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  • McKinnie named 2014 Engineer of the Year

    Mar 13, 2014

    James McKinnie earned the Little Rock District's Engineer of the Year honors for 2014 for his exceptional work as chief of Navigation and Maintenance Section.

  • Creating contracting communities

    Mar 13, 2014

    To generate more interest in Little Rock District's contracting processes and requirements, the district hosted an Industry Day Dec. 3 at the Arkansas State Library in Little Rock.

  • Who and what is the MKARNS Board of Governance?

    Mar 13, 2014

    Within U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division, a board of governance for the 445-mile McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System has been established to corporately manage the system.

  • 412th TEC provides operational support, technical expertise during Key Resolve

    Mar 12, 2014

    From Mississippi to the Pacific Theater, approximately 70 Soldiers from the 412th Theater Engineer Command deployed throughout the Pacific Rim in support of this year's Key Resolve training exercise. Engineers, logisticians and primary staff not only utilized the opportunity to meet and discuss real world engagements and capabilities with their counterparts at Eighth Army and U.S. Army Pacific, but also provided operational support and technical expertise to U.S. Army Korea, U.S. Army Japan and USARPAC during KR14. Pictured are Brig. Gen. Douglas R. Satterfield, deputy commander of 412th Theater Engineer Command, and the Soldiers of the Deployable Command Post and the 412th TEC-Main, one segment that operated and supported the exercise out of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Additional teams of TEC engineers and logisticians were deployed to and supported 8th Army in Korea and U.S. Army Japan throughout the duration of the exercise.

  • USACE Galveston District earns Communitas Award

    Mar 12, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District earned a Communitas Award in the Making a Difference Category for its Corps in the Classroom: Building Tomorrow's Leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Community Relations Program -- an aggressive community outreach and social media campaign to spark students' interest in STEM subjects, help counter stereotypes and increase participation of underrepresented groups in STEM careers.

  • ERDC researchers aid in VDES development

    Mar 11, 2014

    ERDC researchers works with VHF Data Exchange System to synergize communications for water safety.

  • Corps to host Kid's Fishing Derby at Russell Lake

    Mar 11, 2014

    Save the date! The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District, in partnership with several community organizations, will host the 26th Annual Kid's Fishing Derby April 26 at Richard B. Russell Lake.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers assists with ground water recharge to aide drought

    Mar 11, 2014

    Since the end of February, USACE has modified reservoir operations at Prado and Whittier Narrows Dams to help local agencies maximize ground water recharge. Storms that swept across California Feb. 28 - March 1, provided short term relief, but 95 percent of the state remains in drought (Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture Drought Monitor).

  • Chief of Engineers visits Huntsville Center, pitches STEM to cadets

    Mar 10, 2014

    Bostick took time to mentor future military officers when he visited with more than 30 cadets from the Alabama A&M University Reserve Officer Training Corps making a pitch for the future Soldiers to look to considering careers focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

  • A lot of dam training

    Mar 10, 2014

    What does it take to operate and maintain a dam? Technical aptitude, well-honed skills, teamwork - and a lot of dam training.

  • STEM freshmen learn their lesson at Old Hickory Dam

    Mar 7, 2014

    More than 20 ninth graders from Stratford STEM Magnet High School received educational lessons about water management on the Cumberland River and its tributaries, ecosystems for big rivers and small streams, hydropower operations, navigation and water safety on a field trip Feb. 27 at Old Hickory Dam.

  • Prep student shadow Nashville District Engineers for STEM experience

    Mar 6, 2014

    A sophomore student from Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, Tenn., participated in a engineer shadow program today with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Engineering Branch and shadowed Nashville District engineers.

  • Europe District engineer team earns praise for Jordan deployment

    Mar 5, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The eight remaining members of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District's Forward Engineer Support Team-Advanced are back on German soil after a highly successful deployment to Jordan. The team of Soldiers, Army civilian volunteers and augmentees returned Feb. 26 following a six-month mission that included infrastructure, environmental, and airfield assessments and expansion planning to build the ally nation's capabilities.

