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  • Corps of Engineers Partners with Punahou JROTC to Clean Up Waikiki Beach as Part of Earth Month 2014

    Apr 9, 2014

    Volunteers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers partnered with Junior ROTC cadets to clean up Waikiki Beach April 5 as part of Earth Month 2014.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nationwide Children's Hospital collaborate to teach water safety

    Apr 9, 2014

    Bobber the Water Safety Dog and Corey, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Huntington District's talking water safety boat recently visited Nationwide Children's Hospital to share water safety tips with patients, parents and hospital staff. Children ages one to four have the highest drowning rates, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

  • How Army archaeology supports historic preservation and modern education

    Apr 9, 2014

    In an unassuming office in St. Louis, Dr. Michael "Sonny" Trimble and his team are working to get a 66-million-year-old, seven ton tyrannosaurus safely packed and moved cross country. This effort is just one part of a greater undertaking to preserve and share America's cultural and natural history.

  • US Army Dive Team completes repairs at Corps' Narrows Dam

    Apr 8, 2014

    The 569th Engineer Detachment (Dive), 30th Engineer Battalion, 20th Engineer Brigade of Fort Eustis, Va., completed repairs earlier this week at Narrows Dam at Lake Greeson in Murfreesboro, Ark. Sgt. Bryan Crowley, standing left, gives instructions to divers seated left to right, Sgt. Scott Wilson and Pfc. Kiley Bannan, while other dive team members look on, left to right, Pfc. Jesse Moore, Sgt. 1st Class Blanchard Woodcox and Pfc. Jordan Ramirez.

  • Great lakeside views await visitors at Nashville District campgrounds in 2014

    Apr 8, 2014

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- People who love fresh air and enjoy beautiful lakeside views should make time this year to stay at one of the 25 campgrounds nestled along the Cumberland River and its tributaries that are operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District.

  • Corps of Engineers to raise Dahla Dam, provide water essential to southern Afghanistan

    Apr 7, 2014

    More than two million people are expected to be affected by a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project to raise the Dahla Dam in Afghanistan, boosting the Arghandab River reservoir holding capacity and increasing water for irrigation and consumption.

  • STEM Strategy

    Apr 7, 2014

    Fortifying science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills in current and future workforce is critical to battlefield success. This article was originally published in the Jan. - March 2014 issue of Army AL&T magazine.

  • USACE to complete $1.3 million Half Moon Reef project

    Apr 7, 2014

    MATAGORDA, Texas (April 7, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District is scheduled to complete construction of the $1.3 million Half Moon Reef project April 11 to restore 12 acres of sub-tidal reef and habitat located within the northernmost extent of the Half Moon Reef in Matagorda Bay, Texas -- one of the largest restoration projects around the country.

  • Vicenza students hear from USACE leader on STEM

    Apr 4, 2014

    A message to youth was high on the agenda for visiting USACE Atlantic Division Commanding General Brig. Gen. Kent Savre as he spoke to sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-graders and high school students on the subject of STEM.

  • Corps awards $34 million contract to decommission, dismantle nuclear reactor

    Apr 4, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas (April 4, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Baltimore District awarded a $34,663,325 contract to CB&I Federal Services LLC (CB&I) for the decommissioning, dismantling and disposal of the MH-1A nuclear reactor, which is installed on the STURGIS barge. The STURGIS will be relocated in September 2014 to Galveston, Texas, for decommissioning.

  • In a world full of gaps they are a bridge: President's Volunteer Service Award recipients

    Apr 4, 2014

    In a world full of gaps, Carol Edlin, Carolyn Jones, and Jeanne Ann Mullins are a bridge, linking U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Huntington District employees and their loved ones to much-needed and welcomed resources. Each woman is a Department of the Army civilian and together, over the course of a decade, volunteered nearly 16,000 hours to help employees and their families better manage deployments to combat zones as well as natural disasters. For their efforts, each was recently honored with the President's Volunteer Service Award, the nation's premier volunteer award.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completes two shore protection projects

    Apr 4, 2014

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Jacksonville District is placing approximately 7.5 million cubic yards of sand on 38.5 miles of eroded beaches in Florida as part of the Flood Control and Coastal Emergency (FCCE) program. Sand placement increases storm protection to upland development and an added benefit is that sand renourishment also helps restore shorebird and marine turtle habitat.

