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  • Col. Wham becomes new commander of AED-South

    Jul 11, 2011

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan " In a time-honored military tradition for a relatively new U.S. Army Corps of Engineers district, the colors and command transferred from Army Col. Anthony C. Funkhouser to Air Force Col. Benjamin Wham II. The Afghanistan Engineer District-South held its change of command ceremony July 8 here.

  • Army engineers welcome new commander in Europe

    Jul 8, 2011

    USACE in Europe received a new commander, Col. D. Peter Helmlinger, during a change-of-command ceremony July 12 in Wiesbaden, Germany.

  • Summer brings new faces to USACE

    Jul 7, 2011

    This summer, USACE is hosting a variety of students who are looking to gain valuable experience and knowledge about engineering and professional business.

  • Corps environmental engineer receives Steel de Fleury Medal

    Jul 5, 2011

    After only four and a half years of employment with the Louisville District, Quyet C. La has received a prestigious military engineer award, the Steel de Fleury Medal, on June 28, 2011, for his significant contributions to the district’s environmental program.

  • Sacramento District rangers pilot robotic submarines

    Jul 5, 2011

    A team of park rangers in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has been trained to pilot underwater remotely operated vehicles to capture live video and sonar images of underwater structures.

  • Coalition transitions first buildings to Afghan control

    Jul 2, 2011

    Afghan National Security Forces at Camp Hero, Kandahar province, were the first in Afghanistan to transition coalition-maintained buildings to complete Afghan control. On July 1, 17 buildings were scheduled to be transitioned to Afghanistan's Department of Public Works.

  • Eco-friendly neighborhood unveiled in Ansbach

    Jul 1, 2011

    Soldiers, leaders and civilian employees of 12th Combat Aviation Brigade and U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach celebrated the grand opening of the Urlas family housing area June 14.

  • Stevens takes command of Army Corps of Engineers in the Pacific

    Jul 1, 2011

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii--Col. Edward J. Kertis relinquished his position as commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Pacific Ocean Division to Brig. Gen. Richard L. Stevens during a Change of Command ceremony June 30 at historic Palm Circle, here.

  • 23 new housing units open on Fort McCoy's South Post

    Jun 23, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Military Family housing at Fort McCoy reached a 40-year high as a ribbon-cutting to mark the completion and opening of 23 units was held June 16 on South Post. Darrell Neitzel, director of the Directorate of Public Works, said in his welcoming remarks at the ceremony that construction of 23 military Family Housing units brings the installation’s total to 47. Another eight housing units currently are under construction and are scheduled to be completed next year. “This is the highest number of military Family housing units we have had at McCoy during my nearly 40 years at the installation,” Neitzel said. “The ceremony for these 23 units today is truly historic and significant.”

  • USMAPS nearly ready for incoming Class of 2012 at West Point

    Jun 16, 2011

    WEST POINT, N.Y. -- The first phase of construction for the new U.S. Military Academy Preparatory School is expected to be complete in time for the USMAPS Reception Day July 18. More than 240 new cadet candidates will form the first class to occupy the new facilities located inside Washington Gate.

  • WWII-era structures to come down this year

    Jun 16, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Thirty-one World War II-era wooden buildings are slated for demolition this fall as part of the first phase of the installation’s Facility Reduction Program. The long-term goal of FRP is the elimination of World War II-era wooden structures by fiscal year 2017, according to officials from Fort Hood’s Directorate of Public Works.

  • Savannah Corps team members deploy for Alabama tornado recovery

    Jun 16, 2011

    While thousands of families struggle to rebuild after devastating tornados swept across the Southeast this spring, members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District continue to volunteer their time for recovery efforts in northern and central Alabama.

  • Corps urges public to be safe on the water this summer

    Jun 15, 2011

    With the summer recreation season officially underway, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District reminds the public to always wear a life jacket when boating, swimming or recreating in, on, or near a body of water.

