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Archive: September, 2014
  • September

    USACE participates in Phoenix STEM event

    Capt. Adam Z. McGinnis, the deputy area engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District's Arizona-Nevada Area Office, and 1st Lt. Luke Ritz, a project engineer at the District’s Fort Huachuca Resident Office, participated in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math event held Sept. 25 at the Phoenix Convention Center by Ten80 Education, a national program aimed at cultivating STEM skills in youth.
  • Corps holds meeting in Kingman on FUDS project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District held a public meeting Sept. 9 in Kingman to discuss the next phase of cleaning up properties which were formerly part of the Kingman Ground-to-Ground Gunnery Range. Firouzi and other District representatives present at the public meeting said the work should be completed within the next two years.
  • Corps aids Duncan flood fight

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District dispatched personnel Sept. 17 to assist the town in southeast Arizona with its flood fighting efforts during a rain event there.
  • Breakwater protects harbor from hurricane surf

    In late August, Hurricane Marie spent nearly a week churning off the coast of Mexico and Southern California. While it did not directly impact land in either country, the effects of the Category 5 hurricane were significant and costly. Los Angeles-Long Beach Harbor, located approximately 25 miles south of downtown Los Angeles in San Pedro Bay, is home to two high-use ports: the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach. The ports are protected by three breakwaters: San Pedro Breakwater, Middle Breakwater, and Long Beach Breakwater.
  • Corps holds public meeting on Mount Charleston temporary flood structure

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District held a public meeting with officials from the USDA Forest Service, the State of Nevada and other local agencies at the Mount Charleston Volunteer Fire Department Engine Station #81 Sept. 12 to discuss the upcoming berm and diversion channel the District will be constructing.
  • USACE California Districts help earn Silver Jackets award

    Two members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District are part of a team which won the National Silver Jackets Team of the Year award. The California team received the award at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Senior Leader Conference in August “for overcoming challenges of initiating a Silver Jackets team in the most populous state in the U.S.”