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Army Drilling Individual Mobilization Augmentee Soldiers support USACE in Republic of Korea defense exercise Key Resolve 2013

A team of five Drilling Individual Mobilization Augmentee (DIMA) Army Reserve Soldiers deployed to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Pacific Ocean Division (POD) in Hawaii and the Far East District (POF) in Seoul, Korea March 11-21 and demonstrated their capabilities during exercise Key Resolve. The exercise was a combined and joint defense-oriented, annual training event designed to defend the Republic of Korea (ROK), protect the region, and maintain stability on the Korean peninsula. [Read More]
Published: Mar-29-13

Corps of Engineers awards contractors for safety excellence

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Alaska District selected Haskell Corporation as the Contractor of the Year during its 14th Annual Celebrate Safety ceremony today at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Haskell Corporation was among 10 contractors and two individuals honored for their safety performance in 2012 during the event, which included a new category for contractors involved in the humanitarian assistance program in Asia. [Read More]
Published: Mar-28-13

Wounded Warriors Gain Hands-On Experience with Corps of Engineers

The Honolulu District has developed working relationships with two Wounded Warrior units: the Warrior Transition Battalion based at Schofield Barracks and the Marine Wounded Warrior Detachment based at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe. [Read More]
Published: Mar-22-13

Army Corps of Engineers winds down power mission in Coney Island

When Hurricane Sandy barreled into Coney Island on the night of Oct. 29, it left an entire community in the dark. With high winds and a 15-foot storm surge, Sandy stranded many Coney Island residents, a majority living in high-rises, without power, heat or hot water. At Coney Island Hospital, the basement flooded from floor to ceiling, shutting down the entire 371-bed medical facility. It has yet to reopen. Within two days of Sandy, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, at the request of the city, issued a tasker to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to install a two-megawatt generator at the hospital. So began the Army Corps' emergency power mission in Coney Island. [Read More]
Published: Mar-10-13

Far East District and DoD schools sign STEM partnership agreement

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Department of Defense Schools Korea District signed an education partnership agreement at Seoul American High School. The partnership will center on support for the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics initiative, better known as STEM. [Read More]
Published: Mar-08-13

District Professional Development Immersion Offers Engineer Officers Hands-On USACE Experience

The world of U.S. Army Engineers is one of numerous capabilities across many different specialty career fields....On rare occasions, junior engineer officers may also be assigned to work with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), a command with approximately 37,000 dedicated Civilians and Soldiers delivering engineering services to customers in more than 90 countries worldwide. [Read More]
Published: Mar-07-13
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