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  • Corps recreation areas on Hartwell Lake open to hunters

    Aug 14, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Hartwell Lake Office will open 15 of its larger recreation areas to archery and small game hunting during the regular 2012-2013 state hunting season. Hunting regulations and license requirements set by the Georgia and South Carolina Departments of Natural Resources apply. Information on regulations is available from state wildlife offices.

  • Construction of new regional visitor center at Table Rock crosses regional boundaries

    Aug 14, 2012

    When the new visitor center at Table Rock Lake in southwestern Missouri opened on April 27, 2012, it wasn't just another Corps of Engineers visitor center, but one that would have a significant, positive impact on the entire White River Watershed and the Ozark Mountain region in both Missouri and Arkansas. The road to get the visitor center to its grand opening was several years in the making. In 2007, St. Louis District's Jim Hill did a six-month detail at Table Rock Lake, where he served as the Deputy Operations Project Manager. While there, he worked with the Dewey Short Visitor Center Project Delivery Team to develop a plan to redesign their existing visitor center.

  • USACE Galveston District civil engineer makes community proud

    Aug 14, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas - Many would consider growing up in the largely African-American Sunnyside neighborhood south of downtown Houston as rough; however, that didn't stop one resident from taking the community slogan the neighborhood is known for, "Sunnyside Pride," and making his community prouder than ever.

  • Corps completes Environmental Assessment to update Savannah River Basin drought plan

    Aug 13, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District has completed an Environmental Assessment (EA) to update water release guidance in the Savannah River Basin during periods of drought.

  • Nashville mayor goes up river to see dam safety project

    Aug 13, 2012

    JAMESTOWN, Ky. -- Nashville Mayor Karl Dean visited Wolf Creek Dam Aug. 7, 2012 to see the ongoing foundation remediation construction, which is a dam safety project of vital importance to the citizens he represents 270 miles downstream.

  • USACE Galveston District awards $4.4 million contract to dredge Texas City Channel

    Aug 13, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas (Aug. 13, 2012) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded a contract to Mike Hooks Inc., in the amount of $4,397,500 for maintenance dredging of the Texas City Channel and placement area levee construction in Galveston County, Texas.

  • Assistant Secretary Addresses USACE Leader's Conference

    Aug 13, 2012

    The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment met with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers August 7, at their Leadership Conference in Little Rock, Ark.

  • 565th Engineer Detachment (FEST-A) conducts route recon

    Aug 11, 2012

    Two members of the 565th Engineer Detachment (FEST-A) conducted a route recon mission in Shah Wali Kot district, Kandahar province Afghanistan, 26 July, supported by a platoon from Cobra Battery, 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team. This story tells of their mission.

  • Army Announces $7B Multiple Award Task Order Contract Request for Proposal

    Aug 9, 2012

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas -- The Army announced a $7 billion Multiple Award Task Contract (MATOC), Request for Proposal (RFP) which will help the Army procure reliable, locally generated, renewable and alternative energy through Power Purchase Agreements for up to 30 years.

  • Residents say 'cheers' to flood protection in Napa

    Aug 7, 2012

    Charming downtown Napa is in a floodplain and everyone, local residents, businesses, employees, and Napa's six million yearly tourists are susceptible to the effects of flooding. The Napa River Flood Protection Project is essential to reduce the impact of flooding in Napa and construction is moving along at a rapid pace.

  • Antiterrorism Awareness Message

    Aug 6, 2012

    August marks the Army's third annual observance of Antiterrorism Awareness Month. Antiterrorism awareness is a critical aspect of our profession, both on and off duty, because the threat of terrorist attack against our Nation and our Army is real and ever-present.

  • USACE leaders express committment to the Jacksonville Harbor Deepening Study

    Aug 3, 2012

    Huddled in a meeting room that overlooks shipping operations at the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT), leaders from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers met with port officials to express their commitment to the Jacksonville Harbor Deepening Project.

  • Corps Rangers: Reach, Throw, Row, Don't Go!

    Aug 2, 2012

    On July 30, Crooked Creek Lake Park Ranger April Hawkey and Student Park Ranger Travis November presented a water safety program for a day camp at the Richard G. Snyder YMCA located in Kittanning, Pa.

