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  • October

    Did You Know … U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is a major provider of clean energy?

    You walk into your home and flip a switch. Presto, the room fills with light. But think about what actually powers your home, creating the ability to turn on lights, use your ovens, have air conditioning, and that precious cup of morning coffee …Electricity obviously has to be produced and brought through powerlines to countless millions of homes
  • September

    Rescued bird steals hearts before its return to nature

    Temperatures were pushing 100 degrees by noon in East Sacramento on July 9. Still, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District’s contractors and construction workers made steady progress on the Sacramento River East Levee project, until a contractor noticed something out of place.Among the bustle of activity, contract worker Roberto Navarez
  • August

    Veterans bring legacy of service to USACE

    SACRAMENTO, California -- Veterans make up around 31 percent of the federal workforce—but did you know that in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, that number is even higher?Former members of the armed forces make up about 40 percent of the USACE workforce, and that’s not counting the active duty members of USACE.Many veterans continue to serve in
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

    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