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  • Engineer earns praise for work on International Levee Handbook

    Dec 24, 2014

    Rosemary Schmidt, Chief, Geology and Chemistry Section for Engineering/Planning, received a plaque from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Levee Safety Program during the Nov. 6 Command and Staff Meeting held in the Concord Park theater in Concord, Massachusetts. Schmidt, who is a supervisory geologist and has been with the New England District since May 1992, received the award for her outstanding contributions to the International Levee Handbook.

  • Soldiers celebrating holidays while keeping global vigil

    Dec 23, 2014

    Soldiers in America and those serving in far-flung places around the world -- many in harm's way -- are celebrating the holidays in various ways.

  • Sexual Harassment, Assault: See It! Report It! Stop It!

    Dec 23, 2014

    Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination and a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. According to Army's policy on sexual harassment, it violates acceptable standards of integrity and conduct required of all Army personnel - military and civilian.

  • Restoring American Bald Eagle to upper Cumberland region a tall tale

    Dec 23, 2014

    Nurturing baby American Bald Eagles in a man-made crib atop a 23-foot tower seems like a tall tale, but that is exactly how biologists carried out a conservation plan in the late 1980s to restore the nation's symbol to the upper Cumberland region.

  • Mobile app to diagnose head injuries scores FDA clearance

    Dec 22, 2014

    The new Defense Automated Neurobehavioral Assessment is a mobile phone-based application designed to help medical providers identify cases of traumatic brain injury in almost any setting, which may help clinicians diagnose a patient in as little as five minutes.

  • Army geospatial engineers support Ebola relief effort

    Dec 22, 2014

    Soldiers at the Army Geospatial Center in Alexandria, Virginia, are using their training as geospatial engineers to analyze data from satellite imagery, aerial photography and field reconnaissance to support relief efforts at the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak in Liberia.

  • The Savannah Harbor Expansion Project and the Savannah River - A Wrap-Up

    Dec 22, 2014

    Editor's note: Beginning in July 2013 the Savannah District Army Corps of Engineer's blog, Balancing the Basin, has posted a series of stories on the environmental monitoring of the Savannah River as part of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP). The monitoring program continues and some will be expanded and continued into the future. This article encapsulates the information presented in this blog over the past 18 months.

  • Corps of Engineers strengthens SHARP stance in Europe

    Dec 18, 2014

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District has placed renewed emphasis on its Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention program in an effort to promote awareness and simplify reporting procedures for personnel at its headquarters, area and resident offices across the Continent.

  • District Observes Disabilities Awareness Month event

    Dec 18, 2014

    Sheila Radziewicz, published author and award winning advocate, speaker and educator served as keynote speaker during the New England District's Disabilities Awareness Month event, Oct. 6 in the Concord Park Theater. Radziewicz has Thrombocytopenia Absent Radius (TAR) Syndrome, a rare disorder the affects fewer than one in 100,000 newborns. According to U.S. National Library of Medicine, TAR Syndrome is characterized by the absence of a bone called the radius in each forearm. Among many possible abnormalities, TAR Syndrome is also associated with short stature and additional skeletal abnormalities, including the under development of bones in the arms or legs.

  • Corps of Engineers Galveston District and Harris County Flood Control District mark milestone

    Dec 17, 2014

    The Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) marked an important milestone today, joining its federal partner -- the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District -- in signing key agreements for major flood damage reduction projects in the White Oak and Hunting Bayou watersheds.

  • Clock winds down as the Savannah District's elite engineering team readies for deployment

    Dec 16, 2014

    As 2014 departs, so will 12 members of the 542nd Forward Engineering Support Team - Advanced (FEST-A), who deploy to Kuwait in January for more than six months to provide specialized technical engineering support for the Central Command area of responsibility.

  • Honoring 'Those Who Served' during Concord flag retirement ceremony

    Dec 16, 2014

    Col. Christopher Barron, New England District Commander, joined Concord, Massachusetts town officials, state representatives and residents in the annual Veterans Day Flag Retirement Ceremony held, Nov. 11. The official procession began at the Prichard Gate of the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. Col. Barron and parade marshal, Chief Warrant Officer 2 (CW2) Robert Norton of the Massachusetts National Guard, lead Veterans and military representatives, bagpipers, the 4-H Fife and Drum Corps, the Concord Minutemen and Concord Independent Battery, clergy, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, youth groups as well as selectmen and government officials through the cemetery to the cemetery flagpole for the official presentation.

