Far East District leadership visits Kunsan resident office to inspect the concrete placement of a hardened aircraft flow through shelter. A total of 10 shelters will be constructed, each with a fuel pantograph arm connected to an in-ground fuel tank. When finished, this project will service Kunsan Air Base aircraft with quick fuel turn around capabilities, provide semi hardened protection and ultimately support mission requirements.
Far East District: Enabling Force Projection
Far East District leadership visits Kunsan resident office to inspect the concrete placement of a hardened aircraft flow through shelter. A total of 10 shelters will be constructed, each with a fuel pantograph arm connected to an in-ground fuel tank. When finished, this project will service Kunsan Air Base aircraft with quick fuel turn around capabilities, provide semi hardened protection and ultimately support mission requirements.
Col. Thomas J. Tickner (left) receives the Army Colors from Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in a Change-of-Command ceremony, July 27, at Fort Shafter, Hawaii.   Brig. Gen. Peter B. Andrysiak (right) relinquished command of the USACE-POD to Tickner, who became the 33rd commander of the division. Photo by Duy Ta, USACE-ACE-IT
Tickner is new POD Commander
Col. Thomas J. Tickner (left) receives the Army Colors from Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in a Change-of-Command ceremony, July 27, at Fort Shafter, Hawaii. Brig. Gen. Peter B. Andrysiak (right) relinquished command of the USACE-POD to Tickner, who became the 33rd commander of the division. Photo by Duy Ta, USACE-ACE-IT
On March 1, Susan Sutton (sixth from right), deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi, presented the Ninh Thuan Province disaster management coordination center to the people of Vietnam during a ceremony. The Alaska District managed the construction of the two-story facility, which is one of 11 similar projects completed along Vietnam’s coastal provinces that are hit by cyclone and flooding events. In addition to the building, a communications system will also support efforts to prevent and minimize loss of life and property during emergencies. The total cost of the building is about $693,400 and required 11 months to complete.
Improving Disaster Response: United States and Ninh Thuan Inaugurate Disaster Management Center
On March 1, Susan Sutton (sixth from right), deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi, presented the Ninh Thuan Province disaster management coordination center to the people of Vietnam during a ceremony. The Alaska District managed the construction of the two-story facility, which is one of 11 similar projects completed along Vietnam’s coastal provinces that are hit by cyclone and flooding events. In addition to the building, a communications system will also support efforts to prevent and minimize loss of life and property during emergencies. The total cost of the building is about $693,400 and required 11 months to complete.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District turned over a new dormitory to the Air Force Dec. 21 at Eielson Air Force Base near Fairbanks.  Building 2205 is state-of-the-art, three-stories and will accommodate 168 enlisted personnel.
New dormitory prepares Eielson for F-35 personnel influx
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District turned over a new dormitory to the Air Force Dec. 21 at Eielson Air Force Base near Fairbanks. Building 2205 is state-of-the-art, three-stories and will accommodate 168 enlisted personnel.
Major construction on the United States Forces Korea (USFK) operations center is underway. The operations center, a 377,000 square-foot, two-level underground facility, will support the USFK headquarters requirements as part of the relocation of forces to U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys. The project will provide facilities for USFK's mission during armistice, crisis, and wartime.
USFK Operations center construction progress on track
Major construction on the United States Forces Korea (USFK) operations center is underway. The operations center, a 377,000 square-foot, two-level underground facility, will support the USFK headquarters requirements as part of the relocation of forces to U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys. The project will provide facilities for USFK's mission during armistice, crisis, and wartime.

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Gene Ban Elected to National Academy of Construction

11/5/2017
The National Academy of Construction (NAC) has elected Gene Ban, director of programs, USACE, Pacific Ocean Division, as a member of its 2017 class.

District engineer set to retire after career spanning four decades

10/24/2017
After working as an engineer since the late 1970’s, a member of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Far East District is ready to trade in his business attire for sandals and sun.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers engineer elected to National Academy of Construction

10/24/2017
The U.S Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is pleased to announce that Eugene M. Ban, Director of Programs for the Corps’ Pacific Ocean Division has been elected to the National Academy of Construction (NAC).

FED Korean-American family observes both Chuseok and Thanksgiving traditions

10/22/2017
Celebrating holidays with family and friends is a staple in many cultures across the world.

Corps terminates third party's mitigation in lieu fee program in Alaska

10/16/2017
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District has ended The Conservation Fund’s in lieu fee program as an option for permit applicants’ use in meeting compensatory mitigation requirements for proposed project impacts.

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The National Academy of Construction (NAC) has elected Gene Ban, director of programs, USACE, Pacific Ocean Division, as a member of its 2017 class. He was inducted October 26 at the NAC Annual Meeting, which was held at the Fairmont Georgetown. Ban was cited by the Academy as a strategist and top civilian in the Army Senior Executive Service who has provided leadership to multi-agency military construction programs involving international host nations, territories, and governments. Eugene Ban (center) pictured with National Academy of Construction president Hugh Rice (left) and vice-president Tom Sorley (right).  (Photo Credit: Courtesy)

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