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  • First mustard agent destruction another milestone for chemical demilitarization program

    Mar 26, 2015

    The March 18 destruction of the first item in the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant Explosive Destruction System marked another milestone for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville chemical demilitarization program.

  • Army releases spring/summer safety campaign

    Mar 26, 2015

    The Army's annual spring/summer safety campaign was recently released online by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center.

  • A good relationship to keep

    Mar 26, 2015

    The Albuquerque District and the Bureau of Reclamation teamed up recently to fix flood damage at the District's Two Rivers project in Southeastern New Mexico. This isn't the first time the two agenices have cooperated with great results.

  • Oil spill responders train at CRREL to keep the Arctic clean

    Mar 25, 2015

    The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center's Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (ERDC-CRREL) recently hosted, for the fourth year, Alaska Clean Seas' (ACS) Advanced Oil Spill Response Training.

  • Students experience a Day with an Engineer

    Mar 25, 2015

    Engineers with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Middle East District hosted students from eight local high schools during the annual Day With an Engineer event. Students learned about different engineering fields and competed in a design and build activity.

  • Army improves systems testing to deliver more capability to fight

    Mar 25, 2015

    The Army is now using high-performance computer modeling and simulation to ensure its weapons platforms and systems deliver greater effectiveness to the warfighters, said Dr. Jeffery Holland, director of U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center.

  • Major revision to regulation outlining acquisition, sales of utilities published

    Mar 24, 2015

    The revision of Army Regulation 420-41, Acquisition and Sale of Utilities Services, released March 3 and goes into effect April 3. The extensive revision and update comes as significant changes in energy policy and technology have evolved over the past 20 years since the regulation was last revised in 1990.

  • Corps of Engineers' ordnance pioneer retires

    Mar 24, 2015

    One of the 'Founding Fathers' of the ordnance program within USACE, Charles (Chuck) Twing, chief, Chemical Warfare Design Center, retires.

  • Astronaut, Tuskegee Airman inspire students and federal employees at STEM and Black History Month

    Mar 20, 2015

    As part of Engineer Week and Black History Month observances hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency Region 6, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, two U.S. Air Force pilots shared their personal stories with more than 500 students and federal workers.

  • Army Corps, Army Garrison-Hawaii Participate in Groundbreaking for Phase 2 of CAB Complex

    Mar 20, 2015

    Representatives from the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Directorate of Public Works, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and contractor Nan-Samsung LLC personnel participated in a Hawaiian groundbreaking and site blessing March 18 on the south side of the Wheeler airstrip, officially starting the construction for the second phase of the 25th Infantry Division (25th ID) Combat Aviation Brigade Complex (CAB).

  • Mission complete: A cultural closure for Walter Reed Army Medical Center

    Mar 19, 2015

    A skeleton crew keeps the lights on at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, which closed in 2011 under the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission process. Its storied past will not be forgotten, thanks to a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photographic inventory and historic walking tour organized for the 66-acre campus that is being repurposed for a new use.

  • Lake Erie Ice Thickness Flight

    Mar 19, 2015

    The International Joint Commission's International Niagara Board of Control, established in 1953, monitors the operation of the Chippawa-Grass Island Pool above Niagara Falls and also oversees the installation and removal of the ice boom. The Board also monitors the ice melt each spring to determine when conditions are acceptable for the removal of the boom. As part of the monitoring efforts, representatives of the Board including the Corps of Engineers, Environment Canada, New York Power Authority, and Ontario Power Generation, perform helicopter flights on the eastern end of Lake Erie to determine the thickness of the lake ice.

  • Fort Worth District environmental planner shadows Army Corps of Engineers' commanding general

    Mar 19, 2015

    Danny Allen, a Fort Worth District Corps of Engineers wildlife biologist and environmental planner, got an education Thursday by shadowing Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, commanding general and chief of engineers. It was one day of a four-week "D.C. module" for learning how things work form the inside for members of the 2015 Planning Associates Class.

