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  • 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.

  • Chinese delegation tours Washington Aqueduct as part of Corps' program

    Dec 11, 2012

    A 20-member delegation of scientists and water professionals from the Peoples Republic of China received a presentation and tour on area water production methods during a Dec. 7 tour at Washington Aqueduct in northwest Washington, D.C.

  • 'Building Strong' in Afghanistan also means building safe

    Dec 10, 2012

    Throughout the Afghanistan Engineer District-South area of operations, where dozens of Afghan National Security Forces installations are under construction, safety and occupational health specialists visit job sites daily to make sure laborers are protected from unnecessary risks.

  • USACE Galveston District awards $2.9 million contract to dredge Bayport Ship Channel

    Dec 7, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas (Dec. 7, 2012) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded a contract to Orion Marine Construction Inc. in the amount of $2,988,900 for maintenance dredging of the Bayport Ship Channel in Chambers and Harris counties, Texas.

  • Emanuel and Gevedon close the deal at the 2012 USACE Excellence in Contracting Awards

    Dec 7, 2012

    Nicholas Emanuel and Timothy Gevedon, contract specialists with the Afghanistan Engineer District-South, are among the elite eight U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Excellence in Contracting Awards Program winners for Fiscal Year 2012. Each year, hundreds of USACE contracting professionals from across the globe are nominated for one of the eight awards. Winners of the competition are high-performing employees who go the extra mile and effectively and efficiently deliver remarkable results. This year's winners were announced Nov. 29 in Dallas, but Emanuel and Gevedon could not personally accept their awards because both are currently deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan.

  • Fort Leonard Wood Soldiers head east to help with hurricane aftermath

    Dec 6, 2012

    When Hurricane Sandy hit the Northeastern United States in late October, Soldiers from Fort Leonard Wood answered the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers call for help.

  • Dredging commences for the number one area of contamination in the Great Lakes after 40 years

    Dec 6, 2012

    The Indiana Harbor and Canal has not been dredged since 1972, but thanks to a truly collaborative effort, the Corps has started to safely remove and contain sediment to not only restore deep draft commercial navigation but improve water quality in southern Lake Michigan. Over a period of eight to 10 years, the Indiana Harbor and Canal Confined Disposal Facility Project will produce an estimated 1.8 million cubic yards of dredged materials.

  • Corps Meets With Tribal Historic Preservation Officers

    Dec 6, 2012

    Vicksburg, Ms... The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Vicksburg District (Corps) senior leaders and archaeologists met yesterday with the Tribal historic preservation officers from the Alabama Coushatta Tribe Of Texas, Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Jena Band of Choctaw Indians, Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, and Muscogee (Creek) Nation to discuss the identification and protection of archaeological sites on Corps lands.

  • Corps Command Sergeant Major Visits Mat Sinking Unit

    Dec 6, 2012

    Vicksburg, Ms... U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Command Sergeant Major Karl J. Groninger recently visited the Vicksburg District's Mat Sinking Unit (MSU). CSM Groninger is the senior enlisted advisor to the USACE commanding officers and staff, headquartered in Washington, DC. His goal is to ensure safety, training, and adequate living conditions of the entire crew, especially the dozens of newly hired wage grade employees on the MSU.

  • Corps of Engineers demolishes house in Washington, D.C.

    Dec 5, 2012

    The Army Corps of Engineers has been actively investigating and cleaning up the Spring Valley FUDS for almost 20 years. This work includes the identification and removal of arsenicā€contaminated soil, a groundwater investigation, and the search for additional munitions, both in burial pits and isolated items on residential properties including 4825 Glenbrook Road. The Army Corps of Engineers demolished the house last week to begin the clean-up process of the site.

  • Eye on safety: from Buffalo to Afghanistan

    Dec 5, 2012

    At one point or another, in almost any job, the saying, "Safety is everyone's responsibility" has been used to convey the importance of employees taking an active role in their safety program. Some may consider them just words, but not Jean Brockner, a Buffalo District Contract Specialist.

  • Army Corps clears boardwalk debris at Rockaway Beach

    Dec 5, 2012

    Spanning 91 blocks between Shore Front Parkway and the Atlantic Ocean, Rockaway Beach Boardwalk took a huge pounding last month during Hurricane Sandy. Now the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working to dispose of the wood planks and busted-up concrete that were left behind.

