VICKSBURG, Miss., March 5, 2014 - The President’s Budget for fiscal year 2015 has been released and included $825 million in funding for the civil works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mississippi Valley Division.
Vicksburg, Miss ….The Louisiana Field Office (LFO) of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District will host the National Wildlife Turkey Federation’s Women in the Outdoors event this Saturday, 8 March, at Bayou Bodcau Wildlife Management Dam and Reservoir. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. on the grounds of the Durden House located at 1700 Bodcau Road, Haughton, Louisiana.
Vicksburg, Miss……Dan Carney, lead electrician with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District, operations and maintenance branch, recently returned from a 13-month deployment to Kabul, Afghanistan. This was his third tour in four years in support of Overseas Contingency Operations/Operation Enduring Freedom.
Vicksburg, Miss…The hydropower generating unit located below the the DeGray Lake Dam will be inoperative for approximately eight months to rebuild and update the system. The hydropower generator went on line in 1973. The hydropower generating system uses the water flow of the Caddo River, through the DeGray Lake Dam to produce eco-friendly, renewable power.
Vicksburg, Miss… The Vicksburg District of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers is promoting the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to students in local junior high and high schools during the annual Engineering Week (E-Week). This year, E-Week is being celebrated February 16-22, although activities at the District began about two weeks in advance. A math competition was held at the District with 6th, 7th, and 8th graders from Porters Chapel Academy, St. Francis and St. Aloysius Catholic schools, Vicksburg and Warren Central Junior High schools.