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  • USACE awards $7.994 million contract for construction at Braddock Bay

    Oct 7, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, (USACE), Buffalo District awarded a $7.994 million contract on October 6, 2015 to Wesson Group LLC, Johnstown, NY for the construction of the Braddock Bay Ecosystem Restoration Project located in Greece, New York on the Lake Ontario shoreline.

  • US, Lithuanian engineers compete for 'Best Sapper' title

    Oct 7, 2015

    Long before the sun could rise and burn off the heavy fog which permeated the training area, eight teams of U.S. and Lithuanian combat engineers had already completed the U.S. Ranger Physical Fitness Test, kicking off the 173rd Airborne Brigade's multinational Best Sapper Competition, in Rukla, Lithuania, Oct. 1, 2015.

  • USACE Galveston District to begin beach renourishment project at South Padre Island

    Oct 7, 2015

    GALVESTON, Texas (Oct. 7, 2015) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District partnered with the Texas General Land Office and the City of South Padre Island to begin a beach renourishment project this week using beach-quality sand harvested from the Brazos Island Harbor Jetty and Entrance channels in South Texas, maintenance dredging project.

  • USACE Galveston District awards $61 million worth of small business contracts during FY15

    Oct 7, 2015

    GALVESTON, Texas (Oct. 7, 2015) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded $61 million in contracts to small businesses during fiscal year 2015 and is aiming to award $65 million in FY16.

  • US, Italian paratroopers conduct combined tactical bridging exercise

    Oct 6, 2015

    The 173rd Airborne Brigade, alongside its host-nation allies from the Italian army's Folgore Airborne Brigade and the 2nd Bridge Engineer Regiment, conducted a combined bridgehead seizure and river crossing as part of Exercise Iguana here, Oct. 2.

  • USACE Galveston District awards $2.4 million contract to build Port Arthur Resident Office

    Oct 5, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded a contract in the amount of $2,477,400 to Solis Constructors Inc. for construction of a new resident office in Port Arthur, Texas, and Fort Point Survey Office in Galveston, Texas.

  • USACE Galveston District awards $6.5 million contract for dredging of Brazos Island Harbor

    Oct 5, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded a contract in the amount of $6,521,000 to Weeks Marine Inc. for maintenance dredging of the Brazos Island Harbor (BIH) Jetty and Entrance channels in South Texas.

  • Savannah Corps' top brass engineer leads from the front

    Oct 2, 2015

    As if deploying to Afghanistan does not pose enough of a challenge, making a dramatic mission change in the middle only adds to personal and professional demands. However, Gordon Simmons, Savannah District's chief of engineering, would not let that slow him from pushing forward to help the people of that war-torn nation.

  • Albuquerque District, Kirtland Air Force Base cut ribbon on new research lab space

    Oct 2, 2015

    Representatives from the Albuquerque District, USACE, helped cut the ribbon and officially open the Building 903 Lab Space at Kirtland Air Force Base, Sept. 23, 2015.

  • October issue of The Corps Environment online

    Oct 1, 2015

    The October 2015 issue of The Corps Environment is now online highlighting USACE and Armywide environmental and sustainability efforts.

  • USACE awards contract to study seven Niagara River AOCs

    Oct 1, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District awarded a contract on September 30, 2015 in the amount of $315,000 to Ecology and Environment, Inc. (E&E), Lancaster, New York, to study seven locations within the Niagara River Area of Concern (AOC) to assess opportunities for habitat restoration.

  • Louisville District Army Corps of Engineers Mark Ringenberg receives top honors

    Oct 1, 2015

    Louisville District's Program Manager Mark Ringenerg's management and oversight includes supervising a staff of eight project managers with a program execution estimated at close to $1 billion...

  • A good year for Buffalo District's web-based sediment tools training

    Oct 1, 2015

    As part of the Great Lakes Tributary Modeling (GLTM) 516e Program, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District's Sediment Transport Analysis and Regional Training (START) team has been delivering on their commitment to help stakeholders across the Great Lakes better understand the watershed they live in.

