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  • Corps talks STEM at Boy Scouts Summerfest

    Jul 22, 2013

    A group of 275 scouts representing seven states explored potential career paths in STEM - science, technology, engineering and mathematics - during the annual Coastal Empire Council Boy Scouts of America Summerfest, July 22.

  • USACE Galveston District awards $3.1 million contract to dredge Brownsville Ship Channel

    Jul 22, 2013

    BROWNSVILLE, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a contract in the amount of $3,116,000 to Goodloe Marine Inc., a woman-owned small business, for maintenance dredging of the Brownsville Ship Channel in Cameron County, Texas.

  • Debris Management Planning Underway in Bangladesh

    Jul 19, 2013

    On the horizon, smoke billows across the view-shed. The air is filled with dust, choking out the scene. Street arteries that once teemed with rickshaws and blaring horns have fallen silent. Moving closer, widespread fires have been extinguished. However, in some instances, flames still dance from the carcasses of collapsed buildings.

  • Albuquerque District offers first STEM internship

    Jul 19, 2013

    This summer the Albuquerque District, USACE, collaborated with the University of New Mexico to launch the District's first eight-week STEM internship. Civil engineering student Corey Bowen started the internship May 28, 2013, and spent her time helping on several on-going design projects.

  • Middle East Meets West: The Ebb and Flow of International Water Management

    Jul 19, 2013

    The Cochiti project office, Albuquerque District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, had the honor of hosting water managers from various countries in the Middle East, July 3, 2013. The visiting managers represented the countries of Egypt, Iraq, Morocco, Oman, the Palestinian Territories, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Yemen.

  • USACE Savannah District welcomes new commander

    Jul 19, 2013

    During a ceremony overlooking the Savannah River on historic downtown River Street, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District welcomed a new commander, Col. Thomas J. Tickner, and said farewell to outgoing commander Col. Jeff M. Hall.

  • Corps of Engineers signs first cooperation agreement with Nicholls State University

    Jul 18, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, signed its first Memorandum of Agreement with Nicholls State University, July 17, 2013.

  • Corps helps prepare future engineering students at Tennessee State University

    Jul 17, 2013

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 11, 2013) --The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District collaborated with the Tennessee State University Engineering Department to mentor science, technology, engineering and math students during a four-week National Summer Transportation Institute program June 9 through July 7, 2013.

  • USACE Galveston District awards $303,000 small business contract for Mid Bay DAMP

    Jul 17, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (July 17, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a contract in the amount of $303,000 to 4H Construction Corporation, a HUBZone small business, for dewatering of the Mid Bay placement area relating to the Houston Ship Channel in Chambers County, Texas.

  • Citizens rescue struggling swimmer

    Jul 17, 2013

    Close call a lesson in water safety Drowning kills 10 people every day in the United States and half of all drownings occur in natural water settings such as lakes or rivers. But, what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistics don't reveal is the numerous "near misses."

  • Tomorrow's engineers tackle internships in Europe

    Jul 16, 2013

    With four right hands raised in the air, the 17th class of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District interns took the civilian service oath of office. The district welcomed Michael Gray-Lewis, Yillian Rivera, Donatello Barrett and Tiffany Williams -- this year's Advancing Minorities' Interest in Engineering students -- to Europe in early June. AMIE is a nonprofit program designed to attract, educate, graduate and place minority students in engineering careers. The district's 2013 interns, rising seniors pursuing engineering degrees from historically black colleges and universities throughout the country, sat down with Engineering in Europe this month to discuss their field, the AMIE program in Germany and a bit about themselves.

  • Corps Helps the Return of Stolen Navajo Nation Artifacts

    Jul 16, 2013

    The Corps of Engineers repatriated a large cache of 425 sacred artifacts to the Navajo Nation July 9 in Gallup, N.M.

