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  • February

    DMCAs – Savannah’s solution for placing dredged material

    The Corps of Engineers has been dredging sediment from the Savannah River since the 19th century. A crucial requirement for maintaining a deepened harbor is having a designated placement area for sediment. The Corps calls these designated areas “dredged material containment areas” (DMCA). And since the Corps must dredge miles of the Savannah River year after year, large containment areas are required.
  • January

    Corps lakes offer Christmas trees a second chance

    Evergreen trees aren’t typically considered aquatic vegetation, but if they’re used as Christmas trees in the Savannah River Basin, chances are they’ll continue “bearing fruit” under water. Rather than have old Christmas trees go to the landfill, rangers with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers reservoirs at Hartwell and J. Strom Thurmond lakes collect the trees in December and January each year to make fish habitats in the reservoirs.
  • Duds are preferred in FUDS

    If it goes BOOM, that's bad. If you think it might go boom, then your property might qualify for the FUDS Program. In the southeastern United States, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee, the Formerly Used Defense Sites (FUDS) Program is overseen by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Savannah District.
  • December

    Corps constructs new hangar for Aerial Refueling Aircraft at Seymour Johnson AFB

    Work continues on a new $59.5 million state-of-the-art maintenance hangar at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, in Goldsboro, North Carolina. The facility, under construction by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, will support the new KC-46A Pegasus, a mid-air refueling tanker set to arrive at the installation in the summer of 2020.
  • November

    USACE – Savannah District Halloween costume contest

    It wasn't about candy. It wasn't about fright. It was all about having fun. And “it” wasn’t a clown
  • October

    USACE clinic project recognized for excellence by the Air Force

    The $48 million Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Medical Clinic, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project, earned the 2019 United States Air Force (USAF) Design Award for facility design.
  • August

    Aquatic plants give shelter to young fish

    Finding a quiet and safe place for a nursery tops the priorities for new parents, be they humans or
  • Identifying the presence of wetlands

    The Mission of the USACE Savannah District Regulatory Division is to protect the nation’s aquatic
  • May

    Hurricane Season is upon us. Are you prepared?

    Successfully weathering a hurricane requires preparation at every level – governments, families and
  • Paperless 3D software now a norm for architects

    The US Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District has been going digital for about five years with
  • April

    Smile! It’s National Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day!

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District Headquarters team hosted 30 children as part of
  • USACE employee helps to improve workplace wellness through Yoga Program

    Ten years ago when U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District Realty Specialist Emily Jimmo participated in her first yoga class, it was just for fun, but Jimmo said she soon realized the benefits of yoga.
  • March

    Troy Funk: Active Duty Army Engineer Officer to USACE Resident Engineer

    It started during his time as an active duty Army engineer officer stationed at Fort Stewart, Georgia, when Troy Funk got his first taste of what it would be like working for the Corps of Engineers.
  • August

    Aaron Wahus – Ranger to project manager

    He only wanted to take a semester off from college to clear his head and set some goals. He just wanted a job where he could work outdoors, commune with nature and talk to people. That semester and that job set him on a career path to the top job at Hartwell Dam and Lake that still keeps him connected to the outdoors.
  • 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.
  • June

    Army civilian architect earns prestigious Savannah award

    Connolly Award” during the Society of American Military Engineers Savannah Post’s Annual Program Review at the Savannah Riverfront Marriot, June 27.
  • April

    A balanced approach to success

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – With his perma-grin and easy going attitude, you’d never guess Spencer Davis carries the weight of a $973 million megaproject on his mind.
  • January

    Microgrid technology brings vital electricity to Puerto Rico’s hardest hit towns

    In a continuing mission to restore critical electrical power to the people of Puerto Rico, Task Force Power Restoration, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is using microgrid technology to temporarily power areas that have been hardest hit by Hurricane Maria.
  • USACE deputy visits Task Force Power in Puerto Rico

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Deputy Commanding General for Civil and Emergency Operations Maj. Gen. Donald E. "Ed" Jackson visited Task Force Power Restoration at the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority Jan. 4 to get an update on the mission and to meet team members.
  • November

    USACE garners design award for CSS Georgia Recovery

    Through coordinated efforts with the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Marine Corps, the U.S. Coast Guard and various state, federal and local agencies, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers accomplished one of the largest archaeological excavations of a maritime site that has ever taken place in the state of Georgia – recovery of the Civil War-era ironclad CSS Georgia. Decades in the making, the project, which was completed by the Corps in August 2017, is garnering recognition from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia and the Georgia Department of Transportation.