  • Historical commission recognizes Mon River navigation

    Aug 2, 2012

    A historical marker recognizing the Monongahela River Navigation System as one of the nation's most historically successful river systems was dedicated in June at Lock 3, Monongahela River Locks and Dam, Elizabeth, Pa.

  • Active, Reserve Soldiers join forces to build tactical bridge, conduct river-crossing operations

    Aug 2, 2012

    Staff Sgt. William D'Angelo, an Army Deep Sea Diver from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., prepares for his jump as Spc. Andrew Holdner from Troy, Mo. and Pfc. Zachery Powell Tehachapi, Calif., jump from the rear of a Boeing CH-47 Chinook during Helocasting training at Operation River Assault 2012 at Fort Chaffee, Ark.

  • USACE Galveston District recognized with Nature Service Award

    Aug 1, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas (July 31, 2012) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District was recognized today with the Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council's Nature Service Award for its ecosystem restoration initiatives at the Corps Woods and the East End Lagoon Project in Galveston, Texas.

  • New Commander named to head Corps' North Atlantic Division

    Jul 31, 2012

    At a change of command ceremony July 31, 2012, Colonel Kent D. Savre assumed command of the North Atlantic Division office of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He succeeds Colonel Christopher J. Larsen who served as commander since Brig. Gen. Peter "Duke" DeLuca left the position in September.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division gets new commander at Fort Hamilton

    Jul 30, 2012

    Col. Christopher J. Larsen will relinquish command of the North Atlantic Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to Col. Kent D. Savre (SAV-ree) during an Assumption of Command ceremony July 31 at 11 a.m. in the Jackson Room of the Community Club at the U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn, N.Y.

  • Sacramento District wraps up vital Napa River ARRA construction contract

    Jul 30, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District would like to change that history, as it will wrap up construction Aug. 3 on a significant effort in downtown Napa to raise 3,300 feet of railroad tracks as much as six feet and construct two new bridges to help reduce the city's flood risk.

  • Corps of Engineers gives students a "sampling" of hydraulics at Savannah Harbor

    Jul 30, 2012

    SAVANNAH, Ga.--Nineteen local high school students got a "sampling" of what it's like to be a hydraulic engineer during a boat tour of the Savannah Harbor, July 25.

  • Higher headquarters observes how Cumberland River Basin supported Greater Mississippi River System

    Jul 28, 2012

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 27, 2012) -- When the lower Ohio and Mississippi Rivers experienced a flood of record in the spring of 2011, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District supported the flood fight by holding back water at its dams in the Cumberland River Basin reservoir system.

  • Deputy Defense Secretary visits Camp Humphreys, thanks troops

    Jul 27, 2012

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea, -- Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter got a close look at Camp Humphreys and spoke to more than 300 U.S. Army and Air Force members, here, during his visit to the garrison, July 26.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers commanding general visits Japan Engineer District

    Jul 27, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, commanding general, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), made his first visit to Japan July 18-20. A stop in Japan allowed him to witness how USACE is contributing to stability and security in the Pacific through the work accomplished by the approximately 320 district members.

  • Chief of Engineers Visits Honolulu District, Pacific Ocean Division

    Jul 27, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Chief of Engineers, visited the Honolulu District and Pacific Ocean Division (POD) headquarters here July 23-24 on the final leg of his tour of three POD Districts (Japan, Korea and Honolulu).

  • Herbert the alligator visits Corps' Tygart Lake

    Jul 24, 2012

    Christina Fox, Corps of Engineers Student Ranger at Tygart Lake, rescues animals and often uses the animals in her care in interpretive programs to educate the public.

  • Lt. Gen. Bostick receives Korean name

    Jul 23, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and 53rd U.S. Army Chief of Engineers, was conferred with a Korean name July 16, 2012 during a ceremony at the Korea Ministry of National Defense.

  • Corps of Engineers commander tours Far East District's multi-billion dollar project

    Jul 23, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Far East District welcomed Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and chief of Engineers, on his first visit to South Korea, July 16-17, 2012.

