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  • January

    Arizona/Nevada Area Office hosts Business Opportunities Open House

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District Arizona/Nevada Area Office hosted its first Business Opportunities Open House at its downtown office Jan. 29. The event was an open forum designed to let business owners learn about contract opportunities and to learn how to do business with the Corps.
  • December

    LA District commander meets with Tucson engineers, lauds District members

    Col. Mark Toy, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District commander, attended the Society of American Military Engineers, Tucson Post’s, monthly meeting Dec. 19 to present information on the District and to let the assembled business leaders know how they can participate in Corps projects across the District’s area of responsibility.
  • Corps completes Thorpe Rd. Bridge

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District put the finishing touches on the bridge across Thorpe Road over the Rio de Flag in Flagstaff, Ariz. and reopened the thoroughfare to complete the project in December.
  • LA District hosts meetings with tribal representatives, Corps tribal liaisons

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District hosted a series of meetings and training sessions the week of Dec. 3 to Dec. 7. Training included discussion from seasoned tribal liaisons and marked the first time the Corps brought together a Tribal Panel of tribal representatives who shared their ideas on how the Corps of Engineers can improve the way it participates with tribes.
  • November

    USACE completes Ajo Border Patrol Station

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District participated in a ceremony Nov. 27 to cut the ribbon at the new Customs and Border Patrol Agency's Ajo Station. The facility covers more than 30 acres and contains more than 54,000 sq feet of working space. The new $30 million project is designed to meet the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver standard.
  • District’s leaders meet at Seal Beach

    Senior leaders and emerging leaders with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District met for a three-day planning meeting Nov. 7 - 9 to highlight District commander Col. Mark Toy’s vision of “Building Strong and Taking Care of People!” and discuss plans to continue that District imperative along with implementing directives from senior commands over the course of the next year.
  • District helps dedicate Tucson project

    Members of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District were on hand Nov. 2 for a dedication ceremony of the Arroyo Chico Tucson Arroyo Project Phase II B Park Ave. Basins. The project provides flood risk management in the area and it is also an ecosystem restoration project. The project runs along the Tucson Arroyo in the Arroyo Chico watershed.
  • District project earns environmental design award

    Col. Mark Toy, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District commander, presented the Chief of Engineers Award of Excellence for Environmental Design to the City of Phoenix and representatives from the District’s Arizona-Nevada Area Office, Archer-Western Contractors, Ltd., and Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc., for work done at the Tres Rios Environmental Restoration project, Phase II Flow Regulating and Overbank Wetlands, during a ceremony held Nov. 1 at Phoenix City Hall.
  • District helps clean up Papago Park Military Reservation

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District is helping clean up the remnants from a decades-old underground fuel tank at Papago Park Military Reservation. The District is working with a contractor on the site to operate and monitor a dual-phase soil vapor extraction system which is designed to remove hydrocarbon vapors from the ground while pumping out contaminated groundwater.
  • October

    LA District participates in Tres Rios festival

    Members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District joined with exhibitors and vendors at the Tres Rios Nature and Earth Festival held Oct. 27 at the Base Meridian Wildlife Area. The festival celebrates the recreational and educational opportunities available in Phoenix's West Valley and throughout the area.
  • District participates in Arizona Construction Career Days

    Members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District joined with construction firms, schools and other exhibitors to be a part of the Association for Construction Career Development to participate in the 2012 Arizona Construction Career Days held Oct. 4 at the Papago Park Military Reservation in Phoenix.
  • Tres Rios project wins Valley Forward award

    The Tres Rios Phase III Flow Regulating Wetlands received the 2012 Crescordia award from the Valley Forward Association in the Site Development and Landscape: Public Sector category. The awards program is the benchmark in Phoenix for promoting livability, conserving natural resources and sustaining the valley's desert environment for future generations.
  • New Border Patrol station named for Brian A. Terry opens

    Members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District joined with state and national representatives along with family and friends to honor Brian A. Terry, a border patrol agent who was fatally shot while on duty Dec. 14, 2010, during the dedication ceremony of the Brian A. Terry Border Patrol Station held Sept. 18 in Bisbee, Ariz.
  • USACE Environmental chief visits southern Arizona

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District hosted Dr. Christine Altendorf, the USACE Environmental Division chief during a two-day visit Aug. 29-30 to the southern Arizona area. Her visit focused on sustainable projects by the District and other agencies on and around military and federal properties.
  • District readies FUDS work for Kingman area

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District is preparing for work at the Formerly Used Defense Site just outside of Kingman, Ariz. The District has approved the Time Critical Removal Action for the former Skeet Range, which is referred to as Munitions Response Site 03, of the former Kingman Ground-to-Ground Gunnery Range.
  • September

    District celebrates future leaders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District celebrated a successful completion to another year of Leadership Development Program (LDP) Level I and LDP Level II,during a ceremony held at the District headquarters Sept. 12.
  • May

    District employee dons Navy blue and gold

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District now has a new Navy Reserve officer in its ranks of civilian employees. David Rodriguez, a field engineer with the District’s Arizona-Nevada Area Office, recently received his commission in the Reserves.
  • April

    Arizona-Nevada team members enjoy Engineer Day

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District Arizona-Nevada Area Office held its annual Engineer Day Celebration April 6 at the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park in Phoenix.