The Pennsylvania Army National Guard's (PAARNG) most important training site is also the site of one of Pennsylvania's most important ecosystems. Fort Indiantown Gap National Guard Training Center sits on 5,500 acres of grassland and scrubland habitat, 112 miles of streams, 294 acres of jurisdictional wetlands, and 11,000 acres of forest.
Each year the Army accepts nominations in nine categories and selects those installations and organizations who have excelled in program management, technical merit, supporting the military mission, transferring lessons learned and involving installation personnel, residents and local community in their environmental program.
What is the fate of a plastic bottle? If thrown in the trash it may find its way to a landfill where it takes over 400 years to decompose. If not properly disposed of, it could find its way into oceans and streams where it can cause harm to animals and their habitats.
This Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) involves wastewater management, air pollution control, recycling, waste disposal, radiation protection, industrial hygiene, animal agriculture, environmental sustainability, public health and environmental engineering law.
John Henderson, P.E., the assistant secretary of the U.S. Air Force for installations, environment, and energy, has been named the National Society of Professional Engineers’ 2018 Federal Engineer of the Year.
The depot was recently awarded the U.S. Army Materiel Command Industrial Operations Safety Award for fiscal year 2017.
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.