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  • 21st-century DoDEA school design wins educational award

    Jun 17, 2013

    Last month, SchenkelShultz Architecture, the firm hired by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Department of Defense Education Activity to develop a design concept for the new school, won a prestigious LEARNING BY DESIGN Citation of Excellence for the Kaiserslautern High School project in Vogelweh, Germany.

  • SMA Chandler visits U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Washington Aqueduct

    Jun 17, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler visited the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Washington Aqueduct, June 5, 2013. While there he met the people charged with a unique and vital but frequently unseen mission.

  • U.S., Cambodia Conduct Lower Mekong Initiative Disaster Response Exercise & Exchange

    Jun 14, 2013

    As the 2013 monsoon season begins in the lower Mekong region, national governments are preparing. They are readying their civil and military institutions to ensure rapid flood response and recovery. Additionally, governments are collaborating and sharing best practices on flood mitigation and preparedness.

  • Hundreds of tires, tons of trash cleaned up at Conchas Lake, N.M.

    Jun 14, 2013

    Albuquerque District staff at Conchas Lake, N.M., removed more than 560 tires from the lake at the Corps-managed South Recreation Area in preparation for the 2013 recreation season.

  • Retired US Army Colonel and former Army Corps Inspector General not yet ready to fully retire.

    Jun 14, 2013

    At an age when most people live their days at home, enjoying their family, their grandchildren, and the life they have created, Col. (Ret) Philip Hoge has chosen a different way to retire. At the age of 80, Col Hoge speaks proudly of his and his family's distinguished career in the military, various government agencies, and the private industry. While Col. Hoge has held numerous positions within different agencies and organizations during his career, he considers working for the Army Corps to be the high point of his career saying that the "Army Corps is like my second family, it will always have a special place in my heart."

  • Answering call to serve as dad

    Jun 14, 2013

    Lessons to share on Father's Day

  • Father's Day tale of Taylor family dozen

    Jun 14, 2013

    Victor Taylor is no stranger to the name dad.

  • USACE Galveston District celebrates Corps' and Army's 238th birthdays; names Employee, Engineer, Reg

    Jun 13, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (June 13, 2013) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District celebrated the Corps' and U.S. Army's 238th birthday with an awards ceremony, June 13, to recognize an Employee, Engineer, Regulator and Supervisor of the Year, as well as to honor staff for their contributions to the community, state and nation.

  • Celebrate the Army's 238th Birthday at Twilight Tattoo!

    Jun 12, 2013

    Twilight Tattoo is still scheduled outside tonight! Be a part of the action and celebrate the Army's 238th Birthday with the Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own."

  • An American POW's story

    Jun 12, 2013

    When World War II ended, Nazi Germany held nearly 95,000 U.S. military personnel; Japan held almost 15,000 Americans. 2nd Lt. Robert L. Pioli, U.S. Army Air Corps, father of Buffalo District Safety Specialist William Pioli, was one of those 95,000.

  • USACE Galveston District finalizes Freeport's periodic inspection findings; public meeting scheduled

    Jun 11, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (June 11, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District completed its review of the 2012 periodic inspection of the Freeport and Vicinity Hurricane Flood Protection Project, which concluded in an overall rating of unacceptable. The local sponsor, Velasco Drainage District, will host a public meeting June 13 at 6 p.m. at the Lake Jackson Civic Center, 333 Highway 332 East Lake Jackson, TX 77566, to discuss these findings. A representative from the USACE Galveston District will be in attendance.

  • Aging Robert S. Kerr Hydraulic Pipes Removed

    Jun 11, 2013

    On any lock and dam, the last thing you want to fail is the ability to open and close one of those huge gates. When that happens, the entire lock is shut down. That was about to happen at Robert S. Kerr Lock and Dam 15.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Pacific Ocean Division Supports Exercise Makani Pahili 13

    Jun 11, 2013

    Tropical force storm winds exceeding 100 miles per hour are expected to hit landfall and wreak havoc on the Hawaiian Islands. The exercise scenario unfolded June 3-7 during Exercise Makani Pahili, which means "strong wind" in the Hawaiian Language.

  • USACE responds to FEMA mission in aftermath of killer Okla. tornadoes

    Jun 10, 2013

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employees were among the first on the scene following the May 2013 tornado outbreak in Oklahoma. Members of the USACE Emergency Support Function III (ESF3) deployed to the scene hours after destructive tornadoes ripped through several areas in the state, with the most extensive damage in the cities of Shawnee, Moore and El Reno.

