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)
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.
DoD Announces Winners of the 2016 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards
The Department of Defense (DoD) has announced the winners of the 2016 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, Small Installation: Camp Dawson Army Training Site, West Virginia Army National Guard
Natural Resources Conservation, Individual/Team: Fort McCoy Natural Resources Branch, Wisconsin
Environmental Quality, Non-Industrial Installation: Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California
Environmental Quality, Individual/Team: Eglin Air Force Base Environmental Quality Team, Florida
Sustainability, Industrial Installation: Marine Corps Support Facility Blount Island, Florida
Environmental Restoration, Installation: Beale Air Force Base, California
Environmental Restoration, Individual/Team: Vieques Environmental Restoration Program Team, Puerto Rico
Cultural Resources Management, Large Installation: White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico
Environmental Excellence in Weapon System Acquisition, Large Program: KC-46 Program Environment, Safety and Occupational Health Team, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
Mr. Frank Kendall, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, announced the 2016 winners as a part of DoD’s celebration of Earth Day, on April 22, 2016. For this announcement memo and for more information on the 2016 winners and honorable mentions, please visit the Awards website.
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.
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