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  • February

    When doing what you love is part of your job: The life of a visual information specialist

    What types of career options come to your mind when you think of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers? Engineering, of course, or construction perhaps. Even project management and economics careers would be obvious. The reality is that USACE offers scores of careers in vastly different focus areas ranging from finance and accounting, to safety and occupational health, and even to graphic design or “visual information” as it’s referred to in the military. The latter career (and the focus of this piece) is a common position in military outfits; visual information specialists are typically the military personnel armed with a camera or video camera—in addition to their normal battlefield weapons.
  • Popularity of annual ‘Bald Eagle Days’ soars

    Amidst the murmur of the eager spectators strolling around and looking at the many wildlife exhibits at the Lewis and Clark Visitor Center near Yankton, South Dakota, three avian performers await their moment in the spotlight.
  • January

    Public service is a lifestyle choice some embrace fully

    The phone rings. It’s a concerned citizen who wants to know when a pothole on her street will be fixed. A pinging text alert reminds that a fundraiser event is tonight. An email pops up into her inbox. It’s a man complaining about his neighbor’s dog. It’s only 6:45 a.m. but as Councilmember Melissa Head slips into her shoes and heads out the door, she knows it’s going to be a busy day, like most of her days.
  • 2018 ushers in major milestones for the Missouri River Recovery Program

    The efforts of those involved in the Missouri River Recovery Program culminated in several significant milestones in 2018, including receiving a biological opinion with a “no-jeopardy” finding from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, signing the Missouri River Recovery Management Plan Environmental Impact Statement Record of Decision, as well as the Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee’s 10-year anniversary celebration.

News from around USACE

Army Corps Making Major Renovations to Iconic Times Square Recruiting Station
4/24/2024
The Real Estate Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, is overseeing significant upgrades to the Times Square Recruiting Station in New York City ─ an iconic structure...
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks public comment on Miami-Dade Coastal Storm Risk Management Draft Feasibility Report
4/23/2024
Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Norfolk District, in partnership with Miami-Dade County, released the Miami-Dade County Back Bay (MDBB) Coastal Storm Risk Management (CSRM) Feasibility...
SWG Honors Administrative Professionals of the Year
4/23/2024 UPDATED
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Galveston District (SWG), named two “Administrative Professionals of the Year” for 2024, in a ceremony at the Jadwin Building, April 23, 2024.Six...
USACE Savannah District Implements Modern Safety Helmets
4/23/2024
In a measure aimed at enhancing worker safety and mitigating the risk of workplace injuries, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, has initiated the replacement of traditional hard hats...