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  • USACE, DoDDS, SHAPE team up to deliver 21st century-style schools to international community

    Jan 13, 2012

    MONS, Belgium -- As students sang "This Land is Your Land," U.S. and NATO officials turned the first of many shovels that will bring a new educational campus to SHAPE.

  • USACE supports healthy living

    Jan 13, 2012

    Some USACE Europe District employees took a slightly different approach to their New Year's resolutions by joining the district's Healthy Living Support Group.

  • U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr legacy

    Jan 13, 2012

    More than 100 people attended the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration Jan. 12 at the U.S. Army Engineering adn Support Center where they were reminded to "Remember! Celebrate! Act! and the Holiday is "A Day On, Not a Day Off!"

  • Corps urges hunters, fisherman to be safe on water

    Jan 13, 2012

    Needless drowning deaths of hunters who fall into lakes and streams can be prevented with a little preparation and fast thinking, according to officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District.

  • Assistant Army Secretary meets with USACE, MCoE, and Fort Benning military and community leaders

    Jan 12, 2012

    The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment met with the South Atlantic Division - Corps of Engineers Fort Benning leaders during her visit to U.S. army Maneuver Center of Excellence this week.

  • Uncovering the effectiveness of the QMS-ISO process

    Jan 12, 2012

    The FUSRAP project in Painesville, Ohio, faced the same uncertainties as other FUSRAP projects, except this time something was different.

  • Army helps bring virtual health care to Albanian hospitals

    Jan 11, 2012

    Telemedicine is connecting even the most remote regions of Albania to the global medical community, with the help of U.S. Army Europe, the Corps of Engineers and USAID.

  • USACE helps build security, stability in Moldova

    Jan 11, 2012

    USACE Europe District is overseeing the construction and renovations at the Edinet Fire and Rescue Station in Moldova. The nearly $430,000 project, funded by EUCOM's humanitarian assistance program, is an essential part of the country's civil protection and disaster preparedness structure.

  • Another year closer to the new Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center

    Jan 11, 2012

    Construction on the new 947,000 square foot Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center hospital recently marked it's first year. While it might not seem like much has been done since the first shovel full of dirt was turned for the new Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center here, there's more going on than just some tractors pushing dirt around.

  • West Point cadets begin classes in new Science Center

    Jan 11, 2012

    West Point's new Science Center opened for business Jan. 9 as cadets and instructors occupied several classrooms to start the spring semester. Although there's still another four years of construction to the second and final phase of the project, the north wing--located across from Jefferson Hall Library--received its first volley of cadet traffic since the area was vacated for the project in 2008.

  • National Great Rivers Museum Brings "Masters of the Sky" to Alton

    Jan 10, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - St. Louis District's National Great Rivers Museum along with the Meeting of the Great Rivers Foundation announces the return of the "Masters of the Sky" bird shows, presented by the World Bird Sanctuary, February 18-20, 2012, at the National Great Rivers Museum.

  • Huntsville Center ordnance mission ends in Iraq

    Jan 9, 2012

    Nearly nine years after the U.S. Army requested ordnance support, the Ordnance and Explosives Directorate in the Huntsville Center ended its munitions disposal mission in Iraq.

  • Corps of Engineers leads coalition effort to save coho salmon

    Jan 9, 2012

    Field biologists funded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have counted a record number of coho salmon in the Russian River, signaling the program to restore healthy numbers of the endangered species is working.

  • Bagram Buildup

    Jan 7, 2012

    Across the Afghanistan Engineer District-North, 54 of 318 construction projects supporting U.S and Coaltion military forces

  • Hampton, Corps renourish Buckroe

    Jan 6, 2012

    More than 18,000 cubic yards of sand is being delivered to Buckroe Beach as part of a beach nourishment project on the federal hurricane and storm damage reduction project.

  • Army National Guard, Arizona State University education initiative

    Jan 6, 2012

    A collaboration effort between the Army National Guard and Arizona State University that could lead students to graduate certificate in Sustainability Leadership was applauded today as being an asset to the Army's Sustainability Campaign Plan.

