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Author: Jessica Haas, Public Affairs Specialist
  • April

    Army Dive Team, MVM completes critical stringout repairs

    The 74th Army Dive Detachment Team, with the help of several of our Ensley Engineer Yard skilled tradesmen, recently repaired sections of a highly critical structure here at the Memphis District Ensley Engineer Yard. The vital structure this team spent time repairing is known as the stringout, which to many might look like a pier or dock.
  • March

    Another Rock Island District project complete

    Ensley Engineer Yard Skilled Tradesmen recently completed a second survey vessel project for the Mississippi Valley Division’s Rock Island District. The Survey Boat “Dubuque” had repairs done to include items such as replacing the deck hatches with watertight hatches, servicing outboard engines and generator, replacing of the lower unit on both engines, replacing all interior and exterior screws on the vessel, and installing those screws using Loctite to prevent loosening.
  • Grand Prairie Tainter gates ‘OK’ to proceed

    Members of the Memphis District’s Construction, Mechanical and Structural Branches, Area and Resident Offices, and Southern Contractors, Inc., all recently gathered to witness the successful testing of four Tainter gates as part of the Grand Prairie Widened Canal Project near DeValls Bluff, Arkansas.
  • Memphis District to get new dry dock

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District's Ensley Engineer Yard is well on its way to acquiring a new dry dock to take the place of the current Dry Dock 1015 within the next few years.
  • Value added, delivered, certified

    The Memphis District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is proud to announce that one of its very own is the only employee in the Mississippi Valley Division certified to facilitate Value Engineering Studies totaling more than 10 million dollars. Neal Newman, technical manager, senior cost manager, and MVM district value officer, now holds an additional title as Certified Value Specialist.
  • St. Francis Basin projects ready to advertise

    The Memphis District Design Teams are celebrating the recent completion of designs for four supplemental projects now ready to be advertised. The packages have been sent to the contracting team for award this fiscal year.
  • Corps surveys the Keystone Dam

    The Memphis District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues to perform survey support for districts outside of the Mississippi Valley Division. Recently, Surveyors Josh Beam and Phil Pettit from the Memphis Survey Section completed a survey of the Keystone Dam, which is located west of Tulsa, Oklahoma on Keystone Lake near the community of Sand Springs.
  • Noteworthy realty service

    Some would say there’s nothing better than getting a thank you note after you’ve done a good job, especially when the job can be a sensitive time for those involved. Meet Joshua A. Neisen, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Realty Specialist for the Memphis District. He recently received a thank you note from both landowners and the District Commander for a job well done.
  • February

    Top five strengths

    Performance Management and Data Analytics Chief of Military Programs at USACE Headquarters, Sam Zakhem, led a two-day class on a variety of important topics ranging from knowing yourself as a leader, making a first impression, and listening with intent.
  • Several Mississippi scour repairs complete

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District, Wynne Area Office, River Engineering and various construction partners recently delivered on yet another construction contract ahead of schedule, within budget and with zero safety incidents.

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