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  • U.S., Republic of Maldives governments collaborate to protect unique ecosystem

    May 4, 2016

    On behalf of the U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) collaborated with the Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) and the Maldives Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to prepare an Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) atlas for Laamu Atoll in the Republic of Maldives.

  • USACE Galveston District spotlight on Paulette Higgins

    May 2, 2016

    GALVESTON, Texas (May 2, 2016) - For Corpus Christi Resident Office Project Assistant Paulette Higgins, coming to work for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District meant an opportunity to launch a new career.

  • Savannah Corps' partnership with school leads to academic accreditation

    May 2, 2016

    SAVANNAH, Ga. -- A pair of Savannah District leaders form links in the chain of community partners aiding a local school to achieve academic excellence in the scientific and mathematical fields.

  • Army Announces Redstone Arsenal Large-Scale Renewable Energy Solar Project

    Apr 29, 2016

    WASHINGTON -- The Army has announced the development of an 18,000 megawatt hours per year (MWh) alternating current (AC), large-scale renewable energy solar project on Redstone Arsenal in Alabama.

  • Corps' Essayons Keeps Hawaii Shipping Moving

    Apr 29, 2016

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' hopper dredge Essayons just finished vital maintenance dredging of the federal navigation channels in Honolulu, Barbers Point, Kahului, Hilo, and Nawiliwili commercial harbors. The last time the federal navigation channels in these harbors were dredged was in 1999.

  • Georgia's smallest lighthouse sees big improvements

    Apr 29, 2016

    TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. - After weathering hurricanes, dodging Civil War cannon volleys and enduring the incessant erosion wrought by tides and rising seas over the past 160 years, the Cockspur Island Lighthouse is getting a much-needed makeover.

  • Engineers lead students in groundwater-contamination lesson on Earth Day

    Apr 28, 2016

    A pair of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District project managers encouraged Wiesbaden Middle School students to pollute -- on Earth Day. Bryan McClure and Robert Mackey taught approximately 75 Department of Defense Education Activity-Europe sixth-grade students to build and contaminate model aquifers, or underground water reservoirs, last Friday to demonstrate the impact of pollutants in drinking water.

  • Engineer week closes with eye toward the future

    Apr 28, 2016

    The U.S. Army Engineer School 2016 Regimental Week came to a close Friday following a week of engineer-specific activities and professional development.

  • Corps determines Kennewick Man is Native American

    Apr 28, 2016

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Northwestern Division has reached an initial determination regarding the set of ancient remains known as Kennewick Man.

  • Huntsville Center awards Redstone Arsenal solar project

    Apr 28, 2016

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, working with the U.S. Army Office of Energy Initiatives (OEI) and the U.S. Army Garrison - Redstone Arsenal, awarded a contract today to SunPower Corporation for a solar facility on Redstone Arsenal, Alabama

  • Fort Worth District Bringing Value to the Nation

    Apr 28, 2016

    The Fort Worth District is responsible for water resource development in two-thirds of Texas, and military design and construction in Texas and parts of Louisiana, New Mexico. For the last 66 years, the District has played a vital role in providing innovative engineering solutions, delivering economic and environmental benefits in the state of Texas and other locations across the nation and the world.

  • Black Rock Lock Welcomes the First Barge of the Season

    Apr 27, 2016

    The towboat "Calusa Coast" picked a glorious day to usher the "Delaware" on her maiden voyage through the Black Rock Lock April 20. This was a day for firsts, as this was also the first barge of the 2016 shipping season for the centenarian Black Rock Lock, Buffalo NY.

  • USACE Engineers Provide Valuable Insights to High School Students

    Apr 27, 2016

    Two U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District engineers, with vastly different education and work backgrounds, teamed up to answer this question and deliver valuable industry exposure to Niagara Falls High School science, technology, engineering, and mathematic (STEM) soon-to-be graduates, April 21.