  • Let the Army Civilian Education System make a leader out of you

    Jul 23, 2012

    While legendary football coach Vince Lombardi may have said, "leaders are made, not born," it's a philosophy supported by the Army Management Staff College which seeks to build ranks of high-performing leaders, equipped to serve on high-performing teams.

  • Recruiters open new station

    Jul 20, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District joined the U.S. Army's Los Angeles Recruiting Battalion to celebrate the grand opening of its newest recruiting station here June 20.

  • USACE introduces cadets to European engineering

    Jul 19, 2012

    Wiesbaden, Germany -- Europe is filled with backpacking college students traveling from one country to the next at this time of year. Alex Cansler and Timothy Ko, United States Military Academy at West Point Cadets, arrived in Europe wearing construction boots rather than backpacks, ready to work with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District at project sites in Germany and the Netherlands this summer.

  • Honolulu District Supports DOD Small Business Forum

    Jul 19, 2012

    Department of Defense small business advocates on Oahu participated in the 10th Annual DOD Hawaii Small Business Forum at the Honolulu Country Club on Thursday, July 12, 2012.

  • Corps of Engineers' Bartram Trail named National Recreation Trail

    Jul 18, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Bartram Trail, located at J. Strom Thurmond Dam and Lake in Clarks Hill, S.C., was recently designated by the Department of Interior as a national recreation trail.

  • Spotlight on USACE Galveston District's Rashid Sheikh-ali

    Jul 18, 2012

    Full of hope and aspirations for a better life, Rashid Sheikh-ali (a native of Mogadishu, Somalia) set out on a life-changing journey in 1980 that would take him from Africa to America -- where he would become a structural engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District.

  • Galveston District partnership, technology keeps commerce moving

    Jul 18, 2012

    A network of 31 tidal data collection stations located between South Padre Island and the Sabine and Neches rivers, known as the Texas Coastal Ocean Observation Network, aids the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District in keeping federal waterways open for navigation.

  • Lt. Col. Asbery Becomes 68th Honolulu District Commander

    Jul 18, 2012

    Lt. Col. Thomas D. Asbery became the 68th commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Honolulu District in a military ceremony held Wednesday on Fort Shafter, Hawaii's Palm Circle parade field.

  • Federal agencies meet to discuss Operation Warfighter

    Jul 17, 2012

    Several federal agencies met at Keystone State Park in Mannford, Okla., to discuss Operation Warfighter, a Department of Defense federal internship program that places wounded warriors in positions at federal agencies while they are completing their medical board process.

  • Industrious dialogue in Romania

    Jul 17, 2012

    Representatives from the U.S. European Command, Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District came together to host two industry days in Bucharest and Caracal, Romania, to discuss information supporting contracts for the Aegis Ashore program.

  • Corps achieves major construction milestone at Tamiami Trail

    Jul 17, 2012

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A major milestone for the Tamiami Trail Modifications project was reached shortly after midnight July 13 as the first concrete pour on the bridge deck was completed. "This is a major milestone for the team as it signifies the start toward the end of the project's bridge construction," said U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District project manager Tim Brown.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials serve up Asian carp sliders and information on invasive speci

    Jul 16, 2012

    Catching quite a bit of media attention at the 32nd annual Taste of Chicago in Grant Park Wednesday July 11 was the booth offering more than 800 Asian carp sliders free of charge. Dirk Fucik of Dirk's Fish and Gourmet Shop in Chicago complemented the mixture of silver and bighead carp meat with a dollop of tomato jalapeno chutney. The public bit at the chance to taste test this aquatic invasive species.

  • AMIE interns gain career experience in Europe

    Jul 16, 2012

    Four seniors from historically black colleges and universities have arrived here to put their educational background to practical use in this year's Advancing Minorities' Interest in Engineering program.

  • Keeping people safe means vehicle rollover training

    Jul 15, 2012

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- About 30 employees of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South took part in MRAP (mine-resistant, ambush-protected) vehicle safety and egress orientation training on Kandahar Airfield July 15.

  • South District bids farewell to Wham, Quarles assumes command

    Jul 13, 2012

    KANDAHAR Airfield, Afghanistan -- The U.S Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South bid farewell to its commander of the past year, Air Force Col. Ben Wham, and welcomed its new commander, Army Col. Vincent Quarles, at a change of command here July 12.