  • USACE women thrive in male-dominated engineering field

    Mar 18, 2015

    Only 20 percent of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District Engineering and Construction Division employees are women. While the branch is led by a female chief, the office -- like many in the U.S. -- still lacks women. In honor of Women's History Month in March, Engineering in Europe spoke with three outstanding women here to find out how they selected and continue to thrive in a male-dominated career field. These USACE women -- a mechanical engineer, engineering technician and civil engineer -- discuss their educational backgrounds, work experience and achievements to encourage girls and young women to explore careers in science, technology, engineering and math

  • Europe realignment, consolidation key themes at USACE workshop

    Mar 18, 2015

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Top engineers have begun outlining the steps they'll take in two major programs to bolster allies while streamlining U.S. forces and assets in Europe over the next several years. Discussions about the European Reassurance Initiative and European Infrastructure Consolidation came during the 2015 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District Partner Workshop.

  • First-of-its-kind workshop focuses on storm surge, coastal flood risk in Maryland

    Mar 17, 2015

    Storms are becoming stronger and more prevalent, and they are wiping out entire coastal communities - and not just along the Gulf Coast. The interagency Maryland Silver Jackets team was able to get this first-of-its-kind workshop funded that brought together state, county, and city floodplain managers; emergency managers; planners; and regulatory specialists to talk about storm surge and coastal flood risk for this Mid-Atlantic state.

  • Employees overcome winter storms to keep river projects operating

    Mar 13, 2015

    Snow and ice blanketed the Cumberland and Tennessee River basins twice over the past month, which severely hampered travel in rural areas. Despite winter's effect on transportation, it did not prevent a handful of very dedicated Corps of Engineers employees from going above and beyond to keep hydropower plants operating and navigation locks open for the movement of commerce.

  • Jacksonville District Celebrates Engineer Career Day 2015

    Mar 13, 2015

    For the past 13 years the US Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, has sponsored Engineering Career day for area students in an effort to raise public awareness of engineers' positive contributions to quality of life. There is a confidence that by providing a day to promote recognition among parents, teachers and students of the importance of dedication to math, science, engineering and technology, this will motivate youth to pursue engineering careers. This year, more than 100 high school students and teachers from 11 public and private schools in northeast Florida attended the annual Engineering Career Day event, hosted by the Jacksonville District on Feb. 27, 2015.

  • Diving on the CSS Georgia

    Mar 13, 2015

    Archaeologists from Panamerican Consultants, Inc. are recovering and cataloging artifacts from the CSS Georgia, a sunken Civil War ironclad. Significant artifacts that have been identified include pieces of a sliding gun carriage, ceramic pottery, nautical tackle and a plethora of fasteners and smaller items. The five-month recovery effort is just one phase of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, which officially kicked off Jan. 29. For the full story on this particular dive, March 4, visit, or visit for a more comprehensive overview.

  • Web-based sediment tools training: Understanding your watershed

    Mar 12, 2015

    As part of the Great Lakes Tributary Modeling Program, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District has developed the Sediment Transport Analysis and Regional Training (START) program to help stakeholders across the Great Lakes better understand the watershed they live in.

  • Linemen display technical skills at rodeo

    Mar 12, 2015

    Power Line Distribution Specialist Course Soldiers conducted the first Lineman's Rodeo at Fort Leonard Wood's U.S. Army Prime Power School Training Yard March 3. The rodeo took place just two days before the school's first class graduated from the eight-week PLDC course, which prepares Soldiers to work on medium voltage power production and distribution systems.

  • Army Corps of Engineers leads multi-agency group to explore disaster scenarios

    Mar 12, 2015

    The Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District will be forming a working group to address issues that could potentially arise on the Ohio River in an emergency scenario, such as an earthquake on the New Madrid fault, or other natural disaster.

