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

    Apr 12, 2012

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

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

    Apr 12, 2012

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

  • Pacific Ocean Division-Forward supports Key Resolve 2012

    Apr 11, 2012

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

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

    Apr 11, 2012

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

  • USACE marks Earth Day 2012 with activities far, wide

    Apr 11, 2012

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

  • Motorcycle

    Apr 11, 2012

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

  • What Mark Twain said about the Corps of Engineers

    Apr 11, 2012

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

  • 533rd FEST-M in Afghanistan

    Apr 11, 2012

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

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

    Apr 11, 2012

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

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

    Apr 9, 2012

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

  • How small businesses 'brush up' on safety skills

    Apr 9, 2012

    If you can brush your teeth without getting injured, then you can stay safe at a job site. And if you're a small business owner, that's exactly the kind of advice you'll get from Marjorie McDonald, chief of safety at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District.

  • Corps of Engineers turns over UNP district headquarters in Gozara, Herat

    Apr 6, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South turned over a district headquarters to the Afghan Uniformed Police in Gozara, on the outskirts of Herat City, 26 March.

  • USACE Afghanistan Engineer District-South turns over teacher training facility to Herat University

    Apr 6, 2012

    A host of senior Afghan and U.S. dignitaries met at Herat University March 26 to formally open a teacher training facility, built with U.S. Agency for International Development funding by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South.

  • Army Earth Day 2012: Sustaining environment for secure future

    Apr 6, 2012

    The U.S. Army will celebrates Earth Day, April 22, 2012, at approximately 200 installations, major commands and organizations in the United States and around the world.

  • USACE helps solve power outages in southern Afghanistan

    Apr 5, 2012

    Helmand and Kandahar province residents, businesses and industry now have more consistent and reliable power thanks to the team of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' electric experts and their Afghan counterparts from Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat.

  • STEM-Up excites students

    Apr 2, 2012

    Corps takes Roosevelt High School's STEM and Math and Science Academy students from a traditional classroom environment to a full day of STEM infusion during a Viva Technology Workshop in Los Angeles Jan. 20.

  • North Texas ROTC attends Corps of Engineers' STEM tour

    Mar 29, 2012

    It's not every day students get a chance to go out and learn more about their future careers. Sixty Army ROTC Cadets and educators got a chance to do just that by attending a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics tour March 7 at Lewisville Lake near The Colony, Texas.

  • Military recruiting now shares prime L.A. real estate

    Mar 29, 2012

    LOS ANGELES --New recruits, family, friends and ceremonial dignitaries celebrated the grand opening of the L.A. Central Career Center near downtown's Nokia L.A. Live Theatre and the Staples Center March 28.

  • Sacramento District completes $13 million addition at VA medical facility

    Mar 28, 2012

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 28, 2012) -- A new surgery floor addition at the Grand Junction Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center officially opened March 23 in Grand Junction, Colo. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District oversaw construction of the $13 million addition.

  • Winning the battle of energy savings

    Mar 28, 2012

    Last spring, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District completed the construction of a solar power project to provide energy to the New Jersey Army National Guard Joint Training and Training Development Center, located at the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey. The project is not only supporting a facility that is preparing Soldiers for battle, but saving the National Guard and taxpayers' considerable money and energy.

  • USACE supports O&M at Joint Regional Afghan National Police Center

    Mar 26, 2012

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- If you were looking to illustrate "challenge," operating and maintaining a large installation in Afghanistan could serve as a prime example. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South meets that challenge every day, as they oversee the national O&M contract for the Joint Regional Afghan National Police Center, near Kandahar Airfield.

  • USACE celebrates women's history month

    Mar 26, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hosted a ceremony at their headquarters, Mar. 26, to celebrate Women's History Month. Retired U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Wilma L. Vaught served as the keynote speaker.

  • Wellton Border Patrol Station opens for business

    Mar 23, 2012

    The Customs and Border Protection Agency cut the ribbon to officially open a new border patrol station in Wellton, Ariz. during a ceremony March 22.

  • Corps of Engineers senior NCO visits Soldiers of 7th Battalion in Afghanistan

    Mar 22, 2012

    LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineer senior enlisted adviser recently made one of his last trips to Afghanistan, where he visited Soldiers from the Headquarters and Headquarters Company and Forward Support Company, 7th Engineer Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (LI), on Forward Operating Base Shank.

