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Archive: 2012
  • December

    Tulsa engineers mentor youngsters at robotics competition

    TULSA, Okla. - A group of engineers from the Tulsa District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers helped out with the Tulsa FIRST LEGO League qualifying event Nov. 10 as part of the district's Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) outreach program.
  • 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.
  • Corps' officials meet with Illinois leaders to discuss low water operations

    ALTON- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley Division Commander Maj. Gen. John Peabody and St. Louis District Commander Col. Chris Hall met with state and local representatives yesterday in Alton, Ill., to discuss current and future actions the Corps will take to maintain a safe and reliable navigation channel during low water.
  • In-house design helps transform California military post

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - An abandoned airplane hangar with just four instructors, 60 students and only one language was how the school began in San Francisco. Around the same time the school was starting its life, a small, 170-year-old military post about 100 miles south was going through yet another renovation: serving as a reception area for the U.S. Army's III Corps.
  • Education efforts in 2012 focus on partnerships

    The future of Team Redstone is in the hands of those that are students in elementary, middle and high schools across the Tennessee Valley today. To make sure they are well-equipped to handle the challenges of the future, Team Redstone has made it its mission to foster those future leaders.
  • St. Paul District lawyer receives national award for excellence

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – St. Paul District's chief attorney Joe Willging was recently selected as the 2012 E. Manning Seltzer Award recipient.
  • Chinese delegation tours Washington Aqueduct as part of Corps' program

    A 20-member delegation of scientists and water professionals from the Peoples Republic of China received a presentation and tour on area water production methods during a Dec. 7 tour at Washington Aqueduct in northwest Washington, D.C.
  • Army Corps of Engineers releases additional water from lake to aid Mississippi River traffic

    ST. LOUIS -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District began increasing releases from Carlyle Lake in Southwest Illinois, Dec. 15, in support of safe navigation on the Mississippi River.
  • USACE delivers NATO Special Operations Headquarters in Belgium

    MONS, Belgium -- U.S. and international military officials have cut the ribbon on a state-of-the-art facility constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District that will enable the NATO special operations forces community to plan, coordinate and conduct vital missions around the globe.
  • Automated system helps Army Corps manage debris mission in NYC

    QUEENS, N.Y. -- At Jacob Riis Park, a temporary storage site in Queens, N.Y., waves of short-haul trucks arrive to unload storm-damage debris, plucked from public right-of-ways following Hurricane Sandy.
  • ERDC software aids Detroit fire department

    In Detroit, Mich., vacant and abandoned homes are a major problem. After losing a quarter of its population between 2000 and 2010, the city is estimated to have 40,000 such properties that are a breeding ground for criminal activity and create safety hazards, according to a recent Wall Street Journal article. Now, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center technology is helping the city clean up.
  • FUDS cleanup moves to next phase

    SPRING VALLEY, D.C. -- As the excavator scraped the side of the stately colonial brickhouse at 4825 Glenbrook Road N.W., people gathered to watch the long-awaited demolition in Spring Valley.
  • Army Values: A Civilian Perspective

    The Army Values are part of your life and work. Yes, you’re a civilian, but you probably work only a few steps away from a Soldier. Many of us have actually deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan and worked alongside Soldiers, wearing the same uniforms they do.
  • Building Strong means building safe

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Throughout the Afghanistan Engineer District-South area of operations, where dozens of Afghan National Security Forces installations are under construction, safety and occupational health specialists visit job sites daily to make sure laborers are protected from unnecessary risks.
  • Dredging commences in Great Lakes contamination area after 40 years

    With one seamless swivel of a crane, a bucket of sediment was released into a barge the afternoon of Oct. 23 for the first time in over 40 years in the Indiana Harbor and Canal, one of the busiest ports by tonnage and the number one area of contamination in the Great Lakes.
  • USACE: Getting Hurricane Sandy missions done through interagency teamwork

    NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. -- "She was wandering around mounds of debris along the waterfront at Breezy Point, New York, and the shock on her face was pretty powerful for me," said Jim Balocki, chief, Interagency and International Services, Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  • Corps Joins ABMC, Punchbowl to Dedicate Vietnam Pavilions at the Honolulu Memorial

    The American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC), along with the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl) and the Honolulu District dedicated two new pavilions at the Honolulu Memorial on Sunday, November 11, 2012.
  • Building Strong from the Rocky Mountains to the Peaks of Afghanistan

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Nestled below the rugged peaks of the wild and pristine Cabinet Mountains, an outdoor enthusiast's paradise, rests Libby, Mont., home to skier and hiker, Jeff Regh.
  • Corps joins dignitaries for DLA headquarters groundbreaking event

    New Cumberland, Pa. -- Col. Kent Savre, commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, North Atlantic Division, joined other dignitaries at the Nov. 28 groundbreaking event for the new $95 million Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) headquarters here.
  • 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.
  • Next phase of debris removal in NYC begins for Army Corps

    QUEENS, N.Y. -- On the morning of Hurricane Sandy, Martha Militano, a Rockaways resident, packed an overnight bag and left for Brooklyn to stay the night with her son. The next day, after the storm had passed, she went back to her home on Beach 130th Street, where she had lived for the past 16 years and discovered everything was gone.
  • November

    Middle school students learn geographic technology

    Students from the Ed White Middle School saw up close what it is like to be part of a GIS team Nov.14 during GIS Day at the school led by employees from the Corps of Engineers Huntsville Center.
  • 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.
  • Building green: Corps of Engineers explores overseas LEED alternative

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Think global, act local. The phrase, popularized in the 1970s on the back bumpers of hippies' Volkswagens and on the front of their T-shirts, has evolved through the years and taken on a wider meaning. The slogan is used by urban planners, environmentalists, government officials and business executives to describe a global mindset with a local focus.
  • USACE heads up Air Force infrastructure assessment

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- The Air Force has launched a two-year evaluation of facilities and equipment on bases worldwide to gain a clearer picture of energy and space efficiencies within its inventory.