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Hosemann sues corps and river panel to protect coast from spillway releases

By JACK WEATHERLY Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann on Monday filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Mississippi River Commission because of the extended release of fresh water into the saltwater Mississippi Sound from the Bonnet Carré Spillway. The lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for South Mississippi seeks a temporary injunction to order the corps to operate ...

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Engineering schools in Mississippi produce graduates vital to state’s work force

By BECKY GILLETTE Mississippi industries have a big demand for workers with engineering degrees, a fact that puts graduates from engineering schools in the state in a good position to land jobs that earn far above the state’s average salaries. The largest engineering school is the state is the Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University (MSU), which had ...

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Vicksburg District announces annual Engineer’s Day awards

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District hosted its annual Engineer’s Day awards ceremony, honoring employees with individual awards: Colby Bankston, Real Estate Division, received the Employee of the Year Award for his accomplishments and excellence in contributing to the district’s mission, his demonstration of Army and USACE values and his leadership and mentorship. William Shows, Engineering and ...

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Deputy commander for Corps’ Vicksburg District retires

The deputy commander for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District, Lt. Col. Aaron W. Wolf, is retiring from his military career. A native of Poynette, Wis., Wolf was commissioned into the Corps of Engineers in September 1994, out of the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point. He has was the deputy district commander and engineer with the Corps ...

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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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District Names Chief for Finance and Accounting Branch

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, recently selected Amber Huell as Chief of its Finance and Accounting Branch of the Resource Management Office. Huell will be staff advisor to the resource management officer, the Deputy Commander, and operating officials on fiscal matters pertaining to the District. She will lead and advise a staff of eight accountants who provide ...

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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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District Names Chief for Resource Management Office

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, recently selected Cynthia Lee as chief of its Resource Management Office. Lee will develop and administer finance and accounting, budget, manpower, and management analysis activities designed to meet organization needs. Her responsibilities include leading a staff of 16 government employees who provide resource management services to the Vicksburg District totaling over 1,000 ...

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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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