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USDA, BASH saving lives, money

Every morning, two individuals from the U.S. Department of Agriculture wake up before the sun rises and grab an air-rifle, a pair of binoculars and some pyrotechnics similar to bottle rockets, then head to an airfield at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. Their goal isn’t to fight terrorists or entertain troops, but to monitor and control the wildlife and habitats in and around military airfields as part of the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing Bird and wildlife, Aircraft Strike Hazard program.

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USDA, BASH saving lives, money
Staff Sgt. Emily M. Medina receives 4th quarter environmental award

A Department of the Army Certificate of Achievement was awarded to Staff Sgt. Emily M. Medina of HHD, 41st Signal Battalion, Nov. 22, for her exceptional dedication to duty as an Environmental Compliance Officer for the 41st Signal Battalion.

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Staff Sgt. Emily M. Medina receives 4th quarter environmental award
Solar tube lighting system is shining achievement for USAG Daegu energy team

We consume a lot of energy because it's an essential part of day to day life; we can't live without it. However, excessive use of energy sources such as oil, coal and gas are taking a toll on the planet.

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Solar tube lighting system is shining achievement for USAG Daegu energy team
USAG RP receives energy lesson from Green Boot experts

At the beginning of October, U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz Commander Col. Keith Igyarto challenged the garrison headquarters building and Department of Public Works to compete in a head-to-head Green Boot competition to see who could implement the best daily practices to conserve energy.

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USAG RP receives energy lesson from Green Boot experts
Pennsylvania Guard environmental team receives two national-level awards

Members of the Pennsylvania National Guard's environmental office located here received two national awards this fall. 

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Pennsylvania Guard environmental team receives two national-level awards
Land enhancement project aids wildlife, benefits base

Employees from the 75th Civil Engineer Group Natural Resource Program, along with volunteers, planted hundreds of wildlife-friendly seedlings on the base’s north side, Nov. 9, 2017.

 

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Land enhancement project aids wildlife, benefits base
Streamlining Environmental Permitting and Agency Approvals for Infrastructure Projects

There are several initiatives to reduce processing time for permits and approvals while ensuring a thorough environmental review.  These include implementation of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) and of Executive Order 13807 titled "Establishing Discipline and Accountability in the Environmental Review and Permitting Process for Infrastructure Projects."  A new DENIX site is now available on these developments with links to more detailed information.

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Streamlining Environmental Permitting and Agency Approvals for Infrastructure Projects