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  • November

    USACE MOBILE DISTRICT CHRISTENS SURVEY VESSEL DAMRELL

    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

    MOBILE DISTRICT COMMANDER VISITS TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE

    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.
  • KELLY BUNTING: A TALE OF SURVIVAL, COURAGE

    “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.”
  • MOBILE DISTRICT COMMANDER VISITS LAKE SEMINOLE, JIM WOODRUFF LOCK & DAM

    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.
  • USACE HELPS RESTORE NAVIGATION CHANNELS AFTER HURRICANE MICHAEL

    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.
  • JIM WOODRUFF LOCK & DAM SURVIVES GROUND ZERO

    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.