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  • Purple is the new Engineer red

    Jun 15, 2015

    In elementary school art class children learn the primary colors; red, yellow and blue. They also learn mixing two primary colors creates a secondary color. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is learning a similar lesson; infusing engineer red with Navy blue creates a purple expeditionary workforce.

  • Sacramento District helps Brazil fast-forward their flood risk management

    Jun 15, 2015

    In an effort to fast-forward Brazil's flood risk planning, a team of engineers from Brazil's Agência Nacional de Águas spent several days in early June visiting U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District levee and dam projects.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers divers clear Sacramento shipping lane of dangerous obstacle

    Jun 12, 2015

    A four ton steel culvert pipe that was obstructing the shipping channel connecting West Sacramento to San Francisco was removed from the Sacramento River by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers San Francisco District.

  • Senior leader brings SHARP message to Huntsville Center

    Jun 12, 2015

    Learning how to recognize sexual harassment or sexual assault is often uncomfortable for employees attending mandatory annual training. But the training is presented that way to get your attention and bring awareness to a very serious issue in the Army.

  • A growing partnership blossoming in "The Land of the Blue Sky"

    Jun 10, 2015

    Instructors from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) worked side-by-side with leaders from the Mongolian Ministry of Environment, Green Development, & Tourism (MEGDT) and the Mongolian University of Science & Technology (MUST) April 20-24 as part of a continuing effort to aide Mongolia as they develop their national water resource management strategies.

  • Corps of Engineers joins Fort Detrick and Frederick officials for key ribbon cutting event

    Jun 10, 2015

    In a unique two-for-one deal, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, representatives joined Fort Detrick and Frederick officials to cut the ribbon on two recently completed, key projects.

  • Army observing National Safety Month in June

    Jun 10, 2015

    The Army is once again observing National Safety Month during June, and this year leaders and safety professionals will have an opportunity to benefit from a recent partnership with the National Safety Council.

  • As archaeologists recover artifacts, more questions rise to the surface

    Jun 9, 2015

    She has been stripped by salvage rigs, battered by dredges and had her hull shredded by teredo worms, yet the tattered remnants of the CSS Georgia that were all but forgotten until the 1960s continue to intrigue archaeologists and the community here.

  • USACE Galveston District earns 3 Silver Anvils

    Jun 5, 2015

    GALVESTON, Texas (June 5, 2015) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District won two prestigious Silver Anvil awards and one Award of Excellence from the Public Relations Society of America. The Silver Anvil, which recognizes outstanding achievement in strategic public relations planning and implementation, was presented during the Silver Anvil Awards Ceremony last night in New York City.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' dredging of Humboldt Harbor is key to regional economy, leaders say

    Jun 5, 2015

    With Humboldt Bay Harbor considered integral to reviving the economy of this coastal town north of San Francisco, keeping shipping lanes dredged and accessible to international cargo is a top priority for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' San Francisco District, which along with community leaders and business owners here, sees the mission as key to the region's recovery.

  • USACE Galveston District celebrates Corps' and Army's 240th birthdays

    Jun 4, 2015

    GALVESTON, Texas (June 4, 2015) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District celebrated the U.S. Army's and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' 240th birthdays with an awards ceremony to induct a USACE Galveston District retiree into the Gallery of Distinguished Civilian Employees, name the Employee, Engineer, Regulator and Supervisor of the Year as well as to honor staff for their contributions to the community, state and nation.

  • Real-time feedback goal of new customer comment card program

    Jun 4, 2015

    Customer satisfaction is one of the key indicators of the health and success of the Huntsville Center, which operates as a nearly 100 percent cost-reimbursable organization. Getting real-time customer feedback to better assess their satisfaction is the goal of a new customer comment card program launched at the end of April.

  • Two TAA employees receive top engineer honor

    Jun 3, 2015

    Two U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -- Transatlantic Afghanistan District (TAA) employees have been awarded one of the highest honors bestowed within the Corps of Engineers.

  • Corps employee brings decades of experience from South Korea to Alaska

    Jun 1, 2015

    From Los Angeles to Anchorage with international stops in between, this new district employee brings seasoned engineering expertise from around the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and private industry.

