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  • Army Corps of Engineers, other federal agencies release Asian carp environmental DNA study findings

    Feb 20, 2013

    The Corps and other members of the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee are studying ways to improve the understanding and interpretation of Asian carp environmental DNA results in order to refine this relatively young monitoring tool to make it the most effective at detecting a live invasive silver or bighead carp.

  • Meet the Multanis: an American family Building Strong in Afghanistan

    Feb 19, 2013

    Husband and wife team, Balwant and Bimla Multani, have traveled the globe building infrastructure and friendships for nearly 45 years. Their latest foray into construction and camaraderie has both Multanis serving in Kandahar, Afghanistan with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Lifesaving awards presented to Eufaula Lake rangers, Oklahoma trooper

    Feb 19, 2013

    Oklahoma Marine Enforcement Section Trooper Danny Choate and Eufaula Lake park rangers Eric Fassio and Chris Gilliland participated in the rescue and were recently recognized for their efforts with lifesaving awards presented by Tulsa District commander Col. Michael Teague.

  • Corps continues with Table Rock Lake master plan revision, completes scoping report

    Feb 15, 2013

    The Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock district, recently completed the Table Rock Lake Master Plan scoping report compiled from comments received during the public comment period and from workshops held in late 2012.

  • Laissez les bons temps rouler even on deployment

    Feb 13, 2013

    Far from home, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers personnel deployed in southern Afghanistan celebrated Mardi Gras with music, a parade, dancing, costumes and a Cajun-inspired dinner complete with King Cake at Kandahar Airfield Feb. 12.

  • Living Dream Leads to Tribal Liaison Work

    Feb 13, 2013

    The Alaska District's tribal liaison fell into harmony with her passion for cultural anthropology. For Amanda Shearer, it's part of a bigger dream.

  • USACE volunteers build walkway, make moving around easier for Wounded Warriors at KAF

    Feb 12, 2013

    American Wounded Warriors who can be rehabilitated in Afghanistan may receive care at the Warrior Recovery Center. At the facility, medical professionals provide short-term, comprehensive care, including Mild Traumatic Brain Injury/Concussive Care, Combat Stress Management, Musculoskeletal Care and Behavioral Healthcare. Although a modern, well-appointed facility, it was in need of some construction upgrades. Enter the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with a solution. USACE volunteers quickly built a safe and sturdy wooden walkway Feb. 9, so patients can travel more easily to and from the various buildings at the center.

  • USACE Galveston District earns 2 Communitas Awards

    Feb 12, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (Feb. 12, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District earned two Communitas Awards for its community relations programs: Corps Cares: Connecting the Community with the Corps and April Pools Day.

  • USACE engineer honored as a Modern Day Technology Leader at BEYA ceremony

    Feb 12, 2013

    Dr. Robert Wright, a program manager in the Programs and Project Management Division-Civil, was honored as a Modern Day Technology Leader at the 2013 Black Engineers of the Year Awards ceremony at the Marriott Wardman Park hotel in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 8. Dr. Wright leads Project Delivery Teams on both military and civil projects for the Baltimore District.

  • Army Corps repairs canal bulkhead with innovative project

    Feb 12, 2013

    POINT PLEASANT, NJ -- When the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers needs to repair a dam outlet, marine bulkhead or any other infrastructure submerged in the water, it presents an engineering challenge. The added variable can make repairs more difficult, costly and time-consuming. Ongoing repair work along the Point Pleasant Canal has been just that -- a challenge -- but through resourcefulness and innovation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District and its contractor are nearing completion of work.

  • Army Corps of Engineers judges local science fair

    Feb 11, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers provided professionals to help judge the local Feb. 6 Frederick County Science Fair.

  • Huntsville Center engineers have Strong mentor

    Feb 11, 2013

    For Huntsville native William Strong, 1972 was a tumultuous year, as it was for many blacks living in Alabama. However, there was a silver lining to the dark cloud of racial tension still evident in the Deep South. It was the year he began working at what was then Huntsville Division.

  • Huntsville Center workers capture contracting awards

    Feb 11, 2013

    Several contracting professionals at the Engineering and Support Center-Huntsville received awards during the 2013 Secretary of the Army Awards for Excellence in Contracting ceremony Jan. 28 in El Paso, Texas.

