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  • 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.

  • US Army Corps of Engineers names Fort Worth District planner Morris Civilian of the Year winner

    Aug 15, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers honored Dr. Rumanda K. Young of Fort Worth with the Lt. Gen. John W. Morris Civilian of the Year Award, which recognizes the single civilian employee achieving the highest overall standards of excellence.

  • As Panama Canal Turns 100, USACE Albuquerque District Employee Recalls Awesome Childhood in the Zone

    Aug 15, 2014

    To most people, the Panama Canal is a great engineering achievement that makes commerce and travel cheaper, easier, and faster. But to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District employee Patricia Lewis, it was the setting for "an awesome childhood."

  • USACE lab a worldwide leader in materials testing

    Aug 14, 2014

    On the outside, it's a modest brick building in an office park; but on the inside, the technical experts and specialized equipment make this place a global leader in materials testing.

  • Albuquerque District's Contracting Team Selected for US Army Corps of Engineers Award

    Aug 14, 2014

    The Albuquerque District's contracting team was selected for the 2013 Excellence in Contracting Award PARC-Dallas for their outstanding performance.

  • Groundbreaking kicks off Hatchery Creek project

    Aug 13, 2014

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, state legislators and Russell County officials held a ceremony today marking the groundbreaking for a $1.8 million Wolf Creek Hatchery Wetland and Stream Mitigation Program project below the Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery.

  • USACE Galveston District awards $242,755 contract for hydrographic sweep system

    Aug 13, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas (Aug. 13, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a contract in the amount of $242,755.16 to Ross Labs LLC., for a multi-channel hydrographic sweep system for hydrographic surveying for the Rio Grande Valley Resident Office, Port Isabel, Texas.

  • Huntsville Center Medical Facilities Mandatory Center of Expertise and Standardization, project deve

    Aug 13, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recognized a Japan Engineer District project delivery team as the 2014 PDT of the Year for Excellence at the 2014 Strategic Leaders Conference awards dinner at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, Aug. 7. The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville's Medical Facilities Mandatory Center of Expertise and Standardization (MX), played a key role in the PDT's design of the new Okinawa hospital.

  • USACE Galveston District awards $6.35 million contract to dredge Sabine-Neches Waterway

    Aug 13, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas (Aug. 13, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a contract in the amount of $6,350,950 to Manson Construction Co., for maintenance dredging of the Sabine-Neches Waterway, Port Arthur Canal, Junction and Taylors Bayou in Jefferson County, Texas.

  • Honolulu District Partners with USCG, FEMA, and Hawaii Civil Defense in Response to Hurricane Iselle

    Aug 13, 2014

    In response to Hurricane Iselle, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Honolulu District fielded multiple assets to assist the U.S. Coast Guard, Hawaii State Civil Defense, FEMA, and other federal, state, and local agencies. The Honolulu District, working with our local and federal partners, jointly conducted an underwater survey in Hilo Harbor on Aug. 8, and ensured there were no channel obstructions.

  • Groundbreaking for new 'downtown' area conducted at Humphreys

    Aug 12, 2014

    Ground was broken at Camp Humphreys, South Korea, Aug. 11, 2014, for the new "downtown" area, featuring a new Exchange, commissary and bowling center, among other facilities.

  • Runway replacement project nearing completion

    Aug 12, 2014

    The United States has two B-52 bomber squadrons and Minot is home to one of them. The base began as an Air Defense Command Base with its original runway constructed in 1957 to provide a quick route to Russia over the Arctic Circle. Minot, as part of the Air Force Global Strike Command, remains a strategically important air base to the United States.

  • Corps, South Carolina biologists track sturgeon in Savannah River

    Aug 11, 2014

    Thanks to a partnership between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SC DNR), researchers are safely catching sturgeon, inserting sonic transmitters inside them, and releasing them back into the river.