  • USACE People: Engineer reflects on somber, gratifying experiences in Afghanistan

    Mar 21, 2012

    After a six-month deployment to Afghanistan, a Europe District engineer reflects on Hero Ceremonies, life in Afghanistan and readjusting to life at home.

  • MATOC Partnerships Lead To Process Changes, Improvements

    Mar 21, 2012

    When the Middle East District, on behalf of the Transatlantic Division, awarded the $3.8 billion capacity Multiple Award Task Order Contract in June 2011, the team established an avenue for feedback and communication with the contractors and scheduled a post award conference for early 2012.

  • USACE teammates win Black Engineer of the Year Awards

    Mar 21, 2012

    Four people with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have been honored with Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA).

  • USACE Alaska District Teammate honored for 50 years of federal service

    Mar 21, 2012

    Allan Skinner, a reulatory specialist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Alaska District, has been serving the federal government for 50 years.

  • USACE emphasize Metro East Levees are top priority to congressional delegation

    Mar 21, 2012

    ST. LOUIS -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley Division Command Maj. Gen. John W. Peabody and St. Louis District Commander Col. Chris Hall told Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Representative Jerry Costello (D-IL) that the Metro East Levee System is their top priority for the St. Louis District during a meeting on Capitol Hill today.

  • Lakes gain merit for significant water safety programs

    Mar 21, 2012

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 21, 2012) -- Despite tightened project budgets and limited resources, two Nashville District lakes were nationally and internationally recognized recently for their staffs' creative and resourceful efforts to increase public safety during the 2011 recreation season.

  • Corps continues to monitor rainfall for the Brazos River and San Bernard River flood stages

    Mar 21, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas (March 21, 2012) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District continues to monitor rainfall accumulations for possible changes in flood stages or impacts to Corps facilities including the Brazos River and San Bernard River due to recent heavy rainfall.

  • USACE, Bauamts -- Sustaining through the challenges

    Mar 20, 2012

    The Europe District and the Landesbetrieb Liegenschafts -- und Baubetreuung Neiderlassung Landau co-hosted an annual partnering workshop with representatives from the German state and federal ministries, and various regional German construction offices Feb. 22-23 in Bad Durkheim, Germany.

  • South Pacific Division Commander Promoted to Brigadier General

    Mar 20, 2012

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Acting Army Chief of Engineers Maj. Gen. Merdith "Bo" Temple promoted South Pacific Division Commander Col. Michael C. Wehr to the rank of Brigadier General Thursday, March 15, 2012 in a ceremony at the San Francisco War Memorial Veterans Building.

  • Corps of Engineers conducts African language water safety course

    Mar 19, 2012

    The drowning of an African immigrant last summer on the Mississippi River resulted in a request for African language water safety information that will help prevent such a tragedy from happening again.

  • Plug removed at Kissimmee River Restoration project, connecting oxbow to canal

    Mar 16, 2012

    The southern earthen plug located along Reach 3 of the Kissimmee River Restoration project has been removed, connecting a portion of the excavated oxbow to the C-38 Canal, located on the Kissimmee River. The work to remove the plug began March 12 and was completed March 13. During this time, over 80 percent of the volume of water flowed into the oxbow.

  • Exploratory drilling brings out benefits of partnership between districts

    Mar 16, 2012

    SILVER POINT, Tenn. (March 14, 2012) -- A drill rig crew from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Baltimore District extracted core samples here today that are being closely examined by Nashville District geologists at Center Hill Lake near what is known as the Saddle Dam. However, the exploratory drilling is revealing more than just the condition of rock formations; it's also bringing out the benefits of the two districts partnering together to explore the movement of water seepage through the karst geology in the area.

  • German-American partnering meeting builds relationships, provides value

    Mar 15, 2012

    Representavites from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District met with German federal and state ministries and local contruction agencies to work through challenging regulatory and process issues during an annual partnering conference in Bad Durkheim, Germany Feb. 22-23.

  • USACE Galveston District Public Affairs Office earns Army's top community relations award

    Mar 15, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas (March 15, 2012) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District captured the Department of the Army's top public affairs honor, winning first place in the community relations program category of the 2011 Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Public Affairs and Communications Competition.