  • The US Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division holds Relinquishment of Command, retirement

    Apr 4, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division hosted a Relinquishment of Command, today at the City Club in Dallas.

  • USACE Leaders Meet with Albuquerque District Stakeholders in New Mexico

    Apr 4, 2014

    Senior leaders from the USACE headquarters and the Albuquerque District toured the flood and wildfire damaged lands on the Santa Clara Pueblo, N.M., March 27, 2014.

  • Tyrannosaurus Rex to embark on cross country journey

    Apr 3, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District's Wankel Tyrannosaurus Rex will soon travel from Montana, where it has resided for the past 66 million years, to the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.

  • Corps of Engineers' Marine Design Center helps provide vessels for missions

    Apr 3, 2014

    When thinking about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' work, what may most readily come to mind is massive flood control projects, environmental restoration and shoreline protection. In some areas, inland waterway navigation and harbor dredging for deep-draft ships is prevalent. However, along with the Corps' roles in port and waterway navigation comes the need for a fleet of ships -- vessels that can conduct surveys, move equipment and, on occasion, dredge material to deepen a channel. The fleet numbers in the thousands, but where do Corps districts get help in finding this specialized equipment? The answer lies in a small suite of offices, located in Philadelphia District, known as the MDC…the Marine Design Center.

  • Driven to become an engineer: My name is Roqia

    Apr 3, 2014

    A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghan female quality assurance electrical engineer speaks out about oppression during the Taliban, her desire for an education, and her drive to become an engineer.

  • Chief's coin presented to David Daggett

    Apr 3, 2014

    Iwakuni Resident Office Construction Inspector David Daggett (right) receives a USACE Chief's Coin from Japan Engineer District Commander COL John Hurley on March 27. Daggett was recognized for his efforts in leading the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program with schools and grade 9 through 12 students in the Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni area.

  • Ribbon cutting ceremony at Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron

    Apr 3, 2014

    On March 27, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the recently completed Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron (MALS) facility at MCAS Iwakuni. Military and government senior officials were on hand to participate in the ceremony.

  • Words of wisdom for anyone preparing to enter a STEM field

    Apr 2, 2014

    In honor of Women's History Month, Sheila Hint, an environmental engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, offers up some great advice to young women considering a career in Science Technology Engineering or Mathematics (STEM).

  • Albuquerque Girl Scout Troup Receives Badges for Joint Collaboration with USACE/AMAFCA

    Apr 2, 2014

    USACE Albuquerque District Commander Lt. Col. Gant and Kurt Wagener, field engineer for the Albuquerque Metropolitan Arroyo Flood Control Authority, presented two merit badges to Girl Scout Troop #35, March 22, 2014, for their work helping the Corps and AMAFCA with an ecosystem project, creating burrowing owl habitats.

  • The Corps Environment - Highlighting USACE environmental initiatives nationwide

    Apr 1, 2014

    The Corps Environment is an online quarterly publication produced by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to highlight USACE environmental initiatives, issues, policies and technologies across the nation.

  • Small R&D project in West Virginia has big implications for civil works projects worldwide

    Apr 1, 2014

    When an inspection revealed corrosion-damaged piles weakened the utility of a 40-year-old bridge linking State Route 37 to a popular recreation site, authorities' first concerns were for public safety and they imposed traffic safeguards. Some motorists and recreationists saw an inconvenience, but John Clarkson, a licensed professional engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Huntington District saw an exciting opportunity.

  • USACE Galveston District Spotlight on Kristine Brown

    Apr 1, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas (April 1, 2014) -- Kristine Brown, natural resources specialist and park ranger for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District began her federal career as a staff archaeologist in 1991. Today, she works at the Houston Project Office (Addicks and Barker dams and reservoirs and Wallisville Lake Project) to serve the Greater Houston public, communicating federal laws regarding the preservation and protection of natural resources in the management, operations and maintenance of government water resource properties.

