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  • October

    Corps and CBP break ground on AMOC construction project

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations and March Air Reserve Base officials broke ground on a new CBP Air and Marine Operations Center expansion project here Oct. 26.
  • Division Commander visits LA District

    New South Pacific Division Commander Col. Peter Helmlinger, tours LA District projects including stops at the planned restoration along the LA River, Whittier Narrows Dam, Ft. Irwin water treatment facility and Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
  • Corps completes Fort Irwin water treatment plant

    Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment Katherine Hammack joined U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Division Commander Col. Pete Helmlinger, Los Angeles District Commander Col. Kirk Gibbs and Fort Irwin and the National Training Center senior leaders in a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the completion and operation of the new Fort Irwin water treatment plant, also known as the Irwin Water Works. The ceremony was held in front of the IWW Control Building at Fort Irwin, California Oct. 13.
  • Corps participates in mitigation bank opening in north Los Angeles County

    Federal, state and local officials celebrated the grand opening Oct. 7 of the Petersen Ranch Mitigation Bank, an effort that will eventually restore about 4000 acres of native wetland habitat along the San Andreas Fault rift zone in the Leona Valley north of Los Angeles.
  • Corps engages college students at HENAAC

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District employees and interns shared their work experience with students and recent graduates during the 2016 Annual Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Corporation Conference
  • HENAAC conference seen as building block for the future

    Two U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employees were recognized by the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Corporation during their 28th annual conference Oct. 5-9.
  • No Camo Required at HENAAC

    Good people, meaningful work and balance in one’s life. That was the message senior Corps leadership gave to about 30 young engineers who attended the Corps seminar at the Hispanic Engineering National Achievement Awards Conference held here Oct. 6.
  • September

    Helping people motivates District employee

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District employee Ernesto Elias, a supervisory construction representative at the Yuma Proving Ground Project Office, took part in a five-person panel discussion held to celebrate Hispanic contributions to the Nation and to share their stories Sept. 22.
  • Murrieta Creek project to reduce flood risk

    Los Angeles District Commander Col. Kirk Gibbs visited here Sept. 22 to get a first-hand look at progress on the multi-purpose Murrieta Creek project designed to provide flood risk reduction, ecosystem restoration and recreation adjacent to the city’s historic Old Town
  • Silver Jackets comprise many agencies, one solution

    Los Angeles District Commander Col. Kirk Gibbs joined water resource agencies, led by the California Department of Water Resources, at a Sept. 9 signing ceremony here during the Floodplain Management Association’s annual conference to formally establish California as the 40th state to form a Silver Jackets program.
  • Corps participates in STEM workshop

    Maj. Scotty Autin, deputy commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District along with Capt. Eugene Park, assistant chief of civil works branch, participated in the West Point Leadership, Ethics, and Diversity STEM (LEADS) workshop for LA Metro Area educators and students on Sept. 9.
  • Commander visits regional offices, projects

    Col. Kirk Gibbs, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District, toured Arizona-Nevada Area Office projects Sept. 6-8.
  • Senior leaders help kick off inaugural LA Fleet Week

    On August 30, the Defense Support of Civil Authorities senior leaders held a seminar for representatives of military branches to present their roles in a catastrophic incident that would draw upon the Authorities’ resources.
  • August

    Dana Point Harbor celebrates 50th anniversary

    The opening of a time capsule placed in a stone at the beginning of construction of the Dana Point Harbor highlighted the August 29 ceremony here celebrating the harbor’s 50th anniversary.
  • District adds temporary capacity to Cedar Creek flood fighting measures

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District dispatched personnel and resources Aug. 14 to assist the White Mountain Apache community with its limited flood risk minimization measures.
  • District employee recognized for life's work

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District employee Steve Dwyer, chief, Navigation and Coastal Projects Branch, was honored in July by the Metropolitan Los Angeles Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers. They recognized Dwyer with the 2016 ASCE MLAB Lifetime Achievement in Civil Engineering award.
  • Saudi delegation tours flood control projects

    A delegation from Saudi Arabia visited with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District in Las Vegas July 28.
  • July

    Corps discusses options for proposed Lone Star project

    The Safford Mine Facility is currently an open-pit copper mining operation consisting of two pits: the Dos Pobres Pit and the San Juan Pit. The applicant has designed the proposed Lone Star Project to make use of as much of the existing infrastructure as possible.
  • June

    District hosts public meetings in Winslow

    The Draft Integrated Feasibility Report evaluates several alternatives that reduce the risk of damages and reduce life, safety, and health risks caused by flooding of the Little Colorado River to the City of Winslow, surrounding community, and public and private infrastructure.
  • May

    Corps completes Nawghaw Poa Road at Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area

    The Bureau of Land Management Southern Nevada District hosted a grand opening of Nawghaw Poa Road and a temporary visitor contact station at Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area May 19.