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  • August

    Division commander visits Scott Air Force Base

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division Commander Brig. Gen. Mark Quander visited Scott Air Force Base in Illinois Aug. 25, 2023, to see first-hand how the Louisville District is delivering key projects for the United States Air Force.
  • Coombs' success in running mirrors success in USACE

    Completing one marathon is an accomplishment for some and a goal for many others. For Craig Coombs, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Environmental Support Section chief, that number is 51, or a marathon in every state plus Washington D.C. He has completed marathons in 18 states so far and has plans to complete five to six marathons per year until his goal is met. The 21-year Louisville District veteran’s first marathon was the Derby Festival Marathon in 2012. His approach to running is the same as his approach to successfully completing environmental projects for USACE - planning, maintaining consistency and celebrating the wins.
  • Green River Lake becomes temporary paratrooper 'drop zone'

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District park rangers worked with the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Department to safely cordon off an area within Green River Lake for Kentucky National Guard Soldiers to parachute, Aug. 5, 2023, in Campbellsville, Kentucky.
  • June

    USACE completes unique live-fire range at Fort Knox

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District completed construction of the Digital Air-Ground Integration Range at Fort Knox, Kentucky, June 9, 2023. The range complex is designed to replicate a complex operational environment and serves to train and qualify soldiers to detect, identify, engage and defeat stationary and moving targets.
  • USACE Louisville District, USDA and University of Kentucky break ground on new research facility

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District celebrated the groundbreaking of a $65.9 million Forage Animal Production Research Unit with the United States Department of Agriculture and University of Kentucky, May 23, 2023, in Lexington, Kentucky.
  • May

    Regulatory Division permits crucial in construction of Kentucky's largest development project

    Construction of the $5.8 billion Ford Blue Oval SK Battery Park in Glendale, Kentucky, is one of the largest economic developments in the history of the Commonwealth. What many don’t know, however, is that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District’s Regulatory Division played a significant role in getting the project off the ground by ensuring the developer met necessary environmental and cultural resource requirements.
  • April

    Engineering students visit LOUVAMC construction site

    Louisville, Ky. – Engineering students from the University of Louisville had the opportunity to visit the site of the new Louisville VA Medical Center where they were given an overview of the project as well as a site tour April 13.
  • USACE completes maintenance complex for Army Field Support Battalion at Fort Campbell

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers delivered a 117,034 square-foot maintenance complex to the Army Field Support Battalion during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, March 15, 2023. The project, with a programmed amount of $44.7 million, consisted of the construction of four general purpose maintenance facilities that includes an allied shop building, engine auto shop, production control building and a paint booth building. The project also included 42,110 square feet of concrete parking.
  • March

    Former co-op student now leads District’s current largest project

    Louisville, Ky. – With hard work and perseverance, anything is possible, just ask Tara O’Leary. Little did she know that when she started working for the Louisville District in 1996 that she would one day be leading the team on one of its mega-projects. O’Leary, who is now the Deputy Chief of the Veterans Affairs Division and Louisville VAMC project manager, started her journey with the district as a co-op student while attending the University of Louisville to study engineering.
  • February

    Co-op student following in father’s footsteps working at USACE

    Being a member of a team can often feel like being part of a family, and sometimes team members actually are family. That’s the case for Will Jasper and his father, Kevin Jasper.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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 security office offers Antiterrorism Awareness Month messages

    August is Antiterrorism Awareness Month and is an excellent opportunity for soldiers, civilians and
  • July

    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.
  • June

    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.