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  • January

    Army Corps Battalion: Life Support for VA Hospital

    Patients at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in the Bronx, New York were pleasantly surprised recently to see active duty soldiers walking in their hallways. "It's so nice to see when they walk through the facility how the patients react to them. They look at their shoulders and see the rank and they ask ‘How are you Sarge?’
  • DoD adopts Army Corps of Engineers BUILDER SMS standard for all facility condition assessments

    FORT WORTH, Texas-- A decision in September 2013 by the Department of Defense to mandate use of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, or USACE-developed facility condition assessment software opens up new asset management opportunities across the Corps. The genesis of this USACE Asset Management Program business line came more than three years ago when the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) approached USACE Headquarters.
  • Europe District engineers drive STEM initiative in 2013 and beyond

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Did you have a mentor growing up? Perhaps you can recall a role model, adviser or volunteer who helped steer you toward the career you have today. Last year, more than 20 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District volunteers spent time with local students -- helping them understand the practical applications of science, technology, engineering and math; set education and career goals; and relate and communicate better with adults.