  • USACE People: When your spouse is your colleague

    Feb 8, 2013

    Some say the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District is like a family. Being in Europe, far from home brings employees together to experience and enjoy life overseas. But for 34 employees here, one of their colleagues actually is family -- their spouse. USACE Europe District is home to 17 married couples. In honor of Valentine's Day, five brave husbands and wives discuss what it's like to call their spouse a co-worker.

  • Integrating Afghan engineers into USACE project delivery teams vital to success in Afghanistan

    Feb 7, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, along with its Afghan partners, is strengthening the security and stability of Afghanistan by constructing both defense and public infrastructure in the nation. Contracting Afghan engineering professionals as well as paraprofessionals and integrating them into USACE project delivery teams has been vital to successfully completing construction projects in Afghanistan.

  • USACE Galveston District receives 2013 Corporate Partner Excellence Award

    Feb 7, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District was selected as the 2013 Corporate Partner Excellence Award recipient by the Roy G. Perry College of Engineering, Prairie View A&M University.

  • Tulsa District commander participates on water panel

    Feb 7, 2013

    Col. Michael Teague, Tulsa District commander, recently participated on a water panel during the Western States Land Commissioners Association winter meeting in Oklahoma City.

  • USACE Galveston District recognized with 7 Kassner Awards

    Feb 7, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District Public Affairs Office was recognized with seven awards from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Herbert A. Kassner Public Affairs Competition.

  • District works through cold weather to complete Lock and Dam 6 dewatering project

    Feb 6, 2013

    For the fourth time since it was put into service in 1936, Lock and Dam 6, near Trempealeau, Wis., is being dewatered. The lock was closed Dec. 3, and the repairs are scheduled to be completed by March 11.

  • Headwaters reservoirs: Streams, dreams and navigation

    Feb 6, 2013

    The late 1800s were challenging times for people living in the Midwest. Flour millers in the Minneapolis area, as well as boat captains on the Upper Mississippi River, often had difficulties working on the river in the late summer months because the river ran dry.

  • Sacramento District engineer to be honored at 2012 Black Engineer of the Year Awards conference

    Feb 6, 2013

    Former U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District engineer Marcus Williams has been selected to receive a Modern-Day Technology Leader award at the 27th Black Engineer of the Year Awards and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Global Competitiveness Conference Feb. 7-9, 2013, in Washington, D.C.

  • Corps and Fort Meade officials break ground for Asymmetric Warfare Group complex

    Feb 5, 2013

    Army Corps of Engineers officials joined leaders from Fort Meade and the Asymmetric Warfare Group (AWG) on Jan. 29 to break ground for the unit's new $30 million complex.

  • Kennedy flame to receive upgrades

    Feb 4, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Norfolk District awarded a Maryland company a contract, Jan. 31, 2013, to upgrade the John F. Kennedy eternal flame at Arlington National Cemetery, Va.

  • New wastewater treatment plant promotes good public health at FOB Shindand

    Feb 4, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed construction Jan. 31 of a wastewater treatment plant on Forward Operating Base Shindand in Herat province, western Afghanistan.

  • USACE Galveston District wins 2013 Gold AVA Award

    Feb 4, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District Public Affairs Office was recognized with a Gold Award from the AVA Digital Awards competition for the "Dig This: 2012 Dredging Along the Texas Coast" video.

  • Spotlight on USACE Galveston District Eddie Irigoyen

    Feb 1, 2013

    Meet U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District Civil Engineer Eddie Irigoyen, a construction manager in the Construction Branch and the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Awareness Program liaison for the district.

  • New Faces of Engineering: Viktoria Bogina

    Feb 1, 2013

    Viktoria Bogina, E.I.T., a civil engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Jacksonville District, was one of the USACE nominees for this year's New Faces of Engineering program.

  • Corps and DLA Distribution officials team together on a huge roof replacement project

    Feb 1, 2013

    Corps officials from both Charleston and Baltimore Districts joined DLA Distribution leaders for the Jan. 24 kick-off for the roof replacement on the Eastern Distribution Center (EDC), the largest Sustainment, Restoration and Modernization project on the installation in New Cumberland, Pa.

  • Corps seeks comments on documents

    Feb 1, 2013

    The Army Corps of Engineers' Little Rock District is seeking public comments through March 3 on a proposed plan and environmental assessment related to a flood risk reduction project on Jordan Creek in Springfield, Mo.

