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Archive: 2013
  • Col. Green takes command of the Far East District

    Col. Bryan Green relieved Col. Donald E. Degidio, Jr., as commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Far East District, July 11 on U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, Republic of Korea.
  • Corps deepens vital navigational channel

    Fuel shortages and empty store shelves are a potential reality Alaskans will not have to face thanks to the work of 45 crewmembers aboard the Essayons, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-owned and operated hopper dredge.
  • Alaska District welcomes home engineer detachment

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District welcomed the 62nd Engineer Detachment home June 26 during a ceremony at the district headquarters building. The team was deployed September 2012 through June 2013 at Shindand Air Base, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
  • "Red Zone" meeting process accelerates project completion

    Construction faces many challenges in the final stage and is more susceptible to potential delays as there is less flexibility in the construction schedule once the Beneficial Occupancy Date (BOD) is established. Therefore, the District implements strategies from the Corps’ construction staff, contractors, and associated stakeholders, to score.
  • U.S., Cambodia Conduct Lower Mekong Initiative Disaster Response Exercise & Exchange

    As the 2013 monsoon season begins in the lower Mekong region, national governments are preparing. ... This was the case in point at the Lower Mekong Initiative, or LMI, Disaster Response Exercise & Exchange, or DREE, held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia June 10-13.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)-Pacific Ocean Division Supports Exercise Makani Pahili 13

    Tropical force storm winds exceeding 100 miles per hour are expected to hit landfall and wreak havoc on the Hawaiian Islands. The exercise scenario unfolded June 3-7 during Exercise Makani Pahili, which means “strong wind” in the Hawaiian Language.