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  • McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System Long-Term Maintenance Strategy

    Dec 5, 2013

    The Little Rock and Tulsa districts, along with the Southwestern Division, are developing a strategy to focus greater long-range planning and funds on critical maintenance needed in the next five years to ensure that the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System remains a reliable, resilient, and relevant system for future generations.

  • STEM: Little Rock District teams up with University of Pine Bluff

    Dec 5, 2013

    The Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District recently signed a partnership agreement with the oldest historically black institution of higher education in Arkansas.

  • Far East District commander given honorary Korean name

    Dec 4, 2013

    The Republic of Korea -U.S. Alliance Friendship Association presented Col. Bryan S. Green, commander and district engineer, of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Far East District, with a Korean name at a ceremony at the Korea Ministry of National Defense club Dec. 3. Green was conferred the name Pak Geon-taek, a name with very symbolic meaning and significance, according to Suh Jin-sup, association chairman.

  • District volunteers help make kimchi for those in need

    Dec 4, 2013

    Volunteers from the Far East District joined members of the Seoul Jung-gu Saemaul Women's Club to make kimchi for the area's needy and elderly families Nov. 27.

  • New MOU allows Tulsa Corps STEM outreach to Langston University

    Dec 4, 2013

    Representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Tulsa District recently spoke to students of Langston University in Langston, Okla. about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) internship and career opportunities at the Corps.

  • Tulsa District attorneys selected for USACE Chief Counsel Honorary Awards

    Dec 4, 2013

    Every year the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Chief Counsel recognizes outstanding members of the Corps' Legal Services community of practice. This year, two of these honorary awards went to two attorneys in the Tulsa District Office of Counsel.

  • District awards $5 million contract to dredge GIWW

    Dec 4, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (Dec. 4, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a contract in the amount of $5,180,000 to RLB Contracting Inc., to perform maintenance dredging within the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, specifically from Corpus Christi Bay to Port Isabel, Texas.

  • District partners with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to complete $30 million complex in Corpus

    Dec 3, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (Dec. 3, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District partnered with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to complete the $30,063,931 design-build U.S. Customs and Border Protection Facility in Corpus Christi, Texas, and will celebrate this milestone with the Border Patrol's Rio Grande Valley Sector and Office of Field Operations during an open house ceremony Dec. 5.

  • District awards $8 million contract to dredge Corpus Christi Ship Channel

    Dec 3, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (Dec. 3, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a contract in the amount of $8,054,750 to Orion Marine Inc., to perform maintenance dredging within the Corpus Christi Ship Channel, specifically from the inner basin (lower bay) to Beacon 82 (upper bay) and the La Quinta Junction and channel, in Nueces County, Texas.

  • Whole Neighborhood Revitalization project 'right sizes' and upgrades 84 Wiesbaden apartments

    Dec 3, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - When the $12 million Whole Neighborhood Revitalization project in Wiesbaden's Aukamm Housing wraps up early next year, 84 "right-sized" apartment units will be available to incoming families. Quality-of-life enhancements include new kitchens, flooring, appliances, various other features and expansion to meet the Army standard for space allocation to military families.

  • Troopers cited for support during Hurricane Sandy

    Dec 2, 2013

    Troopers Vasquez and Herrera were recognized for the superlative support they directly provided to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, North Atlantic Division during recovery/response operations following Super Storm (Hurricane) Sandy.

  • Corps partners with local brigade to expand training opportunities for Soldiers

    Dec 2, 2013

    With every nugget of engineering expertise his mentors share with him, Sgt. 1st Class Ron Albert's confidence grows as he performs his temporary duties with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -- Alaska District.

  • Spotlight on USACE Galveston District's Christopher Frabotta

    Dec 1, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (Dec. 1, 2013) -- Making a living managing the removal and placement of dirt wasn't a job offered during any career fair Christopher Frabotta, chief of Navigation at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, attended while earning a bachelor's degree in engineering from the University of Florida, but it's one he actively sought out when he learned he could make a lasting positive impact on the nation.

  • USACE Galveston District awards $21.2 million contract to dredge Houston Ship Channel

    Nov 27, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a contract in the amount of $21,253,000 to Weeks Marine, Inc. for maintenance dredging of the Bayport Flare and Houston Ship Channel.

