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  • November

    Corps engages college students at STEM conference

    With work in 110 countries around the world, there are vast opportunities for employees to go anywhere in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, said Maj. Gen. Mark Toy, Great Lakes and Ohio River Division commander, to college students and recent graduates attending the USACE seminar at the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Corporation conference Oct. 19 in Pasadena.
  • August

    Autin assumes command of Task Force Recovery

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Task Force Recovery, held a change of command Aug. 29 where Maj. Scotty Autin assumed command of the Task Force from Lt. Col. John D. Cunningham.
  • May

    District participates in the City of Torrance Armed Forces Day parade

    The City of Torrance honored the five branches of the military during the Torrance Armed Forces Day Celebration May 18 to 20. This year the honored service was the United States Marine Corps.
  • District inducts two into distinguished employee cadre

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District inducted two former employees into its Gallery of Distinguished Civilian Employees in a ceremony May 15 at the District headquarters. The two retirees had a combined total of 96 years of federal service, all with the Los Angeles District.
  • March

    Corps opens house for business opportunities

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District hosted its annual Business Opportunities Open House March 22 at GateWay Community College in Phoenix, Arizona. More than 150 business representatives attended the event to learn of the Corps' business lines and upcoming contracting opportunities.
  • January

    USACE commanding general views emergency response to Santa Barbara mudslides

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers commanding general was in California Jan. 18 to visit the site of a deadly mudslide. Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite toured areas of Santa Barbara hit hard by the disaster that left 18 people dead and three missing.
  • August

    District hosts watershed planning course

    The Los Angeles District hosted the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Planning Associates Program's Watershed Planning Course here July 17-21. The course was designed to expose planners to the use of broad authorities to address any problem that deals with water resources.
  • June

    LA District participates in Fourth Annual LA River Day

    Members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District joined City of Los Angeles Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell and his staff in recognizing the collaborative efforts to improve, preserve and revitalize the Los Angeles River during a special City Council presentation at City Hall June 7.
  • May

    District participates in Armed Forces Day parade in Torrance

    The Los Angeles District participated in the City of Torrance’s 58th Annual Armed Forces Day parade here May 20.
  • Corps deputy visits Fort Irwin projects

    FORT IRWN, Calif-U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Deputy Commanding General for Military and International Operations Maj. Gen. Mark Yenter toured several Los Angeles District projects at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California, during a visit here May 15.
  • March

    District names latest distinguished civilian employees

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District inducted two retired employees into its Gallery of Distinguished Civilian Employees in a ceremony at the District headquarters in Los Angeles March 23.
  • Corps completes CI Harbor dredging

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District completed maintenance dredging at Channel Islands Harbor here Feb. 27 after beginning work in late December 2016.
  • January

    Remote sites, key projects

    When your area of operation covers roughly 226,000 square miles... expect to spend a lot time on the road.
  • Division commander visits Prado Dam, Santa Ana River

    Col. Peter Helmlinger, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Division, visited the Prado Dam Visitor Center in Corona, California, Jan. 18 for an update on the Santa Ana River Mainstem project and a tour of the dam’s recently modified embankment and outlet works.
  • District supports FEMA during Louisiana flood recovery

    Water reached a 500-year event level... a storm with only a .2 percent chance of occurring in any given year. In all, 12 of 64 parishes in Louisiana were declared major federal disaster areas.
  • December

    Senior leaders visit Fort Irwin hospital project

    Cheree Peterson, Programs Directordirector of programs, U.S. Army Corps Engineers South Pacific Division, and the senior executive project manager for the Fort Irwin Weed Army Hospital replacement construction project, hosted the project’s Senior Executive Review Group quarterly briefing onhere Dec. 1
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • March

    Area Office hosts Business Opportunities Open House

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District Arizona-Nevada Area Office hosted a Business Opportunities Open House March 17.
  • January

    Corps leader updates California maritime industry

    Despite a nearly $2 billion budget to maintain the nation's inland waterways and harbors, it simply isn't enough for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to meet all the maritime industry’s infrastructure needs, Maj. Gen. Ed Jackson told attendees at the winter meeting of the California Marine Affairs and Navigation Conference held in Marina del Rey, California, Jan. 21.