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  • Albuquerque District, USACE, Welcomes 34th Commander

    Jul 3, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District welcomed it's 34th commander June 26, 2014, during a formal change of command ceremony at the District headquarters.

  • Energy team scurries like bees during Marine Corps Reserve Center audit

    Jul 3, 2014

    While the administrative staff at a Marine Corps Reserve training center in Texarkana, Texas, went about its normal business on a bright, clear morning in May, civilians in reflective vests could be seen scurrying like bees in and around the training facility during a May 28 energy audit.

  • Fort Worth District adds third Wheeler award to its medal cache

    Jul 3, 2014

    In May the Society of American Military Engineers awarded the Wheeler Medal to Dr. Rumanda Young, Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Young is the third winner from Fort Worth since the Wheeler was first awarded in 1955 and only the second woman ever to win the national honor. The first was Peggy Grubbs, now deputy district engineer, Fort Worth District.

  • Playbook execution yields clean slate at Sam Rayburn hydropower plant

    Jul 3, 2014

    It is not every day that one has to execute disaster plans, but it's sure nice to have one when the need arises.

  • Recent rains provide relief for some Corps lakes

    Jul 3, 2014

    The rains that fell earlier this month have produced good inflows to the lakes in some parts of the state such as east and central Texas, while many other lakes north and west Texas remain well below their conservation pool levels.

  • Proven technology remains viable disaster communication tool

    Jul 3, 2014

    Whether an earthquake strikes, a tsunami reaches shore, a wildfire scorches the forest or a man-made emergency has occurred a near century-old form of electronic communication continues to prove its worth relaying critical information during catastrophes alongside today's state-of-the-art tools.

  • USACE Galveston District Spotlight on Bernice Taylor

    Jul 2, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas -- "On time and under budget" is the statement Project Scheduler Bernice Taylor is proud to make about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District operations and maintenance projects she coordinates along the Texas coast.

  • USACE Galveston District urges safety over July 4th holiday; flexes lock, floodgate schedule

    Jul 2, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas -- As the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District prepares for a busy 4th of July (a holiday known for drinking and boating and deadly accidents), the district urges the public to put safety first and become water aware when participating in water-related recreational activities.

  • 3 things that could save your life at the lake this holiday weekend

    Jul 1, 2014

    Independence Day is one of the busiest boating days of the year at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah River lakes-and with higher volumes of visitors comes a higher risk for accidents.

  • The Corps Environment - July 2014

    Jun 30, 2014

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

  • Chief of Engineers urges U.S. infrastructure improvement

    Jun 30, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers faces aging technology, shortage of funding and a lack of citizen awareness, said its commander.

  • Hill to take command of Corps' Southwestern Division, confirmed for brigadier general

    Jun 28, 2014

    Col. David C. Hill, who is slated to take command of the Southwestern Division, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers in Dallas in July, has been confirmed for promotion to the rank of Brigadier General by the United States Senate. Hill will take over leadership of the Southwestern Division in a ceremony here on July 24. The actual promotion date is yet to be determined but is normally several months after Senate confirmation.

  • Employee engineers adventure of Biblical proportions

    Jun 27, 2014

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 27, 2014) -- A Corps employee recently engineered an adventure of Biblical proportions, a 490-mile pilgrimage of "El Camino de Santiago," also known as the Camino Francés route, an ancient path that Christians worldwide retrace for spiritual renewal.

  • Huntsville Center helps customers identify measures to reduce energy, water consumption

    Jun 27, 2014

    With a proven track record of helping federal agencies and military installations identify successful ways to reduce energy and water consumption and increase efficiency, the Army Corps of Engineers' Energy Engineering Analysis Program (EEAP) has expanded its efforts to ensure USACE-owned civil works facilities are also as efficient as possible.

  • District structural engineer visits STEM summer camp to talk about bridges

    Jun 27, 2014

    On the day some Tulsa-area middle school students learned about building bridges at their summer science camp, they benefited from a visit by a structural engineer who designs bridges.

  • Nashville District awards contract to rehabilitate three Center Hill Dam hydropower units

    Jun 26, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District awarded a $47.25 million dollar contract yesterday to Voith Hydro, Inc., to rehabilitate three hydropower units at the Center Hill Dam Powerhouse in Lancaster, Tenn.

