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Lt. Gen. Scott A. Spellmon, commanding general of the USACE and 55th U.S. Army Chief of Engineers, signed the Elim Subsistence Harbor Chief’s Report during a special event in Washington, D.C. this month. The signing progresses the proposed project to Congress for authorization.
Maj. Gen. William H. Graham, deputy commanding general of civil and emergency operations for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, visited the Moose Creek Dam on Feb. 19 while touring the organization’s northernmost flood control project. Col. Kirk Gibbs, USACE Pacific Ocean Division commander, and Col. Damon Delarosa, USACE Alaska District commander, accompanied the general.
Far away, on the northwest tip of Alaska, sits a remote, strategic military site nestled between a small mountain range and the unforgiving Chukchi Sea. Against this desolate backdrop, a few hours after midnight on Aug. 12, 2020, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District oversaw the placement of the final rock in a mile-long seawall to cap off a monumental arctic engineering and construction effort at the Cape Lisburne Long Range Radar Site.
Today the Annette Islands Reserve is the only Native American reservation in the state and the tribe lives among the remnants of past military and federal use of the land. Through the Native American Lands Environmental Mitigation Program, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District and the Metlakatla Indian Community are working together to continue environmental cleanup efforts for the 22nd year.

News Releases

Corps hosts virtual public meeting for Talkeetna flood risk reduction study
3/30/2021 UPDATED
Representatives for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District will host a virtual public meeting Wednesday, April 7, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. for anyone interested in learning about the Talkeetna...
Corps submits Elim harbor report to Congress for authorization
3/25/2021 UPDATED
Lt. Gen. Scott A. Spellmon, commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and 55th U.S. Army Chief of Engineers, signed the Elim Subsistence Harbor Chief’s Report during a special event in...
General visits northernmost USACE-run flood control project
3/19/2021 UPDATED
Maj. Gen. William H. Graham, deputy commanding general of civil and emergency operations for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, visited the Moose Creek Dam on Feb. 19 while touring the organization’s...
Corps hosts virtual public outreach for new North Slope Regional General Permit
3/17/2021 UPDATED
Representatives for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District will host a virtual public meeting Wednesday, March 24, at 2 p.m. for anyone interested in learning about the newly issued North...
Project Manager Reflects on Austere Conditions at Cape Lisburne, Mission Success for Seawall Construction
2/26/2021 UPDATED
Far away, on the northwest tip of Alaska, sits a remote, strategic military site nestled between a small mountain range and the unforgiving Chukchi Sea. Against this desolate backdrop, a few hours...

Alaska District Photos

The Moose Creek Dam regulates stream flow on the Chena River to prevent flooding due to ice jams on April 27 near North Pole.
BG Thomas Tickner Visits USACE Alaska District's Alternate Care Facility
Alaska District completed maintenance dredging in Homer  in the U.S. Coast Guard berth of the harbor.
Radar Tipping
US and Thai engineer officers review the map during the Si Racha site survey, 22 August 2019
Beyond the immense amount of contamination at the landfill, one of the greatest challenges of the project was logistics while access is limited to marine vessels only. Shown here, a Marooka loaded with contaminated soil drives onto a landing craft at the historical park.
Bassett Hospital
About to be deployed...
Tanaga Island - FUDS Project