News: Around our Diverse Asia-Pacific Region

Archive: 2013
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) promotes STEM-related eCYBERMISSION

    More than a dozen USACE professionals from the Pacific Ocean Division responded to a call for volunteers to be virtual judges February to March for the 2012/2013 eCYBERMISSION competition.
  • District Promotes Safety for Small Business Contractors

    Seventy-two people eagerly crammed into a Honolulu District conference room in early February to attend the Corps’ latest Safety and Health Training for Small Business Contractors. The free, four-hour training is geared primarily for small business contractors in Hawaii and teaches them how to write and execute effective Accident Prevention Plans (APP) for Corps construction contracts. Many District engineers, other Corps staff, and large business contractors also attended.
  • Army Drilling Individual Mobilization Augmentee Soldiers support USACE in Republic of Korea defense exercise Key Resolve 2013

    A team of five Drilling Individual Mobilization Augmentee (DIMA) Army Reserve Soldiers deployed to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Pacific Ocean Division (POD) in Hawaii and the Far East District (POF) in Seoul, Korea March 11-21 and demonstrated their capabilities during exercise Key Resolve. The exercise was a combined and joint defense-oriented, annual training event designed to defend the Republic of Korea (ROK), protect the region, and maintain stability on the Korean peninsula.
  • Corps of Engineers awards contractors for safety excellence

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Alaska District selected Haskell Corporation as the Contractor of the Year during its 14th Annual Celebrate Safety ceremony today at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Haskell Corporation was among 10 contractors and two individuals honored for their safety performance in 2012 during the event, which included a new category for contractors involved in the humanitarian assistance program in Asia.
  • Wounded Warriors Gain Hands-On Experience with Corps of Engineers

    The Honolulu District has developed working relationships with two Wounded Warrior units: the Warrior Transition Battalion based at Schofield Barracks and the Marine Wounded Warrior Detachment based at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe.
  • Army Corps of Engineers winds down power mission in Coney Island

    When Hurricane Sandy barreled into Coney Island on the night of Oct. 29, it left an entire community in the dark. With high winds and a 15-foot storm surge, Sandy stranded many Coney Island residents, a majority living in high-rises, without power, heat or hot water. At Coney Island Hospital, the basement flooded from floor to ceiling, shutting down the entire 371-bed medical facility. It has yet to reopen. Within two days of Sandy, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, at the request of the city, issued a tasker to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to install a two-megawatt generator at the hospital. So began the Army Corps' emergency power mission in Coney Island.