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  • For the Soldiers, by the Soldiers: 15th Eng. Bn. completes initial construction of 'Overwatch' Park

    Sep 16, 2015

    Army engineers here completed initial construction of what is soon to be Overwatch Park: a combination of memorials and historical vehicles and equipment positioned adjacent Memorial Park in Grafenwoehr.

  • Engineers present plan to reduce threat of flooding along bay

    Sep 16, 2015

    In what amounts to the largest estuary restoration project in the Western United States, leaders of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' San Francisco District have proposed a nearly $175 million plan to help protect the heart of Silicon Valley from catastrophic flooding.

  • Corps awards Indian River Lagoon-South construction contract

    Sep 14, 2015

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has awarded a construction contract for the reservoir component of the Indian River Lagoon-South's C-44 Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area (STA) project in Martin County, Fla.

  • USACE Buffalo District takes an innovative approach to facility system safety

    Sep 10, 2015

    Using outside the box thinking, the Buffalo District safety team is applying a safety program that is usually applied to vertical buildings and construction projects, known as facility system safety (FASS).

  • Water safety PSAs address rise in drowning fatalities at Savannah Corps reservoirs

    Sep 9, 2015

    SAVANNAH, Ga. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Thurmond Project Office participated in two water safety public service announcements aimed to combat the recent drowning fatalities at the district's reservoirs this year.

  • Robots clear site for future aerial gunnery range at Fort Bragg

    Sep 9, 2015

    The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville is using this innovative robotic range clearance process at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, before construction can begin on the installation's new $40 million live-fire aerial range that will soon provide Army rotary wing aircraft aerial bombing and target practice.

  • October forum identifies small business opportunities with Huntsville Corps of Engineers

    Sep 8, 2015

    Registration is open for the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville's annual Small Business Forum scheduled for Oct. 14 at the Jackson Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

  • Program helps installations with fuel operations, repairs

    Sep 8, 2015

    Defense Logistics Agency-Fuels, administered by Huntsville Center provides vital maintenance inspections, repairs and emergency response actions for DLA capitalized petroleum facilities at Army and Installation Management Command installations worldwide in compliance with federal, state and local code, criteria and regulations. In addition to the Army, the DLA-Fuels Program supports Navy and Air Force service components.

  • USACE DIMAs deploy to support Ulchi Freedom Guardian

    Sep 4, 2015

    Four members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer, Pacific Ocean Division's (USACE-POD) Drilling Individual Mobilization Augmentee (DIMA) team participated in the U.S. Forces Korea exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG) 15, which was conducted Aug. 17-28, in the Republic of Korea.

  • UFG 15 validates USACE enterprise-wide competencies

    Sep 4, 2015

    SEOUL, South Korea - The Combined Forces Command announced Aug. 28 that it successfully completed exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian. For participants from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the end of the annual Republic of Korea and United States computer-assisted simulation exercise marked the beginning of conducting after-action reviews and developing lessons learned.

  • Knowledge Management awards recognize excellence, trailblazing efforts in Southwestern Division

    Sep 4, 2015

    The Southwestern Division and its principal Knowledge Management Representative, John Davis, are the recipients of top U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Knowledge Management awards for 2015. Davis has been selected as the Outstanding Knowledge Management Professional of the Year and SWD the Top Division/Center of the Year for its implementation of KM, according to Corps officials. Cited for embedding KM in his daily workflow and encouraging knowledge sharing and learning, Davis was praised for a high level of commitment in advancing, advocating and implementing KM processing across SWD.

  • Delta Company power restoration of electricity on Saipan

    Sep 4, 2015

    Delta Company, of the 249th Engineer Battalion (Prime Power), deployed to Saipan in August and provided much-needed power line restoration support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers authority missions in response to Typhoon Soudelor.

  • Partnerships ensure installation Access Control Points meet Army standards

    Sep 3, 2015

    The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville's Access Control Point (ACP) program partners with many U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) components to provide maintenance and services, design and build construction, and confer infrastructure upgrades to ACPs and other facilities worldwide.

  • Army Corps of Engineers projects prevent $13.3 billion in flood damages during recent rains

    Sep 3, 2015

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers flood risk reduction projects in the south central and southwestern United States prevented an estimated $13.3 billion in damages to local communities and infrastructure during the May-June 2015 flood event , according to recent calculations by Corps officials with the Southwestern Division in Dallas. The most damages prevented were in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area, where the figure stood at $6.7 billion. Closely following was the greater Houston area with $6.4 billion in flood damages prevented.

