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  • ANA Recruiting Center highlights USACE April projects

    May 10, 2015

    A new recruiting center for the Afghan National Army highlighted the six projects completed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -- Transatlantic Afghanistan District (TAA) in April. The projects totaled more than $15.5 million, and included both new construction and improvements for the ANA, Afghan National Police and the Ministry of the Interior.

  • ECIP projects inching Fort Hunter Liggett toward Net Zero

    May 7, 2015

    This summer Fort Hunter Liggett will begin the design phase of a $22 million Energy Conservation Investment Program (ECIP) project that, when complete, will get the California installation to Net Zero energy use.

  • Arctic Cleanup: Tough conditions no match for test well remediation

    May 7, 2015

    Numb fingertips and toes; frozen beards and eyelashes; and an ice road sound like something out of a major film. However, there were no video cameras rolling as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -- Alaska District conducted an environmental cleanup project in the tundra-covered foothills of the Brooks Range.

  • USACE Galveston District honors small businesses during National Small Business Week

    May 5, 2015

    GALVESTON, Texas (May 5, 2015) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District joins the Small Business Administration in honoring America's entrepreneurs May 4-8, 2015, in recognition of National Small Business Week.

  • Career officer promoted to major in Corps of Engineers

    May 5, 2015

    "I swear."

  • Navy's SPAWAR sees reduced energy costs with Huntsville Center's Energy Savings Performance Contract

    May 5, 2015

    It's been more than three years since the first of three task orders were completed under a U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, $12 million Energy Savings Performance Contract award and the customer, the U.S. Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Systems Center Pacific, couldn't be happier with the results.

  • Savannah Corps opens doors, minds for career day event

    May 5, 2015

    SAVANNAH, Ga. -- District offices became a proxy classroom for more than 40 dependents of employees who explored Corps projects and careers during the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day held May 1.

  • Career event allows students to experience parent's job

    May 4, 2015

    Building marshmallow towers, looking for heat sources using an infrared camera and flying a kite helped children of Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, understand the types of careers their parents supported when they left home for work every day.

  • Students learn how to stay safe and protect environment

    May 4, 2015

    Celebrating Earth Day with Team Redstone has been an ongoing effort at Huntsville Center since 2006. In the past, Ordnance and Explosives, Engineering and Installation Support and Programs Management directorates have all put on stations to showcase how the Corps practices environmental stewardship on programs and projects worldwide.

  • Corps Facilities Reduction Program completes project at Aberdeen Proving Ground

    May 4, 2015

    Figuring out the best, safest way to demolish an old water tower at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, challenged the Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville's Facilities Reduction Team. The water tower was originally part of an old boiler plant used to make steam for heating purposes. It was particularly challenging due to numerous safety concerns.

  • Engineers, students see STEM first-hand at robotics competition

    May 4, 2015

    USACE engineers served as judges for the VEX Robotics World Championship April 15-18 in Louisville, Kentucky.

  • U.S., German engineers strengthen ties at annual forum

    Apr 30, 2015

    U.S. and German engineers gathered recently to highlight progress, iron out differences and build tighter collaboration within the Army and Air Force construction programs during their annual partnering conference.

  • New artifacts reveal more about Civil War life

    Apr 30, 2015

    SAVANNAH, Ga. -- As archaeologists recover more CSS Georgia artifacts from the murky waters of the Savannah River, the day-to-day hardships of serving as a Confederate sailor are becoming clearer.

  • ARL supports safety symposium hosted by the Smithsonian Institution

    Apr 30, 2015

    The Smithsonian Institution recently hosted a symposium entitled 'Innovative Planning to Eliminate Hazards and Reduce Risks to Workers' at the National Museum of the American Indian, Rasmussen Theater located in Washington, D.C. The symposium featured a panel of safety and occupational health professionals who shared their experiences with the application of hazard elimination and risk minimization methods in the design of work facilities, processes and equipment.

