Post Tagged with: "environment"
Last week’s groundbreaking for a new solar micro grid at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., is the latest example of a military “going green” — saving environmental resources and taxpayer dollars, too. The 1-megawatt facility, to become operational later this year, will provide one-third of the power for the nation’s largest Army Reserve training post, and [...]
Among the typical crews for disaster relief in mainland Japan is an atypical crew. Amid concerns for the environment, two Airman from the 18th Aerospace Medicine Squadron’s Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight has responded to the disasters there. While other crews from here perform search-and-rescue operations and work to restore power in the neighboring cities, the 18th [...]
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga.: Engineers here could soon be using an emerging technology to help clean the environment and save the Air Force money. Officials with the Robins Air Force Base Energy Office are conducting feasibility studies on the use of plasma arc technology, which offers environmentally safe measures for waste disposal. “The process [...]
FORT BELVOIR, Va: A new agreement between the Defense Logistics Agency’s Defense Energy Support Center and the Air Transport Association of America will help to promote widespread commercialization of environmentally friendly aviation fuels with less reliance on fossil fuels. Representatives of the Defense Logistics Agency’s Defense Energy Support Center and the Air Transport Association of [...]
SACRAMENTO, Calif: It may be counterintuitive to think of Environmental Protection Agency Superfund sites as hotbeds of green technology. But as Air Force Real Property Agency representatives — responsible for buying, selling and managing Air Force property worldwide — continue cleaning, restoring and transferring property to local communities, five former California Air Force bases are [...]
The Federal Agency for Information Management and Information Technology of the German Armed Forces (IT-AmtBw) has contracted with Rheinmetall Defence to create a simulation and test environment for the Bundeswehr, known as the SuTBw. Rheinmetall, acting as general contractor, and its partner IABG, won the multi-million euro order in the face of stiff competition. Rheinmetall [...]
SOUTHWEST ASIA: The “BEEs” here aren’t as concerned with honey as they are the chemicals which could potentially be found on base. While the 379th Medical Group bioenvironmental engineering, or BEE, flight is responsible for many things, their primary concern here is the base water supply. “In the deployed environment, ensuring the safety of water [...]