  • Army Corps of Engineers awards $71.9 million contract to rehabilitate Addicks and Barker Dams

    Sep 2, 2015

    Construction to begin in September 2015 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded a contract in the amount of $71,902,340 to Granite Construction Company for construction of new outlet structures at the Addicks and Barker Dams in west Houston.

  • Spotlight on USACE Galveston District's Andrew Weber

    Sep 2, 2015

    Often spending his summers in the Texas hill country, building makeshift dams and playing in creeks in his younger years, Andrew Weber's fascination with moving water hasn't changed. As a civil engineer, specializing in geotechnical engineering, his work with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District allows him to continue studying water and the impact it has on soil properties to prevent against loss of life and property for thousands of Houstonians.

  • Pain can't stop a Sapper: Teams from around the nation test mettle in Sapper Stakes 2015

    Sep 2, 2015

    FORT CHAFFEE, Ark. - A fresh-legged cadre member stepped out into the dark, setting the pace for 134 Soldiers whose legs were torn from two days of competition. They did their best to keep up, a few already falling into a van riding behind the formation.

  • Huntsville Center teams up with Defense Commissary Agency to reduce energy consumption

    Aug 31, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville is assisting the Defense Commissary Agency in developing a comprehensive energy reduction plan to achieve mandated energy reduction goals for its West Area sites.

  • Army cadets experience engineering in Germany

    Aug 28, 2015

    STUTTGART, Germany - Army cadets Melissa Hersey and Patrick Richardson recently finished up a summer stint at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District's Stuttgart Resident Office as part of the 2015 Cadet District Engineer Program. Both shared a little about their experiences with USACE.

  • Corps tests gates at Hartwell, Thurmond

    Aug 27, 2015

    The Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducted limited engineering and operations tests on spillway gates at Hartwell and J. Strom Thurmond dams, Aug. 25 and 26, respectively.

  • 2015 Army Corps of Engineers Project Manager of the Year named, led expansive post-Sandy study

    Aug 26, 2015

    Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, U.S. Army, chief of engineers, presented Dave Robbins with the 2015 Project Manager of the Year award at the annual U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Awards Ceremony, held in Washington, D.C. Aug. 6, 2015. Robbins was the project manager for a massive, innovative interagency study, which was a 2-year $20 million effort that came to fruition as a result of Hurricane Sandy's devastating aftermath. Because of this study, coastal communities can start planning responsibly and taking actions now to reduce the risk of damage from future coastal storms.

  • 12 reasons to visit the Little Rock District

    Aug 26, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District is among the most visited Corps districts in the nation. The district operates nearly 150 public parks and access areas in Arkansas and southern Missouri. The district's 25 multi-purpose lakes and navigation pools, combined with project operations lands, provide almost 500,000 acres of public land and water that offer a full range of outdoor recreation opportunities. The Corps manages these public resources to benefit fish and wildlife and to serve present and future generations. Major activities include sightseeing, camping, boating, swimming, skiing, hiking, fishing, hunting, picnicking, scuba diving, and more. The district's central location and the region's natural beauty draw visitors from Kansas City, Missouri, Chicago, St. Louis, Dallas and Oklahoma City, not to mention visitors from every state and several foreign countries. Consider the fact that the country's population center is only about three counties north of Bull Shoals Lake at Edgar Springs, Missouri, and you get a full realization of just how central it is.

  • National dredging conference honors U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development experts

    Aug 24, 2015

    The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center accomplishments recognized at the 2015 Western Dredging Association's (WEDA) and Texas A&M's Dredging Summit and Expo.

  • USACE Galveston District to host second Stakeholder Partnering Forum

    Aug 24, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District will meet with non-federal sponsors, customers and agency partners to collaborate on best practices regarding programs ranging from ecosystem restoration to flood risk management, maintaining and improving Texas coastal navigation systems, and regulatory oversight of U.S. waters during the district's second Stakeholder Partnering Forum on Aug. 27, 2015, at its headquarters building in Galveston.

  • USACE Galveston District to host 92nd Coastal Engineering Research Board meeting

    Aug 24, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, will host the 92nd Coastal Engineering Research Board (CERB) meeting Sept. 1-3, 2015, at the district's headquarters building in Galveston, Texas.