  • U.S., Indonesia complete earthquake, tsunami preparedness exercise

    Jun 10, 2013

    The governments of Indonesia and the U.S. conduct a regular Disaster Response Exercise & Exchange, called Pacific Resilience, which was held June 3-6, 2013, at the Indonesia Peace & Security Center in Sentul, Indonesia.

  • Army's chief engineer encourages next generation

    Jun 7, 2013

    To the casual observer it is just a photo, but to a young student in Virginia it means much more than that -- it's a dream.

  • Redstone shows appreciation to Asian Pacific heritage

    Jun 7, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick has grown accustomed to the question, "What are you?"

  • Team of responders updates Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon

    Jun 7, 2013

    A sense of "team" and a united effort was expressed at a meeting between Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, local partners and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today in West Alton, Mo.

  • Ribbon cutting held for warrior retreat by waters of Skiatook Lake

    Jun 6, 2013

    A healing retreat for Wounded Warriors and their families is now complete at Skiatook Lake, a project managed by the Tulsa District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in northern Oklahoma. The official ribbon cutting for the cottage was Sunday, May 26.

  • STEM internship opens a world of possibilities for high school student

    Jun 6, 2013

    At the completion of her STEM internship at the Tulsa District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Hannah Blankenship was invited to write a commentary about her experience. It seems this high school senior learned a lot more than she expected during the internship.

  • What is the USACE Galveston District's Flood Risk Management Program?

    Jun 6, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District's Flood Risk Management Program (FRMP) was established in 2006 to provide current and accurate flood risk and floodplain information to the public and decision makers at the national, regional, state and local levels.

  • Burcham becomes first female General Officer on the Mississippi River Commission

    Jun 5, 2013

    Brigadier General Margaret W. Burcham was officially appointed as a member of the Mississippi River Commission by President Barack Obama May 28, 2013. Burcham is the first female general officer to be appointed to the commission.

  • Warfighter support at heart of USACE mission, chief says

    Jun 4, 2013

    STUTTGART, Germany - Support to American and coalition warfighters remains a top priority at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the chief of engineers told service component commanders during a weeklong trip to Europe in May.

  • Chief engineer visits Huntsville Center

    Jun 4, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick, the commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, visited the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville May 28-29 for the first time since becoming the 53rd chief of engineers.

  • St. Louis District Corps of Engineers Levee Update -- June 4, 2013

    Jun 4, 2013

    As of 10:30 a.m. CST today, all federal levees in the St. Louis District are performing as designed. The Corps is working with our partners and local communities to reduce the risk of damages from flooding.

  • Joint Personal Effects Depot continues to process fallen service members' personal belongings

    Jun 4, 2013

    At the two-year anniversary of the creation of the Joint Personal Effects Depot at Dover Air Force Base, Del., the command continues to process fallen service members' personal belongings with unparalleled dignity and respect.

  • UPDATE: Breach confirmed on Consolidated North County Levee

    Jun 4, 2013

    ST. LOUIS (June 4, 2013) -- A levee breach occurred at approximately noon today on the Consolidated North County levee near West Alton, Mo.

  • USACE Galveston District deputy commander promoted

    Jun 3, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas -- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District Deputy Commander Maj. Marty Maldonado was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel by Commander Col. Christopher W. Sallese June 3, 2013, at a ceremony hosted at the district's headquarters building in Galveston, Texas.

  • US and Indonesia exchange knowledge on structural engineering considerations to promote safety

    Jun 3, 2013

    SENTUL, Indonesia (June 1, 2013) - The sun beats down relentlessly on another habitual afternoon, as those that cannot escape the heat wipe the sweat from their brow with a heavy and tired hand. Despite the warmth, the scene is tranquil and undisturbed. However, this static calm is thrust into a dynamic upheaval of chaos from the collision of tectonic plates. The ground shakes in a violent fit, and buildings fall wearily to the ground, lying in the shadows they once drew. The earthquake has caused a desperate need for emergency responders and survivors to report to the scene of the disaster and attempt to rescue those that remain trapped in the debris. Time is of the essence, and the responders must react quickly to the situation.