  • Corps of Engineers builds future of Afghan army, police force

    Jan 5, 2012

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers professionals are constructing $26 million in facilities for the Afghanistan National Army and Afghanistan National Police, which will help build stability and security across Afghanistan Engineering District-North.

  • Up in smoke

    Jan 5, 2012

    New trash incinerators reduce smoke at airfield

  • Corps of Engineers improves water system for troops in Afghanistan

    Jan 5, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have completed a water system upgrade at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, that will help protect Soldiers from fire.

  • BRAC shuffles real estate market

    Jan 5, 2012

    What happens to property once troops leave as part of a Base Realignment and Closure move?

  • Huntsville Center awards $34 M Energy Savings Performance Contract

    Jan 5, 2012

    The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville awarded a $34 million task order contract to Johnson Controls Government Systems, Milwaukee, Wis., Dec. 22. for energy savings at Fort Buchanan and 11 reserve centers in Puerto Rico.

  • Corps announces Notice of Availability to Lease at Little River Marina

    Jan 4, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District is accepting applications for the development of a marina on the 29-acre site formerly known as the Little River Marina and Family Resort in Appling, Ga., (Columbia County) on the J. Strom Thurmond Dam and Lake Project.

  • Corps offers water safety tips for hypothermia

    Dec 30, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District reminds the public to always wear a life jacket when recreating in, on, or near the water, especially during the winter months when cooler water temperatures increase the risk of hypothermia.

  • A walk in Helmand: USACE South District engineers visit project sites in Nawa district

    Dec 29, 2011

    Engineers from the USACE Afghanistan Engineer District-South went on a foot patrol with Marines in Helmand province, Afghanistan, to inspect ongoing construction projects.

  • Corps of Engineers building 'energy strong'

    Dec 29, 2011

    Since fiscal year 2008, every new construction project in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Savannah District is designed to meet standards of the Leadership in Energy in Environmental Design rating system.

  • Huntsville Center awards $16.8 M Energy Savings Performance Contract

    Dec 28, 2011

    The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, awarded a $16.8 million task order to Siemens Government Technologies, Inc. of Arlington, Va., Dec. 22, to install a solar photovoltaic (PV) system and energy conservation measures at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., that will help the installation cut energy use by 10,000,000 kilowatt hours and save $805,000 annually.

  • Corps of Engineers expands coalition airfield in Afghanistan

    Dec 26, 2011

    A ceremony on Camp Dwyer in Helmand province, Afghanistan, marked the completion of a $14.9-million U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Afghanistan Engineer District-South project to provide parking and taxiways for coalition helicopters, Dec. 12, 2011.

  • Corps of Engineers: Building strong for Afghan forces

    Dec 22, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been in Afghanistan for nine years building facilities to help the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan achieve its goal of long-term security and stability.

  • Multi-million dollar complex for Afghan army coming together

    Dec 22, 2011

    Since May, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South has been overseeing construction of a $63.3 million brigade complex for the Afghan National Army's 207th Corps at Camp Sayar in Farah province.

  • Corps of Engineers office complex certified LEED Gold

    Dec 22, 2011

    The U.S. Green Building Council has certified the $1.03 billion Washington Headquarters Office Complex at the Mark Center in Alexandria, Va., as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold.

  • 2nd Brigade Soldiers Have New Place to Call Home

    Dec 22, 2011

    Four hundred 2nd Brigade Combat Team Soldiers will begin moving into a new home soon. The New Barracks Complex on Schofield Barracks's Lyman Road officially opened in late December during a maile lei untying / ribbon cutting ceremony attended by the Corps of Engineers, the Garrison's Directorate of Public Works, 25th ID's 2nd Brigade Combat Team and Corps' contractor Absher Construction.

  • Extend your Christmas tree's life; help create habitats for fish

    Dec 21, 2011

    Don't let your Christmas tree go to waste this year after the holidays. The St. Louis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is encouraging local citizens to participate in the annual Christmas tree recycling program.

