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President Trump Appoints Kaiser, Owen to Mississippi River Commission

President Donald Trump recently appointed Maj. Gen. Richard G. Kaiser as the president of the Mississippi River Commission and Col. Paul E. Owen as a member of the commission. Commission appointments are nominated by the President of the U.S. and vetted by the U.S. Senate. [Read More]
Published: Nov-15-17

Army Corps of Engineers waives day use fees at recreation areas on Veterans Day

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it will waive day use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members, and their families at the more than 2,800 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide on Veterans Day, November 11. [Read More]
Published: Nov-07-17

Corps’ Southwestern Division commander, Paul E. Owen, confirmed for brigadier general

DALLAS—Colonel Paul E. Owen, the Commander and Division Engineer of the Southwestern Division, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, was confirmed for promotion to the grade of brigadier general by the United States Senate. The promotion date is yet to be determined, but it is normally a few months after Senate confirmation. [Read More]
Published: Nov-03-17

SWF Ranger receives Secretary of the Army Award for Valor

Natural Resources Specialist Robert L. Henderson received a Secretary of the Army Award for Valor for stopping an armed threat and potential active shooter from injuring or killing others at the Piney Woods Regional Project Office near Lake O’ the Pines, Texas on Dec. 29, 2016. [Read More]
Published: Oct-26-17

Army Corps of Engineers waives fees on National Public Lands Day, Sept. 30

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced that it will waive day use fees normally charged at boat launch ramps and swimming beaches at its recreation areas nationwide in recognition of National Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 30. [Read More]
Published: Sep-26-17

USACE Galveston District reaches milestone on release rates

Water releases from Addicks and Barker reservoirs have reached projected release levels in accordance with the plan announced on Sept. 4. [Read More]
Published: Sep-17-17

District works to overcome Harvey’s impacts to Texas’ shipping industry

As pictures and video beamed out around the world of water rescues and massive flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey in southeastern Texas, another invisible effect was occurring to Texas’ energy coast. [Read More]
Published: Sep-15-17

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers prepares for Hurricane Irma; continues to respond to Harvey

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is closely coordinating with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), other federal partners, and state and local agencies in preparing for Hurricane Irma. [Read More]
Published: Sep-07-17

Col. Paul E. Owen takes command of USACE Southwestern Division

DALLAS—Col. Paul E. Owen took command of the Southwestern Division today in a ceremony officiated by [Read More]
Published: Jun-29-17

President's Fiscal 2018 Budget for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Program released

The President’s Budget for fiscal year 2018 (FY 2018) includes $5.002 billion in gross discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps). "The fiscal 2018 Civil Works budget for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reflects the administration's priorities to support and improve the nation's economy and infrastructure, and to protect the American people," said Mr. Doug Lamont, senior official performing the duties of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works. "This Budget supports the core mission areas of coastal and inland navigation, reducing flood risks from riverine flooding and along our coasts, and restoring aquatic ecosystems.” [Read More]
Published: May-25-17
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