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  • Listen to the Locals

    Aug 23, 2011

    In the summer of 2002, I was in the U.S. Navy and stationed on the South Pacific island of Guam. Guam is a tropical island where the temperature of the crystal-clear water is in the mid to upper 80s year-round. Abundant ocean wildlife, combined with numerous shipwrecks and other leftovers from World War II, create a perfect ocean paradise. As an avid outdoor enthusiast, I spent a lot of my free time enjoying the ocean's beauty, above and beneath the endless emerald-blue waves. Little did I know I would soon face death more closely than I could have ever imagined.

  • Who … Me? Drive Distracted?

    Aug 23, 2011

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

  • Open Season

    Aug 23, 2011

    For many Americans, the start of hunting season stirs fond childhood memories of outdoor adventures spent in the field, learning how to hunt from our fathers or another adult. Along with hunting skills, many other lessons about the outdoors were learned. Those lessons have kept countless hunters safe over the years. However, judging by the number of annual hunting accidents, some could stand a refresher course.

  • Accident Free in the Tree

    Aug 23, 2011

    Tree stand accidents are the leading cause of injury to hunters. In fact, one in three people who hunt from an elevated stand will have a fall resulting in serious injury. The following information will provide you with tips and information for safe tree stand hunting.

  • Natick engineer blends science, patriotism with U.S. Army Africa mission

    Aug 19, 2011

    U.S. Army Africa is working in cooperation with U.S. Army Natick Research, Development and Engineering Center on a solar shade system in Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, that produces two kilowatts of power. Natick engineer Steve Tucker is the lead project manager and brings a unique skill set to the mission.

  • McHugh lauds energy-conservation efforts at Knox

    Aug 19, 2011

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh described the energy advancement policies at Fort Knox. Ky., as being "light years" ahead of many installations, during an Aug. 11, 2011, visit to the post.

  • Post's sustainability progress highlighted at conference

    Aug 19, 2011

    Dr. Rebecca Johnson, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence deputy to the commanding general, spoke on a panel at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' 2011 Summer Leaders' Conference held the first week of August.

  • Fort Knox receives Secretary's Energy Award for innovative technology

    Aug 17, 2011

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh met with members of Fort Knox's energy program Thursday to learn more about the installation's energy control room. Fort Knox received the Secretary of the Army Award Energy and Water Management Award in the innovative and New Technology category for these advancements in monitoring energy usage.

  • Historic Sinclair Hall awarded Energy Star

    Aug 16, 2011

    The installation recently received its fourth Energy Star award for a building with energy saving status.

  • Fort Knox Directorate of Emergency Services using solar-powered carts

    Aug 16, 2011

    The Fort Knox Directorate of Emergency Services unplugged from electric chargers to convert to solar power.

  • Fort Bliss seeks information on renewable energy, Net Zero technologies

    Aug 15, 2011

    Fort Bliss, Texas, is reaching out to industry in its effort to become the first large scale Net Zero military installation.

  • New task force to focus on renewable energy

    Aug 11, 2011

    A new Energy Initiatives Office Task Force will help the Army face challenges associated with rising fuel costs.

  • Barracks Life: Easy ways to make “going green” work in your favor

    Aug 11, 2011

    Growing up, my mother always told me, “turn the water off when you’re brushing your teeth,” and nagged, “make sure to turn off the lights when you’re done in a room!” Back then, I’d just roll my eyes and groan a bit, thinking she was just trying to make my life difficult. But surprise! Moms actually know what they’re talking about sometimes.

  • U.S. Army establishes Energy Initiatives Office Task Force for large-scale renewable energy projects

    Aug 10, 2011

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh has established an Energy Initiatives Office Task Force to serve as the central managing office for large-scale Army renewable energy projects.

  • Corps of Engineers builds sustainable distribution center for DLA

    Aug 8, 2011

    Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Europe is preparing to occupy a new, environmentally friendly distribution center constructed by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Army preparing to produce JLTVs

    Aug 8, 2011

    Three different mission types of Joint Light Tactical Vehicles are driven offroad during the Technology Development phase which concluded in May 2011.

  • Army preparing to produce JLTVs

    Aug 8, 2011

    Three different mission types of Joint Light Tactical Vehicles are driven offroad during the Technology Development phase which concluded in May 2011.

  • Rapid Equipping Force develops 'Energy to the Edge' program

    Aug 5, 2011

    The U.S. Army's Rapid Equipping Force has partnered with the Defense Technical Information Center's Weapon Systems Technology Information Analysis Center to procure, deploy and assess hybrid alternative and renewable energy systems in an effort called "Energy to the Edge."

