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Vicksburg Corps Urges Water Safety for July 4 Visitors

Vicksburg, Miss –The Fourth of July is one of the busiest holidays at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District. We encourage visitors to have fun, be safe and expect the unexpected. Please practice the following safety tips this Fourth of July. [Read More]
Published: Jun-30-15

Arkabutla Lake Physically Challenged Deer Hunt Registration Opens

VICKSBURG, Miss…The annual physically challenged deer hunt at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers [Read More]
Published: Jun-18-15

Mississippi Valley Division conducts 2015 All Hazards Exercise

VICKSBURG, Miss., June 15, 2015 – As the first named tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico, Bill, barrels towards the already flood ravaged state of Texas, the Mississippi Valley Division will conduct an interagency All Hazards Exercise to practice its response and recovery activities if a disaster strikes the Mississippi Valley Division’s Area of Operations. The All Hazards Exercise will include planning discussions for hurricanes, floods, severe weather and earthquakes that could strike the region. [Read More]
Published: Jun-16-15

Arkabutla Lake Archery Deer Hunt Registration Opens

VICKSBURG, Miss…A special management archery deer hunt will be held at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s Arkabutla Lake October 9-12, and October 23-26, 2015, with each hunt lasting two days. Applicants must be legal residents of Mississippi, and be at least 16 years of age. Applications for this hunt will be available July 22, 2015, at the Arkabutla Lake Field Office. The deadline for receiving applications is August 26, 2015, 3:00 p.m. A public drawing will be held September 9, 2015, 9:00 a.m., at the Arkabutla Lake Field Office. [Read More]
Published: Jun-12-15

240th Birthday of the U.S. Army and USACE

Vicksburg, Miss…Two hundred forty years ago on June 16, 1775 our nation's leaders established the Continental Army. Today, the Army is the strategic land power of the joint force; called upon to prevent, shape, and win against our adversaries. [Read More]
Published: Jun-11-15

Corps Hosting the Red River All-American Fishing Derby

Vicksburg, Miss…… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting the Red River All-American Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 6, 2015, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at John H. Overton Lock & Dam #2, Poland Recreation Area, 2839 Hwy 457, Alexandria, Louisiana, 71302, (towards Marksville, Louisiana). [Read More]
Published: May-29-15

Corps Recreation Areas affected by high water

Vicksburg, Miss… Don’t let recent heavy rains and high water levels dampen your upcoming outing to the lake or river. The Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District is advising visitors to check reservations to ensure campsites, boat ramps and day-use-areas are not closed. [Read More]
Published: May-21-15

Notice of Availability for Lease of Agricultural Land at Upper Yazoo Project

VICKSBURG, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District will lease an agricultural tract in the Upper Yazoo Project Mitigation, Tract No. 401, in Washington County. This tract of real property to be leased for crops contains 273 acres in two sections. [Read More]
Published: May-20-15

Jared Gartman selected as Emergency Management Accreditation Program Commissioner

VICKSBURG, Miss., May 19, 2015 -- Jared Gartman, Chief of Readiness and Contingency Operations for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Mississippi Valley Division, was selected to serve as an Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP) Commissioner, as the Federal Agency Representative to the Commission. EMAP’s mission fosters excellence and accountability in emergency management and homeland security programs, by establishing credible standards applied in a peer review accreditation process. [Read More]
Published: May-20-15

The Corps Encourages Life Jacket Wear for Boaters and Swimmers

Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers always encourages safety for everyone and especially when engaged in water related activities. The Corps is stressing the Wear Your Life Jacket safety message for the Memorial Day weekend by encouraging that you wear life jackets when boating or swimming. [Read More]
Published: May-19-15
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