  • Engineering the future, in 500 words or less

    Nov 26, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District challenged Wiesbaden Middle School students to explain, in 500 words or less, why they are interested in pursuing science, technology, engineering and math careers. The winners -- Pete Greig, Chuck Oliver and Isabella Lee -- representing the sixth, seventh and eighth grades, respectively, were selected from a pool of 80 contest entrants by Department of Defense Dependents Schools officials. The essays detailed Pete's interest in robotics engineering, Chuck's love of cars and mechanical engineering, and Isabella's fascination with roller-coaster engineering. To recognize their accomplishments and celebrate their interest in STEM, Europe District leaders and subject matter experts hosted the trio here Nov. 19.

  • Inspecting Mississippi River shoreline opened door to support DLA site visits nationwide

    Nov 26, 2013

    Donna Hardy, a 25-year U.S. Army Corps of Engineers staffer, cut her teeth on real estate with inspections along hundreds of miles of Mississippi River shoreline. A temporary duty volunteer job this year supporting the Defense Logistics Agency's real property inventory needs sent her coast to coast and across the Pacific.

  • Exercising Safety:Tri-Lakes dams catch floodwaters while reducing flood risks

    Nov 26, 2013

    A stalled front brings record rainfall to the Front Range of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. The runoff brings a surge of water through canyons and foothills and into major population centers of central Colorado.

  • Savannah Corps men put down their razors for cancer awareness

    Nov 26, 2013

    This winter, while some people may say "Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow," many men at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District are saying "Let it grow, let it grow, let it grow."

  • Charrette helps Harpeth River Feasibility Study flow ahead 'SMART'

    Nov 25, 2013

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 25, 2013) -- The team responsible for conducting the Harpeth River Flood Risk Management Feasibility Study held a planning charrette Nov. 20-22 at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Headquarters to help the process flow forward as SMART as possible.

  • Far East District engineers share their experiences with JROTC cadets

    Nov 22, 2013

    A team of military and civilian engineers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Far East District set upon Seoul American High School Nov. 21 and 22 to tell Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) cadets all about what life is like as an engineer.

  • Middle East District constructs Naval Support Activity Bahrain Flyover Bridge

    Nov 22, 2013

    Imagine driving a 20-minute detour just to reach the other side of a road. Personnel at the Naval Support Activity located in Manama, the capital city of Bahrain face this on a daily basis when traveling between Naval Support Activity 1 and Naval Support Activity 2. The two areas are divided by a busy roadway.

  • USACE Galveston District donates $23,805.06 to CFC

    Nov 22, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas -- For decades the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District employees have been opening their hearts and wallets to support the annual Combined Federal Campaign, raising $23,805.06 this year to support those less fortunate.

  • USACE partners with Galveston Park Board to launch Sand Management Cost Shared Study

    Nov 21, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District partnered with the Galveston Park Board of Trustees to launch the implementation of the Sand Management Cost Shared Study. The district and the Galveston Park Board of Trustees pursued a sand management cost-shared study following the establishment of a partnership last year to develop a science-based sand management strategy that could potentially prevent erosion of the island's shoreline and reduce the long-term cost of beach maintenance.

  • Workshop advises service members in transition

    Nov 21, 2013

  • Soldiers ruck to fill shelves and hearts

    Nov 20, 2013

    Old Guard Soldiers transported 1300 lbs of food by foot to the Father McKenna Center in Washington, D.C. ensuring that those seeking a warm meal would be able to get one.

  • U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville programs support Air Force medical mission

    Nov 20, 2013

    A team of a seven people from the Air Force Medical Support Agency visited U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville Nov. 13-14 to meet with representatives from the Center's Installation and Support and Programs Management Directorate.

  • Huntsville Center's Electronic Security System team helping Fort McCoy upgrade security measures

    Nov 19, 2013

    What started as a small project a few years ago quickly turned to more projects as Fort McCoy gained confidence that the Huntsville Center's ESS team could deliver for them.

  • From jubilation to sorrow - President Kennedy's celebration at Greers Ferry Dam followed by tragedy

    Nov 19, 2013

    Gasoline cost 30 cents, a loaf of bread was 20 cents, and the price of a gallon of milk was a little more than a dollar. It was 1963, and the residents of a small Arkansas town nestled at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains were eagerly awaiting the arrival of one of the most important persons on earth. President John F. Kennedy was set to address the people of Heber Springs, Ark., and thousands of others who would converge on the small town to hear him speak at the dedication of Greers Ferry Dam October 3.

