Military Construction

Northwestern Division - Military Construction

Northwestern Division
Published May 16, 2012

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' current military construction mission, one of the largest since World War II, consists of an average annual program of $10 billion (Fiscal Years 09-13) to meet the demand created by growth in the Army, global restationing, and base realignment and closure. Northwestern Division’s share of this work in the current fiscal year is about $1.1 billion on average through Fiscal Year 2015.

The Northwestern Division offers a wide range of services to its military customers. It is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, with a regional office in Omaha, Nebraska, and five subordinate district offices located in Seattle and Walla Walla, Washington; Kansas City, Missouri; Omaha; and Portland. Northwestern Division headquarters coordinates technical policy and budgetary issues that cross district boundaries, as well as provide regional interface with other Federal and state agencies, congressional leaders, interest groups and international commissions. Expertise ranges from master planning to engineering plans and specifications, to construction management and installation support. Typical projects include new construction or renovation of military housing, barracks, operations centers, office/classroom buildings and child care facilities.

Northwestern Division and its districts are experienced in partnering agreements with customers, in-house or contracted design of projects, advertisement and award of the construction contract (bid projects, negotiated projects, best value, request for proposals), financial administration of the contract, and field supervision and quality assurance inspections of the construction work underway. Three Northwest Division districts – Kansas City, Seattle and Omaha - collaborate to execute the annual military workload.

The Kansas City District’s Fiscal Year 2012 military construction program totals more than $173 million in new construction contract awards which is down from $237 million in Fiscal Year 2011. The district provides construction services at Fort Riley, Fort Leavenworth, and McConnell Air Force Base, in Kansas; Fort Leonard Wood and Whiteman Air Force Base, in Missouri; and Lake City Army Ammunition Plant and the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency in Missouri. The district is responsible for the Reserve Design Program in a 10-state area extending from Missouri northward. HTRW projects include environmental cleanup projects in Kansas and Missouri as well as support to U.S. EPA Regions II and VII.

The Seattle District will manage a $382 million military construction workload across a four-state area in Fiscal Year 2012. Seattle District provides construction, operation and maintenance, timber services and real estate support to Fort Lewis near Tacoma, Wash., and Yakima Training Center near Ellensberg, Wash.

The district also delivers construction and real estate services to the Air Force, including McChord and Fairchild Air Force bases in Washington, Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho, and Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana.

The Omaha District manages a military construction workload in eight Midwestern states that exceeds $490 million in Fiscal Year 2012. Also in Fiscal Year 2012, the Omaha District will begin construction of a new $500 million plus Strategic Command (STRACOM) Headquarters at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. The district provides construction, operations and management, and real estate support to 22 separate installations plus recruiting station real estate support for the Army, Air Force, Navy and Reserves in Iowa and Nebraska.

Installations by state are:


  • NORAD and NorthCom
  • Fort Carson, Rocky Mountain Arsenal, Fitzsimmons Medical Center, Pueblo Depot
  • Air Force Academy
  • Peterson, Schriever and Buckley Space Force Bases


  • Mountain Home Air Force Base


  • Iowa Army Ammunition Plant


  • Fort Riley
  • McConnell Air Force Base


  • Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (Reserves)


  • Fort Leavenworth
  • Fort Leonard Wood
  • Whiteman Air Force Base


  • Malmstrom Air Force Base


  • Offutt Air Force Base
  • Cornhusker Army Ammunition Plant

North Dakota

  • Minot and Grand Forks Air Force Bases
  • Cavalier Space Force Station

South Dakota

  • Ellsworth Air Force Base
  • Black Hills Army Depot


  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord
  • Fairchild Air Force Base


  • Fort McCoy and Badger Army Ammunition Plant
  • Gen. Billy Mitchell Field (Reserves)