  • Army Corps' North Atlantic Division Commander participates in 193rd Observance of Ulysses S. Grant

    Apr 29, 2015

    A special observance was held at the General Grant National Memorial Monument in New York City to honor Ulysses S. Grant -- General and 18th President.

  • GIS -- much more than maps

    Apr 29, 2015

    The handy technology used to create the colorful maps that lead you to view the tigers at the zoo or let you know how much snow you will receive during the next winter storm, also serves as a critical aspect in performing jobs and communicating more effectively with stakeholders. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District applies this same cutting-edge technology for a variety of initiatives, such as mapping stormwater infrastructure and runoff into the Chesapeake Bay, delineating floodplains and wetlands, and displaying the projects that fall within its various mission-area boundaries.

  • Corps employee saves canine from watery demise

    Apr 29, 2015

    Scooby, a boxer-breed dog, fell through thawing ice on the Eagle River April 18 near Anchorage leading her frantic owner to call for help. Luckily, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -- Alaska District employee Mike MacMillan, project manager in the Humanitarian Assistance Program, was home to answer the call from his neighbor in distress.

  • Pilot project helps USACE evaluate changing climate across Southwest

    Apr 28, 2015

    During the next century, the Southwestern United States is anticipated to warm at a rate second only to Alaska, driving up evaporation rates, driving down soil moisture, and resulting in reduced stream flow, increased erosion/sedimentation, and increased wildfire severity and forest loss. These changes are likely to radically transform the region's watersheds, altering flood hydrology, further disrupting riparian ecosystems, and decreasing surface water supplies by 20 to 25 percent. With drought conditions anticipated to occur in 80 percent of the years between now and 2100, water is anticipated to be the defining issue of this century.

  • Huntsville Center awards modification to Information Technology contract

    Apr 28, 2015

    The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville awarded Netcentrics Corp. of Herndon, Virginia, an $18,185,917 modification to contract for management services for the Army Corps of Engineers Information Technology (ACE-IT).

  • Days of Remembrance event slated

    Apr 28, 2015

    The Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville will host the Team Redstone Days of Remembrance Observance 10 a.m. April 29 in Bob Jones Auditorium. The program will feature "The Seasoned Performers," a touring group of actors based in Birmingham.

  • Huntsville Center loses a jewel

    Apr 28, 2015

  • Savannah Corps' FEST-A delivers unmatched engineering support

    Apr 28, 2015

    SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Four months after launching into a six-month deployment to Kuwait, Savannah's Forward Engineering Support Team -- Advance (FEST-A) convened recently to discuss engineering solutions supplied to the region and assignments on the horizon.

  • U.S. Corps of Engineers on schedule for Hurricane Sandy fixes

    Apr 28, 2015

    The Army's chief of engineers said that the Hurricane Sandy operations and maintenance program is more than 70 percent finished and on schedule to be completed by the end of 2016.

  • Army's first resource efficiency manager workshop filled with passion for energy management

    Apr 27, 2015

    Huntsville Center, which manages the Resource Efficiency Manager (REM) program, hosted the Army's first REM Workshop April 15-17 to enhance the knowledge base of the growing network of REMs across the Army and Army Reserve.

  • A new partnership starts at Tub Run Campground

    Apr 27, 2015

    Under a clear blue sky, dignitaries cut a new blue ribbon to mark the start of a new partnership at Tub Run Campground in Confluence, Pennsylvania, April 9. The ribbon cutting denotes the recent partnership of the Tub Run Campground to Laurel Highlands River Tours and Outdoor Center. The campground was previously managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Pittsburgh District.

  • USACE bolsters European reassurance effort

    Apr 23, 2015

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District will manage more construction in Eastern and Central Europe this year than it has in the past 40 years combined. Over the next three years, the district will execute up to 145 military construction and facilities sustainment, restoration and modernization projects in Poland, the Baltics and Balkans as part of the $1 billion European Reassurance Initiative to support NATO allies and U.S. partners in the region.

