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  • 2022 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards

    The Department of Defense established the annual Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards in 1962 to honor individuals, teams, and installations for their outstanding achievements and innovative environmental practices.

  • AFCEC cares for the environment to keep the Air Force in flight

    While Earth Day focuses worldwide attention on environmental issues every April, a diverse team of Air Force professionals are protecting the environment and assuring mission success every day. The Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s environmental and Base Realignment and Closure teams are helping preserve the Air Force’s natural infrastructure across nine million acres of land, including forest, prairies, deserts, and coastal habitat through its headquarters at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland and installation support sections across the U.S.

  • Wisconsin Environmental Quality Team focuses on training, energy reduction to make strides

    By focusing on improving and innovating in training and delivery of content, and through targeted energy reduction strategies that will pay dividends for years, the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s team in charge of environmental quality and environmental management systems has made significant improvements in its unit’s environmental performance.

2022 Army Earth Day Poster


The Army Earth Day theme is A Partnership for the Planet

The Army joins the nation in observing Earth Day on April 22. Earth Day events across the Army highlight how the Army has and will continue to sustain the mission, secure the future to meet and defeat climate challenges.

In a PARTNERSHIP FOR THE PLANET, the Army is collaborating with federal agencies, academia and industry to evaluate how climate, conservation and species preservation contributes to readiness.