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  • Science and arts symposium keeps students focused

    Jul 8, 2013

    Students from local summer camp and home school programs took a field trip Thursday to the historic Cooper House in downtown Huntsville to attend the Tennessee Valley Jazz Society's first Science and Arts Symposium. They got to meet scientists, engineers, mathematicians and even an artist or two.

  • Engineering profession showcased for youngsters

    Jul 8, 2013

    "Discover Tech: Engineers Make a World of Difference," a traveling exhibition for libraries, is in Huntsville for the summer.

  • Corps of Engineers deepens vital navigational channel

    Jul 5, 2013

    Fuel shortages and empty store shelves are a potential reality Alaskans will not have to face thanks to the work of 45 crewmembers aboard the Essayons, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-owned-and-operated hopper dredge.

  • Salahat named as the Corps' Fort Worth District Engineer of the Year

    Jul 3, 2013

    Esmat F. Salahat was born in Jordan and was raised by his grandparents in the small Christian town of Anfe, Lebanon. From this beautiful, small town on the Mediterranean emerged the Fort Worth District's 2012 Engineer of the Year.

  • Fort Worth District recognizes Top Equal Employment Opportunity Supervisor and Employee of the Year

    Jul 3, 2013

    In keeping with the standards set by the Department of Defense and U.S. Army, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, honored its top achievers in the area of Equal Employment Opportunity during its Engineer Day Annual Awards ceremony June 13.

  • Corps of Engineers to conduct spillway gate tests on Savannah River reservoirs

    Jul 2, 2013

    On July 10 and 11 the Corps of Engineers will conduct required tests of the spillway gates at its three dams on the upper Savannah River. The tests will ensure the gates work properly and can be activated in the event of an emergency to protect the dam plus people and property downstream. Tests will be conducted at Hartwell Dam, Russell Dam, and Thurmond Dam.

  • Strength from adversity: Celebrating 237 years of Liberty

    Jul 2, 2013

    This week we celebrate the Nation's 237th anniversary of Independence Day. On July 4 and over this weekend we will celebrate one of the proudest moments in our Nation's history -- our rightful claim to self rule and independence. Many of us associate this day with our Nation's freedom, strength, and prosperity. This day remains a beacon of freedom for the world to see and it symbolizes what other democratic societies attempt to emulate. It is a day we recall our country's proud heritage and the remarkable courage of our founders.

  • Algiers Lock: Vital Shipping Structure being repaired

    Jul 2, 2013

    One of the oldest missions of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is to ensure safe and reliable navigation on our Nation's waterways. For the New Orleans District, this mission includes operating and maintaining eight locks along the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, the nation's third busiest inland waterway. If one of these locks becomes inoperable for any reason, it is the Corps' top priority to return the lock to service as soon as possible.

  • Paul assumes command of corps' Little Rock District

    Jul 2, 2013

    During a July 2 ceremony at the Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center in downtown Little Rock, Col. Courtney W. Paul assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District.

  • St. Louis District ranger receives lifetime achievement award

    Jul 2, 2013

    Lifetime achievement usually refers to the recipient, but in the case of Rachel Garren, her achievements affect the lifetimes of thousands of others. Rachel Garren retired June 28, 2013 as the Interpretative Services and Outreach lead for the St. Louis District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Her career with the District began as a student intern at Lake Shelbyville, Ill., and over thirty-one years grew to bring national attention to her skills and educational efforts.

  • Corps breaks ground for $100 million water treatment plant

    Jul 2, 2013

    FORT IRWIN, Calif.--The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the National Training Center at Fort Irwin hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for a $100 million water treatment plant for Fort Irwin and National Training Center Jun. 28.

  • USACE Galveston District spotlight on regulatory supervisor

    Jul 1, 2013

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas -- Managing operations in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District's Regulatory Branch of the Corpus Christi Regulatory Field Office isn't always easy. With wetland issues to be resolved, jurisdictional determinations to be made and violation claims regarding both the Clean Water Act and the Rivers and Harbors Act to be reviewed and investigated, even Supervisor Lloyd Mullins, a 12-year veteran, says though he has his share of difficult days there is no other place he'd rather be working.