  • USACE Galveston District recognized with 6 Army communication awards

    Apr 1, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas (April 1, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District Public Affairs Office was recognized with four awards from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Herbert A. Kassner Public Affairs Competition and two from the U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Public Affairs Competition.

  • $2.4 million dredging contract awarded for Brownsville Ship Channel

    Apr 1, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas (April 1, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District began a $2,455,000 maintenance dredging contract today to relieve channel draft restrictions in the Brazos Island Harbor (Brownsville Ship Channel) navigation project.

  • Lock and Dam 22 Dewatered for Winter Rehabilitation

    Apr 1, 2014

    More than 10 million gallons of water removed. More than two million pounds of construction materials placed. More than 20 thousand hours of manpower expended. And, all of it done in treacherous conditions due to record low temperatures. These statistics represent a small snapshot of the work recently completed at Lock and Dam 22 as the lock chamber was dewatered and maintenance to the infrastructure was performed.

  • Army civilians who deploy feel a sense of accomplishment, helpfulness

    Mar 27, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (March 27, 2014) -- Kenny Light, a human factors engineer in the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Human Research and Engineering Directorate at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., began working for ARL in August 2010. Since then, he has always wanted to deploy and support the Warfighter.

  • Flood Protection Construction in the Middle Rio Grande Gets Funding

    Mar 25, 2014

    New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez announced the approval of $1 million in state Capital Outlay funds to help fund the first two phases of the Albuquerque District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Rio Grande Floodway, San Acacia to Bosque del Apache, N.M., project.

  • Construction starts on new Clay Kaserne Access Control Point

    Mar 25, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The sun was already shining on the new access control point, noted Col. David Carstens, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden commander, as the garrison broke ground on its latest construction project on Clay Kaserne. Members of the garrison, Europe District Corps of Engineers, Hessisches Baumanagement and German building contractors took part in a sunny afternoon ceremony March 12 to officially begin construction of the new access control point, which eventually will serve as the sole ACP on Clay Kaserne. Currently, there are three.

  • USACE Columbus, Ohio, Project Office first in Corps to receive OSHA safety award

    Mar 24, 2014

    The Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District Columbus, Ohio office, is the first in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to receive the prestigious Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) certification. The Columbus field office is one of 62 sites across the Department of Defense to earn the designation.

  • Corps project at Fort Detrick aims to reduce, improve energy use

    Mar 24, 2014

    Using funds from the Army's Energy Conservation Investment Program, engineers from the Baltimore District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, are connecting 11 buildings in a pilot project.

  • Army civilians recognized for vital contributions to America's infrastructure, security, prosperity

    Mar 23, 2014

    The Army recognized three U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civilians assigned to the New York District, North Atlantic Division, for assisting communities after devastating storms and leading vital civil works projects throughout 14 states in the Northeast, during a ceremony at the Pentagon, March 20, 2014.

  • Corps employees achieve educational excellence

    Mar 21, 2014

    Did you know there are limited slots available for professional development programs designed to help with the education, training and career development of the Army's military and civilian workforce? Find out why these Huntsville Center employees recommend applying for these educational assistance programs.

  • Afghanistan women's dorm project will benefit record numbers seeking education

    Mar 20, 2014

    Many Afghan women easily remember being denied a basic education under Taliban rule little more than 12 years ago, but they are now attending school and college in record numbers. Herat University officials recently announced a huge milestone - 50 percent of applicants who took the Kankor, or entrance, examination were women. To help accommodate these growing numbers, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employees are overseeing construction of a women's dormitory for university students, an important step for women's rights in Afghanistan.

  • Raptors Witnessed Cooperatively Hunting at Lake Sonoma

    Mar 20, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (March 20, 2014) -- It sounds like something out of "Jurassic Park", but kleptoparasitism by bald eagles or stealing prey from other species, has never been witnessed in combination with cooperative hunting, until now.