  • First female Soldiers graduate Artillery Mechanic course

    Jul 16, 2013

    History was made July 16 as the first women to attend the U.S. Army Ordnance School's Artillery Mechanic (91P), course graduated during a ceremony here. The 15-week military occupational specialty has, until the beginning of this class, been restricted to male students.

  • Water Wise

    Jul 15, 2013

    One beautiful morning, my family joined some friends for a boat ride on Lake Nacimiento on the central coast of California. The water was cold, so we had no plans to go swimming. We just wanted to spend some time on the beautiful lake.

  • District inactivates after four years of delivering critical infrastructure

    Jul 13, 2013

    Afghanistan Engineer District-South marked its inactivation after four years of delivering critical infrastructure projects in Afghanistan with a ceremony held on Kandahar Airfield July 11. Over the course of four years, the district's technical experts completed nearly 200 projects valued at $1.4 billion that improved the safety, security and well-being of Afghans, US and Coalition Forces.

  • USACE employee shares 'passion' for fishing

    Jul 11, 2013

    With summer's arrival and a pair of major European competitions on the horizon, Brad Smudzinski wants to get more people hooked on fishing, even while chasing his own dreams in the sport. The administrative officer for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District's Bavaria Area Office in southeast Germany has carved out a name for himself in the angling world.

  • Corps of Engineers to improve patient care at West Point hospital

    Jul 10, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District is building a new addition to the Keller Army Community Hospital at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., that will provide outpatient medical services for its Cadets.

  • Copperas Cove native wins the Corps' Hard Hat of the Year Award

    Jul 10, 2013

    Awards are often given to recognize achievement in a particular field. This is certainly true in the world of entertainment and sports. For instance, in college football, the Heisman Trophy is given for the sport's Most Valuable Player.

  • Corps' Fort Worth District recognizes outstanding Administrative Professional

    Jul 10, 2013

    When it was finally time to announce the Administrative Professional of the Year cameras were ready and the room was silenced. Adding a twist to the Admin of the Year luncheon, Col. Charles H. Klinge, Jr., commander, Fort Worth District read the award citation giving everyone in the room an opportunity to guess who would be chosen as the 2012 Administrative Professional of the Year.

  • USACE Galveston District welcomes new colonel

    Jul 9, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (July 9, 2013) -- Col. Christopher W. Sallese passed the command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District to Col. Richard P. Pannell during a change of command ceremony today at the USACE Galveston District's Jadwin Building in Galveston, Texas.

  • USACE Galveston District commander retires

    Jul 9, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (July 9, 2013) -- Col. Christopher W. Sallese relinquished command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District to Col. Richard P. Pannell during a change of command ceremony today at the USACE Galveston District's Jadwin Building in Galveston, Texas.

  • Col. Christopher Sallese honored with de Fleury Medal

    Jul 9, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (July 9, 2013) -- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division Commander Brig. Gen. Thomas W. Kula presented Col. Christopher W. Sallese with the Silver Order of the de Fleury Medal during his retirement ceremony today at the USACE Galveston District's Jadwin Building.

  • Continuing rains lead to increased water releases from Savannah River reservoirs

    Jul 9, 2013

    Following extensive rain in the upper Savannah River basin and more forecasted, the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District began releasing stored floodwaters from Hartwell, Richard B. Russell and J. Strom Thurmond lakes Monday. Inflows from the recent rainfall pushed elevations into the flood control storage pool at all three reservoirs. Water managers directed the release of water through the spillway gates at Hartwell Dam Tuesday morning to lower the reservoir to below 665 feet above mean sea level (ft-msl), the top of the spillway gates.

  • Science and arts symposium keeps students focused

    Jul 8, 2013

    Students from local summer camp and home school programs took a field trip Thursday to the historic Cooper House in downtown Huntsville to attend the Tennessee Valley Jazz Society's first Science and Arts Symposium. They got to meet scientists, engineers, mathematicians and even an artist or two.

