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  • Corps and DLA Distribution officials team together on a huge roof replacement project

    Feb 1, 2013

    Corps officials from both Charleston and Baltimore Districts joined DLA Distribution leaders for the Jan. 24 kick-off for the roof replacement on the Eastern Distribution Center (EDC), the largest Sustainment, Restoration and Modernization project on the installation in New Cumberland, Pa.

  • Corps seeks comments on documents

    Feb 1, 2013

    The Army Corps of Engineers' Little Rock District is seeking public comments through March 3 on a proposed plan and environmental assessment related to a flood risk reduction project on Jordan Creek in Springfield, Mo.

  • How the Corps and company combat carp

    Feb 1, 2013

    In this video, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District Deputy Commander Lt. Col. Jim Schreiner discusses the broad inter-agency partnership and strategy aimed at combating aquatic nuisance species, such as Asian carp, to include operating the electric barriers in the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal and conducting the Great lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study that examines controls that could be applied to prevent ANS transfer between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins through aquatic pathways.

  • Corps Debris, Dive Teams Remove Sunken Ship, Keep Noyo Harbor Open

    Feb 1, 2013

    FORT BRAGG, Calif. -- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers scuba divers and debris deck hands from the San Francisco District worked in tandem Jan. 25 to remove a 50-foot, 15 ton sunken ship stranded across half of the Noyo River impeding travel in the federal channel for fishing vessels, recreational boaters and U.S. Coast Guard ships navigating into the harbor.

  • Jacksonville Engineer Tim Brown Honored at STEM Conference

    Jan 31, 2013

    Timothy R. Brown, a senior project manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, is the recipient of the 27th Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA), to be conferred at the annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Global Competitiveness Conference in Washington, D.C. Feb. 7, 2013. Brown is responsible for leading interdisciplinary project delivery teams in the execution of large scale civil works projects.

  • Corps of Engineers awards $648 million Fort Bliss replacement hospital

    Jan 31, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, awarded a $648 million contract, Jan. 29, 2013, for the construction of the Fort Bliss, Texas, replacement hospital.

  • USACE completes construction of medical facility in Shindand

    Jan 30, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed construction Jan. 29 of a new medical facility in Shindand district, Herat province. Although not open to the public yet, the facility will provide basic, urgent and emergency health care for up to 150,000 residents and will be staffed primarily by Afghan medical professionals.

  • Honey, I Shrunk the Dam!

    Jan 30, 2013

    Based on computer-aided design, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District's 3-D printer allows full-scale project components to be shrunk into a handheld model that team members can use to better visualize and conceptualize their work like never before.

  • The Corps of Engineers teams up with Bass Pro Shops for 2013 water safety projects

    Jan 30, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Bass Pro Shops are kicking off the 2013 water recreation season with plans for new joint projects to help spread the word on water and boating safety, as well as environmental protection. The two organizations signed a partnership agreement late last year to develop potential projects that can be accomplished in the near term and in the future, such as those that improve fish habitat and focus on water and boater safety education. They are now ready to implement new measures to make the agreement a reality.

  • Corps and Defense officials break ground on the Defense Information School expansion

    Jan 29, 2013

    On Jan. 23, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, joined Defense officials and our contract partners to kick-off the renovation and expansion of the Defense Information School known throughout the military as DINFOS.

  • Huntsville Center's Facilities Reduction Program branches out into civil works

    Jan 29, 2013

    The Corps of Engineers' Fort Worth District and the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, are teaming up to complete a civil works project along the Salt Creek in Graham, Texas. This is a first for Huntsville Center's Facilities Reduction Program.

  • Jacksonville Engineer Tim Brown wins big at national STEM conference

    Jan 29, 2013

    Timothy R. Brown, a senior project manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, responsible for leading interdisciplinary project delivery teams in the execution of large scale civil works projects, is the recipient of this year's Special Recognition award for the 2013 BEYA STEM Conference.

