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  • After decades of giving, a Blue Star mother won't slow down

    Aug 17, 2015

    From the moment her teenage son mounted a foldout of an aircraft cockpit on his bedroom wall, she knew that he was poised to fly planes. Martha Coley, mother to two now retired Air Force pilots, recalled this, and similar aspirations-turned-accomplishments, arresting the discussion to misty-eyed silence.

  • Huntsville Center engineer prepares for third bodybuilding competition

    Aug 12, 2015

    Robert Jackson, a mechanical engineer at the Huntsville Center, is preparing for his third bodybuilding competition this year: the NPC Alabama State Championship Aug. 29.

  • Middle school, Army Corps of Engineers strengthen winning partnership

    Aug 12, 2015

    The middle school and the Corps won the Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award for Outstanding Individual Project.

  • USACE Deploys to Support Typhoon Soudelor Relief Efforts

    Aug 12, 2015

    In support of the Governor, local responders and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) personnel deployed in early August to support recovery efforts in the aftermath of Typhoon Soudelor in the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas (CNMI).

  • US to build day care centers for disabled Serbian youth

    Aug 11, 2015

    As the father of an autistic adult son, Jovica Vukmirovic understands how to care for children with disabilities.

  • Cadet District Engineer Training Offers Summer USACE Experience

    Aug 11, 2015

    The Honolulu District hosted two U.S. Army Cadets during July 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). CDEP Cadets are generally assigned for several weeks of training during summer break at USACE Districts to work on civil, mechanical, electrical, or environmental engineering projects. The program exposes them to USACE missions and helps them explore potential active duty opportunities within the U.S. Army Engineer Branch profession.

  • Employees build strong ties with community

    Aug 10, 2015

    Huntsville Center's Installation Support and Programs Management Directorate's professionals participated in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math event with the Alabama Center for Sustainable Energy and Foundations for Tomorrow for the Tiny Home Build weekend Aug. 8-9, at Sci-Quest in Huntsville, Alabama.

  • Huntsville Center welcomes new deputy commander

    Aug 7, 2015

    The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville welcomed its newest deputy commander, Lt. Col. Burlin L. Emery July 20.

  • River masters piece it together like a puzzle

    Aug 6, 2015

    Bridges serve a straight path for troops and vehicles to go from point A to B. But how do they cross a river, from shore to shore, without a bridge to traverse?

  • Huntsville Center furniture team committed to nation's military forces

    Jul 31, 2015

    Through millions of square feet worked and decades of experience between them, our interior designers within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville continually demonstrate their commitment to our nation's men and women in uniform.

  • Mentoring takes root, bears fruit at Huntsville Center

    Jul 31, 2015

    The Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville's Installation Support and Programs Management Directorate's deputy director, Arthur Martin III, has adopted cross-cultural, cross-gender and cross-generational strategies to increase the exchange of knowledge and information and train new leaders.

  • Engineer team inspects damaged Georgian city

    Jul 30, 2015

    A team of U.S. Army engineers and local emergency-management experts recently assessed damage from severe flooding in Tbilisi, Georgia, which claimed the lives of 20 people and killed more than 300 animals from the city's zoo.

  • Mooneyham named USACE's Interior Designer of the Year

    Jul 30, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently announced an Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville professional as the 2015 Interior Designer of the Year. Patricia Mooneyham, a chief in the Interior Design Section, will be presented the award in August here at the Center.

  • Army engineers build emergency preparedness in Montenegro, worldwide

    Jul 29, 2015

    In a country affected by floods, droughts and earthquakes, the government's capacity to respond to and manage the consequences of a disaster is a matter of life and death. After the 2010 floods, the worst in Montenegrin history, according to the government's website, preparing for future hazards became a priority of the ministers of Interior and Defense, as well as support agencies and emergency responders. In mid-June, six subject-matter experts from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Maine National Guard took part in a Civil-Military Emergency Preparedness workshop aimed at assisting approximately 20 Montenegrin officials in developing an exercise program focused on major calamities threatening the country.

  • Savannah River islands attract a different type of tourist

    Jul 29, 2015

    Threatened by development and predators from every side, local birds here are finding safe, pristine habitats in an unlikely place: at the bottom of the Savannah River.

  • Drone footage captures CSS Georgia recovery activity

    Jul 29, 2015

    This drone footage was taken from Old Fort Jackson where the Civil War Ironclad CSS Georgia is currently being recovered adjacent to the fort from the barge in the Savannah River. The imagery was captured during the "CSS Georgia 'Raise the Wreck!' Festival," a public event held July 25 at Old Fort Jackson in Savannah, GA. More than 1,300 people attended this free event. The festival highlighted the ongoing recovery of the CSS Georgia, and its history. Underwater archeology is currently taking place in the river where the vessel was scuttled, and where the barge in this video is positioned.

