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  • Huntsville Center employee InSPIRESS students to explore space

    May 20, 2014

  • Conchas Dam Wears It!

    May 19, 2014

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

  • Lt. Col. Bergmann receives Bronze Star medal

    May 18, 2014

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

  • Emergency managers map out New Madrid earthquake preparedness

    May 16, 2014

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

  • USACE Galveston District's projects receive WRRDA authorization

    May 16, 2014

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

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

    May 15, 2014

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

  • Lt. Col. Dickerson receives Bronze Star medal

    May 15, 2014

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

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

    May 15, 2014

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

  • Engineers build morale while building facilities during Beyond the Horizons

    May 15, 2014

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

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

    May 14, 2014

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

  • Nashville District garners teacher externship of the year award

    May 14, 2014

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

  • Corps aids Army Reserve upgrades through Real Property Exchange

    May 13, 2014

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

  • Historic school graduates to the 21st Century

    May 13, 2014

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

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

    May 13, 2014

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

  • USACE Galveston District welcomes new deputy commander

    May 13, 2014

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

  • Wiesbaden students get peek at engineer life

    May 9, 2014

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

  • USACE's SPD Leadership Development Class of 2012 Graduation

    May 7, 2014

    On April 24, 2014, the Corps of Engineers South Pacific Division's Regional Leadership Development Program (RLDP) students presented their final project to members of Regional Governance Board (R3) Conference at the Albuquerque District.

  • Stratford STEM Magnet High School recognizes support of Nashville District

    May 7, 2014

    Officials at Stratford STEM Magnet High School recognized the support of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District during its "Student, Parent and Partner Success Celebration" held today at the school.

  • Army Civilians Vital to the Army Profession

    May 5, 2014

    Since 1985, the first week in May has been set aside to honor and thank the men and women of our Nation's government workforce. This observance has special resonance in the United States Army, which has a long tradition of professional, honorable, and dedicated public servants entrusted with duties vital to our national security. During Public Service Recognition Week, we pause to recognize the tremendous contributions our Civilians make every day for our Soldiers, their Families and our Nation.

  • New Headquarters Tribal Liaison Visits Albuquerque District and Local Tribal Leaders

    May 5, 2014

    Recently the Albuquerque District was honored to have the new Corps' Senior Tribal Liaison, Lisa Morales, visit. While in the District, Morales and Dr. Ron Kneebone, District tribal liaison, met with representatives from five Native American Tribes within the District's area of responsibility.

  • SWD team earns Gold Hermes Award for JFK 50th series

    May 3, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division and two of its associated Districts earned a Gold Award from the Hermes Creative Awards Competition for their special coverage series "The JFK 50th Anniversary and the Army Corps of Engineers."

  • 125 Years of Systematic Streamgaging

    May 2, 2014

    As part of 2014's Earth Day events, the District joined the USGS April 22, in a celebration for the 125th anniversary of the Embudo, N.M., streamgage which was constructed as part of a training site for hydrographers and hydrologists to support irrigation in the desert southwest. It was also the first USGS streamgage in the U.S.

  • Corps promotes wetlands awareness to elementary students

    May 2, 2014

    Hands were thrown upward toward the classroom ceiling when sixth-grade students answered whether they have visited Potter Marsh, Connors Bog or took a trip on the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. These public recreational sites are either adjacent to waters of the United States or are local wetlands within the jurisdiction of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -- Alaska District's regulatory program.

  • Vicksburg District Civil Engineer Returns from Alaska Deployment

    Apr 30, 2014

    The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District team member, Lamar Jenkins, recently returned from emergency deployment to Galena, Alaska, in support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The city of Galena suffered a major flood and ice flows in May 2013 when numerous houses and other structures were destroyed and determined to be public health threats. As debris subject matter expert, Jenkins provided technical support to the State of Alaska and the city of Galena in its debris management planning and implementation. He provided guidance for the Public Assistance Demolition Program and Private Property Debris Removal Program.

