• July

    USACE, 81st Readiness Division breaks ground on first U.S. Army Reserve equipment concentration site in Florida

    The U.S. Army Reserve 81st Readiness Division, in coordination with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Louisville District Emergency Management conducts flood fight training

    Residents who reside along the 981 miles of the Ohio River and its tributaries are no strangers to severe weather. The risk for flood in these areas increase when a location experiences heavy rain, the area has poor drainage or the soil composition is dense. Flood fight training is one way the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville district prepares for these severe weather events.
  • VA and USACE partner on Columbarium construction at Crown Hill National Cemetery

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Maj. Guillermo Guandique, deputy district commander, Louisville District, and Linda Murphy, deputy district engineer, Louisville District attended the dedication for the columbarium at Crown Hill National Cemetery in Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • USACE breaks ground on modern vehicle maintenance facility at Fort Campbell

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers broke ground on a $30.5 million tactical equipment maintenance facility, June 29, 2022, at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The 36,000 square-foot project will be the first new modern-design field-level vehicle maintenance shop built at Fort Campbell since 2014.
  • June

    Operations Division hosts boat operator training at Taylorsville Lake

    Employees from several U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District field offices recently
  • Soldiers shadow USACE engineers at LOUVAMC site

    Three non-commissioned officers assigned to 1st Army at Fort Knox, Kentucky recently had the opportunity to shadow Quality Assurance Representatives from the Louisville Veterans Medical Center construction project June 6-10.  
  • The buzz around Patoka Lake is that pollinators are an important part of nature

    This week is National Pollinator Week, June 20-26, and those interested in learning about pollinators and how they fit into the ecosystem can visit Patoka Lake in Dubois, Ind., to see some local pollinators in action.  Patoka Lake is home to two hives of honeybees – each containing 20,000 to 60,000 of the flying little pollinators. 
  • New deputy commander receives a fast-paced welcome

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District welcomed Maj. Guillermo Guandique as the new deputy commander June 16. The timing of his arrival coincided with numerous construction milestones and provided a quick start in his position. During his first few weeks as deputy commander, he participated in the groundbreaking of the vehicle maintenance facility at Fort Campbell and ribbon cutting ceremonies for the Submarine Battery Evaluation Center at NSWC Crane, VA Columbarium in Indianapolis and Multi-Use Helicopter Trainer at Fort Campbell. Although this is Guandique’s first assignment with USACE, he previously visited Louisville District in April during the sexual assault awareness events.
  • Environmental engineers monitor water quality through groundwater sampling

    Whether it is a current or formerly owned, leased or Department of Defense possessed property, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District manages the environmental restoration of sites contaminated with hazardous, toxic or radioactive waste or ordnance in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky.
  • USACE Drones provide an eye in the sky for engineers

    In March of 2020, Geographic Information System Specialist Rachel Byrd and Project Engineer Ryan Fagan with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District’s Engineering Division piloted the inaugural Small Unmanned Aircraft System flight for the district in an open field at the Parklands of Floyds Fork in Louisville, Ky.
  • USACE Office of Value Expertise earns accolades at international industry event

    It was nearly a clean sweep for the USACE Value Program, which was awarded six of eight honors during the SAVE International 2022 Value Summit held June 4-8 in Glendale, Arizona. The Summit is a yearly event providing essential continuing education to individuals that practice Value Engineering by bringing together professionals from the Value Engineering industry from around the world.  
  • Construction continues on Canandaigua VA hospital project

    Work continues on multiple projects across the campus of the Canandaigua VA Medical Center, as visitors can notice the work on new facilities and upgrades to current buildings across 75 percent of the hospital’s grounds.  The work is being done thanks to recommendations from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Capital Asset Realignment for Enhanced Services (CARES) program noting that the decades-old facilities were being underutilized, said Gerry DiPaola, USACE Project Manager for the Canandaigua VA Medical Center construction.
  • It takes all of us: National Safety Month spotlight

    Every June, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District recognizes National Safety Month and takes time to reinforce the importance of safety in the workplace and across each of our projects. The Louisville District strives to complete projects ahead of time, under budget, safely; and June provides the perfect opportunity to focus on safety as construction projects are in full swing.
  • Grissom Air Reserve Base cuts ribbon on new Aerial Port Facility

    Grissom Air Reserve Base, in Miami County, Indiana, held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Aerial Port Facility, June 3, 2022. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District managed the design and the construction of the project. 
  • May

    Three Forks of Beargrass Creek Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study reaches major milestone with signing of Chiefs Report

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District recently completed an Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility study and recommended plan to restore both instream and riparian habitat within the Beargrass Creek watershed in Louisville, Kentucky. Beargrass Creek has a 60 square mile watershed and is composed of three main branches (the South, Middle and Muddy forks), which reach throughout the city of Louisville. Historically, Beargrass Creek has suffered degraded habitat due to development and manipulation. 
  • Introducing Louisville District’s first ever River Ranger: Lisa Freeman

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District manages nine locks and dams: seven on the Ohio River and two on the Green River in Kentucky. The Ohio River projects operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, serving both the towing industry and recreational boaters. It is a known fact that USACE is the steward of the lands and waters located on its projects. The Corps’ guiding philosophy for natural resource management is to manage, conserve, and improve these natural resources that contribute to an increased quality of American life, now and for posterity. However, this it not only taking place at lake projects that provide recreational activities for the public, but also at the locks and dams. 
  • Louisville District Dam Safety team works hard to ensure dams are reliable

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is responsible for more than 700 dams across the United States that provide multiple benefits such as flood risk management, navigation, water supply, hydropower, environmental stewardship, fish and wildlife conservation, and recreation. Through the Dam Safety Program, USACE provides oversight for its dams and works to ensure they remain safe, reliable and able to provide their intended benefits.
  • USACE Construction Division Chief promoted to Brigadier General in U.S. Army Reserve

    Kirk Dailey, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District construction division chief was promoted to brigadier general in the U.S. Army Reserve during a ceremony held at the Romano Mazzoli Federal Building in Louisville, Ky., April 22, 2022.
  • Louisville Veterans Administration Medical Center project team recognizes Construction Safety Week

    Personnel from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District, the new Louisville VA Medical Center, and the Walsh-Turner Joint Venture II came together May 2 to kick off a week of events in recognition of Construction Safety Week. This year’s theme is “Connected. Supported. Safe,” and it seemed fitting as speakers from the various organizations involved in the building of the new Louisville VA Medical Center addressed the crowd about the importance of safety and teamwork.
  • ERCIP aims to improve energy resilience, security and conservation for military projects

    The Energy Resilience Conservation Investment Program is a critical part of the Department of Defense Military Construction program that aims to improve energy resilience, energy security and energy conservation of its existing missions.