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  • National Asian American/Pacific Islander Month

    May 2, 2012

    May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month -- a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian-Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Easter Island).

  • USACE L.A. District employee dons Navy blue and gold

    May 2, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District now has another Navy Reservist in its ranks of civilian employees. David Rodriguez, a field engineer with the District's Arizona-Nevada Area Office, recently received his commission in the Reserves.

  • JOINT CIVILIAN SERVICE COMMENDATION AWARDED IN IRAQ TO USACE PROGRAM MANAGER

    May 2, 2012

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers team member Douglas Harold Plachy was presented the Joint Civilian Service Commendation Medal from Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen Jr., chief, Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq during a ceremony in Baghdad, April 24.

  • Patton's desert training area everyone's playground now

    May 2, 2012

    There are more than 25 separate Formerly Used Defense Sites designations within the California-Arizona Maneuver Area and thousands more nationwide.

  • USACE researchers inspire next generation of innovators at STEM expo in nation's capitol

    May 1, 2012

    More than 100,000 curious participants descended upon the 2012 USA Science and Engineering Expo and Book Fair April 27-29 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The event featured highly interactive displays targeting youth K-12 and brought together top-notch universities, government agencies, private-sector companies, and non-profit organizations all for one purpose: to influence children to become the next generation of innovators by making science and engineering fun.

  • USACE employees visit little-known D-Day engineering feat

    Apr 30, 2012

    The remnants of 600,000 tons of concrete rising out of the sea are visible nearly 68 years after D-Day. Mulberry Harbor, the temporary harbor developed by the Allies to offload troops, vehicles and supplies on to the beaches during the Battle of Normandy is a lasting example of superb military engineering.

  • Corps celebrates 50th Anniversary of Hartwell Dam

    Apr 30, 2012

    Officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) commemorated Hartwell's 50th Anniversary on April 27, 2012--exactly 50 years from the day in 1962 when the power plant first generated and delivered electricity to the grid.

  • Building strong business processes in Afghanistan Engineer District-South Part 1: Rationalizing our

    Apr 29, 2012

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Businesses, regardless of their location, benefit from well-organized and accessible information. The Afghanistan Engineer District-South tackled knowledge and file sharing processes in April by reorganizing their shared electronic files and doing major "spring cleaning."

  • Corps oversees construction on new 'battle lab'

    Apr 27, 2012

    Construction is underway to expand the capabilities of a laboratory tasked by the Army to train Soldiers in an ever -changing wartime environment.

  • Philadelphia fish passage proving successful

    Apr 26, 2012

    Four years ago, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District completed construction on a rebuilt fish ladder at the Fairmount Dam in Philadelphia. The project was designed to help migratory fish travel further up the Schuylkill River to spawn. Today, the project has proven to be an overwhelming success.

  • Army Corps New Orleans District projects take top honors at ceremony

    Apr 25, 2012

    Two U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans District projects took top honors at the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) awards program in Washington, D.C., Apirl 18, 2012.

  • Foreign military sales program expert concludes 46-year engineering career

    Apr 25, 2012

    The foreign military sales program has been the mainstay of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer's Middle East District workload for decades, thanks in part to dedicated engineers like Ceasar Santucci, a constant force within the district's Foreign Military Sales program since 1977.

  • Traditional foreign military sales role returning to USACE Middle East District

    Apr 25, 2012

    Foreign Military Sales was traditionally the larger portion of the Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District workload before the tragic events of 9/11 changed the world and brought a military construction focus to the district's work in the Middle East and Central Asia regions.

  • Reception Station Barracks certified LEED silver

    Apr 25, 2012

    The Green Building Certification Institute has certified the Reception Station Barracks on Sand Hill as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design silver. The two buildings opened last summer as part of a 300,000-square-foot complex for the 30th Adjutant General Battalion (Reception). It includes a new headquarters, dining facility and Soldier community center.

