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Military Missions

Real estate: 1,843,870 acres

Installations by state are:

  • Colorado
    • Cheyenne Mountain Space Force Station
    • NorthCom
    • Fort Carson, Rocky Mountain Arsenal, Fitzsimmons Medical Center, Pueblo Depot
    • Air Force Academy 
    • Buckley, Peterson, and Schriever Space Force Base 
  • 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

250 miles in 24 hours: Lt. Gen. Spellmon visits the Kansas City District
2/1/2023
From Kansas City to St. Louis – Lt. Gen. Scott Spellmon, 55th Chief of Engineers and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers commanding general, covered over 250 miles while he visited the Heartland last week...
Bridging the gap: warrant officers bring unique skills to Mega Projects
1/6/2023
In the U.S. Army, warrant officers provide a unique and specialized role to a unit. Warrant officers are the few subject matter experts within their respective fields, with the ability to solve...
Enclosure ceremony marks construction milestone at Next NGA West campus
12/19/2022
From the outside, it might look like the Next NGA West campus is ready for business. However, there is still a lot of work to be done before the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency’s new campus in...
Northwestern Joint Regional Correctional Facility opens on JBLM
12/7/2022
The U.S. Army Correctional Activity and the 508th Military Police Detention Battalion hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony, Dec. 1, announcing the opening of the Northwestern Joint Regional Correctional...
Game-changing refueling operations for JBLM helicopters
11/30/2022
A new $25.1 million airfield refueling facility became operational on Gray Army Airfield at Joint Base Lewis-McChord following a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 17. The new facility can refuel Army...
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...