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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

District’s Safety Chief Retires with 47 Years of Service

VICKSBURG, MISS…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s Chief of the Safety and Occupational Health Office retired recently. After more than four decades of service to the federal government, Donny Weaver retired September 30, 2016. Weaver’s retirement brought closure to a long, successful and memorable career where he spent 43 of those years at the Vicksburg District. [Read More]
Published: Sep-30-16

Corps Waives Day Use Fees at Recreational Areas in Honor of Public Lands Day

VICKSBURG, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it will waive day use fees at its more than 2,200 USACE-operated recreational areas nationwide in recognition of National Public Lands Day (NPLD) on September 24, 2016. On this day, fees normally charged at boat launch ramps and swimming beaches at its recreational areas nationwide will be waived. [Read More]
Published: Sep-20-16

Arkabutla Lake Annual Archery Hunt

Vicksburg, Miss… Arkabutla Lake will host its special management archery deer hunt October 7-10, 2016, and October 21-24, 2016. The hunt will consist of two-day hunts with four hunts each day: October 7-8; October 9-10; October 21-22; and October 23-24. [Read More]
Published: Sep-14-16

Swim area closures for Corps lakes in northern Mississippi

Vicksburg, Miss…Swimming areas at some of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lakes in northern Mississippi will be closing soon. Arkabutla, Sardis, Enid, and Grenada lakes have begun drawing down water levels as part of their normal flood control operations. Swimming areas at these lakes will be unusable due to cooler season temperatures and lower water levels. These areas typically open each spring and remain open during the summer recreational season, drawing thousands of visitors to each lake. [Read More]
Published: Sep-14-16
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