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Author: Jim Pogue
  • August

    A life well-lived ... Remembering Thomas George

    Thomas George packed a lot of life into his brief 56 years with us. The former Memphis District employee passed away April 5 doing one of the many things he loved – being close to the river. Thomas was Master of the Corps’ Dredge Potter based in the St. Louis District. He died in his sleep aboard the dredge which was at Ensley Engineer Yard in Memphis for maintenance work.
  • New Labor Forum to Improve Work Life

    In the works for more than a year, a Labor-Management Forum Agreement between the International Federation of Professional and Technical Employees Local 259 and the Memphis District was signed July 9 at district headquarters.
  • July

    Memphis District Commander Col. Vernie Reichling signs a Labor Forum Agreement at the District Headquarters

    July 9, 2013: Memphis District Commander Col. Vernie Reichling (left) and International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE) Local 259 President Melvin Tate (right) signed a Labor Forum Agreement today at the District Headquarters.
  • October

    Reliford receives Seltzer award

    Janita L. Reliford, an attorney with the Memphis District, has received the prestigious E. Manning Seltzer Award for her work in the labor relations arena.
  • Good weather, low river aids repairs

    Work to repair 2011 flood damage in the Mississippi-Ohio River confluence area continues to progress well. A combination of favorable weather, low river stages and innovative engineering – coupled with good contractor performance – has allowed the restoration and repair efforts to stay on track.
  • Interagency team gets firsthand look at St. Johns Bayou and New Madrid Floodway Project

    Members of a federal interagency team working on the St. Johns Bayou and New Madrid Floodway Project in southeastern Missouri visited the project site Oct. 2. They were there to get a better understanding of the project’s purposes and get a “boots on the ground” perspective.
  • September

    How low can we go?

    Last spring we were battling some of the worst flooding on record from one end of our District to the other. This year the opposite is true with drought and extreme low water plaguing the Mississippi River and its tributaries.
  • Memphis District teams respond to Hurricane Isaac

    Taking a path that eerily resembled Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the 2012 storm named Isaac formed in the Caribbean in late August, rapidly grew to hurricane strength, then put greater New Orleans directly in its crosshairs. Isaac made landfall in southern Louisiana on Aug. 28 – almost seven years to the day after Hurricane Katrina’s Aug. 29, 2005, assault.