  • USACE's military construction program in southern Afghanistan winds down

    Dec 5, 2012

    Since its beginning in 2009, the Afghanistan Engineer District-South has awarded 46 contracts for military construction and has completed 35 of them. Those 35 projects in south and west Afghanistan are valued at about $540 million. The South District has 11 more military construction projects which will be done by the spring of 2013, one slated for completion in the fall of 2013 and one slated for award in late December 2012.

  • New Well at Corps' Albuquerque District Recreation Area to Provide Much-Needed Water

    Dec 4, 2012

    On Sept. 27 the Cochiti Project's pump for its water well went out. During the process to replace the 20 horsepower pump, the original well, drilled in 1964, collapsed. A whole new well had to be drilled to restore the water supply, said Cochiti Lake Project Manager Mark Rosacker. If everything goes according to plan, the new well is expected to be online shortly after Thanksgiving.

  • Army Engineers complete assessments of critical public facilities in NJ

    Dec 4, 2012

    Through several mission assignments from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) was able to work with state and local governments to provide preliminary technical assessments and technical assistance to critical public facilities damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

  • USACE Galveston District awards $3 million small business contract for geotechnical services

    Dec 4, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas (Dec. 4, 2012) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded a small business contract to Baton Rouge, La.-based Quaternary Resource Investigations LLC in the estimated amount of $3 million for geotechnical services including soils investigations (core borings, soils sampling) and lab testing.

  • Big national response to Sandy: Army Corps

    Dec 4, 2012

    Hundreds of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers personnel deployed from around the nation to the New York-New Jersey metro area to take part in Hurricane Sandy recovery missions assigned by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The Army Corps has teamed with federal, state, city and regional agencies to unwater flooded areas, provide temporary power and remove debris, as well as other FEMA missions.

  • Corps tour helps Midshipmen move from classroom to construction

    Dec 4, 2012

    Engineering and construction science became reality for 15 Naval Academy midshipmen during a Nov. 29 tour of the 80 percent complete U.S. Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) facility on Fort Detrick, Md.

  • Taking the Wounded Warrior recovery process a step further

    Dec 4, 2012

    Once a service member is wounded, in battle or the line of duty, they are taken to a military hospital to recover. Those hospitals are built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as part of its military construction program. Now, in the USACE Southwestern Division, there are plans for that recovery process to evolve from the hospital to a special cottage at a corps lake to allow invisible wounds to heal.

  • Building Strong from the Rocky Mountains to the Peaks of Afghanistan

    Dec 3, 2012

    From his duty station at Libby Dam and beautiful Lake Koocanusa in Montana, Regh works as an electrical engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Seattle District. For more than a decade, his predictable schedule and the rural location of his post has allowed Regh to explore the Rocky Mountain wilderness and volunteer as a search and rescue technician crewleader at a non-profit organization in his hometown. For the next several months, however, the only wilderness surrounding Regh will be the sharp peaks and isolated valleys of southern Afghanistan.

  • Give someone a fish, you feed them for a day. Teach them to fish, you feed them for a lifetime.

    Dec 3, 2012

    On Sept. 30, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Table Rock Project Office partnered with several local businesses and civic organizations from Branson, Mo., to bring Catch a Special Thrill for 21 children who don't normally have the opportunity or ability to go fishing.

  • Little Rock district rangers' put disabled hunters on the deer

    Dec 3, 2012

    Hunting the elusive whitetail deer is a challenge that many Arkansans prepare for year round. Sneaking in and out of the woods without being seen, heard or smelled is very difficult, even for the seasoned hunter. Imagine how hard it would be to take down the "big one" if you had a physical disability and were unable to move about without the use of mechanized aid.

  • From typewriters to tranquility: Longtime USACE employee retires from Europe District

    Dec 3, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Ash Batavia just wrapped up a 37-year career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District. His work with the Army goes back to 1971, when he took a job as a procurement assistant on a post in Frankfurt. But district leaders say his professionalism. stability and peaceful demeanor transcended the workplace.

  • Regulator Works on Cultural Resource Solution

    Dec 3, 2012

    As part of evaluating projects under the Clean Water Act, regulatory employees are charged with enforcing permit conditions related to requirements stipulated in the National Historic Preservation Act and other applicable federal laws pertaining to the protection of natural and cultural resources. Such was the case when a District regulator responded to a permit application in 2005 from Ute Lake Ranch, Inc.