  • USACE Galveston District's dam safety mission highlighted on National Dam Safety Awareness Day

    May 31, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (May 31, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District will join the Association of State Dam Safety Officials and the Federal Emergency Management Agency in recognizing May 31 as National Dam Safety Awareness Day.

  • USACE Galveston District spotlight on Tosin Sekoni

    May 31, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (May 31, 2013) -- A simple nudge from her caring father in the early stages of her high school studies was all it took to steer Nigerian native Tosin Sekoni, a regulatory specialist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, into a life-long career in science.

  • Hurricane Preparedness Starts at Home Before a Storm Strikes

    May 31, 2013

    The 2013 Central Pacific Hurricane season began June 1 in Hawaii. Are you and your family prepared for the potential arrival of a hurricane? Since 1955 Hawaii has been impacted by three major Hurricanes, Dot in 1959, Iwa in 1982 and Iniki in 1992. Numerous hurricanes have also tracked through the Central Pacific Ocean and close enough to the Hawaiian Islands in recent years to put a scare into everyone.

  • Corps implements recreational boating lockage policy

    May 30, 2013

    After receiving extensive input from the public, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District will implement a new program for recreational boaters on 11 of the 13 Arkansas locks along the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System.

  • Albuquerque District Employees Discuss Dams, Water with Students at Water Festival

    May 30, 2013

    TRINIDAD, Colo., -- Employees from the Albuquerque Districts' Trinidad Lake Recreation Area joined more than 40 presenters at the second annual Water Festival at Trinidad State Junior College, May 16, 2013.

  • USACE Galveston District proposes changes to GIWW permit setback policy; seeks public input

    May 30, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (May 30, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District is seeking public input on proposed changes to its permit setback policy along the Gulf Coast Intracoastal Waterway to specifically address the oversight of construction of structures and /or fill permits along the GIWW to increase safety and preserve the ability to maintain the waterway.

  • The Vicksburg District Prepares for 2013 Hurricane Season

    May 29, 2013

    Vicksburg, Miss -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center forecasts a "busy" hurricane season for 2013. NOAA states that higher than normal water temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa will see an increase in the number and severity of hurricanes this season. Hurricane season begins 1 June and ends 30 November with the peak threat period starting in mid-August and going through October.

  • Sardis Lake Youth Fishing Rodeo

    May 29, 2013

    Sardis, Miss… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District (Corps), the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks and First Security Bank of Batesville, Mississippi are partnering to host the 25th annual Sardis Lake Youth Fishing Rodeo. It will be held 1 June 2013 at the Cypress Point Recreation Area. Registration will begin at 7:00 a.m. with the rodeo starting at 7:30 a.m.

  • Corps worker creates culture of learning in workplace

    May 29, 2013

    When Laura Stiegler came to the Engineering and Support Center-Huntsville in 1981, she had one goal in mind -- to learn all there was to know about contracting and build a great career. More than 32 years later, she said she has done both.

  • 3 Afghan National Police headquarters facilities now complete in Western Afghanistan

    May 28, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed construction of three Afghan Uniform Police headquarters facilities in Western Afghanistan, well ahead of schedule.

  • Corps of Engineers begins post-Sandy comprehensive study of North Atlantic coast

    May 28, 2013

    As directed by Congress with the passage of the Disaster Relief Appropriation Act of 2013, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers scientists and engineers launched a collaborative study, May 28, 2013, to determine how best to reduce flood and storm damage risks for people and communities along the North Atlantic coast.

  • College students trade books for boots during Corps wetlands exercise

    May 28, 2013

    SAVANNAH, Ga. -- What do you get when you combine 18 college students, 7 federal regulators, and a wetland? For students at Savannah State University, it was a chance to learn about the expertise needed to delineate and protect wetlands across the state of Georgia.

  • USACE Galveston District begins jetty repair work at South Padre Island, Texas

    May 28, 2013

    SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, began work on a $14.5 million jetty repair project at the entrance to the Brownsville Ship Channel with scheduled completion in 2014.

  • Flags In ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

    May 23, 2013

    Tomb Sentinels honored America's fallen heroes with a " Flags In" ceremony, May 23.

  • Improving water quality: Corps biologist fights algae blooms at Salamonie

    May 23, 2013

    Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) have been plaguing the Salamonie Watershed in Northern Indiana since 2009, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Louisville District Water Quality Biologist Jade Young has been working for more than three years to combat the problem.