  • US, German engineers discuss base consolidation at annual conference

    Apr 26, 2016

    LEIMEN, Germany - Understanding responsibilities and identifying challenges early on will be paramount in meeting an aggressive timeline for structural requirements within European Infrastructure Consolidation, U.S. and German construction leaders said recently at their annual Partnering Conference.

  • 53rd Chief of Engineers honored with tree dedication

    Apr 25, 2016

    The U.S. Army Engineer School held a tree dedication ceremony Friday afternoon on the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence Plaza here, honoring the 53rd Chief of Engineers, Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick, who is slated to retire from the U.S. Army in May of this year.

  • Earth Day Celebration to Kick-Off Next Steps for Everglades Restoration

    Apr 25, 2016

    Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, Jo-Ellen Darcy, today participated with federal, state and local partners to kick off the next phase of bridging on the Tamiami Trail.

  • Senior U.S. Army official celebrates Earth Day during kick-off for next steps of Everglades project

    Apr 22, 2016

    Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, HON Jo-Ellen Darcy, today participated with federal, state and local partners to kick off the next phase of bridging on the Tamiami Trail.

  • District issues special public notice to address flood recovery and repair activities

    Apr 21, 2016

    GALVESTON, Texas (April 21, 2016) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District issued a special public notice in response to severe flooding and other storm-related damages that occurred in communities along the Texas coast to provide guidance and a summary of exemptions and permits, which may be required for the protection and repair of existing flood damaged structures, damaged land areas and damaged fills.

  • Every Day Is Earth Day for the Army Corps Of Engineers

    Apr 21, 2016

    The Earth is a truly marvelous and beautiful planet, and it is the responsibility of all of us to keep it that way. Earth Day, April 22, is a global holiday established for just that purpose, to celebrate the wonder of life on our planet and to remind everyone that we must restore and protect it and stay ever vigilant to its health and well-being. Earth Day is an annual celebration. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and celebrated in more than 193 countries each year. On Earth Day 2016, the landmark Paris Agreement is scheduled to be signed by the United States, China, and some 120 other countries. This signing satisfies a key requirement for the entry into force of the historic draft climate protection treaty adopted by consensus of the 195 nations present at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris.

  • April issue of The Corps Environment online

    Apr 21, 2016

    The Corps Environment highlights many of the Army Corps of Engineers, Army Environmental Command and Armywide environmental and sustainability efforts across the globe.

  • Army Corps of Engineers: Restoring the Environment, Increasing Resiliency

    Apr 21, 2016

    As commander of the Jacksonville District's 780-member team of professionals, I want to share information about our efforts to restore the environment and to help our nation face the challenges posed by rising sea levels.

  • Corps to accept duck blind applications May 1-June 30, 2016

    Apr 20, 2016

    WALLISVILLE, Texas (April 20, 2016) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District's Wallisville Lake Project Office's Waterfowl Management Program will accept seasonal duck blind applications May 1- June 30, 2016, for the upcoming 2016-17 waterfowl hunting season. Applicants must apply for the duck blind drawing using the Wallisville Lake Waterfowl Management Program website to complete the 2016-17 duck blind drawing application.

  • District to hold Houston Ship Channel Expansion Channel Improvement Project public scoping meeting

    Apr 20, 2016

    GALVESTON, Texas (April 20, 2016) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District will host two public scoping meetings May 17 and 19, 2016, to inform the public about the proposed study to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Houston Ship Channel 45-Foot Expansion Channel Improvement Project (HSC ECIP) in Harris and Galveston counties, Texas, which will study the feasibility of improvements to the HSC.

  • Latest book reflects diversity, potential in computational chemistry

    Apr 19, 2016

    USACE scientist Dr. Manoj Shukla draws on global expertise to illuminate a "storyteller for science and tech."

