News from around USACE

ISPM director honored with DOD Disability Award
10/28/2021 UPDATED
Arthur Martin, director of the Center’s Installation Support and Project Management directorate, was one of only 21 servicemembers and civilians with disabilities to be recognized for their...
STEM & USACE: Linking the future of the Corps with the engineers of tomorrow
10/27/2021
HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 27, 2021)— Antioch Middle School teacher Thomas Yan toured the Old Hickory Lock and Dam, and the Old Hickory Hydropower Plant during the Middle Tennessee Science,...
Volunteering it Forward: Kansas City District all-volunteer disaster relief force makes a difference across the U.S.
10/27/2021
In the span of a year, the Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had 25 of their employees actively work on deployments to disaster relief missions across the U.S. Kansas City District...
Corps river and creek cleanup project removes 575 tons of debris
10/27/2021
Work began daybreak on Sept. 27 in San Jose Creek. Contractors hauled trash, shopping carts, bundles of Arundo donax reeds used to build campsites, abandoned vehicles, propane tanks and gasoline cans...
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  • October

    Aurora, CO VA Health Center project nears 80 percent completion; focusing on the task at hand

    It has been nearly a year since the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District awarded a $570 million fixed price-incentive contract to Kiewit-Turner, A Joint Venture, to continue construction of the Veterans Affairs Eastern Colorado Health Care System Hospital in Aurora, Colorado. The notice to proceed was issued a few days later on Nov. 2. The project is being constructed in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Department of Veterans Affairs with Kiewit-Turner as the primary contractor. In mid-June, the project, 12 buildings includes 2 inpatient buildings, 2 clinic buildings, a diagnostic and treatment center, a research building, concourse, and energy center totaling 1.2 million square feet, and 3 garages for staff and visitor parking totaling 2,242 spaces, was nearly 55 percent complete.
  • September

    100-year-old National Park Service's roots go deeper with U.S. Army

    This year, the National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary. Yellowstone National Park, the world’s first national park established in 1872 by President Ulysses Grant, has close ties to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The connection between the National Park Service and USACE is one that has continued through the years.
  • What's with the hat?

    Sharing roots with the U.S. Army, the park ranger uniform, be it National Park Service, Forest Service or U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, got its start with the First Cavalry’s arrival at Yellowstone in 1886. From 1886-1916, cavalry troops were assigned at several national parks. Each service uniform has insignia making it distinguishable from one another. Hat bands and badges are different for each service.
  • Omaha District wins “Building the Future” Award

    The White House Council on Environmental Quality’s Office of Federal Sustainability hosted the 2016 GreenGov Presidential Awards, recognizing 12 agencies, individuals or facilities from across the U.S. Government. The award ceremony took place September 7th at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C. The “Building the Future” award went to Project Delivery Team for the 4th Infantry Division’s Aviation Support Battalion’s new Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum Certified helicopter maintenance hangar located in Fort Carson, Colorado.
  • May

    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.
  • April

    4th CAB Hangar

    With the surge of LEED-required construction, Fort Carson has one of the highest concentrations of LEED certified buildings in the country. The construction of LEED facilities is not a new concept at this installation. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District has built and LEED certified 82 buildings.
  • March

    Yellowstone River Symposium wraps USACE-led corridor study

    The Omaha District participated in a two-day symposium, hosted by the Yellowstone River Conservation District Council, last week in Billings, Montana, to discuss completion of the Yellowstone River Corridor Study and determine a path forward now that the cumulative effects assessment has been developed.
  • Totten rests his case

    Omaha District Counsel, Richard G. Totten, takes advantage of the Leap Year and makes February 29, 2016 his last official day at the office. It's off to the mountains of Colorado now!
  • February

    Invaders: “The truth is out there”

    In the real world, invaders ARE among us and this week, February 21-27, has been National Invasive Species Awareness week. The invasive species aren’t from another planet though. Across the United States, various invasive species threaten our natural ecosystems. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages 12 million acres of public land and is the largest provider of water-based outdoor recreation in the nation with 403 lakes and river projects in 43 states totaling 55,390 miles of shoreline.
  • Team supporting Veterans Affairs receives 2015 USACE Excellence in Contracting Award

    The Aurora Veterans Affairs Hospital Replacement Alpha Contract Team was named the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ 2015 Procurement Team of the Year in the Excellence in Contracting Awards Program. The nucleus of the team included employees from USACE’s Omaha District and the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville.