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  • Determining Flood Extents in Ulaanbaatar

    Sep 9, 2011

    The mission of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (USACE) Civil-Military Emergency Preparedness (CMEP) program is to design and conduct bilateral and multilateral activities to achieve our partners' security cooperation and consequence management objectives.

  • Army researchers support joint experiment to speed communications using open-source technology

    Sep 8, 2011

    U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force will fuse Army-developed web technologies in an attempt to achieve "dynamic airspace management" during a joint experiment this month.

  • USACE begins first dam repair project in Europe

    Sep 6, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District is working in cooperation with Bavarian environmental authorities, the U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr and German government construction agencies to keep Grafenwoehr's waters in check by repairing two dams.

  • Army Engineers Projects Minimize Irene's Effects

    Sep 2, 2011

    Tropical Storm Irene caused severe flooding and other storm related damages in the Northeast. But the damage would have been worse in many areas without the systems of locally- and federally-sponsored dams, levees, hurricane barriers, sea walls, and storm damage protection projects, say U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials.

  • MRAP teams enable USACE to deliver quality construction

    Sep 1, 2011

    Teams of National Guardsmen and Reservists protect members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers who go "outside the wire" to project sites. Without them, the Afghanistan Engineer District-South couldn't carry out its mission to design and build projects that are a critical component of creating the conditions for stability and security in Afghanistan.

  • Flag ceremony heralds arrival of Fort Lee's newest tenant

    Sep 1, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 1, 2011) --A crisp U.S. flag quickly rose for the first time in front of the new Defense Contract Management Agency headquarters at Fort Lee on Aug. 25. The dawn was just breaking through the trees as cadre and students from the Noncommissioned Officer Academy's Quartermaster Branch Senior Leader Course raised the flag at the call of a distant bugle; a new day for the Army installation, and a new day for its newest tenant command.

  • Army Corps crews work to clear debris from harbor after Irene

    Aug 31, 2011

    Crews aboard the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' New York District's three drift- collection vessels have been working to clear drift and debris from the waters in and around the New York and New Jersey Harbor after Tropical Storm Irene.

  • Corps inspects outlet tunnel gates at Oahe Dam

    Aug 31, 2011

    PIERRE, S.D. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducted inspections of all six tunnels at the Oahe Dam Stilling Basin north of Pierre, S.D., Aug. 29. Inspections are typically conducted annually during the early summer season at the stilling basin, said Oahe Dam Operations Manager Eric Stasch. Due to record releases this summer, this year's inspection was pushed back until recently. Unlike typical annual inspections where only half of the tunnels are checked, Corps personnel inspected all six tunnels.

  • USACE, Army divers team up for solutions at Kajaki, Dahla dams in Afghanistan

    Aug 29, 2011

    The Kajaki and Dahla dams in southern Afghanistan have not had their underwater structures inspected or repaired for several years, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working to remedy the neglect.

  • Corps celebrates completion of $306 million brigade complex at Fort Stewart

    Aug 26, 2011

    Soldiers of the 4th Infantry Brigade celebrated the completion of their new home with a ribbon cutting ceremony Aug. 19, joined by Fort Stewart and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District leaders. The Savannah district recently completed construction of a 457-acre complex, which will accommodate 3,500 soldiers and 950 wheeled vehicles. The $306 million complex is Fort Stewart's largest construction project, and one of the largest military construction projects for the Savannah district.

  • Alabama tornado cleanup drama-free thanks to safety team

    Aug 25, 2011

    When the Corps' Sacramento District safety specialist Curtis Morris says that nothing happened in July, he has a big grin on his face. When you're a safety guy, nothing happening is a good thing. Two million worker hours passed with no one missing a day of work from injury during Morris' month working with the Corps' tornado recovery effort in Alabama.

  • Get the Facts: Hurricane Irene Fact Sheet

    Aug 25, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is taking action in anticipation of Hurricane Irene's landfall to monitor storm activity, minimize flood damage and pre-position its trained responders.