  • Army Corps supports wounded warrior program

    Jun 14, 2011

    A wounded warrior, his family and a group of military mentors camped at the Francis E. Walter Dam for five nights last week as part of the first camping trip organized by Hunts for Healing, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping wounded servicemembers. The Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District helped host the Hunts for Healing group, which aims to heal physical and emotional wounds through outdoor recreation.

  • USACE Agencies Launch Construction of “Bug Nursery” to Control Exotic Plants

    Jun 13, 2011

    With the launch of the new Bug Nursery program a groundbreaking ceremony was held for an annex to a USDA facility, which raises insects to be used to control invasives plants. The facility in Davie, Fla. has been pioneering effort the use of biocontrols. Several agencies were involved in the effort.

  • USACE team from NY assisting with recovery efforts in Joplin, Mo., after tornado devastates town

    Jun 8, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, Planning and Response Team has been tapped to assist with ongoing recovery efforts in southwest Missouri, in Joplin and the surrounding communities, following the devastating tornado that struck there, May 22, 2011. They will be managing the construction of temporary public facilities like schools and fire houses.

  • Vehicular bridge raises hopes of 2 Afghan villages

    Jun 7, 2011

    Two villages northwest of Kabul will be joined by a bridge allowing vehicles and much-needed commerce, thanks to the efforts of one local man and the Regional Support Command-Capital.

  • USACE annual health fair fosters wellness in the workplace

    Jun 7, 2011

    USACE Europe District employees were twisting and bending, running and walking, receiving assessments and gaining knowledge - all in the name of wellness. The district held its annual Health Fair to promote occupational wellness and health.

  • USACE motorcyclists test new USAREUR training simulator

    Jun 7, 2011

    After the long winter with little to no riding, motorcyclists find their skills are a little rusty. The Wiesbaden Safety Office offers a course for novice and experienced riders alike. A state-of-the-art motorcycle simulator allows students to climb on board a motorcycle without the risk of injury while brushing up on their safety skills.

  • Wind tunnels at NASA Langley being removed by Facilities Reduction Program

    Jun 7, 2011

    The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville's Facilities Reduction Program is using its expertise to remove four wind tunnels and support facilities at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va.

  • Building Strong People: Michael Bullock -- Contracting Officer's Representative

    Jun 7, 2011

    Michael Bullock’s job is to ensure his customers receive the best product possible, every time.

  • Savannah engineer team deploys to Iraq for construction support

    Jun 7, 2011

    After months of extensive training throughout the country and the world, a team of eight professionals with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District deployed to Iraq June 4 to provide specialized engineering support to U.S. troops and assist with construction projects.

  • BRAC: On time, on target

    Jun 7, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- The past 10 years have brought a great deal of change to our Army.

  • Corps narrows options for Isabella dam fixes

    Jun 6, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ two dams at Isabella Lake in California count among the nation’s riskiest. Now the Corps’ Sacramento District is closer than ever to finalizing plans to fix them.

  • The Afghanistan National Army gets support with $11 million in contracts from U.S. Army Corps of Eng

    Jun 4, 2011

    KABUL " The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded $11 million in construction contracts in support of the Afghanistan National Army this week.

  • A gesture from the heart

    Jun 2, 2011

    GONAIVES, Haiti - What motivated the United States to send its Army engineers to Haiti to help?

  • USACE, EUCOM successfully integrate joint engineer team onto ‘battlefield’

    Jun 1, 2011

    With help from USACE and the 416th TEC, EUCOM tested the Joint Force Engineer Command's capability outside the war zone. The resulting success proved a concept of technical engineers fielded forward that traditionally wouldn’t be available in theater.

  • Two-Phase Design/Build Selection Process Speeds Contract Review

    Jun 1, 2011

    In 2004, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) received one of its greatest contracting challenges. As the Army's agent for military construction (MILCON), USACE needed to execute an unprecedented surge in construction requirements to meet the imminent demands of Army Transformation, the Global Posture Initiative, and Base Realignment and Closure.

