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Vermont’s Camp Johnson wins Army award

first_imgArmy programs making strides in endangered species protection, historic preservation, waste reduction, environmental restoration, sustainability, and pollution prevention earned Pentagon recognition in January as the Department of the Army announced the winners of its highest honors for environmental stewardship and sustainability.Seven installations, three teams, and one individual will receive Secretary of the Army Awards for their environmental and sustainability program achievements. This year’s winning accomplishments include: designing a multi-phase ethnographic oral history collection project, achieving significant waste and emissions reductions, securing special legislation that returns state timber revenues to the Army, construction of a photovoltaic array to reduce dependence on fossil fuel, and implementing performance-based contracting to save the Army millions of dollars in cleanup costs.”The Army is committed to protecting the environment at installations here and overseas,” said Tad Davis, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for the Environment, Safety and Occupational Health. “In fact, as the winners of our environmental awards demonstrate, the Army is getting more and more sophisticated in its use of environmental technology and sustainable practices. We’re becoming a greener shade of green.”The winners of this year’s environmental awards stand out as examples of how environmental stewardship and sustainability plays a crucial role in the Army’s readiness mission. Investments the Army makes in environmental programs and sustainability initiatives pay dividends in sustaining realistic training and testing capabilities both now and in the future.The winners of the FY 2008 Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards are:Camp Johnson, Vermont Army National Guard — Environmental Quality, Industrial InstallationU.S. Army Garrison Bamberg, Germany — Environmental Quality, Overseas InstallationCamp Navajo, Arizona Army National Guard — Cultural Resources Management, InstallationFort Bragg, N.C. — Environmental Restoration, InstallationCamp Ripley Maneuver and Training Center, Minnesota Army National Guard — Natural Resources Conservation, Large InstallationCombined Support Maintenance Shop, Michigan Army National Guard — Pollution Prevention, Non-industrial InstallationFort Hood, Texas — Sustainability, InstallationField Maintenance Shop #2 Pollution Prevention Team, North Carolina Army National Guard — Pollution Prevention, TeamFort Carson, Colo. — Sustainability, TeamFort Drum, N.Y. — Cultural Resources Management, Team/IndividualMajor Laura McHugh, Pennsylvania Army National Guard — Sustainability, IndividualThe Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards represent the highest honor in the field of environmental science and sustainability conferred by the Army. Many of these award winners will compete for the Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards this year.For details about the fiscal year 2008 Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards recipients visit the U.S. Army Environmental Command’s Web site at http://aec.army.mil/usaec/newsroom/awards00.html(link is external).”Sustaining the Environment for a Secure Future”For more information on the U.S. Army Environmental Command, visit http://aec.army.mil(link is external)SOURCE U.S. Army Environmental Command. ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/last_img read more

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3-star wide receiver Daewood Davis flips commitment from Syracuse to Florida Atlantic

first_img Published on April 20, 2016 at 4:35 pm Contact Sam: sjfortie@syr.edu | @Sam4TR Related Stories Syracuse football recruiting: Track the Class of 2017 Daewood Davis, a three-star wide receiver from Somerset (Florida) Academy Charter, flipped his commitment from Syracuse to Florida Atlantic on Wednesday night.This decision ends the 6-foot-2, 170-pound wideout’s dream of hoisting a national championship trophy for the Orange.“I wanted to commit before my season started,” Davis said on June 29, 2015, his original commitment date. “I (wanted to build a relationship) with the coaches and the players early.“… I think Syracuse is the place for me.”The Pembroke Pines, Florida native was originally recruited by former SU head coach Scott Shafer and became the first Class of 2017 commit. At the time, he held offers from Louisville, North Carolina State and Nebraska, among others.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDavis is graded as an 80 on ESPN.com, ranking as the class’ 38th best wide receiver and 228th overall out of the site’s top 300 rankings. He also now holds offers from Duke, Florida International, Miami, Penn State and West Virginia.Davis said multiple times throughout his commitment that Florida State was his dream school and that he’d flip his commitment if the Seminoles offered.Three day before Davis’ flip, an unranked wide receiver from Florida, Sharod Johnson, committed to Syracuse. The Orange now has three commits in its 2017 class, New York linebacker Isaiah McDuffie, New Jersey quarterback Tommy DeVito and Johnson. Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Kenpong Travel and Tours outdoors package for AFCON 2017 tourney

first_imgWe are just four days away to the start of this year’s Africa cup of nations tournament in Gabon. Many Ghanaians feel this is the time for the Black Stars to end the country’s long wait for the AFCON title. But winning the tournament will not come essay without the massive support from Ghanaians. In view of this Kenpong Travel and Tours is giving cooperate Ghana and supporters the opportunity to be in Gabon to cheer the Black Stars to victory. In a media interaction this afternoon, general manager Mohammed Alhassan of the award winning sports travel group outlined how interested persons can get to Gabon for the tournament. ‘’First package for the cooperate organizations of which we have done arrangement for two or three star hotels costs $2,200 which includes hotel accommodation, airfare and bus shuttles for the first 10 days thus group stage only. We will pick fans from hotels to the stadium’’ ‘’If you want to stay up to quarter finals stage that is 14 days $2,670 your package is and if you want to stay throughout the tournament your package is around $3,780’’‘’For the supporters package, we have arranged special accommodation for the entire supporters to be at one place. $1,600 for 10 days, $1,900 for 14 days and they want to stay throughout the tournament it is $2,500’’ He added that, there will be a chartered flight which will convey supporters from Ghana to Gabon on Monday 16th January, a day before the Black Stars group opener against Uganda in Port-Gentil. ‘’It is a chattered flight which all passengers will leave on one day that is 16th of January at 7pm. We have had an agreement with Rwand Air and they are giving us one of fleet of aircrafts which takes 150 passengers’’Deadline for payment is Friday 13th January 2017last_img read more

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