  • Huntsville Center engineer's distinguished career comes to end

    Apr 29, 2014

    Called one of Huntsville Center's most brilliant engineers by Engineering Director Boyce Ross, Ralph Schuler ended his career April 25 in the conference room where he attended countless meetings during his 32 years with the Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Seabee Divers complete inspection of Gathright Dam for US Army Corps of Engineers

    Apr 29, 2014

    Located 19 miles from the town of Covington in western Virginia, Gathright Dam provides flood and water quality control for the Jackson and James Rivers. The completion of the Gathright Dam in 1981, created Lake Moomaw, which now provides 43.5 miles of recreational shoreline. Management of the area and oversight of the dam operations and maintenance is the responsibility of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The USACE recently requested inspection services from U.S. Navy Underwater Construction Team ONE (UCT-ONE), based on their requirement to have a documented waterfront inspection of Gathright Dam overseen by a registered Civil Engineer. Typically contracted to an engineering firm, the inspections were the first working venture between UCT-ONE and the USACE.

  • Residents and business owners hopeful project nearing completion will reduce flood damages

    Apr 29, 2014

    West Virginia elected officials, residents, business owners and members of local, state and federal agencies celebrated a project April 28 that will reduce damages resulting from flood events in Logan County. The Island Creek Local Protection Project, a nearly $39 million channel modification endeavor and Flood Warning System is designed to bring much needed reprieve from the damages of all too frequent flooding in Logan, explained Sherry Adams, project manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Huntington District.

  • Hanging around at the TEC-Combined Best Warrior Competition

    Apr 29, 2014

    Army Reserve Spc. Kyle Wooten, a combat engineer with 323rd Engineer Company, 391st Engineer Battalion, 926th Engineer Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, traverses a rope crossing in a timed conditioning course during the 412th and 416th TECs' Combined Best Warrior Competition at Fort McCoy, Wis., April 29. Two winners from each TEC, a junior enlisted Soldier and a Non-commissioned officer, will earn a spot in the U.S. Army Reserve Command's Best Warrior Competition in June.

  • Knack for negotiating leads Soldier to military contracting

    Apr 29, 2014

    If speeding tickets kindled his Army career, then an act of generosity provided the spark. For a 20-year-old young man from Suffolk, Va., this was the case when his father's best friend paid the traffic citations barring him from serving his country.

  • 412th, 416th TECs kick-off inaugural combined Best Warrior competition

    Apr 29, 2014

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- The 412th and 416th Theater Engineer Commands are conducting a combined Best Warrior Competition here from April 27 to May 1.

  • Boston Marathon hero awarded Soldier's Medal

    Apr 28, 2014

    Many Americans have seen the shaky photos and videos taken when the bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, April 15, 2013. Among the many people who went to the aid of the injured, there are glimpses of runners who stripped off their shirts to tie tourniquets around the shattered limbs of bomb victims.

  • Huntsville Post names Boyce Ross SAME Engineer of the Year

    Apr 28, 2014

    The Huntsville Post, Society of American Military Engineers, honored the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville's director of Engineering April 17 with its Engineer of the Year Award, recognizing many years of contributions to both the post and Huntsville Center.

  • Earth Day event plants seeds for conservation

    Apr 28, 2014

    Earth Day presented the perfect opportunity to show more than 625 Huntsville, Ala., area students how the Huntsville Center supports the Army Energy Campaign Plan through specific renewable energy programs and projects.

  • USACE Galveston District Spotlight on Jody Rowe

    Apr 25, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas (April 25, 2014) -- When Grandmother Florence Hunt, a 30-year-career budget analyst with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Rock Island District, was preparing to relocate to Germany to oversee the budget for deploying troops in Desert Storm in 1991, Jody Rowe was wrapping up law school at the University of Iowa. What neither of them knew was that nearly two decades later they would share more than familial ties; Rowe's law degree would enable her to continue the family tradition of supporting military service by opening the door for a career with the Corps.

