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  • New boats anchor military bridging ops

    Jul 1, 2015

    While boats don't normally (if ever) come to mind when one thinks of Army systems, the new XM30 Bridge Erection Boat, or BEB, is certain to turn more than a few heads in and outside the Engineer Regiment.

  • USACE names Installation Support Professional of the Year

    Jul 1, 2015

    When the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Executive Governance Board meets in August, Huntsville Center project manager Dominic Ragucci will receive the Installation Support Professional of the Year Award.

  • Here's advice for staying cool throughout summer

    Jul 1, 2015

    The Army's "101 Days of Critical Summer" campaign is well-underway, and everyone needs to think about safety while enjoying all summer activities, such as taking a road trip, grilling out in the backyard, enjoying a day at the beach or visiting a local park.

  • US Army Engineers Contribute to Operation Atlantic Resolve

    Jul 1, 2015

    Soldiers of U.S. Army engineer units from the Tennessee and Alabama National Guard are in Romania and Bulgaria working on military infrastructure projects as part of Operation Resolute Castle 15.

  • Students visit Army Corps, talk careers with recruiters

    Jul 1, 2015

    U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, SEATTLE DISTRICT, Wash. -- Seventeen high school students visited the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District headquarters for a week to learn more about careers within the Army Corps of Engineers, Jun. 8-12.

  • Flood or Drought: Army Corps of Engineers is there

    Jul 1, 2015

    Remember the drought? What a difference a year can make. I arrived at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division in Dallas about a year ago, and most of the region was in some stage of drought. News coverage highlighted striking images of thirsty lakes, shorelines receding with lakebeds cracked and dry, and low Corps reservoir levels. Communities chafed under lawn watering restrictions.

  • July issue of The Corps Environment online

    Jun 30, 2015

    The July issue of The Corps Environment features: Fort Campbell's forestry program; Army Environmental Command's customer-focused redesign; Partnership efforts to protect bats in U.S. and Germany; New England District environmental scientist supports Ebola mission; Baltimore District, Maryland collaboration achieves key milestones in oyster restoration; and much more.

  • Project manager provides boost to charter baseball club

    Jun 30, 2015

    WIESBADEN, Germany - An engineer who oversees military construction for a living is pitching in to help build a local youth baseball association -- from the ground up. Stephen Swint, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District project manager, just wrapped up his first stint as an assistant coach with the Wiesbaden Red Barons Baseball Club, a startup program for American and German players.

  • Contracting expert receives professional recognition

    Jun 30, 2015

    The employees at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville Center are widely respected by government and industry for their expertise in numerous acquisition fields and related disciplines. To prove the point, Jamaya (Rocky) Smith, contract specialist, Contracting Directorate, received recognition for an information paper he submitted to the National Contract Management Association's flagship publication.

  • Corps park rangers share passion for outdoors, flood mitigation

    Jun 26, 2015

    Jacob Kresel, senior park ranger and natural resource specialist, and Cole Van Beusekom, park ranger, are easy to recognize with their forest green uniforms, "Smokey bear" hats and Corps castle belt buckles. The opportunity to work at the Chena Project in North Pole is a fulfilling vocation for both.

  • DOI, USDA, EPA, NOAA and USACE announce additional Resilient Lands and Waters Initiative sites to pr

    Jun 25, 2015

    Sites in northern and central California and Montana selected to showcase climate resilience approach

  • Raymer new engineer school commandant

    Jun 25, 2015

    The U.S. Army Engineer School's 96th commandant comes to Fort Leonard Wood from the Pentagon where he was director, Office of the Chief of Engineers.

  • Humanitarian assistance projects provide disaster relief in Nepal

    Jun 24, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recently completed two humanitarian assistance construction projects that are now providing critical support services to the population of Kathmandu, Nepal, in the wake of the deadly earthquakes that struck in April and May.

  • US partners deliver upgraded school in Albania

    Jun 23, 2015

    KUCOVE, Albania - U.S. and Albanian leaders joined students, faculty and parents June 11 to celebrate the reopening of a local school here. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District managed a $575,000 renovation in support of U.S. Embassy Tirana's Office of Defense Cooperation and U.S. European Command's humanitarian-assistance program.

