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District’s River Operations Chief Retires

VICKSBURG, MISS… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s Chief of River Operations retired recently. After more than 23 years of service to the federal government, Tommy Hengst retired June 30, 2017. Hengst’s retirement brought closure to a successful career spent serving the public with the Vicksburg District. [Read More]
Published: Jul-13-17

While Enjoying America’s Waterways Play It Safe

Vicksburg, Miss… Before you head out for a day on or near the water, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) encourages you to make sure you have life jackets for everyone and that you wear them. [Read More]
Published: Jul-07-17

Corps’ Vicksburg District Selects Murrell Student of Year

Vicksburg, Miss… The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District recently hosted its annual Engineer’s Day awards ceremony at District Headquarters. Alexis L. Murrell, student aide in the hydraulics branch of Engineering and Construction Division, received the Student of the Year Award. She was recognized for her motivation, enthusiasm, and high standard of performance that have resulted in a level of productivity which has greatly enhanced the accomplishment of the District’s mission. Murrell, a 2014 graduate of Warren Central High School, is a junior majoring in civil engineering at Mississippi State University. She is the daughter of Leonard and Doris Murrell [Read More]
Published: Jun-22-17

District Announces Annual Engineer’s Day Awards

Vicksburg, Miss… The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District recently hosted its annual Engineer’s Day awards ceremony at District Headquarters. [Read More]
Published: Jun-15-17

Corps Awards Contract for Resurfacing of Levee Enlargement

VICKSBURG, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District recently awarded Riley Bridge Co., Inc. of Russellville, Alabama, a $2,354,179 contract for work on a section of levee at Mississippi Highway 465. The work consists of replacing the gravel surface of the levee with an asphalt surface on the crown. The project is approximately 4.7 miles in length, and is located about three miles north of Lake Albermarle. [Read More]
Published: Jun-12-17

Mississippi Corps Lakes Lower Than Usual, Play It Safe and Return Home Alive

Vicksburg, Miss… North Mississippi is currently experiencing drought-like conditions that are responsible for low water levels at four area Corps of Engineers lakes: Arkabutla, Enid, Grenada, and Sardis. [Read More]
Published: May-26-17

President's Fiscal 2018 Budget for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Program released

The President’s Budget for fiscal year 2018 (FY 2018) includes $5.002 billion in gross discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps). "The fiscal 2018 Civil Works budget for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reflects the administration's priorities to support and improve the nation's economy and infrastructure, and to protect the American people," said Mr. Doug Lamont, senior official performing the duties of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works. "This Budget supports the core mission areas of coastal and inland navigation, reducing flood risks from riverine flooding and along our coasts, and restoring aquatic ecosystems.” [Read More]
Published: May-25-17

The Vicksburg District observes Public Service Recognition Week

Vicksburg, Miss… The week of May 7 – 13, 2017 has been designated by Congress as Public Service Recognition Week and we find ourselves grateful for the opportunity to thank our fellow federal, state and local government employees for all you do on behalf of our nation. [Read More]
Published: May-12-17

Lake Ouachita Water Storage Agreement to Be Signed

Vicksburg, Miss… The Lake Ouachita Water Storage Agreement will be executed Tuesday May 9, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Lake Ouachita Project Office, 1424 Blakely Dam Road, Royal, AR between the Army and Mid-Arkansas Water Alliance (MAWA). [Read More]
Published: May-05-17

District Names Channel Improvement Coordinator

VICKSBURG, MISS…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, recently selected Viviana Berrios Williamson as Engineering and Construction Division’s channel improvement coordinator. [Read More]
Published: May-01-17
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