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  • April

    USACE Savannah District Implements Modern Safety Helmets

    In a measure aimed at enhancing worker safety and mitigating the risk of workplace injuries, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, has initiated the replacement of traditional hard hats worn by its personnel with more modern safety helmets. Mandated USACE-wide, this strategic update is designed to offer better protection for employees while working on construction sites.
  • February

    Empowering Hope: Inside the Mission of the Corps of Engineers Temporary Emergency Power Team

    When natural disasters strike, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, deploys its temporary Emergency Power Planning and Response Team to provide electricity and hope to communities in distress.
  • January

    USACE Civil Engineer earns Black Engineer of the Year Award

    Growing up in a household where both parents were educators, Richard Thomas initially aspired to follow in their footsteps. However, his parents steered him towards exploring alternative paths. Consequently, Thomas pursued a degree in Civil Engineering, leading to a fulfilling career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that has taken him on a global journey.
  • June

    USACE Deputy Construction Chief earns prestigious Connolly award

    Douglas Saxon, deputy chief of Construction Division for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, received the Society of American Military Engineers’ James Connolly Award during the SAME Annual Program Review at the Savannah Riverfront Marriot, June 27, 2023.
  • May

    USACE Internal Review Chief retires after 42 years

    When Valjean Stell-Burns started working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1981, she was in her junior year of college at Savannah State University pursuing a degree in accounting.
  • September

    Savannah District graduates 2022 Leadership Development Class

    Twelve members from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, graduated from the USACE Leadership Development Program Level 2, during a ceremony Sept. 22 at the district headquarters. The program is designed to prepare and further develop employees with a high potential to serve in future leadership positions.
  • August

    USACE staff conducts dam safety emergency exercises

    Members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, and Clemson University participated in dam safety tabletop exercises at Hartwell and Clemson Diversion Dams July 27-28. The exercises help foster dialogue between the Corps and stakeholders and prepares them to respond more effectively and efficiently to an emergency with the dam.
  • 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.
  • Corps kicks off Augusta Training Wall Disposition Study

    AUGUSTA, Ga. – Geologists from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District began collecting soil samples from the bottom of the Savannah River recently as part of a disposition study to determine the cost and benefit of removing an old underwater training wall in the Savannah River.
  • January

    Savannah District kicks off new session of Leadership Development Program

    Before becoming effective leaders, people must know themselves, their strengths, weaknesses and value to the organization. This idea highlighted the first session of the newest round of the Leadership Development Program in the Savannah District.
  • August

    USACE Project Engineer helps to keep fallen Air Force pilot’s memory alive

    USACE employee Terry Brooks never imagined that he would ever have the opportunity to impact the lives of the family of a fallen service member, but one of his recent projects at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, provided him a chance to do just that.