  • Three Sisters, One Corps of Engineers District

    May 23, 2013

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., -- When Albuquerque District Commander Lt. Col. Gant figuratively talks about District employees being like a family, Monika Sanchez and Michelle and Melissa Mann take her literally.

  • Students 'Discover Water' in Pueblo, Colo.

    May 23, 2013

    PUEBLO, Colo., -- Corps employees from John Martin Reservoir presented water safety classes to elementary school students attending the annual Discovering Water in Pueblo event May 7, 2013, at the Colorado State University - Pueblo campus.

  • Memorial Day: The Surrender of Soldiers to the Nation

    May 22, 2013

    Few people will challenge the significance of a Soldier's ultimate sacrifice. All men die, but for the sake of a higher cause the fallen Soldier's life is stripped away. Therefore it seems most people, and rightly so, consider fallen combatants worth honoring because of the untimely nature and violent condition of their deaths.

  • New STEM agreement strengthens USACE support of DODEA

    May 22, 2013

    STUTTGART, Germany -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers commanding general made a pitch to spur more interest in science, technology, engineering and math among American students during a visit May 14 to Patch High School.

  • USACE Galveston District stresses water safety awareness prior to busy Memorial Day holiday

    May 22, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District is gearing up for a busy Memorial Day holiday along the Texas coast by stressing water safety awareness to all those who will enjoy outdoor activities this extended weekend.

  • All-In: Army Engineers unite in solving global military engineering issues

    May 21, 2013

    In one of the most momentous occasions in the history of the United States Army Engineer Regiment, the 412th Theater Engineer Command's Engineer TEC-ASCC Planning Exercise (ENTAPE) has proactively brought all of the Army engineering components together to bridge capability gaps in an era of declining resources.

  • 80 Year old US Army Colonel and former Army Corps Inspector General not yet ready to fully retire.

    May 21, 2013

    At an age when most people live their days at home, enjoying their family, their grandchildren, and the life they have created, Col. Philip Hoge, U.S. Army (retired) , has chosen a different path. At the age of 80, Col Hoge is currently working full time for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), spearheading the agency's long-term recovery efforts in response to Super Storm Sandy. When he's not being tasked by FEMA to handle federal emergency response, he acts as a consultant to a number of other federal agencies and private companies.

  • 412th Theater Engineer Command Engineer Planning Exercise (ENTAPE) comes to a close

    May 20, 2013

    The Engineer TEC-ASCC Planning Exercise (ENTAPE) hosted by the 412th Theater Engineer Command in Orlando, Fla. ended May 18, 2013, after three days of discussion and friendly debate.

  • DoDEA students learn the science behind the magic

    May 17, 2013

    For Brian Temple, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District public affairs chief, magic is a passion. On May 10, Temple integrated his hobby into his day job and taught students from Department of Defense Education Activity's Aukamm Elementary School about the science behind the magic as part of the district's science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, educational outreach program.

  • USACE-TVA 80-year partnership a definite plus for Cumberland, Tennessee Rivers Basin

    May 17, 2013

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 17, 2013) -- Although creation of the Tennessee Valley Authority by Congressional Act on May 18, 1933 relieved the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of most of its role in developing the economic potential of the Tennessee River and its tributaries, the Corps retained a development and operational role on the Cumberland River and its tributaries.

  • USACE Galveston District awards $3.6 million contract to dredge Freeport Harbor channel

    May 17, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded a contract in the amount of $3,600,200 to Mike Hooks Inc., for maintenance dredging of the Freeport inside channel and turning basins in Brazoria County, Texas.

  • 412th Theater Engineer Command hosts Engineer Planning Exercise Day Two

    May 17, 2013

  • Employee Spotlight: Reflecting on Hawaiian heritage, Corps employee shares her pride

    May 16, 2013

    Though born on Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska, Hawaii is home to this self-proclaimed "army brat." For Renee Sedlak, growing up and attending school during her father's three separate tours in the Aloha State enlightened her about her heritage.

