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  • July

    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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Work Begins on New Medical Clinic at Holloman Air Force Base

    District Commander Lt. Col. Patrick Dagon joined the 49th Medical Group, the 49th Medical Support Squadron, and others to celebrate the start of construction on a new medical clinic at Holloman AFB, July 1, 2015, with a groundbreaking ceremony.
  • Unmanned Aircraft System Considerations within USACE Civil Works

    ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA.   Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) offer a plethora of potential for the U.S.
  • June

    Humanitarian assistance projects provide disaster relief in Nepal

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recently completed two humanitarian assistance construction projects that are now providing critical support services to the population of Kathmandu, Nepal, in the wake of the deadly earthquakes that struck in April and May.
  • Safety team provide ways to outsmart dangers during "100 Critical Days of Summer"

    The Army's "101 Days of Critical Summer" campaign is well underway, and everyone needs to think
  • USACE LEEDs military ‘green’ building across Europe

    Europe District. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver certification sustainable facilities in Germany and Turkey.
  • Army Corps and Port of Virginia sign historic feasibility cost-sharing agreement

    Norfolk District. In drive to deeper, wider and safer harbor, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Port of Virginia sign historic feasibility cost-sharing agreement.
  • Army Corps joins Fort Detrick and Frederick officials for key ribbon cutting event

    Baltimore District joined Fort Detrick at ribbon cutting for two Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certified Silver Consolidated projects.
  • Sacramento District helps Brazil fast-forward their flood risk management

    Brazil’s water-related challenges are similar to those in present-day California, but the South American nation’s approach to flood risk management is more similar to the approach used by the U.S. in the early part of the 20th century. Sacramento District is helping fast-forward Brazil’s efforts.
  • Nashville teachers develop STEM curriculum through Corps externships

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 9, 2015) – Local high school teachers are using externships with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District to develop a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics class curriculum . It will reflect real world situations a student might encounter in as a science or engineering professional.
  • HEC Offers an Introductory River Modeling Workshop for Thailand’s Royal Irrigation District

    ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA.   In the late summer months of 2011, just as the historic Missouri flood
  • Corps sandbag filler saves labor, helps communities in need

    TULSA – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been using and providing communities with sandbags for
  • 240th Birthday of the U.S. Army and USACE

    Birthdays of the U.S. Army and USACE. 240 Years of Selfless Service to the Nation, and 240 Years and Still BUILDING STRONG.
  • May

    Corps, NASA breakground on new data center

    Dignitaries from NASA, the Norfolk District, U.S Army Corps of Engineers and private industry gathered on a grassy field, nestled within the confines of NASA’s Langley Research Center, to breakground on a new building that will help take the human race to mars.
  • Understanding the Emerald Shiner

    Walking along the Niagara River, Buffalo, NY, you will notice small fish, Emerald Shiners (Notropis
  • New Flight Center Takes Off at New Jersey Joint Base

    New York District is overseeing the construction of a new energy-efficient multi-purpose Flight Activity complex at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.
  • VICKSBURG DISTRICT - The Corps Encourages Life Jacket Wear for Boaters and Swimmers

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers always encourages safety for everyone and especially when engaged in water related activities. The Corps is stressing the Wear Your Life Jacket safety message for the Memorial Day weekend by encouraging that you wear life jackets when boating or swimming.
  • Corps invites public to hike rediscovered segment of Trail of Tears

    SMYRNA, Tenn. (May 13, 2015) – The forced removal of Cherokee Indians east of the Mississippi River in 1838 to Indian Territory in present-day Oklahoma is described by the Cherokee Nation today as the “trail where they cried.” A rediscovered segment of the Trail of Tears near the East Fork Recreation Area is providing new insight into what they experienced during the journey across Tennessee.
  • Unmanned survey boat helps engineers plan for bridge project

    PITTSBURGH - Technology developed to help Marines plan for amphibious operations is now assisting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with collecting hydrographic survey data in areas not easily accessed by a manned vessel.
  • “Worst flooding in years,” isn’t most destructive

    Flooding, with record flood stages in the Salt Creek basin struck Lincoln, Nebraska on Thursday, May 7. Heavy, unpredicted rain fell overnight on May 6, with rainfall totals at nearly 7 inches in Lincoln and up to nearly 10.5 inches in Fairbury, Nebraska near the Little Blue River nearly 70 miles southwest of Lincoln. As the Salt Creek and nearby tributaries reached flood stage, the state of Nebraska and LPSNRD requested technical assistance from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers under Public Law 84-99, which authorizes USACE to provide assistance when waterways are in or forecast to be in or above flood stage.
  • Aegis Ashore team finds timely solution to portable power need

    NAVAL SUPPORT FACILITY DEVESELU, Romania (May 12, 2015) -- 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.
  • Work paused for safety stand-down, highlighting fall prevention

    Falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry so each year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration asks employers in the construction industry to participate in the voluntary National Fall Prevention Stand-Down. This year’s National Safety Stand-Down, which raises awareness of preventing fall hazards, is May 4-15. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Middle East District asked contractors on each project to set aside some time to pause their work and conduct a focused safety talk on ladder safety, scaffold safety or other fall protection topics.