Army Energy Action Month

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

What is it?

Energy Action Month is an observance held each October to encourage the Army Installation and Operational energy communities to prioritize energy in everyday decisions. It's a reminder that secure and reliable access to energy, water, and land resources is vital for the Army to perform its mission and support global operations. This year's theme is Energy Resilience Enables Army Readiness because energy is key to everything the Army does.

What is the Army doing?

The Army is working to improve resilience and efficiency at its 156 Army installations and 1,000 community--based National Guard and Reserve Centers, taking energy into account in contingency planning and acquisition requirements, and ensuring facilities can maintain operations in the face of disruption.

The Army is working to increase access to energy by reducing consumption, providing renewable and alternative sources of energy and increasing reliability of systems and infrastructure.

What continued efforts are planned for the future?

The Army will continue to integrate energy resilience and security measures into decision-making processes to enhance Army readiness. For example, the Army is improving mission readiness thorough alternative and renewable energy projects, energy performance-based contracting, partnerships and investment in infrastructure.

Army leaders will continue to include energy resilience, security and conservation initiatives into talking points and speeches. This will ensure Soldiers, Family members and civilians are aware of Army energy initiatives to enhance mission readiness.

Why is this important to the Army?

The Army's ability to prepare for and rapidly respond to disruptions in the availability of resources enables mission readiness. In FY 2016, the Army spent more than $1.1 billion on energy at its installations and more than $895 million on liquid fuel of which 80 percent supported training and operations.

Incorporating energy resilience, security, conservation and awareness into everyday decision-making processes saves money and better positions the Army to successfully deploy and rapidly respond whenever and wherever needed.

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Events

October 2017

Sept. 15 - Oct. 15: Hispanic Heritage Month - Visit Hispanics in the U.S. Army

Army Cybersecurity Awareness Month

National Energy Action Month

Oct. 23: White House Ceremony for Medal of Honor award to Capt. (Ret.) Gary M. Rose

Oct. 24: Pentagon Hall of Heroes Ceremony for MOH Recipient Capt. (Ret.) Gary M. Rose

Focus Quote for the Day

The Army's theme of "Energy Resilience Enables Army Readiness," reminds us that energy is a key mission enabler and force multiplier for a ready and resilient Army.

- Lt. Gen. Gwen Bingham, Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management and J.Randall Robinson, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army Installations, Energy and Environment

Read the complete: 2017 Energy Action Month Leadership Memo

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