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  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.