  • Social network safety: How to protect your identity online

    Dec 15, 2014

    As a result of recent world events and a continual effort to protect the force, special agents with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command's Computer Crime Investigative Unit, are strongly recommending that anyone affiliated with the U.S. military, review their social media accounts to make sure they are using the best security settings to protect their online profiles.

  • District Engineer signs STEM agreement with Worcester State University

    Dec 15, 2014

    The New England District has entered into a STEM Partnership in Education Agreement with Worcester State University in Massachusetts. Col. Christopher Barron, New England District Commander, and New England District's STEM coordinator, Mark Anderson, traveled to the university to meet with President Barry Maloney on Oct. 27, to sign the agreement.

  • Elizabeth Mine team receives top environmental award

    Dec 15, 2014

    The Elizabeth Mine Superfund Site Project Delivery Team (PDT) received the prestigious Green Dream Team Award in the 2014 USACE Sustainability Award Program during a virtual awards ceremony held via video teleconference (VTC) in the Vermont Conference Room on Oct. 7. The Green Dream Team Award recognizes exceptional leadership by an interagency green team to effectively place a federal sustainability idea into action.

  • West Point on track to achieve Net Zero goals with Army Corps of Engineers' help

    Dec 15, 2014

    The U.S. Army Army Corps of Engineers' Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville Energy Division, in Alabama, met with Director of Public Works Matt Talaber at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, in October, to chart a way ahead for helping the institution achieve its Net Zero goal.

  • Honolulu District Continues Support to Army, Pacific Region in 2014

    Dec 15, 2014

    During 2014 highly motivated U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Honolulu District staff supported military construction at Hawaii Army posts with the District completing 16 projects including three unaccompanied enlisted personnel housing units -- one each at Schofield Barracks, Helemano Military Reservation, and Tripler Army Medical Center - and the Warriors in Transition Barracks and Complex at Schofield.

  • Army, NGA leaders discuss geospatial systems integration and development of the AGE

    Dec 12, 2014

    ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 12, 2014-- Members of the U.S. Army Geospatial-Enterprise Governance Board convened Monday at the Pentagon for their initial meeting of fiscal year 2015 to review the latest efforts being undertaken to tackle geospatial interoperability and the development of a network enabled geospatial enterprise despite growing fiscal challenges and reductions in the force structure.

  • USACE Galveston District awards contract options for Matagorda Ship Channel dredging

    Dec 11, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, awarded three contract options in the amount of $4.3 million to Orion Marine Construction Inc. for dredging of additional reaches of the Matagorda Ship Channel in Matagorda and Calhoun counties, Texas.

  • Army Reserve engineer command chief encourages JROTC cadets to shoot for the top

    Dec 9, 2014

    This was the fourth time this year a senior leader from the 416th TEC visited a Chicago high school to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Previous visits included two general officers and a full-bird colonel. Each of them talked about how the Army Reserve shaped their career and provided them with unique opportunities.

  • Lock staff's quick response save canoeist, dog

    Dec 9, 2014

    A typical day at Lock and Dam 5, near Minnesota City, Minn., turned into a quick reaction rescue for two of the St. Paul District's lock operators recently.

  • USACE Galveston District hosts Levee Safety Workshop

    Dec 8, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas (Dec. 8, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District hosted more than 150 professionals during the Levee Safety Community of Practice Workshop Dec. 1-4 to discuss the program's progress and how the risk framework has developed; review changes to policy and guidance documents; provide updates to partners and to facilitate an open forum to discuss program successes and challenges.

  • Veterans Curation Program marks five years of preserving history

    Dec 5, 2014

    An innovative program that helps veterans of all services gain a variety of new skills while helping the nation curate its archaeological artifacts celebrated its fifth year, Dec. 3, 2014.

  • U.S. Army announces 'Notice of Intent' to award another solar project on Redstone Arsenal

    Dec 5, 2014

    U.S. Army announces intent to award another solar project on Redstone Arsenal

  • Morgantown lock dewatering reveals severe damage

    Dec 5, 2014

    The extent of deterioration at one of Pittsburgh District's aging navigation locks surprised repair crews and increased the maintenance schedule and budget during a recent dewatering.

  • Junior engineer officer boosts missile defense project team

    Dec 4, 2014

    Serving as an assistant project engineer on a $134 million presidentially mandated ballistic missile defense facility isn't a typical company-grade officer assignment, but after being accepted into the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Technical Engineer Competency Development Program in July, 1st Lt. Aaron Weatherly joined Europe District's project team in Deveselu, Romania.

