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  • 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.

  • Corps of Engineers workers deliver donations to Kabul orphans

    Jan 18, 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 on Jan. 14, 2012, a day when heavy snow fell and the temperature reached 32 degrees in the Afghan capital.

  • Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site: DPW improves wildlife access to water

    Jan 18, 2012

    Elk, deer, antelope and other wildlife on Fort Carson's 236,000-acre Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site in Las Animas County will spend more time foraging for food and less time looking for water.

  • Corps discusses environmental, economic benefits of restoration at Everglades Coalition Conference

    Jan 17, 2012

    Representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District spoke at the 27th Annual Everglades Coalition Conference, Jan. 5-8 in Stuart, Fla., the largest annual forum for discourse on Everglades restoration and conservation. This year's theme was "Everglades Restoration: Worth Every Penny," and much discussion was driven around the environmental and economic benefits of restoration.

  • Fort Leonard Wood's Commanding General to receive second star

    Jan 17, 2012

    Brig. Gen. Mark W. Yenter, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood commanding general, is scheduled to be promoted to the rank of major general Jan. 18.

  • Corps of Engineers trains Afghans to operate, maintain facilities

    Jan 16, 2012

    Successfully transitioning operations and maintenance responsibilities to the Afghan National Army's Directorate of Public Works is the underlying reason for a new training program designed to teach Afghans the fundamentals of building operations and maintenance.

  • USACE turns over operations and maintenance responsibility to Afghan Air Force

    Jan 15, 2012

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- The Afghan Air Force, specifically the 205th Atal Corps' Kandahar Air Wing, became responsible for the operations and maintenance of five new buildings on Kandahar Airfield Jan. 14.

  • USACE, DoDDS, SHAPE team up to deliver 21st century-style schools to international community

    Jan 13, 2012

    MONS, Belgium -- As students sang "This Land is Your Land," U.S. and NATO officials turned the first of many shovels that will bring a new educational campus to SHAPE.

  • USACE supports healthy living

    Jan 13, 2012

    Some USACE Europe District employees took a slightly different approach to their New Year's resolutions by joining the district's Healthy Living Support Group.

  • U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr legacy

    Jan 13, 2012

    More than 100 people attended the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration Jan. 12 at the U.S. Army Engineering adn Support Center where they were reminded to "Remember! Celebrate! Act! and the Holiday is "A Day On, Not a Day Off!"

  • Corps urges hunters, fisherman to be safe on water

    Jan 13, 2012

    Needless drowning deaths of hunters who fall into lakes and streams can be prevented with a little preparation and fast thinking, according to officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District.

  • Assistant Army Secretary meets with USACE, MCoE, and Fort Benning military and community leaders

    Jan 12, 2012

    The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment met with the South Atlantic Division - Corps of Engineers Fort Benning leaders during her visit to U.S. army Maneuver Center of Excellence this week.

  • Uncovering the effectiveness of the QMS-ISO process

    Jan 12, 2012

    The FUSRAP project in Painesville, Ohio, faced the same uncertainties as other FUSRAP projects, except this time something was different.

  • Army helps bring virtual health care to Albanian hospitals

    Jan 11, 2012

    Telemedicine is connecting even the most remote regions of Albania to the global medical community, with the help of U.S. Army Europe, the Corps of Engineers and USAID.

  • USACE helps build security, stability in Moldova

    Jan 11, 2012

    USACE Europe District is overseeing the construction and renovations at the Edinet Fire and Rescue Station in Moldova. The nearly $430,000 project, funded by EUCOM's humanitarian assistance program, is an essential part of the country's civil protection and disaster preparedness structure.

  • Another year closer to the new Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center

    Jan 11, 2012

    Construction on the new 947,000 square foot Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center hospital recently marked it's first year. While it might not seem like much has been done since the first shovel full of dirt was turned for the new Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center here, there's more going on than just some tractors pushing dirt around.