  • Columbia River dredging begins

    Jun 25, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will start dredging operations in the lower Columbia River in July. The dredging is part of the Corps' annual river maintenance intended to keep the federal navigation channel safe for commercial shipping.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Far East District marks history as it breaks ground on new headquarters

    Jun 24, 2014

    Construction on the future United States Army Corps of Engineers Far East District headquarters building began as ground was ceremonially broken June 20 on land adjacent to U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys. The building will offer a central location for district employees to provide the day to day administrative, construction and engineering services in the Republic of Korea.

  • Engineering chief's father honored at Normandy

    Jun 24, 2014

    Like many of his comrades, Gene Noble got the celebrity treatment upon returning to France earlier this month for the 70th anniversary of D-Day along the Normandy coast. On June 6, 1944, he dropped paratroopers behind enemy lines near Utah Beach. More recently, the French Legion of Honour inductee played a role in the restoration of a C-47 that served as lead plane in his formation that day.

  • District continues Fort Lee transformation; delivers world-class support to warfighter

    Jun 24, 2014

    Four years after Fort Lee became the central hub for Army logistics training due to the Base Realignment and Closure 2005 decision, the Norfolk District continues to assist the installation and its major tenants in evolving.

  • District partners with HSPS to promote safety on the water during 4th of July

    Jun 24, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas (June 24, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District partnered with the Houston Sail and Power Squadron (a unit of the United States Power Squadrons) to provide recreational boaters with free vessel safety examinations July 4-5 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Trinity River Island Recreation Area (also known as the Wallisville Lake Project Boat Ramp) in Wallisville, Texas.

  • Army Aviation's enduring challenge

    Jun 24, 2014

    Army Aviation has a problem with spatial disorientation while operating in degraded visual environments.

  • Small R&D project in W. Va. wins Engineering Excellence Award

    Jun 24, 2014

    EAST LYNN, W. Va. -- A small, but significant research and development project in East Lynn, W. Va. has won the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division's Engineering Excellence Award for 2014. The award recognizes excellence in sustainability, design, construction and innovation throughout the division's area of operations which touches 17 states including West Virginia.

  • PEWARS: Keeping the district, rivers flowing

    Jun 24, 2014

    Keeping the rivers navigable is no easy task considering the age of many of the locks and dams. Without the workers at the Pittsburgh Engineers Warehouse and Repair Station, this task would be impossible.

  • Leadership program broadens employees' knowledge of themselves, Army Corps of Engineers

    Jun 24, 2014

    While its primary learning objectives revolve around understanding individual strengths and building leadership skills, Huntsville Center's Level II Leadership Development Program also strives to expand employees' knowledge about the organization -- not just the Center, but the entire Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Huntsville Center attorney recognized as a "Superstar Contracting Professional" by NCMA

    Jun 24, 2014

  • Munitions disposal priority for Huntsville Center as U.S. units depart Afghanistan

    Jun 23, 2014

    The Huntsville Center's Joint Munitions Disposal-Afghanistan team is supporting units departing Afghanistan by disposing of unserviceable and "do-not-return" munitions, as well as captured enemy munitions and explosive remnants of war.

  • Albuquerque District, USACE, Returns Land to Cochiti Pueblo

    Jun 23, 2014

    At a recent partnership meeting and ceremony between the Albuquerque District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Pueblo de Cochiti (NM), the Corps relinquished land acquired during the construction of Cochiti Dam more than fifty years ago. During the construction of the dam, the Corps acquired the land for easements. Now it was determined that land in excess and it is longer needed by the Corps.

  • USACE tackles demolition work for Europe transformation

    Jun 20, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Turns out, building and renovation aren't the only things going on at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District. The military agency responsible for design and construction of major facilities for U.S. forces across Europe and Africa also is engaged in an active controlled-demolition program.

  • Engineering camp visits Keystone Dam

    Jun 20, 2014

    TULSA, Okla. -- A summer camp focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM careers, visited Keystone Dam to learn about the types of career opportunities offered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently.

  • Army honors STEM competition winners, volunteers

    Jun 20, 2014

    Student achievements in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) were recognized today at the 12th Annual eCYBERMISSION National Judging and Educational Event in Leesburg, Va.