  • 411th Engineer Brigade leaves legacy in Afghanistan

    Jan 28, 2013

    As Joint Task Force Empire, the members of the 411th Engineer Brigade, headquartered at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, with technical representative staffs throughout Afghanistan, executed sustained, multifunctional engineer operations as the lead engineer force assigned to U.S. Forces-Afghanistan.

  • Owners bringing pets into Germany will pay new fee starting Feb. 1

    Jan 28, 2013

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Members of the U.S. forces community who bring their pets along when they arrive in Germany for assignment will be charged a fee by German authorities beginning Feb. 1.

  • USACE builds culture of safety in Afghanistan's construction industry

    Jan 28, 2013

    A fall through a fragile roof, a collapsed trench engulfs workers, a poorly-maintained crane drops steel columns on a laborer's head; these are just a few of the fatal accidents reported in the international construction industry in recent years; accidents Jeff Ice, a safety and occupational health specialist who deployed to Kandahar from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New York District works hard to prevent.

  • Corps Deputy Commanding General visits south Florida project sites

    Jan 28, 2013

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Maj. Gen. Michael J. Walsh, Deputy Commanding General for Civil and Emergency Operations for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, visited Jacksonville District project sites in south Florida Jan. 23 and 24, including the Tamiami Trail Modifications project and the Herbert Hoover Dike Rehabilitation project. "Jacksonville District has the second largest civil works program in the Corps and is responsible for some of our most significant civil works projects," said Walsh. "By visiting Herbert Hoover Dike and ongoing Everglades restoration efforts, I saw the great progress that has been made to date. Equally as important, I was impressed by this district's dedication to delivering the best possible engineering solutions and services that contribute to the nation's economy, environment, safety and quality of life."

  • Corps awards Fire Island debris removal contract

    Jan 27, 2013

    The contract is considered a small business disaster area "set aside." This is part of the Federal government's efforts to ensure qualified small businesses in the disaster area are given opportunities to obtain business from agencies executing missions.

  • STEM students building bridges to bright futures

    Jan 26, 2013

    During Viva Technology Day, students at Roosevelt High School in Los Angeles participated in hands-on competitive, educational challenges. They worked in teams led by college students and Corps of Engineers interns who major in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM.

  • Taking SHAPE: USACE projects key to organization's future

    Jan 25, 2013

    MONS, Belgium -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is managing a major push into upgrading decades-old buildings on the NATO base here as part of an endeavor that will have a lasting impact on the culture and mission of Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, military and education leaders say. The centerpiece is a multinational-funded, $146 million construction project at SHAPE International School, the largest under way within USACE Europe District.

  • Corps of Engineers recognizes Plain, Wis., contractor for safe work

    Jan 25, 2013

    ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, recently announced Edward Kraemer & Sons, Inc., as the recipient of its 2012 Superior Safety Performance Award -- Large Contractor for safe and accident-free work during major construction modifications at Lock and Dam 3, near Red Wing, Minn.

  • Honolulu District Welcomes 565th Engineer Detachment Home from Afghanistan

    Jan 25, 2013

    FORT SHAFTER, OAHU -- The Honolulu District welcomed home the District-based 565th Engineer Detachment, Forward Engineer Support Team-Advance (FEST-A) with a Redeployment Ceremony Jan. 24 at District Headquarters to mark the official end of their successful deployment to support Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

  • Joint project develops airfield damage repair materials, techniques

    Jan 23, 2013

    The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center together with the U.S. Air Force (USAF) Civil Engineer Center and the Air Force Research Laboratory have combined forces to repair damaged runways -- materials, equipment, and methods -- used by USAF fighter jets and cargo planes.

  • St. Paul District employee wins Corps of Engineers construction award

    Jan 23, 2013

    ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Mississippi Valley Division recently announced its selection of Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District employee Eric Johnson as the recipient of its 2012 Construction Hard Hat of the Year Award.

  • Corps of Engineers completes Army's largest solar array installation

    Jan 22, 2013

    The largest solar power system in the U.S. Army is coming online at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., and officials gathered, Jan. 16, 2013, to mark the occasion with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

  • 'Building Strong' for the people in Uruzgan province

    Jan 22, 2013

    Since 2009, the South District has been building infrastructure to promote security and stability in Badghis, Daykundi, Farah, Ghor, Helmand, Herat, Kandahar, Nimroz, Uruzgan and Zabul Provinces in Afghanistan.

