Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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The Fort Worth District, established in 1950 after disastrous floods in the area, is responsible for water resources development for the majority of Texas, and military design and construction in Texas and parts of Louisiana and New Mexico.

Mission: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is a worldwide organization that provides engineering services, environmental restoration, and construction support for a wide variety of civil and military projects. The Corps' primary civil mission is developing and managing the nation's water resources. The Corps develops projects to reduce flood damage; improves navigation channels and harbors; protects wetlands; and preserves, safeguards, and enhances the environment. The Corps' primary military mission is providing the United States armed forces with modern facilities, at home and abroad; strengthening the nation's defensive capability; and ensuring combat readiness. Additional missions of the Corps include managing federal real estate; assisting communities with emergency operations and recovery; and providing recreation opportunities. The Corps also manages major construction projects undertaken by other federal agencies to include the cleanup of Superfund sites for the EPA.

Did you know the smallest mammal in the world is a bat? The bumble bee bat weighs in at an impressive two grams and a wi...
07/20/2020

Did you know the smallest mammal in the world is a bat? The bumble bee bat weighs in at an impressive two grams and a wing span of only six inches. But on the other side of the spectrum the golden-crowned flying fox has a wingspan of almost six feet! A bats wings are actually their hands, can you imagine having hands six feet wide! They can change the shape of their wing as easy as you can make shadow puppets. By changing the shape of their fingers they can change the geometry of their wings to do some amazing acrobatics.

Additional resources:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxzyAadoyzY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezF9yrplT2A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTKNZDjSaXQ

#OTD in 1969 Apollo 11: Neil Armstrong becomes the first person to step on the Moon at 2:56:15 AM (GMT) (📸Buzz Aldrin's ...
07/20/2020

#OTD in 1969 Apollo 11: Neil Armstrong becomes the first person to step on the Moon at 2:56:15 AM (GMT) (📸Buzz Aldrin's boot print)

#OTD in 1930 the Veterans Administration was Established - President Hoover, in his 1929 State of the Union message, pro...
07/20/2020

#OTD in 1930 the Veterans Administration was Established - President Hoover, in his 1929 State of the Union message, proposed consolidating agencies administering veterans benefits. The following year Congress created the Veterans Administration by uniting three bureaus — the previously independent Veterans’ Bureau, the Bureau of Pensions and the National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. President Hoover signed the executive order establishing the VA on July 21, 1930. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Did you know that bats are the best natural flyers in the world? They fly at speeds up too 100 miles per hours, in the d...
07/20/2020

Did you know that bats are the best natural flyers in the world? They fly at speeds up too 100 miles per hours, in the dark! They use echolocation to help them find their prey and navigate the dark of night. The ridges in their noses actually help them make the specific noises they need to make to "see". This Townsend's Big Eared bat really demonstrates the nasal ridges and ears to required to make this amazing animal so successful. Most bats eat only insects, and they can eat almost their own weight in bugs a day. A medium sized colony can eat the same amount of bugs as a bull elephant. That’s a massive amount of mosquito!

Additional resources:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJOloliWvB8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laeE4icRYp4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-zrBaIt-38

07/17/2020
Bardwell Lake Sunset Time Lapse

Thanks for joining us this week learning about reptiles and amphibians, to close this week and get us ready for next week, Nocturnal week, let’s see some of your best sunset photos! This sunset time-lapse comes from Fort Worth District’s Bardwell Lake! Be ready for next week when we will learn all about life that happens after dark.
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#USACEFortWorth is seeking an International Agency Support Branch Chief in the Programs and Project Management Division ...
07/17/2020

#USACEFortWorth is seeking an International Agency Support Branch Chief in the Programs and Project Management Division in Fort Worth. The IIS branch provides project management to several of our reimbursable customers including the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Defense Logistics Agency, Transportation Security Administration and the Veterans Administration. The branch also contains the team providing project management for the Border Infrastructure projects within the Fort Worth District footprint. This position is a GS-14 and pays up to $151,061 per year. This opening closes July 27, 2020. More details here: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/573865600

Recreating responsibly is about people and places. Bring a face covering, avoid crowded or closed areas, and build an in...
07/17/2020

Recreating responsibly is about people and places. Bring a face covering, avoid crowded or closed areas, and build an inclusive outdoors where everyone is welcome. Be part of the #RecreateResponsibly movement: https://recreateresponsibly.org Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics

07/17/2020
U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Command Sergeant Major Change of Responsibility

Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters welcomed Command Sgt. Maj. Patrickson Toussaint as the 14th USACE command sergeant major, and bid farewell to Command Sgt. Maj. Bradley Houston. Click on the photo below to view a replay of today's ceremony.

