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  • DoD Announces Winners of the 2017 Commander in Chief's Annual Award for Installation Excellence


    Secretary of Defense James Mattis recently announced the 2017 recipients of the Commander in Chief's Annual Award for Installation Excellence.

    The Commander in Chief's Annual Award for Installation Excellence recognizes the outstanding and innovative efforts of the people who operate and maintain U.S. military installations. The five recipients of this highly competitive presidential award were selected for their exemplary support of Department of Defense missions.

    Installations compete on how well they achieve departmental objectives in several areas of installation management that includes mission support, energy conservation, quality of life and unit morale, environmental stewardship, real property management, safety, health and security, communications, and public relations.

    Excellent installations enable better mission performance and enhance the working and living conditions for military men and women and their families. Each of the winning installations succeeded at being the best in achieving excellence in performing installation management within their military service and the Defense Logistics Agency.

    Each winning installation will receive a commemorative commander in chief's Award trophy and flag and a congratulatory letter from the president. The five recipients chosen are:

    • Army Winner
      U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart, Germany
      Commander: Colonel Glenn K. Dickenson
    • Marine Corp Winner
      Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
      Commander: Brigadier General Thomas D. Weidley
    • Navy Winner
      Naval Base Kitsap, Washington
      Commander: Captain Edward A. Schrader
    • Air Force Winner
      Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana
      Commander: Colonel Ty W. Neuman
    • Defense Logistics Agency Winner
      Defense Supply Center Columbus, Ohio
      Commander: Rear Admiral Michelle C. Skubic

  • Additional information about each winning installation can be found here. (PDF, 46.1KB)

    The full press release is available here.

  • DoD Announces Winners of the 2017 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards


    The Department of Defense (DoD) has announced the winners of the 2017 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards.  Each year since 1962, the Secretary of Defense has recognized individuals, teams, and installations for their outstanding achievements and innovative work protecting the environment while sustaining mission readiness.  Military Services and Defense Agencies may submit one nomination for each of the nine award categories.  A diverse panel of judges representing federal and state agencies, academia, and the private sector select the winners.  The nine winners chosen from the 30 nominations are:

    • Natural Resources Conservation, Large Installation: Camp Ripley, Minnesota Army National Guard
    • Environmental Quality, Industrial Installation: Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, California
    • Environmental Quality, Overseas Installation: U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria, Germany
    • Sustainability, Non-Industrial Installation: Elgin Airforce Base, Florida
    • Sustainability, Indicidual/ Team: Mr. Jeffery D. Schone, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona
    • Environmental Restoration, Installation: Travis Air Force Base, California
    • Cultural Resources Management, Small Installation: Commander, Fleet Activities, Yokosuka, Japan
    • Cultural Resources Management, Individual/ Team: Cultural Resources Management Team, Alabama Army National Guard
    • Environmental Excellence in Weapon System Acquisition, Small Program:Chromium-Free Wash Primer Replacement Team, U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland

    Mr. James A. MacStravic, Performing the Duties of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, announced the 2017 winners as a part of DoD’s celebration of Earth Day, held in the Pentagon on April 21, 2017.  For this announcement memo and for more information on the 2017 winners and honorable mentions, please visit the Awards website.

    The full press release is available here.

  • DoD's Protecting America's Environment Today & Tomorrow Factsheet


  • Over the past 10 years, DoD has invested approximately $41 billion to ensure the success of its environmental programs. In FY 2015, DoD obligated approximately $3.8 billion for its environmental programs - $1.8 billion for environmental restoration activities; $1.8 billion for compliance and natural and cultural resources activities; and $185 million for environmental technology. These investments protect and sustain the environment while strengthening our operational capacity, reducing our operational costs, and enhancing the well-being of our military members, civilians, and their families and communities. The factsheet is available here. (PDF, .97MB)

  • October is Energy Action Month!


  • The President has proclaimed October 2016 as National Energy Action Month. In commemoration of National Energy Action Month, the DoD, Services, and Washington Headquarters Services are hosting a month of energy events and activities. For details, take a look at our website, but be sure to check back periodically, as items are added throughout the month.

  • Earth Day Panel of Leaders


    Please join the WHS, FSD, Environmental, Sustainability and Energy Branch (ESEB) on April 26 in the Pentagon Auditorium for an Earth Day panel on climate change. Four speakers from the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Army, Navy, and Air Force will provide their perspectives on climate change, its potential impacts to their mission accomplishment, and actions they are taking or considering to address those impacts.

    ESEB is honored to announce the participation of:

    • Ms. Maureen Sullivan, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Environment, Safety & Occupational Health), Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Energy, Installations and Environment)
    • Mr. Richard Kidd IV, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Energy & Sustainability), Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations, Energy & Environment)
    • The Honorable Dennis McGinn, Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations & Environment)
    • Mr. Mark Correll, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Environment, Safety and Infrastructure)

    For more information, visit the ESEB website (CAC access only). The event flyer with details is available for download here. Note that this event will be recorded and photographed.

  • Strategy for Control of Zika Virus Transmitting Mosquitos on Military Installations and Housing Areas

    (PDF, 1.28MB)

  • New Operational Energy Strategy Released by the Department


  • New DISDI Portal (CAC controlled) now available.


    More than just a map viewer, the DISDI Portal is now a comprehensive, secure, online home for viewing, retrieving, searching, and requesting authoritative information and geospatial data pertaining to defense Energy, Installations and Environment (EI&E) missions worldwide. This portal can be found here. Please note that some of its capabilities are still in development.

  • DoD Directive 4715.21, Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience, has been officially published and is available for download on the DoD Issuances website.

    (PDF, 331KB)

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