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The Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has served the citizens of the Mid-South region since 1882. The annual mission of its employees is to minimize flood risk, keep America’s most vital inland navigation highway – the Mississippi River – open for navigation and to preserve our environment for future generations.

 

USA TODAY

The new special edition Army Corps of Engineers USA Today is now available. Click image to read.

 

Highlights

IN THE PHOTO, locations where service contracts are scheduled to be executed. These service contracts directly support this critical mission and largely contribute to maintaining the Mississippi River and Tributaries Project. Congratulations to each team for successfully executing each service contract and playing a pivotal role in our nation's thriving commerce.
IN THE PHOTOS, Ensley Engineer Yard Shops Unit Chief Marvin Roddy and his son, Pumping Plant Project Manager Marsalis Roddy together both when Marsalis was young and now as an adult. They work together for the Memphis District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. This father and son pair are probably a duo many fathers and sons try to emulate, especially if they work together like the Roddy’s do. (Courtesy photo)
IN THE PHOTO, Bartlett police officers made a surprise visit to Contract Specialist Sequoria Wilson’s son’s birthday party, at her request, earlier this month. “They gave out goody bags to all the kids, took my son on a ride around the block, and took pictures," Wilson said. "The goody bags had masks, a BPD coin, coloring book, candy, toy shields, and more." (Courtesy photo)
IN THE PHOTOS, Memphis District employees gather for a memorial earlier today at the Clifford-Davis Odell Horton Federal Building to honor and remember seven teammates, who to many of us were family, that we unfortunately lost over the last year. All seven have been and will be dearly missed. The District Commander, Corps Chaplain, Physical Support Branch Chief Lawrence “LT” Thomas, and Operations Division Chief Russell Davis III spoke words of solace and encouragement during this time where we are all experiencing a rollercoaster ride of emotions. (USACE photos by Vance Harris)
IN THE PHOTO, Blue Roof Mission contractors installing the 5,000th roof for another southwestern Louisiana resident. Using satellite and fixed-wing imagery allows USACE Assessors anywhere in the world to conduct assessments, but if for some reason imagery is unclear, an evaluator will conduct a physical review of the roof to ensure an accurate assessment is conducted. (USACE photo by George Stringham)
IN THE COLLAGE, photos of southwest Louisiana homeowner and blue roof recipient Brennon Williams and his home both before and after the blue roof installation. Williams’ home was one of 3,730 to receive a blue roof during Hurricane Laura recovery efforts. (Courtesy photos)
IN THE PHOTO, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contractors install a generator at one of several facilities requesting temporary power after Hurricane Laura damaged their installation. The temporary power mission is one of the Corps' primary missions in supporting Louisiana's recovery from Hurricane Laura. (Courtesy photo)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contractors in Lake Charles, Louisiana, installed reinforced plastic sheeting today, Sept. 5, for the first home to benefit from Operation Blue Roof since Hurricane Laura. The program, managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency, reduces further damage to property until permanent repairs can be made. This is a free service to homeowners. Parties affected by Hurricane Laura are encouraged to submit a Right-of-Entry application. To learn more about Operation Blue Roof and to apply, visit: https://www.usace.army.mil/BlueRoof/ (USACE Photos by Jessica Haas)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contractors in Lake Charles, Louisiana, installed reinforced plastic sheeting today, Sept. 5, for the first home to benefit from Operation Blue Roof since Hurricane Laura. The program, managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency, reduces further damage to property until permanent repairs can be made. This is a free service to homeowners. Parties affected by Hurricane Laura are encouraged to submit a Right-of-Entry application. To learn more about Operation Blue Roof and to apply, visit: https://www.usace.army.mil/BlueRoof/ (USACE Photos by Jessica Haas)
Members of our Emergency Power Planning and Response Team pose for a quick picture before getting to work. The Memphis District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers deployed an Emergency Power Planning and Response Team (PRT) to support FEMA's Hurricane Laura relief efforts, Aug 26.
IN THE PHOTO, Dredge Hurley Ship Keeper Curtis Williams poses in the kitchen area with a fellow coworker. Williams is celebrating a little over 30 years of service with the Memphis District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
IN THE PHOTO, an aerial photo of a ditch representative of ditches 1 and 251. Contracts were recently awarded to authorize contractors to go in and return a total of 89 miles worth of drainage channels to their authorized levels of flood protection.
IN THE COLLAGE, Wynne Area Office Area Engineer Loy Hamilton recently celebrated 35 years of federal service. Above are a few photos of Hamilton while both deployed and here in the Memphis District.
IN THE PHOTO, a levee is being resurfaced.
IN THE PHOTO, Project Delivery Team members meet out at the Old Town Seepage Remediation project site in Arkansas.
IN THE PHOTO, is a sample of the erosion the project will address.
IN THE PHOTO, Memphis District Commander Col. Zachary Miller recently visited Island 68, a project site in Arkansas, where he met with the district’s hardworking Bank Grading Unit and reviewed progress made at the site thus far. Our Memphis District uses a vintage 1949 barge mounted Bucyrus-Erie dragline with a 183 foot boom and a 15 cubic yard bucket to complete grading operations. Additional earthmoving capacity is provided by a compliment of bulldozers . (USACE Photo/Jessica Haas)
IN THE PHOTO, the Memphis District Dive Team performs a survey in Iron Mines Creek in Marked Tree, Ark. as part of an environmental impact assessment for a creek cleanout project.
IN THE PHOTO, the St. Johns Levee and Drainage District Setback Levee slide scheduled to be repaired.
IN THE PHOTOS, the PAS team meets with MRPP representatives on June 18 at MLK Riverside Park to discuss the scope of work for a Master Plan Study to improve the park.
IN THE PHOTO, USACE Vicksburg District's Mat Sinking Unit performing revetment work at Mississippi River mile marker 632 near Fair Landing, Arkansas, 30 miles south of Helena, Arkansas.

