US Army Corps of Engineers
Northwestern Division

  • 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
  • April

    And the survey says?

    Dam Monitoring Survey data from the Omaha District Surveys, Mapping and Geographic Information Systems Section Field Survey team is one element of a larger Dam Safety inspection and monitoring program. The USACE Dam Safety program and supporting deformation monitoring surveys help to ensure each of the Omaha District’s 27 dams is ready to capture floodwater from the next storm.
  • October

    Aurora, CO VA Health Center project nears 80 percent completion; focusing on the task at hand

    It has been nearly a year since the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District awarded a $570 million fixed price-incentive contract to Kiewit-Turner, A Joint Venture, to continue construction of the Veterans Affairs Eastern Colorado Health Care System Hospital in Aurora, Colorado. The notice to proceed was issued a few days later on Nov. 2. The project is being constructed in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Department of Veterans Affairs with Kiewit-Turner as the primary contractor. In mid-June, the project, 12 buildings includes 2 inpatient buildings, 2 clinic buildings, a diagnostic and treatment center, a research building, concourse, and energy center totaling 1.2 million square feet, and 3 garages for staff and visitor parking totaling 2,242 spaces, was nearly 55 percent complete.
  • February

    Invaders: “The truth is out there”

    In the real world, invaders ARE among us and this week, February 21-27, has been National Invasive Species Awareness week. The invasive species aren’t from another planet though. Across the United States, various invasive species threaten our natural ecosystems. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages 12 million acres of public land and is the largest provider of water-based outdoor recreation in the nation with 403 lakes and river projects in 43 states totaling 55,390 miles of shoreline.