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  • Engineering innovation: Olmsted outside envelope placing concrete in congested shells

    Apr 23, 2013

    The "warm joint," in tandem with the application of self-consolidating concrete, gave the Olmsted team the time to beat the rising Ohio River by making placement in a tainter-gate pier in 72 hours rather than 44 or more days.

  • Officials say Lake Cumberland on the rise with barrier wall complete

    Apr 23, 2013

    RUSSELL SPRINGS, Ky. (April 19, 2013) -- During a completion ceremony today in the Russell Springs Auditorium and Natatorium, a live feed of the last concrete placement on the work platform at Wolf Creek Dam drew applause from dignitaries, stakeholders and citizens in attendance.

  • Army Corps' New York Harbor Deepening Project Provides Environmental and Economic Benefits

    Apr 23, 2013

    The Harbor Deepening Project being accomplished by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers involves deepening 38 miles of shipping channels in the New York and New Jersey Harbor to bring them to a safe depth of 50 feet.

  • Housing Planning and Response Team members complete Level 2 certification training

    Apr 23, 2013

    Six members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center Huntsville's Housing Planning and Response Team recently completed Level 2 Certification training, making them eligible to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency in response to a disaster.

  • Going Green: Corps builds largest induction solar wall in the country

    Apr 23, 2013

    As the sun beats down on one of the biggest buildings in the country, solar thermal collectors go to work providing enough heat for a 1.7 million square foot warehouse.

  • USACE Galveston District completes maintenance dredging of Houston Ship Channel barge lanes

    Apr 22, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District completed maintenance dredging of the Houston Ship Channel barge lanes between Bayport and Morgan's Point to relieve a critical navigation hazard caused by shoaling in the busy waterway.

  • Construction underway of ANA brigade compound in Zhari district

    Apr 20, 2013

    Construction of the future home of the 3rd Brigade, 205th Corps Afghan National Army is underway in the Zhari district in Kandahar province. Once complete, the installation will accommodate 6,000 personnel.

  • Going Green: Corps of Engineers urges to call before you fill!

    Apr 19, 2013

    With construction season here, it is crucial to remind landowners to call before filling. Many landowners do not realize the importance of wetlands or that they may exist on their properties. Protecting streams, lakes and wetlands is critical due to their role in preventing flooding, improving water quality, and providing habitat for fish and wildlife, as well as the extensive recreational value they provide to the public.

  • Going Green: District powers debris-removal vessel with biofuel

    Apr 18, 2013

    Soybeans are helping power a debris-removal vessel operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers San Francisco District.

  • Army Corps civilian builds up Wounded Warriors with sled hockey program

    Apr 18, 2013

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civilian creates a sled hockey program for wounded warriors at Fort Drum, N.Y.

  • Progress continues on construction of Kandahar ANCOP compounds

    Apr 16, 2013

    Progress continues on construction of an Afghan National Civil Order Police Patrol Battalion compound and an adjacent Provincial Response Company compound in Kandahar province. The ANCOP play a vital role in supporting the security and stability of Afghanistan and is the most respected and advanced police force among the multiple forces that comprise the Afghan National Police. Once complete, the battalion compound will accommodate 500 police officers and the company compound will accommodate 125 personnel.

  • Earthquake specialist shares insight about California's next big one

    Apr 16, 2013

    California seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones spoke to Los Angeles District employees of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers April 15. Jones is the U.S. Geological Survey's Science Advisor for Risk Reduction.

  • Hand-me-down bonanza: Used government equipment saves millions

    Apr 15, 2013

    When an Army Corps of Engineers' construction project as big and complex as the Olmsted Locks and Dam is on the receiving end for excess government property, the savings to tax payers is huge. Not to mention the benefit to the environment when boats and cranes and barges are refurbished and recycled rather than built from scratch. Read how a retired Army logistician is applying his skills as a property administrator on the banks of lower Ohio River.

  • Going Green: Army Corps unveils new master plan for oyster recovery

    Apr 15, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in coordination with the State of Maryland, the Commonwealth of Virginia, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and other key stakeholders, developed the Native Oyster Restoration Master Plan to identify large-scale, concentrated oyster restoration throughout the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.