  • Army engineer named as winner in 2013 GreenGov Presidential Awards

    Nov 15, 2013

    A local engineer was recognized Nov. 5 when the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) announced the fourth annual winners of the GreenGov Presidential Awards, which honor federal civilian and military personnel as well as agency teams, facilities, and programs that have taken innovative steps to reduce energy use and carbon pollution, curb waste, and save taxpayer money in Federal agency operations.

  • JFK assassination remembered by 57-year Fort Worth District team member Jimmy Baggett

    Nov 15, 2013

    There have been moments throughout history that generations can point to and say "I remember exactly what I was doing at that moment." Our generation has the tragic events of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. The "Greatest Generation" the attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 6, 1941. And for many in between those events there is the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Nov. 22, 1963.

  • November 1963: a time of Building Strong for America

    Nov 15, 2013

    Nov. 22, 1963, was likely a typical fall day in North Texas for employees of the Southwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which was headquartered in Dallas. Just as it does this year, Nov. 22 fell on a Friday in 1963, so a weekend was in the works. From their offices in downtown Dallas, SWD employees would have been taking care of their responsibilities as engineers, biologists, economists, hydrologists, foresters-the vast array of disciplines that make up the Corps.

  • Army Corps of Engineers: Keepers of the Flame

    Nov 15, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers can lay claim to a vast array of famous projects since the Continental Congress authorized a "Chief Engineer for the Army" on June 16, 1775: Bunker Hill fortifications, the Panama Canal, the Manhattan Project, not to mention an abundance of locks, dams, and levees that help form the infrastructure of our nation.

  • JFK 50th anniversary: Choosing to remember the dark side of history or the inspired leadership

    Nov 15, 2013

    Like afterimages seared into our mind's eye long after the camera has stopped flashing, the assassination of President Kennedy in Dallas 50 years ago this month is replete with iconic images that marked my generation. These images, normally safely buried away, can quickly be summoned by hundreds of memories that swirl in and out of the streets and back roads of Dallas to this day.

  • $5.35 billion sufficient for Hurricane Sandy relief, USACE chief tells Congress

    Nov 14, 2013

    The $5.35 billion authorized for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects to mitigate damage caused by Hurricane Sandy is enough to reduce future risk, the Army's chief of Engineers told Congress.

  • Paying it Forward: USACE Engineers Serve as Mentors, Guest Lecturers

    Nov 13, 2013

    Promoting STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education is more than a passing trend for Derek Maxey and Don Whitmore, two registered professional engineers with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District. Both quietly volunteer as guest lecturers at local universities, bringing their real-world experience and stories from the field to undergraduate students. Maxey, a mechanical engineer and Whitmore, a civil engineer, are committed to inspiring and mentoring tomorrow's engineers, they said.

  • USACE Galveston District awards small business contract for routine testing of dredged material

    Nov 13, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, awarded a contract to Sol Engineering LLC, an 8(a) small business, in the amount of $49,220.82 for environmental services to include chemical and grain size analyses of water and sediment samples from the federally-maintained Houston Ship Channel.

  • Army Corps, U.S. Navy retrieve piece of Civil War ironclad from Savannah River

    Nov 13, 2013

    Archeologists working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, aided by divers and salvage operations teams from the U.S. Navy, retrieved a 64-square-foot section of a Civil War ironclad warship from the bottom of the Savannah River near Savannah, Ga., Nov. 12, 2013.

  • Commentary: Alaska District awards contract for women's dorm in Afghanistan

    Nov 13, 2013

    When the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Afghanistan sought contracting assistance to build a women's dormitory for Herat University, the Alaska District offered to help on a project that almost never happened. Many people thought it was too hard to achieve given the shifting priorities in a mission that is winding down, but they were wrong. "Essayons" paid off. The $5.27 million project broke ground during a ceremony with Afghan and U.S. State Department officials Oct. 3.

  • Businesses come together at Industry Day

    Nov 12, 2013

    More than 600 people filled the room eager to learn about the billions of dollars worth of work expected in the North Atlantic region in the upcoming years. Large and small businesses from across the country joined the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District Nov. 5 for an Industry Day.