  • Risky Business -- Army Corps of Engineers Louisville risk cadre receives top honors

    Mar 12, 2015

    Louisville Risk Cadre Earns First Cadre-of-the-Year Award for FY14

  • Innovation, planning enable USACE to streamline cleanup in Alaska

    Mar 11, 2015

    The Alaska District Northeast Cape FUDS accomplishments earned the Secretary of the Army award in the Environmental Restoration -- Installation category. They will compete against other military services' program successes in the Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards Program later this year.

  • Outreach a 'Wise' pursuit to securing Corps' future

    Mar 9, 2015

    Millions of students are plagued by the age-old question, "What do I want to do for a living?" but the Corps helps to rectify this enigma by offering industry exposure to students at statewide outreach events.

  • Assessment to aid Liberia's fight against the Ebola Virus

    Mar 9, 2015

    Nearly 24,000 suspected, probable and confirmed cases of the Ebola Virus have been documented since the beginning of the 2014 outbreak in West Africa, according to the Center for Disease Control, with nearly 10,000 of those cases tragically resulting in death.

  • Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Energy partner to drive down federal energy costs

    Mar 9, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program developed a partnership to help drive down the federal government's energy costs through the government-wide adoption of performance contracting processes.

  • Army Corps of Engineers event encourages rebuilding diversity dream

    Mar 9, 2015

    Huntsville Center celebrated Black History Month March 3 with songs, and an inspirational message from a local pastor.

  • Pentagon recognizes Army Environmental Program successes

    Mar 6, 2015

    The Army announced the winners of its highest environmental awards for environmental stewardship and sustainability highlighting successes in natural resource conservation, cultural resource management, environmental quality, sustainability, environmental restoration, and environmental excellence in weapon systems acquisition.

  • Corps of Engineers leader shares her story of achievement as part of Women's History Month

    Mar 6, 2015

    Growing up in Mississippi with a single mother, who was a registered nurse, Brenda Johnson-Turner thought she would like to try that as a career. She worked one summer as a volunteer (called a candy striper) in a local hospital. She did not like it.

  • Galveston District joins Buffalo Bayou Partnership in Texas' largest canoe and kayak race

    Mar 5, 2015

    GALVESTON, Texas (March 5, 2015) -- During the year, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District carefully watches and manages the water levels in the Buffalo Bayou system that run throughout Houston. Normally it is the weather that dictates how the Corps manages the watershed; but for one day each year, staff will base their decisions on one addition factor -- the needs of the recreational paddlers participating in Texas' largest canoeing and kayaking event.

  • BUILDING CLIMATE RESILIENCE: North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study

    Mar 5, 2015

    A recently released U.S. Army Corps of Engineers report concludes that the risk of coastal flooding is increasing in the Northeast because of rising sea levels and changing climate, and that without improvements to our current planning and development patterns along the coast, the impact of the next large hurricane to strike the Northeast could be equal to or worse than Sandy.

  • Engineering the Recovery from Hurricane Sandy

    Mar 2, 2015

    Engineering is crucial to building and replenishing beaches. Although a lot of engineering goes into planning, designing, and constructing hard structures such as levees, walls, tidal barriers, and pump stations, engineering is crucial to building and replenishing beaches, as well.

  • Work to upgrade Letterkenny Army Depot industrial facilities underway

    Mar 2, 2015

    Work is underway at Letterkenny Army Depot that will modernize depot infrastructure, cut energy use by approximately 28 percent, reduce water usage by nearly 50 percent, and generate at least $4.1 million in annual energy and operational savings.

  • 2015 Senior Leader Message: "Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives"

    Mar 2, 2015

    "Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives"

  • Celebrating Women's History Month

    Mar 1, 2015

    Every year the National Women's History Project selects a unifying theme and this year's theme presents the opportunity to weave women's stories -- individually and collectively -- into the essential fabric of our nation's history.

