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  • Craft recognized as BEYA STEM Science Spectrum Trailblazer

    Nov 7, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (Nov. 7, 2013) -- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District Civil Engineer Franchelle Craft was selected as a Science Spectrum Trailblazer Award recipient by the 28th Black Engineer of the Year Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Global Competitiveness Conference, an honor bestowed upon minority men and women who actively create new paths for others in science, research, technology and development.

  • USACE people: District attorneys claim chief counsel awards

    Nov 5, 2013

    Jay Aldridge and Nansje van Noortwijk, Europe District attorneys, are the recipients of 2013 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Chief Counsel's Honorary Awards. The annual recognitions were announced in September at the USACE Worldwide Legal Services Conference in Chicago by Earl Stockdale, USACE chief counsel.

  • Huntsville Center awards security upgrade contract

    Nov 5, 2013

  • Army Corps, Garrison Open New Barracks for Schofield's HHBN, 2nd Brigade Soldiers

    Nov 5, 2013

    Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, and Absher Construction opened a new $35.3 million barracks with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 30. The new six-story Unaccompanied Enlisted Personnel Housing on Montague Street on Schofield will house Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 25th Infantry Division (25th ID) and the 2nd Brigade.

  • Spotlight on USACE Galveston District's Mike Nelson

    Nov 1, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (Nov. 1, 2013) -- Michael Nelson, civil engineering technician in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District's General Engineering Section, never could have predicted that an injury would be the primary catalyst that led him to pursue a field he has enjoyed for the last 30 years.

  • US, Romania begin work on Aegis Ashore missile defense complex

    Oct 31, 2013

    DEVESELU AIR BASE, Romania - Top U.S., Romanian and NATO officials broke ground Monday on a new ballistic missile defense facility being built to boost regional stability and strengthen the alliance's collective security stance. The high-profile ceremony signaled the start of construction for the Aegis Ashore complex, the second stage of the three-part European Phased Adaptive Approach to ballistic missile defense.

  • USACE Galveston District awards contract for geotechnical services at dredging placement area

    Oct 31, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, awarded a contract in the amount of $178,798.11 to Quaternary Resource Investigations LLC for routine soil sampling and laboratory testing at the Alexander Island Dredge Material Placement Area adjacent to the Houston Ship Channel.

  • Huntsville Center employees recognize National Disability Employment Awareness Month

    Oct 30, 2013

    The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center recognized National Disability Employment Awareness Month Oct. 30 with an Individuals with Disabilities program sponsoring free hearing tests and information about the Wounded Warrior Project.

  • Victim advocates share message at Huntsville Center

    Oct 29, 2013

    The Army launched its official recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month Oct. 1 with the theme, "End Domestic Violence: Recognize it, Report it, Prevent it," meant to convey how the service hopes to raise awareness of domestic violence, inform victims that help is available and emphasize the negative impact it has on family readiness.

  • Sandy: Repairing and restoring beaches in NY designed for coastal storm risk reduction

    Oct 29, 2013

    When Hurricane Sandy struck the northeastern United States, a lot of its impacts were immediately obvious. From destroyed structures to massive power outages to flooding of communities and infrastructure like many had never seen before, the storm left its mark throughout the region. One of Sandy's less obvious impacts at first was the damage it caused to engineered beaches throughout the region, including in New York City and Long Island.

  • Helping heroes through hunting

    Oct 29, 2013

    As part of an ongoing partnership with the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District hosted two deer hunts for PVA members and their families at Richard B. Russell Lake, Oct. 23 and 24.

  • Corps park ranger builds future leaders through Boy Scouts

    Oct 29, 2013

    In the last three years, David Quebedeaux-commonly known as "Ranger Dave"-has added another occupation to supplement his career at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers J. Strom Thurmond Lake in Clarks Hill, S.C. He runs the largest Boy Scout troop in the Georgia/Carolina region, and this, he said, takes his park ranger experience to another level.

  • McHugh relights JFK Eternal Flame at Arlington National Cemetery

    Oct 29, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh relit the eternal flame in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Oct. 29, 2013, which marks the final resting places of John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy.

  • Army Corps' New York District Achieves Milestone for New Jersey Coastal Post-Sandy Restoration

    Oct 29, 2013

  • Teachers on tour: Orientation gives teachers, administrators better insight into military life

    Oct 28, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - For some, it's a chance to learn about changes in the Wiesbaden military community. For others, it's simply another opportunity to get an inside look of the lives of military service members.

