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

    Sep 3, 2014

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

  • Bolivar Dam Seepage Barrier Groundbreaking Ceremony

    Sep 3, 2014

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

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

    Sep 3, 2014

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

  • Red Rock Hydroelectric Project Gets Underway

    Sep 1, 2014

    The second-largest hydroelectric plant in Iowa is officially under construction after a ceremonial groundbreaking Aug. 13 at Red Rock Dam near Pella, Iowa. Representatives from the Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) hosted the event to showcase plans for the new facility which is scheduled to be completed in spring 2018.

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

    Aug 29, 2014

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

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

    Aug 29, 2014

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

  • Protecting independence: Corps holds emergency management exercise in Kansas

    Aug 29, 2014

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

  • USACE Galveston District Spotlight on Tom Brauer

    Aug 29, 2014

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

  • Huntsville Center employees mix science and art for local students

    Aug 29, 2014

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

    Aug 29, 2014

  • ERDC performs forensic investigations of infrastructure deterioration and failure

    Aug 27, 2014

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

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

    Aug 27, 2014

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

  • 2014 Women's Equality Day tri-signed letter

    Aug 26, 2014

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

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

    Aug 26, 2014

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

  • An Engineering Marvel: The Cape Cod Canal at 100

    Aug 25, 2014

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

  • Engineers Host Educational STEM Activities at Canal Celebration

    Aug 25, 2014

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

  • Trail Progress on National Trails Day

    Aug 25, 2014

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

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

    Aug 22, 2014

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

  • 75 years later, Tulsa District military mission building strong

    Aug 22, 2014

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

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

    Aug 22, 2014

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

  • 2014 Interior Least Tern surveys complete

    Aug 22, 2014

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

  • Cadet District Engineer Program Offers Hands-On USACE Experience

    Aug 22, 2014

    The Honolulu District hosted two U.S. Army cadets this summer as part of the Cadet District Engineer Program (CDEP). This program allows West Point and ROTC Cadets an opportunity to gain first-hand construction and engineering experience with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).

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

    Aug 21, 2014

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

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

    Aug 21, 2014

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

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

    Aug 20, 2014

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

  • Future Army officers shadow engineers at Stuttgart

    Aug 19, 2014

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

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

    Aug 19, 2014

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

  • Corps safety professional supports Afghanistan projects

    Aug 19, 2014

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

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

    Aug 18, 2014

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

  • SWD commander promoted to brigadier general

    Aug 18, 2014

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

  • Silvery Minnow Surviving the Drought in New Mexico

    Aug 18, 2014

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

  • Chief promotes newest engineer general

    Aug 18, 2014

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

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

    Aug 15, 2014

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

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

    Aug 15, 2014

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

  • USACE lab a worldwide leader in materials testing

    Aug 14, 2014

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

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

    Aug 14, 2014

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

  • Groundbreaking kicks off Hatchery Creek project

    Aug 13, 2014

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

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

    Aug 13, 2014

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

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

    Aug 13, 2014

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

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

    Aug 13, 2014

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

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

    Aug 13, 2014

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

  • Groundbreaking for new 'downtown' area conducted at Humphreys

    Aug 12, 2014

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

  • Runway replacement project nearing completion

    Aug 12, 2014

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

  • Corps, South Carolina biologists track sturgeon in Savannah River

    Aug 11, 2014

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

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

    Aug 11, 2014

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

  • Shenango Lake salutes a success partnership

    Aug 8, 2014

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

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

    Aug 8, 2014

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

  • Pittsburgh District to assist in local flood study

    Aug 8, 2014

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

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

    Aug 8, 2014

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

  • USACE hosts Twilight Tattoo

    Aug 7, 2014

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

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

    Aug 7, 2014

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

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

    Aug 7, 2014

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

  • August 2014 DASAF

    Aug 6, 2014

    Safety: At the Core of Army values

  • Connecticut Guard bridge company trains at West Thompson Lake

    Aug 5, 2014

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

  • ERDC applies novel materials to civil works infrastructure

    Aug 5, 2014

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

  • USACE Galveston District implements energy efficient measures to reduce costs

    Aug 5, 2014

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

  • Same service but new location for Western Regulatory Field Office

    Aug 4, 2014

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

  • Dive team demonstrates its quick-response capability

    Aug 4, 2014

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

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

    Aug 4, 2014

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

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

    Aug 4, 2014

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

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

    Aug 4, 2014

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

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

    Aug 4, 2014

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

  • District signs STEM agreement with Concord Public Schools

    Aug 4, 2014

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

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

    Aug 1, 2014

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

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

    Aug 1, 2014

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

  • USACE Galveston District Spotlight on Mathilda Montgomery

    Aug 1, 2014

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

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Urban Search and Rescue Program Supports Rescue Engineering

    Aug 1, 2014

    Two engineers from the Rock Island District belong to a unique team of engineers who stand ready to respond in the wake of natural disasters. Josh Cackley and Brant Jones, from the District's Engineering and Construction Division, are members of a specially trained U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Urban Search and Rescue program.