  • Cleveland Breakwater offers safe navigation and protection for harbor

    Feb 27, 2015

    The $36.6 million Cleveland Harbor Breakwater infrastructure restoration work has proved critical to Cleveland Harbor keeping the navigation system on track for meeting the needs of the nation.

  • Veterans Curation Program celebrates five years

    Feb 27, 2015

    Service members transitioning from military to civilian life face many challenges; especially service members returning from Iraq or Afghanistan. The nation has come a long way in addressing transition-related issues including adjustment to life, healthcare, and employment through a variety of programs and initiatives. The Veterans Curation Program is one such resource that has proven itself successful.

  • Division leadership program emphasizes 'thinking regionally'

    Feb 27, 2015

    "Thinking regionally" and understanding organizational structures, missions and leadership perspectives is why the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division's Regional Leadership Development Program sent its participants to the Nashville District in Music City this week.

  • USACE Galveston District spotlight on Dawn Ramsey

    Feb 27, 2015

    GALVESTON, Texas (Feb. 27, 2015) -- Fascinated by construction at an early age, Vicksburg, Mississippi, native Dawn Ramsey knew a career in math and science would be an obvious fit. Little did Ramsey know her love for numbers and hypotheses would lead her to a career serving the nation as part of the world's largest public engineering, design and construction management agency.

  • Introductory course provides students deeper understanding of Corps operations

    Feb 27, 2015

    More than 35 Soldiers and an Army civilian newly assigned to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gathered at the USACE Learning Center Feb. 23-27 for a weeklong District Officer Introductory Course.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers maintains Arctic air base supporting national security

    Feb 25, 2015

    It's 9 p.m. and 2 degrees in Thule Air Base located in the northwestern corner of Greenland in the Arctic Circle. A team of engineers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are haggard after a long overnight flight that was followed by a day of visiting projects. They were about to call it a day when they decide to visit the base's museum.

  • Corps of Engineers renovation project helps Soldiers at Fort Meade

    Feb 24, 2015

    Single Soldiers attending courses at the Defense Information School on Fort Meade, Md., now have a modern, renovated home thanks to a project completed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District.

  • 13 businesses awarded Utility Monitoring and Control Systems contracts

    Feb 24, 2015

    Huntsville Center awarded the last of 13 contractors to the fourth generation of its Utility Monitoring and Control Systems (UMCS) Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) in January. Representatives from the pool of contractors gathered for a post-award kickoff meeting Feb. 18 at the University of Alabama in Huntsville campus.

  • Federal funding breathes life into Greens Bayou Flood Damage Reduction Project

    Feb 24, 2015

    GALVESTON, Texas (Feb. 24, 2015) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District and Harris County Flood Control District will start work on the Greens Bayou Flood Damage Reduction Project in north Harris County this year due to $8 million in start-up funding allocated in the federal fiscal year 2015 budget for the Corps' Civil Works program.

  • Veterans Discover new Corps' Careers at job fair

    Feb 23, 2015

    Veterans were surprised to learn their military experience is needed across a variety of career fields in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during the first "Honor A Hero, Hire A Vet" job fair held on Monday, February 23, 2015 in the City of South San Francisco, Calif.

  • Liberia mission brings unique challenges, high rewards for engineer team

    Feb 21, 2015

    After turning over the last of 10 Ebola treatment centers in January, U.S. military task force members have begun withdrawing from West Africa as new cases of the disease tail off to virtually zero in Liberia.

  • USACE Galveston District to host Stakeholder Partnering Forum

    Feb 20, 2015

    GALVESTON, Texas (Feb. 20, 2015) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District will meet with non-federal sponsors, customers and agency partners to collaborate on best practices regarding programs ranging from environmental to flood risk management, dredging the Texas coast and regulatory oversight of U.S. waters during a Stakeholder Partnering Forum Feb. 25 at the district's headquarters building in Galveston.

