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  • The Vicksburg District Prepares for 2012 Hurricane Season

    Jun 8, 2012

    The Vicksburg District Prepares for 2012 Hurricane Season

  • Museum and Riverfront Interpretive Center Nearing Completion

    Jun 8, 2012

    The museum will educate and inform visitors about the lower Mississippi River and its relationship to Vicksburg and the lower Mississippi Delta region. The museum opening date is scheduled for 24 August 2012.

  • Life is a SAFE highway

    Jun 8, 2012

    June isn't just National Safety Month -- it's also the beginning of summer and the season of road trips and vacations, and we all have a responsibility to ensure those journeys don't end with a one-way ticket to tragedy.

  • DOD's Supercomputing Program Relocates to Mississippi

    Jun 8, 2012

    VICKSBURG, MS -- June 6, 2012. The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) has been named the lead organization for the Department of Defense (DOD) High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP), following Congressional approval in December 2011. With that approval, the $280 million program becomes headquartered in Vicksburg, Miss., at the ERDC facility.

  • Prado Dam hosts potential future engineers

    Jun 8, 2012

    CORONA, Calif. -- The number and types of engineers America's education system is preparing for the nation's future is often an active and energetic discussion among the Department of Defense, educators and the scientific community. It was also an active discussion June 4 when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District hosted nearly 30 students from Los Angeles Roosevelt High School for a day at Prado Dam, giving them a close-up look at the dam and how it operates, and at part of the process involved in implementing a project.

  • Corps of Engineers awards $200 million in contracts in northern Afghanistan

    Jun 7, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contracting officials awarded more than $200 million in construction and service contracts across the 21-province Afghanistan Engineer District-North footprint in May, a total value of $381.89 million investment in security and infrastructure projects over the past three months.

  • Fort Carson achieves first platinum certification

    Jun 7, 2012

    A milestone in building construction was reached at Fort Carson, Colo., in April when a brigade and battalion headquarters building on Wilderness Road received the first U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design platinum certification for the installation.

  • USACE Galveston District celebrates Corps' 237th birthday

    Jun 7, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas (June 7, 2012) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District celebrated the Corps' 237th birthday with an awards ceremony, June 7, to recognize an Employee, Engineer and Supervisor of the Year, as well as to honor staff for their contributions to the community, state and nation.

  • New science center helps cadets reach for the stars

    Jun 7, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District is constructing and renovating a new science center for the cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. The new center is maintaining the look of the historic 200-year old campus and taking the cadet's education well into the 21st Century.

  • Army Corps Promotes Recreation Water Safety

    Jun 6, 2012

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers park rangers and volunteers will be working this summer season to increase visitor's awareness of the importance of practicing safe and sensible recreation activities in and around Army Corps waters.

  • Westphal meets those charged with protecting, preserving Army history

    Jun 5, 2012

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal visited the U.S. Army Center of Military History's Museum Support Center Facility to gain situational awareness and view the impressive collection of over 16,000 pieces of American history housed in the state-of-the-art facility.

  • Army engineers spur development of tactical microgrids

    Jun 5, 2012

    U.S. Army engineers are leading research on tactical microgrids to deliver more efficient power to Soldiers across combat zones, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • Army Geospatial Center provides eyes in sky for boots on ground

    Jun 4, 2012

    The Under Secretary of the Army visits U.S. Army Geospatial Center to gain situational awareness and ensure the Army is correctly prioritizing, balancing and integrating resources to support the contributions of this mission-critical organization.

  • Happy 237th Army Birthday

    Jun 4, 2012

  • USACE forward engineering team supports USAREUR-led exercises

    Jun 4, 2012

    A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Forward Engineering Support Team-Advance traveled to Latvia, Estonia and Croatia May 8-19 to provide technical engineering expertise including route reconnaissance and structural assessments in support of U.S. Army Europe-led Saber Strike and Immediate Response exercises.