  • Europe District engineer team returns as Liberia is Ebola-free

    May 29, 2015

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The remaining military members on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers team sent to Liberia for Operation United Assistance made it back to Germany earlier this month, just as the West African nation was declared Ebola-free. The Europe District contingent assisted with treatment center construction and helped sustain a DOD presence that numbered 2,800 personnel at its peak.

  • New flight center takes off

    May 28, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District is constructing a new energy-efficient multi-purpose flight complex at the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. The complex is at the forefront of aviation technology and the new facility will save the base and taxpayers considerable money.

  • UROLE saves USACE millions

    May 27, 2015

    Anyone who has built a deck for their home, remodeled a kitchen or helped their 7-year-old with an art project knows that when the job is finished there are inevitably small bits and pieces left over. It's generally no big deal to just toss those leftovers away.

  • Facilities Reduction Program contract awarded

    May 27, 2015

    Ten businesses have been awarded a Multiple Award Task Order, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract with a program-based capacity of $48 million to support Midwest facilities reduction demolition projects by the Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville.

  • What the TEC? Redesigning Theater Engineer Commands in the Army Reserve

    May 26, 2015

    The Army Reserve has the only two Theater Engineer Commands (TECs) across the entire Department of Defense, and they're currently undergoing a major change.

  • Corps maintenance crews improve McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System

    May 22, 2015

    Maintenance workers at Chouteau Lock and Dam 17 completed a massive pipe replacement project to the McClellan Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System, recently. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District, maintenance crews completed the final steps in replacing more than 1,700 feet of carbon steel piping with stainless steel piping.

  • What the TEC? Redesigning Theater Engineer Commands in the Army Reserve

    May 22, 2015

    The Army Reserve has the only two Theater Engineer Commands (TECs) across the entire Department of Defense, and they're currently undergoing a major change.

  • Corps district engineer highlights Memorial Day at Social Security Administration event

    May 21, 2015

    More than 300 people filled the Altmeyer Auditorium at the Social Security Administration headquarters on May 20 as Col. Trey Jordan, District Engineer and commander for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, shared his reflections on the meaning of Memorial Day.

  • Savannah Corps revamps 'Wear It to Win It' water safety campaign

    May 21, 2015

    SAVANNAH, Ga. -- This summer, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District is giving the public another reason to be safe while enjoying the great outdoors.

  • South Pacific Division's Commander Toy reflects on meaning of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

    May 20, 2015

    May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage month and as a fourth generation Chinese American, Brig. Gen. Mark Toy, the commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Division, described this week what the event means to him in an emotion-filled recollection of the journey his family made from Asia to the United States beginning in the 1890's.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Division leaders discuss pressing environmental issues

    May 20, 2015

    Lake Sonoma, CA -- Led by commander Brig. Gen. Mark Toy, leaders from across the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Division held three days of meetings this month at this picturesque Northern California retreat, getting a firsthand look at Corps environmental restoration projects in the region, some of which are threatened by drought, and holding extensive discussions on issues affecting a range of division operations.

  • District stresses water safety, flexes lock operations for recreational boaters

    May 19, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District is gearing up for a busy Memorial Day holiday along the Texas coast by stressing water safety awareness to all those who will enjoy outdoor activities this extended weekend. The arrival of the Memorial Day holiday weekend will bring an increased level of outdoor activities throughout Texas, especially with outdoor recreation involving water activities at public beaches, in swimming pools, while boating and engaging in other aquatic-related activities.

  • Cheryl Partee takes the reins as Business Resources Division chief

    May 18, 2015

    Cheryl Partee has taken over as the chief of the Business Resource Division and Chief Financial Officer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division. The Business Resources Division is responsible for the direction and control of financial, manpower and other resources.

  • Engineers develop ballistic wallpaper to reinforce temporary shelters

    May 18, 2015

    Army engineers have developed a novel idea of fortifying masonry structures with rolls of lightweight ballistic wallpaper with adhesive backing that can quickly be put up on the inside of the walls.

  • Corps of Engineers continues to monitor impact of rainfall on area lakes and reservoirs

    May 18, 2015

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division units in both Fort Worth and Tulsa continue to monitor the impact of heavy rainfall on Corps-managed lakes and reservoirs within their areas as forecasters call for additional rainfall.