  • West Point cadets begin classes in new Science Center

    Jan 11, 2012

    West Point's new Science Center opened for business Jan. 9 as cadets and instructors occupied several classrooms to start the spring semester. Although there's still another four years of construction to the second and final phase of the project, the north wing--located across from Jefferson Hall Library--received its first volley of cadet traffic since the area was vacated for the project in 2008.

  • National Great Rivers Museum Brings "Masters of the Sky" to Alton

    Jan 10, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - St. Louis District's National Great Rivers Museum along with the Meeting of the Great Rivers Foundation announces the return of the "Masters of the Sky" bird shows, presented by the World Bird Sanctuary, February 18-20, 2012, at the National Great Rivers Museum.

  • Huntsville Center ordnance mission ends in Iraq

    Jan 9, 2012

    Nearly nine years after the U.S. Army requested ordnance support, the Ordnance and Explosives Directorate in the Huntsville Center ended its munitions disposal mission in Iraq.

  • Corps of Engineers leads coalition effort to save coho salmon

    Jan 9, 2012

    Field biologists funded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have counted a record number of coho salmon in the Russian River, signaling the program to restore healthy numbers of the endangered species is working.

  • Bagram Buildup

    Jan 7, 2012

    Across the Afghanistan Engineer District-North, 54 of 318 construction projects supporting U.S and Coaltion military forces

  • Hampton, Corps renourish Buckroe

    Jan 6, 2012

    More than 18,000 cubic yards of sand is being delivered to Buckroe Beach as part of a beach nourishment project on the federal hurricane and storm damage reduction project.

  • Army National Guard, Arizona State University education initiative

    Jan 6, 2012

    A collaboration effort between the Army National Guard and Arizona State University that could lead students to graduate certificate in Sustainability Leadership was applauded today as being an asset to the Army's Sustainability Campaign Plan.

  • Corps of Engineers builds future of Afghan army, police force

    Jan 5, 2012

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers professionals are constructing $26 million in facilities for the Afghanistan National Army and Afghanistan National Police, which will help build stability and security across Afghanistan Engineering District-North.

  • Up in smoke

    Jan 5, 2012

    New trash incinerators reduce smoke at airfield

  • Corps of Engineers improves water system for troops in Afghanistan

    Jan 5, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have completed a water system upgrade at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, that will help protect Soldiers from fire.

  • BRAC shuffles real estate market

    Jan 5, 2012

    What happens to property once troops leave as part of a Base Realignment and Closure move?

  • Huntsville Center awards $34 M Energy Savings Performance Contract

    Jan 5, 2012

    The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville awarded a $34 million task order contract to Johnson Controls Government Systems, Milwaukee, Wis., Dec. 22. for energy savings at Fort Buchanan and 11 reserve centers in Puerto Rico.

  • Corps announces Notice of Availability to Lease at Little River Marina

    Jan 4, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District is accepting applications for the development of a marina on the 29-acre site formerly known as the Little River Marina and Family Resort in Appling, Ga., (Columbia County) on the J. Strom Thurmond Dam and Lake Project.

  • Corps offers water safety tips for hypothermia

    Dec 30, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District reminds the public to always wear a life jacket when recreating in, on, or near the water, especially during the winter months when cooler water temperatures increase the risk of hypothermia.

  • A walk in Helmand: USACE South District engineers visit project sites in Nawa district

    Dec 29, 2011

    Engineers from the USACE Afghanistan Engineer District-South went on a foot patrol with Marines in Helmand province, Afghanistan, to inspect ongoing construction projects.

  • Corps of Engineers building 'energy strong'

    Dec 29, 2011

    Since fiscal year 2008, every new construction project in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Savannah District is designed to meet standards of the Leadership in Energy in Environmental Design rating system.

  • Huntsville Center awards $16.8 M Energy Savings Performance Contract

    Dec 28, 2011

    The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, awarded a $16.8 million task order to Siemens Government Technologies, Inc. of Arlington, Va., Dec. 22, to install a solar photovoltaic (PV) system and energy conservation measures at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., that will help the installation cut energy use by 10,000,000 kilowatt hours and save $805,000 annually.