  • Army to observe Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

    Apr 23, 2015

    The Army will continue its annual observance of national Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month this May, giving leaders and Soldiers an extended opportunity to prepare for the riding season ahead.

  • USACE Galveston District names Susan Martin 2015 Administrative Professional of the Year

    Apr 22, 2015

    GALVESTON, Texas (April 22, 2015) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers named Susan Martin the 2015 Administrative Professional of the Year during a ceremony today to highlight the essential role administrative professionals play in supporting the district's mission.

  • Soldiers with Kentucky's 478th Engineer Battalion train overseas at Saber Junction 15

    Apr 21, 2015

    HOHENFELS, Germany-Soldiers from the U.S. Army Reserve's 478th Engineer Battalion conducted minefield training at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center near Hohenfels, Germany as part of Saber Junction 15 this month. The company is a mobility augmentation company (MACs) consisting of 88 Soldiers whose primary mission is to create and maintain mobility for other units.

  • Corps touts environmental stewardship at Nashville Earth Day Festival

    Apr 21, 2015

    Touting environmental stewardship, members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District educated the public today about clean power, sustainability, restoration, water quality and water management at the Nashville Earth Day Festival in Centennial Park.

  • Army engineers recall role in response, recovery after Oklahoma City Bombing

    Apr 20, 2015

    Following the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, April 19, 1995, the Tulsa District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dispatched three structural engineers to monitor the site.

  • Brig. Gen. Kaiser delivers his thoughts on the future of USACE dredging on the Great Lakes

    Apr 19, 2015

    Long term planning and oversight of the U.S Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) dredging operations on the Great Lakes is the responsibility of Brig. Gen. Richard G. Kaiser, USACE Great Lakes and Ohio Rivers Division Commander. Recently Brig. Gen. Kaiser, who grew up in Racine, Wisconsin along the shores of Lake Michigan, explained the challenges, successes, and the road forward for dredging the Great Lakes harbors.

  • Quality nomination packages critical to effective awards program

    Apr 17, 2015

    Award programs are a valuable tool leaders have to recognize individuals and teams and help tell their stories to the rest of the world. Preparing quality nomination packages -- for both local and national awards -- is critical to a successful program.

  • Corps of Engineers Baltimore District hosts 2015 Industry Day

    Apr 17, 2015

    More than 300 representatives from 190 companies joined the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, leadership and program managers at the 2015 Industry Day at the Conference Center at the Maritime Institute in Linthicum, Maryland, on April 10.

  • Army regs prohibit eating popular health bar-Hemp seeds source of protein, banned by DA

    Apr 17, 2015

    For anyone who relies on protein bars as an afternoon or after workout snack, they should be warned about nonmilitary friendly ingredients in their all-natural selections. Natural food snacks, like the Kind Companies Strong & Kind bars, are off limits to military personnel and DOD civilians because they contain hemp seeds. While the seeds are a natural source of protein and have high content of necessary vitamins they are off limits as a food source due to the possibility of ingesting THC.

  • USACE People: Sacramento engineer came to America among Vietnam's "Boat People"

    Apr 17, 2015

    Karl Mai, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District engineer, came to America as a teen among Vietnam's "Boat People" more than 30 years ago.

  • Huntsville Center's Information Technology Services branch growing

    Apr 16, 2015

    What began as a one-person-deep special projects program capturing unusual requests from customers seeking to purchase information technology, Huntsville Center's Information Technology Service branch is one of the fastest growing branches within Huntsville Center.

  • Nashville District plots to improve processes with geospatial data

    Apr 15, 2015

    A group of park rangers, regulators and engineering technicians took a class April 6-10 to learn the basics of collecting and analyzing geospatial data for natural resource management and the protection of the nation's waterways.

  • Lower Mon recovers from icy, muddy aftermath

    Apr 15, 2015

    Lock operators and mechanics at the Lower Monongahela River locks at Braddock, Elizabeth and Charleroi scrambled to strip lock walls of critical electrical components and equipment as warming temperatures and precipitation induced a quick thaw of ice and snow.

