Dec 04 2013
Chena River Lakes Flood Control Project
The Chena River Lakes Flood Control Project office, renovated with $5.47 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds, used local contractors, craftsmen and materials.
A $32 million boat harbor being constructed at Akutan in the Aleutian Islands fills a gap in a string of harbors from Kodiak to Unalaska that accommodate the fishing industry.
Eagle Disaster Response
Break up of ice on the Yukon River in May 2009 destroyed many structures in Eagle and Eagle Village. Working with FEMA and the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, the Alaska District provided technical assistance for housing, general FEMA operations and debris removal and helped replace the health clinic and public safety office for Eagle Village.
The Alaska District Formerly Used Defense Sites (FUDS) program removed Air Force radar towers from Saint Lawrence Island.
The Alaska District served as the design/construction agent for the Bassett Army Community Hospital at Fort Wainwright. The 259,000 sq. ft. facility serves an estimated 25,000 patients in a 46,400 square mile area north of the Alaska Range.
The Eielson Air Force Base chapel’s low maintenance concrete masonry walls and exposed timber structure stand apart yet fit with other buildings on base. Dedicated in 2008, the $12.9 million project replaced a 52-year old building.
Nome Harbor is dredged annually by the Alaska District. A recent project changed the entrance and expanded the harbor.
Tanaga Island - FUDS Project
Alaska District’s team implemented cost-saving measures, project efficiencies and innovative technologies to execute three concurrent remedial investigations at Formerly Used Defense Sites on remote Tanaga (pictured)and Ogliuga islands. The project received the Secretary of the Army’s highest honor in the field of environmental science and sustainability conferred by the Army.
Chena Project - Water Safety
The Alaska District emphasizes safety in all its programs and projects. The Chena Flood Control Project near Fairbanks prepared this water safety float for the community’s annual parade.
An Army military police barracks is Alaska District’s first project to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold status. Completed in July 2010, the $17.4 million project houses up to 94 enlisted soldiers from the 472nd Military Police Company and 28th Military Police Detachment on Fort Wainwright.