U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division Welcome to the official Southwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers page! We are a major subordinate command of the U.S.

Southwestern Division is a regional team of professionals dedicated to providing engineering excellence with integrity and credibility to our communities, our military and our Nation. Army Corps of Engineers and one of nine division offices nationwide.

Do you need a fun activity to do with your family while you’re decorating for the holidays? Visit www.Bobber.info to cre...
12/06/2023

Do you need a fun activity to do with your family while you’re decorating for the holidays? Visit www.Bobber.info to create some, easy-to-make, Bobber the Water Safety Dog ornaments. Watch some Bobber cartoons with the kids while you're on the website, even adults enjoy them.

12/01/2023

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) team members are using new tools to complete mission essential tasks like mapping, surveying, and construction and infrastructure inspections.The Galveston

Cold Water FactIf you fall into cold water, your body loses heat quickly and you will have approximately 10-minutes of m...
12/01/2023

Cold Water Fact

If you fall into cold water, your body loses heat quickly and you will have approximately 10-minutes of meaningful movement. Wearing a life jacket increases your chances to be rescued so .

11/30/2023
11/30/2023
11/30/2023

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Galveston District and the City of Wharton, Texas, celebrated the official beginning of their Colorado River Levee Project Phase 1 with a groundbreaking

11/30/2023

The Tulsa District relies upon two tows and one crane barge to perform maintenance on structures and keep navigation moving on the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System. When those vessels require periodic or need-based maintenance we turn to the Ensley Engineer Yard of the Memphis Distric...

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Southwestern Division federal partners OSHA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administr...
11/30/2023

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Southwestern Division federal partners OSHA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are working together to improve how people prepare for and respond to severe weather. Check out their page, https://www.osha.gov/winter-weather, designed to help businesses and their workers prepare for winter weather, and to provide information about hazards that workers may face during and after winter storms.

11/29/2023
11/29/2023

Due to declining lake levels, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Somerville Lake has closed the public waterfowl area located between the Pecan Lake and McCain Creek areas as well as the 39 waterfowl hunting blinds. Currently, the lake elevation is 231.95msl or .05 below the cutoff elevation of 232.00msl. Lake staff will continue to monitor the elevation to determine if waterfowl hunting can be re-opened before the season ends.

Boaters are urged to continue to use caution and slow down while boating on Somerville Lake as once submerged obstacles are now emerging and pose potential hazards due to low lake levels. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers encourages anyone recreating on or in Somerville Lake to wear a lifejacket and practice water safety.

Safety is our number one priority! Please contact the Somerville Lake Office at 979-596-1622 with any questions or concerns.

Rich Byrd, Senior Executive Service, Director of Regional Business for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Divisio...
11/28/2023

Rich Byrd, Senior Executive Service, Director of Regional Business for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division receives a major rehabilitation update during a plant tour Nov. 17, 2023 at the Little Rock District's Norfork Powerhouse.

Dr. Christine Altendorf, Director of Military Programs, United States Army Corps of Engineers visited Tulsa District, U....
11/28/2023

Dr. Christine Altendorf, Director of Military Programs, United States Army Corps of Engineers visited Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers current and completed projects across Tinker AFB yesterday. Learn more about her visit below.

Today is America Recycles Day and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division and the U.S. Environmental Prot...
11/15/2023

Today is America Recycles Day and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 recognize the importance and impact of recycling. Recycling has contributed to American prosperity and the protection of our environment. Since 1960 the recycling rate has increased from less than seven percent to 32 percent. Join our teams to reach the National Recycling Goal of increasing the recycling rate to 50 percent by 2030.

https://www.epa.gov/circulareconomy/america-recycles-day

Highlighting the missions of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and how the Southwestern Division serves the nation and th...
11/13/2023

Highlighting the missions of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and how the Southwestern Division serves the nation and the Southwestern Region by fulfilling these missions. To learn more about careers available with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Southwestern Division, visit the careers page on our website.

https://youtu.be/Smr3On2gQyw

Each Veterans Day we recognize all who have served our nation with honor and distinction. Veterans have earned our undyi...
11/10/2023

Each Veterans Day we recognize all who have served our nation with honor and distinction. Veterans have earned our undying gratitude and their sacrifices cannot be forgotten. As a nation, we must ensure that the service and sacrifice of our Veterans is never overlooked or forgotten.
If you are a Veteran who served your country, I want to thank you for your commitment to keeping our country safe and for being part of the best Army in the world.

https://youtu.be/tvOc28NMYJk

Do you know why November 8 was chosen as National STEAM Day? Because NOV8 is INNOVATE!So, how can you INNOVATE with us? ...
11/03/2023

Do you know why November 8 was chosen as National STEAM Day?
Because NOV8 is INNOVATE!