  • Pulling her weight: Europe District architect hits her marks in weightlifting

    Mar 19, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - At 5-foot-2 and a shade over 115 pounds, Martha Manuel hardly looks like an imposing figure. But appearances, as they say, do deceive on occasion. This little lady is a real beast in the weight room.

  • Seining for 'Silver' in the Rio Grande

    Mar 19, 2014

    We're standing knee-deep in Rio Grande mud, squinting in the bright sunlight. The cry "I've got silver!" sets us all in motion. The biologists have brought the nets ashore. Wriggling in the bag seine are a dozen small fish, among which are seven endangered Rio Grande silvery minnow.

  • Corps, GDOT partnership balances environment with development

    Mar 19, 2014

    Did you know that every roadway and bridge in the state of Georgia is linked to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers? That's because of a partnership between the Corps and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) - the lead state agency for constructing road projects.

  • Arsenal breaks ground on 61 million dollar energy savings project

    Mar 19, 2014

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill - The Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center (RIA-JMTC) broke ground today on a $61-million infrastructure modernization project. The project will support critical infrastructure improvements at the industrial facility that will cut energy use by approximately 35 percent, and generate up to $5.3 million in annual energy and operational savings.

  • USACE partners give scary looking fish another chance

    Mar 19, 2014

    "That's a scary looking thing!" said Anita Branch, senior geotechnical engineer with the Dam Safety Production Center in Tulsa, Okla., after viewing pictures in an article about reintroducing paddlefish into the Big Cypress Bayou Watershed upstream of Caddo Lake. It's known as the only natural formed major lake in Texas even though it straddles the Texas-Louisiana state line and has a dam controlled by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Vicksburg District in Mississippi.

  • Zoccola recognized as finalist for Federal Engineer of the Year

    Mar 18, 2014

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 18, 2014) -- The National Society of Professional Engineers recently honored a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District employee as a finalist for the prestigious Federal Engineer of the Year Award for 2014.

  • Corps rangers safeguarding lake boundaries through shoreline management

    Mar 17, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Park Rangers at Old Hickory Lake and Lake Cumberland take pride in their work checking boundary markers, natural environmental protection areas and maintaining environmental wetlands around the Lake Cumberland and Old Hickory lakes.

  • Construction begins on Spangdahlem commissary

    Mar 14, 2014

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District and its partners have embarked on the next phase of an "Evolution" at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. Leaders from the 52nd Fighter Wing, USACE and local community took part in a groundbreaking ceremony Feb. 21 for the installation's new $25 million commissary.

  • STEM event brings together young minds from across Maryland

    Mar 14, 2014

    What do ferrets, physics, archaeology and computers have in common? They are all subjects that captured the interest of 50 seventh- and eighth-graders from across Maryland, who came together March 13 for the annual Easy as Pi event.

  • Making the Army Corps Of Engineers more efficient - one manpower study at a time

    Mar 13, 2014

    The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville is almost through its turn under the manpower microscope. The five-person team from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Manpower and Force Analysis Division wrapped up its on-site analysis of the Huntsville Center and is now in the analysis and recommendation phase.

  • District volunteers plant STEM seeds

    Mar 13, 2014

    Several employees with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District volunteered their weekend time and expertise to plant seeds.

  • McKinnie named 2014 Engineer of the Year

    Mar 13, 2014

    James McKinnie earned the Little Rock District's Engineer of the Year honors for 2014 for his exceptional work as chief of Navigation and Maintenance Section.

  • Creating contracting communities

    Mar 13, 2014

    To generate more interest in Little Rock District's contracting processes and requirements, the district hosted an Industry Day Dec. 3 at the Arkansas State Library in Little Rock.

  • Who and what is the MKARNS Board of Governance?

    Mar 13, 2014

    Within U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division, a board of governance for the 445-mile McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System has been established to corporately manage the system.