  • Drinking from a fire hose

    Mar 5, 2014

    A fire hose allows for large volumes of water to be released very quickly therefore, one comes in handy when extinguishing fire from a burning building. But, if you drink from that same fire hose, you will quickly take in more water than you possibly can handle. Some say this is what it's like when being introduced to the Fort Worth District for the first time.

  • Learning about engineering can be a sweet experience

    Mar 4, 2014

    Did you know a chocolate bar can teach us about engineering? Students at Matthew C. Perry High School in Iwakuni, Japan, found out Feb. 5 when they explored the question, "how strong is a chocolate bar?"

  • Fort Worth District helps Wounded Warrior on transition to civilian life

    Mar 4, 2014

    In October 2008, Allan Annaert began working for the Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District as a part time project engineer on the San Antonio Military Medical Center North project. However Annaert's path to the Corps began as a patient at the very facility he would eventually work.

  • Huntsville Center volunteers share love of reading with local students

    Mar 4, 2014

    Huntsville Center employees volunteered to participate in Team Redstone's local "Read Across America" reading initiative March 3. Read Across America is an initiative on reading created by the National Education Association. One part of the project is National Read Across America Day, an observance in the U.S. held on the school day closest to March 2, the birthday of Dr. Seuss.

  • 412th TEC shares engineering capability at USARPAC commanders conference

    Mar 3, 2014

    Army Reserve Maj. Gen. William M. Buckler, Jr., commander of 412th Theater Engineer Command, Maj. Gen. James Boozer, commander of U.S. Army-Japan & I Corps (Forward), and Maj. Gen. Sanford Holman, commander of 200th Military Police Command, discuss initiatives and their unique responsibilities in supporting Korea and the Pacific Theater during the USARPAC Commanders Conference at Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers developing future leaders

    Mar 3, 2014

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employees from districts around the nation convened at the USACE Learning Center in Huntsville on Feb. 24-28 to participate in the only District Office Introductory Course that will be offered at the center for fiscal year 2014.

  • US Army Corps of Engineers holds largest STEM event in the South

    Mar 3, 2014

    US Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, sponsored more than 150 high school students and teachers from 13 public and private schools in northeast Florida during the annual Engineering Career Day on Feb. 21, 2014. The day-long program which as been co-sponsored by the Society of American Engineers, Jacksonville Post, and the Jacksonvile District for the past 12 years was their largest STEM event to date.

  • Bahrain bridge move huge engineering feat

    Mar 3, 2014

    Middle East District engineers and contracted personnel, moved an approximately 450-foot long, 2,650 metric ton tied-arch suspension bridge across a major roadway at the Naval Support Activity Bahrain, located in the capital city of Manama.

  • Agua mala (bad water), USACE, in conjunction with ENLACE, work to improve quality of life

    Feb 28, 2014

    Puerto Rico, Spanish for "rich port," is a 3,515-square mile island, home to about 3.6 million people, about a third of which live in the San Juan metropolitan area. It is sometimes referred to in Spanish as "La Isla del Encanto," or the Enchanted Island. But for the 26,000 who live in the Caño Martín Peña area, most of whom live under the poverty level, the "enchanted" description might seem a bit hollow. The Jacksonville District, in conjunction with ENLACE, is working to improve the quality of life for the people living in the impoverished and environmentally degraded Caño.

  • Corps promotes largest STEM related event in South

    Feb 28, 2014

    Engineer Career week is celebrated all over the country. The Jacksonville District Corps of Engineers does it's part by offering a day during that week of interaction with local schools, a day of fun, learning and providing information on careers. The two sponsors of Engineer Career week at the district, Society of Military Engineers (SAME) and Jacksonville District, support STEM education, and sponsor various programs associated with STEM.