  • Corps, Outdoor Dream partnership brings new hunting blinds to Russell Lake

    Dec 20, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District and the Outdoor Dream Foundation have come together under a Challenge Partnership Agreement to provide five new wheelchair-accessible hunting blinds at Richard B. Russell Dam and Lake in Elberton, Ga.

  • Huntsville Center awards $16M Energy Savings Performance Contract

    Dec 19, 2011

    HUNTSVILLE, ALA. -- The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, awarded a task order for $10 million in energy reduction equipment and $6 million in energy services to provide renewable energy for the Army to Johnson Controls Government Systems, LLC., Milwaulkee, Wis., that will result in a total of about 2.2 million renewable energy kilowatt hours and renewable energy credits each year for Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • New troop medical clinic brings health care to Camp Zafar

    Dec 18, 2011

    A newly constructed troop medical clinic will allow the Afghan National Army to provide expanded routine medical services to its soldiers assigned to Camp Zafar near Herat, Afghanistan.

  • USACE team member aids paraplegic cycling team in Australia's Crocodile Trophy

    Dec 16, 2011

    Every October, athletes from around the world flock to the starting line in Carins, Australia, to begin what is known as the hottest, hardest and longest mountain bike race in the world. But for Team Can Be Venture, the 2011 Crocodile Trophy race was not just a physical challenge--it was a testament to their mental fortitude.

  • Army, USACE open doors to new Ansbach lodge

    Dec 16, 2011

    Army lodges are a key element of a Soldier's transition into Europe, especially for those who have never been stationed overseas.

  • Teaching an old dredge new tricks: Army's oldest dredge creates new habitat

    Dec 14, 2011

    The endangered Least Tern has a new island to call home on the Mississippi River thanks to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - St. Louis District, the Dredge Potter and a flexible, floating dredge pipe.

  • USACE customer workshop update

    Dec 13, 2011

    "How can we better serve you?" It has been nearly a year since reps from USACE Europe District sat down with nearly 40 customers from garrison and other government and military agencies at a customer workshop.

  • USACE cuts costs, saves resources in Afghanistan

    Dec 10, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South is implementing measures to streamline business processes and save tax-payer dollars. The district is moving out on information technology upgrades, non-tactical vehicle procurement and maintenance improvements, and connection to the Kandahar Airfield electric power network.

  • Vision 2025: USACE, Sembach develop net-zero energy master plan

    Dec 9, 2011

    Representatives from Sembach Kaserne, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District and Parsons architecture and engineering firm met earlier this month to kick off an energy-based master planning process aimed at achieving net zero energy installation status by 2025.

  • U.S. Army awards fire station renovation contracts in Latvia

    Dec 9, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District recently awarded three contracts in Latvia to upgrade eight existing fire and rescue stations throughout the country. The contracts, awarded to Koger un Partneri and Ekers SIA, are part of a U.S. European Command-sponsored program to assist Latvia's State Fire and Rescue Service modernize its facilities.

  • Collocation helps USACE build strong relationships with customers

    Dec 9, 2011

    The successful delivery a $1 billion program on time, on budget, translated into a business practice that does more than contribute to project delivery.

  • River Training Structures: Innovative engineering keeps a dynamic river open for navigation

    Dec 9, 2011

    Every winter as the water level in the Mississippi River get lower, rock structures in the river start to emerge: long dikes of limestone jut from the banks, and arch-shaped chevrons point upstream. These river training structures are a part of the innovative engineering that allows for safe passage of commerce on the Mississippi River, saving taxpayer money and creating habitat in the river.

  • USACE repairs Harbor of Refuge Breakwater

    Dec 7, 2011

    The Harbor of Refuge Breakwater and its historic lighthouse off Cape Henlopen, Del. are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. This year, the breakwater received much needed repairs through a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District project.

  • RDECOM commander tours the future of Army STEM recruiting

    Dec 6, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The U.S. Army's efforts to inspire, attract and develop the next generation of scientists and engineers received a boost Dec. 5. Outside the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command headquarters building, RDECOM commander Maj. Gen. Nick Justice got a preview of the new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Asset Vehicle.