  • Corps teaches third-graders 'Regulatory 101'

    Nov 12, 2013

    Inside a colorful, decorated classroom at Marshpoint Elementary School, Brian Moore, a regulatory specialist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District, poured a gallon of water over a row of sponges.

  • Nashville District reaches women-owned small business milestone

    Nov 12, 2013

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 8, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District exceeded its goal of two percent of all contractible actions for women-owned small businesses in fiscal year 2013.

  • Huntsville Center Small Business Forum well-attended

    Nov 8, 2013

  • Craft recognized as BEYA STEM Science Spectrum Trailblazer

    Nov 7, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (Nov. 7, 2013) -- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District Civil Engineer Franchelle Craft was selected as a Science Spectrum Trailblazer Award recipient by the 28th Black Engineer of the Year Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Global Competitiveness Conference, an honor bestowed upon minority men and women who actively create new paths for others in science, research, technology and development.

  • USACE people: District attorneys claim chief counsel awards

    Nov 5, 2013

    Jay Aldridge and Nansje van Noortwijk, Europe District attorneys, are the recipients of 2013 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Chief Counsel's Honorary Awards. The annual recognitions were announced in September at the USACE Worldwide Legal Services Conference in Chicago by Earl Stockdale, USACE chief counsel.

  • Huntsville Center awards security upgrade contract

    Nov 5, 2013

  • Army Corps, Garrison Open New Barracks for Schofield's HHBN, 2nd Brigade Soldiers

    Nov 5, 2013

    Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, and Absher Construction opened a new $35.3 million barracks with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 30. The new six-story Unaccompanied Enlisted Personnel Housing on Montague Street on Schofield will house Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 25th Infantry Division (25th ID) and the 2nd Brigade.

  • Spotlight on USACE Galveston District's Mike Nelson

    Nov 1, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (Nov. 1, 2013) -- Michael Nelson, civil engineering technician in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District's General Engineering Section, never could have predicted that an injury would be the primary catalyst that led him to pursue a field he has enjoyed for the last 30 years.

  • US, Romania begin work on Aegis Ashore missile defense complex

    Oct 31, 2013

    DEVESELU AIR BASE, Romania - Top U.S., Romanian and NATO officials broke ground Monday on a new ballistic missile defense facility being built to boost regional stability and strengthen the alliance's collective security stance. The high-profile ceremony signaled the start of construction for the Aegis Ashore complex, the second stage of the three-part European Phased Adaptive Approach to ballistic missile defense.

  • USACE Galveston District awards contract for geotechnical services at dredging placement area

    Oct 31, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, awarded a contract in the amount of $178,798.11 to Quaternary Resource Investigations LLC for routine soil sampling and laboratory testing at the Alexander Island Dredge Material Placement Area adjacent to the Houston Ship Channel.

  • Huntsville Center employees recognize National Disability Employment Awareness Month

    Oct 30, 2013

    The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center recognized National Disability Employment Awareness Month Oct. 30 with an Individuals with Disabilities program sponsoring free hearing tests and information about the Wounded Warrior Project.

  • Victim advocates share message at Huntsville Center

    Oct 29, 2013

    The Army launched its official recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month Oct. 1 with the theme, "End Domestic Violence: Recognize it, Report it, Prevent it," meant to convey how the service hopes to raise awareness of domestic violence, inform victims that help is available and emphasize the negative impact it has on family readiness.

  • Sandy: Repairing and restoring beaches in NY designed for coastal storm risk reduction

    Oct 29, 2013

    When Hurricane Sandy struck the northeastern United States, a lot of its impacts were immediately obvious. From destroyed structures to massive power outages to flooding of communities and infrastructure like many had never seen before, the storm left its mark throughout the region. One of Sandy's less obvious impacts at first was the damage it caused to engineered beaches throughout the region, including in New York City and Long Island.

  • Helping heroes through hunting

    Oct 29, 2013

    As part of an ongoing partnership with the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District hosted two deer hunts for PVA members and their families at Richard B. Russell Lake, Oct. 23 and 24.

  • Corps park ranger builds future leaders through Boy Scouts

    Oct 29, 2013

    In the last three years, David Quebedeaux-commonly known as "Ranger Dave"-has added another occupation to supplement his career at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers J. Strom Thurmond Lake in Clarks Hill, S.C. He runs the largest Boy Scout troop in the Georgia/Carolina region, and this, he said, takes his park ranger experience to another level.