  • How the Corps and company combat carp

    Feb 1, 2013

    In this video, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District Deputy Commander Lt. Col. Jim Schreiner discusses the broad inter-agency partnership and strategy aimed at combating aquatic nuisance species, such as Asian carp, to include operating the electric barriers in the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal and conducting the Great lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study that examines controls that could be applied to prevent ANS transfer between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins through aquatic pathways.

  • Corps Debris, Dive Teams Remove Sunken Ship, Keep Noyo Harbor Open

    Feb 1, 2013

    FORT BRAGG, Calif. -- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers scuba divers and debris deck hands from the San Francisco District worked in tandem Jan. 25 to remove a 50-foot, 15 ton sunken ship stranded across half of the Noyo River impeding travel in the federal channel for fishing vessels, recreational boaters and U.S. Coast Guard ships navigating into the harbor.

  • Jacksonville Engineer Tim Brown Honored at STEM Conference

    Jan 31, 2013

    Timothy R. Brown, a senior project manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, is the recipient of the 27th Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA), to be conferred at the annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Global Competitiveness Conference in Washington, D.C. Feb. 7, 2013. Brown is responsible for leading interdisciplinary project delivery teams in the execution of large scale civil works projects.

  • Corps of Engineers awards $648 million Fort Bliss replacement hospital

    Jan 31, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, awarded a $648 million contract, Jan. 29, 2013, for the construction of the Fort Bliss, Texas, replacement hospital.

  • USACE completes construction of medical facility in Shindand

    Jan 30, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed construction Jan. 29 of a new medical facility in Shindand district, Herat province. Although not open to the public yet, the facility will provide basic, urgent and emergency health care for up to 150,000 residents and will be staffed primarily by Afghan medical professionals.

  • Honey, I Shrunk the Dam!

    Jan 30, 2013

    Based on computer-aided design, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District's 3-D printer allows full-scale project components to be shrunk into a handheld model that team members can use to better visualize and conceptualize their work like never before.

  • The Corps of Engineers teams up with Bass Pro Shops for 2013 water safety projects

    Jan 30, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Bass Pro Shops are kicking off the 2013 water recreation season with plans for new joint projects to help spread the word on water and boating safety, as well as environmental protection. The two organizations signed a partnership agreement late last year to develop potential projects that can be accomplished in the near term and in the future, such as those that improve fish habitat and focus on water and boater safety education. They are now ready to implement new measures to make the agreement a reality.

  • Corps and Defense officials break ground on the Defense Information School expansion

    Jan 29, 2013

    On Jan. 23, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, joined Defense officials and our contract partners to kick-off the renovation and expansion of the Defense Information School known throughout the military as DINFOS.

  • Huntsville Center's Facilities Reduction Program branches out into civil works

    Jan 29, 2013

    The Corps of Engineers' Fort Worth District and the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, are teaming up to complete a civil works project along the Salt Creek in Graham, Texas. This is a first for Huntsville Center's Facilities Reduction Program.

  • Jacksonville Engineer Tim Brown wins big at national STEM conference

    Jan 29, 2013

    Timothy R. Brown, a senior project manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, responsible for leading interdisciplinary project delivery teams in the execution of large scale civil works projects, is the recipient of this year's Special Recognition award for the 2013 BEYA STEM Conference.

  • 411th Engineer Brigade leaves legacy in Afghanistan

    Jan 28, 2013

    As Joint Task Force Empire, the members of the 411th Engineer Brigade, headquartered at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, with technical representative staffs throughout Afghanistan, executed sustained, multifunctional engineer operations as the lead engineer force assigned to U.S. Forces-Afghanistan.

  • Owners bringing pets into Germany will pay new fee starting Feb. 1

    Jan 28, 2013

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Members of the U.S. forces community who bring their pets along when they arrive in Germany for assignment will be charged a fee by German authorities beginning Feb. 1.

  • USACE builds culture of safety in Afghanistan's construction industry

    Jan 28, 2013

    A fall through a fragile roof, a collapsed trench engulfs workers, a poorly-maintained crane drops steel columns on a laborer's head; these are just a few of the fatal accidents reported in the international construction industry in recent years; accidents Jeff Ice, a safety and occupational health specialist who deployed to Kandahar from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New York District works hard to prevent.

