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Booth becomes 61st commander of Jacksonville District

FL, United States

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – (Sept. 9, 2021) – U.S. Army Col. James L. Booth took command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District today during a change of command ceremony at the at the Terry Theater, Times Union Center, Jacksonville. He becomes the 61st commander of the district. Booth comes to the Jacksonville District… Read More

Pittsburgh District provides power team to Hurricane Ida relief effort

PA, United States

PITTSBURGH – Less than 12 hours after Hurricane Ida battered the Gulf region, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District prepared to help restore power to the impacted region. Initiated by FEMA’s emergency declaration for Louisiana and the surrounding area, Pittsburgh District deployed 13 people beginning Aug. 29.The Pittsburgh District deployed a team of… Read More

USACE announces launch event for International Guidelines on Natural and Nature-Based Features for Flood Risk Management

MS, United States

VICKSBURG, Miss. ⸺ The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will hold a virtual international launch event with its partners on Sept. 16 at 10 a.m. CDT, to celebrate release of the seminal publication, International Guidelines on Natural and Nature-Based Features (NNBF) for Flood Risk Management. The new guidelines will inform strategies to reduce flood… Read More

District attorney selected for national award

MN, United States

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers headquarters, in Washington D.C., recently selected St. Paul District deputy district counsel and St. Paul, Minnesota resident, Vinai Vinlander as the recipient of the Joseph W. Kimbel award. The award recognizes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers attorney who demonstrates the highest professional potential for… Read More

A journey across the rivers that bond America

United States

PITTSBURGH – If you could choose any mode of transportation to travel across America, would you pick a canoe? Neal Moore chose exactly that, opting for a two-mile-an-hour, paddle-powered vessel on the riverways, instead of the comforts of a cozy RV coasting the major highways. His trip will have taken nearly two years once he… Read More

USACE Vicksburg District engages emergency operations, mapping centers in preparation for Hurricane Ida

MS, United States

VICKSBURG, Miss. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at Level II Emergency Watch for Hurricane Ida, Aug. 27, 2021, and conducted its first crisis management team meeting today to coordinate with all District elements and ensure proper hurricane preparation. The Vicksburg District EOC is in… Read More

Corps awards construction contract for Chena ‘mega project’ in Alaska: contract valued at about $36 million to Bauer Foundation Corp., Odessa, Fla.

AK, United States

In its largest civil works project in more than 30 years, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District will begin reinforcing a portion of the Chena River Lakes Flood Control Project’s eight-mile-long earthen dam by spring 2022. On Aug. 23, the district awarded the main construction contract valued at about $36 million to… Read More

Award Winning Attorney Moonlights as Advice Columnist

United States

An attorney with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Middle East District recently earned an award for her efforts to make federal ethics rules more understandable to District employees. Traci Cunningham, a TAM assistant district counsel, received the E. Manning Seltzer award from USACE headquarters. The award, named after the Chief Legal Advisor to… Read More

USACE completes new high-altitude research laboratory on Pikes Peak

CO, United States

The Army’s new high-altitude research laboratory at the top of Pikes Peak in Cascade, Colorado, was officially completed on July 1, and is the highest facility of its kind in North America. Built by members from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District’s Ft. Carson Resident Office team for the U.S. Army Research Institute… Read More

DonJon wins $39 million dredging contract

NJ, United States

DonJon Marine Co. Inc., Hillside, N.J., has been awarded a $39,018,285 firm-fixed-price contract for maintenance dredging. Bids were solicited via the internet with three received. Work will be performed in Elizabeth, N.J., with an estimated completion date of January 23, 2022. Fiscal 2021 civil construction funds in the amount of $39,018,285 were obligated at the… Read More

USACE schedules hybrid FNOD Restoration Advisory Board meeting for Sept 2

VA, United States

SUFFOLK, Va. — Community members can learn more about restoration efforts at the Former Nansemond Ordnance Depot (FNOD) and hear the latest cleanup progress during a hybrid (virtual and in-person) quarterly Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) meeting scheduled for 6:15 to 8 p.m. Sept 2. The meeting is open to the public in an in-person and… Read More

Corps of Engineers set to dredge Mississippi River near Winona, MN

MN, United States

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is planning to dredge the Mississippi River near Winona, Minnesota, at the end of the month. Corps officials estimate that they will need to dredge approximately 70,000 cubic yards from the 9-foot navigation channel to ensure the river has the necessary depth… Read More

Construction to begin on Sturgeon Lake environmental project; Sturgeon Lake boat landing will remain open

MN, United States

ST. PAUL, Minn. –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, will soon begin construction activities in Sturgeon Lake in Pool 3 of the Mississippi River and at the Sturgeon Lake boat landing near Red Wing, Minnesota. Construction is expected to begin the week of Aug. 30, and will continue through November. The project,… Read More

Dredging Contract Awarded to Ahtna Marine & Construction Co. in St. John’s County

FL, United States

The Jacksonville District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin dredging sections of the Intracoastal Waterway in St. Johns County within the Palm Valley North Reach starting in October and finishing in May 2022. A $7.8 million operation and maintenance dredging contract was awarded Aug. 20 to Ahtna Marine & Construction Company, LLC, of Pompano… Read More

The Corps Environment – August 2021 issue now available

United States

The August 2021 edition of The Corps Environment is now available! Read the latest issue: This edition highlights considering the environment when employing a risk management and systems approach, in support of Environmental Operating Principle #5. Content includes commentary from Mr. Richard Kidd, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Environment and Energy Resilience), and highlights… Read More

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