Removal of underground storage tanks
1 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Underground storage tanks were removed. Due to the extensive amount of clay soil at this site, it was necessary to remove additional soil material to receive compliance. This site at Wright Army Airfield has now been partnered with Liberty County, Ga... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Underground storage tank removal
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The Fort Hood Recycle Center is the largest recycle facility in the Army.
3 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Through education and outreach, the Recycle Center increases the amount of materials recycled. When the recycle program first started in 1992, Fort Hood sold 600 tons of recyclable material. During FY10 and FY11, the recycle center sold 17,521 tons... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Closed landfill at Fort A.P. Hill
4 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Electromagnetic induction and 2D electrical resistivity imaging were used along with other information to define the previously unknown limits of waste at old landfills. Institutional and engineering controls were implemented at the landfill sites to... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Endangered Cyanea superba in Kahanahaiki, HI
5 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Natural Resource Field Technician, Kala Lindsey-Asing, and Hawaii Youth Conservation Corps volunteer, Koa Matsuoka, take measurements from an endangered Cyanea superba in Kahanahaiki. Kahanahaiki is one of the sites that the NRT has seen natural rege... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL

Today the Army announced the winners of the Fiscal Year 2011 Secretary of

the Army Environmental Awards Program.

The Pennsylvania Army National Guard won the cultural resources management

category, while the Illinois Army National Guard took the natural resources

conservation small installation award.

Scranton Army Ammunition Plant won the sustainability award for an

industrial installation and the Stryker Brigade Combat Team won the

Environmental Excellence in Weapon System Acquisition team award.

The other five awards were won by U.S. Army Installation Command garrisons

and teams. Fort Hood won both the team and installation awards in the

environmental quality category.

Fort Stewart took the installation award in the environmental restoration

category, while Fort A.P. Hill captured the team award. The U.S. Army Garrison

Hawaii won the natural resources conservation team award for the

accomplishments of its Oahu Natural Resources Program Team.

Each year, the Army recognizes and rewards excellence for the development,

management and transferability of environmental programs that increase

environmental quality, enhance the mission and help make the Army

sustainable.

These winners will go on to compete in the Secretary of Defense

Environmental Awards Program. That competition will be held later this year

with awards presented in a Pentagon ceremony in June.

Related Links:

Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards Program

U.S. Army Garrison - Hawaii

Fort Hood, Texas

Illinois Army National Guard

Fort Stewart, Ga.