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US Army Corps of Engineers
Southwestern Division

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  • Interagency Military Pass waives day-use fees at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recreation sites

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today it will continue to accept the America the Beautiful Federal Recreation Pass Program's Interagency Annual Pass for Military (Military Pass) at its more than 2,500 USACE-managed recreation areas nationwide.
  • Take your Sons and Daughters to Work Day

    The Southwestern Division celebrated Take your Sons and Daughters to Work Day at the Division headquarters in Dallas April 25. More than 20 children ranging in ages from 5 to 16 participated in fun learning activites led by Division employees. Activities included building a roller-coaster out of paper rolls to demonstrate how gravity works, dropping raisins in water and soda to demonstrate buoyancy, creating animated drawings, a lesson in photosynthesis and a display of how drones, 3-D mapping and computers work. The mission of the days' events is to engage the students about science, technology, engineering and math, and teach them about the many missions of the Corps of Engineers.
  • Corps delays opening recreation areas along navigation system

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District has delayed the official season opening of Corps-operated recreation areas along the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System until at least May 1. Boat ramps will remain open where feasible.
  • SWD builds STEM benchmark

    DALLAS - As the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers maneuvers its way through the current budget and funding crisis, teams across the country are addressing another crisis – finding the next generation of engineers.
  • Corps of Engineers transfers 600 acres of land to the City of Denison

    In a ceremony held at Lake Texoma recently, a commemorative document celebrating the transfer of 600 acres of Lake Texoma shoreline to the City of Denison, Texas, was signed by Congressman Ralph Hall Texas 4th District, Jared Johnson, Mayor, City of Denison, Brig. Gen. Thomas Kula and Developer George Schuler.
  • Little Rock District launches new water level app

    The Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District recently launched a mobile App for anglers, navigators, paddlers and park visitors. The App delivers current water conditions for Corps’ reservoirs, rivers and streams within the district boundaries to include the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System.
  • Corps seeks comments on recreational lockage policy for Arkansas River McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System

    by Little Rock District Public Affairs LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District, begins a 30-day comment period March 6 concerning its proposed recreational lockage policy for the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System.
  • Tulsa event allows small businesses to network with Corps staff

    by Nathan Herring, Tulsa District Public Affairs TULSA, Okla - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District staff met with representatives from more than 75 businesses from 18 different states during the Meet the Corps Day event held recently at the Tulsa Technology-Lemley Campus in Tulsa.
  • Galveston District hosts LSU students

    by Galveston District Public Affairs GALVESTON, Texas – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District’s Regional Environmental Specialist Janelle Stokes couldn’t have been more pleased when she learned she would be presenting an overview of the district’s beneficial use program to a group of visiting Louisiana State University students who are just as interested in dirt as she is, and on their way to becoming the next leaders in the field of landscape architecture.
  • Oklahoma robotics team recognized at meeting

    by Nate Herring Tulsa District Public Affairs TULSA, Okla. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District and the Tulsa Society of American Military Engineer, or SAME recognized two Tulsa area robotics teams during their January meeting. During the meeting, each team spoke about their program and demonstrated their robot. Both had received donations in 2012 from SAME to help fund their robotics projects and competitions. Each team built their robot, programmed it, and used remote controls to control the robot while performing certain tasks, which vary based on which competition circuit they were in.