  • USACE team members get back to nature in Arizona

    Mar 12, 2012

    Members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District spent two sunny days participating in the annual Tres Rios Nature & Earth Festival held in Goodyear, Ariz. March 10 and 11.

  • Nashville District, Hydroelectric Design Center charged to assess switchyards

    Mar 9, 2012

    CARTHAGE, Tenn. (March 6, 2012) -- The process of collecting and transmitting electricity generated from hydropower charged a team of experts today to assess and determine the status of structures and components at the Cordell Hull Dam Switchyard.

  • Personnel Spotlight: USACE district's engineer and inventor

    Mar 9, 2012

    Since the age of 14, Joey Behr, a civil engineer intern, has had an interest in hunting. Now, at 24, he holds a patent for a product that enhances a bow hunter's odds of hitting his target and has another patent pending.

  • 533rd FEST-M praised for performance in Afghanistan

    Mar 8, 2012

    Members of the 533rd Engineer Detachment, Forward Engineer Support Team-Main were highly praised March 1, 2012 at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan by Maj. Gen. Kendall P. Cox, commander of Transatlantic Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • USACE exceeds construction placement goals for 6 straight months

    Mar 7, 2012

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineering District-South exceeded its contracting and construction goals for February, the sixth consecutive month of execution success.

  • Middle East District has two honored at Black Engineer of the Year conference

    Mar 7, 2012

    Lt. Col. Anthony P. Mitchell and Tamika W. McDowell possess characteristics of excellence and leadership that will attract young people to the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. For their accomplishments with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, they were recognized at the annual Black Engineer of the Year STEM conference Feb. 16-18 in Philadelphia.

  • Unit-school partnership helps show how classroom work is used in the real world

    Mar 5, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A partnership at one Wiesbaden school is bringing the study of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) classes to life for middle school students. As the unit partner for Wiesbaden Middle School, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Europe District, shares its experience, expertise and know-how -- helping underscore the real-world applications of those subject areas.

  • Don't Wreck Your Spring Break

    Mar 5, 2012

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- With spring around the corner, more than 3.7 million college students across the nation are preparing for a well earned 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. Don't wreck your spring break! Following these top ten tips could mean the difference between life and death.

  • Two humanitarian assistance projects complete in Jordan

    Mar 5, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District recently oversaw the completion of two health clinics in remote areas of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

  • It's never too late to win the USACE Federal Engineer of the Year Award

    Mar 5, 2012

    Self-proclaimed Star Trek geek wins the 2012 USACE Federal Engineer of the Year Award (Military), but after 30 years of military service, deployments to war zones, dozens of awards including jump wings with a mustard stain signifying a combat jump, nobody would dare call this leader of war fighters a geek. Yet his five degrees including a doctorate, two masters, and numerous credentials might tempt you.

  • Army Corps of Engineers turns over Afghan police district HQ

    Mar 4, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South completed its oversight of construction and turned over a new Afghan Uniform Police District Headquarters in Injil, in Herat province, Afghanistan, March 1, 2012.

  • Afghan Border Police have a new facility at Chah Sangar

    Mar 2, 2012

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South oversaw the construction of and turned over a new Afghan Border Police Headquarters compound in Farah province Feb. 16.

  • Corps prepares water diversion at Maryville's Greenbelt Lake

    Mar 2, 2012

    MARYVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 29, 2012) -- Work crews began installing aqua levee systems today on Pistol and Brown Creeks that will act as makeshift coffer dams. Pumps capable of moving up to 6,900 gallons per minute are in place and ready to divert water collected from these streams through pipes around Greenbelt Lake.

  • Project Spotlight: Lower Assunpink Creek Ecosystem Restoration

    Mar 2, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District and the City of Trenton are working to restore part of the Assunpink Creek ecosystem.

  • Hundreds of STEM students go behind scenes at Melvin Price Locks and Dam

    Mar 1, 2012

    More than 500 high school students interested in science, technology, engineering and math flocked to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer's Melvin Price Locks and Dam in Alton, Ill., Feb. 25, 2012.