  • USACE employee retires after 44 years

    Dec 5, 2011

    Wolfgang Kuhl began his career with USACE in 1967. Over a span of more than four decades, Kuhl's work led to the successful completion of numerous multi-million dollar constructions projects in Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Turkey.

  • Working group conference participants achieve

    Dec 3, 2011

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- To help successfully plan and prepare for the transition of USACE-constructed Afghan National Security Forces facilities to Afghan oversight for operations and maintenance, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South hosted a Training and Transition Synchronization Conference at Kandahar Airfield Nov. 20.

  • Corps trains on new emergency operations vehicles

    Dec 2, 2011

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers staff from the Sacramento, Los Angeles, Portland and Fort Worth districts trained on operating new emergency command and control vehicles at a Corps facility in West Sacramento, Calif., from Nov. 29 through Dec. 1.

  • Partners for peace - Civil Capacity projects help improve prosperity in Iraq

    Dec 1, 2011

    ELECTRICITY, water, schools, hospitals, transportation networks and an active police force are among the things often taken for granted in the United States. In Iraq however, these services are greatly appreciated. United States Forces-Iraq has been working to develop these and other "civil capacity" elements there in advance of USF-I's departure from the country at the end of 2011.

  • DeLuca assumes command of USAES

    Nov 30, 2011

    An assumption-of-command ceremony for the U.S. Army Engineer School took place Nov. 22, in the Engineer Regimental Room at the post museum. Brig. Gen. Peter "Duke" DeLuca took command from Col. Fabian Mendoza, USAES assistant commandant. He will also serve as the deputy commanding general concepts, doctrine and organizations.

  • Afghan border police compounds near completion

    Nov 29, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is finalizing construction of the $7.3 million Ala Jirga border police headquarters compound, and the $6.2 million compound in Sallamat, and inspected the sites Nov. 24, 2011, as part of a multipurpose mission.

  • Army finalizes STEM vehicle for recruiting trail

    Nov 29, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- After five months of engineering and production work, the U.S. Army has completed its first vehicle designed for recruiting civilian scientists. The Army will unveil the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Asset Vehicle during All-American Bowl Week Jan. 6 in San Antonio. The Army demonstrates its latest technological advancements in the Army Technology Zone before the annual game. Before the vehicle's official launch in January, students from seven Maryland schools will have an opportunity for a hands-on look. The STEM Asset vehicle is a modified tractor-trailer equipped with high-definition TVs and touchscreen computers. Students will explore a futuristic scenario by designing new Army technology to protect lives from civil unrest.

  • A Day in the Life of a Park Ranger at Mount Morris Dam

    Nov 28, 2011

    Walk in the shoes of a Park Ranger to see if you have what it takes.

  • Turntable at Hill Air Force Base to test a different type of wave

    Nov 28, 2011

    Construction continues at the Radar Cross Section Test Facility project site at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Nov. 16, 2011. A small tower within the facility will house a vertically movable antenna system, which will blast aircraft with radar to test its stealth capabilities. The VMAS can be adjusted for various aircraft including the F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District is overseeing construction of the $25.8 million project, scheduled for completion in February 2013.

  • Thanksgiving shared by mother and son in Afghanistan

    Nov 26, 2011

    Deployed Soldiers and civilians rarely expect to see family members on their deployment, so when mother and son had the opportunity in Afghanistan, they quickly grabbed it.

  • Environmental work decreases impact on Afghanistan's natural and cultural resources

    Nov 23, 2011

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South's Civil and Environmental Branch takes the lead in safeguarding and improving Afghanistan's natural and cultural resources.