  • First for USACE South Pacific Division at Cochiti Dam

    Dec 3, 2012

    The first Operation Condition Assessment (OCA) in the South Pacific Division (SPD) took place the week of Oct. 8 at the Corps' Cochiti Dam project, located about 50 miles north of Albuquerque.

  • Karen Anderson awarded Steel de Fleury Medal for contribution to engineer regiment in Afghanistan

    Dec 2, 2012

    KANDAHAR Airfield, Afghanistan -- Backing away from a challenge is not in her character, neither is doing something half way. Karen Anderson, the tenacious executive officer, was recognized Nov. 21 with a Steel de Fleury Medal for those character traits and the many behind-the-scenes contributions she made to the Afghanistan Engineer District-South and Army Engineer Regiment during her nearly four-year deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Next phase of debris removal in NYC begins for Army Corps

    Dec 2, 2012

    After three weeks of around-the-clock curbside debris pickup, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has moved an estimated 237,000 cubic yards of debris out of New York City neighborhoods to permanent landfills upstate. Now the next phase of recovery begins -- private property debris removal or PPDR.

  • Location change for next Table Rock Master lan Revision Workshop

    Nov 30, 2012

    Branson, Mo. - The Army Corps of Engineers is moving the Table Rock Lake Master Plan Revision Workshop scheduled for Dec. 1 from the Dewey Short Visitor Center to Chateau on the Lake Resort Spa & Convention Center to accommodate larger crowds.

  • Corps joins dignitaries from DLA at headquarters groundbreaking

    Nov 28, 2012

    Col. Kent Savre, commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division, joined other dignitaries for the Nov. 28 groundbreaking ceremony for the new $95 million Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) headquarters here.

  • DOD praises Army's Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts and urges authorization bill passage

    Nov 28, 2012

    The Defense Department continues its assistance with Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts, Pentagon Press Secretary George E. Little said.

  • Army Corps helps Coney Island residents dig out of the sand

    Nov 27, 2012

    When Hurricane Sandy made landfall on Coney Island last month, it brought with it a powerful 15-foot storm surge that flooded thousands of homes, tossed aside countless parked cars and left streets clogged with sand. Residents are now getting some relief, as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and contracted crews work street by street to clear up the mess.

  • From drill sergeant hat to USACE hard hat, Apuya demands high standards

    Nov 26, 2012

    His drill sergeant hat may have been traded in for a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hard hat, but retired Army drill sergeant Benny Apuya still demands high standards be met by everyone he oversees. Only this time, it's on a construction site instead of at basic combat training. "Every time I'm out at the construction site, I am mindful of exactly what we're doing and who we are doing it for. It's got to be done right, and I'm going to uphold the rigorous standards," Apuya said of the mission to build high-quality military installations for Afghan National Security Forces.

  • Corps Joins ABMC, Punchbowl to Dedicate Vietnam Pavilions at the Honolulu Memorial

    Nov 26, 2012

    The American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC), along with the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl) and the Honolulu District dedicated two new pavilions at the Honolulu Memorial on Sunday, November 11, 2012.

  • Army Corps employs barges to move storm-damage debris out of NYC

    Nov 25, 2012

    Since its barging operations began Nov. 10, 2012, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has moved an estimated 26,000 tons of debris out of New York City coastal neighborhoods devastated by last month's Hurricane Sandy and up the Hudson River.

  • Army Corps helps clear damaged trees in Queens following Sandy

    Nov 22, 2012

    At 6:30 a.m., on Thanksgiving Day, dozens of local and out-of-state tree-clearing crews began to trickle in with their bucket trucks and wood chippers to a parking lot near Alley Pond Park. The work is part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' overall emergency debris removal mission.

  • Assuring quality construction for the benefit of Afghans' security

    Nov 21, 2012

    NATO's primary objective in Afghanistan is to enable the Afghan authorities to provide effective security across the country so it can never again be a refuge for terrorists. Along with conducting security operations and mentoring Afghan National Security Forces, building adequate facilities where troops may live, work and train is vital to promoting a strong security force.

  • Acting Baltimore District Commander visits school for Veterans Day

    Nov 20, 2012

    Students at the St. Louis School in Clarksville, Md. celebrated a Veterans Day they won't soon forget when Acting Baltimore District Commander Lt. Col. Brad Endres and Detachment Commander for the Asymmetric Warfare Group Lt. Col. Frank Walton visited with the students to share their military experiences.