  • Construction begins with 'first bite' on foundation barrier wall at Center Hill Dam

    Jul 13, 2012

    LANCASTER, Tenn. (July 11, 2012) -- The "first bite" of a $106 million drilling project to stabilize the earthen portion of the Center Hill Dam with a barrier wall was taken today by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District and its contractor, Bauer Foundation Corporation, as the auger of a giant drill rig turned up the first dirt to the cheers of spectators.

  • USACE approves first Native American commercial wetland mitigation bank in U.S. with Lummi Nation

    Jul 13, 2012

    Federal agencies worked together with the Lummi Nation to establish the first federally authorized Native American sponsored commercial wetland and habitat mitigation bank in the nation July 6, 2012.

  • Balancing Economic Revitalization & the Environment in one of the World's Most Urbanized Estuaries

    Jul 12, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District and its regional partners are committed to a vision that balances the economic revitalization of the Port of New York and New Jersey with ecosystem restoration and critical infrastructure protection.

  • USACE Team Member Returns After Serving Eight Years of Military Duty

    Jul 12, 2012

    The Vicksburg District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employs dozens of Soldiers that serve our country in both the civilian and military capacities. Citizen Soldiers continue to serve our country in both capacities by leaving their civilian positions to serve in Overseas Contingency Operations in their U.S. Army Reserve or National Guard positions.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Will Dredge Ports

    Jul 12, 2012

    Due to low water this year and past flood damages, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Vicksburg District will spend approximately $6.84 million on port dredging in an attempt to keep ports in operation.

  • Missisippi offficials visit River Museum & River Front Interpretive Site

    Jul 12, 2012

    Tate Reeves, Mississippi Lieutenant Governor, along with Senators Albert Butler, Briggs Hopson, Buck Clarke and Brice Wiggins, visited the Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District's Lower Mississippi River Museum and Riverfront Interpretive Site.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District is Vital to the Economy of Small Ports

    Jul 12, 2012

    The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers' Vicksburg District encompasses 68,000 square miles across three states and seven major river basins. One of the primary missions of the district is to support navigation across its area of responsibility.

  • What is ecosystem restoration?

    Jul 11, 2012

    What is ecosystem restoration? Q. What is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Ecosystem Restoration Program? A. The USACE is comprised of approximately 30,000 civilian and military personnel, making it the world's largest public engineering, design and construction management agency. Although generally associated with flood risk management, the environmental mission is a main function of the organization. Ecosystem restoration is the process of assisting in the recovery of ecosystems that have been degraded, damaged, or destroyed and focuses on establishing the ecological processes necessary to make terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems sustainable, resilient, and healthy under current and future conditions. The focus of the Corps ecosystem restoration program is on water-related ecosystem projects, including restoration of wetland, riparian and aquatic systems. Although the Corps sometimes does become involved in broader restoration projects, Corps policy is that there has to be a water nexus, as other federal agencies have missions and funding specifically for restoration of upland habitats -- like the U.S. Forest Service. As such, the Corps focus is on wetlands, submerged aquatic vegetation, oyster reefs, riparian forest and wet prairie. The USACE works to restore degraded ecosystems to a more natural condition through large-scale ecosystem restoration projects, such as the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration, Louisiana Coastal Area Ecosystem Restoration, Chesapeake Bay Oyster Recovery, Aransas National Wildlife Refuge Beneficial Use of Dredged Material (restoration of marsh critical to the endangered Whooping Crane), and Houston Ship Channel Beneficial Use of Dredged Material (marsh restoration in Galveston Bay), and by employing system-wide watershed approaches to problem solving and management for smaller ecosystem restoration projects.

  • $13.7 million compound to be turned over to Afghan Army

    Jul 10, 2012

    A large building project managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South will be crossing the finish line before the end of the summer, according to the two USACE employees overseeing the work.

  • Corps of Engineers to improve electrical distribution in Helmand province

    Jul 9, 2012

    Two U.S. Army Corps of Engineers districts combined their resources to award a critically important project for providing reliable electric power from the Kajaki Dam power house on the Helmand River through the Helmand province in southwestern Afghanistan.