News

A USACE father, son built strong
11/12/2020
Children often want to make their fathers proud, and an involved father promotes inner growth and strength. Studies have shown that when fathers are affectionate and supportive, it mostly affects a...
Memphis District awards several critical service contracts
11/12/2020
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District recently awarded five service contracts in Missouri and Arkansas to maintain and improve upon the Mississippi River and Tributaries (MR&T) Project...
A birthday to remember
10/20/2020
As children, we grow up dreaming of what we want to be when we grow up. When we set our sights on something and become passionate about it, nothing can get in our way.One Memphis District U.S. Army...
USACE supports storm survivors with safe structures
10/15/2020
Responding to disasters is one of several missions the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is tasked with. Part of answering this call is through specialized teams that go out and conduct infrastructure...
Remembering our Memphis District brothers and sister
10/9/2020
Members of the Memphis District gathered for a memorial yesterday morning at the Clifford-Davis Odell Horton Federal Building to honor and remember seven teammates, who to many of us were family, that...

Announcements

Alert: Homeowners should not pay contractors seeking payment for blue roof
11/16/2020
Louisiana homeowners who receive a notice of payment owed for the installation of federally installed blue roof after Hurricanes Laura and Delta should not pay.FEMA and the U.S. Army Corps of...
USACE publishes Mississippi River mainline levees Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement
11/13/2020
USACE published its Final Supplement II to the 1976 Final Environmental Impact Statement, Mississippi River and Tributaries Project, Mississippi River Mainline Levees, in the Federal Register today,...
Corps to recruit at WOC Career Fair and Hiring Event
10/8/2020
We will be recruiting post-secondary students, recent graduates and journeyman level using direct hire authority for multiple disciplines and grade levels, from grades GS-03 to GS-15. Depending on...
Northwest Tennessee Regional Port Authority and Corps to sign new Project Cooperation Agreement
9/30/2020
WHAT: The Northwest Tennessee Regional Port Authority and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District will hold a Project Cooperation Agreement (PCA) Signing Ceremony. The new PCA removes both...
DHA Job Announcement - Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic
9/28/2020
Opening and Closing Dates: 09/28 - 10/02...