  • Dog days of summer for Army, Navy engineers: Soldiers and Sailors partner with Search Dog Foundation

    Aug 11, 2014

    U.S. Army Reserve engineer Soldiers had a unique opportunity this summer to get quality training while providing a service truly in line with the Army Corps of Engineer's mission of civil support.

  • Shenango Lake salutes a success partnership

    Aug 8, 2014

    Sometimes it takes an Army to build strong, but other times it takes a strong partnership. The partnership between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District and the Shenango River Watchers is an example of a strong and successful partnership.

  • Corps releases Central Everglades report for public, state and agency review

    Aug 8, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has released the revised final report for the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP) for public, state and agency review today.

  • Pittsburgh District to assist in local flood study

    Aug 8, 2014

    Two signatures seal the deal on new partnership between two public agencies. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers commander and Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission signed a cost-sharing agreement for a new study designed to examine two local flood regions.

  • USACE Galveston District awards $3.6 million contract to dredge Sabine-Neches Waterway

    Aug 8, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a maintenance dredging contract in the amount of $3,646,550 to Manson Construction Co., for maintenance dredging of the Sabine-Neches Waterway, Sabine Pass Outer Bar and bank channel in Jefferson County, Texas, and Cameron Parish, Louisiana.

  • USACE hosts Twilight Tattoo

    Aug 7, 2014

    Hundreds of visitors and special guests joined their host, Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, U.S. Army Chief of Engineers and of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) commanding general, as they watched Twilight Tattoo, a high energy military spectacular featuring Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own."

  • Corps and Edgewood Chemical Biological Center cut ribbon on new, expanded laboratory

    Aug 7, 2014

    More than 50 people joined the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, installation dignitaries and officials from the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center to officially open the expanded Dr. Edward J. Poziomek Advanced Chemistry Laboratory on Aberdeen Proving Ground Aug. 5.

  • USACE Galveston District awards small business task order contracts for sediment testing

    Aug 7, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, awarded two small business task order contracts to Sol Engineering Service LLC,(an 8(a) small business) in the amount of $63,498.55 for environmental services to include collection and analyses of water and sediment samples from the federally-maintained Gulf Intracoastal Waterway from Rollover Pass to the Galveston Causeway near Galveston, Texas and the Channel to Harlingen reach near Harlingen, Texas.

  • August 2014 DASAF

    Aug 6, 2014

    Safety: At the Core of Army values

  • Connecticut Guard bridge company trains at West Thompson Lake

    Aug 5, 2014

    The 250th Multi-Role Bridge Company of the Connecticut Army National Guard arrived at West Thompson Lake, Connecticut, June 15, 2014, to begin three days of their annual training.

  • ERDC applies novel materials to civil works infrastructure

    Aug 5, 2014

    Aging infrastructure has become a huge problem for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Keeping them in commission is becoming a liability, not only in the area of safety but also in regards to high costs and efforts; however, simply abandoning them isn't an option either. So what's the solution? U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) researchers believe they know.

  • USACE Galveston District implements energy efficient measures to reduce costs

    Aug 5, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas (Aug. 5, 2014) -- While all new permanent facilities constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District require Leadership in Energy & Environment Design (LEED) Silver certification standards to be incorporated into design plans, existing buildings do not -- which often creates challenges in meeting sustainability and energy efficient goals for those districts that maintain aging infrastructure such as the Galveston District's Jadwin Building.

  • Same service but new location for Western Regulatory Field Office

    Aug 4, 2014

    The Nashville District's Western Regulatory Field Office relocated this week to a new location in Decatur, Alabama. Its staff assists with processing permits pursuant to Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act in the Tennessee River Basin from Nickajack Dam to Kentucky Dam.

  • Dive team demonstrates its quick-response capability

    Aug 4, 2014

    When a gate at Pickwick Lock malfunctioned early this week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Dive Team demonstrated its quick-response capability when it organized a dive into the lock to troubleshoot the situation just hours after being notified.