  • Federal partnership brings students closer to Mississippi River, STEM

    Mar 1, 2012

    ST LOUIS -- Nearly 8,000 children of all ages played in the Mississippi River and learned to navigate the Mighty Miss Feb. 25-26, 2012 when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District and the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River participated in Engineer Week at the St. Louis Science Center.

  • Corps of Engineers inspection team goes to new heights

    Feb 29, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District has structural engineers who go out on a wire, or rope in this case, to inspect hydraulic steel structures and bridges.

  • New center simulates big boom enhances training

    Feb 29, 2012

    Fort A.P. Hill Training Support Center receives a major upgrade in facilities. Once spread out between multiple WWII buildings the center is now in a brand new facility, specially designed to meet their needs in training the warfighter.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers workers collect and distribute winter clothes to Kabul orphans

    Feb 28, 2012

    Eight U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employees distributed two dozen boxes of donated jackets, hats, gloves and other winter clothes to a large orphanage Jan. 14, a day when heavy snow fell and the temperature reached 32 degrees in the Afghan capital.

  • Corps employees mentor college students

    Feb 28, 2012

    Local engineering students visited the Army Engineering and Support Center-Huntsville for an opportunity to discuss careers in engineering with professional engineers during Engineers Week Feb. 23.

  • Corps to build $100 million water treatment plant

    Feb 28, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Barstow Chamber of Commerce held an Industry Day at the Barstow Community College in efforts to attract potential local contractors for a $100-$120 million water plant for Fort Irwin and National Training Center Feb. 22.

  • Corps and recruiters open new career center in Santa Clarita

    Feb 27, 2012

    Nearly 100 future service members took the Oath of Enlistment Feb. 24 in a roped off parking lot of the Westfield Valencia Town Center mall in front of the Armed Forces' newest Career Center.

  • Black Women in American Culture and History celebrated

    Feb 27, 2012

    The Los Angeles View Park Section of the National Council of Negro Women welcome volunteers of all races and genders; it's the community working for the community.

  • Construction commotion moves Corps to Wolf Creek Dam safety milestone

    Feb 27, 2012

    JAMESTOWN, Ky. -- Wolf Creek Dam is abuzz with machinery, often bottlenecked with equipment and vehicles, and work crews move about like ants on the work platform in performance of their duties on the foundation remediation project. Despite what seems like construction commotion, there hasn't been a lost-time accident in more than a year.

  • Corps celebrates National E-Week with school outreach

    Feb 24, 2012

    Members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District visited Jenkins High School as part of the nationally-recognized Engineer Week observance, Feb. 23, 2012. The purpose of the visit was to inform students of the wide array of career options related to math and science, and to encourage them to pursue college educations and seek employment as engineers of the future.

  • Sustainable makeover: 1950s barracks renovation targets LEED certification

    Feb 23, 2012

    The lights click on, detecting when people occupy rooms, motion sensors on water fixtures dispense just the right amount of water and inviting colors were selected for the building's interior color scheme.

  • Corps and LA County break ground for Tujunga Wash restoration

    Feb 23, 2012

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District and Los Angeles County officials broke ground Feb. 22 on a project designed to restore degraded habitat in the San Fernando Valley.

  • Army civilian engineer earns prestigious Savannah award

    Feb 22, 2012

    Laura E. (Beth) Williams, P.E., a civil engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District, received the 2012 "James Connolly Award" during the Savannah E-Week Technical Training Conference at Armstrong Atlantic State University, Feb. 22. The conference is held annually in Savannah as part of the nationally-recognized Engineer Week (E-Week) observance.

  • Europe District engineers work to improve project delivery at workshop

    Feb 21, 2012

    Engineers from across the Europe District discussed priorities, process improvements and future workload at the annual AE/RE Workshop.

  • Corps of Engineers recognizes students at Georgia Tech regional science fair

    Feb 21, 2012

    A team of engineers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District judged more than 100 science projects created by local middle and high school students at the Georgia Tech Regional Science and Engineering Fair, Feb. 15-16, 2012, at the Coastal Georgia Center in downtown Savannah.

  • Army mentors students on track to engineer careers

    Feb 19, 2012

    Even though statistical reports have shown the United States faces about a 20-percent high school student dropout rate with many not showing an aptitude for the sciences, this was not the case at the 26th Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) conference.

