News: Around our Diverse Asia-Pacific Region

  • 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.
  • Chief of Engineers Visits Honolulu District, Pacific Ocean Division

    Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Chief of Engineers, visited the Honolulu District and Pacific Ocean Division (POD) headquarters here July 23-24 on the final leg of his tour of three POD Districts (Japan, Korea and Honolulu).
  • Honolulu District Supports DOD Small Business Forum

    Department of Defense small business advocates on Oahu participated in the 10th Annual DOD Hawaii Small Business Forum at the Honolulu Country Club on Thursday, July 12, 2012.
  • Lt. Gen. Bostick receives Korean name

    Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and 53rd U.S. Army Chief of Engineers, was conferred with a Korean name July 16 during a ceremony at the Korea Ministry of National Defense.