  • USACE Galveston District urges safety over July Fourth holiday, flexes lock schedule

    Jul 1, 2013

    As the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District prepares for a busy Fourth of July -- a holiday known for drinking and boating and deadly accidents -- USACE Galveston District Commander Col. Christopher Sallese urges the public to put safety first and become water aware when participating in water-related recreational activities.

  • Nashville teachers graduate STEM curriculum with Corps externships

    Jul 1, 2013

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 28, 2013) -- Local high school teachers are using externships with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District to create class curriculum that will challenge students and encourage them to investigate, explore, experiment, problem solve, create and invent.

  • USACE Galveston District to host additional public meetings on proposed changes to GIWW setbacks

    Jul 1, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District will host additional public meetings in July to seek input on the proposed changes to its permit setback policy along the Gulf Coast Intracoastal Waterway.

  • Ex-Marine Provost Marshal now a 'professional witness' as Army civilian

    Jun 28, 2013

    Joining the Army as a civilian, after a 20 years in the Marines, has not only enriched my job skills but has put me in close touch with some fascinating military history.

  • Alaska District welcomes home engineer detachment

    Jun 28, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -- Alaska District welcomed the 62nd Engineer Detachment home June 26 during a ceremony at the district headquarters building. The team was deployed September 2012 through June 2013 at Shindand Air Base, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Buffalo District: Join the Army, see the world

    Jun 28, 2013

    I grew up in Western New York, not that far from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District office where I work as a biologist in the Regulatory Branch. But to tell you the truth, I'd never been much west of Bloomington, Ind., until I started work in environmental assessment to support the Fort Worth District's Defense Logistics Agency Program. Join the Army, see the world!

  • Russo honored with bronze de Fleury Medal

    Jun 28, 2013

    Ray Russo, acting director of Regional Business for the Southwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, was recently honored with the presentation of the bronze de Fleury Medal for his superior service to the Army Engineer Regiment and numerous contributions to both the civil works and military programs missions of the Southwestern Division.

  • Seminar cultivates way forward following Hurricane Sandy

    Jun 27, 2013

    FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate and Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), co-hosted the 2013 Senior Leaders' Seminar (SLS) recently at FEMA Headquarters.

  • USACE to place more than 26 million cubic yards of sand to restore Sandy-damaged projects

    Jun 26, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is in the process of placing more than 26 million cubic yards of sand along the coastline throughout the northeastern United States to repair and restore coastal storm risk reduction projects previously built by the Corps that were severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

  • USACE Galveston District partners with HSPS to promote safety on the water during 4th of July

    Jun 26, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (June 26, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District partnered with the Houston Sail and Power Squadron (a unit of the United States Power Squadrons) to provide recreational boaters with free vessel safety examinations June 29-30 and July 4 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Trinity River Island Recreation Area (also known as the Wallisville Lake Project Boat Ramp) in Wallisville, Texas.

  • New mechanical systems to help trout fishery below Tenkiller Dam

    Jun 26, 2013

    The stream below Tenkiller Dam in Oklahoma is home to a popular trout fishery; however, during the 2011 drought, low dissolved oxygen levels, and high water temperatures resulted in a fish kill of both trout and other types of fish. As a result of a multi-agency effort, a two-part mechanical solution was developed to prevent further fish kills below the dam.

  • Play it safe on the lake this holiday weekend

    Jun 26, 2013

    Independence Day is right around the corner, and with it comes one of the busiest times of the year for recreation at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District's lakes: Hartwell, Richard B. Russell and J. Strom Thurmond (also known as Clarks Hill Lake).

  • USACE Galveston District awards an $843,000 small business contract

    Jun 25, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (June 25, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a service-disabled veteran-owned small business contract to Babcock Construction Company in the amount of $843,000 to conduct levee raising on Placement Area 2 at the Port of Victoria, located in Calhoun and Victoria counties, Texas.