  • Skiing Shrinks Employee's Impression In Snow

    Apr 15, 2013

    Overdressed and sweating in the frosty Alaskan weather, she falls over into the snow. Her elongated feet come unglued from the grooves they were sliding back-and-forth in. Standing up on two legs becomes an unexpected challenge when learning to cross-country ski. After solving the puzzle of entangled skis and poles, she presses on.

  • USACE gives Afghan Uniform Police a base of operations in Panjwai

    Apr 13, 2013

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed an Afghan Uniform Police district headquarters facility in the Panjwai district of Kandahar City March 31. The facility will provide the AUP with a base from which to carry out their mission of providing security for the people of Panjwai.

  • Far East District hosts the 28th Ministry of National Defense Exchange Program

    Apr 12, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Far East District hosted the 28th Korean Ministry of National Defense Exchange Program March 25-April 12. The program started in 1985 to train military and civilian engineers from the defense ministry on design, project management, contracting, and construction processes of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Going Green: Environmental engineer takes her work to heart

    Apr 11, 2013

    If you describe Sherry McCumber as "green," it's not because she's inexperienced, envious, or suffering the ill effects of expired yogurt.

  • Going Green: Corps prescribed fire program helps double butterfly population

    Apr 11, 2013

    The population of endangered Fender's blue butterflies has doubled at Fern Ridge Reservoir since last year, according to a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers survey.

  • USACE concrete plant ensures quality, speed

    Apr 10, 2013

    Concrete intented for placement in a river or used for a lock or dam needs to be specially engineered. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District has a state-of-the-art batch plant in Charleroi, Pa., that produces high quality concrete.

  • Holocaust survivor shares somber story with Los Angeles District employees

    Apr 10, 2013

    Albert Rosa, a Jew and Holocaust survivor from Greece, visited the Los Angeles District April 9 to tell his tragic story of time spent in concentration camps during World War II.

  • Corps of Engineers treats wounded warriors to barbecue at Kandahar Airfield

    Apr 9, 2013

    Since early 2011, volunteers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South have looked for ways to support the wounded warriors who are recovering at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • USACE Galveston District awards small business contract for security guard booth replacement

    Apr 9, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, awarded a small business contract to First Liner Technologies Inc., in the amount of $79,554 for replacement of the existing security guard booth at the district's headquarters building.

  • Going Green: Rare mushrooms discovered after prescribed burn

    Apr 9, 2013

    The Corps of Engineers' prescribed fire program at Fern Ridge Reservoir is bearing fruit -- and fungi.

  • Fish behavior guides riverbank repairs

    Apr 9, 2013

    Reducing flood risk in an environmentally mindful way brought ecologists to the Coleman National Fish Hatchery in Anderson, Calif., March 25-27, 2013 to surgically implant electronic tracking devices into hundreds of live fish to study their behavior in the Sacramento River system.

  • First tow breaks through Lake Pepin, arrives in St. Paul

    Apr 9, 2013

    The first up-bound tow of the 2013 navigation season crushed through more than 12 to 16 inches of ice at Lake Pepin on the Mississippi River early in the morning on Monday, April 8.

  • Safety fair a hot attraction for kids, parents on a cool day

    Apr 8, 2013

    On a chilly, overcast and rainy weekend the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Heart of Texas Regional Advisory Council teamed up for a "Get Outdoors" Sport Show and Safety Fair.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Promotes STEM-related eCYBERMISSION

    Apr 8, 2013

    More than a dozen USACE professionals from the Pacific Ocean Division responded to a call for volunteers to be virtual judges February to March for the 2012/2013 eCYBERMISSION competition.

  • USACE Europe District claims 2012 division safety award

    Apr 5, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District boasted the top safety record, practices and procedures in all of North Atlantic Division last year. The district was recognized for its "creative, effective and tireless efforts" to save lives and families within a broad and varied area of responsibility, according to a citation received in the fiscal year 2012 USACE Chief of Engineers Awards for Safe Performance.

  • USACE Galveston District's Simon DeSoto earns recognition for water safety PSAs

    Apr 5, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District's Simon DeSoto, Colorado River lockmaster, earned second and third place awards for his radio water safety public service announcements during the 17th International Boating & Water Safety Summit in San Antonio, Texas.

  • Going Green: Restoring salmon to an urban park

    Apr 5, 2013

    PORTLAND, Ore. -- Crystal Springs Creek is one of thousands of small streams flowing through the Pacific Northwest. Most provide ideal habitat for fish, but this creek has not supported fish passage for about 40 years.

