US Army Corps of Engineers
Albuquerque District

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  • December

    Technology ‘Fingerprints’ Unexploded Ordnance

    In September, Albuquerque District Project Manager Trent Simpler and Geologist Mark Phaneuf joined a team from U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, Ala., to collect bomb data at two Florida museums. Huntsville Center is capturing and cataloging what may best be described as the fingerprints of munitions items, such as bombs, mortars, artillery projectiles and fuzes, in an effort to improve how work is done at Formerly Used Defense Sites. The Center’s Environmental and Munitions Center of Expertise (EM CX) has begun to put together a library of ordnance signatures.
  • October

    District Cleans Up Weapons Disposal Site at Kirtland

    The Air Force identifies old or unneeded munitions and small arms that need disposed of at sites like the 165-acre Open Burn and Open Detonation site on Kirtland Air Force Base, created in the 1950s. In 2010, when the Air Force decided to close the site, initiating a mandatory cleanup required by regulation, they turned to the Corps.
  • April

    FUDS Exhibit Draws a Crowd at El Centro Air Show

    Have you ever been outside riding your bike or camping and stumbled upon something that looked suspiciously like a bomb or a dangerous object? If you did, what was your reaction? Did you want to pick it up? Well don’t do it!!! If you didn’t drop it, don’t pick it up! RECOGNIZE!! RETREAT!! REPORT!! These were the messages the Corps’ Formerly Used Defense Sites (FUDS) team was communicating during the El Centro, Calif., Air Show March 10.