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

    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.
  • Engineering community comes together in Omaha for SAME Industry Day

    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 community in Omaha, Nebraska. In alignment with the USACE mission to “solve this nation’s toughest engineering challenges”, the partnership with SAME unites public and private sector entities and individuals in the architecture, engineer, and construction fields so that they can prepare for and overcome natural and manmade disasters, acts of terrorism and improve security at home and abroad.
  • 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.
  • September

    Commitment to high-quality blue roof installations for Ida survivors

    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 anxiety of watching their homes quickly deteriorate every day it was left exposed to the elements.
  • Lake Cunningham reopens after 3 years in partnership with USACE, City of Omaha, Lake Cunningham Trust

    After nearly three years and $23 million in improvements, Glenn Cunningham Lake reopened to the public Aug. 3.
  • USACE volunteers apply coat of care during 2021 Paint-A-Thon

    Members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District participated in The 2021 Paint-A-Thon held Aug. 21. The event, also known as “Brush-up”, is an annual event sponsored by Project Houseworks. It is designed to give volunteers the opportunity to paint the homes of low-income, disabled and elderly homeowners so that they can stay in them as long as possible.
  • USACE Omaha District enters handshake partnership agreement to use goat grazing to control eastern red cedar trees at Fort Randall

    As stewards of almost 400,000 acres of public lands, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District welcomes opportunities to work together with local organizations and communities who share common goals and interests in conserving public resources. The Omaha District Fort Randall Project in South Dakota recently entered in a handshake partnership agreement with South Dakota State University, the Mid-Missouri River Prescribed Burn Association, South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Wildlife Division, Charles Mix County 4-H, and Gregory County 4-H with the purpose of completing goat targeted grazing studies on eastern red cedar trees.
  • 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.