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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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • April

    Louisville District celebrates National Volunteer Month

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District celebrates National Volunteer Month every April by recognizing the tremendous effort of the volunteers who give their time at the recreational sites in the district’s footprint. Volunteers are an essential part of delivering the district’s recreational activities.
  • Louisville District delivers Newark Army reserve center ahead of schedule

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District recently completed a new 43,000 square-foot Army Reserve Center in Newark, Delaware, ahead of schedule.
  • March

    Louisville VA Medical Center site sees more activity as work progresses

    Construction on the new Louisville VA Medical Center being built in Louisville, Kentucky, has only been ongoing for five months, but the site already looks quite different from how it appeared during last year’s Veterans’ Day groundbreaking ceremony. Members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District’s VA Division and the contracting teams have been hard at work during the initial stages of this mega-project, said Melody Thompson, Louisville VA Medical Center project manager.
  • Regulators ensure safe navigation and protection of aquatic resources during Beckjord Power Plant cleanup

    In February 2021, a smokestack, associated with the demolition of the former Beckjord Generating Station, toppled into the Ohio River at mile marker 453 in New Richmond, Ohio. The waste debris in the river caused concerns from the local communities, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District, under their regulatory authorities for Waters of the U.S., quickly responded ordering the contractors to clean it up and complete compliance actions required by USACE.
  • January

    Louisville District hosts virtual open house for prospective contractors

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District hosted a virtual open house Jan. 27, 2022, for businesses seeking to work with the federal government. The free annual event is open to businesses, large and small, interested in working with the Louisville District. The event included briefings from Louisville District Commander Col. Eric Crispino and other members of district staff and opportunities to network with district leadership throughout the event.
  • December

    USACE team successfully completes miter gate repairs at Markland Locks and Dam

    For approximately two years, Markland Locks and Dam’s auxiliary chamber, in Warsaw, Kentucky, has been closed for repair. However, as of Dec. 4. 2021, the 600-foot chamber has reopened to navigation traffic. The chamber was originally closed due to an issue with the upper miter gate, and during that time all traffic continued to pass through the primary chamber. The Regional Heavy Capacity Repair Fleet has been on site at the project since August working to repair the miter gates.
  • USACE military program director tours Louisville District projects

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Director of Military Programs Dr. Christine Altendorf conducted a two-day site visit of reserve and military construction projects at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, Dec. 2-3, 2021. The first part of the visit began at the USACE Great Lakes and Ohio River Division headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, to discuss the benefits of a centrally managed military construction program and how the Energy Resilience and Conservation Investment Program will affect future USACE projects.
  • New Fort McCoy training barracks project nears completion

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District is well on the way to completing the construction of a four-story barracks project at Fort McCoy, which is approximately 60,000 square feet and will house 400 Soldiers on the base in Wisconsin.
  • November

    Louisville District meets 2021 goal of 280 Jacobsville properties remediated

    Commercial and industrial manufacturing during the late 1800’s produced airborne dust, soot and smoke containing lead and arsenic, which contaminated about 4,000 residential properties in 12 neighborhoods in Evansville, Indiana. The Environmental Protection Agency began cleanup of the contaminated soil in 2007. In 2019, after remediating contaminated soil for about half of the properties, the EPA asked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to remediate the remaining 2,000 properties.