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  • February

    USACE Savannah District inspires students at school’s career day

    Members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, participated in the McAllister Elementary School Career Day, in Richmond Hill, Georgia, Feb. 9, 2024.
  • 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.
  • USACE supervisory geologist retires after 43 years

    Matthew Delano’s 43-year career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, essentially began when he entered the University of Georgia’s student employment office during his sophomore year of college.
  • December

    Teamwork: Smoke Bomb Hill Barracks Renovations Completed

    One year has passed and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has completed the renovation construction of three Smoke Bomb Hill barracks at Fort Liberty (formerly Fort Bragg), which are scheduled to be turned over to the installation in early 2024.
  • USACE contract specialist retires after 41 years

    Edwina Smalls started working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, in 1982 as a student aide in Human Resources while studying at Savannah State University.
  • USACE park ranger doubles as Santa

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – A typical uniform for a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers park ranger includes a tan flat-brimmed hat, gray shirt, dark green trousers, pair of sturdy boots, and a shiny badge.
  • November

    Deputy District Engineer named Lt. Gen. John W. Morris Civilian of the Year

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Erik Blechinger, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, Deputy District Engineer for Planning, Programs and Project Management, received the 2023 Lt. Gen. John W. Morris Civilian of the Year Award during the USACE National Awards Ceremony in Washington D.C., Nov. 29, 2023.
  • GPA discusses harbor modifications, USACE dredging at Brunswick State of the Port

    JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. – Members from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, attended the 2023 Brunswick State of the Port Luncheon held at the Jekyll Island Convention Center Oct. 30, 2023.
  • 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

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: Construction project repurposes items from Fort Stewart barracks renovation

    Building 633, a 46-year-old Volunteer Army barracks, is getting extensive internal renovations, and the old doors, cabinets and other such hardware items that were removed are being repurposed at various locations on the installation and throughout Georgia.
  • 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.
  • February

    Savannah District personnel conduct vital dam safety training

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, traveled to the dams at Richard B. Russell and J. Strom Thurmond Lakes to provide mandatory dam safety training Feb. 1-2, 2023.
  • January

    Future Engineers: Savannah District visits local Girls Engineer It Day

    Three team members from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, visited Woodville-Tompkins Institute for the Society of Women Engineers’ 11th annual Girls Engineer It Day Expo Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023.
  • Ship wake study presented to Tybee Island city council

    TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. – Members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, and the Engineer Research and Development Center reported the findings from their ship wake study to the Tybee Island city council on Tybee Island, Ga. on Jan. 26, 2023.
  • November

    Freshwater Bryozoan are a sign of a healthy lake

    SAVANNAH, Ga. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Savannah River basin lakes, J. Strom Thurmond, Richard B. Russell and Hartwell, have some strange inhabitants that are alien, globby-looking things, and sometimes mistaken for the eggs of some aquatic creature, but in-fact, they are filter-feeding, microscopic invertebrates known as Freshwater Bryozoan or zooids, and their presence indicates a healthy body of water.
  • Hydraulic Institute Conference attendees tour Corps’ dissolved oxygen plant

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Attendees of the Hydraulic Institute Fall Conference visited the lower Savannah River dissolved oxygen plant operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, Oct. 24, 2022.
  • September

    Palmetto berries provide Army Corps of Engineers significant revenue

    Every year, Savannah District foresters allows a select contractor access to gather the berries. Prior to each season, the Directorate of Public Works Forestry Department at Fort Stewart identifies areas to be harvested and seeks the required environmental approval. Savannah District real estate foresters then oversees the operation by selling the available berries to the highest bidder. In a typical year, the Corps earns anywhere between $50,000 to $80,000 but this year was an especially good crop and earned more than $105,000, sold at the rate of $1.20 per pound.
  • 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

    Savannah District members talk about role in supporting the environment

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District’s leaders and team members talked about what the District does to maintain, restore, protect, and improve the environment through its many projects and regulatory programs at the 15th annual Georgia Environmental Conference Aug. 23-26.