  • $31.4 million repair work on Cleveland Harbor East Breakwater underway

    Aug 23, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District has begun repair work to the Cleveland Harbor East Breakwater to repair the $31.4 million worth of damages caused by Superstorm Sandy, October 2012.

  • Civil War ironclad CSS Georgia recovers from Savannah River

    Aug 21, 2015

    As cities along the East Coast scramble to bolster their infrastructure and employ massive dredges to deepen their harbors, Savannah began its harbor expansion with a team of 10 people, who used wire baskets to raise a handful of objects at a time.

  • Sandy Visitor Center receives a facelift

    Aug 21, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District's Sandy Lake Visitor's Center was rededicated at a ribbon cutting ceremony Aug. 17, 2015.

  • USACE releases guidance for implementing facility cybersecurity requirements into projects

    Aug 21, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released initial guidance for implementing facility-related cybersecurity requirements into all USACE-executed projects to help ensure USACE consistently delivers its customer cyber secure facilities.

  • US, Norwegian engineers unite, build relationships

    Aug 20, 2015

    Under a cloudless sky and cool Estonian breeze, NATO allies from the United States and Norway worked together to improve a demolition range at the Central Training Area, near Tapa, Aug. 18.

  • Vilseck Army Health Clinic cuts ribbon on clinic addition

    Aug 20, 2015

    Under the Bavarian summer sun, the Vilseck Army Health Clinic celebrated the official opening of its brand-new clinic addition building with a ribbon cutting ceremony, Aug. 14 in front of the clinic.

  • Huntsville Center's Emerging Leader attends Executive Governance Meeting

    Aug 20, 2015

    Jerad McIntyre, a civil engineer with the Special Projects Program, was named the 2015 Emerging Leader for the Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, last month.

  • Stuttgart schools "LEED" the way in sustainability

    Aug 19, 2015

    It'll be anything but a typical first day of school for Stuttgart elementary and high school students, parents and educators Sept. 2. Walking onto the campus for the first time, they will see new playgrounds, sports fields and facilities. But it's what they won't see that may be most exciting.

  • Despite Army reductions, Corps of Engineers hiring in Alaska

    Aug 18, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -- Alaska District is seeking qualified candidates in a variety of technical areas despite Army force reduction in Alaska.

  • Roseau, Minnesota, flood risk management project dedicated

    Aug 18, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, celebrated the completion of its Roseau, Minnesota, Flood Damage Reduction Project with a ribbon cutting ceremony in Roseau, Aug. 18.

  • After decades of giving, a Blue Star mother won't slow down

    Aug 17, 2015

    From the moment her teenage son mounted a foldout of an aircraft cockpit on his bedroom wall, she knew that he was poised to fly planes. Martha Coley, mother to two now retired Air Force pilots, recalled this, and similar aspirations-turned-accomplishments, arresting the discussion to misty-eyed silence.

  • Huntsville Center engineer prepares for third bodybuilding competition

    Aug 12, 2015

    Robert Jackson, a mechanical engineer at the Huntsville Center, is preparing for his third bodybuilding competition this year: the NPC Alabama State Championship Aug. 29.

  • Middle school, Army Corps of Engineers strengthen winning partnership

    Aug 12, 2015

    The middle school and the Corps won the Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award for Outstanding Individual Project.

  • USACE Deploys to Support Typhoon Soudelor Relief Efforts

    Aug 12, 2015

    In support of the Governor, local responders and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) personnel deployed in early August to support recovery efforts in the aftermath of Typhoon Soudelor in the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas (CNMI).

  • US to build day care centers for disabled Serbian youth

    Aug 11, 2015

    As the father of an autistic adult son, Jovica Vukmirovic understands how to care for children with disabilities.

  • Cadet District Engineer Training Offers Summer USACE Experience

    Aug 11, 2015

    The Honolulu District hosted two U.S. Army Cadets during July as part of the Cadet District Engineer Program (CDEP). This program allows West Point and ROTC Cadets an opportunity to gain first-hand construction and engineering experience with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). CDEP Cadets are generally assigned for several weeks of training during summer break at USACE Districts to work on civil, mechanical, electrical, or environmental engineering projects. The program exposes them to USACE missions and helps them explore potential active duty opportunities within the U.S. Army Engineer Branch profession.

  • Employees build strong ties with community

    Aug 10, 2015

    Huntsville Center's Installation Support and Programs Management Directorate's professionals participated in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math event with the Alabama Center for Sustainable Energy and Foundations for Tomorrow for the Tiny Home Build weekend Aug. 8-9, at Sci-Quest in Huntsville, Alabama.