  • Five things Army engineers do to protect the environment

    Apr 23, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages one of the largest environmental missions in the nation. At the North Atlantic Division in Brooklyn, N.Y., engineers focus on five main environmental areas: Restoring degraded ecosystems, constructing sustainable facilities, managing natural resources and waterways and cleaning up contaminated sites from formerly used defense sites.

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

    Apr 23, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, awarded a small business contract to Anamar Environmental Consulting Inc. in the amount of $258,987.54 for environmental services to include collection and analyses of water and sediment samples from the federally-maintained Corpus Christi Ship Channel and off-shore dredge material disposal site.

  • Corps celebrates Monterey groundwater cleanup project finish

    Apr 23, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has completed an $18 million groundwater cleanup and environmental restoration project at the former Naval Auxiliary Air Station in Monterey, about 15 years and $4.5 million ahead of schedule.

  • Nashville District celebrates Earth Day Festivities at Centennial Park

    Apr 22, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District, celebrated Earth Day with thousands of people at the 13th annual Nashville Earth Day Festival at Centennial Park April 19.

  • Corps welcomes first tow of 2014 navigation season to St. Paul, Minn.

    Apr 21, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District welcomed the first line tow of the 2014 navigation season to St. Paul, Minn., April 16, 2014.

  • 2014 Army Earth Day Message

    Apr 21, 2014

    On April 22, the United States Army joins the Nation in celebrating Earth Day. Earth Day provides us an opportunity to renew our commitment to stewardship of the environment and the lands where our Soldiers, Families, and Civilians train, live and work. Signed HON John M. McHugh, Secretary of the Army GEN Raymond T. Odierno, Chief of Staff SMA Raymond F. Chandler III, Sergeant Major of the Army

  • Deputy district engineer earns Diplomate, Water Resources Engineer certification

    Apr 18, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas (April 18, 2014) -- Dr. Edmond J. Russo Jr., P.E., D.CE, D.NE, deputy district engineer for Programs and Project Management for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, was named a Diplomate, Water Resources Engineer (D.WRE) of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (AAWRE), a subsidiary of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) after earning the certification Tuesday.

  • Corps workers stay spiritually fit with fellowship

    Apr 18, 2014

  • Contract specialist, devoted dad earns his master's

    Apr 18, 2014

  • Honolulu District Celebrates 109th Anniversary of Founding, Unveils New District Coin

    Apr 18, 2014

    Led by Honolulu District Commander, Lt. Col. Thomas D. Asbery, over 30 District teammates and their friends and partners hiked to Makapu'u Lighthouse at sunrise April 14 to celebrate the 109th anniversary of the District's founding.

  • Working together to combat invasive species

    Apr 17, 2014

    In Florida and across the nation, invasive species bring with them high ecological and economic costs. It's far too big a problem for just one agency or group.

  • Engineer provides lift to youth baseball in Germany

    Apr 16, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Lawrence Carabajal is among a growing contingent of Americans volunteering their time to give baseball a push in Germany. At the end of last summer, the longtime structural engineer for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District helped lead a German youth team to its third straight Hessen state championship. He's returning for a third season in 2014.

  • Solar-powered school nears completion at Fort Stewart

    Apr 16, 2014

    Construction nears completion on a $20.5 million environmentally-friendly elementary school at Fort Stewart. Built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District and prime contractor Sauer, Inc., the new Murray Elementary School is equipped with over 450 solar panels, a wind turbine, and other sustainable design features.

  • Army T. rex debuts at Smithsonian

    Apr 16, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Smithsonian Institute's National Museum of Natural History celebrated the arrival of the Wankel Tyrannosaurus rex on Apr. 15, making it the Smithsonian's first ever T. rex.

  • Developing viable Army energy projects start to finish is a team effort

    Apr 15, 2014

    How well the Army is executing current projects is vital to securing future funding. When an Army Energy Conservation Investment Program project is complete, it should either be saving energy or generating energy.

  • US Army Corps of Engineers in Saudi Arabia - Laying the Foundation: Roosevelt meets King Abdul Aziz

    Apr 15, 2014

    On February 14, 1945, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt met with King Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia aboard the USS Quincy in the Great Bitter Lake on the Suez Canal. This meeting would have lasting implications on U.S. - Saudi relations for years to come.