  • Tulsa District uses wind turbines to produce power at project office

    Nov 20, 2012

    Tulsa District projects are starting to go green and the Kansas area is leading the way. For the first time in the district, a wind turbine is being used to produce power at Council Grove Lake, Kan.

  • USACE Galveston District prepares for oyster reef construction project in Matagorda, Texas

    Nov 20, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas (Nov. 20, 2012) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, partnered with The Nature Conservancy in Texas to undertake an ecosystem restoration project that will create up to 12 acres of sub-tidal reef and habitat located within the northernmost extent of the Half Moon Reef in Matagorda Bay, Texas.

  • USACE builds road in Helmand province, cuts travel time in half

    Nov 19, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is constructing a road in Helmand province, from Nawa to Lashkar Gah, in Southern Afghanistan, that already has cut travel time in half.

  • Corps employees team up to teach a lesson in networking

    Nov 19, 2012

    Special emphasis programs are sometimes celebrated with food tastings, exhibits and presentations. This year, however, Laura Ortiz, Hispanic Program Manager for Buffalo District, and Judy Phillips, Equal Employment Opportunity Officer, decided to try something different and do something off of the reservation to honor Hispanic Heritage Month.

  • From seaside cities to landlocked Afghanistan Giles assures quality and safety of new construction

    Nov 19, 2012

    It could be said that Jeff Giles was born of the sea. The 58-year-old former U.S. Navy Seabee who served in such exotic seaside cities as Kenitra, Morocco and Sigonella, Italy, has built a 35-year career closely connected to the water. Yet now, and for the next 10 months, Giles will be supporting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers construction mission in landlocked southern Afghanistan. Despite the lack of waterways, Giles, whose favorite place to be is on his boat fishing the Gulf Coast said, "It's a privilege to serve, and I'm honored that I was selected for deployment."

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers to generate power for Hurricane Sandy victims

    Nov 19, 2012

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has stated that his top priority is to restore power to those affected by Hurricane Sandy, and luckily, the 249th Engineer Battalion, from Fort Bragg, N.C., is helping to do just that.

  • Planting a seed for STEM

    Nov 19, 2012

    Corps hosts science, technology, engineering and mathematics event for local high school.

  • USACE Galveston District awards $1.38 million contract for dredging placement area construction

    Nov 19, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas (Nov. 19, 2012) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded a contract in the amount of $1,382,700 to New Orleans-based Bailey-CKY, a small disadvantaged veteran-owned small business, to perform construction of dewatering ditches at the San Jacinto Placement Area relating to the Galveston harbor and channel in Galveston County, Texas.

  • New engineer dive team keeping whirlwind pace in 2012

    Nov 16, 2012

    Four countries, three continents, eight cities and towns and two islands; this hectic schedule is that of the newly formed USACE Forward Response Dive and Survey Team during its 2012 inaugural season.

  • USACE Galveston District supports OEF deployments, promotes Warrior Care Month 2012

    Nov 16, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas (Nov. 16, 2012) -- For more than a decade, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has supported the war efforts during Operation Restore Iraqi Oil, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, contributing dedicated military and government personnel to war zones as part of the primary organization tasked with various infrastructure projects to increase the stability, security and economies of the host nations.

  • Middle School Youngsters Learn geographic technology

    Nov 16, 2012

    U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville provides workshop

  • Once a soldier, a soldier for life

    Nov 16, 2012

    The U.S. Army, which I have proudly served in for more than 30 years, has a saying: "Once a Soldier, a Soldier for Life." This concept is shared across all our military services. Those who have served, whether a soldier, sailor, airman or Marine, will always be part of that great community of men and women who have put on a uniform and served this Nation.

  • Building green: Corps of Engineers explores overseas LEED alternative

    Nov 15, 2012

    Think global, act local. The phrase, popularized in the 1970s on the back bumpers of hippies' Volkswagens and on the front of their T-shirts, has evolved through the years and taken on a wider meaning. Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District is considering the adoption of local green building standards to meet the Army's worldwide environmental and energy performance goals.

  • Spotlight on USACE Galveston District's Lisa Finn

    Nov 15, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas - Lisa Finn's journey toward a healthy lifestyle began with a single moment while out to dinner with friends back in the spring of 2009. "I looked around the restaurant and it occurred to me that I was the heaviest person in the room," said Finn. "That thought stayed with me and bothered me tremendously. It was then that I became determined to lose weight."