  • New Afghan Uniformed Police District HQ completed in Kushk

    Jan 22, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers delivered a newly completed Afghan Uniformed Police District Headquarters to Afghan authorities, Jan. 20, 2013, in Kushk District, Herat Province.

  • USACE Galveston District awards task order contract for survey data collection

    Jan 18, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (Jan. 18, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded a task order contract in the amount of $267,807.37 to AECOM Technical Services for Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) survey data collection at 32 dredging placement areas at various locations along the Texas portion of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW).

  • USACE Galveston District completes beach renourishment project at South Padre Island, Texas

    Jan 18, 2013

    SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas (Jan. 18, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, completed a beach renourishment project on South Padre Island using beach-quality sand harvested from a local dredging project.

  • 1,200 Christmas trees find new home in Thurmond Lake

    Jan 17, 2013

    Clarks Hill, S.C. -- As part of the annual Christmas tree recycling program, officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers collected 1,200 trees this year from communities surrounding J. Strom Thurmond Lake.

  • Building Afghanistan: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at work

    Jan 16, 2013

    How does the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers oversee construction in Afghanistan? Who decides the scope, design, location or budget of the projects? The answers to those questions are not simple, neither are the steps involved in bringing projects to completion.

  • Benefits = $750,000 partnership = priceless

    Jan 16, 2013

    You could put a price on the value added to Table Rock Lake from the Corps of Engineers' partnership with the Ozark Rivers Heritage Foundation but it wouldn't be accurate because it's hard to measure dedication, enjoyment and enthusiasm.

  • Real estate acquisition in Afghanistan more complex than location location location

    Jan 15, 2013

    The authority to acquire real estate in foreign countries in support of military contingency operations is delegated to the Assistant Secretary of the Army. Authority is further delegated to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and at the Afghanistan Engineer District-South, to its expert on the ground, the real estate division chief. His specialized team of five real estate experts and a local translator assists commanders and battle space owners with negotiating and executing real estate instruments so the United States may legally occupy land in Afghanistan. Thus far, that includes more than 142,000 acres for 300 bases, checkpoints and other sites.

  • Savannah Corps launches new and improved platform for water management information

    Jan 15, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District recently launched a new and improved online platform for discussing water management, drought and other topics affecting the Savannah River Basin.

  • We need YOU! Even as an Army Civilian

    Jan 15, 2013

    The iconic WWII recruiting poster of Uncle Sam pointing comes to mind when asking people to volunteer for possible deployment following a disaster. Recent events with tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes and even tsunamis demonstrate a continuing need to recruit talented individuals for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Planning and Response Teams. These teams provide assistance in time of disaster to help people recover and set a path to return to normalcy.

  • Spotlight on USACE Galveston District's Thomas Dyckman

    Jan 15, 2013

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - Building strong in support of the nation requires the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District to rely on the talents of highly-skilled employees to execute its mission of keeping America's waterways open for navigation and commerce.

  • Corps breaks ground on phase 2 of Fort Stewart hospital expansion

    Jan 14, 2013

    Officials with Fort Stewart, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District, Winn Army Hospital, and prime contractor McCarthy Building Company broke ground on phase two of a large-scale hospital expansion project, Jan. 10, 2013, at Fort Stewart, Ga.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers deputy commander visits Korea

    Jan 11, 2013

    Maj. Gen. Kendall Cox, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers deputy commanding general for military and international operations, made a three-day trip to the Republic of Korea Jan. 9-11. During the visit, Cox met with U.S. military officials, engineering Soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division, members of Far East District staff, and toured construction projects at U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys.

  • Federal, state partners celebrate completion of key component in Everglades restoration

    Jan 11, 2013

    Federal and state partners celebrated the completion of a key component in improving freshwater deliveries to the southern end of the Everglades ecosystem Jan. 11, 2013, in Homestead, Fla., at the C-111 Spreader Canal Western Project Dedication Ceremony.

