News: Around our Diverse Asia-Pacific Region

  • Corps names new safety manager

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Alaska District selected a new safety and occupational health manager. David Prado Jr. now serves as the organization’s technical authority for safety engineering, general safety and occupational health with responsibility for advising the commander, staff and contractors on such matters.
  • Far East District hosts the 28th Ministry of National Defense Exchange Program

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Far East District hosted the 28th Korean Ministry of National Defense Exchange Program March 25-April 12. The program started in 1985 to train military and civilian engineers from the defense ministry on design, project management, contracting, and construction processes of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) promotes STEM-related eCYBERMISSION

    More than a dozen USACE professionals from the Pacific Ocean Division responded to a call for volunteers to be virtual judges February to March for the 2012/2013 eCYBERMISSION competition.
  • District Promotes Safety for Small Business Contractors

    Seventy-two people eagerly crammed into a Honolulu District conference room in early February to attend the Corps’ latest Safety and Health Training for Small Business Contractors. The free, four-hour training is geared primarily for small business contractors in Hawaii and teaches them how to write and execute effective Accident Prevention Plans (APP) for Corps construction contracts. Many District engineers, other Corps staff, and large business contractors also attended.
  • 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.
  • 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.