  • USACE facilitates medical mission in Daykundi province

    Nov 21, 2011

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Access to healthcare is not always possible in Afghanistan, but for 33 men and boys in the remote village of Miramor, in Daykundi province, much-needed care came to them Nov. 14 courtesy of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Army explores alternative energy with hydrogen fuel cells

    Nov 17, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The U.S. Army is investing in highly efficient energy sources to reduce its fossil fuel usage, officials said Nov. 16 as APG unveiled hydrogen fuel cells. Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, APG senior installation commander, praised the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for their efforts to preserve the local environment by implementing alternative energy. "We are excited to get technology here that is going to make us even more green than Army green," Justice said. About 50 people gathered at the Building Operations Control Center (Building 325) for the ribbon-cutting ceremony that marked the installation of the first fuel cells as part of a partnership between DOE and the Department of Defense.

  • Fort A.P. Hill breaks ground for U.S. Army Reserve Center

    Nov 15, 2011

    Fort A.P. Hill staff and community members joined to welcome the post's newest construction project at a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday. More than 30 people gathered at the site of the U.S. Army Reserve Center on the northeast corner of Fort A.P. Hill Drive and Campbell Road.

  • USACE, Ansbach turn MWR funds into new auto skills center

    Nov 14, 2011

    USACE Europe District and USAG Ansbach turned dirt Nov. 4 marking the beginning of construction on an environmentally- and economically-friendly auto skills center in the Urlas Housing Area.

  • Aberdeen Proving Ground to unveil alternative energy source

    Nov 14, 2011

    The U.S. Army is installing hydrogen fuel cells at three Aberdeen Proving Ground facilities as part of an initiative to boost alternative energy sources at military installations, officials announced Nov. 14, 2011.

  • Marathon builds camaraderie for five USACE employees

    Nov 13, 2011

    More than 15,200 racers lined up to compete in the BMW Frankfurt Marathon, including five USACE Europe District employees Oct. 30.

  • USACE breaks ground on new Storck Child Development Center

    Nov 13, 2011

    USAG Ansbach and USACE Europe District broke ground on a new child development center. The $9.3 million center at Storck Barracks will provide care for kids from 6 weeks to 5 years old.

  • USACE breaks ground on new Katterbach child development, school-age services center

    Nov 13, 2011

    For the second time in one week, representatives from the USAG Ansbach, FMWR, and USACE Europe District ceremoniously started construction by shoveling and tossing dirt.

  • USACE considers new austere standards for construction in Afghanistan

    Nov 11, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers builds strong and builds smart. In Afghanistan, building strong and smart means constructing cost-effective facilities that meet the needs of Afghans, and are easy to operate and maintain over the life of the facilities.

  • Afghan National Police station opens in Ashterlee, Daykundi province, Afghanistan

    Nov 9, 2011

    The governor of Daykundi province and the deputy commander of the Afghan National Police headquarters with responsibility for southwestern Afghanistan opened a new district police headquarters in Ashterlee, Daykundi province on 3 November. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South contracted for and oversaw the construction of the facility, which cost approximately $1.5 million.

  • Project Spotlight: New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway

    Nov 9, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District completed maintenance dredging along the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway near the Cape May ferry terminal Nov. 10.

  • Class sheds light on importance of Corps' marketing

    Nov 9, 2011

    Op-Ed Through marketing, the Corps has leveraged its valued customers and relationships throughout its history. As a result of marketing strategies and plans, the Corps has transitioned itself from a series of separate divisions and districts responsible only for their own regional areas into an integrated organization with a "One Door to the Corps" policy. Because of the ability of the Corps to market the value it provides and the relationships it has sustained, the Corps has been the federal engineering agency of choice since its inauguration in 1775. In order to maintain this elite status for the next 230 years, marketing is and will continue to be of vital importance.

  • Corps of Engineers divers help preserve, maintain historic Army post

    Nov 8, 2011

    Divers with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are helping maintain Ft. Lesley J. McNair, the third oldest post in the U.S. Army, on a peninsula where the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers meet, in Washington, D.C.

  • Army step closer to enabling self-aware network

    Nov 7, 2011

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications-electronics center has developed cognitive wireless networking capabilities that employ network-wide learning and reasoning algorithms that share information that enable nodes to make decisions.