  • USACE LEEDs military 'green' building across Europe

    Jun 22, 2015

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District is celebrating sustainable building achievements across the U.S. military footprint in Europe. Located about 1,600 miles apart, in Turkey and Germany, two projects executed by the district earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver certification this spring.

  • Harpersfield Dam - Sea Lamprey Barrier Project

    Jun 18, 2015

    This project will prevent sea lampreys from reaching suitable spawning habitat upstream of the Harpersfield Dam, Geneva, Ohio, where there are approximately 1,266 miles of river on the mainstream Grand River and its tributaries.

  • USACE Transatlantic Afghanistan District welcomes new commander

    Jun 18, 2015

    USACE Transatlantic Afghanistan District (TAA) welcomed a new commander, Col. Paul E. Owen, during a change of command ceremony today on Bagram Airfield.

  • Fort Leonard Wood hosts "Engineering to Preserve Our Natural Resources"

    Jun 18, 2015

    A former Fort Leonard Wood engineer will be one of two U.S. Army Engineer School guest lecturers.

  • Like father, like son: Safety in bloodline

    Jun 17, 2015

    For the past 40 years, Donnie Butler, an occupational safety and health specialist for the Corps of Engineers, has devoted his livelihood to the protection of others. Following in his father's footsteps, his son Brad has joined him.

  • Purple is the new Engineer red

    Jun 15, 2015

    In elementary school art class children learn the primary colors; red, yellow and blue. They also learn mixing two primary colors creates a secondary color. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is learning a similar lesson; infusing engineer red with Navy blue creates a purple expeditionary workforce.

  • Sacramento District helps Brazil fast-forward their flood risk management

    Jun 15, 2015

    In an effort to fast-forward Brazil's flood risk planning, a team of engineers from Brazil's Agência Nacional de Águas spent several days in early June visiting U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District levee and dam projects.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers divers clear Sacramento shipping lane of dangerous obstacle

    Jun 12, 2015

    A four ton steel culvert pipe that was obstructing the shipping channel connecting West Sacramento to San Francisco was removed from the Sacramento River by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers San Francisco District.

  • Senior leader brings SHARP message to Huntsville Center

    Jun 12, 2015

    Learning how to recognize sexual harassment or sexual assault is often uncomfortable for employees attending mandatory annual training. But the training is presented that way to get your attention and bring awareness to a very serious issue in the Army.

  • A growing partnership blossoming in "The Land of the Blue Sky"

    Jun 10, 2015

    Instructors from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) worked side-by-side with leaders from the Mongolian Ministry of Environment, Green Development, & Tourism (MEGDT) and the Mongolian University of Science & Technology (MUST) April 20-24 as part of a continuing effort to aide Mongolia as they develop their national water resource management strategies.

  • Corps of Engineers joins Fort Detrick and Frederick officials for key ribbon cutting event

    Jun 10, 2015

    In a unique two-for-one deal, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, representatives joined Fort Detrick and Frederick officials to cut the ribbon on two recently completed, key projects.

  • Army observing National Safety Month in June

    Jun 10, 2015

    The Army is once again observing National Safety Month during June, and this year leaders and safety professionals will have an opportunity to benefit from a recent partnership with the National Safety Council.

  • As archaeologists recover artifacts, more questions rise to the surface

    Jun 9, 2015

    She has been stripped by salvage rigs, battered by dredges and had her hull shredded by teredo worms, yet the tattered remnants of the CSS Georgia that were all but forgotten until the 1960s continue to intrigue archaeologists and the community here.

  • USACE Galveston District earns 3 Silver Anvils

    Jun 5, 2015

    GALVESTON, Texas (June 5, 2015) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District won two prestigious Silver Anvil awards and one Award of Excellence from the Public Relations Society of America. The Silver Anvil, which recognizes outstanding achievement in strategic public relations planning and implementation, was presented during the Silver Anvil Awards Ceremony last night in New York City.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' dredging of Humboldt Harbor is key to regional economy, leaders say

    Jun 5, 2015

    With Humboldt Bay Harbor considered integral to reviving the economy of this coastal town north of San Francisco, keeping shipping lanes dredged and accessible to international cargo is a top priority for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' San Francisco District, which along with community leaders and business owners here, sees the mission as key to the region's recovery.

