US Army Corps of Engineers
Alaska District

News Stories

  • October

    Corps reaches new heights with pilot engineers

    Slicing through the air, the rotor blades spin faster than the eye can see while attached to the body of the aircraft. The smell of exhaust permeates the air above the tarmac and a loud rhythm of dual engines penetrates the ear. Systems – check; avionics – check; crew, passengers and mission equipment – check.
  • Corps, local Soldiers build shed for good cause

    With the sound of hammers and the smell of sawdust in the crisp fall air, 23 Soldiers, civilians and family members volunteered three Saturdays in September for a cause reminiscent of a modern day barn rising.
  • August

    Corps takes on recovery role after Yukon River flood disaster

    While the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is assisting with the short-term needs of communities affected by spring flooding along the Yukon River, it is also taking steps to mitigate future risk.Alakanuk, Circle, Eagle, Emmonak, Fort Yukon, Galena and Hughes flooded when ice jams created rising waters, which destroyed buildings and caused residents to
  • Corps employee shaped by small town in Alaska, Russian-folk dancing

    While serving as a steward of the environment, it has been Sitka, Alaska, that has shaped the Linda Speerstra of today through its fisheries, wetlands and Russian-folk dances.
  • Mooring points, small projects yield big rewards in rural Alaska

    Pipes and chains sticking out of the ground are hardly a flashy engineering feat, but the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District is frugally designing and quickly delivering mooring points to some of Alaska’s most rural communities located on the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers. Since its inception, the project offers strong potential for major transportation, environmental and economic benefits.
  • July

    Corps deepens vital navigational channel

    Fuel shortages and empty store shelves are a potential reality Alaskans will not have to face thanks to the work of 45 crewmembers aboard the Essayons, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-owned and operated hopper dredge.
  • Alaska District welcomes home engineer detachment

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District welcomed the 62nd Engineer Detachment home June 26 during a ceremony at the district headquarters building. The team was deployed September 2012 through June 2013 at Shindand Air Base, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
  • May

    Employee Spotlight: Reflecting on Hawaiian heritage, Corps employee shares her pride

    Though born on Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska, Hawaii is home to this self-proclaimed “army brat.” For Renee Sedlak, growing up and attending school during her father’s three separate tours in the Aloha State enlightened her about her heritage.
  • Corps Finishes Largest Humanitarian Assistance Project Ever Built in Cambodia

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the completion of Preah Ang Duong High School on April 23 in Prey Veng City, Cambodia.
  • Troopers in Alaska Enlighten Citizens With Academy

    While people across the nation can watch the TV series “Alaska State Troopers” in their living rooms, dozens of Alaskans can learn in person about the state's largest law enforcement agency from a classroom.The Alaska State Trooper Citizen Academy in Palmer started in 2012 to increase understanding and enhance awareness about the role of the