  • Spotlight on USACE Galveston District's Robert Thompson

    Oct 1, 2015

    Survey Party Chief Robert Thompson splits his work day between the shore and sea, planning, conducting and coordinating land and hydrographic surveys to determine the condition of major navigation channels and placement areas the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District maintains.

  • USACE Galveston District awards two contracts for dredging of GIWW

    Oct 1, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded two contracts for maintenance dredging of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) in Texas.

  • Lower Mekong nations collaborate on flood response during exercise in Laos

    Sep 30, 2015

    The scenario is a familiar one in South-East Asia, a typhoon is sweeping across the area causing massive flooding, particularly along the Mekong River and its tributaries in Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR). Since the typhoon made landfall and drifted inland, hundreds have been killed and thousands injured. Many roads have washed out, and critical bridges have been damaged. Hospitals in the most affected parts of Lao PDR are overwhelmed and cannot keep up with demand. Rice fields have flooded, and severe economic loss is anticipated.

  • USACE senior leaders visit Fort Irwin Hospital project

    Sep 30, 2015

    Joe Calcara, director of programs, USACE South Pacific Division, and the senior executive project manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fort Irwin Weed Army Hospital replacement construction project, hosted the project's Senior Executive Review Group quarterly briefing at Fort Irwin Sept. 22.

  • USACE Galveston District awards $4.8 million dredging contract for Houston Ship Channel

    Sep 30, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded a contract in the amount of $4,848,500 to Weeks Marine Inc. for maintenance dredging of the Houston Ship Channel from Exxon to Carpenters Bayou in Harris County, Texas.

  • Company clears more than 5,000 miles in Afghanistan

    Sep 28, 2015

    Preparation for this vehicle doesn't include your typical fluid level and tire pressure checks. At 56,000 pounds, this "Buffalo" requires a pre-mission prep that includes claw, communication, navigation, and safety inspections.

  • IT upgrades, sustainability are hallmarks of Stuttgart campus project

    Sep 28, 2015

    BOEBLINGEN, Germany - Garrison and education leaders, along with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District representatives and their German government design and construction partners, formally cut the ribbon on the new Stuttgart elementary and high schools during a ceremony Sept. 18 on Panzer Kaserne. The $98 million complex boasts a number of sustainability hallmarks and upgraded information technology throughout the buildings.

  • Savannah Corps internship program leaves lasting impression on ROTC cadet

    Sep 28, 2015

    On the heels of his freshman year at UCLA, Army ROTC Cadet Justin Wynne arrived with a lean understanding of the Corps as a new intern with the Cadet District Engineer Program here. By week four, he departed fleshed with experience on some of the district's principal works, including the all-encompassing Savannah Harbor Expansion Project.

  • Active-shooter exercise keeps Europe District prepared

    Sep 25, 2015

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Throughout the Amelia Earhart Center, the instructions blared over the intercom system: "All personnel proceed to seek shelter." This alerted U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District and tenant agency employees that the first-ever, active-shooter exercise was in progress here Sept. 18.

  • USACE completes new chemical defense facility at APG

    Sep 25, 2015

    BALTIMORE - Soldiers now have a state-of-the-art laboratory and research center to defeat chemical warfare at the new U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRIID).

  • Fort Leonard Wood water tower gets extension

    Sep 24, 2015

    A 500,000-gallon, 113-ton Fort Leonard Wood water tower near the post's veterinary clinic was raised an additional 34 feet Friday. Under the supervision of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, a contractor's torch cut through the existing tank stem and the new 34-feet, 53,000-pound section was added, raising the tower's height from 122 to 156 feet.

  • Army Corps of Engineers pledges on-going help for wildfire victims

    Sep 23, 2015

    With thousands of people forced from their homes by wildfires in three Northern California counties, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has pledged to continue to provide available space to accommodate evacuees at two Corps-operated campgrounds in the area free of charge, officials said.

