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  • Corps of Engineers learning to do 'less with less'

    Oct 17, 2012

    When money is tight and times are trying, families, corporations and government organizations alike can be heard around the globe repeating the timeless mantra, "do more with less."

  • USACE Galveston District's Employee Spotlight on Capt. Derek Thornton

    Oct 16, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas (Oct. 16, 2012) - It's no secret that successful engineers often exhibit similar personality traits ranging from possessing strong problem solving skills to working well as a team, so it didn't come as a surprise to Capt. Derek Thornton's family when he decided to pursue a career as an engineer. What they didn't know was that he was determined to serve as an Army officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Transatlantic District-North and N.M. native engineer designs repairs for deadly Afghanistan tunnel

    Oct 16, 2012

    Transatlantic District, USACE engineer and Albuquerque resident Bruno Quirici spent months designing upgrades to one of the world's most treacherous passages -- the long, dark and deadly Salang Tunnel in Afghanistan.

  • Low River Levels Cause Longer Season for Mat Sinking Unit

    Oct 16, 2012

    Vicksburg, Ms... The Vicksburg District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Mat Sinking Unit (MSU) is currently working on the Mississippi River near Mayersville, Mississippi on river mile 495. Thus far this season the MSU has placed 167,391 squares or approximately 384 acres of articulated concrete mats on the banks of the Mississippi River.

  • USACE builds another facility for Afghan National Security Forces

    Oct 15, 2012

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Afghan National Civil Order Police took possession of a new Service Support Battalion compound near Kandahar Oct. 10. The facilities, completed with minimal delay and within budget, will enable Afghan police to live and train near the people they serve and protect.

  • Corps of Engineers Hosts Afghan Contractors

    Oct 15, 2012

    Inaugural meeting introducing Afghan Public Protection Force concept

  • Public Health Services Officer work recognized with Army Achievement Medal

    Oct 15, 2012

    Lt. Cmdr. Brandon Groh, a project manager with the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville Medical Repair and Renewal Program, was presented an Army Achievement Medal Sept. 10, by Col. Robert Ruch, Huntsville Center commander.

  • Tulsa District Corps of Engineers attorney, paralegal honored with prestigious awards

    Oct 15, 2012

    Two members of the Tulsa District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Office of Counsel staff are winners of USACE Chief Counsel Honorary Awards for 2012.

  • Lt. Gen Bostick visits the Everglades

    Oct 12, 2012

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), visited the Everglades October 10, 2012 to see the restoration work being performed by the Jacksonville District and their partnering agencies. "USACE has one of the largest environmental restoration and sustainability roles in the federal government, and the Everglades restoration is our largest project of this kind," said Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. "After viewing first-hand the enormous challenges facing Everglades restoration and meeting with our partners in this effort, I am absolutely convinced that working together, we can achieve restoration goals and improve this ecological treasure for future generations."

  • Building an energy sustainable Corps

    Oct 12, 2012

    In the 80s "Reuse, Renew, Recycle" was the way ahead for conquering the earth's energy and pollution problems. Today, energy and environmental sustainability has become so much more vast and complicated, that those three verbs don't cut it anymore.

  • Texas Coastal Study: Corps to partner with state, federal agencies to protect, restore coast

    Oct 12, 2012

    From the natural beaches of Sabine Pass near Port Arthur to the rich diversity of bird and marine wildlife along the Laguna Madre near Port Isabel, the sweep of the Texas coast contains varied and fragile ecosystems juxtaposed with highly industrialized areas that host a national economic powerhouse. The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division, through its Galveston District, is involved in virtually every mile of the 367-mile coastline, and plays an integral role in both the preservation of Nature's treasures that are a living part of the Texas coastal region as well as serving and preserving the industries that fuel commerce and power our nation.

  • Winemiller rises above disability, becomes respected senior leader

    Oct 12, 2012

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Randy Winemiller was paralyzed in a car accident in high school, but he doesn't allow it to define who he is or what he can achieve.

