Energy Action Month

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

What is it?

Energy Action Month is an observance held each October to promote installation and operational energy resilience and security. This year the Army's theme Energy Resilience Enables Army Readiness reinforces the fact that secure and reliable access to energy, water, and land resources is vital for the Army to perform its mission and support global operations.

What has the Army done/is doing?

The Army is improving energy resilience and security at its 156 Army installations and more than 1,000 community-based National Guard and Reserve centers. These locations provide the vital infrastructure to organize, train, equip, and deploy Army Soldiers. The Army is accounting for energy in contingency planning, acquisition requirements, and ensuring facilities can maintain operations in the face of disruption. Through diverse energy projects, investments in infrastructure and diligent energy management, Army installations become more resilient and sustainable.

What continued efforts does the Army have planned?

Army energy will continue to focus on energy resilience and security well into the future. The Army will integrate energy resilience and security measures into decision-making processes that address energy and water resilience across installations and enable Army readiness. These projects will include onsite generation, energy storage and control infrastructure to enable the direct routing of electricity to essential requirements in the event of a major power grid disruption or other power emergency.

Why is this important to the Army?

The Army's ability to prepare for and rapidly respond to energy disruptions enables mission readiness. Incorporating energy resilience, security, conservation and awareness into everyday decision-making processes better positions the Army to successfully deploy and rapidly respond whenever and wherever needed. Soldiers, Family members, Army Civilians, and contractors must have an understanding of current policy, challenges, energy initiatives and energy-smart actions to assist in mission readiness and conserving vital energy resources.

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Events

October 2018

Army Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Energy Action Month

Oct. 1: White House Medal of Honor Ceremony for Sgt. Ronald J. Shurer II

Oct. 2: Pentagon Hall of Heroes Induction Ceremony for #MedalofHonor Recipient Shurer

Oct. 8-10: AUSA Annual Meeting

Focus Quote for the Day

During the month of October, it is everyone's responsibility to become energy informed and aware, and to apply this knowledge throughout the year. We urge the entire Army Family to remain mindful of energy use, reduce consumption, innovate, and promote energy awareness/action.

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

2018 Energy Action Month Senior Leader Message

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