  • Engineering profession showcased for youngsters

    Jul 8, 2013

    "Discover Tech: Engineers Make a World of Difference," a traveling exhibition for libraries, is in Huntsville for the summer.

  • Corps of Engineers deepens vital navigational channel

    Jul 5, 2013

    Fuel shortages and empty store shelves are a potential reality Alaskans will not have to face thanks to the work of 45 crewmembers aboard the Essayons, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-owned-and-operated hopper dredge.

  • Salahat named as the Corps' Fort Worth District Engineer of the Year

    Jul 3, 2013

    Esmat F. Salahat was born in Jordan and was raised by his grandparents in the small Christian town of Anfe, Lebanon. From this beautiful, small town on the Mediterranean emerged the Fort Worth District's 2012 Engineer of the Year.

  • Fort Worth District recognizes Top Equal Employment Opportunity Supervisor and Employee of the Year

    Jul 3, 2013

    In keeping with the standards set by the Department of Defense and U.S. Army, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, honored its top achievers in the area of Equal Employment Opportunity during its Engineer Day Annual Awards ceremony June 13.

  • Corps of Engineers to conduct spillway gate tests on Savannah River reservoirs

    Jul 2, 2013

    On July 10 and 11 the Corps of Engineers will conduct required tests of the spillway gates at its three dams on the upper Savannah River. The tests will ensure the gates work properly and can be activated in the event of an emergency to protect the dam plus people and property downstream. Tests will be conducted at Hartwell Dam, Russell Dam, and Thurmond Dam.

  • Strength from adversity: Celebrating 237 years of Liberty

    Jul 2, 2013

    This week we celebrate the Nation's 237th anniversary of Independence Day. On July 4 and over this weekend we will celebrate one of the proudest moments in our Nation's history -- our rightful claim to self rule and independence. Many of us associate this day with our Nation's freedom, strength, and prosperity. This day remains a beacon of freedom for the world to see and it symbolizes what other democratic societies attempt to emulate. It is a day we recall our country's proud heritage and the remarkable courage of our founders.

  • Algiers Lock: Vital Shipping Structure being repaired

    Jul 2, 2013

    One of the oldest missions of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is to ensure safe and reliable navigation on our Nation's waterways. For the New Orleans District, this mission includes operating and maintaining eight locks along the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, the nation's third busiest inland waterway. If one of these locks becomes inoperable for any reason, it is the Corps' top priority to return the lock to service as soon as possible.

  • Paul assumes command of corps' Little Rock District

    Jul 2, 2013

    During a July 2 ceremony at the Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center in downtown Little Rock, Col. Courtney W. Paul assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District.

  • St. Louis District ranger receives lifetime achievement award

    Jul 2, 2013

    Lifetime achievement usually refers to the recipient, but in the case of Rachel Garren, her achievements affect the lifetimes of thousands of others. Rachel Garren retired June 28, 2013 as the Interpretative Services and Outreach lead for the St. Louis District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Her career with the District began as a student intern at Lake Shelbyville, Ill., and over thirty-one years grew to bring national attention to her skills and educational efforts.

  • Corps breaks ground for $100 million water treatment plant

    Jul 2, 2013

    FORT IRWIN, Calif.--The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the National Training Center at Fort Irwin hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for a $100 million water treatment plant for Fort Irwin and National Training Center Jun. 28.

  • USACE Galveston District spotlight on regulatory supervisor

    Jul 1, 2013

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas -- Managing operations in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District's Regulatory Branch of the Corpus Christi Regulatory Field Office isn't always easy. With wetland issues to be resolved, jurisdictional determinations to be made and violation claims regarding both the Clean Water Act and the Rivers and Harbors Act to be reviewed and investigated, even Supervisor Lloyd Mullins, a 12-year veteran, says though he has his share of difficult days there is no other place he'd rather be working.