  • Army Corps continuing to make good progress on recovery efforts one year after Hurricane Sandy

    Oct 28, 2013

    A year after Hurricane Sandy, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District is making great progress on restoring beaches in New York and New Jersey.

  • Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts pass year milestone

    Oct 28, 2013

    One year ago, Oct. 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy stormed ashore in Brigantine, N.J.

  • Corps, partners build Mississippi River islands to protect aquatic habitat

    Oct 28, 2013

    A series of recently restored islands nestled along the Mississippi River near Lansing, Iowa, were merely a design a few years ago.

  • Ron Richards named USACE Logistician of the Year

    Oct 25, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Southwestern Division's Regional Logistics Manager, Ron Richards, has been named USACE 2012 Meritorious Logistician of the Year.

  • Maj. Gen. Michael Walsh Retires, Has Two Messages for USACE

    Oct 25, 2013

    One of the nicest guys in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will retire Nov. 30, 2013. Maj. Gen. Michael Walsh gives a self-deprecating chuckle. "Well, I don't know about being the nicest guy in USACE. I just believe that everybody brings something special to the office. Many times being a leader means finding that specialness in everybody, and bringing their talents forward. That's what I try to do."

  • USACE Retiree Publishes Fifth Novel

    Oct 25, 2013

    Many federal employees dream of retiring to a house by a lake and writing the Great American Novel. Joe Woods actually did it. His fifth novel, Secrets of the Spiral Tower, was published Oct. 15.

  • Army Corps of Engineers announces reopening of recreation areas

    Oct 24, 2013

    The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that recreation areas closed during the government shutdown from October 1-16 are again open for recreation.

  • Strengthening relationships with close allies through FMS

    Oct 24, 2013

    The Middle East District hosted a delegation of military officers from the United Kingdom in Winchester, Va., Oct. 7-8.

  • USACE Galveston District partners with USCG to save time and money

    Oct 23, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (Oct. 23, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District partnered with the U.S. Coast Guard to provide maintenance dredging, construction oversight, environmental coordination and hydrographic surveying services for nine USCG stations located along the Texas coast, increasing navigation safety while saving taxpayers thousands of dollars annually.

  • Honolulu District Awards $196.3 Million in FY13 Contracts in Hawaii, Pacific Region

    Oct 23, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Honolulu District recently completed a very successful Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13) during which 513 contract actions were awarded totaling $196,347,764.00.

  • Army Corps of Engineers waives day use fees at recreation areas on Veterans Day

    Oct 23, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that it will waive day use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members, and their families at the more than 2,400 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide on Veterans Day, November 11.

  • A change to the skyline is on the horizon with the new Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center

    Oct 23, 2013

    At approximately 60 percent complete, the new Darnall Army Medical Center is making a big scene on the Killeen and Fort Hood skyline. Currently over 1,200 skilled workers converge on the construction site daily to complete the many tasks comprising this monumental construction effort.

  • Corps seeks public input on Lewisville Dam remediation

    Oct 23, 2013

    During an Aug. 20 scoping meeting at the Medical Center of Lewisville's Grand Theater, Black Box Theater Room, approximately 50 citizens attended a presentation and were then allowed to comment and ask questions regarding the Lewisville Dam Safety effort.

  • Westside Creeks, a model for the Corps' new planning paradigm

    Oct 23, 2013

    There have been many challenges along the way for the Westside Creeks Pilot Study but the Project Delivery Team has fought through them all. The team completed Decision Point 2, and in late June briefed the recommended plan to San Antonio communities that lie along the path of the creeks.

  • Westphal: Small businesses critical to readiness of Army

    Oct 22, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Dr. Joseph W. Westphal met with dozens of small business owners and representatives to hear their success stories on working with the Army as well as the challenges they face, during a discussion Oct. 21, 2013, at the 2013 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, in Washington, D.C.

  • Since Sandy, many Army Corps' risk reduction projects completed, underway

    Oct 22, 2013

    In the 12 months since Hurricane Sandy struck the northeastern United States, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has completed repairs on 30 Sandy-damaged navigation channels and structures, completed restoration of the six most urgent and compelling engineered beach projects along the coast, and is actively working nearly 200 other projects to reduce the risk of future coastal storm damage.

