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  • 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.

  • St. Louis ecosystem restoration project highlights importance of wetlands

    Feb 16, 2012

    From the Irish town of Wicklow, to the countries of Nigeria, Oman, Dubai, Australia, Ghana and the U.S., people around the world gathered February 2 to celebrate the importance wetlands play in sustaining the environment.

  • USACE Sacramento District archaeology study nationally recognized

    Feb 16, 2012

    Government and science synchronized in perfect alignment in 2003 when a Department of Defense base realignment and closure, or BRAC, action enabled a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers archaeological team to produce an impressive 3,554- acre survey of an ancient hunting site and help transfer ownership of the 69,000-acre-plus former gunnery range back to the state of California-- all in just five months.

  • Army Corps of Engineers Revises and Renews Nationwide Permits

    Feb 15, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced revised and renewed nationwide permits necessary for work in streams, wetlands and other waters of the United States under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899, Feb. 15, 2012. The permits are necessary to replace existing permits, which expire on March 18, 2012. The new NWPs will take effect March 19, 2012.

  • USACE planning professionals become esteemed planning associates

    Feb 15, 2012

    At the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, some of the most innovative planning professionals go on to become planning associates. Each year, the best of the best participate in a 20-week program to earn the coveted planning associate title.

  • President's Fiscal 2013 Budget for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Civil Works released

    Feb 13, 2012

    Washington -- The President's Budget for fiscal year 2013 (FY13) includes $4.731 billion in discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).

  • Aging infrastructure threatens U.S. security, says USACE nominee

    Feb 9, 2012

    A national strategy is needed to determine U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project priorities and funding, said Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick to the Senate Armed Services Committee Feb. 9, 2012.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers releases Work Plans for fiscal year 2012 Civil Works appropriations

    Feb 8, 2012

    Washington - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) today released its work plans for the Army Civil Works program through the end of fiscal year 2012 (FY12).

  • Corps, cities of Bristol break ground on flood risk reduction project

    Feb 8, 2012

    BRISTOL, Tenn. (Feb. 7, 2012) -- Equipped with ceremonial golden shovels, a select group of officials broke ground here today on the Beaver Creek Flood Risk Reduction Project.

  • USACE continues contracting, construction momentum in January

    Feb 6, 2012

    The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineering District-South continued to meet its contracting and construction goals set for fiscal year 2012 during January. The South District exceeded first quarter goals and is on track to meet the second quarter goals as well.

  • Teamwork yields on-time, on-budget USACE project delivery

    Feb 6, 2012

    Building the new mission command center on the Wiesbaden Army Airfield was an exercise in complex construction and teambuilding for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District and its partners. The completion of the 285,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art, environmentally sustainable MCC was accomplished on time and on budget by a project delivery team with common goals and a shared vision.

  • On the border: USACE works with stakeholders to complete remote garrisons for Afghan Border Police

    Feb 6, 2012

    Engineers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineering District-South travelled with Afghan Border Police leaders and mentors to inspect remote border police garrisons under construction near Pakistan on Jan. 27.

  • District commander helps students visualize a STEM life

    Feb 6, 2012

    Col. Mark Toy, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District, spoke with more than 90 Roosevelt Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) High School students Jan. 20 during a Viva Technology Day on campus.ST

  • Judge Joe Brown Highlights Martin Luther King Federal Holiday Events

    Feb 6, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District celebrated the Martin Luther King federal holiday with a Jan. 10 visit to the District's downtown headquarters from Judge Joe Brown, who engaged the audience with a wide-ranging talk that addressed education, family, the criminal justice system and the influence of celebrity on today's society.

  • Contractors meet and greet over new Fort Irwin hospital

    Feb 6, 2012

    The Barstow Area Chamber of Commerce, along with officials from the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District, held a day-long industry meet and greet and project overview for the Fort Irwin Replacement Hospital here Jan. 18.

  • Corps of Engineers completes major section of Route Bear highway

    Feb 4, 2012

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineering District-South recently completed construction of a major eight mile section of a two lane roadway between Kandahar City and Tarin Kwot. The $11.4 million project is expected to increase commerce and significantly reduce travel time between the two cities.

