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July, 2014


Vicksburg District Civil Engineer Returns from Afghanistan

Vicksburg, Miss… Paul Richards, civil engineer with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District, has returned from a nine-month deployment to Kabul, Afghanistan, in support of Overseas Contingency Operations. During his tour, Richards served as a project engineer in the Kabul Area Office. As a project engineer and contracting officer’s representative, Richards was responsible for contract administration and quality assurance for 16 projects valued at over $200 million. Projects were in support of the Afghan National Army, Kabul Afghanistan International Airport, and the Ministry of Interior Afghanistan. Richards processed numerous contract modifications to include scope determination, cost estimation, and negotiations. He also ensured that all projects assigned stayed within schedule and budget requirements, and provided guidance to local nationals on quality assurance and engineering practices. [Read More]
Published: Jul-31-14

Applications Available for Arkabutla Lake’s Annual Physically Challenged Deer Hunt

Vicksburg, Miss… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Arkabutla Lake will host its annual Physically Challenged Deer Hunt on December 12-15, 2014. There will be two hunts, December 12-13 and December 14-15. [Read More]
Published: Jul-25-14

Vicksburg District Team Member Returns from Afghanistan

Vicksburg, Miss… Drew Smith, civil engineer with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District, recently returned from deployment to Afghanistan in support of Overseas Contingency Operations. [Read More]
Published: Jul-22-14

Corps’ Vicksburg District Hosted Blessing of the Fleet

Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s Mat Sinking Unit (MSU) left the Vicksburg Harbor for its annual revetment season on July 9, 2014. The District hosted a Blessing of the Fleet ceremony on July 9, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at the Vicksburg City Water Front as the MSU departed. The blessing was performed by Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Mark Mitera. [Read More]
Published: Jul-11-14

Corps’ Vicksburg District Hosts a Blessing of the Fleet (UPDATED)

Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s Mat Sinking Unit (MSU) will leave the harbor for its annual revetment season on July 9, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. The District will host a Blessing of the Fleet ceremony on July 9, 2014 at approximately 10:15 A.M. at the Vicksburg City Water Front as the MSU departs. The public is invited to attend the Blessing of the Fleet. [Read More]
Published: Jul-08-14

Louisiana Field Office to Extend Visitor’s Centers’ Times

Vicksburg, Miss………The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Vicksburg District’s Grand Ecore Visitor’s Center and the J. Bennett Johnston Waterway Regional Visitor’s Center will have extended operating times for the summer of 2014. Both will be open to the public seven days a week on Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. [Read More]
Published: Jul-03-14

Corps Vicksburg District’s Director of MMC Center Retires

Vicksburg, Miss…Ronald C. Goldman, director of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Modeling, Mapping and Consequences (MMC) Production Center retired on June 27, 2014. Goldman has had an extraordinary 37 year career. He has been a leader, mentor and friend to many throughout the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and the Vicksburg District. [Read More]
Published: Jul-01-14

Corps Encourages Playing it Safe for Fourth of July

Vicksburg, Miss… The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers is encouraging everyone to have fun during the Fourth of July holiday, but most importantly, stay safe. [Read More]
Published: Jul-01-14