Recent Articles

USACE, Omaha District executes historic $1.75B in fiscal year 2021
10/19/2021
There were many challenges this year –finishing the restoration of the Lower Missouri River Basin from the catastrophic flood event of 2019, reintegrating the workforce safely during the COVID-19...
PERSONAL VIGNETTE: Ensuring safety of disaster response volunteers is a mission within a mission
10/18/2021
As public affairs specialists with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, we are used to helping craft messages like “safety is our top priority” and “we are committed to keeping our team safe” but while...
Engineering community comes together in Omaha for SAME Industry Day
10/15/2021
The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Omaha District took part in the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Omaha Post Industry Day event, Oct. 5 – 7, bringing together the national engineering...
USACE set to complete Lower Yellowstone irrigation, fish bypass project on schedule
10/1/2021
The Omaha District’s Lower Yellowstone irrigation project in south eastern Montana is on budget and on schedule at approximately 85 percent completion. This civil works construction project began in...
Commitment to high-quality blue roof installations for Ida survivors
9/28/2021
Water-logged floorboards. Moldy sheetrock. Broken windows. Desperation. For many survivors of Hurricane Ida, the storm itself was not the worst part—the worst of their experience was the growing...
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  • August

    Omaha District’s small business program empowers service disabled Veterans

    The Omaha District is empowering service disabled veterans through a unique program designed to offer competitive work contracts to small business owners. These veteran owned small business are making a significant impact and contributing to the overall success of the USACE mission.
  • Omaha District plays important role in water quality management

    Whether it is fishing, boating, swimming, or other types of water recreation the benefits of the Omaha District’s water quality management program affect outdoor enthusiasts in positive ways – these benefits even extend to water coming from the faucet.
  • January

    Special Projects Branch hits 10-year milestone

    In many organizations, there are some tasks and projects that just don’t seem to fit into an easily defined category. This was also the case for the Corps of Engineers Omaha District in 2009. The District had projects that needed to be completed, but didn’t quite fit the mold of the programs they were assigned to. The solution to that issue to the stand up the Special Projects Branch. It was a new concept when the first eight-person team was assembled to take on these outliers, which totaled more than $140 million that first year. Since then, the branch has grown to 52 people and nearly $600 million worth of work annually.
  • August

    Military working dogs to get new woof over their heads thanks to Omaha District

    If you were asked where the US Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District was building a new kennel for
  • May

    Access to Fort Peck Spillway is limited

    To ensure public safety around the spillway structure, access to certain areas of the spillway will be closed or will remain closed until further notice.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • September

    Omaha District project manager, Steve Rothe, retires after nearly four decades of public service

    Omaha District project manager, Steve Rothe, retires after nearly four decades of public service. Over the past 36 years, Steve Rothe’s contribution to the Omaha District’s ecosystem restoration mission has been second to none. Drawing on his undergraduate and graduate-level education in Biology and experience as a Biology Teacher with the Peace Corps in Kenya, Steve launched his career with the Corps as an Environmental Resources Specialist in the Environmental Analysis Branch of the Omaha District’s Planning Division in 1979.
  • February

    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.
  • November

    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.