  • Eagles soar high overhead Dale Hollow Lake bird watchers

    Feb 2, 2012

    CELINA, Tenn. (Jan. 28, 2012) -- American Bald Eagles soared high overhead today canvassed against clear blue skies. Far below bird watchers cruised onboard a barge around Dale Hollow Lake in awe of America's majestic symbol.

  • Construction begins on new training center

    Feb 2, 2012

    Fort Carson leaders and representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Native American Services Corp shoveled the first scoop of dirt in a Jan. 27 ceremonial groundbreaking event, signifying the start of construction of the Mission Command Training Center.

  • Corps talks FUDS with Southern Arizona residents

    Feb 2, 2012

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District began clearing work Jan. 30 at several of the former Williams Field Bomb Target Ranges as part of the Formerly Used Defense Sites program.

  • Nashville District holds its last lock operator training graduation

    Feb 2, 2012

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 31, 2012) -- The commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District recognized the end of an era as he presented nine students from its lock operator class with graduation certificates here today at J. Percy Priest Lake.

  • Jacksonville District's UAV program soars

    Feb 1, 2012

    The NOVA Unmanned Aerial Vehicle offers the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers a low-cost method of obtaining pictures from the air for levee monitoring, wildlife surveys, regulatory permit reconnaissance, invasive species contract assessments and invasive species acreage estimation.

  • USACE engineer makes a difference in Afghanistan

    Feb 1, 2012

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Geographically, it is not far from Islamabad, Pakistan to Kandahar, Afghanistan, but for Ayesha Saeed, a mechanical engineer assigned to the Afghanistan Engineer District-South, making that trip took immigration to the United States when she was 14, naturalization as a U.S. citizen in 2000, a college education and a job with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • First woman promoted to general within Army Corps of Engineers

    Feb 1, 2012

    In a historic ceremony, Brig. Gen. Margaret W. Burcham became the first woman to be promoted to general officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jan. 27, 2012, in the Corps' Washington, D.C., headquarters.

  • Army Corps: supporting soldier fitness at Fort Hamilton, NY

    Feb 1, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District expanded and renovated the fitness center at the U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn, New York. This work not only made good use of wasted space, but also increases the moral and welfare of service members and their families.

  • Zama teens make bid for top spot in engineering contest

    Jan 31, 2012

    What began four years ago as an opportunity for high school students to observe a construction site has blossomed into annual competitions that promote science education in concert with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Alaska's engineers build ice bridges

    Jan 31, 2012

    Since mid-January, members of the 56th Engineer Company have been braving the Alaskan cold and dark to construct ice bridges to safely move Soldiers, weapons and equipment across the expanses of both the Tanana River and the Big Delta River near Delta Junction and Fort Greely.

  • Corps of Engineers completes Yolo Bypass levee repairs

    Jan 30, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District repaired a 2,000-foot stretch of slumping levee, adding a gravel drain to help eliminate moisture that was weakening the levee's foundation as part of a joint effort to improve the levees surrounding West Sacramento, Calif.

  • USACE helps build a cleaner, more sanitary Fallujah

    Jan 30, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Middle East District, in conjunction with Iraq's Ministry of Municipalities and Public Works, recently oversaw the completion of a new wastewater collection and treatment system for the city of Fallujah in Iraq's Al-Anbar Governate.

  • Middle East District has some Tough Mudders

    Jan 30, 2012

    Tough Mudder claims that is "probably the toughest event on the planet," but it wasn't too tough for seven Middle East District employees who were motivated by the death of a Navy SEAL and the opportunity to raise money for wounded warriors.

  • Ground breaks for new hospital in Shindand

    Jan 29, 2012

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- A ground breaking ceremony marked the start of construction on a new 28-bed hospital in Shindand, Herat province Jan. 28. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South designed the $4.8 million hospital and is overseeing construction.

