Armed Forces News

The Army wants each installation to be able to store enough water and power to operate for two weeks without replenishment from civilian sources. “The Army will reduce risk to critical missions by being capable of providing necessary energy and water for a minimum of 14 days,” John E. Surash, acting deputy assistant secretary of the Army for Energy and Sustainability, told an audience in a March 28 forum sponsored by the Association of the U.S. Army. At present, the goal is simply a wish-list item. There is no firm deadline for meeting the 14-day threshold.