  • Take charge of your online identity

    Dec 4, 2014

    I encourage you to review your own social media accounts and ask that your family members do the same. Personal security and operational security go hand in hand; they are vital to our workforce and nation's security and it is everyone's responsibility to practice OPSEC.

  • Baltimore Corps of Engineers helps "Angels" in the community

    Dec 4, 2014

    For the 21st year in a row, employees at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, contributed toys and other gifts to more than 150 children as part of The Salvation Army's Angel Tree Program.

  • Army issues notice of intent to award for Redstone Arsenal solar project

    Dec 4, 2014

    The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, working with the U.S. Army Office of Energy Initiatives and the U.S. Army Garrison - Redstone Arsenal, issued a notice of intent to award to Sunpower Corporation today for a solar facility on Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, capable of producing up to 18,000 megawatt-hours/year of on-site renewable energy.

  • Water safety is a year-round concern

    Dec 3, 2014

    Public safety is the number-one priority of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Corps of Engineers urges anyone planning to be on or around water to practice boating and water safety.

  • Corps engineer will take another run at elected office

    Dec 3, 2014

    Michael Hitchings, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District project manager, ran for a seat on the Harford County, Md., Board of Education. On Nov. 4, he came close to winning.

  • USACE Galveston District spotlight on Diane Kovacevich

    Dec 1, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas -- For the last five months, Diane Kovacevich has filled the role of a management analysis officer, processing personnel actions for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District Resource Management Office, maintaining integrated manning documents and submitting reports -- all new tasks that she readily accepted in her 40th year of service to help fill a gap in her office, proving that it's never too late to learn something new regardless which stage people are at in their careers.

  • US Army Corps of Engineers build Afghan National Army base in the shadow of Alexander the Great

    Nov 28, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is completing the construction of a $24.5 million military base facility in Kunduz, Afghanistan, in support of the Afghanistan National Army 2-209th Corps. This will be the first major military base built in the Kunduz province since 328 BC when the Greeks built a similar garrison nearby in what is known today as Ai Khanum.

  • CID warns of new carjacking scam, provides holiday safety tips

    Nov 26, 2014

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is warning the greater Army community about a new carjacking scam targeting unsuspecting holiday shoppers.

  • Corps workers take Annual Ethics training

    Nov 26, 2014

  • Fort Campbell soldier embraces future with Nashville District

    Nov 25, 2014

    A Fort Campbell soldier and electronics technician who sustained multiple injuries during deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan is making the most of an internship and job opportunity with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District.

  • Leadership development graduation

    Nov 25, 2014

    Twelve Little Rock District future leaders graduated from the Level Two Leadership Development Program Nov. 20 with more than 60 employees and family members in attendance. Col. Courtney W. Paul presented diplomas and plaques to each graduate to recognize their hard work and dedication to the program. During 2014, this class learned about leading change, conflict resolution, problem solving process, relationship building, constructive feedback, effective communication, as well as self-assessment tools such as Strengths Finders and Myers-Briggs. The program focused on providing participants with experiences designed to increase self-awareness and understanding of their personal strengths, challenges, and potential for leadership. (Back Left to right) Randy Crapps, Brooke Kervin, Gwendolyn Stokes, Bruce Caldwell, Rodney Parker, Jay Townsend (Front left to right) Bill Jackson, Amber Turnage, Michael Leddon, Tacy Jensen, Lisa Yoakum, Jeremy Thomason

  • Army Engineers pave future for Air Force

    Nov 25, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District and Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, are collaborating on a multiyear project to repair/replace one of the Air Force's busiest runways. Without major delays and runway shutdowns, the project is expected to be concrete in April 2017, with a price tag of $107.9 million.

  • Little Rock celebrates retirees

    Nov 25, 2014

    The Little Rock District hosted Retiree Day at the Dewey Short Visitor Center on Table Rock Lake in Branson, Mo., Nov. 14, 2014. The annual event provides district leadership and retirees the opportunity to renew acquaintances, get district updates from the commander and preserve/share the institutional knowledge of our past.

  • Little Rock District lake plan revisions underway

    Nov 25, 2014

    Little Rock District has embarked on an aggressive schedule to revise the master plans for three of the most popular recreational lakes in the district. Many of the District's projects across Arkansas and southern Missouri have had no major revisions to their respective master plans since the 1970s. A master plan is the strategic land and water use guidance document that describes how the resources of the lake will be managed in the future and provides the vision for how the lake should look in the future.