  • Huntsville Center welcomes new deputy commander

    Aug 7, 2015

    The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville welcomed its newest deputy commander, Lt. Col. Burlin L. Emery July 20.

  • River masters piece it together like a puzzle

    Aug 6, 2015

    Bridges serve a straight path for troops and vehicles to go from point A to B. But how do they cross a river, from shore to shore, without a bridge to traverse?

  • Huntsville Center furniture team committed to nation's military forces

    Jul 31, 2015

    Through millions of square feet worked and decades of experience between them, our interior designers within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville continually demonstrate their commitment to our nation's men and women in uniform.

  • Mentoring takes root, bears fruit at Huntsville Center

    Jul 31, 2015

    The Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville's Installation Support and Programs Management Directorate's deputy director, Arthur Martin III, has adopted cross-cultural, cross-gender and cross-generational strategies to increase the exchange of knowledge and information and train new leaders.

  • Engineer team inspects damaged Georgian city

    Jul 30, 2015

    A team of U.S. Army engineers and local emergency-management experts recently assessed damage from severe flooding in Tbilisi, Georgia, which claimed the lives of 20 people and killed more than 300 animals from the city's zoo.

  • Mooneyham named USACE's Interior Designer of the Year

    Jul 30, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently announced an Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville professional as the 2015 Interior Designer of the Year. Patricia Mooneyham, a chief in the Interior Design Section, will be presented the award in August here at the Center.

  • Army engineers build emergency preparedness in Montenegro, worldwide

    Jul 29, 2015

    In a country affected by floods, droughts and earthquakes, the government's capacity to respond to and manage the consequences of a disaster is a matter of life and death. After the 2010 floods, the worst in Montenegrin history, according to the government's website, preparing for future hazards became a priority of the ministers of Interior and Defense, as well as support agencies and emergency responders. In mid-June, six subject-matter experts from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Maine National Guard took part in a Civil-Military Emergency Preparedness workshop aimed at assisting approximately 20 Montenegrin officials in developing an exercise program focused on major calamities threatening the country.

  • Savannah River islands attract a different type of tourist

    Jul 29, 2015

    Threatened by development and predators from every side, local birds here are finding safe, pristine habitats in an unlikely place: at the bottom of the Savannah River.

  • Drone footage captures CSS Georgia recovery activity

    Jul 29, 2015

    This drone footage was taken from Old Fort Jackson where the Civil War Ironclad CSS Georgia is currently being recovered adjacent to the fort from the barge in the Savannah River. The imagery was captured during the "CSS Georgia 'Raise the Wreck!' Festival," a public event held July 25 at Old Fort Jackson in Savannah, GA. More than 1,300 people attended this free event. The festival highlighted the ongoing recovery of the CSS Georgia, and its history. Underwater archeology is currently taking place in the river where the vessel was scuttled, and where the barge in this video is positioned.

  • Fort Supply Lake utilizes solar power to save energy

    Jul 29, 2015

    The Fort Supply Lake Office of the Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is making waves when it comes to the USACE "Go Green Initiative" -- solar waves. The project installed 18 solar panels and an inverter to provide up to 5 kilowatt hours of electricity to power a toilet and shower facility at Supply Park Public Use Area, here, July 21.

  • Army issues notice of intent to award for Fort Campbell solar project

    Jul 29, 2015

    Huntsville Center, working with the U.S. Army Garrison -- Fort Campbell, Kentucky, has issued a notice of intent to award to BITHENERGY Inc. for a 3.1MW Solar array Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) that will complete the installation's requirement for a 5MW solar array.

  • USARPAC Commanding General Tours Historic Bldg. T-112

    Jul 28, 2015

    The Honolulu District was honored today to host a site visit for U.S. Army Pacific Commander Gen. Vincent K. Brooks and his staff at the Corps' Bldg. T-112 Renovation Project on Fort Shafter's historic Palm Circle. Building T-112, built in 1907 and also known as Dunning Hall, is an important structure that is a key part of the Palm Circle National Historic Landmark District.

  • Huntsville Center's ESPC team to receive Department of Energy awards

    Jul 27, 2015

    The Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program recently announced the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville's Energy Savings Performance Contracting team as a 2015 Federal Energy and Water Management Award winner for its work using third-party financed acquisition projects that support the Army in meeting energy and water reduction mandates, the President's Performance Contracting Challenge (PPCC) and renewable energy mandates.