  • Through the storm: How SWD is reducing flood impact in fiscally challenging times

    Oct 12, 2012

    The Sabine Pass to Galveston is one of a number of Texas Coastal Studies that are focusing on flood risk reduction, hurricane and storm damage reduction, and aquatic ecosystem restoration. The focus of the study is wide in scope and is a feasibility study focusing on ways to reduce impacts from storm surge with measures that encompass the shore protection and ecosystem degradation problems along the upper southeast Texas coast.

  • Corps of Engineers delivers garrison installation for Afghan forces in Herat

    Oct 12, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Afghanistan Engineer District-South recently completed building the Afghanistan National Army's 9th Commando Kandak (battalion) in Herat province.

  • 53rd chief of Engineers makes first visit to Fort Worth district project sites

    Oct 11, 2012

    The Fort Worth district hosted the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at various projects within the district's oversight. Lieutenant General Thomas P. Bostick, Chief of Engineers, spent two days meeting district team members, toured current and recently completed projects and briefed on the various relationships the district has cultivated with its customers.

  • Lower Mississippi River Museum is an Immediate Success

    Oct 11, 2012

    The Lower Mississippi River Museum and Interpretive Site (LMRM) at 910 Washington Street, Vicksburg, Mississippi was built and funded by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and includes a reception area, temporary and permanent exhibition halls, theater, classroom/activity room, office and work room. Nearly 3,000 visitors in the month of September made their way through the museum, October visits are projected to be even higher.

  • USACE Galveston District uses GIS technology to save money, improve efficiency

    Oct 11, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas (Oct. 11, 2012) - Combining visual communication with access to information and analysis is helping transform the way the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District is managing its assets, serving the public and communicating with partner agencies -- thanks to Geographic Information Systems technology, better known as GIS.

  • USACE Galveston District invests in the Corps' Leadership Development Program

    Oct 10, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas (Oct. 10, 2012) - When it comes to leadership development, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District managers understand that growing leaders will produce a substantial return on investment and enable the agency to remain relevant during tough economic times.

  • What is the USACE Galveston District's Levee Safety Program?

    Oct 10, 2012

    Q. What is a levee? A. The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) defines a levee as a "man-made structure, usually an earthen embankment, designed and constructed in accordance with sound engineering practices to contain, control, or divert the flow of water so as to provide protection from temporary flooding." The terms dike and levee are sometimes used interchangeably. Examples of levee systems in the Houston area are the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-constructed Texas City and Vicinity Hurricane Protection System, Freeport and Vicinity Hurricane Protection System, the Port Arthur and Vicinity Hurricane Protection System and the locally constructed levee systems in Fort Bend County.

  • District one step closer to being accepted into OSHA program

    Oct 10, 2012

    The Voluntary Protection Program uses performance-based criteria and requires extensive documentation in order to be in compliance. The program uses different models and tools to try and identify problematic areas so agencies can attempt to minimize and eliminate as many accidents as possible.

  • Mission not impossible: responding to disaster

    Oct 10, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District is part of a broad Planning and Response Team, a special team of individuals who respond to disasters like flooding and hurricanes within days of the end of a disaster.

  • Natick engineer back from Afghanistan after 18 months

    Oct 9, 2012

    Steve Belmore, a mechanical engineer with the Systems Equipment and Engineering Team, Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, spent 18 months with the Corps' Afghanistan Engineer District-South.

  • Closing the books on Fiscal Year 2012

    Oct 9, 2012

    We have closed the books on Fiscal Year 2012 and it was another banner year for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Choosing a STEM career: Army Corps of Engineers offers one-stop job opportunities

    Oct 9, 2012

    The Norfolk District brought out their best when they were invited to a career conference last Friday. There was the doodler and reluctant biologist. The nature lover. The video-gamer. The guy who likes explosions. The fourth in a family of engineers. It was Norfolk District's dream STEM team: science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Experts specifically chosen to draw young minds to STEM careers in the military.