  • Corps celebrates America's Great Outdoors, opens new pathway

    Jun 25, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Baltimore District celebrated an America's Great Outdoors event to officially open Raystown Lake's Greenside Pathway, June 20. A new 2.3 mile pathway around the Seven Points Recreation Area -- made 100 percent out of recycled materials - should reduce traffic congestion, increase pedestrian safety, and provide a healthy alternate to driving.

  • Mekong River Commission members visit Nashville District

    Jun 24, 2013

    NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 19, 2013 -- Eleven members of the Mekong River Commission were briefed on how management of operations on the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers affect Mississippi River operations during their June 18-19, 2013 visit to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District.

  • USACE Galveston District to host public meetings on proposed changes to GIWW permit setback policy

    Jun 24, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (June 24, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District will host three public meetings in July to seek input on the proposed changes to its permit setback policy along the Gulf Coast Intracoastal Waterway.

  • Albuquerque District's Abiquiu Dam celebrates its 50th anniversary

    Jun 24, 2013

    Abiquiu Dam in Northern New Mexico celebrated the 50th anniversary of the building of the dam. Approximately 70 people gathered at Abiquiu to join the celebration June 13, 2013.

  • Water Management: Corps' Southwestern Division partners to build resilient, reliable water resource

    Jun 23, 2013

    With 28 reservoirs in Texas with storage set aside for water supply, and 74 multipurpose water reservoirs within the region, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Southwestern Division has been working with state and local governments and other stakeholders to ensure they are able to meet the water needs of the area.

  • SWD, Texas Ports partner to address current issues, future needs

    Jun 23, 2013

    Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Southwestern Division met with representatives from Texas Ports and the Texas Department of Transportation in Galveston, Texas, June 20, to identify current areas of need and discuss opportunities to improve the infrastructure that supports the Texas Coast and its immense economic impact on both Texas and the Nation. The meeting, held in conjunction with the Texas Water Conservation Association's mid-year conference in Galveston, provided an opportunity for Corps and state officials to look at current ways of doing business as well as identify means to improve customer relationships and support.

  • PRSA Houston recognizes USACE Galveston District with six Excalibur Awards

    Jun 21, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (June 21, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District's Public Affairs Office was recognized with six awards at the Public Relations Society of America Houston Chapter's 2013 Excalibur Awards, June 20, during the annual PRSA Excalibur Awards Gala in Houston.

  • The Army honors excellence in STEM education

    Jun 21, 2013

    Students excelling in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) were recently recognized at the 11th Annual eCYBERMISSION National Judging and Education Event in Leesburg, Va.

  • Mississippi island turned into forestry Petri dish

    Jun 20, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, will finish a three-year reforestation project with a massive planting of 7,000 trees this week.

  • USACE Galveston District hosts PVAMU's STEM Summer Program students

    Jun 20, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (June 20, 2013) -- Students from the Prairie View A&M University's Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Summer Program visited the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District today to speak with district subject matter experts in the engineering, biology and regulatory fields, learn more about different avenues of pursuing STEM-related career fields and about the opportunities that exist for recent graduates.

  • USACE holds emergency response exercise in Philadelphia

    Jun 19, 2013

    More than 150 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers personnel descended on Fort Mifflin in Philadelphia June 10-14 to participate in a national emergency response exercise. The exercise, which involved simulating response activities to a category 3 hurricane, was designed to prepare teams and individuals for real events.

  • Corps assists park service in protecting parkway from river

    Jun 19, 2013

    As the York River encroaches on the Colonial Parkway, engineers have found that rocks are part of the answer to fixing critically damaged and eroded shoreline. That is why contractors, working for the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, are using heavy equipment to place large boulders along the edge of the York River to stabilize and strengthen a section of the shoreline.

  • Keeping Kids Safe Cruisin' Into Summer

    Jun 19, 2013

    Employees from the District's John Martin Reservoir participated in the 9th Annual Cruisin' Into Summer and Keep Kids Safe Fair June 1, 2013, in Rocky Ford, Colo. The staff was on hand providing water safety tips and handing out water safety materials to the more than 550 children and adults who stopped by the booth.

