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

    Apr 4, 2013

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

  • Southwestern Division builds STEM benchmark

    Apr 3, 2013

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

  • District team assists USMA cadets with Engineering Design Capstone Projects

    Apr 3, 2013

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

  • Kids on the Land: A hands on STEM experience

    Apr 3, 2013

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

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

    Apr 3, 2013

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

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

    Apr 2, 2013

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

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

    Apr 2, 2013

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

  • Going Green: USACE LA District continues innovative partnership

    Apr 2, 2013

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

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

    Apr 1, 2013

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

  • March Movie Madness Competition

    Apr 1, 2013

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

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

    Apr 1, 2013

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

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

    Apr 1, 2013

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

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

    Apr 1, 2013

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

  • Corps of Engineers Louisville District supports Operation Warfighter

    Apr 1, 2013

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

  • USACE manager Linda Murphy traded business suits for combat boots

    Mar 30, 2013

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

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

    Mar 29, 2013

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

  • From the battlefield to the Corps

    Mar 29, 2013

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

  • Local Girl Scout donates cookies to Deployee Support Group

    Mar 29, 2013

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

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

    Mar 29, 2013

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

  • Contractors recognized for safety excellence

    Mar 29, 2013

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

  • District Surveys Upgrade to Future

    Mar 29, 2013

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

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

    Mar 28, 2013

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

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

    Mar 28, 2013

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

  • USACE design chief handles heavy workload in Europe

    Mar 27, 2013

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

  • Fort Worth contractor receives award for safety record at Pantex

    Mar 27, 2013

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

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

    Mar 26, 2013

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

  • For eroding island, engineers' efforts start with models

    Mar 25, 2013

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

  • She took a leap of faith and landed strong

    Mar 23, 2013

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

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

    Mar 22, 2013

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

  • Corps still picking up after Hurricane Sandy

    Mar 22, 2013

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

  • Tulsa District Hydropower Training Program graduates recognized

    Mar 21, 2013

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

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

    Mar 21, 2013

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

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

    Mar 21, 2013

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

  • USACE Little Rock launches water level app

    Mar 21, 2013

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

  • USACE Galveston District Employee Spotlight on Simon DeSoto

    Mar 21, 2013

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

  • Going Green: the Silvery Minnow and the Rio Grande

    Mar 21, 2013

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

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

    Mar 20, 2013

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

  • Engineering Challenge lets professional engineers share real-world experience

    Mar 20, 2013

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

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

    Mar 20, 2013

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

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

    Mar 19, 2013

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

  • Commentary: STEM - Past, present, future

    Mar 19, 2013

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

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

    Mar 19, 2013

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

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

    Mar 19, 2013

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

  • Electricity powers economic development in southern Afghanistan

    Mar 18, 2013

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

  • Putting family first results in rapid rise through ranks

    Mar 18, 2013

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

  • Jones named 2013 Engineer of the Year

    Mar 18, 2013

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

  • US, German construction leaders gather for annual forum

    Mar 15, 2013

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

  • BUILDING STRONGĀ® for Afghanistan's security

    Mar 15, 2013

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

  • Operation War Fighter in Tulsa District

    Mar 14, 2013

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

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

    Mar 14, 2013

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

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

    Mar 14, 2013

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

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

    Mar 14, 2013

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

  • Breaking down barriers, building up respect

    Mar 12, 2013

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

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

    Mar 12, 2013

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

  • Going Green: Soundview Park, Bronx, New York

    Mar 12, 2013

  • Far East District, DoD schools sign STEM partnership agreement

    Mar 11, 2013

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

    Mar 11, 2013

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

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

    Mar 11, 2013

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

  • Ground breaks for largest-ever Army Reserve land exchange

    Mar 11, 2013

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

  • Meet Brazos River Floodgates Lockmaster Robert Page

    Mar 8, 2013

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

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

    Mar 8, 2013

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

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

    Mar 8, 2013

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

  • Scientists measure sea spray at Mount Desert Rock

    Mar 8, 2013

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

  • Anatomy of a FAT: fire suppression systems on Kandahar Airfield pass the test

    Mar 6, 2013

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Fire suppression systems in certain hangers require mandatory performance tests before aircraft can be stored or maintained in them. On Feb. 26 and 27, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers oversaw Final Acceptance Tests at four hangers on Kandahar Airfield with much-anticipated foamy results.

