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  • 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.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Santa Clara Pueblo sign historic agreement

    Oct 24, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Albuquerque District and the Pueblo of Santa Clara, New Mexico signed a historic partnership agreement Sept. 21 to conduct a watershed assessment for the Pueblo's lands in the aftermath of June's devastating Las Conchas forest fire.

  • Army Corps of Engineers waives day-use fees at recreation areas on Veterans Day

    Oct 24, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will waive day-use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members, and their families at the more than 2,400 Corps-operated recreation areas nationwide on Veterans Day, November 11.

  • Natomas flood risk

    Oct 21, 2011

    The Natomas basin in Sacramento, Calif., is probably the most at-risk area in the nation for catastrophic flooding. Hear from local, state and Corps experts on why the risk is so high and what remains to be done to reduce it.

  • Tulsa District Employees get hands on experience with expanded boat course

    Oct 19, 2011

    In 2011, the Tulsa District expanded it's required Emergency Vessel Operators Course to five days instead of the standard three in order to give employees more hands on experience and better prepare them to take the required test.

  • Project Spotlight: Dover Air Force Base Fitness Center

    Oct 18, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District is constructing a new fitness center at Dover Air Force Base. The 58,000 square foot facility is approximately twice the size of the current facility.

  • New Audubon Center: A confluence of people, nature and partners

    Oct 18, 2011

    The new Audubon Center at Riverlands opens its doors to the public.

  • USACE joins with ANP, US Army mentor to inspect Ashterlee construction

    Oct 16, 2011

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District South engineers teamed up with an Afghan National Police facilities manager and his U.S. Army mentor to inspect contractor progress in constructing a district police station in a remote area of Daykundi province, Afghanistan.

  • Project Spotlight: Summit Bridge Painting and Steel Repairs

    Oct 14, 2011

  • USACE key in reshaping Hainerberg community

    Oct 12, 2011

    The Europe District is helping to modernize and raise the quality-of-life for Soldiers and their families at the Hainerberg Housing area in Wiesbaden, Germany.

  • Happy New Fiscal Year: USACE in Europe wraps up FY11

    Oct 12, 2011

    The Europe District closed the books on FY2011 wrapping up with 1,624 actions -- roughly $674.2 million.

  • USACE's 249th Prime Power Battalion lights up Kandahar

    Oct 11, 2011

    A small contingent of Soldiers plays a huge role in improving and maintaining southern Afghanistan's electric power infrastructure, primarily in Kandahar City.

  • Mile Point study meets with approval, support

    Oct 11, 2011

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Under a dark Jacksonville sky, a large TraPac vessel approached the harbor a bit too late for high tide, carrying heavy containers of imported goods. Dark skies turned to heavy rains, and the ship had to endure the winds and rain overnight, waiting for the next high tide to rise enough to cross where the St. Johns River and the Intracoastal Waterway meet. In this area, called Mile Point, heavy crosscurrents prevent large ships from coming into the Jacksonville Port nearly two-thirds of the day. To address this problem, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District partnered with the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) to conduct a study.

  • Engineers provide water, hope for Guatemalan village

    Oct 11, 2011

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Day after day, families in the small mountaintop village of Visibakvitz, Guatemala, about 6,000 feet above sea level, would travel on foot, downhill for about a mile to wash their clothes and dishes and retrieve drinking and cooking water from a shared, spring-fed water tank and washing station. Then, carrying children, dishes, heavy wet clothes and pails of water, they made their way back up the steep mountainside to their homes and begin the cycle again. That was the situation until a project by Engineers Without Borders - USA (EWB) Jacksonville, Fla. Professional Chapter successfully brought clean water directly to 25 households, a school and a church. The fledgling chapter, which had chosen to focus on water and sanitation, conducted an assessment trip to the Nebaj region of Guatemala in 2009 to collaborate with a non-governmental organization, Agua Para La Salud (APS). Together they selected projects in three communities -- Visibakvitz, Xepium and Xevitz -- all of which were priorities and well-suited to the chapter's capabilities and potential funds. The projects represent a five-year commitment to the selected communities, to design and implement low-cost, small-scale, replicable and sustainable engineering solutions.

