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  • Savannah Corps' exclusive technology attracts work from around the nation

    Feb 10, 2016

    A powerful tool enables the Savannah District Explorations Unit to provide unique capabilities in challenging terrains across the nation. The new sonic drill rig - a piece of high-tech machinery that is the only one of its kind within the federal government - can be used in subsurface and geotechnical investigation projects, serving various federal customers throughout the nation.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Security Chief Wins Prestigious Antiterrorism Award

    Feb 10, 2016

    Army recognizes Gary Kehoe with the Lieutenant Colonel Ronald C. Francis Antiterrorism Program Manager Award, given to the individual that the Army has identified as the best Antiterrorism Manager at the major subordinate command level within the service.

  • National Academies' board taps Army researcher as expert for forum

    Feb 9, 2016

    The Marine Board of the National Academies is holding a meeting May 18-19 in Irvine, California, to provide the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with a forum for a dialogue with experts on the topic of structural health monitoring.

  • Engineering Connections

    Feb 9, 2016

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers offers five lessons learned for building relationships with and between small businesses. This article was originally published in the January - March 2016 issue of Army AL&T Magazine.

  • MEDIA ADVISORY: Ohio-based engineer battalion receives major Army unit award

    Feb 5, 2016

    A U.S. Army Reserve engineer battalion from Monclova, Ohio, has been selected to receive the General Walter T. Kerwin Award.

  • 416th TEC family programs survivor outreach services help with closure for families of the fallen

    Feb 5, 2016

    Closure is the hardest emotion to endure when a loved one has passed, especially when the loved one is a Soldier. The Soldiers of the 416th Theater Engineer Command along with the Survivor Outreach Services (S.O.S.) and St. John's Lutheran Church helped those families left behind gain some closure with a candle lighting ceremony on Oct. 4.

  • Team supporting Veterans Affairs receives 2015 USACE Excellence in Contracting Award

    Feb 5, 2016

    The Aurora Veterans Affairs Hospital Replacement Alpha Contract Team was named the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' 2015 Procurement Team of the Year in the Excellence in Contracting Awards Program.

  • Wright-Patterson Area Office recognized as the third U.S. Army Corps of Engineers VPP certified site

    Feb 5, 2016

    The Wright-Patterson Area Office near Dayton, Ohio, has been named the third U.S. Army Corps of Engineers site to be certified in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Voluntary Protection Programs--one of only 54 sites in the Department of Army and 2400 across the nation according to the Office of the Undersecretary.

  • Registration open for Best Sapper competition

    Feb 4, 2016

    Applications for engineers wanting to compete for the title of Best Sapper are now being accepted. The 10th, three-day competition is set to take place on Fort Leonard Wood, the home of the U.S. Army Engineer Regiment, from April 19 to 21.

  • Rose Johnston, North Atlantic Division Icon, Calls It a Career

    Feb 3, 2016

    "I've been lucky in my career that every supervisor I've ever had has been fantastic. They've been caring, helpful and fun loving. I couldn't have asked for better supervisors. I should be so lucky in the lottery!" -- Rose Johnston, North Atlantic Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

  • USACE Galveston District Spotlight on Hans Miller

    Feb 1, 2016

    When the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Southwestern Division announced USACE Galveston District Construction Control Representative Hans Miller as the recipient of the division's 2015 Hard Hat of the Year Award, he was the only surprised person in the room. Believing it would take years to achieve this professional recognition, he underestimated the measurable impacts he made during the two years he was assigned to oversee projects along the Texas coast.

  • Protect sensitive information during business travel

    Feb 1, 2016

    The USASAC mission -- like so many others -- often requires employees who directly coordinate FMS to travel to the country they are supporting. This exposes the travelers' personal and government information to risk.

  • Assistant Secretary of the Army Visits the Navajo Nation

    Feb 1, 2016

    Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Albuquerque District Commander Lt. Col. Patrick Dagon, and Los Angeles District Commander Col. Kirk Gibbs visited the Navajo Nation, Jan. 27, 2016.

  • Army Corps' Urban Search and Rescue Program responds and trains around the world

    Jan 29, 2016

    Strike Teams of rescue-trained structural engineers deploy around the world just hours after a natural or man-made disaster to ensure safe passage for disaster survivors and first responders. Structures Specialists maintain on-call readiness for Department of Defense or regional and federal missions. They train federal partners and nations to ensure readiness following a disaster.

