Archive: 2017
  • June

    EOC expediting repairs on high-risk Illinois levee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District Emergency Operations Center personnel continue support on an Illinois levee which sustained damage during the May 2017 Wabash River flooding.
  • Louisville emergency management program earns coveted accreditation

    The Emergency Management program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District was granted full accreditation by the Emergency Management Accreditation Program, known as EMAP, on April 27, 2017, along with 16 other programs that earned accreditation. EMAP is the only accreditation process for EM programs and represents a significant achievement — only a handful of districts across USACE have obtained it.
  • Communication key to preventing mishaps

    The district is incorporating metrics and targeted informational safety campaigns to communicate safety initiatives in an effort to weave safety into the district culture as part of a Corps of Engineers-wide initiative.
  • April

    Reserve breaks ground on New Jersey training center

    The U.S. Army Reserve broke ground March 18 on the new Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Army Reserve Center, which will be used to train approximately 600 Army Reserve Soldiers.
  • Corps removes Green River Dam No. 6

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Green River Lock and Dam No. 6 near Brownsville, Kentucky, has been removed. The removal was performed by experienced dam removal personnel under an interagency support agreement between the Corps’ Louisville District and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Other participating agencies were Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Mammoth Cave National Park, The Nature Conservancy and Kentucky Waterways Alliance.
  • Louisville District making a difference for river navigation

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers shares a multi-agency mission with the U.S. Coast Guard and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to maintain navigable waterways in the United States and develop more effective and efficient inland river and maritime systems.
  • Pollinator event to be held at McApline Locks and Dam

    This year, Pollinator Day will be held at the McAlpine Locks and Dam, Louisville, Kentucky, on Saturday, May 13. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors can help complete a planting to improve habitat for bees, butterflies and other pollinators.
  • Corps makes waves for Army’s “Night Stalkers”

    The 160th SOAR, known as the “Night Stalkers,” has been involved in constant combat operations since 9/11 and is highly trained to accomplish missions in all environments, anywhere in the world, day or night, with unparalleled precision. Soldiers rely on the water survival training center at Fort Campbell for mission essential training. But after eight years of corrosion issues, the facility was in need of major repairs. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Louisville District stepped up to assist.
  • Quality Control a slam dunk at Barkley Elementary

    Barkley Elementary School at Fort Campbell, Kentucky -- a $45.2 million dollar two-story school -- will welcome students for the 2017 school year into a modern, adaptable and open-concept learning environment.
  • Fort Campbell High School nears completion

    Construction is nearly complete on the new $59 million Fort Campbell High School in Kentucky—the first high school in the United States designed under the Twenty-First Century Education Initiative by Department of Defense Education Activities, referred to as DoDEA.
  • Operational Readiness Training Complex cuts ribbon

    A ribbon cutting ceremony was held in February for the Operational Readiness Training Complex located at Fort Hunter Liggett, California. The project was completed in March of 2017.
  • District employee praised for role in Mosul Dam Task Force

    A Louisville District supervisor engineer has received accolades for his service on the Mosul Dam Task Force where he served from September 19, 2016, to March 4, 2017. Steve Zalis played a critical role serving with the Mosul Dam Task Force, referred to as MDTF, in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. He assisted in overseeing and providing quality assurance for the construction of the base camp and worked as the contracting officer representative on several additional contracts that gave the MDTF essential logistics and engineering expertise support.
  • District steps up for disaster duty in Baton Rouge

    Six Louisville District employees stepped up to deploy in support of the disaster response, which included a total of 11 assignments in support of the overarching temporary housing mission.
  • Employee participates in grueling Bataan Memorial Death March marathon

    A Louisville District engineering technician participated in the 75th anniversary of the Bataan Death March—a marathon which organizers refer to as “26 miles of high desert, 26 miles of pure perseverance.” Engineering Division’s Mona Waldeck completed the 26.2 miles in just over seven hours.
  • February

    Students ‘dream big’ during engineers week

    Students ‘dream big’ during engineers week
  • LDP I: Preparing for tomorrow

    LDP I: Preparing for tomorrow
  • Open house opens doors to opportunities

    Open house opens doors to opportunities
  • Louisville District welcomes new safety chief

    Louisville District welcomes new safety chief
  • Corps helps with aftermath of Hurricane Matthew

    Corps helps with aftermath of Hurricane Matthew
  • USACE shares proposed cleanup plan at Nike SL-10

    USACE shares proposed cleanup plan at Nike SL-10