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  • December

    Future USACE officers and civilians get schooled on military construction

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District, Military/IIS Project Management Branch Chief Rachael Haunz and Scott Air Force Base Area Engineer Jay Fowler provided an overview of the military construction program during a District Officer Introductory Course held at Scott AFB, Illinois, Dec. 9. Participants included mid-career officers, warrant officers and civilians across the enterprise who received their first assignment with the USACE.
  • Louisville District and Little Rock District partner to complete Razorback Inn

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the delivery of a 136,322-square-foot visiting quarters named the Razorback Inn at Little Rock Air Force Base in Little Rock, Arkansas, Nov. 30, 2022. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District and Little Rock District collaborated to complete the new four-story facility, which includes 250 guest rooms, 20 business suites, guest laundry facilities, housekeeping functional spaces, multi-functional lobby, coffee shop, business center, conference rooms, exercise room and restrooms.
  • November

    After 32 years, Fowler moves on to a new mission

    The Louisville District Scott Air Force Base Area Engineer Jay Fowler has been with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for more than 32 years. With the exception of a few brief assignments in operations and engineering, he has spent his time in the Louisville District and St. Louis District Construction Divisions.
  • Cannelton’s primary lock chamber reopens after dual miter gate replacement

    After over a year of planning and 132 days of execution, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District resumed locking boats through the 1,200-foot lock chamber at Cannelton Locks and Dam in Cannelton, Indiana, Nov. 13.
  • Louisville District celebrates Native American Heritage Month

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District participated in a virtual National Native American Heritage Month Observance event hosted by the Equal Employment Office, Nov. 9.  Participants listened to a presentation given by guest speaker Alicia Mitchell, a Cherokee Nation citizen and senior development officer of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society, also known as AISES. 
  • October

    Hydrology and hydraulics section cross-train fellow employees

    Members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District Hydrology and Hydraulics Section conducted a stream walk where H&H Limnologist Zac Wolf spoke on biology, ecology and water quality and H&H Engineer Jake Allgeier discussed hydrology and geomorphology at Floyds Fork at Beckley Creek Park, in Louisville, Kentucky, Oct. 6. 
  • Cyber Security Awareness Month: Protecting your online identity

    October is Cyber Security Awareness month and has been since 2004 after it was created by the President of the United States and Congress. The month serves as a reminder for individuals to protect themselves in the virtual world, whether it is proper handling of electronic data or suspicious emails phishing for information. 
  • Engineering Division makes recruiting top talent a priority

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is always looking to add talented individuals to their world-class team. When comparing USACE to large federal agencies, USACE ranks number two on the Best Places to Work list, behind only NASA. 
  • September

    Major features of Louisville VA Medical Center project lay down foundations for future work

    After 10 months of construction on the site of the Louisville VA Medical Center, area residents are starting to see the beginnings of the facility rise out of the ground. Much of this year has been spent on various earthwork preparations, but great strides have been made in several foundation-laying portions of the project over the last several months.
  • August

    Louisville District celebrates Leadership Development Program graduations

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District celebrated the graduation of the participants of Leadership Development Program Level 1 July 12, and Level 2 on Aug. 4, at the Romano Mazzoli Federal Building in Louisville, Kentucky. Both Leadership Development Program Levels consist of 11-months of professional development to advance the students’ leadership skills through formal training, mentoring, and experiential learning. 
  • Louisville District’s Brantley Thames awarded HQ Climate Champion Award

    Brantley Thames, Hydraulic Engineer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District and member of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Climate Preparedness and Resilience Community of Practice and National Policy Advisor for Climate and Military Programs, was awarded the HQ USACE Climate Champion Award in July 2022. This award signifies a commitment to promoting climate resilience across all USACE Civil Works business lines.
  • July

    USACE delivers battery testing facility to NSWC Crane

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District and Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane celebrated the delivery of the Submarine Battery Evaluation Center during a ribbon cutting ceremony July 21, 2022, in Crane, Indiana. The test facility will provide full-scale submarine battery and energy storage testing and modeling capabilities unique to the Navy. The outcome of the testing will improve the Navy's ability to predict, control and mitigate low-capacity batteries.
  • Louisville delivers multi-use helicopter training facility at Fort Campbell

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Fort Campbell celebrated the completion of a one-of-a-kind helicopter training facility during a ribbon cutting ceremony, July 22, 2022, at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
  • 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

    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.  
  • 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.
  • May

    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. 
  • 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.