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  • September

    First visit to Chicago District for new commanding general of Great Lakes & Ohio River Division

    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 District, followed by a tour of current projects during his Sept. 24-27 visit.
  • August

    America celebrates innovation at Olmsted dedication

    The threat of rain earlier in the week failed to put a damper on the much anticipated ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the new Olmsted Locks and Dam, Aug. 30, 2018, in Olmsted, Illinois. The event, hosted by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Louisville District, was a celebration of the multibillion-dollar project expected to bring reliable navigation to the Ohio River, offering millions of dollars of economic gains annually.
  • January

    Task Force Power’s husband, wife team deliver ‘inseparable’ disaster support

    Evan and Leah Morgan have been inseparable since 2010, their freshman year at Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia. The husband and wife team from Huntington District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, knew they wanted to support the recovery mission in Puerto Rico. The only consideration was timing: would the stars align so this couple could deploy together? The answer came on Nov. 14, when Leah, a district contract purchasing agent, deployed to Puerto Rico to support the Task Force Power Restoration mission. Evan, a civil engineer, wouldn’t join her until Dec. 22.
  • December

    Task Force Power Restoration operations chief bids fond farewell

    Philip R. Tilly, a program manager with the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, was making final plans in September for a promised road trip he and his wife, Jeanne, of 35 years, would take to Acadia National Park in Maine, and a week-long retreat to Hocking Hills in southeastern Ohio.
  • September

    USACE Task Force Temporary Emergency Power team powers down in Texas

    68 facilities requested power assistance from Corpus Christi all the way to Beaumont. “45 facilities received generators to power buildings, lift stations, pump stations and other similar facilities,” said Action Officer Matthew R. Slezak. Overall 66 facilities were assessed with 21 not being required and closed, and two canceled with power being restored prior to USACE assessment.
  • May

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Responds to Central U.S. Flooding

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) began flood fight operations throughout the Central U.S., along the Mississippi and tributary rivers, in response to heavy rainfall on April 28-30 . High water flows are impacting navigation and stressing federal and non-federal levee systems.
  • October

    Former U.S. Army 10th Mountain soldiers now leading the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes region

    COL Drew, LTC Czekanski, and LTC Sugrue each wear the unit patch of the 10th Mountain Division on the right arm of their uniform, signifying their time with the Division during tours of duty in combat. It is symbol of their commitment to protect our Nation in a time of war, a commitment they continue today serving with the Corps of Engineers during a time of peace.
  • August

    Toy takes command of the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division

    CINCINNATI – Brig. Gen. Mark Toy took command of the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division during a change of command ceremony at The Phoenix in Cincinnati on Wednesday, August 31, 2016.
  • July

    Col. Bigelow: partnerships drive environmental restoration on the Great Lakes

    Past events might have had a negative impact on the Great Lakes, but by partnerships coming together on current and future projects, changes are once again coming to the Great Lakes. This time those changes will leave the Great Lakes in better shape for generations to come.
  • May

    BG Kaiser’s Response to Ohio EPA’s Lake Erie Sediment Concerns

    On Saturday, April 30, 2016, The Cleveland Plain Dealer published an article written by Mr. James F. McCarty titled “Cleveland’s water supply at risk as toxic blob creeps across Lake Erie, Ohio EPA says.” The US Army Corps of Engineers is fully committed to working with the Ohio EPA and other State and Federal agencies to ensure that headline never becomes a reality.

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