  • USACE gives Wounded Warriors on Kandahar Airfield a little slice of home

    Oct 8, 2012

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employees support recovering Wounded Warriors on Kandahar Airfield by donating items and voluteering to host Wounded Warriors on the Afghanistan Engineer District-South compound for movie night, game night, holiday celebrations and inpromptu get-togethers.

  • Afghanistan Engineer District-South builds strong in 2012

    Oct 6, 2012

    Nearly $715 million has been paid by the Afghanistan Engineer District-South for work contractors have completed on projects aimed at helping Afghans develop the stability and security of their nation. Projects ran the gamut from design and construction of university buildings, a hospital, and new facilities for Afghan National Security Forces, to repairs on roads and bridges that promote freedom of movement.

  • OHP Trooper recognized for outstanding service in the area of water safety

    Oct 5, 2012

    The outstanding accomplishments in the area of water safety education by an Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper were recognized with the Commander's Certificate of Appreciation by the Tulsa District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sept. 27.

  • Fort Lee archaeology facility to share history, artifacts with public

    Oct 4, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 4, 2012) -- Borrow an archaeologist's eyes, and you'll see a different Fort Lee.

  • Corps partners in free event to help kids appreciate outdoor activities

    Oct 4, 2012

    Hundreds of children and their families were treated to a weekend's worth of free outdoor activities at the Outdoor Kansas for Kids event Sept. 8 and 9 at Tulsa District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' John Redmond Reservoir, near Burlington, Kansas. The annual event is intended to expose kids to outdoor activities they might not otherwise have the opportunity to experience.

  • USACE Galveston District awards $2.35 million contract to dredge entrance channels

    Oct 4, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas (Oct. 4, 2012) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded a contract in the amount of $2,351,700 to Manson Construction Co. for maintenance dredging of the Corpus Christi and Houston/Galveston entrance channels.

  • Japan Ground Self-Defense Force school hosts bilateral exchange with Army engineers

    Oct 3, 2012

    Japan Engineer District representatives at Camp Zama, Japan, continued a nearly 20-year tradition recently when the unit's deputy commander and Forward Engineer Support Team leader were hosted by Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Engineer School officials at Camp Katsuta in Ibaraki prefecture.

  • US honors Serbian friendship

    Oct 3, 2012

    The cheers of more than 520 World War II Allied airmen being evacuated from Pranjani is a 68-year-old memory for the residents of this rural, farming village. The town is home to the greatest rescue operation behind enemy lines during the Second World War. The people of Pranjani risked their lives to care for downed American aviators until their eventual evacuation in 1944.

  • What is the Corps' Beneficial Use Program?

    Oct 2, 2012

    "The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District contributes to the well-being, economic success and quality of life of local communities by employing environmentally and economically responsible ways to use dredged materials to improve eroded coastlines through beach nourishment and beneficial use programs." --Navigation Branch Chief Christopher Frabotta, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District

  • USACE Galveston District awards $3.4 million contract to dredge Brownsville Harbor Entrance Channel

    Oct 2, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas (Oct. 1, 2012) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded a contract in the amount $3,405,500 to Weeks Marine Inc. for maintenance dredging of the Brownsville Harbor Entrance Channel in Cameron County, Texas.

  • Corps' Contractor Receives Rich G. Levad Award

    Oct 2, 2012

    Duane Nelson, a Corps' contractor at John Martin Dam and Reservoir, received the Rich G. Levad Award Aug. 25 from members of the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory near Barr Lake, Colo. The purpose of the award is to recognize the efforts of individuals who have provided distinguished service, made scholarly contributions, or have shown great enthusiasm regarding bird and habitat conservation throughout the Rocky Mountain Region.