  • USACE supports humanitarian efforts in Lebanon

    Apr 25, 2012

    The Middle East District recently oversaw construction of a school expansion and the completion of two school renovations in Lebanon. The humanitarian assistance projects were funded by the Department of Defense in conjunction with the U.S. Embassy's Office of Defense Cooperation for a total of $1.19 million.

  • USACE takes corrective action to get project back on track

    Apr 25, 2012

    "It's always a difficult decision to terminate a contract because the contractor is failing to meet quality and timeliness standards," said Richard Elder, contract specialist. "We do all we can to help him meet the contract requirements -- to pull him over the finish line. We employ all the available contracting tools when a contractor isn't responding."

  • Partnering equals teamwork

    Apr 25, 2012

    Anytime the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers commits to delivering a construction project, it relies on a bevy of partners. At the forefront of that group is the construction contractor.

  • Biden visits Corps of Engineers project in Everglades

    Apr 24, 2012

    Vice President Joe Biden discussed the administration's efforts to restore the Everglades at the S-356 pump station, a component of the Modified Water Deliveries to Everglades National Park project in Miami-Dade County, Fla., April 23, 2012.

  • Wastewater aerator upgrades at the Joint Regional Training Center complete

    Apr 23, 2012

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Upgrades to the Afghan National Army's Joint Regional Training Center's wastewater facility near Kandahar were completed April 8 thanks to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Army Corps joins City and County of Honolulu and Community Members to Celebrate Earth Day 2012

    Apr 20, 2012

    Volunteers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers partnered with the City and County of Honolulu and other concerned citizens to participate in Honolulu's Earth Day 2012 Mauka to Makai Clean Water Expo.

  • Aircraft ramp expanded at Kandahar Airfield

    Apr 18, 2012

    The 451st Air Expeditionary Wing received 38 acres of strategic and tactical ramp space with the completion of a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers construction project at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, April 10, 2012.

  • Corps, Afghan Police, Construction Co. overcome obstacles, bring safety, security to Khost Province

    Apr 16, 2012

    KHOST PROVINCE, Afghanistan - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-North teamed with the Afghanistan National Police and the Afghanistan-based Emar-D-Sarey Construction Company, to build a border police station in the Khost Provincial village of Terezayi by overcoming logistical and security issues. The station improves the living and working facilities for Afghan police serving along this portion of the Pakistan border.

  • Corps' engineers climb, inspect New Hogan Dam

    Apr 16, 2012

    A specialized team from the Sacramento District climbed and inspected the tainter gates at New Hogan Dam near Valley Springs, Calif., April 10.

  • Arocho father and son reunite in Afghanistan

    Apr 15, 2012

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Afghanistan may not be the idyllic location when Americans consider where to spend quality time with family members, but for Julio, a Puerto Rico native, and 1st Lt. Francisco Arocho, no place could be better. Julio, the deputy district engineer for programs and project management at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South and his son, Francisco briefly reunited April 15 at Kandahar Airfield to catch up with one another.

  • USACE reinforces law enforcement in the republic of Georgia

    Apr 13, 2012

    Thanks to renovations and construction managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District, the Tbilisi Police Academy is now a centralized campus where cadets, from throughout the republic of Georgia, can attend.

  • People make the projects -- US, local nationals build Georgia together

    Apr 13, 2012

    Stanley Young, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District project engineer has been working in Tbilisi, Georgia since Working in the Caucasus can be challenging and rewarding experience.

  • Corps of Engineers releases final report on Savannah Harbor Expansion Project

    Apr 12, 2012

    Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District eleased the final report on the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project.

  • USACE rangers lead the way in defensive tactics training

    Apr 12, 2012

    Most recreation site visitors are peaceful, but tragic news stories about the killing of rangers, like National Park Service Ranger Margaret Anderson who was gunned down while on duty, serve as a reminder that the work rangers do can be dangerous. USACE rangers train to go from smiling and educating visitors to hand-to-hand combat if need be.

