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Author: By Luke Waack, Galveston District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Public Affairs
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  • February

    USACE's ERDC and SWG Team Up To Provide Important Federal Acquisitions Training To Joint Audience

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Galveston District (SWG), hosted PROSPECT (Proponent-Sponsored Engineer Corps Training) Course 183, Formal Source Selection, at the Jadwin Building in Galveston, Texas, Feb. 13-16, 2024. Source selection is the federal government’s process for selecting contractors to perform work or provide a supply or to construct a building. Dr. Christopher Barnett, USACE, Engineer Research & Development Center (ERDC), Business Operations Branch (BOB) chief, Vicksburg, Miss., led the team of five instructors.
  • November

    USACE Hosts Lone Star Warriors Outdoors Combat Veteran Deer Hunt

    For the last five years, USACE Galveston District (SWG) has partnered with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department game wardens and the non-profit Lone Star Warriors Outdoors (LSWO) to offer combat veterans the chance to assist USACE in managing the deer population at the reservoirs.
  • October

    Wallisville Lake Project hosts 8th Annual Lone Star Warriors Outdoors Combat Injured Veteran Gator Hunt

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Galveston District (SWG) hosted the 8th Annual Lone Star Warriors Outdoors Gator Hunt at its Wallisville Lake Project location, Sept. 28 to Sept. 30, 2023. Six veterans took part in the event, which USACE co-hosted in partnership with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Chambers County Emergency Medical Services, and Lone Star Warriors Outdoors (LSWO)—a Texas-based nonprofit 501c3 organization.
  • August

    USACE Galveston District Industry Day

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Galveston District (SWG) hosted it’s Summer 2023 Industry Day at Moody Gardens, Aug. 22, 2023. More than 300 people attended the Industry Day, including more than 140 small business representatives, larger business representatives, and non-federal government partners from Texas.
  • July

    Multipurpose Vessel Brandy Station brings dredge, heavy lift, disaster relief capabilities to Galveston District

    A 10-person crew of USACE civilians brought the Multipurpose Vessel (MPV) Brandy Station to Galveston this week. The MPV Brandy Station will work on missions previously completed by the MPV Snell. The Snell worked in the Galveston District from 2017 to 2023. The Brandy Station made it from Wilmington, N.C. to Galveston in seven days. Talon Smith is the captain of the ship, and the crew works 16 days on, then takes 12 days off.
  • Galveston District Holds Tabletop Exercise for Hurricane Preparedness

    Dozens of people attended in person and dozens more via the web as District Division chiefs conducted a walk-through of a simulated hurricane.
  • May

    Are You Ready: Galveston District gets prepared with hurricane readiness townhall

    June 1 will mark the beginning of hurricane season, which lasts through November 30. In preparation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston held a Hurricane Preparedness Townhall meeting for district staff, May 11, 2023. Dozens of people attended in person and dozens more attended and asked questions via the web.