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Vicksburg District selects Ellis Employee of the Year

Kristopher C. Ellis was recently selected as the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District 2018 Employee of the Year. Ellis received the award for his demonstration of Army and Corps values, leadership and mentorship. In addition, Ellis meets the district’s mission with excellence and his accomplishments. Ellis began his career with the Corps 10 years ago as a ...

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Vicksburg District announces promotion of 1st Lt. Cameron Fulford to captain

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, is proud to announce the promotion of 1st Lt. Cameron W. Fulford to the military rank of Captain. Capt. Fulford is working at the Vicksburg District through the Army’s Technical Engineer Competency Development Program (TEC-DP). TEC-DP allows 1st Lieutenants with engineering and architecture degrees the opportunity to work for USACE for 18 ...

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Vicksburg District Receives Small Business HUBZone Award

The Vicksburg District was recently named the 2017 “Top District” by the Society of American Military Engineers for its Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) program. The District was the top district in the Corps with 37.23% in total obligations to HUB Zone Small Business firms. The HUB Zone program was created under the HUBZone Act of 1997. The goal of ...

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Vicksburg District a Best Place to Work within the Corps

The Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS), recently recognized the Vicksburg District as a Best Place to Work within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Pictured at the award presentation in Pittsburgh are, from left, Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, USACE; Pat Hemphill, Chief of Programs and Project Management Division; Col. Michael Derosier, Commander of the Vicksburg District; Command Sgt. ...

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Corps Vicksburg District Selects District Counsel

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District recently selected David Dyer as its District Counsel. Dyer will serve as the senior attorney adviser to the Commander and provide legal advice to all district division chiefs, supervisors and leaders on areas such as: regulatory guidance, environmental law, real estate law, contract law, claims, Freedom of Information Act requests, ethics and ...

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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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Corps awards river dredging contract to Louisiana firm

VICKSBURG — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District has awarded a contract to dredge on the Mississippi River for $4,390,701 to Weeks Marine Inc., of Covington, Louisiana. The work consists of furnishing, delivering and operating one cutterhead, hydraulic pipeline dredge, of which Weeks Marine owns seven. The Vicksburg District encompasses 68,000 square miles across three states and seven ...

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Corps' Vicksburg District closing offices due to federal shutdown

VICKSBURG — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will close the Vicksburg District Regulatory offices due to the absence of available federal funding as the federal shutdown continues. Regulatory offices will be unable to evaluate individual permit applications, pre-construction notifications (PCNs) for nationwide permit (NWP) or regional general permit authorizations or requests for jurisdictional determinations until after current year ...

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Dropping river allows Corps to reopen flood gates

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — After recently enduring near record high stages, the Mississippi River has begun to decrease in water levels, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Forecasters predict the Mississippi River will fall rapidly over the next seven to ten days, from 36 feet to approximately 21 feet on the Vicksburg gauge. The falling Mississippi River levels enabled ...

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