  • Veteran's research shows new value for old maps

    Oct 22, 2013

    The tables of the Veterans Curation Program lab in St. Louis are usually covered in artifacts and documents from the vast archaeological collections of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Kamisato named acting SWD regional business director

    Oct 22, 2013

    The Southwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has named Brian Kamisato as the acting director of the Regional Business Directorate at the Division headquarters here, beginning Oct. 21. Kamisato will manage the operations of the Regional Business Center and oversee three divisions: the Business Technical Division, Business Management Division, and Business Resources Division. He will lead the regional governance boards and synchronize activities with a particular focus on regional issues. Kamisato will serve in this position until the arrival of Pete Perez, whose permanent selection for the position and appointment to the Senior Executive Service was announced last month.

  • Corps reaches new heights with pilot engineers

    Oct 21, 2013

    Slicing through the air, the rotor blades spin faster than the eye can see while attached to the body of the aircraft. The smell of exhaust permeates the air above the tarmac and a loud rhythm of dual engines penetrates the ear. Systems -- check; avionics -- check; crew, passengers and mission equipment -- check.

  • Corps worker counts herself as cancer survivor

    Oct 21, 2013

    It was only the size of a green pea, but it changed Patricia James's life.

  • Architect of the Year works at Huntsville Center

    Oct 21, 2013

    A member of the Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville has received recognition from headquarters Corps of Engineers.

  • CID urges caution when using myPay or No Pay apps

    Oct 18, 2013

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is warning the greater Army community about the potential dangers of using non-DOD sanctioned applications to access Defense Finance Accounting Services accounts.

  • Albuquerque District Hosts Bi-Annual Rio Grande Basin Meeting

    Oct 18, 2013

    The Albuquerque District hosted the Rio Grande Basin meeting on September 17-18, to discuss the impacts of the devastating wildfires during the past two years in the upper basin, and the resulting prior and present flooding.

  • Corps, local Soldiers build shed for good cause

    Oct 16, 2013

    With the sound of hammers and the smell of sawdust in the crisp fall air, 23 Soldiers, civilians and family members volunteered three Saturdays in September for a cause reminiscent of a modern day barn rising.

  • USACE and FEMA Prepare to Jointly Assist Tribal Nations During Disasters

    Oct 16, 2013

    On September 25, USACE tribal liaison members visited FEMA's National Response Coordination Center in Washington, D.C. Georgeie Reynolds, senior tribal liaison, USACE HQ, Paul Cloutier, NWD Tribal Liaison, Rebecca Klein, Army National Guard assigned to the USACE Tribal program, and Ron Kneebone, Albuquerque district tribal liaison, met with FEMA personnel in order to lay out a path forward for better collaboration efforts between the two agencies in order to better assist tribal nations during emergencies.

  • How internships turned into jobs

    Oct 10, 2013

    When Jim Gonzalez and Chris Hall started their internships, getting offered jobs wasn't even on their list of expectations. Learn new skills? Get valuable resume fodder? Network with people in the industry? Sure. Being asked to apply for openings and actually getting hired for jobs? That was an unexpected bonus.

  • US, Ghana combat malnutrition with new center

    Oct 9, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District awarded a Multiple Award Task Order Contract on Sept. 12 to construction contractor, CNaf-SET, to build a $489,700 nutritional rehabilitation center in Nkwanta, Ghana. The project, a joint effort by U.S. Africa Command, the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Ghanaian Ministry of Health, is designed to improve the health and prosperity of children in the Volta region.

  • The power to save lives

    Oct 8, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District helped to construct a solar power project for the New Jersey National Guard. The project is saving the National Guard and tax payers money.

  • Corps of Engineers Galveston District awards $1.1 million small business contract

    Oct 7, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a contract in the amount $1,172,000 to Inland Construction & Engineering Inc., to install impressed current cathodic protection systems at the Colorado River Locks in Matagorda, Texas.

  • USACE Galveston District awards $974,950 small business contract for mooring buoys

    Oct 7, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (Oct. 7, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a contract in the amount $974,950 to Marine Fenders International Inc., (a small business contractor), for 50 mooring buoys, which will be installed along the Texas section of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.

  • Boston Society of Civil Engineers Honors Dedicated Corps' Employee

    Oct 3, 2013

    Karen K. Adams, Regulatory Division, has been a dedicated civil engineer for the New England District throughout the past 35 years. Recently, her work as an effective liaison with the private sector was recognized by the Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers with the prestigious Government Civil Engineer Award for 2013.