  • Students share STEM ambitions with USACE

    May 13, 2015

    It can be hard to pin down a dream job in middle school. It can even be tricky to focus on a specific field of study at that age. But six local Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Europe students have their minds set on careers in science, technology, engineering and math. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District personnel hosted the STEM Essay Contest winners from Wiesbaden and Sembach middle schools May 7 at the Amelia Earhart Center in Wiesbaden, Germany. The first-place winners from the sixth, seventh and eighth grades participated in a day of hands-on activities, presentations, a mock ribbon-cutting ceremony and construction-site scavenger hunt.

  • Unmanned survey boat helps engineers plan for bridge project

    May 13, 2015

    Technology developed to help Marines plan for amphibious operations is now assisting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with collecting hydrographic survey data in areas not easily accessed by a manned vessel.

  • USACE Galveston District to host Industry Day for small business contractors

    May 13, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, will host an Industry Day for small business government contractors on May 28, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. at the district's headquarters building located at 2000 Fort Point Road, Galveston, Texas 77550.

  • Aegis Ashore team finds timely solution to portable power need

    May 12, 2015

    A U.S. Navy base, under construction in Romania, is using U.S. Soldiers to ensure that second phase of the European Phased Adaptive Approach to ballistic missile defense of U.S. and allied interests becomes operational on time.

  • Operation "Clean Sweep" Nets 40 Bags of Trash at USACE Albuquerque District's John Martin Reservoir

    May 12, 2015

    JOHN MARTIN RESERVOIR, Colo. -- Local volunteers joined U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District reservoir staff and collected more than 40 bags of trash along the south shoreline during a cleanup event May 2.

  • $1.5 billion ESPC MATOC awarded to 14 companies

    May 11, 2015

    Thirteen large businesses and one small business will share capacity on a $1.5 billion Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) for the design, construction and operation of energy savings projects to help military installations meet mandated energy savings goals.

  • "Worst flooding in years," isn't most destructive

    May 11, 2015

    Flooding, with record flood stages in the Salt Creek basin struck Lincoln, Nebraska, on Thursday, May 7.

  • ANA Recruiting Center highlights USACE April projects

    May 10, 2015

    A new recruiting center for the Afghan National Army highlighted the six projects completed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -- Transatlantic Afghanistan District (TAA) in April. The projects totaled more than $15.5 million, and included both new construction and improvements for the ANA, Afghan National Police and the Ministry of the Interior.

  • ECIP projects inching Fort Hunter Liggett toward Net Zero

    May 7, 2015

    This summer Fort Hunter Liggett will begin the design phase of a $22 million Energy Conservation Investment Program (ECIP) project that, when complete, will get the California installation to Net Zero energy use.

  • Arctic Cleanup: Tough conditions no match for test well remediation

    May 7, 2015

    Numb fingertips and toes; frozen beards and eyelashes; and an ice road sound like something out of a major film. However, there were no video cameras rolling as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -- Alaska District conducted an environmental cleanup project in the tundra-covered foothills of the Brooks Range.

  • USACE Galveston District honors small businesses during National Small Business Week

    May 5, 2015

    GALVESTON, Texas (May 5, 2015) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District joins the Small Business Administration in honoring America's entrepreneurs May 4-8, 2015, in recognition of National Small Business Week.

  • Career officer promoted to major in Corps of Engineers

    May 5, 2015

    "I swear."

  • Navy's SPAWAR sees reduced energy costs with Huntsville Center's Energy Savings Performance Contract

    May 5, 2015

    It's been more than three years since the first of three task orders were completed under a U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, $12 million Energy Savings Performance Contract award and the customer, the U.S. Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Systems Center Pacific, couldn't be happier with the results.

  • Savannah Corps opens doors, minds for career day event

    May 5, 2015

    SAVANNAH, Ga. -- District offices became a proxy classroom for more than 40 dependents of employees who explored Corps projects and careers during the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day held May 1.

  • Career event allows students to experience parent's job

    May 4, 2015

    Building marshmallow towers, looking for heat sources using an infrared camera and flying a kite helped children of Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, understand the types of careers their parents supported when they left home for work every day.

  • Students learn how to stay safe and protect environment

    May 4, 2015

    Celebrating Earth Day with Team Redstone has been an ongoing effort at Huntsville Center since 2006. In the past, Ordnance and Explosives, Engineering and Installation Support and Programs Management directorates have all put on stations to showcase how the Corps practices environmental stewardship on programs and projects worldwide.

