US Army Corps of Engineers
Sacramento District

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  • April

    Forward Engineer Support Teams offer valuable career opportunities

    People say there’s no place like home, but sometimes venturing outside the known can enrich our careers and lives in ways we couldn’t have otherwise imagined. That’s just what Maj. Aaron Hotard and Sgt. 1st Class Shane Finney emphasized on March 27 when they spoke to 35 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District employees about the benefits of joining a Forward Engineer Support Team - Advanced.
  • March

    Corps continues to tackle ‘difficult to access’ properties

    The Corps is edging closer to completing cleanup of debris on properties affected by the October 2017 wildfires that swept through Lake, Mendocino, Napa and Sonoma counties. The cleanup efforts are nearly nonstop; however, like leaving the toughest portions of a jigsaw puzzle for last, so goes the cleanup of what the Corps calls ‘difficult to access’ properties.
  • February

    Corps employees volunteer from across U.S. for NorCal wildfire mission

    USACE employees have volunteered from as far away as Pennsylvania, Tennessee, New York, Alabama and Alaska; they have volunteered in timeframes as brief as 3 days, and as long as 90 days straight. And whether their workday is spent on the phone troubleshooting issues for property owners or in the field analyzing the condition of properties, each one plays an important role in helping to return these distressed communities back to a sense of normalcy.
  • Negotiating a win-win-win

    Many of those in business negotiate deals; if each side gets what it wants, it is considered a ‘win-win’. However, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mendocino County, the California Office of Emergency Services, and survivors from last year’s devastating wildfires can consider the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s recent action a “win-win-win.”
  • January

    Who are you going to call?

    The iconic theme song from the 1984 movie Ghostbusters asks the question, "Who you gonna call?" and although the team from the movie may prove best for that fictional situation, when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers made a call last year for help, it was to another federal partner -- the Bureau of Reclamation.