  • Chemical demilitarization program nearing the end for Huntsville Center

    Jul 31, 2014

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

  • Engineering interns explore overseas construction

    Jul 31, 2014

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

  • USACE Galveston District awards $2.6 million contract to dredge channel to Victoria

    Jul 31, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas (July 31, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a contract in the amount of $2,664,500 to Orion Marine Group for maintenance dredging of the channel to Victoria in Calhoun County, Texas.

  • PUBLIC MEETING: Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Reconnaissance Study

    Jul 30, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas (July 30, 2014) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District is seeking representatives from federal, state and local governments and agencies, Indian tribes, non-governmental organizations, academia, business and industry and individuals interested in participating in public workshops for the purpose of gathering ideas for addressing coastal storm risk management and ecosystem restoration in the coastal Texas region. This outreach effort is being conducted in conjunction with the Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Reconnaissance Study. We are interested in identifying available information and data that may be useful for this study.

  • Kansas City District supports Pacific Command in Southeast Asia

    Jul 30, 2014

    Kansas City District was tapped to support the U.S. Pacific Command as part of the Lower Mekong River Initiative. Jacob Owen, chief of Geotechnical Branch, addressed the Mekong River Commission, with members from Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. The Dam Safety II Workshop was held May 5-8 in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), Vietnam.

  • Concrete does not last forever

    Jul 30, 2014

    With the backdrop of the aging locks and dam at Elizabeth, Pennsylvania, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District gathered with 50 guests representing navigation industry, congressional and partnering agencies gathered to tour and talk about importance of sustaining the nation's inland waterways.

  • ESPC offers multitude of intangible benefits to military, installations

    Jul 29, 2014

    Energy Savings Performance Contracting offers installations a tool that allows for those critical upgrades to take place with zero up-front capital cost.

  • Change in climate impacts levee project

    Jul 29, 2014

    Since 1968, the Wyoming Valley Levee Project prevented more than $7.6 billion dollars in flood damages in Luzerne County, Pa. The 16 mile project consists of three levee systems: Kingston to Exeter, Wilkes-Barre/Hanover Township and Plymouth. In addition to the earthen levee and floodwalls, the project contains 13 stormwater pump stations, 39 pumps, 20 closure structures and 130 relief wells. In 2013, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District evaluated the project. This evaluation showed the project is structurally sound and sufficiently maintained. During Tropical Storm Lee, which impacted the area in 2011, the levee project successfully contained the river, estimated by the U.S. Geological Survey at a peak flow of 310,000 cubic feet per second. This is the highest discharge event that the raised levee project has experienced. While there were some damages, which were repaired, the levee systems were not overtopped and did not fail.

  • West Point Cadet Visits Albuquerque District, USACE

    Jul 29, 2014

    The Albuquerque District recently hosted Hunter Firebaugh, a cadet from West Point. During his time at the district, Cadet Firebaugh spent time with many Corps employees, and at several project sites, in order to get an overall feel for the variety of jobs the Corps does.

  • Army releases request for proposal for solar project at Redstone Arsenal

    Jul 29, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, in Alabama, released a request for proposals for the first solar technology task order, to be awarded against the $7 billion renewable and alternative energy power production for Department of Defense installations multiple award task order contract.

  • US Army Corps of Engineers oversees construction of new Waste Management Complex on Bagram Air Field

    Jul 28, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) here is overseeing the final construction phase of a new waste management complex that will replace the existing waste disposal point in processing the base's waste.

  • New Contracting Directorate chief takes over at Huntsville Center

    Jul 28, 2014

    Colleen O'Keefe has been selected as the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville's chief of contracting.

  • Mapping Team's Future: Picture Perfect - Hurricane Season 2014

    Jul 25, 2014

    Former U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Geographic Information System (GIS) Cadre member looks back on his time with the team and believes the team will continue to be successful because they are unique from other national GIS teams. The Cadre creates maps that helps agencies, like the Federal Emergency Management Agency, make important decisions during rescue and recovery efforts after disasters.

  • 11 small businesses added to $7 billion renewable energy Multiple Award Task Order Contract

    Jul 25, 2014

    The Army has awarded the final round of solar technology contracts that will support a $7 billion renewable and alternative energy power production for Department of Defense installations Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC).

  • 3D models bring new dimension to Civil Works projects

    Jul 24, 2014

    Engineers from the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers are using three dimensional modeling to plan Civil Works projects, save resources and minimize costs.