  • Corps engineer takes work with him on African vacation

    Jun 4, 2012

    Brian Poole, a Sacramento District assistant resident engineer, will be doing much more than taking a safari during his trip to Africa. Poole will spend two weeks helping a Kenyan university in finding new ways to store more water for their growing population.

  • Successfully Implementing the QMS/ISO Process

    Jun 1, 2012

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District Commander Lt Col. Stephen H, Bales, along with three other Buffalo District employees, talk about their experiences with the QMS/ISO process and how it can be effectively implemented.

  • "Saluting World War II Veterans on the 68th Anniversary of D-Day"

    Jun 1, 2012

    "Saluting World War II Veterans on the 68th Anniversary of D-Day"

  • USACE District hosts wounded warriors on tour of the San Francisco Bay

    Jun 1, 2012

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers San Francisco District Commander Lt. Col. Torrey DiCiro hosted several wounded warriors for some recreational therapy aboard The Dillard, one of the San Francisco District's vessels, May 29.

  • What are the Colorado River Locks?

    Jun 1, 2012

    Q. What are the Colorado River Locks? A. USACE Galveston District locks provide navigation access through the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, assisting vessels crossing the intersection of the Colorado River.

  • Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-North completes construction, transfers provincial

    May 31, 2012

    LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-North's recently completed and transferred its $7.4 million provincial police headquarters project to Afghanistan National Police in Pul-e 'Alam, Logar Province.

  • New barrier/trap intended to halt spread of sea lamprey

    May 31, 2012

    Representatives of the Detroit District, state and federal dignitaries dedicated a $1.88 million sea lamprey barrier/trap built at Trail Creek, Ind., as part of a regional sea lamprey control plan. The new infrastructure is intended to protect the Great Lakes from this parastitic creature, which scientists say would decimate the lake trout, salmon and whitefish populations if left unchecked.

  • Spotlight on USACE Galveston's Mark Garza

    May 31, 2012

    Spending time outdoors and learning about nature has always been a hobby for Mark Garza, a biologist in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District's Environmental Section.

  • US, NATO camp design concepts

    May 30, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held a four-day engineering course for more than 50 students from six NATO courtries. The course was designed to teach the basic development, planning, execution, and closure processes of a base camp downrange May 15 in Wiesbaden, Germany.

  • Army takes important step towards enabling a Global Energy Grid for the battlefield

    May 30, 2012

    U.S. Army CERDEC engineers hosted the DISA CTO to discuss the Global Energy Grid, a CERDEC concept to leverage civilian smart grid technoogies to more efficiently deliver energy to U.S. forces worldwide. The GEG would use DISA-owned data command and control links to coordinate and schedule the generation and usage of military power sources. This could maximize the delivery of power from available sources to where it is needed most, and efficiently manage these resources.

  • 84-year-old veteran enjoys biking Corps dam trails ergonomically

    May 29, 2012

    Meredith Miller, an 84-year-old veteran, enjoys the West Penn Trail at Conemaugh Dam during Memorial Day weekend...Miller, with his ergonomically designed bicycle, said he covered 14 miles from Saltsburg, Pa., to the dam and back when this picture was taken. The trail has several challenging hills--even for the avid cyclist. He said he relies on the specially equipped battery-operated peddle assist mounted over the back drive wheel to help to climb the steep grades along the trail. Miller said he tries to ride the trail two to three times a week and has taken his bike on 50-mile-long rides. He also takes his video camera (mounted on his hat) to document his journeys. Miller, when asked, said his favorite trail is the one at Youghiogheny River Lake.

  • Memorial Day: Remembrance and Celebration by America's Volunteers in Afghanistan

    May 28, 2012

    Since the end of the Civil War, America has honored her sons and daughters who gave their all to ensure liberty and freedom for future generations. First observed on May 30, 1868 as Decoration Day when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery and federalized as a national holiday in 1971, those stationed at Afghanistan Engineer District-North who serve in harm's way pause to reflect the contributions of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country as they celebrated America's 144th Memorial Day, Sunday in Kabul.