  • Corps of Engineers expands coalition airfield in Afghanistan

    Dec 26, 2011

    A ceremony on Camp Dwyer in Helmand province, Afghanistan, marked the completion of a $14.9-million U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Afghanistan Engineer District-South project to provide parking and taxiways for coalition helicopters, Dec. 12, 2011.

  • Corps of Engineers: Building strong for Afghan forces

    Dec 22, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been in Afghanistan for nine years building facilities to help the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan achieve its goal of long-term security and stability.

  • Multi-million dollar complex for Afghan army coming together

    Dec 22, 2011

    Since May, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South has been overseeing construction of a $63.3 million brigade complex for the Afghan National Army's 207th Corps at Camp Sayar in Farah province.

  • Corps of Engineers office complex certified LEED Gold

    Dec 22, 2011

    The U.S. Green Building Council has certified the $1.03 billion Washington Headquarters Office Complex at the Mark Center in Alexandria, Va., as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold.

  • 2nd Brigade Soldiers Have New Place to Call Home

    Dec 22, 2011

    Four hundred 2nd Brigade Combat Team Soldiers will begin moving into a new home soon. The New Barracks Complex on Schofield Barracks's Lyman Road officially opened in late December during a maile lei untying / ribbon cutting ceremony attended by the Corps of Engineers, the Garrison's Directorate of Public Works, 25th ID's 2nd Brigade Combat Team and Corps' contractor Absher Construction.

  • Extend your Christmas tree's life; help create habitats for fish

    Dec 21, 2011

    Don't let your Christmas tree go to waste this year after the holidays. The St. Louis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is encouraging local citizens to participate in the annual Christmas tree recycling program.

  • Corps, Outdoor Dream partnership brings new hunting blinds to Russell Lake

    Dec 20, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District and the Outdoor Dream Foundation have come together under a Challenge Partnership Agreement to provide five new wheelchair-accessible hunting blinds at Richard B. Russell Dam and Lake in Elberton, Ga.

  • Huntsville Center awards $16M Energy Savings Performance Contract

    Dec 19, 2011

    HUNTSVILLE, ALA. -- The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, awarded a task order for $10 million in energy reduction equipment and $6 million in energy services to provide renewable energy for the Army to Johnson Controls Government Systems, LLC., Milwaulkee, Wis., that will result in a total of about 2.2 million renewable energy kilowatt hours and renewable energy credits each year for Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • New troop medical clinic brings health care to Camp Zafar

    Dec 18, 2011

    A newly constructed troop medical clinic will allow the Afghan National Army to provide expanded routine medical services to its soldiers assigned to Camp Zafar near Herat, Afghanistan.

  • USACE team member aids paraplegic cycling team in Australia's Crocodile Trophy

    Dec 16, 2011

    Every October, athletes from around the world flock to the starting line in Carins, Australia, to begin what is known as the hottest, hardest and longest mountain bike race in the world. But for Team Can Be Venture, the 2011 Crocodile Trophy race was not just a physical challenge--it was a testament to their mental fortitude.

  • Army, USACE open doors to new Ansbach lodge

    Dec 16, 2011

    Army lodges are a key element of a Soldier's transition into Europe, especially for those who have never been stationed overseas.

  • Teaching an old dredge new tricks: Army's oldest dredge creates new habitat

    Dec 14, 2011

    The endangered Least Tern has a new island to call home on the Mississippi River thanks to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - St. Louis District, the Dredge Potter and a flexible, floating dredge pipe.

  • USACE customer workshop update

    Dec 13, 2011

    "How can we better serve you?" It has been nearly a year since reps from USACE Europe District sat down with nearly 40 customers from garrison and other government and military agencies at a customer workshop.

