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Archive: 2024
  • July

    Mobile District completes project in historic Selma

    Sometimes, the work of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers finds them helping to preserve or protect historic locations and sites. The Mobile District participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the City of Selma, Alabama, on July 8, 2024, to celebrate the completion of Project 14, which stabilized the bank behind the historic train depot.
  • Mobile District closes Holt Lock and Dam

    Holt Lock and Dam in Cottondale, Ala. is estimated to remain closed for approximately three to five months as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District implements repairs to the structure’s monolith.
  • June

    Mobile District Hosts Inspiring Pride Month Celebration

    In celebration of Pride Month, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, held a special event , June 25, 2024, highlighting the district’s continued dedication to diversity and inclusion.
  • Mobile District hosts Water Manager for a Day event

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, Water Management Division hosted stakeholders from the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin for a Water Manager for a Day course on June 25th, at the District Office in Mobile, Alabama.
  • Mobile District Host Hurricane Industry Day

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, in partnership with the United States Coast Guard and the Alabama State Port Authority, hosted an in-person Industry Day on June 19th at the International Trade Center in Mobile, launch preparations for the 2024 hurricane season.
  • Mobile District celebrates Juneteenth

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District hosted a Juneteenth celebration at the District Headquarters Annex Building, in Mobile on June 18. The event featured guest speaker, Eddie Irby, Jr., the founder of the 92nd Infantry Division Buffalo Soldiers of WWII.
  • Park Ranger Collins wins SAD Second Quarter Educational Award

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Park Ranger, Christina Collins, has been honored with the South Atlantic Division Outstanding Education Award for her exceptional efforts in promoting environmental awareness in the second quarter of the 2024 fiscal year. Christina’s remarkable work, especially her coordination of the Alabama River Lakes’ inaugural Earth Day event, has significantly impacted the local community, fostering a deeper connection to nature.
  • Regulatory Division preserving Mobile District’s water resources

    The Regulatory Division is one of the more public faces of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District. The Regulatory Division is responsible for protecting the nation’s aquatic resources and maintaining the navigable capacity of its waters while allowing reasonable development through fair, timely, and balanced permit decisions.
  • May

    Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

    During May, the U.S. recognizes and celebrates Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month. In 1992, then-President George H. W. Bush signed into law Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and ever since, Americans have gathered to celebrate Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders and their contributions to making the U.S. what it is today.
  • Park Ranger Schaefer wins SAD First Quarter Educational Award

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Park Ranger Shannon Schaefer has been recognized by the South Atlantic Division for her outstanding dedication to community education at the Walter F. George Lake project. Through meticulously planned programs and innovative outreach efforts, Schaefer has engaged audiences of all ages and made a significant impact on the community.
  • USACE Ranger promotes water safety at White Oak Elementary

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Park Ranger Stephen Cahn, a seasoned expert in water safety, recently visited White Oak Elementary School. His purpose was to read the new Bobber Water Safety book to kindergarten students, a timely reminder of the importance of water safety as summer approaches.
  • Mobile District reopens Demopolis Lock

    Teams throughout the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, have been working around the clock since January 16 to fix the Demopolis Lock in Demopolis, Alabama. The lock has been closed since a large portion of the upper miter sill broke off.
  • Supporting mental health: Services available to USACE Federal Civilian Employees

    May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a timely reminder of the significance of mental well-being, particularly in our workplace. For federal civilian employees of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, this is a matter of importance and a commitment to our workforce’s overall health and productivity.
  • Mobile District SAAPM

    The overall numbers on sexual assault in the country are sobering, especially when you consider the fact that sexual assault is generally underreported.
  • April

    Mobile Harbor Deepening Project Beneficial Use of Dredging Material

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District routinely creates value from dredged sediments through beneficial uses such as beach nourishment, enhancing wetland habitat, and brownfield reconstruction.
  • Mobile District and partners team up to coordinate projects

    Working together to get things done is a hallmark of success of any partnership endeavor, and it is precisely what the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District is doing with its partners on environmental projects throughout the District.
  • USACE stands up first National Occupational Health Center in Mobile

    It is said that success breeds success. Whatever your business or endeavor, if you create something innovative and set yourself apart from others, the opportunities for further success usually come.
  • Gautney named USACE’s Public Affairs Officer of the Year

    Having the ability to face and overcome challenges is a sign of a true leader, and it is something that should be rewarded. Dustin Gautney, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District Chief of Public Affairs, did just that.
  • March

    Mobile District’s 2024 Sexual Assault Awareness Prevention Month Proclamation Signing

    This year's Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, the U.S. Army's campaign theme is Change Through Unity: Empower. Protect. Prevent. The 2024 SAAPM campaign highlights the importance of fostering a culture of respect for all.
  • Tammy Thompson retires after 40 Years of Service

    Tammy Thompson, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District assistant district counsel for Equal Employment Opportunity, receives her civilian commendation award.