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  • 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

  • Going Green: Wind turbine installed on Fort Buchanan

    Apr 25, 2013

    The first of three 275-kilowatt wind turbines to be erected on Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico, started producing energy April 19. The turbines are part of a 10-project energy and water reduction effort that, in addition to installing wind power generation, includes solar photovoltaic systems, and water conservation measures.

  • Army Corps helps support the Army Family through school construction

    Apr 25, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District is renovating the historic middle school at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. This project continues West Point's commitment to educate the children of our service members.

  • Going Green: Sustainable coastal North Carolina tidal marsh still thriving after 16 years

    Apr 25, 2013

    In 1996 Wilmington District biologists and engineers, with help from other North Carolina resource agencies, designed and constructed a former dredged material disposal island to offset impacts from construction of the Army Reserve Center in Morehead City, and turned it into a thriving coastal tidal marsh. Sixteen years later the marsh is a sustainable ecosystem that has exceeded the Corps' goals and expectations

  • Sedimental journey: Olmsted team welcomes win-win wetsuit work

    Apr 25, 2013

    Army divers feeling their way through the murky Ohio River waters of an Olmsted lock culvert April 8 were on a recon mission with great potential. For the first time in the project's history Army divers were being used, and at a fraction of the cost for contract divers. At the same time, the divers were gaining useful experience and ensuring their qualifications remain current.

  • USACE employee with physical disability earns flight scholarship

    Apr 25, 2013

    A Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employee is one step closer to his dream of obtaining a pilots' certificate after receiving a scholarship to attend flight training at Purdue University on May 19. Dennis Akins, who is paralyzed from the chest down resulting from a trampoline accident at 14, will train in a Sky Arrow 600, a light sport aircraft that is specifically designed with adaptations for hand controls to meet his special needs.

  • Mitigation plantings in harsh North Texas climate challenge US Army Corps of Engineers team

    Apr 25, 2013

    Last month the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was removing Trinity River bottomland trees and brush at the foot of the Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge to reduce flood risk in the city. Woody plants on the 4.7-acre parcel were ground into mulch and hauled away. At the very same time and several miles downstream, a Corps of Engineers team infused by Texas college students was doing just the opposite. They were helping upgrade habitat by planting new Texas native trees, shrubs and vines to offset the loss. This is how the mitigation process works under the National Environmental Policy Act within the Dallas Floodway Extension Project. It is part of the Corps' environmental stewardship mission.

  • Flash Training: Train the Teachers

    Apr 24, 2013

    There's an old Chinese proverb, "give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." This was the idea behind the Buffalo District's "Flash Training" for the teachers of Mullen Elementary School, Tonawanda, NY, on Thursday April 18, 2013.

  • Going Green: "Landfarming" sustainably cleans soil at nation's largest Army Reserve post

    Apr 24, 2013

    At Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is using sunlight to sustainably clean contaminated soil at a former fueling site on the nation's largest U.S. Army Reserve installation.

  • Corps of Engineers and Coast Guard urges boaters to stay off flooded rivers

    Apr 24, 2013

    The U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are urging recreational boaters to avoid going out on the water.

  • 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.

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