  • Students gain career insights from Corps, USCG during Shadow Day

    Nov 7, 2011

    As Students from the Rockwood School District Career Shadowing Program waited anxiously in the lobby of the Robert A. Young Federal Building in St. Louis, Mo., the morning of Nov. 4, 2011, similar thoughts ran rapidly through their heads: What should they expect? Who would their shadow be? Would they gain anything from this full day of shadowing? Seven hours and one informative experience later, those questions no longer lingered and even more had been answered.

  • USACE turns over another headquarters facility to Afghan Uniform Police

    Nov 6, 2011

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Building facilities that enable the government of Afghanistan to provide security for its citizens is a priority for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Project Spotlight: Dam Safety Inspections

    Nov 3, 2011

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Team Receives Holcim Award

    Oct 31, 2011

  • Hunters with disabilities hunt for deer, find friends

    Oct 31, 2011

    Rising early before the sun on a Saturday morning was not a problem for energetic 13-year-old Tori McAfee. A huge smile stretched across her face as she put on her pink and brown camouflage hat, which went perfectly with her matching shirt and boots. Before heading out to breakfast, she balanced herself with her pink crutches as she reached for her rifle.

  • USACE, partners, stakeholders celebrate another milestone in restoring America's Everglades

    Oct 29, 2011

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of another project to restore America's Everglades --the Indian River Lagoon-South C-44 Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area Oct. 28, 2011, in Indiantown, Fla.

  • Under SecArmy Westphal discusses key issues for Army Civilians at the 2011 AUSA Annual Meeting

    Oct 26, 2011

    Under SecArmy discusses key issues

  • Army Corps Presents Bronze de Fleury Medal to Former FEST-A Commander

    Oct 26, 2011

    Maj. Evan Ting, operations officer, G3, Division of Emergency Management, Pacific Ocean Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, recently was presented the Bronze Order of the de Fleury Medal by Honolulu District Commander Lt. Col. Douglas B. Guttormsen during ceremonies held at Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Santa Clara Pueblo sign historic agreement

    Oct 24, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Albuquerque District and the Pueblo of Santa Clara, New Mexico signed a historic partnership agreement Sept. 21 to conduct a watershed assessment for the Pueblo's lands in the aftermath of June's devastating Las Conchas forest fire.

  • Army Corps of Engineers waives day-use fees at recreation areas on Veterans Day

    Oct 24, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will waive day-use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members, and their families at the more than 2,400 Corps-operated recreation areas nationwide on Veterans Day, November 11.

  • Natomas flood risk

    Oct 21, 2011

    The Natomas basin in Sacramento, Calif., is probably the most at-risk area in the nation for catastrophic flooding. Hear from local, state and Corps experts on why the risk is so high and what remains to be done to reduce it.

  • Tulsa District Employees get hands on experience with expanded boat course

    Oct 19, 2011

    In 2011, the Tulsa District expanded it's required Emergency Vessel Operators Course to five days instead of the standard three in order to give employees more hands on experience and better prepare them to take the required test.

  • Project Spotlight: Dover Air Force Base Fitness Center

    Oct 18, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District is constructing a new fitness center at Dover Air Force Base. The 58,000 square foot facility is approximately twice the size of the current facility.

  • New Audubon Center: A confluence of people, nature and partners

    Oct 18, 2011

    The new Audubon Center at Riverlands opens its doors to the public.

  • USACE joins with ANP, US Army mentor to inspect Ashterlee construction

    Oct 16, 2011

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District South engineers teamed up with an Afghan National Police facilities manager and his U.S. Army mentor to inspect contractor progress in constructing a district police station in a remote area of Daykundi province, Afghanistan.

  • Project Spotlight: Summit Bridge Painting and Steel Repairs

    Oct 14, 2011

  • USACE key in reshaping Hainerberg community

    Oct 12, 2011

    The Europe District is helping to modernize and raise the quality-of-life for Soldiers and their families at the Hainerberg Housing area in Wiesbaden, Germany.

  • Happy New Fiscal Year: USACE in Europe wraps up FY11

    Oct 12, 2011

    The Europe District closed the books on FY2011 wrapping up with 1,624 actions -- roughly $674.2 million.