  • Corps Facilities Reduction Program completes project at Aberdeen Proving Ground

    May 4, 2015

    Figuring out the best, safest way to demolish an old water tower at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, challenged the Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville's Facilities Reduction Team. The water tower was originally part of an old boiler plant used to make steam for heating purposes. It was particularly challenging due to numerous safety concerns.

  • Engineers, students see STEM first-hand at robotics competition

    May 4, 2015

    USACE engineers served as judges for the VEX Robotics World Championship April 15-18 in Louisville, Kentucky.

  • U.S., German engineers strengthen ties at annual forum

    Apr 30, 2015

    U.S. and German engineers gathered recently to highlight progress, iron out differences and build tighter collaboration within the Army and Air Force construction programs during their annual partnering conference.

  • New artifacts reveal more about Civil War life

    Apr 30, 2015

    SAVANNAH, Ga. -- As archaeologists recover more CSS Georgia artifacts from the murky waters of the Savannah River, the day-to-day hardships of serving as a Confederate sailor are becoming clearer.

  • ARL supports safety symposium hosted by the Smithsonian Institution

    Apr 30, 2015

    The Smithsonian Institution recently hosted a symposium entitled 'Innovative Planning to Eliminate Hazards and Reduce Risks to Workers' at the National Museum of the American Indian, Rasmussen Theater located in Washington, D.C. The symposium featured a panel of safety and occupational health professionals who shared their experiences with the application of hazard elimination and risk minimization methods in the design of work facilities, processes and equipment.

  • Army Corps' North Atlantic Division Commander participates in 193rd Observance of Ulysses S. Grant

    Apr 29, 2015

    A special observance was held at the General Grant National Memorial Monument in New York City to honor Ulysses S. Grant -- General and 18th President.

  • GIS -- much more than maps

    Apr 29, 2015

    The handy technology used to create the colorful maps that lead you to view the tigers at the zoo or let you know how much snow you will receive during the next winter storm, also serves as a critical aspect in performing jobs and communicating more effectively with stakeholders. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District applies this same cutting-edge technology for a variety of initiatives, such as mapping stormwater infrastructure and runoff into the Chesapeake Bay, delineating floodplains and wetlands, and displaying the projects that fall within its various mission-area boundaries.

  • Corps employee saves canine from watery demise

    Apr 29, 2015

    Scooby, a boxer-breed dog, fell through thawing ice on the Eagle River April 18 near Anchorage leading her frantic owner to call for help. Luckily, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -- Alaska District employee Mike MacMillan, project manager in the Humanitarian Assistance Program, was home to answer the call from his neighbor in distress.

  • Pilot project helps USACE evaluate changing climate across Southwest

    Apr 28, 2015

    During the next century, the Southwestern United States is anticipated to warm at a rate second only to Alaska, driving up evaporation rates, driving down soil moisture, and resulting in reduced stream flow, increased erosion/sedimentation, and increased wildfire severity and forest loss. These changes are likely to radically transform the region's watersheds, altering flood hydrology, further disrupting riparian ecosystems, and decreasing surface water supplies by 20 to 25 percent. With drought conditions anticipated to occur in 80 percent of the years between now and 2100, water is anticipated to be the defining issue of this century.

  • Huntsville Center awards modification to Information Technology contract

    Apr 28, 2015

    The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville awarded Netcentrics Corp. of Herndon, Virginia, an $18,185,917 modification to contract for management services for the Army Corps of Engineers Information Technology (ACE-IT).

  • Days of Remembrance event slated

    Apr 28, 2015

    The Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville will host the Team Redstone Days of Remembrance Observance 10 a.m. April 29 in Bob Jones Auditorium. The program will feature "The Seasoned Performers," a touring group of actors based in Birmingham.

  • Huntsville Center loses a jewel

    Apr 28, 2015

  • Savannah Corps' FEST-A delivers unmatched engineering support

    Apr 28, 2015

    SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Four months after launching into a six-month deployment to Kuwait, Savannah's Forward Engineering Support Team -- Advance (FEST-A) convened recently to discuss engineering solutions supplied to the region and assignments on the horizon.

  • U.S. Corps of Engineers on schedule for Hurricane Sandy fixes

    Apr 28, 2015

    The Army's chief of engineers said that the Hurricane Sandy operations and maintenance program is more than 70 percent finished and on schedule to be completed by the end of 2016.