  • Green project has bright future

    Jun 1, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, and partnering agencies use their successful, large green project in Alexandria, Va., to educate youth about energy efficiency.

  • Building Strong People: Capt. Devin Pompa " Military Officer

    May 31, 2011

    Short article about the role of a military officer in the US Army Corps of Engineers

  • ARRA: Sacramento District transforms barracks into energy-efficient, comfortable quarters

    May 31, 2011

    These aren’t your old Army barracks. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District is transforming housing for U.S. Army reservists at Parks Reserve Forces Training Area near Pleasanton, Calif.

  • Biking to work is healthy, green choice for Corps employees

    May 31, 2011

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District employees logged more than 7,300 miles in May for the May is Bike Month campaign. The district was also recognized as a bike-friendly workplace in 2011 by the Sacramento Area Council of Governments.

  • Corps partners with brigade combat team to pave $3.5 million in unfinished road

    May 31, 2011

    KABUL " The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently issued a $3.5 million contract to manage the construction and design of 8.5 kilometers (5.2 miles) of road in the Balkh province of Afghanistan.

  • Fort McCoy CACTF, Mobile Urban Training Site-South projects in progress

    May 26, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Fort McCoy is working to meet the installation’s future and current needs for urban training opportunities at the installation, said Terry Hoff. Hoff, Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security (DPTMS) Range officer, said work continues on the new Combined Arms Collective Training Facility (CACTF). The Mobile Urban Training Site (MUTS)-South also is receiving a number of newly designed mobile structures to support training.

  • Mentoring way to better Afghanistan one intern at time

    May 25, 2011

    Ten Afghan students put theory to practice this spring by working side-by-side with U.S. professional engineers and Corps host nation employees learning about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers methods, projects and construction practices being used to build millions of dollars worth of infrastructure projects in Afghanistan.

  • New headquarters building starts new chapter for TRADOC

    May 25, 2011

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. (May 24, 2011) - Gen. Robert W. Cone, commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, and McKinley L. Price, mayor of Newport News, Va., provided remarks at the TRADOC Headquarters ribbon cutting and memorialization ceremony here today.

  • Safety a Big Issue for Small Boats

    May 23, 2011

    -Another "Boat Responsibly!" Reminder from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the United States Coast Guard -

  • Corps of Engineers shows solar-powered streetlights to Afghan media

    May 23, 2011

    KABUL, Afghanistan - Solar-powered streetlights have boosted commerce in a busy business district in downtown Kabul where the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers installed solar-powered streetlights late last year, Kabul Mayor Muhammad Yunus Nawandish told Afghan news reporters on Thursday, May 19.

  • Route Clearance Patrols: Making roads safe, checking them twice

    May 23, 2011

    It's 12:30 a.m. about 15 minutes into the patrol. The streets are quiet and the lights are off in the local area. Suddenly, a bright flash appears, and a shockwave that can be felt through body armor hits the Soldiers. A rush of adrenaline flowed through their bodies. The driver of the second vehicle speeds up to assess the damage, and medics rush in. Fortunately, the Soldiers are not injured.

  • AED-N Engineering and Construction Chief receives U.S. Army Engineer Regiment de Fleury Bronze Medal

    May 23, 2011

    KABUL - Mark Jones, from the Pittsburgh, Pa. District Corps of Engineers received the U.S. Army Engineer Regiment de Fleury Bronze Medal for his outstanding achievements as the chief of engineering and construction while deployed from May 16, 2010 to May 25, 2011 with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-North.

  • Levees hold strong on flooded Mississippi River

    May 20, 2011

    U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Robert Papp and Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran met with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District commander Col. Jeff Eckstein May 20 to discuss the status of levees following a Coast Guard decision earlier in the week to resume barge traffic along the swollen Mississippi River on a 15-mile stretch at Natchez, Miss., north of New Orleans.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Releases Work Plan for Fiscal 2011 Civil Works Appropriation

    May 20, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) released its work plan for the Army Civil Works program through the end of fiscal year 2011 (FY11), May 17, 2011.