USACE Command Sergeant Major Change of Responsibility July 17, 2020

Always wear a life jacket. It’s the best way to stay safe on the water. #LifeJacketsWornNobodyMourns Please Wear It 📸 Op...
07/17/2020

Always wear a life jacket. It’s the best way to stay safe on the water. #LifeJacketsWornNobodyMourns Please Wear It 📸 Operation Dry Water

If it's not treated quickly, #HeatExhaustion can lead to serious injury and even death.
07/17/2020

If it's not treated quickly, #HeatExhaustion can lead to serious injury and even death.

#USACEFortWorth is looking for an Engineering Technician to become part of our Engineering and Construction Division in ...
07/17/2020

#USACEFortWorth is looking for an Engineering Technician to become part of our Engineering and Construction Division in Fort Worth! This position will be filled at either the entry level GS-7 or the GS-8 with promotion potential to the GS-9. Depending on grade, this position pays $46,619 to $74,133 per year. This opening will close July 27, 2020. Click here for more details: https://usace.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/573700600

Turtles need your help. We all know the story of the tortoise and the hare, but have you heard the story of the turtle a...
07/17/2020

Turtles need your help. We all know the story of the tortoise and the hare, but have you heard the story of the turtle and the truck, it’s a messy story. If you are in a safe place and can help a turtle cross the road you may have just made all the difference in the world. Check out these videos for tips on how to safely help out shelled friends across the road: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cablDOmTHs8 / https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fy_FM_ql03g
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It’s #WorldSnakeDay and #USACEFortWorth would like to remind everyone to be mindful of venomous snakes in Texas. Remembe...
07/16/2020
Safety Around Venomous Snakes Of Texas

It’s #WorldSnakeDay and #USACEFortWorth would like to remind everyone to be mindful of venomous snakes in Texas. Remember, when a snake crosses your path, just calmly walk around it and leave it be. Most often, people are injured when they accidentally step on it or they try to harm the snake in any way. To read the full article click the photo.
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According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife there are 15 dangerous species or subspecies of snakes in Texas. Here are some of the more common venomous snakes and how to stay safe in your home and in

It’s #WorldSnakeDay (https://www.snakes.ngo/wsd/)! Today we are focusing on one of the most misunderstood animals in the...
07/16/2020

It’s #WorldSnakeDay (https://www.snakes.ngo/wsd/)! Today we are focusing on one of the most misunderstood animals in the reptile kingdom: the rattlesnake. Found only in the Americas it’s one of the most evolutionary advanced snakes in the world. With its noise making rattle, sharp hinged fangs to deliver its potent venom to its prey, and its heat sensing organs these are some amazing predators that help keep rodent populations down to a healthy level. Check out this video from the Sonora Desert Museum in Arizona for some more info on rattlesnakes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zCsaCXlm78

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Did you know some lizards have a third eye? Horned lizards or Phrynosoma live in very hot arid locations, and tracking t...
07/15/2020

Did you know some lizards have a third eye? Horned lizards or Phrynosoma live in very hot arid locations, and tracking the sun is key to their survival. These “horny toads” aren’t toads at all, they are in fact lizards and that third eye tells them when the sun is too high and intense and it’s time to burrow underground or find shelter to protect themselves in the hottest part of the day. Can you find the 3rd eye on this endangered flat tailed horned lizard found only in the deserts around Yuma AZ? The answer will be in the comments.
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We are looking to hire an Administrative Support Assistant for our Engineering and Construction Division, Standardizatio...
07/15/2020

