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  • August

    New Mexico’s Worst Wildfire Contained by Collaboration

    The USDA Forest Service reported Aug. 1 that, after 36 long days, firefighters fully contained the Las Conchas Fire, the largest wildland fire in New Mexico’s recorded history.
  • June

    New Leader Assumes Command of South Pacific Division

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ South Pacific Division welcomed its 53rd Commander, Col. Michael C. Wehr, as he took command on June 3 during a change of command ceremony at the Bay Model Regional Visitor Center in Sausalito, Calif. Wehr accepted the Division guidon from the Deputy Commander of the Corps of Engineers, Maj. Gen. Merdith “Bo” Temple, during the symbolic passing of the colors with Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Koontz and outgoing Division Commander Col. William Leady.
  • March

    Corps Contributes to Investigatory Efforts at Base

    The Air Force, USACE, Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment and Shaw Energy and Environment have worked at a feverish pace to get the project initiated and begin meeting the deadlines imposed by the New Mexico Environment Department’s(NMED)Hazardous Waste Bureau.
  • District Hosts Meeting to Discuss Rio Grande

    More than 80 Rio Grande stakeholders met at the District headquarters Feb. 18 to discuss urbanization issues and possible projects associated with the Rio Grande, referred to by some as the “spine of New Mexico.”
  • February

    Corps Team Wins Superfund Award

    A team of Corps employees working on EPA’s Brown and Bryant Superfund Project recently won a Superfund award for Virtual Teams.
  • Tribes Step Forward to Sponsor Work

    When the sponsor for the Española Basin project pulled its support for this flood risk management study in 1996, people assumed that the project was finished. But in 2004, an alliance of three Pueblos, Ohkay Owingeh, Santa Clara and San Ildefonso, devised a new, holistic vision for the project that made ecosystem restoration the centerpiece of river and flood management efforts.
  • Warriors in Transition Make Key Contributions

    The Albuquerque District is one of a handful of districts in the Corps directly benefiting from the expertise of wounded soldiers assigned to fulfill key staff positions as part of the “Warriors in Transition,” or WT program.
  • January

    Cleaning up Cochiti

    While old transformers, antifreeze and aerosol cans aren’t significant archeological findings at the District’s Cochiti field project, they do signal that an environmental clean-up could be necessary.
  • Contracting Closes Deal on USACE-Level Award

    The Albuquerque District’s contracting team brought home the 2010 USACE Excellence in Contracting Award in the Customer Service award category.
  • Engineer Completes MBA While on Deployment

    Electrical design engineer Paul L. Cravens, who joined the District in October after spending ten months in the Afghanistan Engineering District, drew upon personal experiences to complete his master’s of business administration degree while deployed.