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  • July

    Mobile District’s $9.5 million modernization keeps Army’s combat vehicles moving

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, recently completed a $9.5 million modernization project which will keep the Army’s combat vehicles moving at Anniston Army Depot, in Anniston, Ala.
  • Mobile District modernizes Army Depot’s infrastructure for tomorrow’s mission

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, is partnering with the Anniston Army Depot, or ANAD, in a four-year modernization, overhauling the depot’s utility system and preparing it for tomorrow’s mission.
  • June

    Upgrades at Holt Dam increase safety, cut costs

    Recent upgrades by the U.S. Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, at Holt Dam, near Tuscaloosa, Ala., will mean increased safety for workers and a reduction in repair costs. The spillway gates will also be more reliable.
  • Data gathering critical in assessing environmental impact on proposed Mobile Harbor project

    Mobile District coastal engineers and engineering technicians regularly get up before dawn and head out to the middle of Mobile Bay, but not for any type of ritualistic recreation activity. Their mission is to service gauges that are part of a data collection effort in the bay and delta for the Mobile Harbor General Reevaluation Report (GRR).
  • USACE Engineer first to receive UW-Madison Certificate in Water Reclamation

    Andrew Patch, an environmental engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, has accomplished an historic feat by becoming the first person to receive a Certificate in Water Reclamation from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • In-house safety course saves Mobile District nearly $30,000

    The U.S. Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, trained 18 Operations Division employees in a week-long, in-house general industry safety course in Tuscaloosa, Ala., June 12-16, saving the district nearly $30,000, while also focusing on Corps-specific topics.
  • Mobile District highlights Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month during lunch-and-learn

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, held a lunch-and-learn May 30 in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
  • May

    Emergency Management hosts Industry Day to kick off hurricane season

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, talked hurricane preparedness May 25 to kick off the June 1 start of hurricane season, hosting the annual Hurricane/Industry Day, held at the Alabama International Trade Center. The Corps, Coast Guard, NOAA, Alabama State Port Authority and other stakeholder partners have met annually since 2004, the year Hurricane Ivan swept across the Gulf of Mexico, causing billions of dollars in damage to Alabama, Florida and other Southeastern states.
  • Mobile’s Safety Office teams up with Buford Powerhouse to improve safety

    Mobile District employees made their workplace safer through reconstruction, redesign and a small, but important addition of a guardrail.
  • Small business critical to Mobile District’s success

    Contracting with small business is critical for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, to fulfill their mission. In fact, in 2016 the district awarded approximately one-third of all procurements to small business.
  • District’s Emergency Management Branch earns accreditation

    The Mobile District’s Emergency Management Team is now accredited by the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP). To date, only 12 districts out of 43 have been accredited, including the four districts that were accredited this week.
  • April

    Album documents historic construction projects

    The year was 1961. Just a few months before the start of construction on the Berlin Wall and less than a year before John Glenn became the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth, Lt. Col. Daniel A. Raymond assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District. At the time, the average cost of a new car was $2,850 and the minimum wage was $1.05.
  • Mobile District Natural Resources Chief to receive ARC Legends Award

    The American Recreation Coalition (ARC) will recognize Ken Day, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Mobile District natural resources chief, as the recipient of the organization’s Legends Award June 1 during the Partners Outdoors Conference in Washington D.C. The award is presented annually to one individual from each major recreation-related federal agency for outstanding contributions to outdoor recreation.
  • Mobile District engineer recognized for outstanding achievements by the Society of American Military Engineers

    A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Mobile District engineer has been honored for his significant contributions to engineering, design, construction, research and development or planning.
  • Mobile District to facilitate Auburn University fish passage study

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, is working with the Auburn University School of Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Sciences to facilitate a study on the effectiveness of conservation lockages on migratory fish species in the Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa River Basin. The study is part of a continuing effort by the district and members of academia to identify how lock and dam operators can better support the passage of migratory fish through our Nation’s waterways.
  • District archeologist assists POW/MIA Accounting Agency in recovery mission

    A Mobile District employee was recognized for his work as the recovery leader for a joint American and Vietnamese team that spent a month in Vietnam conducting an archaeological excavation in an effort to recover military personnel lost during the Vietnam War.
  • March

    Construction on Ecosystem Restoration Project nears completion

    In 2005, Hurricane Katrina swept away more than 18 acres of wetland in Bayou Caddy near Waveland, Miss. In the aftermath of the destruction, several studies concluded that the area was the most susceptible coastline in the country to be hit by another severe storm. Even without another severe storm hitting the area, the Bayou Caddy wetlands would have continued to erode due to a high wave energy concentration that is focused at that point. The erosion would have eventually led to a net loss of tidal marsh, estuarine habitat and productive fisheries. To prevent that from happening, the Federal government authorized the USACE to execute the Bayou Caddy Ecosystem Restoration Project.
  • Unmanned Aircraft lift USACE emergency response operations to new heights

    When the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Mobile District (Mobile), assembled an emergency response team to support recovery operations in the wake of an EF3 tornado that touched down near Albany, Ga. in January, the district decided to try a unique approach. Among the nine-member team who deployed to the field to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), were two members of the USACE, Jacksonville District’s (Jacksonville), Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) team.
  • February

    USACE, Mississippi projects converge to yield mutual benefits

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, is scheduled to wrap up the Pascagoula River Leg Deepening Project in March. The project never would have happened without a little ingenuity and a willingness to work with others.
  • Barrancas Cemetery Project provides opportunity for District to honor veterans, families for their service

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District (USACE), recently completed a project at the Barrancas National Cemetery at the Naval Air Station Pensacola to construct approximately 2,500 columbarium. The project required a quick turnaround, but the USACE used some innovative techniques to ensure our Nation's Veterans and their Families received the dignified burial that their service and sacrifice demands.