  • USACE delivers new Outdoor Recreation Complex in Germany

    Oct 2, 2013

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Sunshine, blue skies and a splendid fall afternoon set up an idyllic backdrop for the grand opening of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's Outdoor Recreation Complex at Grafenwoehr Training Area. Military and civilian leaders gathered here Sept. 24 with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District officials to cut the ribbon on the new Wild B.O.A.R.

  • Tommy Schmidt: Remembering the life and legacy of a transformative engineer

    Oct 2, 2013

    The Corps of Engineers recently marked the passing of a major transformational leader: Tommy Schmidt, former Southwestern Division Dam Safety Program Manager and senior Geotechnical Engineer. Schmidt passed away in Fort Worth Aug. 16, about a year and a half after his retirement; he had provided outstanding service to the Corps of Engineers and the nation for almost four decades.

  • USACE Galveston District modifies operations during government shutdown

    Oct 1, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (Oct. 1, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District will modify its operations beginning today as a result of the federal government shutdown for lack of fiscal 2014 funding legislation.

  • Companies receive $600 million shared contract for energy project support

    Oct 1, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, Sept. 30 awarded contracts to 11 companies who will provide design/build support for energy and energy conservation projects worldwide.

  • Hurricane approaching?

    Sep 30, 2013

    A churning hurricane approaching the coast gives residents the luxury of time to prepare; a tornado dropping from the sky with no notice doesn't.

  • Inside the construction of Folsom Dam's second dam

    Sep 30, 2013

    In Folsom, Calif., residents are watching Folsom Dam's new auxiliary spillway project transform from rock and dirt, into a massive, life-saving flood risk reduction project. It's one of the largest construction jobs in the nation and crews are working around the clock to complete this critical infrastructure project by fall of 2017. Join us for an inside tour of the construction.

  • Spotlight on USACE Galveston District's Lavonne Collins

    Sep 30, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas -- Behind the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District's Regulatory Branch Legal Instruments Examiner Lavonne Collins' long job title lies an even longer list of responsibilities -- most of which directly impact the preservation of Texas wetlands and assist in keeping the state's waterways open for navigation.

  • Army Corps of Engineers promotes STEM awareness at Texas Christian University

    Sep 27, 2013

    Col. Charles H. Klinge, commander, Fort Worth District, Army Corps of Engineers spoke to 22 engineering students on the Texas Christian University campus, Sept. 24 about opportunities with the Corps.

  • USACE Galveston District awards $5 million contract for GIWW dredging & beach renourishment project

    Sep 27, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a contract in the amount of $5,034,950 to Orion Marine Construction Inc., to dredge the High Island to Bolivar Flare portions of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) in Texas.

  • USACE Galveston District awards $1.8 million Sims Bayou contract

    Sep 27, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, awarded a contract to Kimrick Performance Group LLC, a 8(a) small business, in the amount of $1,877,831 for construction of a wider channel bottom that will enable larger storm water conveyance at Sims Bayou, in the vicinity of Hiram Clarke and Buxley bridges.

  • USACE Galveston awards $1.36 million contract for Alexander Island Placement Area DAMP

    Sep 27, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, awarded a contract in the amount $1,369,515.74 to Integris Projects LLC (a Small Business Administration 8(a) contractor), for dewatering of the Alexander Island Placement Area relating to the Houston Ship Channel in Harris County, Texas.

  • USACE Galveston District awards small business contract for oyster reef restoration project

    Sep 27, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a contract in the amount of $547,000 to RLB Contracting, a woman-owned small business, for an oyster restoration project located within the northernmost extent of the Half Moon Reef in Matagorda Bay, Texas.

  • USACE Deployment Center Closed as Part of Army-wide Consolidation

    Sep 25, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Deployment Center is officially closing its doors and ceasing operations. Since May 2005, the UDC has been the first stop for thousands of deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Managed by and housed at the Middle East District headquarters in Winchester, Va., thousands of USACE civilians, Soldiers and contractors, along with thousands more from other federal agencies, have spent their first week away from their home stations at the UDC being trained and equipped for their new mission.