  • Buffalo District first up to lead new position within the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division

    Sep 23, 2015

  • USACE Galveston District to host public meetings as part of Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay Study

    Sep 23, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, in coordination with the Texas General Land Office, will host two public meetings to provide an opportunity for the public to comment on the Coastal Storm Risk Reduction and Ecosystem Restoration Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement as part of the Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay Study in Texas.

  • USACE Galveston District awards small business contract for chemical screening of dredged material

    Sep 23, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a contract in the amount of $78,437.34 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 Gulf Intracoastal Waterway's Channel to Victoria Middle Reach.

  • USACE Galveston District awards small business contract for shoreline protection

    Sep 23, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a contract in the amount of $2,123,000 to RLB Contracting Inc, a small business, for placement of rip rap and articulating concrete block in order to minimize erosion of the existing Pelican Island Placement Area containment dikes in Galveston County, Texas.

  • Defence attaché briefings highlight unique support for Corps of Engineers projects

    Sep 22, 2015

    FORT MEADE, Md. - Two Royal Engineer officers recently briefed the British defence attaché on their work in support of Baltimore District projects on Fort Meade and at the Harrisburg Area Office.

  • Corps Cleans Up Fort DeRussy for National Public Lands Day 2015

    Sep 19, 2015

    More than 50 volunteers picked up trash at Fort DeRussy in Waikiki in honor of National Public Lands Day on Sept. 19. The Corps of Engineers' Pacific Regional Visitor Center (RVC) coordinated the event which was supported by Corps employees, U.S. Army Transporters from the 545th Transportation Company, and Punahou Junior ROTC cadets.

  • Savannah harbor deepening begins: Welcome aboard the Dredge Alaska

    Sep 18, 2015

    As part of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, dredging for the outer harbor began Sept. 10 onboard the cutter head dredge Alaska. The vessel is situated approximately four miles offshore from Tybee Island in the entrance channel to Savannah harbor. Alaska's three-section crew will work around the clock until a pair of hopper dredges, which are more mobile and efficient, begin dredging in December because of restrictions due to the local turtle population. As the cutter head dredges, material moves up through the ladder pump to the main pump. The main pump pushes dredged material off the cutter head dredge through floating pipes to a spider barge, which disperses the material into scow vessels. Tugboats move scow vessels laden with dredged material to an EPA-designated disposal site, where the material is released. The tugboat then returns the empty scow vessel to the slot next to the spider barge, where it is filled with more dredged material.

  • Little Rock District presented USACE Contracting Award

    Sep 17, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District Contracting Division continues to lead the way. Earlier this year, the contracting division was presented the Excellence in Contracting District of the Year Award by Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers commanding general.

  • USACE Galveston District awards $3.1 million contract for bank stabilization

    Sep 17, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded a contract in the amount of $3,192,752 to Southern Contracting LLC for bank stabilization in Jefferson County, Texas.

  • Second Dahlgren rifled cannon surprises CSS Georgia archaeologists

    Sep 17, 2015

    As the mechanized stage of recovery began in earnest this week, marine archaeologists working on the CSS Georgia had just started to dig in for the long haul - anticipating tedious, 12-hour days of sifting through concretion-covered objects from the dregs of the Savannah River.

  • Army Corps, 29th BEB Hold Ribbon Cutting for South Range Road Project

    Sep 17, 2015

    Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, Directorate of Public Works, 29th Brigade Engineer Battalion (29th BEB) and Military Police units gathered Sept. 15 to hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Schofield's new South Range Road Project area.

  • Landfarming offers viable environmental cleanup solution in the Arctic

    Sep 17, 2015

    For environmental engineers at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -- Alaska District, vegetable crops and livestock are not landfarming. It is a method used to clean contaminated soil associated with an obsolete fuel storage tank in the Arctic.

  • District commander tours Fort Irwin construction projects

    Sep 17, 2015

    LOS ANGELES--Col. Kirk Gibbs, the commander of the Los Angeles District, toured several District projects at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California, during a visit to the fort Sept. 9-10.