  • USACE Galveston District's beneficial use site provides shelter for weary fliers

    Apr 12, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas (April 12, 2012) -- Every April, the sky above the Gulf Coast becomes alive as millions of birds wintering in Latin America take a temporary respite before resuming their long journeys home. Depending on the weather, the 18-hour flight can be arduous and many of the birds need time to recuperate before continuing to their breeding grounds further north, which makes the Corps Woods on Galveston Island, situated along a major migratory route, an ideal rest stop after crossing the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Corps to host Kid's Fishing Derby May 12 at Lake Russell

    Apr 12, 2012

    Mark your calendars and grab a fishing rod! The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, and the Lake Russell Recreation and Tourism Coalition will host the 24th Annual Kid's Fishing Derby on Saturday, May 12 at Richard B. Russell Lake in Calhoun Falls, S.C.

  • Corps uses a 'greener' method of mowing the lawn

    Apr 12, 2012

    The "it" is a herd of more than 1,000 sheep and goats working their way around parts of Success Lake near Porterville, Calif. The lake is one of ten lakes and recreational sites managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District.

  • Pacific Ocean Division-Forward supports Key Resolve 2012

    Apr 11, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pacific Ocean Division supported the U.S. Forces Korea readiness exercise Key Resolve Feb. 27-March 9.

  • Situation Desperate: U.S. Army Engineer Disaster Relief Operations, Origins to 1950

    Apr 11, 2012

    If the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has a mission that could be called thrilling, it is disaster response. Nothing except perhaps declared war generates as much national interest, or contains so much human drama.

  • USACE marks Earth Day 2012 with activities far, wide

    Apr 11, 2012

    April is known for its spring showers, the hum of lawn mowers as they start up, and for the annual Earth Day celebrations hosted by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers districts, divisions, and centers.

  • Motorcycle

    Apr 11, 2012

    Two men sat down to talk, and they could not have been more different. One a senior NCO, the other a fedral employee. One a talker, the other more terse. One with two good legs, the other on crutches with a prosthetic

  • What Mark Twain said about the Corps of Engineers

    Apr 11, 2012

    For more than a century, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has had the mission to keep the Mississippi River open for navigation. The changes that USACE brought to the river were astounding to those who watched it happen.

  • 533rd FEST-M in Afghanistan

    Apr 11, 2012

    The 533rd FEST-M returned to Fort Knox, Ky., April 3 after completing more than 230 engineer designs, assessments, surveys and quality assurance/quality control projects throughout Afghanistan during its year-long deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Corps of Engineers releases final report on Savannah Harbor Expansion Project

    Apr 11, 2012

    Officials from the Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have released the final report on the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project. The final report--consisting of a General Re-evaluation Report and an Environmental Impact Statement--concludes that deepening the harbor from its current depth of 42 feet to 47 feet is economically viable, environmentally sustainable, and in the best interests of the United States.

  • Top Michigan construction firms, Army COE bring Army's 'greenest' lab to life

    Apr 9, 2012

    More than 300 of the nation's top government, industry and academic leaders will tour a unique lab April 11 that is not only the cornerstone of the Army's next-generation of power and energy initiatives but also the Army's most environmentally conscious laboratory.

  • How small businesses 'brush up' on safety skills

    Apr 9, 2012

    If you can brush your teeth without getting injured, then you can stay safe at a job site. And if you're a small business owner, that's exactly the kind of advice you'll get from Marjorie McDonald, chief of safety at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District.

  • Corps of Engineers turns over UNP district headquarters in Gozara, Herat

    Apr 6, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South turned over a district headquarters to the Afghan Uniformed Police in Gozara, on the outskirts of Herat City, 26 March.

  • USACE Afghanistan Engineer District-South turns over teacher training facility to Herat University

    Apr 6, 2012

    A host of senior Afghan and U.S. dignitaries met at Herat University March 26 to formally open a teacher training facility, built with U.S. Agency for International Development funding by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South.

  • Army Earth Day 2012: Sustaining environment for secure future

    Apr 6, 2012

    The U.S. Army will celebrates Earth Day, April 22, 2012, at approximately 200 installations, major commands and organizations in the United States and around the world.