  • Fort Sill pool first plunge into solar power

    Aug 4, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- If the hot summer sun brings to mind thoughts of a pleasant, refreshing swim, consider the Rinehart Fitness Center pool can derive most of its heat from the celestial star.

  • Net zero is an Army sustainability goal

    Aug 1, 2011

    Soldiers are creative geniuses when it comes to figuring out ways to help the Army conserve its natural resources and create renewable energy.

  • USAG Schinnen reduces building energy use 24 percent: Ka-ching!

    Aug 1, 2011

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands -- How would a 58 percent reduction in energy use affect your budget? That's what USAG Schinnen is enjoying for one building after implementing a Building Energy Monitor (BEM) Program. Kathy Ter Veen, a Program Manager, was awarded a certificate and VVV vouchers valued at EURO 50 at a Commander's Call held July 28 in the garrison's Community Activity Center for leading the garrison's reduction in energy use.

  • DoE, Army alliance underlines achieving energy security

    Aug 1, 2011

    As the price of oil continues to fluctuate and the nation searches for fuel-efficiency and an energy future independent of foreign oil, the U.S. Department of Energy and Department of the Army are collaborating to address this pressing national security issue.

  • Army’s top energy advisor visits Korea installations

    Jul 28, 2011

    The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment visited Garrisons Yongsan, Daegu, Red Cloud and Camp Carroll, South Korea, to get a better idea on how garrisons here can reduce the amount of energy used and increase operating efficiencies.

  • DoD and DOE to strengthen interagency partnership for Energy Security

    Jul 27, 2011

    Energy Secretary Steven Chu announces the DoD-DOE partnership during the Army -- Air Force Energy Forum in Arlington, Va.

  • New lab aims to save energy at base camps

    Jul 26, 2011

    A System Integration Laboratory opened June 24, 2011, at Fort Devens, Mass., to test futuristic technologies aimed at creating more energy-efficient base camps. The 10-acre System Integration Laboratory, or SIL, will measure water, fuel and power usage at a site that is modeled after forward operating bases in Iraq and Afghanistan

  • Bamberg's expenses decline by $1 million

    Jul 22, 2011

    Technological improvements, creative thinking and community action help to achieve reductions in energy consumption.

  • Corps of Engineers, coalition forces improve power for Afghans

    Jul 21, 2011

    Residents in Helmand and Kandahar provinces will get some improvement in the amount of electricity they receive, thanks to an interim measure designed to reduce the number of daily circuit interruptions occurring at the Kajaki Dam power house on the Helmand River.

  • Army to reap major fuel savings from new generation of tactical generators

    Jul 21, 2011

    The U.S. Army will soon produce and deploy its next generation of tactical generators to Afghanistan, a move expected to save 300,000 gallons of fuel each month.

  • Army aims to 'optimize energy through sustainability'

    Jul 21, 2011

    Hew Wolfe, deputy assistant secretary of the Army for the Environment, Safety and Organizational Health, gave industry representatives this week an idea of where the Army will invest to become more sustainable.

  • BRAC will help Army save energy

    Jul 21, 2011

    The Base Realignment and Closure process will help the Army conserve energy, said Richard Kidd, deputy assistant secretary of the Army for Energy and Sustainability.

  • Chiarelli: 'Without energy, Army stands still and silent'

    Jul 20, 2011

    The second day of the first joint Army-Air Force Energy Forum became standing room only as they waited for leaders from the military and government to enter.

  • Army, Air Force will power fight with alternative fuels

    Jul 19, 2011

    More than 400 Soldiers, Airmen, industry partners and government staffers attended the first joint Army - Air Force Energy Forum July 19, 2011, to join the fight with DoD in reducing the need for imported oil.

  • Lynn says Defense, Energy Departments’ partnership pays off

    Jul 19, 2011

    The Defense Department’s year-old partnership with the Energy Department is paying off, Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III said here today.

  • Defense Department seeks energy revolution

    Jul 19, 2011

    Advances in energy technology that increase warfighter capability not only help the Defense Department protect the nation, but also accomplish two other important objectives, Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III said here today.

  • SLIDESHOW: Fuel Efficient Demonstrator at the Pentagon

    Jul 13, 2011

    The U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center unveiled its Fuel Efficient Ground Vehicle Demonstrator Alpha to employees at the Pentagon, July 12, 2011. TARDEC serves as the lead program agency on the Office of the Secretary of Defense's FED Program to address fuel conservation needs across the military. The Alpha represents the first of two vehicles being developed to compete for a role in the service of the U.S. military.