  • Army's first resource efficiency manager workshop filled with passion for energy management

    Apr 27, 2015

    Huntsville Center, which manages the Resource Efficiency Manager (REM) program, hosted the Army's first REM Workshop April 15-17 to enhance the knowledge base of the growing network of REMs across the Army and Army Reserve.

  • A new partnership starts at Tub Run Campground

    Apr 27, 2015

    Under a clear blue sky, dignitaries cut a new blue ribbon to mark the start of a new partnership at Tub Run Campground in Confluence, Pennsylvania, April 9. The ribbon cutting denotes the recent partnership of the Tub Run Campground to Laurel Highlands River Tours and Outdoor Center. The campground was previously managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Pittsburgh District.

  • USACE bolsters European reassurance effort

    Apr 23, 2015

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District will manage more construction in Eastern and Central Europe this year than it has in the past 40 years combined. Over the next three years, the district will execute up to 145 military construction and facilities sustainment, restoration and modernization projects in Poland, the Baltics and Balkans as part of the $1 billion European Reassurance Initiative to support NATO allies and U.S. partners in the region.

  • Army to observe Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

    Apr 23, 2015

    The Army will continue its annual observance of national Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month this May, giving leaders and Soldiers an extended opportunity to prepare for the riding season ahead.

  • USACE Galveston District names Susan Martin 2015 Administrative Professional of the Year

    Apr 22, 2015

    GALVESTON, Texas (April 22, 2015) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers named Susan Martin the 2015 Administrative Professional of the Year during a ceremony today to highlight the essential role administrative professionals play in supporting the district's mission.

  • Soldiers with Kentucky's 478th Engineer Battalion train overseas at Saber Junction 15

    Apr 21, 2015

    HOHENFELS, Germany-Soldiers from the U.S. Army Reserve's 478th Engineer Battalion conducted minefield training at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center near Hohenfels, Germany as part of Saber Junction 15 this month. The company is a mobility augmentation company (MACs) consisting of 88 Soldiers whose primary mission is to create and maintain mobility for other units.

  • Corps touts environmental stewardship at Nashville Earth Day Festival

    Apr 21, 2015

    Touting environmental stewardship, members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District educated the public today about clean power, sustainability, restoration, water quality and water management at the Nashville Earth Day Festival in Centennial Park.

  • Army engineers recall role in response, recovery after Oklahoma City Bombing

    Apr 20, 2015

    Following the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, April 19, 1995, the Tulsa District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dispatched three structural engineers to monitor the site.

  • Brig. Gen. Kaiser delivers his thoughts on the future of USACE dredging on the Great Lakes

    Apr 19, 2015

    Long term planning and oversight of the U.S Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) dredging operations on the Great Lakes is the responsibility of Brig. Gen. Richard G. Kaiser, USACE Great Lakes and Ohio Rivers Division Commander. Recently Brig. Gen. Kaiser, who grew up in Racine, Wisconsin along the shores of Lake Michigan, explained the challenges, successes, and the road forward for dredging the Great Lakes harbors.

  • Quality nomination packages critical to effective awards program

    Apr 17, 2015

    Award programs are a valuable tool leaders have to recognize individuals and teams and help tell their stories to the rest of the world. Preparing quality nomination packages -- for both local and national awards -- is critical to a successful program.

  • Corps of Engineers Baltimore District hosts 2015 Industry Day

    Apr 17, 2015

    More than 300 representatives from 190 companies joined the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, leadership and program managers at the 2015 Industry Day at the Conference Center at the Maritime Institute in Linthicum, Maryland, on April 10.

  • Army regs prohibit eating popular health bar-Hemp seeds source of protein, banned by DA

    Apr 17, 2015

    For anyone who relies on protein bars as an afternoon or after workout snack, they should be warned about nonmilitary friendly ingredients in their all-natural selections. Natural food snacks, like the Kind Companies Strong & Kind bars, are off limits to military personnel and DOD civilians because they contain hemp seeds. While the seeds are a natural source of protein and have high content of necessary vitamins they are off limits as a food source due to the possibility of ingesting THC.