  • Crystal, Minn., resident receives national Corps of Engineers award

    May 24, 2012

    The. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters recently selected St. Paul District employee and Crystal, Minn., resident Adéle Braun as the recipient of its inaugural 2012 Value Engineering "Rising Star" Award.

  • Bostick assumes command of Corps of Engineers

    May 24, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick became the 53rd U.S. Army Corps of Engineers commanding general and U.S. Army chief of engineers during an assumption of command ceremony at Baruch Auditorium at Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C., May 22, 2012.

  • Corps of Engineers completes Tolna Coulee construction on Devils Lake

    May 24, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, completed construction of the Tolna Coulee Control Structure in Tolna, N.D., May 22.

  • Afghanistan Engineer District-North Contracting Officials award $43.77 million in April

    May 23, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contracting officials awarded eight contracts totaling more than $43.77 million across seven provinces in northern Afghanistan in April.

  • Multi-agency partnership helps preserve critical piece of land for Florida Panthers

    May 23, 2012

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- After the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) determined that Florida Panthers wearing radio collars had crossed the Caloosahatchee River near a disposal easement owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, a request was made for the Corps to relocate their easements, which would allow the property to be purchased and preserved as a panther crossing habitat. Through the collaborative efforts of numerous federal, state and private organizations, the 1,278-acre American Prime property in Glades County, a property described as a "keystone tract" in the single most important area in the state for ensuring the natural recovery of Florida Panthers, was purchased by The Nature Conservancy May 16.

  • District returns to Armed Forces Day in Torrance

    May 23, 2012

    The Los Angeles District returned to the City of Torrance to participate in its 53rd Annual Armed Forces Day Celebration May 19.

  • District welcomes next Corps commander

    May 22, 2012

    The Los Angeles District welcomed Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick, currently the U.S. Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1, during his visit here May 18.

  • Biography: Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick

    May 22, 2012

    Biography: Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, chief of engineers, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers commanding general

  • Aloha Center receives HFF award

    May 22, 2012

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- At the height of World War II, with the war raging at its peak, something unusual was happening near Fort Shafter. Local workers were building an oasis in the heart of the industrial munitions-production installation known as the Hawaiian Ordnance Depot.

  • Army develops generator 1.5 tons lighter than current option

    May 22, 2012

    Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center engineers were recognized for their collaborative efforts with small business to develop a transportable 100 kW generator that is 3,150 pounds lighter than those currently in theater.

  • Building big for water at Vandenberg

    May 22, 2012

    Vandenberg Air Force Base is currently home to the second largest reinforced concrete dome in the world. By summer's end, they may have some bragging rights anyway; a twin is on the way.

  • Safety first for Memorial Day!

    May 21, 2012

    Memorial Day is among the most revered of holidays in our Army. We remember those who have fallen before us, and during this era of persistent conflict, honor the memory of those now absent from our formations. Thank you for your continued service, which ensures their sacrifices will never be forgotten.

  • Pittsburgh District Weld Shop, Structural Design partner for money saving lifting device

    May 21, 2012

    Pittsburgh Engineer Warehouse and Repair Shop (PEWARS) employees recently used a new lifting device to load a temporary dam into a barge for use during the upcoming lock chamber dewatering at Lock 4, Monongahela River.

  • Corps of Engineers connects kids with great outdoors

    May 18, 2012

    For the people who live near Richard B. Russell Dam and Lake, S.C., the value of America's great outdoors doesn't go unnoticed.

  • Corps of Engineers pays tribute to veterans, wounded warriors with day of fishing

    May 16, 2012

    More than 20 veterans and their family members, along with more than 30 volunteers, took part in the first "Take a Warrior Fishing" event at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Eastman Lake, Calif., May 12, 2012.

  • Striving for Excellence in Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion

    May 14, 2012

    The Asian Pacific American Heritage remembrance is held in May, because it coincides with two milestones in American history; May 10, 1869 marks the completion of the transcontinental railroad through contributions of Chinese workers, and May 7, 1843 when the first Japanese immigrants arrived.

