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  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers shares water safety tips for Labor Day weekend

    Vicksburg, Miss…If you’ll be spending this Labor Day weekend on or around the water, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urges you to remember these safety tips. Before heading out for the lake or river, be sure you have a life jacket readily available for everyone. The life jackets should be approved by the U.S. Coast Guard, are the right size, the right fit, and are appropriate for the activity you have planned. Then, please be certain that everyone wears it. On average, nine out of 10 people who drowned at a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lake or river project didn’t wear a life jacket. Life jackets save lives by keeping you afloat and providing time for rescue.
  • Vicksburg District Employee Receives National Award

    Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District (District), is proud to announce Kenneth D. Parrish, Jr., has been selected as the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers 2014 Program Manager of the Year.
  • District Inducts Hill into Gallery

    VICKSBURG, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District (District) inducted Wayland Hill into its prestigious Gallery of Distinguished Employees today at its Founder’s Day ceremony while celebrating 141 years of service to the Nation. Hill, a former team member with the hydraulics branch of Engineering and Construction Division, is the 77th inductee into the Gallery.
  • Highway 465 Portions Closed Temporarily Due to Corps Levee Projects

    Vicksburg, Miss…The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District is working to complete the Mississippi River levee enlargement projects along Mississippi Highway 465. This work will necessitate the temporary closing of portions of Highway 465 to all through traffic. The work areas are located in Warren and Issaquena Counties.
  • District Selects Holcomb Student of the Year

    VICKSBURG, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District recently selected a Mississippi State senior majoring in wildlife management as its Student of the Year.
  • Mississippi River Commission schedules low-water inspection trip

    VICKSBURG, Miss., August 4, 2014 -- The Mississippi River Commission will conduct its annual low-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River August 15-22, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.