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  • May

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Far East District, completes construction of 3rd generation hardened aircraft shelters at Kunsan Air Base

    With the joint effort of the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) of the Far East District (FED) and the Republic of Korea, 20 newly constructed third generation hardened aircraft shelters (HAS) will be ready for use by the summer of 2020 at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea.
  • April

    General’s visit punctuates engineering efforts converting arena to alternate care site

    Brig. Gen. Thomas Tickner, commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) – Pacific Ocean Division, toured the Alaska Airlines Center on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus on Tuesday. A portion of the arena was converted into an alternate care site capable of treating coronavirus patients.
  • March

    SBA providing loans for small businesses

    The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans
  • All U.S. Army Corps of Engineers managed campgrounds have begun an orderly shutdown

    All U.S. Army Corps of Engineers managed campgrounds have begun an orderly shutdown. Individuals with paid reservations will be contacted by email and full refunds will automatically be processed by Recreation.gov with no cancellation fees. Individuals should not attempt to contact Recreation.gov to request a refund as that will lead to a cancellation fee being charged. In addition, visitor centers, beaches, special events, and USACE-sponsored events such as shore sweeps, interpretive programs, Kids to Parks, Earth Day events, public meetings and other public gatherings have been closed and/or put on hold until further notice. USACE is maintaining access to our projects by keeping day use facilities and lake access areas open such as boat launches, picnic areas, fishing piers, and viewing areas, subject to change.
  • Far East District continues to provide engineering solutions during COVID-19

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea—South Korea was one of the first countries affected by COVID-19.
  • The Corps Environment February 2020

    This edition highlights partnership and collaboration, in support of Environmental Operating Principle #6. Content includes commentary from Ms. Stacey Brown, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Planning and Policy Division Chief, and highlights a variety of projects and initiatives across the enterprise.
  • Memo from the Director of Contracting re: COVID-19

    For USACE Contractors, As the Director of Contracting for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, I wanted to personally reach out to all of you and let you know that we are actively monitoring the situation in regards to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Attached is the guidance we received on planning for potential Novel Coronavirus Contract Impacts.
  • October

    1st Lt. Johannes Olind competes in Ironman triathlon in China

    1st Lt. Johannes Olind, Liaison officer at the Far East District’s Korea Program Relocation Office, competed in an Ironman triathlon in Hefei, China Oct. 16 placing third in the 25-29 age group and 69th overall.
  • June

    VIPs visit Camp Humphreys

    Maj. Gen. Yenter visited the Republic of Korea to view construction progress on the Korea Relocation Program and to participate in the Eighth Army rehearsal of concept (ROC) drill. The ROC drill will prepare units for moving out of Seoul and areas near the Demilitarized Zone and into the central hubs of Camp Humphreys and U.S. Army Garrison Daegu.
  • New Emerging Leader selected

    Ka Young Shim, an architect in Engineering Division’s Design Branch, was recently selected as the Far East District’s “Emerging Leader.” The emerging leader program is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers initiative geared to develop employees’ leadership skills and future development.
  • May

    FED team members earn crucial certifications

    All eligible employees of the Resource Management Office and the Internal Review Office have earned DoD Financial Management certifications, a mandatory requirement which began in July 2014 for eligible employees in the 500 series (Financial Management) as a condition of employment due by 2016.
  • April

    Trio retires at well-attended friendship event

    More than 300 people attended a hosted dinner honoring three retiring officers, Col. Philip A. Keller, Col. Michael D. Nyenhuis and Lt. Col. Mitchell A. DeMarais, on Friday, April 22, 2016. The event commemorated the three officers' over 95 years of combined service, and was presided over by Maj. Gen. James T. Walton, director of USFK Transformation and Restationing.
  • Humphreys Central Elementary students learn engineering principles through STEM

    Humphreys Central Elementary School students learned a bitabout how things work when volunteers from
  • Corps Pacific Ocean Division top enlisted Soldier reflects on visit to Japan

    Command Sgt. Major Yolanda Tate, the top enlisted Soldier in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Pacific Ocean Division stepped foot on Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan for the first time and, said she liked what she saw.
  • Corps Construction projects designed for community improvement undergo final inspections

    Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Japan District’s Iwakuni Resident Office has readied several more new buildings for handover to Marine Corps Air Station directorates.
  • Tour gives employees a glimpse of the future

    Far East District employees took the first of threeorientation tours of Camp Humphreys on April 12.
  • Tank install teaches important lessons

    A recently completed project at Osan Air Base taught several important lessons about fuel tank installation and emphasize the value attention to detail.
  • March

    Corps’ Iwakuni Japan Resident Office prepping for busy March

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Japan District’s Iwakuni Resident Office is hustling to prepare 10 projects to be turned over to the U.S. government this month. A challenge that will take intricate planning for an office that normally hands over about two jobs a month.
  • Alaska District Spotlight: military contingency contracting team

    Four Soldiers assigned to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District are helping improve people’s lives by administering contracts for design and construction projects in distant lands.
  • February

    New Era of US, ROK Navy Alliance Begins in Busan

    Commander,U.S. Naval Forces Korea (CNFK) conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Feb. 19,officially
  • Ribbon-cutting opens railhead at Camp Humphreys

    The railhead at Camp Humphreys was officially opened in a ribbon-cutting ceremony, and a tracked engineer recovery vehicle was the first vehicle to roll off the train and onto the railhead on Feb. 17, 2016.
  • January

    New recycling center ready for occupants

    The new recycling center aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan is one step closer to opening now that the keys are in the hands of installation managers.
  • Unique federal program cleans tribal lands, creates jobs in Alaska

    For nearly 40 years, Wildwood Air Force Station’s buildings 100 and 101 stood as abandoned relics of the Department of Defense. Now, the demolition of the facilities and other restorative projects on the same land are providing a local federally recognized native tribe with new opportunities.
  • December

    1st government-to-government partnership helps build critical infrastructure in Bangladesh

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Alaska District is helping to ‘pave the way’ in Bangladesh by assisting with the construction of roads, market places and irrigation projects.
  • October

    2014 Emergency Manager of the Year

    Kim Adkins, Readiness and Contingency Operations, operations chief for the Northwestern Division was recently recognized as 2014 Emergency Manager of the Year by the Chief of Engineers, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters. Adkins recently returned to the Northwestern Division after spending the last four years working as the POD Civil Emergency Program Manager for the Readiness and Contingency Operations Division. Since returning to NWD, she has deployed to Washington State in support of the wildfires that struck the eastern part of the state in August.