We are looking to hire an Administrative Support Assistant for our Engineering and Construction Division, Standardization and Sustainability Branch located in Fort Worth! This opening is a GS-7 and pays $46,619 to $60,600 per year. You can apply until July 29, 2020. Visit USAJOBS for more info: https://usace.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/573280200

Color with the kids and learn about #watersafety! The National Operations Center for Water Safety has created new Bobber...
07/15/2020

Color with the kids and learn about #watersafety! The National Operations Center for Water Safety has created new Bobber the Water Safety Dog posters and coloring sheets. You can download the posters and sheets at the Bobber website at www.Bobber.info. #WaterSafetyWednesday

Lizards are an amazing group of animals. Did you know there was even one that was all female? That’s right, the Chihuahu...
07/15/2020

Lizards are an amazing group of animals. Did you know there was even one that was all female? That’s right, the Chihuahuan Spotted Whiptail is a completely female species. They reproduce through a process called parthenogenesis, or the clone themselves! Have you ever seen a whiptail? What are some of the lizards you find where you are from?
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What happened to the frog’s car when his parking meter expired? It got TOAD! 🤣😂😅 Did you know frogs and toads are not th...
07/14/2020

What happened to the frog’s car when his parking meter expired? It got TOAD! 🤣😂😅

Did you know frogs and toads are not the same? While both are in the Anura order in the animal kingdom, there are some key differences between the two. Frogs tend to have long legs and smooth skin covered in mucus while toads generally have shorter legs and rougher, thicker skins. Frogs also lay their eggs in long strands while toads lay them in clusters. Although, there are some species that blur the lines and can fit into either category, causing arguments among the scientists.

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#SummerSafety #Summer2020 #LifeJacketsWornNobodyMourns
07/14/2020
Please Wear It

#SummerSafety #Summer2020 #LifeJacketsWornNobodyMourns

The USACE had a 47 percent increase in drownings in June compared to the same time period last year. Nearly all the drowning victims were adult males between the ages of 18 and 85 and were not wearing a life jacket. July is when most water-related fatalities occur, so please visit this link to become more aware of what you need to know before swimming, floating, wading, or playing in open waters. https://www.army.mil/article/237160?fbclid=IwAR3ZMkTIjzIlt2f5lLN72zR_ZNB33zvVdEyhvt0dsfcaz6H8EWNGAV0qVZQ

Frogs, toads, salamanders and newts are all amphibians, they all typically start as larva (tadpoles) with gills and turn...
07/14/2020

Frogs, toads, salamanders and newts are all amphibians, they all typically start as larva (tadpoles) with gills and turn into adults with lungs. Talk about growing pains! Frogs are an important part of our ecosystem, they help control insect populations, and are an excellent indicator of the health of the environment. Unfortunately there has been a large amount of frogs dying off and it’s up to us to keep their habitats clean and healthy.

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All tortoises are turtles but not all turtles are tortoises. Clear as mud right? The biggest difference between the two ...
07/13/2020

All tortoises are turtles but not all turtles are tortoises. Clear as mud right? The biggest difference between the two is where they live. Turtles spend most of their time in water (ocean, lakes, ponds) while tortoises live exclusively on land, needing water only for drinking and bathing. Physically, turtles have thinner, streamlined shells and webbed or paddle-shaped legs. Tortoises have dome shaped shells and have sturdy non-webbed legs that can support their weight. Both are amazing and fun to learn about!

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#USACEFortWorth is looking to fill two positions! Click the links for more detailsReview Appraiser with the Real Estate ...
07/13/2020

#USACEFortWorth is looking to fill two positions! Click the links for more details

Review Appraiser with the Real Estate Division in Fort Worth, Texas
https://usace.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/573301500
Open until: 07/13/2020
Salary: $98,336 to $127,840 per year

Administrative Support Assistant (OA) position with the Regional Planning and Environmental Center in Tulsa, OK
https://usace.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/573282800
Open until: 07/27/2020
Salary: $38,921 to $50,598 per year

Herpetology from the Greek word herpeton meaning “reptile” or “creeping animal” is the branch of biology concerned with ...
07/13/2020