  • Forward area refueling point at Mustang Ramp is operational

    Aug 20, 2011

    Part of a two-phased military heliport construction project that began on KAF in February 2009, the new forward area refueling point was completed in August and represents the last component of the contract.

  • New rotary wing apron at Shindand complete

    Aug 19, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working with the 838th Air Expeditionary Advisory Group at Shindand to expand the base to triple its original size. The extra space will be used to relocate some 3,000 coalition forces to make way for construction of a new training runway for Afghan pilots.

  • Corps' 3D models of the Delta key to shared solutions

    Aug 18, 2011

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 3D models of the imperiled Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta are helping the Corps and partner agencies find sustainable solutions to its flood risk and environmental restoration challenges.

  • Helping Afghan engineers learn international construction standards

    Aug 17, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Afghanistan develops young Afghan engineers into quality assurance representatives and project engineers.

  • Ammo storage point supports U.S. Air Force mission in southern Afghanistan

    Aug 17, 2011

    An ammunition supply point that opened Aug. 10 triples the munitions storage capacity for the U.S. Air Force on Kandahar Airfield.

  • USACE districts dig up success in soil cleanup

    Aug 15, 2011

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- From cost-savings to community partnership, the multi-district U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) remediation project at Plum Brook Ordnance Works (PBOW) in Sandusky, Ohio, demonstrates what teamwork is all about. The formerly used defense site (FUDS) manufactured explosives in support of the war effort during World War II. TNT Area C was one of three TNT manufacturing areas at PBOW and is currently undergoing soil remediation by the USACE Huntington District using alkaline hydrolysis.

  • Native grasses help USACE restore former defense site

    Aug 15, 2011

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Green plants have many purposes in the environment, they serve as a habitat for small animals, provide food for others and for the U.S Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), they serve as a mechanism to protect remediated sites. At the former Kentucky Ordnance Works (KOW) in McCracken County, Ky., vegetation is being used to protect a soil cover, while also providing a habitat for birds and small animals that call the grassland community home.

  • Corps employee Lenny Gunnell gets the job done

    Aug 15, 2011

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employee Lenny Gunnell has a reputation for providing great customer service. The Louisville District geologist provides environmental consulting services to customers throughout the country -- and they keep coming back for more. “Lenny's environmental expertise, along with his creative approach to project execution has earned the environmental branch several new programs,” said Chris Karem, chief of the environmental branch, engineering division. “His ability to regularly exceed customer expectations continues to expand these programs.”

  • Building Strong: Corps employee manages construction projects in Afghanistan

    Aug 15, 2011

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Louisville District employee Lynn Jarrett went from managing environmental cleanup projects at formerly used defense sites to managing approximately $309 million worth of construction projects in Afghanistan. While stationed at Kandahar Airfield (KAF) during his six-month deployment with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Jarrett managed construction projects for the Afghan National Police (ANP), a section within the Afghan National Security Force.

  • Fighting to the Corps: Afghan Kickboxing champion works to protect U.S. Army Corps personnel

    Aug 14, 2011

    KABUL -- At the age of 7, Nagib Mohammadi would watch his older brother practice kickboxing in an Afghanistan gym; he knew right then that that’s what he wanted to do with his life.

  • USACE, EUCOM deliver special needs playground to Croatia

    Aug 12, 2011

    The humanitarian assistance project, a special needs playground, funded by the U.S. European Command and managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District was unveiled June 16, 2011 during a ceremony attended by U.S. Ambassador James Foley, Mayor Damir Jelic of Karlovac, military representatives and other dignitaries.

  • Offices reoccupy ‘beautiful’ MCoE headquarters

    Aug 10, 2011

    FORT BENNING Ga. - Post agencies, commands and offices displaced two years ago are filing back into Building 4.

  • U.S. Army establishes Energy Initiatives Office Task Force for large-scale renewable energy projects

    Aug 10, 2011

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh has established an Energy Initiatives Office Task Force to serve as the central managing office for large-scale Army renewable energy projects.