  • STEM, career day at Carver Elementary

    May 16, 2013

    Outdoor Recreation Planner Chris Smith from the Little Rock District sits with pre-k and kindergarten students from Carver Magnet Elementary School in Little Rock, Ark., for the school's annual career day May 15. Smith visited with 125 students from pre-k to fifth grade telling them how cool her job is and how to pursue a career with the Corps in the future. "I've been with the Corps for 34 years, and I've been wearing this uniform the whole time, well ... not this exact uniform but one like it," Smith said to get a laugh from the students. Smith used her time to focus on water safety, while Public Affairs Specialist Jay Townsend talked about the district's past, present and how the students could be part of the Corps' future all while stressing the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Carver Magnet offers a full-range curriculum, with a focus on science and math that equips children at an early age with the academic and social skills to live in a technical world.

  • STEM, career day at Carver Elementary

    May 16, 2013

    Public Affairs Specialist Jay Townsend and Outdoor Recreation Planner Chris Smith from the Little Rock District demonstrate how not to wear a life jacket and how dangerous wearing one upside like a diaper could be if a swimmer became unconscious. "If he fell in the water with his life jacket on like this he would be upside down and could drown," Smith said. One of the very intelligent students from Carver promptly replied with, "Yeah, cause you can't breathe through your butt!" Smith and Townsend visited Carver Magnet Elementary School in Little Rock, Ark., for the school's annual career day May 15. Carver Magnet offers a full-range curriculum, with a focus on science and math that equips children at an early age with the academic and social skills to live in a technical world. The team spoke with 125 students from pre-k to fifth grade about the Corps' past, present and how the students could be part of the Corps' future all while stressing the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

  • Bridge to success

    May 16, 2013

    Mike Biggs, Corps of Engineers Little Rock District's chief of reservoir control and students from Little Rock Christian Academy assemble a bridge kit on May 14. Before the kids built the bridge Biggs explained to them the importance of engineering to bridge building. The Corps recognizes the critical role that science, technology, engineering and mathematics education plays in enabling the U.S. to remain the economic and technological leaders of the global marketplace

  • Q-and-A with Little Rock District's Water Safety Champion Russell Malahy

    May 16, 2013

    Official position: Natural resources specialist/SWL Water Safety Team chair Years with SWL: 3.5

  • Arkansas crappie fishing is lauded by Fishhound.com

    May 16, 2013

    If you can believe a fisherman then here's a tale for you. We'll call them crappie in this story but they're known by many different names in Arkansas and southern Missouri: paper mouths, sacalait, slabs, specks and the large ones are called netters, the medium ones lifters and the small ones are called tater chips.

  • Burrowing owls get a helping hand from the Corps of Engineers and shareholders

    May 14, 2013

    In the middle of the busy city lies an area that appears to be designed specifically for burrowing owls to nest.

  • Corps continues STEM outreach through interactive program in Baltimore

    May 14, 2013

    More than 80 students from eight different counties throughout the State of Maryland -- some driving for more than three hours -- gathered in Baltimore, Md., to dissect a squid, investigate a crime scene, and compete in a windmill competition. What may seem as a day of simple games and experiments actually represents a critical step forward in furthering the awareness of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education.

  • Corps Finishes Largest Humanitarian Assistance Project Ever Built in Cambodia

    May 14, 2013

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the completion of Preah Ang Duong High School on April 23 in Prey Veng City, Cambodia.

  • Two new Afghan National Police fire stations complete in Herat province

    May 13, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed construction of two, new Afghan National Police fire stations in Herat province May 5, well ahead of schedule. The facilities, built by Afghan-owned and operated construction firms with oversight by the Afghanistan Engineer District-South, will serve as bases of operations for 25 ANP firefighters at each station.

  • Troopers in Alaska enlighten citizens with academy

    May 10, 2013

    The Alaska State Trooper Citizen Academy in Palmer started in 2012 to increase understanding and enhance awareness about the role of the troopers in the community.

  • Net Zero study earns national planning award

    May 9, 2013

    A U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern energy study for Sembach Kaserne has won an American Planning Association's Federal Planning Division award in the Outstanding Sustainable Planning, Design, or Development category.

  • Retired Marine enjoys being mom

    May 8, 2013

    Mother of seven keeps her faith

  • USACE LA District cleaning up FUDS in Kingman

    May 8, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District team is moving along with its clean-up work at the Formerly Used Defense Site just outside of Kingman, Ariz. which began Apr. 15. The work being done by the district and its contractor is part of the time-critical removal action for the range, which is referred to as Munitions Response Site 03 of the former Kingman Ground-to-Ground Gunnery Range.