  • What is the district's role in maintaining the GIWW?

    Mar 6, 2013

    "The USACE Galveston District is tasked with maintaining the Texas portion of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway to ensure this important component of the Texas and U.S. maritime system remains open for commerce. Working with our partners, the Texas Department of Transportation, Texas ports and organizations such as the Gulf Intracoastal Canal Association, the district keeps the GIWW deep and wide enough to meet current shipping demands, which is key to the economic competitiveness of Texas ports."

  • Tulsa District 2012 Leadership Training Program Graduates 12 Students

    Mar 6, 2013

    A group of twelve Tulsa District emerging leaders completed a yearlong Leadership Development Program culminating in a graduation ceremony to commemorate their achievement.

  • Engineers Encourage Study of Hard Sciences

    Mar 6, 2013

    While promoting careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics to Alaska's youth, employees at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -- Alaska District are getting inspired, too.

  • How does she do it? She puts her mind to it! STEM professional excels at work, homeschooling

    Mar 5, 2013

    How does a mother home school all four of her children, climb the professional ladder from intern to senior management and still find time to volunteer and improve lives in her community? Ask Margaret Jones, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers mechanical engineer, currently deployed in Afghanistan.

  • USACE leads CQM course to sharpen quality control

    Mar 5, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District has kicked off its 2013 slate of Construction Quality Management courses, conducted quarterly for contractors awarded projects requiring this certification.

  • Event allows small businesses to network with Corps staff

    Mar 5, 2013

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District staff met with representatives from more than 75 businesses from 18 different states during the Meet the Corps Day event held recently at the Tulsa Technology-Lemley Campus in Tulsa.

  • New Huntsville Center office offers DoD-wide information technology acquisition support

    Mar 4, 2013

    Customers looking for streamlined acquisition approaches to purchasing information technology now have a centralized place where they can get their support.

  • USACE Electrical Engineer embodies National Women's History Month theme

    Mar 2, 2013

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Women electrical engineers are few in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Shafak Pervez should know--she is one of them. She is also the kind of woman who thrives on new experiences that engage her mind and help other people simultaneously.

  • Spotlight on USACE Galveston District Project Manager Sharon Tirpak

    Mar 1, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (March 1, 2013) -- Managing federally-funded civil works projects through feasibility studies and construction requires leadership -- a skill U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District Project Manager Sharon Tirpak hones while guiding multidisciplinary teams through complex projects that energize the economy and reduce risks from disasters.

  • USACE Galveston District awards task order contract for mooring buoy installation and repair

    Mar 1, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded a task order contract in the amount of $260,792.34 to J.M. Davidson Inc., for mooring buoy installation and repair work at the Port Arthur, Bolivar, Pelican Island and Chocolate Bayou mooring areas along the Texas coast.

  • Army engineers bring STEM applications, careers to the classroom

    Feb 28, 2013

    In honor of National Engineers Week U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District employees presented structural engineering, alternative energy and fire protection concepts to Department of Defense Dependents Schools- Europe students Feb. 19-21 at Wiesbaden Middle School.

  • Corps welcomes future engineers to Bonneville Dam to celebrate Engineer Day

    Feb 28, 2013

    As part of National Engineers Week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers welcomed more than 100 high school students from a dozen Portland-area high schools to Bonneville Lock and Dam Feb 21.

  • Corps of Engineers saves Army money through solar power

    Feb 28, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is increasing mission effectiveness through energy efficiency. To assist the Army in meeting its sustainability goals, the Corps has assisted the largest military installation in the United States, White Sands Missile Range, in southern New Mexico, with the installation of the U.S. Army's largest solar photovoltaic power plant.

  • USACE promotes STEM-related MATHCOUNTS

    Feb 28, 2013

    USACE professionals volunteered their time and expertise to support young mathletes at a regional MATHCOUNTS competition Feb. 9.

