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Archive: April, 2017
  • April

    Album documents historic construction projects

    The year was 1961. Just a few months before the start of construction on the Berlin Wall and less than a year before John Glenn became the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth, Lt. Col. Daniel A. Raymond assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District. At the time, the average cost of a new car was $2,850 and the minimum wage was $1.05.
  • Mobile District Natural Resources Chief to receive ARC Legends Award

    The American Recreation Coalition (ARC) will recognize Ken Day, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Mobile District natural resources chief, as the recipient of the organization’s Legends Award June 1 during the Partners Outdoors Conference in Washington D.C. The award is presented annually to one individual from each major recreation-related federal agency for outstanding contributions to outdoor recreation.
  • Mobile District engineer recognized for outstanding achievements by the Society of American Military Engineers

    A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Mobile District engineer has been honored for his significant contributions to engineering, design, construction, research and development or planning.
  • Mobile District to facilitate Auburn University fish passage study

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, is working with the Auburn University School of Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Sciences to facilitate a study on the effectiveness of conservation lockages on migratory fish species in the Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa River Basin. The study is part of a continuing effort by the district and members of academia to identify how lock and dam operators can better support the passage of migratory fish through our Nation’s waterways.
  • District archeologist assists POW/MIA Accounting Agency in recovery mission

    A Mobile District employee was recognized for his work as the recovery leader for a joint American and Vietnamese team that spent a month in Vietnam conducting an archaeological excavation in an effort to recover military personnel lost during the Vietnam War.