  • New collaboration tool available

    Jan 8, 2013

    With more than 6,000 projects in progress at any given time, Huntsville Center leaders recognized a need for a tool enabling program managers, engineers and contractors to effectively and efficiently collaborate information.

  • Challenges on Fire Island

    Jan 7, 2013

    Hurricane Sandy's horror and destruction came ashore in the Northeast region Oct. 29, 2012, its tropical force winds and storm surge impacted millions in 15 states. One of the areas hit in New York by the storm was a barrier island called Fire Island. The island is 32 miles long and less than a mile wide at most points. The island is approximately a one hour drive from New York City and is known throughout the northeast as the island with no vehicles.

  • Web conferencing brings Army engineers to DoDDS classroom

    Jan 4, 2013

    A live video stream of eighth-grade physics students displayed on Jason Cade's computer screen. After a quick audio check, Cade, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District project manager and mining engineer, with the assistance of his colleagues, used face-to-face video conferencing to teach a lesson on roller coaster engineering to Wiesbaden Middle School students Dec. 19.

  • Army Corps to transform civil works program

    Jan 4, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is transforming its civil works program to best serve the public, meet the nation's water resource needs and help the Corps remain relevant in the 21st century.

  • Far East District, 8th Fighter Wing open final wing of new maintenance facility

    Jan 3, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Far East District and members of the U.S. Air Force's 8th Fighter Wing "Wolf Pack" cut the ribbon on the final phase of a new maintenance complex at Kunsan Air Base Dec. 18.

  • Corps of Engineers team takes care of its own during Hurricane Sandy recovery

    Dec 31, 2012

    Nearly nine weeks after Hurricane Sandy slammed the greater New York City area, and caused billions of dollars in damage, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employees continue supporting the city and state as they recover from the Oct. 29, 2012, disaster.

  • USACE Galveston District park ranger earns National Water Safety Congress award

    Dec 31, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District's Kristine Brown, a natural resources specialist and park ranger, earned the 2013 National Water Safety Congress Award of Merit for her outstanding contributions to water safety during 2012.

  • U.S. to improve electric grid in Kandahar Province

    Dec 29, 2012

    Electricity is a scarce resource in Kandahar City, Afghanistan, but should become less so for Kandahar government district centers and businesses when four separate projects, designed to improve electricity distribution in key areas of the city, are completed by winter 2013.

  • Building Strong through education, faith, risk

    Dec 27, 2012

    In a village off the coast of the Caribbean Sea, surrounded by abundant areas to hunt, fish, hike and dream, 13 year-old Hector Vega decided there was only one place he wanted be: America. How then, did he end up in Afghanistan working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers?

  • Chicago District "weathers" recent storm events

    Dec 26, 2012

    A look at Hurricane Sandy and drought impacts to district navigation infrastructure.

  • USACE employee serves in Afghanistan; so does his son

    Dec 22, 2012

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Gerard Rabalais signed up for the Vietnam Era Draft in 1972 but he was never called to serve as a member of the U.S. Armed Forces. After years of regret, he answered a self-imposed call in early 2012 by volunteering to work in Afghanistan with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Corps to recycle Christmas trees for fish cover

    Dec 21, 2012

    Christmas trees don't have to go to the trash after Christmas. In fact, all those trees on display in homes and businesses across the area can be put to good use. After the holidays, complete your gift giving by donating your tree to the fish in Greers Ferry Lake.

  • Tulsa engineers mentor youngsters at robotics competition

    Dec 20, 2012

    A group of engineers from the Tulsa District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers helped out with the Tulsa FIRST LEGO League qualifying event Nov. 10 as part of the district's Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) outreach program.

  • Corps of Engineers to remove rock from Mississippi River channel

    Dec 18, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced, Dec. 14, 2012, the schedule for removing rock formations in the Mississippi River near Thebes, Ill., that pose a threat to navigation as water levels on the river drop.