  • Photovoltaic Technology in the Huntington District

    Apr 15, 2014

    Photovoltaics technologies have been deployed to eight U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Huntington District lakes largely due to the efforts of Denis Chabot of the Readiness Branch of Operations.

  • Corps of Engineers shares 'Nation's T. Rex' with Smithsonian Natural History Museum, public

    Apr 15, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History welcomed the arrival of a nearly complete Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton to the facility in Washington, D.C., April, 15, 2014.

  • Corps clean water project quenches thirst in Sri Lanka

    Apr 15, 2014

    Imagine walking three miles every day for potable water to complete daily chores. For many Sri Lankan residents this is their reality until the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -- Alaska District finishes connecting hundreds of Puttalam households to the town's water supply.

  • Army bids farewell to its tireless advocate, Dr. Westphal

    Apr 14, 2014

    Former Under Secretary of the Army Dr. Joseph W. Westphal's "record of achievement and accomplishment these last four-plus years have really been beyond impressive," said Secretary of the Army John McHugh.

  • District awards $8.2 million contract to dredge Houston Ship Channel

    Apr 13, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas (April 13, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a contract in the amount of $8,286,850 to RLB Contracting Inc., to perform maintenance dredging within the Houston Ship Channel, from Carpenters Bayou to Greens Bayou, as well as the deep-draft portion of Greens Bayou Channel.

  • Local, state, federal agencies continue building Tennessee Silver Jackets partnership

    Apr 11, 2014

    Local, state and federal agencies met at Old Hickory Dam today to collaborate and enhance partnerships being developed in the Tennessee Silver Jackets program, which promotes cohesive solutions and synchronizes plans and policies.

  • Corps studies accessibility for Cemetery

    Apr 11, 2014

    A team from the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is traveling around and taking notes at Arlington National Cemetery to assess how accessible sections of the 150-year-old facility are for disabled visitors.

  • Students paint Colorado River Locks to send safety message

    Apr 11, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas - Bay City High School art students and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District partnered to paint three-feet high murals at four locations along the Corps-operated Colorado River Locks, to combat water-related fatalities at Corps owned and operated facilities.

  • USACE Galveston District awards $6.3 million contract to dredge GIWW

    Apr 11, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a contract in the amount of $6,318,000 to Goodloe Marine Inc., a women-owned, HubZone Small Business, to perform maintenance dredging within the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, between Turnstake Island and Live Oak Point, in Calhoun, Aransas and San Patricio counties, Texas.

  • Delicate dance with a dinosaur

    Apr 10, 2014

    It plays like a dance... Open the crate, photograph the contents of the crate, inspect the fossil, document its condition... 1,2,3,4... 1,2,3,4

  • School construction among key themes at US-German Partnering Conference

    Apr 10, 2014

    REGENSBURG, Germany - Lessons learned during the planning and design phases of several school projects around the state of Rhineland-Palatinate will pave the way to greater efficiencies in what remains an active recapitalization program by the Department of Defense Education Activity in Europe, U.S. and German construction officials said recently at their annual Partnering Conference.

  • Corps of Engineers to raise Dahla Dam, provide water essential to southern Afghanistan

    Apr 10, 2014

    Water is essential for survival, and in southern Afghanistan, survival hinges on the 250-mile-long Arghandab River and its reservoir.

  • New England Small Harbors Support Communities, the Nation

    Apr 10, 2014

    While the New England coastline represents a scant 7-percent of the total coastline in the United States it, according to a 2010 study conducted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, contributes nearly 20-percent of the total national economic benefits for fisheries from "small ports and harbors with healthy commerce that positively impacts local communities" -- from goods and services to recreation and tourism; from dredging Federal navigation channels to partnering with stakeholders to engage in open environmental and regulatory public processes to identify and implement solutions.

  • Army Corps Building Strong for STEM at Fort Stewart

    Apr 9, 2014

    Many people associate the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with building facilities on post; but what they may not know is that the Corps' involvement with a project doesn't stop when the building is complete.

