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Archive: November, 2012
  • November

    USACE completes Ajo Border Patrol Station

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District participated in a ceremony Nov. 27 to cut the ribbon at the new Customs and Border Patrol Agency's Ajo Station. The facility covers more than 30 acres and contains more than 54,000 sq feet of working space. The new $30 million project is designed to meet the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver standard.
  • District’s leaders meet at Seal Beach

    Senior leaders and emerging leaders with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District met for a three-day planning meeting Nov. 7 - 9 to highlight District commander Col. Mark Toy’s vision of “Building Strong and Taking Care of People!” and discuss plans to continue that District imperative along with implementing directives from senior commands over the course of the next year.
  • 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.
  • District helps dedicate Tucson project

    Members of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District were on hand Nov. 2 for a dedication ceremony of the Arroyo Chico Tucson Arroyo Project Phase II B Park Ave. Basins. The project provides flood risk management in the area and it is also an ecosystem restoration project. The project runs along the Tucson Arroyo in the Arroyo Chico watershed.
  • District project earns environmental design award

    Col. Mark Toy, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District commander, presented the Chief of Engineers Award of Excellence for Environmental Design to the City of Phoenix and representatives from the District’s Arizona-Nevada Area Office, Archer-Western Contractors, Ltd., and Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc., for work done at the Tres Rios Environmental Restoration project, Phase II Flow Regulating and Overbank Wetlands, during a ceremony held Nov. 1 at Phoenix City Hall.
  • District helps clean up Papago Park Military Reservation

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District is helping clean up the remnants from a decades-old underground fuel tank at Papago Park Military Reservation. The District is working with a contractor on the site to operate and monitor a dual-phase soil vapor extraction system which is designed to remove hydrocarbon vapors from the ground while pumping out contaminated groundwater.
  • Marina del Rey channel dredging provides multiple benefits

    “In dredging, you don’t usually see the results, it’s just deeper water,” Andrew Hunt, the Dutra Dredging Company project manager for the Marina del Rey entrance channel dredging project, said Oct. 15 as the project ended. Standing atop nearly 75,000 cubic yards of clean sand the project placed on Redondo Beach, he continued, “I’m standing here looking at a beach we built. If we were here a month ago, I’d be standing in the surf zone.”
  • Assistant Secretary for Civil Works visits Los Angeles District

    Jo-Ellen Darcy, the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, visited the Los Angeles District the week of Oct. 23, speaking to an international dredging conference, visiting or viewing several Los Angeles District civil works projects and meeting with local sponsors.