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  • December

    Contractor’s near-miss accident highlights the importance of safety gear

    A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ subcontractor working at a debris removal site in Calhoun County, Georgia, recently learned a valuable lesson about the importance of wearing the proper safety gear.
  • Vessel named in honor of former Corps boat captain Anthony Maze

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District dedicated its new hydrographic survey vessel, MAZE, on December 7, during a ceremony on the Savannah River. The vessel will be used to lead dredging operations and navigation, primarily in Savannah and Brunswick harbors and along the coast of Georgia, helping to ensure national security and international commerce for the nation. The vessel will also increase fleet flexibility, reliability and mission readiness including post –storm harbor assessments.
  • October

    Airborne dozers put the jab in Engineers’ MOTSU knockout

    It’s new. Not the concept of dropping bulldozers from the sky. The Army has been doing that for
  • September

    Engineer Task Force revolutionizes disaster response with MOTSU recovery

    Truckers hauled the first 2,000 tons of fill material into the Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point,
  • Airborne engineers work with Corps to put ‘blades in dirt’

    In less than two days the Corps of Engineers amassed an army of experts from five districts and one
  • Savannah Corps of Engineers leads Florence recovery on MOTSU

    The Savannah District was assigned the lead district in assessing and supporting recovery operations
  • 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.
  • Corps overhauls Air Force's "largest" C-5 aircraft facility

    Building 125, one of Robins Air Force Base’s most historic buildings, is currently undergoing a
  • 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.
  • Childhood beach kid becomes adult beach builder

    He grew up running along the beach at Tybee Island, Georgia. Recently, he ran a program to rebuild the beach there. Burton “Burt” Moore spent untold hours exploring the beach and backwaters of Tybee Island, a barrier island where the Savannah River empties into the Atlantic Ocean. Energetic kids still spend off-hours enjoying the sun, sand and surf there.
  • Corps’ Savannah District welcomes new commander

    During a ceremony overlooking the Savannah Harbor in historic downtown, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District welcomed a new commander, Col. Daniel Hibner, and said farewell to outgoing commander Col. Marvin Griffin, June 8.
  • 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.
  • March

    Savannah Temporary Emergency Power Team deploys to Puerto Rico

    27 personnel from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District augmented by three personnel from other Corps districts arrived in Puerto Rico March 6 to begin a 45-day Standard Temporary Emergency Power Mission rotation. This unprecedented mission is as demanding today as it was in October 2017 during the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, as many Puerto Ricans remain without a steady power source.
  • February

    Corps employee’s Mississippi roots inspires engineering career

    Growing up in Mississippi, Laura “Beth” Williams had heard of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and saw their work on the Mississippi River. “I loved looking at aerial photos and old maps that showed how the massive river had meandered all over the delta, leaving its tracks behind,” said Williams, (BS 1998 and MS 2000 Auburn University).
  • Column: The fate of the lock and dam in Augusta, but first a little history

    The fate of the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam has become a topic widely discussed in the past year. The issues surrounding the lock and dam are complex and deeply rooted in the past.
  • New Savannah District helpdesk unveiled

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, unveiled its new Information Technology (IT) Helpdesk during a ribbon cutting ceremony Jan. 31. The newly renovated space provides a more functional and efficient area devoted to assisting employees with their technology needs.
  • January

    Bustling Corps Forestry Program supports habitat, enhances military training

    There’s a saying that money doesn’t grow on trees, but foresters at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Forestry Resources Office at Fort Stewart, Georgia, may beg to differ. They generate thousands of dollars every year from something that grows on trees - pine cones.
  • 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.