  • McHugh relights JFK Eternal Flame at Arlington National Cemetery

    Oct 29, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh relit the eternal flame in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Oct. 29, 2013, which marks the final resting places of John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy.

  • Army Corps' New York District Achieves Milestone for New Jersey Coastal Post-Sandy Restoration

    Oct 29, 2013

  • Teachers on tour: Orientation gives teachers, administrators better insight into military life

    Oct 28, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - For some, it's a chance to learn about changes in the Wiesbaden military community. For others, it's simply another opportunity to get an inside look of the lives of military service members.

  • Army Corps continuing to make good progress on recovery efforts one year after Hurricane Sandy

    Oct 28, 2013

    A year after Hurricane Sandy, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District is making great progress on restoring beaches in New York and New Jersey.

  • Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts pass year milestone

    Oct 28, 2013

    One year ago, Oct. 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy stormed ashore in Brigantine, N.J.

  • Corps, partners build Mississippi River islands to protect aquatic habitat

    Oct 28, 2013

    A series of recently restored islands nestled along the Mississippi River near Lansing, Iowa, were merely a design a few years ago.

  • Ron Richards named USACE Logistician of the Year

    Oct 25, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Southwestern Division's Regional Logistics Manager, Ron Richards, has been named USACE 2012 Meritorious Logistician of the Year.

  • Maj. Gen. Michael Walsh Retires, Has Two Messages for USACE

    Oct 25, 2013

    One of the nicest guys in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will retire Nov. 30, 2013. Maj. Gen. Michael Walsh gives a self-deprecating chuckle. "Well, I don't know about being the nicest guy in USACE. I just believe that everybody brings something special to the office. Many times being a leader means finding that specialness in everybody, and bringing their talents forward. That's what I try to do."

  • USACE Retiree Publishes Fifth Novel

    Oct 25, 2013

    Many federal employees dream of retiring to a house by a lake and writing the Great American Novel. Joe Woods actually did it. His fifth novel, Secrets of the Spiral Tower, was published Oct. 15.

  • Army Corps of Engineers announces reopening of recreation areas

    Oct 24, 2013

    The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that recreation areas closed during the government shutdown from October 1-16 are again open for recreation.

  • Strengthening relationships with close allies through FMS

    Oct 24, 2013

    The Middle East District hosted a delegation of military officers from the United Kingdom in Winchester, Va., Oct. 7-8.

  • USACE Galveston District partners with USCG to save time and money

    Oct 23, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (Oct. 23, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District partnered with the U.S. Coast Guard to provide maintenance dredging, construction oversight, environmental coordination and hydrographic surveying services for nine USCG stations located along the Texas coast, increasing navigation safety while saving taxpayers thousands of dollars annually.

  • Honolulu District Awards $196.3 Million in FY13 Contracts in Hawaii, Pacific Region

    Oct 23, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Honolulu District recently completed a very successful Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13) during which 513 contract actions were awarded totaling $196,347,764.00.

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

    Oct 23, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that it will waive day use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members, and their families at the more than 2,400 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide on Veterans Day, November 11.

  • A change to the skyline is on the horizon with the new Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center

    Oct 23, 2013

    At approximately 60 percent complete, the new Darnall Army Medical Center is making a big scene on the Killeen and Fort Hood skyline. Currently over 1,200 skilled workers converge on the construction site daily to complete the many tasks comprising this monumental construction effort.

  • Corps seeks public input on Lewisville Dam remediation

    Oct 23, 2013

    During an Aug. 20 scoping meeting at the Medical Center of Lewisville's Grand Theater, Black Box Theater Room, approximately 50 citizens attended a presentation and were then allowed to comment and ask questions regarding the Lewisville Dam Safety effort.

  • Westside Creeks, a model for the Corps' new planning paradigm

    Oct 23, 2013

    There have been many challenges along the way for the Westside Creeks Pilot Study but the Project Delivery Team has fought through them all. The team completed Decision Point 2, and in late June briefed the recommended plan to San Antonio communities that lie along the path of the creeks.

  • Westphal: Small businesses critical to readiness of Army

    Oct 22, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Dr. Joseph W. Westphal met with dozens of small business owners and representatives to hear their success stories on working with the Army as well as the challenges they face, during a discussion Oct. 21, 2013, at the 2013 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, in Washington, D.C.