  • Albuquerque District participates in National Get Outdoors Day

    Jun 19, 2013

    Corps' employees from the Albuquerque District participated in National Get Outdoors Day at Albuquerque's Tingley Beach, June 8, 2013.

  • "Red Zone" Meeting Process Accelerates Project Completion

    Jun 18, 2013

    While there many ways to score points on a football field, the ultimate goal of any team is to push the ball into the end zone for a touchdown. Football coaches at every level of play - from high school to the National Football League - now dedicate special sessions during each practice to execute offensive strategies designed to score from inside the red zone. Crossing the goal line into the end zone and finishing the scoring drive for a construction project means a successful completion for all those involved in the building process. For Honolulu District project managers, its customers, and stakeholders, successfully and safely getting into the end zone and scoring is the ultimate goal.

  • 21st-century DoDEA school design wins educational award

    Jun 17, 2013

    Last month, SchenkelShultz Architecture, the firm hired by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Department of Defense Education Activity to develop a design concept for the new school, won a prestigious LEARNING BY DESIGN Citation of Excellence for the Kaiserslautern High School project in Vogelweh, Germany.

  • SMA Chandler visits U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Washington Aqueduct

    Jun 17, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler visited the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Washington Aqueduct, June 5, 2013. While there he met the people charged with a unique and vital but frequently unseen mission.

  • U.S., Cambodia Conduct Lower Mekong Initiative Disaster Response Exercise & Exchange

    Jun 14, 2013

    As the 2013 monsoon season begins in the lower Mekong region, national governments are preparing. They are readying their civil and military institutions to ensure rapid flood response and recovery. Additionally, governments are collaborating and sharing best practices on flood mitigation and preparedness.

  • Hundreds of tires, tons of trash cleaned up at Conchas Lake, N.M.

    Jun 14, 2013

    Albuquerque District staff at Conchas Lake, N.M., removed more than 560 tires from the lake at the Corps-managed South Recreation Area in preparation for the 2013 recreation season.

  • Retired US Army Colonel and former Army Corps Inspector General not yet ready to fully retire.

    Jun 14, 2013

    At an age when most people live their days at home, enjoying their family, their grandchildren, and the life they have created, Col. (Ret) Philip Hoge has chosen a different way to retire. At the age of 80, Col Hoge speaks proudly of his and his family's distinguished career in the military, various government agencies, and the private industry. While Col. Hoge has held numerous positions within different agencies and organizations during his career, he considers working for the Army Corps to be the high point of his career saying that the "Army Corps is like my second family, it will always have a special place in my heart."

  • Answering call to serve as dad

    Jun 14, 2013

    Lessons to share on Father's Day

  • Father's Day tale of Taylor family dozen

    Jun 14, 2013

    Victor Taylor is no stranger to the name dad.

  • USACE Galveston District celebrates Corps' and Army's 238th birthdays; names Employee, Engineer, Reg

    Jun 13, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (June 13, 2013) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District celebrated the Corps' and U.S. Army's 238th birthday with an awards ceremony, June 13, to recognize an Employee, Engineer, Regulator and Supervisor of the Year, as well as to honor staff for their contributions to the community, state and nation.

  • Celebrate the Army's 238th Birthday at Twilight Tattoo!

    Jun 12, 2013

    Twilight Tattoo is still scheduled outside tonight! Be a part of the action and celebrate the Army's 238th Birthday with the Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own."

  • An American POW's story

    Jun 12, 2013

    When World War II ended, Nazi Germany held nearly 95,000 U.S. military personnel; Japan held almost 15,000 Americans. 2nd Lt. Robert L. Pioli, U.S. Army Air Corps, father of Buffalo District Safety Specialist William Pioli, was one of those 95,000.

