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  • December

    Binational flood exercise strengthens vital communication channels

    If there’s a single common cause of best-laid plans falling apart at the seams, it probably has something to do with poor communications.Fortunately, that wasn’t lost on Silver Jackets members who work at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) South Pacific Division when they began developing a virtual tabletop exercise to validate the Barrett
  • October

    Did You Know?

    Did You Know ... the Sacramento District has the capability to shoot quality imagery using Unmanned Aerial Systems?Dave Mello, a land surveyor with Sacramento District, is the lead pilot and Aircrew Training Program Manager for the Sacramento District’s Unmanned Aerial System Program. Mello’s team can handle everything from providing photo and
  • July

    It Takes a Village at Isabella

    Isabella Lake, California, is the site of the one of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ most prominent examples of partnering. Although it has the USACE name on it, this nearly $650 million investment in flood risk reduction for the southern Central Valley is hardly the work of one agency.
  • May

    Safety is a System at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

    Students employed in various safety and operations capacities throughout several USACE districts learned how to implement a step-by-step process for safety investigations and how this skill was part of the Corps of Engineers Safety and Occupational Health Management System (CE-SOHMS).
  • March

    Flood Control Partnerships for a Safer Sacramento

    In December 1861, as the Civil War raged in the Eastern United States, the young city of Sacramento, California, was fighting its own battle—with raging flood waters. The city’s fight to stay dry continues to the present day, spearheaded by a variety of federal, state, and local agencies.
  • January

    Construction slowed by December rains, but on the bright side …

    Dry conditions in California are traditionally a benefit for construction companies looking to continue work through the winter season. This year, however, drought-stricken California received desperately needed rains and snowfall … in abundance. That’s good news for the state, not so good for our crews looking to continue work on the Natomas Reach
  • December

    Resident Engineer gives back to veterans with hometown USACE district

    As a student at John F. Kennedy High School in Sacramento, Earl Chow once attended a presentation from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District. Intrigued by their mission and projects, Chow decided to pursue a career in civil engineering. Now, he’s the resident engineer for the Department of Veterans Affairs Stockton project with the District.
  • November

    Flood fight exercise preps partners for real deal

    Major storms like the atmospheric river that dumped record amounts of precipitation across California in late October, and drawn-out storms that cause rivers to rise to flood levels, are of utmost concern for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. After all, a huge part of the USACE mission statement – Deliver vital engineering solutions, in
  • Soldier with 1340th Engineer Combat Battalion remembered for series of WWII contributions

    Army Sgt. William Farrar landed with his engineer combat battalion on Omaha Beach on D-Day – June 6, 1944 – at the beginning of the largest seaborne invasion in history that left about 4,500 Allied soldiers confirmed dead.After spending the first night shivering in shallow foxholes in a small draw 200 yards from the water’s edge, Farrar and his
  • October

    National Disability Employment Awareness Month: Diversity and inclusion fuels innovation

    For Vanessa Niño-Tapia, a civil engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District, October’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month serves as a powerful reminder of how far she has come as a person, an engineer and an employee.In 2020, Niño-Tapia was awarded the Sacramento District’s prestigious Hattie Peterson Inspiration