  • Corps worker accepts appointment to local AUSA board

    Jun 20, 2014

  • PRSA Houston recognizes USACE Galveston District with six Excalibur Awards; Awarded Grand Excalibur

    Jun 20, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas (June 20, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District was recognized with six awards at the Public Relations Society of America Houston Chapter's 2014 Excalibur Awards Gala in Houston last night.

  • Engineer center demonstrates Scalable/Selectable Breacher

    Jun 19, 2014

    The capabilities of the Scalable/Selectable Breacher were demonstrated at Fort Polk, Louisiana, recently.

  • Enduring Fatigue

    Jun 19, 2014

    To steadfastly hold out against impairment -- that's what it means to endure.

  • District awards $149,990 contract to install RADAR reflectors along SNWW jetty

    Jun 19, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas (June 19, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District awarded a $149,990 contract to IEA Inc., a small business, to install RADAR reflectors along the outer one mile of the Sabine Neches Waterway (SNWW) southern rock jetty in Jefferson County, Texas.

  • Federal agencies working together just makes sense

    Jun 18, 2014

    If you track the U.S. fiscal situation then you're aware that every arm of the federal government is looking at different ways to cut spending and stay viable. One option federal agencies have to cut spending or trade services is the Corps of Engineers Interagency and International Services program. It's not a new way to do business but it's an effective way for government agencies to rely on each other's specialty skill sets during fiscally challenging times.

  • Employee Spotlight - Bill Gray

    Jun 18, 2014

    Bio: Bill Gray Position: Mechanical Engineer Years with SWL: 24 years, 7 months Years of federal service: 28 years, 5 months Hometown: Graduated High School from Paron, Ark. Education: Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville

  • National Dam Safety Awareness Day

    Jun 18, 2014

    On May 31, 1889, South Fork Dam in Johnstown, Pennsylvania failed, killing 2,200 people and leaving thousands more homeless. National Dam Safety Awareness Day occurs each year on May 31 to commemorate this disaster, which remains the worst dam failure in the history of the United States, and to encourage the public to learn about the benefits of dams and the risks associated with potential dam incidents and failures.

  • Former district commander visits old stomping grounds

    Jun 18, 2014

    A black and white portrait hangs in the hallway of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -- Alaska District. Photographed is an Army colonel in his mid-40s. With half of a smile and eyebrows furrowed, he stares at observers with a piercing gaze.

  • How to report a crime to Army CID: '1-844-ARMY- CID' released

    Jun 17, 2014

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly known as CID, continues its campaign to combat crime in the Army by adding a new toll-free telephone number, 1-844-ARMY-CID (844-276-9243), designed to be easy to remember allowing Soldiers, civilians and family members to report a crime 24/7.

  • New Presidential Information and Coordination Center symbolizes more than brick and mortar

    Jun 16, 2014

    USACE oversaw construction of the two-story Presidential Information and Coordination Center. It will be the center of situational awareness and crisis reporting in Afghanistan. The new center will house intelligence functions that bolster the Afghan government's ability to fight insurgent forces, and to deal with national special security events such as conflicts, natural disasters and civil disturbances.

  • USACE Galveston District earns PRSA Silver Anvil awards

    Jun 16, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas (June 16, 2014) --The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District was recognized with two 2014 Public Relations Society of America Silver Anvil Award of Excellence in the Multicultural Public Relations and the Public Service categories for its "Selling water safety to save lives: Army engineers collaborate to combat water-related fatalities" campaign to promote water safety and prevent drownings along the Texas coast.

  • Harvesting rain and sun at Fort Sill

    Jun 14, 2014

    At Fort Sill, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is taking positive steps to increase energy efficiency and preserve resources by harvesting rain and sunlight.

  • Vicksburg District honors local STEM students and teachers

    Jun 12, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District recently commended local high school students and teachers from area schools that excelled in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) during the past school year. Col. John W. Cross, commander of the Vicksburg District, presented certificates of appreciation to the students and teachers at the District's annual awards ceremony held at the District's headquarters. Pictured left to right: Col. John Cross, commander, Vicksburg District; Terry Wong, Warren Central High School; Trevor Talbot, Vicksburg High School; Cassandra Farrish, Vicksburg High School; Jordan Locke, Porter's Chapel Academy; Frances Warren, Porter's Chapel Academy; Mattea Mobley, Warren Central High School, not shown.

