Dec 15 2021
Fielding event marks end of radar construction by Army engineers in Alaska
Senior leaders for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District pause to view the face of the newly constructed long range discrimination radar during a tour of the mission control facility on Dec. 6 at Clear Space Force Station in Alaska. Randy Bowker (second from left), deputy for program management, and Col. Damon Delarosa (third from left), district commander, also attended an initial fielding ceremony that celebrated the radar project’s transition from the construction phase to the testing, operation and maintenance stage.
Workers pour the foundation for the mission control facility of the long range discrimination radar on Aug. 28, 2018 at Clear Space Force Station in Alaska. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District placed 15 million pounds of concrete over 19 continuous hours for the foundation of the building. The effort required the services of three concrete making plants and six pump trucks to complete the job.
Aug 13 2021
Army engineers teach 125 students about STEM in Alaska
Justin Kerwin, senior park ranger with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District, welcomes students on Aug. 5 to the Chena River Lakes Flood Control Project near North Pole, Alaska. The 125 children participated in eight STEM stations to learn about the science behind the Moose Creek Dam.
Dec 01 2020
Community Member Peers into Military Structure
A community member peers into an abandoned military structure on Annette Island. Starting in 1940, the military and other federal agencies used the island for various purposes, leaving structures and debris behind as the land changed hands. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District administers the contract under which the Metlakatla Indian Community performs cleanup efforts for the Native American Lands Environmental Mitigation Program.
Feb 25 2021
Cape Lisburne Seawall Repair
Waves batter the shoreline as crews work to repair the seawall at Cape Lisburne on Aug. 4, 2019. Major storms in 2011 and 2012 caused erosion to the previous structure, which impacted the use of the runway. Over five construction seasons, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District worked with 611th Civil Engineer Squadron to make repairs to the seawall and ensure protection of the runway from the elements.
May 27 2021
Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants (POL) Operations Facility Ribbon Cutting
Col. Damon Delarosa, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District commander, visits participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new petroleum, oil and lubricants (POL) operations facility on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Delarosa assumed command in August as the first Asian American to hold the position, encouraging his staff to be bold and lean forward into the future of arctic engineering. Cutting the ribbon from left to right is Master Sgt. James Hoskins, fuels superintendent for the 673d Logistics Readiness Squadron; Brig. Gen. Jimmy R. Canlas, commander of the Defense Logistics Agency; Col. Dean Denter, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and 673d Air Base Wing vice commander; and Col. Damon Delarosa, Alaska District commander.
Jun 23 2021
View looking down the tramway from the upper camp to the lower camp at the Cape Prominence Formerly Used Defense Site, an award-winning environmental cleanup project for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District. The 2,400-foot tram connected two camps that moved people and supplies during World War II when it operated as a U.S. Army Signal Corps radar facility.
Jul 29 2021
Engineers help to improve educational opportunities in MongoliaEngineers help to improve educational opportunities in Mongolia
U.S. Embassy – Mongolia, Public Affairs Section
Members of the U.S. Embassy in Mongolia participate in a turnover ceremony for the Sainshand kindergarten on Sept. 18, 2020, in the Dornogovi Province of Mongolia. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District oversaw the design and construction of the facility. Hon. Michael Klecheski, U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia, attends the ceremony with the Sainshand assistant governor, Dornogovi Governor, Provincial Ministry of Education officials, school headmistress, Mongolian Properties development manager, kindergartners and others. (Photo credit: U.S. Embassy – Mongolia, Public Affairs Section.)
Jul 06 2020
Alaska District dredges Port of Alaska
The Westport, a red and white hopper dredge operated by Manson Construction, dredges near the Port of Alaska on April 3, 2019. From May 1 to Nov. 1 each year, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers removes built-up sediment from the seafloor near the Port of Alaska to maintain shipping channels and dock access. An estimated 50 percent of all goods entering Alaska come through this port.
May 08 2020
USACE Alaska District Operates the Moose Creek Dam
The Moose Creek Dam regulates stream flow on the Chena River to prevent flooding due to ice jams on April 27 near North Pole. Since 1981, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District has operated the dam as part of the Chena Flood Control Project to protect the communities of Fairbanks, North Pole and Fort Wainwright from flooding.
Apr 24 2020
BG Thomas Tickner Visits USACE Alaska District's Alternate Care Facility
Ella Goss, CEO of Providence Alaska Medical Center, and Denise Smith, Continuum of Care director for the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and chief nursing officer for the alternate care site, tour the alternate care facility at the Alaska Airlines Center on April 21 in Anchorage. After receiving a mission assignment from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District assisted the state by converting a portion of the arena into an alternate care site capable of treating up to 51 patients. The project was completed and turned over to state medical officials on April 17. Tickner praised the collaborative efforts of federal, state and local partners to lower the risk and keep Alaskans safe during the coronavirus health crisis.
May 21 2020
Homer Maintenance Dredging
Alaska District completed maintenance dredging in Homer on April 27 in the U.S. Coast Guard berth of the harbor.