  • Corps Deputy Commanding General visits south Florida project sites

    Jan 28, 2013

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Maj. Gen. Michael J. Walsh, Deputy Commanding General for Civil and Emergency Operations for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, visited Jacksonville District project sites in south Florida Jan. 23 and 24, including the Tamiami Trail Modifications project and the Herbert Hoover Dike Rehabilitation project. "Jacksonville District has the second largest civil works program in the Corps and is responsible for some of our most significant civil works projects," said Walsh. "By visiting Herbert Hoover Dike and ongoing Everglades restoration efforts, I saw the great progress that has been made to date. Equally as important, I was impressed by this district's dedication to delivering the best possible engineering solutions and services that contribute to the nation's economy, environment, safety and quality of life."

  • Corps awards Fire Island debris removal contract

    Jan 27, 2013

    The contract is considered a small business disaster area "set aside." This is part of the Federal government's efforts to ensure qualified small businesses in the disaster area are given opportunities to obtain business from agencies executing missions.

  • STEM students building bridges to bright futures

    Jan 26, 2013

    During Viva Technology Day, students at Roosevelt High School in Los Angeles participated in hands-on competitive, educational challenges. They worked in teams led by college students and Corps of Engineers interns who major in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM.

  • Taking SHAPE: USACE projects key to organization's future

    Jan 25, 2013

    MONS, Belgium -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is managing a major push into upgrading decades-old buildings on the NATO base here as part of an endeavor that will have a lasting impact on the culture and mission of Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, military and education leaders say. The centerpiece is a multinational-funded, $146 million construction project at SHAPE International School, the largest under way within USACE Europe District.

  • Corps of Engineers recognizes Plain, Wis., contractor for safe work

    Jan 25, 2013

    ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, recently announced Edward Kraemer & Sons, Inc., as the recipient of its 2012 Superior Safety Performance Award -- Large Contractor for safe and accident-free work during major construction modifications at Lock and Dam 3, near Red Wing, Minn.

  • Honolulu District Welcomes 565th Engineer Detachment Home from Afghanistan

    Jan 25, 2013

    FORT SHAFTER, OAHU -- The Honolulu District welcomed home the District-based 565th Engineer Detachment, Forward Engineer Support Team-Advance (FEST-A) with a Redeployment Ceremony Jan. 24 at District Headquarters to mark the official end of their successful deployment to support Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

  • Joint project develops airfield damage repair materials, techniques

    Jan 23, 2013

    The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center together with the U.S. Air Force (USAF) Civil Engineer Center and the Air Force Research Laboratory have combined forces to repair damaged runways -- materials, equipment, and methods -- used by USAF fighter jets and cargo planes.

  • St. Paul District employee wins Corps of Engineers construction award

    Jan 23, 2013

    ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Mississippi Valley Division recently announced its selection of Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District employee Eric Johnson as the recipient of its 2012 Construction Hard Hat of the Year Award.

  • Corps of Engineers completes Army's largest solar array installation

    Jan 22, 2013

    The largest solar power system in the U.S. Army is coming online at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., and officials gathered, Jan. 16, 2013, to mark the occasion with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

  • 'Building Strong' for the people in Uruzgan province

    Jan 22, 2013

    Since 2009, the South District has been building infrastructure to promote security and stability in Badghis, Daykundi, Farah, Ghor, Helmand, Herat, Kandahar, Nimroz, Uruzgan and Zabul Provinces in Afghanistan.

  • New Afghan Uniformed Police District HQ completed in Kushk

    Jan 22, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers delivered a newly completed Afghan Uniformed Police District Headquarters to Afghan authorities, Jan. 20, 2013, in Kushk District, Herat Province.

  • USACE Galveston District awards task order contract for survey data collection

    Jan 18, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (Jan. 18, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded a task order contract in the amount of $267,807.37 to AECOM Technical Services for Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) survey data collection at 32 dredging placement areas at various locations along the Texas portion of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW).

  • USACE Galveston District completes beach renourishment project at South Padre Island, Texas

    Jan 18, 2013

    SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas (Jan. 18, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, completed a beach renourishment project on South Padre Island using beach-quality sand harvested from a local dredging project.

  • 1,200 Christmas trees find new home in Thurmond Lake

    Jan 17, 2013

    Clarks Hill, S.C. -- As part of the annual Christmas tree recycling program, officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers collected 1,200 trees this year from communities surrounding J. Strom Thurmond Lake.

