Tag: USACE Galveston District
  • February

    Galveston District celebrates 144 years

    On February 25, 1880, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) established its first engineer district in Texas on an island off the Gulf Coast. One hundred forty-four years, 52 district commanders, and several major hurricanes later, the Galveston District (SWG) continues to play a key role in keeping the country’s vital waterways open and protecting coastal Texas communities.
  • January

    USACE holds Industry Day in Galveston

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Galveston District (SWG) held its latest Industry Day, Jan. 17, 2024. Industry Day is an opportunity for SWG to communicate face-to-face with small businesses the requirements for doing business with USACE.
  • December

    SWG holds holiday-themed awards ceremony and townhall

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Galveston District (SWG) held its Fiscal Year 2024 First Quarter Army Professional Awards Ceremony and Townhall at the Jadwin Building in Galveston, Texas, Dec. 14, 2023. More than 150 District employees attended the ceremony and townhall in person, and many more virtually.
  • November

    Advanced Data Section Offers SWG cutting-edge remote sensing technologies

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) team members are using new tools to complete mission essential tasks like mapping, surveying, and construction and infrastructure inspections. The Galveston District’s (SWG) Advanced Data Section is now utilizing Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and Unmanned Survey Vessels (USV) to deliver innovative solutions in data collection and analysis for projects, according to Heng-Wei (David) Tsai, P.E., Advanced Data Section chief.
  • September

    SWG hosts regulatory workshop

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Galveston District (SWG) hosted a workshop on their regulatory program September 21, 2023.
  • 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.
  • May

    Carrasco named SWG's 2023 'Administrative Professional of the Year'

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District named Carol Carrasco as “Administrative Professional of the Year” during a ceremony recently, highlighting the essential role administrative professionals play to support the District's mission.
  • March

    SWG holds Women’s History Month observance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Galveston District observed Women’s History Month with an online presentation March 21, 2023. This year’s theme, chosen by the National Women’s History Alliance, is “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories.”
  • SWG holds FY23 2nd quarter awards ceremony

    District Commander Col. Rhett A. Blackmon and Deputy District Engineer Byron Williams recognized nearly 100 “Champions of the Texas Coast” during the Fiscal Year 2023 Second Quarter Awards Ceremony, held March 2, 2023, at the Jadwin Building and virtually via WebEx.
  • October

    SWG gets a brief history, taste of Hispanic cuisine

    As part of its National Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) celebration, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Galveston District held a special presentation—and tasting—on Hispanic cuisine, October 12.
  • SWG holds Fall 2022 Stakeholder Partnering Forum

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Galveston District hosted the fall edition of its biannual Stakeholder Partnering Forum (SPF) at its command headquarters, October 6.
  • June

    FY22 3rd Qtr awards ceremony recognizes District’s best

    District Commander Col. Tim R. Vail and DPM Byron Williams recognized more than 40 SWG employees during the Fiscal Year 2022 Third Quarter Awards Ceremony, held June 23, 2022, at the Jadwin Building and virtually via WebEx.
  • April

    Chris Lannutti named Logistic Activity’s 2021 ‘Employee of the Year’

    Chris Lannutti is a nice, easygoing guy. He comes to work every day, tries his best, communicates as clearly as possible, and asks the right questions. That’s not just a typical workday for him; it’s his philosophy.
  • March

    BHM panel discussions create meaningful conversations

    The Galveston District celebrated Black History Month with a series of weekly panel discussions throughout the month of February 2022.
  • January

    District Observes MLK Jr. Day with Virtual Presentation

    The Galveston District officially observed Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a virtual presentation hosted by the district’s Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) office on Jan. 11, 2022.
  • October

    SWG Observes Hispanic Heritage Month

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Galveston District officially observed Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) with a virtual presentation hosted by the district’s Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) office today.
  • SWG Employees reflect on Hispanic Heritage Month

    Every year, we observe National Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) from September 15 through October 15. During this time, we celebrate and learn about the contributions of the 60.5 million Americans who trace their ancestry to Spain and Latin America.
  • July

    Galveston hosts park ranger training, appreciation event

    The Galveston District hosted an annual refresher training and appreciation event for Southwestern Division’s district Park Rangers July 13-15, 2021. Policy requires all USACE Rangers to receive eight hours of training annually on a variety of topics such as self-defense, de-escalation techniques, tactical communications, policy, and cultural demographics.
  • August

    Protecting the Texas Coast

    The Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Feasibility Study is currently the largest civil works feasibility study in USACE and in the United States with plans of coastal protection spanning across 76 miles of Texas coastline. The plan calls for coastal storm resiliency measures to include surge gates, vertical lift gates, ring barrier, height extension of the seawall as well as beach and dune measures. Over the course of the study, over 600 storms were modeled and analyzed by a state-of-the art Coastal Storm Modeling Suite.
  • September

    USACE Galveston District partners to offer hunting opportunity to combat veterans

    WALLISVILLE, Texas (Sept. 19, 2016) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Chambers County Sherriff's Department and Lone Star Warriors Outdoors are combining resources to offer combat injured veterans the opportunity to participate in an organized feral hogs and alligator hunt Sept. 26-28, 2016, at the Wallisville Lake Project.