Tuesday, February 19, 2019
What is it?
National Engineers Week, sponsored by the National Society of Professional Engineers, coincides with the birthday of President George Washington -- America's first engineer. This observance calls attention to the contributions that engineers make to society. It is also a time to emphasize the importance of learning math, science, and technical skills.
What are the current and past efforts of the Army?
The Army observes the National Engineers Week Feb 17-23, to honor Army engineers and the work they perform, primarily under the direction of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).
The Army Regimental Engineers Week, celebrating the contributions of the Engineer Regiment, will be observed April 8-12, 2019.
What are the continued efforts planned by the Army?
USACE will continue to:
Army engineers continue to play a crucial role in the growth and welfare of the nation by solving the toughest engineering challenges. With sustainability as a guiding principle, Army engineers work to strengthen the nation's security by building and maintaining America's water resources infrastructure and providing military facilities where service members train, work and live.
Why is this important to the Army?
Army engineers deliver facilities and infrastructure to help maintain readiness and achieve Modernization goals. Army engineers deliver vital engineering solutions, along with the nation's partners, to secure the nation, energize the economy, and reduce risks related to disasters.
USACE on social media:
West Point engineers have not their equal anywhere; they know all that can be known of their abstruse science.
- Mark Twain, an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer, in his 1883 book "Life on the Mississippi" writes about the prowess of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
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