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    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.
  • Winter doesn't put freeze on flood repairs

    When the unprecedented and historical flooding started in the Missouri and Platte River basins in March 2019, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Omaha District responded immediately. Within hours, the District, led by the Readiness Branch, was developing plans and sending materials out to fight the flood and provide assistance to communities within harm’s way.

News from around USACE

Army’s Chief of Engineers visits USACE projects in the Southwest
1/27/2023
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Commanding General Lt. Gen. Scott Spellmon visited the Corps’ Albuquerque District, Jan. 24-25, to see project sites and meet with partners at White Sands Missile...
USACE Works to Reinitiate Storm Risk Management Study for Collier County
1/27/2023
A small team consisting of leaders, planners, project managers, environmental scientist from the North Atlantic Division, Norfolk and Jacksonville districts, travelled around with representatives from...
Energy project provides resilience for Fort Irwin
1/27/2023
Huntsville Center’s Utility Energy Services Contracting developed the contract vehicle which provides for a 21-mile dedicated natural gas pipeline and a 16 MW combined heat and power plant for on-site...
Gillette retires from federal career, not from hammer dulcimer
1/27/2023
When records manager Don Gillette retired from the Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, at the end of 2022, he did not stop playing his beloved hammer dulcimer...