  • Teamwork averts disaster after barges break away

    Apr 15, 2015

    The U.S. Coast Guard led the barge recovery effort and worked with the Corps, the National Weather Service, railroad officials and the navigation industry to monitor the situation and devise a plan.

  • Corps of Engineers Partners with Punahou JROTC to Clean Up Waikiki Beach as Part of Earth Month 2015

    Apr 15, 2015

    More than 40 volunteers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers partnered with local JROTC students and others to clean up Waikiki Beach April 11 as part of Earth Month 2015.

  • Honolulu District Celebrates 110th Anniversary of Founding

    Apr 13, 2015

    Led by Honolulu District Commander, Lt. Col. Christopher W. Crary, and his wife Maria, over 20 District teammates and their friends and partners hiked to Makapu'u Lighthouse at sunrise on April 13 to celebrate the 110th anniversary of the District's founding. The Corps' history in Hawaii and the Pacific began in 1905 when Lt. Slattery became the District's first commander. His original mission was to construct lighthouses for navigation, like Makapu'u.

  • What's the Army doing with dinosaurs? Redux

    Apr 12, 2015

    April 11, 2014, Montana State University's, Museum of the Rockies hosted a public sendoff of the Wankel T. rex on a journey to represent Montana's Dinosaur Trail to the nation and the world at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History becoming the "Nation's T. rex." As promised, exactly one year later, another T. rex specimen entrusted to the Montana museum goes on public display ... and in massive form.

  • Recognizing the need and filling it

    Apr 10, 2015

    As a newly assigned section chief, Jessica Napier discovered the world of being a first line supervisor to be a challenging and rewarding experience. Of course, in parlance from The Beatles - With a Little Help From my Friends - is always desirable. In this case, the help was a little harder to find.

  • Retired colonels maintain old connections, pursue new dreams

    Apr 10, 2015

    Three retired Army colonels continue to work together in milling logs and woodworking businesses.

  • Engineering and Support Center gets new chief

    Apr 8, 2015

    Florida native VinCene McClain was welcomed as the new chief of Security and Law Enforcement for the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, March 30. She replaces Lori Byrd, who retired last December.

  • Twists, turns, jumps: Figure skating judge knows sport

    Apr 8, 2015

    Tony Torres doesn't just bring his engineering mindset to his day job -- he brings it to rink as well. For the past 17 years, Torres, chief of the systems and cost engineering division for Huntsville Center, has served as a judge for U.S. Figure Skating, putting his unique way of thinking to the test when it comes to all the twists, turns and jumps that accompany the age old art of figure skating.

  • Honolulu District Women's History Month celebrates STEM

    Apr 8, 2015

    Five Honolulu District women employees shared their personal, educational, and professional experiences entering and working in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) career fields March 31, during the District's annual Women's History Month celebration.

  • Army releases request for proposals for Fort Campbell solar project

    Apr 8, 2015

    Huntsville Center Army Corps of Engineers released a request for proposals for a 3.1MW Solar array Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The PPA will complete the installation's requirement for a 5MW solar array.

  • USACE turns its focus to Earth Day activities

    Apr 7, 2015

    Forty-five years ago a Wisconsin senator wanted the country to pause on April 22 for a "national teach-in on the environment," and think about taking care of the planet on which we live. Thanks to Sen. Gaylord Nelson's efforts, Earth Day was born.

  • Savannah Corps member promotes STEM through DoD Starbase program

    Apr 7, 2015

    SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Savannah District employees may notice him hosting an employee morale event or encouraging participation in the latest American Society of Military Comptrollers offering, however, they may be unaware that off-duty, Canton Gardenhire possesses a similar finesse for volunteer service.

  • New fitness center opens at Ansbach, followed by fair promoting readiness, resilience

    Apr 6, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach held the grand opening of the new Katterbach Physical Fitness Center and a Ready and Resilient mini-exposition April 1, 2015.

