National Native American Heritage Month is celebrated annually during the month of November to honor American Indians and Alaska natives. This year's theme is "Sovereignty, Trust, Resilience."
Tripler Army Medical Center's Public Health Nursing Officer in Charge Capt. Everline Atandi, right, distributes influenza supplies at TAMC on Oct. 11, 2018, to U.S. Army Pacific Headquarters Headquarters Command Battalion medics in preparation of a seasonal flu vaccine shot exercise for Fort Shafter, Hawaii.
Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, announced a new energy saving performance contract that will provide more than $285 million in total cost savings over the 22-year financed term of the contract. Facilities in the scope of the project will see a 24 percent reduction in energy usage, a reduction in their energy spending by approximately $8.7 million annually.
South Carolina National Guard Soldiers built a HESCO water barrier outside the Tidelands Health Georgetown Memorial Hospital Sept. 25, ensuring it remains operable during and after the projected flooding, which is part of the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.
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.