  • Since Sandy, many Army Corps' risk reduction projects completed, underway

    Oct 22, 2013

    In the 12 months since Hurricane Sandy struck the northeastern United States, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has completed repairs on 30 Sandy-damaged navigation channels and structures, completed restoration of the six most urgent and compelling engineered beach projects along the coast, and is actively working nearly 200 other projects to reduce the risk of future coastal storm damage.

  • Veteran's research shows new value for old maps

    Oct 22, 2013

    The tables of the Veterans Curation Program lab in St. Louis are usually covered in artifacts and documents from the vast archaeological collections of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Kamisato named acting SWD regional business director

    Oct 22, 2013

    The Southwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has named Brian Kamisato as the acting director of the Regional Business Directorate at the Division headquarters here, beginning Oct. 21. Kamisato will manage the operations of the Regional Business Center and oversee three divisions: the Business Technical Division, Business Management Division, and Business Resources Division. He will lead the regional governance boards and synchronize activities with a particular focus on regional issues. Kamisato will serve in this position until the arrival of Pete Perez, whose permanent selection for the position and appointment to the Senior Executive Service was announced last month.

  • Corps reaches new heights with pilot engineers

    Oct 21, 2013

    Slicing through the air, the rotor blades spin faster than the eye can see while attached to the body of the aircraft. The smell of exhaust permeates the air above the tarmac and a loud rhythm of dual engines penetrates the ear. Systems -- check; avionics -- check; crew, passengers and mission equipment -- check.

  • Corps worker counts herself as cancer survivor

    Oct 21, 2013

    It was only the size of a green pea, but it changed Patricia James's life.

  • Architect of the Year works at Huntsville Center

    Oct 21, 2013

    A member of the Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville has received recognition from headquarters Corps of Engineers.

  • CID urges caution when using myPay or No Pay apps

    Oct 18, 2013

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is warning the greater Army community about the potential dangers of using non-DOD sanctioned applications to access Defense Finance Accounting Services accounts.

  • Albuquerque District Hosts Bi-Annual Rio Grande Basin Meeting

    Oct 18, 2013

    The Albuquerque District hosted the Rio Grande Basin meeting on September 17-18, to discuss the impacts of the devastating wildfires during the past two years in the upper basin, and the resulting prior and present flooding.

  • Corps, local Soldiers build shed for good cause

    Oct 16, 2013

    With the sound of hammers and the smell of sawdust in the crisp fall air, 23 Soldiers, civilians and family members volunteered three Saturdays in September for a cause reminiscent of a modern day barn rising.

  • USACE and FEMA Prepare to Jointly Assist Tribal Nations During Disasters

    Oct 16, 2013

    On September 25, USACE tribal liaison members visited FEMA's National Response Coordination Center in Washington, D.C. Georgeie Reynolds, senior tribal liaison, USACE HQ, Paul Cloutier, NWD Tribal Liaison, Rebecca Klein, Army National Guard assigned to the USACE Tribal program, and Ron Kneebone, Albuquerque district tribal liaison, met with FEMA personnel in order to lay out a path forward for better collaboration efforts between the two agencies in order to better assist tribal nations during emergencies.

  • How internships turned into jobs

    Oct 10, 2013

    When Jim Gonzalez and Chris Hall started their internships, getting offered jobs wasn't even on their list of expectations. Learn new skills? Get valuable resume fodder? Network with people in the industry? Sure. Being asked to apply for openings and actually getting hired for jobs? That was an unexpected bonus.

  • US, Ghana combat malnutrition with new center

    Oct 9, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District awarded a Multiple Award Task Order Contract on Sept. 12 to construction contractor, CNaf-SET, to build a $489,700 nutritional rehabilitation center in Nkwanta, Ghana. The project, a joint effort by U.S. Africa Command, the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Ghanaian Ministry of Health, is designed to improve the health and prosperity of children in the Volta region.

  • The power to save lives

    Oct 8, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District helped to construct a solar power project for the New Jersey National Guard. The project is saving the National Guard and tax payers money.

  • Corps of Engineers Galveston District awards $1.1 million small business contract

    Oct 7, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a contract in the amount $1,172,000 to Inland Construction & Engineering Inc., to install impressed current cathodic protection systems at the Colorado River Locks in Matagorda, Texas.