  • 412th TEC provides operational support, technical expertise during Key Resolve

    Mar 12, 2014

    From Mississippi to the Pacific Theater, approximately 70 Soldiers from the 412th Theater Engineer Command deployed throughout the Pacific Rim in support of this year's Key Resolve training exercise. Engineers, logisticians and primary staff not only utilized the opportunity to meet and discuss real world engagements and capabilities with their counterparts at Eighth Army and U.S. Army Pacific, but also provided operational support and technical expertise to U.S. Army Korea, U.S. Army Japan and USARPAC during KR14. Pictured are Brig. Gen. Douglas R. Satterfield, deputy commander of 412th Theater Engineer Command, and the Soldiers of the Deployable Command Post and the 412th TEC-Main, one segment that operated and supported the exercise out of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Additional teams of TEC engineers and logisticians were deployed to and supported 8th Army in Korea and U.S. Army Japan throughout the duration of the exercise.

  • USACE Galveston District earns Communitas Award

    Mar 12, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District earned a Communitas Award in the Making a Difference Category for its Corps in the Classroom: Building Tomorrow's Leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Community Relations Program -- an aggressive community outreach and social media campaign to spark students' interest in STEM subjects, help counter stereotypes and increase participation of underrepresented groups in STEM careers.

  • ERDC researchers aid in VDES development

    Mar 11, 2014

    ERDC researchers works with VHF Data Exchange System to synergize communications for water safety.

  • Corps to host Kid's Fishing Derby at Russell Lake

    Mar 11, 2014

    Save the date! The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District, in partnership with several community organizations, will host the 26th Annual Kid's Fishing Derby April 26 at Richard B. Russell Lake.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers assists with ground water recharge to aide drought

    Mar 11, 2014

    Since the end of February, USACE has modified reservoir operations at Prado and Whittier Narrows Dams to help local agencies maximize ground water recharge. Storms that swept across California Feb. 28 - March 1, provided short term relief, but 95 percent of the state remains in drought (Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture Drought Monitor).

  • Chief of Engineers visits Huntsville Center, pitches STEM to cadets

    Mar 10, 2014

    Bostick took time to mentor future military officers when he visited with more than 30 cadets from the Alabama A&M University Reserve Officer Training Corps making a pitch for the future Soldiers to look to considering careers focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

  • A lot of dam training

    Mar 10, 2014

    What does it take to operate and maintain a dam? Technical aptitude, well-honed skills, teamwork - and a lot of dam training.

  • STEM freshmen learn their lesson at Old Hickory Dam

    Mar 7, 2014

    More than 20 ninth graders from Stratford STEM Magnet High School received educational lessons about water management on the Cumberland River and its tributaries, ecosystems for big rivers and small streams, hydropower operations, navigation and water safety on a field trip Feb. 27 at Old Hickory Dam.

  • Prep student shadow Nashville District Engineers for STEM experience

    Mar 6, 2014

    A sophomore student from Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, Tenn., participated in a engineer shadow program today with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Engineering Branch and shadowed Nashville District engineers.

  • Europe District engineer team earns praise for Jordan deployment

    Mar 5, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The eight remaining members of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District's Forward Engineer Support Team-Advanced are back on German soil after a highly successful deployment to Jordan. The team of Soldiers, Army civilian volunteers and augmentees returned Feb. 26 following a six-month mission that included infrastructure, environmental, and airfield assessments and expansion planning to build the ally nation's capabilities.

  • Drinking from a fire hose

    Mar 5, 2014

    A fire hose allows for large volumes of water to be released very quickly therefore, one comes in handy when extinguishing fire from a burning building. But, if you drink from that same fire hose, you will quickly take in more water than you possibly can handle. Some say this is what it's like when being introduced to the Fort Worth District for the first time.

  • Learning about engineering can be a sweet experience

    Mar 4, 2014

    Did you know a chocolate bar can teach us about engineering? Students at Matthew C. Perry High School in Iwakuni, Japan, found out Feb. 5 when they explored the question, "how strong is a chocolate bar?"