  • Corps Teams with Army Divers to Conduct Structural Study of Historic Seaplane Ramps

    Jan 28, 2016

    The U.S. Army's 7th Dive Detachment just completed a dive survey for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Honolulu District in support of a Navy Dept. financed structural study of the historic Seaplane Ramps at Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH) on Kaneohe Bay. The study, being conducted in-house by the District, provided an opportunity for the Corps to partner with the Army's 7th Dive Detachment, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, which conducted the two day underwater site survey this week.

  • USACE, civil affairs brigade partner for readiness exercise

    Jan 27, 2016

    A new partnership was forged when staff members from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) participated in an initial exercise planning workshop with the 95th Civil Affairs Brigade (Airborne) Jan. 20-21 at Fort Bragg--home of the U.S. Army Airborne and Special Operations Forces.

  • Safety award -- Col. Mike Farrell 'Gets It'

    Jan 26, 2016

    In recognition of his emphasis on workplace safety, Col. Mike Farrell, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District, has been named among the CEOs who 'Get It' by the National Safety Council.

  • Stellar Civil Servant Ends 33 Year DoD Career, Over 40 with Feds

    Jan 25, 2016

    For more than 40 years, New Jersey resident Frank LaMura served the people of the United States through various jobs he held with the federal government. He enjoyed every minute of it, and feels he did his part to make the world a better place.

  • POD's Gary Kitkowski named to Federal Senior Executive Service

    Jan 25, 2016

    Gary Kitkowski has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service by the Secretary of the Army and selected for the position of director of Regional Business for the Pacific Ocean Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • As chapel nears completion chaplain and community cheer

    Jan 22, 2016

    One critical aspect of any military installation is a space that allows for service members to exercise their freedom of religion. For a military city, greater numbers and diversity demand more than just a single space. The first of four new chapels is nearing completion, and is slated to be put into use by mid-2016.

  • USACE assists Benelux with consolidation, transformation

    Jan 22, 2016

    European Infrastructure Consolidation, a process announced by the Department of Defense last January to save the U.S. government approximately $500 million annually, is transforming and consolidating installations throughout Europe, including U.S. Army Garrison Benelux, by 2022.

  • Volunteer judges help science fair inspire students to pursue STEM

    Jan 22, 2016

    Eight volunteers from the Huntsville Center offered their STEM field expertise to help judge more than 110 projects during the annual Challenger Elementary School science fair Jan. 20.

  • Virtual project managers bridge gaps in Corps workforce

    Jan 22, 2016

    After more than a decade of employee growth due to military construction projects that are completed, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is looking for creative ways to retain its employees. Huntsville Center has the solution by employing virtual project managers from other districts.

  • Expect the Unexpected: A Life-Jacket Success Story

    Jan 22, 2016

    Even in remarkable, cold-water situations, life jackets save lives. The following incident gives a clear illustration of why the Corps of Engineers focuses so much on the use of life jackets.

  • It's all in the delivery

    Jan 19, 2016

    Army small business director Tommy Marks seeks to build on a strong foundation with four program pillars--mission, compliance, outreach and training--in line with Better Buying Power principles. The objective: to cultivate and sustain a broad and diverse base of small businesses that can deliver needed capabilities to the warfighter.

  • Unique federal program cleans tribal lands, creates jobs in Alaska

    Jan 19, 2016

    For nearly 40 years, Wildwood Air Force Station's buildings 100 and 101 stood as abandoned relics of the Department of Defense. Now, the demolition of the facilities and other restorative projects on the same land are providing a local federally recognized native tribe with new opportunities.

  • Corps of Engineers Port of Charleston Project Moves Faster than Ever

    Jan 19, 2016

    President Obama's We Can't Wait Infrastructure Project Moves Forward

  • Huntsville contracting chief named 2015 manager of the year in Corps of Engineers

    Jan 15, 2016

    The Huntsville Center's Contracting Directorate chief since July 2014, Colleen O'Keefe is the 2015 Manager of the Year in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Excellence in Contracting Awards Program.