So, how can you INNOVATE with us? Check out all the STEAM career opportunities with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Visit www.usace.army.mil/careers and find a career that's right for you.

We have vacancies all over the country that come from a variety of STEAM careers.

We're going to play a little game of Firsts, Faves, Fun or Phishing? What do you think of these questions? Are they harm...
10/26/2023

We're going to play a little game of Firsts, Faves, Fun or Phishing? What do you think of these questions? Are they harmless? Should you answer them?
Okay, we think no. But we also don't want someone stealing our passwords.

The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works visited the Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers last week c...
10/24/2023

The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works visited the Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers last week capping the visit with Tulsa and West-Tulsa Levee System design amendment agreement.

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The 2023 Domestic Violence Awareness Month campaign, “United Against Domestic Abuse,” supports victims with a clear mess...
10/23/2023

The 2023 Domestic Violence Awareness Month campaign, “United Against Domestic Abuse,” supports victims with a clear message: If you or your child are experiencing abuse, you don't have to face it alone. Learn about the help your local Family Advocacy Program provides and other resources available to you.

Join the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Southwestern Division, and your military community in protecting MilKids. Download and share this flyer, “5 Ways to Prevent Child Abuse.”

Learn more at: https://www.militaryonesource.mil/united-against

The AISES (Advancing Indigenous People in STEM) National Conference is being held in Spokane, Washington and our friends...
10/20/2023

The AISES (Advancing Indigenous People in STEM) National Conference is being held in Spokane, Washington and our friends in the Northwestern Division, US Army Corps of Engineers USACE are playing host.
We're also looking forward to October 3-5, 2024 when the National Conference comes to San Antonio, Texas.

10/17/2023

LIVE: Retirement of Patricia Anslow, Chief of Planning & Policy Division, Southwestern Division U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Our Galveston District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hosted a media roundtable this week to allow Beaumont-area reporter...
10/13/2023

Our Galveston District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hosted a media roundtable this week to allow Beaumont-area reporters to meet with the District Commander Col. Rhett Blackmon, and other team members of Galveston District Mega Project Division to share an update on the Port Arthur Project.

Thanks to Jefferson County Drainage District No. 7, Port Arthur Project non-federal sponsor, for hosted the media event.

The 2023 Domestic Violence Awareness Month campaign encourages the military community to speak up and share information ...
10/03/2023

The 2023 Domestic Violence Awareness Month campaign encourages the military community to speak up and share information about preventing domestic abuse and supporting those who have experienced it.

This year’s campaign, “United Against Domestic Abuse,” seeks to support victims with a clear message: If you are experiencing abuse in your relationship, you don't have to face it alone. Learn about the help your local Family Advocacy Program provides and other resources available to you.

This flyer can guide you on how to take a stand against domestic abuse and help a friend get the help they need to be safe from abuse. Learn more at: https://www.militaryonesource.mil/united-against

Join the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Southwestern Division in commemorating the contributions individuals with disabil...
10/02/2023

Join the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Southwestern Division in commemorating the contributions individuals with disabilities make to the American economy and workplace this National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

In this year's theme, Advancing Access and Equity: Then, Now and Next, the Defense Department recognizes past achievements as it strives to build an inclusive future workforce to achieve total force readiness.

The history of National Disability Employment Awareness Month traces back to 1945 when Congress enacted a law declaring the first week in October each year "National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week."

In 1962, the word "physically" was removed to acknowledge the employment needs and contributions of individuals with all types of disabilities. In 1988, Congress expanded the week to a month and changed the name to National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

As an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October, NDEAM educates about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities. Each person brings distinctive skills and capabilities to their employment. Ensuring equity, dignity, respect, and cooperation among all individuals are essential values in the DoD work environment.

Learn more at: https://www.ada.gov/law-and-regs/

Have you seen posts like these? No matter how much you want to, don't answer.This is the same question used to help reme...
10/01/2023

Have you seen posts like these?
No matter how much you want to, don't answer.
This is the same question used to help remember your password. If it helps you, it might help someone else.

***WE ARE HIRING*** Are you looking to start your career with the Federal Government?Consider joining our team in Tulsa ...
09/29/2023

***WE ARE HIRING***

Are you looking to start your career with the Federal Government?

Consider joining our team in Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
They have a permanent opening for a Support Services Specialist, GS-0342-05/06/07 position with the Navigation Project Office at located at SALLISAW / SEQUOYAH / OKLAHOMA.

