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  • March

    USACE electrical engineer embodies STEM

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Women electrical engineers are few in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Shafak Pervez should know--she is one of them. She is also the kind of woman who thrives on new experiences that engage her mind and help other people simultaneously.
  • January

    Building Afghanistan: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at work

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- How does the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers oversee construction in Afghanistan? Who decides the scope, design, location or budget of the projects? The answers to those questions are not simple, neither are the steps involved in bringing projects to completion.
  • U.S. to improve electric grid in Kandahar Province

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Electricity is a scarce resource in Kandahar City, but should become less so for Kandahar government district centers and businesses when four separate projects, designed to improve electricity distribution in key areas of the city, are completed by winter 2013.
  • December

    Afghan electrical engineers, linemen receive training, new equipment

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Afghan engineers and linemen in Helmand province just got a major helping hand thanks to a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers program that taught Da Afghaninstan Breshna Sherkat (Afghanistan's electric utility company) employees how to safely operate the new electric utility trucks donated to them by the United States in early December.
  • Executive officer awarded Steel de Fleury Medal for contribution to engineer regiment in Afghanistan

    KANDAHAR Airfield, Afghanistan -- Backing away from a challenge is not in her character, neither is doing something half way. Karen Anderson, the tenacious executive officer, was recognized Nov. 21 with a Steel de Fleury Medal for those character traits and the many behind-the-scenes contributions she made to the Afghanistan Engineer District-South and Army Engineer Regiment during her nearly four-year deployment to Afghanistan.
  • November

    USACE builds road in Helmand province, cuts travel time in half

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is constructing a road in Helmand province, from Nawa to Lashkar Gah, that already has cut travel time in half.
  • October

    USACE builds another facility for Afghan National Security Forces

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Afghan National Civil Order Police took possession of a new Service Support Battalion compound near Kandahar Oct. 10. The facilities, completed with minimal delay and within budget, will enable Afghan police to live and train near the people they serve and protect.
  • USACE gives Wounded Warriors on Kandahar Airfield a little slice of home

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employees support recovering Wounded Warriors on Kandahar Airfield by donating items and voluteering to host Wounded Warriors on the Afghanistan Engineer District-South compound for movie night, game night, holiday celebrations and inpromptu get-togethers.
  • July

    Keeping people safe means vehicle rollover training

    About 30 employees of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South took part in MRAP (mine-resistant, ambush-protected) vehicle safety and egress orientation training on Kandahar Airfield July 15, 2012.
  • Afghan Air Force accepts more operations, maintenance responsibility

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers turned over operations and maintenance responsibilities for 10 more buildings to Afghanistan's 205th Air Wing on Kandahar Airfield, July 7, 2012.
  • June

    Corps of Engineers to improve access to water, power in southern Afghanistan

    The U.S. military and its coalition partners may be drawing down their combat missions in Afghanistan, but the next two years will continue to be busy for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South.
  • Corps of Engineers announces upcoming contracts

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has 52 construction and service contracts, worth a total of almost $712 million, to award in southern Afghanistan before the end of fiscal year 2012.
  • May

    USACE employee wins Emergency Preparedness and Employee Safety Award

    Keeping people safe is U'.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South Commander, Air Force Col. Benjamin Wham's number one priority.
  • Afghan-coalition cooperation brings more electricity to Kandahar City residents

    Afghanistan's power utility, Da Breshna Sherkat, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Task Force Breshna Barq teamed up again; this time to bring more electricity to the Sabiqa area of Kandahar City
  • April

    Building strong business processes in Afghanistan Part 1: Rationalizing the electronic filing system

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Afghanistan Engineer District-South tackled knowledge and file sharing processes in April by reorganizing their shared electronic files and doing major "spring cleaning."
  • Wastewater aerator upgrades at the Joint Regional Training Center complete

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South completed upgrades to the Afghan National Army's Joint Regional Training Center's wastewater facility near Kandahar.
  • Aircraft ramp expanded at Kandahar Airfield

    The 451st Air Expeditionary Wing received 38 acres of strategic and tactical ramp space with the completion of a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers construction project
  • Father and son reunite in Afghanistan

    Afghanistan may not be the idyllic location when Americans consider where to spend quality time with family members, but for Julio, a Puerto Rico native, and 1st Lt. Francisco Arocho, no place could be better. Julio, the deputy district engineer for programs and project management at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South and his son, Francisco briefly reunited April 15 at Kandahar Airfield to catch up with one another.
  • March

    Afghan Border Police have a new facility at Chah Sangar

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South oversaw the construction of and turned over a new Afghan Border Police Headquarters compound in Farah province Feb. 16, 2012.
  • February

    Mardi Gras Afghanistan Engineer District-South style

    What happens when several people from Louisiana are deployed together in Afghanistan and Mardi Gras is just around the corner? At the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South, the Mystic Krewe de Kandahar was formed and then a parade, dinner of red beans and rice, king cakes and beignets plus a heavy dose of Cajun-style music and fun materialized Feb. 21.
  • USACE continued contracting and construction momentum

    The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineering District-South continued to meet its contracting and construction goals set for fiscal year 2012 during January. The South District exceeded first quarter goals and is on track to meet the second quarter goals as well.
  • USACE engineer makes a difference in Afghanistan

    Currently, Saeed is working on three projects in Herat province. A utilities upgrade project and a combined support battalion installation project are both on Camp Zafar, an Afghan National Army base adjacent to Camp Stone, the NATO base where Saeed lives. The other project is a regional police training center south of Camp Stone.
  • January

    Ground breaks for new hospital in Shindand

    A ground breaking ceremony marked the start of construction on a new 28-bed hospital in Shindand, Herat province Jan. 28. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South designed the $4.8 million hospital and is overseeing construction.
  • Corps of Engineers completes river bypass for Afghans

    Afghans now have an alternative to driving over the Arghistan River bridge in Kandahar province.
  • 99 percent of 1st quarter 2012 construction goal met

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineering District-South exceeded its December goal by placing more than $64 million worth of construction, or 105.3 percent.