  • St. Louis District, Mississippi Valley Division prepare for 2012 flood season

    Jan 27, 2012

    After the monumental flood events of 2011, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Mississippi Valley Division carefully inspected and completed damage assessments reports for all levees, channel improvements, navigation channels and structures associated with the Mississippi River and Tributaries, or MR&T, project, one of this country's most comprehensive and successful flood control systems.

  • Mississippi Valley Division identifies, communicates elevated risk of 2012 flooding due to damages f

    Jan 27, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mississippi Valley Division, is identifying and developing communication strategies for the elevated threat in the Mississippi River's flood risk reduction system brought about by 2011 flood damages.

  • Corps of Engineers offers internships for warriors in transition

    Jan 25, 2012

    Soldiers in Warrior Transition Units at four installations now have the option to learn valuable construction and engineering skills through internships with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District.

  • Army engineering team builds solutions in Afghanistan

    Jan 25, 2012

    American Soldiers in Afghanistan confronted with a technological hurdle have a new resource they can engage. The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Field Assistance in Science and Technology-Center, or RFAST-C, Prototype Integration Facility became fully operational in late December, said Sgt. Maj. Matt DeLay, the team's noncommissioned-officer-in-charge from July to November 2011.

  • District Achieves Another First for Tribal Program

    Jan 25, 2012

    In the first meeting of its kind, Robert Isenberg and Maj. Seth Wacker, members of the South Pacific Division's 59th Forward Engineering Support Team - Advanced (FEST) joined Albuquerque District Tribal Liaison Ron Kneebone in a visit with representatives of two New Mexico Pueblos Dec. 14 and 15.

  • Army's largest renewable energy project part of $61 million energy contracts

    Jan 25, 2012

    The Army has awarded three Energy Savings Performance Contracts with a total value of $61 million, including one that will result in the largest renewable energy project executed to date by the Army.

  • Army Corps of Engineers: Building international partnerships

    Jan 25, 2012

    The Under Secretary of the Army spoke with senior leaders from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during their 2012 leader conference.

  • Deployed Soldiers connect with Army scientists for technical solutions

    Jan 24, 2012

    American Soldiers deployed across Afghanistan are asking questions and making suggestions about their equipment, weapons and vehicles to U.S. Army scientists at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • Army Corps doesn't play shell games with turtle protection

    Jan 24, 2012

    Every time the Corps begins a beach project, it takes measures to protect sea turtles that comply with environmental policies established by the National Marine Fisheries Service.

  • Data-based business dashboard drives project success in Afghanistan Engineer District-South

    Jan 21, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South hones operations by continually refining construction management business practices.

  • Corps of Engineers completes river bypass for Afghans

    Jan 21, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South completed a $3.1 million bypass project so Afghans have an alternative to driving over the Arghistan River bridge in Kandahar province.

  • Army Corps, partners, celebrate Cape May project

    Jan 20, 2012

    CAPE MAY, N.J. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its state, federal and local partners marked the completion of a more than $9 million beach replenishment project Wednesday with a ceremony at the Coast Guard base here. Officials from the Army Corps of Engineers, the Coast Guard, the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection and Cape May City dispersed the last load of sand from the more than 620,000 cubic yards of sand placed on the Training Center Cape May's beaches. The Coast Guard base is considered a feeder beach, and ocean currents will carry sand placed here to popular recreational beaches in the city.

  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers partners with the Association of Pacific Ports at their winter conf

    Jan 20, 2012

    Honolulu District Commander Lt. Col. Douglas B. Guttormsen recently attended the Association of Pacific Ports (APP) winter conference at Ko'olina on Oahu and presented a briefing called, the "U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: Your Partner in the Pacific."

  • 99 percent of 1st quarter 2012 construction goal met

    Jan 19, 2012

    Getting projects completed in Afghanistan is challenging, but the USACE's Afghanistan Engineer District-South set a goal of completing or "placing" almost $190 million worth of construction for the first quarter, 2012 and placed $188 million, which equals 99 percent of that goal.

  • Army Corps dredge rescues boater

    Jan 19, 2012

    Crew members of the Dredge McFarland rescued a boater who had reportedly been floating in 48 degree water for nearly three hours and was only minutes away from being carried out of the harbor and into the open ocean.


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