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Arkabutla Lake Hosts 15th Annual Fish Habitat Day

VICKSBURG, Miss… Team members of the Corps’ Arkabutla Lake partnered with biologists from the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks (MDWFP) to host the 15th annual Fish Habitat Day at Arkabutla Lake. The event consisted of placing Christmas trees as fish habitat structures in the dry lake bed to improve the fish habitat at Arkabutla Lake. [Read More]
Published: Feb-28-17

Corps’ Vidalia Area Office Contract Administration Expert Retires

Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District area engineer for the Vidalia Area Office recently retired. For 33 years, Richard A. Jones served the Corps with distinction and honor and is considered a subject matter expert in construction contract administration. [Read More]
Published: Feb-28-17

District Names Chief of Design Branch’s Levee and Drainage Section

VICKSBURG, MISS…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District recently selected Colby Bankston as chief of its design branch’s levee and drainage section of Engineering and Construction Division. In this position, Bankston will oversee a talented group of engineers and technicians who are responsible for the production of construction plans and specifications for levee and channel projects throughout the District. [Read More]
Published: Jan-09-17

Arkabutla Lake Hosts Youth Waterfowl Hunt

Vicksburg, Miss…Arkabutla Lake of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks will host a youth waterfowl hunt on January 28 and February 4, 2017 in a management area near Arkabutla Lake Dam. The Youth Waterfowl Hunt will provide an opportunity for experienced waterfowl hunters to teach the younger hunters proper techniques and ethics of the sport. [Read More]
Published: Jan-09-17

Corps’ Louisiana Field Office Hosts Fifth Annual Patriot Hunt

Vicksburg, MS….The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Louisiana Field Office partnered with Warrior Hunts and the National Wild Turkey Federation to host the Fifth Annual Patriot Hunt on December 3, 2016 at Columbia Lock and Dam. The hunts began Saturday morning with breakfast provided by volunteers. Breakfast was followed by a safety meeting to discuss the stands and shooting areas. Twelve hunters were then escorted to eight separate deer stands. At the conclusion of the morning hunt, four deer were harvested, including an 8-point. The rainy weather condition did not allow hunters to achieve many clean shots as the deer were moving through quickly and at far distances. [Read More]
Published: Dec-08-16

District Names Mississippi Valley Division Geotechnical Regional Technical Specialist

VICKSBURG, MISS…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, recently selected Heather Sibley as a Mississippi Valley Division (MVD) geotechnical regional technical specialist. In this position, Sibley will serve as a regional subject matter expert in the geotechnical engineering community of practice. She will also serve as a leader on complex, non-routine dam and levee safety modifications and geotechnical analyses. [Read More]
Published: Dec-05-16

Corps Asks For Help Finding Missing Employee

Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is asking the public for assistance with finding an employee who went missing from its quarters barge on the Mississippi River near Norco, Louisiana. Larrielle Ross, a food service worker, was last seen in the dining facility on the quarters barge at approximately 4:30 pm on 1 November. [Read More]
Published: Nov-04-16

Vicksburg District waives Day-Use fees on Veterans Day

Vicksburg, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District announced today that it will waive day use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members, and their families at the more than 146 Vicksburg District recreational areas on Veterans Day, November 11. [Read More]
Published: Oct-26-16

Corps and City of Vicksburg to Sign Museum Cooperative Agreement

Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District will enter a cooperative agreement with the City of Vicksburg to expand the hours of the Jesse Brent Lower Mississippi River Museum. The museum will soon be open seven days a week because of this agreement. [Read More]
Published: Oct-19-16

Enid Lake Hosts Wounded Warrior Deer Hunt

VICKSBURG, Miss…The second annual Wounded Warrior Deer Hunt has been scheduled for October 26-30, 2016 at Enid Lake of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District. The hunt will provide ten veterans the opportunity to harvest deer on approximately 700 acres of Corps land. These areas have been closed to all other hunting, resulting in a high deer density and a greater chance of harvest for the participants. These participants were selected by Wounded Warriors of Jackson. [Read More]
Published: Oct-18-16
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