  • Crooked Creek Lake participates in Bring Your Child to Work Day

    May 8, 2013

    April 25 was not like an ordinary day for one U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District employee and his daugther. It was the day when she found out what her father does every workday.

  • ERDC Researchers Contribute to Historic Honor

    May 8, 2013

    A pair of researchers with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) have been recognized for their significant contributions to the Army's selection as a 2012 Top 100 Global Innovators Award.

  • Royal Engineers learn from U.S. Army; benefits for all

    May 7, 2013

    Royal Engineers Capt. Matthew Fry and Capt. Ben Hancock, arrived from the United Kingdom last year, filling the only two foreign officer slots in the entire U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as part of a 16-month training with industry in order to earn their Professional Engineer (P.E.) license.

  • U.S.-Qatar Corps of Engineers discuss partnership, collaborative assistance

    May 7, 2013

    The Qatar Emiri Corps of Engineers plans to improve its organization, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is in a good position to help.

  • USACE Galveston District wins 2013 Hermes Creative Gold Award

    May 7, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (May 7, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District was recognized with a Gold Award from the 2013 Hermes Creative Awards competition for its Corps Cares: Congressional Report.

  • USACE strikes deals with Afghan land owners

    May 6, 2013

    It was handshakes, signatures and smiles May 6, as nine rightful Afghan land owners and the government of the United States, via the Afghanistan Engineer District-South Real Estate Division, entered into leases for land currently being used by U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

  • Setting the stage to prepare cadets for combat

    May 6, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District is constructing the first Urban Assault Course at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York. This course will prepare cadets to perform combat missions in unfamiliar foreign communities.

  • USACE Galveston District awards $8.9 million contract to dredge Houston Ship Channel

    May 6, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (May 6, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a contract to Orion Marine Construction Inc., in the amount of $8,927,250 for maintenance dredging of the Houston Ship Channel.

  • Army MATOC - First awards under $7 billion renewable energy contract

    May 6, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, working with the Army Energy Initiatives Task Force (EITF), today awarded the first of its kind Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOC) for the first technology under this contract to support renewable energy on Defense Department installations.

  • Former Soldier, contracting newcomer wins accolades

    May 4, 2013

    Maybe Tim Gevedon is a natural, or maybe he puts the same steadfast effort he applied to his 20-year career as a logistician in the Army to his new, civilian job in contracting. Whatever the case, he is excelling. In the span of just three years in contracting for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Gevedon has earned accolades and awards that some contracting professionals do not receive in a lifetime of service.

  • USACE leadership group hosts 'Take Your Child to Work Day'

    May 3, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Some Wiesbaden Middle School students saw what happens when military working dogs "attack" and also got a peek at engineer life recently during "Take Your Child to Work Day" at the Amelia Earhart Center.

  • Sign marks flood awareness initiative on third anniversary of May 2010 flood

    May 3, 2013

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 2, 2013) -- The commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District joined Nashville officials and representatives from other federal agencies today at England Park to draw attention to flood risk and awareness on the third anniversary of the May 2010 flood.

  • USACE Galveston District completes $39.9 million U.S. Border Patrol Station in Kingsville, Texas

    May 3, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District completed the $39.9 million design-build U.S. Border Patrol Station project in Kingsville, Texas, and will celebrate this milestone with the Border Patrol's Rio Grande Valley Sector during a grand opening ceremony May 8, 2013.

  • Interagency Military Pass waives day-use fees at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recreation sites

    May 2, 2013

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today it will continue to accept the America the Beautiful Federal Recreation Pass Program's Interagency Annual Pass for Military (Military Pass) at its more than 2,500 USACE-managed recreation areas nationwide.

  • USACE Galveston District's public affairs team earns communication award

    May 2, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (May 2, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District's Sandra Arnold, APR+M, chief of the Public Affairs Office, and Deputy Public Affairs Chief Isidro Reyna, APR, were recognized with a first place USACE 2012 Locke L. Mouton Award for excellence in the category of Command Information. The award honors public affairs practitioners for superior achievement and promotes outstanding efforts in public affairs activities.

  • Corps of Engineers Cleans Up Waikiki Beach for Earth Day 2013

    May 2, 2013

    Volunteers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers partnered with the Waikiki Improvement Association, the Hale Koa Hotel and other concerned citizens to participate in the Waikiki Beach Clean-up on April 27 as part of Earth Day 2013.