  • USACE Galveston District celebrates Corps' and Army's 240th birthdays

    Jun 4, 2015

    GALVESTON, Texas (June 4, 2015) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District celebrated the U.S. Army's and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' 240th birthdays with an awards ceremony to induct a USACE Galveston District retiree into the Gallery of Distinguished Civilian Employees, name the Employee, Engineer, Regulator and Supervisor of the Year as well as to honor staff for their contributions to the community, state and nation.

  • Real-time feedback goal of new customer comment card program

    Jun 4, 2015

    Customer satisfaction is one of the key indicators of the health and success of the Huntsville Center, which operates as a nearly 100 percent cost-reimbursable organization. Getting real-time customer feedback to better assess their satisfaction is the goal of a new customer comment card program launched at the end of April.

  • Two TAA employees receive top engineer honor

    Jun 3, 2015

    Two U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -- Transatlantic Afghanistan District (TAA) employees have been awarded one of the highest honors bestowed within the Corps of Engineers.

  • Corps employee brings decades of experience from South Korea to Alaska

    Jun 1, 2015

    From Los Angeles to Anchorage with international stops in between, this new district employee brings seasoned engineering expertise from around the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and private industry.

  • Europe District engineer team returns as Liberia is Ebola-free

    May 29, 2015

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The remaining military members on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers team sent to Liberia for Operation United Assistance made it back to Germany earlier this month, just as the West African nation was declared Ebola-free. The Europe District contingent assisted with treatment center construction and helped sustain a DOD presence that numbered 2,800 personnel at its peak.

  • New flight center takes off

    May 28, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District is constructing a new energy-efficient multi-purpose flight complex at the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. The complex is at the forefront of aviation technology and the new facility will save the base and taxpayers considerable money.

  • UROLE saves USACE millions

    May 27, 2015

    Anyone who has built a deck for their home, remodeled a kitchen or helped their 7-year-old with an art project knows that when the job is finished there are inevitably small bits and pieces left over. It's generally no big deal to just toss those leftovers away.

  • Facilities Reduction Program contract awarded

    May 27, 2015

    Ten businesses have been awarded a Multiple Award Task Order, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract with a program-based capacity of $48 million to support Midwest facilities reduction demolition projects by the Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville.

  • What the TEC? Redesigning Theater Engineer Commands in the Army Reserve

    May 26, 2015

    The Army Reserve has the only two Theater Engineer Commands (TECs) across the entire Department of Defense, and they're currently undergoing a major change.

  • Corps maintenance crews improve McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System

    May 22, 2015

    Maintenance workers at Chouteau Lock and Dam 17 completed a massive pipe replacement project to the McClellan Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System, recently. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District, maintenance crews completed the final steps in replacing more than 1,700 feet of carbon steel piping with stainless steel piping.

  • What the TEC? Redesigning Theater Engineer Commands in the Army Reserve

    May 22, 2015

    The Army Reserve has the only two Theater Engineer Commands (TECs) across the entire Department of Defense, and they're currently undergoing a major change.

  • Corps district engineer highlights Memorial Day at Social Security Administration event

    May 21, 2015

    More than 300 people filled the Altmeyer Auditorium at the Social Security Administration headquarters on May 20 as Col. Trey Jordan, District Engineer and commander for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, shared his reflections on the meaning of Memorial Day.

  • Savannah Corps revamps 'Wear It to Win It' water safety campaign

    May 21, 2015

    SAVANNAH, Ga. -- This summer, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District is giving the public another reason to be safe while enjoying the great outdoors.

  • South Pacific Division's Commander Toy reflects on meaning of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

    May 20, 2015

    May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage month and as a fourth generation Chinese American, Brig. Gen. Mark Toy, the commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Division, described this week what the event means to him in an emotion-filled recollection of the journey his family made from Asia to the United States beginning in the 1890's.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Division leaders discuss pressing environmental issues

    May 20, 2015

    Lake Sonoma, CA -- Led by commander Brig. Gen. Mark Toy, leaders from across the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Division held three days of meetings this month at this picturesque Northern California retreat, getting a firsthand look at Corps environmental restoration projects in the region, some of which are threatened by drought, and holding extensive discussions on issues affecting a range of division operations.