  • Fort Worth District helps Wounded Warrior on transition to civilian life

    Mar 4, 2014

    In October 2008, Allan Annaert began working for the Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District as a part time project engineer on the San Antonio Military Medical Center North project. However Annaert's path to the Corps began as a patient at the very facility he would eventually work.

  • Huntsville Center volunteers share love of reading with local students

    Mar 4, 2014

    Huntsville Center employees volunteered to participate in Team Redstone's local "Read Across America" reading initiative March 3. Read Across America is an initiative on reading created by the National Education Association. One part of the project is National Read Across America Day, an observance in the U.S. held on the school day closest to March 2, the birthday of Dr. Seuss.

  • 412th TEC shares engineering capability at USARPAC commanders conference

    Mar 3, 2014

    Army Reserve Maj. Gen. William M. Buckler, Jr., commander of 412th Theater Engineer Command, Maj. Gen. James Boozer, commander of U.S. Army-Japan & I Corps (Forward), and Maj. Gen. Sanford Holman, commander of 200th Military Police Command, discuss initiatives and their unique responsibilities in supporting Korea and the Pacific Theater during the USARPAC Commanders Conference at Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers developing future leaders

    Mar 3, 2014

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employees from districts around the nation convened at the USACE Learning Center in Huntsville on Feb. 24-28 to participate in the only District Office Introductory Course that will be offered at the center for fiscal year 2014.

  • US Army Corps of Engineers holds largest STEM event in the South

    Mar 3, 2014

    US Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, sponsored more than 150 high school students and teachers from 13 public and private schools in northeast Florida during the annual Engineering Career Day on Feb. 21, 2014. The day-long program which as been co-sponsored by the Society of American Engineers, Jacksonville Post, and the Jacksonvile District for the past 12 years was their largest STEM event to date.

  • Bahrain bridge move huge engineering feat

    Mar 3, 2014

    Middle East District engineers and contracted personnel, moved an approximately 450-foot long, 2,650 metric ton tied-arch suspension bridge across a major roadway at the Naval Support Activity Bahrain, located in the capital city of Manama.

  • Agua mala (bad water), USACE, in conjunction with ENLACE, work to improve quality of life

    Feb 28, 2014

    Puerto Rico, Spanish for "rich port," is a 3,515-square mile island, home to about 3.6 million people, about a third of which live in the San Juan metropolitan area. It is sometimes referred to in Spanish as "La Isla del Encanto," or the Enchanted Island. But for the 26,000 who live in the Caño Martín Peña area, most of whom live under the poverty level, the "enchanted" description might seem a bit hollow. The Jacksonville District, in conjunction with ENLACE, is working to improve the quality of life for the people living in the impoverished and environmentally degraded Caño.

  • Corps promotes largest STEM related event in South

    Feb 28, 2014

    Engineer Career week is celebrated all over the country. The Jacksonville District Corps of Engineers does it's part by offering a day during that week of interaction with local schools, a day of fun, learning and providing information on careers. The two sponsors of Engineer Career week at the district, Society of Military Engineers (SAME) and Jacksonville District, support STEM education, and sponsor various programs associated with STEM.

  • U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville offers industry day for furniture vendors

    Feb 27, 2014

    The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville's Furnishings Program offered more than200 representatives from the furniture industry an opportunity to learn about the program's future projects, needs and requirements during a Centralized Furnishings Industry Day, Feb. 27, in Huntsville, Ala.

  • Mississippi River ice surveys are a sign of spring

    Feb 27, 2014

    An airboat, ice auger and a ruler are just a few of the key tools for a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, ice survey team.

  • USACE Galveston District Spotlight on Louis Esqueda

    Feb 27, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas (Feb. 27, 2014) --Whether working in southern Afghanistan or South Texas, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District's Construction Control Representative Louis Esqueda's responsibilities remain the same -- to review plans and monitor work methods to ensure safety activities for contract compliance.

  • Army scientists inspire young students

    Feb 26, 2014

    BEL AIR, Md. -- A team of Army scientists and engineers descended on Southampton Middle School Feb. 20 with a mission to ensure future Soldiers have the best technology available.