  • USACE helps solve power outages in southern Afghanistan

    Apr 5, 2012

    Helmand and Kandahar province residents, businesses and industry now have more consistent and reliable power thanks to the team of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' electric experts and their Afghan counterparts from Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat.

  • STEM-Up excites students

    Apr 2, 2012

    Corps takes Roosevelt High School's STEM and Math and Science Academy students from a traditional classroom environment to a full day of STEM infusion during a Viva Technology Workshop in Los Angeles Jan. 20.

  • North Texas ROTC attends Corps of Engineers' STEM tour

    Mar 29, 2012

    It's not every day students get a chance to go out and learn more about their future careers. Sixty Army ROTC Cadets and educators got a chance to do just that by attending a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics tour March 7 at Lewisville Lake near The Colony, Texas.

  • Military recruiting now shares prime L.A. real estate

    Mar 29, 2012

    LOS ANGELES --New recruits, family, friends and ceremonial dignitaries celebrated the grand opening of the L.A. Central Career Center near downtown's Nokia L.A. Live Theatre and the Staples Center March 28.

  • Sacramento District completes $13 million addition at VA medical facility

    Mar 28, 2012

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 28, 2012) -- A new surgery floor addition at the Grand Junction Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center officially opened March 23 in Grand Junction, Colo. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District oversaw construction of the $13 million addition.

  • Winning the battle of energy savings

    Mar 28, 2012

    Last spring, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District completed the construction of a solar power project to provide energy to the New Jersey Army National Guard Joint Training and Training Development Center, located at the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey. The project is not only supporting a facility that is preparing Soldiers for battle, but saving the National Guard and taxpayers' considerable money and energy.

  • USACE supports O&M at Joint Regional Afghan National Police Center

    Mar 26, 2012

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- If you were looking to illustrate "challenge," operating and maintaining a large installation in Afghanistan could serve as a prime example. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South meets that challenge every day, as they oversee the national O&M contract for the Joint Regional Afghan National Police Center, near Kandahar Airfield.

  • USACE celebrates women's history month

    Mar 26, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hosted a ceremony at their headquarters, Mar. 26, to celebrate Women's History Month. Retired U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Wilma L. Vaught served as the keynote speaker.

  • Wellton Border Patrol Station opens for business

    Mar 23, 2012

    The Customs and Border Protection Agency cut the ribbon to officially open a new border patrol station in Wellton, Ariz. during a ceremony March 22.

  • Corps of Engineers senior NCO visits Soldiers of 7th Battalion in Afghanistan

    Mar 22, 2012

    LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineer senior enlisted adviser recently made one of his last trips to Afghanistan, where he visited Soldiers from the Headquarters and Headquarters Company and Forward Support Company, 7th Engineer Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (LI), on Forward Operating Base Shank.

  • USACE People: Engineer reflects on somber, gratifying experiences in Afghanistan

    Mar 21, 2012

    After a six-month deployment to Afghanistan, a Europe District engineer reflects on Hero Ceremonies, life in Afghanistan and readjusting to life at home.

  • MATOC Partnerships Lead To Process Changes, Improvements

    Mar 21, 2012

    When the Middle East District, on behalf of the Transatlantic Division, awarded the $3.8 billion capacity Multiple Award Task Order Contract in June 2011, the team established an avenue for feedback and communication with the contractors and scheduled a post award conference for early 2012.

  • USACE teammates win Black Engineer of the Year Awards

    Mar 21, 2012

    Four people with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have been honored with Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA).

  • USACE Alaska District Teammate honored for 50 years of federal service

    Mar 21, 2012

    Allan Skinner, a reulatory specialist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Alaska District, has been serving the federal government for 50 years.

  • USACE emphasize Metro East Levees are top priority to congressional delegation

    Mar 21, 2012

    ST. LOUIS -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley Division Command Maj. Gen. John W. Peabody and St. Louis District Commander Col. Chris Hall told Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Representative Jerry Costello (D-IL) that the Metro East Levee System is their top priority for the St. Louis District during a meeting on Capitol Hill today.

