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    District keeps projects moving along in Las Vegas area

    LAS VEGAS – It’s been said that what happens in Las Vegas stays in Las Vegas. However, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District is working on military construction projects in and around the Las Vegas area that will have effects across the country and around the world. One project at Nellis Air Force Base is the addition and renovation at the 422 Test Evaluation Squadron building. “The project will add a 16,000 square feet facility and there will be renovation of 4,000 square feet of the existing building,” said Mark Porterfield, project engineer at the District’s Nellis Resident Office. “Construction began in early June and the project is due in March 2013”
  • District brings “green” power to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

    LAS VEGAS – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District’s Nellis Resident Office recently completed a solar power project for the Bureau of Land Management at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. “The new photovoltaic system is capable of producing an average of 40 KWAC of electricity,” said Viet Q. Tran, project engineer at the Nellis office. “The calculated full load requirement to support the fire station is 38.6 KW; therefore, this solar system is designed to fully support the full load requirement.”
  • Happy 237th Birthday U.S. Army!

    The United States Army celebrates its 237th birthday June 14. Recognizing the need for a professional American force, the nation's leaders established the Continental Army on June 14, 1775, beginning the Army's rich heritage of successfully defending the country and her citizens.
  • Prado Dam hosts potential future engineers

    The number and types of engineers America’s education system is preparing for the nation’s future is often an active and energetic discussion among the Department of Defense, educators and the scientific community. It was also an active discussion June 4 when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District hosted nearly 30 students from Los Angeles Roosevelt High School for a day at Prado Dam, giving them a close-up look at the dam and how it operates, and at part of the process involved in implementing a project.
  • Corps breaks ground for replacement hospital project

    Groundbreaking ceremonies held May 30 marked the start of construction for a replacement to Ft. Irwin’s Weed Army Community Hospital, built more than 40 years ago.