News Releases

  • USACE Continues to Embrace Innovation at the San Juan Harbor Dredging and Deepening Project

    San Juan, Puerto Rico – Recognizing the vital role the San Juan Harbor plays in the economy of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Task Force Virgin Islands Puerto Rico (TF-VIPR) highlighted the beginning of the dredging and deepening phase of the San Juan Harbor during the First Bucket Ceremony hosted by Puerto Rico’s Governor, Pedro Pierluisi, and Puerto Rico Ports Authority Executive Director, Joel Pizá.
  • USACE Headquarters Supplemental Team meets with Task Force Virgin Islands Puerto Rico

    San Juan, Puerto Rico – Feb. 9, 2024 – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) headquarters Supplemental team traveled to Puerto Rico to meet with the recently commissioned Task Force Virgin Islands Puerto Rico (TF-VIPR).
  • USACE's Task Force VIPR hosts South Atlantic Division Second Quarter RGM Meeting

    San Juan, Puerto Rico - The newly formed Task Force Virgin Islands Puerto Rico hosted the South Atlantic Division 2nd Quarter Regional Governance Meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Story and photos by Jennifer Garcia, Jacksonville District
  • Corps Foundation Donates 7000 Life Jackets

    The Corps Foundation has provided 7,000 lifejackets to be used at life jacket loaner stations at lakes throughout the South Atlantic Division. Newell Brands donated the lifejackets to the Corps Foundation in collaboration with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) adult water safety campaign, “Life Jackets Worn Nobody Mourns.” The life jackets were delivered to Allatoona Lake where they will be distributed to other locations in the coming weeks.

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), South Atlantic Division (SAD) welcomed Colonel Charles L. Decker as the first Task Force Virgin Island Puerto Rico (TF VIPR) commander at an assumption of command ceremony held at Fort Buchanan, PR. The ceremony was officiated by Brig. Gen. Daniel Hibner, commanding general, SAD.
  • Attorney Neil Purcell Retires After 44 Years of Service

    South Atlantic Division bids Chief Counsel Neil Purcell a fond farewell at his retirement ceremony on July 19, 2023, at Division Headquarters in Atlanta after 44 years of federal service.

    May 19, 2023 - Congresswoman Jennifer Gonzalez, Commissioner Resident for Puerto Rico, announces the creation of Task Force U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico during a press conference that was held in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Congresswoman Gonzalez is the Commissioner Resident for the commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
  • South Atlantic Division Becomes an EWN Proving Ground

    South Atlantic Division commander Brig. Gen. Daniel Hibner signed a Commander's Memo on Feb. 27th, 2023 establishing the division as an Engineering With Nature Proving Ground.
  • Cmd. Sgt. Maj. Chad Blansett Awarded Silver De Fleury Medal

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, South Atlantic Division Cmd. Sgt. Maj. Chad Blansett was awarded the Silver De Fleury Medal on Aug. 22nd, 2022.
  • South Atlantic Coastal Study Final Report Signed

    The four-year, $18.4 million, South Atlantic Coastal Study was designed to identify the risks and vulnerabilities of tidally influenced areas to increased hurricane and storm damage as a result of sea level rise. South Atlantic Division (SAD) Commander, Brig. Gen. Jason E. Kelly, signed the Final Report of the South Atlantic Coastal Study during a virtual, online ceremony July 25.