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  • February

    USACE Mobile kicks off National Engineers Week with visit to local hospital

    In an effort to promote the value of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) during National Engineers Week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, visited the University of South Alabama Children’s and Women’s Hospital here, Feb. 21. While at the hospital, engineers from the district taught the children how engineers contribute to society, hosted an interactive bridge-building contest, and handed out Mardi Gras-themed items.
  • USACE Deputy Commander visits Mobile District

    The Mobile District welcomed U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Deputy Commander Maj. Gen. Richard L. Stevens on his first visit to Mobile, Feb. 10.
  • USACE Water Manager awarded second highest civilian honor

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) South Atlantic Division Commander Brig. Gen. C. David Turner presented James E.Hathorn Jr., Mobile District Water Management Chief, with the U.S. Army Meritorious Civilian Service Award Jan. 30 in Mobile, Ala. The award is the second highest honor that a U.S. civilian is eligible to receive.
  • January

    Mobile District engineer named ‘Young Engineer of the Year’

    Justin McDonald, lead engineer for civil works U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District (USACE), has been named the Mobile Area Council of Engineers (MACE) 2017 ‘Young Engineer of the Year’. McDonald received the award Jan. 26 during a ceremony at the Gulf Coast Exploreum in downtown Mobile, Ala.
  • USACE hosts public scoping meeting on proposed Pascagoula River Drought Resiliency Project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District (USACE), hosted a public scoping meeting Jan. 24 at the George Country Senior Citizens Building in Lucedale, Miss. to solicit feedback from the public on a proposal to construct two water supply lakes in southeastern Mississippi. The applicants, the George County Board of Supervisors and the Pat Harrison Waterway District, filed a request with the USACE for a Department of the Army permit to construct the lakes back in August 2015.
  • December

    Pilot Program strengthens partnership between Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Mobile District

    As one of the nation’s largest land managers, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) maintains under stewardship many Native American ancestral sites across the country. In an effort to strengthen existing relationships with tribes who have ancestral ties to those lands, USACE Mobile has been working with the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma to grant access for ancestral exploration. The pilot program, which has been taking shape for more than two years, launched just before the holiday season when members of the Choctaw Historic Preservation and Cultural Services offices joined the USACE Mobile Archaeology team for an ancestral plant gathering along the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, Dec. 12-16.
  • Daughter of Mobile District’s Water Resources Chief, welcomes President-elect to Mobile

    Mobile County is known for many things, chief amongst those being the birthplace of Mardi Gras and the oldest organized carnival in the U.S. Everything about the second largest county in Alabama exudes a rich, cultural milieu. So it should come as no surprise that when President-elect Donald Trump decided to make a return stop to the county Dec. 17 as part of his cross-country ‘Thank You’ tour, that Mobile rolled out the red carpet.
  • USACE Employees bring holiday spirit to local orphanage

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District’s Engineering Division held their second annual holiday gift drive to collect gifts for Wilmer Hall Children’s Home, a local orphanage in the community here. The gift drive began the day after Thanksgiving and ended last week with the delivery of gifts to the home.
  • LATAM Deputy Commander retires after 27 years of service

    MIAMI, Fla. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and U.S. Southern Command honored USACE Mobile Deputy Commander for Latin America, Lt. Col. Humberto Boppell, during a retirement ceremony Dec. 16 at the Conference Center of America's in Miami, Fla.
  • Mobile District, National Guard team up for emergency management training

    MOBILE, Ala. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Mobile District teamed up with Joint Force
  • October

    Mobile Harbor General Reevaluation Report meeting attended by federal and state officials

    Mobile Harbor GRR, In Progress Review meeting attended by US Senator Richard Shelby and State of Alabama Port Authority Director James Lyons
  • Willie Key retires after 37 years of selfless service

    As the closing of the 2016 fiscal year for the U.S. Government drew near, so did retirement for one of its dedicated employee.
  • September

    Mike Malsom, planning division awarded Planning Associates Program certificate

    U.S. Army Corps Engineers Deputy Commanding Major General Jackson and Senior Executive Service member Theodore Brown awards Michael Malsom with USACE Planning Associates Program certificate of completion in Washington on Aug. 30.
  • August

    Mobile District's first Certified Emergency Manager®

    Mobile District’s first and only Certified Emergency Manager® (CEM®) Ashley Leflore reported to the
  • July

    A day in the park for Sneads' Elementary fourth graders

    Lake Seminole recently hosted fourth graders from Sneads Elementary School in Snead, Florida,
  • December

    USACE Announces New National Water Safety Campaign

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recently announced a new national adult water safety campaign. The campaign, titled “Life Jackets Worn…Nobody Mourns,” is targeted towards adult males.
  • January

    CODEVASF: Mobile District hosts Brazilian agency

    Mobile District hosted a delegation of foreign nationals November 2 - 9 from the Companhia de Desenvolvimento dos Vales do São Francisco e do Parnaíba (CODEVASF).
  • August

    Mobile District employee receives the Steel Order of the De Fleury Medal

    Troy "Neel" Stewart is a project engineer out of the Duke Field Resident Office, Gulf Coast Area Office, Construction Division. He is serving in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as a project engineer at the Transatlantic Afghanistan District and was recently awarded the Steel Order of the De Fleury Medal for his service.
  • March

    District employees on the road with Science Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

    District engineer, biologist and geologist STEM it up at Indian Springs elementary school in Eight Mile, AL on March 18, 2014.
  • May

    "Wear IT Right"

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers partnered with The Bass Pro Shops for National Safe Boating Week to bring the “Wear It Right” Seminars in its stores.