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Lt. Gen. Scott Spellmon, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers commanding general and 55th chief of engineers, center, signed a chief’s report Oct. 14 recommending the Port of Long Beach Deep Draft Navigation Plan to Congress at the Corps’ headquarters in Washington, D.C. The plan could be included in the next Water Resources Development Act. A separate bill to appropriate funding to the plan would also have to be passed by Congress for the plan to move forward to construction.
Col. Julie Balten, right, Los Angeles District commander, joins David Van Dorpe, LA District’s deputy district engineer, in leading the district’s virtual town hall and end-of-year celebration Oct. 5, 2021, from the district’s headquarters building.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District is working with the Flood Control District of Maricopa County, Arizona, to repair five levee systems using the Public Law 84-99 Rehabilitation and Inspection Program. Work is currently underway in the New River Dam outlet channel in Peoria. Here, Jim Terstriep (right), an LA District construction representative and Victoria Jurado, a district geologist, discuss the channel subgrade Sept. 28.
Col. Antoinette Gant, commander of the South Pacific Division, right, along with other Division and District leaders, presents a letter of intent to Anabella Noguera, a senior civil engineering student at the University of California-Los Angeles, during the American Indian Science and Engineering Society National Conference Sept. 24 in Phoenix.
Adjutant General of the Arizona National Guard Maj. Gen. Kerry Muehlenbeck, center, discusses the importance of emergency response preparedness during a joint flood response exercise at the Arizona Emergency Operations Center Sept. 9 in Phoenix. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District, the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs, and the Flood Control District of Maricopa County staff conducted a joint exercise to evaluate flood response preparedness. The training featured various flooding scenarios at the Painted Rock Dam located 120 miles southwest of Phoenix.
Mark Golay, second from right, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District Navigation Branch program manager, accompanies Chris Miller, right, public works manager with the City of Newport Beach; Robert Silva, left-foreground, construction inspection supervisor with the City of Newport Beach; and Jorge Tomas, director of operations and sales with Pacific Dredge, on a walkthrough of the Newport Bay Harbor east jetty Sept. 1, 2021, in Newport Beach, California.
Col. Julie Balten, right, LA District commander, joins David Van Dorpe, district deputy commander, at the district headquarters conference room to host the 246th Engineer Day virtual event July 29, 2021, which was broadcast via YouTube live.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District Supervisory Civil Engineer Steve Dwyer and commander Col. Julie Balten discuss projects, June 29, 2021, at Ventura Beach, California. Ventura Harbor District is partnered with the Corps to maintain the busy harbor.
Col. Julie Balten, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District, center, and David Van Dorpe, deputy district engineer for the Corps’ Los Angeles District, far right, pose for a picture with Port of Hueneme city and port officials during a tugboat tour following a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the completion of the deepening of Port Hueneme Harbor June 28 at Port Hueneme, California.
Representatives of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Paralyzed Veterans of America and contractors gather June 16, 2021, at the San Diego Veterans Affairs Medical Center campus to break ground on the new Spinal Cord Injury/Community Living Center.

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