  • Fort Supply Lake utilizes solar power to save energy

    Jul 29, 2015

    The Fort Supply Lake Office of the Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is making waves when it comes to the USACE "Go Green Initiative" -- solar waves. The project installed 18 solar panels and an inverter to provide up to 5 kilowatt hours of electricity to power a toilet and shower facility at Supply Park Public Use Area, here, July 21.

  • Army issues notice of intent to award for Fort Campbell solar project

    Jul 29, 2015

    Huntsville Center, working with the U.S. Army Garrison -- Fort Campbell, Kentucky, has issued a notice of intent to award to BITHENERGY Inc. for a 3.1MW Solar array Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) that will complete the installation's requirement for a 5MW solar array.

  • USARPAC Commanding General Tours Historic Bldg. T-112

    Jul 28, 2015

    The Honolulu District was honored today to host a site visit for U.S. Army Pacific Commander Gen. Vincent K. Brooks and his staff at the Corps' Bldg. T-112 Renovation Project on Fort Shafter's historic Palm Circle. Building T-112, built in 1907 and also known as Dunning Hall, is an important structure that is a key part of the Palm Circle National Historic Landmark District.

  • Huntsville Center's ESPC team to receive Department of Energy awards

    Jul 27, 2015

    The Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program recently announced the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville's Energy Savings Performance Contracting team as a 2015 Federal Energy and Water Management Award winner for its work using third-party financed acquisition projects that support the Army in meeting energy and water reduction mandates, the President's Performance Contracting Challenge (PPCC) and renewable energy mandates.

  • Corps of Engineers awards contract for Presque Isle Bay tracer study

    Jul 24, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District awarded a contract for $473,116 to URS Cooperation and Baird Inc., July 6 to conduct a beneficial use of dredged material tracer study at Presque Isle Bay, Erie, Pennsylvania.

  • Newest Buffalo District Survey Vessel Named for "Soldier's Soldier"

    Jul 24, 2015

    On June 23, 2015, the Buffalo District held a special ceremony to name the latest addition to its high-tech hydrographic survey fleet after Command Sgt. Maj. Micheal L. Buxbaum, U.S. Army (Ret).

  • Navy divers recover first of 4 remaining cannons from CSS Georgia

    Jul 23, 2015

    Navy divers from Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2 and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 6 raised the first of four remaining cannons from the CSS Georgia, July 15.

  • Safe Driving Blitz

    Jul 22, 2015

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District senior leaders stopped exiting traffic and delivered a safe driving handout and a personal greeting wishing the occupant(s) safe travels for 4th of July weekend.

  • Illness leads to unexpected friendship for office engineer in Romania

    Jul 22, 2015

    Sandy Higgins, a member of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District's Romania Missile Defense Agency Resident Office working on the Aegis Ashore project at Naval Support Facility Deveselu, came down with a severe bout of pneumonia this past spring. The long recovery took her into the home of a Romanian husband-and-wife doctor team, who nursed her back to health. A strong personal bond emerged.

  • Combat 'multi-tool' unit trains to send engineers to Sapper School

    Jul 22, 2015

    The 374th Engineer Company (Sapper) spent two weeks in the field training - 12 to 18 hours each day - to prepare their leaders for the elite Sapper Leader Course.

  • Huntsville team provides expertise in delivering customers cyber secure facilities, systems

    Jul 22, 2015

    To ensure consistent delivery of efficient, cyber secure facilities and systems to its customers, the Army Corps of Engineers Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville established an Information Assurance and Information Technology Branch, and has also been designated the Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity Technical Center of Expertise.

  • Fort Benning project team shines with delivery of groundbreaking hospital

    Jul 20, 2015

    Fort Benning's newly unveiled Martin Army Community Hospital brims with exceptionalism, earning the hospital's area team the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' 2015 Project Delivery Team of the Year for Excellence Award.

  • Corps of Engineers Baltimore District welcomes 67th commander

    Jul 20, 2015

    With a huge American flag flying in the background on Fort McHenry, Col. Edward P. Chamberlayne became the 67th commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, during a traditional military change of command ceremony on July 17. He assumed command from Col. J. Richard Jordan, III who has commanded the Baltimore District for the past three years. Chamberlayne, a native of Alexandria, Virginia, will now command the Corps district that includes his hometown.

  • Rendering CSS Georgia Safe

    Jul 20, 2015

    Navy explosive ordnance disposal technicians perform some of the most harrowing, dangerous work in order to keep others from harm's way, and they do so in every environment.They're trained to disarm improvised explosive devices, neutralize chemical threats, and render safe nuclear weapons. They are the gold standard of the bomb squad world.

  • Southwestern Division welcomes Ollar as new deputy commander

    Jul 20, 2015

    Col. Donovan D. Ollar became the deputy commander of the Southwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, on July 17, 2015. Prior to this assignment, he was Sidewinder 07, the Senior Engineer Trainer, National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California.

