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  • Austin area Timber and Onion Creeks receive $11.8 million new start with PPA signing

    Oct 9, 2014

    The Corps signed two Project Partnership Agreements for the Onion Creek Watershed project with local and county officials during a public ceremony Aug. 28 in Austin.

  • Corps, GPA officials to sign partnership agreement for Savannah Harbor deepening

    Oct 8, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Georgia Department of Transportation and the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) signed the Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) today in Atlanta at 11 a.m. to officially launch construction on the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP).

  • Corps engineers connect with students at Morgan State STEM expo

    Oct 7, 2014

    Hundreds of middle and high school students met Baltimore District engineers at the 2014 STEM Expo at Morgan State University in Baltimore on Oct. 4.

  • Former U.S. Army drill sergeant takes helm at nation's premier inland navigation planning center

    Oct 3, 2014

    PJ Donovan, the new chief of the nation's premier inland navigation planning center, now directs a team of economists, engineers, and operations research analysts committed to supporting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers inland navigation planning needs at both the national and international levels. The Corps operates and maintains 227 lock chambers at 185 sites within the nation's vast inland waterway system; a system that contains 12,000 miles of waterways, enough to stretch halfway around the world with depths of at least 9 feet. The U.S. Inland Waterway system moves over 550 million tons of commodities annually and is an important alternative to rail and truck.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District team wins dam safety excellence award

    Oct 3, 2014

    The USACE Portland District Spillway Gate Reliability Team has been named the 2013 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Dam Safety Team of Excellence. The national award recognizes the team members for their role in executing a $41 million (so far) spillway gate rehabilitation program to improve dam and public safety. It also honors their contribution to advancing dam safety within Northwestern Division and the Corps overall. Their expertise hasn't gone unnoticed -- Portland District has received requests from across the nation to support similar dam safety efforts, including Baltimore, Omaha, Sacramento and Los Angeles districts.

  • The secret to her success: Ops chief shares some key milestones on the road to career success

    Oct 3, 2014

    We all have that "tipping point" in life, that moment when circumstances converge to change our future direction forever. For graduating college senior Andrea Murdock in 1988, that point came as she was pursuing various options for post-college employment. On the one hand, she had already decided that she wanted to be a park ranger and had interviewed for a park ranger job with three different Army Corps of Engineers Districts-St. Louis, Huntington, and Mobile-at a job fair in El Paso. On the other, she had no real professional work history, and was considering joining the Peace Corps to get some solid experience on her resume prior to going for that federal government position.

  • A multigenerational workforce brings opportunities, challenges for the Corps

    Oct 3, 2014

    Famous author Rick Riorden once wrote, "People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed." While Riorden was writing about a Greek god in one of his fictional books, the sentiment can be applied to any workplace environment. The bottom line is this: For any organization to be successful, it is crucial to take care of the people that make it run.

  • Europe District engineer claims Sustainability Hero Award

    Oct 2, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Rich Gifaldi is focused on "greening" Army and Air Force facilities in Europe and the Middle East. Nearly five years ago, Gifaldi was selected as U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District's first sustainable engineering program manager. Since then, he's ushered 39 green projects through the sustainable-design process. Two constructed in Germany earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification, and 37 in Germany, Belgium, Romania and Turkey are on track to earn LEED certification in the near future.

  • Restoring Quality Habitat and Combating Invasive Plants at Times Beach

    Oct 2, 2014

    The Buffalo District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center are collaborating on a demonstration project to control the growth of four invasive plants at Times Beach Nature Preserve in Buffalo.

  • District launches online Addicks and Barker construction story map

    Oct 2, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas (Oct. 2, 2014) -- Residents will soon be able to track construction schedules, detours and upcoming events related to the Addicks and Barker dams' safety modification project thanks to story map technology located online at http://geospatial.swf.usace.army.mil/AddicksBarker2/index.html.

  • In-house crews finish major Lock & Dam 14 maintenance ahead of schedule

    Oct 2, 2014

    Using in-house crews, Tulsa District replaced the pintle balls and bushings on the upstream miter gates at W.D. Mayo Lock and Dam 14, over the period Aug. 31 - Sept. 12, and performed other needed repairs, completing the work three days ahead of schedule.

