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  • September

    Kirtland to get New Nuclear Weapons Sustainment Center

    District personnel are overseeing the design work on a project to build a new Nuclear Weapons Sustainment Center at Kirtland Air Force Base.
  • Levees Can Contribute to Flood Damage Reduction

    In addition to the physical condition of levee systems, risks are influenced by the dynamic natural environment (changing flood frequency and increasing ground subsidence), unacceptable vegetation and increased development in and upstream of communities with levees.
  • Quick to Provide Regulatory Assistance!

    The largest wildfire in New Mexico’s history burned through predominantly inaccessible wilderness from May to July in southern New Mexico’s Gila National Forest, leaving extensive environmental damage that will affect several small, remote communities for years. It was dubbed the “Whitewater-Baldy” Fire.
  • District, UNM Use Physical Modeling to Improve Jemez Weir

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers uses models to reduce uncertainty and to help ensure a structure’s performance will be up to par.
  • Minority Students Gain “Experience of a Lifetime”

    The National Hispanic Environmental Council sponsors a national Minority Youth Environmental Training Institute that is held for 11 days in Northern New Mexico and exposes minority youth to environmental opportunities within the Environmental Protection Agency, Fish and Wildlife Service, USDA Forest Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service.
  • July

    Employees Celebrate Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage

    On May 24, Albuquerque District employees celebrated National Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a grand display of music, dance, color and food.
  • Tiny Beetle Being Used to Control Pesky Plant

    On May 30, employees from the District’s environmental section participated in the Tamarisk Leaf Beetle Monitoring Workshop at a field training location in Bernalillo, N.M. The hands-on workshop, attended by approximately 30 people from the Corps and other governmental and state agencies, was conducted by the Tamarisk Coali-tion, a non-profit alliance out of Colorado whose mission is to restore riparian lands.
  • AFRL’s Space Vehicles Directorate to Get Three Labs

    District employees participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for the Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) new Space Sensors and Infrared Radiation Effects Laboratory at Kirtland Air Force Base June 7.
  • District’s Deputy Wows Kindergarten Class

    On May 19, Lt. Col. Richard Collins, Albuquerque District Deputy Commander, was invited to the school for a presentation to his son William’s kindergarten class.
  • Archaeology in the Land of the Dead

    Jornada del Muerto – Journey of the Dead - for more than two centuries, Spanish colonists traveling between Mexico City and the Spanish colonial outpost at Santa Fe had to cross this desolate, waterless valley in south-central New Mexico.