  • New boat ramp opens at Corps' Black Butte Lake

    May 19, 2011

    A new boat ramp at the Sacramento District's Black Butte Lake, near Orland, Calif., opened in a ribbon-cutting ceremony May 18, 2011 - improving boating access just in time for summer.

  • Corps completes first Gold-rated facility at Hill Air Force Base

    May 17, 2011

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the new, Corps-built and Gold-rated, $4.5 million Three-Bay fire station at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, May 17. The station received a Gold rating under LEED, a first for the Sacramento District and Hill Air Force Base.

  • Bay State Corps of Engineers personnel greet Sen. Kerry in Kabul

    May 16, 2011

  • Bay State Corps of Engineers personnel greet Sen. Kerry in Kabul

    May 16, 2011

    KABUL - Several U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employees from Massachusetts met U.S. Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts at the U.S. Embassy on Sunday, May 15. The Democratic senator thanked them for the work in Afghanistan and spoke briefly about ending the war.

  • Social Media Platforms Provide Support During Crisis

    May 12, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--When Lisa Oliver, administrative support specialist in the AMCOM/Garrison Public and Congressional Affairs Office, was without electrical power in the aftermath of the April 27 storms that ravaged the Tennessee Valley, she knew there was one form of communication she could count on.

  • NOAA, USACE, and USGS Partner to Support Water Resources Management

    May 12, 2011

    The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

  • After BRAC: Transition assistance program ensures soft landing

    May 11, 2011

    About 136 employees of the Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division will be impacted when BRAC construction ends, and they are being provided transition assistance. The goal is to place impacted personnel into vacant positions.

  • Orphaned Afghan boys receive donated school supplies from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

    May 11, 2011

    KABUL - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers paid a visit to some displaced Afghan boys and provided them with much needed school supplies, toys and treats during "operation backpack drop," May 8. The children, ages five to 18, are all considered orphans due to the fact that their parents are either deceased or disabled thus leaving them in the care of relatives.

  • Lt. Gen Robert L. Van Antwerp honored during retirement ceremony

    May 9, 2011

    - Lt. Gen. Robert L. Van Antwerp, 52nd Chief of Engineers and commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, was honored during a retirement ceremony held at the Fort Lesley J. McNair parade field in Washington, May 3, 2011.

  • Building Strong: People -- Jim Ernst: Dam Operator

    May 9, 2011

    Ernst and his fellow dam operators were able to safely manage the pooling water by releasing the water downstream without damage to home and businesses downstream of Santa Fe Dam.

  • USACE takes steps toward paperless with virtual portal

    May 9, 2011

    For decades, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District has a long-lived reliance on paper. But thanks to an innovative computer program, the organization is one step closer to being paperless.

  • Afghanistan Engineer District North awards employees for exceptional service

    May 9, 2011

    photos from AED-N May 8, 2011 house meeting award ceremony

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers celebrates completion of $10 million in Afghan security forces projects

    May 8, 2011

    KABUL - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers celebrated the completion of two multi-million dollar projects in support of the Afghan national security forces this week.

  • Sacramento District surpasses $230 million mark under HAP

    May 6, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District's real estate division has paid more than $230 million under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-expanded Homeowners Assistance Program.

  • Family time is all the time for select Corps of Engineers employees in Afghanistan

    May 6, 2011

    KABUL - Phil and Barb Benge have barely left each other's sides for the past 12 months while they've worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the Qalaa House compound.

  • USACE and Missouri National Guard partner for sandbagging efforts

    May 5, 2011

    Pictures from a Missouri National Guard sandbagging operation in Sikeston, Mo. Soldiers with the Missouri National Gaurd work to fill sandbags provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, using both traditional manpower via shovels and a sandbagging machine deployed by the Corps. Corps experts deployed from Kansas City District with the sandbagging machine to assist the Missouri National Guard with its operation and maintenance. To date, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Memphis District, has issued nearly 2 million sandbags for communities within its area of operations to help with this year's historic floodfighting efforts.