  • USACE People: Sacramento engineer came to America among Vietnam's "Boat People"

    Apr 17, 2015

    Karl Mai, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District engineer, came to America as a teen among Vietnam's "Boat People" more than 30 years ago.

  • Huntsville Center's Information Technology Services branch growing

    Apr 16, 2015

    What began as a one-person-deep special projects program capturing unusual requests from customers seeking to purchase information technology, Huntsville Center's Information Technology Service branch is one of the fastest growing branches within Huntsville Center.

  • Nashville District plots to improve processes with geospatial data

    Apr 15, 2015

    A group of park rangers, regulators and engineering technicians took a class April 6-10 to learn the basics of collecting and analyzing geospatial data for natural resource management and the protection of the nation's waterways.

  • Lower Mon recovers from icy, muddy aftermath

    Apr 15, 2015

    Lock operators and mechanics at the Lower Monongahela River locks at Braddock, Elizabeth and Charleroi scrambled to strip lock walls of critical electrical components and equipment as warming temperatures and precipitation induced a quick thaw of ice and snow.

  • Teamwork averts disaster after barges break away

    Apr 15, 2015

    The U.S. Coast Guard led the barge recovery effort and worked with the Corps, the National Weather Service, railroad officials and the navigation industry to monitor the situation and devise a plan.

  • Corps of Engineers Partners with Punahou JROTC to Clean Up Waikiki Beach as Part of Earth Month 2015

    Apr 15, 2015

    More than 40 volunteers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers partnered with local JROTC students and others to clean up Waikiki Beach April 11 as part of Earth Month 2015.

  • Honolulu District Celebrates 110th Anniversary of Founding

    Apr 13, 2015

    Led by Honolulu District Commander, Lt. Col. Christopher W. Crary, and his wife Maria, over 20 District teammates and their friends and partners hiked to Makapu'u Lighthouse at sunrise on April 13 to celebrate the 110th anniversary of the District's founding. The Corps' history in Hawaii and the Pacific began in 1905 when Lt. Slattery became the District's first commander. His original mission was to construct lighthouses for navigation, like Makapu'u.

  • What's the Army doing with dinosaurs? Redux

    Apr 12, 2015

    April 11, 2014, Montana State University's, Museum of the Rockies hosted a public sendoff of the Wankel T. rex on a journey to represent Montana's Dinosaur Trail to the nation and the world at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History becoming the "Nation's T. rex." As promised, exactly one year later, another T. rex specimen entrusted to the Montana museum goes on public display ... and in massive form.

  • Recognizing the need and filling it

    Apr 10, 2015

    As a newly assigned section chief, Jessica Napier discovered the world of being a first line supervisor to be a challenging and rewarding experience. Of course, in parlance from The Beatles - With a Little Help From my Friends - is always desirable. In this case, the help was a little harder to find.

  • Retired colonels maintain old connections, pursue new dreams

    Apr 10, 2015

    Three retired Army colonels continue to work together in milling logs and woodworking businesses.

  • Engineering and Support Center gets new chief

    Apr 8, 2015

    Florida native VinCene McClain was welcomed as the new chief of Security and Law Enforcement for the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, March 30. She replaces Lori Byrd, who retired last December.

  • Twists, turns, jumps: Figure skating judge knows sport

    Apr 8, 2015

    Tony Torres doesn't just bring his engineering mindset to his day job -- he brings it to rink as well. For the past 17 years, Torres, chief of the systems and cost engineering division for Huntsville Center, has served as a judge for U.S. Figure Skating, putting his unique way of thinking to the test when it comes to all the twists, turns and jumps that accompany the age old art of figure skating.

  • Honolulu District Women's History Month celebrates STEM

    Apr 8, 2015

    Five Honolulu District women employees shared their personal, educational, and professional experiences entering and working in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) career fields March 31, during the District's annual Women's History Month celebration.

  • Army releases request for proposals for Fort Campbell solar project

    Apr 8, 2015

    Huntsville Center Army Corps of Engineers released a request for proposals for a 3.1MW Solar array Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The PPA will complete the installation's requirement for a 5MW solar array.

  • USACE turns its focus to Earth Day activities

    Apr 7, 2015

    Forty-five years ago a Wisconsin senator wanted the country to pause on April 22 for a "national teach-in on the environment," and think about taking care of the planet on which we live. Thanks to Sen. Gaylord Nelson's efforts, Earth Day was born.