  • Corps awards record $4 million for wetland projects

    Aug 9, 2011

  • USACE South Pacific Division and FEMA Region IX work to reduce flood risk

    Aug 9, 2011

    The US Army Corps of Engineers and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are working with state and local officials to more accurately assess flood risk to help communities reduce risk and prepare for disaster before it strikes.

  • Corps of Engineers builds sustainable distribution center for DLA

    Aug 8, 2011

    Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Europe is preparing to occupy a new, environmentally friendly distribution center constructed by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • St. Louis Equal Employment Opportunity team earns top USACE honors

    Aug 5, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District’s Equal Employment Opportunity Office was presented the USACE 2011 Equal Employment Opportunity Program Trophy at the USACE Senior Leaders Conference in New Orleans August 1.

  • Army announces civilian reductions

    Aug 4, 2011

    The Army announced today it will reduce the size of its civilian employee workforce by more than 8,700 people by Sept. 30, 2012.

  • Tangible, immediate results motivate Army Corps employee in Joplin, Mo.

    Aug 4, 2011

    Simon Fet is a civil engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District. He deployed June 13 with colleagues to Joplin, Mo., to help out with a large-scale tornado recovery effort. On May 22, an EF-5 tornado slammed the city of 50,000, leaving 160 dead and destroying thousands of homes and buildings.

  • Corps of Engineers Huntington District employee helps with Joplin, Mo., tornado recovery

    Aug 4, 2011

    Like many U. S. Army Corps of Engineers employees, Stephen Harris finds it fulfilling to help people who've been affected by natural disasters.

  • Corps park ranger, Missouri native lends helping hand in Joplin

    Aug 4, 2011

    For almost six miles, the remnants of homes, workplaces, cars and personal belongings line the roadways or are scattered across residential and commercial lots. It’s a bleak landscape dotted with broken houses, trees stripped bare and cars crumpled into barely recognizable lumps of metal and fiberglass.

  • It’s no mystery what good is happening on Plum Island, New York

    Aug 2, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District completes a decade's worth of work in and around Plum Island, New York. This work is supporting the important work the Federal Government is performing on the island, preserving the island's rich history and environment and improving area beaches for the upcoming beach season.

  • transatlantic Division reshapes as priorities shift in Middle East

    Aug 2, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers realigned its overseas operations this summer to reflect the shifting workloads in Afghanistan, Iraq and throughout the Middle East and central Asia.

  • Team in Afghanistan named best project development team in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

    Aug 1, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-North Project Development Team won the 2011 Project Development Team of the Year award for their design and construction of the detention facility in Parwan, Afghanistan.

  • USACE, USAFE break ground on new Spangdahlem fitness center

    Aug 1, 2011

    52nd Fighter Wing and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers leadership broke ground on a new fitness center here July 22.

  • New boat improves Corps’ river navigation work

    Aug 1, 2011

    Keeping the Sacramento River safe for navigation is faster, safer and cheaper for the Corps’ Sacramento District now with the arrival of a bigger boat from its Englebright Lake.

  • USACE contributes to the counternarcotics mission in Afghanistan

    Jul 29, 2011

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan "Afghanistan’s illegal narcotics industry undermines the country’s lawful economic development, erodes government legitimacy and threatens the nation’s stability and security

  • Partial completion of apron provides additional capability for U.S. Air Force at Shindand

    Jul 29, 2011

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan " The partial completion of a strategic airlift apron at Shindand Airbase gives the U.S. Air Force added capability as it supports Afghan Air Force and coalition efforts in western Afghanistan’s Herat province.

  • Countries partner to find best engineering solution for unprecedented task

    Jul 28, 2011

    The people of Iraq face challenges similar to those of Americans, and the one that recently brought a group of Iraqi visitors to south Florida was how to protect the lives of those who live and work near aging structures.