  • Corps of Engineers Partners with Punahou JROTC to Clean Up Waikiki Beach as Part of Earth Month 2014

    Apr 9, 2014

    Volunteers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers partnered with Junior ROTC cadets to clean up Waikiki Beach April 5 as part of Earth Month 2014.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nationwide Children's Hospital collaborate to teach water safety

    Apr 9, 2014

    Bobber the Water Safety Dog and Corey, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Huntington District's talking water safety boat recently visited Nationwide Children's Hospital to share water safety tips with patients, parents and hospital staff. Children ages one to four have the highest drowning rates, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

  • How Army archaeology supports historic preservation and modern education

    Apr 9, 2014

    In an unassuming office in St. Louis, Dr. Michael "Sonny" Trimble and his team are working to get a 66-million-year-old, seven ton tyrannosaurus safely packed and moved cross country. This effort is just one part of a greater undertaking to preserve and share America's cultural and natural history.

  • US Army Dive Team completes repairs at Corps' Narrows Dam

    Apr 8, 2014

    The 569th Engineer Detachment (Dive), 30th Engineer Battalion, 20th Engineer Brigade of Fort Eustis, Va., completed repairs earlier this week at Narrows Dam at Lake Greeson in Murfreesboro, Ark. Sgt. Bryan Crowley, standing left, gives instructions to divers seated left to right, Sgt. Scott Wilson and Pfc. Kiley Bannan, while other dive team members look on, left to right, Pfc. Jesse Moore, Sgt. 1st Class Blanchard Woodcox and Pfc. Jordan Ramirez.

  • Great lakeside views await visitors at Nashville District campgrounds in 2014

    Apr 8, 2014

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- People who love fresh air and enjoy beautiful lakeside views should make time this year to stay at one of the 25 campgrounds nestled along the Cumberland River and its tributaries that are operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District.

  • Corps of Engineers to raise Dahla Dam, provide water essential to southern Afghanistan

    Apr 7, 2014

    More than two million people are expected to be affected by a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project to raise the Dahla Dam in Afghanistan, boosting the Arghandab River reservoir holding capacity and increasing water for irrigation and consumption.

  • STEM Strategy

    Apr 7, 2014

    Fortifying science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills in current and future workforce is critical to battlefield success. This article was originally published in the Jan. - March 2014 issue of Army AL&T magazine.

  • USACE to complete $1.3 million Half Moon Reef project

    Apr 7, 2014

    MATAGORDA, Texas (April 7, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District is scheduled to complete construction of the $1.3 million Half Moon Reef project April 11 to restore 12 acres of sub-tidal reef and habitat located within the northernmost extent of the Half Moon Reef in Matagorda Bay, Texas -- one of the largest restoration projects around the country.

  • Vicenza students hear from USACE leader on STEM

    Apr 4, 2014

    A message to youth was high on the agenda for visiting USACE Atlantic Division Commanding General Brig. Gen. Kent Savre as he spoke to sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-graders and high school students on the subject of STEM.

  • Corps awards $34 million contract to decommission, dismantle nuclear reactor

    Apr 4, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas (April 4, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Baltimore District awarded a $34,663,325 contract to CB&I Federal Services LLC (CB&I) for the decommissioning, dismantling and disposal of the MH-1A nuclear reactor, which is installed on the STURGIS barge. The STURGIS will be relocated in September 2014 to Galveston, Texas, for decommissioning.

  • In a world full of gaps they are a bridge: President's Volunteer Service Award recipients

    Apr 4, 2014

    In a world full of gaps, Carol Edlin, Carolyn Jones, and Jeanne Ann Mullins are a bridge, linking U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Huntington District employees and their loved ones to much-needed and welcomed resources. Each woman is a Department of the Army civilian and together, over the course of a decade, volunteered nearly 16,000 hours to help employees and their families better manage deployments to combat zones as well as natural disasters. For their efforts, each was recently honored with the President's Volunteer Service Award, the nation's premier volunteer award.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completes two shore protection projects

    Apr 4, 2014

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Jacksonville District is placing approximately 7.5 million cubic yards of sand on 38.5 miles of eroded beaches in Florida as part of the Flood Control and Coastal Emergency (FCCE) program. Sand placement increases storm protection to upland development and an added benefit is that sand renourishment also helps restore shorebird and marine turtle habitat.