  • District stresses water safety, flexes lock operations for recreational boaters

    May 19, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District is gearing up for a busy Memorial Day holiday along the Texas coast by stressing water safety awareness to all those who will enjoy outdoor activities this extended weekend. The arrival of the Memorial Day holiday weekend will bring an increased level of outdoor activities throughout Texas, especially with outdoor recreation involving water activities at public beaches, in swimming pools, while boating and engaging in other aquatic-related activities.

  • Cheryl Partee takes the reins as Business Resources Division chief

    May 18, 2015

    Cheryl Partee has taken over as the chief of the Business Resource Division and Chief Financial Officer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division. The Business Resources Division is responsible for the direction and control of financial, manpower and other resources.

  • Engineers develop ballistic wallpaper to reinforce temporary shelters

    May 18, 2015

    Army engineers have developed a novel idea of fortifying masonry structures with rolls of lightweight ballistic wallpaper with adhesive backing that can quickly be put up on the inside of the walls.

  • Corps of Engineers continues to monitor impact of rainfall on area lakes and reservoirs

    May 18, 2015

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division units in both Fort Worth and Tulsa continue to monitor the impact of heavy rainfall on Corps-managed lakes and reservoirs within their areas as forecasters call for additional rainfall.

  • Students share STEM ambitions with USACE

    May 13, 2015

    It can be hard to pin down a dream job in middle school. It can even be tricky to focus on a specific field of study at that age. But six local Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Europe students have their minds set on careers in science, technology, engineering and math. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District personnel hosted the STEM Essay Contest winners from Wiesbaden and Sembach middle schools May 7 at the Amelia Earhart Center in Wiesbaden, Germany. The first-place winners from the sixth, seventh and eighth grades participated in a day of hands-on activities, presentations, a mock ribbon-cutting ceremony and construction-site scavenger hunt.

  • Unmanned survey boat helps engineers plan for bridge project

    May 13, 2015

    Technology developed to help Marines plan for amphibious operations is now assisting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with collecting hydrographic survey data in areas not easily accessed by a manned vessel.

  • USACE Galveston District to host Industry Day for small business contractors

    May 13, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, will host an Industry Day for small business government contractors on May 28, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. at the district's headquarters building located at 2000 Fort Point Road, Galveston, Texas 77550.

  • Aegis Ashore team finds timely solution to portable power need

    May 12, 2015

    A U.S. Navy base, under construction in Romania, is using U.S. Soldiers to ensure that second phase of the European Phased Adaptive Approach to ballistic missile defense of U.S. and allied interests becomes operational on time.

  • Operation "Clean Sweep" Nets 40 Bags of Trash at USACE Albuquerque District's John Martin Reservoir

    May 12, 2015

    JOHN MARTIN RESERVOIR, Colo. -- Local volunteers joined U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District reservoir staff and collected more than 40 bags of trash along the south shoreline during a cleanup event May 2.

  • $1.5 billion ESPC MATOC awarded to 14 companies

    May 11, 2015

    Thirteen large businesses and one small business will share capacity on a $1.5 billion Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) for the design, construction and operation of energy savings projects to help military installations meet mandated energy savings goals.

  • "Worst flooding in years," isn't most destructive

    May 11, 2015

    Flooding, with record flood stages in the Salt Creek basin struck Lincoln, Nebraska, on Thursday, May 7.

  • ANA Recruiting Center highlights USACE April projects

    May 10, 2015

    A new recruiting center for the Afghan National Army highlighted the six projects completed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -- Transatlantic Afghanistan District (TAA) in April. The projects totaled more than $15.5 million, and included both new construction and improvements for the ANA, Afghan National Police and the Ministry of the Interior.

  • ECIP projects inching Fort Hunter Liggett toward Net Zero

    May 7, 2015

    This summer Fort Hunter Liggett will begin the design phase of a $22 million Energy Conservation Investment Program (ECIP) project that, when complete, will get the California installation to Net Zero energy use.

  • Arctic Cleanup: Tough conditions no match for test well remediation

    May 7, 2015

    Numb fingertips and toes; frozen beards and eyelashes; and an ice road sound like something out of a major film. However, there were no video cameras rolling as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -- Alaska District conducted an environmental cleanup project in the tundra-covered foothills of the Brooks Range.