  • District Cleans Up Weapons Disposal Site at Kirtland

    Oct 2, 2012

    The Air Force identifies old or unneeded munitions, small arms and UXO that need disposed of at sites like the 165-acre Open Burn and Open Detonation site on Kirtland Air Force Base, created in the 1950s. In 2010, when the Air Force decided to close the site, initiating a mandatory cleanup required by regulation, they turned to the Albuquerque District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Senior leader from Land of the Rising Sun visits National Capital Region

    Oct 2, 2012

    Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force Chief of Staff Gen. Eiji Kimizuka receives the Legion of Merit (Degree of Commander) from U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, Sept. 27, 2012, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va. Gen. Kimizuka received the award for promoting family welfare through the development of a Japan Ground Self-Defense Force family support structure. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller)

  • Nashville District employees reminisce about Tener's tenure

    Oct 1, 2012

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 28, 2012) -- The district engineer who led the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District in the late 1970s returned to the headquarters today to meet with leaders, learn about current missions and projects, and reminisce with several employees who were here during his tenure.

  • Davis Received 50-Year Service Award With Vicksburg District

    Sep 28, 2012

    In August 2012 Davis was awarded his fifty year service pin for his dedicated service to Enid Lake, the Vicksburg District and for his loyal service to the surrounding communities.

  • Corps of Engineers project pulls out World War II fuel storage tanks

    Sep 28, 2012

    Under the Formerly Used Defense Site program, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Baltimore District is removing five of six welded steel underground storage tanks in Monaca, Pa., that could store 1.74 million gallons of fuel each.

  • USACE forward engineers train with Italians

    Sep 27, 2012

    A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Forward Engineering Support Team-Advance (FEST-A) conducted training and remote engineering missions in partnership with Italian Army Reconnaissance Engineers in Aviano, Italy September 9-21, 2012.

  • Veterans tour SF Bay on board USACE vessel

    Sep 26, 2012

    A group of military veterans and their families were invited on board the command vessel "John A. B. Dillard, Jr.," Sept. 20 to meet crew members and take a tour of the San Francisco Bay.

  • Powering the future of IMCOM Europe

    Sep 21, 2012

    Installation Management Command Europe garrisons consume 5,263,221 kilowatt-hours of energy each day; roughly enough to power Yankee Stadium five times. Staggering statistics, have led top Department of Defense leaders to seek out secure, uninterrupted access to power, energy and water to improve military installation security and conserve natural resources.

  • USACE Galveston District awards $8.75 million contract to dredge Sabine-Neches Waterway

    Sep 19, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas (Sept. 19, 2012) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a contract to Manson Construction Co., in the amount of $8,758,350, for maintenance dredging of the Sabine-Neches Waterway, Port Arthur Canal, turning basin, junction area and Taylors Bayou in Jefferson and Orange counties, Texas, and Cameron Parish, La.

  • New satellite comm. system helps Corps of Engineers ship stay connected

    Sep 18, 2012

    When it comes to communications on a ship, the ideal situation for crew members is when their shipboard communications -- such as e-mail, the Internet, telephone and other applications -- work much the way they do in their offices on land.

  • US Army Corps of Engineers Educates about Suicide Prevention

    Sep 18, 2012

  • Corps Vicksburg District Water Control Section gets New Chief

    Sep 18, 2012

  • Corps' oldest employee to retire at 90 years of age

    Sep 18, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas (Sept. 18, 2012) -- If 80 is the new 65 when it comes to current retirement plans, then most U.S Army Corps of Engineers employees would still have a decade to go before catching up with Civil Engineer Jack Otis, whose departure in September will officially make him the oldest employee to retire from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Corps of Engineers waives day-use fees Sept. 29

    Sep 18, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that it will waive day-use fees at its more than 2,400 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide in recognition of National Public Lands Day, Sept. 29, 2012.

  • D-Day vessel navigates through Cheatham Lock

    Sep 17, 2012

    LST 325, a World War II-era ship used in Normandy D-Day operations decades ago, navigates through Cheatham Lock in Ashland City, Tenn., between 12:30 and 2 a.m. this morning. Tours of the historical "Gray Lady" are being offered at Riverfront Park in Nashville, Tenn., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily from Sept. 18-24, 2012. (USACE photos by Fred Tucker)

  • Spotlight on USACE Galveston District's Adrian Ramos

    Sep 17, 2012

    PORT ISABEL, Texas - When U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District Civil Engineer Adrian Ramos decided to pursue a career in engineering, he knew his ideal choice of employment would allow him to remain hands-on in the field. Armed with distinct goals and a passion to serve, Ramos found a natural fit with the USACE Galveston District's Engineering and Construction Division.