  • STEM professionals encourage next generation of STEM workers

    Jul 20, 2015

    While many students in Huntsville and surrounding areas are taking time off from their studies this summer, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville's Science, Technology, Engineering and Math professionals helped administrators at a local summer enrichment program show students how summer downtime is a perfect opportunity to reinforce STEM.

  • Half a century of dedication, duty to our nation

    Jul 17, 2015

    Retiring after more than 20 years of service to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is no small feat and deserves proper recognition for dedicated service. Retiring for the second time in a career that spanned 51 years of total federal service commands respect and admiration from most if not all who hear the story.

  • Army Corps of Engineers now accepting water resources project proposals

    Jul 17, 2015

    GALVESTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is now accepting proposals from local and regional stakeholders for completed feasibility reports, proposed feasibility studies, and proposed modifications to authorized projects or studies to be conducted in partnership with the Corps.

  • Corps South Pacific Division Commander Visits Bay Area Projects

    Jul 14, 2015

    The general in charge of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' operations for all of the Southwestern United States got a first-hand look this week at how Corps projects in the San Francisco Bay Area are improving the quality of life for hundreds of thousands of residents and contributing to the region's multi-billion dollar shipping industry.

  • Command works to keep Soldiers in boots after active-duty service

    Jul 13, 2015

    U.S. Army Human Resources Command is paving the way for Soldiers to move from active duty to the Army Reserve and National Guard in a deliberate, sensible transition that works for the individual service member while retaining skilled personnel and racking up significant savings for the Army.

  • Boys' lives saved by rescuers, loaner life jackets at Hartwell Lake

    Jul 13, 2015

    The collaborative efforts of a Hartwell Lake corps ranger and bystander saved two boys' lives after the pair struggled to swim from a remote buoy to the beach shoreline June 3.

  • New England District, contractor complete work on Bearskin Neck Stone Jetty

    Jul 13, 2015

    Repair work to the Bearskin Neck Stone Jetty in Rockport, Massachusetts is complete.

  • All-Army triathlete's skills founded in preparation

    Jul 13, 2015

    Underneath his quiet and cool demeanor, 1st Lt. Marcus Farris is ready to be unleashed on race days. A disciplined athlete, he has trained for many hours to represent and compete as a member of the All-Army Triathlon team.

  • Military working dog handlers: 'It's the best job ever'

    Jul 8, 2015

    U.S. Forces-Afghanistan is proud of their military working dogs and everything they bring to the mission.

  • Work begins on new medical clinic at Holloman Air Force Base

    Jul 8, 2015

    USACE Albuquerque District Commander Lt. Col. Patrick Dagon joined the Air Force's 49th Medical Group, 49th Medical Support Squadron, and others to celebrate the start of construction on a new medical clinic at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. July 1, 2015, with a groundbreaking ceremony.

  • Multiphase ceremony celebrates milestones in multiphase project

    Jul 7, 2015

    The Albuquerque District, US Army Corps of Engineers participated in a double ceremony celebrating two milestones in the expansion of the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., June 29, 2015.

  • Map expert seeks to help engineer command reach its destination

    Jul 6, 2015

    He's a self-proclaimed "map geek," and he's the first Soldier to join the newest geospatial cell at an engineer command in Illinois. And right now, he wants to find more Soldiers like him to join the team.

  • The 'damnit' that saved the day

    Jul 6, 2015

    The Army Reserve Soldiers stood at the gate, waiting to carry the American flag and U.S. Army colors forward. This would be their first time presenting the colors on such a historic field. They waited for their cue. Their nerves spiked as the seconds ticked before they'd present before thousands of fans. Then. It happened.

  • Metes and bounds: US Army prepares to expand support in Baltic States

    Jul 4, 2015

    Members of the 34th Engineer Detachment's Forward Engineer Support Team - Advance, from U.S. Army Corps of Engineer's Northwestern Division, conducted land surveys and structural inspections at a Lithuanian Ministry of Defense base near Mumaiciai, Lithuania, July 2, 2015.

  • New boats anchor military bridging ops

    Jul 1, 2015

    While boats don't normally (if ever) come to mind when one thinks of Army systems, the new XM30 Bridge Erection Boat, or BEB, is certain to turn more than a few heads in and outside the Engineer Regiment.

  • USACE names Installation Support Professional of the Year

    Jul 1, 2015

    When the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Executive Governance Board meets in August, Huntsville Center project manager Dominic Ragucci will receive the Installation Support Professional of the Year Award.

  • Here's advice for staying cool throughout summer

    Jul 1, 2015

    The Army's "101 Days of Critical Summer" campaign is well-underway, and everyone needs to think about safety while enjoying all summer activities, such as taking a road trip, grilling out in the backyard, enjoying a day at the beach or visiting a local park.

