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  • October

    Volunteering it Forward: Kansas City District all-volunteer disaster relief force makes a difference across the U.S.

    In the span of a year, the Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had 25 of their employees actively work on deployments to disaster relief missions across the U.S. Kansas City District employees participated in four Emergency Support Function-3 missions—the Oregon wildfires, Tennessee high water event, Hurricane Henri and Hurricane Ida. Disaster relief missions that happen outside the Kansas City District and require additional help fall under ESF-3, which requires USACE’s support through volunteer deployments.
  • PERSONAL VIGNETTE: Ensuring safety of disaster response volunteers is a mission within a mission

    As public affairs specialists with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, we are used to helping craft messages like “safety is our top priority” and “we are committed to keeping our team safe” but while developing messaging and talking points is part of our normal duties, it is not often that we are on the receiving end of our own words. Developing COVID-19 safety messaging in the Hurricane Ida disaster response was a game changer and our “talking points” have become real-life reminders of what we need to stay safe, while helping others.
  • September

    Hurricane Ida Support

    Colonel Jayson Putnam, Captain Justin Adams, Jason Ritter and Kent Smith are currently supporting recovery operations in the wake of Hurricane Ida. They are a portion of a 24-person contingent from the Huntington District.
  • Hurricane Ida Recovery Support

    Andrew Auxier, deployed to Louisiana for Hurricane Ida recovery as a Local Government Liaison, is at the site of first blue roof install in Orleans Parish.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers initiates Blue Roof Program

    VICKSBURG, Miss. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reviving its free Operation Blue Roof program to get as many houses into livable condition as possible during Hurricane Ida recovery. Operation Blue Roof is a priority mission managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for FEMA.
  • August

    USACE Memphis District Team deployed to Louisiana in support of FEMA Hurricane Ida relief efforts

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Memphis District deployed an Emergency Power Planning and Response Team (PRT) in support of FEMA’s Hurricane Ida recovery efforts.

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