  • For the Soldiers, by the Soldiers: 15th Eng. Bn. completes initial construction of 'Overwatch' Park

    Sep 16, 2015

    Army engineers here completed initial construction of what is soon to be Overwatch Park: a combination of memorials and historical vehicles and equipment positioned adjacent Memorial Park in Grafenwoehr.

  • Engineers present plan to reduce threat of flooding along bay

    Sep 16, 2015

    In what amounts to the largest estuary restoration project in the Western United States, leaders of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' San Francisco District have proposed a nearly $175 million plan to help protect the heart of Silicon Valley from catastrophic flooding.

  • Corps awards Indian River Lagoon-South construction contract

    Sep 14, 2015

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has awarded a construction contract for the reservoir component of the Indian River Lagoon-South's C-44 Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area (STA) project in Martin County, Fla.

  • USACE Buffalo District takes an innovative approach to facility system safety

    Sep 10, 2015

    Using outside the box thinking, the Buffalo District safety team is applying a safety program that is usually applied to vertical buildings and construction projects, known as facility system safety (FASS).

  • Water safety PSAs address rise in drowning fatalities at Savannah Corps reservoirs

    Sep 9, 2015

    SAVANNAH, Ga. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Thurmond Project Office participated in two water safety public service announcements aimed to combat the recent drowning fatalities at the district's reservoirs this year.

  • Robots clear site for future aerial gunnery range at Fort Bragg

    Sep 9, 2015

    The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville is using this innovative robotic range clearance process at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, before construction can begin on the installation's new $40 million live-fire aerial range that will soon provide Army rotary wing aircraft aerial bombing and target practice.

  • October forum identifies small business opportunities with Huntsville Corps of Engineers

    Sep 8, 2015

    Registration is open for the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville's annual Small Business Forum scheduled for Oct. 14 at the Jackson Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

  • Program helps installations with fuel operations, repairs

    Sep 8, 2015

    Defense Logistics Agency-Fuels, administered by Huntsville Center provides vital maintenance inspections, repairs and emergency response actions for DLA capitalized petroleum facilities at Army and Installation Management Command installations worldwide in compliance with federal, state and local code, criteria and regulations. In addition to the Army, the DLA-Fuels Program supports Navy and Air Force service components.

  • USACE DIMAs deploy to support Ulchi Freedom Guardian

    Sep 4, 2015

    Four members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer, Pacific Ocean Division's (USACE-POD) Drilling Individual Mobilization Augmentee (DIMA) team participated in the U.S. Forces Korea exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG) 15, which was conducted Aug. 17-28, in the Republic of Korea.

  • UFG 15 validates USACE enterprise-wide competencies

    Sep 4, 2015

    SEOUL, South Korea - The Combined Forces Command announced Aug. 28 that it successfully completed exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian. For participants from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the end of the annual Republic of Korea and United States computer-assisted simulation exercise marked the beginning of conducting after-action reviews and developing lessons learned.

  • Knowledge Management awards recognize excellence, trailblazing efforts in Southwestern Division

    Sep 4, 2015

    The Southwestern Division and its principal Knowledge Management Representative, John Davis, are the recipients of top U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Knowledge Management awards for 2015. Davis has been selected as the Outstanding Knowledge Management Professional of the Year and SWD the Top Division/Center of the Year for its implementation of KM, according to Corps officials. Cited for embedding KM in his daily workflow and encouraging knowledge sharing and learning, Davis was praised for a high level of commitment in advancing, advocating and implementing KM processing across SWD.

  • Delta Company power restoration of electricity on Saipan

    Sep 4, 2015

    Delta Company, of the 249th Engineer Battalion (Prime Power), deployed to Saipan in August and provided much-needed power line restoration support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers authority missions in response to Typhoon Soudelor.

