Tag: Southwestern division
  • SWF Training Supervisors to be Better Leaders

    Understanding the critical role supervisors play in the careers of their staff and employees, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Fort Worth District held a Supervisor University training class for more than 100 district employees at the district headquarters, Feb. 27-28, 2024.
  • Army Corps of Engineers reminds visitors to practice water safety

    As millions of Americans plan visits to our nation’s lakes and rivers, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Southwestern Division, reminds visitors of the importance of practicing safe, sensible, and thoughtful activities in, on, and around open water.
  • Cornerstone of USAF Aquatic Training

    On a clear, blue-sky Texan day, personnel from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Southwestern Division and Fort Worth District, joined with their customers from Joint Base San Antonio and the Air Force’s Special Warfare Training Wing, in dedicating the Maltz Special Warfare Aquatic Training Center, located on the Chapman Training Annex, April 2.
  • MKARNS Nav Notice No. SWL 23-60 Caution Advisory - Channel Closures at I-30 Bridge NM 118.5

    Mariners are advised that the navigation channel under the I-30 Bridge, NM 118.5 will be closed from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m on October 30 through November 4, 2023, each day. The channel closures are due to steel erection operations for the new bridge construction. No vessels will be allowed to transit the area during this time. Mariners may contact the onsite workboat M/V Bill O’Donley on VHF Channel 16 or 68 for updates.
  • MKARNS Nav Notice No. SWL 23-59 Caution Advisory - Intermittent Channel Closures near I-30 Bridge NM 118.5

    Mariners are advised that the navigation channel may experience intermittent closures under the I-30 Bridge, NM 118.5. The channel in this area could experience intermittent closures for a duration of up to 30 minutes at a time between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m on October 5 – 7, 2023. The intermittent channel closures are due to steel erection operations for the new bridge. Mariners may contact the onsite workboat M/V Bill O’Donley on VHF Channel 16 or 68 for updates.
  • MKARNS NAVIGATION NOTICE No. SWL 23-58 Lock 13 Intermittent Delays

    Mariners should expect to experience intermittent delays at James W. Trimble Lock (No. 13) NM 292.8 on October 4, 2023. The intermittent delays are to allow needed repairs to sections of hydraulic lines associated with miter gate operations. Due to the nature of the work and the requirement to utilize portable hydraulic units for miter gate operations while repairs are being made, mariners should also expect slightly longer lockage times. A navigation notice update will be issued should the work require additional delays.
  • NAVIGATION NOTICE: SWL 23-57 Sailing Instructions Lifted MPLD DS Approach

    Crews have completed digging and clamming operations in the downstream approach to Montgomery Point Lock and Dam (NM 0.5). The sailing instructions and 70-ft width restriction for this reach mentioned in Navigation Notice No. SWL 23-55 have been lifted.
  • Developmental position to offer growth, new skills for USACE employee

    Many U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employees are eager to learn new skills and grow in their position. Fortunately, the Memphis District oftentimes offers opportunities for its employees to do just that through what's called developmental assignments and/or positions. A developmental position is a temporary job that differs from their permanent position and is designed to train and develop employees in preparation for further career advancement. These temporary positions normally last about 120 days, but can be shorter or longer depending on the position. Additionally, the job location can either be at the employee’s home station or in a completely different state. While the differences vary from position to position, one thing remains the same, the benefits of working a developmental assignment are endless. Recently, Memphis District Procurement Analyst TiJuana' TJ' Harris was provided the chance to apply for a 120-day developmental assignment at the division level, where she said she would learn even more about the "whys" of USACE contracting.
  • MKARNS 50th Anniversary Kickoff Media Event

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division and its partners along the McClellan‐Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System hosted a media day event March 9, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the System that strategically connects the heartland of the United States with the rest of the world.
  • Col. Christopher G. Beck takes command of the Corps’ Southwestern Division

    Col. Christopher G. Beck assumed command of the Southwestern Division from Brig. Gen. Paul E. Owen, today in a ceremony officiated by Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Owen served as the commander of the division since 2017 and will take command of the Corps’ South Pacific Division in July.