  • USACE, Government of Bangladesh develop post-disaster plan

    Jan 15, 2016

    With a population of over 14 million, Dhaka, Bangladesh, is one of the most densely populated cities in the world. Each year, its population grows with increased urbanization and opportunity. Its crowded streets are often chocked with vehicles and people, leaving very little open space. Urban development continues to occur, with buildings regularly increasing in height and new structures popping up overnight. To make things even more challenging, Dhaka sits in a location vulnerable to earthquake.

  • Volunteers Turnout to Count Eagles at USACE Recreation Area

    Jan 15, 2016

    More than four dozen volunteers came out to count eagles Jan. 9, 2016, at the USACE Albuquerque District's Abiquiu Lake during its annual Midwinter Eagle Watch.

  • Annual luncheon recognizes retention teams

    Jan 14, 2016

    The 1st Engineer Brigade was recognized as the unit that best exceeded their fiscal year 2015 retention goals at the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood annual retention awards ceremony held Jan. 7 in the Pershing Community Center.

  • Flood waters topple bridge, damage roads

    Jan 14, 2016

    Fort Leonard Wood had some closures during the rainstorm that caused flooding across Missouri Dec. 26 through 28, and overall sustained more than $700,000 worth of damage as a result of the high waters.

  • Corps of Engineers approves flood control plan for San Francisco Bay

    Jan 14, 2016

    The head of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved a plan designed to protect South San Francisco Bay from tidal flooding and rising sea levels. It includes the construction of new levees and the restoration of nearly 3,000 acres of land to tidal marsh habitat.

  • District breaks ground for Gray Eagle project

    Jan 14, 2016

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District teamed with officials and contractors at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, to break ground for the MQ-1C Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System facility construction project Jan. 12.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, celebrates 150 years

    Jan 14, 2016

    ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is celebrating its sesquicentennial throughout 2016.

  • Corps of Engineers lab trains Veterans in archaeological curation, prepares them for future

    Jan 14, 2016

    The Veterans Curation Program provides five months of paid, intensive archaeological curation training to recently-separated Veterans, using collections from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Veterans are not only helping the Corps rehabilitate vast archaeological collections to museum standards to aid in future research but are also learning important career-building skills. The VCP laboratory in Alexandria held an open house Jan. 12, 2016, so the 12 employed Veterans could demonstrate their work in archiving and artifacts and discuss how the program is helping them to prepare for the future.

  • Blasting Forward with the Red Rock Hydroelectric Project

    Jan 13, 2016

    Since the ground breaking ceremony for the Red Rock Hydroelectric Project at Rock Island District's Lake Red Rock Dam near Pella, Iowa, on Aug. 13, 2014, many things have changed. Areas both above and below the dam have visible signs of progress and although the completion date of April 2018 is still more than two years away, Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) says they are pleased with the work being done and feel the project is moving forward as scheduled.

  • President appoints Corps' Brig. Gen. Hill to Mississippi River Commission

    Jan 13, 2016

    Brig. Gen. David C. Hill, commander of the Southwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has been appointed to the Mississippi River Commission by President Barack Obama

  • TAA contracting division named top shop in USACE

    Jan 12, 2016

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -- Transatlantic Afghanistan District (TAA) Contracting Division has been named the 2015 USACE Excellence in Contracting Awards Program -- District of the Year.

  • Berm helps prevent Asian Carp migration at Eagle Marsh, Ind.

    Jan 12, 2016

    The Army Corps of Engineers had consistently been a partner in this multi-agency effort to construct this permanent barrier within the Fort Wayne area's Wabash and Maumee River basins to prevent inter-basin transfer of aquatic nuisance species ...

  • Grissom cuts 'ribbon' on new fire training facility

    Jan 12, 2016

    With a pull of the trigger and a snip of a fire hose, base officials officially opened a new fire training facility at Grissom Air Reserve Base, Indiana, Nov. 9...

  • Louisville District's In-house Design Teams create innovative, integrated and sustainable designs

    Jan 12, 2016

    With skill, precision, innovation, and integration the Louisville District Corps of Engineers' Engineering Division Design Branch in-house design teams are exceeding its customers' expectations...

  • Corps breaks ground on North Detention Area for Everglades project

    Jan 8, 2016

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, alongside federal, state and local officials, celebrated the start of construction on one of the three remaining contracts for the C-111 South Dade project, an Everglades restoration project in Miami-Dade County.

