News Story Archive

  • March

    USACE Vicksburg District Kent Parrish Recognized for 38 years of Service

    Passion is a characteristic that drives improvement, ingenuity, inspiration, and influence. At the end of 2021, a very passionate U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District employee retired with over 38 years of federal service. Programs and Project Management Division’s (PPMD) Senior Project Manager Kent Parrish’s retirement brought closure to a long, successful, and memorable career. Kent served many roles throughout his time with USACE. He was known as a subject matter expert, teacher, mentor, and most importantly, a friend to countless people throughout the Vicksburg District region.
  • January

    Hunters band together at Physically Challenged Deer Hunt at Arkabutla Lake

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District hosted the 31st  annual Arkabutla Lake Physically Challenged Deer Hunt, December 3-5 and 10-12, 2021.
  • November

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District welcomes home the Dredge Jadwin and crew just in time for the holidays.

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District welcomed home the Dredge Jadwin and crew Nov. 18, 2021, to the Vicksburg Harbor just in time for the holidays.
  • September

    USACE Vicksburg District Mat Sinking Unit forges ahead with revetment mission

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District Mat Sinking Unit (MSU) forged ahead with revetment operations on the Mississippi River, Tuesday, following a safety pause due to COVID-19. The floating plant’s annual season took a four week pause to help ensure the safety of the crew during the most recent COVID-19 spike.
  • August

    USACE Vicksburg District’s Holly Porter named 2021 Program Manager of the Year

    Success comes in many forms, and many attribute their personal success to those who have helped them achieve it. Holly Porter, Project Manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District, credits her success to those who helped pave the way for her. Porter was recently named the 2021 USACE Program Manager of the Year. This national recognition highlighted the work Holly has done and the strides she has made throughout the region.
  • July

    USACE Vicksburg District, U.S. Geological Survey conduct first-ever airborne geophysical survey

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – An 800-pound dart-shaped instrument is the latest tool to map beneath the surface of levees in a partnership between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District and the U.S. Geological Survey. For the first time, a regional geophysical survey will provide a full overview of 800 miles of the Mississippi River mainline levees. Sometimes called a bird, the frequency domain system suspended from a helicopter will use frequency technology similar to LiDAR to differentiate between various soil layers and penetrate about 150 feet under the surface. 
  • May

    USACE Vicksburg District Dredge Jadwin embarks for 2021 season of dredging

    On May 3, 2021, the Dredge Jadwin, with a crew of around 50 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District team members, departed from the Vicksburg Harbor for its annual season of dredging along the Mississippi River and its tributaries.
  • April

    USACE Vicksburg District Regulatory Division recognized by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of Interior for MS SLOPES project

    Members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg and Mobile districts Regulatory Divisions were recognized by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the U.S. Department of the Interior, April 27, 2021, for their contributions to the MS SLOPES project.