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  • December

    USACE-Albuquerque District, Dona Ana County sign Project Partnership Agreement for new dam

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Albuquerque District leadership and representatives from Dona Ana County celebrated the completion of the Feasibility Phase of the Hatch Section 205 Flood Risk Management Project during a milestone ceremony in Hatch, N.M., Dec. 10, 2019.
  • Deployments aren't permanent, but worthwhile

    Deploying is a choice for Civilians within the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, and sometimes the tour could last anywhere from 6 months to a year, and even less.
  • Help during missions, gain valuable experience working with Emergency Operations Center

    Over the course of 13 days in October 2017, a windswept firestorm tore through more than 195,000
  • USACE Marine Design Center managing procurement of dredge for Azerbaijan

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Marine Design Center is managing the procurement of a dredge for the nation of Azerbaijan, as part of a broader U.S. Department of Defense program to enhance Azerbaijan’s maritime security.  The dredge will enable the Coast Guard of the State Border Service to operate its fleet of vessels and maintain access to the harbor entrance and shipping channels of ports located in the Caspian Sea. 
  • Welcome home Dredge Hurley!

    The Memphis District’s Dredge Hurley returned to its home port of Ensley Engineer Yard in Memphis Harbor around 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. Their arrival marks the end of the two most productive dredging seasons in the vessel’s history.
  • Fort Campbell engineers receive Nashville District overview and tour Kentucky Lock Addition Project

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky., (Dec. 05, 2019) –U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District commander Lt. Col. Sonny Avichal welcomed Maj. Gen. (Ret) Bryan Watson and Army Combat engineers from Fort Campbell’s 326th Engineer Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, for an overview and tour of the Kentucky Lock Addition Project.
  • Furnishings Program team focuses on ‘better, smarter, faster’ at VE workshop

    A group of Huntsville Center professionals took part in a value engineering workshop for the Furnishings Program Nov. 4–6 with the goal of improving processes, reducing costs and boosting value for stakeholders.
  • Buffalo District and D’Youville College teach students to get their hands dirty

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District biologists recently taught D’Youville College students basic wetland delineation and fish population surveys as part of two separate labs for the D’Youville BIO 189-A Great Lakes laboratory course.
  • Corps project kicks off in Johnstown

    With the conclusion of a press conference, the clock officially started on Pittsburgh District’s latest partnership project in Johnstown, Nov. 25.
  • Detroit wins Corps Small Business awards

    The Detroit District leadership participated in the Federal Small Business Conference this year and
  • TAD promotes Small Business participation in overseas programs

    SAME's Federal Small Business Conference connects small businesses directly with Federal Government procurement decision makers, contracting officers, small business liaison officers, and leaders. The event brings together small businesses with large businesses that have teaming and sub-contracting opportunities in support of government work. The 2019 SBC, held Nov. 20-22, 2019, in Dallas Texas, gave members of the Transatlantic Division team an opportunity to provide information on the projects and programs TAD anticipates we will begin developing in 2020 throughout the Middle East.
  • Agencies to sign agreement at Nansemond project’s next Restoration Advisory Board meeting

    SUFFOLK, Va. — Federal, state and local agencies tackling restoration efforts at Former Nansemond Ordnance Depot will sign a memorandum of understanding at Thursday's quarterly Restoration Advisory Board meeting, officials announced.
  • 51st Medical Group hosts ribbon-cutting celebrating expansion, renovation

    OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea— After five years the fourth and final phase of a construction and
  • November

    Coming together for those in need

    Members of the Memphis District stay busy with work, but that doesn’t keep them from finding time to help those around us in need. Two employees in particular, Regional Technical Specialist Jamie Evans and Contract Specialist Sequoria Wilson, managed to coordinate clothing drives recently to give to the homeless in our local area, each doing so on separate occasions.
  • A successful year for Lake Okeechobee

    At this time last year, Jacksonville District was a month into executing operational flexibility for Lake Okeechobee aimed at drawing the lake down. What a difference a year makes.
  • Keeping Score

    On Saturdays in the fall, 80,000 people funnel toward Williams-Brice Stadium to watch their beloved
  • Hurricane Hugo: 30 Years Later

    As a Sullivan’s Island resident, every weekday I cross the Ben Sawyer Bridge to head to work at the
  • Using data to determine flooding

    “I understand data and the different things we can do with information,” said Jennifer Kist,
  • Hurricane Dorian Response

    Each year, the Lowcountry braces for hurricane season. Extending from June 1st to November 30th and
  • Afghanistan District is Thankful for its Volunteers

    Across the world families are gathering together to share memories and cherish some of the most simplest that life has to offer. Meanwhile there are Soldiers and Civilians who are far away from home, and making the most of this time of the season.
  • Nashville District Contracting named best in USACE

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 26, 2019) – Companies can rest assure they are getting the very best contracting support in the entire U.S. Army Corps of Engineers when they do business with the Nashville District.
  • Remediation, Environmental Services industry day set

    Huntsville Center has an industry day set from 1— 4 p.m., Jan. 15, for International Remediation & Environmental Services. The Center anticipates awarding a contract for a three year base ordering period, and a two-year optional ordering period. The anticipated program capacity is approximately $750 Million.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Smithville Lake celebrates 30th managed deer hunt

    Nearly 150 people filled a maintenance facility with excitement at Smithville Lake around 4 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. They were all there for one reason, to get out into the wild and seek a big buck this weekend. For the 30th year, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Smithville Lake hosted what’s known as the world’s largest managed deer hunt for mobility-impaired hunters. During this two-day event, 60 hunting blinds are set up across 3,800 acres of prime ground, not available for public hunting. Along with a volunteer, these hunters seek out the best spot near daybreak and wait out their target.
  • Corps completes Red Spring boardwalk

    Leaders with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Division, Los Angeles District and the Bureau of Land Management officially reopened Red Spring boardwalk Nov. 8.
  • Demirbilek retires after 30 years of service to the Corps

    VICKSBURG, Miss. (November 15, 2019) -- In a packed conference room on a Friday morning, Dr. Zeki Demirbilek, a research hydraulics engineer for the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory, bid farewell to his colleagues and friends at a retirement ceremony held in his honor, November 15, 2019.