  • USACE volunteers reveal something beautiful during annual California Coastal Cleanup

    Sep 17, 2012

    More than 60 San Francisco District employees, family and friends were part of the solution to marine pollution September 15 during California Coastal Cleanup Day, an annual beach and inland waterway cleanup effort. The Raccoon, one of the district's debris collection vessels, ferried volunteers to Angel Island where volunteers collected all manner of trash and recyclable material.

  • Engineer Volunteer seeks to bring clean water to Nepalese Village

    Sep 14, 2012

    Beyond majestic Mount Everest, many residents in the rural areas of Nepal lack basic services including clean water, electricity, roads, and telecommunication systems. Benjamin Snyder, a senior hydraulic engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers San Francisco District, is set to embark on a mission to improve conditions in one such village.

  • ERDC's new deputy commander is one Tough Mudder!

    Sep 13, 2012

    ERDC Deputy Commander Maj. Thomas Clair is a proven Tough Mudder after recently placing in the top five percent of the grueling 10-plus mile challenge at Vermont's Mount Snow.

  • USACE Deputy Commanding General Retires After 37 Years of Service

    Sep 13, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Merdith W.B. (Bo) Temple, Deputy Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), retired from the U.S. Army on Aug. 31 after serving the nation for more than 37 years.

  • Energy experts gather in Heidelberg

    Sep 11, 2012

    The Installation Management Command Europe hosted an energy symposium for garrison leaders, energy managers and German civilian energy experts at Patrick Henry Village in Heidelberg, Germany, Sept. 11, 2012.

  • USACE Galveston suspends lock operations at Wallisville Saltwater Barrier due to continued drought

    Sep 11, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District's Wallisville Lake Project suspended lock operations today at the Saltwater Barrier Navigation Lock.

  • Corps' Louisiana Field Office will be a Sponsor For Ouachita River Water Sweep

    Sep 11, 2012

  • First-ever lock repair successfully completed by Tulsa District at Chouteau Lock 17

    Sep 11, 2012

    Work involving the repair of a major component of a lock along the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System was recently completed ahead of schedule by the Tulsa District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • USACE Galveston District nears completion of levee safety inspections

    Sep 10, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas (Sep. 10, 2012) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District is nearing completion of a comprehensive evaluation of seven federally-constructed levees in Alice, Freeport, Lynchburg, Matagorda, Port Arthur, Texas City and Three Rivers, Texas, as part of the Corps' Levee Safety Program.

  • USACE in Afghanistan meets construction goals for July, August

    Sep 7, 2012

    The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineering District-South came within three percent of its construction goals set for July and August, bringing the district within reach of its fiscal year 2012 goals.

  • Wash racks recycle thousands of gallons of water

    Sep 7, 2012

    401st Army Field Support Brigade personnel using five self-contained wash racks at AFSBn-Kandahar have been washing vehicles nearly around the clock since March 30 and are saving thousands of gallons of water daily.

  • Bagram school graduates first class of Afghan children

    Sep 6, 2012

    Forty-three Afghan children became the first class to graduate from the Cat in the Hat Language Arts Center at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Aug. 26, 2012.

  • Engineering majors take on steel, masonry, wood projects during 4th annual Structures Day

    Sep 6, 2012

    Cadets apply hands-on learning to Project Trowel, Hammer and Wrench (WEST POINT, N.Y.) Forty-five Class of 2013 cadets majoring in civil engineering participated in the fourth annual Structures Projects Day Aug. 28, conducted through the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering.

  • What are the Addicks and Barker Dams and Reservoirs?

    Sep 6, 2012

    Q. What are the Addicks and Barker Dams and Reservoirs? A. In response to devastating floods that occurred in Houston in 1929 and 1935, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District began construction of Addicks and Barker Dams in what was then undeveloped areas in far west Harris and east Fort Bend counties to prevent the loss of life and property and provide flood damage reduction along Buffalo Bayou downstream of the reservoirs and through the center of the City of Houston. Construction of the Addicks and Barker structures were completed in 1948 and 1945 respectively.

