Fairchild Air Force Base was identified as a test site by the U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Center, which has been conducting proactive and comprehensive assessments at a variety of active and closed bases to determine if Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid and/or Perfluorooctanoic acid, are present in the ground water. PFOS/PFOAs originate from a variety of sources to include common household items as well as many water, heat and fire-resistant products, and have been a key component in aqueous film forming foam for many years.
The Pennsylvania National Guard's environmental office, staffed by both Pennsylvania National Guard members and Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs civilians, won first place for Sustainability Team in the 2016 Army National Guard Environmental Awards contest. Additionally, the team won second place for Natural Resources Conservation-Large Installation.
Energy touches nearly every aspect of the United States Army Reserve's mission, from the electricity that powers our Army Reserve Centers to the fuel that powers our vehicles. To maintain readiness and adapt to a constantly evolving global presence, the Army Reserve is striving to conserve energy and other vital assets. In fiscal year 2016, the Army Reserve proved its commitment to that goal.
An innovative partnership between Joint Base San Antonio and CPS Energy is helping both entities further understand the uses and effectiveness of microgrid technology, which has the capability of producing power without being on the electric grid.
Superstorm Sandy is known for its widespread destruction and follows Hurricane Katrina as the second-costliest storm on record in the United States. The storm was so significant that even coastal structures along the Great Lakes sustained damages. Due to the widespread damages across the nation, Congress set aside special funds designated for repairs linked to the storm; the goal was to return the channels and structures to their pre-storm conditions.