  • USACE Galveston District finalizes Freeport's periodic inspection findings; public meeting scheduled

    Jun 11, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (June 11, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District completed its review of the 2012 periodic inspection of the Freeport and Vicinity Hurricane Flood Protection Project, which concluded in an overall rating of unacceptable. The local sponsor, Velasco Drainage District, will host a public meeting June 13 at 6 p.m. at the Lake Jackson Civic Center, 333 Highway 332 East Lake Jackson, TX 77566, to discuss these findings. A representative from the USACE Galveston District will be in attendance.

  • Aging Robert S. Kerr Hydraulic Pipes Removed

    Jun 11, 2013

    On any lock and dam, the last thing you want to fail is the ability to open and close one of those huge gates. When that happens, the entire lock is shut down. That was about to happen at Robert S. Kerr Lock and Dam 15.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Pacific Ocean Division Supports Exercise Makani Pahili 13

    Jun 11, 2013

    Tropical force storm winds exceeding 100 miles per hour are expected to hit landfall and wreak havoc on the Hawaiian Islands. The exercise scenario unfolded June 3-7 during Exercise Makani Pahili, which means "strong wind" in the Hawaiian Language.

  • USACE responds to FEMA mission in aftermath of killer Okla. tornadoes

    Jun 10, 2013

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employees were among the first on the scene following the May 2013 tornado outbreak in Oklahoma. Members of the USACE Emergency Support Function III (ESF3) deployed to the scene hours after destructive tornadoes ripped through several areas in the state, with the most extensive damage in the cities of Shawnee, Moore and El Reno.

  • U.S., Indonesia complete earthquake, tsunami preparedness exercise

    Jun 10, 2013

    The governments of Indonesia and the U.S. conduct a regular Disaster Response Exercise & Exchange, called Pacific Resilience, which was held June 3-6, 2013, at the Indonesia Peace & Security Center in Sentul, Indonesia.

  • Army's chief engineer encourages next generation

    Jun 7, 2013

    To the casual observer it is just a photo, but to a young student in Virginia it means much more than that -- it's a dream.

  • Redstone shows appreciation to Asian Pacific heritage

    Jun 7, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick has grown accustomed to the question, "What are you?"

  • Team of responders updates Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon

    Jun 7, 2013

    A sense of "team" and a united effort was expressed at a meeting between Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, local partners and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today in West Alton, Mo.

  • Ribbon cutting held for warrior retreat by waters of Skiatook Lake

    Jun 6, 2013

    A healing retreat for Wounded Warriors and their families is now complete at Skiatook Lake, a project managed by the Tulsa District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in northern Oklahoma. The official ribbon cutting for the cottage was Sunday, May 26.

  • STEM internship opens a world of possibilities for high school student

    Jun 6, 2013

    At the completion of her STEM internship at the Tulsa District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Hannah Blankenship was invited to write a commentary about her experience. It seems this high school senior learned a lot more than she expected during the internship.

  • What is the USACE Galveston District's Flood Risk Management Program?

    Jun 6, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District's Flood Risk Management Program (FRMP) was established in 2006 to provide current and accurate flood risk and floodplain information to the public and decision makers at the national, regional, state and local levels.

  • Burcham becomes first female General Officer on the Mississippi River Commission

    Jun 5, 2013

    Brigadier General Margaret W. Burcham was officially appointed as a member of the Mississippi River Commission by President Barack Obama May 28, 2013. Burcham is the first female general officer to be appointed to the commission.

  • Warfighter support at heart of USACE mission, chief says

    Jun 4, 2013

    STUTTGART, Germany - Support to American and coalition warfighters remains a top priority at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the chief of engineers told service component commanders during a weeklong trip to Europe in May.

  • Chief engineer visits Huntsville Center

    Jun 4, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick, the commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, visited the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville May 28-29 for the first time since becoming the 53rd chief of engineers.

  • St. Louis District Corps of Engineers Levee Update -- June 4, 2013

    Jun 4, 2013

    As of 10:30 a.m. CST today, all federal levees in the St. Louis District are performing as designed. The Corps is working with our partners and local communities to reduce the risk of damages from flooding.