  • More numbers equal success for USACE, its customers

    Feb 17, 2012

    When agencies are already using a numbering system to track its projects, implementing a new multi-agency system with more numbers does not seem very innovative, however, for a group of project managers at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District and their customers -- additional numbers into the equation equals success.

  • People, Partners, Projects: it's about communication

    Feb 17, 2012

    More than 50 customers from the Departments of Public Works, U.S. Africa Command, U.S. Army Installation Management Command, and other agencies discussed district processes, German construction policies, and environmental practices.

  • St. Louis ecosystem restoration project highlights importance of wetlands

    Feb 16, 2012

    From the Irish town of Wicklow, to the countries of Nigeria, Oman, Dubai, Australia, Ghana and the U.S., people around the world gathered February 2 to celebrate the importance wetlands play in sustaining the environment.

  • USACE Sacramento District archaeology study nationally recognized

    Feb 16, 2012

    Government and science synchronized in perfect alignment in 2003 when a Department of Defense base realignment and closure, or BRAC, action enabled a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers archaeological team to produce an impressive 3,554- acre survey of an ancient hunting site and help transfer ownership of the 69,000-acre-plus former gunnery range back to the state of California-- all in just five months.

  • Army Corps of Engineers Revises and Renews Nationwide Permits

    Feb 15, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced revised and renewed nationwide permits necessary for work in streams, wetlands and other waters of the United States under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899, Feb. 15, 2012. The permits are necessary to replace existing permits, which expire on March 18, 2012. The new NWPs will take effect March 19, 2012.

  • USACE planning professionals become esteemed planning associates

    Feb 15, 2012

    At the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, some of the most innovative planning professionals go on to become planning associates. Each year, the best of the best participate in a 20-week program to earn the coveted planning associate title.

  • President's Fiscal 2013 Budget for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Civil Works released

    Feb 13, 2012

    Washington -- The President's Budget for fiscal year 2013 (FY13) includes $4.731 billion in discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).

  • Aging infrastructure threatens U.S. security, says USACE nominee

    Feb 9, 2012

    A national strategy is needed to determine U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project priorities and funding, said Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick to the Senate Armed Services Committee Feb. 9, 2012.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers releases Work Plans for fiscal year 2012 Civil Works appropriations

    Feb 8, 2012

    Washington - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) today released its work plans for the Army Civil Works program through the end of fiscal year 2012 (FY12).

  • Corps, cities of Bristol break ground on flood risk reduction project

    Feb 8, 2012

    BRISTOL, Tenn. (Feb. 7, 2012) -- Equipped with ceremonial golden shovels, a select group of officials broke ground here today on the Beaver Creek Flood Risk Reduction Project.

  • USACE continues contracting, construction momentum in January

    Feb 6, 2012

    The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineering District-South continued to meet its contracting and construction goals set for fiscal year 2012 during January. The South District exceeded first quarter goals and is on track to meet the second quarter goals as well.

  • Teamwork yields on-time, on-budget USACE project delivery

    Feb 6, 2012

    Building the new mission command center on the Wiesbaden Army Airfield was an exercise in complex construction and teambuilding for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District and its partners. The completion of the 285,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art, environmentally sustainable MCC was accomplished on time and on budget by a project delivery team with common goals and a shared vision.

  • On the border: USACE works with stakeholders to complete remote garrisons for Afghan Border Police

    Feb 6, 2012

    Engineers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineering District-South travelled with Afghan Border Police leaders and mentors to inspect remote border police garrisons under construction near Pakistan on Jan. 27.

  • District commander helps students visualize a STEM life

    Feb 6, 2012

    Col. Mark Toy, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District, spoke with more than 90 Roosevelt Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) High School students Jan. 20 during a Viva Technology Day on campus.ST

  • Judge Joe Brown Highlights Martin Luther King Federal Holiday Events

    Feb 6, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District celebrated the Martin Luther King federal holiday with a Jan. 10 visit to the District's downtown headquarters from Judge Joe Brown, who engaged the audience with a wide-ranging talk that addressed education, family, the criminal justice system and the influence of celebrity on today's society.

  • Contractors meet and greet over new Fort Irwin hospital

    Feb 6, 2012

    The Barstow Area Chamber of Commerce, along with officials from the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District, held a day-long industry meet and greet and project overview for the Fort Irwin Replacement Hospital here Jan. 18.

