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  • October

    Shore stabilization project protects Fort Pulaski’s heritage

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Officials at Fort Pulaski National Monument have gained precious ground thanks to a multiagency project that wrapped up this week.
  • Junior engineers grow competent in district’s developmental program

    The pair have had an ascendant year in their professional lives. From leading tactical projects for the operational Army to managing multimillion dollar construction projects impacting a community of thousands, Capt. Joshua Moore and 1st Lt. Thomas Zarack entered the Technical Engineer Competency Development Program, or TEC-DP, to tackle some of the district’s leading military construction projects.
  • Top brass engineer leads from the front

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – As if deploying to Afghanistan does not pose enough of a challenge, making a dramatic mission change in the middle only adds to personal and professional demands. However, Gordon Simmons, Savannah District’s Chief of Engineering, would not let that slow him from pushing forward to help the people of that war-torn nation.
  • September

    California cadet finds element in the 'Hostess City'

    On the heels of his freshman year at UCLA, Army ROTC Cadet Justin Wynne arrived with a lean understanding of the Corps as a new intern with the Cadet District Engineer Program here. By week four, he departed fleshed with experience on some of the district’s principal works, including the all-encompassing Savannah Harbor Expansion Project.
  • Harbor deepening begins: Welcome aboard the Dredge Alaska

    SAVANNAH, Ga. — As part of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, dredging for the outer harbor began Sept. 10 onboard the cutter head dredge Alaska. The vessel is situated approximately four miles offshore from Tybee Island in the entrance channel to Savannah harbor.
  • A second Dahlgren is twice as nice

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – As the mechanized stage of recovery began in earnest this week, marine archaeologists working on the CSS Georgia had just started to dig in for the long haul – anticipating tedious, 12-hour days of sifting through concretion-covered objects from the dregs of the Savannah River.
  • August

    Corps tests gates at Hartwell, Thurmond

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducted limited engineering and operations tests on spillway gates at Hartwell and J. Strom Thurmond dams, Aug. 25 and 26, respectively.
  • A wreck reborn: Recovering the Civil War ironclad CSS Georgia from the Savannah River

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – As cities along the East Coast scramble to bolster their infrastructure and employ massive dredges to deepen their harbors, Savannah began its harbor expansion with a team of 10 people who used wire baskets to raise a handful of objects at a time.
  • After decades of giving, she won’t slow down

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – From the moment her teenage son mounted a foldout of an aircraft cockpit on his bedroom wall, she knew that he was poised to fly planes. Martha Coley, now mother to two retired Air Force pilots, recalled this, and similar aspirations-turned-accomplishments, arresting the discussion to misty-eyed silence.
  • July

    Savannah River islands attract a different type of tourist

    SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Threatened by development and predators from every side, local birds here are finding safe, pristine habitats in an unlikely place: at the bottom of the Savannah River.
  • Video: Navy divers recover first of 4 remaining cannons

    SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Navy divers from Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2 and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 6 raised the first of four remaining cannons from the CSS Georgia, July 15.
  • Fort Benning project team shines with delivery of industry-leading hospital

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Fort Benning’s newly unveiled Martin Army Community Hospital brims with exceptionalism, earning the hospital’s area team the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ 2015 Project Delivery Team of the Year for Excellence Award.
  • Boys’ lives saved by rescuers, loaner life jackets at Hartwell Lake

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The collaborative efforts of a Hartwell Lake corps ranger and bystander saved two boys’ lives after the pair struggled to swim from a remote buoy to the beach shoreline June 3.
  • Building the Builders in Afghanistan

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, AFGHANISTAN – What if you had to make a choice in which the outcome could impact the gross domestic product of an entire country? Would you be Chief of the Federal Reserve? An executive of a leading international company? A political leader? How about an SAME Post? There was such a choice, and the SAME Savannah Post chose to team with the Transatlantic Afghanistan District (TAA) of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) on an action that could well shape the development of construction procedures and material testing in Afghanistan from this point forward.
  • June

    District’s backbone crowned USACE’s top FRN coordinator

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – A magnet for recognition, Paula Hanna, the Savannah District’s Family Readiness Network coordinator, adds to her string of awards receiving the Family Readiness Individual Excellence Award for 2014-2015.
  • Divers continue to unveil ‘little shards of life’ from CSS Georgia

    SAVANNAH, Ga. - Last week marine archaeologists diving on the CSS Georgia entered their fifth and final month of the small artifact recovery phase. And though the number of artifacts they have been discovering has slowed to a trickle, the nuance each new item adds to the growing narrative cannot be understated.
  • New commander arrives on rising tide at Savannah District

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Assuming command amid the burgeoning Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, Col. Marvin L. Griffin became the 40th commander of the Savannah District at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, June 19. It was a fitting tribute as the ceremony was held just blocks away from CSS Georgia recovery efforts currently underway near Old Fort Jackson.
  • As archaeologists recover artifacts, more questions rise to the surface

    SAVANNAH, Ga. — She has been stripped by salvage rigs, battered by dredges and had her hull shredded by teredo worms, yet the tattered remnants of the CSS Georgia that were all but forgotten until the 1960s continue to intrigue archaeologists and the community here.
  • USACE Savannah District employee receives top honor

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, AFGHANISTAN – Gordon Simmons, currently deployed to Afghanistan with USACE-Transatlantic Afghanistan District (TAA), has been awarded one of the highest honors bestowed within the Corps of Engineers. Simmons, chief of engineering, was presented with the Bronze Order of the de Fleury Medal Monday.
  • A new lease on life: Realty assistant aids Ebola response efforts in Liberia

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – No stranger to warfare in the jungles of Vietnam and the mountainous terrain of Afghanistan, Angel Rivera set out on a familiar task in an unfamiliar territory that bred an enemy just as malignant as those he encountered as a career Soldier.