  • Honolulu District Ohana Celebrates 111th Anniversary of Founding With Sunrise Hike to Makapu'u Light

    Apr 19, 2016

    Led by Honolulu District Commander Lt. Col. Christopher Crary, District Deputy Commander Brennan Wallace, and Pacific Ocean Division Command Sgt. Maj. Yolanda Tate, more than 25 District teammates, friends and families and Pacific Ocean Division employees, hiked to Oahu's Makapu'u Lighthouse to view the sunrise on April 15 in celebration of the 111th anniversary of the District's founding. The Corps' history in Hawaii and the Pacific began in 1905 when Lt. John Slattery became the District's first commander. His original mission was to construct lighthouses for navigation, like Makapu'u.

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

    Apr 18, 2016

    GALVESTON, Texas (April 18, 2016) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, will host an Industry Day for small business government contractors May 4, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the district's headquarters building located at 2000 Fort Point Road, Galveston, Texas 77550. This event will be held in conjunction with National Small Business Week, May 1-7, 2016.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers monitors Addicks and Barker dams and reservoirs

    Apr 18, 2016

    HOUSTON (April 18, 2016) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, is closely monitoring the Addicks and Barker dams and reservoirs in West Houston as part of stage one of an extended watch that calls for an increased surveillance of the flood risk management structures.

  • PUBLIC SAFETY UPDATE: Officials monitor Addicks and Barker dams and reservoirs

    Apr 18, 2016

    HOUSTON (April 18, 2016) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District and its partners, Harris County Flood Control District, Harris County Precinct 3, Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management, the Fort Bend County Emergency Operations Center, the City of Houston and the Texas Department of Transportation, continue to monitor roads located near the Addicks and Barker dams due to inclement weather. Officials are warning motorists to anticipate State Hwy 6, Westheimer Parkway in the Barker Reservoir, Eldridge Parkway and Clay Road to be under water at some point today as a result of the rising reservoir pools.

  • Corps of Engineers Civil Works Afghanistan District Gets a Visit from Senior Leadership

    Apr 18, 2016

    Assistant Secretary Darcy and LTG Bostick met with the key US military components and engineer battalions within the Bagram Air Field's Area Of Responsiblities

  • Second wind turbine brings Tooele Army Depot closer to net zero energy

    Apr 18, 2016

    A second wind turbine now towers nearly 300 feet above the rugged landscape of Utah's Tooele Army Depot, part of a rapidly growing sustainable energy network constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District.

  • PUBLIC SAFETY UPDATE II: Officials monitor Addicks and Barker dams and reservoirs

    Apr 18, 2016

    HOUSTON (April 18, 2016) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District staff is anticipating several roads to be inundated with water in the Addicks and Barker dams and reservoirs, to include State Highway 6, Eldridge, Barker-Cypress and Clay roads as well as Westheimer Parkway along with additional minor roads in both reservoirs.

  • Engineers to hold Regimental Week

    Apr 14, 2016

    The U.S. Army Engineer School will host their 2016 Regimental Week Monday through April 22.

  • What's "growing on" at McAlpine Locks and Dam?

    Apr 14, 2016

    Plans are in place to improve and provide habitat for bees, butterflies and other pollinators on nearly 12 acres of land within the Falls of the Ohio Wildlife Conservation Area and McAlpine Locks and Dam on the Ohio River at Louisville, Kentucky.

  • Olmsted project is test site for AIS navigation aids

    Apr 14, 2016

    The Olmsted Locks and Dam project, Olmsted, Illinois, is participating in the next wave of testing aids to navigation being transmitted by Automatic Identification System (AIS).

  • Kingsolver Elementary designed for green, innovative learning

    Apr 14, 2016

    Students at the new Kingsolver Elementary School at Fort Knox, Kentucky, will have the unique opportunity to learn about sustainability from the building around them. Every aspect of the new 115,000 square-foot school was designed with green features in mind--from energy dashboards that allow students to see how much water or energy their class is using to a composter that turns kitchen trash into plant food.

  • Research to Reality: Airfield Damage Repair

    Apr 12, 2016

    USACE Engineer R&D Center and Air Force Civil Engineering Center team up to develop Airfield Damage Repair kits.

