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  • June

    Former FED HQ compound has new mission

    As the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Far East District (FED) remembers the accomplishments of its past, the District also takes a few moments to learn about the new mission of an important part of its history, the former FED headquarters Dongdaemun compound.
  • Park rangers endure SPEARs and pepper spray to earn badge

    District park rangers who complete the Visitor Assistance course earn their park ranger badge and citation authority to enforce Title 36, which covers rules and regulations on federally owned parks and forests among other properties.
  • McCain named Nashville District Employee of the Month for April 2021

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 23, 2021) – Brian McCain, district surveyor in the Engineering and Construction Division’s Survey and Mapping Section, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee of the Month for April 2021. He is recognized primarily for his efforts surveying for a project in Middlesboro, Kentucky.
  • 4th Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment Soldiers move into new Apache attack hanger on Fort Carson

    The hangar doors have officially opened for the new 4th Combat Aviation Brigade’s 4th Attack Battalion hangar on Butts Army Airfield on Fort Carson, Colorado. During a ribbon cutting ceremony last month, senior leaders, Soldiers and distinguished guests gathered in front of the building’s main entrance to celebrate the completion of this U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District project.
  • Using simulation tools for operational readiness in maritime and littoral operations

    Operational readiness is a term used throughout the six branches of the U.S. military. The ability of armed forces to conduct the full range of military operations, regardless of a posed threat, is contingent upon how well units are manned, equipped, trained and led. To increase readiness, researchers at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) have partnered with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps on a joint venture to use ship simulation and numerical models in the planning of amphibious assaults and littoral operations.
  • Gathright Dam pulse release canceled as river conditions ‘favorable’

    NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials have canceled the upcoming pulse release scheduled for Wednesday, June 23 at Gathright Dam in the Alleghany Highlands of Virginia near Covington.
  • Honoring 246 years of Army and 242 years of USACE heritage

    In June 2021, the Far East District reflects on the great accomplishments of the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as the nation celebrates their establishments. FED is proud to contribute to the greater USACE mission of sustaining readiness through building and protecting.
  • Planning and Programming Support branch wins national awards

    Huntsville Center’s Planning and Programming Support Branch’s worldwide mission provides cost-effective, centralized planning solutions while developing comprehensive installation and facility planning studies, programming/cost-estimating documentation, and a variety of unique studies for federal clients.
  • Bouys on the horizon: Pittsburgh District installs more buoys to increase warning visibility

    The Pittsburgh District added horizontal safety buoys to two locks and dams locations, one on the Ohio and one on the Allegheny River, to increase visibility and warn boaters away from the dams.
  • A Simple Device manages the Eco-scape

    Many of these whirling watercraft operators are piloting a new device that promises efficiency, efficacy, and most importantly accountability. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, biologist Jessica Fair and Keith Mangus, project manager at Applied Aquatic Management, took me out on the lake to explain how this small, inconspicuous device will revolutionize the management of invasive plants.

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  • Corps announces the second phase of reopenings at recreation facilities

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announces a second phase of reopenings starting October 9, at Corps-managed recreation areas along the Okeechobee Waterway that were closed in March to protect against the further spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
  • LA District, California Army National Guard to conduct flood-fighting demonstration Oct. 8 at Whittier Narrows Dam

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District and the California National Guard are partnering to conduct a Super Sand Bag Placement functional exercise at the Whittier Narrows Dam in Montebello, California. The exercise will include the use of a U.S. Army UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter flown by a crew with the California National Guard's Army Aviation Support Facility No. 1, based in Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos, California. The California National Guard will conduct a sling-load operation that will place sandbags into a simulated breach of the levee system at Whittier Narrows Dam to demonstrate the joint flood-fighting capabilities of the Corps of the California National Guard.
  • Gavins Point Dam spillway gate to undergo maintenance, some impact on anglers during paddlefish season expected

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District announced Friday that spillway gate maintenance will take place on Gavins Point Dam through Oct. 16, which may impact anglers in the area for paddlefish season.
  • Army Corps announces installation of Jennings Randolph Lake Downstream Early Warning System

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, has installed a year-round early warning system at Jennings Randolph Lake intended to notify downstream public users of impending rapid increases in water levels, and to evacuate the river immediately to higher ground for their safety.
  • Agassiz Road weekday closures begin October 7

     The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District announced today that dredging activities
  • USACE Galveston District releases Buffalo Bayou Tributaries Resiliency Study Interim Report

    GALVESTON, Texas – Today the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Galveston District is releasing an Interim Report for the Buffalo Bayou and Tributaries Resiliency Study (BBTRS). The purpose of BBTRS is to identify, evaluate and recommend actions to address conditions that have changed flood risks around the Addicks and Barker reservoirs since their construction in the 1940s.
  • Contracts awarded for establishment of Upper Missouri Basin Monitoring Network

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District has recently awarded multiple contracts with state and federal agencies and private firms to establish the Upper Missouri Basin Monitoring Network for soil moisture and plains snowpack.
  • NR 20-025: Nashville District to resume collection of day-use fees

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 1, 2020) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces that it will resume the collection of fees at its day use recreation areas beginning Oct. 8. Fee collections were suspended earlier this year when recreation areas were closed due to COVID-19 precautions.
  • Army Corps of Engineers seeks public comments on proposal to renew and revise nationwide permits

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today it is seeking comments on its proposal to renew and revise 52 nationwide permits for work in wetlands and other waters that are regulated by Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and/or Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899. In addition, USACE is proposing to issue five new nationwide permits that pertain to authorizing seaweed mariculture activities, finfish mariculture activities, electric utility line and telecommunications activities, utility line activities for water and other substances, and water reclamation and reuse facilities.
  • Kansas City District awards contracts totaling $17 million for repair of pump stations

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, awarded two contracts totaling $17M to Supplied Industrial Solutions of Granite City, Illinois to complete repairs and modifications to ten pump stations along the Armourdale and Central Industrial District Levee Units. Due to diligent work by all team members, these contracts were awarded early, thus meeting a USACE goal to start and finish projects faster.