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  • December

    USACE helps exceed the President’s Performance Contracting Challenge

    The White House announced Dec. 28 that federal agencies have exceeded its Presidential Performance Contracting Challenge (PPCC) to award $4 billion in energy efficiency contracts by the end of 2016.
  • Locked Up! Army Corps Lock Operators Battle Bone-Chilling Temps to Quickly Re-open Ohio River Navigation

    Bone-chilling winds cut through the crisp December air as operators and mechanics at a downed Ohio River lock scrambled on the early morning of Dec. 12 to isolate a hydraulic line break that shutdown navigation.
  • Pilot Program strengthens partnership between Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Mobile District

    As one of the nation’s largest land managers, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) maintains under stewardship many Native American ancestral sites across the country. In an effort to strengthen existing relationships with tribes who have ancestral ties to those lands, USACE Mobile has been working with the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma to grant access for ancestral exploration. The pilot program, which has been taking shape for more than two years, launched just before the holiday season when members of the Choctaw Historic Preservation and Cultural Services offices joined the USACE Mobile Archaeology team for an ancestral plant gathering along the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, Dec. 12-16.
  • Daughter of Mobile District’s Water Resources Chief, welcomes President-elect to Mobile

    Mobile County is known for many things, chief amongst those being the birthplace of Mardi Gras and the oldest organized carnival in the U.S. Everything about the second largest county in Alabama exudes a rich, cultural milieu. So it should come as no surprise that when President-elect Donald Trump decided to make a return stop to the county Dec. 17 as part of his cross-country ‘Thank You’ tour, that Mobile rolled out the red carpet.
  • USACE Employees bring holiday spirit to local orphanage

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District’s Engineering Division held their second annual holiday gift drive to collect gifts for Wilmer Hall Children’s Home, a local orphanage in the community here. The gift drive began the day after Thanksgiving and ended last week with the delivery of gifts to the home.