Tag: USACE Galveston District
  • 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.
  • October

    Spotlight on USACE Galveston District’s Robert Thompson

    GALVESTON, Texas (Oct. 1, 2015) – Survey Party Chief Robert Thompson splits his work day between the shore and sea, planning, conducting and coordinating land and hydrographic surveys to determine the condition of major navigation channels and placement areas the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District maintains.
  • July

    Spotlight on USACE Galveston District’s Rhonda Brown

    GALVESTON, Texas (July 1, 2015) – Sifting through artifacts dating back to the Roman era, discovered while excavating a roadway for a $200 million Army housing project in Wiesbaden, Germany, is the most interesting job assignment Rhonda Brown has overseen during her 21 years with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  • June

    Spotlight on USACE Galveston District's Suhail Idriss

    GALVESTON, Texas (June 1, 2015) – Nearly three decades have passed since Suhail Idriss began working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District as a structural engineer. Co-workers have come and gone and technology continues to rapidly change but in the midst of all of these transformations, one thing remains the same - his devotion to civil service.
  • August

    USACE Galveston District Spotlight on Tom Brauer

    GALVESTON, Texas (Aug. 29, 2014) – A quick look at the diverse engineering projects headed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was all it took to convince a young engineering graduate wanting to make his mark in the profession that this is where he needed to be. However, the career path for Department of the Army (DA) Civil Engineer Intern Tom Brauer, who entered the Corps 18 months ago through the DA Intern Program, wasn’t always this clear.
  • March

    USACE Galveston District Spotlight on Louis Esqueda

    GALVESTON, Texas (March 1, 2014) –Whether working in southern Afghanistan or South Texas, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District’s Construction Control Representative Louis Esqueda’s responsibilities remain the same – to review plans and monitor work methods to ensure safety activities for contract compliance.
  • January

    Spotlight on District's Tina Ybarra

    GALVESTON, Texas (Jan. 6, 2014) – For nearly three decades Visual Information Specialist Tina Ybarra has reported to work at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District to provide audio visual support, photography, videography and records archiving services to staff.