  • Industry Day

    Nov 25, 2014

    During fiscal year 2014, the Little Rock District Contracting Division had a banner year executing more than 1,000 contracting actions totaling $416.6 million.

  • USACE Galveston District donates $16,855 to CFC

    Nov 25, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas (Nov. 25, 2014) -- This year was not any different than the last when it came to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District employees opening their wallets to support the annual Combined Federal Campaign.

  • Still waters run deep on Staten Island

    Nov 24, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District created an innovative permitting mechanism that is helping the City move the Staten Island Bluebelt Program forward. The permit will help reduce flooding, save taxpayer money and improve the environment and wildlife habitats.

  • Kaiser gets general overview of Nashville District construction projects

    Nov 24, 2014

    The Great Lakes and Ohio River Division commander visited two Nashville District projects for the first time today to interact with project managers and engineers, and to recognize Corps of Engineers employees for their professionalism and excellence.

  • SHAPE community celebrates opening of US schools

    Nov 21, 2014

    MONS, Belgium - Top military and civilian leaders from Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, the Department of Defense Education Activity and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officially dedicated the U.S. sections Monday during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at SHAPE International School. The new Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Europe elementary and middle schools -- to be followed by an American high school this coming winter -- are the first to open as part of a multinational-funded venture to build a state-of-the-art campus on this NATO base by the fall of 2019.

  • Corps chaplain encourages Huntsvillle employees to take care of each other

    Nov 21, 2014

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Chaplain (Col.) Phillip Wright and his chaplain assistant, Sgt. 1st Class Kamishia Stanfield visited Huntsville Center to provide ministry care and service to the workforce Nov. 20.

  • USACE Galveston begins dredge work at Freeport Harbor, to dredge Corpus Christi Ship Channel

    Nov 21, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District began urgent maintenance dredging today at the Freeport Harbor using the government-owned trailing suction hopper dredge WHEELER.

  • Huntsville Center employees learn about Native American Indian culture

    Nov 21, 2014

    Huntsville Center employees gathered to learn about the culture of Native Americans during the Huntsville Center Equal Employment Opportunity office sponsored 2014 Native American Indian Heritage Month program Nov. 18.

  • Engineers give geography lesson at middle school

    Nov 20, 2014

  • Long-term TDY rates change to save Army $9 million annually

    Nov 19, 2014

    Long-term temporary duty rules that became effective Nov. 1, 2014, across the Department of Defense, are expected to result in an annual savings of $22 million, of which nearly $9 million will be reaped for the Army each year, according to the service's chief for compensation and entitlements.

  • USACE Galveston District awards contract to dredge Port of Port Arthur docks

    Nov 19, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas (Nov. 19, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded the option to the Port Arthur Canal and Junction maintenance dredging contract in the amount of $508,200 to Manson Construction Co., for dredging of the docks at the Port of Port Arthur.

  • Seven Army generals talk leadership with ROTC cadets

    Nov 14, 2014

    Howard University recently hosted eight senior Army leaders and more than 300 Army Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets, as part of cadet mentoring and professional development.

  • USACE Galveston District makes navigation data available online

    Nov 14, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas (Nov. 14, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District will soon finish uploading deep-draft navigation channel data on its hydrographic surveys webpage (http://www.swg.usace.army.mil/Missions/Navigation.aspx) and will begin posting the same data for shallow-draft channels it maintains along the Texas coast early next year.

  • Army Corps, partners, release report that analyzes sediment flow impacts to Chesapeake Bay

    Nov 14, 2014

    New report released for public comment analyzes sediment and pollution flow impacts to Chesapeake Bay from Lower Susquehanna River Watershed and a series of hydroelectric dams -- names watershed-wide reduction strategies as key

  • Corps of Engineers embraces uncertainty of climate change

    Nov 14, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is adapting the way it operates to accommodate climate changes that could cause floods and droughts.

  • Warrior Games provide outlet for wounded veteran athletes

    Nov 13, 2014

    When you meet Isaac Francois for the first time, he draws you in with his big smile and firm hand shake, hiding any pain that he feels. A husband and proud father to a 2-year-old and 4-month-old, Francois serves as an assistant to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District's Contracting Division Business Oversight Branch. In his spare time, he participates in the Warrior Games, which holds Olympic-style competitions for wounded, ill or injured service members from across the military, both combat and non-combat related injuries.