  • Army awards final technology for renewable and alternative energy MATOC

    Sep 24, 2013

    A group of qualified biomass technology contractors was identified and awarded 13 Multiple Award Task Order Contracts by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineering and Support Center-Huntsville, working with the Army Energy Initiatives Task Force.

  • Corps of Engineers deploys to support emergency operations for Colorado flooding

    Sep 24, 2013

    DENVER -- The U.S Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) continues to help ensure the safety of drinking water and the integrity of wastewater systems for Coloradans affected by the recent severe storms and devastating floods.

  • Corps of Engineers, Community Clean-up Fort DeRussy for National Public Lands Day

    Sep 24, 2013

    More than 35 volunteers collected trash and debris at Fort DeRussy in Waikiki Sept. 21 in honor of National Public Lands Day.

  • Army awards final technology for renewable and alternative energy MATOC

    Sep 24, 2013

    -- A group of qualified biomass technology contractors was identified and awarded 13 Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOC) by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, working with the Army Energy Initiatives Task Force (EITF).

  • Corps releases Final EIS on Massachusetts Department of Transportation's South Coast Rail Project

    Sep 23, 2013

    CONCORD, Mass. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District has released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) on the Massachusetts Department of Transportation's South Coast Rail proposal to establish commuter passenger rail service between Boston and the cities of New Bedford and Fall River, Mass. The FEIS was prepared in cooperation with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to serve as a joint FEIS/Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) pursuant to the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA).

  • Good interpersonal skills important for making installation site visits a success

    Sep 23, 2013

    As a site coordinator for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Defense Logistics Agency Program, I play an important role in making installation visits a success, navigating through the unexpected events and keeping interpersonal relationships on an even keel with base personnel and within my team. To support DLA's audit goals, our USACE teams are visiting its facilities worldwide to assess environmental and facility conditions and to inventory real property.

  • Cadet District Engineer Program Offers A Hands-On USACE Experience

    Sep 23, 2013

    The Honolulu District hosted two U.S. Army cadets this summer as part of the Cadet District Engineer Program (CDEP). This program allows ROTC and U. S. Military Academy cadets the opportunity to gain first-hand construction and engineering experience with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Cadets are typically assigned for a month of training at USACE Districts to assist with work on civil, mechanical, electrical, or environmental engineering projects. The program provides them exposure to the USACE mission and educates them about future career opportunities. In their own words, here is what these cadets experienced:

  • Future 'NATO leaders' receive new Child, Youth and School Services Center

    Sep 20, 2013

    Local children sent bubbles skyward, marking the official opening of the combined Child, Youth and School Services Center with military leaders and community representatives during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday.

  • Vehicular and pedestrian traffic changes on Boston's Brookline Avenue due to Muddy River project beg

    Sep 20, 2013

    CONCORD, Mass. -- At the request of the City of Boston Transportation Department, the Corps of Engineers is delaying the traffic pattern change to Brookline Avenue until 7 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.

  • Learning the Defense Logistics Agency lingo helps build good communication

    Sep 20, 2013

    Found on site. Roll up. Organizational. Break out -- all have one meaning in plain English, but a separate meaning when applied to Defense Logistics Agency real property assignments. For the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to successffully support the DLA's efforts to make its financial statements auditable, we need to learn its language.

  • CID cyber tips: Protecting your online identity

    Sep 19, 2013

    Now more than ever, Soldiers, Army civilians, and family members rely on the Internet to work, study, stay connected with family and friends, pay their bills or simply unwind. For criminals, the Internet provides an endless stream of potential targets to be victimized.

  • Tennessee kicks off 'Silver Jackets' with local, state, federal partners

    Sep 19, 2013

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 17, 2013) -- Local, state and federal partners kicked off Silver Jackets today at the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency Headquarters. Tennessee officially becomes the 40th state to join the program that provides a formal, consistent and unified approach to planning and implementing measures to reduce the risks associated with flooding and other natural hazards.

  • Public meeting Sept. 26: Proposed munitions response plan for Osborne Pond at the Former Camp Edward

    Sep 19, 2013

    CONCORD, Mass. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District is providing information on and will hold a public meeting on Sept. 26 on the Osborne Pond Proposed Plan to reduce potential hazards associated with munitions and explosives at Osborne Pond at the Former Camp Edwards in Bourne, Mass. The Corps is taking public comments on the proposed plan through Oct. 7, 2013.

