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  • August

    District home to Sustainability Hero Award winner

    PHOENIX – Mike Ternak of the Los Angeles District is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' 2015
  • July

    What do FUDS look like?

    Roughly 9-square miles of present day El Malpais National Monument are considered a Formerly Used Defense Site, because of the land's use as the Kirtland Demolition Bombing Range during WW II.
  • District completes Mount Charleston Storm Water Diversion Project

    The project is designed to help divert rain flows and debris running off the side of the mountain and away from communities to mitigate damage to neighborhoods and critical infrastructure until native vegetation can reestablish itself.
  • May

    Bridge connects community, historic thoroughfare

    The new Nogales Wash Bridge is a two-span, I-girder concrete construction with grouted riprap both upstream and downstream to enhance durability of the structure and flood handling capacity of the channel.
  • April

    Corps completes High School Wash Box Culvert

    The High School Wash Box Culvert is the latest phase of the Tucson Drainage Area/Arroyo Chico Multi-use Project completed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District. This milestone was marked with a ribbon cutting ceremony on the campus of Tucson High School April 16.
  • Corps signs MOU with ASU

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Division Commander Brig. Gen. Mark Toy and Los Angeles District Commander Col. Kimberly Colloton signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the School of Sustainable Engineering and Built Environment and the Del E. Webb School of Construction at Arizona State University here April 15.
  • February

    Corps releases plan for former Williams Field

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District hosted a public meeting Feb. 25 to present remedial options for the former Williams Field Bomb Target Ranges #4, #9, #10 and #12 located near here.
  • January

    STEM students building bridges to bright futures

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Commanding General Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, delivers last minute instructions to science, technology, engineering and mathematics students at Roosevelt High School in Los Angeles Jan. 18.
  • USACE commander looks at lessons learned for the Corps way ahead

    The Society of American Military Engineers featured U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Commanding General Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick as their keynote speaker at Quiet Canon Country Club in Montebello, Calif., Jan. 18. Bostick addressed more than 100 SAME members and guests during their 27th annual joint breakfast meeting.
  • Historic Los Alamitos base now home to state-of-the-art headquarters

    For a sustainable future, Corps projects like this one are designed using the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Program. LEED is how the U.S. Green Building Council rates a project for its design and achievement in categories like sustainability, water efficiency, energy conservation and design innovation.
  • MLK holiday a day of service, not a day off

    On Jan. 21, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District Black Employment Program will honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a day of service, not a day off.
  • Work halts on Sepulveda Basin vegetation management project

    Work on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District's five-year vegetation management project for the Sepulveda Dam Flood Control Basin has been halted to host further discussion with the San Fernando Valley Audubon Society, Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Steering Committee and other stakeholders.
  • December

    District unveils display that recognizes employee professional development and personal achievement

    District Commander Col. Mark Toy unveiled two display boards Dec. 13 in the 12th floor conference room here. One that features professional registrations and certifications and one for individual and organizational awards and recognition.
  • March ARB breaks ground on new airfield traffic control tower and base operations facility

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District joined community leaders Dec. 8 to break ground for the new March Air Reserve Base's nearly 16,000 sq. foot airfield traffic control tower and base operations facility.
  • Seal Beach Christmas Parade: An opportunity to feature Corps capabilities and opportunities

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District made its first appearance in the annual Seal Beach Christmas Parade Dec. 7.
  • November

    District Supports San Fernando Valley Veterans Day Parade

    Lt. Col. Alex Deraney, Los Angeles District deputy commander, and his wife Marisa represented the District at the San Fernando Valley Veterans Day parade Nov. 11 in Pacoima, Calif., which also featured a carnival and information booths for community groups and service organizations like the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Veterans Administration providing information for veterans and their families.
  • October

    District Disabilities Awareness Month: Focus On Diabetes

    The CDC notes that if the current trend continues, one in three American adults will have diabetes by 2050.
  • Hispanic Heritage Month Observance

    Col. Mark Toy, Los Angeles District commander welcomed Corps employees to the Special Emphasis Hispanic Employment Program Committee's celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month Oct. 15. Special guests from Taller San Jose spoke about the work they are doing with young people from Santa Ana, Calif.
  • Donation funds feasibility study

    A private company donated funds to the non-profit group Friends of the LA River who, in turn, donated $970,000 to the city for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District’s Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study.
  • September

    Joint Forces Training Base home to energy-efficient headquarters

    Soldiers, family members and civilians of the 79th Sustainment Support Command will soon have a new headquarters, organizational maintenance area and acres of parking at the Joint Forces Training Base here. The work is all part of a nearly $25 million project managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District.