• June

    Savannah District paints a clear picture of the Savannah River bottom with sonar mapping technology

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Every year, more than six-million visitors travel to walk the cobblestone steps of River Street in historic, downtown Savannah, Ga. An unobstructed view of the Savannah River offers visitors the unique opportunity of viewing some of the largest cargo ships in the world as they pass by under the Talmadge Memorial Bridge on their way to the Georgia Ports Authority’s Garden City Terminal. What they don’t see through the dark water under the passing ships, however, is the 47-feet deep river channel bottom, recently deepened and annually maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District.
  • May

    Dredging Chief Receives Maritime Person of the Year Award

    Burt Moore’s decades-long dedication to the Savannah River was recently recognized when the Savannah Propeller Club rewarded him with the Maritime Person of the Year in Savannah, Georgia on May 19 as part of the club’s celebration of National Maritime Day.
  • Army staff prepare for speculative storm strike in southwest Georgia

    J. STROM THURMOND DAM, Ga. – As a notional category four hurricane bears down on southwest Georgia, residents, government agencies, and Army engineers prepare for the worst – damaging winds, flooding and electrical failures. The speculative storm strike brought U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District staff together at J. Strom Thurmond Dam, Georgia May 5, to war game the scenario, something the district does on a regular basis.
  • Commodore keen on cannon collection

    Commodore Philip Nash, Royal Naval attaché to the U.S. at the British Embassy in Washington D.C., visited Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers April 28 to view 19 cannon and various other artifacts that the Corps found during its Savannah Harbor Expansion Project.
  • April

    Army engineers prepare for hurricane season, expect up to eight storms

    SAVANNAH, Ga. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, has begun preparing for the hurricane season in the Southeast with an extensive schedule of training and safety exercises throughout Georgia.
  • Savannah District joins Cockspur Island Community Day at Fort Pulaski

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District attended the Cockspur Island Community Day at Fort Pulaski National Monument April 18.
  • March

    Women’s History Month Spotlight in Engineering

    SAVANNAH, Ga. - Kate Dixon is a Savannah native so it is natural after getting her degree in mechanical engineering at Georgia Tech, she signed on with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, working her way up to her current position as the Chief of Design Branch.
  • Joint project begins process to restore Savannah saltmarsh habitat

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah and Jacksonville Districts began collaborating in February on a restoration project at the Dredged Material Containment Area 1S, located on the Savannah River near Port Wentworth, Georgia, as part of the mitigation requirements associated with the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project.
  • February

    USACE Mechanical Engineer Wins High-Level Award

    Announced last November, Shahidou Mariko is a selectee for the Modern-Day Technology Leader Award for the 2022 Black Engineer of the Year Awards STEM Conference. Mariko received the award during the Technology Recognition Event hosted virtually in Washington February 17-19. The award recognizes Mariko’s work on an alternative health care facility for COVID-positive patients in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • USACE Biologist Wins High-Level Award

    Announced last November, Pamela Backus is a selectee for the Modern-Day Technology Leader Award for the 2022 Black Engineer of the Year Awards STEM Conference. Backus received the award during the Technology Recognition Event hosted virtually in Washington February 17-19.
  • Engineers Participate in Simulated Oil Spill Exercise

    J. STROM THURMOND DAM, Ga. – Members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District participated in a tabletop exercise simulating a power plant oil spill at J. Strom Thurmond Dam on Feb. 10. The exercise presented a worst-case scenario of an oil spill with the intention of helping personnel become properly prepared and know the detailed procedures needed to handle such a situation.
  • January

    Savannah District hosts USACE HQ, South Atlantic CSMs

    SAVANNAH, GA. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District hosted USACE Headquarters Command Sgt. Maj. Patrickson Toussaint and USACE South Atlantic Division Command Sgt. Maj. Chad Blansett during a week-long tour of the SAS area of responsibility Jan. 24-28. During their visit, the command sergeants major met with district leaders and employees to discuss USACE priorities for 2022 and toured several Savannah District projects.
  • Savannah District, GA DNR create bird sanctuary on Altamaha River

    SAVANNAH, GA. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District have partnered with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to use reclaimed dredge material from the Altamaha River to create a new bird island this month. The island will provide roosting and foraging grounds for sea and shore birds, spawning areas for horseshoe crabs, and protection of nearby salt marsh habitats.
  • December

    USACE Savannah District completes CSS Georgia recovery

    SAVANNAH, GA. – After years of observation, recovery, and careful conservation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District completed the archaeological data recovery of the CSS Georgia, a Confederate ironclad gunboat scuttled in the Savannah River near Fort Jackson during the Civil War, this month.
  • October

    Fort Gordon Cyber Center to enhance Army Cyber, Signal Corps readiness

    FORT GORDON, GA. – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, South Atlantic Division Command Sgt. Maj. Chad Blansett, U.S. Army Signal Regiment Command Sgt. Maj. Darien Lawshea, and USACE engineers Jan Bovier and Phil Payne toured the site of Fort Gordon's new U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence Sept. 29.
  • September

    District welcomes 542nd FEST-A Team home

    Members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District 542nd Engineer Detachment, Forward Engineering Support Team – Advanced (FEST-A) were welcomed back from deployment by family and friends at the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport, Sept. 15.
  • August

    Temporary emergency power team readies for peak hurricane season

    SAVANNAH, GA. – More than 20 volunteers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District completed a 3-day virtual power response team training course Aug. 27.
  • May

    Building success, one relationship at a time

    The buzz from Fort Gordon’s Cyber Center of Excellence campus is a little quieter this week -- not on account of a pause in construction, but because a key component of the massive, multiple-agency project is missing.
  • Hydro Survey mission a key part of harbor operations

    The Brunswick and Savannah Harbors are essential to supporting the nation’s commerce. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District Hydro Survey section has responsibility for ensuring these and other waterways remain passable.
  • March

    Army to help convert vacant buildings into hospitals as COVID-19 spreads

    Army leaders announced plans to quickly convert unused buildings into makeshift hospitals in multiple states, starting in New York, as hospitals brace for medical shortages caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This week, construction is set to kick off as the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan will be refitted into a 1,000-bed hospital and an additional 1,800 field medical stations, officials said. Soldiers from the New York National Guard, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and civilian employees will prepare the medical facility, slated to begin operating in a week to 10 days. The race against the virus is “an unbelievably complicated problem” that needs a simple solution, said Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, commanding general of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.