  • Partnerships ensure installation Access Control Points meet Army standards

    Sep 3, 2015

    The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville's Access Control Point (ACP) program partners with many U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) components to provide maintenance and services, design and build construction, and confer infrastructure upgrades to ACPs and other facilities worldwide.

  • Army Corps of Engineers projects prevent $13.3 billion in flood damages during recent rains

    Sep 3, 2015

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers flood risk reduction projects in the south central and southwestern United States prevented an estimated $13.3 billion in damages to local communities and infrastructure during the May-June 2015 flood event , according to recent calculations by Corps officials with the Southwestern Division in Dallas. The most damages prevented were in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area, where the figure stood at $6.7 billion. Closely following was the greater Houston area with $6.4 billion in flood damages prevented.

  • Army Corps of Engineers awards $71.9 million contract to rehabilitate Addicks and Barker Dams

    Sep 2, 2015

    Construction to begin in September 2015 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded a contract in the amount of $71,902,340 to Granite Construction Company for construction of new outlet structures at the Addicks and Barker Dams in west Houston.

  • Spotlight on USACE Galveston District's Andrew Weber

    Sep 2, 2015

    Often spending his summers in the Texas hill country, building makeshift dams and playing in creeks in his younger years, Andrew Weber's fascination with moving water hasn't changed. As a civil engineer, specializing in geotechnical engineering, his work with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District allows him to continue studying water and the impact it has on soil properties to prevent against loss of life and property for thousands of Houstonians.

  • Pain can't stop a Sapper: Teams from around the nation test mettle in Sapper Stakes 2015

    Sep 2, 2015

    FORT CHAFFEE, Ark. - A fresh-legged cadre member stepped out into the dark, setting the pace for 134 Soldiers whose legs were torn from two days of competition. They did their best to keep up, a few already falling into a van riding behind the formation.

  • Huntsville Center teams up with Defense Commissary Agency to reduce energy consumption

    Aug 31, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville is assisting the Defense Commissary Agency in developing a comprehensive energy reduction plan to achieve mandated energy reduction goals for its West Area sites.

  • Army cadets experience engineering in Germany

    Aug 28, 2015

    STUTTGART, Germany - Army cadets Melissa Hersey and Patrick Richardson recently finished up a summer stint at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District's Stuttgart Resident Office as part of the 2015 Cadet District Engineer Program. Both shared a little about their experiences with USACE.

  • Corps tests gates at Hartwell, Thurmond

    Aug 27, 2015

    The Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducted limited engineering and operations tests on spillway gates at Hartwell and J. Strom Thurmond dams, Aug. 25 and 26, respectively.

  • 2015 Army Corps of Engineers Project Manager of the Year named, led expansive post-Sandy study

    Aug 26, 2015

    Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, U.S. Army, chief of engineers, presented Dave Robbins with the 2015 Project Manager of the Year award at the annual U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Awards Ceremony, held in Washington, D.C. Aug. 6, 2015. Robbins was the project manager for a massive, innovative interagency study, which was a 2-year $20 million effort that came to fruition as a result of Hurricane Sandy's devastating aftermath. Because of this study, coastal communities can start planning responsibly and taking actions now to reduce the risk of damage from future coastal storms.

  • 12 reasons to visit the Little Rock District

    Aug 26, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District is among the most visited Corps districts in the nation. The district operates nearly 150 public parks and access areas in Arkansas and southern Missouri. The district's 25 multi-purpose lakes and navigation pools, combined with project operations lands, provide almost 500,000 acres of public land and water that offer a full range of outdoor recreation opportunities. The Corps manages these public resources to benefit fish and wildlife and to serve present and future generations. Major activities include sightseeing, camping, boating, swimming, skiing, hiking, fishing, hunting, picnicking, scuba diving, and more. The district's central location and the region's natural beauty draw visitors from Kansas City, Missouri, Chicago, St. Louis, Dallas and Oklahoma City, not to mention visitors from every state and several foreign countries. Consider the fact that the country's population center is only about three counties north of Bull Shoals Lake at Edgar Springs, Missouri, and you get a full realization of just how central it is.