  • Bird's eye view: The dredge Padre Island continues work on SHEP

    Apr 11, 2016

    Savannah, GA -- The dredge Padre Island of Great Lakes Doc & Dredge Company, works to deepen the outer channel of the Savannah harbor as part of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) on March 30, 2016. The harbor deepening will allow larger, post-Panamax ships to visit Savannah more easily and with heavier loads. Savannah's Garden City terminal is the fourth busiest container port in the USA and the second busiest on the East Coast.

  • Make Each Day Your Earth Day!

    Apr 11, 2016

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo‬ District wants you to take the ‎Earth Day‬ challenge, and do something good for the earth everyday.

  • USACE Galveston District awards $2.2 million for GIWW beneficial use

    Apr 11, 2016

    GALVESTON, Texas (April 11, 2016) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a $2,268,400 contract to Midwest Construction Company for construction of a 3,000 feet extension of a rock breakwater at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge Beneficial Use Site B near Austwell, Texas.

  • Stello named Nashville District February 2016 employee of the month

    Apr 9, 2016

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 8, 2016) - Steve Stello, civil hydraulic engineer in the water resources section of the hydraulics and hydrology branch, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District employee of the month for February 2016.

  • USACE Galveston District finalizes SNWW permit setback procedures

    Apr 8, 2016

    GALVESTON, Texas (April 8, 2016) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District staff finalized a standard operating procedure (SOP) for evaluating permit applications along the Sabine-Neches Waterway (SNWW) yesterday.

  • USACE Leader Provides a Unique Perspective to High School Students

    Apr 7, 2016

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District Environmental Branch Chief David Frothingham treated a large group of students from Buffalo Public Schools Hutchinson Central Technical, Buffalo, NY, French studies program April 5.

  • Mega study aims to protect Texas Coast against super storm

    Apr 7, 2016

    GALVESTON, Texas (April 7, 2016) -- Protecting the Texas coast from natural and manmade disasters continues to make headlines in local papers as various agencies and organizations seek to find solutions to this complex issue -- solutions the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, along with its partner, the Texas General Land Office, are working to identify in the ongoing Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Feasibility Study.

  • Hunter's game dampened by stormy opponent

    Apr 7, 2016

    SAVANNAH, Ga. - Like a game of chess, the players lie in wait to outsmart their opponent's next move.

  • New family townhouses ready for PCS season at USAG Bavaria

    Apr 6, 2016

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- Seventy new townhouses at Tower Barracks here and at Rose Barracks in Vilseck, Germany will be ready for families to move in by late May.

  • Crews Dewater Locks for Winter Maintenance Projects

    Apr 5, 2016

    Keeping navigation possible on the Upper Mississippi and Illinois rivers is one of the primary missions of the Rock Island District. For more than 80 years, crews have been performing routine maintenance and repairs to keep the aging lock and dam system operational. Major maintenance projects have also become a necessary part of the maintenance process and are typically scheduled during winter months to reduce impacts to the river transportation industry.

  • New Rock Island District Mobile Application Now Available

    Apr 5, 2016

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District recently released a free mobile application titled "USACE Rock Island" for use on internet-capable devices such as cell phones and tablets.

  • Presque Isle Spring Beach Walk Shows Significant Erosion

    Apr 4, 2016

    Representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Buffalo District, the Presque Isle Advisory Committee, the Park Operations Manager, and the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) gathered to walk the entire length of Presque Isle's western beach to assess the condition of the beach ahead of the summer swimming season.

  • Army Corps makes Soldier health priority

    Apr 4, 2016

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District recently completed the construction of two Soldier Medical Clinics at Fort Drum.

  • Corps of Engineers Partners with Punahou JROTC to Clean Up Fort DeRussy Beach Area for Earth Month 2

    Apr 2, 2016

    More than 50 volunteers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers partnered with local JROTC students and others to clean up Fort DeRussy beach and berm April 2 as part of Earth Month 2016.

