The depot was recently awarded the U.S. Army Materiel Command Industrial Operations Safety Award for fiscal year 2017.
With the close of 2017 and now the start of 2018, the team of professionals from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District continues to make positive progress hand-in-hand with our partners from the South Florida Water Management District, the Department of the Interior and many other agencies implementing the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration (SFER) program.
William J. Gillis, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army (ASA) for Installations, Energy and Environment (IE&E) had an opportunity to see and experience the many environmental incentives USAG Daegu has undertaken over recent years.
The Watervliet Arsenal has agreed to a $14.2 million contract with energy provider National Grid that will make the Army manufacturer of cannons and mortars so energy efficient that the savings will pay for the enhancements over a 16-year period.
Every morning, two individuals from the U.S. Department of Agriculture wake up before the sun rises and grab an air-rifle, a pair of binoculars and some pyrotechnics similar to bottle rockets, then head to an airfield at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. Their goal isn’t to fight terrorists or entertain troops, but to monitor and control the wildlife and habitats in and around military airfields as part of the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing Bird and wildlife, Aircraft Strike Hazard program.
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.