AEC acknowledges the past by preserving our cultural and historical resources. The Army is steward to more than 66,000 historic buildings, 82,000 inventoried archeological sites, and Native American sacred sites on 14 installations. AEC helps ensure that installations make informed decisions regarding the cultural resources under their control in compliance with public laws, in support of the military mission, and consistent with sound principles of cultural resource management.
Assisting with development and technical review of programmatic agreements, memorandums of agreement, Army alternate procedures and other comprehensive agreements and plans allow AEC to capture and share lessons learned. AEC also works to encourage building and maintaining positive relationships among cultural resource stakeholders.
The Cultural Resources Community of Practice provides a forum to distribute the latest information, provide guidance, respond to questions and share best practices among Army installation environmental staffs.
The mural pictured here, discovered during the renovation of a building on Fort Myer, Va., is now restored and preserved.