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  • Dredge Jadwin returns to Vicksburg District

    Vicksburg, Miss…The Dredge Jadwin recently returned to her home port of Vicksburg from the 2013 dredging season after 150 days in action. The Jadwin and crew relocated approximately 6.5 million cubic yards of sand and mud from the river channel of the mighty Mississippi River. The Jadwin was one of the the last two steam-powered dredges built by the Mississippi River Commission and specifically designed for dredging on the Mississippi River. The Jadwin is also celebrating her 80th birthday.
  • Corps’ Mat Sinking Season Progresses

    Vicksburg, Miss……The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Vicksburg District’s Mat Sinking Unit (MSU) is currently working within the Corps’ Memphis District boundaries laying articulated concrete mats (ACM) on the Mississippi River’s banks. The ACM assists with the prevention of erosion and protects submerged riverbank areas. The MSU has completed approximately 34 percent of the 2013 scheduled work with over 106,000 squares of ACM laid.
  • Vicksburg District Team Member Receives Award

    Vicksburg, Miss……Brad Brady, civil engineer with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District, was presented the Commander’s Special Emphasis Award for his selfless service, dedication, and exceptional achievement in the performance of assigned duties in support of the Global War on Terrorism. The award was presented by Brigadier General Peter A. DeLuca, Commander of the Mississippi Valley Division, and Colonel John Cross, Commander of the Vicksburg District.
  • Vicksburg District Team Member Returns From Deployment

    Vicksburg, Miss……Brad Brady, civil engineer with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District, recently returned from a three-month deployment in Kabul, Afghanistan, in support of Overseas Contingency Operations. He was based at Camp Phoenix where he worked for the Kabul Area Office’s Northern District as a project engineer for construction of the Ministry of Interior Complex, an 88-acre complex that will be headquarters for Afghan National Police and Intelligence. His duties included contract compliance, submittal and modification review, and contractor coordination. Brady was awarded the NATO Medal, the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service Medal, and the Secretary of Defense Medal for the Global War on Terrorism.
  • Vicksburg District Honors Fee Wavier on Veterans Day

    Vicksburg, Miss… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will waive day use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members and their families at the more than 2,400 USACE-operated recreational areas nationwide on Veterans Day, 11 November 2013. This includes all recreational areas in the Vicksburg District.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Resumes Work

    Vicksburg, Miss …With the ending of the partial government shutdown, all U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ team members are back at work. All Vicksburg District offices resume their normal work schedule. Today, Vicksburg District commander, Col. John Cross, said, “It’s great to have our team back working to take care of the nation’s water resources.”
  • Vicksburg District Regulatory Offices Closure Due To Federal Government Shutdown

    Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will close the Vicksburg District Regulatory offices due to the absence of available federal funding. Regulatory offices will be unable to evaluate individual permit applications, pre-construction notifications (PCNs) for nationwide permit (NWP) or regional general permit authorizations, or requests for jurisdictional determinations until after current year funding is received and the offices reopen.
  • Government Shutdown Impacts to Vicksburg District

    Vicksburg, Miss…Due to the lack of 2014 funding legislation and the government shutdown, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District (District) has reduced services. Personnel in public safety and protection of infrastructure related positions will remain on duty.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers preparing for possible October 1 closures of campgrounds and day-use parks

    Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is preparing for the closure of USACE-operated campgrounds and day-use parks nationwide beginning Tuesday, 1 October 2013, if the potential shutdown of the federal government goes into effect for lack of fiscal 2014 funding legislation.
  • DeGray Lake Hosts Handicap Fishing Derby

    Vicksburg, Miss…Residents of area nursing homes and the local Human Development Center at Arkadelphia, will have the unique opportunity to enjoy an outdoor fishing opportunity. Media outlets are invited to attend. Personnel at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers DeGray Lake Field Office will host a fishing derby for physically challenged persons on 25 September 2013, beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Lake View Recreation Area at DeGray Lake. The participants will fish in groups from morning until around noon. In the past, as many as 100 persons participated in this event.