  • Pearls of good news for Army Engineers' oysters program

    May 5, 2011

    Since the founding of the United States, military engineers have worked to ensure the waterways of the country are healthy enough to support maritime law enforcement, commerce, and recreation. Although engineers have had many partners along the way, one overlooked partner has received much attention recently for its success in clearing the water and stabilizing shorelines: The Eastern Oyster.

  • Sacramento District completes new fuel system for Hill Air Force Base

    May 4, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has completed a new, $15 million hydrant fuel system for Hill Air Force Base in Utah, making plane refueling easier, faster and safer.

  • Wappapello Lake cresting

    May 4, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in St. Louis reported that Wappapello Lake's pool elevation is cresting today at just over 400.0 feet

  • Army engineers break ground for Fort Benning hospital

    May 4, 2011

    Army officials broke ground at the site of the future Martin Army Community Hospital at Fort Benning, Ga., April 29, 2011. The $333 million project is scheduled for completion by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District in January 2014.

  • Corps continues to fight historic Mississippi River flooding

    May 4, 2011

    Hundreds of engineers and technicians from the Mississippi Valley, Lakes and Rivers and Northwestern Divisions, along with scientists from the Corps' Engineering Research and Development Center, are working around the clock to combat flooding stemming from historic Mississippi River levels.

  • USACE volunteers celebrate Earth Day with future engineers

    May 4, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - With a small science experiment, USACE volunteers demonstrated clean-up methods used by the Corps of Engineers to environmental science students April 25 in honor of Earth Day.

  • USACE, tri-border community mark beginning of construction on joint CDC-YSC

    May 4, 2011

    BRUNSSUM, Netherlands - With three shovels of dirt, the tri-border community and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers marked the end of the Month of the Military Child with the beginning of construction on a combined child care and youth services center.

  • Building Strong: The Corps of Engineers provides war-torn Kabul University with engineering books

    May 3, 2011

  • Building Strong: The Corps of Engineers provides war-torn Kabul University with engineering books

    May 3, 2011

  • Building Strong: The Corps of Engineers provides war-torn Kabul University with engineering books

    May 3, 2011

    KABUL - Mustafa Kanishka attended Kabul University at a time when peace reigned in Afghanistan, when the Kabul School of Engineering was ranked one of the highest in the region and when going to school to get a higher education was an expectation, not a privilege. That was in the early 1970s. Today, the university that gave Kanishka the foundation to succeed as an engineer struggles to maintain its war-torn buildings and its instructors teach outdated material from outdated books. What was once a renowned school for engineering currently fails to provide students with the fundamentals of a good education, something Kanishka refuses to let continue. Aca,!A"Practically anyone under the age of 45 can be called a child of war,Aca,!A? Kanishka says. Aca,!A"And the education opportunities in this country have suffered because of it.Aca,!A?

  • Building Strong: The Corps of Engineers provides war-torn Kabul University with engineering books

    May 3, 2011

  • Speed-dating connects Corps and small businesses

    May 2, 2011

    Speed-dating at Corps small business conference in Sparks, Nev., April 12-14 helps small businesses connect with Corps contracts.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to construct $18.5 million Afghan National Army Hospital

    May 2, 2011

    KABUL - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded an $18.5 million dollar contract to design and build a new campus facility for the Afghan National Army Regional Hospital Gamberi located in Gamberi, Afghanistan, May 1. The hospital will be located adjacent to the existing main ANA Gamberi Garrison in the province of Laghman. Laghman is located in the eastern portion of northern Afghanistan.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awards $11M in contracts to support Afghan National Police

    Apr 30, 2011

    KABUL - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded two contracts totaling more than $11 million for the construction of two border police company stations for the Afghan National Police, April 29.

