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Archive: 2020
  • January

    District employees honor King legacy with day of service

    Fourteen Memphis District employees and family members participated in the annual King Day event at the National Civil Rights Museum on Jan. 20. The museum is located at the historic Lorraine Motel on Mulberry Street, south of downtown Memphis.
  • DeSoto Co., USACE: Partners in flood risk management

    Desoto County is the fastest growing county in Mississippi. With a population of over 175,000 residents, it is also the third most populated county in Mississippi. Unfortunately, it experiences frequent floods that cause economic losses and threaten lives. Congress authorized a study in DeSoto County to determine the feasibility of providing flood risk management solutions to the area. The Project Delivery Team (PDT) responsible for conducting the feasibility study has been working for over a year now, with their most recent meeting taking place earlier this month.
  • Commander recognizes Contracting Division members

    Memphis District Commander Col. Zachary Miller (center) recently presented Anthony Lee (left) and TiJuana Harris (right) with Commander’s Coins for excellence. Col. Miller credited Harris with bringing a 30-day Contracting 090 class to Memphis that enabled many to meet a mandatory training requirement. He thanked Lee for being a significant supporter by making all the necessary facility arrangements for the class. In addition, Col. Miller praised Harris for being instrumental in the Contracting Division receiving a green rating in several critical categories, including contract closeouts and Government Purchase Card delinquencies. The colonel also credited Lee, as Contracting Division collateral safety officer, with turning around the division’s safety program, bringing it into compliance and garnering great feedback from USACE assessors.
  • Earning our customers’ trust

    When someone does a good job on something, like cutting your hair for example, you become their loyal customer because they’ve earned your trust. The Army Corps of Engineers doesn’t cut hair, but they can and do repair boats, among many other things, and the Memphis District’s Ensley Engineer Yard does it so well that these skilled tradesmen are becoming the team of choice for more and more when it comes to marine maintenance projects and repair work.
  • Breaking bridges, building a future

    “When it comes to building strong and innovative solutions, long-term and thorough preparation is always key, and that includes us investing in our young people,” Hamilton added. “The STEM program is just one example of how we, at the Corps, do that.”
  • Memphis District: 2019 dredged up with a bang

    The Memphis District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has several missions associated with the Mississippi River. One of the most important is to keep the river channel at a depth that allows the river barge industry to dependably transport goods up and down the river. To deliver on this charge, the Memphis District awarded a contract/task order in the amount of $7,987,200 to the Inland Dredging Company in April of 2019. On Dec. 23, 2019, Inland Dredging Co. completed all work with a total of 1,289,598 cubic yards of sediment dredged from all 10 Memphis District Harbors.