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Video by Brannen Parrish
Corpstruction - Johnny Bray on 40 Years in USACE Hydropower & Powerhouse Maintenance
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District
Dec. 21, 2022 | 37:03
Johnny Bray is the powerhouse manager at Eufaula Dam. He oversees the maintenance of the structure and hydropower facilities to ensure the powerhouse can reliably produce its 90 Megawatts of Electricity when needed. He recently received the De Fleury Medal, the highest honor a USACE civilian can receive, in honor of 40 years of service to the nation. Bray began his career at the Webbers Falls Powerhouse in December 1982 and served at Denison Dam on Lake Texoma and eventually returned to the Lake Eufaula powerhouse only a few miles from where he grew up.
At the end of calendar year Bray will leave the powerhouse for the last time as a USACE employee. We spoke with him about his career and upcoming retirement.


  • Reed returns to North Texas to command the Southwestern Division

    Col. Kenneth N. Reed took command of the Southwestern Division, May 5, in a ceremony officiated by Lt. Gen. Scott A. Spellmon, Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Reed assumed command from Brig. Gen. Christopher G. Beck, who has served as the commander since 2020. Beck will move to Fort Hood, Texas, to serve as the Deputy Commanding General, III Corps.
  • Corps of Engineers urges water safety during Labor Day weekend

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  • 2022 President’s Fiscal Year Budget submitted to Congress

    The Biden-Harris Administration submitted to Congress the President’s Budget for fiscal year 2022, May 28, 2021. Included in the proposed budget is the Army Civil Works FY 2022 Budget. For the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Program, the Budget would provide $6.8 billion in gross discretionary funding, including $5 billion from the General Fund of the Treasury, $52 million from the Inland Waterways Trust Fund, $1.6 billion — the highest amount ever requested — from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund, and an estimated $47 million from Special Recreation User Fees.
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