  • USACE Galveston District assists in the Texas Gulf Coast restoration initiative

    Sep 5, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas (Sept. 5, 2012) -- The Texas Gulf Coast is a national treasure from both an economic and environmental standpoint. Attracting millions of tourists to the coastline annually, the Texas Gulf Coast also serves as an important hub for fishing, provides habitat for millions of migratory birds and is home to four of the top 10 ports in the nation, which generates 19 percent of the nation's waterborne commerce, creates millions of jobs and pumps billions of dollars each year into the nation's economy.

  • Army Under Secretary embarks to help inter-Service cooperation on USS Truman

    Sep 4, 2012

    Under Secretary Westphal is participating in the Navy's long-standing outreach program to promote inter-Service cooperation in support of Joint Vision 2020, and gain an appreciation for Naval capabilities at sea. The Navy's Sea Embark outreach program enables government and civilian senior leaders the ability to experience first-hand how the Navy contributes to the National Defense strategy and to the stability of the global community.

  • Dangerous distractions

    Sep 4, 2012

    What's the first image that comes to mind when someone mentions distracted driving? Is it someone texting or talking on a cellphone? If so, here are a few Army accident reports that might surprise you:

  • US, Kazakhstan governments celebrate opening of canine training center to combat narcotics trafficki

    Sep 4, 2012

    Representatives from the U.S. and Kazakhstan governments celebrated the opening of the regional canine training center at the Border Guard Academy in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Aug. 11.

  • DLNR and Corps of Engineers sign agreement to kick-off West Maui "Ridge To Reef" initiative

    Sep 4, 2012

    The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Honolulu District (Corps) signed a $3 million cost-share agreement today to develop a watershed plan to support the West Maui "Ridge to Reef" Initiative. The Initiative is one of the first efforts in the state to implement a comprehensive management strategy to address impacts to coral reefs across multiple watersheds. The watershed plan will be funded 75-percent by the Corps and 25-percent by DLNR.

  • U.S. Army Chief of Engineers is taken on a whirlwind tour of major Chicago District projects

    Aug 31, 2012

    Newly appointed 53rd U.S. Army Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, was taken on a whirlwind tour of major projects happening in the Chicago District during his Aug. 27-29 visit. Chicago District staff were honored to show off the significant strides they are making on a variety of projects to the senior military officer overseeing most of the Nation's civil works infrastructure and military construction. Projects visited covered a diversity of mission areas, including flood-risk management, navigation, ecosystem restoration and invasive species efforts.

  • National Preparedness Month - Sept 2012

    Aug 30, 2012

    The Army observes National Preparedness Month, emphasizing the importance of fostering a culture of preparedness to strengthen our ability to prevent, protect, mitigate, respond and recover from all emergencies.

  • Corps of Engineers St. Paul District uses technology to learn about

    Aug 30, 2012

    As Asian carp continue to dominate news headlines across the Upper Mississippi River, St. Paul District scientists recently received some new technology to assist them in researching fish on the river.

  • Capacity crowd turns out to discuss $7 billion renewable energy contract request for proposals

    Aug 29, 2012

    The U.S. Army and Corps of Engineers (USACE) achieved a milestone when more than 600 interested attendees took part in the pre-proposal conference for the $7 billion Renewable and Alternative Energy Power Production for DoD Installations Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC).

  • USACE Galveston District staff adjusts operations at Brazos River Floodgates, Colorado River Locks

    Aug 29, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas (Aug. 29, 2012) -- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District staff prepare 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.

  • "Iron" strong USACE employees

    Aug 28, 2012

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District Logistics Management employees Dale Free and Heath Drako recently competed in Ironman Germany triathlons. The Ironman, organized by the World Triathlon Corporation, is a premier long-distance sports competition of swimming, biking, and running for athletes in peak physical condition. Free completed the half-Ironman on August 12 in Wiesbaden and Drako completed a full Ironman in Frankfurt, Germany.

