US Army Corps of Engineers
Savannah District

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  • December

    Empowering youth through basketball: Two Savannah District employees make a difference

    If anyone understands the impact that sports can have on a young person’s life, it’s Terrence
  • November

    Savannah District men put down their razors for No-Shave November

    This winter, while some people may say "let it snow, let it snow, let it snow," many men at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District are saying "let it grow, let it grow, let it grow." It's part of a national men's health movement called "No-Shave November," where men all across the country are putting down their razor blades to raise awareness for cancer.
  • Regulatory Chief master of his own duck dynasty

    Savannah District employee David Lekson doesn't have to watch the popular television show "Duck Dynasty" to experience the wonder of ducks—just give him a piece of wood and some power tools.
  • Corps teaches 120 third graders "Regulatory 101"

    Members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District gave presentations to 120 third graders at Marshpoint Elementary about the Corps' Regulatory Program, Nov. 5, 2013.
  • October

    Corps park ranger builds future leaders through Boy Scouts

    In the last three years, Park Ranger David Quebedeaux—commonly known as “Ranger Dave”—has added another occupation to supplement his career at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers J. Strom Thurmond Lake in Clarks Hill, S.C. He runs the largest Boy Scout troop in the Georgia/Carolina region, and this, he said, takes his park ranger experience to another level.
  • Helping heroes through hunting

    As part of an ongoing partnership with the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District hosted two deer hunts for PVA members and their families at Richard B. Russell Lake, Oct. 23 and 24.
  • Corps celebrates National Public Lands Day

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District hosted volunteer activities throughout the Savannah River Basin in honor of the 20th Annual National Public Lands Day, Sept. 28, 2013.
  • September

    Savannah accountant earns highest USACE honor for resource management

    Budgets, financial reports, audits…most people without an accounting background would dread these types of things. But for Savannah District supervisory accountant Virginia "Ginger" Auld, those things are her forte.
  • Savannah Corps team member hones hot hobby

    While most accomplished gardeners are known to have a "green thumb," William Lane has a fiery, red one. That's because he grows three of the hottest peppers in the world.
  • Vice President Joe Biden visits Port of Savannah

    The Port of Savannah continues to attract attention from high-ranking government officials as Vice President Joe Biden visited here Sept. 16.
  • Army Under Secretary touts economic benefits of Savannah harbor deepening

    SAVANNAH, Ga.—"That's what it's all about—right behind me," says the U.S. Army's second highest-ranking civilian leader, Under Secretary Joseph W. Westphal, as he motions to the mammoth cranes, cargo containers, and semi-trucks bustling around him.
  • August

    Corps improves Savannah harbor dredge disposal areas

    When the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dredges sediment from the bottom of the Savannah river to maintain the depth of the shipping channel, where does all that material go? It's called a dredge material containment area (DCMA), commonly known as a dredge disposal area. The Corps' Savannah District maintains seven active DMCAs along the South Carolina side of the Savannah river, where dredged material is safely placed and managed.
  • Fifth graders learn economic value of Savannah harbor deepening

    To a room full of fifth graders, a one dollar bill gets attention. But the idea of turning that $1 into $5.50 thrills them! That's the benefit-to-cost ratio for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP)—a plan to deepen the Savannah River shipping channel from 42 feet to 47 feet to accommodate larger ships and increase shipping efficiencies.
  • New commander visits Savannah wildlife refuge and harbor

    Exactly one month from the day he took command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District, Col. Thomas J. Tickner paid a visit to the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge and took a survey vessel tour of the Savannah River, Aug. 19.
  • Savannah District renovation project receives Corps Excellence Award

    The $168 million renovation of the Maneuver Center of Excellence (MCOE) Headquarters, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District project located at Fort Benning, Ga., earned the 2013 Chief of Engineers Award of Excellence in the “Building the Future” category.
  • July

    Corps Construction Representative Awarded Bronze de Fluery Medal

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District employee James Myers was recently recognized with the Bronze Order of the de Fluery Medal during a ceremony at Forward Operating Base Gamberi, Afghanistan.
  • Corps talks STEM at Boy Scouts Summerfest

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – A group of 275 scouts representing seven states explored potential career paths in