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2012 West Point Bridge Design contest involves four Japan high schools
High School students from four Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools in Japan were posed with a problem Feb. 23 at Zama American High School here. In approximately one hour each student must design and build a model of a bridge that will enable a loaded truck to pass over a river. The bridge must be functional and affordable. Every dollar will be tabulated for all materials based on a common scale. The best bridge must withstand the load and be delivered at the lowest price, thereby delivering the best value.
Army Corps, garrison break ground on new barracks for Schofield’s HHBN soldiers
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii and contractor Absher Construction officials broke ground on a new $35.3 million barracks during a traditional Hawaiian blessing ceremony Feb. 23. The new Unaccompanied Enlisted Personnel Housing on Montague Street will eventually house Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 25th Infantry Division (25th ID).
Far East District hosts MND Exchange Program
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Far East District hosted the 27th Korean Ministry of National Defense Exchange Program Jan. 31-Feb.17. During the 13 day course, select members from MND were able to learn from their counterparts in FED to gain a better understanding of how the District operates.
Chief Master Sgt. Riel retires after 33 years in U.S. Air Force
Chief Master Sgt. Raymond Riel, Lead Construction Representative, has completed his service in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Far East District. He will be retiring from the U.S. Air Force in May.
Far East District is ISO recertified
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Far East District was recertified during the ISO 9001 audit Feb. 6-10. The new certificate will be issued in April.
Far East District open new humidity controlled warehouse
The U.S. Army Field Support Battalion, Northeast Asia (AFSBn-NEA), the Korean Service Corps, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Far East District cut the ribbon on a new humidity controlled warehouse at Camp Carroll Feb. 10.