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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.

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The Pittsburgh District partnered with the Pittsburgh Pirates to host an evening dedicated to water safety...
U.S. Army’s premier engineer award presented posthumously to Medal of Honor recipient
5/17/2024 UPDATED
SAVANNAH. Ga. -- U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Christopher A. Celiz was posthumously presented the Gold Order of the de Fleury Medal, the highest honor in the U.S. Army Engineer Regiment, during a ceremony...
The Kansas City District’s Regulatory Program: a balance between the environment, development and public interest
5/17/2024
Ever wonder what the Regulatory Branch does? We asked several program and project managers and David Hibbs, chief, regulatory program branch, to tell us about the work they do; they do a lot that you...