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Archive: August, 2013
  • 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
  • LA District prepares for next round of FUDS cleanup in Kingman

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District held a public meeting Aug. 20 in Kingman, Ariz. to discuss upcoming time-critical removal action work at the site of the former Kingman Ground-to-Ground Gunnery Range. Contractors will work to clean up 42 properties of soil which was contaminated with chemicals known as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. The contaminants were leftover from the clay pigeon debris strewn across the ground when the area was used as a skeet range during WW II.
  • Los Angeles District breaks ground for new project on Davis-Monthan AFB

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District joined with officials and contractors at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson Aug. 15 to break ground for the EC-130H Simulator and Operations facility. The new facility will provide space for the new EC-130H flight deck simulator, new EC-130H mission crew simulator and one relocated EC-130H mission crew simulator among its many benefits. The project includes demolition, grading, parking, support utilities, landscaping, and interior finishes.
  • Tool streamlines Corps’ power mission response during disasters

    The Emergency Power Facility Assessment Tool, or EPFAT, is designed to store important information regarding the emergency power needs of critical facilities, including hospitals and emergency response organizations. The Los Angeles District is encouraging the thousands of organizations eligible for emergency temporary power support to enroll in EPFAT, which greatly minimizes emergency response time in the event of a disaster.
  • 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.
  • Los Angeles District employees often play a role in film productions

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District is sometimes nicknamed the Hollywood District. This is because movie companies often need to shoot in uncongested and iconic areas of Los Angeles and regularly appeal to the Corps for permission to film on properties the district manages.
  • Commander, Society of American Military Engineers members introduced at meeting

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District Commander and District Engineer Col. Kim Colloton gave the keynote address and met members of the Society of American Military Engineers Los Angeles Post during a luncheon at The Proud Bird in Los Angeles Aug. 6.