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In this issue:
USACE Climate Change Roadmap looks at water resource challenges;
Fort Campbell forestry, food programs cultivate partnership;
New England District environmental scientist deploys to support Ebola mission;
Customer-focused redesign increases Army Environmental Command responsiveness;
Army, partners protecting bats in U.S. and Germany;
Baltimore District, Maryland collaboration achieves key milestones in oyster restoration;
Brutal Arctic Circle conditions no match for test well cleanup team;
Invasive hydrilla plants threaten South Carolina eagle population;
Fort Knox proves ability to operate without external power;
District expedites Long Island Bridge demolition permits;
Army Garrison connects youth with native Hawaiian forests;
and much more.
July issue of The Corps Environment online
In this issue: USACE Climate Change Roadmap looks at water resource challenges; Fort Campbell forestry, food programs cultivate partnership; New England District environmental scientist deploys to support Ebola mission; Customer-focused redesign increases Army Environmental Command responsiveness; Army, partners protecting bats in U.S. and Germany; Baltimore District, Maryland collaboration achieves key milestones in oyster restoration; Brutal Arctic Circle conditions no match for test well cleanup team; Invasive hydrilla plants threaten South Carolina eagle population; Fort Knox proves ability to operate without external power; District expedites Long Island Bridge demolition permits; Army Garrison connects youth with native Hawaiian forests; and much more.
George Washington appointed the first engineer officers of the Army on June 16, 1775, during the American Revolution, and engineers have served in combat in all subsequent American wars. The Army established the Corps of Engineers as a separate, permanent branch on March 16, 1802. Since then the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has responded to changing defense requirements and played an integral part in the development of the country.
Proudly Serving the Nation for 240 Years
George Washington appointed the first engineer officers of the Army on June 16, 1775, during the American Revolution, and engineers have served in combat in all subsequent American wars. The Army established the Corps of Engineers as a separate, permanent branch on March 16, 1802. Since then the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has responded to changing defense requirements and played an integral part in the development of the country.
A below-normal hurricane season, June 1 - November 30, is likely for the Atlantic basin this year: 6-11 named storms, of which 3-6 could become hurricanes, including 0-2 major hurricanes. This is not a prediction of land falling storms, but total activity within the basin. USACE employees stand ready to engage in severe weather emergency support missions. FEMA assigns USACE missions to include: debris management, commodities distribution, temporary housing, temporary roofing, emergency power, infrastructure assessment, and support to urban search and rescue.
2015 Hurricane Season
A below-normal hurricane season, June 1 - November 30, is likely for the Atlantic basin this year: 6-11 named storms, of which 3-6 could become hurricanes, including 0-2 major hurricanes. This is not a prediction of land falling storms, but total activity within the basin. USACE employees stand ready to engage in severe weather emergency support missions. FEMA assigns USACE missions to include: debris management, commodities distribution, temporary housing, temporary roofing, emergency power, infrastructure assessment, and support to urban search and rescue.
NAVAL SUPPORT FACILITY DEVESELU, Romania -- A U.S. Navy base, under construction in Romania, is using U.S. Soldiers to ensure that the second phase of the European Phased Adaptive Approach, or EPAA, to ballistic missile defense of U.S. and allied interests becomes operational on time.
Aegis Ashore team finds timely solution to portable power need
NAVAL SUPPORT FACILITY DEVESELU, Romania -- A U.S. Navy base, under construction in Romania, is using U.S. Soldiers to ensure that the second phase of the European Phased Adaptive Approach, or EPAA, to ballistic missile defense of U.S. and allied interests becomes operational on time.

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Fort Benning project team shines with delivery of industry-leading hospital

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Fort Benning’s newly unveiled Martin Army Community Hospital brims with exceptionalism, earning the hospital’s area team the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ 2015 Project Delivery Team of the Year for Excellence Award.
Published: 7/20/2015

USACE Releases a Report on Screening-Level Assessment of Projects with Respect to Sea Level Change

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has released Screening-Level
Published: 7/16/2015

US partners deliver upgraded school in Albania

KUCOVE, Albania – U.S. and Albanian leaders joined students, faculty and parents June 11 to celebrate the reopening of a local school here. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District managed a $575,000 renovation in support of U.S. Embassy Tirana’s Office of Defense Cooperation and U.S. European Command’s humanitarian-assistance program.
Published: 7/14/2015

Inland Navigation Design Center Taking Shape for Infrastructure Needs

On Jan. 15, 2013, the Chief of Engineers, Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick, endorsed the creation of an Inland Navigation Design Center Mandatory Center of Expertise (INDC). The purpose of the new organization was to use in-house technical expertise in both the Mississippi Valley Division (MVD) and the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division (LRD) to deliver inland navigation projects. Expert resources from across the Corps could then be engaged if the workload demanded or specialization in specific areas were needed.
Published: 7/9/2015

Army reductions response to changing fiscal, warfighting needs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of the Army today announced force structure decisions and stationing plans for the reduction of the Regular Army from 490,000 to 450,000 Soldiers. This reduction of 40,000 Soldiers will occur in fiscal years 2016 and 2017. This represents a cumulative cut of 120,000 Soldiers from the Regular Army, or 21 percent, since 2012. These will be accompanied by a reduction of approximately 17,000 Department of the Army Civilian employees.
Published: 7/9/2015

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