  • USACE Galveston District awards $974,950 small business contract for mooring buoys

    Oct 7, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (Oct. 7, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a contract in the amount $974,950 to Marine Fenders International Inc., (a small business contractor), for 50 mooring buoys, which will be installed along the Texas section of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.

  • Boston Society of Civil Engineers Honors Dedicated Corps' Employee

    Oct 3, 2013

    Karen K. Adams, Regulatory Division, has been a dedicated civil engineer for the New England District throughout the past 35 years. Recently, her work as an effective liaison with the private sector was recognized by the Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers with the prestigious Government Civil Engineer Award for 2013.

  • USACE delivers new Outdoor Recreation Complex in Germany

    Oct 2, 2013

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Sunshine, blue skies and a splendid fall afternoon set up an idyllic backdrop for the grand opening of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's Outdoor Recreation Complex at Grafenwoehr Training Area. Military and civilian leaders gathered here Sept. 24 with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District officials to cut the ribbon on the new Wild B.O.A.R.

  • Tommy Schmidt: Remembering the life and legacy of a transformative engineer

    Oct 2, 2013

    The Corps of Engineers recently marked the passing of a major transformational leader: Tommy Schmidt, former Southwestern Division Dam Safety Program Manager and senior Geotechnical Engineer. Schmidt passed away in Fort Worth Aug. 16, about a year and a half after his retirement; he had provided outstanding service to the Corps of Engineers and the nation for almost four decades.

  • USACE Galveston District modifies operations during government shutdown

    Oct 1, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (Oct. 1, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District will modify its operations beginning today as a result of the federal government shutdown for lack of fiscal 2014 funding legislation.

  • Companies receive $600 million shared contract for energy project support

    Oct 1, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, Sept. 30 awarded contracts to 11 companies who will provide design/build support for energy and energy conservation projects worldwide.

  • Hurricane approaching?

    Sep 30, 2013

    A churning hurricane approaching the coast gives residents the luxury of time to prepare; a tornado dropping from the sky with no notice doesn't.

  • Inside the construction of Folsom Dam's second dam

    Sep 30, 2013

    In Folsom, Calif., residents are watching Folsom Dam's new auxiliary spillway project transform from rock and dirt, into a massive, life-saving flood risk reduction project. It's one of the largest construction jobs in the nation and crews are working around the clock to complete this critical infrastructure project by fall of 2017. Join us for an inside tour of the construction.

  • Spotlight on USACE Galveston District's Lavonne Collins

    Sep 30, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas -- Behind the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District's Regulatory Branch Legal Instruments Examiner Lavonne Collins' long job title lies an even longer list of responsibilities -- most of which directly impact the preservation of Texas wetlands and assist in keeping the state's waterways open for navigation.

  • Army Corps of Engineers promotes STEM awareness at Texas Christian University

    Sep 27, 2013

    Col. Charles H. Klinge, commander, Fort Worth District, Army Corps of Engineers spoke to 22 engineering students on the Texas Christian University campus, Sept. 24 about opportunities with the Corps.

  • USACE Galveston District awards $5 million contract for GIWW dredging & beach renourishment project

    Sep 27, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a contract in the amount of $5,034,950 to Orion Marine Construction Inc., to dredge the High Island to Bolivar Flare portions of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) in Texas.

  • USACE Galveston District awards $1.8 million Sims Bayou contract

    Sep 27, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, awarded a contract to Kimrick Performance Group LLC, a 8(a) small business, in the amount of $1,877,831 for construction of a wider channel bottom that will enable larger storm water conveyance at Sims Bayou, in the vicinity of Hiram Clarke and Buxley bridges.

  • USACE Galveston awards $1.36 million contract for Alexander Island Placement Area DAMP

    Sep 27, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, awarded a contract in the amount $1,369,515.74 to Integris Projects LLC (a Small Business Administration 8(a) contractor), for dewatering of the Alexander Island Placement Area relating to the Houston Ship Channel in Harris County, Texas.

  • USACE Galveston District awards small business contract for oyster reef restoration project

    Sep 27, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a contract in the amount of $547,000 to RLB Contracting, a woman-owned small business, for an oyster restoration project located within the northernmost extent of the Half Moon Reef in Matagorda Bay, Texas.