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  • December

    Rend Lake's 2013 Accessible Deer Hunt, a success

    Cold rain fell on November 22 in the Dale Miller campsites of Rend Lake, Ill. It was the first day of firearm deer hunting in Illinois and supposed to be a weekend of hunting made more accessible for disabled hunters.
  • November

    Planning, Partners, Passion result in National honors to US Army Corps civilian planner upon retirement

    Jim Hill, Operations Manager on the Kaskaskia River Project in Southern Illinois, and nationally recognized master planning expert within the Corps of Engineers, has retired after 32 years of federal public service. Hill was presented the prestigious de Fleury Bronze Medal at retirement ceremonies in St. Louis.
  • October

    Veteran’s research shows new value for old maps

    The tables of the Veterans Curation Program lab in St. Louis are usually covered in artifacts and documents from the vast archaeological collections of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Corps has a responsibility to preserve cultural resources of the nation, and the three Veterans Curation Program labs have employed and trained more than 120 veterans in archiving and digitizing the Corps’ huge collection of materials since 2009.
  • August

    USACE volunteer professionals provide TAA surge

    There are few organizations with the means and resources to supply highly trained, skilled and enthusiastic professionals to a remote location on a short notice when a need is identified. Fortunately for Transatlantic Afghanistan District, USACE is an organization with a deep pool of talent from which to draw while working to deliver critical infrastructure for the Afghan people. Mark Jones, TAA Engineering and Construction Division Chief, explained the need at TAA and the solution.
  • Flood recovery for levees underway in St. Louis District

    As the St. Louis region marks the 20th Anniversary of the 1993 Flood, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is preparing communities for the next flood season.
  • The Flood of 1993, 20 years later

    Twenty years ago today the Mississippi River reached its highest point in recorded history on the St. Louis gage. The river was only a few feet from the top of the St. Louis flood wall, and had already overwhelmed many smaller levees throughout the region. The Flood of 1993 claimed dozens of lives, incurred billions of dollars in damages, and forever changed many communities along the river.
  • July

    St. Louis District ranger receives lifetime achievement award

    Lifetime achievement usually refers to the recipient, but in the case of Rachel Garren, her achievements affect the lifetimes of thousands of others. Rachel Garren retired June 28, 2013 as the Interpretative Services and Outreach lead for the St. Louis District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Her career with the District began as a student intern at Lake Shelbyville, Ill., and over thirty-one years grew to bring national attention to her skills and educational efforts.