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  • October

    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.
  • Corps of Engineers begins maintenance operations to relieve stress on Carters Lake Reregulation Dam

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, recently began maintenance operations at the Carters Lake Reregulation Dam in Murray County, Ga. to relieve stress on the structure caused by concrete expansion. The district first noticed the expansion almost 20 years ago.
  • January

    USACE emergency response missions include debris removal and temporary power generation in Puerto Rico

    In the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – under the direction of the Federal Emergency Management Agency – began undertaking several large-scale missions to help residents in Puerto Rico recover from the devastating storms. Two of the missions assigned to the USACE Recovery Field Office, Puerto Rico, include debris removal and emergency temporary power.
  • District kicks off annual Leadership Development Program

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, kicked off their annual Leadership Development Program at the district headquarters in Mobile, Ala., Jan. 8. The year-long course offers professional development opportunities to employees who demonstrate the potential to be tomorrow’s leaders.
  • December

    Non-Federal Generator Operation and Maintenance Mission helps power critical water infrastructure in Puerto Rico

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Inside a small concrete pump station by the side of a freeway, a Quality Assurance team from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and a crew of government contractors labor over a large orange generator. The station is part of a complex flood control system that helps keep San Juan and neighboring towns dry. It is just one of hundreds of sites Corps teams are visiting as part of a unique mission to repair local generators and keep critical infrastructure functioning in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
  • USACE Blue Roof mission in Puerto Rico is a family affair

    Omar Esquilin-Mangual, from Caguas, Puerto Rico, was born, raised and educated on the island before working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 2010 after receiving his master’s degree in civil engineering degree from the University of Puerto Rico. Yamiretsy Pagan-Albelo, from Ciales, Puerto Rico, was born, raised and educated on the island and working for the USACE in 2011 after receiving her bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Puerto Rico.
  • Mobile District starts first phase of $349 million coastal island restoration project

    The Mobile District has begun the first phase of an approximately $349 million project that will reduce erosion and build stronger hurricane barrier off the coast of Mississippi.
  • Lake Lanier to receive award for promoting water safety

    The Lake Sidney Lanier Project Management Office will be recognized as part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, South Atlantic Division’s annual Water Safety and Education Awards for having the most water safety contacts of the division’s 32 project lakes this past year. During the 2017 fiscal year, Lake Lanier had almost 340,000 direct contacts and more than 500 indirect contacts to educate the public on water safety.
  • USACE recognizes Lake Lanier Park Ranger

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, South Atlantic Division has recognized Lake Sidney Lanier Park Ranger Rachel Rush for her outstanding efforts to promote the Every Kid in a Park (EKIP) initiative during the first quarter of 2018. To take home the top individual honors for the quarter, Rush visited several local schools and spent time with 675 fourth graders.
  • November

    Carters Lake hosts local leadership groups

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, recently hosted the Murray County Chamber of Commerce Youth and Adult Leadership groups at Carters Lake in Murray County, Ga.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employee recognized for work on POW/MIA recovery mission

    A Mobile District employee was recognized for his work as the Recovery Leader for a joint American and Vietnamese team that spent three months in Vietnam recovering the remains of prisoners of war or missing in action.
  • Personnel director ‘humble and thankful’ after Puerto Rico deployment

    “Humble and thankful” is how U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, human resources director Kerry Murray describes himself since his Puerto Rico deployment.
  • ‘All heart’ Mobile District employee headed back to Puerto Rico

    Cherryl Weeks is a 39-year veteran of the Corps of Engineers and a four-time veteran of being deployed to disaster areas. Weeks, a Mobile District program analyst, just returned home after a four-week deployment to Puerto Rico and will be headed back again soon.
  • Mobile District employee aids at accident scene while deployed

    Kenneth “Sam” Hill is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, employee deployed to the U.S. Virgin Islands to aid after Hurricanes Irma and Maria but one local islander will remember him for doing something even more heroic.
  • Protecting NASA from wildfires critical role for Mobile District’s forester at Stennis

    One man stands between a potential wildfire and NASA’s largest rocket engine test facility, the John C. Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. That man is Quinn Kelly, a forestry technician with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District.
  • Childhood mentors drive USACE Engineer to “pay it forward”

    As a result of the positive example his mentor’s set for him, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, Water Management Chief James Hathorn Jr. has gone out of his way as an adult to return the favor. In his spare time he regularly volunteers with youth sports, the Cub Scouts, his church, various career fairs and local schools. One particular area that he stresses when he spends time with students is the importance of learning science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
  • October

    Fedoroff selected for national tribal role

    Michael Fedoroff has recently been selected for a developmental assignment as the new deputy to the director of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Tribal Nations Technical Center of Expertise, or TNTCX, in Albuquerque, N.M. The virtual position will allow him to work from Mobile while assisting to manage the TNTCX’s tribal consultation support program for both military and civil works.