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  • Building Strong: People -- Bill Lyness: Boat Captain

    Apr 12, 2011

    Many of the Army's boats belong to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which maintains many of the nation's navigable waterways to ensure safe passage for commercial, recreational, and law enforcement needs. And one of the many jobs the Army Corps offers to civilians is boat captain.

  • Sacramento District breaks ground on Fort Hunter Liggett solar array

    Apr 11, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District and its partners broke ground April 8 on a solar energy project at Fort Hunter Liggett that will provide 30 percent of the post's electricity.

  • Run away barge trapped on I-20 bridge pier

    Apr 11, 2011

    Barge removal on the Mississippi River

  • USACE Sacramento District completes largest-ever Army land exchange deal

    Apr 11, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has completed the Army's largest-ever land exchange deal, between the Army Reserve and the city of Dublin, Calif.

  • USAG-HI's School Age Center exceeds standard

    Apr 8, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The School Age Center, here, is another example of U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's ongoing efforts to support the Army Family Covenant by ensuring excellence in schools, youth services and child care.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers preparing for possible nationwide closure of Corps-operated campground

    Apr 8, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is preparing for the closure of all Corps-operated campgrounds and day-use parks nationwide beginning Saturday, April 9, if the potential shutdown of the federal government goes into effect. Affected recreation areas would not reopen until after the shutdown is lifted.

  • It's All in the Details

    Apr 7, 2011

    With major elements of the FORSCOM/USARC Combined Headquarters Construction Project well on the way to completion, much of the attention is now on the finer details and finish work necessary to bring work on the 631,000 sq. ft., $302M facility to a close. With more than 1.3 million "craft hours" safely logged, 1.2M sq. ft. of drywall installed and 18.5 million linear ft. of power and communications cable run, the project is moving towards a scheduled turnover to the U.S. Army on June 21.

  • ARRA: Veterans Curation Project offers opportunity, springs from gratitude

    Apr 7, 2011

    The Corps' Veterans Curation Project, funded by Stimulus, was born of the interaction between Corps archeologists and their servicemember protectors in Iraq.

  • Army Corps New York District's BRAC 133 Furniture Installation beginning to take shape

    Apr 6, 2011

    Since its inception, the Army Corps of Engineers has been a strong supporter of small business.

  • Corps engineers judge high school physics regatta

    Apr 4, 2011

    Volunteer judges from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District judged boats built by high school students from more than 20 physics and engineering classes at Folsom and Rancho Cordova High Schools at Folsom High School's Fourth Annual Cardboard/Plywood/Whatever Regatta at Beal's Point State Park here April 1.

  • When the Watervliet Arsenal becomes part of the "Land of Opportunity"

    Apr 4, 2011

    To measure personal success one must first establish a benchmark Ac"a,! in essence a starting point Ac"a,! and then evaluate where they are at some future point. For many of us, we use different criteria in how we define success. For some, it may be a well-paying job, while for others; it may be raising kids who have gone on to college. But for one new employee at the Arsenal, we might all agree on the criterion that has helped to define him as one very successful person.

  • Norfolk District has unorothodox "farewell" gift for Fort Monroe

    Mar 30, 2011

    Norfolk District has some unfinished business with historic Fort Monroe. The fort, erected in 1834 at Old Point Comfort in Hampton, Va., will be transferred to the Commonwealth of Virginia on Sept. 15, under the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation. Before then, Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has work to complete that will benefit the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

  • Ailing infrastructure roused with experts, volunteers

    Mar 30, 2011

    Iraq's infrastructure experienced its fair share of misfortunes over the years, and it wears the scars of a dictator, war and looters in its pockmarked roads, failing power grids and dilapidated buildings. In January 2004, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers established a Gulf Region District in Iraq to coordinate infrastructure rebuilding efforts in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • BUILDING STRONG: People -- Dr. Nicholas Jabari Lee: Physicist

    Mar 23, 2011

    Dr. Nicholas Jabari Lee is hesitant to disclose his IQ, but this humble physicist is researching 'super materials' that could change life for all of us. "I think everyone wants to do things that have purpose and that will outlast them."