  • Michael F. McGhee to Lead Office of Energy Initiatives' Renewable Energy Efforts

    Jan 8, 2016

    Honorable Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the army for Installations, Energy & Environment announced Mr. Michael McGhee as the new executive director of the U.S. Army Office of Energy Initiatives.

  • Huntsville Center completes $2.3 million project for Army Contracting Command

    Jan 8, 2016

    The U.S. Army Contracting Command's new headquarters building renovation included a $2.3 million furniture procurement project through the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville Furnishings Program.

  • Climate Change

    Jan 6, 2016

    From the Pope to the President to Paris, there is a growing national and international discussion about the causes of climate change and what actions, if any, should be taken by policymakers. The U.S. Army, however, does not have the luxury of engaging in this debate -- instead, we must respond to the effects of climate change that are already affecting our mission.

  • Army Corps of Engineers San Francisco District Helps Port of Oakland Make History

    Jan 6, 2016

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers helped California make history this week when the largest container ship ever to visit the United States berthed at the port of Oakland, an achievement port officials are calling a milestone in trans-Pacific trade.

  • USACE Galveston District spotlight on Paulino Hernandez Sandoval

    Jan 6, 2016

    GALVESTON, Texas (Jan. 6, 2016) -- Growing up in Mexico, Paulino Hernandez Sandoval spent his days working in the vineyards to pay for night school. While picking grapes and thinking about what he planned to do with his future, he often paused to notice the busy engineers working on a nearby dam construction project. Interested in what they were doing, he would devote his breaks to talking with the engineers and learning about the field. By the end of the summer he surmised that if they could do it, so could he and thus began his journey to becoming an engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District.

  • January issue of The Corps Environment online

    Jan 4, 2016

    The January 2016 issue of The Corps Environment is now online highlighting USACE and Armywide environmental and sustainability efforts.

  • US military construction set to ramp up in Poland

    Dec 30, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers anticipates breaking ground on another Aegis Ashore complex by next summer as attention turns toward Phase III of the European Phased Adaptive Approach to ballistic missile defense on Redzikowo Air Base.

  • Major flooding threatens Mississippi River Valley, Army Corps flood fighters fully engaged

    Dec 30, 2015

    The Mississippi Valley Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, fully activated its flood fighting emergency management operations for the Rock Island, St. Louis, Memphis, Vicksburg and New Orleans districts to manage rapidly-rising water levels on the Mississippi River and several tributaries, with the highest Mississippi River levels since the Great Flood of 2011.

  • US, Romania complete construction on missile defense complex

    Dec 29, 2015

    U.S. and Romanian officials inaugurated the new Aegis Ashore Phase II radar site and missile battery during a ceremony in Bucharest, Dec. 18, declaring it "technically capable."

  • USACE Galveston District donates $15,638 to CFC

    Dec 21, 2015

    GALVESTON, Texas (Dec. 21, 2015) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, consisting of approximately 300 employees, donated $15,638 to support the annual Combined Federal Campaign. This year's district campaign, "Be a Change Maker!" ran from Nov. 5 to Dec. 18, 2015.

  • Reserve Soldiers' training focuses on 'Corps' curriculum

    Dec 21, 2015

    An informal conversation between two Army Reserve contracting officers developed into an opportunity to provide Army Reserve Soldiers with crucial acquisitions training prior to their deployment next year.

  • Far East District partnership teaches hands-on engineering tools

    Dec 21, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Far East District continued its partnership with Department of Defense Dependent Schools Korea promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics with its third annual earthquake tower challenge competition at Seoul American Middle School, Dec. 16.

  • Jennings Randolph Lake hosts 10th annual Bill Nesbit Memorial Hunt

    Dec 18, 2015

    Jennings Randolph Lake hosted the 10th annual Bill Nesbit Memorial Physically Challenged Hunt in Elk Garden, West Virginia, November 16-17, 2015.

  • Risk cadre renews commitment to Corps' most vulnerable structures

    Dec 17, 2015

    Across the Corps' portfolio of dams and levees requiring rehabilitation, a risk cadre team here sets out to identify issues that could lead to further degradation of structures and pose economic or life-threatening risks to surrounding communities.