  • Shipwreck blocks Corps levee repair in California

    Jul 27, 2011

    The Sacramento District directed six data-recovering dives to document the Clarksburg Ferry, a historic sunken ship at a planned levee-erosion repair site along the Sacramento River. Identifying and preserving possible national historic sites is one of the many considerations required on Corps projects.

  • "Gem" of a beach sparkles this summer

    Jul 27, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District in cooperation with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation successfully completes a shoreline restoration project at Orchard Beach, Bronx, New York.

  • Corps of Engineers helps Joplin recover after devastating tornado

    Jul 26, 2011

    After the nation's deadliest-ever tornado struck Joplin, Mo., May 22, 2011, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is helping the city get back on its feet.

  • Corps’ Knights Ferry Covered Bridge set for landmark status

    Jul 26, 2011

    The historic Knights Ferry Covered Bridge, near Oakdale, Calif., is set for inclusion as a historic landmark in the Library of Congress. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District manages the bridge as part of its Stanislaus River Parks.

  • Corps of Engineers, coalition forces improve power for Afghans

    Jul 21, 2011

    Residents in Helmand and Kandahar provinces will get some improvement in the amount of electricity they receive, thanks to an interim measure designed to reduce the number of daily circuit interruptions occurring at the Kajaki Dam power house on the Helmand River.

  • USACE continues construction on energy-efficient headquarters

    Jul 20, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues construction on the U.S. Army Europe Mission Command Center on track to be the Army's first LEED Silver-certified building in Germany.

  • Attitude is everything for deployed bride-to-be

    Jul 19, 2011

    Nikki Ange isn’t obsessing over invitations and guest lists like some might expect. Instead, the 25-year-old environmental scientist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is helping the city recover from one of the nation’s deadliest tornadoes.

  • Corps Awards Contract for Construction of C-44 Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area

    Jul 15, 2011

    Jacksonville District awards $32,420,192 contract for a major project of Everglades restoration efforts. This project is estimated to employ forty to fifty members of the workforce. This project will improve water quality in the rural areas of Martin county.

  • West Point footballer displays diverse talent during USACE internship

    Jul 14, 2011

    A gifted football player aiming for a career in engineering sounds like another Everett Kischer in the making.

  • Groundbreaking ceremony marks milestone at Weesh-Chaman Crossing

    Jul 13, 2011

    The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and its partners celebrated the start of construction for a new project that will improve border control in the Spin Boldak district of Kandahar province.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awards Afghanistan District-North employees for meritorious service

    Jul 12, 2011

    USACE AED-North celebrated the accomplishments and meritorious service of military service members and civilians during an award ceremony at the Qalaa House Compound, July 3.

  • Torch passed at Corps of Engineers’ St. Louis District

    Jul 12, 2011

  • Col. Wham becomes new commander of AED-South

    Jul 11, 2011

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan " In a time-honored military tradition for a relatively new U.S. Army Corps of Engineers district, the colors and command transferred from Army Col. Anthony C. Funkhouser to Air Force Col. Benjamin Wham II. The Afghanistan Engineer District-South held its change of command ceremony July 8 here.

  • Army engineers welcome new commander in Europe

    Jul 8, 2011

    USACE in Europe received a new commander, Col. D. Peter Helmlinger, during a change-of-command ceremony July 12 in Wiesbaden, Germany.

  • Summer brings new faces to USACE

    Jul 7, 2011

    This summer, USACE is hosting a variety of students who are looking to gain valuable experience and knowledge about engineering and professional business.

  • Corps environmental engineer receives Steel de Fleury Medal

    Jul 5, 2011

    After only four and a half years of employment with the Louisville District, Quyet C. La has received a prestigious military engineer award, the Steel de Fleury Medal, on June 28, 2011, for his significant contributions to the district’s environmental program.

  • Sacramento District rangers pilot robotic submarines

    Jul 5, 2011

    A team of park rangers in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has been trained to pilot underwater remotely operated vehicles to capture live video and sonar images of underwater structures.