  • BUILDING STRONG: People -- Cindy Sewell: Project Engineer

    Mar 23, 2011

    "I am boots-on-the-ground," says Cindy Sewell, a project engineer lending her expertise to $1.16 billion in Base Realignment and Closure construction at Fort Benning, Ga. Her latest effort: Overseeing construction of the vehicle maintenance training complex for the Abrams family of tanks.

  • BUILDING STRONG: People -- Heather Wright, Park Ranger

    Mar 23, 2011

    Heather Wright has been working as a park ranger for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the past six years ensuring visitors to Stanislaus River Parks have a safe and enjoyable experience.

  • BUILDING STRONG: People -- Eric Jolliffe: Biologist

    Mar 23, 2011

    Eric Jolliffe doesn't mind getting a little mud on his shoes. In fact, it's part of the job for this environmental planner with the Corps' San Francisco District. Mud, or more accurately, dredged material, has played a key role in the development of the Hamilton Wetland Restoration Project in Novato, Calif. It is the foundation for building the kind of typography conducive to growing plants and attracting wildlife.

  • Army backs first 'Great Outdoors' project in Hawaii

    Mar 23, 2011

    In order to promote President Obama's "America's Great Outdoors" initiative, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy and leaders of the Army Corps of Engineers helped kick off a project to restore the Heeia Wetland, adjacent to Kaneohe Bay on Oahu.

  • USACE partnering conference focuses on teamwork

    Mar 22, 2011

    DARMSTADT, Germany - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District hosted its annual German-American partnering conference here March 1-2, 2011.

  • USACE continues improving Soldier quality of life in Wiesbaden

    Mar 22, 2011

    A whole new neighborhood is under construction at the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden, where 326 three- and four- bedroom townhouses are being built to improve the quality-of-life for Soldiers and their families

  • Heavy lifting keeps Corps dam in working order

    Mar 21, 2011

    Terminus Dam's six fusegates need lifting once a decade to keep them in working shape

  • USACE hosts customer service workshop

    Mar 21, 2011

    Customer service, no matter how good, can always be improved. With that in mind, the senior leadership at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District here hosted a customer partnering workshop to ask one question, "How can we serve you better'"

  • Vietnam soldier paves way for vets in business

    Mar 16, 2011

    Jack Beecher, Norfolk District's small business-section chief, helps small businesses navigate the federal marketplace as they seek opportunities to do business with Uncle Sam.

  • Betty Varner Witnessed Rise of Women in Federal Service

    Mar 9, 2011

    In 1946 the Baby Boom began, the first bikini went on sale, "It's a Wonderful Life" ruled the box office, and 20-year-old Betty Varner began her federal career. Today, with more than 62 years of federal service, she is the longest serving member of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. As a Navy wife and mother, her only break in service was the two years after her son was born. Today Varner is a Civil Works Program Manager. But she began her USACE career as a statistical clerk in San Francisco in August of 1959. Varner witnessed the rise of women in USACE.

  • 11 examples of sustainable solutions for installations

    Mar 9, 2011

    U.S. Army installations frequently focus on improving energy efficiency, water usage and waste management practices in an effort become more sustainable to meet future military mission requirements.

  • Don't Wreck Your Spring Break

    Mar 7, 2011

    With spring around the corner, more than 3.7 million college students across the nation are preparing for their spring break. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would like to urge everyone to play it safe while at the beach or around water. Following these top ten tips could mean the difference between life and death.

  • Construction of FORSCOM's band building marches ahead

    Mar 7, 2011

    Already more than 65 percent complete, the FORSCOM Army Ground Forces BandAca,!a,,cs new training facility is moving ahead right on schedule for a late June handover. During separate visits in February, Maj. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, commander of the South Atlantic Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Col. Jeffrey M. Hall, commander and district engineer for the USACEAca,!a,,cs Savannah District, expressed their satisfaction with the progress and the quality of the construction project. An aerial view of the site shows clearly how far along the building has come. The band will move to Fort Bragg with Headquarters, Army Forces Command, this summer, in accordance with the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation.