  • Jackson gets general overview of Nashville District construction projects

    Apr 1, 2016

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers deputy commanding general for Civil and Emergency Operations visited a Nashville District project for the first time to interact with project managers and engineers.

  • Engineers make progress on military hospital project in Germany

    Mar 31, 2016

    WEILERBACH, Germany - By far, the largest construction project being managed by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District is the $990 million replacement of Landstuhl Regional Medical Center and the 86th Medical Group Clinic with a new consolidated medical facility on Rhine Ordnance Barracks. Site preparation is underway, and and the German Construction Agency here recently awarded a contract to the firm HDR TMK to complete the next design phase.

  • Army engineer grateful for former Airman

    Mar 31, 2016

    One retired Airman at Fort Leonard Wood prefers not to talk a lot, but it's what he said to an individual who was having trouble that made all the difference in the world.

  • Engineer unit with mine detection dog program unique to DOD

    Mar 31, 2016

    Fort Leonard Wood is home to a combat engineer unit that is not only unique to the Army, but to the entire U.S. Military.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers restoring America's Everglades

    Mar 31, 2016

    Significant progress has been made in restoring America's Everglades over the past five years and a comprehensive report highlighting these efforts has recently been submitted to Congress.

  • District issues special public notice to address flood recovery and repair activities

    Mar 31, 2016

    GALVESTON, Texas (March 31, 2016) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District issued a special public notice in response to severe flooding and other storm-related damages that occurred in communities along the Texas coast to provide guidance and a summary of exemptions and permits, which may be required for the protection and repair of existing flood damaged structures, damaged land areas and damaged fills.

  • Facilities Reduction Program demolitions Fort Benning WWII buildings

    Mar 28, 2016

    The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville is managing the Soldiers Plaza demolition project at Fort Benning, Georgia, as part of an existing Mid-East Region U.S. Facilities Reduction Program Multiple Award Task Order Contract.

  • Faces of the Force: Carol Elder

    Mar 28, 2016

    Most of us have logged a few minutes at the local furniture store or spent some time wandering through the aisles of home improvement stores. But when it comes to interior design purchases, Carol Elder probably has everyone beat: As section chief for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Interior Design Section, she leads a team that procures roughly $200 million in furniture and equipment each year for medical facilities--including hospitals, pharmacies and veterinary clinics--and barracks for the Army and a handful of other DOD organizations. "Faces of the Force" is an online series highlighting members of the Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) through the power of individual stories. Profiles are produced by the U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center Communication and Support Branch, working closely with public affairs officers to feature Soldiers and civilians currently serving in a variety of AAW disciplines. For more information, or to nominate someone, please call 703-805-1006.

  • USACE special projects engineers take on diverse mission in Africa, Europe

    Mar 25, 2016

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- The shared calendar for the Special Projects Section under U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District Construction's Branch could be mistaken for a child's art project. The colored blocks of scheduled travel overlap and intersect in the outlined weeks and months ahead. Traveling an average of 100 workdays per year, section staff are frequently out of the office visiting far-off project locations from the Baltic coast to the Sahara Desert. The Special Projects Section -- manned with six project engineers, a construction representative and a supervisory engineer -- manages 94 active projects throughout the district's 104-country area of responsibility serving two combatant commands -- European Command and Africa Command.

  • Buffalo District Leadership Development Program Producing Future Leaders

    Mar 24, 2016

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District recognizes that employees are the District's most valuable asset, and is driven to invest in developing this important resource.

  • Buffalo Office focuses on female veterans as part of Women's History Month celebration

    Mar 24, 2016

    Women's History Month celebrates the contributions and achievements of women, and this year's theme is, "Working to form a more perfect union: honoring women in public service and government."

  • Dissolved oxygen system construction underway for Savannah harbor deepening project

    Mar 21, 2016

    Just like a nurse who swabs an arm before injecting vaccine into a patient, workers began clearing debris and underbrush from land set to house dissolved oxygen injection equipment for the Savannah River.