  • USACE Galveston District urges safety over July Fourth holiday, flexes lock schedule

    Jul 1, 2013

    As the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District prepares for a busy Fourth of July -- a holiday known for drinking and boating and deadly accidents -- USACE Galveston District Commander Col. Christopher Sallese urges the public to put safety first and become water aware when participating in water-related recreational activities.

  • Nashville teachers graduate STEM curriculum with Corps externships

    Jul 1, 2013

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 28, 2013) -- Local high school teachers are using externships with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District to create class curriculum that will challenge students and encourage them to investigate, explore, experiment, problem solve, create and invent.

  • USACE Galveston District to host additional public meetings on proposed changes to GIWW setbacks

    Jul 1, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District will host additional public meetings in July to seek input on the proposed changes to its permit setback policy along the Gulf Coast Intracoastal Waterway.

  • Ex-Marine Provost Marshal now a 'professional witness' as Army civilian

    Jun 28, 2013

    Joining the Army as a civilian, after a 20 years in the Marines, has not only enriched my job skills but has put me in close touch with some fascinating military history.

  • Alaska District welcomes home engineer detachment

    Jun 28, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -- Alaska District welcomed the 62nd Engineer Detachment home June 26 during a ceremony at the district headquarters building. The team was deployed September 2012 through June 2013 at Shindand Air Base, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Buffalo District: Join the Army, see the world

    Jun 28, 2013

    I grew up in Western New York, not that far from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District office where I work as a biologist in the Regulatory Branch. But to tell you the truth, I'd never been much west of Bloomington, Ind., until I started work in environmental assessment to support the Fort Worth District's Defense Logistics Agency Program. Join the Army, see the world!

  • Russo honored with bronze de Fleury Medal

    Jun 28, 2013

    Ray Russo, acting director of Regional Business for the Southwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, was recently honored with the presentation of the bronze de Fleury Medal for his superior service to the Army Engineer Regiment and numerous contributions to both the civil works and military programs missions of the Southwestern Division.

  • Seminar cultivates way forward following Hurricane Sandy

    Jun 27, 2013

    FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate and Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), co-hosted the 2013 Senior Leaders' Seminar (SLS) recently at FEMA Headquarters.

  • USACE to place more than 26 million cubic yards of sand to restore Sandy-damaged projects

    Jun 26, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is in the process of placing more than 26 million cubic yards of sand along the coastline throughout the northeastern United States to repair and restore coastal storm risk reduction projects previously built by the Corps that were severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

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

    Jun 26, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (June 26, 2013) -- 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 June 29-30 and July 4 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Trinity River Island Recreation Area (also known as the Wallisville Lake Project Boat Ramp) in Wallisville, Texas.

  • New mechanical systems to help trout fishery below Tenkiller Dam

    Jun 26, 2013

    The stream below Tenkiller Dam in Oklahoma is home to a popular trout fishery; however, during the 2011 drought, low dissolved oxygen levels, and high water temperatures resulted in a fish kill of both trout and other types of fish. As a result of a multi-agency effort, a two-part mechanical solution was developed to prevent further fish kills below the dam.

  • Play it safe on the lake this holiday weekend

    Jun 26, 2013

    Independence Day is right around the corner, and with it comes one of the busiest times of the year for recreation at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District's lakes: Hartwell, Richard B. Russell and J. Strom Thurmond (also known as Clarks Hill Lake).

  • USACE Galveston District awards an $843,000 small business contract

    Jun 25, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (June 25, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a service-disabled veteran-owned small business contract to Babcock Construction Company in the amount of $843,000 to conduct levee raising on Placement Area 2 at the Port of Victoria, located in Calhoun and Victoria counties, Texas.

  • Corps celebrates America's Great Outdoors, opens new pathway

    Jun 25, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Baltimore District celebrated an America's Great Outdoors event to officially open Raystown Lake's Greenside Pathway, June 20. A new 2.3 mile pathway around the Seven Points Recreation Area -- made 100 percent out of recycled materials - should reduce traffic congestion, increase pedestrian safety, and provide a healthy alternate to driving.