  • Coalition transitions first buildings to Afghan control

    Jul 2, 2011

    Afghan National Security Forces at Camp Hero, Kandahar province, were the first in Afghanistan to transition coalition-maintained buildings to complete Afghan control. On July 1, 17 buildings were scheduled to be transitioned to Afghanistan's Department of Public Works.

  • Eco-friendly neighborhood unveiled in Ansbach

    Jul 1, 2011

    Soldiers, leaders and civilian employees of 12th Combat Aviation Brigade and U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach celebrated the grand opening of the Urlas family housing area June 14.

  • Stevens takes command of Army Corps of Engineers in the Pacific

    Jul 1, 2011

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii--Col. Edward J. Kertis relinquished his position as commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Pacific Ocean Division to Brig. Gen. Richard L. Stevens during a Change of Command ceremony June 30 at historic Palm Circle, here.

  • 23 new housing units open on Fort McCoy's South Post

    Jun 23, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Military Family housing at Fort McCoy reached a 40-year high as a ribbon-cutting to mark the completion and opening of 23 units was held June 16 on South Post. Darrell Neitzel, director of the Directorate of Public Works, said in his welcoming remarks at the ceremony that construction of 23 military Family Housing units brings the installation’s total to 47. Another eight housing units currently are under construction and are scheduled to be completed next year. “This is the highest number of military Family housing units we have had at McCoy during my nearly 40 years at the installation,” Neitzel said. “The ceremony for these 23 units today is truly historic and significant.”

  • USMAPS nearly ready for incoming Class of 2012 at West Point

    Jun 16, 2011

    WEST POINT, N.Y. -- The first phase of construction for the new U.S. Military Academy Preparatory School is expected to be complete in time for the USMAPS Reception Day July 18. More than 240 new cadet candidates will form the first class to occupy the new facilities located inside Washington Gate.

  • WWII-era structures to come down this year

    Jun 16, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Thirty-one World War II-era wooden buildings are slated for demolition this fall as part of the first phase of the installation’s Facility Reduction Program. The long-term goal of FRP is the elimination of World War II-era wooden structures by fiscal year 2017, according to officials from Fort Hood’s Directorate of Public Works.

  • Savannah Corps team members deploy for Alabama tornado recovery

    Jun 16, 2011

    While thousands of families struggle to rebuild after devastating tornados swept across the Southeast this spring, members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District continue to volunteer their time for recovery efforts in northern and central Alabama.

  • Corps urges public to be safe on the water this summer

    Jun 15, 2011

    With the summer recreation season officially underway, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District reminds the public to always wear a life jacket when boating, swimming or recreating in, on, or near a body of water.

  • Army Corps supports wounded warrior program

    Jun 14, 2011

    A wounded warrior, his family and a group of military mentors camped at the Francis E. Walter Dam for five nights last week as part of the first camping trip organized by Hunts for Healing, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping wounded servicemembers. The Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District helped host the Hunts for Healing group, which aims to heal physical and emotional wounds through outdoor recreation.

  • USACE Agencies Launch Construction of “Bug Nursery” to Control Exotic Plants

    Jun 13, 2011

    With the launch of the new Bug Nursery program a groundbreaking ceremony was held for an annex to a USDA facility, which raises insects to be used to control invasives plants. The facility in Davie, Fla. has been pioneering effort the use of biocontrols. Several agencies were involved in the effort.

  • USACE team from NY assisting with recovery efforts in Joplin, Mo., after tornado devastates town

    Jun 8, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, Planning and Response Team has been tapped to assist with ongoing recovery efforts in southwest Missouri, in Joplin and the surrounding communities, following the devastating tornado that struck there, May 22, 2011. They will be managing the construction of temporary public facilities like schools and fire houses.

  • Vehicular bridge raises hopes of 2 Afghan villages

    Jun 7, 2011

    Two villages northwest of Kabul will be joined by a bridge allowing vehicles and much-needed commerce, thanks to the efforts of one local man and the Regional Support Command-Capital.

