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  • January

    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.
  • District breaks ground for Gray Eagle project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District teamed with officials and contractors at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, to break ground for the MQ-1C Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System facility construction project Jan. 12.
  • December

    LAAF south ramp project underway

    During construction on Libby Army Airfield's new south ramp Dec. 18, 1st Lt. Luke Ritz, a project engineer at the Los Angeles District's Resident Office here, and Harold Colby, a construction representative from the Tucson Resident Office, supervise testing of random batches of concrete to ensure that it meets stringent design specifications.
  • New hangar unveiled at Davis-Monthan

    Col. Kirk Gibbs, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District joined Brig. Gen. Steven J. Bleymaier, commander, Ogden Air Logistics Complex, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, and Tim Gray, deputy director, 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group, to cut the ribbon officially opening the 309 AMARG hangar at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson Dec. 7.
  • November

    District commander visits regional office

    Col. Kirk Gibbs, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District, toured Arizona-Nevada Area Office projects Nov. 19-20. His first visit since assuming command in July, Gibbs met stakeholders, spoke with employees, presented awards, and viewed key projects.
  • Area students visit Hansen Dam

    On Nov. 19, resident experts, U.S. Army recruiters and Los Angeles District’s engineering interns showed local high school students Hansen Dam’s part in keeping the City of Los Angeles and surrounding areas from becoming a flood zone.
  • Corps sends team to Fort Irwin to assess recent storm damage

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles district sent a four-person team of engineering professionals to the National Training Center at Fort Irwin to assess damages to the installation after flash floods from a storm hit the post Oct. 5.
  • October

    Corps employees honored at STEM conference

    The Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Corporation recognized three U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employees at their 27th annual conference here Oct. 14-18.
  • Fort Irwin water treatment plant reaches construction milestone

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District and Corps contractor CDM Constructors, Inc., of Rancho Cucamonga have reached a critical milestone in the construction of the new Fort Irwin Water Treatment Plant as it began to transition to the plants commissioning phase in September.
  • Adobe Dam and ACDC protect historic site

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District and stakeholder Flood Control District of Maricopa County completed Adobe Dam in 1982 to protect local communities from storm flows along Skunk Creek, in northwest metro.
  • California youth learn from the best

    Amongst the training of the U.S. military’s elite at the Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos, a California Military Department base, the National Guard showed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and a congresswoman on Oct. 13 how they help the state’s youth improve their lives with education.
  • KERP and the Corps

    In 1966, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District constructed the Ajo Detention Basin where the present-day Kino Environmental Restoration Project lives.
  • September

    District commander tours Fort Irwin construction projects

    Col. Kirk Gibbs, the commander of the Los Angeles District, toured several District projects at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California, during a visit to the fort Sept. 9-10
  • District lawyer earns national recognition

    The Joseph W. Kimbel Award recognizes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers attorney who demonstrates the highest professional potential for future legal achievement.
  • August

    District employee receives top honor

    Chief of the Construction Division for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District is the 2015 Lt. Gen. John W. Morris Civilian of the Year winner.