This position may be filled at the GS-05, GS-06, or GS-07 grade level. If filled below the full performance level, promotion potential is to the GS-07. The full performance level of this position is GS-07. Promotion is at the discretion of management.

The full announcement can be found at the following link:

About the Position: This is a Support Services Specialist, GS-0342-05/06/07 position with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the Operations Division for the following location: SALLISAW / SEQUOYAH / OKLAHOMA , This position may be filled at the GS-05, GS-06, or GS-07 grade level.....

Today is  .Did you know that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division has one of the largest recreation pr...
09/27/2023

Today is .

Did you know that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division has one of the largest recreation programs in USACE?
Did you know that you can book campsites on Recreation.gov?
Whether it's Waurika Lake in Oklahoma, Lewisville Lake in Texas or Greer's Ferry Lake in Arkansas, there's something for everyone!
What's your favorite U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Lake to visit?

Across the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers we have employees who have deployed to Hawaii to provide assistance following th...
09/25/2023

Across the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers we have employees who have deployed to Hawaii to provide assistance following the devastaing wildfires on Maui.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers representatives participated in the Upcountry Resource Fair held at the Kula Community Center in Kula, Hawai'i Sept. 18. The event provided an opportunity for residents who were impacted by the recent fires in Kula to receive disaster relief information from various gove...

Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day is observed in the United States on the last Sunday of September and recognized by t...
09/24/2023

Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day is observed in the United States on the last Sunday of September and recognized by the U.S. Congress as the day America honors surviving mothers and families of fallen service members. Today, we pay respect to Gold Star mothers and families for the sacrifice their service members made to protect our freedom. Gold Star mothers and families will not be forgotten. Learn more at: https://www.army.mil/goldstar/ .

Got any plans this Saturday?Public Lands Day is not just at Fort Gibson but at a US Army Corps of Engineers’ Lake near y...
09/22/2023

Got any plans this Saturday?

Public Lands Day is not just at Fort Gibson but at a US Army Corps of Engineers’ Lake near you. NPLD is a Fee Free Day for all visitors. So get out and enjoy our national public lands!

National Public Lands Day is Sept. 23 and we welcome volunteers to continue the tradition of public service by participating in NPLD events like the one planned at Fort Gibson Lake. We'll be doing a cleanup at the Toppers area and invite you to help!

National Public Lands Day is Sept. 23 and we welcome volunteers to continue the tradition of public service by participating in NPLD events like the one planned at Fort Gibson Lake. We'll be doing a cleanup at the Toppers area and invite you to help! Also, NPLD is a Fee Free Day for all visitors. So get out and enjoy our national public lands!

Our Little Rock District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting the 28th Consulting with Tribal Nations Training at Ta...
09/21/2023

Our Little Rock District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting the 28th Consulting with Tribal Nations Training at Table Rock Lake this week.

The training covers Tribal Treaty Rights, National Preservation Act compliance, the importance of pre-decisional tribal consultation and shared strategies for successful Government-to-Government consultations with the new requirements in the updated Tribal Consultation Policy.

Jamie Pinkham, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works welcomed the group and challenged everyone to network and learn from each other. Principal Deputy Pinkham was joined by Quana Higgins, Acting Assistant for Regulatory and Tribal Affairs, and Col. Xander Bullock, Tribal Policy Advisor.

It's never too early to start thinking about next spring! Where will you be camping?Who is planning for next year's sola...
09/20/2023

It's never too early to start thinking about next spring! Where will you be camping?

Who is planning for next year's solar eclipse?

USACE is announcing the early opening of several campsites in the Little Rock District to facilitate the influx of people to Arkansas and Missouri for the solar eclipse happening on April 8, 2024.

The Little Rock District plans to open the following sites 60 days early and leave them open for the remainder of the 2024 recreation season.
Parks opening fully on March 15, 2024, in Arkansas:

Greers Ferry Lake
• Dam Site
• Old Highway 25
• Heber Springs Rec
• John F. Kennedy
• Devils Fork
• Choctaw
• Cherokee
• Mill Creek
• Sugar Loaf
• Shiloh
• Narrows
• Hill Creek
• Cove Creek

Normally, only Dam Site, Old Highway 25, Heber Springs Recreation Area, John F. Kennedy, Devils Fork, and Choctaw parks would fully open on March 15, with the remainder of the parks opening on May 15. This change will open more than 430 additional sites to accommodate the eclipse visitation.
Parks fully opening on April 1, 2024, in Missouri:

Clearwater Lake
• Bluff View Park
• Piedmont Park
• River Road Park

Normally, only River Road Park and Piedmont Park would be open prior to or on April 1.