  • Building Afghanistan: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at work

    Jan 16, 2013

    How does the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers oversee construction in Afghanistan? Who decides the scope, design, location or budget of the projects? The answers to those questions are not simple, neither are the steps involved in bringing projects to completion.

  • Benefits = $750,000 partnership = priceless

    Jan 16, 2013

    You could put a price on the value added to Table Rock Lake from the Corps of Engineers' partnership with the Ozark Rivers Heritage Foundation but it wouldn't be accurate because it's hard to measure dedication, enjoyment and enthusiasm.

  • Real estate acquisition in Afghanistan more complex than location location location

    Jan 15, 2013

    The authority to acquire real estate in foreign countries in support of military contingency operations is delegated to the Assistant Secretary of the Army. Authority is further delegated to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and at the Afghanistan Engineer District-South, to its expert on the ground, the real estate division chief. His specialized team of five real estate experts and a local translator assists commanders and battle space owners with negotiating and executing real estate instruments so the United States may legally occupy land in Afghanistan. Thus far, that includes more than 142,000 acres for 300 bases, checkpoints and other sites.

  • Savannah Corps launches new and improved platform for water management information

    Jan 15, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District recently launched a new and improved online platform for discussing water management, drought and other topics affecting the Savannah River Basin.

  • We need YOU! Even as an Army Civilian

    Jan 15, 2013

    The iconic WWII recruiting poster of Uncle Sam pointing comes to mind when asking people to volunteer for possible deployment following a disaster. Recent events with tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes and even tsunamis demonstrate a continuing need to recruit talented individuals for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Planning and Response Teams. These teams provide assistance in time of disaster to help people recover and set a path to return to normalcy.

  • Spotlight on USACE Galveston District's Thomas Dyckman

    Jan 15, 2013

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - Building strong in support of the nation requires the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District to rely on the talents of highly-skilled employees to execute its mission of keeping America's waterways open for navigation and commerce.

  • Corps breaks ground on phase 2 of Fort Stewart hospital expansion

    Jan 14, 2013

    Officials with Fort Stewart, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District, Winn Army Hospital, and prime contractor McCarthy Building Company broke ground on phase two of a large-scale hospital expansion project, Jan. 10, 2013, at Fort Stewart, Ga.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers deputy commander visits Korea

    Jan 11, 2013

    Maj. Gen. Kendall Cox, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers deputy commanding general for military and international operations, made a three-day trip to the Republic of Korea Jan. 9-11. During the visit, Cox met with U.S. military officials, engineering Soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division, members of Far East District staff, and toured construction projects at U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys.

  • Federal, state partners celebrate completion of key component in Everglades restoration

    Jan 11, 2013

    Federal and state partners celebrated the completion of a key component in improving freshwater deliveries to the southern end of the Everglades ecosystem Jan. 11, 2013, in Homestead, Fla., at the C-111 Spreader Canal Western Project Dedication Ceremony.

  • New collaboration tool available

    Jan 8, 2013

    With more than 6,000 projects in progress at any given time, Huntsville Center leaders recognized a need for a tool enabling program managers, engineers and contractors to effectively and efficiently collaborate information.

  • Challenges on Fire Island

    Jan 7, 2013

    Hurricane Sandy's horror and destruction came ashore in the Northeast region Oct. 29, 2012, its tropical force winds and storm surge impacted millions in 15 states. One of the areas hit in New York by the storm was a barrier island called Fire Island. The island is 32 miles long and less than a mile wide at most points. The island is approximately a one hour drive from New York City and is known throughout the northeast as the island with no vehicles.

  • Web conferencing brings Army engineers to DoDDS classroom

    Jan 4, 2013

    A live video stream of eighth-grade physics students displayed on Jason Cade's computer screen. After a quick audio check, Cade, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District project manager and mining engineer, with the assistance of his colleagues, used face-to-face video conferencing to teach a lesson on roller coaster engineering to Wiesbaden Middle School students Dec. 19.

  • Army Corps to transform civil works program

    Jan 4, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is transforming its civil works program to best serve the public, meet the nation's water resource needs and help the Corps remain relevant in the 21st century.

  • Far East District, 8th Fighter Wing open final wing of new maintenance facility

    Jan 3, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Far East District and members of the U.S. Air Force's 8th Fighter Wing "Wolf Pack" cut the ribbon on the final phase of a new maintenance complex at Kunsan Air Base Dec. 18.