  • Corps built big beach saves city big money

    Oct 7, 2011

    The Virginia Beach Hurricane Protection System prevented an estimated $104 million in damages for residents and businesses located along the City Of Virginia Beach's oceanfront during Hurricane Irene.

  • Army Corps Construction helps revitalize Dover Air Force Base

    Oct 6, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is giving Dover Air Force Base a major facelift. The Corps' Philadelphia District is managing a $235-million construction program that has already given the base a host of new facilities, including a new air traffic control tower and a state-of-the-art medical examiner's facility and will soon deliver more.

  • Corps quickens flood-studies, starts with Sutter Basin Project

    Oct 6, 2011

    The Corps is changing how they study area flooding--in order to move more quickly from studying a problem, to fixing it.

  • Reserve engineers assist USACE with year-end work

    Oct 3, 2011

    The Army's 733rd Facility Engineer Detachment (EFD) out of Leavenworth, Kan., arrived in Wiesbaden in late August to assist the Europe District's Installation Support Branch with year-end work. The reservists spent two weeks here, during the busiest time of year, providing support to ISB project managers and fulfilling their annual training requirement.

  • Bobber delivers USACE water safety message at Morro Bay Harbor Festival

    Oct 3, 2011

    LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles District participated in the 30th Annual Morro Bay Harbor Festival Oct. 1-2. "No one is ever too young or too mature to learn valuable water safety tips that can save lives," said Cecy Ordonez, Army health promotion coordinator for the District. Ordonez and Bobber, the USACE Water Safety Dog, delivered the message to those who stopped by the Corps exhibit during this year's festival.

  • U.S. Army Corps Participates in Arctic Research

    Sep 30, 2011

    ERDC-CRREL researchers participate in NASA-sponsored ICESCAPE

  • Project Spotlight: Vineland Floodplain Remediation and Wetland Restoration

    Sep 29, 2011

  • USACE first permanent female Division Engineer takes command of LRD

    Sep 26, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers made history Sept. 19, 2011 when Col. Margaret W. Burcham, first full-time female officer selected as Division Engineer, took command of the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Museum.

  • Sacramento District parks celebrate National Public Lands Day

    Sep 24, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District observed the 18th annual National Public Lands Day Sept. 24 at seven of its parks in central California. The Corps has been involved with National Public Lands Day since its inception in 1994 and has consistently been one of the largest providers of sites and volunteers participating in the event.

  • Philadelphia Power Team provides much needed asset to war fighter in Afghanistan

    Sep 23, 2011

    For Soldiers, Marines and Airmen in Afghanistan there are few comforts. Consistent electricity is one of them.

  • Doing it better, faster is the constant for the Afghanistan Engineer District-South's information te

    Sep 22, 2011

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan--Keeping a district headquarters wired tight to 14 forward operating bases in the harsh environment of Afghanistan is a big challenge. Especially when your customers are Americans accustomed to seamless information technology. To meet these challenges, the information technology section at the Afghanistan Engineer District-South is always be on the lookout for improved equipment and processes.

  • USACE, FMWR celebrate opening of new Army Lodge in Grafenwoehr

    Sep 21, 2011

    With the entrance covered in rose petals, USAG Grafenwoehr invited everyone inside their newly-opened lodge during a ceremony Sept. 19.

  • Americans, Armenians observe 53rd anniversary of US C-130 crash

    Sep 20, 2011

    On Sept. 2, 1958, a U.S. Air Force C-130 crashed just north of the small village here. Today, 53 years later, Americans joined Armenians for the first time to pay tribute to their fallen comrades.

  • McHugh Cites Major Improvements at Arlington National Cemetery

    Sep 20, 2011

    Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh today released publicly a Report to Congress, updating improvements made at Arlington National Cemetery more than a year after he ousted the cemetery's leadership and made sweeping changes in its structure and oversight.

  • Ordnance School ceremony signals end of BRAC

    Sep 19, 2011

    As the construction equipment has all but disappeared from the Fort Lee landscape, it signifies that the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure initiatives have come to an end.