  • Army deploys microgrids in Afghanistan for ‘smart’ battlefield power

    Jun 28, 2011

    The U.S. Army, led by the Project Manager for Mobile Electric Power, or PM MEP, is installing microgrid technologies in Afghanistan as part of a groundbreaking project that could significantly lower fossil fuel consumption on the battlefield.

  • Base Camp Integration Lab opens at Fort Devens

    Jun 24, 2011

    Ease the logistical burden on war fighters, and they can more clearly focus on the mission.

  • SAGE aims to save fuel in Afghanistan

    Jun 24, 2011

    As one of the largest users of fuel in the federal government, the Army is developing programs and technologies to slice fuel demand and has rolled out an Operational Energy Strategy.

  • Harvesting energy while walking

    Jun 23, 2011

    SPaRK is a biomechanical energy harvester, a device that is attached to a Soldier’s boots to harvest energy, while the Soldier is walking, that can be used to power batteries. West Point’s Departments of Civil and Mechanical Engineering and Physical Education are collaborating with the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center and SpringActive Inc. with testing on the Soldier Power Regeneration Kit.

  • New lab aims to save energy at base camps

    Jun 23, 2011

    A System Integration Laboratory is scheduled to open Friday at Fort Devens, Mass., to test futuristic technologies aimed at creating more energy-efficient base camps.

  • Reaching net zero energy

    Jun 22, 2011

    The commander of Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., encourages all members of his community to strive toward Net Zero energy goals.

  • Energy 'goal' achieved on the Polo Field, Fort Bragg - 1, Fossil Fuels - 0

    Jun 17, 2011

    At Fort Bragg planning is currently underway for the use of geothermal technology systems to heat and cool buildings.

  • Petraeus calls for 'energy-informed’ decisions

    Jun 15, 2011

    Noting an energy-efficient force is a more agile and resilient force, Army Gen. David H. Petraeus called on his commanders and troops to reduce their energy consumption in Afghanistan.

  • Pitch in, save power

    May 12, 2011

    The commander of Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., encourages all members of his community to help the post conserve energy.

  • Army operational energy aiming high

    Apr 27, 2011

    Across the Army, teams of quiet professionals are lightening the load of Soldiers on the ground, introducing new energy efficiencies, reducing logistic tails, shortening convoys and making contingency bases overseas and installations at home more energy and water self-reliant.

  • Troops explore current, future energy solutions at Mobile Electric Power event

    Apr 27, 2011

    Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines who deal hands-on with battlefield power converged at the fourth annual Power User Conference held by the Department of Defense's Project Manager, Mobile Electric Power, where they participated in small-group discussion sessions, attended system demonstrations and provided key feedback on current and next-generation equipment.

  • Private investment key to 'Net Zero' initiative

    Apr 8, 2011

    The Army is collaborating with private sector investors to increase energy efficiency and cost-savings.

  • Army, Indian scientists focus on power, energy

    Mar 10, 2011

    American and Indian military scientists discussed unburdening warfighters through improved power and energy technology March 9. Developing better power sources is vital for their militaries and countries in general, the speakers said.

  • Energy savings at Stewart, Hunter

    Feb 9, 2011

    Fiscal Year 2010 was a very successful year from an energy conservation perspective. Compared to Fiscal Year 2009 Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Air Field was able to reduce the energy needed in its facilities by nearly ten percent. We are well ahead of the president's schedule for reducing energy consumption by 30 percent by 2015. Here at Fort Stewart, we are committed to meeting and exceeding the presidential goals without impacting the comfort and well being of the customers we serve and to do so in the most economical and practical sense possible.

  • Seeking sustainable solutions for brighter future

    Feb 8, 2011

    On the same day that President Barack Obama outlined his Better Building Initiative that aims to reduce companies' energy bills by about $40 billion a year, U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart hosted its second annual energy symposium.

  • Army converts garbage into energy, reduces carbon footprint

    Jan 9, 2011

    The U.S. Army has furthered its goal to empower, unburden and protect the warfighter by developing green technology that converts waste into fuel.

  • Communications-electronics recognized as part of Army's Top 10 greatest inventions

    Nov 24, 2010

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications-electronics center received three of the Army's Greatest Invention awards that include a portable power system, a threat warning system and counter radio controlled-improvised explosive device electronic warfare, or CREW, system.

  • Empowering Defense: Small steps save energy

    Oct 22, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- October is Energy Awareness Month, and Army officials remind people to be energy conscious with the motto, "Empowering Defense through Energy Security."

  • Families view new homes

    Oct 15, 2010

    Despite their name, the two homes are not designed to be entirely self sufficient. Instead, they are built to be net-zero - they are designed to use 54 percent less energy than a regular duplex on Fort Campbell and they produce as much energy as they use.

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