  • Going Green: Corps-built homes in the LEED

    Apr 5, 2013

    On military installations throughout the nation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has built hangars, fire stations, barracks and homes in a sustainable, energy-saving way, saving taxpayer dollars and working in collaboration with other federal agencies and partners.

  • Honolulu District Promotes Safety for Small Business Contractors

    Apr 5, 2013

    Seventy-two people eagerly crammed into a Honolulu District conference room in early February to attend the Corps' latest Safety and Health Training for Small Business Contractors.

  • State, Corps study: One in five Californians faces flood threat

    Apr 5, 2013

    One in five Californians lives in a flood plain and nearly everyone in California is at risk from flooding. That's the warning delivered by a new, comprehensive report on flood risk throughout the state, developed by the California Department of Water Resources and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' South Pacific Division.

  • Tulsa Corps deputy commander promoted to new rank, awarded prestigious medal

    Apr 4, 2013

    It was a family affair at the promotion ceremony for the Tulsa District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Deputy Commander as his wife and children placed his new lieutenant colonel insignia on his uniform April 1 at the district office.

  • USACE deputy commanding general for military and international operations visits new KAF RPAT

    Apr 4, 2013

    The deputy commanding general for military and international operations visits new KAF RPAT, a joint a joint effort between the 4-401st AFSB and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South (TAS).

  • Corps built court opens up niche space at cemetery

    Apr 4, 2013

    Work is wrapping up on the new 12.9-million-dollar, 62,820-square-foot Columbarium Court 9, which is slated to be the final columbarium court in this section of the cemetery. The new facility increases the cemetery's inurnment capacity by 20,296 niche spaces.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers briefs Rep. Veasey on Dallas Floodway projects

    Apr 4, 2013

    Col. Charles H. Klinge, commander, Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, briefed Dallas City Councilwoman Vonciel Jones Hill and 33rd District U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey Tuesday on the benefits that the new Pavaho Pump Station delivers to reduce flood risk to this West Dallas neighborhood.

  • Southwestern Division builds STEM benchmark

    Apr 3, 2013

    As the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers maneuvers its way through the current budget and funding crisis, teams across the country are addressing another crisis - finding the next generation of engineers.

  • District team assists USMA cadets with Engineering Design Capstone Projects

    Apr 3, 2013

    A team of Middle East District engineers had the opportunity to share feedback with U.S. Military Academy cadets during review of their engineer design capstone projects March 5.

  • Kids on the Land: A hands on STEM experience

    Apr 3, 2013

    Teachers are always looking for ways to capture their students' interest and to make the learning process fun and exciting. The "Kids on the Land" (KoL) program has found a way to do just that. They've moved the classroom to the great outdoors and have implemented a hands-on learning experience to teach student's science, math and land management practices.

  • Volunteers sought for Adopt-a-Bed at the Dewey Short Visitor Center

    Apr 3, 2013

    The Corps of Engineers Table Rock Project Office is looking for volunteers to help maintain the unique native plant landscaping at the Dewey Short Visitor Center grounds.

  • Corps of Engineers Galveston District adjusts operations at Brazos River Floodgates, Colorado River

    Apr 2, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District in Texas, began adjusting operations at the Colorado River Locks and Brazos River Floodgates, April 1, 2013, to limit gate swings from opening on demand to opening every hour on the hour for recreational vessels only.

  • Albuquerque District's security officer receives awards for antiterrorism work

    Apr 2, 2013

    Master Sgt. Bernie Lujan received the 2012 U.S. Army Antiterrorism Honor Roll Award and the 2012 USACE Meritorious Antiterrorism Honor Roll Award, March 26, 2013, at the Albuquerque District's Headquarters in Albuquerque, N.M.

  • Going Green: USACE LA District continues innovative partnership

    Apr 2, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District has helped develop a strong partnership at Alamo Dam and along the Bill Williams River to continue sustaining our nation's economic and water resources.

  • Military working cat program underway at 'The Old Guard'

    Apr 1, 2013

    Always setting the standard and paving the way for the Army, The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), will be the first unit to employ military working cats.

  • March Movie Madness Competition

    Apr 1, 2013

    A team of students from Buffalo's City Honors High School received an award from the Buffalo District commander for placing first in the district-sponsored "March Movie Madness Competition," part of the district's "Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics" (STEM) outreach program.