  • Transatlantic Division holds change of responsibility ceremony

    Feb 20, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Transatlantic Division held its change of responsibility ceremony at the Division's headquarters in Winchester, Virginia. During the ceremony, the Division bid farewell to outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. Roy Ward and welcomed Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Johnson as the new command sergeant major of the Transatlantic Division.

  • USACE Galveston District awards $4,106,760 contract for Alexander Island Placement Area Containment

    Feb 19, 2015

    GALVESTON, Texas (Feb. 19, 2015) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a contract in the amount of $4,106,760 to Southern Contracting LLC, a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, to perform containment dike raising on Alexander Island Placement Area, located along the Houston Ship Channel.

  • STEM: Building designs come to life with 3-D modeling

    Feb 18, 2015

    In February, five structural engineers with the Louisville District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) visited Scott Middle School, Fort Knox, Kentucky, to give more than 100 eighth grade students a glimpse into the engineering profession.

  • STEM: Robotics competition brings engineering to life

    Feb 18, 2015

    As part of USACE's strategy to increase Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) initiatives the Louisville District became involved with judging VEX Robotics competitions--the fastest growing STEM game in the world.

  • What is the USACE Galveston District's Continuing Authorities Program?

    Feb 18, 2015

    GALVESTON, Texas (Feb. 18, 2015) - The Continuing Authorities Program provides the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District with the authority to solve water resource, flood risk mitigation and environmental restoration problems in partnership with local sponsors without the need to obtain specific congressional authorization for each project. This decreases the amount of time required to budget, develop and approve a potential project for construction.

  • Honolulu District Engineers Participate in 2015 National Engineers Week Activities

    Feb 18, 2015

    More than 200 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. 24 for a luncheon to kick off Engineers Week 2015, which runs Feb. 22-28. The 2015 Engineers Week theme is "Discover Engineering!" and the local theme is "sustainability."

  • Army Corps of Engineers water management engineer earns Black Engineer of the Year honor

    Feb 15, 2015

    Michael C. Sterling, Ph.D., the chief of the Water Management and Infrastructure Branch, Southwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Dallas, has been named the 2015 Black Engineer of the Year for Professional Achievement (Government Category) during the 29th Annual Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) ceremony in Washington.

  • Army Corps workers honored for deployments

    Feb 13, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers likes to recognize the achievements and contributions employees have made during deployments worldwide. Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville employees Sharon Howard, Business Management Office, and Tracey Shaw, Contracting Directorate, were both recognized for their efforts while deployed to Afghanistan.

  • District awards geotechnical services contract as part of Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay Study

    Feb 13, 2015

    GALVESTON, Texas (Feb. 13, 2015) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a contract in the amount of $208,866.76 to Quaternary Resources Investigations LLC, for core drilling, soil sampling and laboratory testing of soil conditions in Orange and Jefferson counties, Texas.

  • Huntsville Center worker recalls uncle, Tuskegee Airman and decorated pilot

    Feb 13, 2015

    When Robert Meekie, a contract specialist at the Engineering and Support Center's Contracting Directorate, thinks of the great contributions African-Americans have made in America's history, he doesn't have to look any further than his own relative.

  • Department of Defense leases property to a charter school at Armed Forces Retirement Home

    Feb 13, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, represented the Department of Defense at a unique real estate transaction at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 9.

  • Strategic review keeps Huntsville Center moving in right direction

    Feb 13, 2015

    Maintaining transparency, listening to and meeting the needs of customers and clearly defining measures of success were resounding themes throughout the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Huntsville Center Command Strategic Review.

  • Oklahoma items on display in St. Louis for Assistant Secretary Darcy

    Feb 12, 2015

    Although she will be in Missouri, Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, will view pieces of Oklahoma's history while visiting the St. Louis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to celebrate the five year anniversary of the Veterans Curation Program (VCP).

