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  • January

    Katrina survivor grows-up to support Maria recovery efforts

    Out of the devastation of Hurricane Katrina many stories have been told of adversity and strength, but Jasmine Smith’s story has been 12-years in the making as she is now serving with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Puerto Rico as the Debris Mission manager.
  • Task force safety seeks to reduce potential for traffic mishaps

    A crew from Fluor subcontractor MasTec lifted a 30-foot wooden utility pole for use in electric power restoration on a winding road in Naranjito, Puerto Rico, Jan. 6, under the watchful eye of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Task Force Power Restoration Safety Manager Bill Pioli. His focus on this day was traffic safety.
  • Terrain, tropics and topography

    Terrain, tropics, and topography are among the challenges the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are overcoming as part of the ongoing operation, Task Force Power Restoration, throughout the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, following the catastrophic hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017.
  • Microgrid technology brings vital electricity to Puerto Rico’s hardest hit towns

    In a continuing mission to restore critical electrical power to the people of Puerto Rico, Task Force Power Restoration, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is using microgrid technology to temporarily power areas that have been hardest hit by Hurricane Maria.
  • USACE deputy visits Task Force Power in Puerto Rico

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Deputy Commanding General for Civil and Emergency Operations Maj. Gen. Donald E. "Ed" Jackson visited Task Force Power Restoration at the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority Jan. 4 to get an update on the mission and to meet team members.
  • Task Force Power’s husband, wife team deliver ‘inseparable’ disaster support

    Evan and Leah Morgan have been inseparable since 2010, their freshman year at Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia. The husband and wife team from Huntington District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, knew they wanted to support the recovery mission in Puerto Rico. The only consideration was timing: would the stars align so this couple could deploy together? The answer came on Nov. 14, when Leah, a district contract purchasing agent, deployed to Puerto Rico to support the Task Force Power Restoration mission. Evan, a civil engineer, wouldn’t join her until Dec. 22.
  • December

    Task Force Power Restoration operations chief bids fond farewell

    Philip R. Tilly, a program manager with the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, was making final plans in September for a promised road trip he and his wife, Jeanne, of 35 years, would take to Acadia National Park in Maine, and a week-long retreat to Hocking Hills in southeastern Ohio.
  • Work continues through the holidays to restore power to Cidra residents

    Residents and businesses of Cidra are poised to get their electricity back online, thanks to the continued mission of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Task Force Power Restoration team through the holidays.
  • Corps on track to deliver Puerto Rican citizens life-sustaining power

    In an effort to help Puerto Rican citizens recover from devastation in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Task Force Power Restoration continues its mission to restore the island’s electrical power grid Dec. 24.
  • Bayamon mayor steps up for the whole island

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Task Force Power Restoration team members met with Bayamon city leaders to discuss the potential use of city land space at the Bayamon sports complex in the greater San Juan metropolitan area Dec. 22.
  • Prime Power Soldiers recognized for service in Puerto Rico

    Soldiers of the Delta 249th Engineer Battalion (Prime Power) are recognized in an award ceremony for their crucial work during power restoration efforts in Puerto Rico.
  • September

    First Blue Roof Being Installed in the Virgin Islands

    The first residential temporary roof made of blue plastic sheeting was installed today on the island of St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The program, available to qualified homeowners and known as Operation Blue Roof, can make some damaged structures habitable again until more permanent repairs can be made.
  • March

    Unmanned Aircrafts lift USACE emergency response operations to new heights

    When the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Mobile District (Mobile), assembled an emergency response team to support recovery operations in the wake of an EF3 tornado that touched down near Albany, Ga. in January, the district decided to try a unique approach. Among the nine-member team who deployed to the field to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), were two members of the USACE, Jacksonville District’s (Jacksonville), Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) team.
  • February

    Contractors on pace to finish 5 SHEP-related features in 2017

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – To say Spencer Davis has a few irons in the fire is an understatement. As the senior project manager for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, or SHEP, Davis manages the multimillion-dollar project that has eight separate environmental mitigation features outside of the actual harbor and entrance channel deepening. Now more than two years in, contractors continue to push the project forward on several fronts and are expected to wrap up four contracts this year.
  • January

    Corps continues rehabilitation efforts at Herbert Hoover Dike

    As 2016 turns into 2017, staff at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District continue the monumental task of rehabilitating the Herbert Hoover Dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee in south Florida.
  • October

    Corps of Engineers coastal recovery operations underway following Hurricane Matthew

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District employees are supporting coastal assessment and recovery work throughout Florida in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.
  • Savannah District teams up to keep commerce flowing

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – While many Savannah residents clogged roads returning home following Hurricane Matthew last week, a small group worked to ensure a major artery into the city — the Savannah River – remained clear.
  • Learning to Lead in SAD’s Regional Leadership Development Program

    Two of the South Atlantic Division’s brightest talent earned distinct honors during a Regional Leadership Development Program graduation ceremony held Oct. 4 at division offices in Atlanta.
  • September

    SAD hosts forum for past, present USACE leaders

    The South Atlantic Division hosted an annual Leaders Emeritus meeting Sept. 13 with current and retired U.S. Army Corps of Engineers leaders.
  • SAD member part of coalition to rebuild after Louisiana floods

    Chris Klein (L), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, South Atlantic Division temporary housing program manager and Jon Wilson (R), a haul and install action officer from U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center Huntsville , give an in-brief to newly arrived Quality Assurance Representatives. QARs are deploying from throughout the Army Corps of Engineers in support of the Baton Rouge severe storms and flooding. The QARs are responsible for Manufactured Home Unit site inspection reports and inspecting the MHUs before they are occupied.