  • Distracted driving: an Armywide hazard

    Jun 11, 2014

    In January 2014, the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center released a 19-question survey tailored specifically for respondents to report their perceptions of distracted driving, awareness of hazards and potential legal implications, and whether they have knowingly participated in any activity that distracted them while driving. A random sample of 1,099 Soldiers was selected for the survey, and some findings are outlined below.

  • Corps of Engineers finishes Afghanistan projects, closes South Area Office

    Jun 10, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers closed another chapter in Afghanistan as the Transatlantic Afghanistan District's South Area Office was inactivated in a ceremony June 6, 2014, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • Joint rescue, recovery exercise grabs 250 middle school students' attention

    Jun 10, 2014

    It was an overcast morning with a slight breeze coming from the lake May 22 when 250 students and staff members from Whitney Middle School arrived at Walling Bend Park on Whitney Lake in the midst of sirens and emergency vehicles responding to a 911 call.

  • Eight Jacksonville District projects receive congressional authorization

    Jun 10, 2014

    Eight U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District projects that will provide critical infrastructure to local ports and ecosystem restoration efforts in Florida received approval as part of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) of 2014, which was signed into law today.

  • S.T.E.M. on the Line

    Jun 10, 2014

    Only 12 percent of engineers in the United States are women so it's no wonder, according to the Girl Scout Research Institute, that more than half of all girls say they don't typically consider a career in STEM. That is why the Charleston District's long-term partnership with Ashley Hall, a girls' day school for children two years old through 12th grade, is so important. Woven into the school's curriculum are opportunities for the girls to understand the correlation between mathematical concepts and scientific applications, making both disciplines more meaningful, rewarding and relevant. That philosophy goes hand-in-hand with the District's STEM goals.

  • Presidio upgrades critical to defense language training mission

    Jun 9, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District manages construction on several major projects at the Presidio of Monterey in Monterey, Calif. The program incorporates the latest energy and water conservation technologies in order to operate more efficiently and in a sustainable, environmentally friendly manner. Most recently, the Corps broke ground on a new dining facility March 17, 2014, that is designed to feed up to 1300 personnel over a 90 minute period. The Corps is also constructing a new general instruction building for the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center and is renovating the school's cultural center. Both projects will be completed August 2014.

  • Army kicks off first-of-many 239th birthday events

    Jun 8, 2014

    Senior Army leaders held the first-of-many ceremonies scheduled around the world commemorating the Army's 239th birthday, which is June 14, and celebrated this year's theme--"America's Army: Our Profession."

  • Huntsville Center employees receive awards at annual Engineer Day celebration

    Jun 6, 2014

  • New survey boat arrives in Corps of Engineers' Jacksonville District

    Jun 6, 2014

    The modernization of Jacksonville District's fleet of survey boats continues with the arrival of its newest vessel. Crew members took delivery of the new boat, known as SB-48, in the past few weeks and have been working to install survey equipment so it will be ready to perform missions later this year.

  • Army Corps of Engineers' Olmsted Dam crew successfully orchestrates osprey egg relocation

    Jun 5, 2014

    The Army Corps of Engineers Olmsted Dam construction team helped to relocate osprey eggs from a work crane. The World Bird Sanctuary, St. Louis, Mo. assisted

  • Are you walking the talk?

    Jun 5, 2014

    While it is disheartening to hear stories of junior enlisted Soldiers making poor decisions and paying for them with their lives, it is demoralizing to hear stories of Army leaders who do the same. Odds are the behaviors demonstrated by these Soldiers -- even the leaders -- were not first-time occurrences, and someone else probably had the opportunity to observe the behaviors in action. What do leaders convey to their Soldiers when they act irresponsibly? Perhaps some of the young Soldiers' poor decisions were a result of messages received from their leaders' actions.

