sustainability has become so much more vast and complicated, that those three verbs don't cut it anymore.

  • Energy Expo seeks to help save people, post money

    Oct 9, 2012

    This year's Energy Expo at Fort Rucker, Ala., returns for a second time to educate people on ways to be more energy efficient, not only on post, but in their daily lives.

  • Secretary of Defense tours RDECOM contributions to energy security

    Oct 9, 2012

    Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta learned about the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's contributions to national energy security during a tour of exhibits at the Pentagon, Oct. 4, 2012.

  • Combat effectiveness focus of Energy Awareness Month

    Oct 4, 2012

    Improved energy efficiency ties directly to mission success, said Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy & Environment.

  • Operational energy forum increases awareness, promotes flexibility and resilience

    Oct 4, 2012

    Commanders and command sergeants major from throughout U.S. Army Forces Command heard about operational energy from an expert on the subject during the U.S. Army Forces Command Commander's Forum held at Marshall Hall Tuesday.

  • Army successfully demonstrates tactical operations smart grid

    Oct 3, 2012

    The U.S. Army demonstrated a proof of concept for a smart grid that could support tactical operations, this summer at its integrated capabilities testbed at Fort Dix, N.J.

  • October is Army Energy Awareness Month

    Oct 3, 2012

    October is Energy Awareness Month!

  • Curbing base camps' appetites for fuel, water

    Oct 1, 2012

    A 450-person Force Provider base camp was established at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, to demonstrate energy- and water-saving technologies.

  • Knox extends long energy arm

    Oct 1, 2012

    Practices from the award-winning energy conservation program at Fort Knox have been duplicated in Afghanistan and are expected to save millions of dollars in energy costs.

  • 'Net Zero' water experts meet to discuss pilot program

    Sep 24, 2012

    Army installations are working on ways to conserve water, from pipe-leak-detection systems, to the use of drought-resistant grasses on post golf courses.

  • Powering the future of IMCOM Europe

    Sep 21, 2012

    Installation Management Command Europe garrisons consume 5,263,221 kilowatt-hours of energy each day; roughly enough to power Yankee Stadium five times. Staggering statistics, have led top Department of Defense leaders to seek out secure, uninterrupted access to power, energy and water to improve military installation security and conserve natural resources.

  • Army delivers fuel-efficient generators, 'right-size' power to Afghanistan

    Sep 19, 2012

    As the U.S. Army changes its energy culture through policy and new technologies, it is already fielding its next generation of streamlined operational energy systems to Afghanistan.

  • Fort Bragg's Marshall Hall earns energy efficiency, LEED Gold, certification

    Sep 18, 2012

    Marshall Hall, the 631,000 sq. ft. headquarters for U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command at Fort Bragg, N.C., becomes a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) "Gold" certified facility.

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