  • Mekong River Commission members visit Nashville District

    Jun 24, 2013

    NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 19, 2013 -- Eleven members of the Mekong River Commission were briefed on how management of operations on the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers affect Mississippi River operations during their June 18-19, 2013 visit to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District.

  • USACE Galveston District to host public meetings on proposed changes to GIWW permit setback policy

    Jun 24, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (June 24, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District will host three public meetings in July to seek input on the proposed changes to its permit setback policy along the Gulf Coast Intracoastal Waterway.

  • Albuquerque District's Abiquiu Dam celebrates its 50th anniversary

    Jun 24, 2013

    Abiquiu Dam in Northern New Mexico celebrated the 50th anniversary of the building of the dam. Approximately 70 people gathered at Abiquiu to join the celebration June 13, 2013.

  • Water Management: Corps' Southwestern Division partners to build resilient, reliable water resource

    Jun 23, 2013

    With 28 reservoirs in Texas with storage set aside for water supply, and 74 multipurpose water reservoirs within the region, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Southwestern Division has been working with state and local governments and other stakeholders to ensure they are able to meet the water needs of the area.

  • SWD, Texas Ports partner to address current issues, future needs

    Jun 23, 2013

    Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Southwestern Division met with representatives from Texas Ports and the Texas Department of Transportation in Galveston, Texas, June 20, to identify current areas of need and discuss opportunities to improve the infrastructure that supports the Texas Coast and its immense economic impact on both Texas and the Nation. The meeting, held in conjunction with the Texas Water Conservation Association's mid-year conference in Galveston, provided an opportunity for Corps and state officials to look at current ways of doing business as well as identify means to improve customer relationships and support.

  • PRSA Houston recognizes USACE Galveston District with six Excalibur Awards

    Jun 21, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (June 21, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District's Public Affairs Office was recognized with six awards at the Public Relations Society of America Houston Chapter's 2013 Excalibur Awards, June 20, during the annual PRSA Excalibur Awards Gala in Houston.

  • The Army honors excellence in STEM education

    Jun 21, 2013

    Students excelling in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) were recently recognized at the 11th Annual eCYBERMISSION National Judging and Education Event in Leesburg, Va.

  • Mississippi island turned into forestry Petri dish

    Jun 20, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, will finish a three-year reforestation project with a massive planting of 7,000 trees this week.

  • USACE Galveston District hosts PVAMU's STEM Summer Program students

    Jun 20, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (June 20, 2013) -- Students from the Prairie View A&M University's Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Summer Program visited the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District today to speak with district subject matter experts in the engineering, biology and regulatory fields, learn more about different avenues of pursuing STEM-related career fields and about the opportunities that exist for recent graduates.

  • USACE holds emergency response exercise in Philadelphia

    Jun 19, 2013

    More than 150 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers personnel descended on Fort Mifflin in Philadelphia June 10-14 to participate in a national emergency response exercise. The exercise, which involved simulating response activities to a category 3 hurricane, was designed to prepare teams and individuals for real events.

  • Corps assists park service in protecting parkway from river

    Jun 19, 2013

    As the York River encroaches on the Colonial Parkway, engineers have found that rocks are part of the answer to fixing critically damaged and eroded shoreline. That is why contractors, working for the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, are using heavy equipment to place large boulders along the edge of the York River to stabilize and strengthen a section of the shoreline.

  • Keeping Kids Safe Cruisin' Into Summer

    Jun 19, 2013

    Employees from the District's John Martin Reservoir participated in the 9th Annual Cruisin' Into Summer and Keep Kids Safe Fair June 1, 2013, in Rocky Ford, Colo. The staff was on hand providing water safety tips and handing out water safety materials to the more than 550 children and adults who stopped by the booth.

  • Albuquerque District participates in National Get Outdoors Day

    Jun 19, 2013

    Corps' employees from the Albuquerque District participated in National Get Outdoors Day at Albuquerque's Tingley Beach, June 8, 2013.