Herpetology from the Greek word herpeton meaning “reptile” or “creeping animal” is the branch of biology concerned with the study of amphibians like frogs, toads, and salamanders. As well as reptiles like lizards, snakes, turtles and tortoises. While some reptiles and amphibians can be scary, they are extremely important to the environment. Amphibians are also an indicator species letting biologists know how healthy an ecosystem is just by being there. This Sonoran Desert Toad spends most its year underground and surfaces just before the summer rains. It will eat just about anything that moves, if it can get it into its mouth. It even uses its eyes to help it swallow! Watch this BBC video "How do frogs swallow food?": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUbx1tBnpG0

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The Piney Woods Project recently procured a Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) unit. The team used the unit to locate re-bar...
07/11/2020

The Piney Woods Project recently procured a Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) unit. The team used the unit to locate re-bar in thick concrete in the Lake O’ the Pines’ spillway outflow area. Last year, a flood risk management team from U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) and III Corps and Fort Hood used a GPR to determine eight void locations in the spillway concrete that must be drilled for repair operations in the near future. Marking the re-bar will enable simpler and safer drilling. Brian Cockrell, Project Archaeologist, used the GPR unit to verify those void locations, as well as running water underneath the concrete and the re-bar locations.

Employee #SaturdaySpotlight! Meet #USACEFortWorth accounting expert Tonya Craven! #BuildingStrong
07/11/2020

Employee #SaturdaySpotlight! Meet #USACEFortWorth accounting expert Tonya Craven! #BuildingStrong

Too many times someone drowns when they try to retrieve something drifting away. When trying to retrieve anything, pleas...
07/10/2020

Too many times someone drowns when they try to retrieve something drifting away. When trying to retrieve anything, please wear a life jacket because things can drift farther and faster away than you may think. Don’t overestimate your swimming ability. Please Wear It #LifeJacketsWornNobodyMourns #USACEeducates #SummerSafety #Summer2020 #RecreateResponsibly

FORT WORTH DISTRICT ANNOUNCES TRAVEL IMPACTS ALONG SOMERVILLE DAM#USACEFortWorth announced today that the embankment roa...
07/10/2020

FORT WORTH DISTRICT ANNOUNCES TRAVEL IMPACTS ALONG SOMERVILLE DAM

#USACEFortWorth announced today that the embankment road located between Lake Somerville Marina & Campground and Welch Park will be closed temporarily beginning July 13.

The closure, which will last approximately 10 weeks, is due to safety concerns caused by visitors parking along the roadway at the outlet works parking lot. This area still remains closed for repairs along with the north embankment road used for walking. This closure will also allow for repairs to be made safely to guardrail that has been previously damaged. As repairs are completed in phases, portions of the area could be opened sooner.

“To ensure public safety it will be necessary to close the roadway, until all repairs can be completed,” said Somerville Lake manager, Russell J. Meier. “Individuals wishing to access any of these areas will not be able to do so at this time.”

With safety as its number one priority, the lake office asks that any visitors to the lake who will be near or in the water to wear a life jacket and follow CDC protocols for COVID-19.

Additional information is available by calling the Somerville Lake Office at 979-596-1622.

Visit the Fort Worth District Web site at: www.swf.usace.army.mil and social media at: https://about.me/usacefortworth.

Remember to practice #watersafety and Please Wear It when you are in, on or around the water. Also, please remember to #...
07/10/2020
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division

Remember to practice #watersafety and Please Wear It when you are in, on or around the water. Also, please remember to #RecreateResponsible and keep the lake's beautiful by using provided trash receptacles or by taking out what you bring in. Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics

With the summer season is in full swing, the Southwestern Division reminds everyone that many Corps recreation areas are open, but before venturing out, visitors should check with the local lake office before heading out for local conditions.

https://www.dvidshub.net/news/373714/uasaces-southwestern-division-encourages-safety-first-while-enjoying-open-recreation-facilities-summer

Fee machines were recently installed to address day use fees at Lake O' the Pines and Sam Rayburn Lake. The machines are...
07/10/2020

Fee machines were recently installed to address day use fees at Lake O' the Pines and Sam Rayburn Lake. The machines are cashless and remit themselves, freeing up Ranger and manager time. With these machines, the entire Piney Woods region will be cashless starting in October, when day use fees resume.

