Posts Tagged ‘U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’

Three earn De Fleury medals

Three employees at the U.S. Army Engineer Research Development Center in Vicksburg recently received de Fleury medals in a special ceremony presented by ERDC Commander Col. Kevin Wilson. Dr. Jeffery Holland, ERDC director, received the Silver Order of the de Fleury medal, while Dr. William Martin, director of the Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL) and […] [...]

Clay County buys port property

WEST POINT — Clay County has taken ownership of much of the Port of Clay on the Tombigbee River. Former Clay County Chancery Clerk Robbie Robinson says that since 1984 the county has been leasing the land in five year increments. The final lease installment will end in October of 2015. As the final lease […] [...]

Crop insurance rates skyrocket after summer floods

Midwestern farmers who saw their land swamped by summer flooding may be socked again with steep increases in their crop insurance premiums, the expensive result of the failure to fix broken levees before the winter snow and next spring’s rains. The Missouri River rose to record levels this year after the U.S. Army Corps of […] [...]

Ebersole honored for service at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

by Published: December 4,2011

Tags: Ashley Ebersole, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers

Ashley Ebersole, emergency management specialist for the Vicksburg District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, was presented the Achievement Medal for Civilian Service for exceptional performance during the 2011 Alabama spring tornadoes response and recovery efforts. Ebersole was attached to the Mobile District and was the local government liaison officer who coordinated the staffing of local […] [...]

Shaw earns PZMP

by Published: November 20,2011

Tags: Tom Shaw, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers

Tom Shaw, project manager in the Programs and Projects Management Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, recently earned the right to add the title of project management professional (PMP) to his list of accolades. The PMP certification identifies those in the project management profession that have proven themselves proficient in their […] [...]

Robinson wins award

Lanny R. Robinson, deputy district counsel for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District, recently received the 2011 Bert P. Pettinato Award for Public Service. This is one of the highest awards given by the Headquarters of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Robinson’s concentration is in contract claims and litigation and maritime cases […] [...]

District names winners

by Published: October 2,2011

Tags: engineering, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, VICKSBURG

The Vicksburg District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently held its annual awards ceremony to recognize some of the outstanding employees who excelled and demonstrated leadership qualities on projects throughout the district and the nation. Recipients were presented the awards by Col. Jeff Eckstein, Commander of the Vicksburg District. Award categories and recipients […] [...]

Post-flood levee repair, and its funding, is getting lots of attention

Another phase of the recovery from the historic spring flood has started – the race to repair and rebuild the levee system that was strained by the high water, and the political process to pay for it. Relentless spring rainfall in the Lower Mississippi Valley combined with annual snow melt in the upper Midwest filled […] [...]

Caldwell appointed chief

The Vicksburg District of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers has named Ben S. Caldwell as chief of the Levee and Drainage Section, Engineering and Construction Division. He will be responsible for the overall management of design, documentation development and preparation of plans and specifications involving levee work. He will also oversee tributary drainage […] [...]

Engineers return home

Keith Flowers and Ryan Hoben, both engineers with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, recently returned from a temporary deployment assisting the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in Alabama with the removal of storm debris. Both served as a quality assurance monitor and assisted with debris removal from the right-of-way on roads and […] [...]

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