News: Around our Diverse Asia-Pacific Region

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • New regulatory division chief selected

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Alaska District named a new chief of its regulatory division. Karen Kochenbach assumes statewide responsibility for administering the regulatory program pursuant to Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act, Section 103 of the Marine Sanctuaries and Protection Act, and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act.
  • 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.
  • District Showcases Capabilities for 2013 Engineers Week Activities

    More than 300 engineers and friends of the 17 organizations within the Hawaii Council of Engineering Societies, plus invited local VIPs and dignitaries and engineers from Honolulu District, are expected to gather at the Hale Koa's Banyan Tree Showroom Feb. 19 for a luncheon to kick off Engineers Week 2013, which runs Feb. 17 to 23.