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Archive: 2017
  • September

    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.
  • July

    Northport levee repair on track for August completion

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, is in the midst of repairing the Northport, Ala., levee, to address a crack that was first discovered in 2010. The project is nearing completion and is expected to be finished on schedule in late August.
  • Mobile District to consider channel improvements in $7.8 million Mobile Harbor study

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, will soon complete existing condition modeling as part of a study to determine the viability of widening and/or deepening Mobile Harbor to new dimensions.
  • ‘Chew Crew’ at dam cut landscaping costs for Corps

    Sixteen grazing goats, known as the “Chew Crew,” are in charge of trimming the treacherous terrain above Buford Dam, a site run by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District.
  • SLOPES agreement improves consultation process for USACE permits in Mississippi

    In an effort to improve consultation under the Endangered Species Act for the state of Mississippi, representatives from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Fish and Wildlife Service) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps of Engineers) Mobile District, Vicksburg District, Memphis District, and Nashville District signed a Memorandum of Agreement to implement Standard Local Operating Procedures for Endangered Species (SLOPES) on June 28. The SLOPES agreement includes 44 Federally-listed threatened and endangered species in the state of Mississippi. Four Corps of Engineers districts possessing regulatory authority in the state entered into the agreement with Fish and Wildlife Service making the implementation of this document the largest of its scope for the entire Corps of Engineers.
  • Mobile District’s Keating earns ‘Cost Engineer of the Year’ award

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, Senior Cost Engineer Michael L. Keating has earned the national-level Corps “Cost Engineer of the Year” award.
  • 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.