  • Joint Personal Effects Depot continues to process fallen service members' personal belongings

    Jun 4, 2013

    At the two-year anniversary of the creation of the Joint Personal Effects Depot at Dover Air Force Base, Del., the command continues to process fallen service members' personal belongings with unparalleled dignity and respect.

  • UPDATE: Breach confirmed on Consolidated North County Levee

    Jun 4, 2013

    ST. LOUIS (June 4, 2013) -- A levee breach occurred at approximately noon today on the Consolidated North County levee near West Alton, Mo.

  • USACE Galveston District deputy commander promoted

    Jun 3, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas -- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District Deputy Commander Maj. Marty Maldonado was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel by Commander Col. Christopher W. Sallese June 3, 2013, at a ceremony hosted at the district's headquarters building in Galveston, Texas.

  • US and Indonesia exchange knowledge on structural engineering considerations to promote safety

    Jun 3, 2013

    SENTUL, Indonesia (June 1, 2013) - The sun beats down relentlessly on another habitual afternoon, as those that cannot escape the heat wipe the sweat from their brow with a heavy and tired hand. Despite the warmth, the scene is tranquil and undisturbed. However, this static calm is thrust into a dynamic upheaval of chaos from the collision of tectonic plates. The ground shakes in a violent fit, and buildings fall wearily to the ground, lying in the shadows they once drew. The earthquake has caused a desperate need for emergency responders and survivors to report to the scene of the disaster and attempt to rescue those that remain trapped in the debris. Time is of the essence, and the responders must react quickly to the situation.

  • USACE Galveston District's dam safety mission highlighted on National Dam Safety Awareness Day

    May 31, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (May 31, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District will join the Association of State Dam Safety Officials and the Federal Emergency Management Agency in recognizing May 31 as National Dam Safety Awareness Day.

  • USACE Galveston District spotlight on Tosin Sekoni

    May 31, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (May 31, 2013) -- A simple nudge from her caring father in the early stages of her high school studies was all it took to steer Nigerian native Tosin Sekoni, a regulatory specialist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, into a life-long career in science.

  • Hurricane Preparedness Starts at Home Before a Storm Strikes

    May 31, 2013

    The 2013 Central Pacific Hurricane season began June 1 in Hawaii. Are you and your family prepared for the potential arrival of a hurricane? Since 1955 Hawaii has been impacted by three major Hurricanes, Dot in 1959, Iwa in 1982 and Iniki in 1992. Numerous hurricanes have also tracked through the Central Pacific Ocean and close enough to the Hawaiian Islands in recent years to put a scare into everyone.

  • Corps implements recreational boating lockage policy

    May 30, 2013

    After receiving extensive input from the public, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District will implement a new program for recreational boaters on 11 of the 13 Arkansas locks along the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System.

  • Albuquerque District Employees Discuss Dams, Water with Students at Water Festival

    May 30, 2013

    TRINIDAD, Colo., -- Employees from the Albuquerque Districts' Trinidad Lake Recreation Area joined more than 40 presenters at the second annual Water Festival at Trinidad State Junior College, May 16, 2013.

  • USACE Galveston District proposes changes to GIWW permit setback policy; seeks public input

    May 30, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (May 30, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District is seeking public input on proposed changes to its permit setback policy along the Gulf Coast Intracoastal Waterway to specifically address the oversight of construction of structures and /or fill permits along the GIWW to increase safety and preserve the ability to maintain the waterway.

  • The Vicksburg District Prepares for 2013 Hurricane Season

    May 29, 2013

    Vicksburg, Miss -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center forecasts a "busy" hurricane season for 2013. NOAA states that higher than normal water temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa will see an increase in the number and severity of hurricanes this season. Hurricane season begins 1 June and ends 30 November with the peak threat period starting in mid-August and going through October.

  • Sardis Lake Youth Fishing Rodeo

    May 29, 2013

    Sardis, Miss… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District (Corps), the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks and First Security Bank of Batesville, Mississippi are partnering to host the 25th annual Sardis Lake Youth Fishing Rodeo. It will be held 1 June 2013 at the Cypress Point Recreation Area. Registration will begin at 7:00 a.m. with the rodeo starting at 7:30 a.m.