  • Savannah Corps member promotes STEM through DoD Starbase program

    Apr 7, 2015

    SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Savannah District employees may notice him hosting an employee morale event or encouraging participation in the latest American Society of Military Comptrollers offering, however, they may be unaware that off-duty, Canton Gardenhire possesses a similar finesse for volunteer service.

  • New fitness center opens at Ansbach, followed by fair promoting readiness, resilience

    Apr 6, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach held the grand opening of the new Katterbach Physical Fitness Center and a Ready and Resilient mini-exposition April 1, 2015.

  • Energy team flies kites to teach local students

    Apr 6, 2015

    Kites and electricity may sound like Ben Franklin to some. But now, instead of using a kite to prove electricity is in the sky or collect electricity in a jar, employees from the Engineering and Support Center Huntsville's Energy Team are using kites to show students how they can harness wind and convert the kinetic energy into electricity.

  • USACE Galveston District recognized for employing environmental principles in engineering projects

    Apr 6, 2015

    GALVESTON, Texas (April 6, 2015) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District was selected as one of two "Proving Grounds" for the USACE Engineering with Nature Program (EWN) for its efforts to manage engineering projects in a sustainable manner, one which leaves behind the smallest footprint, while collaborating with partners to identify ways to reduce, mitigate or eliminate potential negative impacts.

  • Young students learn about engineering careers

    Apr 6, 2015

    The Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville participated in Career Day at Monte Sano Elementary School on March 31. The event was geared for elementary school students who are interested in knowing what careers are available to them in the federal government. More than 400 students in first through fifth grades participated in the event held at the school.

  • USACE Buffalo District named one of two "Proving Grounds"

    Apr 3, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District has been named as one of two 'Proving Grounds' for the USACE, Engineering with Nature (EWN) program.

  • Vacationers invited to go camping in the Cumberland River basin

    Apr 3, 2015

    Vacationers are invited to go camping this recreation season at one of 25 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District campgrounds conveniently located at eight lakes within the Cumberland River basin.

  • Last Call

    Apr 3, 2015

    About every 30 seconds in the United States, a driver using a cellphone is involved in a crash. In an effort to curb these preventable accidents, the National Safety Council is asking motorists to put down the phone and focus on the task at hand: driving.

  • Dover Dam Marks Completion of Work

    Apr 2, 2015

    With the Dam Safety Assurance Program work to reduce risk at Dover Dam officially complete, the Huntington District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony at Dover Dam, near Dover, Ohio to mark the occasion.

  • April issue of The Corps Environment is available

    Apr 1, 2015

    The April issue of The Corps Environment features the 2014 Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards and provides just a snapshot of the many Army Corps of Engineers and Army environmental and sustainability efforts across the country.

  • USACE Galveston District Spotlight on Ron Wooten

    Apr 1, 2015

    If you were to ask Fort Worth native Ron Wooten what his favorite job has been throughout his career, you'd be surprised to learn he's sort of a jack-of-all-trades, having worked as an advanced placement high school teacher, research fisheries biologist, mentor, landscape and irrigation company owner and photojournalist.

  • Corps reopens campground destroyed by tornado

    Apr 1, 2015

    TULSA, Okla. -- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Oklahoma and Canton community representatives were joined by the Commander, Southwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Tulsa District Commander to cut ribbon on the newly re-opened Canadian Campground "A" during a ribbon cutting ceremony at Canton Lake, recently.

  • Albuquerque District, USACE, Archaeologist Shares Historical Discoveries at Colorado Conference

    Apr 1, 2015

    USACE Albuquerque District archaeologist Gregory Everhart presented on the historical findings of recent cultural resources activities at Trinidad Lake and John Martin Reservoir at the 37th Annual Conference of the Colorado Council of Professional Archaeologists, March 13-15, 2015.

  • Corps of Engineers Regulatory Ramps Up Public Outreach

    Mar 31, 2015

    In a continuing effort to help the people of Hawaii and the Pacific, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Honolulu District is increasing the number of outreach workshops it holds about the Corps' Regulatory program and how to best work with Corps Regulators. The workshops inform regulators, government officials, contractors, and the general public about the Corps' Regulatory Program, and especially how the Corps processes permit applications, according to Shelly Lynch, chief of the District's Regulatory Branch.