All three campgrounds will be available for reservations.
Reservations can be made online through recreation.gov starting Oct. 15, 2023.

Reservations via phone or email cannot be accepted.

Whitewater paddling is an exciting activity, but it requires proper training so you will know what to expect. Play it sa...
09/19/2023

Whitewater paddling is an exciting activity, but it requires proper training so you will know what to expect. Play it safe and wear protective equipment including a life jacket, helmet, and appropriate clothing and footwear to keep you dry.

With all the USACE Recreation areas in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas, there should be no question about why water safety ...
09/19/2023

With all the USACE Recreation areas in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas, there should be no question about why water safety is important to us.

To honor Ryan, please wear a properly-fitted life jacket while duck hunting or whenever you're venturing into open water.

"peRSeverance" makes the difference!

While out enjoying being on the water watching wildlife, please remember to play it safe and wear a properly-fitted life...
09/16/2023

While out enjoying being on the water watching wildlife, please remember to play it safe and wear a properly-fitted life jacket and encourage others to wear theirs too.

Remembering the Heroes: POW/MIA DayIn the heart of every nation's history lies a profound commitment to honoring those w...
09/15/2023

Remembering the Heroes: POW/MIA Day

In the heart of every nation's history lies a profound commitment to honoring those who have served their country with unwavering dedication and sacrifice. National POW/MIA Day, observed annually on the third Friday in September, serves as a poignant reminder of the brave men and women who endured the hardships of being Prisoners of War and those who remain Missing in Action. This day allows us to reflect upon their sacrifices, honor their memory, and reaffirm our commitment to bringing them home.

On this day, we honor the veterans who were captured and held as prisoners of war. These individuals displayed unwavering strength, resilience, and valor while facing adversity. Their stories serve as a testament to the human spirit's ability to endure and overcome.

Equally significant is the acknowledgment of the Missing in Action. These heroes are still unaccounted for, and their families continue to endure the agonizing uncertainty of their loved ones' fate. National POW/MIA Day underscores the need for continued efforts to bring closure to these families and ensure that no one is left behind.

This day serves as a platform for raising awareness about the ongoing efforts to locate and recover the remains of those still missing. It highlights the vital role that organizations like the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency play in the search for lost servicemembers.

Many communities and military bases hold ceremonies and events to commemorate POW/MIA Day. You can show your support by attending these gatherings to show your support and respect. The POW/MIA flag is a symbol of remembrance and hope. Consider flying it at your home or workplace as a visible reminder of the importance of this day.

Educate yourself about the experiences of POWs and the efforts to locate MIAs. Share this knowledge with others to raise awareness. You can also contribute to organizations that work tirelessly to locate and bring home missing servicemembers. Your support can make a significant difference in their mission. Learn more at: https://www.dpaa.mil/

National Hispanic Heritage Month, recognized from September 15 to October 15, provides the Army a platform to recognize ...
09/15/2023

National Hispanic Heritage Month, recognized from September 15 to October 15, provides the Army a platform to recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanic Americans to the Army and our nation.

This year’s theme is “Latinos: Driving Prosperity, Power and Progress in America.” The US Army embraces and celebrates diversity, and we are committed to building high performing and cohesive teams.

Hispanic Americans have an honorable record of military service, dating all the way back to the Revolutionary War, and we are proud of their significant contributions to our Army and nation. The Army values the contributions of American Soldiers with ancestry from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central, and South America.

Army diversity is knowing who our people are, what value everyone brings and optimizing those talents to build high performing and cohesive teams. Our Army is stronger because we ensure that every member of the force can reach their full potential. Learn more at: https://www.army.mil/hispanics/.

Hispanics in the United States Army

09/07/2023

September is Su***de Prevention Month, where the Army raises awareness and promotes resources to prevent su***des. Nesti...
09/05/2023

September is Su***de Prevention Month, where the Army raises awareness and promotes resources to prevent su***des. Nesting with the Department of Defense's theme "Connect to Protect: Support is Within Reach," the Army’s theme is “You are a light in somebody’s life,” to show the critical role relationships and connections to family, friends and the community play in prevention.

The Army is committed to addressing su***de through a comprehensive program that integrates su***de prevention strategies and activities to prevent self-directed and other harmful behaviors. For more information go to: https://988lifeline.org/.

If you or someone you know needs help, please dial 988 and press 1 for the Military Crisis Line.

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