  • USACE Galveston District honors small businesses during National Small Business Week

    May 5, 2015

    GALVESTON, Texas (May 5, 2015) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District joins the Small Business Administration in honoring America's entrepreneurs May 4-8, 2015, in recognition of National Small Business Week.

  • Career officer promoted to major in Corps of Engineers

    May 5, 2015

    "I swear."

  • Navy's SPAWAR sees reduced energy costs with Huntsville Center's Energy Savings Performance Contract

    May 5, 2015

    It's been more than three years since the first of three task orders were completed under a U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, $12 million Energy Savings Performance Contract award and the customer, the U.S. Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Systems Center Pacific, couldn't be happier with the results.

  • Savannah Corps opens doors, minds for career day event

    May 5, 2015

    SAVANNAH, Ga. -- District offices became a proxy classroom for more than 40 dependents of employees who explored Corps projects and careers during the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day held May 1.

  • Career event allows students to experience parent's job

    May 4, 2015

    Building marshmallow towers, looking for heat sources using an infrared camera and flying a kite helped children of Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, understand the types of careers their parents supported when they left home for work every day.

  • Students learn how to stay safe and protect environment

    May 4, 2015

    Celebrating Earth Day with Team Redstone has been an ongoing effort at Huntsville Center since 2006. In the past, Ordnance and Explosives, Engineering and Installation Support and Programs Management directorates have all put on stations to showcase how the Corps practices environmental stewardship on programs and projects worldwide.

  • Corps Facilities Reduction Program completes project at Aberdeen Proving Ground

    May 4, 2015

    Figuring out the best, safest way to demolish an old water tower at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, challenged the Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville's Facilities Reduction Team. The water tower was originally part of an old boiler plant used to make steam for heating purposes. It was particularly challenging due to numerous safety concerns.

  • Engineers, students see STEM first-hand at robotics competition

    May 4, 2015

    USACE engineers served as judges for the VEX Robotics World Championship April 15-18 in Louisville, Kentucky.

  • U.S., German engineers strengthen ties at annual forum

    Apr 30, 2015

    U.S. and German engineers gathered recently to highlight progress, iron out differences and build tighter collaboration within the Army and Air Force construction programs during their annual partnering conference.

  • New artifacts reveal more about Civil War life

    Apr 30, 2015

    SAVANNAH, Ga. -- As archaeologists recover more CSS Georgia artifacts from the murky waters of the Savannah River, the day-to-day hardships of serving as a Confederate sailor are becoming clearer.

  • ARL supports safety symposium hosted by the Smithsonian Institution

    Apr 30, 2015

    The Smithsonian Institution recently hosted a symposium entitled 'Innovative Planning to Eliminate Hazards and Reduce Risks to Workers' at the National Museum of the American Indian, Rasmussen Theater located in Washington, D.C. The symposium featured a panel of safety and occupational health professionals who shared their experiences with the application of hazard elimination and risk minimization methods in the design of work facilities, processes and equipment.

  • Army Corps' North Atlantic Division Commander participates in 193rd Observance of Ulysses S. Grant

    Apr 29, 2015

    A special observance was held at the General Grant National Memorial Monument in New York City to honor Ulysses S. Grant -- General and 18th President.

  • GIS -- much more than maps

    Apr 29, 2015

    The handy technology used to create the colorful maps that lead you to view the tigers at the zoo or let you know how much snow you will receive during the next winter storm, also serves as a critical aspect in performing jobs and communicating more effectively with stakeholders. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District applies this same cutting-edge technology for a variety of initiatives, such as mapping stormwater infrastructure and runoff into the Chesapeake Bay, delineating floodplains and wetlands, and displaying the projects that fall within its various mission-area boundaries.

  • Corps employee saves canine from watery demise

    Apr 29, 2015

    Scooby, a boxer-breed dog, fell through thawing ice on the Eagle River April 18 near Anchorage leading her frantic owner to call for help. Luckily, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -- Alaska District employee Mike MacMillan, project manager in the Humanitarian Assistance Program, was home to answer the call from his neighbor in distress.

