Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards Program
SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING
"The Army recognizes successes that demonstrate mission-driven solutions that protect the environment at installations here and overseas. Whatever we do needs to revolve around supporting the mission, taking care of our Soldiers, civilians, and families... In simplistic terms the Army, our Army, your Army – is building green, buying green and going green. These winning environmental programs make the Army sustainable thereby impacting generations to come."
- Mr. Tad Davis, deputy assistant secretary of the Army, Environment, Safety and Occupational Health
Army announces environmental awards winners
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING
"We are a diverse nation. There are all kinds of cultures and people who played a role in black achievement. Sometimes, we as black people, think that we're the only ones that can celebrate black history."
- Staff Sgt. Kimberly Cook, G Company, 244th Quartermaster Battalion
Program captures struggle of African Americans, shows strength of country's diversity
African American History Month See Web site: African Americans in the U.S. Army
Feb. 12-28: XXI Olympic Winter Games, British Columbia, Canada - See U.S. Army Olympians Web site
Feb. 22- Mar. 1: Military Saves Week (See Military Saves Web site)
Feb. 24- 26: AUSA Winter Symposium
Women’s History Month
Brain Injury Awareness Month
Mar. 18: Army Day
Mar. 25: Medal of Honor Day (See U.S. Army Medal of Honor Web site)
WHAT'S BEING SAID IN BLOGS
- Military Saves Week is February 21-28, 2010
- General: 8-week class could turn Taliban into soldiers
- What has changed...and for the better!
- Why Afghans didn't leave Marja before the biggest battle of the war
- Not everyone in Washington D.C. got off of work for snow
Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards Program: Sustaining the environment for a secure future
What is it?
The Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards represent the highest honor in the field of environmental science and sustainability conferred by the Army. These achievements demonstrate exemplary efforts in implementing innovative technologies, green remediation, endangered species protection, historic preservation, environmental restoration and sustainability.
What has the Army done?
Five installations, three teams and one individual will receive a 2009 Secretary of the Army Environmental Award for their achievements as the Army best environmental practices. The winners of the FY 2009 Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards include:
- Camp Guernsey, Wyoming Army National Guard - Cultural Resources Management, Installation
- Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield - Environmental Quality, Non-Industrial Installation
- Mr. Robert J. Chartier, U.S. Army Garrison Daegu - Environmental Quality, Individual
- Camp Withycombe, Oregon Army National Guard - Environmental Restoration, Installation
- Tanaga Island and Ogliuga Island Formerly Used Defense Site, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alaska District - Environmental Restoration, Team
- Fort Custer Training Center, Michigan Army National Guard - Natural Resources Conservation, Small Installation
- Fort Bragg, Natural Resources Team - Natural Resources Conservation, Team
- G-4 E-Team, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command - Environmental Excellence in Weapon Acquisition
- Letterkenny Army Depot - Sustainability, Industrial Installation
What's planned for the future?
These award winners will go on to compete for the Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards later this year. Winners of the Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards Program will be invited to the Pentagon for a ceremony currently scheduled on June 2, 2010, at 11 a.m.
Why is this important to the Army?
The winners of this year's environmental awards stand out as examples of how environmental stewardship and sustainability play a crucial role in the Army's mission readiness. Investments that the Army makes in environmental programs and sustainability initiatives pay dividends in sustaining realistic training and testing capabilities both now and in the future.
U.S. Army Environmental Command Web site
Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards Program
ABOUT THE ARMY
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- Ft. Hood suspect was Army dilemma (Boston Globe)
- Battle for Marja not only militarily significant (Washington Post)
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- U.S. commander describes Marja battle as first salvo in campaign (New York Times)
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- Outgunned Taliban mounting tough fight in Marjah (NPR)
- Taliban puts up a tough defense (Philadelphia Inquirer)
- Report seeks sole agency to rebuild war zones (New York Times)
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- Petraeus: Troops may not care if gay ban repealed (Boston Globe)
- Military leaders to assess 'don't ask' law (Philadelphia Inquirer)
- The flight and crash of "Blackwater 61" (CBS)
- Gay Soldiers don’t cause disruption, study says (New York Times)
- Civil affairs teams help displaced citizens in Haiti (The U.S. Army)
- For one cancer patient, it was a prom night to remember (USA Today)
- In Afghanistan, Sunday Mass on a makeshift altar (Washington Post)
- NATO strike kills a number of Afghanistan civilians (BBC)
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- Food and water runs out for Marjah civilians (The Independent)
- Iran 'to build two new nuclear sites this year' (BBC)
- Afghan diggers won't fill void left by Dutch (The Australian)
- Israel drones 'could target Iran' (Al Jazeera)
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