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DoD Announces Winners of the 2018 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards

The Defense Department is honoring nine winners with the 2018 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards for exceptional environmental achievements and innovative, cost-effective environmental practices.

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DoD Announces Winners of the 2018 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards
National Guard takes top honors in DoD environmental awards

The Air Force is working closely with leading academic researchers to solve a global challenge: cleaning groundwater contaminated with Perfluorooctane Sulfonate and Perfluorooctanoic Acid, known as PFOS and PFOA.

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National Guard takes top honors in DoD environmental awards
Army researchers plug into Energy Innovation Summit

 A team of researchers from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Energy and Power Division participated in the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy Summit March 13-15 at the Gaylord Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Army researchers plug into Energy Innovation Summit
Air Force takes three DOD environmental awards

The Air Force took home three top honors in the 2018 Secretary of Defense environmental awards program. Frederick Javier, 1st Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Florida, earned the award for environmental quality, team/individual.

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Air Force takes three DOD environmental awards
Army Reserve Celebrates Earth Day Across the Nation

The United States Army Reserve observed Earth Day with events across the nation during Earth Week on April 16 through April 22. From Hawaii to Puerto Rico, the United States Army Reserve celebrated Earth Day at Installations, Readiness Divisions and the Mission Support Command.

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Army Reserve Celebrates Earth Day Across the Nation
Corps of Engineers: Protecting and preserving the environment on numerous fronts

The Army's theme for Earth Day 2018 is "Sustain the Mission/Secure the Future." This theme is emboldened by Jacksonville District's on-the-ground efforts to protect and preserve our environment on numerous fronts.For example, the Kissimmee River Restoration project (photographed above) is an ongoing Everglades restoration project that will restore approximately 40 square miles of river/floodplain ecosystem in South Florida.

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Corps of Engineers: Protecting and preserving the environment on numerous fronts
Vandenberg flips the switch on new solar array system

Mark Correll, deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force for Environment, Safety, and Infrastructure, addresses attendees at a dedication event in ealry April for a 28 megawatt solar array at Vandenberg Air Force Base. 

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Vandenberg flips the switch on new solar array system
USAG Daegu's top notch environmental quality effort

As part of the Green Neighbor Initiative, garrison members travel to local schools to provide information on the importance of recycling and becoming good environmental stewards. Mr. Russ Grossley conducted the presentation, while Dr. Choi, Kyung Ae served as interpreter.

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USAG Daegu's top notch environmental quality effort
Air Force working toward innovative groundwater cleanup solution

The Air Force is working closely with leading academic researchers to solve a global challenge: cleaning groundwater contaminated with Perfluorooctane Sulfonate and Perfluorooctanoic Acid, known as PFOS and PFOA

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Air Force working toward innovative groundwater cleanup solution
South Dakota National Guard leads nation in energy conservation

Over the last 12 years, the SDNG has led the nation in efforts to reduce energy consumption, and its energy management program is designed to create a greener, safer and more cost-effective organization.

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South Dakota National Guard leads nation in energy conservation
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