  • Corps worker creates culture of learning in workplace

    May 29, 2013

    When Laura Stiegler came to the Engineering and Support Center-Huntsville in 1981, she had one goal in mind -- to learn all there was to know about contracting and build a great career. More than 32 years later, she said she has done both.

  • 3 Afghan National Police headquarters facilities now complete in Western Afghanistan

    May 28, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed construction of three Afghan Uniform Police headquarters facilities in Western Afghanistan, well ahead of schedule.

  • Corps of Engineers begins post-Sandy comprehensive study of North Atlantic coast

    May 28, 2013

    As directed by Congress with the passage of the Disaster Relief Appropriation Act of 2013, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers scientists and engineers launched a collaborative study, May 28, 2013, to determine how best to reduce flood and storm damage risks for people and communities along the North Atlantic coast.

  • College students trade books for boots during Corps wetlands exercise

    May 28, 2013

    SAVANNAH, Ga. -- What do you get when you combine 18 college students, 7 federal regulators, and a wetland? For students at Savannah State University, it was a chance to learn about the expertise needed to delineate and protect wetlands across the state of Georgia.

  • USACE Galveston District begins jetty repair work at South Padre Island, Texas

    May 28, 2013

    SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, began work on a $14.5 million jetty repair project at the entrance to the Brownsville Ship Channel with scheduled completion in 2014.

  • Flags In ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

    May 23, 2013

    Tomb Sentinels honored America's fallen heroes with a " Flags In" ceremony, May 23.

  • Improving water quality: Corps biologist fights algae blooms at Salamonie

    May 23, 2013

    Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) have been plaguing the Salamonie Watershed in Northern Indiana since 2009, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Louisville District Water Quality Biologist Jade Young has been working for more than three years to combat the problem.

  • Three Sisters, One Corps of Engineers District

    May 23, 2013

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., -- When Albuquerque District Commander Lt. Col. Gant figuratively talks about District employees being like a family, Monika Sanchez and Michelle and Melissa Mann take her literally.

  • Students 'Discover Water' in Pueblo, Colo.

    May 23, 2013

    PUEBLO, Colo., -- Corps employees from John Martin Reservoir presented water safety classes to elementary school students attending the annual Discovering Water in Pueblo event May 7, 2013, at the Colorado State University - Pueblo campus.

  • Memorial Day: The Surrender of Soldiers to the Nation

    May 22, 2013

    Few people will challenge the significance of a Soldier's ultimate sacrifice. All men die, but for the sake of a higher cause the fallen Soldier's life is stripped away. Therefore it seems most people, and rightly so, consider fallen combatants worth honoring because of the untimely nature and violent condition of their deaths.

  • New STEM agreement strengthens USACE support of DODEA

    May 22, 2013

    STUTTGART, Germany -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers commanding general made a pitch to spur more interest in science, technology, engineering and math among American students during a visit May 14 to Patch High School.

  • USACE Galveston District stresses water safety awareness prior to busy Memorial Day holiday

    May 22, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District is gearing up for a busy Memorial Day holiday along the Texas coast by stressing water safety awareness to all those who will enjoy outdoor activities this extended weekend.

  • All-In: Army Engineers unite in solving global military engineering issues

    May 21, 2013

    In one of the most momentous occasions in the history of the United States Army Engineer Regiment, the 412th Theater Engineer Command's Engineer TEC-ASCC Planning Exercise (ENTAPE) has proactively brought all of the Army engineering components together to bridge capability gaps in an era of declining resources.

  • 80 Year old US Army Colonel and former Army Corps Inspector General not yet ready to fully retire.

    May 21, 2013

    At an age when most people live their days at home, enjoying their family, their grandchildren, and the life they have created, Col. Philip Hoge, U.S. Army (retired) , has chosen a different path. At the age of 80, Col Hoge is currently working full time for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), spearheading the agency's long-term recovery efforts in response to Super Storm Sandy. When he's not being tasked by FEMA to handle federal emergency response, he acts as a consultant to a number of other federal agencies and private companies.