  • Women of the Buffalo District Inspire the next Generation

    Mar 18, 2016

    Women's History Month celebrates the contributions and achievements of women. In honor of Women's History Month, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District women volunteered their time to address a group of 4th grade girls at the Buffalo Public Lydia T. Wright School, Buffalo, New York.

  • New facility puts military vehicles back on the road

    Mar 18, 2016

    Corps of Engineers breaks ground at Letterkenny Army Depot for new facility that helps return military vehicles to active service

  • Corps of Engineers joins Defense officials to open updated Defense Information School

    Mar 18, 2016

    Visual and written communicators throughout the Department of Defense (DOD) now have an updated and expanded instructional facility on Fort Meade, Maryland.

  • Wilson students build greenhouse, apply real-life skills

    Mar 16, 2016

    Wilson Elementary Schools students are learning about the environment and taking on real-life experiences as they build and maintain their very own greenhouse.

  • Black Rock Lock's Dewatering Pumps Repaired and Back in Position

    Mar 15, 2016

    After a month of ongoing routine maintenance repairs, at Flygt Pumps in Rochester, NY, two dewatering pumps were safely and successfully re-installed back into the Black Rock Lock's pump house, March 11 by the U.S Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District.

  • Celebrating African American History through Art

    Mar 15, 2016

    Employees at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, celebrated African American History Month by hosting an Art Contest for class of 5th Graders at Spruce Elementary School in North Tonawanda, New York.

  • Addicks and Barker Construction Project updates: Hike and bike trail closures

    Mar 15, 2016

    GALVESTON, Texas (March 15, 2016) The first impacts to the hike and bike trail system associated with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District's Addicks and Barker Dam Safety Construction Project will begin April 1, 2016 with the temporary closure of the hike and bike trail located on the downstream side of the dam at the water control structure, until work is complete in the spring of 2019. The temporary closure will also include the gravel maintenance road atop of Addicks Dam.

  • US Army Corps of Engineers Albuquerque District helps ICE consolidate

    Mar 14, 2016

    EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District Deputy District Commander Maj. Jason Melchior participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open a new 80,000 square-foot facility for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Fort Bliss property here, Feb. 24, 2016.

  • Partners huddle at USACE workshop as construction booms in Europe

    Mar 11, 2016

    WIESBADEN, Germany - As the U.S. military takes steps to reassure allies over concerns about a more aggressive Russia in the east, stakeholders and project-delivery teams are tackling the largest construction program in Europe since the end of the Cold War.

  • Tacoma recruit finds fit in U.S. Army

    Mar 11, 2016

    I knew I wanted to join the Army for about a year before I actually enlisted.

  • Diversity of Corps missions spotlighted during leadership development program

    Mar 8, 2016

    Engineering encompasses more than demolition and construction -- tearing things down and building them up.

  • Bullets to bubbles: Corps scientist's research earns her honors as Most Promising Scientist at BEYA

    Mar 7, 2016

    Among a cluster of small greenhouses on the Engineer Research and Development Center's campus in Vicksburg, Mississippi, Dr. Catherine Thomas was troubleshooting bubbles on a Friday morning.

  • Fort Irwin working to ensure reliable electrical power at NTC

    Mar 7, 2016

    On Saturday, March 12, all of Fort Irwin will undergo a power outage, as its primary electricity provider, Southern California Edison, will upgrade its power grid from 6 am to 6 pm. During the outage, SCE will do maintenance work on its power grid. Much has been done to improve the reliability and sustainability of the National Training Center's electrical power supply since two summers ago, when a series of outages beset the post.

  • Teaching Afghans facility maintenance to save taxpayers millions

    Mar 5, 2016

    Homeowners know that in addition to their mortgage, insurance and utilities, there are hidden costs in owning a home. Light bulbs burn out and need to be replaced, heating and air conditioning units need to be serviced, and sometimes the plumbing needs to be repaired. Those same hidden costs exist in the facilities the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -- Transatlantic Afghanistan District (USACE-TAA) builds for the Afghan National Army (ANA) and the Afghan National Police (ANP).

