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  • August

    ENFIRE Refresher Course Produces Renewed Contingency Preparedness

    The 11th Engineers have concluded a refresher course held during the week of Aug. 3 designed to leverage the use of ENFIRE, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) rapid data collecting tool kit. Instruction set, reconnaissance, and surveying (commonly known as ENFIRE) allows Far East District (FED) Soldiers and civilians to conduct reconnaissance with modernized collection and dissemination technology from a safe distance, making it possible to deliver data with a greater level of precision than ever before.
  • Huntsville Center program keeps service members on target

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville is the designated Range and Training Land Program Mandatory Center of Expertise.
  • Gathright Dam’s second pulse release of 2020 set for Wednesday

    COVINGTON, Va. – Gathright Dam operators are scheduled to carry out the year’s second water-pulse release from Lake Moomaw on Wednesday. It will take place between 6 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
  • Far East District participates in job fair

    The Far East District supported Camp Humphreys job fair at The Morning Calm Center Aug. 5. The district employs more than 450 individuals in 120 job titles and is the largest public engineering design and construction management agency in the world.
  • The FED Played a Big Part in My Career: A Conversation with Carolyn Spratley

    In a time when the Scientific American newsletter reports that 45% of women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) leave their jobs because of feeling underpaid and unrepresented, Carol A. Spratley, Project Manager for the Korea Program Relocation Office defies this statistic by virtue of her 41 years as an employee of the U S. Army Corps of Engineers. Twenty-one of those years were spent in her most recent of two tours to South Korea in service to the Far East District.
  • Omaha District plays important role in water quality management

    Whether it is fishing, boating, swimming, or other types of water recreation the benefits of the Omaha District’s water quality management program affect outdoor enthusiasts in positive ways – these benefits even extend to water coming from the faucet.
  • A look back: Hamilton’s 35 years of service

    Hamilton was born in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957, and later adopted by his parents at the young age of six months. "I grew up here in Wynne, where the (USACE) Area Office is located (and now where he works)," he said. "And I graduated from Arkansas State University in 1982."
  • Mosquito treatment set for Friday at Craney Island

    NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will conduct another round of aerial mosquito treatment Friday over federal property on Craney Island.
  • ERDC supports NASA’s mission to Mars

    In the 1960s during the Cold War, the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Cold Region Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) designed a device, commonly referred to as a Rodriguez well, or Rodwell, to harvest water under the ice in Greenland and Antarctica to sustain U.S. facilities by providing water for drinking, hygiene and other needs. Presently, NASA is working with CRREL to assess whether that same technology can provide water for human-inhabited research stations on Mars.
  • ERDC overcomes challenges in harmful algal bloom removal research

    The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) continued its quest to tackle the challenging problem of harmful algal blooms (HABs) in our nation’s waterways with a removal demonstration in Florida in July 2020. The ERDC research team and collaborators from engineering firm AECOM and the University of Illinois planned and executed the research study on HAB removal at Lake Okeechobee.
  • Levee in New Madrid getting resurfaced

    Conquering a milestone is a big deal for our project delivery teams (PDT). On July 28, the Missouri Levee Gravel Resurfacing PDT celebrated reaching the significant Contract Award project milestone. They awarded the $1,983,466 contract to Better by Design which will resurface approximately 22 miles of the mainline Mississippi River Levee in New Madrid, Missouri. This maintenance on the levee’s crown provides safe and reliable access for vehicles and monitoring levee conditions.
  • Contract awarded for Old Town Seepage Remediation project

    Congratulations to the Old Town Seepage Remediation Project Delivery Team on reaching their Contract Award Milestone for their project located in Arkansas and Cotton Belt Levee District Number One. The project team awarded the $5,042,556 contract to the Sytes Corporation. The project involves extending the existing seepage remediation berm. The slated begin date for construction is Oct. 16 this year, with a tentative completion date of April 2023.
  • July

    Seagrass restoration part of lower Chesapeake Bay Watershed ecosystem project

    The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers placed safety signage for the Lynnhaven River Basin Ecosystem Restoration Project’s submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) planting efforts in Broad Bay, near First Landing State Park, within the Lynnhaven River watershed, July 30.
  • Construction reaches new heights on Red River of the North project

    Construction is literally reaching new heights this summer on the Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Area Flood Risk Management Project.
  • USACE campground sports new Splash Pad for fun and excitement

    JAMESTOWN, KY. (July 28, 2020) The word is out. One of the best way to beat the heat in the Lake Cumberland summer sun is to splash the day away in the refreshing sprinkles of a splash pad.
  • Omaha USACE employee recognized for leading team during COVID-19.

    An employee with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Omaha District and native of Chicago, was recognized for his accomplishments during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Nursing and Engineering: A Surprisingly Unsurprising Pairing

    When I walked into the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Far East District (FED) building on my first day as a summer hire, I felt some uncertainty and confusion as to how I, a nursing major, could contribute to the district. I had never taken an engineering class, nor had I even visited a construction site before. The confusion extended into the district employees as well, as they looked at me and asked, “nursing and engineering? I can’t see how those two have any relation.”
  • USACE-Albuquerque District’s John Martin conduit project results in much needed maintenance and repairs

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ John Martin Dam received significant maintenance and minor repairs in a recently completed conduit project.
  • 101st ABN DIV Engineers and USACE Nashville District partner to load at Lock C for JRTC Rotation

    INDIAN MOUND, Tenn. (Jul 21, 2020) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District in partnership with Fort Campbell Ky., recently completed a $2 million project to upgrade the Lock C location on the Cumberland River in Indian Mound, Tenn. Upon completion of the project, USACE handed over operational control to the post.
  • Geraldi assumes command of the Afghanistan District

    In a small but important ceremony, Colonel Mark Geraldi assumes command of the Afghanistan District from outgoing commander, Chris Becking.
  • Wigner named Nashville District Employee of the Month for June 2020

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 21, 2020) – Ryan Wigner, civil engineer in the Water Resources Section within the Engineering and Construction Division, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District employee of the month for June 2020.
  • Monolithic effort to construct lock chamber heats up

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (July 23, 2020) – A monolithic effort to construct a navigation chamber at the Chickamauga Lock Replacement Project is heating up where the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District has already placed 19,000 cubic yards of concrete and more than 700 tons of reinforcing steel.
  • District finishes 2019 flood damage repairs near Clear Creek

    OMAHA, Neb. - Sixteen months after devastating floods wreaked havoc in the Midwest, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District Systems Restoration Team has made significant progress restoring levee breaches and repairing damaged embankments along the Missouri River and its tributaries. To date, the Corps has closed 28 of 32 breaches.
  • World War II-era warehouse at Richmond depot to get major overhaul

    NORFOLK, Va. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Defense Logistics Agency are teaming up on a project to restore a Defense Supply Center Richmond warehouse built in 1942.
  • ERDC commander speaks to Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber of Commerce

    Since the Waterways Experiment Station got its start nearly 100 years ago, it has been a major player in its home city of Vicksburg, Mississippi. On July 15, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Commander Col. Teresa Schlosser joined a virtual crowd at the monthly Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber of Commerce luncheon to share stories about the incredible research happening in Vicksburg.