  • U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville offers industry day for furniture vendors

    Feb 27, 2014

    The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville's Furnishings Program offered more than200 representatives from the furniture industry an opportunity to learn about the program's future projects, needs and requirements during a Centralized Furnishings Industry Day, Feb. 27, in Huntsville, Ala.

  • Mississippi River ice surveys are a sign of spring

    Feb 27, 2014

    An airboat, ice auger and a ruler are just a few of the key tools for a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, ice survey team.

  • USACE Galveston District Spotlight on Louis Esqueda

    Feb 27, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas (Feb. 27, 2014) --Whether working in southern Afghanistan or South Texas, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District's Construction Control Representative Louis Esqueda's responsibilities remain the same -- to review plans and monitor work methods to ensure safety activities for contract compliance.

  • Army scientists inspire young students

    Feb 26, 2014

    BEL AIR, Md. -- A team of Army scientists and engineers descended on Southampton Middle School Feb. 20 with a mission to ensure future Soldiers have the best technology available.

  • Center Hill Dam rehabilitation continues with barrier wall installation

    Feb 25, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District's ongoing foundation rehabilitation project at Center Hill Dam is making progress as work crews continue to drill deep into the main dam earthen embankment to install a subsurface concrete wall. The current efforts are the second of three major contracts from 2008 to 2017 that comprise ongoing efforts to rehabilitate Center Hill Dam.

  • Corps brings youth to work, promotes love for hard sciences

    Feb 25, 2014

    A youthful spirit bounced through the halls of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -- Alaska District as children learned about the different responsibilities of the organization that employs their parents.

  • SWD Deputy Counsel honored with Corps of Engineers Public Service Award

    Feb 25, 2014

    Deputy Southwestern Division Counsel Walter J. Skierski, Jr., was recently honored with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers 2013 Bert Pettinato Award for Public Service. Skierski, who has been an attorney with the Corps of Engineers for eight years in addition to serving as a judge advocate in the U.S. Air Force for 22 years, was selected for his leadership, concern for people, and his devotion of his entire career to the calling of public service. The Corps' Chief Counsel presents the award annually to an individual within the Corps of Engineers legal services community who demonstrates pride in public service through such leadership, concern for people, and a personal belief that government service is a noble calling and a public trust.

  • Army Chief of Staff visits Camp Humphreys

    Feb 24, 2014

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno visited the Camp Humphreys Military Community in South Korea, Feb. 24, 2014, where he got a first-hand look at many of the transformation initiatives and construction projects currently underway there.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Far East District holds Engineer Day

    Feb 23, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Far East District participated in Engineer Day at Seoul American High School on U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Feb. 20.

  • Congressman Veasey and Brig. Gen. Thomas Kula inspire local Dallas middle school students

    Feb 21, 2014

    Rep. Veasey and Army Corps of Engineers continue to encourage youth in STEM education.

  • Huntsville Center employees show local students how engineers make a difference

    Feb 21, 2014

  • Baltimore District team deploys to support an overseas contingency operation

    Feb 20, 2014

    A nine-person team of specialists deployed Feb. 8 to support a U.S. Army -- Central Command mission.

  • Transformation, construction oversight among themes at annual USACE forum

    Feb 20, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Prioritizing needs and planning ahead will be crucial for stakeholders and project-delivery teams in Europe and Africa to maximize efficiencies under the new fiscal reality of tighter budgets and funding, officials said at the 2014 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Customer Workshop.

  • Passion for teaching leads Corps engineer to gifted youth

    Feb 20, 2014

    One U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -- Alaska District employee is influencing future careers in the hard sciences by mentoring Anchorage's most talented high school students. For Mike Alley, coaching youth comes naturally and is an example of his selfless service to the nation.

  • Corps signs agreement with locals, promotes volunteer and educational programs

    Feb 19, 2014

    Community leaders, volunteers, visitors and members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gathered Feb. 11 at the Ives Run Visitor Center for a ceremonial signing of the Friends of Tioga-Hammond & Cowanesque Lakes cooperative agreement. This agreement establishes a formal relationship between the Corps and community to provide volunteers, services, educational programs and family events to the local community.