  • USACE employee wins Emergency Preparedness and Employee Safety Award

    May 13, 2012

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Keeping people safe is Afghanistan Engineer District-South Commander, Air Force Col. Benjamin Wham's number one priority. So when new employee, Jeffrey Ice won the New York Federal Executive Board Emergency Preparedness and Employee Safety Award, May 11, it was cause for celebration.

  • 'Lest we forget' USACE volunteers help remember Holocaust victims

    May 11, 2012

    Members of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District, DCMA, 5th Signal Command and other units volunteer to participate in a unique German community program to maintain a number of "Stumbling Stones" commemorating Jewish lives in Wiesbaden extinguished by the Holocaust.

  • Students tackle solar power problems

    May 11, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Wiesbaden Middle School students dug deep into the nuts and bolts of solar power April 27. The members of teacher David Bruce's eighth-grade electronics class got an inside look at the various options for harnessing the sun's energy and worked through the math needed to determine actual requirements and output.

  • Army scientists develop deployable renewable-energy solutions

    May 10, 2012

    U.S. Army scientists are researching methods to harness the sun and wind to ease the burdens associated with transporting fossil fuels to dangerous areas.

  • Federal partners take STEM opportunities to inner-city students, students to Carlyle Lake

    May 10, 2012

    CARLYLE, IL -- Thirty-four students from Madison Accelerated High School in Madison, Ill., traveled to Carlyle Lake May 8 to try their hand at fishing, canoeing, boating, and geocaching as a culmination to this year's Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Outreach Program hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District and U.S. Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River.

  • Maintenance dredging project will restore federal channels in lower Newport Harbor

    May 9, 2012

    A clamshell dredge begins a five-month project May 2 to remove up to 350,000 cubic yards of material from the federal channel in Newport Harbor, Calif. The Port of Long Beach will use about one-third of the dredged material for its middle harbor redevelopment project.

  • Donn Booker Selected for Senior Executive Service Position

    May 9, 2012

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' newest member for the Senior Executive Service Donn Booker, SES will serve as the Contingency Business Director for the Transatlantic Division (TAD), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Also serves as the division representative to the National Management Board responsible for establishing world-wide policy and guidance.

  • A bird helping birds: Tulsa District uses helicopter to prepare habitat for endangered birds

    May 9, 2012

    For the first time, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District used a helicopter to spray herbicide on four Interior Least Tern islands along the navigation system.

  • USACE Galveston District awards $2.7 million contract to dredge lower reach of GIWW's Channel to Vic

    May 9, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas (May 9, 2012) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a contract to Orion Marine Construction Inc., in the amount of $2,687,000 for maintenance dredging of the lower reach of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway's (GIWW) Channel to Victoria in Calhoun County, Texas.

  • Improved batteries, SWIPES to lighten Soldiers' load

    May 7, 2012

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command is lightening the Soldier's load by developing smaller and lighter batteries. Scientists and engineers are unburdening the Soldier, increasing maneuverability, reducing fatigue, and cutting time needed for battery re-charging.

  • Afghan-coalition cooperation brings more electricity to Kandahar City residents

    May 4, 2012

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Afghanistan's power utility, Da Breshna Sherkat, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Task Force Breshna Barq teamed up again; this time to bring more electricity to the Sabiqa area of Kandahar City May 2.

  • Public takes a look at Santa Ana River Marsh study

    May 4, 2012

    A proposed project to remove 50,000 cubic yards of material from a tidal marsh took an important step here April 30 when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers presented and sought public input on the project's environmental assessment.

  • International Commission Takes a Look at the Tijuana River

    May 4, 2012

    IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif. -- "It's not the fences that matter, it's the gates," Dave Gibson told attendees at the U.S. International Boundary and Water Commission collaborative meeting held here April 19 at the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve.

  • Earthquakes should have a season

    May 3, 2012

    What is going to happen to modern, tall buildings when an event like a 7.9 magnitude quake happens in Los Angeles? Dr. Swaminathan Krishman and his colleagues at the California Institute of Technology are trying to answer that critical question.