  • Companies meet to learn about Redstone Arsenal renewable energy opportunity

    Nov 13, 2014

    Biomass companies interested in competing for a renewable combined heat and power project on Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, met Nov. 13 to learn more about the opportunity and the acquisition process.

  • New Fort Benning hospital set to open for business

    Nov 12, 2014

    Hundreds gathered for the ribbon-cutting ceremony held Nov. 7 in the atrium of the newly-constructed Martin Army Community Hospital at Fort Benning, Georgia.

  • Honolulu District Awards $315.1Million in FY14 Contracts in Hawaii, Pacific Region

    Nov 12, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Honolulu District recently completed a very successful Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14) during which 569 contract actions were awarded totaling $315,114,308.00.

  • As USFOR-A continues to drawdown, USACE consolidates to maintain support

    Nov 11, 2014

    Just a short couple of months ago, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers boasted two resident offices to provide oversight of all the construction of Afghan National Security Forces facilities taking place within the Regional Command-East.

  • USACE security assistant turns heads at European figure competition

    Nov 7, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- In a sparkly pink bikini and Cinderella-like high heels, Carmen Diaz-Ortiz walked onstage, under bright lights, and presented her physique to a panel of figure competition judges. As a self-described shy woman, Diaz-Ortiz never planned to enter a fitness competition. But last month, she competed in, and won, the figure category at her first show, the Fitness Universe Europe Championships in Barcelona, Spain.

  • Environmental science students work the wetlands

    Nov 7, 2014

    Asha Beachom, right, a senior at Hampton Uplift Preparatory charter school in Dallas, takes a water sample Thursday under the watchful eye of Dr. Dian Smith, a research scientist with the University of North Texas and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lewisville Aquatic Ecosystem Research Facility. Some 55 seniors in the advanced placement environmental science class also helped plant native aquatic emergent species at the Fort Worth District's Lower Chain of Wetlands project in southeast Dallas. The wetland construction project is a Corps of Engineers partnership with the city of Dallas, which combines flood risk management and ecosystem restoration on the site of a former landfill and golf course in the Trinity River drainage.

  • Army general's frocking ceremony reflects strength of family, commitment

    Nov 7, 2014

    A frocking ceremony was held Oct. 30 in honor of then-Colonel Jeffrey L. Milhorn, commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pacific Ocean Division at the USACE headquarters in Washington, D.C. marking his transition to Brigadier General.

  • District reassures islanders of its commitment to them

    Nov 6, 2014

    A cadre of Norfolk District leaders and staff, accompanied by Deborah Christie with Congressman Scott Rigell's office, journeyed by boat 14 miles in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay Monday to reaffirm their commitment to assisting in Tangier Island's subsistence and erosion issues.

  • Stabilizing a Streambank in Charleston, West Virginia

    Nov 6, 2014

    The Huntington District has completed a streambank stabilization project in West Virginia's capitol city. This project addresses streambank erosion along a stretch of U.S. Route 60 and the Kanawha River in Charleston, W.Va. and was authorized under Section 14 of the Flood Control Act of 1946.

  • Corps veterans share their stories to acknowledge Veterans Day

    Nov 6, 2014

    While few would argue veterans deserve thanks and gratitude for their service, many don't take time to hear their stories. We'd like to share some.

  • Transatlantic Afghanistan District completes 21 projects In September

    Nov 5, 2014

    With the Resolute Support mission beginning Jan. 1, 2015, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Afghanistan District is completing projects at a rate of 15 to 20 per month with a goal to be down to 66 projects by Dec. 31.

  • USACE Galveston District awards $264,000 contract to SOL Engineering Service LLC

    Nov 4, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas (Nov. 4, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a contract in the amount of $264,711.33 to SOL Engineering Service LLC, a small business, for environmental services to include the collection and analyses of water and sediment samples from the federally maintained Houston Ship Channel Mid Bay Segment.

  • Cochiti Park Rangers to the Rescue!

    Nov 4, 2014

    The USACE park rangers at the Albuquerque District's Cochiti Lake had an unusual encounter of the canine kind Oct. 28, when they rescued two dogs, an elderly yellow lab and a younger mixed breed that looked similar to a Border Collie.