  • National dredging conference honors U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development experts

    Aug 24, 2015

    The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center accomplishments recognized at the 2015 Western Dredging Association's (WEDA) and Texas A&M's Dredging Summit and Expo.

  • USACE Galveston District to host second Stakeholder Partnering Forum

    Aug 24, 2015

    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 ecosystem restoration to flood risk management, maintaining and improving Texas coastal navigation systems, and regulatory oversight of U.S. waters during the district's second Stakeholder Partnering Forum on Aug. 27, 2015, at its headquarters building in Galveston.

  • USACE Galveston District to host 92nd Coastal Engineering Research Board meeting

    Aug 24, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, will host the 92nd Coastal Engineering Research Board (CERB) meeting Sept. 1-3, 2015, at the district's headquarters building in Galveston, Texas.

  • $31.4 million repair work on Cleveland Harbor East Breakwater underway

    Aug 23, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District has begun repair work to the Cleveland Harbor East Breakwater to repair the $31.4 million worth of damages caused by Superstorm Sandy, October 2012.

  • Civil War ironclad CSS Georgia recovers from Savannah River

    Aug 21, 2015

    As cities along the East Coast scramble to bolster their infrastructure and employ massive dredges to deepen their harbors, Savannah began its harbor expansion with a team of 10 people, who used wire baskets to raise a handful of objects at a time.

  • Sandy Visitor Center receives a facelift

    Aug 21, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District's Sandy Lake Visitor's Center was rededicated at a ribbon cutting ceremony Aug. 17, 2015.

  • USACE releases guidance for implementing facility cybersecurity requirements into projects

    Aug 21, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released initial guidance for implementing facility-related cybersecurity requirements into all USACE-executed projects to help ensure USACE consistently delivers its customer cyber secure facilities.

  • US, Norwegian engineers unite, build relationships

    Aug 20, 2015

    Under a cloudless sky and cool Estonian breeze, NATO allies from the United States and Norway worked together to improve a demolition range at the Central Training Area, near Tapa, Aug. 18.

  • Vilseck Army Health Clinic cuts ribbon on clinic addition

    Aug 20, 2015

    Under the Bavarian summer sun, the Vilseck Army Health Clinic celebrated the official opening of its brand-new clinic addition building with a ribbon cutting ceremony, Aug. 14 in front of the clinic.

  • Huntsville Center's Emerging Leader attends Executive Governance Meeting

    Aug 20, 2015

    Jerad McIntyre, a civil engineer with the Special Projects Program, was named the 2015 Emerging Leader for the Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, last month.

  • Stuttgart schools "LEED" the way in sustainability

    Aug 19, 2015

    It'll be anything but a typical first day of school for Stuttgart elementary and high school students, parents and educators Sept. 2. Walking onto the campus for the first time, they will see new playgrounds, sports fields and facilities. But it's what they won't see that may be most exciting.

  • Despite Army reductions, Corps of Engineers hiring in Alaska

    Aug 18, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -- Alaska District is seeking qualified candidates in a variety of technical areas despite Army force reduction in Alaska.

  • Roseau, Minnesota, flood risk management project dedicated

    Aug 18, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, celebrated the completion of its Roseau, Minnesota, Flood Damage Reduction Project with a ribbon cutting ceremony in Roseau, Aug. 18.

  • After decades of giving, a Blue Star mother won't slow down

    Aug 17, 2015

    From the moment her teenage son mounted a foldout of an aircraft cockpit on his bedroom wall, she knew that he was poised to fly planes. Martha Coley, mother to two now retired Air Force pilots, recalled this, and similar aspirations-turned-accomplishments, arresting the discussion to misty-eyed silence.

  • Huntsville Center engineer prepares for third bodybuilding competition

    Aug 12, 2015

    Robert Jackson, a mechanical engineer at the Huntsville Center, is preparing for his third bodybuilding competition this year: the NPC Alabama State Championship Aug. 29.

