R is for "Resources" By practicing pollution prevention, we are helping to secure the future of the natural resources our Installation provides.
O is for "Optimize" By improving our sustainability efforts, we are also optimizing the Mission, Well-Being, and Environment for the Installation and our neighboring communities.
C is for "Compliance" Our sustainability efforts keep us in compliance with local, state, and federal environmental regulations.
K is for "Keep Improving" We must all be aware of the long-term impacts of our actions and how we can work to reduce the footprint we leave on this environment.
The Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Air Field Directorate of Public Works (DPW) Environmental Division is committed to supporting the Army‘s mission of enhancing the Installation‘s power projection platform in support of national security objectives while overseeing all environmental activities for the Installation and providing information and education to Soldiers and Civilians on how their operations affect the environment as a whole. The Division‘s staff is comprised of engineers, environmental protection specialists, biologists, archeologists, historians, foresters and contractors supporting the Installation‘s mission, quality of life for Soldiers and their Families and overall environmental quality.
The Environmental Division is comprised of three branches: Fish and Wildlife, Forestry, and Prevention and Compliance. The Prevention and Compliance Branch oversees sixteen different programs: Sustainability, Pollution Prevention, Air Quality, Borrow Pit Management, Cultural Resource Management, Toxic Substances/Hazardous Materials/Hazardous Waste Management, Emergency Planning and Spill Response, Remediation, Solid Waste Management/Recycling, Storage Tank Management, Noise Management, Stormwater Management, Water Quality, Wastewater Quality, and Wetlands Management. The Branch also coordinates the Installation‘s National Environmental Policy Act requirements for the Environmental Division. Collectively, these programs all support the Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Air Field training mission.
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield are known for providing Armed Forces with the best training environments and deployment capabilities in the world. In order to uphold this legacy, the Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division must be unequaled in its ability to place environmental, natural, and cultural resource management within a framework that fully supports the training mission of the Installation.
As the largest installation east of the Mississippi River, sustaining the Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Air Field environment requires innovative approaches to seemingly ordinary tasks. We embrace the challenge of supplying America‘s Armed Forces with an environment that not only provides the highest quality of training, but also a home for Soldiers and their Families. For this reason, the Environmental Division of Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield has established new parameters of excellence in the fields of environmental preservation and compliance.
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One of the most challenging tasks facing the Army today, is to build and maintain a sustainable Installation. Sustainability ensures the availability of training lands, ranges, water, and other resources not only for today‘s Soldiers, but for future generations as well. The focus of sustainability efforts is on maintaining the balance between environment, economic productivity, and social/individual well-being. However, the Sustainability Management System (SMS) Program of Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Air Field insists on reaching beyond the mandated practices for environmental compliance. Doing so will secure not only the environment, but also the integrity of our Installation for years to come.
The Sustainability Management System (SMS) Program of Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Air Field continuously works to remind those living and working on the Installation of the importance of sustainability. As part of their efforts, the program developed the R.O.C.K. Policy for sustainability. Modeled after the 3rd Infantry Division‘s motto “Rock Of The Marne,“ each letter of the word “Rock“ represents a different sustainability practice.
Army Soldiers are taught to leave a place better than they found it. It is therefore the Mission of Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield Environmental Division to maintain an environment that is as tough as the Soldiers who train here. The Army Strategy for the environment is to “Sustain the Mission – Secure the Future.“ By securing the environment for future Soldiers, we are helping to secure the future of this country.