#USACEFortWorth is looking to fill two positions! The first one is only open today; act fast!Review Appraiser with the R...
07/10/2020

#USACEFortWorth is looking to fill two positions! The first one is only open today; act fast!

Review Appraiser with the Real Estate Division in Fort Worth, Texas
https://usace.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/573156700
Open until: 07/10/2020
Salary: $98,336 to $127,840 per year

Accounting & Administrative Technician (OA) position with the Resource Management Division in Fort Worth, Texas
https://usace.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/573156700
Open until: 07/20/2020
Salary: $41,952 to $54,539 per year

When camping make sure to completely extinguish your campfire before leaving. As our friend Smokey Bear says “Only YOU C...
07/10/2020

When camping make sure to completely extinguish your campfire before leaving. As our friend Smokey Bear says “Only YOU Can Prevent Wildfires.” Learn more at SmokeyBear.com
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07/10/2020
Building Careers - Ep 2 - Direct Hiring

In the 2nd episode of "Building Careers," we sit down with Kelly Englert, Senior Human Resource Specialist with USACE Southwestern Division Civilian Personnel Advisory Center(CPAC), to talk about Direct Hiring Authority, Expedited Hiring Authority, Pathways Recent Grads and Pathways Internship.

Find out more about Government Service and USACE career opportunities at https://www.USAJOBS.gov or https://careers.usace.army.mil/

Feel free to contact your host, Andrew White, [email protected]

Enjoy the show and please smash the like button, leave a comment, and subscribe so you'll be notified each time a new episode is published.

Building Careers is on the following platforms:

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Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/id1496890748
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Mission The Fort Worth District provides vital public engineering services, in peace and war, to strengthen our Nation's security, energize the economy, and reduce risks from disasters.

Vision A GREAT engineering force of highly disciplined people working with our partners through disciplined thought and action to deliver innovative and sustainable solutions to the Nation's engineering.

The Fort Worth District, established in 1950 after disastrous floods in the area, is responsible for water resources development in two-thirds of Texas, and military design and construction in Texas and parts of Louisiana and New Mexico. The District:


  • covers a geographical area of approximately 410,000 square miles and employs more than 1600 team members.

  • has constructed 25 lakes, two major floodways and many local projects. These projects cost $2.6 billion to build, but have prevented more than $68 billion in flood damages.

  • operates and maintains reservoirs and lakes for outdoor recreation opportunities for millions of visitors annually, while also furnishing approximately 35 percent of Texas’ water supply.

  • supervises design and construction at Army and Air Force installations in three states, including facilities such as family housing, training and aircraft facilities, schools, child care centers, clinics and hospitals.

  • executed a total of $1,827M worth of contracts for fiscal year 2013.
  • The Fort Worth District manages one of the largest military construction programs in the Corps and supports customers with design and construction projects at 17 active Army and Air Force installations in Texas, New Mexico and Louisiana.

    The district also assists Army and Air Force Reserve customers in Louisiana and Texas, provides operation and maintenance support to installations in three states, and leases facilities for military recruiting commands.

    Fort Sam Houston

    The BRAC Medical Construction Program consists of four major components:

    📷Aerial view of BRAC medical construction at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas.


  • The Brooke Army Medical Center and Wilford Hall Medical Center Renovation/Construction Program