  • Center Hill Dam rehabilitation continues with barrier wall installation

    Feb 25, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District's ongoing foundation rehabilitation project at Center Hill Dam is making progress as work crews continue to drill deep into the main dam earthen embankment to install a subsurface concrete wall. The current efforts are the second of three major contracts from 2008 to 2017 that comprise ongoing efforts to rehabilitate Center Hill Dam.

  • Corps brings youth to work, promotes love for hard sciences

    Feb 25, 2014

    A youthful spirit bounced through the halls of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -- Alaska District as children learned about the different responsibilities of the organization that employs their parents.

  • SWD Deputy Counsel honored with Corps of Engineers Public Service Award

    Feb 25, 2014

    Deputy Southwestern Division Counsel Walter J. Skierski, Jr., was recently honored with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers 2013 Bert Pettinato Award for Public Service. Skierski, who has been an attorney with the Corps of Engineers for eight years in addition to serving as a judge advocate in the U.S. Air Force for 22 years, was selected for his leadership, concern for people, and his devotion of his entire career to the calling of public service. The Corps' Chief Counsel presents the award annually to an individual within the Corps of Engineers legal services community who demonstrates pride in public service through such leadership, concern for people, and a personal belief that government service is a noble calling and a public trust.

  • Army Chief of Staff visits Camp Humphreys

    Feb 24, 2014

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno visited the Camp Humphreys Military Community in South Korea, Feb. 24, 2014, where he got a first-hand look at many of the transformation initiatives and construction projects currently underway there.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Far East District holds Engineer Day

    Feb 23, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Far East District participated in Engineer Day at Seoul American High School on U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Feb. 20.

  • Congressman Veasey and Brig. Gen. Thomas Kula inspire local Dallas middle school students

    Feb 21, 2014

    Rep. Veasey and Army Corps of Engineers continue to encourage youth in STEM education.

  • Huntsville Center employees show local students how engineers make a difference

    Feb 21, 2014

  • Baltimore District team deploys to support an overseas contingency operation

    Feb 20, 2014

    A nine-person team of specialists deployed Feb. 8 to support a U.S. Army -- Central Command mission.

  • Transformation, construction oversight among themes at annual USACE forum

    Feb 20, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Prioritizing needs and planning ahead will be crucial for stakeholders and project-delivery teams in Europe and Africa to maximize efficiencies under the new fiscal reality of tighter budgets and funding, officials said at the 2014 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Customer Workshop.

  • Passion for teaching leads Corps engineer to gifted youth

    Feb 20, 2014

    One U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -- Alaska District employee is influencing future careers in the hard sciences by mentoring Anchorage's most talented high school students. For Mike Alley, coaching youth comes naturally and is an example of his selfless service to the nation.

  • Corps signs agreement with locals, promotes volunteer and educational programs

    Feb 19, 2014

    Community leaders, volunteers, visitors and members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gathered Feb. 11 at the Ives Run Visitor Center for a ceremonial signing of the Friends of Tioga-Hammond & Cowanesque Lakes cooperative agreement. This agreement establishes a formal relationship between the Corps and community to provide volunteers, services, educational programs and family events to the local community.

  • Army corrections facility in Europe prepares for move to Sembach

    Feb 18, 2014

    SEMBACH, Germany - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District is playing a key role in transferring the last Cold War vestige in Mannheim to the revamped Army garrison here. Officials have targeted late July for completion of U.S. Army Regional Correctional Facility-Europe, which is among numerous functions being shifted to Sembach Kaserne as part of the Coleman Barracks closure.

  • Maintenance dredging of Brownsville Ship Channel delayed

    Feb 18, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas (Feb. 18, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District announced today it will solicit a rapid response maintenance dredging contract, with the bid opening the week of March 3, to address critical shoaling and perform maintenance dredging within the Brazos Island Harbor (Brownsville Harbor) jetty channel.