  • USACE heads up Air Force infrastructure assessment

    Nov 13, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- The Air Force has launched a two-year evaluation of facilities and equipment on bases worldwide to gain a clearer picture of energy and space efficiencies within its inventory.

  • Corps aids Army Heritage Center opening

    Nov 13, 2012

    Approximately 150 people, some wearing Army memorabilia from World War II to the present, attended the Friday, Nov. 9, opening ceremony for the Visitor Education Center, the newest addition to the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center at Carlisle Barracks, Pa.

  • Corps plans for next disaster while supporting Hurricane Sandy Recovery

    Nov 13, 2012

    Vicksburg, Ms... On November 1, 2012, the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers' Vicksburg District (MVK)participated in a New Madrid earthquake planning exercise to develop contingency plans involving all the districts of the Mississippi Valley Division (MVD).

  • Mat Sinking Unit Near Blackhawk, Louisiana

    Nov 13, 2012

    Vicksburg, Ms... The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Vicksburg District Mat Sinking Unit (MSU) is currently working on the Mississippi River near Blackhawk, Louisiana, on river mile 328. Thus far this season the MSU has placed 229,405 squares or approximately 527 acres of articulated concrete mats on the banks of the Mississippi River. The goal for this six-month revetment season is to place 442,786 squares covering approximately 1,018 acres. The next location for the MSU is mile 225 near Arlington, Louisiana.

  • Contracting Officer Representatives receive refresher training in Afghanistan

    Nov 12, 2012

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Administering U.S. government construction contracts is challenging. To ensure that U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' administrative contracting officers, contracting officer representatives and construction representatives understand the nuances of administering contracts in Afghanistan, the Afghanistan Engineer District-South office of counsel and contracting office are visiting construction offices throughout the district to reinforce the basics and discuss key contractual elements.

  • USACE set to begin electricity improvement project in Helmand province

    Nov 12, 2012

    Afghanistan's electric company will be able to deliver more reliable electricity with fewer interruptions at the end of a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers construction project set to begin this week in Helmand province.

  • Paving the road to stable economic growth at Shur Andam Industrial Park

    Nov 11, 2012

    The entrepreneurs at the Shur Andam Industrial Park in Kandahar need a paved road, so civil engineers from the 565th Engineer Detachment Forward Engineer Support Team - Advance conducted a road survey November 7, 2012 to develop designs and specifications, a statement of work and cost estimate to facilitate future construction of a road at Shur Andam.

  • From refugee to USACE project manager of the year

    Nov 11, 2012

    How does a young Vietnamese refugee with no English, no money and no education go on to become a licensed professional engineer and in 2012, recognized as the best project manager in the entire U.S. Army Corps of Engineers? "A little bit of luck and whole lot of drive," says Viet Nguyen, PE, PMP.

  • Corps employees recognized for service 'above and beyond' in wildfire battle

    Nov 9, 2012

    When wildfires raged in Mannford, Okla. Aug. 3-7, 12 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employees set aside their regular duties to assist hundreds of firefighters in battling the blazes. The 12 employees were recognized for their efforts with the Department of the Army's Civilian Award for Humanitarian Service.

  • Corps of Engineers liaisons connect with communities impacted by Sandy

    Nov 9, 2012

    Two weeks ago, 1st Lt. Andrea Gongaware and 1st Lt. Erin Hanley, both of the 554th Engineer Battalion, anxiously prepared for the U.S. Army's Career Captain Course they were to attend at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. At the same time, residents along the East Coast prepared for Hurricane Sandy.

  • Chief of Engineers thanks St. Louis District personnel for quick actions following Hurricane Sandy

    Nov 8, 2012

    U.S. Army Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick visited personnel deployed in response to Hurricane Sandy, Nov 3, 2012, at the North Atlantic Division Headquarters to express his appreciation for their dedication and quick actions following the storm that devastated the northeast.

  • Employees pay tribute to former district engineer, Vols coaching legend

    Nov 7, 2012

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 3, 2012) -- Several of the staunchest University of Tennessee Volunteers football fans from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District attended Military Appreciation Day at the game today and paid tribute to former district engineer and Vols coaching legend Brig. Gen. Robert R. Neyland.


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