  • Where There's Water, There's a Way: Engineering with Nature in the Arid West

    Nov 4, 2014

    What if you could make something good happen, and do so cost-effectively, sustainably and on a grand scale? You'd leap at the chance, wouldn't you? Engineering with Nature (EWN) can make this happen.

  • Searching for the Elusive, Endangered Silvery Minnow

    Nov 4, 2014

    USACE Albuquerque District Commander Lt. Col. Patrick Dagon and Maj. Jason Melchior, deputy district commander, joined other District employees and SWCA Environmental Consultants in their search for silvery minnow. On Oct. 20, 2014, they visited the Rio Grande Nature Center, one of the restoration sites the District is monitoring along the Rio Grande.

  • CSM Daniel A. Dailey selected to be next Sergeant Major of the Army

    Nov 3, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno announced today that Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey will become the 15th sergeant major of the Army January 30, 2015.

  • Galveston District Spotlight on Al Meyer

    Nov 3, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas (Nov. 3, 2014) -- Perhaps no other U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District project has had the economic impact that the completion of the Houston Ship Channel has had on the nation; but if you were to ask a resident to name any of the designers or construction team workers responsible for maintaining this vital economic artery, you would most likely come up empty handed -- and that's fine by Project Engineer Alton "Al" Meyer.

  • Corps of Engineers Releases Robust Climate Change Adaptation and Strategic Sustainability Plans

    Oct 31, 2014

    "The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been factoring climate change and its impacts in to all its missions and operations for decades. The Corps of Engineers is working with the Obama Administration to identify and address the existing and future risks and vulnerabilities of climate change and ensure that communities and ecosystems are protected and flourish." said Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Senior Sustainability Officer.

  • Youghiogheny Lake supports breast cancer awareness

    Oct 31, 2014

    With National Breast Cancer Awareness Month coming to an end, four members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District show the ultimate sign of support for a coworker going through cancer treatments.

  • New England District Completes Construction of Two Firing Ranges at Fort Devens

    Oct 31, 2014

    Members of the New England District team, in partnership with the Louisville District and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, as well as the Security Construction and Range Control teams at Fort Devens recently completed two firing ranges at Fort Devens, Massachusetts.

  • Huntsville Center's ESPC team garners Secretary of the Army award

    Oct 31, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville's Energy Savings Performance Contracting team received a 2014 Secretary of the Army Energy and Water Management Award for Renewable/Alternatives Small Group in a ceremony Oct. 29 at the Pentagon.

  • Butterfly Garden Improvements Made at Black Rock Lake for Public Lands Day

    Oct 31, 2014

    Several Girl Scouts and Park Rangers gathered at Black Rock Lake on Sept. 14, to winterize and enhance the native butterfly garden and walking path at the Black Rock Lake in Thomaston, Connecticut.

  • Corps of Engineers mission in West Africa aimed at supporting Ebola containment

    Oct 30, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has joined the fight against Ebola in West Africa. The main body of Europe District's Forward Engineer Support Team-Advanced departed Oct. 21, 2014, for Monrovia, Liberia, to take part in Operation United Assistance.

  • Secretary of the Army recognizes excellence in Energy and Water Management

    Oct 30, 2014

    Eight Secretary of the Army awards recognizing outstanding achievements in Energy and Water Management were presented to installations and personnel during a Pentagon ceremony yesterday.

  • Corps Facilities Repair and Renewal team 'fireproof' hangars at Joint Base Andrews

    Oct 30, 2014

  • USACE hands over material testing certification to ABA

    Oct 29, 2014

    The Afghanistan Builders Association hit a benchmark with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as the authority to certify material testing laboratories passed from USACE to the ABA in Kabul, Oct. 27, 2014.

  • Army Corps of Engineers waives day use fees at recreation areas on Veterans Day

    Oct 28, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will waive day use fees for veterans, active and reserve-component Service members, and their families at the more than 2,200 Corps of Engineers-operated recreation areas nationwide on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

  • Long-awaited Levee Project Breaks Ground

    Oct 27, 2014

    The Honorable Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), joined employees from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Albuquerque District and other government agencies to break ground on the first two phases of the San Acacia Levee project, Oct. 22, 2014.

  • Army Issues Request for Proposals for Redstone Arsenal Project

    Oct 24, 2014

    A Redstone Arsenal Combined Heat and Power (CHP) project Request for Proposal was released today.

