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  • Corps of Engineers welcomes Brooks as 27th Alaska district commander

    After three years as the commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Alaska District, Col. Christopher Lestochi relinquished his duties to Col. Michael Brooks during a July 16 change of command ceremony.
  • Corps of Engineers set to change commanders July 16

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Alaska District will conduct a change of command ceremony from 10 to 11 a.m. July 16 on the lawn of the Corps’ headquarters, Building 2204.
  • Humanitarian assistance projects provide disaster relief in Nepal

    USACE Pacific Ocean Division, working through its Alaska District, assisted the delivery of a blood donation center in April 2014 and seven water supply wells in February 2015 to the government of Nepal. The U.S. Department of Defense’s Security Cooperation Agency and the U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM) identified and funded these projects to be integral components of the country’s strategy to mitigate the consequences of a major disaster in the Kathmandu Valley. As the country recovers from widespread devastation, these facilities are now being used for their intended purpose.
  • US District Court enters consent judgment for permit noncompliance for project

    The U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska entered a consent judgment June 15 against Brian Kincaid for noncompliance with his Department of the Army permit for a project in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, a violation of Section 404 of the Clean Water Act.
  • Dam safety awareness day open house set for May 31 at Chena Project

    A dam safety awareness day is scheduled for May 31 at Moose Creek Dam at the Chena River Lakes Flood Control Project in North Pole. The open house will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the dam’s control works deck. It is free and open to the public.
  • Tough conditions no match for test well remediation

    Since 2009, more than 7,800 tons of contaminated soil polluted the remote location of Test Well No. 9 near Umiat, a historic oil exploratory base camp. The conditions are harsh with the site located more than 100 miles from the nearest road system in the National Petroleum Reserve – Alaska. Operations at the site officially completed this year.
  • Corps proposes dredging, repairs at St. Paul Island

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Alaska District is proposing to conduct repairs to federal navigation features at St. Paul Harbor on St. Paul Island.
  • Corps employee rescues canine from watery demise

    Scooby, a boxer-breed dog, fell through thawing ice on the Eagle River April 18 near Anchorage leading her frantic owner to call for help. Luckily, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District employee Mike MacMillan, project manager in the Humanitarian Assistance Program, was home to answer the call from his neighbor in distress.
  • Corps relocates field office from Kenai to Soldotna, increases customer traffic flow

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Alaska District has completed the relocation of its regulatory field office on the Kenai Peninsula to Soldotna.
  • Corps to discuss Alaska Deep-Draft Arctic Port System Study April 16 in Nome

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Alaska District and the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities will present findings on the Tentatively Selected Plan for the Alaska Deep-Draft Arctic Port System Study.