  • Listening sessions available for establishing a Federal Flood Risk Management Standard

    Feb 12, 2015

    GALVESTON, Texas (Feb. 12, 2015) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District encourages agency partners, local non-federal sponsors and customers to participate in upcoming listening sessions regarding the 2015 Executive Order, Establishing of a Federal Flood Risk Management Standard (FFRMS) and a Process for Further Soliciting and Considering Stakeholder Input, as well as in the 60-day public comment period open through April 6.

  • Civil works projects mean American jobs, Army leader says

    Feb 11, 2015

    For every $1 billion spent on civil works projects by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, about 20,000 jobs are created, Army senior leaders said.

  • Meeting informs public of actions to clean up formerly used defense site

    Feb 10, 2015

    A public meeting will provide interested individuals with information about a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, or USACE, investigation for potential munitions at the former Camp Van Dorn, a 41,544-acre formerly-used defense site, or FUDS, located in Mississippi's Wilkinson and Amite counties.

  • Corps of Engineers brings actress to highlight rugged American history

    Feb 10, 2015

    The crack of a whip, anguished cries, spiritual songs with double meanings, courage in the face of death -- all performed by an acclaimed actress to remind people what slaves ran from as they escaped to freedom through the Underground Railroad in the 1850s.

  • Medical Division employees receive kudos from customer

    Feb 10, 2015

    Two employees with the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville's Medical Division received certificates of achievement from the director of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for support provided in fiscal year 2014 during a town hall Jan. 23.

  • Middle East District kicks off Leadership Development Program in the field

    Feb 6, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Middle East District recently kicked off Leadership Development I in the field, marking the first time the program has been held for field offices within the District's area of responsibility.

  • Breaking barriers: Army opens first-of-its-kind ACP in Germany

    Feb 5, 2015

    The Clay Kaserne Access Control Point is the first Department of Defense project worldwide to employ a new active vehicle barrier safety scheme, know as High Efficiency Presence Detection. Representatives from U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden, U.S Army Europe, Installation Management Command-Europe, the German armed forces and ministries of construction and finance, URS Deutschland, Hermanns and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District officially opened the $6.3 million ACP with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Jan. 28.

  • Continuous process improvement increases center efficiency, customer satisfaction

    Feb 5, 2015

    Everyone has ideas about what is wrong, what could be done differently and how they might fix problems in their work areas. They just might not know how to go about getting it done. That's something Huntsville Center's Program Improvement Manager Carolyn Harris wants to change.

  • President's FY16 Budget for USACE Civil Works released

    Feb 5, 2015

    Galveston, Texas (Feb. 5, 2015) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District will receive new feasibility funding for the Houston Ship Channel and Coastal Texas studies; continued funding for the Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay study; construction funding for Addicks and Barker Dams and Greens Bayou in Houston, as well as continued Operation and Maintenance funding for the Texas waterways in the president's fiscal year 2016 budget for the Corps' Civil Works program.

  • Huntsville Center Furnishings Program replacing Army administration furniture in Republic of Korea

    Feb 5, 2015

    Huntsville Center's Furnishings Program, designated as the central manager for the U.S. Army Installation Management Command Furnishings Program, completed a three-contract, $6.7 million project to replace administrative furniture at Army facilities across the South Korean peninsula.

  • Cub Scouts, Army Corps of Engineers partner to foster environmental awareness

    Feb 4, 2015

    Baltimore District Army Corps organized a guided tour of the Paul S. Sarbanes Ecosystem Restoration Project at Poplar Island for a Cub Scout troop on Jan. 25, 2015 as part of the district's ongoing STEM program.

  • Mother Nature allows for start early to winter lock maintenance

    Feb 4, 2015

    Following a historically late start to the navigation season in 2014, Mother Nature once again showed who's in charge, giving the region a shot of cold air and shutting down navigation earlier than anticipated. This worked in favor of the district's maintenance and repair section, based out of the Fountain City, Wisconsin, service base.

