News: Around our Diverse Asia-Pacific Region

  • Draft results available for first year of Alaska Deep-Draft Arctic Port System study

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Alaska District and Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities partnered to study locations for an enhanced Alaska Deep-Draft Arctic Port System. Draft results of the first year of the study are now available.
  • New manager named for Chena River Lakes Flood Control Project

    A new manager was selected for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Alaska District Chena River Lakes Flood Control Project in North Pole. Tim A. Feavel was promoted to manager after serving 21 years as a natural resource specialist and park ranger at the Chena Project. He now is responsible for operating and maintaining Moose Creek Dam, which protects Fairbanks and surrounding communities from flooding as well as managing natural resources and recreation on the project’s 20,000-acre land base.
  • Honolulu District Welcomes 565th Engineer Detachment Home from Afghanistan

    The Honolulu District welcomed home the District-based 565th Engineer Detachment, Forward Engineer Support Team-Advance (FEST-A) with a Redeployment Ceremony Jan. 24 at District Headquarters to mark the official end of their successful deployment to support Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
  • US to improve electric grid in Kandahar province

    Electricity is a scare resource in Kandahar City but should become less so for Kandahar government district centers and businesses when four separate projects designed to improve electricity distribution in key areas of the city are completed by winter 2013.
  • Honolulu District Continues Great Support to Army, Pacific Region in FY12

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Honolulu District completed a successful Fiscal Year 2012 (FY12) during which 506 contract actions were awarded totaling $316,128,089.00. In support of its Small Business Program, the District awarded $152.6 million or 51% of its total FY12 new contract and task order dollars to small businesses, exceeding the yearly U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ small business contract award goal of 43%.
  • Army Engineers fought and lived through the attack on Pearl Harbor

    Seven December 1941 was the opening scene of World War II, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was there. At 7:55 a.m., two waves of Japanese warplanes from a naval task force about 250 miles north of Hawaii appeared over Oahu. Some headed for American warships at Pearl Harbor and the planes on the ground at nearby Hickam Field; others hit Schofield Barracks, Wheeler Field, and Bellows Field.