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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recently announced a new national adult water safety campaign. The campaign, titled “Life Jackets Worn…Nobody Mourns,” is targeted towards adult males.

In the past 10 years, 88 percent of all USACE water-related fatalities were men and 68 percent were between the ages of 20 and 60. Also, 84 percent of those killed in water-related accidents were not wearing life jackets and 27 percent of boating fatalities were from falls overboard. In addition to boating falls, the activity that caused the most water-related fatalities was swimming in undesignated areas, according to data reported by the USACE National Operations Center (NOC) for Water Safety.
USACE Announces New National Water Safety Campaign
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recently announced a new national adult water safety campaign. The campaign, titled “Life Jackets Worn…Nobody Mourns,” is targeted towards adult males.
The first engineer officers of the Army were appointed by George Washington on June 16, 1775, during the American Revolution. On March 16, 1802, the Army established the Corps of Engineers as a separate, permanent branch and gave engineers the responsibility for founding and operating the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Since then, Army Corps of Engineers professionals have responded to changing defense requirements and played an integral part in the development of the country.  Today, they continue the tradition of providing vital engineering solutions, in collaboration with their partners, to secure the nation, energize the economy and reduce rick from disaster. This U.S. Army Corps of Engineers video provides a summary of the organization's missions. Produced in September 2015 by Headquarters USACE and Sacramento District.
What is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers?
The first engineer officers of the Army were appointed by George Washington on June 16, 1775, during the American Revolution. On March 16, 1802, the Army established the Corps of Engineers as a separate, permanent branch and gave engineers the responsibility for founding and operating the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Since then, Army Corps of Engineers professionals have responded to changing defense requirements and played an integral part in the development of the country. Today, they continue the tradition of providing vital engineering solutions, in collaboration with their partners, to secure the nation, energize the economy and reduce rick from disaster. This U.S. Army Corps of Engineers video provides a summary of the organization's missions. Produced in September 2015 by Headquarters USACE and Sacramento District.
President Obama, with the support of the Federal Interagency Council on Outdoor Recreation to include the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, announced today the start of a new initiative to give every child in the United States the chance to explore and learn about America’s great outdoors. The Every Kid in a Park initiative will provide all fourth grade students and their families with free admission for a full year to more than 2,000 federally-managed sites nationwide.
Army Corps of Engineers supports new “Every Kid in a Park” recreation initiative
President Obama, with the support of the Federal Interagency Council on Outdoor Recreation to include the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, announced today the start of a new initiative to give every child in the United States the chance to explore and learn about America’s great outdoors. The Every Kid in a Park initiative will provide all fourth grade students and their families with free admission for a full year to more than 2,000 federally-managed sites nationwide.

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USACE researcher wins 2016 Women of Color Technology All-Star Award

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Published: 8/17/2016

USACE labs team up to protect sea turtles

Developing efficient and effective protection systems for the seven species of sea turtles, which have existed since the time of the dinosaurs, continues as an ERDC research priority. With a streamlined shell design for swimming, these turtles differ from their land cousins, having no ability to retract heads and legs into their shells.
Published: 8/16/2016

Saving a history of innovation and ingenuity

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When retired Lt. Col. Russ Dunford’s family asked him what he hoped to find under the Christmas tree last year, Dunford knew that his grandmother’s old adage had finally come true – “At some point in your life you make the mental transition that it’s better to give than receive.” Dunford wanted to give the gift of opportunity to a young man or woman growing up in southern West Virginia, where Dunford was born and raised. He wanted to send them to Space Camp.
Published: 8/12/2016

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