  • Black History Month: Shining a light on contributions of black Americans

    Feb 4, 2015

    February is Black History Month, a time set aside to learn more about the many contributions that black Americans have made to our history, and to celebrate their culture and achievements.

  • ARNORTH AREC discuses capabilities, way ahead with 412th TEC, Army Corps of Engineers

    Jan 30, 2015

    Col. Alberto Rivera, deputy director, and Sgt. Major Rodger Clark, senior enlisted advisor, both with the Army North Army Reserve Engagement Cell, met with leaders of the 412th Theater Engineer Command and Army Corps of Engineers, Mississippi Valley Division, to cross-talk capabilities and the way ahead in Vicksburg, Miss., Jan. 28. The ARECs are designed as "one-stop shops," directly linking back to United States Army Reserve Command and it's subordinate commands, said Lt. Gen. Jeffrey W. Talley when he spoke at the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Convention in 2013. The subject matter experts on these teams will help the active duty units understand how to use the Army Reserve's capabilities. This was the ARECs first visit to the 412th TEC. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Debralee Best)

  • Team eyes mission's next phase as Ebola treatment units completed

    Jan 29, 2015

    U.S. and international agencies carrying out Operation United Assistance efforts have wrapped up work on the final two of 10 Ebola treatment units in Liberia, a top engineer with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) said Jan. 23.

  • Looking ahead to new missions, building upgrades and delivering on promises

    Jan 28, 2015

    Huntsville Center Commander Col. Robert Ruch led off a Jan. 23 town hall sharing praise he's received from leaders across USACE and the Army, and looking ahead at work coming to the Center as a result of successful project delivery time after time.

  • Savannah USACE begins harbor deepening, recovers CSS Georgia 150 years after its abandonment

    Jan 28, 2015

    Recovering the CSS Georgia ironclad scuttled on the Savannah River floor marks the beginning of the construction phase of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project.

  • Work crews top out Kentucky Lock's first concrete monolith

    Jan 28, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District placed concrete to top-out the first massive concrete monolith for the Kentucky Lock Addition project this past week. This milestone is a significant step towards completion of the new 1,200-foot-long navigation lock at Kentucky Dam.

  • Army Corps of Engineers caring for people, environment

    Jan 27, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been working on important projects worldwide that often go unnoticed -- as compared to a large natural disaster when Corps activities get more visibility. Here are some snapshots of work they've been doing just over the last several weeks.

  • Army Corps of Engineers improves VA, Army medical facilities

    Jan 26, 2015

    When it comes to waterway and storm mitigation projects, the United States turns to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, or USACE, for assistance.

  • Dewatering the Black Rock Lock

    Jan 26, 2015

    In preparation of the upcoming maintenance, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District Dive Team ventured under the water in the Black Rock Lock to seal off the lock chamber.

  • Team APG partners with local STEM community to host 2014 FIRST Lego League

    Jan 24, 2015

    Team Aberdeen Proving Ground partnered with the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and 'For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology,' known as FIRST, hosted the 2014 FIRST Lego League robotics competition for students age 9-14, Saturday, January 24 at U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command headquarters at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland.

  • Dolos Construction

    Jan 23, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District is already preparing for the 2015 construction season. In 2015 the Cleveland and Oswego harbor breakwaters will be repaired using dolos that are currently being constructed. A dolos is a concrete block in a complex geometric shape used in great numbers to protect harbor walls from the erosive force of wave action.

  • Accidents down in first quarter 2015

    Jan 23, 2015

    Accidental Soldier fatalities were down 8 percent at the close of the first quarter of fiscal 2015, continuing the downward trend that culminated in the Army's safest year on record during 2014.

  • Army Corps, 2nd Battalion 27th Infantry Regiment "Wolfhounds" Reopen Renovated Quad D Barracks

    Jan 23, 2015

    Honolulu District officials and Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment "Wolfhounds" gathered in the center of historic Quad D at Schofield Barracks Jan. 23 for a ribbon cutting ceremony, which officially reopened two barracks renovated by the Corps of Engineers.