  • Corps of Engineers helps build 'green' military installation of future

    Apr 1, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District is helping build a military base for the future at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., one of several U.S. Army pilot installations selected to be net zero energy and net zero waste by 2020.

  • April Pools Day: USACE Galveston, Safe Kids Greater Houston launch summer water safety campaign

    Apr 1, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, together with Safe Kids Greater Houston, kicked off the summer 2013 water safety season and announced a newly-formed partnership with Spanish-language media outlet Telemundo at its 8th annual April Pools Day media event at the Houston Swim Club April 1.

  • Corps scopes out endangered species at Kentucky Army National Guard training facility

    Apr 1, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Louisville District has been working closely with the Kentucky Army National Guard (KYARNG) at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Muhlenberg County to identify and protect habitats of any endangered species found at the site through a Threatened and Endangered Species investigation.

  • Corps of Engineers Louisville District supports Operation Warfighter

    Apr 1, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisvile District, works with the Operation Warfighter program to match Soldiers' skills with job opportunites at the district.

  • USACE manager Linda Murphy traded business suits for combat boots

    Mar 30, 2013

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- What made Linda Murphy trade in a pair of designer pumps for some steel-toed boots? A passion to use her expertise to help Afghans improve their quality of life, said the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South program manager.

  • No longer used safety shelters at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant being removed

    Mar 29, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, Ala., Facilities Reduction Program is teaming up with the USACE Tulsa District and McAlester Army Ammunition Plant to remove 36 obsolete safety bunkers and two small structures.

  • From the battlefield to the Corps

    Mar 29, 2013

    Joining the Army is not a decision that is taken lightly. It takes a commitment, it takes courage, and it takes strength and confidence. But, staying with the Army once you've suffered a severe trauma to the brain while in a warzone takes more than just courage, it takes perseverance and leadership.

  • Local Girl Scout donates cookies to Deployee Support Group

    Mar 29, 2013

    Local Girl Scout Abby Neaverth and her mother and troop leader, Sorina, recently donated four cases of Girl Scout Cookies to the Middle East District Deployee Support Group for use in the spring care packages.

  • Army Drilling Individual Mobilization Augmentee Soldiers support USACE in Republic of Korea defense

    Mar 29, 2013

    A team of five Drilling Individual Mobilization Augmentee (DIMA) Army Reserve Soldiers deployed to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Pacific Ocean Division (POD) in Hawaii and the Far East District (POF) in Seoul, Korea March 11-21 and demonstrated their capabilities during exercise Key Resolve. The exercise was a combined and joint defense-oriented, annual training event designed to defend the Republic of Korea (ROK), protect the region, and maintain stability on the Korean peninsula.

  • Contractors recognized for safety excellence

    Mar 29, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Alaska District selected Haskell Corporation as the Contractor of the Year during its 14th Annual Celebrate Safety ceremony March 27 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.

  • District Surveys Upgrade to Future

    Mar 29, 2013

    An innovative solution using computer modeling is helping to define and manage digital and geospatial data for ports, harbors and navigation channels in Alaska.

  • Soldiers put the "Army" in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

    Mar 28, 2013

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- At U.S. Army Corps of Engineers districts around the world, civilians make up more than 90 percent of the 39,000-strong workforce. Each of the 43 districts have a military officer commander and deputy commander. Some have senior enlisted advisors and officers in charge of offices. Others have officer project managers.

  • Corps celebrates women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics

    Mar 28, 2013

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 26, 2013) -- During a Women's History Month event at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Headquarters, employees in attendance learned more about the district's partnership with the Middle Tennessee STEM Hub and celebrated women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

  • USACE design chief handles heavy workload in Europe

    Mar 27, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Colleagues and customers alike regard David Muellerleile as a stalwart ally when it comes to meeting the needs of garrisons and bases across Europe. The Project Design Section chief for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District's Installation Support Branch guides a team of 22 U.S. and German liaison project managers, engineers, architects and technicians that supports Installation Management Command-Europe by developing and awarding design and construction ventures unique to each garrison's Directorate of Public Works and their tenants within the theater.

  • Fort Worth contractor receives award for safety record at Pantex

    Mar 27, 2013

    The Tulsa District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers named the High Explosives Pressing Facility (HEPF), Pantex Plant, Texas, as the top safety construction project for 2012 and winner of the Eagle Eye Construction Safety Program Award.

