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  • November

    Engineers assess integrity of Fort Bragg infrastructure following Hurricane Matthew

    Flooding and wind damage brought on by the late season Hurricane Matthew tested not only the resilience of the Fort Bragg community but the integrity of its sprawling and aging infrastructure.
  • September

    Hunter Army Airfield’s Fuel Island goes ‘green’

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Fuel Island at Hunter Army Airfield now hosts the 21st century standard for fuel systems after about $13 million in infrastructure improvements and construction work which began in 2014.
  • June

    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

    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.
  • March

    Diversity of Corps missions spotlighted during leadership development program

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Engineering encompasses more than demolition and construction – tearing things down
  • February

    Savannah’s exclusive technology attracts work from around the nation

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – A powerful tool enables the Savannah District Explorations Unit to provide unique capabilities in challenging terrains across the nation. The new sonic drill rig - a piece of high-tech machinery that is the only one of its kind within the federal government - can be used in subsurface and geotechnical investigation projects, serving various federal customers throughout the nation.
  • December

    Risk cadre renews commitment to Corps’ most vulnerable structures

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Across the Corps’ portfolio of dams and levees requiring rehabilitation, a risk cadre team here sets out to identify issues that could lead to further degradation of structures and pose economic or life-threatening risks to surrounding communities.
  • October

    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.
  • July

    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

    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.
  • May

    Corps opens doors, minds for career day event

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – District offices became a proxy classroom for more than 40 dependents of employees who explored Corps projects and careers during the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day held May 1.
  • April

    Savannah’s FEST-A delivers unmatched engineering support traversing Middle East

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Four months after launching into a six-month deployment to Kuwait, Savannah’s Forward Engineering Support Team – Advance (FEST-A) convened recently to discuss engineering solutions supplied to the region and assignments on the horizon.
  • Corps IR member no stranger to district, community programs

    NNAH, Ga. – District employees may notice him parading the lobby in festive Halloween wear or encouraging participation in the latest American Society of Military Comptrollers offering. However, they may be unaware that off-duty, Canton Gardenhire possesses a similar finesse for volunteer service.
  • March

    Outreach a ‘Wise’ pursuit to securing Corps’ future

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Millions of students are plagued by the age-old question, “What do I want to do for a living?” but the Corps helps to rectify this enigma by offering industry exposure to students at statewide outreach events.
  • February

    Corps invests in next generation of STEM leaders

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Canvassing for the nation’s future engineering talent starts through community outreach programs, and the district seized the opportunity to showcase a variety of Corps missions to approximately 160 engineering students at Jenkins High School in Savannah.
  • December

    Clock winds down as elite engineering team readies for deployment

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – As 2014 departs, so will 12 members of the 542nd Forward Engineering Support Team – Advanced (FEST-A), who deploy to Kuwait in January for more than six months to provide specialized technical engineering support for the Central Command area of responsibility.
  • April

    More than MILCON: Corps promotes STEM at Fort Stewart schools

    Many people associate the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with building facilities on post; but what they may not know is that the Corps' involvement with a project doesn't stop when the building is complete.
  • March

    A lot of dam training

    What does it take to operate and maintain a dam? Technical aptitude, well-honed skills, teamwork—and a lot of dam training.
  • February

    Why students should care about engineering

    Why should American students care about pursuing engineering careers? Officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are communicating the answer to students throughout the year—and especially during National Engineers Week, which runs this year from Feb. 16 through Feb. 22.