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Lance Cpl. Michael Haus, an amphibious assault vehicle crewman with AAV Platoon, Combat Assault Company, 3rd Marine Regiment, sits near the front of his AAV and watches as others tear up invasive pickleweed in the Nuupia Ponds Wildlife Management Area during the 29th annual Mud Ops exercise on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Feb. 23, 2011. The 29-year-long Mud Ops tradition partnered AAV Platoon Marines with the base Environmental Compliance and Protection Department to prepare the 517-acre area for the upcoming breeding season of the endangered Hawaiian stilt bird species, which lasts from March until September. - Lance Cpl. Michael Haus, an amphibious assault vehicle crewman with AAV Platoon, Combat Assault Company, 3rd Marine Regiment, sits near the front of his AAV and watches as others tear up invasive pickleweed in the Nuupia Ponds Wildlife Management Area during the 29th annual Mud Ops exercise on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Feb. 23, 2011. The 29-year-long Mud Ops tradition partnered AAV Platoon Marines with the base Environmental Compliance and Protection Department to prepare the 517-acre area for the upcoming breeding season of the endangered Hawaiian stilt bird species, which lasts from March until September.

At center, Col. Robert D. Rice, commanding officer, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, and guests cut the ribbon for the base’s new E85 fueling station on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Nov. 18, 2010. The fueling station was built as part of the continued expansion of alternative fuel vehicles on base. “As always, we are excited to lead the way in conservation,” Rice said. “The use of E85 alternative fuel along with 70 flex-fuel vehicles, three hybrids and 20 electric carts will drive MCBH’s carbon footprint lower and decrease our reliance on imported oil.” - At center, Col. Robert D. Rice, commanding officer, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, and guests cut the ribbon for the base’s new E85 fueling station on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Nov. 18, 2010. The fueling station was built as part of the continued expansion of alternative fuel vehicles on base. “As always, we are excited to lead the way in conservation,” Rice said. “The use of E85 alternative fuel along with 70 flex-fuel vehicles, three hybrids and 20 electric carts will drive MCBH’s carbon footprint lower and decrease our reliance on imported oil.”

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