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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District staff participate in a celebration of the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary at Fort Pulaski National Monument near Savannah, Georgia Aug. 25, 2016. The centennial celebrated the achievements of the past 100 years and ushers in a new century of stewardship for America’s national parks.
Corps celebrates National Park Service's centennial
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District staff participate in a celebration of the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary at Fort Pulaski National Monument near Savannah, Georgia Aug. 25, 2016. The centennial celebrated the achievements of the past 100 years and ushers in a new century of stewardship for America’s national parks.
Dissolved Oxygen Injection System progress.
Major SHEP mitigation feature progresses
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- A panoramic view into the cofferdam at the down river dissolved oxygen injection system construction site, Aug. 17, 2016. Workers are pouring concrete for the foundation this week. Work began on the mitigation feature in February 2016 by CDM Constructors, Inc. Construction currently sits at 9 percent. Ongoing updates can be monitored at the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project site.
Col. Marvin Griffin, commander of the Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (left) and Spencer Davis, a project manager for the Savannah District, update Undersecretary of the Army Patrick Murphy (right) on the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project. The SHEP will deepen the harbor an additional 5 feet to better accommodate larger, post-Panamax container ships.
Undersecretary of the Army visits Savannah District
Col. Marvin Griffin, commander of the Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (left) and Spencer Davis, a project manager for the Savannah District, update Undersecretary of the Army Patrick Murphy (right) on the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project. The SHEP will deepen the harbor an additional 5 feet to better accommodate larger, post-Panamax container ships.
Jennifer Murphy-Mason, a Savannah District contracting officer, wins the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2015 Procurement Contracting Officer of the Year for major contributions to two features of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project. Murphy-Mason is pictured Aug. 9 with her award, symbolizing the culmination of managing more than 1,249 contract actions valuing $674 million during the nominating period. Murphy-Mason accepted the award July 26 at the National Contract Management Association World Congress held in Orlando, Florida. Her 14-year Corps career began as a student in the district's Contracting Division in 2002. In 2010, she received a contracting officer warrant, which allows contracting staff to obligate the government for contracting actions. 2015 was a breakout year for Murphy-Mason, who won her first national awards for PCO of the Year and Project Development Team of the Year, the latter received for her contributions to a collective team.
Top contracting officer wins prestigious USACE award
Besting more than 400 eligible procurement contracting officers across the Corps of Engineers, Jennifer Murphy-Mason was recognized nationally as the Procurement Contracting Officer of the Year for fiscal year 2015.
Operator Trainee Les Rice poses before Thurmond Dam's spillway gates July 6. Rice is a 4th-year operator trainee in the Savannah District's Operator Training Program. The competitive program accepts only an elite crop of qualified candidates who must endure 4-5 years of demanding requirements surrounding dam operations.
Dams demand best of operator trainees
J. Strom Thurmond Dam currently operates at 98 percent proficiency but its operators are expected to perform above this percentage.

Latest News Releases

Parks prepare for closing as season wraps up

SAVANNAH, Ga. – As the 2016 summer recreation season draws to a close, officials with the U. S. Army
Published: 8/30/2016

Corps seeks public comments on J. Strom Thurmond Project Shoreline Management Plan update and Draft EA

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Officials with the J. Strom Thurmond Dam and Lake Project in the Savannah River
Published: 8/29/2016

Recreation areas on Hartwell Lake open to hunters

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Hartwell Lake Office will open four of its larger recreation areas for archery and small game hunting during the regular 2016-2017 Georgia hunting season. These areas include: • Paynes Creek Park, Hart County, GA. (399 acres) • Hartwell Dam Quarry Area, Hart County, GA. (410 acres) • New Prospect Park, Hart County, GA. (34 acres) • Jenkins Ferry Park, Stephens County, GA. (31 acres)
Published: 8/25/2016

Russell Lake to host youth dove hunts

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will conduct two youth dove hunts at the Richard B. Russell Project Office Sept. 10 and 17, 2016. The hunts will begin at 2 p.m. and end at approximately 7:30 p.m.
Published: 8/25/2016

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