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August, 2013


Corps to Co-Sponsor Ouachita River Water Sweep

Vicksburg, Mississippi…..The Vicksburg District’s Louisiana Field Office (LFO) of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Keep Monroe Beautiful, Keep West Monroe Beautiful, and Keep Ouachita Parish Beautiful organizations will sponsor the 2013 annual Ouachita River Water Sweep. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, 21 September, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at locations in Monroe, West Monroe, and Sterlington. [Read More]
Published: Aug-09-13

Closure of Lindy C. Boggs Lock and Dam

Vicksburg, Miss…The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s Lindy C. Boggs Lock and Dam will be temporarily closed to navigation traffic to repair a hydraulic cylinder on the downstream riverside miter gate. The Lindy C. Boggs Lock and Dam is the first lock and dam on the Red River and is part of the J. Bennett Johnston Waterway system. The closure will begin at 5:00 a.m. on 13 August and will remain closed through 5:00 p.m. on 14 August 2013. [Read More]
Published: Aug-08-13

2013 Founders Day

Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District (Corps) is celebrating its ninth annual Founder’s Day. This celebration is in observance of the District’s 140th year of service to our Nation. 15 Aug 2013 Retirees Continental Breakfast with Col. John W. Cross 8:00 - 9:00 A.M. Executive Conference Room [Read More]
Published: Aug-07-13

Carol Ann Murphy Retires After 26 Years With Vicksburg District

Vicksburg, Miss… Carol Ann Murphy of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District is retiring after 26 years of service. Murphy began her career in the Contracting Office as a procurement technician and later transferred to the Safety Office as an office administration assistant. She was presented the “Commander’s Award for Civilian Service” by Colonel John W. Cross, Vicksburg District Commander, at a retirement ceremony recognizing her exceptional service. [Read More]
Published: Aug-01-13

Partnership with YMCA and Arkansas Corps Lakes Spreads Water Safety Message

Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Arkansas Corps lakes personnel and the local YMCA of Hot Springs have partnered for the past three years to spread the water safety message through a summer swim day camp for youth. The camp is geared towards youth aged 5-13 years, with approximately 100 youth having enrolled this year. Through this partnership, the educational camp includes a Fun Day at Arc Isle, a public park at Lake Hamilton. This Fun Day at Arc Isle is one of the educational field trips which gives the youth the opportunity to swim in Lake Hamilton. [Read More]
Published: Aug-01-13
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