  • Army corrections facility in Europe prepares for move to Sembach

    Feb 18, 2014

    SEMBACH, Germany - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District is playing a key role in transferring the last Cold War vestige in Mannheim to the revamped Army garrison here. Officials have targeted late July for completion of U.S. Army Regional Correctional Facility-Europe, which is among numerous functions being shifted to Sembach Kaserne as part of the Coleman Barracks closure.

  • Maintenance dredging of Brownsville Ship Channel delayed

    Feb 18, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas (Feb. 18, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District announced today it will solicit a rapid response maintenance dredging contract, with the bid opening the week of March 3, to address critical shoaling and perform maintenance dredging within the Brazos Island Harbor (Brownsville Harbor) jetty channel.

  • Army Corps promotes STEM careers for National Engineers Week

    Feb 18, 2014

    Why should American students care about pursuing engineering careers? Officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are communicating the answer to students throughout the year-and especially during National Engineers Week, which runs this year from Feb. 16 through Feb. 22.

  • USACE Galveston District to begin maintenance work at Colorado River Locks

    Feb 14, 2014

    MATAGORDA, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District will begin maintenance repair work at the Colorado River Locks in Matagorda, Texas, to include installation of an impressed current cathodic protection system on the eight sector gates to extend the life of the navigation structures.

  • Employee spotlight - Darrell L. Montgomery

    Feb 13, 2014

    Q-and-A with Little Rock District Contract Specialist Darrel Montgomery.

  • Honolulu District Showcases Capabilities for 2014 Engineers Week Activities

    Feb 13, 2014

    More than 300 engineers and friends of the 17 organizations within the Hawaii Council of Engineering Societies plus invited local VIPs and dignitaries and engineers from the Honolulu District are expected to gather at the Hale Koa's Banyan Tree Showroom Feb. 18 for a luncheon to kick off Engineers Week 2014, which runs Feb. 16 to 22.

  • Corps of Engineers completes construction at Portugues Dam

    Feb 13, 2014

    "Entonces, felicidades en sus logros," (Congratulations on your accomplishments). That was the key message from Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), to those who attended a dedication ceremony Feb. 5 celebrating completion of Portugues Dam, a $386 million structure designed to reduce flooding impacts in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Darcy was among several high-ranking federal and Puerto Rican government officials who attended the ceremony, which was held at the top of a hill on an access road with the 220-foot high structure in the background.

  • Blue Grass Army Depot: Contaminated lagoons restored to pasture land

    Feb 12, 2014

    In 2010, Blue Grass Army Depot (BGAD) faced a great regulatory challenge with wash-out facility operations due to contaminated lagoons. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Louisville District worked with BGAD to successfully restore contaminated lagoons back to pasture lands at the ammunition and storage depot in central Kentucky in record time of less than three years.

  • A Monument Man

    Feb 12, 2014

    When Deputy Council Ralph Allen from the Little Rock District Corps of Engineers was 13-years-old his grandfather took him on a tour through Europe explaining what the United States and Allies endured during World War II. What Allen didn't know as boy is that his grandfather was a Monuments Man charged with preserving the history and architecture of the war torn country during the world's darkest hours. The recent release of George Clooney's new film "Monuments Men," has propelled Allen and his family to research the legacy of their beloved grandfather.

  • Corps Medical Repair and Renewal team performs upgrades at Fox Army Health

    Feb 12, 2014

    Fox Army Health Center has served the Redstone Arsenal community for more than 37 years. Now, the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville's Medical Repair and Renewal team has moved in for an upgrade.

  • Water quality sampling at Shenango Lake

    Feb 11, 2014

    As natural gas production in Marcellus and Utica shale region continues to grow, wells and pipelines are popping up all over the country, including ones adjacent to the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District�'s reservoir projects. As a result, the Shenango Lake staff conducted a water quality survey on the streams and tributaries in the area.