  • 2 Afghan National Police projects in Daykundi province underway

    Sep 17, 2011

    Constructing buildings on mountain tops is a complicated challenge. It is a bigger challenge when the mountains are in the remote Daykundi province of Afghanistan.

  • Army Corps' Philadelphia District completes BRAC construction

    Sep 16, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- After more than four years and hundreds of thousands of man hours of work, the $866 million, multi-phase program to build the massive complex for the Army's communication and electronics arm is complete.

  • APG recalls transformation as BRAC is completed

    Sep 15, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Base realignment and closure, commonly known as BRAC, is officially complete. About 200 Soldiers, civilians and local officials gathered Sept. 15, the federal deadline for BRAC completion, at the Post Theater to mark the end of the six-year process. The Department of Defense announced BRAC moves in 2005.

  • Public Affairs missions is untold 9-11 story

    Sep 14, 2011

    I was at my desk on Sept. 11, 2001, with the radio tuned to a local Boston talk radio station when one of the hosts said, "You're not going to believe this, but some nut just flew a plane into the World Trade Center."

  • Pentagon survivors tell their stories

    Sep 14, 2011

    Only a few people can tell us what really happened on Sept. 11, 2001. The terrorist attacks that day affected everyone in America, but only a relative few were actually at the sites when the attacks occurred.

  • BRAC 2005: On time, on budget in Northeast

    Sep 14, 2011

    Sept. 15 marks the end of the DOD's six-year Base Realignment and Closure 2005 program. Without question, it was the largest infrastructure investment program the U.S. Army has seen since World War II, with roughly $18 billion in military construction projects executed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was only Army command with 9-11 missions

    Sep 14, 2011

    News of the attacks spread quickly to USACE officials. Col. John O'Dowd, the New York District commander at the time, was holding a meeting in his office a half-mile from the World Trade Center when he saw a plane flying low over Manhattan. Forty-five seconds later he heard an explosion and the Federal Building shuddered when the first plane hit.

  • 249th Troops deployed to NYC

    Sep 14, 2011

    We first saw Ground Zero from the sky as we flew into New York City," said Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy Zemaitis. "There was stunned silence on the plane. Seeing the devastation on TV is one thing, but we were all looking out the windows, and we were just stunned by the sight."

  • Army Strong: Home of Sustainment Completes BRAC 2005

    Sep 14, 2011

    The Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee have successfully completed their portion of the Army's largest institutional transformation ever -- Base Realignment and Closure 2005.

  • BRAC paves way for construction in Tennessee Valley

    Sep 14, 2011

    While Thursday marks the deadline for Base Realignment Commision moves, newcomers will be knocking at the door of the Tennessee Valley for years to come.

  • New start for wounded vets and military complex

    Sep 14, 2011

    Artwork created by wounded veterans is being displayed in the new BRAC 133 office complex at the Mark Center in Alexandria Va. The building was built as part of the 2005 Base Closure and Realignment Act and was constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District. The complex opened in August 2011.

  • Technology turns around tornado devastated Joplin, Mo.

    Sep 14, 2011

    A multiple-vortex tornado plowed through Joplin, Mo in May leaving devestation. Soon after, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and partnering agencies used Geographic Information System (GIS) to help in the removal of massive amounts of debris and to help in the construction of temporary housing and critical public facilities.

  • USACE, EUCOM team up to deliver kindergarten to Armenian community

    Sep 12, 2011

    U.S. and Armenian officials gathered together at the local kindergarten for a ribbon-cutting ceremony opening its newly-renovated doors to the children of a small, rural Armenian village.

  • Still Building Strong: USACE projects continue in Bavaria

    Sep 12, 2011

    Despite the ceremonious completion of EBG, Grafenwoehr Training Area continues to evolve and grow with roughly $50 million planned in construction through 2015, and there's still more work to be done.

  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Afghanistan remembers September 11th

    Sep 11, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in northern Afghanistan commemorated the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks on our nation with a number of flag raising ceremonies and a special anniversary candlelight ceremony today at the district's Qalaa House compound.