  • Active Army's longest serving enlisted female Soldier to retire

    Oct 2, 2014

    Command Sgt. Maj. Donna A. Brock is set to retire from the United States Army and transfer responsibility to Command Sgt. Maj. Gerald C. Ecker in a ceremony at the United States Army Medical Command Headquarters (MEDCOM) in San Antonio on Oct. 24, 2014. Brock, who joined the Army in 1979, now holds the honor of being the Army's longest serving enlisted female Soldier still on active duty.

  • Santa Clara Pueblo and the Corps of Engineers: A Working Partnership between Two Nations

    Oct 2, 2014

    "The partnership between USACE and the Santa Clara Pueblo is a fine example of why the Albuquerque District has the strongest Tribal Program in South Pacific Division. Flood Risk Management in the Santa Clara tribal area is incredibly important for the future of the Pueblo." ~ Brig. Gen. Mark Toy, commander, South Pacific Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

  • USACE Galveston District Spotlight on Kenneth Wilson

    Oct 1, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas (Oct. 1 2014) -- It's been nearly a year since Kenneth Wilson accepted a position as a construction representative/ quality assurance evaluator with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District and though it hasn't been long enough to see a flood risk management project through to completion, it has afforded him enough time to develop lasting partnerships to help deliver quality flood risk management oversight to Houston residents.

  • The Corps Environment - October 2014

    Oct 1, 2014

    The Corps Environment is an online quarterly publication produced by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to highlight USACE environmental initiatives, issues, policies and technologies across the nation.

  • Federal and state officials to sign Savannah Harbor deepening agreement Oct. 8

    Sep 30, 2014

    Deepening the Savannah harbor takes a giant leap forward when officials from the Corps of Engineers and the State of Georgia sign a Project Partnership Agreement Oct. 8. The signing of the PPA allows the Corps of Engineers to accept bids for the first contracts to be awarded under the $706 million Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP).

  • Huntington District artifacts transferred to the Veterans Curation Program

    Sep 29, 2014

    Thanks to the efforts of a team of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) archaeological experts, artifacts from nine West Virginia project sites have been transferred to the Veterans Curation Program (VCP) from storage at the Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex in Moundsville, W.Va.

  • Elizabeth Mine Team takes top environmental award

    Sep 29, 2014

    The Elizabeth Mine Superfund Site Project Delivery Team (PDT) has recently received the prestigious Green Dream Team Award in the 2014 USACE Sustainability Award Program. The project was selected from a large number of projects throughout the Corps of Engineers and the award will be presented at the USACE Senior Leadership Conference in August.

  • Collaboration accomplishes storm damage repairs along New England coast

    Sep 29, 2014

    The New England District entered into an agreement with the U.S. Coast Guard, July 29 to replace navigation structures lost or damaged due to storm damage while they repair breakwaters in Rockport, Massachusetts and Block Island, Rhode Island. The agreement will also allow additional work for other planned, upcoming breakwater repairs.

  • Center workers step out to reduce stress, raise awareness

    Sep 26, 2014

  • Experts gather water quality data before beginning Savannah harbor deepening

    Sep 25, 2014

    Editors Note: This is the third in a series of articles to explain environmental monitoring efforts associated with the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP). This series focuses on the various monitoring activities that must take place before construction begins.

  • Savannah Corps awards contract for Tybee Island beach renourishment

    Sep 25, 2014

    Tybee Island will gain greater protection against storms from additional sand reinforcing the beach there. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District awarded a $10 million contract Monday for the next shoreline protection project at this coastal Georgia community. Shoreline protection is also known as beach renourishment.

  • Army Corps, new inter-agency team start work on innovative online flood mapping tool for D.C.

    Sep 24, 2014

    A newly-formed inter-agency team started work on a $291,000 online mapping tool project that will help government leaders, emergency managers, and the public better predict flood impacts during high-water events in the D.C. metropolitan area.

  • Dive teams pool resources for busy season

    Sep 24, 2014

    Divers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dive team buddied up with U.S. Navy and commercial divers to complete their latest, and busiest, work season. The team completed about 50 jobs in six months -- some as close to home as Bonneville Lock and Dam and others as far away as Japan.

  • US Army Corps of Engineers creating wildlife habitat close to downtown Dallas

    Sep 24, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District awarded a $15.9 million contract Sept. 23 to construct a chain of wetlands along the Trinity River Corridor in Dallas just southeast of downtown. The ecosystem restoration contract, part of the Dallas Floodway Extension Project, will also manage flood risk and provide additional recreational opportunities in an urban environment.

