U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Soldier Receives Soldier's Medal

Not all military awards for bravery are earned in combat. On Sept. 5, Maj. Adam J. Czekanski received the Soldier’s Medal for leaping in front of an oncoming train to rescue a man who had fallen on the tracks. The Soldier’s Medal is the highest U.S. Army award given for valor in a non-combat situation.
Published: 9/15/2014

Army Corps of Engineers waives fees on National Public Lands Day, Sept. 27

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it will waive day use fees at its more than 2,200 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide in recognition of National Public Lands Day on Sept. 27. On this day, fees normally charged at boat launch ramps and swimming beaches will be waived.
Published: 9/12/2014

Craney Island safety, health management program reaches pinnacle, earns VPP Star status

PORTSMOUTH, Va. -- The bulletin board just inside the door of Craney Island project office here has a folder with blank reports for “near misses.”
Published: 7/31/2014

Kansas City District supports Pacific Command in Southeast Asia

"The times, they are a-changin'," sang Bob Dylan 50 years ago as the U.S. Army fought a war in Vietnam. What would Dylan think today when a member of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) visited Vietnam in May to present dam safety information to stakeholders from across Southeast Asia?
Published: 7/31/2014

Reducing the impact of invasive species through partnership

In an effort to reduce the impact of invasive species, Coralville Lake was one of the first agencies to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Hawkeye Cooperative Weed Management Area (CWMA) in 2007. This partnership is just one of the ways the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working with others to fight invasive species. Since then, the Mississippi River Project has also signed an MOU with them.
Published: 7/30/2014