US Army Corps of Engineers
Northwestern Division

  • January

    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.
  • Dam: that’s a lot of work - Corps completes spillway gate repair

    In 2009, dam safety inspectors dangled from ropes to inspect the spillway gates at federal dams throughout Oregon. The team, in their top-to-bottom inspection, determined that the aging spillway gates might malfunction when the water levels were high.
  • 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.
  • November

    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.
  • October

    New hopes for the Rogue

    The movie “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope” premiered on screens throughout the country in 1977. Around that same time, the Corps updated the Rogue River Basin project master plans to reflect new hopes for Lost Creek Lake, Elk Creek, and Applegate Dam.
  • First Space Brigade gets a new home on Fort Carson

    The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's 1st Space Brigade is getting a new home on Fort Carson, Colorado, early next year thanks to the efforts of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  • USACE Provides Water Resources Expertise to Pakistan

    As recent media articles have highlighted the potential for major cities around the world to run out of water, it’s become apparent the good stewardship of water resources is more than an environmental issue, it’s a humanitarian one and can have an impact on regional stability. It’s also an area where the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has the ability to make an impact. For decades, USACE has managed many of the water resources with the United States through its operation of levees, dams, dredging operations and flood control management. More recently USACE has been given the opportunity to share USACE’s water resource expertise with the Government of Pakistan through an Interagency Agreement with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
  • December

    9 things Learned from attending the SAME Small Business Conference #SAMESBC

    The Society of American Military Engineers hosted its Small Business Conference for Architecture, Engineering and Construction Industry from November 15-17 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As a first time attendee, I learned some valuable tips that were shared repeatedly among attendees. They are captured here.
  • November

    Dr. James Hearn presented Bronze de Fleury Medal; retires after more than 30 years of Federal service

    After 34 years of service to the Department of the Army including four years of Vietnam-Era active duty and 15 years in academe as a teacher and administrator, Dr. James Hearn retired on October 31.
  • August

    Farhat honored with Bronze DeFleury Medal

    Jody Farhat, Chief of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Missouri River Basin Water Management