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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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WHS Daily Bulletin: It is Kansas FFA week and Wellington is celebrating

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015:Tuesday• Basketball at Circle• High School Band Concert, 7 p.m.WednesdayThursday• Basketball at WHS vs. Clearwater.Friday• State Wrestling 10 a.m.- Salina.Saturday• State Wrestling 9 a.m.- Salina.Tuesday lunch: Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes/gravy, fresh broccoli, peaches, hot roll/jelly.Wednesday lunch: Chili, chips, celery and cucumber, cinnamon roll, pears, baby carrots.Today’s news:*Students participating in Spring Sports: You must have a physical on file before you can practice. Your sports fee must be paid before the first game.*Kansas FFA Fact #2 In Kansas there are 11,178 Agriculture Education students, 33 percent are female and 66 percent are male.*Congratulations to Amber Biddle who placed second and Mikala Bradbury who placed 10th in the B-Team Division of the Food Science Contest. The Wellington FFA B- Team placed second over- all in Food Science. The A- Team placed eighth over all and the Green hand team (Freshman) placed 8th as well. Congratulations to all that went and competed!*Classic Movie Club will be showing the Movie “The Breakfast Club” on Thursday February 26th at 3:30 p.m. in Room 205.*Seniors: Don’t forget to stop by the Counselors office to check out what scholarship applications are available.*Madrigal try outs will be held next week March 2-5. These auditions will be held before and after school. See Ms. Coldwell if you are interested in auditioning.*Don’t forget to sign up for the talent show and Dodgeball tournament. You must sign up by tomorrow!*Girls Softball Players: There will be a meeting for any girls interested in playing softball this Spring in the Health Room on Wednesday morning at 6:45 a.m.*There will be a STUCO meeting tomorrow morning at 7:30 in room 107.*Support National FFA Week : The Wellington FFA Chapter will be showing FARMLAND the Movie on Friday, February 27 during 7th and 8th hour. This movie highlights 6 young farmers across America and how they are starting their lives as farmers and ranchers. It shows their struggles and what their lives are like on a daily basis. Cost for students: $1.00 Proceeds benefit WHS FFA Scholarships*Come Try-out for the 2015-2016 Cheer Squad! Cheer Clinic will be held on March 11-12 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Main Gym and Tryouts will be on Friday, March 13 at 10 a.m. You will need to pick up a try-out packet in the office before tryouts. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Lawrence in the office.College visits during lunch:Tuesday, February 24-Fort Hayslast_img read more

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