  • Corps of Engineers awards contract for Presque Isle Bay tracer study

    Jul 24, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District awarded a contract for $473,116 to URS Cooperation and Baird Inc., July 6 to conduct a beneficial use of dredged material tracer study at Presque Isle Bay, Erie, Pennsylvania.

  • Newest Buffalo District Survey Vessel Named for "Soldier's Soldier"

    Jul 24, 2015

    On June 23, 2015, the Buffalo District held a special ceremony to name the latest addition to its high-tech hydrographic survey fleet after Command Sgt. Maj. Micheal L. Buxbaum, U.S. Army (Ret).

  • Navy divers recover first of 4 remaining cannons from CSS Georgia

    Jul 23, 2015

    Navy divers from Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2 and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 6 raised the first of four remaining cannons from the CSS Georgia, July 15.

  • Safe Driving Blitz

    Jul 22, 2015

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District senior leaders stopped exiting traffic and delivered a safe driving handout and a personal greeting wishing the occupant(s) safe travels for 4th of July weekend.

  • Illness leads to unexpected friendship for office engineer in Romania

    Jul 22, 2015

    Sandy Higgins, a member of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District's Romania Missile Defense Agency Resident Office working on the Aegis Ashore project at Naval Support Facility Deveselu, came down with a severe bout of pneumonia this past spring. The long recovery took her into the home of a Romanian husband-and-wife doctor team, who nursed her back to health. A strong personal bond emerged.

  • Combat 'multi-tool' unit trains to send engineers to Sapper School

    Jul 22, 2015

    The 374th Engineer Company (Sapper) spent two weeks in the field training - 12 to 18 hours each day - to prepare their leaders for the elite Sapper Leader Course.

  • Huntsville team provides expertise in delivering customers cyber secure facilities, systems

    Jul 22, 2015

    To ensure consistent delivery of efficient, cyber secure facilities and systems to its customers, the Army Corps of Engineers Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville established an Information Assurance and Information Technology Branch, and has also been designated the Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity Technical Center of Expertise.

  • Fort Benning project team shines with delivery of groundbreaking hospital

    Jul 20, 2015

    Fort Benning's newly unveiled Martin Army Community Hospital brims with exceptionalism, earning the hospital's area team the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' 2015 Project Delivery Team of the Year for Excellence Award.

  • Corps of Engineers Baltimore District welcomes 67th commander

    Jul 20, 2015

    With a huge American flag flying in the background on Fort McHenry, Col. Edward P. Chamberlayne became the 67th commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, during a traditional military change of command ceremony on July 17. He assumed command from Col. J. Richard Jordan, III who has commanded the Baltimore District for the past three years. Chamberlayne, a native of Alexandria, Virginia, will now command the Corps district that includes his hometown.

  • Rendering CSS Georgia Safe

    Jul 20, 2015

    Navy explosive ordnance disposal technicians perform some of the most harrowing, dangerous work in order to keep others from harm's way, and they do so in every environment.They're trained to disarm improvised explosive devices, neutralize chemical threats, and render safe nuclear weapons. They are the gold standard of the bomb squad world.

  • Southwestern Division welcomes Ollar as new deputy commander

    Jul 20, 2015

    Col. Donovan D. Ollar became the deputy commander of the Southwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, on July 17, 2015. Prior to this assignment, he was Sidewinder 07, the Senior Engineer Trainer, National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California.

  • STEM professionals encourage next generation of STEM workers

    Jul 20, 2015

    While many students in Huntsville and surrounding areas are taking time off from their studies this summer, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville's Science, Technology, Engineering and Math professionals helped administrators at a local summer enrichment program show students how summer downtime is a perfect opportunity to reinforce STEM.

  • Half a century of dedication, duty to our nation

    Jul 17, 2015

    Retiring after more than 20 years of service to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is no small feat and deserves proper recognition for dedicated service. Retiring for the second time in a career that spanned 51 years of total federal service commands respect and admiration from most if not all who hear the story.

  • Army Corps of Engineers now accepting water resources project proposals

    Jul 17, 2015

    GALVESTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is now accepting proposals from local and regional stakeholders for completed feasibility reports, proposed feasibility studies, and proposed modifications to authorized projects or studies to be conducted in partnership with the Corps.