  • The Medical Education and Training Campus

  • The Laboratory/Research Facility Construction Program

  • The Clinic Construction/Upgrade Program
  • Projects to expand and renovate Brooke Army Medical Center on Fort Sam Houston are moving forward. A groundbreaking ceremony took place in December 2008 for construction of a 768,000 square foot tower addition, 306,000 square feet of renovations, and construction of a 5,000 space parking garage. Design work has begun on a project to replace Wilford Hall Medical Center at Lackland AFB. Wilford Hall will become an ambulatory outpatient care facility, transferring inpatient responsibilities to Brooke Army Medical Center. When the projects at the two medical centers are finished, they will be re-designated as the north and south campuses of the San Antonio Military Medical Center. The total cost of the SAMMC program is projected to be about $1.3 billion, which is coming from BRAC and other funding sources. The Medical Education and Training Campus program includes 13 buildings to support the realignment of Air Force and Navy medical enlisted personnel training from San Diego NAS, Great Lakes NAS, and Sheppard AFB to Fort Sam Houston. The Army medical enlisted personnel training is currently taking place at Fort Sam Houston. Once completed, METC will provide training for all three services together in the same buildings. The total cost of the METC construction program is projected to be $807 million, including BRAC and other funds. The third major component is the construction of new research and laboratory facilities. This $190 million program will construct the Joint Center of Excellence for Battlefield Health and Trauma Research and a Tri-Service Research Laboratory. The Battlefield Health and Trauma facility is scheduled for completion in early 2010. The contract to build the Tri-Service Lab was awarded in April 2009. The fourth component is the Clinic Program which upgrades and constructs troop outpatient clinical and dental facilities on Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis. The total construction program is valued at $86 million. The health clinic on Camp Bullis was completed November 2009. The Fort Sam Houston Primary Care Clinic is scheduled to be completed in Spring 2010. Addition and renovations to the Budge Dental Clinic on Fort Sam Houston are scheduled for completion by the fall of 2010.

    Fort Bliss

    📷Aerial view of the Fort Bliss Expansion program in El Paso, Texas.

    The Fort Bliss Expansion program reached a major milestone with the turnover of the 1st Brigade Combat Team Complex. The expansion program was established in FY06 with a mission to build facilities for nearly 20,000 Soldiers and 30,000 family members. This original mission expanded and construction is now underway for two additional Brigade Combat Teams. These units raise the planned Soldier population to approximately 37,000. All BRAC and MILCON projects are designed and constructed under the Army’s MILCON Transformation Program. The Program Office is using the Land Development Engineer/Product-line Approach to accomplish the majority of BRAC and MILCON projects. Using the product-line approach, there team members performing work across six Districts; Fort Worth, Galveston, Tulsa, Little Rock, Albuquerque, and Sacramento along with team members from the Centers of Standardization. Additionally, the expansion program includes Range and Training Facility Projects focused on Soldier training needs and a Medical Program responsible for medical and dental facilities. This is an enormous expansion program with a total budget exceeding $4.5 billion. The current construction placement is nearly $20M per week. This is a fast tracked program. The 2nd Brigade Combat Team Complex was delivered in the Summer of 2009. The 3rd Brigade Combat Team Complex will be delivered the Summer of 2010; and the new Headquarters building for the 1st Armored Division is under construction and will be delivered in 2011.

    Central Texas Area Office

    The CTAO currently has over 40 active contracts valued in excess of $.5 billion being managed and supported by 70 USACE members within the area and at the various Installations. Installations covered include Fort Hood, Dyess, Goodfellow, and Laughlin Air Force Bases. The projects cover the entire spectrum of military construction projects from Child Care Development Centers, Religious and Family Support Facilities, Tactical Equipment Maintenance Facilities, Troop Dining Facilities, various Operations Facilities, Air Force Dormitories, an assortment of medical projects, Army Reserve and National Guard Centers, Aircraft Hangars and Modular Barracks.

    Fort Polk

    In support of the FSF – TT Mission, Manufacture, transport and install 96 modular buildings & utility systems repair at North Fort Polk. Project consists of renovations and repairs to existing electrical and utility lines as well as new main sewer lines, lateral sewer lines, individual building service lines, primary and secondary electric service, gas lines and meters, fire protection lines including valves and hydrants, and including making connections to existing buildings and new building systems.

    📷San Antonio Channel - Historic Mission Reach at Ashley Road (EXISTING)

    The Fort Worth District Civil Works missions include flood damage reduction, ecosystem restoration, water supply, recreation, fish and wildlife mitigation and environmental stewardship. The district’s Operations and Maintenance program includes 25 multi-purpose projects, three hydropower plants, 685,000 acres of land management, 397000 acres of water manaement and 340 recreation areas which receive over 25 million visitors annually. Our reservoirs have prevented more than $68 billion in flood damages since their construction, while also storing 35 percent of the state’s potable water supply.The district has built 58 flood control and/or multi-purpose projects.

