Archive: 2012
  • Slockbower named SWD Director of Programs

    DALLAS—Robert E. Slockbower has been selected to become the Director of Programs for the Southwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, according to Corps officials. In this position, he will be responsible for the development and execution of Civil Works, Military, Hazardous, Toxic and Radiological Waste, and Support for Others Programs within the Division. He provides leadership and supervision for the SWD Programs Directorate and has staff oversight for programs, planning, and project management activities in the division’s four district offices
  • Corps of Engineers water resources class learns from Trinity River watershed case studies in Dallas-Fort Worth

    DALLAS -- Members’ of this year’s U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Planning Associates Program toured three Dallas-Fort Worth projects Aug. 23 during its weeklong session held in the Fort Worth District. The program offers an advanced training opportunity, for about a dozen competitively selected students from all over the Corps, on water resources planning.
  • 'Angling' for fun: vets take service members fishing at Corps Lake in thanks for their service

    TULSA -- A group of Airmen, Soldiers and Marines were treated to a free day of fishing July 21 at a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lake in southeastern Kansas to thank them for their service and give them some downtime. McConnell Air Force Base Outdoor Recreation Director Jim Vause teamed with the American Bass Anglers Southeast Kansas District 58 for their annual "Take an Airman" fishing day at Big Hill Lake, as a part of the ABA's Operation Rod and Reel. The group hosted 29 active duty military men and women from McConnell while it also held its final one day tournament of the year.
  • Perez selected as acting director of SWD's Regional Business Directorate

    DALLAS—The Southwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has named Mr. Pete G. Perez as the Acting Director of the Regional Business Directorate at the Division headquarters here beginning Sept. 9 . Perez will manage the operations of the Regional Business Center and oversee three divisions: the Business Technical Division, Business Management Division, and Business Resources Division. He will be the lead liaison on efforts between regional boards and functional boards synchronizing activities with a particular focus on regional issues.
  • Bass Pro Shop signs Memorandum of Understanding with Corps

    A pen, a piece of paper and four signatures captured years of service to environmental causes, months of planning and the beginning of a partnership a life time in the making on Aug. 7, 2012, at the Strategic Leadership Conference in Little Rock, Ark. John Morris, owner and founder of Bass Pro Shops, joined Maj. Gen. John W. Peabody, commander, Mississippi Valley Division, Brig. Gen. Thomas W. Kula, commander, Southwestern Division, and Col. Anthony C. Funkhouser, commander, Northwestern Division, in Little Rock to sign a Memorandum of Understanding covering a large portion of the south central states including Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas.
  • Corps’ Southwestern Division honored at Strategic Leader Conference

    DALLAS—The Southwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, was recognized with seven national-level awards at the recent Corps of Engineers Strategic Leader Conference in Little Rock. The awards were presented by Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Corps of Engineers, National Carriers take Water Safety message on the road

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in partnership with National Carriers Truck Lines, Inc., took their water safety message on the road this month—literally. In an Aug. 15 meeting at the company’s Irving, Texas, facility, Brig. Gen. Thomas W. Kula, commander of the Corps’ Southwestern Division, joined with Mr. Jim Franck, National Carriers, Inc., president, to place a water safety decal on the first of the company’s 600 tractor-trailer trucks that will carry the message nationwide as well as into Canada and Mexico.