  • Albuquerque District, USACE, Employees Assist Science Olympians

    Feb 11, 2014

    Several U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District, employees volunteered part of their weekend to serve as judges and facilitators at the 2014 Central New Mexico Regional Science Olympiad, held at the University of New Mexico's Johnson Center Feb. 1.

  • Old Hickory hydropower sparks interest of medical students

    Feb 10, 2014

    Seventeen students from Nashville General Hospital School of Radiology at Murrey Medical College received a hands-on review of principles in electricity when they took an in-depth tour of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District's Old Hickory Lock and Dam.

  • Research and education partnership agreement reached between ARL and UMBC

    Feb 10, 2014

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the University of Maryland Baltimore County signed a research and education partnership agreement during a ceremony held at the university's administration building in Adelphi, Md., Jan. 14, 2014.

  • PTM/CMS provides information on particle tracking

    Feb 10, 2014

    ERDC scientists presents webinar on particle tracking.

  • USACE engineers mentor next generation of STEM professionals through robotics competition

    Feb 10, 2014

    Promoting STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) is a passion for many professionals at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Huntington District. For some district engineers, inspiring the next generation of STEM professionals is a continuous goal.

  • CID warns scam website similar to legitimate benefits website

    Feb 7, 2014

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command wants to clarify a press release that was issued Feb. 6, 2014, to help avoid any possible confusion regarding a false website and the official U.S. Army benefits website for former and current service members.

  • DoD grant aids US Army Corps of Engineers push to cut installation energy bills

    Feb 7, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, has received a $1.22 million grant from the Department of Defense to develop a new analytic tool to help cut energy consumption at military installations worldwide. The grant, awarded Dec. 31, is from a program that identifies and demonstrates promising technology then helps transfer it into daily use.

  • Engineering: It's not just for the boys

    Feb 6, 2014

    When Courtney Edwards was in high school, she wanted to be a chef.

  • USACE Galveston selects deputy district engineer for programs and project management

    Feb 6, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas (Feb. 6, 2014) --The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District announced the selection of Dr. Edmond Russo Jr., as its new deputy district engineer for programs and project management -- the highest attainable civilian position in the district.

  • Face-lift for Springville Dam?

    Feb 6, 2014

    Under the Great Lakes Fishery and Ecosystem Restoration Authority, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District, is working with the project partners: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Erie County. Together, they have been working on a feasibility study to determine how the Springville Dam could be modified so that 70 miles of high quality spawning waters upstream of the dam could be made accessible to native fish species, while continuing to block invasive species.

  • Corps of Engineers trio tackles Ironman event in Israel

    Feb 4, 2014

    Three U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District employees showed some game last month as the only American entry at the 2014 Israman. Capt. Joseph Sawruk, Brian Finn and Jason Eckstein formed Team Tripod in the annual event, covering the swim, bike and run segments in a combined 6 hours, 21 minutes to place ninth in the Half-Ironman Distance Triathlon relay division for men under a combined age of 119. They finished 32nd overall out of 91 teams.

  • New York District showcases harbor improvements, develops safe & economically efficient pathway

    Feb 4, 2014

    NEW YORK (Feb. 4, 2014) -- Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal recently met with leaders from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, North Atlantic Division and New York District to receive various updates regarding the Corps' efforts post Hurricane Sandy and observe the significant progress of the New York and New Jersey Harbor Deepening Project. "Given the extraordinary efforts of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, it was my honor to visit the North Atlantic Division and New York District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to acknowledge their tremendous efforts and what they have achieved to repair the damage of this devastating storm," said Westphal.