  • USACE Galveston District awards three task order contracts for geotechnical services

    Feb 28, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (Feb. 28, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded the following three task order contracts in the combined amount of $300,666.78 to Quaternary Resource Investigations LLC to investigate soil conditions for future levee construction at dredged material placement sites along the Texas coast.

  • Huntsville Center employees celebrate African American/Black History Month

    Feb 27, 2013

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington was the theme of the U.S. Army Huntsville Center's 2013 celebration of African American/Black History Month. Guest Speaker, William Brown, former Deputy Director of Military Programs for Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, focused his speech on two crucial events in the African American struggle for equality in America.

  • USACE Galveston District awards task order contract for mooring buoy installation and repair at GIWW

    Feb 26, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded a task order contract in the amount of $70,047 to J.M. Davidson Inc., for mooring buoy installation and repair work at the Brazos River Floodgates along the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) in Freeport, Texas.

  • Acclaimed actress brings Underground Railroad to life in USACE performance

    Feb 26, 2013

    A standing-room only audience representing multiple federal agencies saw, and participated in, an emotive presentation of the life and times of Harriet Tubman in the City Crescent Building on Feb. 26, part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, observance of African American Black History Month.

  • Tulsa area robotics teams recognized

    Feb 25, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District and the Tulsa Society of American Military Engineer, or SAME recognized two Tulsa area robotics teams during their January meeting.

  • USACE Galveston District hosts LSU students

    Feb 22, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (Feb. 22, 2013) -- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District's Regional Environmental Specialist Janelle Stokes couldn't have been more pleased when she learned she would be presenting an overview of the district's Beneficial Use Program to a group of visiting Louisiana State University students who are just as interested in dirt as she is, and on their way to becoming the next leaders in the field of landscape architecture.

  • Huntsville Center shares National Engineers Week with local students

    Feb 22, 2013

    The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville celebrated National Engineers Week by meeting with more than 300 juniors and seniors at J.O. Johnson High School in north Huntsville Feb. 21.

  • Huntsville Center engineers win special awards

    Feb 22, 2013

    Two U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center employees received special recognition Feb. 21 from the Society of American Military Engineers Huntsville Post.

  • Measuring the ice on Lake Pepin 2013

    Feb 22, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, begin taking this year's annual Lake Pepin ice measurements, Wednesday, Feb. 13. The Corps takes ice measurements on Lake Pepin each year to predict the navigational outlook on the Upper Mississippi River. Located on the Mississippi River between Red Wing, Minn., and Wabasha, Minn., Lake Pepin is the location of choice for these measurements because it's the last part of the navigation channel where the ice breaks up due to the slower river current in the lake.

  • US Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District Celebrates National Engineers Week

    Feb 21, 2013

    More than 130 high school students from northeast Florida will attend an Engineering Career Day event and project competition, hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District on Friday, Feb. 22.

  • Corps engineers care for Army, DoD worldwide

    Feb 21, 2013

    He may wear the uniform, but at the heart of Col. Robert Ruch is not just a Soldier, but an engineer. "One of the really neat things as a military engineer is we get to float back and forth between the real Army and then the Corps of Engineers," said Ruch, commander of the Engineering and Support Center-Huntsville. "It's the ability to link those two together and take experiences from one and do better in the other job."

  • Willow poles along Sacramento River help fish, won't harm levees

    Feb 21, 2013

    A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District project to plant willow poles along 30,000 feet of levees in the Sacramento and San Joaquin river systems is under way, designed to preserve habitat for threatened fish. The work follows extensive environmental and engineering analysis to ensure that the small, native trees will provide maximum habitat benefit without harming the levees. Planting began Jan. 23, 2013 and is expected to conclude for the year by the end of February. The habitat project is the final step in completing emergency levee repairs the district began in 2007.

  • Savannah engineer earns high accolades during National Engineer Week

    Feb 20, 2013

    The Savannah-area professional engineering community formally recognized Carol H. Abercrombie, a civil engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District for her notable contributions to water resource projects in Coastal Georgia.

  • Corps Cares: Recycled computers enhance school technology, save money

    Feb 20, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (Feb. 20, 2013) -- Students from Pearland Independent School District are getting a much-needed technology boost thanks to a donation of 64 computers by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District.

  • 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.


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