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  • December

    USACE leverages drought to perform lake maintenance

    Water levels at Tulsa District lakes were the lowest in years as the result of an extreme drought. The drought had many negative impacts on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and local communities, but USACE took advantage of the low water to perform routine necessary maintenance on facilities that are usually underwater.
  • Huntsville team supports flood victims

    On Sept. 8, a tropical storm brought heavy flooding in the Susquehanna River Valley, and FEMA assigned a temporary housing mission to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The housing planning and response team (PRT) from Huntsville Center took the mission to support residents rendered homeless by the Susquehanna River flood.
  • Huntsville team supports flood victims

    On Sept. 8, a tropical storm brought heavy flooding in the Susquehanna River Valley, and FEMA assigned a temporary housing mission to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The housing planning and response team (PRT) from Huntsville Center took the mission to support residents rendered homeless by the Susquehanna River flood.
  • Huntsville Center ends munitions disposal mission in Iraq

    At one time, it would have been easy to call Iraq the most dangerous place on Earth. Years of war and slipshod munitions accountability during the Saddam Hussein regime had turned the country into a thicket of unexploded ordnance.
  • 2nd Engineer Battalion burns its colors

    Every year, the Soldiers of the 2nd Engineer Battalion burn their unit colors. To military people, this is shocking. A unit’s colors, its flag, is part of the unit’s soul. During a change of command the colors pass from the previous commander to the new commander. Battle streamers record the unit’s history in combat. The colors lead the unit on parade.
  • November

    Making history: Engineers remember Operation Just Cause

    History is not just an academic subject for some people in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. They were there when it happened ... they made the history.
  • Levee safety evolving rapidly

    Since the creation of its Levee Safety Program in 2006, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has made great strides in the rapidly evolving field of levee safety.
  • USACE team receives international award

    The Holcim Foundation recognized a 26-person multidisciplinary team from the U.S Army Corps of Engineers for their work on a net zero implementation plan for Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. The foundation honored the team during a ceremony Oct. 20 at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.
  • D.C. students enjoy Anacostia River

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers joined Wilderness Inquiry, a nonprofit outdoor adventure group, and several other federal and local partnering agencies and organizations in hosting the second annual Paddling the Anacostia River event in Washington, D.C.