  • Armenia clinic opens with help from USACE, EUCOM

    Sep 9, 2011

    Between the freshly painted walls of the newly-renovated polyclinic, members of the local medical community gathered with U.S. and Armenian officials Sept. 2 to celebrate its opening.

  • Col. Larsen takes command of the North Atlantic Division

    Sep 9, 2011

    FORT HAMILTON, NY -- Brig. Gen. Peter "Duke" DeLuca relinquished his position as commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division to Col. Christopher Larsen during a Transfer of Authority ceremony Sept. 9 on the U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn, N.Y.

  • Honoring Logisticians

    Sep 9, 2011

    Display recognizes six Medal of Honor recipients

  • Engineering Change in Nepal

    Sep 9, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (USACE) Civil-Military Emergency Preparedness (CMEP) program fosters security cooperation and best practices through enhanced consequence management of all-hazards.

  • Determining Flood Extents in Ulaanbaatar

    Sep 9, 2011

    The mission of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (USACE) Civil-Military Emergency Preparedness (CMEP) program is to design and conduct bilateral and multilateral activities to achieve our partners' security cooperation and consequence management objectives.

  • Army researchers support joint experiment to speed communications using open-source technology

    Sep 8, 2011

    U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force will fuse Army-developed web technologies in an attempt to achieve "dynamic airspace management" during a joint experiment this month.

  • USACE begins first dam repair project in Europe

    Sep 6, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District is working in cooperation with Bavarian environmental authorities, the U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr and German government construction agencies to keep Grafenwoehr's waters in check by repairing two dams.

  • Army Engineers Projects Minimize Irene's Effects

    Sep 2, 2011

    Tropical Storm Irene caused severe flooding and other storm related damages in the Northeast. But the damage would have been worse in many areas without the systems of locally- and federally-sponsored dams, levees, hurricane barriers, sea walls, and storm damage protection projects, say U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials.

  • MRAP teams enable USACE to deliver quality construction

    Sep 1, 2011

    Teams of National Guardsmen and Reservists protect members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers who go "outside the wire" to project sites. Without them, the Afghanistan Engineer District-South couldn't carry out its mission to design and build projects that are a critical component of creating the conditions for stability and security in Afghanistan.

  • Flag ceremony heralds arrival of Fort Lee's newest tenant

    Sep 1, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 1, 2011) --A crisp U.S. flag quickly rose for the first time in front of the new Defense Contract Management Agency headquarters at Fort Lee on Aug. 25. The dawn was just breaking through the trees as cadre and students from the Noncommissioned Officer Academy's Quartermaster Branch Senior Leader Course raised the flag at the call of a distant bugle; a new day for the Army installation, and a new day for its newest tenant command.

  • Army Corps crews work to clear debris from harbor after Irene

    Aug 31, 2011

    Crews aboard the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' New York District's three drift- collection vessels have been working to clear drift and debris from the waters in and around the New York and New Jersey Harbor after Tropical Storm Irene.

  • Corps inspects outlet tunnel gates at Oahe Dam

    Aug 31, 2011

    PIERRE, S.D. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducted inspections of all six tunnels at the Oahe Dam Stilling Basin north of Pierre, S.D., Aug. 29. Inspections are typically conducted annually during the early summer season at the stilling basin, said Oahe Dam Operations Manager Eric Stasch. Due to record releases this summer, this year's inspection was pushed back until recently. Unlike typical annual inspections where only half of the tunnels are checked, Corps personnel inspected all six tunnels.

  • USACE, Army divers team up for solutions at Kajaki, Dahla dams in Afghanistan

    Aug 29, 2011

    The Kajaki and Dahla dams in southern Afghanistan have not had their underwater structures inspected or repaired for several years, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working to remedy the neglect.