  • Army Corps of Engineers winds down power mission in Coney Island

    Dec 18, 2012

    Three of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers power teams have deployed to New York City since Hurricane Sandy made landfall Oct. 29, 2012. Those teams have come from Pittsburgh, Tulsa, and, most recently, Honolulu districts.

  • Corps' officials meet with Illinois leaders to discuss low water operations

    Dec 18, 2012

  • District's Small Business Program to be Applauded at Conference

    Dec 18, 2012

    Albuquerque District's Small Business program for 2012 received three distinct accolades at the Society of American Military Engineers Annual Small Business Conference the week of Dec. 10 in Grapevine, Texas.

  • Albuquerque District regulator receives two awards for water work

    Dec 18, 2012

    Marcy Leavitt, Texas/New Mexico Branch Chief of the Albuquerque District's Regulatory Division, recently received two honors recognizing her work that has helped protect not just water quality, but also watersheds and headwaters -- precious resources in an arid state.

  • UPDATE -- Rock removal work underway on Middle Mississippi

    Dec 18, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers rock removal work is underway on the Mississippi River near Thebes, Ill.

  • Albuquerque District, City of Las Cruces Partner on Environmental Restoration Project

    Dec 18, 2012

    Officials from the Albuquerque District, the City of Las Cruces, N.M., and state legislative representatives participated in a groundbreaking ceremony Nov. 29 for a $1.5 million environmental restoration project near the Las Cruces Dam.

  • Middle East District uses sealed bidding to help expedite contract awards for USACE missions in Afgh

    Dec 17, 2012

    On Nov. 19, the Middle East District employed a process it rarely uses to accelerate a contract award by holding a sealed bid opening for a construction project in Afghanistan.

  • In-house design helps transform California military post

    Dec 17, 2012

    An abandoned airplane hangar with just four instructors, 60 students and only one language was how the school began in San Francisco. Around the same time the school was starting its life, a small, 170-year-old military post about 100 miles south was going through yet another renovation: serving as a reception area for the U.S. Army's III Corps.

  • Corps of Engineers releases additional water from lake to aid Mississippi River traffic

    Dec 16, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District began increasing releases from Carlyle Lake, Ill., Dec. 15, 2012, in support of safe navigation on the Mississippi River.

  • Afghan electrical engineers, linemen receive training, new equipment

    Dec 16, 2012

    Afghan engineers and linemen in Helmand province just got a major helping hand thanks to a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers program that taught Da Afghaninstan Breshna Sherkat (Afghanistan's electric utility company) employees how to safely operate the new electric utility trucks donated to them by the United States in early December.

  • USACE delivers NATO Special Operations Headquarters in Belgium

    Dec 14, 2012

    MONS, Belgium -- U.S. and international military officials have cut the ribbon on a state-of-the-art facility constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District that will enable the NATO special operations forces community to plan, coordinate and conduct vital missions around the globe.

  • Ecosystem vision fulfilled by Army Corps

    Dec 14, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District is completing an ecosystem restoration project in Soundview Park, Bronx, New York. Residents are pleased that the project is improving the park's ecosystem for wildlife and providing a pleasing and safe place for residents to visit.

  • USACE Galveston District awards $8.87 million contract to dredge Matagorda Ship Channel

    Dec 14, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas (Dec. 14, 2012) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded a contract to Orion Marine Construction Inc. in the amount of $8,876,000 for maintenance dredging of the Matagorda Ship Channel to include a critically shoaled area of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway near the entrance channel in Matagorda County, Texas.

  • USACE Galveston District proposes adjusting operations at Brazos River Floodgates

    Dec 13, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas (Dec. 14, 2012) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District is proposing to adjust operations at the Brazos River Floodgates and Colorado River Locks following a reduction in the Corps' nationwide inland navigation budget for fiscal year 2013 and is seeking public comment.

  • City of St. Helena, Corps of Engineers sign cost-share agreement

    Dec 13, 2012

    ST. HELENA, Calif. - The City of St. Helena and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers signed a Federal Cost Share Agreement Dec. 7 to study its Comprehensive Flood Protection project. The project, authorized in the Water Resources Development Act of 2007, provides for federal reimbursement, but requires the feasibility study be conducted before the funds reimbursing the federal governments share are appropriated. Congress appropriated funds for the study in fiscal years 2009 and 2010.

