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Archive: 2018
  • December

    Carrying on legacy of USACE Support in the Middle East

    For more than 60 years, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Middle East District has
  • Task Force Essayons Supports Coalition Mission to Defeat ISIS

    Task Force Essayons (TFE) provides engineering and construction services to the U.S. and coalition
  • November

    Supporting the Warfighter Every Day

    Every project, every program, and every task supports the warfighter every day. That’s the role of
  • October

    Baltimore District, local first responders simulate rescue operations at East Sidney Lake Dam

    First responders and fire departments are always preparing to respond to worst-case scenarios. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, alongside area emergency responders did just that Oct. 13 during a training exercise simulating rescue operations in the event of a medical emergency at East Sidney Lake Dam.

    Col. Sebastien P. Joly, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District commander, and Wynne Fuller, chief of Operations Division for Mobile District, visited the USACE Resident Office at Tyndall Air Force Base, on Oct. 17, 2018 in Panama City, Fla.

    “It was like 100 pressure washers going on all at once.” Those were the words of Kelly Bunting, a park ranger with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District at the Lake Seminole Project Office, who along with her husband Nate, a biologist with the Florida Wildlife Commission, their nine-year-old daughter Norah, and their Boston Terrier Roxie, survived the harrowing ordeal known as “Hurricane Michael.”

    Col. Sebastien P. Joly, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District commander and Wynne Fuller, chief of Operations Division, visited Lake Seminole Project Office and Jim Woodruff Lock and Dam, located in southwest Georgia along the border of Florida on Oct. 16, 2018.

    Surveying efforts from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District quickly restored navigation channels in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. This included the Port of Pensacola, Fla. and nearly 300 miles of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District project the Jim Woodruff Lock & Dam, suffered some damage and is dealing with power issues, but it survived the impact of Hurricane Michael as it battered the Florida Gulf Coast on Wednesday in Lake Seminole, Fla.
  • September

    District employees ready for Florence

    Employees at the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, joined millions along the East Coast this week as they prepared for the arrival of Hurricane Florence.
  • July

    DoD partnerships critical to Fairbanks’ strategic importance

    A new era of military modernization was the theme during a visit to Alaska by one of the Department of Defense’s top officials.
  • June

    Corps mentors Tennessee State University STEM students at Summer Engineering Program

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 28, 2018) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District has partnered with the Tennessee State University College of Engineering, Technology and Computer Science Department to mentor science, technology, engineering and math students during a four-week National Summer Transportation Institute program June 18 through June 28 on the campus of TSU.
  • First stage assessment of new safety system complete

    The Stage 1 assessment was the first milestone in the implementation of the new safety management system. The Army-wide system enables the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to meet the Army’s goal of modernizing safety and occupational health programs.
  • Kids catch interest in outdoors, environment at fishing rodeo

    ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (June 16, 2018) – Kids caught fish and an interest in the outdoors and environment today during the Cheatham Lake Annual Fishing Rodeo.
  • Strand promoted, continues leading reserve component engineer Soldiers

    More than 100 Soldiers and civilians gathered at the Redstone Arsenal Community Center Thursday to help celebrate Maj. Gen. Stephen Strand’s promotion from brigadier general to major general. Strand has served in the Army Reserve for more than 32 years and is the deputy commanding general for Reserve Affairs, Headquarters U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Strand assumed that position in August, 2017 and will continue serving in that function.
  • April

    FEMA Extends 100 Percent Funding for Emergency Response to Hurricanes

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended for 60 days the period in which it will cover 100 percent of eligible costs for debris removal and emergency protective measures undertaken by the U.S. Virgin Islands in response to hurricanes Maria and Irma.
  • DoDEA invests in schools overseas with USACE assistance

    Many of the schools throughout the Department of Defense Education Activity-Europe are failing,
  • March

    Army Corps’ drift collection vessel assists with helicopter recovery

    On March 12, 2018, crews from the Army Corps' drift collection DRIFTMASTER participated in an operation to recover a downed helicopter that crashed into the East River on Sunday, March 11, 2018. The operation was conducted in support of the Army Corps' agency partners: New York City Police Department Harbor Unit, New York City Fire Department Marine Bureau, and the U.S. Coast Guard Sector, N.Y.
  • New York District sparks STEM interest at Intrepid Museum event

    It was a foggy and rainy day outside, but inside the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum things were buzzing for “Kids Week” a series of events conducted during the last week of February 2018. The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a maritime history museum at Pier 86 at 46th Street on the West Side of Manhattan, New York City. The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Intrepid was one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers built during World War II. The ship was decommissioned in 1974 and in 1982 became the foundation of the museum.
  • Corps continues to tackle ‘difficult to access’ properties

    The Corps is edging closer to completing cleanup of debris on properties affected by the October 2017 wildfires that swept through Lake, Mendocino, Napa and Sonoma counties. The cleanup efforts are nearly nonstop; however, like leaving the toughest portions of a jigsaw puzzle for last, so goes the cleanup of what the Corps calls ‘difficult to access’ properties.
  • Collaborative relationships critical to levee safety

    Important to communities because of the benefits they provide, levee systems are part of our nation’s landscape. For example, more than ten million people live or work behind levees in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Levee Safety Program. Located behind these levees nationwide are more than one trillion dollars of public and private property. In the Kansas City District, Geoffrey Henggeler serves as our levee safety program manager. “Levee safety is a shared responsibility. No single entity has all of the tools or resources to deal with levee and flood risk management issues. It takes a team effort between the levee owner, the Corps of Engineers and other stakeholders, including emergency management officials, local community leaders, and other local, state and federal agencies,” said Henggeler.
  • Engineers at Far East District make history on construction project

    A Battalion headquarters complex construction project at Camp Humphreys, Korea, designed and
  • February

    Local Environmental Group Recognizes District as Sustained River Star

    A local environmental group recognized the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, for its environmental stewardship along the Elizabeth River watershed.
  • January

    Chief of engineers speaks at conference, advocates for change, innovation

    SAN PEDRO, California – During a recent trip to California, Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, told stakeholders he envisions the Corps as “champions for change.”