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Archive: February, 2013
  • February

    District helps improve LA-area recruiting efforts with new joint recruiting center

    The Los Angeles District helped open the doors to the newest joint recruiting center in LA county in a ceremony in El Monte Feb. 26. "This facility is an example of how the Corps of Engineers is ‘Building Strong and Taking Care of People,’ starting with our Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors and Marines, and our new recruits, who will play such a critical role in helping to maintain the strength of our Nation," said Lt. Col. Alex Deraney, deputy commander of the Los Angeles District, during the ceremony.
  • USACE commanding general visits Phoenix

    Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers commanding general, attended the Feb. 15 public meeting of the USACE Environmental Advisory Board and visited the USACE Los Angeles District Arizona/Nevada Area Office to meet with local team members.
  • Matchmaking session pairs District’s mentors with associates

    More than a dozen employees interested in finding a mentor rotated through a speed-dating style, mentoring-matchmaking process at the Los Angeles District office Feb. 13.
  • LA District hosts USACE Environmental Advisory Board

    PHOENIX, Ariz. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District’s Arizona-Nevada Area Office
  • 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.
  • Corps solicits public comment on beach projects

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held two public meetings in early February to discuss alternatives for and accept public comments about a shoreline protection project for the Southern California towns of Encinitas and Solana Beach.
  • LA District hosts public meeting in Kingman

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District hosted a public meeting Feb. 5 regarding the upcoming Time Critical Removal Action at sites in the former Kingman Ground-to-Ground Gunnery Range. The purpose of the meeting was to make representatives from the Corps of Engineers available to the public to discuss the soil removal activities of hazardous material associated with the clean up in a portion of the Chaparral Mesa II and New Kingman subdivisions located near the intersection of East Thompson Avenue and Rose Drive.
  • Public provides comments on Gregory Canyon landfill permit application

    ESCONDIDO, Calif. -- Nearly 400 people attended a public hearing Jan. 31 at the California Center for the Arts here on a permit application for the proposed Gregory Canyon landfill near Pala, providing scientific data, historical information and personal perspective, both for and against the controversial project.
  • 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.