  • Risk Management Center provides level of expertise for dams, levees

    May 3, 2012

    "To understand what the Risk Management Center is, you have to understand risk," said Dave Carlson, senior program manager of the Eastern Division Corps of Engineers Risk Management Center (RMC).

  • Pittsburgh District remains leader in river monitoring technology

    May 3, 2012

    In 1976 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District placed the first two Data Collection Platforms (DCPs) on the Ohio River at Martins Ferry, W.V., and Shadyside, Ohio. These DCPs were, and remain, vital to river operations as they provide information on parameters such as river level and precipitation.

  • Ground breaking at U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center

    May 3, 2012

    Ground breaking ceremonies for an expansion of Building 4905, headquarters of the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center, were conducted May 3, 2012.

  • From horseshoes to "shukran"

    May 2, 2012

    The new general instruction building at Presidio of Monterey in Monterey was completed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District in March 2012. It is the second of three general construction buildings the Sacramento District is working on for the post and the Defense Language Institute.

  • National Asian American/Pacific Islander Month

    May 2, 2012

    May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month -- a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian-Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Easter Island).

  • USACE L.A. District employee dons Navy blue and gold

    May 2, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District now has another Navy Reservist in its ranks of civilian employees. David Rodriguez, a field engineer with the District's Arizona-Nevada Area Office, recently received his commission in the Reserves.


    May 2, 2012

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers team member Douglas Harold Plachy was presented the Joint Civilian Service Commendation Medal from Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen Jr., chief, Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq during a ceremony in Baghdad, April 24.

  • Patton's desert training area everyone's playground now

    May 2, 2012

    There are more than 25 separate Formerly Used Defense Sites designations within the California-Arizona Maneuver Area and thousands more nationwide.

  • USACE researchers inspire next generation of innovators at STEM expo in nation's capitol

    May 1, 2012

    More than 100,000 curious participants descended upon the 2012 USA Science and Engineering Expo and Book Fair April 27-29 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The event featured highly interactive displays targeting youth K-12 and brought together top-notch universities, government agencies, private-sector companies, and non-profit organizations all for one purpose: to influence children to become the next generation of innovators by making science and engineering fun.

  • USACE employees visit little-known D-Day engineering feat

    Apr 30, 2012

    The remnants of 600,000 tons of concrete rising out of the sea are visible nearly 68 years after D-Day. Mulberry Harbor, the temporary harbor developed by the Allies to offload troops, vehicles and supplies on to the beaches during the Battle of Normandy is a lasting example of superb military engineering.

  • Corps celebrates 50th Anniversary of Hartwell Dam

    Apr 30, 2012

    Officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) commemorated Hartwell's 50th Anniversary on April 27, 2012--exactly 50 years from the day in 1962 when the power plant first generated and delivered electricity to the grid.

  • Building strong business processes in Afghanistan Engineer District-South Part 1: Rationalizing our

    Apr 29, 2012

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Businesses, regardless of their location, benefit from well-organized and accessible information. The Afghanistan Engineer District-South tackled knowledge and file sharing processes in April by reorganizing their shared electronic files and doing major "spring cleaning."

  • Corps oversees construction on new 'battle lab'

    Apr 27, 2012

    Construction is underway to expand the capabilities of a laboratory tasked by the Army to train Soldiers in an ever -changing wartime environment.

  • Philadelphia fish passage proving successful

    Apr 26, 2012

    Four years ago, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District completed construction on a rebuilt fish ladder at the Fairmount Dam in Philadelphia. The project was designed to help migratory fish travel further up the Schuylkill River to spawn. Today, the project has proven to be an overwhelming success.

  • Army Corps New Orleans District projects take top honors at ceremony

    Apr 25, 2012

    Two U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans District projects took top honors at the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) awards program in Washington, D.C., Apirl 18, 2012.