  • USACE People: Building strong through mentoring

    Aug 28, 2012

    Brian Trzaska, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District civil engineer for special projects, is teaching, training, coaching, counseling and transferring knowledge to Marcelo Maier, a fellow district civil engineer and Trzaska's mentee. A year ago, Maier rotated into the Engineering and Construction Branch as part of the Department of the Army intern program and was assigned his first humanitarian assistance project. Maier's arrival transformed a one-man operation into a two-man team.

  • 'Angling' for fun: vets take service members fishing at Corps Lake in thanks for their service

    Aug 28, 2012

    TULSA -- A group of Airmen, Soldiers and Marines were treated to a free day of fishing July 21 at a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lake in southeastern Kansas to thank them for their service and give them some downtime.

  • Corps District has Two Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Winners

    Aug 28, 2012

    The Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Corporation's Great Minds in STEM 2012 HENAAC award winners include two Albuquerque District employees who will be recognized at the Salute to STEM Military & Civilian Heroes Awards Dinner at Disney World in October.

  • Corps' Cochiti Lake Hosts Second Annual Triathlon

    Aug 28, 2012

    Albuquerque District's Cochiti Lake recently hosted a triathlon, organized by Chasing 3 Race Productions. It was an official triathlon, sanctioned by USA Triathlon, the national governing body for many types of sports and racing events and a federation member of the U.S. Olympic Committee.

  • USACE Galveston District awards $2.6 million contract to dredge Matagorda and Freeport Channel

    Aug 27, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas (Aug. 27, 2012) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded a contract to Weeks Marine Inc., in the amount of $2,635,000 for maintenance dredging of the Matagorda Ship Channel Entrance Channel and Freeport Harbor Entrance Channel.

  • 17 Central Valley levee systems lose eligibility for federal rehab assistance

    Aug 23, 2012

    A total of 17 levee systems in or near Sacramento, Stockton, Chester, and Knights Landing and Gustine are now ineligible for federal rehabilitation assistance after a temporary agreement between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the state of California extending eligibility for deficient levees expired in June.

  • Labor Day Message

    Aug 23, 2012

    With nearly 1.5 million Soldiers (Active/Reserve/Guard) and Civilians in the workforce, our Army is one of the largest employers in the United States and the world. This Labor Day, we honor you for not only defending the American workplace, but for being such a vital and vibrant part of it. Thank you

  • USACE celebrates Prompton Dam project

    Aug 23, 2012

    WAYNE COUNTY, PA -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District celebrated improvements at Prompton Dam with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour of a recently completed project Aug. 22. Jo-Ellen Darcy, the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, attended the event and said the project will benefit local communities.

  • Lower Mississippi River would be four feet less mighty without Twin Rivers

    Aug 23, 2012

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 23, 2012) -- The lower Mississippi River would be four feet less mighty today if not for the water storage reservoirs along the Tennessee and Cumberland rivers and their tributaries that provide a stream of water management benefits.

  • Workforce Recruitment Program Summer Hire Finds Success with USACE

    Aug 23, 2012

    Pierce Hamilton, who attends the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York, is the district's first summer hire under the Workforce Recruitment Program, sponsored by the Departments of Defense and Labor. DOD's goal is to increase the number of individuals with disabilities in the workforce.

  • Corps, partners place endagered mussels in Mississippi River

    Aug 22, 2012

    The district and its partners worked hand-in-hand to place federally endangered mussels along the Mississippi River in Pool 2 Aug. 17. The team is trying to propel the growth of endangered species in other areas within Minnesota beyond the St. Croix River. The endangered species include the Higgins eye and winged maple leaf mussels.

  • On Top: Middle East District Employee Climbs Kilimanjaro

    Aug 22, 2012

    It is today, as it was then, that Mount Kilimanjaro is revered, even romanticized, in the minds of men and women who believe reaching the top is to reach some ultimate destination. Jay Wallace, assistant counsel at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District, reached that destination earlier this year, climbing 19,341 feet above sea level and fulfilling his dream of summiting the highest mountain in Africa.