  • Lakes gain merit for significant water safety programs

    Mar 21, 2012

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 21, 2012) -- Despite tightened project budgets and limited resources, two Nashville District lakes were nationally and internationally recognized recently for their staffs' creative and resourceful efforts to increase public safety during the 2011 recreation season.

  • Corps continues to monitor rainfall for the Brazos River and San Bernard River flood stages

    Mar 21, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas (March 21, 2012) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District continues to monitor rainfall accumulations for possible changes in flood stages or impacts to Corps facilities including the Brazos River and San Bernard River due to recent heavy rainfall.

  • USACE, Bauamts -- Sustaining through the challenges

    Mar 20, 2012

    The Europe District and the Landesbetrieb Liegenschafts -- und Baubetreuung Neiderlassung Landau co-hosted an annual partnering workshop with representatives from the German state and federal ministries, and various regional German construction offices Feb. 22-23 in Bad Durkheim, Germany.

  • South Pacific Division Commander Promoted to Brigadier General

    Mar 20, 2012

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Acting Army Chief of Engineers Maj. Gen. Merdith "Bo" Temple promoted South Pacific Division Commander Col. Michael C. Wehr to the rank of Brigadier General Thursday, March 15, 2012 in a ceremony at the San Francisco War Memorial Veterans Building.

  • Corps of Engineers conducts African language water safety course

    Mar 19, 2012

    The drowning of an African immigrant last summer on the Mississippi River resulted in a request for African language water safety information that will help prevent such a tragedy from happening again.

  • Plug removed at Kissimmee River Restoration project, connecting oxbow to canal

    Mar 16, 2012

    The southern earthen plug located along Reach 3 of the Kissimmee River Restoration project has been removed, connecting a portion of the excavated oxbow to the C-38 Canal, located on the Kissimmee River. The work to remove the plug began March 12 and was completed March 13. During this time, over 80 percent of the volume of water flowed into the oxbow.

  • Exploratory drilling brings out benefits of partnership between districts

    Mar 16, 2012

    SILVER POINT, Tenn. (March 14, 2012) -- A drill rig crew from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Baltimore District extracted core samples here today that are being closely examined by Nashville District geologists at Center Hill Lake near what is known as the Saddle Dam. However, the exploratory drilling is revealing more than just the condition of rock formations; it's also bringing out the benefits of the two districts partnering together to explore the movement of water seepage through the karst geology in the area.

  • German-American partnering meeting builds relationships, provides value

    Mar 15, 2012

    Representavites from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District met with German federal and state ministries and local contruction agencies to work through challenging regulatory and process issues during an annual partnering conference in Bad Durkheim, Germany Feb. 22-23.

  • USACE Galveston District Public Affairs Office earns Army's top community relations award

    Mar 15, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas (March 15, 2012) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District captured the Department of the Army's top public affairs honor, winning first place in the community relations program category of the 2011 Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Public Affairs and Communications Competition.

  • USACE team members get back to nature in Arizona

    Mar 12, 2012

    Members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District spent two sunny days participating in the annual Tres Rios Nature & Earth Festival held in Goodyear, Ariz. March 10 and 11.

  • Nashville District, Hydroelectric Design Center charged to assess switchyards

    Mar 9, 2012

    CARTHAGE, Tenn. (March 6, 2012) -- The process of collecting and transmitting electricity generated from hydropower charged a team of experts today to assess and determine the status of structures and components at the Cordell Hull Dam Switchyard.

  • Personnel Spotlight: USACE district's engineer and inventor

    Mar 9, 2012

    Since the age of 14, Joey Behr, a civil engineer intern, has had an interest in hunting. Now, at 24, he holds a patent for a product that enhances a bow hunter's odds of hitting his target and has another patent pending.