  • Environmental monitoring underway for Savannah harbor deepening

    Jul 24, 2014

    With the signing of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 earlier this year, many people expected construction of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) to start immediately. However, several actions need to take place before construction can occur.

  • Corps deputy commanding general sees south Florida projects first-hand

    Jul 24, 2014

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Understanding the complexities of the south Florida ecosystem requires time, dedication and taking the initiative to see the unique system personally. That is exactly what Maj. Gen. John Peabody, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Deputy Commanding General for Civil and Emergency Operations, did during his visit to the Jacksonville District's south Florida projects June 18 -19, 2014.

  • New South Pacific Division Commander Visits the Albuquerque District

    Jul 24, 2014

    Col. (P) Mark Toy, the new South Pacific Division Commander, visited the Albuquerque District during the week of July 14, 2014.

  • Concrete does not last forever

    Jul 24, 2014

    The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District gathered with navigation industry, congressional, and other partnering agencies to discuss the importance of sustaining our nation's inland waterways

  • Chief of engineers highlights world's largest hydro event

    Jul 24, 2014

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 24, 2014) -- Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers commander and 53rd chief of engineers, energized more than 3,000 people from over 50 countries during the keynote session of the world's largest hydro event at Music City Center July 22.

  • USACE Chief Lt. Gen. Bostick visits region

    Jul 24, 2014

    HOUSTON, Texas (July 24, 2014) -- The 53rd U.S. Army Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, met with key stakeholders from the Port of Houston Authority (POHA) and Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) to discuss Corps projects in the Galveston District during his July 23 visit to the region.

  • The US Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division welcomes new commander, Col. David. C. Hill

    Jul 24, 2014

    Col. David C. Hill took command of the Southwestern Division today in a ceremony officiated by Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • First-ever Energy Savings Performance Contract for Corps of Engineers civil works project underway

    Jul 23, 2014

    Teaming up with the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Mobile District is embarking on the first-ever Energy Savings Performance Contract executed for a Corps Civil Works project that could set the stage for other USACE districts.

  • New Cadet barracks at West Point to increase space, decrease cost

    Jul 23, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District is constructing a new cadet barracks at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY. The new structure will fit in well with the rest of the historic campus and will include energy saving features that will save taxpayers approximately 44 thousand dollars annually.

  • USACE Galveston District awards small business contract for geotechnical services

    Jul 23, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, awarded a small business contract in the amount of $106,871.81 to Quaternary Resources Investigations LLC for core drilling, soil sampling and laboratory testing at Freeport Harbor's Dredging Placement Area One.

  • USACE Europe District named Installation Support Program of the Year

    Jul 22, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District has claimed a top honor for its contributions to the public works mission at U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz, Installation Management Command announced recently. The agency was named Installation Support Program of the Year on the list of 2013 Directorate of Public Works annual award winners.

  • USACE-POD greets new commander

    Jul 21, 2014

    FORT SHAFTER --Maj. Gen. Richard L. Stevens relinquished his position as commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Pacific Ocean Division to Col. Jeffrey L. Milhorn, during a change of command ceremony, July 18, at historic Palm Circle, here.

  • Lt. Col. Christopher Crary Becomes 69th Honolulu District Commander

    Jul 21, 2014

    Lt. Col. Christopher W. Crary became the 69th commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Honolulu District in a military ceremony held July 17 on Fort Shafter, Hawaii's Palm Circle parade field.

  • Corps employee shares passion for youth outreach and teamwork

    Jul 17, 2014

    In this Employee Spotlight, we feature Janet Post, a regulatory specialist in the Regulatory Division. She received her bachelor's degree in economics with an emphasis in natural resources from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Here, Post tells us what inspired her to pursue a career in STEM.

  • New Savannah Corps bird island home to hundreds of nests this season

    Jul 15, 2014

    To some people, a dredge disposal area might not seem very exciting - but to thousands of shorebirds it's a safe haven, providing beneficial habitat and protected nesting sites.

  • US humanitarian assistance shapes future of Togo

    Jul 11, 2014

    While Togo is a relatively small country, the U.S. Embassy in Lome supports an active humanitarian-assistance program. This is due to a unique partnership between the embassy and Department of Defense's U.S. Africa Command. The embassy program is unique because there is no physical U.S. Agency for International Development presence in Togo, and therefore no duplication of development work. AFRICOM, in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District, executes projects ranging from schools to medical clinics to garbage depots here.

  • Corps of Engineers explores public-private partnerships

    Jul 10, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is exploring the possibility of partnering with the private sector for projects in America's waterways and ports.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Presidio now connected to Army's Meter Data Management System

    Jul 8, 2014

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Presidio of Monterey are the latest installations to connect advanced electric meters to the Army's enterprise-wide Meter Data Management System that allows energy managers to monitor energy consumption from a building level and use that information to help reduce energy consumption and cost.

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