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2008-10-08 12:20:00

A top Pentagon official said on Tuesday that soldiers, weapons, food and fuel are important but the U.S. Army absolutely cannot operate for long without water. Tad Davis, the Army's deputy assistant secretary for environment, safety and occupational health, called it a "simple fact" that is just as true for domestic bases as it is in "austere" forward installations in Iraq. "Somebody recently said water's the new oil and there's a lot to be said for that," Davis said. "You can get out there...

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2008-07-28 16:40:00

The United States Army is working to reduce its carbon "bootprint", with the goal of cutting emissions of climate-warming carbon dioxide by 30 percent by 2015. "What I'm interested in doing is finding out what the greenhouse gas emissions, this carbon bootprint, are for the Army in two to three years at the latest," said Tad Davis, deputy assistant secretary for environment, safety and occupational health, during a telephone interview with the Associated Press. From installations as far away...

2008-07-21 06:00:26

By Henry Cuningham, The Fayetteville Observer, N.C. Jul. 21--Fort Bragg has received the first Secretary of the Army Sustainability Award for leading the way Armywide in long-range protection of the environment and conservation of resources. Tad Davis, the Army's deputy assistant secretary for environment, safety and occupational health, presented the award to Col. Dave Fox, the Fort Bragg garrison commander, Thursday in a ceremony at the Fort Bragg Officers' Club. Paul Wirt received...

2008-07-18 15:00:36

By Reel N.M. DAN MAYFIELD Of the Journal The TV show "Crash" that's been filming in Albuquerque for several weeks has an official premiere date: Friday, Oct. 17, on Starz. We're going to see a lot of Albuquerque in the show, though we're playing Los Angeles. The show is based on the Oscar-winning movie and stars Dennis Hopper. It premieres on the Starz network as its first original dramatic series. Starz is a relatively new cable network that specializes in showing movies, much like...


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