  • "Red Zone" Meeting Process Accelerates Project Completion

    Jun 18, 2013

    While there many ways to score points on a football field, the ultimate goal of any team is to push the ball into the end zone for a touchdown. Football coaches at every level of play - from high school to the National Football League - now dedicate special sessions during each practice to execute offensive strategies designed to score from inside the red zone. Crossing the goal line into the end zone and finishing the scoring drive for a construction project means a successful completion for all those involved in the building process. For Honolulu District project managers, its customers, and stakeholders, successfully and safely getting into the end zone and scoring is the ultimate goal.

  • 21st-century DoDEA school design wins educational award

    Jun 17, 2013

    Last month, SchenkelShultz Architecture, the firm hired by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Department of Defense Education Activity to develop a design concept for the new school, won a prestigious LEARNING BY DESIGN Citation of Excellence for the Kaiserslautern High School project in Vogelweh, Germany.

  • SMA Chandler visits U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Washington Aqueduct

    Jun 17, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler visited the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Washington Aqueduct, June 5, 2013. While there he met the people charged with a unique and vital but frequently unseen mission.

  • U.S., Cambodia Conduct Lower Mekong Initiative Disaster Response Exercise & Exchange

    Jun 14, 2013

    As the 2013 monsoon season begins in the lower Mekong region, national governments are preparing. They are readying their civil and military institutions to ensure rapid flood response and recovery. Additionally, governments are collaborating and sharing best practices on flood mitigation and preparedness.

  • Hundreds of tires, tons of trash cleaned up at Conchas Lake, N.M.

    Jun 14, 2013

    Albuquerque District staff at Conchas Lake, N.M., removed more than 560 tires from the lake at the Corps-managed South Recreation Area in preparation for the 2013 recreation season.

  • Retired US Army Colonel and former Army Corps Inspector General not yet ready to fully retire.

    Jun 14, 2013

    At an age when most people live their days at home, enjoying their family, their grandchildren, and the life they have created, Col. (Ret) Philip Hoge has chosen a different way to retire. At the age of 80, Col Hoge speaks proudly of his and his family's distinguished career in the military, various government agencies, and the private industry. While Col. Hoge has held numerous positions within different agencies and organizations during his career, he considers working for the Army Corps to be the high point of his career saying that the "Army Corps is like my second family, it will always have a special place in my heart."

  • Answering call to serve as dad

    Jun 14, 2013

    Lessons to share on Father's Day

  • Father's Day tale of Taylor family dozen

    Jun 14, 2013

    Victor Taylor is no stranger to the name dad.

  • USACE Galveston District celebrates Corps' and Army's 238th birthdays; names Employee, Engineer, Reg

    Jun 13, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (June 13, 2013) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District celebrated the Corps' and U.S. Army's 238th birthday with an awards ceremony, June 13, to recognize an Employee, Engineer, Regulator and Supervisor of the Year, as well as to honor staff for their contributions to the community, state and nation.

  • Celebrate the Army's 238th Birthday at Twilight Tattoo!

    Jun 12, 2013

    Twilight Tattoo is still scheduled outside tonight! Be a part of the action and celebrate the Army's 238th Birthday with the Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own."

  • An American POW's story

    Jun 12, 2013

    When World War II ended, Nazi Germany held nearly 95,000 U.S. military personnel; Japan held almost 15,000 Americans. 2nd Lt. Robert L. Pioli, U.S. Army Air Corps, father of Buffalo District Safety Specialist William Pioli, was one of those 95,000.

  • USACE Galveston District finalizes Freeport's periodic inspection findings; public meeting scheduled

    Jun 11, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (June 11, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District completed its review of the 2012 periodic inspection of the Freeport and Vicinity Hurricane Flood Protection Project, which concluded in an overall rating of unacceptable. The local sponsor, Velasco Drainage District, will host a public meeting June 13 at 6 p.m. at the Lake Jackson Civic Center, 333 Highway 332 East Lake Jackson, TX 77566, to discuss these findings. A representative from the USACE Galveston District will be in attendance.

