News from around USACE

Bush retires with over 30 years government service
12/1/2021
Thirty-one years ago, as a civil engineer summer hire for the Coastal and Geotechnical Engineering Section, Leslie Bush’s primary assignment was oversight of the geotechnical subsurface investigation...
IWR is now Social – Check Out our Page on LinkedIn!
11/30/2021
Did you know IWR is now on LinkedIn?  We plan on sharing information and updates regularly, including publication and software announcements, USACE news, IWR job postings, photos, and more!We look...
History Runs Deep: partnering to support and celebrate American Indian heritage
11/30/2021
Over 165,000 square miles of land makes up the Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and they are rich with American Indian ancestry. We are highlighting this bountiful history to...
ERDC, The University of Southern Mississippi work to re-establish Gulf reefs
11/30/2021
The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), The University of Southern Mississippi (USM), the University of Kentucky and the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR)...
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  • October

    Omaha District hosts USACE Northwestern Division’s Regional Governance Meeting

    This week, USACE Omaha District hosted the Northwestern Division’s quarterly, Regional Governance Meeting for USACE leaders in the District headquarters
  • USACE, Omaha District executes historic $1.75B in fiscal year 2021

    There were many challenges this year including finishing the restoration of the Lower Missouri River Basin from the catastrophic flood event of 2019, reintegrating the workforce safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, and numerous hurricane first responder deployments. But in the face of unprecedented adversity, the USACE, Omaha District team rose to each challenge by leveraging its industrious culture and continued to successfully support its worldwide missions. The District closed out the fiscal year by executing its largest program ever at $1.75 billion across its four business lines, civil construction, military construction, regulatory mission support, and the bank stabilization program of the Missouri River.
  • PERSONAL VIGNETTE: Ensuring safety of disaster response volunteers is a mission within a mission

    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 developing messaging and talking points is part of our normal duties, it is not often that we are on the receiving end of our own words. Developing COVID-19 safety messaging in the Hurricane Ida disaster response was a game changer and our “talking points” have become real-life reminders of what we need to stay safe, while helping others.
  • USACE set to complete Lower Yellowstone irrigation, fish bypass project on schedule

    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 early 2019 after the Bureau of Reclamation reached out to the District to replace an existing, outdated diversion dam.
  • August

    USACE completes new high-altitude research laboratory on Pikes Peak

    The Army’s new high-altitude research laboratory at the top of Pikes Peak in Cascade, Colorado, was officially completed on July 1, and is the highest facility of its kind in North America. Built by members from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District’s Ft. Carson Resident Office team for the U.S. Army Research Institute for Environmental Medicine, this new lab will greatly enhance research to optimize Soldiers’ health and strengthen today’s warfighter.
  • Air Force Academy, USACE break ground on new cyber facility

    The Stillman parade field on the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, was the site of a groundbreaking ceremony Aug. 6 for the new Madera Cyber Innovation Center. U.S. Air Force Academy Superintendent, U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Richard M. Clark hosted the afternoon event before a group of Servicemembers, distinguished guests and civilians.
  • July

    Acting Assistant Secretary of Army for Civil Works Visits Omaha District

    Mr. Jaime A. Pinkham, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, visited the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District from July 7 to 9 to learn more about the District’s programs and operations.
  • USACE Omaha District receives Nebraska Safety Council Award for 30th consecutive year

    For the 30th consecutive year, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, was named one of Nebraska’s Safest Companies with Distinction by the National Safety Council, Nebraska Chapter May 19. The award was presented to representatives from the district safety office at an online ceremony.
  • June

    4th Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment Soldiers move into new Apache attack hanger on Fort Carson

    The hangar doors have officially opened for the new 4th Combat Aviation Brigade’s 4th Attack Battalion hangar on Butts Army Airfield on Fort Carson, Colorado. During a ribbon cutting ceremony last month, senior leaders, Soldiers and distinguished guests gathered in front of the building’s main entrance to celebrate the completion of this U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District project.
  • USACE, Omaha District conducts employee safety perception survey through National Safety Council

    Earlier this year U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District employees participated in a safety perception survey designed to provide a comprehensive, sensitive leading indicator metrics that assess District safety culture, identify strengths and opportunities, and gaps in the District safety management system. The Omaha District worked with the National Safety Council, a non-profit public service organization which promotes health and safety in the U.S. to use their “Safety Barometer” employee perception survey system.