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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Signs Partnership Agreement with the American Indian Science and Engineering Society
11/17/2022
The U.S. Army and the American Indian Science and Engineering Society signed a partnership agreement today that provides Native American students with formal access to Army Science, Technology,...
New lifetime pass available for Military Veterans and Gold Star Families to access public lands
11/10/2022
The Biden-Harris administration announced that starting on Veterans Day (Nov. 11), veterans of the U.S. Armed Services and Gold Star Families can obtain a free lifetime pass to thousands of federal...
Gavins Point Dam releases to be reduced to winter release rate in late November
11/4/2022
Six public meetings were held during the week of Oct. 24 to present current hydrologic conditions and the planned operation of the Missouri River mainstem reservoir system for the remainder of 2022...
Army Corps of Engineers waives day use fees at recreation areas in observance of Veterans Day
10/31/2022
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it will waive day use fees at its more than 2,850 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide in observance of Veterans Day, November 11...
Drought conditions worsen in upper Missouri River Basin
10/7/2022 UPDATED
The time for the Fort Peck meeting was updated to 11 a.m. Due to scheduling conflicts, the St. Louis meeting has been canceled. September precipitation was once again below average in the Missouri...
Geoff Van Epps promoted to brigadier general
10/5/2022
Geoff Van Epps was promoted to the rank of brigadier general today in a traditional military ceremony at the historic Gen. George C. Marshall House at the former Vancouver Barracks in Vancouver,...
Fort Peck fall release reductions start
9/28/2022
Planned release reductions from Fort Peck Dam will begin the end of this week. The release schedule for Sept. 28 is 8,000 cubic feet per second and will be stepped down to 4,000 cfs by Oct. 2...

Feature Stories

Walla Walla Temporary Power Team installs generators in the wake of Hurricane Fiona
11/21/2022
On September 19, the day after Hurricane Fiona made landfall near Punta Tocón, members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District Planning and Response Team (PRT) boarded a plane in...
Passion and Purpose Take Priority at USACE
11/16/2022
Design engineer changes focus, from building luxury condos and corporate skyscrapers, to building projects that serve the community and give her a sense of purpose...
Omaha District Cultural Resources Program partners to preserve the past of public lands
11/15/2022
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District owns and operates multiple lakes and reservoirs that provide navigation, flood control, water supply, fish and wildlife, water quality, hydropower, and...
From Florida, Puerto Rico to Kansas: 249th Engineer Battalion practice industry skills at 38th International Lineman’s Rodeo and beyond
10/19/2022
Soldiers from the 249th Engineer Battalion, Prime Power, put their lineman skills to the test when they competed in the 38th International Lineman’s Rodeo at the National Agricultural Center and Hall...
Kansas City District 2023 LDP Kick-off: understanding to support
10/17/2022
A group of 12 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District employees embarked on a four-day training exercise that served as the Kansas City District 2023 Leadership Development Program, or LDP,...
USACE volunteers complete FEMA mission assignment in aftermath of Colorado wildfires
10/6/2022
OMAHA, Neb. – 38 volunteers from the Omaha and Kansas City Districts, including several volunteers from Portland and Seattle, recently completed a six-month Federal Emergency Management Agency debris...
Learning alongside each other: Kansas City District ERDC-U graduates
9/26/2022
Two U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District employees recently graduated from a six-month program called ERDC University on Sept. 15, 2022, in Vicksburg, Mississippi, through the U.S. Army...