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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...
  • February

    What is FEM, and Why is it Important?

    In order for the dams to work properly, they need regular maintenance. To keep them running, each of the Corps’ dams has a staff of electricians, mechanics and outdoor maintenance crews to do the physical work. One of the more common maintenance tasks is performing annual maintenance on the hydropower units, each of which generate electricity for thousands of homes. To track the maintenance, the Corps uses a program called Facilities and Equipment Maintenance (FEM).
  • Breaking barriers: Army opens first-of-its-kind ACP in Germany

    WIESBADEN, Germany — The Clay Kaserne Access Control Point is the first Department of Defense project worldwide to employ a new active vehicle barrier safety scheme, know as High Efficiency Presence Detection.
  • New Acquisition Management System Earns Orr award

    Michael C. Orr is recognized with the Rock the Castle award for leading multiple cross-functional teams from across the Omaha District that developed a low-cost innovative solution that he titled the Contracting Acquisition Management (CAM) system.
  • December

    Connecting with Missouri River, USACE, Family

    I have found a connection to and through the Missouri River that runs deep and as wide as it once meandered. I’ve been with the Omaha District a little more than four years. I knew when taking the job that North Dakota was in the District’s area of responsibility and I would likely find connections to my family. North Dakota is where my parents and grandparents grew up. My dad’s great grandfather moved to Garrison, North Dakota from Iowa in 1901 to farm and my great-grandfather worked on Missouri River riverboats until traffic ended in 1926.
  • November

    As new barracks, facilities near completion, 4th CAB troops prepare to “Do Great Things”

    The Newly Reorganized 4th Combat Avaiation Brigade of Fort Carson, Colorados's 4th Infantry Division are getting settled into their new home. They troops currently reside several miles from their workplace.
  • Passion for giving and hard work—Head aches to make the world a better place

    Assistant District Counsel for the Omaha District, Melissa Head, has a sincere passion for service both in her every day capacity at the Corps or while involved in many aspects of her community, one of which is City Council Woman for Council Bluffs, Iowa.
  • October

    Futures in engineering begin in middle school

    Take 35 enthusiastic middle school students, mix in a natural resource specialist, a biologist, an engineer and the backdrop of the Missouri River, with a barge and a dredger, and you get an education for our students, one STEM at a time.
  • Where to go in a Zombie Apocalypse? What about a Nuclear Attack?

    Zombies. They’re at your door. Sure, this time it’s just trick or treaters. BUT... What would you do if it were really zombies? Where would you go? What supplies would you need? Where would you use the bathroom? How would you get food or water and where would you sleep? Instead of zombies, think 1960s and the threat? A potential nuclear disaster. Just in time for Halloween, peek into life in a fallout shelter as presented in a display at the Lewis and Clark Visitor Center at Gavins Point Dam during the 2014 recreation season.
  • Twenty-five years after the earthquake recovery effort

    The 1989 Earthquake, 25 years ago on this date, October 17, in California brought teams of experts from all across the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers footprints, to assist with assessing damage, to quilling nerves, to just being there as a listener, as many lives and homes were devastated on this day.
  • USACE Payroll Program Manager concludes her career with the end of fiscal year fourteen

    Council Bluffs native, Annette Epperson, completes a 37-year career with the United States Army Corps of Engineers at the Omaha District. Throughout her career she communicated with almost all USACE districts,serving as the Payroll Program Manager and lead Customer Service Representative. She received more than 71 challenge coins and the Bronze de Fleury medal.