News Stories

  • April

    MEMORANDUM FOR All Alaska District Contractors

    1. Effective immediately and in accordance with the latest Secretary of Defense guidance regarding protective measures to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus, all individuals on DoD property, installations, and facilities will wear cloth face coverings when they cannot maintain six feet of social distance in public areas or work centers. This
  • MEMORANDUM FOR our Industry Partners

    1. The continuously evolving efforts to halt the spread of COVID-19 infections have led the Federal and State governments to declare states of emergency and to implement restrictions on personal movement and the closure of some businesses. Regardless, the U.S. government considers the majority of the contracts being executed by the Alaska District
  • March

    Army to help convert vacant buildings into hospitals as COVID-19 spreads

    Army leaders announced plans to quickly convert unused buildings into makeshift hospitals in multiple states, starting in New York, as hospitals brace for medical shortages caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This week, construction is set to kick off as the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan will be refitted into a 1,000-bed hospital and an additional 1,800 field medical stations, officials said. Soldiers from the New York National Guard, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and civilian employees will prepare the medical facility, slated to begin operating in a week to 10 days. The race against the virus is “an unbelievably complicated problem” that needs a simple solution, said Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, commanding general of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  • COVID-19 Letter to the Defense Industrial Base from the Army Acquisition Executive

    Letter to the Defense Industrial Base. Subject: Promoting Resiliency of the Defense Industrial Base During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Memorandum for All U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Alaska District Contractors

    1. I wanted to pass along some initial information we've received via our headquarters and the Office of the Secretary of Defense on the planning for potential Coronavirus (COVID-19) impacts, which is attached.2. I know that you understand that we must continue to deliver the vital services and construction that we've contracted with you to execute
  • The Corps Environment February 2020

    This edition highlights partnership and collaboration, in support of Environmental Operating Principle #6. Content includes commentary from Ms. Stacey Brown, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Planning and Policy Division Chief, and highlights a variety of projects and initiatives across the enterprise.
  • Memo from the Director of Contracting re: COVID-19

    For USACE Contractors, As the Director of Contracting for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, I wanted to personally reach out to all of you and let you know that we are actively monitoring the situation in regards to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Attached is the guidance we received on planning for potential Novel Coronavirus Contract Impacts.
  • September

    Corps detachment assists arrival of Stryker vehicles to Thailand

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District’s 62nd Forward Engineer Support Team - Advance deployed to Thailand from August to September to help the Royal Thai Army implement the Stryker vehicle into its armed forces.
  • April

    Innovative Underwater Camera System Provides Unique View of Alaska’s Murky Depths

    Accurately capturing and recording an underwater ecosystem is a difficult task and one made more difficult when it involves the deep, cold and dark waters of Alaska. This is the challenge presented to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District and Matt Ferguson, a biologist with the Environmental Resources Section in the Civil Works Branch.
  • July

    DoD partnerships critical to Fairbanks’ strategic importance

    A new era of military modernization was the theme during a visit to Alaska by one of the Department of Defense’s top officials.