  • 533rd FEST-M praised for performance in Afghanistan

    Mar 8, 2012

    Members of the 533rd Engineer Detachment, Forward Engineer Support Team-Main were highly praised March 1, 2012 at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan by Maj. Gen. Kendall P. Cox, commander of Transatlantic Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • USACE exceeds construction placement goals for 6 straight months

    Mar 7, 2012

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineering District-South exceeded its contracting and construction goals for February, the sixth consecutive month of execution success.

  • Middle East District has two honored at Black Engineer of the Year conference

    Mar 7, 2012

    Lt. Col. Anthony P. Mitchell and Tamika W. McDowell possess characteristics of excellence and leadership that will attract young people to the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. For their accomplishments with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, they were recognized at the annual Black Engineer of the Year STEM conference Feb. 16-18 in Philadelphia.

  • Unit-school partnership helps show how classroom work is used in the real world

    Mar 5, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A partnership at one Wiesbaden school is bringing the study of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) classes to life for middle school students. As the unit partner for Wiesbaden Middle School, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Europe District, shares its experience, expertise and know-how -- helping underscore the real-world applications of those subject areas.

  • Don't Wreck Your Spring Break

    Mar 5, 2012

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- With spring around the corner, more than 3.7 million college students across the nation are preparing for a well earned spring break. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would like to urge everyone to play it safe while at the beach or around water. Don't wreck your spring break! Following these top ten tips could mean the difference between life and death.

  • Two humanitarian assistance projects complete in Jordan

    Mar 5, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District recently oversaw the completion of two health clinics in remote areas of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

  • It's never too late to win the USACE Federal Engineer of the Year Award

    Mar 5, 2012

    Self-proclaimed Star Trek geek wins the 2012 USACE Federal Engineer of the Year Award (Military), but after 30 years of military service, deployments to war zones, dozens of awards including jump wings with a mustard stain signifying a combat jump, nobody would dare call this leader of war fighters a geek. Yet his five degrees including a doctorate, two masters, and numerous credentials might tempt you.

  • Army Corps of Engineers turns over Afghan police district HQ

    Mar 4, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South completed its oversight of construction and turned over a new Afghan Uniform Police District Headquarters in Injil, in Herat province, Afghanistan, March 1, 2012.

  • Afghan Border Police have a new facility at Chah Sangar

    Mar 2, 2012

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South oversaw the construction of and turned over a new Afghan Border Police Headquarters compound in Farah province Feb. 16.

  • Corps prepares water diversion at Maryville's Greenbelt Lake

    Mar 2, 2012

    MARYVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 29, 2012) -- Work crews began installing aqua levee systems today on Pistol and Brown Creeks that will act as makeshift coffer dams. Pumps capable of moving up to 6,900 gallons per minute are in place and ready to divert water collected from these streams through pipes around Greenbelt Lake.

  • Project Spotlight: Lower Assunpink Creek Ecosystem Restoration

    Mar 2, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District and the City of Trenton are working to restore part of the Assunpink Creek ecosystem.

  • Hundreds of STEM students go behind scenes at Melvin Price Locks and Dam

    Mar 1, 2012

    More than 500 high school students interested in science, technology, engineering and math flocked to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer's Melvin Price Locks and Dam in Alton, Ill., Feb. 25, 2012.

  • Federal partnership brings students closer to Mississippi River, STEM

    Mar 1, 2012

    ST LOUIS -- Nearly 8,000 children of all ages played in the Mississippi River and learned to navigate the Mighty Miss Feb. 25-26, 2012 when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District and the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River participated in Engineer Week at the St. Louis Science Center.

  • Corps of Engineers inspection team goes to new heights

    Feb 29, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District has structural engineers who go out on a wire, or rope in this case, to inspect hydraulic steel structures and bridges.

  • New center simulates big boom enhances training

    Feb 29, 2012

    Fort A.P. Hill Training Support Center receives a major upgrade in facilities. Once spread out between multiple WWII buildings the center is now in a brand new facility, specially designed to meet their needs in training the warfighter.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers workers collect and distribute winter clothes to Kabul orphans

    Feb 28, 2012

    Eight U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employees distributed two dozen boxes of donated jackets, hats, gloves and other winter clothes to a large orphanage Jan. 14, a day when heavy snow fell and the temperature reached 32 degrees in the Afghan capital.