    📷San Antonio Channel - Historic Mission Reach at Ashley Road (PLANNED)

    The district’s civil works area of responsibility covers approximately 53 percent of the state of Texas and portions of 10 river basins from the Rio Grande River in the Southwest to the Red River in the Northeast.The district is collaborating with numerous river authorities, Federal, state and local governments, and resource agencies on water resource studies within the Trinity, San Antonio, Guadalupe, Nueces, Brazos, Sulphur, Rio Grande and Lower Colorado River basins. The issues addressed in these studies range from large, complex, multi-purpose basin-wide water resource problems to smaller localized problems.

    📷The Fort Worth District supports a checkpoint facility's program for U.S. Customs and Border Protection such as this new unit completed June 2009 in Uvalde.

    The Fort Worth District provides a variety of services to other Federal agencies. Current projects include the design and construction of two Border Patrol Stations and two Customs and Border Protection Checkpoints. These facilities are in support of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency and their mission to secure the southern border of Texas.

    Additional projects include real estate acquisition, procurement and administrative services for other agencies. The district also provides extensive planning and environmental services for various agencies throughout the district boundary.

    The Fort Worth District has deployed over 100 of its members, some of which have deployed multiple times, as part of the military and civilian contingent of the Army Corps of Engineers in the Middle East. Fort Worth District members, along with other Corps personel, have worked closely with other governmental and non-governmental agencies in both Iraq and Afghanistan. They provide technical assistance and construction services in support of USACE's overseas contingency operations. Fort Worth District employees assist in meeting the basic needs of the citizens of Iraq and Afghanistan. By developing local capacity and literally paving the road to democracy, District employees continue to offer hope to future generations of both countries.

    The Corps of Engineers Regulatory Program is implemented under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 for two-thirds of the State of Texas, including three very large, fast-growing metropolitan areas – Dallas-Fort Worth, San Antonio, and Austin – and some of the fastest growing cities in the nation. The Program:


  • protects functions of the aquatic environment while rendering fair and reasonable decisions in as efficient a manner as possible.

  • expedites permit evaluations for high priority NCTCOG projects through a signed Memorandum of Agreement between the Corps and NCTCOG under section 214 of the Water Resources Devlopment Act of 2000.

  • works regularly and effectively with numerous Federal agencies, such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; state agencies, such as the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, and Texas Department of Transportation; and regional and local agencies, such as the North Central Texas Council of Governments and the Lower Colorado River Authority.

  • regularly conducts outreach programs to educate the public about the elements of the Corps Regulatory Program.

  • streamlines regulatory actions in areas determined to be national priorities, including national security, energy, transportation and stream and wetland restoration.

  • handles permit applications for a large number of high profile projects in the areas of residential, commercial, and industrial development, energy production (primarily oil, gas and lignite), transportation (including very large projects associated with the TransTexas Project), and water supply development, including large proposed reservoir projects such as Lake Columbia.

  • approves and oversees the operation of 15 mitigation banks located in north, east and central Texas, with approximately 25 bank proposals currently being evaluated.

  • handles a large number of permit actions -- approximately 1,000 each fiscal year.
  • Nearby government services


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    A bit of history found in my aunt’s photos. What can you tell me about these pics? My aunt is on the far left. I was told by her brother that she worked post-WW2 surplus sales. DFW area? I believe since we’re all from LA & TX. Photos by US Army Signal Corps.
    Concerning Lake Georgetown in Georgetown, TX, who may I email concerning adding more trashcans in the summer months?
    Why is Soldiers Bluff on Lake Whitney closed?
    What’s going on with Soldiers Bluff on Lake Whitney?
    Just a question, is lake georgetown open for this memorial day weekend? do we need reservations?
    When will Benbrook Lake parks re-open?
    All Benbrook Lake parks going to be reopen back up soon?
    Portuguese Army, in humanitarian mission, helping population and homeless people during Covid19 crisis!
    Focusing on careers that pay in any economy. 💰📈📉
    With the announcement from the Governor closing state parks, will Army Corps parks remain open or close? And more to the point, will lake access and boat ramps remain open? Thx
    How about cleaning out the rats droppings out of the privies at Jim Chapman Lake aka Cooper. The bathrooms there are flat out nasty! I can send you pictures..