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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. [Read More]
Published: Jul-27-17

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. [Read More]
Published: Jul-27-17

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. [Read More]
Published: Jul-13-17

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. [Read More]
Published: Jul-07-17

Corps’ Vicksburg District Selects Murrell Student of Year

Vicksburg, Miss… The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District recently hosted its annual Engineer’s Day awards ceremony at District Headquarters. Alexis L. Murrell, student aide in the hydraulics branch of Engineering and Construction Division, received the Student of the Year Award. She was recognized for her motivation, enthusiasm, and high standard of performance that have resulted in a level of productivity which has greatly enhanced the accomplishment of the District’s mission. Murrell, a 2014 graduate of Warren Central High School, is a junior majoring in civil engineering at Mississippi State University. She is the daughter of Leonard and Doris Murrell [Read More]
Published: Jun-22-17

District Announces Annual Engineer’s Day Awards

Vicksburg, Miss… The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District recently hosted its annual Engineer’s Day awards ceremony at District Headquarters. [Read More]
Published: Jun-15-17

Corps Awards Contract for Resurfacing of Levee Enlargement

VICKSBURG, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District recently awarded Riley Bridge Co., Inc. of Russellville, Alabama, a $2,354,179 contract for work on a section of levee at Mississippi Highway 465. The work consists of replacing the gravel surface of the levee with an asphalt surface on the crown. The project is approximately 4.7 miles in length, and is located about three miles north of Lake Albermarle. [Read More]
Published: Jun-12-17

Mississippi Corps Lakes Lower Than Usual, Play It Safe and Return Home Alive

Vicksburg, Miss… North Mississippi is currently experiencing drought-like conditions that are responsible for low water levels at four area Corps of Engineers lakes: Arkabutla, Enid, Grenada, and Sardis. [Read More]
Published: May-26-17

President's Fiscal 2018 Budget for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Program released

The President’s Budget for fiscal year 2018 (FY 2018) includes $5.002 billion in gross discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps). "The fiscal 2018 Civil Works budget for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reflects the administration's priorities to support and improve the nation's economy and infrastructure, and to protect the American people," said Mr. Doug Lamont, senior official performing the duties of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works. "This Budget supports the core mission areas of coastal and inland navigation, reducing flood risks from riverine flooding and along our coasts, and restoring aquatic ecosystems.” [Read More]
Published: May-25-17

The Vicksburg District observes Public Service Recognition Week

Vicksburg, Miss… The week of May 7 – 13, 2017 has been designated by Congress as Public Service Recognition Week and we find ourselves grateful for the opportunity to thank our fellow federal, state and local government employees for all you do on behalf of our nation. [Read More]
Published: May-12-17
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