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US Army Corps of Engineers
Southwestern Division

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  • Gray's navigate trip of a lifetime with father on 'Honor Flight'

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - For Bill Gray, of the Little Rock District's Navigation and Maintenance Section, keeping navigation moving on the Arkansas River is his job, but on Oct. 5 he was navigating uncharted waters.
  • McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System Long-Term Maintenance Strategy

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Little Rock and Tulsa districts, along with the Southwestern Division, are developing a strategy to focus greater long-range planning and funds on critical maintenance needed in the next five years to ensure that the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System remains a reliable, resilient, and relevant system for future generations. This strategy is the result of Little Rock and Tulsa districts implementing and evaluating the Corps’ “Levels of Service” policy on the MKARNS, which correlates lock availability with commercial lock usage in an effort to increase maintenance.
  • New MOU allows Tulsa Corps STEM outreach to Langston University

    TULSA, Okla. — Representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Tulsa District recently spoke to students of Langston University in Langston, Okla. about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) internship and career opportunities at the Corps. As part of a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) allowing STEM collaboration between the university and Tulsa District, Tulsa’s Chief of Natural Resources, Kent Dunlap, Engineering and Construction Division’s Administrative Officer, Nancy Crenshaw, and Tinker Air Force Base Resident Office Mechanical Engineer and former intern, Kendrick Adams participated in a brown bag luncheon seminar Nov. 20.
  • Coming full circle, Dallas remembers JFK

    DALLAS—A half century came full circle on Nov. 22, when the City of Dallas held a ceremony at Dealey Plaza marking the anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The crowd of 5000 invited guests, almost 1000 news media, and members of the public withstood bitterly cold and damp weather to watch an abbreviated ceremony that included the unveiling of a new monument at the “Grassy Knoll.” The monument included words from President Kennedy’s undelivered address at the Dallas Trade Mart, his destination on Nov. 22 when he was shot and killed by an assassin while he rode in a motorcade on Elm Street in downtown Dallas.