  • Denton Army Reserve Center: Louisville team receives Corps of Engineers Lean, Clean and Green Award

    Oct 24, 2014

    The Louisville District's Denton, Texas, Army Reserve Center (ARC) and Organizational Maintenance Shop was awarded Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters' Lean, Clean and Green Award for 2014. The project's green features are almost limitless, and the sustainable design and construction template has been emulated by other federal agencies.

  • Thousands of Hoosiers learn Army Corps of Engineers water safety tips at state's Outdoor Experience

    Oct 24, 2014

    Army Corps of Engineers teaches water safety with booth, life jacket demos and children's activities

  • Completion of major Everglades restoration construction contract celebrated at Picayune Strand

    Oct 24, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District celebrated the completion of a major construction effort for the Picayune Strand Restoration Project today alongside federal, state and local representatives and Everglades restoration supporters.

  • Vermont Projects Perform Fall Water Releases For Public Enjoyment

    Oct 24, 2014

    For Vermont canoeists, kayakers and rafters, there was one last water release along the West River at New England District's Ball Mountain and Townshend Dams to end a successful and enjoyable summer water season at the projects. Controlled releases were made on Sept. 27 and Sept. 28 to provide desired waterflows for watercraft fun. Approximately 1,300 water sport enthusiasts visited Ball Mountain and Townsend where the fun began at 10 a.m. and continued until 3 p.m. Both projects released water at 1,500 cubic feet per second.

  • Celebrating National Public Lands Day

    Oct 24, 2014

    Citizen stewardship and volunteerism are two very important aspects in keeping New England District projects maintained and looking beautiful. Although this takes place many times throughout the year, it is most concentrated during National Public Lands Day. Every year a call goes out to local residents asking that they come help celebrate their local public lands by performing cleanup work and improvement projects. Every year the call is answered by hundreds of volunteers who aren't afraid to get a little dirty.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers deploys team in support of Operation United Assistance

    Oct 23, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) deployed a team with engineering and engineering-related expertise to Liberia in support of Operation United Assistance, which is part of the comprehensive U.S. Government Ebola effort in West Africa led by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

  • Secretary of the Army 2014 Energy and Water Management Awards Announced

    Oct 23, 2014

    Recipients of the 2014 Secretary of the Army Energy and Water Management Awards have been announced.

  • Resource Efficiency Manager Program expands to Army Reserve

    Oct 23, 2014

    The Army's Resource Efficiency Manager Program grew 82 percent in fiscal year 2014 with the addition of 19 REMs, which includes 11 new REMs at Army Reserve locations.

  • Chief of engineers visits Afghanistan

    Oct 22, 2014

    During his recent visit to Afghanistan, chief of engineers, Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, not only received informative mission update briefings but, he also recognized several Soldiers and civilians for their efforts supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Developing an Army Energy Information Management plan from the ground up

    Oct 22, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Huntsville Center is leading an effort to develop the Army's energy information management standards and an Armywide implementation plan that identifies the optimal strategy to integrate, monitor and manage all the energy production and consumption activities on an installation.

  • Magazine expanding to cover Armywide environmental, sustainability efforts

    Oct 22, 2014

    Starting with the January issue, The Corps Environment is expanding to incorporate more articles about environmental and sustainability efforts to better tell the story across the entire Army, not just the Army Corps of Engineers. The magazine welcomes content from around the Army.

  • Fishermen, boaters happy with new courtesy dock at Highway 10 Landing

    Oct 21, 2014

    TULSA, Okla. -- When Bill Tippie saw the new courtesy dock being installed at the Highway 10 Landing Day Use Area on the Arkansas River he wanted to wait until it was finished before approaching the ramp and placing his boat on the trailer.

  • Water safety undead issue during Caney Zombie Walk

    Oct 21, 2014

    While the citizens of Caney, Kansas raised the dead to raise money for a new library building, the Kansas Area Office of the Tulsa District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers raised water safety awareness, Oct. 18.

  • Small businesses essential to Huntsville Center success

    Oct 20, 2014

    "The truth is we couldn't deliver our programs without them -- when you get to the actual execution of projects, there's a business that's part of our team. We need them to get the work done," Col. Robert J. Ruch said during the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville's Small Business Forum Oct. 15. The commander spoke to approximately 250 business owners and representatives about Huntsville Center's mission and potential contracting opportunities.

  • Middle East District hosts Industry Day

    Oct 20, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Middle East District staff met with more than 300 contractor representatives during the Industry Day event held Oct. 16 at Shenandoah University's Harry F. Byrd School of Business in Winchester, Va.

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