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  • 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.