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  • December

    District Regulator Receives Two Awards for Water Work

    Marcy Leavitt, Texas/New Mexico Branch Chief of the Albuquerque District’s Regulatory Division, recently received two honors recognizing her work that has helped protect not just water quality, but also watersheds and headwaters – precious resources in an arid state.
  • Bernalillo Levee Soil Examined for Future Flood Damage Reduction Study

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is partnering with Eastern Sandoval County Arroyo Flood Control Authority (ESCAFCA) to examine the existing conditions of the spoil bank levees within the Town of Bernalillo, N.M.
  • Corps, City of Las Cruces Partner on Environmental Restoration Project

    Officials from the Corps, the City of Las Cruces, N.M., and state legislative representatives participated in a groundbreaking ceremony Nov. 29 for a $1.5 million environmental restoration project near the Las Cruces Dam.
  • District’s Small Business Program to be Applauded at Conference

    Albuquerque District’s Small Business program for 2012 will receive three distinct accolades at the Society of American Military Engineers Annual Small Business Conference the week of Dec. 10 in Grapevine, Texas.
  • DIG Celebrates Its First Year of Organization

    Originally called the Employee Resource Group but renamed the Disability Interest Group (DIG), the DIG observed Disability Employment Awareness Month in October and invited employees to attend and learn more about the group and its goals. The group has gained some solid footing and membership after a full year of meetings.
  • Committing to Recycling Can be Sustainable

    Did you know that America Recycles Day was November 15? It is great that there is a day designated to focus on recycling, but recycling needs to be part of our lives every day, as well as taking steps to live more sustainably.
  • Commitment Renewed with Honorary Leader

    District Commander Lt. Col. Antoinette Gant and Honorary Commander Christine Glidden joined 20 other sets of community leaders and commanders who were coupled as part of the annual Honorary Commanders Assumption of Command Ceremony Nov. 1 at Kirtland Air Force Base’s Mountain View Club in Albuquerque, N.M.
  • District Conducts Strategic Planning Session for Future Goals

    Early in November, a team of 43 employees representing all levels within the District gathered for three days at the Forest Service Training Academy in Albuquerque, N.M. The goal? Define and strategize the District’s priorities for the next one to five years, with a focus on four outcomes: 1) improve collaboration with partners 2) improve quality in product delivery 3) close the knowledge and experience gap, and (4) build the teams for tomorrow, today.
  • 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.
  • New Well at Cochiti to Provide Much-Needed Water

    On Sept. 27 the Cochiti Project’s pump for its water well went out. During the process to replace the 20 horsepower pump, the original well, drilled in 1964, collapsed. A whole new well had to be drilled to restore the water supply, said Cochiti Lake Project Manager Mark Rosacker. If everything goes according to plan, the new well is expected to be online shortly after Thanksgiving.