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  • January

    USACE, DoDDS, SHAPE team up to deliver 21st century-style schools to international community

    Representatives from SHAPE, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District, Department of Defense Dependants Schools-Europe, Belgian Federal Government and City of Mons marked the beginning of the first phase of construction on new facilities that will replace the aging SHAPE American and International Schools with a groundbreaking ceremony Jan. 11 on the SHAPE International School grounds.
  • Corps of Engineers workers deliver donations to Kabul orphans

    Eight U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employees distributed two dozen boxes of donated jackets, hats, gloves and other winter clothes to a large orphanage on Jan. 14, a day when heavy snow fell and the temperature reached 32 degrees in the Afghan capital.
  • USACE turns over operations and maintenance responsibility to Afghan Air Force

    While this is the first O&M transition to the Afghan Air Force, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South transferred O&M responsibility for some of the facilities on the Afghan National Army's Camp Hero near Kandahar in July 2011.
  • Corps of Engineers leads coalition effort to save coho salmon

    In the winter of 2011, biologists funded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers counted a record number of wild juvenile coho salmon in the downstream portions of the Russian River system in western Sonoma County. Adult coho also appear to be reproducing in some of their historical tributaries for the first time since large-scale monitoring of the species began in 2005.
  • ERDC's GSL makes JFOB Protection Handbook available to Soldiers and deploying engineers

    ERDC Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (GSL) has distributed more than 2,000 copies of the newest edition of the Joint Forward Operations Base (JFOB) Protection Handbook (Graphic Training Aid 90-01-011) since October 2011. More than 50,000 copies of previous editions have been printed to support troops in Iraq and Afghanistan prior to the current version.