  • Army Corps promotes STEM careers for National Engineers Week

    Feb 18, 2014

    Why should American students care about pursuing engineering careers? Officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are communicating the answer to students throughout the year-and especially during National Engineers Week, which runs this year from Feb. 16 through Feb. 22.

  • USACE Galveston District to begin maintenance work at Colorado River Locks

    Feb 14, 2014

    MATAGORDA, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District will begin maintenance repair work at the Colorado River Locks in Matagorda, Texas, to include installation of an impressed current cathodic protection system on the eight sector gates to extend the life of the navigation structures.

  • Employee spotlight - Darrell L. Montgomery

    Feb 13, 2014

    Q-and-A with Little Rock District Contract Specialist Darrel Montgomery.

  • Honolulu District Showcases Capabilities for 2014 Engineers Week Activities

    Feb 13, 2014

    More than 300 engineers and friends of the 17 organizations within the Hawaii Council of Engineering Societies plus invited local VIPs and dignitaries and engineers from the Honolulu District are expected to gather at the Hale Koa's Banyan Tree Showroom Feb. 18 for a luncheon to kick off Engineers Week 2014, which runs Feb. 16 to 22.

  • Corps of Engineers completes construction at Portugues Dam

    Feb 13, 2014

    "Entonces, felicidades en sus logros," (Congratulations on your accomplishments). That was the key message from Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), to those who attended a dedication ceremony Feb. 5 celebrating completion of Portugues Dam, a $386 million structure designed to reduce flooding impacts in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Darcy was among several high-ranking federal and Puerto Rican government officials who attended the ceremony, which was held at the top of a hill on an access road with the 220-foot high structure in the background.

  • Blue Grass Army Depot: Contaminated lagoons restored to pasture land

    Feb 12, 2014

    In 2010, Blue Grass Army Depot (BGAD) faced a great regulatory challenge with wash-out facility operations due to contaminated lagoons. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Louisville District worked with BGAD to successfully restore contaminated lagoons back to pasture lands at the ammunition and storage depot in central Kentucky in record time of less than three years.

  • A Monument Man

    Feb 12, 2014

    When Deputy Council Ralph Allen from the Little Rock District Corps of Engineers was 13-years-old his grandfather took him on a tour through Europe explaining what the United States and Allies endured during World War II. What Allen didn't know as boy is that his grandfather was a Monuments Man charged with preserving the history and architecture of the war torn country during the world's darkest hours. The recent release of George Clooney's new film "Monuments Men," has propelled Allen and his family to research the legacy of their beloved grandfather.

  • Corps Medical Repair and Renewal team performs upgrades at Fox Army Health

    Feb 12, 2014

    Fox Army Health Center has served the Redstone Arsenal community for more than 37 years. Now, the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville's Medical Repair and Renewal team has moved in for an upgrade.

  • Water quality sampling at Shenango Lake

    Feb 11, 2014

    As natural gas production in Marcellus and Utica shale region continues to grow, wells and pipelines are popping up all over the country, including ones adjacent to the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District�'s reservoir projects. As a result, the Shenango Lake staff conducted a water quality survey on the streams and tributaries in the area.

  • Albuquerque District, USACE, Employees Assist Science Olympians

    Feb 11, 2014

    Several U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District, employees volunteered part of their weekend to serve as judges and facilitators at the 2014 Central New Mexico Regional Science Olympiad, held at the University of New Mexico's Johnson Center Feb. 1.

  • Old Hickory hydropower sparks interest of medical students

    Feb 10, 2014

    Seventeen students from Nashville General Hospital School of Radiology at Murrey Medical College received a hands-on review of principles in electricity when they took an in-depth tour of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District's Old Hickory Lock and Dam.

  • Research and education partnership agreement reached between ARL and UMBC

    Feb 10, 2014

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the University of Maryland Baltimore County signed a research and education partnership agreement during a ceremony held at the university's administration building in Adelphi, Md., Jan. 14, 2014.

  • PTM/CMS provides information on particle tracking

    Feb 10, 2014

    ERDC scientists presents webinar on particle tracking.