  • Corps of Engineers team takes care of its own during Hurricane Sandy recovery

    Dec 31, 2012

    Nearly nine weeks after Hurricane Sandy slammed the greater New York City area, and caused billions of dollars in damage, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employees continue supporting the city and state as they recover from the Oct. 29, 2012, disaster.

  • USACE Galveston District park ranger earns National Water Safety Congress award

    Dec 31, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District's Kristine Brown, a natural resources specialist and park ranger, earned the 2013 National Water Safety Congress Award of Merit for her outstanding contributions to water safety during 2012.

  • U.S. to improve electric grid in Kandahar Province

    Dec 29, 2012

    Electricity is a scarce resource in Kandahar City, Afghanistan, but should become less so for Kandahar government district centers and businesses when four separate projects, designed to improve electricity distribution in key areas of the city, are completed by winter 2013.

  • Building Strong through education, faith, risk

    Dec 27, 2012

    In a village off the coast of the Caribbean Sea, surrounded by abundant areas to hunt, fish, hike and dream, 13 year-old Hector Vega decided there was only one place he wanted be: America. How then, did he end up in Afghanistan working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers?

  • Chicago District "weathers" recent storm events

    Dec 26, 2012

    A look at Hurricane Sandy and drought impacts to district navigation infrastructure.

  • USACE employee serves in Afghanistan; so does his son

    Dec 22, 2012

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Gerard Rabalais signed up for the Vietnam Era Draft in 1972 but he was never called to serve as a member of the U.S. Armed Forces. After years of regret, he answered a self-imposed call in early 2012 by volunteering to work in Afghanistan with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Corps to recycle Christmas trees for fish cover

    Dec 21, 2012

    Christmas trees don't have to go to the trash after Christmas. In fact, all those trees on display in homes and businesses across the area can be put to good use. After the holidays, complete your gift giving by donating your tree to the fish in Greers Ferry Lake.

  • Tulsa engineers mentor youngsters at robotics competition

    Dec 20, 2012

    A group of engineers from the Tulsa District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers helped out with the Tulsa FIRST LEGO League qualifying event Nov. 10 as part of the district's Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) outreach program.

  • Corps of Engineers to remove rock from Mississippi River channel

    Dec 18, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced, Dec. 14, 2012, the schedule for removing rock formations in the Mississippi River near Thebes, Ill., that pose a threat to navigation as water levels on the river drop.

  • Army Corps of Engineers winds down power mission in Coney Island

    Dec 18, 2012

    Three of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers power teams have deployed to New York City since Hurricane Sandy made landfall Oct. 29, 2012. Those teams have come from Pittsburgh, Tulsa, and, most recently, Honolulu districts.

  • Corps' officials meet with Illinois leaders to discuss low water operations

    Dec 18, 2012

  • District's Small Business Program to be Applauded at Conference

    Dec 18, 2012

    Albuquerque District's Small Business program for 2012 received three distinct accolades at the Society of American Military Engineers Annual Small Business Conference the week of Dec. 10 in Grapevine, Texas.

  • Albuquerque District regulator receives two awards for water work

    Dec 18, 2012

    Marcy Leavitt, Texas/New Mexico Branch Chief of the Albuquerque District's Regulatory Division, recently received two honors recognizing her work that has helped protect not just water quality, but also watersheds and headwaters -- precious resources in an arid state.

  • UPDATE -- Rock removal work underway on Middle Mississippi

    Dec 18, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers rock removal work is underway on the Mississippi River near Thebes, Ill.

  • Albuquerque District, City of Las Cruces Partner on Environmental Restoration Project

    Dec 18, 2012

    Officials from the Albuquerque District, the City of Las Cruces, N.M., and state legislative representatives participated in a groundbreaking ceremony Nov. 29 for a $1.5 million environmental restoration project near the Las Cruces Dam.

  • Middle East District uses sealed bidding to help expedite contract awards for USACE missions in Afgh

    Dec 17, 2012

    On Nov. 19, the Middle East District employed a process it rarely uses to accelerate a contract award by holding a sealed bid opening for a construction project in Afghanistan.