  • Westphal recognizes enduring & unique contributions of the Corps

    Feb 4, 2014

    WASHINGTON (Feb. 4, 2014) -- Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal visited the Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) on February 4, 2014, to receive various updates from USACE leadership regarding current initiatives and the mission of the Transatlantic Division. The Transatlantic Division is responsible for military construction supporting U.S. forces throughout the U.S. Central Command area of operations and for Corps of Engineers�' international and interagency engineering missions that support U.S. policy initiatives abroad. Additionally, Westphal recognized the vital contributions of Soldiers assigned to the 249th Engineer Battalion (Prime Power) and their unique mission to provide commercial-level power to military units and federal relief organizations. The 249th Engineer Battalion (Prime Power) is charged with the rapid provision of Army generators to support worldwide requirements. Photo Credit: U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Bernardo Fuller

  • Three of a kind

    Feb 4, 2014

    The chances of being an identical triplet are more than a million to one. The odds those triplets would join the Army and become engineer officers are even more astronomical.

  • NASA remembers its own at Arlington National Cemetery

    Feb 3, 2014

    Fallen astronauts, shuttle commanders and crews were memorialized at multiple sites inside Arlington National Cemetery, Jan. 31, 2014, during NASA's day of remembrance.

  • USACE Albuquerque District Regulator Receives Earth Science Achievement Award

    Feb 3, 2014

    Marcy Leavitt, branch chief of the Texas/New Mexico Regulatory Division in the Albuquerque District, was the recipient of the 2014 New Mexico Earth Science Achievement Award, Jan. 29, 2014. The award honors those often unrecognized champions of earth science issues which are vital to the future of New Mexico.

  • Corps of Engineers considers Afghanistan construction projects some of best

    Feb 3, 2014

    In the remote district of Shorabak, situated in Helmand Province, is a newly built Afghan National Army installation, which the Transatlantic Division commander believes is some of the best construction he's seen in Afghanistan.

  • US Navy flyover bridge moved into place

    Jan 31, 2014

    A tied arch bridge, known as the flyover bridge, was moved into place over the Khalifa Bin Salman Causeway connecting Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain to the U.S. Navy port facility (NSA II), Jan. 30.

  • Spotlight on USACE Galveston District's Dwayne Johnson

    Jan 31, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas (Jan. 31, 2014) -- A career that allows Dwayne Johnson to get close to nature and keeps him on his toes was exactly what he got when he accepted a position as a biologist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District 22 years ago.

  • Army partnership supports science, technology, engineering, mathematics education

    Jan 30, 2014

    Deputy Commanding General and Deputy Chief of Engineers Maj. Gen. Todd Semonite, was among Army representatives helping support the U.S. Army All-American Bowl VEX Robotics Competition, where hundreds of students competed in San Antonio, in January of this year.

  • Corps help Wounded Warriors transition back into workforce

    Jan 30, 2014

    Wounded Warriors from the Operation Warfighter Program employ job internships to ease their transition from military service to civilian life.

  • Metal Mapper work detects munitions posing threat to Cape Cod drinking water

    Jan 29, 2014

    Geophysicists and ordnance experts with the U.S Army Corps of Engineers are using a technology to clear former artillery range at Joint Base Cape Cod, Mass.

  • Incident Command System: staying safe in light of a crisis

    Jan 27, 2014

    The District's first aid team is the calm in a storm of uncertainty. They have literally saved the lives of many Buffalo District employees.

  • Don't fall into complacency on workplace safety

    Jan 27, 2014

    Army Corps of Engineers Huntsville Center aims for its safest year ever

  • Honolulu District, American Samoa schools partner to advance STEM education

    Jan 24, 2014

    The Honolulu District and the government of American Samoa signed a Memorandum of Agreement today to formalize a partnership for the Corps to sponsor STEM activities in American Samoa schools. The goal is to advance science, technology, engineering and math education in local schools.

  • CID warns of Government Travel Card phishing scam

    Jan 23, 2014

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly referred to as CID, is warning the greater Army community about a new phishing scam where criminals are targeting U.S. Government Travel Card holders.

  • Corps of Engineers, DOD take aim at aging schools in Europe

    Jan 22, 2014

    Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Europe and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District are engaged in a robust military construction program designed to revitalize dilapidated schoolhouses, some of which were built in the post-World War II era.