  • Eufaula Lake and Dam 50th Anniversary set for Thursday; J.C. Watts to deliver keynote

    Sep 23, 2014

    The public and members of the media are invited to attend a celebration commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Eufaula Lake and Dam. The ceremony will take place at Eufaula Dam Site South, Sept. 25 at 10 a.m.

  • Huntsville Center concluding banner fiscal year

    Sep 23, 2014

  • Bull Shoals Master Plan revision is underway

    Sep 23, 2014

    Little Rock District is actively engaging the public in its effort to update the 1970s version of the Bull Shoals Lake Master Plan. The agency currently has a comment period open through Sept. 30, and anyone can submit comments by e-mail, fax or regular mail. We have also created a website with complete information about the revision process at http://go.usa.gov/ynYk.

  • USA's largest towboat returns to Arkansas River

    Sep 23, 2014

    The Mississippi River Commission visited the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System Aug. 10 through 14 to perform a low-water inspection and meet with stakeholders onboard the Motor Vessel Mississippi, the largest towboat in the country and the official vessel of the MRC. The vessel is 241 feet long, 52 feet high and is an operational towboat 90 percent of the time.

  • Corps of Engineers, Community Clean-up Fort DeRussy for National Public Lands Day

    Sep 23, 2014

    More than 40 volunteers picked up trash at Fort DeRussy in Waikiki in honor of National Public Lands Day and International Coastal Cleanup Day on Sept. 20. The Corps of Engineers' Pacific Regional Visitor Center coordinated the event which was supported by Corps employees, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, and Punahou Junior ROTC cadets.

  • Tennessee formalizes Silver Jackets Program with charter signing

    Sep 23, 2014

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 23, 2014) -- Federal, state and local agencies formalized an official partnership to promote flood risk reduction today by signing the Tennessee Silver Jackets Charter during a ceremony at Metro Nashville's Development Services Center.

  • VDOT, FHWA, USACE sign, release draft SEIS for Route 460 project

    Sep 22, 2014

    The Virginia Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers signed the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Sept. 18 on the Route 460 Corridor Improvements Project in Southeastern Virginia.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers shores up a piece of American history

    Sep 22, 2014

    A portion of the seawall next to historic Fort McHenry in Baltimore Harbor has been straightened and strengthened thanks to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Senior Leadership Development Fellows learn more about USACE

    Sep 19, 2014

    A program started this year is affording Huntsville Center employees an opportunity to work at Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for four months to learn how USACE operates.

  • Tennessee Silver Jackets Charter Signing Ceremony Sept. 23, 2014

    Sep 19, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District invites the media to the Tennessee Silver Jackets Charter Signing Ceremony 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at Metro Nashville's Development Services Center (Teleconferencing Center) located at 800 2nd Avenue South.

  • Eufaula Dam 50th resurrects history, unites community

    Sep 19, 2014

    When the 50th anniversary of Eufaula Dam takes place Sept. 25, it will mark the culmination of nearly a year of planning and coordination between the Lake Eufaula Association, the Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the surrounding communities.

  • Arlington National Cemetery's Welcome Center renovations set to start later this month

    Sep 18, 2014

    The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, awarded Polu Kai Services, LLC -- a native Hawaiian owned, small disadvantaged business, service-disabled veteran owned business -- with a $4.3 million contract Aug. 25 to make upgrades to the facility, including its basement space visitor bathrooms, and the electrical, water and fire protection systems.

  • ERDC's Lightweight Modular Causeway System finds a new use

    Sep 18, 2014

  • Huntsville Center workforce anticipate record breaking fiscal year

    Sep 18, 2014

  • US delivers upgraded school in Kosovo

    Sep 17, 2014

    More than 900 students and 50 faculty members in a formerly strife-torn region of Kosovo returned to a fully revamped school this fall, thanks to a collaborative humanitarian-assistance project by U.S. partner agencies. Representatives from U.S. Embassy Pristina, the Office of Defense Cooperation, U.S. European Command and Kosovo's Ministry of Education joined city leaders Sept. 9 in Mitrovica for the reopening of Musa Hoti Primary School.