  • March is National Women's History Month

    Mar 7, 2011

    Women's History Month began March 1st and continues throughout the month. The Department of Defense theme is "Writing Women Back into History."

  • Army Buyers Work For Success On Battlefield

    Mar 4, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Army's acquisition corps may not be on the front lines. But its professionals are fighting every day to ensure Soldiers have the right equipment to accomplish the mission. And, with two wars going on at the same time, that mission has been demanding.

  • Interior Secretary Salazar helps USACE break ground for new Picayune Strand project

    Mar 4, 2011

    U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, a strong supporter of Everglades restoration, was among more than 130 people who celebrated the groundbreaking Feb. 18 of a new federal construction project to restore the Picayune Strand. When complete, the project will restore natural water flows over an 85-square-mile area, improve the area's hydrology, enable the return of more balanced plant communities, increase aquifer recharge and send fresh water in a more natural manner to the coastal estuaries.

  • SEC congratulates its first intern graduating class at APG

    Feb 24, 2011

    During the ceremony, Keeler presented graduates with a newly minted SEC coin and certificate of achievement. Major General Randolph P. Strong, CECOM commander, presented each student a CECOM commander's coin and a personalized two-star note commending them for their recent educational milestones. Six graduates earned the Army Achievement Medal for Civilian Service for attaining a 4.0 grade point average while supporting mission requirements.

  • Army Observes Presidents Day at Mount Vernon

    Feb 24, 2011

    "It's a privilege for the Military District of Washington and The Old Guard to be here today."

  • USACE Europe District gets new commander

    Feb 22, 2011

  • Bird enthusiasts flock to Carlyle Lake eagle presentation

    Feb 18, 2011

    With the temperatures reaching 60 degrees, more than 300 bird enthusiasts flocked to Carlyle Lake Visitors Center this past Sunday to learn, "All About Eagles." "It was great to see all the people that came out to the event," said Kim Hammel, St. Louis District Corp of Engineers' Park Ranger. "I was truly amazed at the interest and enthusiasm that the crowd had for the bald eagle."

  • USACE Europe District welcomes new commander

    Feb 15, 2011

  • Former Army airfield converted to wetlands

    Feb 14, 2011

  • With help, urban cats keep digs at Fort Norfolk

    Feb 14, 2011

    FORT NORFOLK, Va. - In 1923, historic Fort Norfolk became the home of Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which started out with 27 employees. But those first employees were not alone.

  • District aids Richmond's stormwater management project; improves health of Chesapeake Bay

    Feb 14, 2011

    When rain falls on Richmond, runoff is inevitable. As water spills off roofs and impermeable pavement, what water doesn't seep into the exposed ground ends up in storm drains, and that can add up quickly: an inch of rain on Richmond is roughly 973 million gallons of water, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Effectively managing stormwater in a large, urban area such as the city of Richmond is a large-scale effort, and Norfolk District is partnering with Richmond to design and construct major improvements to one of its vital stormwater management systems - the Joseph Bryan Park Stormwater Management Project.

  • Face of Army surface In social media

    Feb 11, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Being the youngest division chief at the Office of the Chief of Public Affairs at the Pentagon often makes Maj. Juanita Chang stand out from the crowd. But then isn't that what you would expect from someone working on the cutting edge of the Army's social media activities'

  • Joint Service Dining Facility Garners First Gold Award for Fort Lee

    Feb 11, 2011

    Fort Lee earned its first gold rating through the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program.

  • Meet Andy: USACE Veterans Curation Project employee

    Feb 10, 2011

    Andrew Douglas, a wounded veteran, works in a USACE Veterans Curation Project (VCP) archaeology laboratory. The VCP is a unique training and employment program for wounded veterans.

  • Corps efforts offer new hope for oysters, environment

    Feb 9, 2011

    Thanks to the efforts of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District, the native American oyster, is receiving much needed help in being restored.