  • Albuquerque District Engages Future Dam Builders Through STEM

    Jan 21, 2014

    Exploring STEM-related career fields was the theme for the 30 students and 13 adults who visited the District's main office Jan. 3, 2014. To encourage students to consider careers in STEM, or Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, the District partners with several schools, universities and other groups.

  • USACE Galveston District begins repair work at Addicks and Barker dams; stresses public safety

    Jan 17, 2014

    HOUSTON -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District began repair work to the Addicks and Barker dams as part of interim risk reduction measures devised to further reduce risks associated with the existing structures while a permanent design solution is selected to replace the water control outlet structures in 2015.

  • Regional Corps of Engineers commander to retire, transition to next career in North Texas

    Jan 16, 2014

    Brig. Gen. Thomas W. Kula, the commander of the Southwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will retire from the U.S. Army after 32 years of service, effective April 11. The Southwestern Division will change command on April 4, and will include Kula's retirement ceremony.

  • Craft awarded SAME RVP Medal

    Jan 16, 2014

    HOUSTON -- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District Civil Engineer Franchelle Craft was recognized with the Society of American Military Engineers' Regional Vice President's Medal yesterday during the Houston-Galveston Post's Public Agency of the Year Banquet for her outstanding service to the society.

  • Resource efficiency manager helps identify big energy savings

    Jan 16, 2014

    A Resource Efficiency Manager working under contract with the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, was part of the design and energy planning team that helped identify seven major conservation measures that will decrease energy use by 33.2 percent at a replacement hospital at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.

  • Volunteers Help Corps of Engineers Staff at Abiquiu Lake Survey Bald Eagles

    Jan 15, 2014

    Corps of Enigneers, Albuquerque District staff at Abiquiu Lake has partnered with volunteers for more than a decade to participate in the national midwinter bald eagle survey. This year's results: 14 eagles counted Jan. 4, 2014.

  • Lifelong Alaskan gives Corps a familiar face

    Jan 14, 2014

    Calling him a late bloomer would be as inaccurate as saying Alaska is not cold in winter -- conditions he is acquainted with when working at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -- Alaska District's Northern Area Office in Fairbanks.

  • Retiring Army Guard director: Preserve this national treasure

    Jan 14, 2014

    Retiring after 43 years serving the nation, the director of the Army National Guard challenged his successors to maintain the standard of a force at a 377-year peak.

  • Corps discusses restoration progress and Lake Okeechobee management at annual Everglades conference

    Jan 13, 2014

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Collaboration, innovation and long-term solutions were key discussion points at the 29th Annual Everglades Coalition Conference, where federal and state officials, environmental organizations and members of the public and academia came together to celebrate what's been accomplished so far, and discuss what needs to be done to continue making progress in Everglades restoration. Department of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy, State Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District Commander Col. Alan Dodd were among the 300 people in attendance at the conference held Jan. 9-11 in Naples, Fla.

  • Corps of Engineers provides 'life support' for VA hospital during electrical upgrade

    Jan 10, 2014

    This fall, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' 249th Engineer Battalion (Prime Power) completed a electrical distribution system upgrade at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in New York City. The work had little impact on patients and provided significant cost savings.

  • New Middle/High School opens on Camp Humphreys

    Jan 9, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- There was a lot of "new" for students of Humphreys Middle/High School as they attended the first day of classes on their newly constructed campus, here, Jan. 8. To start this first day, 344 students, along with faculty and community members, gathered in a courtyard, where members of the school's Junior Reserves Officers' Training Corps raised both the American and South Korean flags and members of the school band played both national anthems. Following the flag raising ceremony, everyone headed to the auditorium as students entered their new school for the first time.

  • USACE's Albuquerque District joins with others to create new habitats for burrowing owls

    Jan 8, 2014

    What do you get when you invite a group of young Girl Scouts to help create burrowing owl habitats in an arroyo? You get an excited and energetic group of girls ready and willing to assist and learn.