  • US Army Engineers Contribute to Operation Atlantic Resolve

    Jul 1, 2015

    Soldiers of U.S. Army engineer units from the Tennessee and Alabama National Guard are in Romania and Bulgaria working on military infrastructure projects as part of Operation Resolute Castle 15.

  • Students visit Army Corps, talk careers with recruiters

    Jul 1, 2015

    U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, SEATTLE DISTRICT, Wash. -- Seventeen high school students visited the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District headquarters for a week to learn more about careers within the Army Corps of Engineers, Jun. 8-12.

  • Flood or Drought: Army Corps of Engineers is there

    Jul 1, 2015

    Remember the drought? What a difference a year can make. I arrived at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division in Dallas about a year ago, and most of the region was in some stage of drought. News coverage highlighted striking images of thirsty lakes, shorelines receding with lakebeds cracked and dry, and low Corps reservoir levels. Communities chafed under lawn watering restrictions.

  • July issue of The Corps Environment online

    Jun 30, 2015

    The July issue of The Corps Environment features: Fort Campbell's forestry program; Army Environmental Command's customer-focused redesign; Partnership efforts to protect bats in U.S. and Germany; New England District environmental scientist supports Ebola mission; Baltimore District, Maryland collaboration achieves key milestones in oyster restoration; and much more.

  • Project manager provides boost to charter baseball club

    Jun 30, 2015

    WIESBADEN, Germany - An engineer who oversees military construction for a living is pitching in to help build a local youth baseball association -- from the ground up. Stephen Swint, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District project manager, just wrapped up his first stint as an assistant coach with the Wiesbaden Red Barons Baseball Club, a startup program for American and German players.

  • Contracting expert receives professional recognition

    Jun 30, 2015

    The employees at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville Center are widely respected by government and industry for their expertise in numerous acquisition fields and related disciplines. To prove the point, Jamaya (Rocky) Smith, contract specialist, Contracting Directorate, received recognition for an information paper he submitted to the National Contract Management Association's flagship publication.

  • Corps park rangers share passion for outdoors, flood mitigation

    Jun 26, 2015

    Jacob Kresel, senior park ranger and natural resource specialist, and Cole Van Beusekom, park ranger, are easy to recognize with their forest green uniforms, "Smokey bear" hats and Corps castle belt buckles. The opportunity to work at the Chena Project in North Pole is a fulfilling vocation for both.

  • DOI, USDA, EPA, NOAA and USACE announce additional Resilient Lands and Waters Initiative sites to pr

    Jun 25, 2015

    Sites in northern and central California and Montana selected to showcase climate resilience approach

  • Raymer new engineer school commandant

    Jun 25, 2015

    The U.S. Army Engineer School's 96th commandant comes to Fort Leonard Wood from the Pentagon where he was director, Office of the Chief of Engineers.

  • Humanitarian assistance projects provide disaster relief in Nepal

    Jun 24, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recently completed two humanitarian assistance construction projects that are now providing critical support services to the population of Kathmandu, Nepal, in the wake of the deadly earthquakes that struck in April and May.

  • US partners deliver upgraded school in Albania

    Jun 23, 2015

    KUCOVE, Albania - U.S. and Albanian leaders joined students, faculty and parents June 11 to celebrate the reopening of a local school here. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District managed a $575,000 renovation in support of U.S. Embassy Tirana's Office of Defense Cooperation and U.S. European Command's humanitarian-assistance program.

  • USACE LEEDs military 'green' building across Europe

    Jun 22, 2015

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District is celebrating sustainable building achievements across the U.S. military footprint in Europe. Located about 1,600 miles apart, in Turkey and Germany, two projects executed by the district earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver certification this spring.

  • Harpersfield Dam - Sea Lamprey Barrier Project

    Jun 18, 2015

    This project will prevent sea lampreys from reaching suitable spawning habitat upstream of the Harpersfield Dam, Geneva, Ohio, where there are approximately 1,266 miles of river on the mainstream Grand River and its tributaries.

  • USACE Transatlantic Afghanistan District welcomes new commander

    Jun 18, 2015

    USACE Transatlantic Afghanistan District (TAA) welcomed a new commander, Col. Paul E. Owen, during a change of command ceremony today on Bagram Airfield.

  • Fort Leonard Wood hosts "Engineering to Preserve Our Natural Resources"

    Jun 18, 2015

    A former Fort Leonard Wood engineer will be one of two U.S. Army Engineer School guest lecturers.

  • Like father, like son: Safety in bloodline

    Jun 17, 2015

    For the past 40 years, Donnie Butler, an occupational safety and health specialist for the Corps of Engineers, has devoted his livelihood to the protection of others. Following in his father's footsteps, his son Brad has joined him.

  • 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.