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  • September

    National Capital Region emergency response partners weather the storm

    During a recent emergency exercise, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District; 249th Engineer Battalion Charlie Company Prime Power; and emergency management partners helped enable community restoration efforts in the region by successfully assessing temporary emergency power needs for critical facilities. This opportunity prepared the emergency response agencies to resolve post-storm power outages during their most challenging time – hurricane season.
  • July

    USACE Planning and Response Teams: Volunteering when disaster strikes

    Emergency preparedness and response is primarily a state and local responsibility. However, in instances when the nature of the disaster exceeds the capabilities of state and local interests, the Corps of Engineers may provide help to save human life, prevent immediate human suffering, and/or mitigate property damage. The Memphis District actively responds to emergencies throughout the country, assisting in the form of the Blue Roof Program, debris removal, temporary housing and infrastructure support, and temporary emergency power. This team of USACE pre-trained volunteers is known as the Planning and Response Team (PRT).
  • April

    My Hurricane Laura Deployment Experience

    Working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has given me a lot of opportunities to learn, grow, and challenge myself. Most recently, I was deployed down to Lafayette, Louisiana, along with several other USACE teammates, and we were assigned to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s temporary housing mission.
  • Little Rock District conducts flood fighting technique training

    The Little Rock District recently conducted flood fighting technique training at the Greers Ferry Lake Project Office.
  • July

    Omaha USACE employee recognized for leading team during COVID-19

    An employee with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Omaha District and native of Chicago, was recognized for his accomplishments during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • April

    USACE to begin construction on alternate care facilities in Virginia

    The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has received three mission assignments from FEMA to construct alternate care facilities in Northern Virginia, the Hampton Roads region and in the Richmond, Virginia area.
  • December

    Fuels PDT named USACE ‘Team of the Year’ for contracting

    The professionals of the Fuels Recurring Maintenance and Minor Repair Project Delivery Team gathered Dec. 16, 2019, to receive the 2019 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ “Team of the Year” Excellence in Contracting Award.
  • September

    District preps for Dorian, stands ready to respond if commonwealth impacted

    In conjunction with Gov. Ralph Northam’s state of emergency declaration for Virginia yesterday, the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) activated its Emergency Operations Center in Richmond to facilitate close coordination with state and federal agencies on pre- and post-storm activities.
  • May

    Los trabajos a la Represa Guajataca, ejemplo de multiples agencias trabajando en equipo

    En Septiembre del 2017, el Huracán María azotó a todo Puerto Rico causando destrucción y daños significativos a través de la Isla. Tras su paso devastador, la Agencia Federal de Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA por sus siglas en inglés) activó de inmediato al Cuerpo de Ingenieros del Ejército de los Estados Unidos (USACE por sus siglas en inglés) para iniciar sus funciones establecidas por ley como coordinador de FEMA para el sector de Obras Públicas e Ingeniería. "Más de diez agencias locales y federales, así como personal militar, apoyaron la misión de emergencia para estabilizar el aliviadero, el éxito de la operación se debió a su rápida respuesta y su voluntad de colaborar para lograr el objetivo en común", dijo la Ingeniera de Área de USACE para las Antillas, Ing. Maricarmen Crespo. “La rápida acción de USACE al solicitar apoyo de las Fuerzas Armadas de los Estados Unidos y la respuesta inmediata de ellos para entregar material a la represa evitó una posible catástrofe".
  • April

    Forward Engineer Support Teams offer valuable career opportunities

    People say there’s no place like home, but sometimes venturing outside the known can enrich our careers and lives in ways we couldn’t have otherwise imagined. That’s just what Maj. Aaron Hotard and Sgt. 1st Class Shane Finney emphasized on March 27 when they spoke to 35 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District employees about the benefits of joining a Forward Engineer Support Team - Advanced.

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  • Seattle District deploys local employees for Hurricane Laura recovery

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, deployed local technical experts to Louisiana Aug. 29 to support Hurricane Laura recovery efforts. A five-person Infrastructure Assessment Planning and Response Team deployed to assist the state with damage assessments of water and wastewater treatment facilities. They are also evaluating critical public infrastructure to determine if emergency repairs are necessary.
  • Army Corps in Baltimore on alert preparing for potential Hurricane Isaias impacts

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, is actively preparing for potential impacts from Hurricane Isaias, which could reach the mid-Atlantic region in the coming days. The District’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has been activated at 2 Hopkins Plaza in downtown Baltimore and virtually to coordinate all emergency response activities.
  • Army Corps working to construct alternate care facilities in New Jersey

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District is working to expand capacity at medical facilities in East Orange, N.J. and Paramus, N.J. as part of the ongoing response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.