  • USACE's 249th Prime Power Battalion lights up Kandahar

    Oct 11, 2011

    A small contingent of Soldiers plays a huge role in improving and maintaining southern Afghanistan's electric power infrastructure, primarily in Kandahar City.

  • Mile Point study meets with approval, support

    Oct 11, 2011

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Under a dark Jacksonville sky, a large TraPac vessel approached the harbor a bit too late for high tide, carrying heavy containers of imported goods. Dark skies turned to heavy rains, and the ship had to endure the winds and rain overnight, waiting for the next high tide to rise enough to cross where the St. Johns River and the Intracoastal Waterway meet. In this area, called Mile Point, heavy crosscurrents prevent large ships from coming into the Jacksonville Port nearly two-thirds of the day. To address this problem, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District partnered with the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) to conduct a study.

  • Engineers provide water, hope for Guatemalan village

    Oct 11, 2011

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Day after day, families in the small mountaintop village of Visibakvitz, Guatemala, about 6,000 feet above sea level, would travel on foot, downhill for about a mile to wash their clothes and dishes and retrieve drinking and cooking water from a shared, spring-fed water tank and washing station. Then, carrying children, dishes, heavy wet clothes and pails of water, they made their way back up the steep mountainside to their homes and begin the cycle again. That was the situation until a project by Engineers Without Borders - USA (EWB) Jacksonville, Fla. Professional Chapter successfully brought clean water directly to 25 households, a school and a church. The fledgling chapter, which had chosen to focus on water and sanitation, conducted an assessment trip to the Nebaj region of Guatemala in 2009 to collaborate with a non-governmental organization, Agua Para La Salud (APS). Together they selected projects in three communities -- Visibakvitz, Xepium and Xevitz -- all of which were priorities and well-suited to the chapter's capabilities and potential funds. The projects represent a five-year commitment to the selected communities, to design and implement low-cost, small-scale, replicable and sustainable engineering solutions.

  • Corps built big beach saves city big money

    Oct 7, 2011

    The Virginia Beach Hurricane Protection System prevented an estimated $104 million in damages for residents and businesses located along the City Of Virginia Beach's oceanfront during Hurricane Irene.

  • Army Corps Construction helps revitalize Dover Air Force Base

    Oct 6, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is giving Dover Air Force Base a major facelift. The Corps' Philadelphia District is managing a $235-million construction program that has already given the base a host of new facilities, including a new air traffic control tower and a state-of-the-art medical examiner's facility and will soon deliver more.

  • Corps quickens flood-studies, starts with Sutter Basin Project

    Oct 6, 2011

    The Corps is changing how they study area flooding--in order to move more quickly from studying a problem, to fixing it.

  • Reserve engineers assist USACE with year-end work

    Oct 3, 2011

    The Army's 733rd Facility Engineer Detachment (EFD) out of Leavenworth, Kan., arrived in Wiesbaden in late August to assist the Europe District's Installation Support Branch with year-end work. The reservists spent two weeks here, during the busiest time of year, providing support to ISB project managers and fulfilling their annual training requirement.

  • Bobber delivers USACE water safety message at Morro Bay Harbor Festival

    Oct 3, 2011

    LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles District participated in the 30th Annual Morro Bay Harbor Festival Oct. 1-2. "No one is ever too young or too mature to learn valuable water safety tips that can save lives," said Cecy Ordonez, Army health promotion coordinator for the District. Ordonez and Bobber, the USACE Water Safety Dog, delivered the message to those who stopped by the Corps exhibit during this year's festival.

  • U.S. Army Corps Participates in Arctic Research

    Sep 30, 2011

    ERDC-CRREL researchers participate in NASA-sponsored ICESCAPE

  • Project Spotlight: Vineland Floodplain Remediation and Wetland Restoration

    Sep 29, 2011

  • USACE first permanent female Division Engineer takes command of LRD

    Sep 26, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers made history Sept. 19, 2011 when Col. Margaret W. Burcham, first full-time female officer selected as Division Engineer, took command of the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Museum.