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Sgt. 1st Class Juan Silva, Support Operations, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, fills a Humvee with B20, a biodiesel, for the first time, recently. The tactical vehicle is participating in the DoD's Tri-Service Petroleum, Oils and Lubricants Users Group Evaluation. Data from the 8th TSC evaluation and five other B20 evaluation test sites will be compared, later, to determine the future of biodiesel fuel throughout the military.

Many people know what the words Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage mean. But how often do you see someone actually live up to them? Soldiers learn these values in detail during Basic Combat Training (BCT), from then on they live them every day in everything they do — whether they’re on the job or off. In short, the Seven Core Army Values listed below are what being a Soldier is all about.

51-year-old mom holds her own during Basic Combat Training: Sgt. Sandra Coast, Company B, 2nd Battalion, 10th Infantry Regiment, aims her M16 rifle during the final days of her Basic Combat Training. The 51-year-old mother is one of the oldest Soldiers to have completed BCT and graduated Feb. 17, 2012. Read more here:

Maj. Gen. Roger F. Mathews, deputy commander, U.S. Army Pacific explains hydrogen fuel cell vehicle technology to Peter Carlisle, Mayor of the City and County of Honolulu Feb. 22, 2012, during a commissioning ceremony at Fort Shafter, Hawaii. Photo credit U.S. Army Hawaii. Read more here:

Wheeler Army Airfield's smart-charging micro grid, or SCMG system, powers up to four electric vehicles, like the one pictured here. It also has the ability to provide instant backup power to support three buildings for 72 hours, including the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii headquarters.

U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program Paralympic Sgt. Jerrod Fields, a U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program Paralympic sprinter hopeful, works out at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. A below-the-knee amputee, Fields won a gold medal in the 100 meters with a time of 12.15 seconds at the Endeavor Games in Edmond, Okla., on June 13, 2009. See more at Photo by Tim Hipps, FMWRC Public Affairs

U.S. Army Soldiers from the One Station Unit Training (OSUT) low crawl while negotiating an obstacle course during their first week of Basic Training in Ft. Benning, Ga. March 9, 2012. OSUT is a training program in which recruits remain with the same unit for both Basic Combat Training (BCT) and Advanced Individual Training (AIT).

U.S. Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division and Canadian soldiers with 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment fill the cargo area of a U.S. Air Force Globemaster III aircraft during an in-flight rigging mission during a joint operational access exercise (JOAX) at Pope Field, N.C., Feb. 9, 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Andy M. Kin/Released)

U.S. Army Garrison­-Hawaii has implemented a number of strategies to cut back on energy consumption at its installations over the last several years.