  • USACE cuts costs, saves resources in Afghanistan

    Dec 10, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South is implementing measures to streamline business processes and save tax-payer dollars. The district is moving out on information technology upgrades, non-tactical vehicle procurement and maintenance improvements, and connection to the Kandahar Airfield electric power network.

  • Vision 2025: USACE, Sembach develop net-zero energy master plan

    Dec 9, 2011

    Representatives from Sembach Kaserne, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District and Parsons architecture and engineering firm met earlier this month to kick off an energy-based master planning process aimed at achieving net zero energy installation status by 2025.

  • U.S. Army awards fire station renovation contracts in Latvia

    Dec 9, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District recently awarded three contracts in Latvia to upgrade eight existing fire and rescue stations throughout the country. The contracts, awarded to Koger un Partneri and Ekers SIA, are part of a U.S. European Command-sponsored program to assist Latvia's State Fire and Rescue Service modernize its facilities.

  • Collocation helps USACE build strong relationships with customers

    Dec 9, 2011

    The successful delivery a $1 billion program on time, on budget, translated into a business practice that does more than contribute to project delivery.

  • River Training Structures: Innovative engineering keeps a dynamic river open for navigation

    Dec 9, 2011

    Every winter as the water level in the Mississippi River get lower, rock structures in the river start to emerge: long dikes of limestone jut from the banks, and arch-shaped chevrons point upstream. These river training structures are a part of the innovative engineering that allows for safe passage of commerce on the Mississippi River, saving taxpayer money and creating habitat in the river.

  • USACE repairs Harbor of Refuge Breakwater

    Dec 7, 2011

    The Harbor of Refuge Breakwater and its historic lighthouse off Cape Henlopen, Del. are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. This year, the breakwater received much needed repairs through a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District project.

  • RDECOM commander tours the future of Army STEM recruiting

    Dec 6, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The U.S. Army's efforts to inspire, attract and develop the next generation of scientists and engineers received a boost Dec. 5. Outside the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command headquarters building, RDECOM commander Maj. Gen. Nick Justice got a preview of the new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Asset Vehicle.

  • USACE employee retires after 44 years

    Dec 5, 2011

    Wolfgang Kuhl began his career with USACE in 1967. Over a span of more than four decades, Kuhl's work led to the successful completion of numerous multi-million dollar constructions projects in Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Turkey.

  • Working group conference participants achieve

    Dec 3, 2011

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- To help successfully plan and prepare for the transition of USACE-constructed Afghan National Security Forces facilities to Afghan oversight for operations and maintenance, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South hosted a Training and Transition Synchronization Conference at Kandahar Airfield Nov. 20.

  • Corps trains on new emergency operations vehicles

    Dec 2, 2011

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers staff from the Sacramento, Los Angeles, Portland and Fort Worth districts trained on operating new emergency command and control vehicles at a Corps facility in West Sacramento, Calif., from Nov. 29 through Dec. 1.

  • Partners for peace - Civil Capacity projects help improve prosperity in Iraq

    Dec 1, 2011

    ELECTRICITY, water, schools, hospitals, transportation networks and an active police force are among the things often taken for granted in the United States. In Iraq however, these services are greatly appreciated. United States Forces-Iraq has been working to develop these and other "civil capacity" elements there in advance of USF-I's departure from the country at the end of 2011.

  • DeLuca assumes command of USAES

    Nov 30, 2011

    An assumption-of-command ceremony for the U.S. Army Engineer School took place Nov. 22, in the Engineer Regimental Room at the post museum. Brig. Gen. Peter "Duke" DeLuca took command from Col. Fabian Mendoza, USAES assistant commandant. He will also serve as the deputy commanding general concepts, doctrine and organizations.

  • Afghan border police compounds near completion

    Nov 29, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is finalizing construction of the $7.3 million Ala Jirga border police headquarters compound, and the $6.2 million compound in Sallamat, and inspected the sites Nov. 24, 2011, as part of a multipurpose mission.

