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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.
With the epicenter about 10 miles north of Anchorage, the Cook Inlet Earthquake registered a 7.1 magnitude and rocked most of Alaska’s population during the morning of November 30, 2018. First responders sprang into action, but once the dust settled the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District emerged as a reliable military partner inspecting and repairing infrastructure on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.
In recent months, the Alaska District focused its efforts on the installation of 2,740 blackout curtains to improve Soldiers’ sleep at Fort Wainwright and Fort Greely, where daylight lasts nearly 24 hours during the peak of summer.
Col. Damon Delarosa assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District on Aug. 14 during a ceremony at the headquarters building. He becomes the 29th commander of the organization.

News Releases

Corps moves into 22nd year of cleanup on tribal land in Southeast Alaska
12/3/2020 UPDATED
Nestled 20 miles south of Ketchikan, Alaska, the Metlakatla Indian Community resides on Annette Island.  The tribe opted out of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act when Congress passed the...
Corps will host virtual public meeting for Lowell Creek study
10/16/2020
Representatives for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District will host a virtual public meeting Tuesday, Oct. 20 at noon for anyone interested in learning about the draft report for the...
Corps issues statement on Environmental Investigation Agency’s recorded conversations
9/23/2020
We are aware of the Environmental Investigation Agency’s recorded conversations. We are committed to a fair and transparent process, which includes maintaining high standards of integrity through to...
Corps releases draft report for Lowell Creek project in Seward, seeks public input
9/21/2020 UPDATED
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District prepared a draft integrated feasibility report and environmental assessment for proposed improvements to the Lowell Creek flood diversion project in...
Corps welcomes new commander to the Alaska District
8/14/2020
Col. Damon Delarosa became the 29th commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District during an assumption of command ceremony today on the front lawn of the headquarters building near...

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