  • Pilot project helps USACE evaluate changing climate across Southwest

    Apr 28, 2015

    During the next century, the Southwestern United States is anticipated to warm at a rate second only to Alaska, driving up evaporation rates, driving down soil moisture, and resulting in reduced stream flow, increased erosion/sedimentation, and increased wildfire severity and forest loss. These changes are likely to radically transform the region's watersheds, altering flood hydrology, further disrupting riparian ecosystems, and decreasing surface water supplies by 20 to 25 percent. With drought conditions anticipated to occur in 80 percent of the years between now and 2100, water is anticipated to be the defining issue of this century.

  • Huntsville Center awards modification to Information Technology contract

    Apr 28, 2015

    The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville awarded Netcentrics Corp. of Herndon, Virginia, an $18,185,917 modification to contract for management services for the Army Corps of Engineers Information Technology (ACE-IT).

  • Days of Remembrance event slated

    Apr 28, 2015

    The Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville will host the Team Redstone Days of Remembrance Observance 10 a.m. April 29 in Bob Jones Auditorium. The program will feature "The Seasoned Performers," a touring group of actors based in Birmingham.

  • Huntsville Center loses a jewel

    Apr 28, 2015

  • Savannah Corps' FEST-A delivers unmatched engineering support

    Apr 28, 2015

    SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Four months after launching into a six-month deployment to Kuwait, Savannah's Forward Engineering Support Team -- Advance (FEST-A) convened recently to discuss engineering solutions supplied to the region and assignments on the horizon.

  • U.S. Corps of Engineers on schedule for Hurricane Sandy fixes

    Apr 28, 2015

    The Army's chief of engineers said that the Hurricane Sandy operations and maintenance program is more than 70 percent finished and on schedule to be completed by the end of 2016.

  • Army's first resource efficiency manager workshop filled with passion for energy management

    Apr 27, 2015

    Huntsville Center, which manages the Resource Efficiency Manager (REM) program, hosted the Army's first REM Workshop April 15-17 to enhance the knowledge base of the growing network of REMs across the Army and Army Reserve.

  • A new partnership starts at Tub Run Campground

    Apr 27, 2015

    Under a clear blue sky, dignitaries cut a new blue ribbon to mark the start of a new partnership at Tub Run Campground in Confluence, Pennsylvania, April 9. The ribbon cutting denotes the recent partnership of the Tub Run Campground to Laurel Highlands River Tours and Outdoor Center. The campground was previously managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Pittsburgh District.

  • USACE bolsters European reassurance effort

    Apr 23, 2015

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District will manage more construction in Eastern and Central Europe this year than it has in the past 40 years combined. Over the next three years, the district will execute up to 145 military construction and facilities sustainment, restoration and modernization projects in Poland, the Baltics and Balkans as part of the $1 billion European Reassurance Initiative to support NATO allies and U.S. partners in the region.

  • Army to observe Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

    Apr 23, 2015

    The Army will continue its annual observance of national Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month this May, giving leaders and Soldiers an extended opportunity to prepare for the riding season ahead.

  • USACE Galveston District names Susan Martin 2015 Administrative Professional of the Year

    Apr 22, 2015

    GALVESTON, Texas (April 22, 2015) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers named Susan Martin the 2015 Administrative Professional of the Year during a ceremony today to highlight the essential role administrative professionals play in supporting the district's mission.

  • Soldiers with Kentucky's 478th Engineer Battalion train overseas at Saber Junction 15

    Apr 21, 2015

    HOHENFELS, Germany-Soldiers from the U.S. Army Reserve's 478th Engineer Battalion conducted minefield training at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center near Hohenfels, Germany as part of Saber Junction 15 this month. The company is a mobility augmentation company (MACs) consisting of 88 Soldiers whose primary mission is to create and maintain mobility for other units.

  • Corps touts environmental stewardship at Nashville Earth Day Festival

    Apr 21, 2015

    Touting environmental stewardship, members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District educated the public today about clean power, sustainability, restoration, water quality and water management at the Nashville Earth Day Festival in Centennial Park.

  • Army engineers recall role in response, recovery after Oklahoma City Bombing

    Apr 20, 2015

    Following the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, April 19, 1995, the Tulsa District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dispatched three structural engineers to monitor the site.

