Pacific Ocean Division News

  • July

    U.S. to enhance water partnerships during Mekong River engagements

    Members of the Mississippi River Commission commenced the 2022 Mekong-Mississippi Sister Rivers Exchange starting with a prep session in Hawaii on July 6.
  • Army Corps of Engineers warns most water-related accidents and fatalities occur in July

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reminding the public that more water-related accidents and fatalities occur at its lakes and river projects in July than in any other month. “July is the month when we normally see the most water-related accidents and fatalities so there is reason to be concerned,” said Pam Doty, USACE National Water Safety Program Manager. “We stress to the recreating public a number of things to be aware of while in, on, or near open water
  • June

    Engineers in South Korea design U.S. Space Force headquarters ‘from scratch’

    Often in construction, existing design concepts are used to inspire new builds, but that’s not the case for the first U.S. Space Force (USSF) headquarters at Osan Air Base, South Korea.
  • May

    Far East District breaks ground on new Communications Facility at Osan Air Base

    Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Far East District (FED) has begun construction on the new 51st Communications Squadron Headquarters facility with a groundbreaking ceremony, here, May 25.
  • March

    Statement by Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works on the President’s Fiscal Year 2023 Budget

    The Biden-Harris Administration today submitted to Congress the President’s Budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023. The President’s Budget details his vision to expand on the historic progress our country has made over the last year and deliver the agenda he laid out in his State of the Union address—to build a better America, reduce the deficit, reduce costs for families, and grow the economy from the bottom up and middle out.
  • Celebrating Women’s History at the Far East District

    USAG HUMPHREYS, Republic of Korea -- The Far East District Equal Employment Opportunity Office Manager, Steve Brown, organized this year’s events in keeping with the 2022 theme, “Providing Healing and Promoting Hope.” The U.S. Army pays tribute to the ceaseless work of caregivers and recognizes the thousands of ways that women of all cultures have provided both healing and hope throughout history.
  • Army’s deputy for civil works tours newly funded projects, emphasizes tribal partnerships in Alaska

    Members of the traveling party with Jaime Pinkham, principal deputy assistant secretary of the Army for civil works, witnessed this polar bear encounter near the community of Utqiagvik, formerly known as Barrow, while touring the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District’s Barrow Coastal Erosion Project. During the week of Feb. 21, the dignitary visited several civil works projects in the state that were recently funded by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or Disaster Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act. In total, this congressionally authorized funding will provide nearly $1 billion for civil works construction in Alaska.
  • KYOGAMISAKI COMMUNICATIONS SITE: KNIFE EDGE OF FREEDOM

    After 9 years of construction, the ribbon is finally cut officially opening the U.S. Army’s Kyogamisaki Communication Site for operation.
  • Army engineers promote STEM education, careers during Engineers Week in Alaska

    Armed with toothpicks and marshmallows, members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District conducted outreach events at four Anchorage schools to mark National Engineers Week from Feb. 20 to 26. The annual observance is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in science, technology, engineering and math careers.
  • February

    The Corps Environment – February 2022 issue now available

    The February 2022 edition of The Corps Environment is now available! This edition highlights fostering sustainability as a way of life, in support of Environmental Operating Principle #1and features initiatives from across the Army environmental community that are helping to shape a sustainable environment for current and future generations.