  • The US Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division holds Relinquishment of Command, retirement

    Apr 4, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division hosted a Relinquishment of Command, today at the City Club in Dallas.

  • USACE Leaders Meet with Albuquerque District Stakeholders in New Mexico

    Apr 4, 2014

    Senior leaders from the USACE headquarters and the Albuquerque District toured the flood and wildfire damaged lands on the Santa Clara Pueblo, N.M., March 27, 2014.

  • Tyrannosaurus Rex to embark on cross country journey

    Apr 3, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District's Wankel Tyrannosaurus Rex will soon travel from Montana, where it has resided for the past 66 million years, to the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.

  • Corps of Engineers' Marine Design Center helps provide vessels for missions

    Apr 3, 2014

    When thinking about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' work, what may most readily come to mind is massive flood control projects, environmental restoration and shoreline protection. In some areas, inland waterway navigation and harbor dredging for deep-draft ships is prevalent. However, along with the Corps' roles in port and waterway navigation comes the need for a fleet of ships -- vessels that can conduct surveys, move equipment and, on occasion, dredge material to deepen a channel. The fleet numbers in the thousands, but where do Corps districts get help in finding this specialized equipment? The answer lies in a small suite of offices, located in Philadelphia District, known as the MDC…the Marine Design Center.

  • Driven to become an engineer: My name is Roqia

    Apr 3, 2014

    A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghan female quality assurance electrical engineer speaks out about oppression during the Taliban, her desire for an education, and her drive to become an engineer.

  • Chief's coin presented to David Daggett

    Apr 3, 2014

    Iwakuni Resident Office Construction Inspector David Daggett (right) receives a USACE Chief's Coin from Japan Engineer District Commander COL John Hurley on March 27. Daggett was recognized for his efforts in leading the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program with schools and grade 9 through 12 students in the Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni area.

  • Ribbon cutting ceremony at Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron

    Apr 3, 2014

    On March 27, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the recently completed Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron (MALS) facility at MCAS Iwakuni. Military and government senior officials were on hand to participate in the ceremony.

  • Words of wisdom for anyone preparing to enter a STEM field

    Apr 2, 2014

    In honor of Women's History Month, Sheila Hint, an environmental engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, offers up some great advice to young women considering a career in Science Technology Engineering or Mathematics (STEM).

  • Albuquerque Girl Scout Troup Receives Badges for Joint Collaboration with USACE/AMAFCA

    Apr 2, 2014

    USACE Albuquerque District Commander Lt. Col. Gant and Kurt Wagener, field engineer for the Albuquerque Metropolitan Arroyo Flood Control Authority, presented two merit badges to Girl Scout Troop #35, March 22, 2014, for their work helping the Corps and AMAFCA with an ecosystem project, creating burrowing owl habitats.

  • The Corps Environment - Highlighting USACE environmental initiatives nationwide

    Apr 1, 2014

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

  • Small R&D project in West Virginia has big implications for civil works projects worldwide

    Apr 1, 2014

    When an inspection revealed corrosion-damaged piles weakened the utility of a 40-year-old bridge linking State Route 37 to a popular recreation site, authorities' first concerns were for public safety and they imposed traffic safeguards. Some motorists and recreationists saw an inconvenience, but John Clarkson, a licensed professional engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Huntington District saw an exciting opportunity.

  • USACE Galveston District Spotlight on Kristine Brown

    Apr 1, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas (April 1, 2014) -- Kristine Brown, natural resources specialist and park ranger for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District began her federal career as a staff archaeologist in 1991. Today, she works at the Houston Project Office (Addicks and Barker dams and reservoirs and Wallisville Lake Project) to serve the Greater Houston public, communicating federal laws regarding the preservation and protection of natural resources in the management, operations and maintenance of government water resource properties.