  • USACE annual health fair fosters wellness in the workplace

    Jun 7, 2011

    USACE Europe District employees were twisting and bending, running and walking, receiving assessments and gaining knowledge - all in the name of wellness. The district held its annual Health Fair to promote occupational wellness and health.

  • USACE motorcyclists test new USAREUR training simulator

    Jun 7, 2011

    After the long winter with little to no riding, motorcyclists find their skills are a little rusty. The Wiesbaden Safety Office offers a course for novice and experienced riders alike. A state-of-the-art motorcycle simulator allows students to climb on board a motorcycle without the risk of injury while brushing up on their safety skills.

  • Wind tunnels at NASA Langley being removed by Facilities Reduction Program

    Jun 7, 2011

    The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville's Facilities Reduction Program is using its expertise to remove four wind tunnels and support facilities at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va.

  • Building Strong People: Michael Bullock -- Contracting Officer's Representative

    Jun 7, 2011

    Michael Bullock’s job is to ensure his customers receive the best product possible, every time.

  • Savannah engineer team deploys to Iraq for construction support

    Jun 7, 2011

    After months of extensive training throughout the country and the world, a team of eight professionals with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District deployed to Iraq June 4 to provide specialized engineering support to U.S. troops and assist with construction projects.

  • BRAC: On time, on target

    Jun 7, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- The past 10 years have brought a great deal of change to our Army.

  • Corps narrows options for Isabella dam fixes

    Jun 6, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ two dams at Isabella Lake in California count among the nation’s riskiest. Now the Corps’ Sacramento District is closer than ever to finalizing plans to fix them.

  • The Afghanistan National Army gets support with $11 million in contracts from U.S. Army Corps of Eng

    Jun 4, 2011

    KABUL " The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded $11 million in construction contracts in support of the Afghanistan National Army this week.

  • A gesture from the heart

    Jun 2, 2011

    GONAIVES, Haiti - What motivated the United States to send its Army engineers to Haiti to help?

  • USACE, EUCOM successfully integrate joint engineer team onto ‘battlefield’

    Jun 1, 2011

    With help from USACE and the 416th TEC, EUCOM tested the Joint Force Engineer Command's capability outside the war zone. The resulting success proved a concept of technical engineers fielded forward that traditionally wouldn’t be available in theater.

  • Two-Phase Design/Build Selection Process Speeds Contract Review

    Jun 1, 2011

    In 2004, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) received one of its greatest contracting challenges. As the Army's agent for military construction (MILCON), USACE needed to execute an unprecedented surge in construction requirements to meet the imminent demands of Army Transformation, the Global Posture Initiative, and Base Realignment and Closure.

  • Green project has bright future

    Jun 1, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, and partnering agencies use their successful, large green project in Alexandria, Va., to educate youth about energy efficiency.

  • Building Strong People: Capt. Devin Pompa " Military Officer

    May 31, 2011

    Short article about the role of a military officer in the US Army Corps of Engineers

  • ARRA: Sacramento District transforms barracks into energy-efficient, comfortable quarters

    May 31, 2011

    These aren’t your old Army barracks. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District is transforming housing for U.S. Army reservists at Parks Reserve Forces Training Area near Pleasanton, Calif.

  • Biking to work is healthy, green choice for Corps employees

    May 31, 2011

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District employees logged more than 7,300 miles in May for the May is Bike Month campaign. The district was also recognized as a bike-friendly workplace in 2011 by the Sacramento Area Council of Governments.

  • Corps partners with brigade combat team to pave $3.5 million in unfinished road

    May 31, 2011

    KABUL " The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently issued a $3.5 million contract to manage the construction and design of 8.5 kilometers (5.2 miles) of road in the Balkh province of Afghanistan.

  • Fort McCoy CACTF, Mobile Urban Training Site-South projects in progress

    May 26, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Fort McCoy is working to meet the installation’s future and current needs for urban training opportunities at the installation, said Terry Hoff. Hoff, Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security (DPTMS) Range officer, said work continues on the new Combined Arms Collective Training Facility (CACTF). The Mobile Urban Training Site (MUTS)-South also is receiving a number of newly designed mobile structures to support training.

