News Stories

Author: John Budnik
  • February

    Infrastructure law helps to dredge Petersburg Harbor for first time in 42 years

    Located in Southeast Alaska between Juneau and Ketchikan, the Petersburg Navigation Improvements project restored the Petersburg Borough’s South Harbor to original design depths ranging from minus 9 to 19 feet and improved general navigation features to allow for safe passage of vessels. The first ever dredging operation within the basin since it was built in 1982 removed about 57,000 cubic yards of material.
  • November

    Innovation leads to productive season for safety upgrade at Moose Creek Dam

    With the onset of winter, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District capped off a successful summer by doubling its progress from last year to build a cement barrier wall in the center of the dam. The safety improvement project is now about halfway complete as the team works to reinforce 4.7 miles of the 8-mile-long earthen structure.
  • May

    USACE monitors flood risk from breakup conditions in Chena River basin after record snowpack

    When days become longer and temperatures get warmer in the interior region of the state near Fairbanks, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District uses snow survey data to forecast potential flood conditions on the Chena River during the spring breakup season.
  • August

    Alaska logistics team covers expansive territory, tackles unique mission

    There are many everyday challenges with living and working in the Far North that can be attributed to one thing – logistics. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Logistics Activity team working in Alaska overcomes the constraints of time, distance, terrain and weather to support unique mission requirements across an area spanning 660,000 square miles.
  • 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.
  • April

    Bangladesh disaster shelters provide relief as aid program wraps up

    Managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District’s Asia Office, final construction operations are wrapping up the three-year Multipurpose Cyclone Shelter and School Program with the financial assistance from U.S. Agency for International Development.
  • February

    New dormitory prepares Eielson for F-35 personnel influx

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District turned over a new dormitory to the Air Force Dec. 21 at Eielson Air Force Base near Fairbanks.
  • December

    Former Soldier’s service dog offers sign of hope, compassion

    A native of Mountain Pine, Arkansas, Erik Babb, procurement technician in the Contracting Division, received Matai (mah-TIE’), a Portuguese water dog, at no cost from 832 K9’s Deputy Dogs, a Florida-based nonprofit group. The organization specializes in providing law enforcement agencies across the nation and Europe with trained bloodhounds to assist in searching for missing persons and during other life-saving events.
  • September

    Soldier climbs Denali for suicide awareness, proposes to girlfriend

    Blistering snowstorms, excruciating work hauling gear and possible death might not sound like an ideal summer vacation for most. If you are a mountaineer, then the experience is a paradise.
  • June

    Corps real estate branch manages diverse mission, Army’s footprint in Alaska

    From places like remote Alaskan villages to military recruiting stations across the state, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District’s Real Estate Branch is doing its part to complete the Army mission in the Last Frontier.