  • Corps celebrates completion of $306 million brigade complex at Fort Stewart

    Aug 26, 2011

    Soldiers of the 4th Infantry Brigade celebrated the completion of their new home with a ribbon cutting ceremony Aug. 19, joined by Fort Stewart and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District leaders. The Savannah district recently completed construction of a 457-acre complex, which will accommodate 3,500 soldiers and 950 wheeled vehicles. The $306 million complex is Fort Stewart's largest construction project, and one of the largest military construction projects for the Savannah district.

  • Alabama tornado cleanup drama-free thanks to safety team

    Aug 25, 2011

    When the Corps' Sacramento District safety specialist Curtis Morris says that nothing happened in July, he has a big grin on his face. When you're a safety guy, nothing happening is a good thing. Two million worker hours passed with no one missing a day of work from injury during Morris' month working with the Corps' tornado recovery effort in Alabama.

  • Get the Facts: Hurricane Irene Fact Sheet

    Aug 25, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is taking action in anticipation of Hurricane Irene's landfall to monitor storm activity, minimize flood damage and pre-position its trained responders.

  • Forward area refueling point at Mustang Ramp is operational

    Aug 20, 2011

    Part of a two-phased military heliport construction project that began on KAF in February 2009, the new forward area refueling point was completed in August and represents the last component of the contract.

  • New rotary wing apron at Shindand complete

    Aug 19, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working with the 838th Air Expeditionary Advisory Group at Shindand to expand the base to triple its original size. The extra space will be used to relocate some 3,000 coalition forces to make way for construction of a new training runway for Afghan pilots.

  • Corps' 3D models of the Delta key to shared solutions

    Aug 18, 2011

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 3D models of the imperiled Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta are helping the Corps and partner agencies find sustainable solutions to its flood risk and environmental restoration challenges.

  • Helping Afghan engineers learn international construction standards

    Aug 17, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Afghanistan develops young Afghan engineers into quality assurance representatives and project engineers.

  • Ammo storage point supports U.S. Air Force mission in southern Afghanistan

    Aug 17, 2011

    An ammunition supply point that opened Aug. 10 triples the munitions storage capacity for the U.S. Air Force on Kandahar Airfield.

  • USACE districts dig up success in soil cleanup

    Aug 15, 2011

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- From cost-savings to community partnership, the multi-district U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) remediation project at Plum Brook Ordnance Works (PBOW) in Sandusky, Ohio, demonstrates what teamwork is all about. The formerly used defense site (FUDS) manufactured explosives in support of the war effort during World War II. TNT Area C was one of three TNT manufacturing areas at PBOW and is currently undergoing soil remediation by the USACE Huntington District using alkaline hydrolysis.

  • Native grasses help USACE restore former defense site

    Aug 15, 2011

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Green plants have many purposes in the environment, they serve as a habitat for small animals, provide food for others and for the U.S Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), they serve as a mechanism to protect remediated sites. At the former Kentucky Ordnance Works (KOW) in McCracken County, Ky., vegetation is being used to protect a soil cover, while also providing a habitat for birds and small animals that call the grassland community home.

  • Corps employee Lenny Gunnell gets the job done

    Aug 15, 2011

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employee Lenny Gunnell has a reputation for providing great customer service. The Louisville District geologist provides environmental consulting services to customers throughout the country -- and they keep coming back for more. “Lenny's environmental expertise, along with his creative approach to project execution has earned the environmental branch several new programs,” said Chris Karem, chief of the environmental branch, engineering division. “His ability to regularly exceed customer expectations continues to expand these programs.”

  • Building Strong: Corps employee manages construction projects in Afghanistan

    Aug 15, 2011

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Louisville District employee Lynn Jarrett went from managing environmental cleanup projects at formerly used defense sites to managing approximately $309 million worth of construction projects in Afghanistan. While stationed at Kandahar Airfield (KAF) during his six-month deployment with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Jarrett managed construction projects for the Afghan National Police (ANP), a section within the Afghan National Security Force.

  • Fighting to the Corps: Afghan Kickboxing champion works to protect U.S. Army Corps personnel

    Aug 14, 2011

    KABUL -- At the age of 7, Nagib Mohammadi would watch his older brother practice kickboxing in an Afghanistan gym; he knew right then that that’s what he wanted to do with his life.

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