  • Engineers inspire student interest in sustainability for Earth Day

    Apr 28, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District is showing students how building smart can be very green and secure. A,A Think about saving money. Think about military strategy. And think about all the countries that are implementing laws mandating that within the next 20 years new construction will have to be sustainable.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awards multi-million dollar construction contracts to support Afghan se

    Apr 28, 2011

    KABUL - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded $15 million in contracts to local Afghan companies in support of the Afghan security forces, April 28.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers breaks ground on $5.5M ammunition bunker project

    Apr 27, 2011

    KABUL Aca,!" The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers broke ground on a $5.5 million ammunition bunker project located in the Pol-e-Charki province of Kabul in support of the Afghanistan National Army, April 26.

  • Corps' first multi-benefit project moves forward at Hamilton City

    Apr 25, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District is nearing construction on a first-of-a-kind project in Hamilton City, Calif. Slated to begin summer 2012, the Hamilton City Flood Damage Reduction and Ecosystem Restoration project focuses on measures that produce both flood risk reduction and ecosystem restoration benefits under the first successful application of Planning Civil Works Projects under the Environmental Operating Principles (EC 1105-2-404.) This Corps environmental sustainability guideline states projects should be formulated for multiple purposes whenever possible, subject to budgetary constraints.

  • USACE helps raise Big Bucks for College

    Apr 21, 2011

    More than 140 golfers gathered at the Rheinblick Golf Course to take part in a "best ball" Big Bucks for College Charity Golf Tournament April 8. The annual tournament is designed to help seniors at Wiesbaden High School counterbalance the cost of college.

  • Sacramento District hosts first-ever regional Corps environmental conference

    Apr 19, 2011

    The first-ever South Pacific Division environmental conference in March 2011 brought together the Corps' environmental clean-up professionals in the Southwest.

  • Building Strong People: Matt Toton - Structural Engineer

    Apr 18, 2011

    Matt Toton is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civilian employee on voluntary deployment to northern Afghanistan. For structural engineers, this is one of the most highly demanding and career affirming spots in the world.

  • USACE People: Corps employees place high in Black Butte triathlon

    Apr 18, 2011

    Three U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District employees placed in the top five in each of their age groups against more than 200 competitors at the second annual Black Butte Triathalon hosted at the district's Black Butte Lake April 10.

  • Corps boosts STEM at middle school career fair

    Apr 15, 2011

    South Pacific Division commander Col. Bill Leady and Sacramento District engineers discussed engineering jobs at Kit Carson Middle School's career fair April 15, 2011.

  • Corps engineers talk clean tech jobs at college career fair

    Apr 14, 2011

    Sacramento District civil engineers talked jobs with engineering students at California State University - Sacramento during a clean tech networking mixer April 11.

  • Engineers assess Micronesia hospital repair

    Apr 13, 2011

    A team of Soldiers from the 6th Engineer Battalion based here traveled to the Federated States of Micronesia in early April to perform an engineer assessment of a state hospital in the Pacific island nation.

  • Building Strong: People -- Bill Lyness: Boat Captain

    Apr 12, 2011

    Many of the Army's boats belong to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which maintains many of the nation's navigable waterways to ensure safe passage for commercial, recreational, and law enforcement needs. And one of the many jobs the Army Corps offers to civilians is boat captain.

  • Sacramento District breaks ground on Fort Hunter Liggett solar array

    Apr 11, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District and its partners broke ground April 8 on a solar energy project at Fort Hunter Liggett that will provide 30 percent of the post's electricity.

  • Run away barge trapped on I-20 bridge pier

    Apr 11, 2011

    Barge removal on the Mississippi River

  • USACE Sacramento District completes largest-ever Army land exchange deal

    Apr 11, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has completed the Army's largest-ever land exchange deal, between the Army Reserve and the city of Dublin, Calif.

  • USAG-HI's School Age Center exceeds standard

    Apr 8, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The School Age Center, here, is another example of U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's ongoing efforts to support the Army Family Covenant by ensuring excellence in schools, youth services and child care.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers preparing for possible nationwide closure of Corps-operated campground

    Apr 8, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is preparing for the closure of all Corps-operated campgrounds and day-use parks nationwide beginning Saturday, April 9, if the potential shutdown of the federal government goes into effect. Affected recreation areas would not reopen until after the shutdown is lifted.