  • USACE People: Corps project manager sets future conditions in Afghanistan

    May 1, 2013

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Over the course of four years, Robert Medlock has traveled to two separate combat zones to help set future conditions for local communities through his management of construction projects for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in Iraq and Afghanistan. Medlock, a 10-year veteran of Jacksonville District, just returned from his second deployment with the Corps in February and is now incorporating new skill sets he acquired while overseas into his management of Everglades restoration projects in the district's Ecosystem Branch.

  • Army to focus on motorcycle safety in May

    May 1, 2013

    May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and while the nationwide campaign sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urges drivers to "share the road" with motorcyclists, Army officials are placing greater emphasis on personal responsibility while riding.

  • USACE Galveston District summer water safety campaign in full swing

    May 1, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District's Water Safety Team is gearing up to "strike out drowning" this summer as part of an aggressive community outreach and public information campaign to educate those who use its recreational facilities, to enhance the commitment of community leaders and stakeholders in executing its mission of promoting public safety and to reduce water-related public fatalities along the Texas coast.

  • Spotlight on USACE Galveston District's Kenneth Pablo

    May 1, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas - When Kenneth Pablo decided to pursue a bachelor's degree in Supply Chain and Logistics Technology to learn how to manage the flow of materials, oversee the transformation into finished goods and coordinate the delivery to the final buyer, he never dreamt he would be able to apply these skills to projects of national significance and play a part in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' mission of providing vital public engineering services in peace and war to strengthen the nation's security, energize the economy and reduce risks from disasters.

  • Irigoyen named "Communicator of the Year" for STEM Program efforts

    May 1, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (May 1, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District's Eduardo Irigoyen, construction manager in the USACE Galveston District, was recognized as the USACE Ronald J. Ruffennach Communicator of the Year. The award recognizes a member of the USACE outside of the public affairs career field for his/her outstanding contributions in communicating the USACE missions and programs.

  • U.S. Army Reserve lieutenant colonel is 2X the citizen

    May 1, 2013

    Over the course of nearly 30 years, U.S. Army Reserve Lt. Col. Clifford A. Conklin has built a rock-solid Army Reserve and civilian career in engineering. He currently serves as the Helmand Area Office officer in charge with the Afghanistan Engineer District-South, part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Corps begins repairs JFK Eternal Flame

    Apr 30, 2013

    Contractors began work Monday, April 29, on the burner of the President John F. Kennedy Eternal Flame at Arlington National Cemetery, which has been lit since 1967.

  • Vehicle maintenance facility receives Silver Award in Massachusetts engineering competition

    Apr 30, 2013

    A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project received honors in an engineering competition sponsored by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts.

  • Corps plans to modernize military port's piers

    Apr 29, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Department of the Army is developing a plan to safely modernize the Military Ocean Terminal Concord -- or MOTCO -- and address environmental concerns, so the terminal would be able to safely and efficiently carry out its ammunition distribution mission for a long time.

  • Students 'geeked' about Earth Day

    Apr 26, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany- Earth Day, or "Green Day," as Wiesbaden Middle School student Jona Cardenas calls it, is a day to celebrate and honor the environment. On April 22, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District Environmental Branch colleagues Vanessa Pepi, Erika McCormick and Nicole Silva presented Earth Day topics to more than 200 students here.

  • USACE Galveston District awards $3.75 million small business contract for breakwater construction

    Apr 26, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a small business contract to Apollo Environmental Strategies Inc., in the amount of $3,750,050 to construct a rock containment perimeter at the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) adjacent to the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge in Calhoun County, Texas.

  • USACE lauds Our Lands and Waters Foundation with national partnership award

    Apr 26, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently selected Our Lands and Waters Foundation as the 2012 Excellence in Partnerships Award winner. The national award recognizes outstanding contributions by a partner to the Corps Recreation and/or Environmental Stewardship programs.

  • Redstone Arsenal Victim Advocate Program team members visit Huntsville Center

    Apr 26, 2013

    The Army launched its official recognition of National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month April 5, with the announcement of a new theme, "We own it, we'll solve it, together," meant to convey how the service hopes to eradicate sexual assault within the ranks.

  • Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force

    Apr 25, 2013

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