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  • September

    The longest shift: dam operator trapped at Detroit Dam during wildfires

    Before leaving for his work shift, Mike Pomeroy said goodbye to his wife, Ronda, the way he always did: with a promise. “I’ll see you in 14.” The powerplant operator then made the drive for his shift at Detroit Dam that Labor Day evening, in “red flag” conditions as the Beachie Fire consumed swaths of land to the northeast.
  • August

    Hololens 2: The future of Engineering and Design

    Virtual reality has become a very real tool in the field of engineering. The Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality HoloLens 2 is a device used for casting 3D design models into real space via holograms, which engineers can view and interact with using the AR/VR headset.
  • Corps of Engineers participating in virtual National Safety Stand-Down 2020

    The Corps of Engineers is expanding on OSHA’s efforts to include fall prevention in the workplace to encompass all elements of the USACE mission. Originally scheduled for May 4-8, the event is rescheduled for Sept. 14 -18.
  • Omaha awards environmental remediation contract for Front Range Air Force bases

    The Omaha District awarded an $8.5 million Optimized Remediation Contract in July that focuses on a large, joint environmental clean-up effort at six Air Force bases across four states in the Northwest also referred to as the Front Range group.
  • Constructing Habitat for an Industrious Owl

    For most bird species, the concept of living underground would be considered strange. For the burrowing owl, living anywhere else would be unthinkable.
  • Omaha District plays important role in water quality management

    Whether it is fishing, boating, swimming, or other types of water recreation the benefits of the Omaha District’s water quality management program affect outdoor enthusiasts in positive ways – these benefits even extend to water coming from the faucet.
  • June

    Walla Walla employees develop debris removal device for safer fish passage at Little Goose Dam

    Two Corps employees at Little Goose Lock and Dam created a device that removed debris blockages within the dam.
  • Partnering on Lower Missouri River flood risk management solutions

    The historic nature of the 2019 flood, in addition to severe flooding that has occurred over the past decade, served as a catalyst for the governors of Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri to come together to discuss solutions for improving the resiliency of the lower Missouri River Basin.
  • May

    ERDC delivers augmented reality solutions in the fight against COVID-19

    Scientists and engineers at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) are using augmented reality technology to assist peers throughout the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in virtually conducting site assessments of alternate care facilities (ACFs) across the country. Augmented reality technology, developed by researchers at the ERDC Information Technology Laboratory (ITL), offers a way for the USACE to assess potential ACF locations while assisting with social distancing and safety considerations.  
  • Assessments critical step in battling COVID-19 pandemic

    When the COVID-19 pandemic started to spread throughout the Midwest, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, was tasked by FEMA to start assessing sites for possible use as alternate care facilities.