  • Vicksburg District Hosted 22nd Annual Physically Challenged Deer Hunt

    Dec 12, 2012

    Arkabutla Lakeā€¦.The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (Corps) Arkabutla Lake hosted its 22nd annual physically challenged hunt 7 through 10 December 2012. In September 2012, 64 disabled hunters were chosen by a random drawing.

  • AWG Battle Lab Construction Underway

    Dec 12, 2012

    Land is being cleared and the buildings are being erected on the $65 million Asymmetric Warfare Group Battle Lab complex. Also available in high definition.

  • Automated system helps Army Corps manage debris mission in NYC

    Dec 12, 2012

    In order to track all of the moving parts of a large-scale debris mission, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers uses automated debris management systems, or ADMS.

  • Operation Warfighter soldier awarded Purple Heart in Surprise Ceremony

    Dec 12, 2012

    When Sgt. Jay Silk, Operation Warfighter Soldier at the Tenkiller Lake office, walked into the Oklahoma National Guard's Christmas party, he expected a fun evening with his family and fellow soldiers. But things are not always as they seem, Silk and another Wounded Warrior, Cpl. Scott Harper, were surprised with a Purple Heart ceremony.

  • Corps of Engineers, National Guard efforts spotlighted 1 month after Hurricane Sandy

    Dec 11, 2012

    On the evening of Oct. 30, 2012, Hurricane Sandy made landfall along the New Jersey coast resulting in the most damaging disaster in state history. Since then, Federal funds obligated to assist the residents and communities in the state have totaled more than $730 million.

  • USACE Transatlantic District-North Provides Different Kind of Relief

    Dec 11, 2012

    KABUL--Members of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic District-North (TAN), based here to help rebuild the country, provided a more direct form of relief to three families affected by the Nov. 21 suicide bombing that occurred in the Green Zone.

  • Chinese delegation tours Washington Aqueduct as part of Corps' program

    Dec 11, 2012

    A 20-member delegation of scientists and water professionals from the Peoples Republic of China received a presentation and tour on area water production methods during a Dec. 7 tour at Washington Aqueduct in northwest Washington, D.C.

  • 'Building Strong' in Afghanistan also means building safe

    Dec 10, 2012

    Throughout the Afghanistan Engineer District-South area of operations, where dozens of Afghan National Security Forces installations are under construction, safety and occupational health specialists visit job sites daily to make sure laborers are protected from unnecessary risks.

  • USACE Galveston District awards $2.9 million contract to dredge Bayport Ship Channel

    Dec 7, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas (Dec. 7, 2012) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded a contract to Orion Marine Construction Inc. in the amount of $2,988,900 for maintenance dredging of the Bayport Ship Channel in Chambers and Harris counties, Texas.

  • Emanuel and Gevedon close the deal at the 2012 USACE Excellence in Contracting Awards

    Dec 7, 2012

    Nicholas Emanuel and Timothy Gevedon, contract specialists with the Afghanistan Engineer District-South, are among the elite eight U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Excellence in Contracting Awards Program winners for Fiscal Year 2012. Each year, hundreds of USACE contracting professionals from across the globe are nominated for one of the eight awards. Winners of the competition are high-performing employees who go the extra mile and effectively and efficiently deliver remarkable results. This year's winners were announced Nov. 29 in Dallas, but Emanuel and Gevedon could not personally accept their awards because both are currently deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan.

  • Fort Leonard Wood Soldiers head east to help with hurricane aftermath

    Dec 6, 2012

    When Hurricane Sandy hit the Northeastern United States in late October, Soldiers from Fort Leonard Wood answered the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers call for help.

  • Dredging commences for the number one area of contamination in the Great Lakes after 40 years

    Dec 6, 2012

    The Indiana Harbor and Canal has not been dredged since 1972, but thanks to a truly collaborative effort, the Corps has started to safely remove and contain sediment to not only restore deep draft commercial navigation but improve water quality in southern Lake Michigan. Over a period of eight to 10 years, the Indiana Harbor and Canal Confined Disposal Facility Project will produce an estimated 1.8 million cubic yards of dredged materials.