  • Aging Robert S. Kerr Hydraulic Pipes Removed

    Jun 11, 2013

    On any lock and dam, the last thing you want to fail is the ability to open and close one of those huge gates. When that happens, the entire lock is shut down. That was about to happen at Robert S. Kerr Lock and Dam 15.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Pacific Ocean Division Supports Exercise Makani Pahili 13

    Jun 11, 2013

    Tropical force storm winds exceeding 100 miles per hour are expected to hit landfall and wreak havoc on the Hawaiian Islands. The exercise scenario unfolded June 3-7 during Exercise Makani Pahili, which means "strong wind" in the Hawaiian Language.

  • USACE responds to FEMA mission in aftermath of killer Okla. tornadoes

    Jun 10, 2013

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employees were among the first on the scene following the May 2013 tornado outbreak in Oklahoma. Members of the USACE Emergency Support Function III (ESF3) deployed to the scene hours after destructive tornadoes ripped through several areas in the state, with the most extensive damage in the cities of Shawnee, Moore and El Reno.

  • U.S., Indonesia complete earthquake, tsunami preparedness exercise

    Jun 10, 2013

    The governments of Indonesia and the U.S. conduct a regular Disaster Response Exercise & Exchange, called Pacific Resilience, which was held June 3-6, 2013, at the Indonesia Peace & Security Center in Sentul, Indonesia.

  • Army's chief engineer encourages next generation

    Jun 7, 2013

    To the casual observer it is just a photo, but to a young student in Virginia it means much more than that -- it's a dream.

  • Redstone shows appreciation to Asian Pacific heritage

    Jun 7, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick has grown accustomed to the question, "What are you?"

  • Team of responders updates Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon

    Jun 7, 2013

    A sense of "team" and a united effort was expressed at a meeting between Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, local partners and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today in West Alton, Mo.

  • Ribbon cutting held for warrior retreat by waters of Skiatook Lake

    Jun 6, 2013

    A healing retreat for Wounded Warriors and their families is now complete at Skiatook Lake, a project managed by the Tulsa District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in northern Oklahoma. The official ribbon cutting for the cottage was Sunday, May 26.

  • STEM internship opens a world of possibilities for high school student

    Jun 6, 2013

    At the completion of her STEM internship at the Tulsa District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Hannah Blankenship was invited to write a commentary about her experience. It seems this high school senior learned a lot more than she expected during the internship.

  • What is the USACE Galveston District's Flood Risk Management Program?

    Jun 6, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District's Flood Risk Management Program (FRMP) was established in 2006 to provide current and accurate flood risk and floodplain information to the public and decision makers at the national, regional, state and local levels.

  • Burcham becomes first female General Officer on the Mississippi River Commission

    Jun 5, 2013

    Brigadier General Margaret W. Burcham was officially appointed as a member of the Mississippi River Commission by President Barack Obama May 28, 2013. Burcham is the first female general officer to be appointed to the commission.

  • Warfighter support at heart of USACE mission, chief says

    Jun 4, 2013

    STUTTGART, Germany - Support to American and coalition warfighters remains a top priority at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the chief of engineers told service component commanders during a weeklong trip to Europe in May.

  • Chief engineer visits Huntsville Center

    Jun 4, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick, the commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, visited the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville May 28-29 for the first time since becoming the 53rd chief of engineers.

  • St. Louis District Corps of Engineers Levee Update -- June 4, 2013

    Jun 4, 2013

    As of 10:30 a.m. CST today, all federal levees in the St. Louis District are performing as designed. The Corps is working with our partners and local communities to reduce the risk of damages from flooding.

