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  • 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.

  • 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.

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