  • Questions for a 30-year safety professional

    Jun 5, 2014

    During National Safety Month 2014, the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center will highlight achievements and perspectives of members of the Army's first class of Career Program-12 safety interns, who finished training in 1984. Patti Tilson, manager of a safety and environmental team for the Federal Aviation Administration's Eastern Service, is the first intern profiled for this series

  • USACE Galveston District celebrates Corps' and Army's 239th birthdays

    Jun 5, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas (June 5, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District celebrated the Corps' and U.S. Army's 239th birthday with an awards ceremony to recognize the Employee, Engineer, Regulator and Supervisor of the Year, as well as to honor staff for their contributions to the community, state and nation.

  • Engineering, more than a full-time job Also, personally-rewarding volunteer opportunity through Nebr

    Jun 4, 2014

    Engineers are needed around-the-world for their knowledge and expertise. Their skills and talents are honed through formal education and job experiences and many choose to share their talents through volunteering. Jennifer Davis, a hydrological engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District is a volunteer with the Nebraska Chapter of Engineers without Borders (EWB-NE).

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Far East District construction division moves to Humphreys

    Jun 4, 2014

    The majority of the district's construction division employees are set to move to U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys by Oct. 15. The move coincides with a ramping up of construction at the garrison, part of the United States Forces Korea's Yongsan Relocation Plan (YRP), the largest base relocation program in the Department of Defense.

  • Corps social media campaign promotes life jackets, offers prizes

    Jun 3, 2014

    This summer the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District is promoting life jacket use with the WEAR IT to Win It campaign on Facebook and Twitter.

  • Army Corps, Sumo-Nan, Inc. Reopen Renovated UEPH for Tripler Troop Command Soldiers

    Jun 2, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, Tripler Army Medical Center and contractor Sumo-Nan, Inc. officials opened a renovated Unaccompanied Enlisted Personnel Housing (UEPH/Building 104) May 30 during a blessing and maile lei untying ceremony. The upgraded UEPH will house Companies A, B and D of the Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) Troop Command.

  • USACE Galveston District's dam safety mission highlighted during National Dam Safety Awareness Day

    May 30, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas (May 30, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District joins the Association of State Dam Safety Officials and the Federal Emergency Management Agency in recognizing May 31 as National Dam Safety Awareness Day.

  • USACE Galveston District Spotlight on Mario Beddingfield

    May 30, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas (May 30, 2014) -- When Mario Beddingfield's sixth grade science teacher asked him if he had ever thought about becoming an engineer, he replied that he wasn't interested in learning how to drive a train. Luckily for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, curiosity got the better of him and he quickly became captivated with engineering after researching the subject.

  • Moments matter, seconds count

    May 30, 2014

    You never know what Mother Nature has in store: After what seemed like an endless winter, it appears we've skipped over spring and plunged straight into summer! I'm sure it's a welcome change for our Soldiers, but the short seasonal transition has put many of us leaders at a disadvantage.

  • Army Corps of Engineers marks 40 years in Europe as Tyler takes command

    May 29, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers celebrates 40 years in Europe and welcomed a new commander, Col. Matthew R. Tyler, to Europe District during a change-of-command ceremony Friday at the Amelia Earhart Center in Wiesbaden.

  • Webbers Falls rehabilitation nearly two-thirds complete

    May 29, 2014

    Workers at the Webbers Falls Powerhouse have completed more than 60 percent of the required upgrades on turbines and generators scheduled for rehabilitation. The first turbine was completed and accepted in December 2013 and a second is about 90 percent complete. Once the second turbine is replaced, rehabilitation of the last turbine will begin said Byron Floyd, resident engineer, Tulsa District Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Online tool streamlines employment verification

    May 29, 2014

    New Employment Verification Tool is available to all Army civilian employees via links through the Civilian Personnel On-Line, Army Benefits Center for Civilians and the Civilian Human Resources Agency websites.

  • Corps contracting officer spends more than four decades at organization

    May 29, 2014

    "I've spent most of my life at Huntsville Center. I came here when I was 16 years old, as a summer hire. I wanted to earn money during the summer and get some experience to help me get a job with the federal government after I graduated high school. Somehow the months turned into years and the years turned into decades."

  • Health Facility Planning Agency commander commends Center IO&T team for contribution to Army medical

    May 28, 2014

    U.S. Army Health Facility Planning Agency commander Col. Mike Brennan, and G9 Facilities at U.S. Army Medical Command, visited the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville May 13 to meet with Center leadership and discuss the Center's acquisition support to the Army medical mission.

