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  • March

    MATOC Partnerships Lead To Process Changes, Improvements

    The Middle East District strives to improve processes, communication and other issues directly affecting contractors involved in USACE projects in the Middle East and Central Asia.
  • Exploratory drilling brings out benefits of partnership between districts

    A drill rig crew from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Baltimore District extracted core samples here March 14, that are being closely examined by Nashville District geologists at Center Hill Lake near what is known as the Saddle Dam. However, the exploratory drilling is revealing more than just the condition of rock formations; it's also bringing out the benefits of the two districts partnering together to explore the movement of water seepage through the karst geology in the area.
  • Plug removed at Kissimmee River Restoration project, connecting oxbow to canal

    The Kissimmee River Restoration project is a congressionally authorized undertaking sponsored by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers and the South Florida Water Management District, the non-federal sponsor. The project encompasses the removal of two water control structures, filling approximately 22 miles of canal, and restoring over 40 square miles of the river channel and floodplain ecosystem, including approximately 27,000 acres of wetlands.
  • USACE translates water safety messages to reach multi-lingual audiences

    A significant number of immigrants are from regions of the world where the lakes and rivers are shallow and offer little or no current. They are unaware of the dangers of the Mississippi River, like strong currents, locks and dams, wing dams and snags. (Photo provided by Hilary Markin)
  • Spotlight on USACE Galveston District employee

    Bill Kampe, who has been employed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District for 23 years, is the district’s employee spotlight for March 2012.
  • USACE team members get back to nature in Arizona

    Members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District spent two sunny days participating in the annual Tres Rios Nature & Earth Festival held in Goodyear, Ariz. March 10 and 11.
  • Personnel Spotlight: USACE Middle East district's engineer and inventor

    Joey Behr, a civil engineer intern, began working at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District as a student summer hire in the summer of 2008. He also began the patent process for his first invention at about that same time: the String Sight.
  • Nashville District, Hydroelectric Design Center charged to assess switchyards

    In this endeavor, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is partnering with Hydroelectric Design Center experts on the first two switchyard assessments at Cordell Hull and Center Hill Lakes. The district then plans to finish the remaining assessments, but will rely on HDC to perform a technical review of findings. HDC will also provide additional quality assurance oversight, and help shape options and recommendations on possible replacement and upgrades of structures, equipment and technology.
  • USACE Middle East District has two honored at Black Engineer of the Year conference

    Lt. Col. Anthony P. Mitchell and Tamika W. McDowell possess characteristics of excellence and leadership that will attract young people to the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. For their accomplishments with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, they were recognized at the annual Black Engineer of the Year STEM conference in Philadelphia.
  • 533rd FEST-M praised for performance in Afghanistan

    Members of the 533rd Engineer Detachment, Forward Engineer Support Team-Main were highly praised March 1, 2012 at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan by Maj. Gen. Kendall P. Cox, commander of Transatlantic Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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