  • Foreign military sales program expert concludes 46-year engineering career

    Apr 25, 2012

    The foreign military sales program has been the mainstay of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer's Middle East District workload for decades, thanks in part to dedicated engineers like Ceasar Santucci, a constant force within the district's Foreign Military Sales program since 1977.

  • Traditional foreign military sales role returning to USACE Middle East District

    Apr 25, 2012

    Foreign Military Sales was traditionally the larger portion of the Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District workload before the tragic events of 9/11 changed the world and brought a military construction focus to the district's work in the Middle East and Central Asia regions.

  • Reception Station Barracks certified LEED silver

    Apr 25, 2012

    The Green Building Certification Institute has certified the Reception Station Barracks on Sand Hill as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design silver. The two buildings opened last summer as part of a 300,000-square-foot complex for the 30th Adjutant General Battalion (Reception). It includes a new headquarters, dining facility and Soldier community center.

  • USACE supports humanitarian efforts in Lebanon

    Apr 25, 2012

    The Middle East District recently oversaw construction of a school expansion and the completion of two school renovations in Lebanon. The humanitarian assistance projects were funded by the Department of Defense in conjunction with the U.S. Embassy's Office of Defense Cooperation for a total of $1.19 million.

  • USACE takes corrective action to get project back on track

    Apr 25, 2012

    "It's always a difficult decision to terminate a contract because the contractor is failing to meet quality and timeliness standards," said Richard Elder, contract specialist. "We do all we can to help him meet the contract requirements -- to pull him over the finish line. We employ all the available contracting tools when a contractor isn't responding."

  • Partnering equals teamwork

    Apr 25, 2012

    Anytime the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers commits to delivering a construction project, it relies on a bevy of partners. At the forefront of that group is the construction contractor.

  • Biden visits Corps of Engineers project in Everglades

    Apr 24, 2012

    Vice President Joe Biden discussed the administration's efforts to restore the Everglades at the S-356 pump station, a component of the Modified Water Deliveries to Everglades National Park project in Miami-Dade County, Fla., April 23, 2012.

  • Wastewater aerator upgrades at the Joint Regional Training Center complete

    Apr 23, 2012

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Upgrades to the Afghan National Army's Joint Regional Training Center's wastewater facility near Kandahar were completed April 8 thanks to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Army Corps joins City and County of Honolulu and Community Members to Celebrate Earth Day 2012

    Apr 20, 2012

    Volunteers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers partnered with the City and County of Honolulu and other concerned citizens to participate in Honolulu's Earth Day 2012 Mauka to Makai Clean Water Expo.

  • Aircraft ramp expanded at Kandahar Airfield

    Apr 18, 2012

    The 451st Air Expeditionary Wing received 38 acres of strategic and tactical ramp space with the completion of a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers construction project at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, April 10, 2012.

  • Corps, Afghan Police, Construction Co. overcome obstacles, bring safety, security to Khost Province

    Apr 16, 2012

    KHOST PROVINCE, Afghanistan - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-North teamed with the Afghanistan National Police and the Afghanistan-based Emar-D-Sarey Construction Company, to build a border police station in the Khost Provincial village of Terezayi by overcoming logistical and security issues. The station improves the living and working facilities for Afghan police serving along this portion of the Pakistan border.

  • Corps' engineers climb, inspect New Hogan Dam

    Apr 16, 2012

    A specialized team from the Sacramento District climbed and inspected the tainter gates at New Hogan Dam near Valley Springs, Calif., April 10.

  • Arocho father and son reunite in Afghanistan

    Apr 15, 2012

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Afghanistan may not be the idyllic location when Americans consider where to spend quality time with family members, but for Julio, a Puerto Rico native, and 1st Lt. Francisco Arocho, no place could be better. Julio, the deputy district engineer for programs and project management at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South and his son, Francisco briefly reunited April 15 at Kandahar Airfield to catch up with one another.

  • USACE reinforces law enforcement in the republic of Georgia

    Apr 13, 2012

    Thanks to renovations and construction managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District, the Tbilisi Police Academy is now a centralized campus where cadets, from throughout the republic of Georgia, can attend.