  • Energy team flies kites to teach local students

    Apr 6, 2015

    Kites and electricity may sound like Ben Franklin to some. But now, instead of using a kite to prove electricity is in the sky or collect electricity in a jar, employees from the Engineering and Support Center Huntsville's Energy Team are using kites to show students how they can harness wind and convert the kinetic energy into electricity.

  • USACE Galveston District recognized for employing environmental principles in engineering projects

    Apr 6, 2015

    GALVESTON, Texas (April 6, 2015) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District was selected as one of two "Proving Grounds" for the USACE Engineering with Nature Program (EWN) for its efforts to manage engineering projects in a sustainable manner, one which leaves behind the smallest footprint, while collaborating with partners to identify ways to reduce, mitigate or eliminate potential negative impacts.

  • Young students learn about engineering careers

    Apr 6, 2015

    The Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville participated in Career Day at Monte Sano Elementary School on March 31. The event was geared for elementary school students who are interested in knowing what careers are available to them in the federal government. More than 400 students in first through fifth grades participated in the event held at the school.

  • USACE Buffalo District named one of two "Proving Grounds"

    Apr 3, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District has been named as one of two 'Proving Grounds' for the USACE, Engineering with Nature (EWN) program.

  • Vacationers invited to go camping in the Cumberland River basin

    Apr 3, 2015

    Vacationers are invited to go camping this recreation season at one of 25 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District campgrounds conveniently located at eight lakes within the Cumberland River basin.

  • Last Call

    Apr 3, 2015

    About every 30 seconds in the United States, a driver using a cellphone is involved in a crash. In an effort to curb these preventable accidents, the National Safety Council is asking motorists to put down the phone and focus on the task at hand: driving.

  • Dover Dam Marks Completion of Work

    Apr 2, 2015

    With the Dam Safety Assurance Program work to reduce risk at Dover Dam officially complete, the Huntington District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony at Dover Dam, near Dover, Ohio to mark the occasion.

  • April issue of The Corps Environment is available

    Apr 1, 2015

    The April issue of The Corps Environment features the 2014 Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards and provides just a snapshot of the many Army Corps of Engineers and Army environmental and sustainability efforts across the country.

  • USACE Galveston District Spotlight on Ron Wooten

    Apr 1, 2015

    If you were to ask Fort Worth native Ron Wooten what his favorite job has been throughout his career, you'd be surprised to learn he's sort of a jack-of-all-trades, having worked as an advanced placement high school teacher, research fisheries biologist, mentor, landscape and irrigation company owner and photojournalist.

  • Corps reopens campground destroyed by tornado

    Apr 1, 2015

    TULSA, Okla. -- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Oklahoma and Canton community representatives were joined by the Commander, Southwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Tulsa District Commander to cut ribbon on the newly re-opened Canadian Campground "A" during a ribbon cutting ceremony at Canton Lake, recently.

  • Albuquerque District, USACE, Archaeologist Shares Historical Discoveries at Colorado Conference

    Apr 1, 2015

    USACE Albuquerque District archaeologist Gregory Everhart presented on the historical findings of recent cultural resources activities at Trinidad Lake and John Martin Reservoir at the 37th Annual Conference of the Colorado Council of Professional Archaeologists, March 13-15, 2015.

  • Corps of Engineers Regulatory Ramps Up Public Outreach

    Mar 31, 2015

    In a continuing effort to help the people of Hawaii and the Pacific, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Honolulu District is increasing the number of outreach workshops it holds about the Corps' Regulatory program and how to best work with Corps Regulators. The workshops inform regulators, government officials, contractors, and the general public about the Corps' Regulatory Program, and especially how the Corps processes permit applications, according to Shelly Lynch, chief of the District's Regulatory Branch.

  • Civilian Workforce Transformation General Officer Steering Committee meets

    Mar 30, 2015

    The Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civilian Personnel, Gwen DeFilippi, center, heads a Civilian Workforce Transformation (CWT) General Officer Steering Committee (GOSC) meeting at the Pentagon on 18 March 2015.

  • 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"