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  • June

    From Army Corps to Peace Corps and back

    Patricia Fontanet, a water resources planner with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District, decided to put her Corps of Engineers-acquired skills to work in helping the people of La Trinidad, Philippines. She recently took on a seven-month assignment with the Peace Corps, working on projects such as developing a flood study, teaching disaster preparedness at elementary schools, and much more.
  • ERDC Soldiers serve in the fight against COVID-19

    Although the vast majority of employees with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) are Department of Defense civilians, the select few U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the ERDC are making a significant impact during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since March 2020, Soldiers from across the ERDC have deployed around the country to aid in the fight against the disease, many mobilizing to “hotspots” to confront the unique challenges of fighting an unseen enemy.
  • May

    District park rangers want public to know recreating at Mojave River Dam is not authorized

    LOS ANGELES – As COVID19 state and local government shelter-in-place restrictions loosen, local high desert residents may be for sure heading to their favorite watering hole, known to local residents as the “Deep Creek Spillway” this Memorial Day weekend.
  • The Corps Environment - May 2020 issue now available

    The Corps Environment May 2020 issue is now available. This edition highlights protecting and preserving the environment, in support of USACE's Environmental Operating Principle #4, and showcases extraordinary environmental stewardship efforts across the Army.
  • Corps recruiting efforts shift online during COVID-19

    The Coronavirus Pandemic has greatly affected current practices and procedures for many companies.
  • Hydro Survey mission a key part of harbor operations

    The Brunswick and Savannah Harbors are essential to supporting the nation’s commerce. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District Hydro Survey section has responsibility for ensuring these and other waterways remain passable.
  • Louisville District Geologist Selected for Engineer Research and Development Center University

    A developmental assignment and subsequent deployment delayed his Army Engineer Research and Development Center University application, but Louisville District geologist David Robison was selected for the class of 2020 and is now working with his mentors to develop tools and methods for possible incorporation into regular levee inspection and risk assessment programs.   
  • April

    USACE working with Zion National Park to keep visitors safe

    Imagine an adventurous day of hiking deep into one of Utah’s rugged slot Canyons. Sure it’s a bit cloudy, but rain isn’t forecast in the area for another two hours. What you don’t know, is that it’s already pouring a couple miles upstream with water levels rising fast. And all that water is headed your way.
  • Corps awards $7.6 million border barrier contract

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District awarded a $7.6 million contract modification April 15 to Fisher Sand & Gravel Co., Dickinson, North Dakota, for approximately 800 linear feet of border wall construction and associated infrastructure in Yuma, Arizona.
  • Earth Day 2020 focuses on climate action for 50th Anniversary

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 21, 2020) – The first Earth Day in 1970 launched the modern environmental movement, and is now recognized as the planet’s largest civic event. On the event’s 50th Anniversary April 22, 2020, the theme is climate action. ate action.
  • February

    Corps donates toiletries to women’s center in honor of King’s legacy

    LOS ANGELES – Shirley Craig, donations and inventory associate at the Downtown Women’s Center, smiled as she looked through the large cart full of toiletries. “I think this is wonderful,” she said. “The ladies are going to love these. They’re packed nicely, and they’ve got so many things in them.” The gallon-sized plastic bags Craig was referring to were full of necessary items a woman might need if she was going on a trip – socks, lotion, shampoo, feminine hygiene products, combs, toothbrushes, makeup and even packs of playing cards. However, these bags weren’t packed for a leisurely trip or vacation; they were going to the many Los Angeles women calling the center and the streets of Skid Row their temporary home. The truck bed full of toiletries was delivered to the center Jan. 23 by employees with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District.
  • October

    District opens house for business representatives

    More than 150 business representatives attended the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District's annual Business Opportunities Open House Oct. 9 at the District's downtown LA headquarters.
  • May

    District inducts retiree into distinguished employee gallery

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District inducted former employee Kelli Johnson into its Gallery of Distinguished Civilian Employees in a ceremony May 8 at the District headquarters.
  • March

    District partners with Tohono O’odham Nation to promote explosives safety

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District partnered with the Environmental Protection Office of the Tohono O’odham Nation, a federally-recognized tribe, in November 2018 to plan age-appropriate 3Rs (Recognize, Retreat, Report) of Explosives Safety awareness information for schools on the nation located within the Sonoran Desert in south central Arizona.
  • Business opportunities open house

    The annual Business Opportunities Open House highlighted contract opportunities, but, more importantly, built an information data base critical to accomplishing the Corps' mission.
  • January

    Corps' South Pacific Division inducts newest senior executive

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers inducted South Pacific Division Regional Business Director John Moreno into the Senior Executive Service at a Jan. 10 ceremony at the Corps' Los Angeles District headquarters.
  • November

    Corps, VA breaks ground for new Long Beach facilities

    Two U.S. Army Corps of Engineers commanders helped break ground on new medical facilities on Veterans Day at the Tibor Rubin Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Long Beach.
  • 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.