  • District employees help build homes for the holidays

    Dec 17, 2015

    The Corps of Engineers has a long history of community involvement, and in the spirit of Thanksgiving, Louisville District employees and Soldiers took part in several events to show support for the local community. Members of the Corps visited veterans at the local Veteran's Administration Center, partnered with the local Habitat for Humanity to renovate a home and hosted an American Red Cross blood drive.

  • USACE Galveston District launches real estate application; streamlines federally-controlled property

    Dec 14, 2015

    GALVESTON, Texas (Dec. 14, 2015) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District's Real Estate Division launched an updated real estate application earlier this month that outlines the process required to use federally-controlled property located within the USACE Galveston District.

  • Volunteers inspired by STEM students at UAHuntsville

    Dec 14, 2015

    The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville participated in the Innovative System Project for the Increased Recruitment of Emerging STEM Students (InSPIRESS) event at the University of Alabama Huntsville Dec. 11.

  • Pilot deconstruction program rids post of older structures

    Dec 10, 2015

    If you've noticed the disappearance of a laundry, warehouse and chapel on Fort Leonard Wood, it is not an illusion. The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, Alabama, Facilities Reduction Program, in coordination with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, recently finalized a deconstruction pilot project on post.

  • Airborne engineers from US, Europe kick off Exercise Dagger Resolve

    Dec 9, 2015

    Airborne engineers, from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, joined by military engineers from throughout the United States and Europe will spend the next two weeks participating in Exercise Dagger Resolve, Dec. 2, training on the tasks and equipment required for engineers to support an airfield seizure.


    Dec 9, 2015

    Small business owners and representatives take advantage of face-to-face discussions with Army buyer commands and OSBP small business specialists on how to do business with Army.

  • Savannah Corps power team generates national recognition

    Dec 9, 2015

    As the Northeast confronted the trauma of Superstorm Sandy in 2012, the Savannah District's emergency power team mobilized as part of an interagency response to support the New York Engineer District and provide relief to the ravished region.

  • USACE TAA welcomes new CSM

    Dec 8, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Transatlantic Afghanistan District (TAA) welcomed a new top NCO, Command Sgt. Maj. John Hankins, during a change of responsibility ceremony Friday, Dec. 4, on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • Little Rock District Industry Forum brings together contractors and government contracting represent

    Dec 8, 2015

    About 110 contractors representing 84 companies attended a recent industry forum hosted by the Little Rock District to network and learn more about the $1.8 billion in contracting opportunities available in the district for fiscal year 2016.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pacific Ocean Division welcomes new Command Sergeant Major

    Dec 8, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Pacific Ocean Division welcomed a new command sergeant major to its ranks Dec. 4 at historic Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • $1.8 billion meet-up

    Dec 3, 2015

    The Little Rock District and several federal agencies from around the region host an industry day event to learn more about regional contractor capabilities and likewise for contractors to present their capabilities to the Corps and other industries in attendance.

  • The Gambler Kenny Rogers has a message for the Midshipmen

    Dec 2, 2015

    Video Description: The Corps of Engineers recently filmed a water safety PSA with the Gambler Kenny Rogers, and he had an additional message for the Navy Midshipmen headed into the big game with the Army Black Knights Dec. 12, 2015. (Video by Mark Rankin)

  • Huntsville Center utility program instrumental in developing reliable energy for Afghan security

    Dec 2, 2015

    The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville's Commercial Utilities Program (CUP) used a Multiple Award Task Order Contract to select an American company as the Power Purchase Agreement consultant to help draft the blueprint for developing a secure electrical grid and increasing capacity to supply Afghan security installations with sustainable electricity.

  • Facilities Reduction Program declares deconstruction pilot project a success

    Dec 1, 2015

    The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville Facilities Reduction Program (FRP), in coordination with the Kansas City District, recently finalized a deconstruction pilot project at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

  • Recipe for Conservation: Inerting CSS Georgia's Munitions

    Nov 30, 2015

    A team of engineers and technicians spent two months inerting 170 Dahlgren and 6.4-inch Brooke projectiles that Navy divers recovered from the CSS Georgia this summer.