  • Corps of Engineers transfers 600 acres of land to City of Denison, Tex.

    Mar 26, 2013

    In a ceremony held at Lake Texoma recently, a commemorative document celebrating the transfer of 600 acres of Lake Texoma shoreline to the City of Denison, TX ., was signed by Congressman Ralph Hall Texas 4th District, Jared Johnson, Mayor, City of Denison, Brig. Gen. Thomas Kula and Developer George Schuler.

  • For eroding island, engineers' efforts start with models

    Mar 25, 2013

    Researchers are using wind, wave, turbidity data and more to understand the conditions in the Tangier Federal Navigation Channel and harbor. The resulting computer model will help determine what type and size of jetty will protect the waterway and harbor from wave attack, ultimately saving the local watermen tens of thousands of dollars in repair costs during storms.

  • She took a leap of faith and landed strong

    Mar 23, 2013

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Many agree a high-quality education is a commanding force for personal and professional development. It's no wonder then why many parents seek the very best education for their children. Charise Byers is the beneficiary of a mother and father who cared deeply about providing their daughter with a great education, one that led her to excel in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and dance. Byers is a young electrical engineer with the Afghanistan Engineer District-South in Kandahar where she also inspires audiences with her liturgical dance performances.

  • ANC Millennium Project to be finished by decade's end

    Mar 22, 2013

    A 27-acre addition to the northwest portion of Arlington National Cemetery will be ready for burials and inurnments before the year 2020.

  • Corps still picking up after Hurricane Sandy

    Mar 22, 2013

    The Army Corps of Engineers is still involved in relief efforts following Hurricane Sandy, which slammed into the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, Oct. 29, 2012.

  • Tulsa District Hydropower Training Program graduates recognized

    Mar 21, 2013

    Col. Michael Teague, Tulsa District commander recognized 17 graduates from the Hydropower Training Program during a recent graduation ceremony held at the Keystone Lake powerhouse.

  • Celebrating USACE women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics

    Mar 21, 2013

    Women of different race, educational background and age make the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District a diverse and colorful workplace. These women use their intelligence, imagination and tenacity to contribute to and further the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM. During Women's History Month, in March, the nation celebrates the advancements of women past and present. Engineering in Europe caught up with three distinguished women here - a project manager, architect and engineer - to find out how they chose a STEM career, their thoughts on the future of their field and their advice for today's students.

  • Going Green: protecting our Great Lakes from the invasive Asian carp

    Mar 21, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is a member of the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee and is committed to preventing these invasive fish from becoming established in the Great Lakes to include putting electricity in water, participating in extensive monitoring to locate the fish, increasing the understanding of DNA water samples and conducting an extensive study that looks at options to prevent the transfer of all aquatic nuisance species between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins. Working with our partners to protect our national treasures, our Great Lakes, from aquatic nuisance species is critical.

  • USACE Little Rock launches water level app

    Mar 21, 2013

    The Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District recently launched a mobile App for fisherman, navigators, paddlers and park visitors. The App delivers current water conditions for Corps' reservoirs, rivers and streams within the district boundaries to include the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System.

  • USACE Galveston District Employee Spotlight on Simon DeSoto

    Mar 21, 2013

    At the age of 18, Colorado River Lockmaster Simon DeSoto fell in love. Though she was two years his senior, he knew this relationship would last a lifetime and remained committed to providing her with the attention she deserved to fulfill her unique demands, maintain her integrity and ensure her wellbeing. Though the laundry list of "to dos" was great, he knew she (the Colorado River Locks - completed in 1954), was more than worthy of his labor of love.

  • Going Green: the Silvery Minnow and the Rio Grande

    Mar 21, 2013

    As signs of spring begin to show in the bosque, environmentalists, biologists and others continue their efforts to understand river flow issues along the Middle Rio Grande. River flow issues along the Middle Rio Grande impact all life in New Mexico. Of particular interest are endangered species in relation to water use and jurisdiction.

