• August

    Corps employee nearing half-century of service

    Calvin Foster is the Southern Operations Area Manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District. He will turn 66 in September and has served more than four-and-a-half decades, but he's not quite ready to be done yet.
  • The “Can-Do Team” of Bryte Yard

    When staff in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District need quick, professional assistance with a task that seems way outside the box, who do they call? Bryte Yard!
  • June

    Simko named Sacramento District Regulator of the Year

    Heidi Simko, a regulatory assistant for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District, has been named the 2016 District Regulator of the Year and awarded the Randy Snyder Regulatory Excellence Award. She earned the award for her “outstanding reliability, can-do spirit and unwavering commitment to the team and the regulatory mission throughout the year,” said Mike Jewell, chief of Regulatory Division.
  • Amanda Fuller: Introspective, funny, genuine … lawyer?

    “Sometimes lawyers don’t understand how uncomfortable conflict is for other people,” says Amanda Fuller, deputy district counsel for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District. “The Socratic Method is at the heart of law school – you study in a state of constant questioning. Every sentence you say in law school is open to challenge from the instructor or your colleagues." She admits a fondness for spirited discourse.
  • Weapons of mass production: Corps to defend bee habitat

    In 2006, adult honeybees started to disappear from hives. Few, if any, dead bees were found in or around the hives. They were simply vanishing. Once so prevalent they were taken for granted, the decline of bees has increasingly brought them into the spotlight as an important species that needs protection.
  • May

    Service with a smile

    Bob Stout's career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers technically ended in 2007, but he continues to support the mission he loves.
  • District, Goshute Tribe and interagency partners work toward flood resiliency in Skull Valley

    If you want to build resistance to floods, you first need a team with a plan. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District and interagency partners are building a floodplain management plan with the Skull Valley Goshute Tribe in Utah.
  • April

    Communication, perseverance are keys to project manager’s success in her dream job

    Elvan Childs, a senior civil works project manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District, says clear and open communication is the key ingredient for successful project management. She cheerfully states that project management is her “dream job”... though it took 24 years and 11 job changes to achieve that dream and come to California.
  • Folsom Dam Auxiliary Spillway recognized as Outstanding Water Project

    The American Society of Civil Engineers California Region recognized the Folsom Dam auxiliary spillway project as the state’s Outstanding Water Project for 2016 at an awards ceremony held in Los Angeles last month. The honor specifically highlights construction of the auxiliary spillway’s control structure. The structure, basically a second dam, will complement the functions of Folsom’s existing dam by allowing water to be released earlier and more safely from the reservoir during a high water event.
  • March

    J Talkers speak up

    J Talkers have been meeting at least twice a month to become better communicators and leaders in order to achieve personal and professional goals as unique as their backgrounds.