  • Microsoft, Army highlight Surface 2.0 at multitouch working group

    Feb 9, 2011

    Microsoft discussed its latest touch-screen technology during a quarterly working group meeting with the Army's leading multitouch researchers and developers, Jan. 25. The Multitouch Mission Command Working Group, which is hosted by CERDEC, brought together more than two dozen organizations from government, industry and academia for discussions and live demonstrations using the existing Surface 1.0 hardware. While no Surface 2.0 hardware has been released to date, CERDEC, has early access to the software and development kits thanks to its Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with Microsoft.

  • Spotlight on Galveston District's Pablo Hernandez

    Feb 7, 2011

    As a project engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, Pablo Hernandez knows what it means to build strong. In fact, he knows what it means to build strong and safely, having earned a certificate of achievement in safety from Southwestern Division commander Col. Thomas W. Kula on Jan. 12, 2011, for supervising more than 225,000 contract work hours in fiscal year 2010 without any lost time accidents.

  • Cold water survival tips from USACE and USCG

    Feb 3, 2011

    When water is cold, falling overboard or having your boat capsize are lifethreatening situations. Here are a few cold water survival tips.

  • Anniston depot reusing concrete from C&D projects

    Feb 1, 2011

    A 2010 value stream analysis here identified ways to divert construction and demolition waste from being sent to landfills. Conducted by the depot's Directorate of Risk Management, the VSA resulted in meeting goals outlined in Executive Order 13514, which requires federal facilities to divert at least 50 percent of construction and demolition, or C&D, materials and debris from landfills.

  • Historic fort "not forgotten" on website

    Feb 1, 2011

    The US Army Corps of Engineers, New York District and partnering agencies and individuals created a website to preserve the rich history of Fort Slocum on Davids Island, New Rochelle, New York, after the military installations abandoned remains were removed from the island.

  • District continues effort to restore Chesapeake Bay with waste water treatment project

    Jan 30, 2011

    A waste water treatment plant in one of its towns, Dillwyn, required expansion, so county officials approached the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District with a request: help us complete the design and construction of the expansion.

  • Norfolk District captures spot among Virginia's best

    Jan 30, 2011

    The results are in and Norfolk District was named one of the Best Places to Work in Virginia by Virginia Business and the Best Companies Group.

  • Corps-built F-22 facility recognized by concrete association

    Jan 26, 2011

    The Utah resident office of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has been recognized as the best Portland Cement Concrete Pavement Military Airport Project for 2010.

  • Air Force picks Corps' Sacramento District for fire crash rescue stations

    Jan 26, 2011

    The U.S. Air Force has selected the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District as the center of standardization for the construction of fire stations on its air bases worldwide.

  • Corps of Engineers completes Yuba River salmon habitat restoration project

    Jan 19, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has completed a salmon habitat restoration project on the Yuba River, below the Corps' Englebright Dam near Smartsville, Calif.

  • Army Contracting Command renames contracting centers

    Jan 19, 2011

    The U.S. Army Contracting Command announced today the renaming of its major contracting centers to reflect their geographical locations. The centers provide comprehensive acquisition, contracting, business advisory, production support, and depot-level maintenance services in acquiring, fielding, and sustaining Army weapon systems, services and Soldier support.

  • USACE builds a new small arm simulator in Israel

    Jan 18, 2011

    At an infantry basic training base in the northern Israeli city of Regavim, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District is overseeing a nearly $1.7 million, small arms firing simulator project designed to improve the capability and training of the Israeli military.

  • First ANA Corps training range complex opens in Afghanistan

    Jan 16, 2011

    In a ribbon-cutting ceremony held Jan. 8, the 207th Corps of the Afghan National Army and its partners celebrated the completion of the first Corps training range complex built in Afghanistan. The training range complex - located at Camp Zafar, Herat in western Afghanistan - is the first of five being constructed for the ANA, according to Maj. Mark A. Lukasavich, NATO Training Mission - Afghanistan/Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, Engineer staff.

