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  • February

    Army Corps promotes STEM careers for National Engineers Week

    SAVANNAH, Ga. - Why should American students care about pursuing engineering careers?Officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are communicating the answer to students throughout the year-and especially during National Engineers Week, which runs this year from Feb. 16 through Feb. 22.
  • Baltimore District team deploys to support an overseas contingency operation

    A nine-person team of specialists deployed Feb. 8 to support a U.S. Army -- Central Command mission. Known as the 71st Engineer Detachment now under the command of Maj. Timika Wilson, the FEST-A (Forward Engineer Support Team -- Advanced) team flew to Kuwait enroute to Amman, Jordan, to replace a similar team from Europe District.
  • Westphal recognizes enduring & unique contributions of the Corps

    WASHINGTON -- Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal visited the Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) on February 4, 2014, to receive various updates from USACE leadership regarding current initiatives and the mission of the Transatlantic Division.
  • USACE completes construction at Portugues Dam

    "Entonces, felicidades en sus logros," (Congratulations on your accomplishments). That was the key message from Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), to those who attended a dedication ceremony Feb. 5 celebrating completion of Portugues Dam, a $386 million structure designed to reduce flooding impacts in Ponce, Puerto Rico.
  • District welcomes middle school’s First Lego® League

    Jacksonville District continues to make strides in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education, as employees hosted students from JEB Stuart Middle School’s First Lego® League (FLL) at the district’s headquarters office. The event provided a view of the STEM disciplines as they are used in Corps career fields.
  • Corps signs agreement with locals, promotes volunteer and educational programs

    TIOGA, Pa. — Community leaders, volunteers, visitors and members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gathered Feb. 11 at the Ives Run Visitor Center for a ceremonial signing of the Friends of Tioga-Hammond & Cowanesque Lakes cooperative agreement. This agreement establishes a formal relationship between the Corps and community to provide volunteers, services, educational programs and family events to the local community.