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  • April

    Boston Marathon hero awarded Soldier's Medal

    BOSTON-- Many Americans have seen the shaky photos and videos taken when the bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. Among the many people who went to the aid of the injured, there are glimpses of runners who stripped off their shirts to tie tourniquets around the shattered limbs of bomb victims.
  • Comment Period: Interpretive rule for the 404(f)(1)(A) exemption under the Clean Water Act

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Army Civil Works announce a Notice of Availability for a 45-day public comment period in the Federal Register for an interpretive rule for the 404(f)(1)(A) exemption under the Clean Water Act. The public comment period begins on April 21, 2014 and ends on June 05, 2014.
  • Comment Period: Proposed rule for the definition of Waters of the U.S. under the Clean Water Act

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announce the publication of a joint proposed rule for the definition of Waters of the U.S. under the Clean Water Act in the Federal Register for a 90-day public comment period. The public comment period begins on April 21, 2014 and ends on July 21, 2014.
  • Tyrannosaurus Rex to embark on cross country journey

    OMAHA, Neb. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District’s Wankel Tyrannosaurus Rex will soon travel from Montana, where it has resided for the past 66 million years, to the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.
  • Dinosaur loans and crowd-sourcing archaeology: How Army archaeology supports historic preservation and modern education

    ST. LOUIS - In an unassuming office in St. Louis, Dr. Michael "Sonny" Trimble and his team are working to get a 66-million-year-old, seven-ton tyrannosaurus safely packed and moved cross-country. This effort is just one part of a greater undertaking to preserve and share America's cultural and natural history.
  • Delicate dance with a dinosaur

    BOZEMAN, Montana - It plays like a dance...Open the crate, photograph the contents of the crate, inspect the fossil, document it's condition... 1,2,3,4… 1,2,3,4
  • My name is Roqia

    KABUL, Afghanistan – At the project site, a tiny woman wearing both a traditional hajib and a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hardhat walks up, smiles and says, “Hello, my name is Roqia.” Born in 1987, Roqia can easily remember when women were denied a basic education and barred from working outside the home or even to be seen in public. But she did not give up her dreams. In truth, the oppression ignited a spark in her to beat the odds. Beat them she did. Roqia is a modest woman who stands barely five feet tall and speaks with a soft voice. But she is respected by both her American and Afghan male counterparts as the USACE Afghan electrical quality assurance engineer for the Afghan National Defense University (ANDU) in Kabul.
  • USACE employees go green in April

    From tree planting and spring cleanups to a “Green Campus Initiative,” U.S. Army Corps of Engineers personnel are making a difference as Earth Day approaches on April 22. Although Army Corps of Engineers employees take time to do something good for the environment on a daily basis, each April there is an increased emphasis on getting outdoors and working with community groups to do just a little bit more.