  • Corps-led eagle survey measures resurgence of national treasure

    Jan 13, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers coordinates the national Midwinter Bald Eagle Survey, an annual count of bald eagle populations across the nation each January. The survey has contributed to the resurgence of the bald eagle, which was once listed on the federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife.

  • ECBC supports Corps of Engineers with munitions destruction

    Jan 12, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- U.S. Army scientists are destroying conventional munitions discovered in a northwest Washington residential area. Edgewood Chemical Biological Center is assisting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with the project, which started Jan. 11 and will take about two weeks.

  • USACE renovates Ramstein Commissary

    Jan 12, 2011

    Shoppers at Europe's largest commissary here are starting to see the effects of a $49 million renovation project to expand the existing facility from about 81,100 to more than 106,000 square feet.

  • USACE Europe District renovates its headquarters

    Jan 10, 2011

    With the opening celebration of the new break room at the Amelia Earhart Center, Dec. 15, 2010, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District officially completes its $5 million office renovation project.

  • New visitor center combines green building, community involvement

    Dec 21, 2010

    With overwhelming support from the public, stakeholders, partners and congressional offices, the new M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center overlooking the Clarence Cannon Dam and Mark Twain Lake opened Oct. 2, welcoming hundreds of visitors in its first month open to the public.

  • USACE builds energy-efficient HQ for SHAPE Special Operations

    Dec 21, 2010

    $20 million, 55,800 square-foot building will be the first LEED Silver-certified facility at SHAPE.

  • Engineers help meet unique needs for Estonian students

    Dec 14, 2010

    In a partnership with the U.S. Europe Command Humanitarian Assistance Program, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District is renovating a four-story building, connecting two existing buildings, and adding a third floor assembly area while maintaining the historical integrity of the structure.

  • Fort Hood breaks ground for new Army medical center

    Dec 13, 2010

    A ceremonial groundbreaking was held Dec. 13, for the new $534 million Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center that will be constructed to replace the current 45-year-old building.

  • USACE People: Beckham receives Ohio Distinguished Service Medal

    Dec 9, 2010

    The Ohio Distinguished Service Medal was awarded to Louisville District project manager Glen Beckham, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency project manager Eileen Mohr and Ravenna Army Ammunition Plant BRAC Environmental Coordinator Mark Patterson on Dec. 3, 2010, at Ravenna Army Ammunition Plant in Ravenna, Ohio. The medals were presented by Maj. Gen. Matthew Kambic, Assistant Adjutant General for Army, Joint Force Headquarters-Ohio, Ohio Army National Guard, on behalf of Ohio Governor Ted Strickland for their significant contributions to the success of Camp Ravenna through their dedication to excellence in the Installation Restoration Program.

  • Corps project added to international wildlife refuge

    Nov 15, 2010

    Louisville District helps convert a World War II missile site into a home for more than 200 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish.

  • USACE contracts with veteran-owned businesses, help lead nation toward renewed prosperity

    Nov 10, 2010

    Government programs and incentives can make going into business lucrative for veterans.

  • Some Afghan National Police Facilities in Helmand and Kandahar Provinces are being used

    Nov 8, 2010

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South (AES) has completed and turned over two Afghan National Police (ANP) headquarters facilities in the Spin Boldak and Nahri Saraj districts. The Uniformed Police district headquarters facilities are being used for their intended purposes and meeting the requirements of the ANP to help ensure stability in Afghanistan.

  • Corps of Engineers finds, destroys World War II ammo in North Carolina

    Nov 5, 2010

    Wilmington District's ongoing Camp Butner UXO cleanup project deals with artillery and bazooka rounds, rockets, mines and hand grenades.

  • Corps fights invasive weeds at Martis Creek Lake

    Nov 5, 2010

    The Sacramento District's Martis Creek Lake is teaming with the Tahoe Divers Conservancy to sustainably eradicate invasive Eurasian watermilfoil from the lake, helping restore its native ecosystem and prized trout fishery.