  • CSS Georgia's parting shot

    Nov 25, 2015

    Ben Redmond and Matt Christiansen are breathing a little easier now that the most dangerous part of their job is over. The pair, along with a handful of engineers and technicians, spent the last two months inerting 170 Dahlgren and 6.4-inch Brooke projectiles that Navy divers recovered from the CSS Georgia this summer.

  • Lebanon partners with Corps to study flood risk management in Bartons Creek watershed

    Nov 20, 2015

    The city of Lebanon and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District held a signing ceremony today that signals the beginning of a Flood Risk Management Study of the Bartons Creek watershed. The study includes Bartons and Sinking Creeks and will look at measures to reduce flood risk as well as provide the city with new flood mapping for these streams.

  • USACE Buffalo District holds winter safety stand-down day

    Nov 20, 2015

    During the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District Winter Safety Stand-Down Day, November 20th, the District's senior staff of the engaged employees, as they were leaving the District office, reminding them to keep their mind on safety as the weather changes.

  • Corps breaks ground on reservoir for Everglades restoration project

    Nov 20, 2015

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, alongside federal, state and local officials, celebrated the start of a major construction contract Nov. 20 for the reservoir component of the C-44 Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area project, a critical restoration project to restore America's Everglades.

  • Buffalo District Floating Plant: Swiss Army Knife of Lake Erie

    Nov 19, 2015

    The hard-working crew of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District's Floating Plant are responsible for maintaining navigation structures across Lake Erie, aiding to safe navigation. They can be quickly deployed to a moment's notice to make emergency repairs to breakwaters, piers, lock structures, and many other navigational structures. This is their story.

  • Manners Matter: An Evening of Dining, Etiquette & Networking

    Nov 19, 2015

    College students are told that the way to find a job is to build a network of professional contacts before you graduate. However, students not only struggle with understanding how to effectively build a network of professional contacts, but also with the concept of what to do with those contacts once they have made them.

  • Wounded Warrior's career shifts at Huntsville Center

    Nov 19, 2015

    As an Army Reservist with the 663rd Engineering Company, Sheffield, Alabama, Henry deployed to Afghanistan in February 2014 as a heavy equipment operator and was assigned to a unit training Afghan National Army soldiers on engineering equipment operation and projects. Now he's a Wounded Warrior. Henry said the entire process to continue his Army career has been seamless, and his Warrior Transition Unit was instrumental in allowing him to continue to serve his country.

  • Huntsville Center contract specialist leaps at career broadening opportunity

    Nov 19, 2015

    A U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville contracting specialist was recently selected to fill a short-term career broadening assignment at a regional contracting office responsible for providing oversight of contractual actions.

  • Task Force POWER team responds to emergency in Kabul

    Nov 19, 2015

    During a site visit to Afghanistan in October, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Huntsville Center Commander Col. Robert Ruch presented certificates of appreciation to five individuals working under contract in support of Task Force POWER.

  • ERDC teams with RPEC for Fort Hood workshop that showcases tool that makes sustainability planning e

    Nov 17, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is demonstrating new master planning technology that integrates two proven software tools to help installations meet tougher sustainability requirements under a Department of Defense grant. The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center teamed with the Fort Worth District to demonstrate the new technology at Fort Hood that will speed Army Net Zero initiatives for to manage and optimize energy flows on DoD installations.

  • Furnishings Program expands to include Air Force project

    Nov 17, 2015

    The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center Huntsville's Furnishings Program team recently completed quality assurance (QA) inspections on three projects totaling $1.25 million worth of furnishings and equipment at Fort Stewart, Georgia.

  • USACE Galveston District awards $325,140 small business contract

    Nov 16, 2015

    GALVESTON, Texas (Nov. 16, 2015) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a $325,140.80 contract to Quaternary Resource Investigations (QRI), a small business, women-owned, SBA Certified 8(a) contractor, for geotechnical soil boring at the Rosa Allen Placement Area, located in Houston.

  • Rock excavation completed on new barracks at USMA

    Nov 16, 2015

    U.S. Military Academy at West Point finishes the rock excavation for Davis Barracks, the new Cadet barracks for the Academy.

  • Huntsville Center helping reduce U.S. military's environmental footprint in Afghanistan

    Nov 16, 2015

    Huntsville Center is managing the $21.5 million contract for the environmental footprint reduction at more than 60 U.S. military camps and bases being closed throughout Afghanistan as a result of the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country.

