News Stories

  • November

    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


    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


    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


    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


    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.

    “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.”

    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.

    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.

    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.