  • Corps awards $8.2 million contract for maintenance dredging at harbors in Norwalk, New Haven

    Sep 19, 2013

    CONCORD, Mass. -- A combined maintenance dredging project at Norwalk Harbor in Norwalk, Conn., and at New Haven Harbor in New Haven, Conn., will be completed under the terms of an $8,238,900.00 contract recently awarded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District.

  • USACE Galveston District recognized as 2013 Clean Air Champion

    Sep 19, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District was recognized as a 2013 Clean Air Champion by the Houston-Galveston Area Council for its Vanpool Program, which offers commuting alternatives to employees.

  • Europe District Forward Engineer Support Team deploys to Jordan

    Sep 18, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - After a swift training stint and buildup this summer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District's Forward Engineer Support Team-Advanced is on the move again. The 16-member unit recently left for a six-month deployment to Amman, Jordan, where it's part of a special U.S. task force set up to build the nation's capabilities and help provide aid for thousands of refugees pouring in from neighboring Syria.

  • Corps members guide young students interested in STEM pathway

    Sep 18, 2013

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 12, 2013) -- A group of technical experts from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District participated in Hands-On Science and Engineering Day at Stratford STEM Magnet High School today to guide young students with budding interests in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

  • USACE Galveston District awards small business contract for routine testing of dredged material

    Sep 18, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, awarded a contract to Sol Engineering LLC, an 8(a) small business, in the amount of $72,152.12 for environmental services to include chemical and grain size analyses of water and sediment samples from the federally-maintained Corpus Christi Navigation Channel.

  • Little Rock District takes huge step in project planning

    Sep 17, 2013

    The City of Springfield, Missouri, experiences damages from flash floods along Jordan Creek. The area along Jordan Creek is heavily urbanized and includes extensive infrastructure associated with both commercial and industrial areas. A wide variety of management measures to address the flood risk were developed, evaluated and screened.

  • Three Rivers Study, Southeast Arkansas

    Sep 17, 2013

    A "new start" and funding of $100,000 is needed to complete a 905(b) reconnaissance study of the water resource problems in south-east Arkansas where the Arkansas, Mississippi, and White Rivers converge. The study will determine potential solutions, scope, further federal participation, and identify nonfederal sponsors to provide a comprehensive watershed analysis of basin conditions and alternatives. The study is authorized by Section 216 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1970.

  • Small business receives last contract for geothermal technology under MATOC

    Sep 17, 2013

    The Army today awarded New Generation Power Inc. of Chicago, Ill., a geothermal technology, a Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) for renewable and alternative energy production for Department of Defense (DOD) installations.

  • History of the USACE Deployment Center

    Sep 16, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' response to Sept. 11, 2001, began on Day One. Only a few hours after the terrorists struck, engineers from Headquarters went to the Pentagon to assess the damage, and personnel from North Atlantic Division and New York District made their way to the World Trade Center to assist rescue efforts and begin planning the ensuing support operations.

  • Civil engineer Jacob West named Chief of Engineers 2011 Military Contingency Responder of the Year

    Sep 13, 2013

    SEOUL, Republic of Korea - Far East District engineer Jacob West was recently presented the Chief of Engineers 2011 Military Contingency Responder of the Year award for his service in Afghanistan.

  • Corps of Engineers, partners build islands in Mississippi River

    Sep 13, 2013

    LANSING, Iowa -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District and its federal, state and local partners are in the process of building islands within the Mississippi RIver near Lansing, Iowa.

  • Albuquerque District Completes New Dormitory at Cannon Air Force Base

    Sep 13, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District joined the Air Force's 27th Special Operations Wing at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 6, 2013, for the newest dormitory built by the Corps at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M.

  • Modern Emergency Services Center opens at Ft. Detrick

    Sep 12, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Baltimore and New York Districts, in coordination with the Fort Detrick Fire Department, officially opened the Emergency Services Center at Fort Detrick, Md., Wednesday.

  • Corps expert enjoys working in challenging career field

    Sep 12, 2013

    Being a health physicist in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers means working in a demanding environment and carrying out multiple missions all aimed at keeping workers and the public safe.

  • Wallisville Lake Project now issuing waterfowl hunting permits

    Sep 11, 2013

    WALLISVILLE, Texas (Sept. 11, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District's Wallisville Lake Project Office staff is now issuing waterfowl hunting permits for the 2013-2014 season as part of the Waterfowl Management Program's hunting season.

