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  • May

    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.
  • Navy’s SPAWAR sees reduced energy costs with Huntsville Center’s Energy Savings Performance Contract

    The U.S. Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Systems Center Pacific used a Huntsville Center Energy Savings Performance Contract to reduce energy costs. The ESPC model used at Huntsville Center is an agreement between the government and an energy service contractor which provides capital and expertise to make comprehensive energy and water efficiency improvements on facilities or implement new renewable energy capabilities and maintains them in exchange for a portion of the generated savings.
  • Engineering Minds

    To engage young minds and provide a hands-on learning opportunity for students, the Charleston
  • French grad student studies California biodiversity

    When a doctoral student from the University of Versailles needed to understand how America balances urban development with natural preservation, she visited the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District.
  • April

    Army’s first resource efficiency manager workshop filled with passion for energy management

    The Army’s first Resource Efficiency Manager (REM) Workshop was April 15-17 on Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. Huntsville Center, which manages the REM program, hosted the event to enhance the knowledge base of the growing network of REMs across the Army and Army Reserve.
  • Pilot project helps USACE evaluate changing climate across Southwest

    During the next century, the Southwestern United States is anticipated to warm at a rate second only to Alaska, driving up evaporation rates, driving down soil moisture, and resulting in reduced stream flow, increased erosion/sedimentation, and increased wildfire severity and forest loss. These changes are likely to radically transform the region's watersheds, altering flood hydrology, further disrupting riparian ecosystems, and decreasing surface water supplies by 20 to 25 percent. With drought conditions anticipated to occur in 80 percent of the years between now and 2100, water is anticipated to be the defining issue of this century.
  • BUILDING CLIMATE RESILIENCE: North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study

    BROOKLYN, NY -- A recently released U.S. Army Corps of Engineers report concludes that the risk of coastal flooding is increasing in the Northeast because of rising sea levels and changing climate, and that without improvements to our current planning and development patterns along the coast, the impact of the next large hurricane to strike the Northeast could be equal to or worse than Sandy.
  • Life Jacket is your best ‘security blanket’ when boating

    “Did you know most car accidents occur within five miles of your home? That's why I moved!” Comedian Jay Leno used this joke in one of his opening monologues several years ago. Since then, I've gotten a lot of mileage out of it. The trouble is accidents are no laughing matter and they usually happen when you least expect it.
  • Mid-Atlantic Waterways Conference seeks solutions to pressing maritime issues

    With “Planning for the Future: Challenges and Opportunities” as their theme, professionals from government and industry met at the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Waterways Conference in Portsmouth, Virginia, this week to discuss the future of the maritime community.
  • Army Corps promotes awareness of importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education

    Employees from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District visited a NYC public school recently and apoke about the importance of STEM education.
  • 20 years later: Tulsa District engineers recall Oklahoma City Bombing, response

    Following the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, April 19, 1995, the
  • Norfolk beach expansion combats sea-level rise

    Norfolk Mayor Paul Fraim and other city leaders joined Col. Paul Olsen, Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers commander and signed a historic project partnership agreement that lays the foundation for construction of a coastal storm damage reduction project to protect the Willoughby and Ocean View neighborhoods of Norfolk.
  • STURGIS leaving the James River Fleet after 37 years

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to start towing the STURGIS barge 1,750 miles to Galveston, Texas, today. The trip to the Port of Galveston will take approximately three weeks and will comply with the U.S. Coast Guard’s regulations.
  • Far East District hosts 53rd Chief of Engineers

    Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and Chief
  • Corps evaluates STEM competition at Middle Tennessee State University

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 14, 2015) – A group of technical experts from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District attended a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Science Expo as judges and staffed an exhibit sponsored by the Middle Tennessee STEM Innovation Hub at the Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro on April 9.
  • What’s the Army Doing with Dinosaurs? Redux

    On April 11, Montana State University’s, Museum of the Rockies publicly opened a new permanent exhibit in its Siebel Dinosaur Complex called “The Tyrant Kings.” At the center of the exhibit is a nearly 12-foot-tall, 40-foot-long fossilized Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton. The fossil, known by many names: “Peck's Rex” because it was found in 1997 near Fort Peck Dam and Reservoir in Montana and scientifically, “MOR 980” the specimen number assigned to the fossil when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers entrusted it to the Museum of the Rockies in 1998. With the opening of the exhibit, it will become known as “Montana’s T.rex.”
  • USACE turns its focus to Earth Day activities

    Forty-five years ago a Wisconsin senator wanted the country to pause on April 22 for a “national teach-in on the environment,” and think about taking care of the planet on which we live. Thanks to Sen. Gaylord Nelson’s efforts, Earth Day was born.
  • Energy Team flies kites, teaches alternative energy concepts

    Kites and electricity may sound like Ben Franklin to some. But now, instead of using a kite to prove
  • USACE Buffalo District: A proving ground for Engineering with Nature

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District has been named as one of two ‘Proving
  • Loaner Life jackets help save lives at Dale Hollow Lake

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District park rangers and staff at Dale Hollow Lake are continuing to help keep kids and adults safe while recreating at area lakes and on the water by participating in the Boat US Foundation Life Jacket Loaner Program for kids!
  • EL’s Linkov honored as 2014’s Risk Analysis Outstanding Practitioner

    VICKSBURG, Miss. - U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Environmental
  • Month of the Military Child in April recognizes young family members

    WASHINGTON - To highlight the year-round contributions, courage and patriotism of the military
  • Formal partnering creates team atmosphere

    Trying to conduct business through email can often lead to misunderstandings and working across cultural barriers can complicate matters further, even when participants have a common goal. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Middle East District, has a solution to ease this difficulty. During the recent Maritime Traffic Coordination Center post-award conference, which took place March 15-17 in Kuwait, the team dedicated one morning to a formal partnering session.
  • March

    A Good Relationship to Keep

    Recently the District and the Bureau of Reclamation teamed up to fix some flood damage at the District's Two Rivers project in Southeastern New Mexico. This isn't the first time the two agenices have cooperated.