  • In-house design helps transform California military post

    Dec 17, 2012

    An abandoned airplane hangar with just four instructors, 60 students and only one language was how the school began in San Francisco. Around the same time the school was starting its life, a small, 170-year-old military post about 100 miles south was going through yet another renovation: serving as a reception area for the U.S. Army's III Corps.

  • Corps of Engineers releases additional water from lake to aid Mississippi River traffic

    Dec 16, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District began increasing releases from Carlyle Lake, Ill., Dec. 15, 2012, in support of safe navigation on the Mississippi River.

  • Afghan electrical engineers, linemen receive training, new equipment

    Dec 16, 2012

    Afghan engineers and linemen in Helmand province just got a major helping hand thanks to a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers program that taught Da Afghaninstan Breshna Sherkat (Afghanistan's electric utility company) employees how to safely operate the new electric utility trucks donated to them by the United States in early December.

  • USACE delivers NATO Special Operations Headquarters in Belgium

    Dec 14, 2012

    MONS, Belgium -- U.S. and international military officials have cut the ribbon on a state-of-the-art facility constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District that will enable the NATO special operations forces community to plan, coordinate and conduct vital missions around the globe.

  • Ecosystem vision fulfilled by Army Corps

    Dec 14, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District is completing an ecosystem restoration project in Soundview Park, Bronx, New York. Residents are pleased that the project is improving the park's ecosystem for wildlife and providing a pleasing and safe place for residents to visit.

  • USACE Galveston District awards $8.87 million contract to dredge Matagorda Ship Channel

    Dec 14, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas (Dec. 14, 2012) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded a contract to Orion Marine Construction Inc. in the amount of $8,876,000 for maintenance dredging of the Matagorda Ship Channel to include a critically shoaled area of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway near the entrance channel in Matagorda County, Texas.

  • USACE Galveston District proposes adjusting operations at Brazos River Floodgates

    Dec 13, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas (Dec. 14, 2012) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District is proposing to adjust operations at the Brazos River Floodgates and Colorado River Locks following a reduction in the Corps' nationwide inland navigation budget for fiscal year 2013 and is seeking public comment.

  • City of St. Helena, Corps of Engineers sign cost-share agreement

    Dec 13, 2012

    ST. HELENA, Calif. - The City of St. Helena and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers signed a Federal Cost Share Agreement Dec. 7 to study its Comprehensive Flood Protection project. The project, authorized in the Water Resources Development Act of 2007, provides for federal reimbursement, but requires the feasibility study be conducted before the funds reimbursing the federal governments share are appropriated. Congress appropriated funds for the study in fiscal years 2009 and 2010.

  • Vicksburg District Hosted 22nd Annual Physically Challenged Deer Hunt

    Dec 12, 2012

    Arkabutla Lakeā€¦.The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (Corps) Arkabutla Lake hosted its 22nd annual physically challenged hunt 7 through 10 December 2012. In September 2012, 64 disabled hunters were chosen by a random drawing.

  • AWG Battle Lab Construction Underway

    Dec 12, 2012

    Land is being cleared and the buildings are being erected on the $65 million Asymmetric Warfare Group Battle Lab complex. Also available in high definition.

  • Automated system helps Army Corps manage debris mission in NYC

    Dec 12, 2012

    In order to track all of the moving parts of a large-scale debris mission, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers uses automated debris management systems, or ADMS.

  • Operation Warfighter soldier awarded Purple Heart in Surprise Ceremony

    Dec 12, 2012

    When Sgt. Jay Silk, Operation Warfighter Soldier at the Tenkiller Lake office, walked into the Oklahoma National Guard's Christmas party, he expected a fun evening with his family and fellow soldiers. But things are not always as they seem, Silk and another Wounded Warrior, Cpl. Scott Harper, were surprised with a Purple Heart ceremony.

  • Corps of Engineers, National Guard efforts spotlighted 1 month after Hurricane Sandy

    Dec 11, 2012

    On the evening of Oct. 30, 2012, Hurricane Sandy made landfall along the New Jersey coast resulting in the most damaging disaster in state history. Since then, Federal funds obligated to assist the residents and communities in the state have totaled more than $730 million.

  • USACE Transatlantic District-North Provides Different Kind of Relief

    Dec 11, 2012

    KABUL--Members of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic District-North (TAN), based here to help rebuild the country, provided a more direct form of relief to three families affected by the Nov. 21 suicide bombing that occurred in the Green Zone.

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