  • Afghan Air Force accepts more operations, maintenance responsibility

    Jul 9, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers turned over operations and maintenance responsibilities for 10 more buildings to Afghanistan's 205th Air Wing on Kandahar Airfield in southern Afghanistan, July 7, 2012.

  • USACE Galveston District employee earns "Hard Hat of the Year"

    Jul 6, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas (July 6, 2012) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Southwestern Division announced USACE Galveston District Construction Control Representative Brent Granier as the recipient of the division's 2012 Hard Hat of the Year Award.

  • Corps of Engineers employee helps save 3 swimmers N.C.

    Jul 5, 2012

    Mark Preisser, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center coastal and hydraulics lab engineering tech, helped save three people from drowning in the Atlantic Ocean near Duck, N.C.

  • New Information Processing Center to consolidate information assets in Europe

    Jul 2, 2012

    German and American officials broke ground for the next stage in transformation on Wiesbaden's Clay Kaserne in Germany, June 28, 2012.

  • USACE Galveston District boat operators hone their seamanship skills

    Jun 29, 2012

    Keeping waterways open for the safe navigation of vessels is no easy task -- even for seasoned U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' boat operators who brave the elements year round to collect essential hydrographic survey data that is used to help determine dredging cycles. To ensure operators incorporate safety while working to provide a safe environment for mariners, they must complete a refresher course designed to hone seamanship skills as part of the USACE Galveston District's renewed commitment to water safety.

  • Tulsa District employees ride to remember Chapman

    Jun 28, 2012

    LAWTON, Okla. -- Four U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District employees took to the road during the Tour of the Wichitas/Tom Chapman Memorial Ride Saturday, June 23, to pay tribute to Tom Chapman, a former employee of the Tulsa District, Fort Sill Area Office.

  • DLNR, Army Corps of Engineers Break Ground for Kawainui Marsh Environmental Restoration Project

    Jun 28, 2012

    The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today broke ground for the construction of the Kawainui Marsh Environmental Restoration Project in Kailua, O'ahu.

  • R&D centers collaborate to enhance mission planning capabilities, engineers win award

    Jun 27, 2012

    Engineers from U.S. Army CERDEC and ERDC received the Outstanding Collaborative Research and Development Achievement Award for their work to automate route planning capabilities for the Command Post of the Future, or CPOF, system. The result of the teams' effort will provide lessons learned for production runs of the capability in the program of record.

  • Meter systems earn network certification

    Jun 27, 2012

    Centralized reporting of energy and water consumption is critical to executing energy-savings plans around the Army, and recent developments that authorize meter data transmission over the service's enterprise network hold promise for energy managers at facilities, installations and up to the Department level. The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Hunstville has four configurations of advanced power meters approved for use by the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command as of June 1.

  • Interests in Huntsville Center energy programs growing

    Jun 27, 2012

    Recent visits from the deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and two senior executive service members provided U.S. Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville with opportunities to promote its ability to play major roles in the Army's Energy Campaign Plan.

  • Philadelphia District holds Change of Command Ceremony

    Jun 27, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District ushered in new leadership as Lt. Col. John C. Becking assumed command from Lt. Col. Philip M. Secrist III during a June 26 ceremony in the Wanamaker Building's Crystal Tea Room. Becking became the 57th commander in the District's 148 year history.

  • Independence Day 2012

    Jun 27, 2012

    Since its very beginning, this wonderful nation we call home has relied on Soldiers to win and defend our cherished freedoms. By donning our country's uniform, you have broken that invisible barrier between citizen and patriot, just as the earliest Soldiers did back in 1775. America's birthday is made all the more poignant by your continued service -- thank you to you and your brothers and sisters in harm's way. May God bless and protect you all.

  • Honolulu District Supports Quake Catastrophe Response Exercise

    Jun 27, 2012

    Several Honolulu District employees spent last week training for emergency management deployments by participating in the Combined Response Mission Exercise Evergreen Quake 2012 in Tacoma, Wash.