  • USACE, USAID team up to improve health care facilities in Georgia

    Nov 5, 2010

    TBILISI, Georgia - In partnership with USAID, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District is managing nearly $1.6 million in renovations to provide heat to hospitals in Georgia.

  • USACE People: On the track to success

    Nov 5, 2010

    INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey - The $250,000 project not only delivered a new surface to Incirlik's running track, it highlighted the success of diligence and persistence in executing warranty inspections.

  • Corps of Engineers, Commissary agency build sustainable facilities in Europe

    Nov 2, 2010

    The $21.5 million Ansbach facility will be the greenest commissary to date, with energy-saving features and sustainable initiatives.

  • Corps of Engineers continues Everglades restoration project

    Oct 30, 2010

    The Corps' Jacksonville District and federal, state and local partners broke ground on an 1,800-acre project near the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge.

  • Louisville District's Environmental Program gets bigger and better

    Oct 26, 2010

    Program grew to $72.6 million, a 21 percent increase from fiscal 2009.

  • Iraq's first children's cancer hospital opens in Basra

    Oct 26, 2010

    Minister of Health, Dr. Salih Mahdi opened the doors to the Basra Children's Hospital, the largest and first specialty care facility in Basra, Iraq, Oct. 21.

  • USACE, EUCOM partner to aid border security in Estonia

    Oct 21, 2010

    VAf"RSKA, Estonia - Members of the Estonia Police and Border Guard Bureau, U.S. Embassy Tallinn, EUCOM and USACE Europe District officially opened a $240,000 helicopter landing pad.

  • Corps' Black Butte Lake hosts championship tournament at new disc golf course

    Oct 19, 2010

    The Sacramento District's Black Butte Lake hosted the Professional Disc Golf Association's Norcal Series Championships Oct. 15-17, at the park's new disc golf course.

  • ARRA: Corps of Engineers partners with EPA to help communities

    Oct 19, 2010

    USACE & the Environmental Protection Agency are using stimulus funds on Superfund and FUSRAP projects in New Jersey.

  • Army Corps of Engineers give civilians taste of military

    Oct 15, 2010

    Employees from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers visited Fort Leonard Wood, Oct. 6-8, to get a taste of life in boots. The civilians donned Army Combat Uniforms and completed several Soldierly tasks and drills to include completing the grenade assault course, the obstacle course, the repel and rope bridge and the Team Development Course.

  • USACE commander visits Europe District; brings Building Strong message

    Oct 14, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Building Strong - was the message the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers commanding general brought during his visit to Europe District Sept. 10-15.

  • Europe District sees major construction projects, unique challenges in new countries

    Oct 14, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - At 6 a.m. local time, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District closed the books on fiscal year 2010 - only to pave the way for an anticipated record-breaking fiscal year with $922 million predicted for FY2011.

  • Iraqis build for country's defense

    Oct 11, 2010

    <b>BAGHDAD —</b> Lawyers are building staircases instead of court cases; school teachers are installing windows and doors instead of instilling knowledge; and chefs are pouring concrete instead of curry.

  • USACE aims for Army's first LEED Silver-certified building in Germany with command, battle cent

    Oct 4, 2010

    Not only will the U.S. Army Europe's future headquarters house the latest technology when it opens its doors in 2012, the Command and Battle Center will also boast the Army's first LEED Silver certification in Germany.

  • USACE facilitates emergency operations, GIS workshop in Tajikistan

    Sep 28, 2010

    The USACE Civil Military Emergency Preparedness program sponsored an Emergency Operations Center and GIS Workshop for representatives from Tajikistan's Committee for Emergency Situations and Civil Defense and Ministry of Defense Aug. 9-13.

  • Corps parks and volunteers celebrate, improve public lands

    Sep 25, 2010

    Nearly 1,200 volunteers joined park rangers and staff at eight U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District parks in central California to celebrate the 17th annual National Public Lands Day Sept. 25

  • Corps awards $125.9 million contract for Joint Federal Project at Folsom Dam

    Sep 24, 2010

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District awarded a $125.9 million contract Sept. 24 to Granite Construction Company of Watsonville, Calif., to build the control structure for the new auxiliary spillway at Folsom Dam.

