News Stories

  • November

    ‘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.
  • Proctor Creek Ecosystem Restoration study helps EPA Urban Waters Team take home coveted service medal

    The Proctor Creek Ecosystem Restoration study, which began in 2015, is looking into potential plans to restore the Proctor Creek Ecosystem that has been ravaged by years of unsustainable land use practices and encroachment. Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency Urban Waters Team was awarded the 2017 Samuel J. Heyman People’s Choice Service to America medal, which included the Proctor Creek study in its nomination packet.
  • Cat Island shoreline restoration reduces hurricane risks, boosts natural habitat

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, announced Friday that Cat Island, Miss., has nearly been restored to its 1990’s shoreline, reducing hurricane risks to Mississippi and boosting the natural habitat for birds and turtles. The shoreline restoration is expected to conclude in mid-October with sand fencing and dune vegetation to be installed by May of 2018.
  • September

    Mobile District water expert helps Florida residents recover after Hurricane Irma

    In the wake of Hurricane Irma’s devastation, few things are more important to affected Florida residents than drinking water and wastewater. With this in mind, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, prepositioned water expert Mark Crawford, in Tallahassee, Fla., even before the storm hit.
  • Pathways internship augments classroom with hands-on experience

    Choosing a career is never easy. Internships offer college students an opportunity to gain valuable work experience and learn about different career opportunities. Grant Cooper, a Pathways Program intern with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, was eager to work alongside the district’s engineers to see daily operations at various project sites.
  • Readiness Support Center supports Corps’ emergency management mission from Mobile District hub

    It’s a Saturday afternoon in September, a time when Joel Hendrix would usually be at his home settling in to watch Alabama college football. Instead, he, his wife Beth, two dogs and cat are driving 2,600 miles in five days from a 120 day assignment in SPD back to SAD and sending emails and making phone calls as he closely monitors Hurricane Irma as it made landfall across Florida.
  • Mobile District campsites host thousands displaced by Hurricane Irma

    Tina White’s family was relieved to call Carters Lake campground home over the weekend while she and her family rode out Hurricane Irma after being forced out of their southern Georgia homes.
  • 2017 Leadership Development class graduates

    Twenty Mobile District employees and one representative from the Fish and Wildlife Service graduated from the district’s 2017 Leadership Development Program, or LDP, Sept. 7.
  • Mobile District commander speaks at Alabama Water Resources Conference

    Mobile District Commander Col. James DeLapp was the key speaker Sept. 7 at the annual Alabama Water Resources Conference, or AWRC, in Orange Beach, Ala. DeLapp gave a presentation on the Mobile District and key water resource projects within the state of Alabama.
  • New division commander visits Mobile District

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, South Atlantic Division Commander Brig. Gen. Diana Holland spoke at a conference and toured Mobile District, Aug. 31, while visiting the Mobile District headquarters. It was Holland’s first visit to Mobile since taking command, July 18.
  • August

    Mobile District commander reignites relationships with local universities

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, Commander Col. James DeLapp visited three Alabama universities last week to reignite relationships with faculty members and students. DeLapp met with, among others, the department heads of the University of Alabama, Auburn University and Tuskegee University.
  • Data vital in monitoring ACF Basin's ecosystem

    Wewahitchka, FL. – The city of Wewahitchka, Fla., is named after the Seminole Indian name meaning "water eyes” and is the location where U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District’s coastal engineer Richard Allen is working with nature’s elements. Allen is monitoring how the bodies of water flowing through the Florida panhandle are impacting the Apalachicola Chattahoochee Flint (ACF) Basin and the surrounding communities.
  • Mobile District officials travel to Brazil to discuss waterway development

    Two representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, visited cities in Brazil to discuss waterway development and management as well as the possibility of future partnerships, Aug. 7-11.
  • Mobile District project manager recognized for outstanding support to Air Force Research Laboratory

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District Project Manager Toni Ortiz was recently recognized by Division Chief John Williams, Integration & Operations Division of the Air Force Research Laboratory for providing exceptional support and creative solutions during several large-scale construction projects at Eglin Air Force Base, Fl.
  • Carters Lake offers eclipse viewing program

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, will be hosting an eclipse-viewing program at Carters Lake in Murray County, Ga., Aug. 21. Northbank Park, located within Carters Lake recreation area, will offer an unobstructed view of the eclipse over the lake.
  • Corps completes $19.1 million for training, dorm upgrades at Center for Domestic Preparedness

    The Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, is in the midst of $19.1 million in upgrades at the FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness, or CDP, in Anniston, Ala. The projects include creating a state-of-the-art training facility and renovating old Army barracks into fresh dormitories.