  • USACE earns first LEED® certification for US facility in Germany

    Jun 26, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany (June 26, 2012) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District announced today that it has been awarded the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver certification of a U.S. facility in Germany. LEED, established by the U.S. Green Building Council, is an internationally recognized program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings

  • Corps of Engineers to improve access to water, power in southern Afghanistan

    Jun 25, 2012

    The U.S. military and its coalition partners may be drawing down their combat missions in Afghanistan, but the next two years will continue to be busy for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South.

  • USACE reservist gets help from A's in making daughter's 16th birthday sweet

    Jun 25, 2012

    Best birthday present ever! Army Specialist Scott Pearce surprised his daughter Allie by showing up at the A's-Giants' game at the Oakland Coliseum on June 22. Allie was celebrating her 16th birthday by throwing out the first pitch. Pearce, 40, is a reservist serving as a heavy equipment operator with the 721st Engineering Company based out of Grand Prairie, Texas, and also a seasonal engineering equipment operator for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Chicago District.

  • Afghan power company linemen receive training, new equipment during debut training session

    Jun 21, 2012

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan --Twelve Afghan electric company technicians will be better able to maintain power lines throughout southern Afghanistan after learning to safely operate electric utility trucks donated by the United States during a training course on Kandahar Airfield June 10-19.

  • Army civilian engineers team with Soldiers in Afghanistan

    Jun 21, 2012

    U.S. Army civilian engineers are deploying to Afghanistan along with Soldiers to resolve issues that hinder mission success in theater.

  • Bill Ryals, Beekeeper Extraordinaire

    Jun 21, 2012

    As a child, Bill Ryals had a great interest in bees. He had no fear of them and spent time playing around them. Today, his fascination with honeybees has led to a hobby that has him buzzing.

  • Army Corps of Engineers continues construction in Iraq

    Jun 21, 2012

    Though its construction program is a fraction of what it once was in Iraq, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues to manage $350 million in projects there.

  • US Army Corps of Engineers remains an engaged partner in Iraq

    Jun 20, 2012

    The Iraq Area Office became the sole U.S. Army Corps of Engineers presence in Iraq, June 2, 2011, when a transfer of authority occurred between the deactivated Gulf Region District and the Iraq Area Office.

  • Environmental Clean-Up at Walker Lake, Nevada

    Jun 20, 2012

    Hawthorne Army Depot, the Sacramento District Army Corps of Engineers, the Army Environmental Command and contractors from Northwind Inc., TLI Solutions, NAEVA Geophysics and the Munitions Management Group have partnered together to perform a partial cleanup operation at the south end of Walker Lake in Mineral County, Nevada.

  • Corps of Engineers completes $5 million Afghan flood-control project

    Jun 19, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed a $5 million flood-control project built to protect the Afghanistan National Army 201st Corps garrison at Gamberi, Afghanistan, from devastation.

  • U.S. Army Europe names USACE built Mission Command Center

    Jun 19, 2012

    The new Gen. John Shalikashvili Mission Command Center will be the new home for most of the staff of U.S Army Europe and is located at the newly named Gen. Lucius D. Clay Kaserne, U.S. Army Airfield in Wiesbaden, Germany.

  • Zombots bring robots to life at USACE Coyote Dam

    Jun 18, 2012

    A high school robotics team deployed a robot, capable of inspecting pipes in dams, at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Coyote Dam in Ukiah, Calif., in June.

  • USACE Galveston District's partnership with Trinity River Authority saves time, money

    Jun 18, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas (June 18, 2012) -- With a rich history of water management, the Trinity River Authority is known for providing services to more than 60 cities in the Trinity River basin and for supplying approximately 70 percent of the water for the City of Houston. But what you might not be aware of is that the TRA partnered with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District in 1977 to issue permits at the Lake Livingston Project, saving permit applicants a substantial amount of time and taxpayers thousands of dollars each year.

  • Corps of Engineers announces upcoming contracts

    Jun 16, 2012

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan --The Afghanistan Engineer District-South announced today that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has 52 construction and service contracts, worth a total of almost $712 million, to award in southern Afghanistan before the end of fiscal year 2012.

