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  • January

    MED Ambassadors in Recent Events are Key to Maintaining Relationships With Local Communities

    Typically, the fall season offers numerous opportunities for the Middle East District to engage with local community groups. This year was no exception.
  • District Achieves another First for Tribal Program

    In the first meeting of its kind, Robert Isenberg and Maj. Seth Wacker, members of the South Pacific Division’s 59th Forward Engineering Support Team - Advanced (FEST) joined District Tribal Liaison Ron Kneebone in a visit with representatives of two New Mexico Pueblos Dec. 14 and 15. They met with the Pueblo of Santa Clara and the Pueblo de Cochiti to provide the Native American tribes with critically needed engineering support to address local infrastructure issues and to provide FEST members with real-world training.
  • Battalion Takes Pride in Flag Burning

    “No one does what we do. The burning of the colors is a unique event that is known throughout the Army, especially to those who have served in Korea or the 2nd Infantry Division,” said Lt. Col. Christopher Benson, former battalion commander. “Our battalion played a significant role in saving an entire division from annihilation. We do it to honor the courage and sacrifice of our veterans, to commemorate their actions and acknowledge the role they played in shaping the history of the 2nd Infantry Division and of Korea. We must never forget our history, or the legacy our veterans left for us to maintain.”
  • Scrutinizing Sediment Deposits at Cochiti Lake

    The effectiveness of Cochiti Dam for sediment control has led to a serious issue confronting the reservoir—sediment deposition is reducing reservoir storage capacity and causing significant aggradation upstream within the Rio Grande channel. Monitoring sediment volume, spatial distribution and rate of deposition is of paramount concern to the District. Consequences for the operation and life expectancy of Cochiti Dam and Reservoir are at stake.
  • Native American Icon Joins Leaders at Planning Session

    The theme for the District’s 2011 Strategic Planning Session Dec. 12 was “Leaving a Legacy,” and session participants were put in the spirit of planning for the future after listening to speaker LaDonna Harris, a resident of New Mexico and historic icon, who has spent years working to better the lives and communities of Native Americans.