  • Counting Fish in a Fluid Environment

    Sep 11, 2013

    On a hot, sultry, mid-August day, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, SWCA Environmental Consultants and TetraTech biologists seine for fish to monitor population levels of the endangered Rio Grande silvery minnow in stretches of the Rio Grande near Albuquerque, N.M.

  • USACE Galveston District awards contract for geotechnical services at dredging placement area

    Sep 11, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a contract in the amount of $370,250.81 to Baton Rouge, La.-based Quaternary Resources Investigations LLC for core drilling, soil sampling and laboratory testing at the Sabine Neches Waterway's Placement Area 8.

  • USACE Galveston District awards $1.1 million contract for placement area DAMP

    Sep 11, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, awarded a contract in the amount of $1,131,067 to RLB Contracting Inc., for dewatering and incremental levee raising at dredging placement areas 1 and 2 located north of the Harbor Causeway or Highway 181, on the east side of the Inner Harbor, Corpus Christi, Texas.

  • Army awards third technology, wind, under $7 billion renewable energy MATOC

    Sep 10, 2013

    Contractors qualified through this process will be able to compete for future wind renewable energy task orders issued under the MATOC by the Army or Department of Defense

  • Corps park ranger rescues drowning teenager in Martins Fork Lake

    Sep 10, 2013

    SMITH, Ky. (Sept. 5, 2013) -- A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District park ranger rescued a drowning teenager in Martins Fork Lake over the Labor Day weekend.

  • Afghan Safety Professionals Apply New Knowledge Beyond Work

    Sep 8, 2013

    Afghan safety professionals are taking what they learn from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers into their homes and communities. In addition to capacity building in Afghanistan, USACE may also be responsible for a safety renaissance.

  • US upgrades Senegalese army training center

    Sep 6, 2013

    Representatives from the Senegalese army, U.S. Embassy Senegal and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District visited the Dodji PKO project site Aug. 20 to inspect construction work by contractor, CNaf-SET. The existing PKO training camp is being upgraded to include eight new barracks, a dining facility, shower and latrine facilities for men and women, septic tanks, a water treatment plant and a well. The turnkey facilities will accommodate and supply 1,000 soldiers upon completion in mid-September. The project, funded by U.S. Department of State Global Peace Operations Initiative, supports the development of Senegalese military capabilities to train a battalion at a time for deployment. At Dodji, troops train for peacekeeping missions in Darfur, assisting the UN-African Union hybrid operations there.

  • Perez appointed to Senior Executive Service, selected for key Corps Southwestern Division position

    Sep 6, 2013

    Pete G. Perez has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service by the secretary of the Army and selected for the position of director of Regional Business for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Southwestern Division.

  • Faces from the Front: Meet Daniel Foltz

    Sep 5, 2013

    The men and women of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are capable of extraordinary achievements for the benefit of the communities they serve at home and abroad. USACE Transatlantic Afghanistan District civilian, Daniel Foltz, uses his science, technology, engineering, and math knowledge, skills, and abilities to deliver critical infrastructure for stakeholders in Afghanistan. From water, power and transportation projects to Afghan National Security facilities, he is helping to increase safety, security, and stability.

  • USACE Galveston District's civilian deputy district engineer promoted to SES

    Sep 5, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (Sept. 5, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District's Pete Perez was promoted to the Senior Executive Service and selected to assume the role of regional business director at the Southwestern Division in Dallas.

  • Vehicular and pedestrian traffic changes due to Muddy River project begin Sept. 28

    Sep 5, 2013

    CONCORD, Mass. -- At the request of the City of Boston Transportation Department, the Corps of Engineers is delaying the traffic pattern change to Brookline Avenue until 7 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.

  • USACE Galveston District awards $1.57 million contract for Addicks and Barker maintenance

    Sep 5, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (Sept. 5, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a contract in the amount of $1, 575,599 to Easky Construction for maintenance repair work at the Addicks and Barker reservoirs and dams, located in southeast Texas in the San Jacinto River basin approximately 17 miles west of downtown Houston.

  • Army Under Secretary touts economic, military readines benefits of harbor improvments

    Sep 5, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Dr. Joseph W. Westphal visited Savannah, Ga., Sept. 4, 2013, to meet with officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Georgia Ports Authority, Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield, and the mayors of Savannah and Hinesville.

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