  • Corps of Engineers hosted Birthday 5k at Kandahar Airfield

    Jun 16, 2012

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan --The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South, celebrated the Corps of Engineers birthday by sponsoring a 5-kilometer run on Kandahar Airfield, June 16 to benefit the wounded Warrior Support Center on KAF.

  • USACE Galveston District's EEO Manager Earns 2012 Diversity Outreach Award

    Jun 15, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas (June 15, 2012) -- Equal Employment Opportunity Manager Dr. Rose Caballero, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, was named the Department of the Army's 2012 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Roy Wilkins Renown Service Award recipient.

  • USACE Galveston District awards small business task order for routine testing of dredged material

    Jun 15, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas (June 15, 2012) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded a task order to Sol Engineering LLC, an 8(a) small business, in the amount of $239,380.19 for environmental services to include a study comprised of collection and chemical analyses of water and sediment samples from the federally-maintained Brazos Island Harbor, Entrance Channel and Brazos Island Harbor, Brownsville Channel.

  • Colorado regulatory office has new, energy-efficient home

    Jun 15, 2012

    More than 90 years later, that same building -- named the Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building in 1972 -- is now on its way to being the first federal building under the U.S. General Services Administration to achieve a net zero energy rating. Net zero energy means the building will produce enough energy to balance its annual electrical demand to zero or better. Among the building's tenants is the Grand Junction Regulatory Office of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District, who moved in to their new office space June 4.

  • Pittsburgh District prepares for Hurricane Season…What?

    Jun 14, 2012

    Although the district is primarily focused on inland navigation, flood damage reduction, environmental enhancements and regulatory functions, Pittsburgh is the lead district for mobilization and execution of all emergency power missions tasked by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to support U.S. states and territories after disasters.

  • 237th Army Birthday

    Jun 14, 2012

    The United States Army is the largest and oldest established branch of the military. The modern Army has its roots in the Continental Army which was formed on 14 June 1775, before the establishment of the United States, to meet the demands of the American Revolutionary War. The Army considers itself to be descended from the Continental Army and thus dates its inception from the origins of that force.

  • USACE transfers $15.5 million Border Police Station in Paktia Province

    Jun 13, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-North teamed with the Afghanistan National Police and Technologies, Inc. to build a border police station along the Pakistan border in Gardez, Paktia Province.

  • 'Big bannana boat' Dredge Thompson takes final voyage on Mississippi River

    Jun 13, 2012

    After more than 65 years of service, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Dredge William A. Thompson began it's final trip down the Mississippi River, headed from Fountain City, Wis., to its final destination in Prairie du Chien, Wis.

  • J. Bennett Johnston Waterway Dredge Contract Awarded By Vicksburg District

    Jun 13, 2012

    To address additional dredging needs on the Red River this year, the Corps recently awarded a dredging contract.

  • Get Outdoors Day makes a splash at Blue Marsh Lake

    Jun 12, 2012

    More than 1000 people celebrated the great outdoors at Blue Marsh Lake on June 9 with kayaking, hiking, fishing and various outdoor and water safety activities. 'Get Outdoors Day,' hosted by the Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District, included a visit from Jo-Ellen Darcy, the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works and featured exhibits and demonstrations from 43 organizations from the region.

  • The Vicksburg District Prepares for 2012 Hurricane Season

    Jun 8, 2012

    The Vicksburg District Prepares for 2012 Hurricane Season

  • Museum and Riverfront Interpretive Center Nearing Completion

    Jun 8, 2012

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

  • Life is a SAFE highway

    Jun 8, 2012

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

  • DOD's Supercomputing Program Relocates to Mississippi

    Jun 8, 2012

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

  • Prado Dam hosts potential future engineers

    Jun 8, 2012

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

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

    Jun 7, 2012

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

  • Fort Carson achieves first platinum certification

    Jun 7, 2012

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

  • USACE Galveston District celebrates Corps' 237th birthday

    Jun 7, 2012

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

  • New science center helps cadets reach for the stars

    Jun 7, 2012

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

  • Army Corps Promotes Recreation Water Safety

    Jun 6, 2012

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

  • Westphal meets those charged with protecting, preserving Army history

    Jun 5, 2012

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