  • Col. Christopher Barron assumes command of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District

    Aug 4, 2014

    In a Change of Command ceremony at Faneuil Hall in Boston, Mass., District Commander Col. Charles P. Samaris passed the command flag, signifying change of command authority of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in New England, to new District Commander Col. Christopher J. Barron on July 31, 2014. Presiding over the ceremony was Brig. Gen. Kent D. Savre, Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, North Atlantic Division.

  • Hopkinton-Everett Lake, Community Organizations establish public garden to support local food pantry

    Aug 4, 2014

    Something beautiful is happening at Hopkinton-Everett Lake. Amidst the lush greenery and beautiful postcard perfect scenes, a community garden is growing; a garden blooming with delicious, seasonal vegetables lovingly tended by the Henniker and Hopkinton Lions Clubs of New Hampshire. The true beauty of this community garden isn't the array of colors of the vegetables that are springing forth from the soil, but the fact that the garden provides food for many local disadvantaged people.

  • 'History Girls' propose Native American Site recognition of Passanageset Knoll

    Aug 4, 2014

    The Broad Meadows Marsh in Quincy, Massachusetts is another recent success in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' aquatic habitat restoration. Wendy Gendron, NAE Planning Study Manager, has been coordinating with the adjacent middle school to foster educational opportunities.

  • Corps of Engineers completes first construction contract for Indian River Lagoon-South project

    Aug 4, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has completed the first construction contract for the Indian River Lagoon-South, C-44 Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area project, in Martin County, Fla.

  • District signs STEM agreement with Concord Public Schools

    Aug 4, 2014

    Members of the Concord Public School System and New England District Executive Team signed an Education Partnership Agreement at the district's headquarters in Concord, Mass., June 9. The partnership is a win-win situation for all involved: the town's public schools will have access to the District's engineers and scientists -- some of the finest in the world -- to show students real-world applications of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). By exposing and inspiring students to seek paths in math and science careers, the District could potentially gain members of a future workforce. The Concord Public School System serves more than 2,000 students in grades pre-Kindergarten through 8.

  • Energy contract sets Fort Buchanan on path to Army's Net Zero goal

    Aug 1, 2014

    The Army Corps of Engineers' first and only Energy Savings Performance Contract to include wind power generation is nearly complete at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico.

  • US Army Corps of Engineers team totes new tablet technology to speed levee inspections

    Aug 1, 2014

    Fort Worth District levee inspectors walked more than 25.5 miles of levees in the Dallas Floodway System documenting the condition of the levee system built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 55 years ago. This time they were armed with a new tablet-based Levee Inspection Software, replacing the paper-based system to the delight of levee sponsors.

  • USACE Galveston District Spotlight on Mathilda Montgomery

    Aug 1, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas (Aug. 1 2014) -- In order to gain access to Col. Richard Pannell, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, you first have to make it through Mathilda Montgomery. An executive assistant to the commander for the last three years, her cheerful greeting is the first contact most visitors make before meeting with the district's senior official.

  • Chemical demilitarization program nearing the end for Huntsville Center

    Jul 31, 2014

    Designated as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Life Cycle Project Manager for Chemical Demilitarization, the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville's chemical demilitarization program is now nearing the end. The center has had a role in the design and/or construction of all nine of the Army's chemical agent destruction facilities.

  • Engineering interns explore overseas construction

    Jul 31, 2014

    Venturing far from home, school, friends and family, four U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District interns arrived here in early June. Ariel Dowdy, Ryan Deising, Adriann Wilson and Brian O'Conner were selected as the district's 18th class of Advancing Minorities' Interest in Engineering student interns. AMIE is a nonprofit organization working with corporate, government and academic partners to attract, educate, graduate and place minority students in engineering careers. The district's 2014 interns -- three pursuing undergraduate engineering degrees from historically black colleges and universities and one pursuing a master's degree online �-- talked to Engineering in Europe this month about their field, the AMIE internship, the Corps of Engineers, Europe and themselves.

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