News: Around our Diverse Asia-Pacific Region

  • Honolulu District Awards Construction Contract for Repair of Palau Compact Road

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Honolulu District awarded a $4,895,900.00, firm fixed price construction contract, September 30, to Trade West Construction Inc. of Mesquite, Nevada to repair sections of the Palau Compact Road.
  • Corps conducts ceremony for soldier-civilian unit deploying to Afghanistan

    After a year of preparation and training, the 62nd Engineer Detachment is headed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. “This team stands ready to tackle the toughest problems that can be thrown at them,” said Capt. Corey Warren, detachment commander, during the unit’s deployment ceremony Sept. 26 at the headquarters for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Alaska District on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.
  • Corps of Engineers, Wolfhounds and Garrison Perform Site Blessing for Renovation of Quad D at Schofield Barracks

    Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii and contractor NAN Inc. performed a site blessing for the renovation of Quad D at Schofield Barracks Sept. 14. Quad D houses the famous 27th Infantry Regiment - “The Wolfhounds.”
  • Corps of Engineers issues permit for Southern Rail Extension

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today issued a Department of the Army permit to the Alaska Railroad Corporation (ARRC) to construct the Port MacKenzie Rail Extension project. The permit, issued under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, authorizes the railroad to permanently fill 95.8 acres of wetlands to construct a new rail line approximately 35.8 miles long. The new rail line will connect into the existing main rail line just south of Houston, Alaska, and end at Port MacKenzie. The existing main line runs from Seward through Anchorage to Fairbanks.
  • DLNR And Corps of Engineers Sign Agreement to Kick-Off West Maui “Ridge to Reef” Initiative

    The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Honolulu District (Corps) signed a $3 million cost-share agreement today to develop a watershed plan to support the West Maui “Ridge to Reef” Initiative. The Initiative is one of the first efforts in the state to implement a comprehensive management strategy to address impacts to coral reefs across multiple watersheds. The watershed plan will be funded 75-percent by the Corps and 25-percent by DLNR.
  • The Asia-Pacific Center opens a new learning center in Ft. DeRussy

    The Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies celebrated the official opening of Maluhia Hall, a new state-of-the-art learning center today. The $11.4 million learning center brings more than 10,000 sq ft of additional classroom space to support the U.S. Department of Defense institute’s security cooperation and executive education programs.