  • USACE Galveston District recognized with 6 Army communication awards

    Apr 1, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas (April 1, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District Public Affairs Office was recognized with four awards from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Herbert A. Kassner Public Affairs Competition and two from the U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Public Affairs Competition.

  • $2.4 million dredging contract awarded for Brownsville Ship Channel

    Apr 1, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas (April 1, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District began a $2,455,000 maintenance dredging contract today to relieve channel draft restrictions in the Brazos Island Harbor (Brownsville Ship Channel) navigation project.

  • Lock and Dam 22 Dewatered for Winter Rehabilitation

    Apr 1, 2014

    More than 10 million gallons of water removed. More than two million pounds of construction materials placed. More than 20 thousand hours of manpower expended. And, all of it done in treacherous conditions due to record low temperatures. These statistics represent a small snapshot of the work recently completed at Lock and Dam 22 as the lock chamber was dewatered and maintenance to the infrastructure was performed.

  • Army civilians who deploy feel a sense of accomplishment, helpfulness

    Mar 27, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (March 27, 2014) -- Kenny Light, a human factors engineer in the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Human Research and Engineering Directorate at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., began working for ARL in August 2010. Since then, he has always wanted to deploy and support the Warfighter.

  • Flood Protection Construction in the Middle Rio Grande Gets Funding

    Mar 25, 2014

    New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez announced the approval of $1 million in state Capital Outlay funds to help fund the first two phases of the Albuquerque District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Rio Grande Floodway, San Acacia to Bosque del Apache, N.M., project.

  • Construction starts on new Clay Kaserne Access Control Point

    Mar 25, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The sun was already shining on the new access control point, noted Col. David Carstens, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden commander, as the garrison broke ground on its latest construction project on Clay Kaserne. Members of the garrison, Europe District Corps of Engineers, Hessisches Baumanagement and German building contractors took part in a sunny afternoon ceremony March 12 to officially begin construction of the new access control point, which eventually will serve as the sole ACP on Clay Kaserne. Currently, there are three.

  • USACE Columbus, Ohio, Project Office first in Corps to receive OSHA safety award

    Mar 24, 2014

    The Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District Columbus, Ohio office, is the first in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to receive the prestigious Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) certification. The Columbus field office is one of 62 sites across the Department of Defense to earn the designation.

  • Corps project at Fort Detrick aims to reduce, improve energy use

    Mar 24, 2014

    Using funds from the Army's Energy Conservation Investment Program, engineers from the Baltimore District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, are connecting 11 buildings in a pilot project.

  • Army civilians recognized for vital contributions to America's infrastructure, security, prosperity

    Mar 23, 2014

    The Army recognized three U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civilians assigned to the New York District, North Atlantic Division, for assisting communities after devastating storms and leading vital civil works projects throughout 14 states in the Northeast, during a ceremony at the Pentagon, March 20, 2014.

  • Corps employees achieve educational excellence

    Mar 21, 2014

    Did you know there are limited slots available for professional development programs designed to help with the education, training and career development of the Army's military and civilian workforce? Find out why these Huntsville Center employees recommend applying for these educational assistance programs.

  • Afghanistan women's dorm project will benefit record numbers seeking education

    Mar 20, 2014

    Many Afghan women easily remember being denied a basic education under Taliban rule little more than 12 years ago, but they are now attending school and college in record numbers. Herat University officials recently announced a huge milestone - 50 percent of applicants who took the Kankor, or entrance, examination were women. To help accommodate these growing numbers, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employees are overseeing construction of a women's dormitory for university students, an important step for women's rights in Afghanistan.

  • Raptors Witnessed Cooperatively Hunting at Lake Sonoma

    Mar 20, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (March 20, 2014) -- It sounds like something out of "Jurassic Park", but kleptoparasitism by bald eagles or stealing prey from other species, has never been witnessed in combination with cooperative hunting, until now.