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  • March

    Memo from the Director of Contracting re: COVID-19

    For USACE Contractors, As the Director of Contracting for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, I wanted to personally reach out to all of you and let you know that we are actively monitoring the situation in regards to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Attached is the guidance we received on planning for potential Novel Coronavirus Contract Impacts.
  • USACE To Temporarily Close Jennings Ferry Campground

    MOBILE, Ala. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the Black Warrior & Tombigbee Lakes recreation area will temporarily close the Jennings Ferry campground from March 5-19 due to the impacts of heavy rains on facility dump stations.
  • USACE To Close West Point Dam Road Temporarily

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at West Point Lake will temporarily close vehicular and pedestrian traffic across West Point Dam Road March 9, 2020, 8:00 a.m., to March 27, 2020, 4:00 p.m., to ensure public safety during the maintenance of West Point Dam.
  • February

    USACE Mobile District Hosts 2020 Black History Month Observance

    This year’s theme was “Honoring the Past, Securing the Future,” providing another opportunity to celebrate diversity in the District.
  • Allatoona Project Releases High Water, Carters Lake Receding

    MOBILE, Ala. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District at Allatoona Lake Project has begun releasing water through its dam spillway as of 3:00 p.m. EST on Feb. 21, 2020 due to high water levels at the reservoir. In addition, USACE Mobile District’s water management efforts – along with reduced inflows from lighter rainfall – have helped the main reservoir's high water level recede at Carters Lake Project.
  • January

    USACE ERDC, Mobile District RSM Team Begin Sediment Study

    MOBILE, Ala. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center teamed up with USACE Mobile District’s Regional Sediment Management Team, kicking off a sediment study on Jan. 13, 2020, at North Blakeley Island in Mobile, Alabama.
  • November

    USACE MOBILE DISTRICT COMPLETES SHIP ISLAND RESTORATION

    MOBILE, Ala. – As the second largest restoration project in the history of the National Park Service, the Mobile District’s restoration of Ship Island in the western region of Gulf Islands National Seashore is an important contribution to the preservation of the Nation’s precious natural resources
  • USACE, Mobile District commanders visit Tampa VA Bed Tower project

    The Mobile District and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Chief of Engineers celebrated a milestone of sorts when Lieutenant General Todd Semonite visited the James A. Haley V.A. Medical Center Bed Tower site in Tampa, Fla., on Nov. 8, 2019.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Formerly Used Defense Sites Program PROPOSED PLAN

    This Proposed Plan, presented by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), provides an opportunity for public review and comment on the recommended action for the Airport Landfill (Area of Concern [AOC] 1), Sewage Treatment Plant Landfill (AOC 2), and Former Fire Training Area (AOC 3) (please see Figure 1) at the former Sewart Air Force Base Formerly Used Defense Site located in Smyrna, Tennessee. The Airport Landfill (AOC 1) and Former Fire Training Area (AOC 3) properties are owned by the Smyrna/Rutherford County Airport Authority.
  • October

    USACE MOBILE DISTRICT HOSTS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS LUNCHEON

    One in eight women will contract it and one woman every 13 minutes dies from it. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and those are grim statistics concerning the most common cancer among women. For this reason, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District hosted a Breast Cancer Awareness Lunch and Learn on Oct. 23, 2019 in the second floor conference room in Mobile, Ala.
  • April

    USACE MOBILE DISTRICT, NASA CELEBRATE CONSTRUCTION COMPLETION WITH RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY

    MOBILE, Ala. – With a celebratory air on Earth Day 2019, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District and the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center opened the doors to its latest successful joint venture, the completed Building 4221, a $38 million major construction project built by the Corps for its NASA partners at its Huntsville, Alabama campus.
  • November

    USACE MOBILE DISTRICT CHRISTENS SURVEY VESSEL DAMRELL

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District christened the Survey Vessel Damrell in a ceremony Nov. 8, 2018 at the Cooper Riverside Park Amphitheater in Mobile, Ala.
  • October

    MOBILE DISTRICT COMMANDER VISITS TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE

    Col. Sebastien P. Joly, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District commander, and Wynne Fuller, chief of Operations Division for Mobile District, visited the USACE Resident Office at Tyndall Air Force Base, on Oct. 17, 2018 in Panama City, Fla.
  • KELLY BUNTING: A TALE OF SURVIVAL, COURAGE

    “It was like 100 pressure washers going on all at once.” Those were the words of Kelly Bunting, a park ranger with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District at the Lake Seminole Project Office, who along with her husband Nate, a biologist with the Florida Wildlife Commission, their nine-year-old daughter Norah, and their Boston Terrier Roxie, survived the harrowing ordeal known as “Hurricane Michael.”
  • MOBILE DISTRICT COMMANDER VISITS LAKE SEMINOLE, JIM WOODRUFF LOCK & DAM

    Col. Sebastien P. Joly, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District commander and Wynne Fuller, chief of Operations Division, visited Lake Seminole Project Office and Jim Woodruff Lock and Dam, located in southwest Georgia along the border of Florida on Oct. 16, 2018.
  • USACE HELPS RESTORE NAVIGATION CHANNELS AFTER HURRICANE MICHAEL

    Surveying efforts from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District quickly restored navigation channels in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. This included the Port of Pensacola, Fla. and nearly 300 miles of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.
  • JIM WOODRUFF LOCK & DAM SURVIVES GROUND ZERO

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District project the Jim Woodruff Lock & Dam, suffered some damage and is dealing with power issues, but it survived the impact of Hurricane Michael as it battered the Florida Gulf Coast on Wednesday in Lake Seminole, Fla.
  • April

    Corps of Engineers holds Change of Command for Puerto Rico Recovery Field Office

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Recovery Field Office, held a change of command on Mar. 30, 2018. Maj. Manuel Orozco assumed command of the RFO from Lt. Col. Roberto Solorzano. The RFO manages the five missions assigned to USACE by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Debris, Temporary Roofing, Temporary Emergency Power, Non-Federal Generator Repair and Maintenance, and Critical Public Facilities.
  • February

    Corps employees volunteer from across U.S. for NorCal wildfire mission

    USACE employees have volunteered from as far away as Pennsylvania, Tennessee, New York, Alabama and Alaska; they have volunteered in timeframes as brief as 3 days, and as long as 90 days straight. And whether their workday is spent on the phone troubleshooting issues for property owners or in the field analyzing the condition of properties, each one plays an important role in helping to return these distressed communities back to a sense of normalcy.
  • District employees visit local children’s hospital during National Engineers Week

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, stopped by the University of South Alabama Children’s and Women’s Hospital in Mobile, Ala., Feb. 20, as part of the district’s National Engineers Week outreach activities. During the visit, district personnel helped the children construct Popsicle-stick bridges, taught them about the importance of learning science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and handed out Mardi Gras beads and coloring books.