  • Corps of Engineers female officer qualifies for unique Army Ranger program

    Jan 21, 2015

    Capt. Kelly Giraud, chief, maintenance branch, at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Washington Aqueduct in Washington, D.C., took a week in November to join other women Soldiers who volunteered to go through a portion of Army Ranger training at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Huntsville Center Contracting professionals honored

    Jan 20, 2015

    Two Huntsville Center contracting professionals received Excellence in Contracting awards Jan. 12. Deputy Commander Lt. Col. Kendall presented the awards during a staff meeting at the Center.

  • 52 fun-filled weeks of the FAR

    Jan 16, 2015

    Making the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) fun, conversational and relatable -- as well as giving people the tools to use it more effectively -- are the primary goals of a new lunch-and-learn program at the Army Corps of Engineers' Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville.

  • Music City workshop tunes up tribal consultations

    Jan 16, 2015

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 16, 2015) -- State and federal agency representatives met in Music City this week to tune up and improve how they consult with tribal nations in a workshop hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District.

  • Project manager garners Buckeye notoriety in 'Drive to the Championship'

    Jan 15, 2015

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 15, 2015) -- A project manager recently garnered Buckeye notoriety when several reporters from ABC Channel 6 from Columbus, Ohio featured the Ohio State University football fanatic in their "Drive to the Championship" report.

  • Celebrating Martin Luther King Day

    Jan 14, 2015

    "Life's most persistent and urgent question is what are you doing for others? - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • USACE engineers participate in DoDDS-Europe STEMposium

    Jan 13, 2015

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District welcomed 36 students, representing 23 military high schools, for a day of design, engineering and construction activities during the fourth annual, weeklong Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Europe STEMposium here.

  • Huntsville Center explores green roof option at Pentagon

    Jan 7, 2015

    As part of an ongoing effort to reduce energy consumption at the Pentagon, Huntsville Center program managers looked at the possibility of installing a vegetative roof.

  • 18 Eagles Spotted at Annual Abiquiu Eagle Watch

    Jan 7, 2015

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Albuquerque District's Abiquiu Lake hosted its annual Midwinter Eagle Watch Jan. 3, 2015. The event was a success despite the cold weather.

  • Huntsville Center planners have full-spectrum worldwide focus

    Jan 5, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville's newest planner brings an additional set of capabilities and a fresh perspective to the Planning and Programming team.

  • The Corps Environment - January 2015

    Dec 31, 2014

    The Corps Environment is an online quarterly publication produced by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to highlight USACE and Armywide environmental initiatives, issues, policies and technologies.

  • New England District holds Hispanic Heritage Month Observance

    Dec 30, 2014

    In observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, Ruth Ann Brien, Hispanic Heritage Program Manager and Jacqueline DiDomenico, EEO Officer, invited Haxel Estavillo to serve as keynote speaker for this year's District event. Estavillo is a technical expert in Reliability, Availability and Maintainability Analysis and Life Cycle Sustainment for Raytheon Company's Integrated Defense Systems. He joined Col. Christopher Barron, New England District Commander, and dozens of District team members in the theater for his presentation entitled, "Closing the Gap."

  • New England District team observes Native American Heritage

    Dec 30, 2014

    Shelly Lowe, Executive Director of the Harvard University Native American Program, visited the New England District to serve as keynote speaker at the Equal Employment Opportunity's Native American Heritage Month event. Lowe's presentation, held in the Concord Park theater, was titled, "Native Americans in Higher Education." The keynote speaker began by talking about values that are found in the Native American culture. "Identity and location matter," she said. "Difference is not a problem. Education is important. Our history and future are equally important."

  • Center approves release of RACER cost estimating software update

    Dec 30, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Environmental and Munitions Center of Expertise has approved the release of a new version of the Remedial Action Cost Engineering and Requirements (RACER) software.