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  • October

    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.
  • Son is his lifelong inspiration... Sexton: Loyalty, dedication to mission in critical focus at all times

    Omaha District Deputy Commander, Lt. Col Michael Sexton covers all bases at the district to include delivering mail to each of the floors at the federal building. In doing so, he enjoys the one-on-one time, getting to know the employees.
  • Restoring a former Atlas Missile site in Nebraska

    On Oct. 7, 2014, an Omaha District Environmental Remediation team led by Hector Santiago, project manager, won the biennial Secretary of the Army Environmental Award in Environmental Restoration-Installation for 2013. The honor, given by IMCOM subordinate command U.S. Army Environmental Command, recognizes and rewards “excellence in the development, management, and transferability of environmental programs that increase environmental quality, enhance the mission, and support Army sustainability.” Each award is for a two-year performance period and the 2013 award covers achievements from Oct. 1, 2011 through Sept. 30, 2013.
  • September

    Recycling playground equipment brings smiles and benefits to Autism Center

    Life left in playground equipment allows for it to be donated rather than recycled and put to great use for a local Autism Center in Colorado. Thanks to the efforts of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers and partnership with a Corps contractor, children at the Alpine Autism Center are enjoying the new playground equipment, which brings them much joy.

News from around USACE

Recap: Ohio River Basin Day on the Hill 2024
5/23/2024
On May 16 at the Russell Senate Building in Washington, DC, members from multiple local, state, and federal agencies and organizations, as well as members of congress, joined teammates and leadership...
Ground broken on Offutt’s final flood recovery campuses
5/23/2024
Two groundbreaking ceremonies took place here May 3, 2024, signifying the final stages of seven U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District flood recovery projects on the installation.The $389 million...
Training Supervisors to be Better Leaders
5/23/2024
Understanding the critical role supervisors play in the careers of their staff and employees, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Fort Worth District held a Supervisor University training class for more...
Rockaway kicks off Beach Season as Work Resumes
5/23/2024
Rockaway has officially kicked off its beach season, coinciding with the resumption of significant beach work in the area. Contract 1, which included multiple beach improvements for Rockaway, is now...