  • Workforce success = understanding, embracing team member differences

    Mar 4, 2016

    Identifying, understanding, appreciating and making the most of employee differences within teams and across the organization was the theme echoing throughout two interactive, engaging, laughter-filled presentations by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Director of Human Resources Sue Engelhardt.

  • Corps of Engineers engages with next generation

    Mar 3, 2016

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (March 3, 2016) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Japan District hosted several events Feb. 22-26 to engage youth in observance of National Engineers Week.

  • USACE Galveston District Spotlight on Nelida Vazquez-Figueroa

    Mar 1, 2016

    GALVESTON, Texas (March 1, 2016) -- Nelida Vazquez-Figueroa displayed a knack for numbers from an early age and after completing an introductory accounting course at the Advanced Computer & Electronic College, during her senior year in high school, she knew she would put her talent for numbers to work in the financial field. Now a program analyst for U.S. Army Corps of Engineer's Galveston District, she oversees various financial aspects of the Regulatory Division -- a department best known for evaluating permit applications for construction activities that occur in America's waters and wetlands.

  • Furnishings Program fills cadet barracks

    Mar 1, 2016

    Two contracts, valued at more than $5.8 million, filled more than 400 rooms in 14 buildings at Cadet Command , Fort Knox, Kentucky, with the beds and mattresses, chests, wardrobes, lounge furnishings for dayrooms, and washers and dryers for laundry rooms

  • Alaska District Spotlight: military contingency contracting team

    Mar 1, 2016

    Four Soldiers assigned to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -- Alaska District are helping improve people's lives by administering contracts for design and construction projects in distant lands.

  • USACE Buffalo District to Assist City of Rochester in Planning Study

    Feb 29, 2016

    Under the Planning Assistance to States (PAS) program, the city of Rochester, New York has requested planning assistance from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District to conduct an economic and dredging analysis, to help the city determine the benefits associated with making Rochester Harbor a tourist destination for Great Lakes cruise ships.

  • Great Lakes Explorer's Club Hosts USACE Buffalo District Biologist

    Feb 29, 2016

    A group of 14 students in the Great Lakes Explorer's Club were presented with an overview of the Regulatory Program, including a discussion on how Mr. Leput came to where he is today: working as a biologist at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Ohio's Vegetation Index of Biotic Integrity Being Adapted for New York State

    Feb 29, 2016

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District Mitigation Banking Coordinator Mark Gronceski has teamed up with Brian Gara at the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) Wetland Ecology Group (WEG) to adapt OEPA's Vegetation Index of Biotic Integrity "Floristic Quality" (VIBI-FQ) tool for use in New York State.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide Addicks and Barker Construction update

    Feb 29, 2016

    HOUSTON -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District will hold a public meeting March 9, 2016, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Bear Creek Community Center, 3055 Bear Creek Drive, Houston, TX 77084, to update area residents and business owners about the Addicks and Barker Dam Safety Program, the 2016 Addicks and Barker construction plans and the proposed Section 216 Study.

  • USACE Galveston District to host Stakeholder Partnering Forum

    Feb 29, 2016

    GALVESTON, Texas (Feb. 29, 2016) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District will meet with non-federal sponsors, customers and agency partners to collaborate on best practices regarding programs ranging from environmental to flood risk management, dredging the Texas coast and regulatory oversight of U.S. waters during a Stakeholder Partnering Forum, March 3, at the district's headquarters building located at 2000 Fort Point Road, Galveston, TX 77550.