  • Corps South Pacific Division Commander Visits Bay Area Projects

    Jul 14, 2015

    The general in charge of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' operations for all of the Southwestern United States got a first-hand look this week at how Corps projects in the San Francisco Bay Area are improving the quality of life for hundreds of thousands of residents and contributing to the region's multi-billion dollar shipping industry.

  • Command works to keep Soldiers in boots after active-duty service

    Jul 13, 2015

    U.S. Army Human Resources Command is paving the way for Soldiers to move from active duty to the Army Reserve and National Guard in a deliberate, sensible transition that works for the individual service member while retaining skilled personnel and racking up significant savings for the Army.

  • Boys' lives saved by rescuers, loaner life jackets at Hartwell Lake

    Jul 13, 2015

    The collaborative efforts of a Hartwell Lake corps ranger and bystander saved two boys' lives after the pair struggled to swim from a remote buoy to the beach shoreline June 3.

  • New England District, contractor complete work on Bearskin Neck Stone Jetty

    Jul 13, 2015

    Repair work to the Bearskin Neck Stone Jetty in Rockport, Massachusetts is complete.

  • All-Army triathlete's skills founded in preparation

    Jul 13, 2015

    Underneath his quiet and cool demeanor, 1st Lt. Marcus Farris is ready to be unleashed on race days. A disciplined athlete, he has trained for many hours to represent and compete as a member of the All-Army Triathlon team.

  • Military working dog handlers: 'It's the best job ever'

    Jul 8, 2015

    U.S. Forces-Afghanistan is proud of their military working dogs and everything they bring to the mission.

  • Work begins on new medical clinic at Holloman Air Force Base

    Jul 8, 2015

    USACE Albuquerque District Commander Lt. Col. Patrick Dagon joined the Air Force's 49th Medical Group, 49th Medical Support Squadron, and others to celebrate the start of construction on a new medical clinic at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. July 1, 2015, with a groundbreaking ceremony.

  • Multiphase ceremony celebrates milestones in multiphase project

    Jul 7, 2015

    The Albuquerque District, US Army Corps of Engineers participated in a double ceremony celebrating two milestones in the expansion of the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., June 29, 2015.

  • Map expert seeks to help engineer command reach its destination

    Jul 6, 2015

    He's a self-proclaimed "map geek," and he's the first Soldier to join the newest geospatial cell at an engineer command in Illinois. And right now, he wants to find more Soldiers like him to join the team.

  • The 'damnit' that saved the day

    Jul 6, 2015

    The Army Reserve Soldiers stood at the gate, waiting to carry the American flag and U.S. Army colors forward. This would be their first time presenting the colors on such a historic field. They waited for their cue. Their nerves spiked as the seconds ticked before they'd present before thousands of fans. Then. It happened.

  • Metes and bounds: US Army prepares to expand support in Baltic States

    Jul 4, 2015

    Members of the 34th Engineer Detachment's Forward Engineer Support Team - Advance, from U.S. Army Corps of Engineer's Northwestern Division, conducted land surveys and structural inspections at a Lithuanian Ministry of Defense base near Mumaiciai, Lithuania, July 2, 2015.

  • New boats anchor military bridging ops

    Jul 1, 2015

    While boats don't normally (if ever) come to mind when one thinks of Army systems, the new XM30 Bridge Erection Boat, or BEB, is certain to turn more than a few heads in and outside the Engineer Regiment.

  • USACE names Installation Support Professional of the Year

    Jul 1, 2015

    When the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Executive Governance Board meets in August, Huntsville Center project manager Dominic Ragucci will receive the Installation Support Professional of the Year Award.

  • Here's advice for staying cool throughout summer

    Jul 1, 2015

    The Army's "101 Days of Critical Summer" campaign is well-underway, and everyone needs to think about safety while enjoying all summer activities, such as taking a road trip, grilling out in the backyard, enjoying a day at the beach or visiting a local park.

  • US Army Engineers Contribute to Operation Atlantic Resolve

    Jul 1, 2015

    Soldiers of U.S. Army engineer units from the Tennessee and Alabama National Guard are in Romania and Bulgaria working on military infrastructure projects as part of Operation Resolute Castle 15.

  • Students visit Army Corps, talk careers with recruiters

    Jul 1, 2015

    U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, SEATTLE DISTRICT, Wash. -- Seventeen high school students visited the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District headquarters for a week to learn more about careers within the Army Corps of Engineers, Jun. 8-12.