  • Brig. Gen. Kaiser delivers his thoughts on the future of USACE dredging on the Great Lakes

    Apr 19, 2015

    Long term planning and oversight of the U.S Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) dredging operations on the Great Lakes is the responsibility of Brig. Gen. Richard G. Kaiser, USACE Great Lakes and Ohio Rivers Division Commander. Recently Brig. Gen. Kaiser, who grew up in Racine, Wisconsin along the shores of Lake Michigan, explained the challenges, successes, and the road forward for dredging the Great Lakes harbors.

  • Quality nomination packages critical to effective awards program

    Apr 17, 2015

    Award programs are a valuable tool leaders have to recognize individuals and teams and help tell their stories to the rest of the world. Preparing quality nomination packages -- for both local and national awards -- is critical to a successful program.

  • Corps of Engineers Baltimore District hosts 2015 Industry Day

    Apr 17, 2015

    More than 300 representatives from 190 companies joined the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, leadership and program managers at the 2015 Industry Day at the Conference Center at the Maritime Institute in Linthicum, Maryland, on April 10.

  • Army regs prohibit eating popular health bar-Hemp seeds source of protein, banned by DA

    Apr 17, 2015

    For anyone who relies on protein bars as an afternoon or after workout snack, they should be warned about nonmilitary friendly ingredients in their all-natural selections. Natural food snacks, like the Kind Companies Strong & Kind bars, are off limits to military personnel and DOD civilians because they contain hemp seeds. While the seeds are a natural source of protein and have high content of necessary vitamins they are off limits as a food source due to the possibility of ingesting THC.

  • USACE People: Sacramento engineer came to America among Vietnam's "Boat People"

    Apr 17, 2015

    Karl Mai, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District engineer, came to America as a teen among Vietnam's "Boat People" more than 30 years ago.

  • Huntsville Center's Information Technology Services branch growing

    Apr 16, 2015

    What began as a one-person-deep special projects program capturing unusual requests from customers seeking to purchase information technology, Huntsville Center's Information Technology Service branch is one of the fastest growing branches within Huntsville Center.

  • Nashville District plots to improve processes with geospatial data

    Apr 15, 2015

    A group of park rangers, regulators and engineering technicians took a class April 6-10 to learn the basics of collecting and analyzing geospatial data for natural resource management and the protection of the nation's waterways.

  • Lower Mon recovers from icy, muddy aftermath

    Apr 15, 2015

    Lock operators and mechanics at the Lower Monongahela River locks at Braddock, Elizabeth and Charleroi scrambled to strip lock walls of critical electrical components and equipment as warming temperatures and precipitation induced a quick thaw of ice and snow.

  • Teamwork averts disaster after barges break away

    Apr 15, 2015

    The U.S. Coast Guard led the barge recovery effort and worked with the Corps, the National Weather Service, railroad officials and the navigation industry to monitor the situation and devise a plan.

  • Corps of Engineers Partners with Punahou JROTC to Clean Up Waikiki Beach as Part of Earth Month 2015

    Apr 15, 2015

    More than 40 volunteers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers partnered with local JROTC students and others to clean up Waikiki Beach April 11 as part of Earth Month 2015.

  • Honolulu District Celebrates 110th Anniversary of Founding

    Apr 13, 2015

    Led by Honolulu District Commander, Lt. Col. Christopher W. Crary, and his wife Maria, over 20 District teammates and their friends and partners hiked to Makapu'u Lighthouse at sunrise on April 13 to celebrate the 110th anniversary of the District's founding. The Corps' history in Hawaii and the Pacific began in 1905 when Lt. Slattery became the District's first commander. His original mission was to construct lighthouses for navigation, like Makapu'u.

  • What's the Army doing with dinosaurs? Redux

    Apr 12, 2015

    April 11, 2014, Montana State University's, Museum of the Rockies hosted a public sendoff of the Wankel T. rex on a journey to represent Montana's Dinosaur Trail to the nation and the world at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History becoming the "Nation's T. rex." As promised, exactly one year later, another T. rex specimen entrusted to the Montana museum goes on public display ... and in massive form.

  • Recognizing the need and filling it

    Apr 10, 2015

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