  • It's All in the Details

    Apr 7, 2011

    With major elements of the FORSCOM/USARC Combined Headquarters Construction Project well on the way to completion, much of the attention is now on the finer details and finish work necessary to bring work on the 631,000 sq. ft., $302M facility to a close. With more than 1.3 million "craft hours" safely logged, 1.2M sq. ft. of drywall installed and 18.5 million linear ft. of power and communications cable run, the project is moving towards a scheduled turnover to the U.S. Army on June 21.

  • ARRA: Veterans Curation Project offers opportunity, springs from gratitude

    Apr 7, 2011

    The Corps' Veterans Curation Project, funded by Stimulus, was born of the interaction between Corps archeologists and their servicemember protectors in Iraq.

  • Army Corps New York District's BRAC 133 Furniture Installation beginning to take shape

    Apr 6, 2011

    Since its inception, the Army Corps of Engineers has been a strong supporter of small business.

  • Corps engineers judge high school physics regatta

    Apr 4, 2011

    Volunteer judges from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District judged boats built by high school students from more than 20 physics and engineering classes at Folsom and Rancho Cordova High Schools at Folsom High School's Fourth Annual Cardboard/Plywood/Whatever Regatta at Beal's Point State Park here April 1.

  • When the Watervliet Arsenal becomes part of the "Land of Opportunity"

    Apr 4, 2011

    To measure personal success one must first establish a benchmark Ac"a,! in essence a starting point Ac"a,! and then evaluate where they are at some future point. For many of us, we use different criteria in how we define success. For some, it may be a well-paying job, while for others; it may be raising kids who have gone on to college. But for one new employee at the Arsenal, we might all agree on the criterion that has helped to define him as one very successful person.

  • Norfolk District has unorothodox "farewell" gift for Fort Monroe

    Mar 30, 2011

    Norfolk District has some unfinished business with historic Fort Monroe. The fort, erected in 1834 at Old Point Comfort in Hampton, Va., will be transferred to the Commonwealth of Virginia on Sept. 15, under the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation. Before then, Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has work to complete that will benefit the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

  • Ailing infrastructure roused with experts, volunteers

    Mar 30, 2011

    Iraq's infrastructure experienced its fair share of misfortunes over the years, and it wears the scars of a dictator, war and looters in its pockmarked roads, failing power grids and dilapidated buildings. In January 2004, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers established a Gulf Region District in Iraq to coordinate infrastructure rebuilding efforts in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • BUILDING STRONG: People -- Dr. Nicholas Jabari Lee: Physicist

    Mar 23, 2011

    Dr. Nicholas Jabari Lee is hesitant to disclose his IQ, but this humble physicist is researching 'super materials' that could change life for all of us. "I think everyone wants to do things that have purpose and that will outlast them."

  • BUILDING STRONG: People -- Cindy Sewell: Project Engineer

    Mar 23, 2011

    "I am boots-on-the-ground," says Cindy Sewell, a project engineer lending her expertise to $1.16 billion in Base Realignment and Closure construction at Fort Benning, Ga. Her latest effort: Overseeing construction of the vehicle maintenance training complex for the Abrams family of tanks.

  • BUILDING STRONG: People -- Heather Wright, Park Ranger

    Mar 23, 2011

    Heather Wright has been working as a park ranger for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the past six years ensuring visitors to Stanislaus River Parks have a safe and enjoyable experience.

  • BUILDING STRONG: People -- Eric Jolliffe: Biologist

    Mar 23, 2011

    Eric Jolliffe doesn't mind getting a little mud on his shoes. In fact, it's part of the job for this environmental planner with the Corps' San Francisco District. Mud, or more accurately, dredged material, has played a key role in the development of the Hamilton Wetland Restoration Project in Novato, Calif. It is the foundation for building the kind of typography conducive to growing plants and attracting wildlife.


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