  • Army Corps of Engineers and Stakeholders Restoring the New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary

    Sep 17, 2014

    Significant challenges often require a team effort. Restoring the New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary is one of them. A group of professionals from the Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, joined 200+ scientists, engineers, academics and restoration professionals on June 3, 2014 at a major symposium in Manhattan discussing progress restoring the NY-NJ Harbor Estuary and initiatives to continue improving the area's ecological health, contributing to the region's coastal resiliency. The conference, "Restoring the New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary: Ensuring Ecosystem Resilience and Sustainability in a Changing Future," was hosted by the NY-NJ Harbor Estuary Program's Restoration Workgroup.

  • Corps of Engineers honors national winners at Senior Leaders Conference

    Sep 16, 2014

    Members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) were honored Aug. 7 as they received awards during the National Awards ceremony. Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, Chief of Engineers and USACE commander, presented the awards during the USACE Senior Leaders Conference at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

  • Nashville District showcasing historical maps from 1800s

    Sep 16, 2014

    An 1874 military map of Middle Tennessee and 1888 map of Muscle Shoals were recently restored and replicas of them are now being showcased in the Barlow Conference Room located at the headquarters of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District.

  • Transforming the Desert into a Wetland

    Sep 15, 2014

    Instead of a traditional red ribbon-cutting, officials from the Albuquerque District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the city of Las Cruces tossed seed balls packed with a mixture of wildflower seeds that will sprout with the next rain in a grand-opening ceremony Sept. 5, 2014.

  • Southwestern Division attorney earns Corps legal award

    Sep 15, 2014

    Ernest A. Burford, assistant Division Counsel for the Southwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has been honored with a Seltzer Award for his contributions to the Corps' legal services mission. The award, which is named after a former Chief Legal Counsel for the Corps, recognizes a Corps attorney who has contributed through the development of a legal theory, a legal management innovation or proactive or outstanding performance in solving a legal or management problem.

  • CERB hears expert views on sea level rise and how to improve the resilience of coastal systems

    Sep 12, 2014

    The Coastal Engineering Research Board (CERB) held a public meeting in San Francisco, California Sept. 9 to 11, 2014 to review coastal engineering challenges within the Pacific coastal region with experts from California and the West.

  • 15th annual small business forum scheduled for October

    Sep 12, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville is scheduled to host its 15th annual Small Business Forum 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 15.

  • USACE's Conchas Dam Rangers Exchange Junker Jackets for Custom-Fit Trend-Setters That Save Lives

    Sep 12, 2014

    The 2014 summer recreation season may be winding down, but the park rangers at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Albuquerque District's Conchas Lake remain vigilant in their efforts to provide properly fitting life jackets to the public!

  • Major General Michael C. Wehr receives 2nd star

    Sep 12, 2014

    Brigadier General Mike Wehr, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mississippi Valley Division Commander, was promoted to the rank of major general, Sept. 12, in a frocking ceremony at his alma mater Santa Clara University (California), which hosted the event.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers complete Virtual Battle Space Training in Daegu

    Sep 11, 2014

    DAEGU, Republic of Korea - U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers with the 368th Engineer Detachment (Forward Engineer Support Team-Main), out of Atlanta, Georgia, 412th Theater Engineer Command, successfully completed Virtual Battle Space 3 training while participating here in this year's Ulchi Freedom Guardian Exercise.

  • 412th TEC Soldiers, civilians observe Patriot Day, share personal stories

    Sep 11, 2014

    VICKSBURG, Miss. -- As we take the time to remember those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001 and the service members who gave the ultimate sacrifice following that day, Soldiers and civilians of the 412th Theater Engineer Command gather to honor their legacy and to reflect on how that day affected them personally during a special service held at the George A. Morris U.S. Army Reserve Center.

  • Latvian EMS officials honor USACE engineer

    Sep 10, 2014

    Jack Galloway frequently forgoes his 20-minute commute to the office and spends hours traveling to remote project sites in Eastern Europe and Africa. His eighth-floor cubicle is often empty. As the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District special projects team lead, Galloway oversees projects funded by U.S. European and Africa Commands for humanitarian assistance, counternarcotics and counterterrorism operations, and exercise-related construction.

  • New parking structure opens up 600 spaces

    Sep 10, 2014

    New parking structure opens up 600 spaces

  • Deepwater Wind's permit signed to construct five wind turbines off Block Island coast

    Sep 10, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District on Sept. 4, 2014 approved the Deepwater Wind Block Island, LLC, and Deepwater Wind Block Island Transmission System, LLC, permit request to construct five wind turbine generators and do other work off the southeast coast of Block Island, Rhode Island.

