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J. Randall Robinson

Mr. J. Randall Robinson

Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations, Energy & Environment)

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    Army Leaders Engage the Media on Army BRAC-2005 Successes

    "Army BRAC has resulted not only in greater effectiveness and efficiency, but also in significant economic opportunities for the states in which our installations and facilities are located. With just under $18 billion invested in construction and related areas, this is three times more than all four previous Army BRAC rounds combined. BRAC has produced tremendous economic impacts for regional economies as well as the states and the communities which adjoin our installations."

    - The Honorable Ms. Katherine Hammack

    "While change and transformation is never easy, the challenge of BRAC 2005 is no exception. The Army Reserve seized the opportunity that BRAC provided to propel our transformation and the things that we're doing from a strategic force and traditional way of thinking to an operational force supporting combatant commanders, and the current fight both on a regular, rotational basis."

    - Maj. Gen. Keith Thurgood

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    The Honorable Ms. Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment and Maj. Gen.  Keith Thurgood, Deputy Chief, Army Reserve.
    The Honorable Ms. Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment and Maj. Gen. Keith Thurgood, Deputy Chief, Army Reserve provide media an overview and assessment of Army BRAC 2005 during a media round table at Fort Hamilton, New York, 14 July 2011. (Photo by Bruce Hill)

    News & Announcements

    PACIFIC TOUR: Ms. Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment is conducting a three-country tour of Army Installations in the Pacific Region. During her first stop in Hawaii she visited and dove off Ordnance Reef to watch technology demonstrations of underwater mutations recovery systems. She also met with local broadcasters and talked about what she found. (More)

    The Base Realignment and Closure Process Will Help the Army Conserve Energy

    BRAC, set to be completed in September, has enabled the Army to reshape its infrastructure to support its forces by consolidating schools, bases and headquarters into more efficient and cost-controlled centers. Read More
    Richard Kidd, deputy assistant secretary of the Army for Energy and Sustainability, explains the Army's efforts toward energy sustainability to attendees of the Army - Air Force Energy Forum
    Richard Kidd, deputy assistant secretary of the Army for Energy and Sustainability, explains the Army's efforts toward energy sustainability to attendees of the Army - Air Force Energy Forum July 19, 2011, in Arlington, Va. (US Army Photo)

    Fort Bliss and Army BRAC-2005 Reach Successful Milestone

    reporter on loaction at base campIn Fort Bliss, Texas, unprecedented growth, new housing, schools, newly constructed highways and the return of the 1st Armored Division signal a milestone in the progress of Army BRAC-2005 successes.

    - This report by Gail McCabe, SRTV.

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    DOD and DOE Team to Strengthen Energy Security

    Energy Secretary Steven Chu announces the DOD – DOE partnership during the Army – Air Force Energy Forum
    Energy Secretary Steven Chu announces the DOD – DOE partnership during the Army – Air Force Energy Forum in Arlington, VA. (Photo by Dennis Bohannon)
    Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that as part of an interagency partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to strengthen American energy security and develop new clean energy technologies, DOD will be installing and operating 18 fuel cell backup power systems at eight military installations across the country.

    The Departments will test how the fuel cells perform in real world operations, identify any technical improvements manufacturers could make to enhance performance, and highlight the benefits of fuel cells for emergency backup power applications.

    The installations include the Army's Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Fort Hood, Texas, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland and Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey. Other sites are the Air Force's Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Base, Colorado, the U.S. Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center 29 Palms, California and The Ohio National Guard, Columbus, Ohio Read More

    Army, Air Force Conduct First Energy Forum

    More than 400 Soldiers, Airmen, industry partners and government staffers attended the first joint Army - Air Force Energy Forum July 19, 2011, to join the fight with DoD in reducing the need for imported oil.
    The Army-Air Force Energy Forum provided an opportunity for 600 attendees to hear the views of and interact with senior leadership from the Department of Defense, federal agencies, Congress and industry regarding the strategic importance and future direction of Army and Air Force energy. The Forum enabled those in attendance to get a more detailed perspective about the needs and best practices of both Services during the sessions.
    Nancy Sutley, Council on Environmental Quality, Dr. Joseph Westphal, Under Secretary of the Army, Erin Canaton, Under Secretary of the Air Force, and Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment (far right) opened the conference's Plenary Panel on Energy Security.
    The Honorable Terry Yonkers, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Logistics (not shown), Nancy Sutley, Council on Environmental Quality, Dr. Joseph Westphal, Under Secretary of the Army, Erin Canaton, Under Secretary of the Air Force, and Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment (far right) opened the conference's Plenary Panel on Energy Security.
    (Photo by Dennis Bohannon)

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    Retired Senator John W. Warner, former chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, greets Assistant Secretary Hammack and Assistant Secretary Yonkers
    Retired Senator John W. Warner, former chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, came to support the forum and greets Assistant Secretary Hammack and Assistant Secretary Yonkers following the opening session.
    (Photo by Dennis Bohannon)

    Net Zero Installations Identified

    Ms. Hammack speaking

    The Army announced locations identified to be pilot net zero installations. As part of the Army's overall effort to conserve precious resources, net zero installations will consume only as much energy or water as they produce and eliminate solid waste to landfills.

    "The Army has identified six net zero pilot installations in each of the energy, water, and waste categories and two integrated installations striving towards net zero by 2020. This is a significant step in addressing the Army's sustainability and energy security challenges," said Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment, who made the announcement at the opening session of the annual Association of United States Army Installation Command Symposium. "Striving for net zero is operationally necessary, financially prudent, and critical to our mission."

    The announcement initiates the programmatic environmental analysis and planning process for the Army's Net Zero Installation Strategy. Specifics for projects and initiatives will be determined through a programmatic environmental analysis which will include public engagement and stakeholder outreach.
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