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  • May

    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.
  • CE-SOHMS shifts responsibility of safety to all employees

    Since 2016, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been actively implementing a new safety system called the Corp of Engineers Safety and Occupational Health and Management System, or CE-SOHMS for short.CE-SOHMS, which is implemented over three stages, is designed to move away from the traditional compliance-based approach to safety to a
  • January

    From the Navy to the Army: Andra Homer serves with pride

    Have you ever met someone and just instantly felt like they could be your best friend? Someone who’s energy is so contagious, warm, and welcoming, that you just want to bundle them up and keep them close to you all the time? Someone who looks at the world through a rose-colored lens, where every obstacle is an opportunity? If not, then let me
  • Unmanned Aircraft pilots take USACE imagery to new heights

    It was a seriously chilly morning, at least by California standards, when U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District Public Affairs Specialists John Prettyman and Luke Burns arrived with the sun at Prairie City recreation area near Folsom on Dec. 16. It was a perfect day for training. Windless, the sun burning off light ground fog, a
  • December

    Sacramento District quick to adapt in face of COVID

    USACE Sacramento District has a proven track record of facing challenges head-on. When 2020 brought with it the Novel Coronavirus, the District responded quickly to address the needs of a rapidly changing work environment.
  • November

    For the love of engineering

    For Linda Finley, the soon-to-be-retired Chief of Mega Projects Center, a life-long passion for engineering has been a driving force behind her successful career. More importantly, that love for her chosen profession has been part of a long-standing family tradition spanning three generations.