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Vicksburg District Team Member Returns From Deployment

Vicksburg, Miss……Brad Brady, civil engineer with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District, recently returned from a three-month deployment in Kabul, Afghanistan, in support of Overseas Contingency Operations. He was based at Camp Phoenix where he worked for the Kabul Area Office’s Northern District as a project engineer for construction of the Ministry of Interior Complex, an 88-acre complex that will be headquarters for Afghan National Police and Intelligence. His duties included contract compliance, submittal and modification review, and contractor coordination. Brady was awarded the NATO Medal, the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service Medal, and the Secretary of Defense Medal for the Global War on Terrorism. [Read More]
Published: Oct-25-13

Vicksburg District Honors Fee Wavier on Veterans Day

Vicksburg, Miss… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will waive day use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members and their families at the more than 2,400 USACE-operated recreational areas nationwide on Veterans Day, 11 November 2013. This includes all recreational areas in the Vicksburg District. [Read More]
Published: Oct-23-13

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Resumes Work

Vicksburg, Miss …With the ending of the partial government shutdown, all U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ team members are back at work. All Vicksburg District offices resume their normal work schedule. Today, Vicksburg District commander, Col. John Cross, said, “It’s great to have our team back working to take care of the nation’s water resources.” [Read More]
Published: Oct-17-13

Vicksburg District Regulatory Offices Closure Due To Federal Government Shutdown

Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will close the Vicksburg District Regulatory offices due to the absence of available federal funding. Regulatory offices will be unable to evaluate individual permit applications, pre-construction notifications (PCNs) for nationwide permit (NWP) or regional general permit authorizations, or requests for jurisdictional determinations until after current year funding is received and the offices reopen. [Read More]
Published: Oct-15-13

Government Shutdown Impacts to Vicksburg District

Vicksburg, Miss…Due to the lack of 2014 funding legislation and the government shutdown, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District (District) has reduced services. Personnel in public safety and protection of infrastructure related positions will remain on duty. [Read More]
Published: Oct-02-13

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers preparing for possible October 1 closures of campgrounds and day-use parks

Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is preparing for the closure of USACE-operated campgrounds and day-use parks nationwide beginning Tuesday, 1 October 2013, if the potential shutdown of the federal government goes into effect for lack of fiscal 2014 funding legislation. [Read More]
Published: Sep-30-13

DeGray Lake Hosts Handicap Fishing Derby

Vicksburg, Miss…Residents of area nursing homes and the local Human Development Center at Arkadelphia, will have the unique opportunity to enjoy an outdoor fishing opportunity. Media outlets are invited to attend. Personnel at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers DeGray Lake Field Office will host a fishing derby for physically challenged persons on 25 September 2013, beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Lake View Recreation Area at DeGray Lake. The participants will fish in groups from morning until around noon. In the past, as many as 100 persons participated in this event. [Read More]
Published: Sep-24-13

Corps Closes Riverton Beach for Winter Months

Vicksburg, Miss……The Louisiana Field Office (LFO) of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) has officially closed Riverton Beach for the winter months which marks the end of the summer recreational period. [Read More]
Published: Sep-20-13

Corps Extends Invitation to Participate in Activities at Water Sweep 2013

Vicksburg, Miss… The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers invites the public to participate in Water Sweep 2013 on Saturday, 21 September. This eighth annual award winning event was originated in 2006 to have volunteers clean along the shoreline and remove unwanted obstacles from the banks of the river and water. The goal is to provide safe and enjoyable recreational areas along the river and make a difference in the scenic Ouachita River’s waterways and shorelines. [Read More]
Published: Sep-16-13

Army Corps of Engineers Reviews Cooperative Joint Management Arrangements with Non-Profit Partners

Vicksburg, Miss… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that it lacks authority to permit the non-profit, cooperating association Friends of Lake Ouachita to reinvest user fees collected from patrons of the Crystal Springs and Tompkins Bend campgrounds at Lake Ouachita. A recently conducted legal review of USACE’s cooperative joint management program for recreational facilities revealed that these user fees must be deposited into the Land and Water Conservation Fund in the U.S. Treasury. These fees can no longer be retained by the non-profit, cooperating association and used for operational and maintenance purposes. [Read More]
Published: Sep-13-13
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