  • Army to observe National Safety Month in June

    May 27, 2014

    The Army will begin its annual observance of National Safety Month June 1, and senior leaders are encouraging Soldiers, civilian employees and their Family members to use the time to focus on mitigating summertime risks.

  • Mitigation banking: A win for the environment, residents and investors

    May 27, 2014

    Near Camp Creek State Forest in Spanishburg, W. Va., there is a bank under construction. While you cannot apply for a business or home loan at this bank, the transactions projected to occur here are no less significant. Designed to compensate for unwanted impacts to rivers, streams, wetlands and other aquatic resources, mitigation banks, like the one in Spanishburg, are springing up throughout Appalachia with more in the works.

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

    May 23, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas (May 23, 2014) -- 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.

  • Fort Worth District Corps of Engineers energy sustainment planner wins Wheeler Medal

    May 23, 2014

    The Society of American Military Engineers, meeting in Orlando, Florida, this week, presented Dr. Rumanda Young, Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, with its Wheeler Medal for her work in energy planning. First awarded in 1955, the medal recognizes outstanding contributions by U.S. Army personnel to military engineering in design, construction, administration, research or development.

  • Cleanup activities enhance Beech Fork Lake

    May 22, 2014

    Beech Fork Lake hosted its annual cleanup event last month and approximately 40 volunteers collected enough garbage to fill 258 enormous trash bags and 54 old tires from the lake and surrounding recreation area. "We are always grateful for our dedicated volunteers whose cleanup efforts assist in improving the quality of Beech Fork for visitors, wildlife and vegetation through environmental enhancement," said Zack Abbott, a park ranger at Beech Fork Lake.

  • Effective SHARP training for USACE personnel relies on engagement

    May 22, 2014

    There is an Army requirement for annual Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Prevention (SHARP) refresher training presented in a face-to-face setting, and from May 12-16, Huntsville Center employees received their SHARP training. However, for instructors conducting the training, it's not always easy to connect with the audience.

  • The US Army Corps of Engineers encourages boaters and swimmers to wear life jackets

    May 22, 2014

    Before you head out for a day on or near the water, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers encourages you to make sure you have life jackets for everyone and that they please wear them.

  • Dam Building 101

    May 22, 2014

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District staff from several project offices participated in the Third Annual Trinidad Water Festival in Colorado, where approximately 1,700 Las Animas County students and teachers turned out to learn about water's importance and local and regional water issues.

  • Chief of Engineers to graduates: The military, education sustain democracy

    May 21, 2014

    The Chief of Engineers traded his Army Service Uniform for a cap and gown as he gave the commencement address to the 2014 graduating class at Tuskegee University.

  • Commander set to depart USACE Europe District

    May 21, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Col. Peter Helmlinger promises a smooth transition while he prepares to exit next month as commander of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District. He only wishes he could be around to see a few major projects become reality.

  • It's all about me

    May 21, 2014

    With the recreation season officially starting during Memorial Day weekend, water safety and safe boating becomes a priority for U.S. ArmyCorps of Engineers Pittsburgh District.

  • Piping plovers arrive in North Dakota

    May 21, 2014

    Some areas around Lake Sakakawea where piping plovers typically nest are inaccessible during this year's nesting season due to current lake levels. Park rangers and biologists from several agencies have observed many of the birds at area boat ramps.

  • Reserve engineer command Soldiers test their mettle in Best Warrior Competition

    May 20, 2014

    The 2014 412th and 416th Theater Engineer Commands' Combined Best Warrior Competition kicked off in near-freezing weather conditions adding an extra challenge for the Army Reserve Soldiers participating in the event from April 27 to May 1. The 27 Soldiers and noncommissioned officers put their competitive spirit to the test for just four spots - one junior enlisted and one NCO from each TEC - to represent the engineers at the U.S. Army Reserve Command's Best Warrior Competition scheduled for June.

  • Training drives the future of Sapper Stakes

    May 20, 2014

    "Training is always great. The spirit of competition with lives high in engineers and sappers, so when you raise the level of training and make it competitive it raises the landscape of training opportunities," said Brig. Gen. Anthony C. Funkhouser, commandant of the U.S. Army Engineer School.

  • Huntsville Center employee InSPIRESS students to explore space

    May 20, 2014

  • Conchas Dam Wears It!

