Air Force, Army Partner on Energy

The Air Force and Army are partnering to develop renewable energy projects and achieve energy assurance, according to a release. The services formalized the effort April 6 with a memorandum of agreement. Under the agreement, the Air Force’s Office of Energy Assurance and the Army’s Office of Energy Initiatives will share support staff, business processes, and best practices. “This Army-Air Force partnership will accelerate our goal of providing mission assurance through en?ergy assurance,” said Miranda Ballentine, assistant secretary of the Air Force for installations, environment, and energy, according to the release. In February, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James told lawmakers the service would focus more on energy assurance. (See also: Building the FOB of the Future.)