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DoD Sustainability Plan and Success Stories

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EPA and DoD Sign MOU pdf [2.50 MB]

DoD and EPA recognize their extensive common and complementary interests in environmental research and development, environmental management, installation capabilities and operations, and integrating sustainability actions.

The purpose of this MOU is to enhance and continue EPA and DoD's working relationship with regard to innovative research, technological demonstration, and convening key actors to support DoD's vision of sustainable and resilient military installations.

USPS and DoD Sign MOU pdf [2.96 MB]

The USPS BlueEarth™ Federal Recycling Program provides a simple and free solution to recycle e-waste.

USPS and DoD signed a memorandum of understanding that allows employees of DoD to recycle qualified personally owned consumer electronic devices.

This free program helps implement the goals of EO 13514 (Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy and Economic Performance). Electronic devices included as part of the program include printer cartridges, cell phones, tablets, MP3 players, GPS devices, digital cameras, media games and game systems, DVD and Blu-ray players, computers, servers, and storage media.

To recycle personal property through the program, go to, select DoD and confirm the items are personally owned, enter information about the items to be recycled, print a label, pack the items in your own box, and mail the package using USPS. No user name or password is required. For more information on the USPS Federal Recycling Program, visit

The USPS BlueEarth Federal Recycling Program follows DoD protocols for wiping data from all personal items.

Watch a video about the Program here: USPS BlueEarth Federal Recycling Program

Energy Security and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions

Air Force Material Command: Air Force Scientists Test, Develop Bio Jet Fuels pdf [16 KB]
Air Force Space Command: Ascension Island Uses Natural Energy to Power Facilities pdf [38 KB]
Air Force Alternative Fuel and Fuel Conservation 2007 Closing the Circle Nomination pdf [101 KB]
DLA Energy Support Center Defense Department, Airlines Sign Alternative Fuels Pact pdf [15 KB]
DoD Department Hailed as Leader in Green Movement pdf [17 KB]
DoD Installations Practice Energy Conservation pdf [14 KB]
DoN Energy Leadership through Biodiesel National Energy Security Award pdf [54 KB]
USDA, Navy Sign Agreement to Encourage the Development, Use of Renewable Energy pdf [34 KB]
Eglin AFB A-10 Flies on Synthetic Fuel Blend pdf [31 KB]
Elmendorf AFB First Solar Wall in PACAF Performing Well pdf [37 KB]
Fort Irwin: Next Step in Energy Security pdf [63 KB]
Fort Irwin Agreement Signed to Create Solar Power pdf [84 KB]
Forward Operating Base Sharana - Alternative Energy Revitalizes Afghan Hospital pdf [27 KB]
Ft. Leonard Wood Biobased Hydraulic Fluids Prove Successful in Military Field Demonstration (v1) pdf [181 KB]
Ft Leonard Wood Biobased Hydraulic Fluids Prove Successful in Military Field Demonstration (v2) pdf [434 KB]
Green Initiatives in Iraq Provide Multiple Benefits pdf [12 KB]
Green Ship USS Makin Island Brought to Life in San Diego pdf [29 KB]
Guantanamo Bay Wind Turbines Save Energy and Cut Costs pdf [216 KB]
Marine Corps Energy Efficiency in Military Transportation 2005 Closing the Circle Award pdf [52 KB]
West Point Saving More Than $2 Million a Year From Energy Improvements pdf [307 KB]
From Wind to Energy: New Turbine Construction at Warren AFB pdf [26 KB]
Naval Air Systems Command Green Hornet to Fly on Earth Day pdf [24 KB]
MCB Hawaii Resident Energy pdf [1.06 MB]
MCLB Barstow Wind Turbine a Marine Corps First pdf [22 KB]
Naval Facilities Engineering Command Hawaii Pearl Harbor Buildings Go Solar pdf [34 KB]
First Large Scale Wind Turbine at a Marine Corps Facility Will Save Base $515,000 in Annual Energy Cost pdf [54 KB]
Marines Test Alternative Energy System at Forward Operating Base, Morocco pdf [48 KB]
Picatinny Exceeds Army's Energy Reduction Goal 5 Years Ahead of Schedule pdf [73 KB]
Wind Turbines Achieve Savings at NAAS San Clemente Island pdf [22 KB]
NAS Kingsville First Region Southeast Command to Install Energy Smart Meters pdf [33 KB]
Geothermal Heating to Save Money, Energy at Minot Air Force Base pdf [41 KB]
Ground Renewable Expeditionary Energy System (GREENS) at MCB Quantico pdf [114 KB]
Resident Energy Conservation Program Fact Sheet at MCB Hawaii pdf [158 KB]
Resident Energy Conservation Program Community Briefing at MCB Hawaii pdf [1.06 MB]
First Solar-Powered Hydrogen Plant in Air Force Complete on Hickam pdf [48 KB]
U.S. Marine Corps Stands at Forefront of Energy and Water Savings

Environmental Engineering and Science

Vehicle Use and Transportation

Air Force: Green Fleet Award Winner 2019

The U.S. Air Force’s 441st Vehicle Support Chain Operations Squadron (VSCOS) was recognized as a 2019 Green Fleet Award winner.  The 441st VSCOS was number 19 among North America’s top 50 “greenest” federal, state, and local government fleets.  Applicants were judged by a panel of seasoned fleet managers on several comprehensive categories including fleet composition and utilization, renewable and alternative energy sources, policy and planning, and staff education on new green fleet technologies.

Army Tests Rugged, Autonomous Robot Vehicle pdf [49 KB]
2009 Closing the Circle Award: Air Force VEMSO - Promoting the Use of Alternative Fuels, Hybrids, and LSVs pdf [122 KB]
Air Force Fleet Alternative Fuel Vehicle Acquisition Report pdf [225 KB]
Existing and Planned Army Alternate Fuel Facilities pdf [22 KB]
Fort Hood Offers E-85, Biodiesel for GSA Fleet pdf [31 KB]
Navy Works to Create Greener Footprint with Experimental Riverine Command Boat pdf [37 KB]