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Corps completes 100-bed alternate care facility in Kalispell, Montana
5/29/2020
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, completed construction on an alternate care facility in Kalispell, Montana, May 24, two days earlier than required. The ACF also came in more than 10%...
USACE employee receives award due to new contracting process deployed during flood efforts.
5/28/2020 UPDATED
A 25-year employee of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, was awarded the Omaha-Lincoln Federal Executive Association 2019, Federal Employee Leadership Award in the...
Dam safety remains top priority amidst COVID-19 challenges
5/19/2020 UPDATED
Despite the challenges of social distancing due to COVID-19, dam safety remains a risk management practice for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Omaha District. Recently a dam safety inspection team...
Combat veteran’s transition from service to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
5/18/2020 UPDATED
Many service members who retire or separate from the military continue to serve their country as Department of Defense employees because they possess specialized training and experiences highly sought...
USACE helps Montana, FEMA prepare for COVID-19 future
5/15/2020
In the three and a half months since the first COVID-19 case was diagnosed in the U.S., the state of Montana has the second lowest number of total cases, and the lowest number of cases per capita of...
  • September

    What's with the hat?

    Sharing roots with the U.S. Army, the park ranger uniform, be it National Park Service, Forest Service or U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, got its start with the First Cavalry’s arrival at Yellowstone in 1886. From 1886-1916, cavalry troops were assigned at several national parks. Each service uniform has insignia making it distinguishable from one another. Hat bands and badges are different for each service.
  • Omaha District wins “Building the Future” Award

    The White House Council on Environmental Quality’s Office of Federal Sustainability hosted the 2016 GreenGov Presidential Awards, recognizing 12 agencies, individuals or facilities from across the U.S. Government. The award ceremony took place September 7th at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C. The “Building the Future” award went to Project Delivery Team for the 4th Infantry Division’s Aviation Support Battalion’s new Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum Certified helicopter maintenance hangar located in Fort Carson, Colorado.
  • May

    Time to Fish in Streams instead of Measuring, Modeling and Fighting their Floods

    He often jokes that he has similarities with Sheldon from “The Big Bang Theory” but instead of talking enthusiastically about theoretical string theory and trains, Mark Nelson, Plan Formulator/Project Manager in the Omaha District Planning Branch, loves hydrology and weather. As Mark prepares to retire after almost 29 years with the Corps, a look back at his career path shows just how he was able to work on those things he loved to do while adding value to the Nation.
  • April

    4th CAB Hangar

    With the surge of LEED-required construction, Fort Carson has one of the highest concentrations of LEED certified buildings in the country. The construction of LEED facilities is not a new concept at this installation. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District has built and LEED certified 82 buildings.
  • March

    Yellowstone River Symposium wraps USACE-led corridor study

    The Omaha District participated in a two-day symposium, hosted by the Yellowstone River Conservation District Council, last week in Billings, Montana, to discuss completion of the Yellowstone River Corridor Study and determine a path forward now that the cumulative effects assessment has been developed.
  • Totten rests his case

    Omaha District Counsel, Richard G. Totten, takes advantage of the Leap Year and makes February 29, 2016 his last official day at the office. It's off to the mountains of Colorado now!
  • February

    Invaders: “The truth is out there”

    In the real world, invaders ARE among us and this week, February 21-27, has been National Invasive Species Awareness week. The invasive species aren’t from another planet though. Across the United States, various invasive species threaten our natural ecosystems. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages 12 million acres of public land and is the largest provider of water-based outdoor recreation in the nation with 403 lakes and river projects in 43 states totaling 55,390 miles of shoreline.
  • Team supporting Veterans Affairs receives 2015 USACE Excellence in Contracting Award

    The Aurora Veterans Affairs Hospital Replacement Alpha Contract Team was named the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ 2015 Procurement Team of the Year in the Excellence in Contracting Awards Program. The nucleus of the team included employees from USACE’s Omaha District and the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville.
  • January

    Public Affairs Chief reflects on more than 30 years of civil service

    Margaret E. Oldham (Maggie) wraps up a 30-year civil service career and enters a new adventure called retirement.
  • December

    Omaha District architects talk best practices for sustainability

    Omaha District architects, Andy Temeyer, Askelon Parker and Karen Jarvis provide thoughts on how U.S. Army Corps of Engineers design teams pride themselves in providing flexibility on even the most challenging projects and designing sustainable facilities for the United States military.