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"The Every Kid in the Park initiative will connect kids to their local parks, so they can continue to take advantage of all that our outdoors has to offer,” said Honorable Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works. “Millions of children visit Army Corps of Engineers parks with their families and classrooms each year, and this initiative will help introduce millions more to the joys of recreation, education and our nation's water resources."
Army Corps of Engineers supports new “Every Kid in a Park” recreation initiative
"The Every Kid in the Park initiative will connect kids to their local parks, so they can continue to take advantage of all that our outdoors has to offer,” said Honorable Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works. “Millions of children visit Army Corps of Engineers parks with their families and classrooms each year, and this initiative will help introduce millions more to the joys of recreation, education and our nation's water resources."
Veronica Li (foreground) and Sophia Ma (background) take California Rapid Assessment Method measurements in San Diego Creek in Orange County for the Orange County Transit Authority Measure M2 Freeway Program. (Photo courtesy of Sarvy Mahdavi, US EPA)
Veronica Li honored as top Corps regulator
Veronica Li (foreground) and Sophia Ma (background) take California Rapid Assessment Method measurements in San Diego Creek in Orange County for the Orange County Transit Authority Measure M2 Freeway Program. (Photo courtesy of Sarvy Mahdavi, US EPA)
Mike Ternak of the Los Angeles District is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' 2015 Sustainability Hero Award winner in the GreenGov Presidential Awards Program.
Sustainability Hero Award winner
Mike Ternak of the Los Angeles District is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' 2015 Sustainability Hero Award winner in the GreenGov Presidential Awards Program.
Brig. Gen. Mark Toy, commander of the Corps’ South Pacific Division, placed the Corps of Engineers flag into Gibbs' hands at the ceremony. In military tradition, passing the flag represents the transfer of command. The change of command ceremony today was held at the Community Center, Fort MacArthur, in San Pedro, California, July 31. Col. Kim Colloton relinquished command to Col. Kirk Gibbs during this traditional Army ceremony. Gibbs took command following an assignment as assistant deputy operations director within the National Military Command Center at the Pentagon. He is the 61st commander of the District. "To the employees of the District...," said Gibbs, "I will give you nothing less than my very best for the next three years, that is my commitment to you."
61st District commander takes command
Brig. Gen. Mark Toy, commander of the Corps’ South Pacific Division, placed the Corps of Engineers flag into Gibbs' hands at the ceremony. In military tradition, passing the flag represents the transfer of command. The change of command ceremony was held at the Community Center, Fort MacArthur, in San Pedro, California, July 31. Col. Kim Colloton relinquished command to Col. Kirk Gibbs during this traditional Army ceremony. Gibbs took command following an assignment as assistant deputy operations director within the National Military Command Center at the Pentagon. He is the 61st commander of the District. "To the employees of the District...," said Gibbs, "I will give you nothing less than my very best for the next three years, that is my commitment to you."
This is a view of the Sepulveda Dam from inside the basin where water collects during rain storms. The left side of the dam shows the spillways where the gates will be tested and the right side shows the outlet passages into the Los Angeles River.
Sepulveda Dam gates test
This is a view of the Sepulveda Dam from inside the basin where water collects during rain storms. The left side of the dam shows the spillways where the gates will be tested and the right side shows the outlet passages into the Los Angeles River.

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Veronica Li honored as top Corps regulator

8/13/2015
Veronica Li, a senior project manager in the Los Angeles District’s Regulatory Division, received the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Don Lawyer Regulator of the Year Award during a ceremony held Aug. 6 in Washington D.C.

District employee receives top honor

8/12/2015
Chief of the Construction Division for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District is the 2015 Lt. Gen. John W. Morris Civilian of the Year winner.

District home to Sustainability Hero Award winner

8/5/2015
PHOENIX – Mike Ternak of the Los Angeles District is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' 2015

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