Photos

IN THE PHOTOS, Memphis District employees gather for a memorial earlier today at the Clifford-Davis Odell Horton Federal Building to honor and remember seven teammates, who to many of us were family, that we unfortunately lost over the last year. All seven have been and will be dearly missed. The District Commander, Corps Chaplain, Physical Support Branch Chief Lawrence “LT” Thomas, and Operations Division Chief Russell Davis III spoke words of solace and encouragement during this time where we are all experiencing a rollercoaster ride of emotions. (USACE photos by Jessica Haas)
IN THE PHOTOS, Memphis District employees gather for a memorial earlier today at the Clifford-Davis Odell Horton Federal Building to honor and remember seven teammates, who to many of us were family, that we unfortunately lost over the last year. All seven have been and will be dearly missed. The District Commander, Corps Chaplain, Physical Support Branch Chief Lawrence “LT” Thomas, and Operations Division Chief Russell Davis III spoke words of solace and encouragement during this time where we are all experiencing a rollercoaster ride of emotions. (USACE photos by Jessica Haas)
IN THE PHOTOS, Memphis District employees gather for a memorial earlier today at the Clifford-Davis Odell Horton Federal Building to honor and remember seven teammates, who to many of us were family, that we unfortunately lost over the last year. All seven have been and will be dearly missed. The District Commander, Corps Chaplain, Physical Support Branch Chief Lawrence “LT” Thomas, and Operations Division Chief Russell Davis III spoke words of solace and encouragement during this time where we are all experiencing a rollercoaster ride of emotions. (USACE photos by Jessica Haas)
IN THE PHOTOS, Memphis District employees gather for a memorial earlier today at the Clifford-Davis Odell Horton Federal Building to honor and remember seven teammates, who to many of us were family, that we unfortunately lost over the last year. All seven have been and will be dearly missed. The District Commander, Corps Chaplain, Physical Support Branch Chief Lawrence “LT” Thomas, and Operations Division Chief Russell Davis III spoke words of solace and encouragement during this time where we are all experiencing a rollercoaster ride of emotions. (USACE photos by Jessica Haas)
IN THE PHOTOS, Memphis District employees gather for a memorial earlier today at the Clifford-Davis Odell Horton Federal Building to honor and remember seven teammates, who to many of us were family, that we unfortunately lost over the last year. All seven have been and will be dearly missed. The District Commander, Corps Chaplain, Physical Support Branch Chief Lawrence “LT” Thomas, and Operations Division Chief Russell Davis III spoke words of solace and encouragement during this time where we are all experiencing a rollercoaster ride of emotions. (USACE photos by Jessica Haas)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contractors in Lake Charles, Louisiana, installed reinforced plastic sheeting today, Sept. 5,  for the first home to benefit from Operation Blue Roof since Hurricane Laura. The program, managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency, reduces further damage to property until permanent repairs can be made. This is a free service to homeowners. Parties affected by Hurricane Laura are encouraged to submit a Right-of-Entry application. To learn more about Operation Blue Roof and to apply, visit: https://www.usace.army.mil/BlueRoof/  (USACE Photos by Jessica Haas)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contractors in Lake Charles, Louisiana, installed reinforced plastic sheeting today, Sept. 5,  for the first home to benefit from Operation Blue Roof since Hurricane Laura. The program, managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency, reduces further damage to property until permanent repairs can be made. This is a free service to homeowners. Parties affected by Hurricane Laura are encouraged to submit a Right-of-Entry application. To learn more about Operation Blue Roof and to apply, visit: https://www.usace.army.mil/BlueRoof/  (USACE Photos by Jessica Haas)
(IN THE PHOTO) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Mississippi Valley Division (MVD) plays a key role in the response and recovery efforts to communities affected by Hurricanes. Part of that assistance includes providing temporary roofing. Pictured here is the Operation Blue Roof in-person Right-of-Entry sign-up station at the Lake Charles Civic Center. It is located alongside Veterans Memorial Blvd/N. Lakeshore Dr. (USACE photo by Jessica Haas)
IN THE PHOTO, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contractors works on installing a temporary 'blue roof' for a homeowner who applied for the free assistance program. The purpose of the Blue Roof Program is to provide homeowners in disaster areas with fiber-reinforced sheeting to cover damaged roofs until permanent repairs can be made. The deadline to sign up for this free assistance is Sept. 30, 2020. (USACE photo by Lt. Col. Nathan Molica)
IN THE PHOTO, is a sample of the erosion the project will address.
IN THE PHOTO, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contractors install a generator at one of several facilities requesting temporary power after Hurricane Laura damaged their installation. The temporary power mission is one of the Corps' primary missions in supporting Louisiana's recovery from Hurricane Laura. (Courtesy photo)
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IN THE PHOTOS, Dredge Hurley Ship Keeper Curtis Williams a.k.a. “Lil Wolf” as a child all the way up to his time working on the dredges Burgess and Hurley.
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