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  • LA District bids farewell to Balten, welcomes Baker

    Col. Julie Balten relinquished command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District to Col. Andrew Baker during a change of command ceremony July 14 at the LA District Baseyard near Los Angeles.
  • Corps general speaks at ceremony honoring project completion, tours other LA District project sites

    During a recent visit to Southern California, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Division commander celebrated the completion of one of the Los Angeles District’s flood-risk management projects in Corona, California.
  • Corps general tours military, DOD, VA projects during weeklong visit to California

    LOS ANGELES – One of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ top generals for military and international operations made his first visit to Southern California during a weeklong tour of some of the agency’s Los Angeles District projects. Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Milhorn, the Corps’ deputy commanding general for Military and International Operations, toured several project sites across the desert and the coastline – from the National Training Center at Fort Irwin to Vandenburg Air Force Base – during his visit to California.
  • General visits LA-area hospitals, gets updates on construction progress in support of COVID-19 response

    Brig. Gen. Paul Owen, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Division commander, visited two Los Angeles-area hospitals March 19 to view the progress on construction the Corps and its contractors are doing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Workshop welcomes stakeholders to discuss LA River mission with Corps’ experts

    Professionals with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District representing a variety of technical disciplines lent their time and expertise to public stakeholders Dec. 3, 2020, during the 2020 Los Angeles River Flood Awareness Workshop.
  • Corps donates toiletries to women’s center in honor of King’s legacy

    LOS ANGELES – Shirley Craig, donations and inventory associate at the Downtown Women’s Center, smiled as she looked through the large cart full of toiletries. “I think this is wonderful,” she said. “The ladies are going to love these. They’re packed nicely, and they’ve got so many things in them.” The gallon-sized plastic bags Craig was referring to were full of necessary items a woman might need if she was going on a trip – socks, lotion, shampoo, feminine hygiene products, combs, toothbrushes, makeup and even packs of playing cards. However, these bags weren’t packed for a leisurely trip or vacation; they were going to the many Los Angeles women calling the center and the streets of Skid Row their temporary home. The truck bed full of toiletries was delivered to the center Jan. 23 by employees with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District.
  • Cal State professor talks about strides in college’s engineering program, how Corps can help

    Each year, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District recognizes Hispanic Americans for their contributions to the Army and the nation during National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. This year’s theme, “Honoring Hispanic Americans: Essential to the Blueprint of Our Nation” highlighted their impact and those contributions.
  • Corps gives tour of Sepulveda Dam to UCLA engineering students

    Peering out over the edge of the Sepulveda Dam Spillway, on most given days, less than a foot of standing water can be seen in the basin below. Off in the distance, cars pass over a bridge along Burbank Boulevard, a frequently traveled thoroughfare to the 405 Freeway toward San Diego. During a large rain event, the entire area, including Burbank Boulevard, could be under water, explained John DeSimone, dam tender, Operations Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District, to a group of about a dozen University of California, Los Angeles engineering students touring the dam April 25.
  • Military members pay tribute to Marvel comic book legend, Army veteran during Hollywood ceremony

    As a child, Maj. Scotty Autin loved reading Marvel comic books. One of his favorite characters was Gambit, a fictional quick-handed, card-playing thief from New Orleans. “Considering I’m from Louisiana, I was always drawn to Gambit,” said Autin, deputy commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District. “I read all the comics that featured him and watched the X-Men animated series just to see him. I remember as a 10-year-old, I would practice throwing playing cards just to be like him.” So when Autin was invited to participate in “Excelsior! A Celebration of the Amazing, Fantastic, Incredible and Uncanny Life of Stan Lee” Jan. 30 at The Creative Life, or TCL, Chinese Theatre, formerly known as Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, in Hollywood, it was an offer he couldn’t refuse.
  • Corps signs design agreement with city for LA River Ecosystem Restoration project

    LOS ANGELES – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District signed a design agreement to move forward with the LA River Ecosystem Restoration project at a recent meeting with city officials.