  • USACE Galveston District awards $3.6 million contract to dredge Texas City Channel

    Sep 10, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas (Sept. 10, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a contract in the amount of $3,583,500 to Orion Marine Construction Inc., for the maintenance dredging of the Texas City Channel in Galveston County, Texas.

  • Corps' Wallisville Lake Project Office issues waterfowl hunting permits for 2014-2015 season

    Sep 10, 2014

    WALLISVILLE, Texas (Sept. 10, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District's Wallisville Lake Project Office is now issuing waterfowl hunting permits for the 2014-2015 hunting season.

  • FRR project completing renovation of historic Air Force Personnel Center

    Sep 9, 2014

    Renovations ongoing for a number of years at the U.S. Air Force Personnel Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph in Texas are nearly complete, and while the exterior of Building 499 has been restored to its historic look, the interior has significantly changed.

  • Fort Worth District receives six USACE National Awards

    Sep 9, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recognized five Fort Worth District team members and one Project Delivery Team for effectively providing innovative engineering solutions and outstanding leadership. The District received six awards at the 2014 Strategic Leader Conference, Aug. 7 in Fort Belvoir, Virginia during the National Awards Ceremony.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Soldier Receives Soldier's Medal

    Sep 8, 2014

    A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Soldier was presented the Soldier's Medal here, today, for his selfless act of heroism early this year.

  • Army Launches New Safety Campaign

    Sep 8, 2014

    The Army launched the first installment of its new two-year seasonal safety awareness campaign today.

  • Success Story: Louisville District's in-house design teams create award-winning military projects

    Sep 8, 2014

    The Corps of Engineers' in-house design teams at the Louisville District, which design of a wide range of military buildings have been exceeding expectations.

  • Deployable Command Post, 412th TEC train for real-world contingency at UFG

    Sep 7, 2014

    Soldiers should train for any contingency and be trained and ready to support their missions. One way to ensure this is with annual training exercises based on these contingencies. One exercise that does this is Ulchi Freedom Guardian, conducted annually in the Republic of Korea to enhance readiness, protect the region and maintain stability on the peninsula.

  • Corps partners with Clemson University to monitor marshes for Savannah harbor deepening

    Sep 5, 2014

    Thanks to a partnership with Clemson University and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, scientists are collecting valuable data in the Savannah River estuary for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP).

  • District conducts study to protect Texas coast

    Sep 4, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas (Sept. 4, 2014) -- Protecting the Texas coast from natural and manmade disasters continues to make headlines in local papers as various agencies and organizations work to find solutions to this complex issue -- a solution the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District will be a part of implementing once a way forward is identified and funded.

  • USACE Galveston District awards $5.5 million contract to dredge GIWW, Channel to Harlingen

    Sep 4, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas (Sept. 4, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a contract in the amount of $5,523,585 to Orion Marine Construction Inc., for the maintenance dredging of the Channel to Harlingen and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) in Willacy and Cameron counties, Texas.

  • Food Trucks offer Corps employees unique lunch options

    Sep 4, 2014

  • Tamara R. Mahaffey named 2014 USACE Logistician of the Year

    Sep 3, 2014

    Tamara R. Mahaffey, Logistics Manager for the Southwestern Division's Fort Worth District, is the recipient of the USACE Meritorious Logistician Award for 2014. Mahaffey beat out more than 500 eligible logisticians from across the Corps to win the prestigious award.

  • Trekking Down the River: The Rio Grande Expedition

    Sep 3, 2014

    In mid-June, an expeditionary team from Austin, Texas, set out to tell the story, "The Disappearing Rio Grande Expedition, 1900 Miles From Source to Sea."

  • Top USACE Project Delivery Team Recognized

    Sep 3, 2014

    Col. Steven Roemhildt, Commander , Great Lakes and Ohio River Division took a moment to recognize the members of the Bolivar Project Delivery Team (PDT) for their selection as the USACE 2014 Project Delivery Team of the Year.

  • USACE Galveston District awards $5.7 million contract to dredge Matagorda Ship Channel; material use

    Sep 3, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas (Sept. 3, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a contract in the amount of $5,774,000 to Orion Marine Construction Inc., for the maintenance dredging of the Matagorda Ship Channel in Matagorda and Calhoun counties, Texas.