  • 412th Theater Engineer Command Engineer Planning Exercise (ENTAPE) comes to a close

    May 20, 2013

    The Engineer TEC-ASCC Planning Exercise (ENTAPE) hosted by the 412th Theater Engineer Command in Orlando, Fla. ended May 18, 2013, after three days of discussion and friendly debate.

  • DoDEA students learn the science behind the magic

    May 17, 2013

    For Brian Temple, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District public affairs chief, magic is a passion. On May 10, Temple integrated his hobby into his day job and taught students from Department of Defense Education Activity's Aukamm Elementary School about the science behind the magic as part of the district's science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, educational outreach program.

  • USACE-TVA 80-year partnership a definite plus for Cumberland, Tennessee Rivers Basin

    May 17, 2013

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 17, 2013) -- Although creation of the Tennessee Valley Authority by Congressional Act on May 18, 1933 relieved the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of most of its role in developing the economic potential of the Tennessee River and its tributaries, the Corps retained a development and operational role on the Cumberland River and its tributaries.

  • USACE Galveston District awards $3.6 million contract to dredge Freeport Harbor channel

    May 17, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded a contract in the amount of $3,600,200 to Mike Hooks Inc., for maintenance dredging of the Freeport inside channel and turning basins in Brazoria County, Texas.

  • 412th Theater Engineer Command hosts Engineer Planning Exercise Day Two

    May 17, 2013

  • Employee Spotlight: Reflecting on Hawaiian heritage, Corps employee shares her pride

    May 16, 2013

    Though born on Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska, Hawaii is home to this self-proclaimed "army brat." For Renee Sedlak, growing up and attending school during her father's three separate tours in the Aloha State enlightened her about her heritage.

  • STEM, career day at Carver Elementary

    May 16, 2013

    Outdoor Recreation Planner Chris Smith from the Little Rock District sits with pre-k and kindergarten students from Carver Magnet Elementary School in Little Rock, Ark., for the school's annual career day May 15. Smith visited with 125 students from pre-k to fifth grade telling them how cool her job is and how to pursue a career with the Corps in the future. "I've been with the Corps for 34 years, and I've been wearing this uniform the whole time, well ... not this exact uniform but one like it," Smith said to get a laugh from the students. Smith used her time to focus on water safety, while Public Affairs Specialist Jay Townsend talked about the district's past, present and how the students could be part of the Corps' future all while stressing the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Carver Magnet offers a full-range curriculum, with a focus on science and math that equips children at an early age with the academic and social skills to live in a technical world.

  • STEM, career day at Carver Elementary

    May 16, 2013

    Public Affairs Specialist Jay Townsend and Outdoor Recreation Planner Chris Smith from the Little Rock District demonstrate how not to wear a life jacket and how dangerous wearing one upside like a diaper could be if a swimmer became unconscious. "If he fell in the water with his life jacket on like this he would be upside down and could drown," Smith said. One of the very intelligent students from Carver promptly replied with, "Yeah, cause you can't breathe through your butt!" Smith and Townsend visited Carver Magnet Elementary School in Little Rock, Ark., for the school's annual career day May 15. Carver Magnet offers a full-range curriculum, with a focus on science and math that equips children at an early age with the academic and social skills to live in a technical world. The team spoke with 125 students from pre-k to fifth grade about the Corps' past, present and how the students could be part of the Corps' future all while stressing the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

  • Bridge to success

    May 16, 2013

    Mike Biggs, Corps of Engineers Little Rock District's chief of reservoir control and students from Little Rock Christian Academy assemble a bridge kit on May 14. Before the kids built the bridge Biggs explained to them the importance of engineering to bridge building. The Corps recognizes the critical role that science, technology, engineering and mathematics education plays in enabling the U.S. to remain the economic and technological leaders of the global marketplace