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  • August

    Veteran’s advocate sees dream of medical complex become reality

    On July 16, Faustino “Tino” Adame stood alongside fellow veterans savoring a close-up look at the VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic currently under construction in Stockton, California.It’s taken Adame nearly three decades of advocating to see the clinic become a reality, but his staunch commitment to veterans goes back even further.In 1966, at
  • July

    Splitting a levee to make it stronger: Installing cutoff walls

    By now, just about everyone in the Sacramento & Natomas regions should know they’re living in one of the most at-risk areas in the nation for flooding. The region is literally ringed with levees that prevent neighborhoods from becoming Venice without the gondolas.The potential for catastrophic flooding is why U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento
  • Did You Know … USACE helps clean up sites containing unexploded military ordnance?

    Throughout the past two centuries, large sections of land have been used across the United States for training military personnel. In order to ensure our forces are fully prepared and our equipment will function as intended, many parcels of land have also been used for live-fire exercises. Not only that, but unexploded ordnance dating as far back
  • June

    USACE, Mechoopda Tribe celebrate first in Tribal Partnership Program

    Standing near the waters of a meandering California creek about 15 miles southeast of Chico, members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District and the Mechoopda Tribe of Chico Rancheria recently celebrated two first-of-a-kind milestones: The first single-purpose ecosystem restoration study in the nation under the Tribal Partnership
  • May

    The Army’s recreation mission goes back further than you think

    It might surprise you to hear the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is one of the largest providers of outdoor recreation in the Nation. If it doesn’t, you must be one of the 260 million folks who visit USACE recreation areas every year. But why would the Army have any recreation mission at all? The Army’s involvement in the Nation’s legacy of
  • AA&PI combat veteran is role model for perseverance

    Asian-American and Pacific Islanders include persons with origins in the Far East, Southeast Asia, South Asia, or the Pacific Islands. This area includes, China, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, the Philippines and Samoa; and in South Asia, includes India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Fiji, Guam, and the U.S. Trust Territories of the
  • Volunteers are key to effective Emergency Operations Center

    Have you ever watched a news segment showing devastation following a major flood, earthquake, hurricane or other natural disaster? As the camera pans the scene, there are almost always people in the shot who are helping guide victims toward the help they need,  making home inspections, analyzing structural safety, answering questions and more.
  • March

    Pocket-area project prepares for smoother work in year two

    Greater Sacramento, California, is considered one of the most at-risk regions in the United States for catastrophic flooding. Its location, at the confluence of the Sacramento and American Rivers, has made it necessary to rely on an aging system of levees, weirs, and passes, as well as Folsom Dam upstream, to reduce flooding.In 1997, the area
  • From dirt and dust to blooms and beauty

    Women in science, technology, engineering, and math has become a hot topic in recent years at many schools and colleges. However, less than one-third of people employed globally in STEM fields today are women, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. In the United States, that number is even fewer at just
  • February

    Working to safeguard Hamilton City

    2020 wasn’t all sour lemons and acid rain. In fact, December 2020 was an important and successful month regarding Sacramento District’s Hamilton City Flood Risk Reduction and Ecosystem Restoration project.