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  • August

    Corps celebrates National Park Service's centennial

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – 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
  • 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.
  • Undersecretary of the Army visits Savannah District

    SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Undersecretary of the Army Patrick Murphy met with Savannah District leaders to tour significant projects Aug. 11, 2016. Murphy took an aerial tour of the Savannah Harbor as part of his visit to Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield in Georgia. The Savannah District is responsible for maintaining the Savannah harbor and is in the process of deepening it an additional 5 feet to better accommodate larger, post-Panamax container ships, as part of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP).
  • Top contracting officer wins prestigious USACE award

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – 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.
  • Demanding management program sets great expectations

    AUGUSTA, Ga. – J. Strom Thurmond Dam currently operates at 98 percent proficiency but its operators are expected to perform above this percentage.
  • July

    Temporary emergency power team readies for hurricane season

    ATLANTA, Ga. – With fair skies all over the Southeast, inside an emergency operations center (EOC) Hurricane “Noree” pummels coastal and inland Georgia. She displaces more than 30,000 individuals and leaves the state’s most-populated, economic hub crippled in the dark.
  • Hartwell power plant repairs increase efficiency, cuts costs

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – A maintenance team is improving operational efficiency and cutting costs at the Hartwell Dam Power Plant by rehabilitating deficient generators. Recently, staff thwarted the imminent failure of unit 4 when several burnt coils were discovered during scheduled biennial outages. The timely discovery resulted in an economical response that returned the unit online within its established biennial outage.
  • A new resource for USACE: How to identify and engage socially vulnerable populations

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Deliberately focusing on people from lower socio-economic backgrounds clustered near civil works projects eases the job of gaining public approval, according to Corps experts’ recent study.
  • Listening to the pulse of the Savannah River

    A soft breeze rustled the marsh grasses as James “Jim” Rothnie carefully placed a fresh canvas on his easel. Morning light sparkled on the waters of the ACE Basin nearby. Quietly, he crept closer to the dozen lounging birds, their elegant snow-white plumage contrasting sharply with leathery, bald heads. Wood storks were one of his favorite sightings.
  • June

    Illustrious career keeps growing and growing

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Aaron Wahus’ 23-year Corps career matured into a park operations manager assignment at J. Strom Thurmond Project but his insatiable craving for new challenges made room for another career growth spurt. For four months, Wahus strengthened his functional muscle during a grooming assignment as head of the Baltimore District’s Tioga-Hammond and Cowanesque projects from Feb. 21 – June 19.
  • Auburn program helps contracting staff redefine business as usual

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – A few hard-charging Savannah District professionals looking to rattle business as usual enrolled in Auburn University’s Construction Management Program, a degree-awarding program promoted to mend information and communication gaps between construction and contracting specialists.
  • Educators turn lessons learned into lesson plans

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The school year continued for 15 educators who returned to the classroom to unearth ways to bring curriculum to life during the CSS Georgia Teacher’s Institute held May 31 – June 3 at Georgia Tech Savannah.
  • May

    Laying the pre-foundation

    SAVANNAH, Ga. — Construction continued on the dissolved oxygen injection system at two sites along the Savannah River last week. This time-lapse video shows workers installing a cofferdam as part of what will become the foundation for a series of Speece cones.
  • Lucky 13 tour new Diamond Elementary School site

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Excavators, bulldozers and dump trucks garnished the construction site of the new Diamond Elementary School where 13 wide-eyed students discovered diamonds aren’t forever but they can be your best friend.
  • Corps’ partnership with school leads to academic accreditation

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – A pair of Savannah District leaders form links in the chain of community partners aiding a local school to achieve academic excellence in the scientific and mathematical fields.
  • April

    Georgia’s smallest lighthouse sees big improvements

    TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. – After weathering hurricanes, dodging Civil War cannon volleys and enduring the incessant erosion wrought by tides and rising seas over the past 160 years, the Cockspur Island Lighthouse is getting a much-needed makeover.
  • New stress management program seeks to multiply its ranks

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Another employee support program in the Corps of Engineers’ arsenal has found a new home at the Savannah District.
  • Bird's eye view: The dredge Padre Island continues work on SHEP

    Savannah, GA -- The dredge Padre Island of Great Lakes Doc & Dredge Company, works to deepen the outer channel of the Savannah harbor as part of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) on March 30, 2016. The harbor deepening will allow larger, post-Panamax ships to visit Savannah more easily and with heavier loads. Savannah's Garden City terminal is the fourth busiest container port in the USA and the second busiest on the East Coast.
  • Hunter’s game dampened by stormy opponent

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Like a game of chess, the players lie in wait to outsmart their opponent’s next move. But on a morning besieged by rain, the turkeys had nature’s advantage.
  • March

    Workers prepare site for dissolved oxygen system

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Just like a nurse who swabs an arm before injecting vaccine into a patient, workers began clearing debris and underbrush from land set to house dissolved oxygen injection equipment for the Savannah River.