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Change of Command for Mississippi Valley Division

Maj. Gen. Michael C. Wehr recently transferred command of the Mississippi Valley Division (MVD), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to Maj. Gen. Richard G. Kaiser. Wehr, division commander and president of the Mississippi River Commission since August 2014, has been assigned as the deputy commanding general for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, D.C. Kaiser comes to Vicksburg from ...

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District Names Chief of River Operations Branch

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, recently selected Joel Brown as chief of its river operations branch, Operations Division. In this position, Brown will be responsible for the work of the Mat Sinking Unit, Dredge Jadwin, Vicksburg Harbor facility, maintenance section, navigation and dredging on the Mississippi, Red, and Ouachita/Black Rivers, and operation and maintenance of nine locks ...

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Corps selects Shaw

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District recently selected Thomas Shaw as chief of its Project Management Branch of its Programs and Project Management Division. Shaw will be responsible for supervising approximately 10 project management teams composed of project managers, project engineers, civil engineers, regional economist, engineering technicians and program analysts. . Previously, he was chief of the Flood ...

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Corps hires Wallace

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, recently selected David Wallace as chief of its Design Branch of Engineering Division. In this position, Wallace will be responsible for supervising and managing the branch to provide engineering design activities to support the Vicksburg District’s civil works program. The civil works-engineering program consists of major construction of navigation locks and dams, ...

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Maj. Gen. Michael C. Wehr to lead river panel

Maj. Gen. Michael C. Wehr, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Mississippi Valley Division since August 2014, is the president of the Mississippi River Commission. The commission was created by Congress in 1879 to provide for general improvements along the length of the Mississippi River. The division has district offices in St. Paul, Minn.; Rock Island, Ill.; St. ...

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Ellis Screws is construction chief

Ellis Screws was recently selected as chief of its Construction and A&E Branch of the Contracting Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District. Screws will be the contracting officer responsible for the award of contracts for Construction, and Architectural & Engineering services for the Vicksburg District. Screws previously was a contract specialist within the District’s Contracting Division. ...

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Deeper ship channel stalled at Gulfport’s state port

GULFPORT — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says a deeper ship channel has been scrapped as part of a study on future expansion at the state port. The Corps undertook an expansion study in 2011 that was modified in 2013 to include deepening the ship channel from 36 feet to 42-47 feet. Channel deepening is seen as a key ...

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Barges long gone, goods moving on Yazoo River decline

GREENWOOD — During the heyday of Greenwood’s cotton markets, paddle-wheel boats carried bales of cotton and other export commodities down the Yazoo River to Vicksburg and on to New Orleans. It’s now been decades since barges worked the upper reaches of the Yazoo River to pick up shipments from Greenwood. Moving grain, fertilizer or other products by boat could dramatically ...

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Passmore retiring from ERDC

After almost 30 years with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 15 years of them spent at the Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg, ERDC Environmental Laboratory (EL) deputy director Dr. Michael Passmore will retire in June. Passmore earned a bachelor’s in 1974 and a master’s in 1977, both in wildlife science from Oregon State University. In 1977, ...

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