  • Corps sends team to Fort Irwin to assess recent storm damage

    Nov 16, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles district sent a four-person team of engineering professionals to the National Training Center at Fort Irwin to assess damages to the installation after flash floods from a storm hit the post Oct. 5.

  • Huntsville Center participates in local elementary school STEAM fair

    Nov 12, 2015

    Huntsville Center Structural Engineer John Nevels, Directorate of Engineering, set up an Explosives Safety exhibit for more than 500 students at the Mill Creek Elementary School STEM/STEAM Fair, Nov. 10.

  • USACE Galveston District awards $6.1 million GIWW dredging contract

    Nov 11, 2015

    GALVESTON, Texas (Nov. 11, 2015) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a $6,104,050 contract to Mike Hooks Inc., for maintenance dredging of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) navigation channel from the Galveston Causeway to Bastrop Bayou in Galveston in Galveston County, Texas.

  • USACE Buffalo District's Salute to Veterans Day

    Nov 9, 2015

    "I'd like to dedicate our observance this year to our Buffalo District teammates who once served the nation in uniform, and now continue to serve in a different, yet equally important role," said LTC Karl Jansen, USACE Buffalo District commander. "Their lifelong commitment to the ideals of public service is something special, and speaks volumes about the character of those we work with on a daily basis."

  • Summer flooding begs questions, but dam safety an open book in Markle, Indiana

    Nov 9, 2015

    During the summer of 2015 northern Indiana flood event, the Markle Dam, Markle, Indiana, was near "fully loaded" for a record 33 days. What it means is that the dam had high water against it (high pool),

  • USACE TAA engineer awarded de Fleury Medal

    Nov 5, 2015

    A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Transatlantic Afghanistan District (TAA) employee has been awarded one of the highest honors bestowed within the Corps of Engineers. Norman Boeman, deputy chief of construction, was presented with the Bronze Order of the de Fleury Medal Tuesday.

  • Radio Controlled Camera Platform improves safety and cuts costs

    Nov 4, 2015

    The Fort Worth District's Infrastructure Support Section has the mission to conduct detailed assessments of varying roof types at several military installations, including Fort Bliss and Joint Base San Antonio.

  • Can activated carbon be used to treat dredged sediments?

    Nov 2, 2015

    Using conventional dredging equipment, the USACE Buffalo District along with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) have started the first of its kind large scale demonstration of treating dredged sediment, from Ashtabula Harbor, Ohio, with activated carbon to determine if bioaccumulation can be reduced in the bioactive zone of the 50-foot-deep open-lake placement site.

  • Sky Soldier's new engineer battalion integrates seamlessly

    Nov 2, 2015

    Paratroopers, from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, were in Slovenia from Oct. 16 - 21 in support of Exercise Rock Proof V, a combined-arms exercise between U.S. and Slovenian Soldiers.

  • Lockport Major Rehabilitation Project Reaching Final Stages of Construction

    Oct 31, 2015

    For more than a decade, members of the Rock Island District have been working to design and implement one of the largest civil works projects ever completed in the District. The project, known as the Lockport Lock and Dam Upper Pool Project, is a multi-stage, multi-year and multi-million dollar rehabilitation effort that is now in its final stages and is nearing completion.

  • USACE research biologist recognized by AAPRA

    Oct 30, 2015

    U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center's research biologist Dr. Kathleen Perales has a long history of leadership and accomplishments, resulting in positive impacts on parks and natural resources and recognition from members of her profession.

  • Huntsville Center engineer receives rising star award

    Oct 30, 2015

    Huntsville, Alabama native and electrical engineer, Porscha Porter, received a Technology Rising Star award at the 20th Women of Color STEM conference in Detroit, Michigan, Oct. 15-17.

  • Shore stabilization project protects Fort Pulaski's heritage

    Oct 30, 2015

    Officials at Fort Pulaski National Monument have gained precious ground thanks to a multiagency project that wrapped up this week.

  • USACE puts boots on the ground

    Oct 29, 2015

    Eleven United States Army Corps of Engineers employees visited Fort Leonard Wood as part of their ninth annual Leadership Development Program, Monday through Wednesday.