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Boom! Another explosion went off as a field crew for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District worked to safely clear and detonate munitions remaining from the World War II-era Fort Glenn, an abandoned military installation in the Aleutian Islands 850 miles from Anchorage. Under the Department of Defense’s Formerly Used Defense Sites Program, the team removed more than 2,200 items classified as either discarded ammunition or unexploded ordnance, while recovering 56,000 pounds of metallic debris at the remote outpost during summer field seasons in 2020 and 2021.
The whistling sound of beating wings moves through the forest as a common goldeneye duck lands in a nest box mounted to the side of a tree near the Moose Creek Dam in North Pole, Alaska. Focused on laying its eggs within the cozy confines of this manmade wooden structure, the bird is unaware of its vital role in a unique scientific study.
When days become longer and temperatures get warmer in the interior region of the state near Fairbanks, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District uses snow survey data to forecast potential flood conditions on the Chena River during the spring breakup season.
A newly installed boiler provides heat to a composite building on King Salmon Air Force Station in Alaska. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District worked with the 611th Civil Engineer Squadron to improve efficiency by equipping facilities with individual heating systems with the eventual goal of decommissioning the installation’s existing central steam plant.

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USACE denies regulatory permit for gold mining project near Nome
9/9/2022 UPDATED
Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District denied IPOP, LLC’s permit application to dredge and dispose of material in wetlands and waterways of the U.S. near Nome, Alaska. USACE...
Corps regulatory open house scheduled in Ketchikan
9/7/2022 UPDATED
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District will be available to discuss and answer questions about the regulatory program at an informational open house in Ketchikan...
Army engineers remove World War II-era explosives from national historic landmark on a remote Alaskan island
9/1/2022 UPDATED
Boom! Another explosion went off as a field crew for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District worked to safely clear and detonate munitions remaining from the World War II-era Fort Glenn, an...
Army engineers partner for 25 years with federal biologists to study duck nesting ecology in Alaska
8/24/2022 UPDATED
The whistling sound of beating wings moves through the forest as a common goldeneye duck lands in a nest box mounted to the side of a tree near the Moose Creek Dam in North Pole, Alaska. Focused on...
Army engineers welcome new district counsel
8/15/2022 UPDATED
Matthew Prieksat assumed duties as the new district counsel for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District in April...
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