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Students and instructors with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Planning Associates program, along with representatives from the City of Los Angeles and other agencies pose for a picture July 25 at a site near the LA River. The city recently purchased the 42 acres of land for ecosystem restoration.
Planning Associates group learns about California watersheds
Students and instructors with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Planning Associates program, along with representatives from the City of Los Angeles and other agencies pose for a picture July 25 at a site near the LA River. The city recently purchased the 42 acres of land for ecosystem restoration.
Col. Aaron Barta, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District commander, speaks to the audience after becoming the 62nd District commander during a July 19 Change of Command ceremony at Fort MacArthur in San Pedro, California.
New LA District commander brings broad range of experience to position
Col. Aaron Barta, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District commander, speaks to the audience after becoming the 62nd District commander during a July 19 Change of Command ceremony at Fort MacArthur in San Pedro, California.
Brig. Gen. Pete Helmlinger, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Division commander, right, passes the flag to Col. Aaron Barta, incoming U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District commander, left, during a July 19 change of command ceremony at Fort MacArthur in San Pedro, California. The passing of the flag in military tradition represents the transfer of command.
Barta becomes 62nd LA District commander
Brig. Gen. Pete Helmlinger, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Division commander, right, passes the flag to Col. Aaron Barta, incoming U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District commander, left, during a July 19 change of command ceremony at Fort MacArthur in San Pedro, California. The passing of the flag in military tradition represents the transfer of command.
David Silvertooth, study manager and Southern California Silver Jackets coordinator with the Water Resources Planning Section, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District, speaks to more than 45 local, state and federal representatives about Flood Preparedness Week during a flood-risk tabletop exercise June 21 at the LA County Department of Public Works.
Corps of Engineers, LA County, state join forces for flood-risk exercise
David Silvertooth, study manager and Southern California Silver Jackets coordinator with the Water Resources Planning Section, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District, speaks to more than 45 local, state and federal representatives about Flood Preparedness Week during a flood-risk tabletop exercise June 21 at the LA County Department of Public Works.

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Planning Associates group learns about California watersheds

8/3/2018
Seven members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Planning Associates program traveled to Los Angeles July 23 to 27 to learn about water resource planning. The program develops emerging leaders in the planning community of practice. In its second year at the South Pacific Division, the Integrated Water Resources Management-Watershed course is an advanced training opportunity in water resources planning. The goal of the program is to broaden planners’ competencies in solving complex water resource challenges and to strengthen their leadership talents.

New LA District commander brings broad range of experience to position

7/26/2018
As Col. Aaron Barta begins to settle into his new position as the commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District, he considers himself lucky. “Coming to the Los Angeles District is a dream come true, both professionally and personally,” he said. “I am proud to pass on that every leader I've encountered (has told me) I am walking into a world-class organization filled with the Corps’ best.”

Barta becomes 62nd LA District commander

7/19/2018
After three years as the commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District, Col. Kirk Gibbs relinquished duties to Col. Aaron Barta during a July 19 change of command ceremony. Barta, a native of Texas, became the 62nd commander of the LA District, during the event at Fort MacArthur’s Community Center in San Pedro.

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