  • Completion of critical project milestone celebrated for Tamiami Trail One-Mile Bridge

    Mar 20, 2013

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Federal, state and local officials stood atop 5,280 linear feet of restoration progress as they came together to celebrate the completion of the Tamiami Trail one-mile bridge March 19 in Miami, Fla. "Today marks a critical milestone for the Tamiami Trail Modifications Project," said Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy, who spoke at the ceremony alongside Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, Everglades National Park Superintendent Dan Kimball, and South Florida National Parks Trust Board Chairman Neal McAliley. "But, there is still more to do. With the continued support of the Administration, the state of Florida and our partnering agencies, we will continue our work to restore this American treasure."

  • Engineering Challenge lets professional engineers share real-world experience

    Mar 20, 2013

    Engineers involved with the Tulsa District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) outreach program volunteered their time and expertise at the 25th Tulsa Engineering Challenge, March 8 at the Tulsa Technology Center.

  • Wounded Warriors Gain Hands-On Experience with Corps of Engineers

    Mar 20, 2013

    The Honolulu District has developed working relationships with two Wounded Warrior units: the Warrior Transition Battalion based at Schofield Barracks and the Marine Wounded Warrior Detachment based at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe. The mission of these organizations is to transition Warriors and families from injury, illness, or disease to duty or veteran status. When servicemembers become wounded, ill, or injured, they often face a major change in their career trajectory. While approximately 50% return to their military careers, many separate from service and begin a new career in the civilian workforce.

  • Little Rock District's STEM efforts in the past 10 days reach nearly 600 students

    Mar 19, 2013

    It has been an active 10 days for the Little Rock District's Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education program. The district and project offices participated in six events throughout Arkansas March 6-15.

  • Commentary: STEM - Past, present, future

    Mar 19, 2013

    Back many years ago, when I was just a youngster growing up in Mountain Home, Ark., we were routinely given the opportunity to tour the Bull Shoals powerhouse on school field trips and outings. I remember being mesmerized by the size and scale of the structure and all the amazing equipment and machinery that was involved in producing power and controlling water.

  • Going Green: Tapping the earth to heat, cool buildings

    Mar 19, 2013

    Through a series of recently completed geothermal projects at Fort Hamilton, New York, the garrison has reduced energy demand by 300 million BTUs per year, saving the U.S. taxpayer money and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Going Green: Corps hydropower is clean, reliable, efficient, flexible, renewable and sustainable

    Mar 19, 2013

    In the Pacific Northwest, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers produces significant hydroelectric power for the nation at its dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers.

  • Electricity powers economic development in southern Afghanistan

    Mar 18, 2013

    Modern economic development requires energy to fuel everything from factory floors filled with machinery to a single sewing machine at a tailor's modest shop. To that end, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers implemented a transitional solution that provides consistent, predictable electricity to businesses in Kandahar province: the Kandahar Bridging Solution.

  • Putting family first results in rapid rise through ranks

    Mar 18, 2013

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- More than two decades ago, Elizabeth Blackburn witnessed something no child should ever have to experience: the death of a parent. "When they fired off their rounds, my heart pounded; I was so frightened," said Elizabeth, recalling the 21 gun salute at her father's funeral. She was 10 years old. Soldiers in their dress uniforms, the bugler playing taps and the folded flag left a lasting impression on the young Elizabeth; one that would lead her to enlist in the U.S. Army in 1998. Now 33, Blackburn is a master sergeant.

  • Jones named 2013 Engineer of the Year

    Mar 18, 2013

    North Little Rock native, Jan Jones, has been named the Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District 2013 Engineer of the Year. Jones' achievements as a hydraulic engineer and water management tech specialist for the White River System elevated her to top honors.

  • US, German construction leaders gather for annual forum

    Mar 15, 2013

    FREIBURG, Germany - Senior leaders from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District, along with representatives from German federal and state construction ministries, came together last month to discuss progress, tighter collaboration and new initiatives during the 2013 Bauamt Partnering Meeting.

  • BUILDING STRONGĀ® for Afghanistan's security

    Mar 15, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers builds Afghan National Security Forces facilities including military bases and police stations that provide adequate settings for ANSF to live, work and train.

  • Operation War Fighter in Tulsa District

    Mar 14, 2013

    The Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in partnership with the U.S. Army Community Based Warrior Transition Unit at Camp Robinson, Arkansas, participate in a program that allows returning Soldiers that are in some way wounded to return home while they continue their medical care. During their recovery, the Operation War Fighter Program allows the soldier to work at a sponsoring Federal Agency such as the Tulsa District.

