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Last week, Lockmaster Dallas Jackson oversaw the transfer of concrete to the light fleet at John T. Myers Locks and Dam in Mt. Vernon, Indiana. The repairs of the main chamber will allow the repair fleet to perform routine inspections and replace floating mooring bit tracks, mooring bits, and hydraulic cylinders to increase reliability and efficiency on the inland waterways system.
Buffalo District is repairing the east pier at Rochester Harbor. This work will protect one of the community's greatest economic and navigation assets!
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District team members inspect the Times Beach Nature Preserve and former Times Beach confined disposal facility, Buffalo, NY, September 4, 2020. In the 1970s, the Buffalo District constructed and placed dredged material into the CDF from the Buffalo Harbor. Over time, the structure has received wind and wave damage, and the primary risk from damage is contaminated sediments inside the structure releasing into Lake Erie. If the team determines there is a design deficiency at the CDF, the District will pursue funding for future repair work.
The 54th Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite relinquished command of USACE to Lt. Gen. Scott Spellmon during a change of command ceremony held Sept. 10, 2020. We appreciate all the hard work and leadership LTG Semonite has shown us throughout his career, and look forward to the new leadership of LTG Spellmon as new commanding general of USACE.
The Great Lakes and Ohio River Division Commander Maj. Gen. Robert F. Whittle Jr. presents Pittsburgh District Steve Davidson with a Commanders Coin Sept. 1, 2020. A Commanders Coins are often presented to a service member or civilian for an excellent job well done, or for an award for doing something outstanding
The Great Lakes and Ohio River Division Commander Maj. Gen. Robert F. Whittle Jr. presents Pittsburgh District PAO Chief Carol Vernon with a Commanders Coin Sept. 1, 2020. A Commanders Coins are often presented to a service member or civilian for an excellent job well done, or for an award for doing something outstanding
Huntington District Commander Col. Jason Evers, Pittsburgh Deputy District Commander Lt. Col. Timothy A (Albert) Butler, Pittsburgh District Commander Col. Andrew Short, Louisville District Commander Col. Eric Crispino, Chicago District Commander Col. Aaron W. Reisinger, Detroit District Commander Lt. Col. Scott Katalenich , Great Lakes and Ohio River Division Commander Maj. Gen. Robert F. Whittle Jr, Col. Paul Culberson, Nashville District Commander Lt. Col. Sonny Avichal, Great Lakes and Ohio River Division Deputy Commander Col. Paul Kremer, and Buffalo District Commander Lt. Col. Eli Adams take a group photo Sept. 1, 2020 during the regional meeting of division and district leadership hosted by Pittsburgh District Commander.
The Great Lakes and Ohio River Division Commander Maj. Gen. Robert F. Whittle Jr. presents Pittsburgh District Supervisory Business Development Program Manager Elaine Lisk with a Commanders Coin Sept. 1, 2020. A Commanders Coins are often presented to a service member or civilian for an excellent job well done, or for an award for doing something outstanding.
The Great Lakes and Ohio River Division Commander Maj. Gen. Robert F. Whittle Jr. presents 1st. Lt. Mike Deganich, Pittsburgh District Project Manager with a Commanders Coin Sept. 1, 2020. A Commanders Coins are often presented to a service member or civilian for an excellent job well done, or for an award for doing something outstanding.
The Great Lakes and Ohio River Division Commander Maj. Gen. Robert F. Whittle Jr. presents Emsworth Locks & Dams personnel a Commanders Coin Sept. 1, 2020. A Commanders Coins are often presented to a service member or civilian for an excellent job well done, or for an award for doing something outstanding.
The observance recognizing National Hispanic Heritage Month was established by Title 36, U.S. Code, Section 126 and Public Law 100-402. Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from 15 September - 15 October of each year. The observance is celebrated during this time frame due to many significant events for various Hispanic communities which fall within the observance period. The President issues a Proclamation each year calling on the people of the United States, especially the educational community, to observe National Hispanic Heritage Month with appropriate ceremonies and activities. Hispanics have had a profound and positive influence on our country through their strong commitment to family, faith, hard work, and service. They have enhanced and shaped our national character with centuries-old traditions that reflect the multi-ethnic and multicultural customs of their community. The theme for this event changes each year.

Latest News Releases

Army Corps seeks public comment on modified permit process for activities in Pennsylvania
9/17/2020
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh districts, jointly released for public comment their proposal to issue Pennsylvania State Programmatic General Permit – 6...
Corps of Engineers removing contaminated Howards Bay sediment
9/16/2020
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will remove more than 130,000 cubic yards of material, including contaminated sediment and debris, from Howards Bay in Superior, Wisconsin beginning this fall.The...
Corps of Engineers report Great Lakes water levels remain high as fall storms approach
9/11/2020
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials report despite seasonal declines, Great Lakes water levels remain high as fall storms approach.“The Corps of Engineers urges anyone impacted by high water levels...
NR 20-024: Cheatham Lake Right Bank Recreation Area reopens
9/11/2020
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 11, 2020) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces that the Right Bank Recreation Area Beach at Cheatham Lake in Ashland City, Tennessee, is reopened as...
BUFFALO DISTRICT COMPLETES REMEDIAL ACTION AT FORMERLY UTILIZED SITES REMEDIAL ACTION PROGRAM VICINITY PROPERTY
9/11/2020
On July 7, 2020, members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District team performed radon flux sampling at the Tonawanda Landfill Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP)...

News Stories

Employee Spotlight
8/14/2020
Spotlighting Richard Manley, Great Lakes and Ohio River Division, Military Integration Division, Program Manager...
20 questions in 60 seconds with Nathan Rogacki
4/30/2020
20 questions with LRD Employee of the Month...
Great Lakes and Ohio River Division March Employee of the Month
4/3/2020
What is your name?   Samantha Banchstubbs. What is your official job title?  Financial Specialist. What section/department do you work in?        Resource Management. How does your job fit into the...
Memo from the Director of Contracting re: COVID-19
3/17/2020
For USACE Contractors, As the Director of Contracting for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, I wanted to personally reach out to all of you and let you know that we are actively monitoring the...
First visit to Chicago District for new commanding general of Great Lakes & Ohio River Division
9/27/2019
Newly appointed commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division, Maj. Gen. Robert F. Whittle, Jr., met one-on-one with employees of the Corps’ Chicago...