  • Corps of Engineers completes major section of Route Bear highway

    Feb 4, 2012

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineering District-South recently completed construction of a major eight mile section of a two lane roadway between Kandahar City and Tarin Kwot. The $11.4 million project is expected to increase commerce and significantly reduce travel time between the two cities.

  • Eagles soar high overhead Dale Hollow Lake bird watchers

    Feb 2, 2012

    CELINA, Tenn. (Jan. 28, 2012) -- American Bald Eagles soared high overhead today canvassed against clear blue skies. Far below bird watchers cruised onboard a barge around Dale Hollow Lake in awe of America's majestic symbol.

  • Construction begins on new training center

    Feb 2, 2012

    Fort Carson leaders and representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Native American Services Corp shoveled the first scoop of dirt in a Jan. 27 ceremonial groundbreaking event, signifying the start of construction of the Mission Command Training Center.

  • Corps talks FUDS with Southern Arizona residents

    Feb 2, 2012

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District began clearing work Jan. 30 at several of the former Williams Field Bomb Target Ranges as part of the Formerly Used Defense Sites program.

  • Nashville District holds its last lock operator training graduation

    Feb 2, 2012

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 31, 2012) -- The commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District recognized the end of an era as he presented nine students from its lock operator class with graduation certificates here today at J. Percy Priest Lake.

  • Jacksonville District's UAV program soars

    Feb 1, 2012

    The NOVA Unmanned Aerial Vehicle offers the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers a low-cost method of obtaining pictures from the air for levee monitoring, wildlife surveys, regulatory permit reconnaissance, invasive species contract assessments and invasive species acreage estimation.

  • USACE engineer makes a difference in Afghanistan

    Feb 1, 2012

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Geographically, it is not far from Islamabad, Pakistan to Kandahar, Afghanistan, but for Ayesha Saeed, a mechanical engineer assigned to the Afghanistan Engineer District-South, making that trip took immigration to the United States when she was 14, naturalization as a U.S. citizen in 2000, a college education and a job with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • First woman promoted to general within Army Corps of Engineers

    Feb 1, 2012

    In a historic ceremony, Brig. Gen. Margaret W. Burcham became the first woman to be promoted to general officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jan. 27, 2012, in the Corps' Washington, D.C., headquarters.

  • Army Corps: supporting soldier fitness at Fort Hamilton, NY

    Feb 1, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District expanded and renovated the fitness center at the U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn, New York. This work not only made good use of wasted space, but also increases the moral and welfare of service members and their families.

  • Zama teens make bid for top spot in engineering contest

    Jan 31, 2012

    What began four years ago as an opportunity for high school students to observe a construction site has blossomed into annual competitions that promote science education in concert with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Alaska's engineers build ice bridges

    Jan 31, 2012

    Since mid-January, members of the 56th Engineer Company have been braving the Alaskan cold and dark to construct ice bridges to safely move Soldiers, weapons and equipment across the expanses of both the Tanana River and the Big Delta River near Delta Junction and Fort Greely.

  • Corps of Engineers completes Yolo Bypass levee repairs

    Jan 30, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District repaired a 2,000-foot stretch of slumping levee, adding a gravel drain to help eliminate moisture that was weakening the levee's foundation as part of a joint effort to improve the levees surrounding West Sacramento, Calif.

  • USACE helps build a cleaner, more sanitary Fallujah

    Jan 30, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Middle East District, in conjunction with Iraq's Ministry of Municipalities and Public Works, recently oversaw the completion of a new wastewater collection and treatment system for the city of Fallujah in Iraq's Al-Anbar Governate.

  • Middle East District has some Tough Mudders

    Jan 30, 2012

    Tough Mudder claims that is "probably the toughest event on the planet," but it wasn't too tough for seven Middle East District employees who were motivated by the death of a Navy SEAL and the opportunity to raise money for wounded warriors.

  • Ground breaks for new hospital in Shindand

    Jan 29, 2012

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- A ground breaking ceremony marked the start of construction on a new 28-bed hospital in Shindand, Herat province Jan. 28. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South designed the $4.8 million hospital and is overseeing construction.


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