  • Bolivar Dam Seepage Barrier Groundbreaking Ceremony

    Sep 3, 2014

    Recently the Huntington District hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the Bolivar Dam seepage barrier that is part of the efforts to reduce risk as part of the Dam Safety Program. The $44.3 million project will begin in earnest and is expected to be complete within the next four years.

  • Army Net Zero Energy Roadmap and Program Summary for FY 2013 Released

    Sep 3, 2014

    Nine Army Net Zero Energy pilot installations have already made substantial progress in identifying, developing, and executing energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in the first years of the program.

  • USACE Galveston District stresses water safety during this Labor Day weekend

    Aug 29, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas (Aug. 29, 2014) -- The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District joins its partners: Safe Kids Greater Houston, Telemundo, Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark and Bass Pro Shops, in encouraging safe water recreation activities over the Labor Day weekend.

  • Corps of Engineers' Huntsville Center sustains DOD fueling capability worldwide

    Aug 29, 2014

    Huntsville Center's Installation Support and Programs Management Directorate manages a maintenance and repair service program sustaining worldwide fueling capability to the Department of Defense and other agencies.

  • Protecting independence: Corps holds emergency management exercise in Kansas

    Aug 29, 2014

    The Tulsa District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers facilitated a table-top exercise for emergency managers at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Independence, Kansas, Aug. 27.

  • USACE Galveston District Spotlight on Tom Brauer

    Aug 29, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas (Aug. 29, 2014) -- A quick look at the diverse engineering projects headed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was all it took to convince a young engineering graduate wanting to make his mark in the profession that this is where he needed to be. However, the career path for Department of the Army (DA) Civil Engineer Intern Tom Brauer, who entered the Corps 18 months ago through the DA Intern Program, wasn't always this clear.

  • Huntsville Center employees mix science and art for local students

    Aug 29, 2014

  • Corps names Huntsville Center employee 2014 USACE Interior Designer of the Year

    Aug 29, 2014

  • ERDC performs forensic investigations of infrastructure deterioration and failure

    Aug 27, 2014

    Researchers from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) know a thing or two about aging and ailing infrastructure. ERDC is leading the charge to bypass traditional repair methods and pursue the use of novel materials in hopes of finding a permanent solution for reconstruction and repair efforts rather than a temporary fix; however, before this step can be reached, the cause of the problem must be identified -- that's where forensic investigation comes in.

  • Corps of Engineers acts to protect new wildlife habitat in Dallas

    Aug 27, 2014

    A new fence and gate contract will protect a new urban wildlife habitat near downtown Dallas built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District as it nears completion. More than 135 bird species have been recorded at the new ecosystem restoration project, which has been under construction since 2004.

  • 2014 Women's Equality Day tri-signed letter

    Aug 26, 2014

    The Nation's annual observance of Women's Equality Day commemorates the addition of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which guaranteed women the right to vote. This victory moved our Nation forward on the path towards equal civil and political rights for all Americans. This is a letter from our Army Senior leaders pertaining to this topic.

  • US Army Corps of Engineers shares water safety tips for Labor Day holiday

    Aug 26, 2014

    It's almost time to say goodbye to summer. If you'll be spending the weekend on or around the water this Labor Day, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urges you to remember these safety tips.

  • An Engineering Marvel: The Cape Cod Canal at 100

    Aug 25, 2014

    One hundred years ago, the world was a different place -- the Ford Motor Company sold 248,000 cars at $500 a piece, a gallon of gas cost 12 cents and the Cape Cod Canal opened to water traffic. The Honorable Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, Brig. Gen. Kent Savre, North Atlantic Division Commander and Col. Charles Samaris, New England District Commander, joined Rear Admiral Richard Gurnon, President of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy and co-chairs of the Cape Cod Canal Centennial Committee, at a ceremony to celebrate the Canal's 100th anniversary.

  • Engineers Host Educational STEM Activities at Canal Celebration

    Aug 25, 2014

    Members of the New England District Team and the Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section (BSCES) injected a little science into with the fun at the Cape Cod Canal's 100th Anniversary, July 29 by hosting educational activities related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at the BSCES-sponsored engineering tent at Buzzards Bay Park.

  • Trail Progress on National Trails Day

    Aug 25, 2014

    The New England District, in partnership with the trail committees of Holland, Brimfield and the regional Grand Trunk Trailblazers, hosted several National Trail Day activities, June 7.