  • President's FY17 Budget for USACE Civil Works released

    Feb 29, 2016

    Galveston, Texas (Feb. 29, 2016) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District will receive new feasibility funding for the Houston Ship Channel and Coastal Texas studies; continued funding for the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Brazos River Flood Gates and Colorado River Locks as well as the Matagorda Ship Channel widening and deepening; construction funding for Addicks and Barker dams in Houston, and continued Operation and Maintenance funding for the Texas waterways in the president's fiscal year 2017 budget for the Corps' Civil Works program.

  • Financial management personnel race the clock to complete certification

    Feb 26, 2016

    Huntsville Center has 27 personnel required to complete the DOD Financial Management Certification Program by June 2016. So far, 18 have been certified, with the remaining nine not far behind.

  • Engineers share STEM career paths with Alabama educators

    Feb 26, 2016

    Huntsville Center engineers, engaged more than 350 educators from throughout Alabama by discussing their career fields during the Alabama Community Education Association's annual conference at the Huntsville Marriott Feb. 25. .

  • Full-time engineer excels as part-time gunslinger

    Feb 25, 2016

    Efficiency and focus drive Darren Mulford in everything he does. The civil engineer and administrative contracting officer at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Huntsville Center is also a competitive pistol shooter ranked in the top 15 percent of classified shooters in the U.S. Practical Shooting Association (USPSA).

  • Longtime deputy district engineer retires from USACE

    Feb 24, 2016

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently bid farewell to its longtime deputy district engineer in Europe, and a familiar face is back to take over the organization's top civilian leadership post.

  • Corps of Engineers launches safety campaign, 'Life Jackets Worn...Nobody Mourn'

    Feb 23, 2016

    To heighten awareness for the use of life jackets, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recently launched a new water safety campaign titled "Life Jackets Worn ... Nobody Mourns."

  • USACE Galveston District awards $1.6 million contract for placement area dewatering

    Feb 23, 2016

    GALVESTON, Texas (Feb. 23, 2016) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a small business contract in the amount of $1,684,300 to Shoreline Foundation Inc., for dewatering of Dredged Material Placement Area 14 in Chambers County, Texas.

  • USACE Galveston District recognized with top community relations award

    Feb 19, 2016

    GALVESTON, Texas (Feb. 19, 2016) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District was recognized with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Herbert A. Kassner Public Affairs Competition Award, Community Relations category, for its Addicks and Barker Dam Safety Program.

  • ALC shares info with Engineer OSUT Soldiers

    Feb 18, 2016

    More than 120 soon-to-be combat engineer Soldiers met with Engineer Advanced Leader Course noncommissioned officers on Fort Leonard Wood during a small-group-leader engagement Feb. 2.

  • USACE Celebrates National Engineers Week

    Feb 18, 2016

    National Engineers Week is an important annual event for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). National Engineers Week is celebrated this year nationwide Feb. 21-27.

  • Intra-agency partnership assists Soldiers in gaining hands-on contracting experience

    Feb 17, 2016

    A conversation between two Army Reserve Soldiers during physical fitness training was the beginning of a unique training idea to allow Soldiers the opportunity to gain real-world contracting experience during battle assembly weekends.

  • Corps keeps public water clean naturally

    Feb 17, 2016

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District has an inter-agency program in place that helps keep New York City's drinking water clean and safe. Recently one of the program's projects was successfully completed in the Town of Walton, New York. The project is protecting drinking water and also sustaining this rural community.

  • USACE Buffalo District Visits the Buffalo Museum of Science

    Feb 17, 2016

    In celebration of National Engineer's Week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District visited the Buffalo Museum of Science, Buffalo, NY for hands-on engineering lessons, environmental monitoring, and dive team demonstrations, February 16, 2016.

  • Honolulu District Engineers Participate in 2016 National Engineers Week Activities

    Feb 16, 2016

    More than 200 engineers and friends of the 17 organizations within the Hawaii Council of Engineering Societies plus invited local VIPs and dignitaries and engineers from the Honolulu District are expected to gather at the Hale Koa's Banyan Tree Showroom Feb. 23 for a luncheon to kick off Engineers Week 2016, which runs Feb. 21-27.