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  • December

    District family member receives award for public service

    Theresa Koontz, wife of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District Security Manager Jeff Koontz, received the Commander’s Award for Public Service at the Arizona-Nevada Area Office during the Dec. 18 Holiday Luncheon.
  • Corps' engineer invited to critique Harvard students’ design projects

    Steve Dwyer, chief, Navigation and Coastal Projects Branch, was asked to participate as an engineering advisor for a graduate-level Landscape Architecture Studio at Harvard University. Per Harvard's invitation, he visited the school Dec. 13 to sit on a panel organized to review and judge the students' design projects, which all related to the Los Angeles River. Dwyer, who was the District's chief of operations for 25 years had the responsibility of maintenance for the Los Angeles River and wrote the Los Angeles County Drainage Area Project's operation and maintenance manual.
  • District leadership chart future during planning seminar

    Los Angeles District leaders gathered for a seminar at the Bob Hope Patriotic Hall in downtown Los Angeles Dec. 10-12 to determine future goals and the work necessary to achieve them.
  • District’s Wounded Warrior program a ‘win-win’

    The Los Angeles District is supporting the U.S. Army’s Wounded Warrior Transition Program and it’s paying off in big ways—both for the District and the warriors themselves.
  • September

    South Pacific Division commander tours Fort Irwin flood damage

    FORT IRWIN, Calif.—-Brig. Gen. David Turner, commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific
  • Corps sends team to Fort Irwin to assess monsoon damage

    FORT IRWIN, Calif.--The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles district sent a five-person team of
  • August

    Fort Irwin team picked as Corps’ project delivery team of the year

    LOS ANGELES — A team of people working on a water treatment plant and distribution system project at
  • Cadets complete district internship

    Two future Army officers took advantage of a rare opportunity to gain first-hand experience of the inner-workings of the Corps of Engineers as part of a summer internship program, which they each successfully completed Aug. 8.
  • July

    Col. Colloton assumes command of Corps’ Los Angeles District

    Col. Kimberly Colloton assumed responsibilities as the 60th Commander and District Engineer of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District during a formal change of command ceremony held July 11 at the Eagle’s Nest Club House in Cypress, Calif.
  • June

    District commander honored by local SAME chapter

    The commander of the Los Angeles District, Col. Mark Toy, was honored by the Society of American Military Engineers during a luncheon June 11 for the leadership he has brought as the post’s president during the past three years.
  • May

    Documentarian remystifies yoga

    To many Americans, the thought of yoga invokes images of a group of people performing stretches in unison in the cardio room of a gym. This is exactly the idea Gita Desai set to dispel when she produced the documentary “Yoga Unveiled.”
  • April

    LA District continues innovative partnership

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District has helped develop a strong partnership at Alamo Dam and along the Bill Williams River to continue sustaining our nation’s economic and water resources. Through the collaboration, known as the Bill Williams River Corridor Steering Committee, with other government agencies and partners, the Corps ensured the flows from Alamo Dam maximized taxpayer dollars by maintaining a high level of sustainability for a variety of communities.
  • February

    Corps to resume Sepulveda vegetation management operations

    During a nearly three-hour nature walk in the Sepulveda Dam Basin Feb. 12, Los Angeles District Commander Col. Mark Toy told representatives of local environmental groups that his operations and maintenance crews would soon resume the vegetation management work that began in December 2012.
  • District employees celebrate BHM at kick-off ceremony

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District Black Employment Special Emphasis Program committee held its Black History Month observance kick-off ceremony at the District's headquarters Feb. 4.
  • January

    District observes MLK holiday with day of service

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District Black Employment Program honored Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday with a day of service by delivering more than 100 pounds of collected toiletries and toys to local shelters in the downtown Los Angeles community Jan. 22.
  • 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.
  • 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

    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.
  • 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.