  • Albuquerque District and Acoma Pueblo Enter into Corps' Second Watershed Cost Share Agreement

    Mar 14, 2013

    ACOMA PUEBLO, N.M., -- The District and Acoma Pueblo entered into a Watershed Cost Share Agreement March 6, 2013, under the Section 203 Tribal Partnership Program. "It is the District's second watershed study under the Section 203 Tribal Partnership Program and also only the second such study in the nation. The first was with the Pueblo of Santa Clara. It's evidence of the District's continued success in our outreach to Native American communities in our area," said Ron Kneebone, District tribal liaison and outreach coordinator.

  • District Participates in New Border Patrol Station's Opening in Clint, Texas

    Mar 14, 2013

    Lt. Col. Gant, Commander, Albuquerque District, participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of the new Border Patrol Station in Clint, Texas on February 22, 2013.

  • Ground Breaking Ceremony for Child Development Center at Holloman Air Force Base

    Mar 14, 2013

    Maj. Gary Bonham, Deputy Commander, Albuquerque District, participated in the ground-breaking ceremony for a new Child Development Center at Holloman Air Force Base March 5, 2013. "Construction of this Child Development Center is important because it will provide much needed day care services for active duty dependent children," said Bonham. "This center will provide a safe and healthy environment that includes early childhood development and preschool programs" he said.

  • Breaking down barriers, building up respect

    Mar 12, 2013

    Tell the average person you work in construction and images of strenuous physical labor and heavy equipment in the harsh outdoors likely come to mind. Not exactly the setting in which you would expect to find a kempt, petite mother of three. Yet it is precisely the work environment Margaret Benningfield, a quality assurance construction representative with the Afghanistan Engineer District-South, enjoys most, she said.

  • Headwaters reservoirs: Water management provides flood risk reduction, recreation

    Mar 12, 2013

    Regulating the Mississippi River Headwaters reservoirs takes a lot of coordination, monitoring and science, according to Brian Johnson, Mississippi River Headwaters water control engineer.

  • Going Green: Soundview Park, Bronx, New York

    Mar 12, 2013

  • Far East District, DoD schools sign STEM partnership agreement

    Mar 11, 2013

  • Fort Worth District 21-year partnership with elementary school still going strong

    Mar 11, 2013

    Anticipation built as 98 fourth grade students were about to meet their Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers pen pals for the first time at their Valentine's Day party. As part of the Adopt-A-School program the District sponsors the party along with writing monthly pen pal letters to H.V. Helbing Elementary school students.

  • Swamp rats, an 1899 act and why waters of the United States are important to you

    Mar 11, 2013

    The Fort Worth District's Regulatory Branch Web page may not be a page you have in your favorites or one that you may frequent often, but developers, consultants and the people who work in the branch use it every day to make decisions that impact just about every person in Texas.

  • Ground breaks for largest-ever Army Reserve land exchange

    Mar 11, 2013

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The USACE Sacramento District's real estate office facilitated the largest Army Reserve property exchange in Department of Defense history. District representatives celebrated the groundbreaking ceremony at the U.S. Army Garrison Camp Parks Reserve training center in Dublin, Calif.

  • Meet Brazos River Floodgates Lockmaster Robert Page

    Mar 8, 2013

    BRAZORIA COUNTY, Texas - Ensuring operational readiness and compliance of the Brazos River Floodgates for nearly 2,500 commercial and recreational vessels each month is no easy task, but it's one that a handful of talented U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and a dedicated lockmaster make look easy.

  • Marine veteran brings "can-do" attitude from one Corps to another Corps

    Mar 8, 2013

    Cody Hammer graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2005, but it would be seven years before the Geography major would find his way to the Fort Worth District as a Geospatial Information Systems Specialist with the Piney Woods Regional Project.

  • District Professional Development Immersion Offers Engineer Officers Hands-On USACE Experience

    Mar 8, 2013

    The world of U.S. Army Engineers is one of numerous capabilities across many different specialty career fields.

  • Scientists measure sea spray at Mount Desert Rock

    Mar 8, 2013

    Scientists from ERDC Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) and NorthWest Research Associates (NWRA) recently braved the wind and cold of the Gulf of Maine to collect data for an Office of Naval Research project on sea spray. The project, "Sea Spray Icing in the Emerging Open Waters of the Arctic Ocean," is an effort to better characterize sea spray formation in high winds and cold temperatures.

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