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Archive: 2014
  • December

    Veterans transition program documents Fort Norfolk relics

    The Army Corps of Engineers Veteran’s Curation Program, provide recently separated military veterans with employment and job training through rehabilitation and preservation of archeological collections, including items found at Fort Norfolk, while also providing the vets with interview skills training and resume writing assistance.
  • Engineers with a rescuer’s heart

    Rescue engineers are specially trained volunteers whose job is to help prevent disaster rescue teams from also becoming victims. Six of these Corps volunteers are from the Sacramento District. Learn more about their challenging role.
  • Helping, habitat and humanity

    LOS ANGELES – Year’s end is often a time to reflect on events of the preceding year, spend time with family and friends, and look toward the future. It presents opportunities to be thankful for what we have and to help others who may be less fortunate.
  • Middle East District engineers return to STARBASE Academy Winchester

    Local students from Frederick County’s Gainesboro Elementary School built bridges with two Middle East District engineers during a STEM presentation at STARBASE Academy at the Cherry-Beasley Readiness Center in Winchester.
  • District Engineer signs STEM agreement with Worcester State University

    The New England District has entered into a STEM Partnership in Education Agreement with Worcester State University in Massachusetts. Col. Christopher Barron, New England District Commander, and New England District’s STEM coordinator, Mark Anderson, traveled to the university to meet with President Barry Maloney on Oct. 27, to sign the agreement.
  • West Point on track to achieve Net Zero goals with Huntsville Center help

    Huntsville Center's Energy Division met with DPW Matt Talaber at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, in October to chart a way ahead for helping the institution achieve Net Zero.
  • Clock winds down as elite engineering team readies for deployment

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – As 2014 departs, so will 12 members of the 542nd Forward Engineering Support Team – Advanced (FEST-A), who deploy to Kuwait in January for more than six months to provide specialized technical engineering support for the Central Command area of responsibility.
  • ERDC collaboration will assist humanitarian assistance planners

    VICKSBURG, Miss. - Deciding the best use of available funds for humanitarian assistance following disasters proved to be fertile ground for a U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center research collaboration, resulting in a tool now being adapted for Department of Defense use.
  • USACE receives new biological opinion on 2012 Nationwide Permits

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has received a final biological opinion from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries on the USACE nationwide permits that were reissued on Feb. 13, 2012, and went into effect on March 19, 2012. The biological opinion was issued on Nov. 24, 2014, and it concludes the re-initiated programmatic consultation on the Endangered Species Act that began in July 2012 between the two agencies.
  • November

    Army Corps makes great strides during Two Years of Coastal Restoration following Sandy

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers made great strides and progress on its projects that were authorized and funded following Hurricane Sandy. The planning, projects and programs were vital, and several milestones were accomplished by several disciplined group of individuals and teams that used their expertise to successfully accomplish this critical mission.
  • New Fort Benning hospital set to open for business

    FORT BENNING, Ga. – Hundreds gathered for the ribbon-cutting ceremony held Nov. 7 in the atrium of the newly-constructed Martin Army Community Hospital at Fort Benning, Georgia.
  • SHAPE community celebrates opening of US schools

    MONS, Belgium – Top military and civilian leaders from Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, the Department of Defense Education Activity and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officially dedicated the U.S. sections Monday during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at SHAPE International School. The new Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Europe elementary and middle schools – to be followed by an American high school this coming winter – are the first to open as part of a multinational-funded venture to build a state-of-the-art campus on this NATO base by the fall of 2019.
  • Still waters run deep on Staten Island

    Residents of Grimsby Street in Midland Beach, Staten Island, New York noticed a large puddle of water in their neighborhood. Days went by – there was the puddle, a few months go by – there still was the puddle. The body of water was there so long residents began counting the days – 280! A resident said that it got to the point that the neighborhood named it Grimsby Lake.
  • District engineers help provide facelift to Kunsan Air Base runway

    The Far East District Kunsan resident office, along with the 8th Civil Engineer Squadron and Yi Bon Construction Company LTD., completed a major repair on the Kunsan Air Base runway and taxiways during September and October of 2014.
  • Site cleanup demonstrates unique technology

    VICKSBURG, Miss. - Cleanup efforts on the former motor pool site at the U.S. Army Engineer Research
  • Companies meet to learn about Redstone Arsenal renewable energy opportunity

    Biomass companies interested in competing for a renewable combined heat and power project on Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, met Nov. 13 to learn more about the opportunity and the acquisition process.
  • Osan Air Base opens new senior noncommissioned officer dorm

    A new senior noncommissioned officer dormitory opened on Osan Air Base, in the Republic of Korea (ROK), Nov. 5. The project was funded by the ROK government as part of a ROK funded construction in-kind project. The Ministry of National Defense - Defense Installations Agency (MND-DIA) was responsible for executing and managing the construction contract. The US Army Corps of Engineers Far East District worked with MND-DIA to provide construction quality assurance.
  • Aspiring engineer learns valuable lessons during STEM shadow day

    Seoul American High School senior Warren Nieto visited the Far East District compound Nov. 5 to experience what life as an engineer is really like. “It’s great to get out of the classroom and have this hands-on experience,” said Nieto. “Watching what people do on a daily basis and trying it out for yourself is much better than reading about it in a textbook where you don’t get a full picture about how it’s really done.”
  • Futures in engineering begin in middle school

    Take 35 enthusiastic middle school students, mix in a natural resource specialist, a biologist, an engineer and the backdrop of the Missouri River, with a barge and a dredger, and you get an education for our students, one STEM at a time.
  • October

    USACE mission in West Africa aimed at supporting Ebola containment

    WIESBADEN, Germany – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has joined the fight against Ebola in West Africa. The main body of Europe District’s Forward Engineer Support Team-Advanced departed Oct. 21 for Monrovia, Liberia, to take part in Operation United Assistance, an Africa Command mission to provide logistics, training and engineering support to U.S. Agency for International Development-led efforts at containing the virus outbreak in the region. District officials said the deployment could last up to six months.
  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Releases Robust Climate Change Adaptation, Strategic Sustainability Plans

    In response to Executive Orders 13514 and 13653, the United States Army Corps of Engineers today released its Climate Change Adaptation Plan and annual Strategic Sustainability Plan. "The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been factoring climate change and its impacts in to all its missions and operations for decades. The Corps of Engineers is working with the Obama Administration to identify and address the existing and future risks and vulnerabilities of climate change and ensure that communities and ecosystems are protected and flourish." said Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Senior Sustainability Officer.
  • Army Corps of Engineers waives day use fees at recreation areas on Veterans Day

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that it will waive day use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members, and their families at the more than 2,200 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide on Veterans Day, November 11.
  • Developing an Army Energy Information Management plan from the ground up

    Huntsville Center is leading an effort to develop the Army’s energy information management standards and an Armywide implementation plan that identifies the optimal strategy to integrate, monitor and manage all the energy production and consumption activities on an installation.
  • Fast-growing Resource Efficiency Manager Program expands to Army Reserve

    The Army’s Resource Efficiency Manager Program grew 82 percent in fiscal year 2014 with the addition of 19 REMs, which includes 11 new REMs at Army Reserve locations.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Deploys Team in Support of Operation United Assistance

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers deployed a team with engineering and engineering-related expertise to Liberia in support of Operation United Assistance, which is part of the comprehensive U.S. Government Ebola effort in West Africa led by the U.S. Agency for International Development.