US Army Corps of Engineers
Vicksburg District

  • Change of Command for Mississippi Valley Division

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – Maj. Gen. Michael C. Wehr will transfer command of the Mississippi Valley Division (MVD), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to Maj. Gen. Richard G. Kaiser in a formal change of command ceremony Sept. 7. The ceremony will be officiated by the Corps' Chief of Engineers Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite and will take place at 10 a.m. in the Information Technology Laboratory at the Engineer Research and Development Center in Vicksburg.
  • Corps Paving Project Causes Temporary Highway 465 Lane Closures

    VICKSBURG, MISS… The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District is set to begin paving a three mile section of Mississippi Highway 465. The paving project will take place within the existing right of way, through traffic will be affected but not closed. The work areas are located in Warren and Issaquena counties. Construction will begin on September 6th, with an estimated completion time of two months.
  • Lake Ouachita Volunteer Wins National Award

    VICKSBURG, MISS… A volunteer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lake Ouachita Project, Bill Barnes, was selected as the recipient of the 2016 National Volunteer Award. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in partnership with the Corps Foundation, created this award to recognize the extraordinary service provided by volunteers.
  • Corps Signs Wastewater System Rehabilitation Project

    VICKSBURG, MISS… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District has entered into a Partnership Project Agreement with the town of Noxapater in Winston County. The signing of the Wastewater System Rehabilitation Project (Section 592 Program) was held at the District Headquarters Building, on August 29, 2017.
  • Vicksburg District Hosts Founder’s Day

    VICKSBURG, MISS…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District hosted Founders Day in commemoration of the District’s 144 years of service to the nation. This event celebrates the founding of the Vicksburg district by Capt. William Henry Harrison Benyaurd on August 18, 1879. The Corps of Engineers has maintained a continuous presence in Vicksburg ever since.
  • Corps Schedules Signing of Partnership Project Agreements

    Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District will enter into Partnership Project Agreements with leaders of several Mississippi communities. The signing of the agreements will be held at District Headquarters building on August 29 and 30, 2017. These agreements are a part of the Mississippi Environmental Infrastructure Program (Section 592) as authorized by the Water Resources Development Act of 1999.
  • District Names Chief of River Operations Branch

    VICKSBURG, MISS…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, recently selected Joel Brown as chief of its river operations branch, Operations Division. In this position, Brown will be responsible for the work of the Mat Sinking Unit, Dredge Jadwin, Vicksburg Harbor facility, maintenance section, navigation and dredging on the Mississippi, Red, and Ouachita/Black Rivers, and operation and maintenance of nine locks and dams on the Red and Ouachita/Black rivers.
  • North MS Lakes invite public to view total Solar Eclipse

    On August 21, 2017 our country will experience a rare event it hasn’t seen in 38 years. The last total solar eclipse to cross a significant portion of the U.S. occurred on February 26, 1979. This year, we will experience a total solar eclipse that will proceed from west to east; from Oregon to South Carolina, crossing 14 states directly. People across the globe will be coming to prime locations in the U.S. along the route of the total eclipse to get a view of this unique event.
  • District’s River Operations Chief Retires

    VICKSBURG, MISS… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s Chief of River Operations retired recently. After more than 23 years of service to the federal government, Tommy Hengst retired June 30, 2017. Hengst’s retirement brought closure to a successful career spent serving the public with the Vicksburg District.
  • While Enjoying America’s Waterways Play It Safe

    Vicksburg, Miss… Before you head out for a day on or near the water, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) encourages you to make sure you have life jackets for everyone and that you wear them.