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Vicksburg District
Public Affairs Office
Your Office of Customer Care & Information

Greg C. Raimondo

Kavanaugh Breazeale
Deputy Chief

Shirley J. Smith
Community Services

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Fax  601-631-5551

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Our Mission... Public Affairs Office

The Public Affairs Office fulfills the Department of the Army’s, Corps of Engineers obligation to keep the American people and the Army informed. We help to establish the conditions that lead to confidence in the Corps and its readiness to conduct operations.

The Public Affairs Office advises the senior leaders on public affairs guidance and strategies to raise awareness of the corps and its functions and responsibilities. We also serve as the voice for the commander and the Vicksburg District and train senior leaders how to proactively interact with the media to present a positive image of the Corps.

The Public Affairs Office researches, prepares and disseminates news releases, articles, web-based material and photographs through civilian and military news media and performs tours and community relations events.

How to get a speaker for your group...

Speaker's Bureau

The Vicksburg District has over 1200 employees in three states with a great many skills, hobbies, and professional experiences.  

Public Affairs Office manages our Speaker's Bureau outreach and can help you set up a speaker for your program.  

To request a speaker, Click here to e-mail us or call Alice Bufkin at (601) 631-5412.

We have a program for every week of your program year!

Adopt-A-School Program

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District has signed adoption certificates for its three adopted schools under the “Adopt a School” (AAS) program. The District’s AAS committee along with its Commander, Col Jeffrey R. Eckstein, met with the principals, faculty and staff of Vicksburg High, Warren Central Intermediate, and Sherman Avenue Elementary schools for this annual meeting.

The AAS’s annual plan for each school is executed through volunteerism from team members of the District’s AAS committee and other Corps team members. Each plan outlines specific goals to be achieved through the partnership during the school year.

The AAS Program fosters a better understanding of the community's school system, strengthens and improves school programs and curricula, and creates a sense of personal involvement and interaction between organizations and schools.

Our Community Champions

The Corps At Work ...  At Home

The Vicksburg District is recognized as a leader in community support and workplace volunteerism. National award-winning programs such as Project Huck Finn, Project Bo Bear, and the Mississippi River Course combine with our Community Champions program to encourage our employees to make a difference in the place where they live and work, and in their own lives and careers as well.

Community Champions are employees who have volunteered to promote a specific organization or group in our community when they have volunteer needs. Your Community Champion is your personal representative to the Corps community.

We currently have many volunteers serving for community organizations. Would you like your organization to have a community champion in the Vicksburg District.