  • Flood or Drought: Army Corps of Engineers is there

    Jul 1, 2015

    Remember the drought? What a difference a year can make. I arrived at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division in Dallas about a year ago, and most of the region was in some stage of drought. News coverage highlighted striking images of thirsty lakes, shorelines receding with lakebeds cracked and dry, and low Corps reservoir levels. Communities chafed under lawn watering restrictions.

  • July issue of The Corps Environment online

    Jun 30, 2015

    The July issue of The Corps Environment features: Fort Campbell's forestry program; Army Environmental Command's customer-focused redesign; Partnership efforts to protect bats in U.S. and Germany; New England District environmental scientist supports Ebola mission; Baltimore District, Maryland collaboration achieves key milestones in oyster restoration; and much more.

  • Project manager provides boost to charter baseball club

    Jun 30, 2015

    WIESBADEN, Germany - An engineer who oversees military construction for a living is pitching in to help build a local youth baseball association -- from the ground up. Stephen Swint, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District project manager, just wrapped up his first stint as an assistant coach with the Wiesbaden Red Barons Baseball Club, a startup program for American and German players.

  • Contracting expert receives professional recognition

    Jun 30, 2015

    The employees at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville Center are widely respected by government and industry for their expertise in numerous acquisition fields and related disciplines. To prove the point, Jamaya (Rocky) Smith, contract specialist, Contracting Directorate, received recognition for an information paper he submitted to the National Contract Management Association's flagship publication.

  • Corps park rangers share passion for outdoors, flood mitigation

    Jun 26, 2015

    Jacob Kresel, senior park ranger and natural resource specialist, and Cole Van Beusekom, park ranger, are easy to recognize with their forest green uniforms, "Smokey bear" hats and Corps castle belt buckles. The opportunity to work at the Chena Project in North Pole is a fulfilling vocation for both.

  • DOI, USDA, EPA, NOAA and USACE announce additional Resilient Lands and Waters Initiative sites to pr

    Jun 25, 2015

    Sites in northern and central California and Montana selected to showcase climate resilience approach

  • Raymer new engineer school commandant

    Jun 25, 2015

    The U.S. Army Engineer School's 96th commandant comes to Fort Leonard Wood from the Pentagon where he was director, Office of the Chief of Engineers.

  • Humanitarian assistance projects provide disaster relief in Nepal

    Jun 24, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recently completed two humanitarian assistance construction projects that are now providing critical support services to the population of Kathmandu, Nepal, in the wake of the deadly earthquakes that struck in April and May.

  • US partners deliver upgraded school in Albania

    Jun 23, 2015

    KUCOVE, Albania - U.S. and Albanian leaders joined students, faculty and parents June 11 to celebrate the reopening of a local school here. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District managed a $575,000 renovation in support of U.S. Embassy Tirana's Office of Defense Cooperation and U.S. European Command's humanitarian-assistance program.

  • USACE LEEDs military 'green' building across Europe

    Jun 22, 2015

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District is celebrating sustainable building achievements across the U.S. military footprint in Europe. Located about 1,600 miles apart, in Turkey and Germany, two projects executed by the district earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver certification this spring.

  • Harpersfield Dam - Sea Lamprey Barrier Project

    Jun 18, 2015

    This project will prevent sea lampreys from reaching suitable spawning habitat upstream of the Harpersfield Dam, Geneva, Ohio, where there are approximately 1,266 miles of river on the mainstream Grand River and its tributaries.

  • USACE Transatlantic Afghanistan District welcomes new commander

    Jun 18, 2015

    USACE Transatlantic Afghanistan District (TAA) welcomed a new commander, Col. Paul E. Owen, during a change of command ceremony today on Bagram Airfield.

  • Fort Leonard Wood hosts "Engineering to Preserve Our Natural Resources"

    Jun 18, 2015

    A former Fort Leonard Wood engineer will be one of two U.S. Army Engineer School guest lecturers.

  • Like father, like son: Safety in bloodline

    Jun 17, 2015

    For the past 40 years, Donnie Butler, an occupational safety and health specialist for the Corps of Engineers, has devoted his livelihood to the protection of others. Following in his father's footsteps, his son Brad has joined him.

  • Purple is the new Engineer red

    Jun 15, 2015

    In elementary school art class children learn the primary colors; red, yellow and blue. They also learn mixing two primary colors creates a secondary color. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is learning a similar lesson; infusing engineer red with Navy blue creates a purple expeditionary workforce.