News: Around our Diverse Asia-Pacific Region

  • POD’s Gary Kitkowski named to Federal Senior Executive Service

    Gary Kitkowski has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service by the Secretary of the Army and selected for the position of director of Regional Business for the Pacific Ocean Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  • Chapel completion cheers chaplain and community

    One critical aspect of any military installation is a space that allows for service members to exercise their freedom of religion. For a military city, greater numbers and diversity demand more than just a single space. The first of four new chapels was recently completed, and is slated to be put into use by mid-2016.
  • Unique federal program cleans tribal lands, creates tribal lands, creates jobs in Alaska

    For nearly 40 years, Wildwood Air Force Station’s buildings 100 and 101 stood as abandoned relics of the Department of Defense. Now, the demolition of the facilities and other restorative projects on the same land are providing a local federally recognized native tribe with new opportunities.
  • USACE, Government of Bangladesh develop post-disaster plan

    ...the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), in support of the U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM) worked with officials from the Bangladesh Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief and the Department of Disaster Management to develop a debris management plan for Dhaka City.
  • New Employee Spotlight: Meet Richard Byrd

    It’s entirely possible that you’ve not yet met new Far East District employee Richard T. Byrd, but he started as the Chief of the Army/Navy/Marine Corps and Funds Management Branch in the Programs and Project Management Division in November 2015.
  • Far East District partnership teaches hands-on engineering tools

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Far East District continued its partnership with Department of Defense Dependent Schools (DoDDS) Korea promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with its third annual earthquake tower challenge competition Dec. 16 at Seoul American Middle School.