  • Mentoring way to better Afghanistan one intern at time

    May 25, 2011

    Ten Afghan students put theory to practice this spring by working side-by-side with U.S. professional engineers and Corps host nation employees learning about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers methods, projects and construction practices being used to build millions of dollars worth of infrastructure projects in Afghanistan.

  • New headquarters building starts new chapter for TRADOC

    May 25, 2011

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. (May 24, 2011) - Gen. Robert W. Cone, commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, and McKinley L. Price, mayor of Newport News, Va., provided remarks at the TRADOC Headquarters ribbon cutting and memorialization ceremony here today.

  • Safety a Big Issue for Small Boats

    May 23, 2011

    -Another "Boat Responsibly!" Reminder from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the United States Coast Guard -

  • Corps of Engineers shows solar-powered streetlights to Afghan media

    May 23, 2011

    KABUL, Afghanistan - Solar-powered streetlights have boosted commerce in a busy business district in downtown Kabul where the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers installed solar-powered streetlights late last year, Kabul Mayor Muhammad Yunus Nawandish told Afghan news reporters on Thursday, May 19.

  • Route Clearance Patrols: Making roads safe, checking them twice

    May 23, 2011

    It's 12:30 a.m. about 15 minutes into the patrol. The streets are quiet and the lights are off in the local area. Suddenly, a bright flash appears, and a shockwave that can be felt through body armor hits the Soldiers. A rush of adrenaline flowed through their bodies. The driver of the second vehicle speeds up to assess the damage, and medics rush in. Fortunately, the Soldiers are not injured.

  • AED-N Engineering and Construction Chief receives U.S. Army Engineer Regiment de Fleury Bronze Medal

    May 23, 2011

    KABUL - Mark Jones, from the Pittsburgh, Pa. District Corps of Engineers received the U.S. Army Engineer Regiment de Fleury Bronze Medal for his outstanding achievements as the chief of engineering and construction while deployed from May 16, 2010 to May 25, 2011 with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-North.

  • Levees hold strong on flooded Mississippi River

    May 20, 2011

    U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Robert Papp and Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran met with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District commander Col. Jeff Eckstein May 20 to discuss the status of levees following a Coast Guard decision earlier in the week to resume barge traffic along the swollen Mississippi River on a 15-mile stretch at Natchez, Miss., north of New Orleans.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Releases Work Plan for Fiscal 2011 Civil Works Appropriation

    May 20, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) released its work plan for the Army Civil Works program through the end of fiscal year 2011 (FY11), May 17, 2011.

  • New boat ramp opens at Corps' Black Butte Lake

    May 19, 2011

    A new boat ramp at the Sacramento District's Black Butte Lake, near Orland, Calif., opened in a ribbon-cutting ceremony May 18, 2011 - improving boating access just in time for summer.

  • Corps completes first Gold-rated facility at Hill Air Force Base

    May 17, 2011

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the new, Corps-built and Gold-rated, $4.5 million Three-Bay fire station at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, May 17. The station received a Gold rating under LEED, a first for the Sacramento District and Hill Air Force Base.

  • Bay State Corps of Engineers personnel greet Sen. Kerry in Kabul

    May 16, 2011

  • Bay State Corps of Engineers personnel greet Sen. Kerry in Kabul

    May 16, 2011

    KABUL - Several U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employees from Massachusetts met U.S. Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts at the U.S. Embassy on Sunday, May 15. The Democratic senator thanked them for the work in Afghanistan and spoke briefly about ending the war.

  • Social Media Platforms Provide Support During Crisis

    May 12, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--When Lisa Oliver, administrative support specialist in the AMCOM/Garrison Public and Congressional Affairs Office, was without electrical power in the aftermath of the April 27 storms that ravaged the Tennessee Valley, she knew there was one form of communication she could count on.


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