Arkansas Vets Coalition

Veterans, Reserves and Active Duty from all parts of Arkansas and across the nation, coming together to support those persons who best exemplify the principles on which our nation was founded - Fiscal Responsibility, Independent & self-sustaining, Freedoms GUARANTEED by our Constitution and Bill of Rights, serving our country not for personal gain but for the common good!!
WE are dedicated to making a difference once more.
We have served in all branches of military beginning with the Revolutionary WAR and continuing in every conflict to include more recently from beaches of Normandy, in jungles of SE Asia, to conflicts in Bosnia, Somalia, The Gulf War, Iraqi Freedom, all through the Cold War Period of 1945 - 1991, dedicating our lives to fighting terrorism in both Afghanistan and Iraq,
we now arise to serve again, fighting to reclaim our country and the principals upon which is was founded!!.


29 January 2010

Greenhouse Gas Targets Announcement for DOD

Greenhouse Gas Targets Announcement for DOD

            The Department of Defense (DoD) announced today that it will reduce greenhouse gas emissions from non-combat activities 34 percent by 2020.  The department set the target in keeping with a recent executive order signed by President Obama that seeks to have the federal government lead the country by example through improved energy and environmental performance. 
            Today's announcement is part of a broader effort by DoD to improve its energy security. The target for DoD includes the department's more than 300,000 buildings and 160,000 fleet vehicles. Buildings and fleet vehicles account for about one quarter of DoD's energy consumption but nearly 40 percent of its greenhouse gas emissions.  
            In addition to reducing the demand for energy at its facilities, the department is shifting to more reliance on renewable energy sources. Many installations are already well underway with energy-saving improvements.
            The target exempts tactical vehicles such as aircraft, ships and armored vehicles that directly support the war fighter. Reducing the energy demands of combat activities is a major focus of the department's energy security strategy, however.
            At a Senate hearing earlier this week, Dorothy Robyn, the deputy under secretary of defense for installations and environment, testified that the military's heavy reliance on fossil fuels creates significant risks and costs at a tactical and strategic level.
            "Unleashing war fighters from the tether of fuel and reducing [military] installations' dependence on a costly and potentially fragile power grid," said Robyn, "will not simply enhance the environment, it will significantly improve our mission effectiveness."
            Members of the news media should contact Lt. Cmdr. Wendy L. Snyder at with any additional questions about this release.
            For more information about Department of Defense installations and environment, go to 

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