  • Middle school, Army Corps of Engineers strengthen winning partnership

    Aug 12, 2015

    The middle school and the Corps won the Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award for Outstanding Individual Project.

  • USACE Deploys to Support Typhoon Soudelor Relief Efforts

    Aug 12, 2015

    In support of the Governor, local responders and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) personnel deployed in early August to support recovery efforts in the aftermath of Typhoon Soudelor in the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas (CNMI).

  • US to build day care centers for disabled Serbian youth

    Aug 11, 2015

    As the father of an autistic adult son, Jovica Vukmirovic understands how to care for children with disabilities.

  • Cadet District Engineer Training Offers Summer USACE Experience

    Aug 11, 2015

    The Honolulu District hosted two U.S. Army Cadets during July as part of the Cadet District Engineer Program (CDEP). This program allows West Point and ROTC Cadets an opportunity to gain first-hand construction and engineering experience with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). CDEP Cadets are generally assigned for several weeks of training during summer break at USACE Districts to work on civil, mechanical, electrical, or environmental engineering projects. The program exposes them to USACE missions and helps them explore potential active duty opportunities within the U.S. Army Engineer Branch profession.

  • Employees build strong ties with community

    Aug 10, 2015

    Huntsville Center's Installation Support and Programs Management Directorate's professionals participated in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math event with the Alabama Center for Sustainable Energy and Foundations for Tomorrow for the Tiny Home Build weekend Aug. 8-9, at Sci-Quest in Huntsville, Alabama.

  • Huntsville Center welcomes new deputy commander

    Aug 7, 2015

    The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville welcomed its newest deputy commander, Lt. Col. Burlin L. Emery July 20.

  • River masters piece it together like a puzzle

    Aug 6, 2015

    Bridges serve a straight path for troops and vehicles to go from point A to B. But how do they cross a river, from shore to shore, without a bridge to traverse?

  • Huntsville Center furniture team committed to nation's military forces

    Jul 31, 2015

    Through millions of square feet worked and decades of experience between them, our interior designers within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville continually demonstrate their commitment to our nation's men and women in uniform.

  • Mentoring takes root, bears fruit at Huntsville Center

    Jul 31, 2015

    The Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville's Installation Support and Programs Management Directorate's deputy director, Arthur Martin III, has adopted cross-cultural, cross-gender and cross-generational strategies to increase the exchange of knowledge and information and train new leaders.

  • Engineer team inspects damaged Georgian city

    Jul 30, 2015

    A team of U.S. Army engineers and local emergency-management experts recently assessed damage from severe flooding in Tbilisi, Georgia, which claimed the lives of 20 people and killed more than 300 animals from the city's zoo.

  • Mooneyham named USACE's Interior Designer of the Year

    Jul 30, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently announced an Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville professional as the 2015 Interior Designer of the Year. Patricia Mooneyham, a chief in the Interior Design Section, will be presented the award in August here at the Center.

  • Army engineers build emergency preparedness in Montenegro, worldwide

    Jul 29, 2015

    In a country affected by floods, droughts and earthquakes, the government's capacity to respond to and manage the consequences of a disaster is a matter of life and death. After the 2010 floods, the worst in Montenegrin history, according to the government's website, preparing for future hazards became a priority of the ministers of Interior and Defense, as well as support agencies and emergency responders. In mid-June, six subject-matter experts from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Maine National Guard took part in a Civil-Military Emergency Preparedness workshop aimed at assisting approximately 20 Montenegrin officials in developing an exercise program focused on major calamities threatening the country.

  • Savannah River islands attract a different type of tourist

    Jul 29, 2015

    Threatened by development and predators from every side, local birds here are finding safe, pristine habitats in an unlikely place: at the bottom of the Savannah River.