  • Corps Meets With Tribal Historic Preservation Officers

    Dec 6, 2012

    Vicksburg, Ms... The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Vicksburg District (Corps) senior leaders and archaeologists met yesterday with the Tribal historic preservation officers from the Alabama Coushatta Tribe Of Texas, Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Jena Band of Choctaw Indians, Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, and Muscogee (Creek) Nation to discuss the identification and protection of archaeological sites on Corps lands.

  • Corps Command Sergeant Major Visits Mat Sinking Unit

    Dec 6, 2012

    Vicksburg, Ms... U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Command Sergeant Major Karl J. Groninger recently visited the Vicksburg District's Mat Sinking Unit (MSU). CSM Groninger is the senior enlisted advisor to the USACE commanding officers and staff, headquartered in Washington, DC. His goal is to ensure safety, training, and adequate living conditions of the entire crew, especially the dozens of newly hired wage grade employees on the MSU.

  • Corps of Engineers demolishes house in Washington, D.C.

    Dec 5, 2012

    The Army Corps of Engineers has been actively investigating and cleaning up the Spring Valley FUDS for almost 20 years. This work includes the identification and removal of arsenicā€contaminated soil, a groundwater investigation, and the search for additional munitions, both in burial pits and isolated items on residential properties including 4825 Glenbrook Road. The Army Corps of Engineers demolished the house last week to begin the clean-up process of the site.

  • Eye on safety: from Buffalo to Afghanistan

    Dec 5, 2012

    At one point or another, in almost any job, the saying, "Safety is everyone's responsibility" has been used to convey the importance of employees taking an active role in their safety program. Some may consider them just words, but not Jean Brockner, a Buffalo District Contract Specialist.

  • Army Corps clears boardwalk debris at Rockaway Beach

    Dec 5, 2012

    Spanning 91 blocks between Shore Front Parkway and the Atlantic Ocean, Rockaway Beach Boardwalk took a huge pounding last month during Hurricane Sandy. Now the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working to dispose of the wood planks and busted-up concrete that were left behind.

  • USACE's military construction program in southern Afghanistan winds down

    Dec 5, 2012

    Since its beginning in 2009, the Afghanistan Engineer District-South has awarded 46 contracts for military construction and has completed 35 of them. Those 35 projects in south and west Afghanistan are valued at about $540 million. The South District has 11 more military construction projects which will be done by the spring of 2013, one slated for completion in the fall of 2013 and one slated for award in late December 2012.

  • New Well at Corps' Albuquerque District Recreation Area to Provide Much-Needed Water

    Dec 4, 2012

    On Sept. 27 the Cochiti Project's pump for its water well went out. During the process to replace the 20 horsepower pump, the original well, drilled in 1964, collapsed. A whole new well had to be drilled to restore the water supply, said Cochiti Lake Project Manager Mark Rosacker. If everything goes according to plan, the new well is expected to be online shortly after Thanksgiving.

  • Army Engineers complete assessments of critical public facilities in NJ

    Dec 4, 2012

    Through several mission assignments from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) was able to work with state and local governments to provide preliminary technical assessments and technical assistance to critical public facilities damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

  • USACE Galveston District awards $3 million small business contract for geotechnical services

    Dec 4, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas (Dec. 4, 2012) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded a small business contract to Baton Rouge, La.-based Quaternary Resource Investigations LLC in the estimated amount of $3 million for geotechnical services including soils investigations (core borings, soils sampling) and lab testing.

  • Big national response to Sandy: Army Corps

    Dec 4, 2012

    Hundreds of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers personnel deployed from around the nation to the New York-New Jersey metro area to take part in Hurricane Sandy recovery missions assigned by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The Army Corps has teamed with federal, state, city and regional agencies to unwater flooded areas, provide temporary power and remove debris, as well as other FEMA missions.

