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  • February

    Nashville District holds its last lock operator training graduation

    The commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District recognized the end of an era as he presented nine students from its lock operator class with graduation certificates at J. Percy Priest Lake, Jan. 31, 2012.
  • USACE talks FUDS with Southern Arizona residents

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District began clearing work Jan. 30 following a public involvement meeting the District hosted Jan. 26 to discuss the state of several of the former Williams Field Bomb Target Ranges.
  • Eagles soar high overhead Dale Hollow Lake bird watchers

    Dale Hollow Lake park rangers assigned to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville district provided several free eagle watch tours to the public to showcase the eagles that make the lake their home every winter.
  • Construction begins on new training center at Fort Carson

    Fort Carson leaders and representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Native American Services Corp shoveled the first scoop of dirt in a Jan. 27 ceremonial groundbreaking event, signifying the start of construction of the Mission Command Training Center.
  • Corps of Engineers completes Yolo Bypass levee repairs

    USACE began necessary repairs on 2,000 feet of levee in July 2011 to restore its full flood risk reduction capability. After excavating the landside of the levee, construction crews installed a gravel drainage system in the toe, or bottom, of the levee, replacing the compacted soil before rebuilding the levee.
  • Jacksonville District's NOVA Unmanned Aerial Vehicle program soars

    The NOVA Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) offers USACE a low-cost method of obtaining pictures from the air for a wide variety of applications. In addition to the levee monitoring, the NOVA has also been used for wildlife surveys, regulatory permit reconnaissance, invasive species contract assessments and invasive species acreage estimation.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers promotes first woman to general officer

    In a historic ceremony, Brig. Gen. Margaret W. Burcham became the first woman to be promoted to general officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  • January

    Zama teens make bid for top spot in engineering contest

    Sixteen Zama American High School engineering students recently competed in a realistic bid-proposal contest, giving them a taste of what they can experience if they continue their educational pursuit of science, technology, engineering and math careers.
  • USACE Middle East District has some Tough Mudders

    Seven U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District employees were part of a large team that participated in the 10-mile endurance event to honor a fallen Navy SEAL and raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.
  • USACE helps build a cleaner, more sanitary Fallujah

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Middle East District, in conjunction with Iraq's Ministry of Municipalities and Public Works, recently oversaw the completion of a new wastewater collection and treatment system for the city of Fallujah in Iraq's Al-Anbar Governate.

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