  • ARRA: Corps, partners break ground on $10.8 million Marysville levee upgrade

    Sep 22, 2010

    The Sacramento District and its partners broke ground Sept. 20 on a $10.8 million ARRA project to strengthen the Marysville Ring Levee, the first phase of a $75 million multi-year project to reduce flood risk to Marysville, Calif.

  • Army Corps completes $28 million school building for Defense Language Institute

    Sep 21, 2010

    The Corps' Sacramento District has completed a $28 million school building for Defense Language Institute at the Presidio of Monterey. The energy-efficient building is one of three scheduled for Corps construction to accomodate the growing DLI.

  • Corps employee honored for putting safety first

    Sep 21, 2010

    The Achievement Medal for Civilian Service was awarded to Dr. David Brancato, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District subject matter expert risk assessor, Sept. 20, 2010, for his dedication to safety. Brancato, who has worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers since 1994, performed safety inspections and provided the Environmental Engineering Branch with monthly safety topics to help educate his peers.

  • US ambassador recognizes USACE, EUCOM for Sava River flood mapping efforts

    Sep 20, 2010

    ZAGREB, Croatia - To honor the cooperation and recognize the achievements of the Sava River Basin Hydraulic Model project, the U.S. Ambassador to Croatia presented a plaque to the Sava River Commission chairman during a dedication ceremony.

  • Corps' New Hogan Lake hosts river education day

    Sep 17, 2010

    Calaveras River Education and Appreciation Day at the Sacramento District's New Hogan Lake Sept. 11 teaches high school students ecology, highlights careers in natural resources.

  • Last of Presidio DPW's 'Stimulus-fund' projects near completion

    Sep 17, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. Aca,!A? The last of 23 construction, maintenance and clean-up projects paid for by an allocation of $7,358,343 obtained through provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 are nearing completion at the Presidio of Monterey.

  • USACE, commission promote international cooperation through flood mapping workshop

    Sep 16, 2010

    Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and International Sava River Basin Commission hosted a three-day workshop here Sept. 6, aimed at presenting attendees information collected for the Sava River Hydraulic Model project and garnering feedback from participating countries.

  • Army Corps-built F-22 facility opens at Hill AFB

    Sep 15, 2010

    A $39.2 million F-22 maintenance facility built by the Sacramento District opened at Hill Air Force Base Sept. 9.

  • Army divers train at Corps of Engineers facilities on New York Harbor

    Sep 9, 2010

    Divers from the Army's 74th Engineer Dive Team recently carried out exercises at the New York District's Caven Point Marine Terminal.

  • USACE People: Corps of Engineers manager is an Ironman

    Sep 8, 2010

    Peck Ha, a regulatory project manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District, trained for two years in order to complete the Ironman triathlon.

  • USACE makes progress in utilizing BIM systems on projects in Europe

    Sep 7, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The Europe District has three trial projects requiring the use of BIM - a CDC at Storck Barracks in Illesheim, a health and dental clinic at Urlas Training Area in Ansbach, and a health and dental clinic at South Camp Vilseck in Grafenwoehr.

  • Largest Army BRAC property transfer to date takes place at USACE headquarters

    Sep 2, 2010

    More than 14,000 acres transferred for civilian reuse of the former Texas Lone Star Army Ammunition Plant

  • Army Corps, N.J. National Guard solar project empowers nation

    Sep 1, 2010

    The New York District is working with the NJ National Guard on solar power projects to save the Guard and area taxpayers considerable money.

  • Sacramento District completes levee upgrades, reopens Guy West bridge

    Aug 27, 2010

    After five weeks of continuous levee improvement construction, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District reopened the Guy West Bridge at California State University-Sacramento to pedestrian and bicycle traffic Aug. 23.

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