    May 19, 2014

    On May 17, 2014, 16 people and one canine participated in the "Ready, Set, Wear It!" event at Conchas Dam. It was part of a global effort to set a world record for the most life jackets worn and inflatable life jackets inflated.

  • Lt. Col. Bergmann receives Bronze Star medal

    May 18, 2014

    Lt. Col. Kendall A. Bergmann, a Comfort, Texas native was recognized for exceptionally meritorious service for his support during Operation Enduring Freedom as the USACE, Transatlantic Afghanistan District, Bagram Area Office, Officer in Charge from June 27, 2013 to May 24, 2014.

  • Emergency managers map out New Madrid earthquake preparedness

    May 16, 2014

    JACKSON, Tenn. (May 12, 2014) -- Emergency management officials moved pictures and signs, much like game pieces on a large board game, on a 24-by-24 foot floor map of the New Madrid seismic zone May 8, 2014 at the National Guard Armory in Jackson, Tenn. The exercise simulated an emergency response in the event of a major earthquake.

  • USACE Galveston District's projects receive WRRDA authorization

    May 16, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas (May 16, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District received authorization for construction for the deepening of the Freeport Ship Channel to 55 feet, deepening of the Sabine Neches Waterway to 48 feet and will reauthorize the Corpus Christi Ship Channel for widening and deepening to 52 feet following the U.S. Senate-House joint conference committee's agreement on the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) yesterday.

  • U.S. builds six schools to shape future of Togo

    May 15, 2014

    The U.S. Embassy in Lomé, Togo, U.S. Africa Command and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District partnered to deliver six new schools to the children of Togo, in 2014, through a DOD humanitarian assistance program

  • Lt. Col. Dickerson receives Bronze Star medal

    May 15, 2014

    Lt. Col. Duane R. Dickerson received the Bronze Star medal during an award ceremony at Bagram Air Base, May 13 for his support of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Transatlantic Afghanistan District.

  • USACE's enduring legacy to Afghanistan: New Generation of Afghan engineers

    May 15, 2014

    In 2002, while attending his third year as a civil engineering student at Herat University, Saed-Ismai Amiri listened to a USACE guest speaker talk about engineering and career opportunities. The chance encounter opened a door for Amiri.

  • Engineers build morale while building facilities during Beyond the Horizons

    May 15, 2014

    U.S. Army and Air Force engineers assigned to Task Force Larimar are participating in the 2014 humanitarian civic assistance mission Beyond the Horizon (BTH) at Barahona, Dominican Republic.

  • Science, Engineering, Technology, and Math are embraced by MacDonald School students

    May 14, 2014

    Fort Knox MacDonald School students learn engineering careers as Army Corps of Engineers' give sessions in science, technology, engineering and math

  • Nashville District garners teacher externship of the year award

    May 14, 2014

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 14, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District and Academy of Science and Engineering at Stratford STEM Magnet High School garnered the Externship of the Year Award during the 2014 Academies of Nashville Awards hosted by the chamber of commerce May 12 at Rocketown on 4th Avenue.

  • Corps aids Army Reserve upgrades through Real Property Exchange

    May 13, 2014

    In a time of shrinking federal budgets for military construction, how does the Army Reserve gain new facilities to train and equip their Soldiers? One solution gaining popularity is a Real Property Exchange.

  • Historic school graduates to the 21st Century

    May 13, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District recently completed an extensive renovation of the historic West Point Middle School at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. The school serves the children of service members.

  • National Safe Boating Week, May 17-23, 2014

    May 13, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is teaming up with the National Safe Boating Council and other boating safety advocates across the U.S. to promote safe and responsible boating during National Safe Boating Week, May 17-23, 2014.

  • USACE Galveston District welcomes new deputy commander

    May 13, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas (May 13, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District welcomed its new deputy commander Lt. Col. Jared B. Erickson, P.E., today. Outgoing deputy Lt. Col. Marty Maldonado was selected to assume a joint assignment with NATO in Germany.

  • Wiesbaden students get peek at engineer life

    May 9, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A group of Wiesbaden Middle School students got a glimpse of engineer life recently while engaging in some hands-on demonstrations during "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day" at the Amelia Earhart Center.


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