  • Army finalizes STEM vehicle for recruiting trail

    Nov 29, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- After five months of engineering and production work, the U.S. Army has completed its first vehicle designed for recruiting civilian scientists. The Army will unveil the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Asset Vehicle during All-American Bowl Week Jan. 6 in San Antonio. The Army demonstrates its latest technological advancements in the Army Technology Zone before the annual game. Before the vehicle's official launch in January, students from seven Maryland schools will have an opportunity for a hands-on look. The STEM Asset vehicle is a modified tractor-trailer equipped with high-definition TVs and touchscreen computers. Students will explore a futuristic scenario by designing new Army technology to protect lives from civil unrest.

  • A Day in the Life of a Park Ranger at Mount Morris Dam

    Nov 28, 2011

    Walk in the shoes of a Park Ranger to see if you have what it takes.

  • Turntable at Hill Air Force Base to test a different type of wave

    Nov 28, 2011

    Construction continues at the Radar Cross Section Test Facility project site at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Nov. 16, 2011. A small tower within the facility will house a vertically movable antenna system, which will blast aircraft with radar to test its stealth capabilities. The VMAS can be adjusted for various aircraft including the F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District is overseeing construction of the $25.8 million project, scheduled for completion in February 2013.

  • Thanksgiving shared by mother and son in Afghanistan

    Nov 26, 2011

    Deployed Soldiers and civilians rarely expect to see family members on their deployment, so when mother and son had the opportunity in Afghanistan, they quickly grabbed it.

  • Environmental work decreases impact on Afghanistan's natural and cultural resources

    Nov 23, 2011

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South's Civil and Environmental Branch takes the lead in safeguarding and improving Afghanistan's natural and cultural resources.

  • USACE facilitates medical mission in Daykundi province

    Nov 21, 2011

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Access to healthcare is not always possible in Afghanistan, but for 33 men and boys in the remote village of Miramor, in Daykundi province, much-needed care came to them Nov. 14 courtesy of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Army explores alternative energy with hydrogen fuel cells

    Nov 17, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The U.S. Army is investing in highly efficient energy sources to reduce its fossil fuel usage, officials said Nov. 16 as APG unveiled hydrogen fuel cells. Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, APG senior installation commander, praised the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for their efforts to preserve the local environment by implementing alternative energy. "We are excited to get technology here that is going to make us even more green than Army green," Justice said. About 50 people gathered at the Building Operations Control Center (Building 325) for the ribbon-cutting ceremony that marked the installation of the first fuel cells as part of a partnership between DOE and the Department of Defense.

  • Fort A.P. Hill breaks ground for U.S. Army Reserve Center

    Nov 15, 2011

    Fort A.P. Hill staff and community members joined to welcome the post's newest construction project at a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday. More than 30 people gathered at the site of the U.S. Army Reserve Center on the northeast corner of Fort A.P. Hill Drive and Campbell Road.

  • USACE, Ansbach turn MWR funds into new auto skills center

    Nov 14, 2011

    USACE Europe District and USAG Ansbach turned dirt Nov. 4 marking the beginning of construction on an environmentally- and economically-friendly auto skills center in the Urlas Housing Area.

  • Aberdeen Proving Ground to unveil alternative energy source

    Nov 14, 2011

    The U.S. Army is installing hydrogen fuel cells at three Aberdeen Proving Ground facilities as part of an initiative to boost alternative energy sources at military installations, officials announced Nov. 14, 2011.

  • Marathon builds camaraderie for five USACE employees

    Nov 13, 2011

    More than 15,200 racers lined up to compete in the BMW Frankfurt Marathon, including five USACE Europe District employees Oct. 30.

  • USACE breaks ground on new Storck Child Development Center

    Nov 13, 2011

    USAG Ansbach and USACE Europe District broke ground on a new child development center. The $9.3 million center at Storck Barracks will provide care for kids from 6 weeks to 5 years old.