  • Joint Personal Effects Depot continues to process fallen service members' personal belongings

    Jun 4, 2013

    At the two-year anniversary of the creation of the Joint Personal Effects Depot at Dover Air Force Base, Del., the command continues to process fallen service members' personal belongings with unparalleled dignity and respect.

  • UPDATE: Breach confirmed on Consolidated North County Levee

    Jun 4, 2013

    ST. LOUIS (June 4, 2013) -- A levee breach occurred at approximately noon today on the Consolidated North County levee near West Alton, Mo.

  • USACE Galveston District deputy commander promoted

    Jun 3, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas -- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District Deputy Commander Maj. Marty Maldonado was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel by Commander Col. Christopher W. Sallese June 3, 2013, at a ceremony hosted at the district's headquarters building in Galveston, Texas.

  • US and Indonesia exchange knowledge on structural engineering considerations to promote safety

    Jun 3, 2013

    SENTUL, Indonesia (June 1, 2013) - The sun beats down relentlessly on another habitual afternoon, as those that cannot escape the heat wipe the sweat from their brow with a heavy and tired hand. Despite the warmth, the scene is tranquil and undisturbed. However, this static calm is thrust into a dynamic upheaval of chaos from the collision of tectonic plates. The ground shakes in a violent fit, and buildings fall wearily to the ground, lying in the shadows they once drew. The earthquake has caused a desperate need for emergency responders and survivors to report to the scene of the disaster and attempt to rescue those that remain trapped in the debris. Time is of the essence, and the responders must react quickly to the situation.

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

    May 31, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (May 31, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District will join 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 Tosin Sekoni

    May 31, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (May 31, 2013) -- A simple nudge from her caring father in the early stages of her high school studies was all it took to steer Nigerian native Tosin Sekoni, a regulatory specialist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, into a life-long career in science.

  • Hurricane Preparedness Starts at Home Before a Storm Strikes

    May 31, 2013

    The 2013 Central Pacific Hurricane season began June 1 in Hawaii. Are you and your family prepared for the potential arrival of a hurricane? Since 1955 Hawaii has been impacted by three major Hurricanes, Dot in 1959, Iwa in 1982 and Iniki in 1992. Numerous hurricanes have also tracked through the Central Pacific Ocean and close enough to the Hawaiian Islands in recent years to put a scare into everyone.

  • Corps implements recreational boating lockage policy

    May 30, 2013

    After receiving extensive input from the public, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District will implement a new program for recreational boaters on 11 of the 13 Arkansas locks along the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System.

  • Albuquerque District Employees Discuss Dams, Water with Students at Water Festival

    May 30, 2013

    TRINIDAD, Colo., -- Employees from the Albuquerque Districts' Trinidad Lake Recreation Area joined more than 40 presenters at the second annual Water Festival at Trinidad State Junior College, May 16, 2013.

  • USACE Galveston District proposes changes to GIWW permit setback policy; seeks public input

    May 30, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (May 30, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District is seeking public input on proposed changes to its permit setback policy along the Gulf Coast Intracoastal Waterway to specifically address the oversight of construction of structures and /or fill permits along the GIWW to increase safety and preserve the ability to maintain the waterway.

  • The Vicksburg District Prepares for 2013 Hurricane Season

    May 29, 2013

    Vicksburg, Miss -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center forecasts a "busy" hurricane season for 2013. NOAA states that higher than normal water temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa will see an increase in the number and severity of hurricanes this season. Hurricane season begins 1 June and ends 30 November with the peak threat period starting in mid-August and going through October.

  • Sardis Lake Youth Fishing Rodeo

    May 29, 2013

    Sardis, Miss… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District (Corps), the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks and First Security Bank of Batesville, Mississippi are partnering to host the 25th annual Sardis Lake Youth Fishing Rodeo. It will be held 1 June 2013 at the Cypress Point Recreation Area. Registration will begin at 7:00 a.m. with the rodeo starting at 7:30 a.m.

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