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Military Missions

Real estate: 1,843,870 acres

Installations by state are:

  • Colorado
    • Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station and NorthCom
    • Fort Carson, Rocky Mountain Arsenal, Fitzsimmons Medical Center, Pueblo Depot
    • Air Force Academy and Peterson, Schriever and Buckley Air Force Bases 
  • Idaho
    • Mountain Home Air Force Base
  • Iowa
    • Iowa Army Ammunition Plant
  • Kansas
    • Fort Riley
    • McConnell Air Force Base
  • Minnesota
    • Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant
    • Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (Reserves)
  • Missouri
    • Fort Leavenworth
    • Fort Leonard Wood
    • Whiteman Air Force Base
  • Montana
    • Malmstrom Air Force Base
  • Nebraska
    • Offutt Air Force Base
    • Cornhusker Army Ammunition Plant
  • North Dakota
    • Minot and Grand Forks Air Force Bases
  • South Dakota
    • Ellsworth Air Force Base
    • Black Hills Army Depot
  • Washington
    • Joint Base Lewis-McChord
    • Fairchild Air Force Base
  • Wisconsin
    • Fort McCoy and Badger Army Ammunition Plant
    • Gen. Billy Mitchell Field (Reserves)

Military Missions

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 $25 billion (FY10-19) to meet the demand created by growth in the Army, global restationing, and base realignment and closure.

The Northwestern Division’s Military Construction program, including carry-in projects from prior years, is $1.9 billion for Fiscal Year 2019. The Military Construction program includes several mega projects including the National Geospatial Agency next NGA-West Phases 1 and 2 at $836 Million at St. Louis, Missouri, and the Fort Leonard Wood Replacement Hospital at $381 Million. 

The Division's Military Missions program projections for FY19 also includes the following:

  • Sustainment, Restoration, and Modernization - $509 Million
  • Environmental Programs for - $354 Million
  • Interagency & International Services - $128 Million

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. Kansas City, Seattle and Omaha districts collaborate to execute the Division's annual military workload.

Military Projects News

Groundbreaking ceremony for new B-21 Low Observable Restoration Facility at Ellsworth Air Force Base signifies kickoff of historic B-21 Beddown
6/3/2022 UPDATED
Representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Air Force, the state of South Dakota, and industry partners gathered, May 25, 2022, to conduct an official groundbreaking ceremony for the start...
Real estate division provides a doorway to serve the nation
3/4/2022
When men and women are interested in joining the Armed Forces, generally the first step in the process is visiting a local military career center or recruitment office. The U.S. Army Corps of...
USACE Omaha District completes new firing range at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota
12/28/2021
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District completed a new Indoor firing range at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota this month. This $24.5 million project included demolition of the existing...
USACE Omaha District breaks ground on new Fort Carson fitness center
12/17/2021
A groundbreaking ceremony to initiate the construction of the new Wilderness Road Fitness Center was held on Fort Carson, Colorado, Dec. 6, 2021...
Fort Leonard Wood Hospital Replacement Project marks a big milestone with “Topping Out” ceremony
12/9/2021
Leaders from Fort Leonard Wood and the national, regional and state representatives present, signed the “last beam” which will be installed in its place atop the structure after the event for safety...
Army Corps Completes JBLM Airfield Runway Repairs Ahead of Schedule
12/7/2021
The construction of a single-span concrete arch at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Airfield, Tacoma, Washington, was completed ahead of schedule in February 2021. The reinforced concrete structure can...
Replacement hospital for Fort Leonard Wood has used innovative collaborative processes to stay on schedule
10/15/2021
The replacement hospital being built at Fort Leonard Wood continues steady progress on schedule for completion in 2024. The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has oversight on the...