McConnell’s first KC-46A Pegasus lands on the flightline Jan. 25, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The KC-46 will serve alongside the KC-135 Stratotanker at McConnell and supply critical aerial refueling, airlift and aeromedical evacuations at a moment’s notice for America’s military and allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alan Ricker)
McConnell AFB welcomes first KC-46A Pegasus
McConnell’s first KC-46A Pegasus lands on the flightline Jan. 25, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The KC-46 will serve alongside the KC-135 Stratotanker at McConnell and supply critical aerial refueling, airlift and aeromedical evacuations at a moment’s notice for America’s military and allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alan Ricker)
Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, the 54th Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers greeted Arthur Saulsberry, Small Business Deputy for the Kansas City District, as Northwestern Division Commander Brig. Gen. Pete Helmlinger, looks on after a Town Hall Meeting in Kansas City October 24, 2018. To the center and to the right of Lt. Gen. Semonite is Chief of the Kansas City District Construction Division, Bob Kreienheder.
Chief of Engineers greets Small Business Deputy Arthur Saulsberry
Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, the 54th Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers greeted Arthur Saulsberry, Small Business Deputy for the Kansas City District, as Northwestern Division Commander Brig. Gen. Pete Helmlinger, looks on after a Town Hall Meeting in Kansas City October 24, 2018. To the center and to the right of Lt. Gen. Semonite is Chief of the Kansas City District Construction Division, Bob Kreienheder.
John S. Solomon, Seattle District, deployed in Support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and Resolute Support Mission in Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan receives the NATO Medal and the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service from Afghanistan District Commander, Jason Kelly.
Solomon is synonymous with Small Business
John S. Solomon, Seattle District, deployed in Support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and Resolute Support Mission in Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan receives the NATO Medal and the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service from Afghanistan District Commander, Jason Kelly.
The River Basin Balancer Game offers insight into an inland waterway and a system of reservoirs, which are operated with a goal for serving each of the benefits, flood control, navigation, hydropower, irrigation, water supply, recreation, fish and wildlife, and water quality, for which many USACE reservoirs and dams were authorized and constructed. Users can take charge of river operations and experience the unique challenges presented when managing reservoir operations in a variety of weather conditions across a geographically diverse basin.
River Basin Balancer Game
The River Basin Balancer Game offers insight into an inland waterway and a system of reservoirs, which are operated with a goal for serving each of the benefits, flood control, navigation, hydropower, irrigation, water supply, recreation, fish and wildlife, and water quality, for which many USACE reservoirs and dams were authorized and constructed. Users can take charge of river operations and experience the unique challenges presented when managing reservoir operations in a variety of weather conditions across a geographically diverse basin.

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Reservoir system prepared for 2019 runoff season
All 2018 stored flood waters were evacuated from the Missouri River mainstem reservoir system (System) as of Jan. 29. The full 16.3 million acre-feet (MAF) of designated flood control storage is available to manage 2019 runoff. “The System stands ready to capture spring runoff, reducing flood risk while providing support to other authorized project purposes. Current Gavins Point releases are 20,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) and will be decreased to 17,000 cfs by mid-February,” said John Remus, Chief of the Corps’ Missouri River Basin Water Management Division.

Published: 2/7/2019
Federal Agencies revise Columbia EIS schedule
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation and the Bonneville Power Administration have revised the schedule to complete an environmental impact statement to assess and update their long-term strategy for the operations, maintenance and configuration of the 14 federal dam and reservoir projects in the Columbia River System.  According to the new schedule, these co-lead agencies will sign the Records of Decisions by the end of September 2020, one year earlier than previous scheduled.

Published: 1/9/2019

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McConnell AFB welcomes first KC-46A Pegasus
Team McConnell’s Total Force crews delivered the first two KC-46A Pegasus aircraft to the Home of Air Refueling – in the Air Capital of the World. Contractors [under the oversight of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Kansas City District] constructed three new KC-46 maintenance hangars, technical training dormitories, an air traffic control tower, fuselage trainer and many other facilities specifically for the Pegasus’ arrival. These projects brought $267 million to the local economy by employing Kansas workers and using local resources.

Published: 1/25/2019
The "system" performed as designed
The writer, Brigadier General D. Peter Helmlinger, is commander of the Northwestern Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Published: 1/2/2019
Solomon is synonymous with Small Business
Small Business Chief from Seattle District attended the 2018 Small Business Conference in New Orleans following a very successful tour to the Afghanistan District.

Published: 11/3/2018
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