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  • February

    Deputy commander promoted to lieutenant colonel

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 6, 2020) – The deputy commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District received a promotion to the rank of lieutenant colonel today during a ceremony at the district’s headquarters.
  • MVD to get new Bank Grading Unit

    “A lot of work is accomplished with the use of a barge mounted dragline and bulldozers,” Civil Engineer Jake Storz said. “Right now, the current machine used to do much of this work is over 70 years old and ready to retire. That’s why the Mississippi Valley Division is well on its way to getting a new Bank Grading Unit to replace the current one.”
  • Investing in Infrastructure

    The Buffalo North Breakwater structure located at the entrance into Buffalo Harbor is maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Buffalo District and is critical to the Great Lakes Navigation System. The structure serves to protect the northerly entrance into the Buffalo Harbor, the entrance into the Black Rock Canal and the downtown waterfront from powerful natural forces such as storm surges, large waves and ice.
  • DMCAs – Savannah’s solution for placing dredged material

    The Corps of Engineers has been dredging sediment from the Savannah River since the 19th century. A crucial requirement for maintaining a deepened harbor is having a designated placement area for sediment. The Corps calls these designated areas “dredged material containment areas” (DMCA). And since the Corps must dredge miles of the Savannah River year after year, large containment areas are required.
  • St. Francis Lake project a success

    If anyone ever hoped for a success story involving scour repair, the St. Francis Lake Control Structure Scour Protection project is it. Not only was this Memphis District project completed ahead of schedule and under budget, but it also came complete without any safety incidents in all the 800.5 hours spent working.
  • ARL ceremony signifies another completed project for 65th Medical Brigade

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea—The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Far East District (FED), is known for its history of overseeing the design and construction of outstanding quality of life and operation facilities for the Department of Defense community and other stakeholders in South Korea.
  • Work nears finish line on Farrenburg Levee Renovation

    Employees from the Memphis District’s Caruthersville (Missouri) Area Office, our Project Operations Branch, and C&M Contractors, Inc., met on Dec. 13, 2019, to mark the substantial completion of Phase 1 of the Farrenburg Levee Renovation. The site is located north of New Madrid, Missouri, on St. Johns Bayou.
  • Celebrate the role black Americans played in our history

    February is Black History Month, a time to remember the struggles and celebrate the courageous men and women of African and Caribbean Island ancestry whose lives are woven into the fabric of our Nation’s history and its future.
  • Corps crane operators complete crane proficiency training

    GRAND RIVERS, Tenn. (Feb 3, 2020) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District, Operations Division personnel recently completed required 100-ton Crane Proficiency Certification training at Barkley Lock. All the employees currently have completed 50-ton certifications and operate cranes around the district.
  • Keeping the river open for business

    The Memphis District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently completed another important Mississippi River project located just across the Mississippi River from New Madrid, Missouri. The stone dike construction project, named Kentucky Point, Kentucky, was designed to assist in maintaining a safe and reliable navigation channel for commercial towboats in the Mississippi River. It also directly supports the Mississippi River Channel Improvement navigation mission.
  • Final concrete shell placement sets project back on critical path

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (Feb. 2, 2020) – The final concrete shell placement at Kentucky Lock for the downstream cofferdam, which also forms the new lock wall, took place today, a milestone that put the construction project back on track.
  • January

    Army Corps of Engineers helps open Wounded Warrior Rehabilitation Center in Republic of Georgia

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), U.S. Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC) and U.S. Embassy in Georgia cut the ribbon on a 2,050 square-meter modernized wounded warrior rehabilitation center for the Georgian Armed Services, Jan. 27, 2020.
  • Corps to host Bay Model Master Plan public meetings Feb. 12

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers San Francisco District will host a series of public meetings to receive input intended to help shape development of the Master Plan for the Bay Model Visitor Center in Sausalito, Calif. The public meetings will take place Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., at the Bay Model Visitor Center located at 2100 Bridgeway.
  • Feature: Coast Guard Cutter Walnut Conducts Maintaining Hawaii's Aids to Navigation Patrol off Hawaii

    HONOLULU, Hawaii -- As often happens on January nights, bands of light rain swept over Honolulu
  • Public meeting set for Deep Creek Bridge Replacement Project

    CHESAPEAKE, Va. – Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the city of Chesapeake will host a public meeting Thursday on the Deep Creek Bridge Replacement Project. It's scheduled for 5-7 p.m. at Deep Creek Middle School.
  • Far East District participates in job fair aimed at increasing military spouse employment

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea—The U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys Employment Readiness Center hosted its
  • Bluestone Dam Safety Assurance PH5 Stilling Basin Contract Award

    The Huntington District continues to execute by moving forward with the $319 million award of the final phase of construction on Bluestone Dam to Brayman Construction.  This award is the largest construction contract award within the Bi-Partisan Budget Act 2018 portfolio. This award is also the first construction contract award over $100 million within the portfolio and accounts for one-third of LRD's FY18 Emergency Supplemental Program.
  • Eagle Watchers Flock to Dale Hollow Lake for Annual Tour

    CELINA, Tenn. (Jan. 27, 2020) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District rangers and staff at Dale Hollow lake hosted a free Eagle Watch Tour on Jan. 18, and Jan. 25, where bird enthusiasts witnessed the majestic beauty of the nation’s symbol.
  • ERC, Mobile District RSM Begin Sediment Study

    The Mobile District Regional Sediment Management Team and the Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) from Vicksburg, Mississippi kicked off a study on January 13, 2019 at North Blakeley Island in Mobile, Ala. The purpose of the study is to see if sediment currently stored on North Blakeley Island could be used to strengthen the marshes around Blakeley Island
  • Using science to stay ahead of the weather

    Weather-flight Airmen assigned to the 9th Operational Support Squadron propel the 9th Reconnaissance Wing’s operations through discipline and attention to detail of the skies.
  • Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works visits USACE’s Albuquerque District

    Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Hon. R.D. James visited the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Albuquerque District headquarters and multiple civil works project sites, Jan. 22, 2020.
  • Puerto Rico Airmen process relief support from Ohio, New Mexico ANG

    Puerto Rico Air National Guard’s 156th Mission Support Group Airmen are providing the gateway to support efforts for units that traveled to Puerto Rico after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake caused damage in five southwest municipalities on the island.
  • USACE Regulatory Branch assists in recovery of World War II Navy aircraft

    From boat slips to seawalls to bridge maintenance, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District’s Regulatory Branch has been issuing permits for years. But back in 2011 there was one permit application that took the district back – way back to World War II.
  • District employees honor King legacy with day of service

    Fourteen Memphis District employees and family members participated in the annual King Day event at the National Civil Rights Museum on Jan. 20. The museum is located at the historic Lorraine Motel on Mulberry Street, south of downtown Memphis.
  • DeSoto Co., USACE: Partners in flood risk management

    Desoto County is the fastest growing county in Mississippi. With a population of over 175,000 residents, it is also the third most populated county in Mississippi. Unfortunately, it experiences frequent floods that cause economic losses and threaten lives. Congress authorized a study in DeSoto County to determine the feasibility of providing flood risk management solutions to the area. The Project Delivery Team (PDT) responsible for conducting the feasibility study has been working for over a year now, with their most recent meeting taking place earlier this month.