  • USAG Ansbach opens new School Age Center, Child Development Center at Katterbach

    Jan 7, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach celebrated the grand opening of the new Child Development Center and School Age Center complex at Katterbach Kaserne Dec. 16, 2013. The new center combines the two previously distinct developmental care centers into one facility.

  • New Year, Fresh Perspective

    Jan 7, 2014

    With the new year comes an opportunity for fresh perspective. It gives us a chance to reflect and start anew with a clean slate, with plenty of hope for a better year than the last. This opportunity also offers leaders at all levels a chance to reinvigorate their safety programs, especially as Soldiers are more likely to be refreshed and refocused after coming off extended leave.

  • Corps of Engineers submits report to Congress on ways to prevent spread of Asian carp, other species

    Jan 6, 2014

    The Corps of Engineers submitted to Congress the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study (GLMRIS) Report Jan. 6, 2014. The report contains eight alternatives, each with concept-level design and cost information, and evaluates the potential of these alternatives to prevent the spread of 13 aquatic nuisance species, to include Asian carp, between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins. The options concentrate on the Chicago Area Waterway System and include a wide spectrum of alternatives ranging from continuing current activities to complete separation of the watersheds with physical barriers.

  • Huntsville Center community outreach becomes personal

    Jan 6, 2014

  • Spotlight on USACE Galveston District's Tina Ybarra

    Jan 6, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas (Jan. 6, 2014) -- For nearly three decades Visual Information Specialist Tina Ybarra has reported to work at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District to provide audio visual support, photography, videography and records archiving services to staff.

  • Pittsburgh all in for emergency management accreditation

    Jan 2, 2014

    Pittsburgh District upped its emergency management ante as it underwent an Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP) assessment at the district office Dec. 9 - 13.

  • DoD adopts Army Corps of Engineers BUILDER SMS standard for all facility condition assessments

    Dec 30, 2013

    A decision in September 2013 by the Department of Defense to mandate use of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-developed facility condition assessment software opens up new asset management opportunities across the Corps. USACE-developed BUILDER Sustainment Management System has become a key part in keeping the Army Corps of Engineers relevant in the future by helping all services and other federal agencies make critical decisions on how best to invest their limited maintenance and repair funding.

  • Europe District engineers drive STEM initiative in 2013 and beyond

    Dec 26, 2013

    Last year, more than 20 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District volunteers spent time with local students -- helping them understand the practical applications of science, technology, engineering and math; set education and career goals; and relate and communicate better with adults. As the nation celebrates Mentoring Month, it is fitting to recap the district's efforts in 2013 and encourage continued volunteer engagement in the future.

  • Urban Waters Middle Rio Grande Initiative Promotes Partnerships

    Dec 20, 2013

    On Dec. 11, 2013, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District, along with several other government agencies, kicked off the Urban Waters Middle Rio Grande conservation initiative. The purpose of the initiative is to address both environmental justice and water quality issues in the Middle Rio Grande.

  • Corps hosts meeting with the Delaware Nation

    Dec 19, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Baltimore District hosted its first ever face-to-face meeting with a federally recognized Native American tribe on Dec. 4 at the district's headquarters in Baltimore.

  • Corps conducts test of post and panel system; Nears completion of PL 84-99 rehabilitation work

    Dec 19, 2013

    Following Tropical Storm Lee, fourteen flood risk management projects within the Baltimore District were identified to have eligible damages in need of repairs. Repair work was authorized under Public Law 84-99 which gives the Corps the legal authority to conduct emergency response and provide repair work when a levee system is damaged during a flood event.

  • USACE civilians introduced to Army life

    Dec 19, 2013

    The United States Army Corps of Engineers conducted their annual Leadership Development Program training Dec. 4 through 5, using various ranges and training areas throughout Fort Leonard Wood. This program was developed by USACE to give their civilian employees an introduction to Army culture as well as leadership training, but it actually goes further than that, it also gives them a better understanding of the importance of their jobs and just where they fit into the big picture.

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