  • Drone footage captures CSS Georgia recovery activity

    Jul 29, 2015

    This drone footage was taken from Old Fort Jackson where the Civil War Ironclad CSS Georgia is currently being recovered adjacent to the fort from the barge in the Savannah River. The imagery was captured during the "CSS Georgia 'Raise the Wreck!' Festival," a public event held July 25 at Old Fort Jackson in Savannah, GA. More than 1,300 people attended this free event. The festival highlighted the ongoing recovery of the CSS Georgia, and its history. Underwater archeology is currently taking place in the river where the vessel was scuttled, and where the barge in this video is positioned.

  • Fort Supply Lake utilizes solar power to save energy

    Jul 29, 2015

    The Fort Supply Lake Office of the Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is making waves when it comes to the USACE "Go Green Initiative" -- solar waves. The project installed 18 solar panels and an inverter to provide up to 5 kilowatt hours of electricity to power a toilet and shower facility at Supply Park Public Use Area, here, July 21.

  • Army issues notice of intent to award for Fort Campbell solar project

    Jul 29, 2015

    Huntsville Center, working with the U.S. Army Garrison -- Fort Campbell, Kentucky, has issued a notice of intent to award to BITHENERGY Inc. for a 3.1MW Solar array Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) that will complete the installation's requirement for a 5MW solar array.

  • USARPAC Commanding General Tours Historic Bldg. T-112

    Jul 28, 2015

    The Honolulu District was honored today to host a site visit for U.S. Army Pacific Commander Gen. Vincent K. Brooks and his staff at the Corps' Bldg. T-112 Renovation Project on Fort Shafter's historic Palm Circle. Building T-112, built in 1907 and also known as Dunning Hall, is an important structure that is a key part of the Palm Circle National Historic Landmark District.

  • Huntsville Center's ESPC team to receive Department of Energy awards

    Jul 27, 2015

    The Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program recently announced the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville's Energy Savings Performance Contracting team as a 2015 Federal Energy and Water Management Award winner for its work using third-party financed acquisition projects that support the Army in meeting energy and water reduction mandates, the President's Performance Contracting Challenge (PPCC) and renewable energy mandates.

  • Corps of Engineers awards contract for Presque Isle Bay tracer study

    Jul 24, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District awarded a contract for $473,116 to URS Cooperation and Baird Inc., July 6 to conduct a beneficial use of dredged material tracer study at Presque Isle Bay, Erie, Pennsylvania.

  • Newest Buffalo District Survey Vessel Named for "Soldier's Soldier"

    Jul 24, 2015

    On June 23, 2015, the Buffalo District held a special ceremony to name the latest addition to its high-tech hydrographic survey fleet after Command Sgt. Maj. Micheal L. Buxbaum, U.S. Army (Ret).

  • Navy divers recover first of 4 remaining cannons from CSS Georgia

    Jul 23, 2015

    Navy divers from Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2 and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 6 raised the first of four remaining cannons from the CSS Georgia, July 15.

  • Safe Driving Blitz

    Jul 22, 2015

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District senior leaders stopped exiting traffic and delivered a safe driving handout and a personal greeting wishing the occupant(s) safe travels for 4th of July weekend.

  • Illness leads to unexpected friendship for office engineer in Romania

    Jul 22, 2015

    Sandy Higgins, a member of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District's Romania Missile Defense Agency Resident Office working on the Aegis Ashore project at Naval Support Facility Deveselu, came down with a severe bout of pneumonia this past spring. The long recovery took her into the home of a Romanian husband-and-wife doctor team, who nursed her back to health. A strong personal bond emerged.

  • Combat 'multi-tool' unit trains to send engineers to Sapper School

    Jul 22, 2015

    The 374th Engineer Company (Sapper) spent two weeks in the field training - 12 to 18 hours each day - to prepare their leaders for the elite Sapper Leader Course.

  • Huntsville team provides expertise in delivering customers cyber secure facilities, systems

    Jul 22, 2015

    To ensure consistent delivery of efficient, cyber secure facilities and systems to its customers, the Army Corps of Engineers Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville established an Information Assurance and Information Technology Branch, and has also been designated the Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity Technical Center of Expertise.