  • USACE Galveston District awards $251,997 small business task order for buoy repairs

    Aug 22, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas (Aug. 25, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a task order in the amount $251,997 to J.M. Davidson Inc., (a small business contractor), for buoy repair, replacement and maintenance at the Brazos River Floodgates and the Colorado River Locks.

  • 75 years later, Tulsa District military mission building strong

    Aug 22, 2014

    The Tulsa District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was birthed as powers in Europe and Asia increased the volume to the drumbeat of war in 1939.

  • Solar technology contractors meet to discuss upcoming project at Redstone Arsenal

    Aug 22, 2014

    Companies pre-qualified to compete for solar technology projects met Aug. 20 at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, to go over the Request for Proposals for the task order to build a renewable solar energy facility capable of producing up to 18,000 megawatt hours per year on the Arsenal.

  • 2014 Interior Least Tern surveys complete

    Aug 22, 2014

    The Tulsa District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, completed its annual survey of an endangered bird on Oklahoma and Texas rivers recently.

  • Cadet District Engineer Program Offers Hands-On USACE Experience

    Aug 22, 2014

    The Honolulu District hosted two U.S. Army cadets this summer 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).

  • Army engineer officer meets the 'smartest man in baseball'

    Aug 21, 2014

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Capt. Alexander Sudyk met with Boston Red Sox pitcher Craig Breslow Aug. 15 to discuss the importance of STEM, higher education, leadership and giving back to the community, part of an educational series that will be used in an upcoming episode of MLB's "Above and Beyond."

  • Investing in infrastructure: Bragg's Cut enhances navigation safety

    Aug 21, 2014

    MATAGORDA COUNTY, Texas (Aug. 21, 2014) -- The 1,800-feet stretch of navigable waterway may not seem like a big deal, but for recreational boaters traveling along the Colorado River it means less wait time and improved safety.

  • Military Munitions Remediation at Camp Hale: The project, the history, the public

    Aug 20, 2014

    Camp Hale, Colorado, played a unique role in World War II; one that means potentially hazardous military munitions and unexploded ordnance exist in the area. Through the Department of Defense's Formerly Used Defense Sites mission and under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District is cleaning up contamination, addressing military munitions, and removing safety hazards caused by past activities.

  • Future Army officers shadow engineers at Stuttgart

    Aug 19, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A pair of ROTC cadets are learning about the rigors and rewards of Army engineer life in a six-week stint with Europe District this summer. Rising seniors Jessica Baldridge and Bradley Barber came to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in mid-July through its annual Engineer Internship Program.

  • Five year update: Corps' partnership with Port of Bay City to invest in infrastructure

    Aug 19, 2014

    MATAGORDA COUNTY, Texas (Aug. 19, 2014) -- Five years ago the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District and Port of Bay City partnered on the study and new construction of an east jetty at the Mouth of the Colorado River to stabilize the shallow draft navigation channel and reduce maintenance dredging requirements. Today, that infrastructure plays an integral part in saving taxpayers approximately $200,000 annually in dredging costs and keeps a segment of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway open for navigation.

  • Corps safety professional supports Afghanistan projects

    Aug 19, 2014

    Bill Ferrier, a safety specialist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, just spent a year at Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan. It turned out to be the highlight of his working years and Corps experiences.

  • U.S. range clearance effort in Afghanistan led by Huntsville Center team

    Aug 18, 2014

    Cleaning up U.S. military training ranges in Afghanistan and returning the land to the Afghan people in a usable condition has become the mission of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville.

  • SWD commander promoted to brigadier general

    Aug 18, 2014

    David C. Hill, the commander of the Southwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General in a ceremony Aug. 8 at Fort Belvoir, Va. Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, promoted Hill.

  • Silvery Minnow Surviving the Drought in New Mexico

    Aug 18, 2014

    The survival and recruitment of the Rio Grande Silvery Minnow, an endangered species, is of utmost importance in New Mexico. This is not easy in times of drought. However the minnow continues to survive in the Rio Grande with the hard work and cooperation of USACE and the Middle Rio Grande Endangered Species Collaborative Program.

  • Chief promotes newest engineer general

    Aug 18, 2014

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Commanding General and 53rd Chief of Engineers Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick promoted South Pacific Division Commander Col. Mark Toy to the rank of brigadier general Aug. 15.

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