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August, 2015


Volunteers Needed for Water Sweep 2015

Vicksburg, Miss… The Vicksburg District of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers and Ouachita Green are seeking volunteers for the annual Water Sweep scheduled for September 19, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Volunteers are needed for the cleanup of the Ouachita River and other bodies of water in surrounding areas. [Read More]
Published: Aug-27-15

District Hosts Founder’s Day

VICKSBURG, MISS…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District (District) recognized team members with 20, 25, 30, 35, and 40 years of service and some Vietnam veterans at its recent Founder’s Day ceremony held at headquarters building. The ceremony was in commemoration of the District’s 142 years of service to the nation. Retirees, including those who are Vietnam veterans, were also recognized at the ceremony. A breakfast for retirees was held in the executive conference room prior to the ceremony. [Read More]
Published: Aug-21-15

Corps’ Vicksburg District Hosts a Blessing of the Fleet

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 September 9, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. The District will host a Blessing of the Fleet ceremony on September 9, 2015 at approximately 10:15 a.m. at the Vicksburg City Water Front as the MSU departs. [Read More]
Published: Aug-19-15

Riverton Recreation Swim Area Re-opens

VICKSBURG, MS… The Riverton Recreation swim area repair is now complete and open to the public. The swim area was closed due to a broken depth marker. The depth marker had broken/jagged metal that would be dangerous if the area remained opened to the public. The boat ramp, playground area, pavilions, and comfort station remain open to the public. [Read More]
Published: Aug-18-15

Steele Bayou Flood Control Structure to open this week

VICKSBURG, Miss… The Steele Bayou Flood Control Structure will be opened Saturday, August 8, 2015. The Steele Bayou structure is located north of Vicksburg and was built in 1969 to provide backwater flood protection from the Yazoo and Mississippi rivers. [Read More]
Published: Aug-06-15

District Announces Chief of Construction and A&E Branch of Contracting Division

VICKSBURG, MISS…The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District recently announced the selection of Ellis Screws as chief of its Construction and A&E Branch of the Contracting Division. [Read More]
Published: Aug-04-15