  • Corps' Dredge Goetz keeps Upper Mississippi River open for navigation

    Aug 21, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, Dredge Goetz is working hard this summer keeping the river open to navigation. The dredge crew recently finished removing dredged material from a temporary storage site near Reads Landing, Minn.

  • Corps of Engineers, National Carriers take Water Safety message on the road

    Aug 21, 2012

    DALLAS-- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in partnership with National Carriers Truck Lines, Inc., took their water safety message on the road this month--literally. In an Aug. 15 meeting at the company's Irving, Texas, facility, Brig. Gen. Thomas W. Kula, commander of the Corps' Southwestern Division, joined with Mr. Jim Franck, National Carriers, Inc., president, to place a water safety decal on the first of the company's 600 ttractor-trailertrucks that will carry the message nationwide as well as into Canada and Mexico.

  • Barkley hydropower rehabilitation gets a 270-ton lift

    Aug 20, 2012

    KUTTAWA, Ky. (Aug. 16, 2012) -- Work crews here at Barkley Power Plant removed a 270-ton rotor assembly today from a crippled hydropower unit damaged 18 months ago by an electrical fire. The heavy lift enables the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District to move forward with the generator's rehabilitation.

  • Corps signs cooperative agreement with non-profit group for Thurmond Lake campground operations

    Aug 17, 2012

    SAVANNAH, Ga.-- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District has signed a cooperative agreement with Outdoor Recreation and Outreach Inc. (OR&O) for the daily operations of five campgrounds at J. Strom Thurmond Dam and Lake in Clarks Hill, S.C.

  • Work crews reach million-hour safety milestone at Wolf Creek Dam

    Aug 17, 2012

    JAMESTOWN, Ky. (Aug. 17, 2012) -- Construction crews at the Wolf Creek Dam Foundation Remediation Project reached a lofty safety milestone today when the men and women installing a concrete barrier wall deep into the dam's embankment reached 550 days and one million work-hours on the job without a lost-time accident.

  • Corps of Engineers geology, geotech experts explore subsurface technology

    Aug 17, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Savannah District hosted 82 engineers, geologists, drillers, and other professionals from locations across USACE for the Joint Conference of the Geology and Geotechnical Communities of Practice, Aug. 14 - 16, 2012.

  • Corps' biologists use technology in fight against invasive species

    Aug 17, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, continues to work with other federal, state and local government agencies in an attempt to better understand invasive species such as Asian carp. St. Paul District fish biologists recently began using technology to monitor fish around locks and dams and they hope to gain a better understanding of how fish behave around these structures.

  • Corps of Engineers to host primitive weapon deer hunts at J. Strom Thurmond Lake

    Aug 16, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District will host six primitive weapon deer hunts at the Bussey Point wildlife management area, a 2,545-acre peninsula located in Lincoln County, Ga., on J. Strom Thurmond Dam and Lake.

  • Army Corps of Engineers helps renovate world's second largest building

    Aug 15, 2012

    Through a partnership with the U.S. European Command, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District will oversee renovation of the basement of the world's second largest office building -- Romania's Palace of the Parliament.

  • Human resources team works to improve customer service

    Aug 15, 2012

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 15, 2012) -- When it comes to managing human resources in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division, providing world-class customer service and building strong relationships with customers are the top priorities for successful human resources offices.

  • USACE Galveston District employee named Southwestern Division Regulator of the Year

    Aug 15, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas (Aug. 15, 2012) -- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Regulatory Project Manager Dwayne Johnson was named the 2012 USACE Southwestern Division Regulator of the Year, marking the fourth consecutive year a Galveston District employee has earned top division honors.

  • Corps of Engineers builds to new heights in Germany

    Aug 14, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District and some of its Grafenwöhr partners harnessed in and swung, ascended, traversed and balanced their way across several roped obstacles as the first to test their agility on the new high ropes course, after a ribbon-cutting ceremony, July 25, 2012.