• April

    Sacramento engineer came to America among Vietnam’s “Boat People”

    More than 30 years ago, 19 villagers escaped Vietnam at night aboard a 19-foot bamboo fishing boat and headed into the open ocean toward Hong Kong. Karl Mai, a 17-year-old high school senior, and a few of his classmates were in that boat – leaving behind everyone and everything they knew for the hope of freedom and a better life.
  • March

    West Sacramento levee road ready for action

    On the surface, South River Road may look like any other newly-paved thoroughfare along the riverfront in West Sacramento, California. But when you look deeper, this two-lane, 2,200-foot stretch of road, separating the Sacramento River from residential neighborhoods, serves a greater purpose other than catering to riverine travelers—it has the potential to save thousands of lives during a high water event.
  • New gates for Corps' New Hogan Dam spillway

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District is in the process of refurbishing three Tainter gates at New Hogan Dam in Valley Springs, California.
  • February

    Gilfillan to help teach other federal agencies protection of Native American sacred sites

    Mark Gilfillan, tribal liaison with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District, has been asked to help teach members of other federal agencies how to best protect Native American sacred sites.
  • January

    Bring your dog to work day (every day)

    I love puppies. Doesn’t everyone? Show me someone who doesn’t love puppies and I’ll show you the empty space where their cold black heart once resided. When a puppy enters a room, conversation stops and all anyone wants to do is touch it. Maybe to make sure it’s real and not some childhood dream come to life.So imagine my surprise when I saw a
  • December

    Sharon Caine reflects on a career of determination, mentorship and charity

    Sharon Caine, Sacramento District real estate branch chief, will retire at the end of 2014 after serving the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for 54 years. Most of that time was spent with the Corps’ Sacramento District.
  • Engineers with a rescuer’s heart

    Rescue engineers are specially trained volunteers whose job is to help prevent disaster rescue teams from also becoming victims. Six of these Corps volunteers are from the Sacramento District. Learn more about their challenging role.
  • November

    Music, friendship frame choral conductor’s memories of Sacramento District

    With plans to retire soon, Bob Fletcher can recite from a mental catalog of names, faces and performances that is surely as big as his huge collection of photos and recordings. An engineering tech with the Sacramento District, Fletcher has conducted the district chorus for more than 20 years.
  • September

    Corps parks in California celebrate National Public Lands Day

    Nearly 1,000 volunteers pitched in at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District parks across central California for the 21st annual National Public Lands Day Sept. 27.
  • Gifts and givers -- a Corps engineer in Africa

    He traveled to Tanzania, Africa, on a mission to help improve a home for orphans but returned feeling those children gave him a much greater gift – a lesson in strength, humility and kindness. The recent two-week trip to Tanzania was the second such service trip to Africa for Brian Poole, a supervisory engineer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District engineering division.