  • Corps employees mentor college students

    Feb 28, 2012

    Local engineering students visited the Army Engineering and Support Center-Huntsville for an opportunity to discuss careers in engineering with professional engineers during Engineers Week Feb. 23.

  • Corps to build $100 million water treatment plant

    Feb 28, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Barstow Chamber of Commerce held an Industry Day at the Barstow Community College in efforts to attract potential local contractors for a $100-$120 million water plant for Fort Irwin and National Training Center Feb. 22.

  • Corps and recruiters open new career center in Santa Clarita

    Feb 27, 2012

    Nearly 100 future service members took the Oath of Enlistment Feb. 24 in a roped off parking lot of the Westfield Valencia Town Center mall in front of the Armed Forces' newest Career Center.

  • Black Women in American Culture and History celebrated

    Feb 27, 2012

    The Los Angeles View Park Section of the National Council of Negro Women welcome volunteers of all races and genders; it's the community working for the community.

  • Construction commotion moves Corps to Wolf Creek Dam safety milestone

    Feb 27, 2012

    JAMESTOWN, Ky. -- Wolf Creek Dam is abuzz with machinery, often bottlenecked with equipment and vehicles, and work crews move about like ants on the work platform in performance of their duties on the foundation remediation project. Despite what seems like construction commotion, there hasn't been a lost-time accident in more than a year.

  • Corps celebrates National E-Week with school outreach

    Feb 24, 2012

    Members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District visited Jenkins High School as part of the nationally-recognized Engineer Week observance, Feb. 23, 2012. The purpose of the visit was to inform students of the wide array of career options related to math and science, and to encourage them to pursue college educations and seek employment as engineers of the future.

  • Sustainable makeover: 1950s barracks renovation targets LEED certification

    Feb 23, 2012

    The lights click on, detecting when people occupy rooms, motion sensors on water fixtures dispense just the right amount of water and inviting colors were selected for the building's interior color scheme.

  • Corps and LA County break ground for Tujunga Wash restoration

    Feb 23, 2012

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District and Los Angeles County officials broke ground Feb. 22 on a project designed to restore degraded habitat in the San Fernando Valley.

  • Army civilian engineer earns prestigious Savannah award

    Feb 22, 2012

    Laura E. (Beth) Williams, P.E., a civil engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District, received the 2012 "James Connolly Award" during the Savannah E-Week Technical Training Conference at Armstrong Atlantic State University, Feb. 22. The conference is held annually in Savannah as part of the nationally-recognized Engineer Week (E-Week) observance.

  • Europe District engineers work to improve project delivery at workshop

    Feb 21, 2012

    Engineers from across the Europe District discussed priorities, process improvements and future workload at the annual AE/RE Workshop.

  • Corps of Engineers recognizes students at Georgia Tech regional science fair

    Feb 21, 2012

    A team of engineers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District judged more than 100 science projects created by local middle and high school students at the Georgia Tech Regional Science and Engineering Fair, Feb. 15-16, 2012, at the Coastal Georgia Center in downtown Savannah.

  • Army mentors students on track to engineer careers

    Feb 19, 2012

    Even though statistical reports have shown the United States faces about a 20-percent high school student dropout rate with many not showing an aptitude for the sciences, this was not the case at the 26th Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) conference.

  • More numbers equal success for USACE, its customers

    Feb 17, 2012

    When agencies are already using a numbering system to track its projects, implementing a new multi-agency system with more numbers does not seem very innovative, however, for a group of project managers at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District and their customers -- additional numbers into the equation equals success.

  • People, Partners, Projects: it's about communication

    Feb 17, 2012

    More than 50 customers from the Departments of Public Works, U.S. Africa Command, U.S. Army Installation Management Command, and other agencies discussed district processes, German construction policies, and environmental practices.

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