  • Corps tour helps Midshipmen move from classroom to construction

    Dec 4, 2012

    Engineering and construction science became reality for 15 Naval Academy midshipmen during a Nov. 29 tour of the 80 percent complete U.S. Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) facility on Fort Detrick, Md.

  • Taking the Wounded Warrior recovery process a step further

    Dec 4, 2012

    Once a service member is wounded, in battle or the line of duty, they are taken to a military hospital to recover. Those hospitals are built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as part of its military construction program. Now, in the USACE Southwestern Division, there are plans for that recovery process to evolve from the hospital to a special cottage at a corps lake to allow invisible wounds to heal.

  • Building Strong from the Rocky Mountains to the Peaks of Afghanistan

    Dec 3, 2012

    From his duty station at Libby Dam and beautiful Lake Koocanusa in Montana, Regh works as an electrical engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Seattle District. For more than a decade, his predictable schedule and the rural location of his post has allowed Regh to explore the Rocky Mountain wilderness and volunteer as a search and rescue technician crewleader at a non-profit organization in his hometown. For the next several months, however, the only wilderness surrounding Regh will be the sharp peaks and isolated valleys of southern Afghanistan.

  • Give someone a fish, you feed them for a day. Teach them to fish, you feed them for a lifetime.

    Dec 3, 2012

    On Sept. 30, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Table Rock Project Office partnered with several local businesses and civic organizations from Branson, Mo., to bring Catch a Special Thrill for 21 children who don't normally have the opportunity or ability to go fishing.

  • Little Rock district rangers' put disabled hunters on the deer

    Dec 3, 2012

    Hunting the elusive whitetail deer is a challenge that many Arkansans prepare for year round. Sneaking in and out of the woods without being seen, heard or smelled is very difficult, even for the seasoned hunter. Imagine how hard it would be to take down the "big one" if you had a physical disability and were unable to move about without the use of mechanized aid.

  • From typewriters to tranquility: Longtime USACE employee retires from Europe District

    Dec 3, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Ash Batavia just wrapped up a 37-year career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District. His work with the Army goes back to 1971, when he took a job as a procurement assistant on a post in Frankfurt. But district leaders say his professionalism. stability and peaceful demeanor transcended the workplace.

  • Regulator Works on Cultural Resource Solution

    Dec 3, 2012

    As part of evaluating projects under the Clean Water Act, regulatory employees are charged with enforcing permit conditions related to requirements stipulated in the National Historic Preservation Act and other applicable federal laws pertaining to the protection of natural and cultural resources. Such was the case when a District regulator responded to a permit application in 2005 from Ute Lake Ranch, Inc.

  • First for USACE South Pacific Division at Cochiti Dam

    Dec 3, 2012

    The first Operation Condition Assessment (OCA) in the South Pacific Division (SPD) took place the week of Oct. 8 at the Corps' Cochiti Dam project, located about 50 miles north of Albuquerque.

  • Karen Anderson awarded Steel de Fleury Medal for contribution to engineer regiment in Afghanistan

    Dec 2, 2012

    KANDAHAR Airfield, Afghanistan -- Backing away from a challenge is not in her character, neither is doing something half way. Karen Anderson, the tenacious executive officer, was recognized Nov. 21 with a Steel de Fleury Medal for those character traits and the many behind-the-scenes contributions she made to the Afghanistan Engineer District-South and Army Engineer Regiment during her nearly four-year deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Next phase of debris removal in NYC begins for Army Corps

    Dec 2, 2012

    After three weeks of around-the-clock curbside debris pickup, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has moved an estimated 237,000 cubic yards of debris out of New York City neighborhoods to permanent landfills upstate. Now the next phase of recovery begins -- private property debris removal or PPDR.

  • Location change for next Table Rock Master lan Revision Workshop

    Nov 30, 2012

    Branson, Mo. - The Army Corps of Engineers is moving the Table Rock Lake Master Plan Revision Workshop scheduled for Dec. 1 from the Dewey Short Visitor Center to Chateau on the Lake Resort Spa & Convention Center to accommodate larger crowds.