  • USACE breaks ground on new Katterbach child development, school-age services center

    Nov 13, 2011

    For the second time in one week, representatives from the USAG Ansbach, FMWR, and USACE Europe District ceremoniously started construction by shoveling and tossing dirt.

  • USACE considers new austere standards for construction in Afghanistan

    Nov 11, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers builds strong and builds smart. In Afghanistan, building strong and smart means constructing cost-effective facilities that meet the needs of Afghans, and are easy to operate and maintain over the life of the facilities.

  • Afghan National Police station opens in Ashterlee, Daykundi province, Afghanistan

    Nov 9, 2011

    The governor of Daykundi province and the deputy commander of the Afghan National Police headquarters with responsibility for southwestern Afghanistan opened a new district police headquarters in Ashterlee, Daykundi province on 3 November. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South contracted for and oversaw the construction of the facility, which cost approximately $1.5 million.

  • Project Spotlight: New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway

    Nov 9, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District completed maintenance dredging along the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway near the Cape May ferry terminal Nov. 10.

  • Class sheds light on importance of Corps' marketing

    Nov 9, 2011

    Op-Ed Through marketing, the Corps has leveraged its valued customers and relationships throughout its history. As a result of marketing strategies and plans, the Corps has transitioned itself from a series of separate divisions and districts responsible only for their own regional areas into an integrated organization with a "One Door to the Corps" policy. Because of the ability of the Corps to market the value it provides and the relationships it has sustained, the Corps has been the federal engineering agency of choice since its inauguration in 1775. In order to maintain this elite status for the next 230 years, marketing is and will continue to be of vital importance.

  • Corps of Engineers divers help preserve, maintain historic Army post

    Nov 8, 2011

    Divers with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are helping maintain Ft. Lesley J. McNair, the third oldest post in the U.S. Army, on a peninsula where the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers meet, in Washington, D.C.

  • Army step closer to enabling self-aware network

    Nov 7, 2011

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications-electronics center has developed cognitive wireless networking capabilities that employ network-wide learning and reasoning algorithms that share information that enable nodes to make decisions.

  • Students gain career insights from Corps, USCG during Shadow Day

    Nov 7, 2011

    As Students from the Rockwood School District Career Shadowing Program waited anxiously in the lobby of the Robert A. Young Federal Building in St. Louis, Mo., the morning of Nov. 4, 2011, similar thoughts ran rapidly through their heads: What should they expect? Who would their shadow be? Would they gain anything from this full day of shadowing? Seven hours and one informative experience later, those questions no longer lingered and even more had been answered.

  • USACE turns over another headquarters facility to Afghan Uniform Police

    Nov 6, 2011

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Building facilities that enable the government of Afghanistan to provide security for its citizens is a priority for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Project Spotlight: Dam Safety Inspections

    Nov 3, 2011

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Team Receives Holcim Award

    Oct 31, 2011

  • Hunters with disabilities hunt for deer, find friends

    Oct 31, 2011

    Rising early before the sun on a Saturday morning was not a problem for energetic 13-year-old Tori McAfee. A huge smile stretched across her face as she put on her pink and brown camouflage hat, which went perfectly with her matching shirt and boots. Before heading out to breakfast, she balanced herself with her pink crutches as she reached for her rifle.

  • USACE, partners, stakeholders celebrate another milestone in restoring America's Everglades

    Oct 29, 2011

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of another project to restore America's Everglades --the Indian River Lagoon-South C-44 Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area Oct. 28, 2011, in Indiantown, Fla.

  • Under SecArmy Westphal discusses key issues for Army Civilians at the 2011 AUSA Annual Meeting

    Oct 26, 2011

    Under SecArmy discusses key issues

  • Army Corps Presents Bronze de Fleury Medal to Former FEST-A Commander

    Oct 26, 2011

    Maj. Evan Ting, operations officer, G3, Division of Emergency Management, Pacific Ocean Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, recently was presented the Bronze Order of the de Fleury Medal by Honolulu District Commander Lt. Col. Douglas B. Guttormsen during ceremonies held at Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

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