Northwestern Division Military Missions

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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

Kansas City District continues legacy of dedicated work on the Lewis and Clark Center at Fort Leavenworth
The Lewis and Clark Center at Fort Leavenworth is a state-of-the-art building, boasting three floors full of custom stained-glass windows and military artifacts from many different countries and...
Architect of the Year transforms District training and knowledge sharing
For the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ 2023 Architect of the Year, the best part of the job is helping others reach their full potential. “It’s rewarding knowing that other people are benefiting from...
USACE, Minot Air Force Base break ground on new helicopter operations facility
MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D.— A late afternoon groundbreaking ceremony on Aug. 15 at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota marked the official start of construction on a new Helicopter Operations Tactical...
No Fail Mission: Military Corrections Complex undergoes renovations at Fort Leavenworth
There is only one maximum security prison in the U.S. that houses male U.S. military members that have been convicted of crimes or violations under the Uniform Code of Justice. That prison is located...
For Those Who “Lead the Way”: Kansas City District Designs New Military Working Dog Facility at McConnell Air Force Base
Military working dogs might look like your average pet, but they are highly trained animals used for security on military installations and in deployed environments. The Kansas City District, U.S...
The first of its kind: Kansas City District partners with USNORTHCOM and Mexican government to build disaster response training facility in Mexico City
Mexico is located along a hot spot of seismic activity known as “the Ring of Fire,” which makes the country uniquely prone to certain natural disasters, like earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. The...
Training with Industry: Teaching the next generation of leadership what the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has to offer
Progress in a profession is often the result of an innovator identifying an issue, proposing a solution and working to accomplish that solution. That is just what the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,...
U.S. Army to Discuss Cleanup at the former Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant
The U.S. Army will be hosting a public meeting on Wednesday, June 14, 2023, at De Soto City Hall, De Soto, Kansas. This meeting will be hosted by the U.S. Army with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,...
Omaha District begins construction of helicopter facility at F.E. Warren Air Force Base
OMAHA, Neb.—A recent groundbreaking ceremony at F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, Wyoming marked the start of construction on a new helicopter operations and training facility for the U.S. Air...
Stopping the Breach: Kansas City District Engineers work to prevent a future levee breach at Sherman Army Airfield, Fort Leavenworth
Known to many as both “the best hometown in the Army” and “the intellectual center of the Army,” Fort Leavenworth is famous for being the home of the U.S. Army’s Combined Arms Center, the U.S. Army...