  • People make the projects -- US, local nationals build Georgia together

    Apr 13, 2012

    Stanley Young, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District project engineer has been working in Tbilisi, Georgia since Working in the Caucasus can be challenging and rewarding experience.

  • Corps of Engineers releases final report on Savannah Harbor Expansion Project

    Apr 12, 2012

    Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District eleased the final report on the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project.

  • USACE rangers lead the way in defensive tactics training

    Apr 12, 2012

    Most recreation site visitors are peaceful, but tragic news stories about the killing of rangers, like National Park Service Ranger Margaret Anderson who was gunned down while on duty, serve as a reminder that the work rangers do can be dangerous. USACE rangers train to go from smiling and educating visitors to hand-to-hand combat if need be.

  • USACE Galveston District's beneficial use site provides shelter for weary fliers

    Apr 12, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas (April 12, 2012) -- Every April, the sky above the Gulf Coast becomes alive as millions of birds wintering in Latin America take a temporary respite before resuming their long journeys home. Depending on the weather, the 18-hour flight can be arduous and many of the birds need time to recuperate before continuing to their breeding grounds further north, which makes the Corps Woods on Galveston Island, situated along a major migratory route, an ideal rest stop after crossing the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Corps to host Kid's Fishing Derby May 12 at Lake Russell

    Apr 12, 2012

    Mark your calendars and grab a fishing rod! The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, and the Lake Russell Recreation and Tourism Coalition will host the 24th Annual Kid's Fishing Derby on Saturday, May 12 at Richard B. Russell Lake in Calhoun Falls, S.C.

  • Corps uses a 'greener' method of mowing the lawn

    Apr 12, 2012

    The "it" is a herd of more than 1,000 sheep and goats working their way around parts of Success Lake near Porterville, Calif. The lake is one of ten lakes and recreational sites managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District.

  • Pacific Ocean Division-Forward supports Key Resolve 2012

    Apr 11, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pacific Ocean Division supported the U.S. Forces Korea readiness exercise Key Resolve Feb. 27-March 9.

  • Situation Desperate: U.S. Army Engineer Disaster Relief Operations, Origins to 1950

    Apr 11, 2012

    If the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has a mission that could be called thrilling, it is disaster response. Nothing except perhaps declared war generates as much national interest, or contains so much human drama.

  • USACE marks Earth Day 2012 with activities far, wide

    Apr 11, 2012

    April is known for its spring showers, the hum of lawn mowers as they start up, and for the annual Earth Day celebrations hosted by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers districts, divisions, and centers.

  • Motorcycle

    Apr 11, 2012

    Two men sat down to talk, and they could not have been more different. One a senior NCO, the other a fedral employee. One a talker, the other more terse. One with two good legs, the other on crutches with a prosthetic

  • What Mark Twain said about the Corps of Engineers

    Apr 11, 2012

    For more than a century, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has had the mission to keep the Mississippi River open for navigation. The changes that USACE brought to the river were astounding to those who watched it happen.

  • 533rd FEST-M in Afghanistan

    Apr 11, 2012

    The 533rd FEST-M returned to Fort Knox, Ky., April 3 after completing more than 230 engineer designs, assessments, surveys and quality assurance/quality control projects throughout Afghanistan during its year-long deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Corps of Engineers releases final report on Savannah Harbor Expansion Project

    Apr 11, 2012

    Officials from the Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have released the final report on the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project. The final report--consisting of a General Re-evaluation Report and an Environmental Impact Statement--concludes that deepening the harbor from its current depth of 42 feet to 47 feet is economically viable, environmentally sustainable, and in the best interests of the United States.

  • Top Michigan construction firms, Army COE bring Army's 'greenest' lab to life

    Apr 9, 2012

    More than 300 of the nation's top government, industry and academic leaders will tour a unique lab April 11 that is not only the cornerstone of the Army's next-generation of power and energy initiatives but also the Army's most environmentally conscious laboratory.


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