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  • September

    District works to overcome Harvey’s impacts to Texas’ shipping industry

    The number of ports knocked off line due to the impacts of Hurricane Harvey have improved in part due to the Galveston District navigation staff working around-the-clock surveying channels, modifying existing dredging contracts and implementing emergency contracts to get all 28 projects back to authorized depths and fully functional.
  • Spotlight on USACE Galveston District's Andrew Weber

    GALVESTON, Texas (Sept. 1, 2015) – Often spending his summers in the Texas hill country, building makeshift dams and playing in creeks in his younger years, Andrew Weber’s fascination with moving water hasn’t changed. As a civil engineer, specializing in geotechnical engineering, his work with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District allows him to continue studying water and the impact it has on soil properties to prevent against loss of life and property for thousands of Houstonians.
  • August

    Spotlight on USACE Galveston District’s Capt. Robert M. Burnham

    GALVESTON, Texas (Aug. 3, 2015) – Each Soldier in the U.S. Army plays a role in maintaining the nation’s security. For Army Capt. Robert M. Burnham, the economic strength of the nation remains secure, as he fulfills his role as an operations manager in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District’s Navigation Branch, managing dredging-related operations and maintenance projects along the Texas coast.
  • January

    Spotlight on USACE Galveston District’s David B. Boothby Jr.

    GALVESTON, Texas (Jan. 14, 2015) – Dredging the Texas coast to keep navigation channels open for commerce and recreation often goes unnoticed, with many citizens not aware this vital process is taking place out in the Gulf of Mexico on a recurring basis.
  • December

    Spotlight on USACE Galveston District's Diane Kovacevich

    GALVESTON, Texas (Dec. 1, 2014) – For the last five months, Diane Kovacevich has filled the role of a management analysis officer, processing personnel actions for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District Resource Management Office, maintaining integrated manning documents and submitting reports – all new tasks that she readily accepted in her 40th year of service to help fill a gap in her office, proving that it’s never too late to learn something new regardless which stage people are at in their careers.
  • August

    Spotlight on USACE Galveston District’s Kenneth Finley

    WALLISVILLE, Texas (Aug. 1, 2013) – Meeting people from different parts of the world is just one fascinating aspect of working at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District’s Wallisville Lake Project according to Department of the Army Intern and Park Ranger Kenneth Finley.
  • January

    Spotlight on USACE Galveston District’s Thomas Dyckman

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (January 2013) - Building strong in support of the nation requires the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District to rely on the talents of highly-skilled employees to execute its mission of keeping America’s waterways open for navigation and commerce.
  • November

    Spotlight on USACE Galveston District's Lisa Finn

    Lisa Finn’s journey toward a healthy lifestyle began with a single moment while out to dinner with friends back in the spring of 2009. “I looked around the restaurant and it occurred to me that I was the heaviest person in the room,” said Finn. “That thought stayed with me and bothered me tremendously. It was then that I became determined to lose weight.”
  • October

    Spotlight on Capt. Derek Thornton

    GALVESTON, Texas (Oct. 16, 2012) - It’s no secret that successful engineers often exhibit similar
  • September

    Spotlight on USACE Galveston District's Adrian Ramos

    PORT ISABEL, Texas - When U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District Civil Engineer Adrian Ramos decided to pursue a career in engineering, he knew his ideal choice of employment would allow him to remain hands-on in the field. Armed with distinct goals and a passion to serve, Ramos found a natural fit with the USACE Galveston District’s Engineering and Construction Division.
  • July

    Spotlight on USACE Galveston District’s Rashid Sheikh-ali

    GALVESTON, Texas (July 18, 2012) - Full of hope and aspirations for a better life, Rashid Sheikh-ali (a native of Mogadishu, Somalia) set out on a life-changing journey in 1980 that would take him from Africa to America – where he would become a structural engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District.
  • May

    What is ecosystem restoration?

    Q.        What is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Ecosystem Restoration Program?A.         The