Historical Vignettes

The Office of History publishes short articles on activities and episodes from the Corps' past. On the left-side navigation bar, you will find archived vignettes organized by category. Please check back for new material.

HQ Building built by Army engineers for the 5th Air Force at Milne Bay, New Guinea. January 10, 1944.
Mount St. Helens Eruption Recovery: The debris retaining structure on the North Fork Toutle River, ca. 1982.
Sign near the offices of USACE's Canaveral District, ca. 1967.
Typical working conditions at Black Horse [Camp Blackhorse, near Xuan Loc, Vietnam]. 27 March 1968.
Sacramento District, Staff. Group of staff at Service Awards ceremony, 1943.
Channel improvement on Los Angeles River, California. Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army. Transporting 60-inch pipe to position in relocated sewer tunnel under Los Angeles River. Photograph taken June 30, 1939.
Michigan snowstorm and snow removal, Detroit District, Feb. 1977.