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Commander of the Pacific Ocean Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Thomas Tickner,USACE Honolulu District Commander Lt. Col. Kathryn Sanborn, Commander of the Honolulu District, Damon Lilly, Director of Programs for the Pacific Ocean Division, Julie Rosa, Program Manager,Headquarters USACE, Nani Shimabuku O&M Program Manager, Honolulu District, Kate Bliss, Environmental Program manager, Pacific Ocean Division, and Ana Allen, Public Affairs Chief, Pacific Ocean Division, got an up close look at the USACE hopper dredge Essayons while the vessel is conducting maintenance in a Honolulu harbor drydock. Essayons belongs to the Portland District, US Army Corps of Engineers and will perform maintenance dredging of the Honolulu Harbor after leaving the drydock. Honolulu District is responsible for the support of all federal channels in and around the State of Hawaii.
HONOLULU, Hawaii (March 9, 2019) -- Honolulu District employee volunteers stand ready to distribute awards for the 2019 State MATHCOUNTS competition held at the Kamehameha Schools. Honolulu District has actively supported the MATHCOUNTS program since 1997 and provided volunteer "engineer" workforce for the events. Shown here (left to right) are MATHCOUNTS' lead proctor and master of ceremonies (and former Honolulu District Chief, Construction branch) Lou Muzzarini, Honolulu District's Kevin Araki, Pacific Ocean Division's Alina Cayetano, Honolulu District's Steve Cayetano, Billy Borengasser, Wendy Mow, Jin Onuma, and Robyn Au.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Director of Human Resources Senior Executive Karen Pane spoke with more than 25 District supervisors and office managers about new and developing Corps-wide hiring initiatives and encouraged the managers to use every hiring resource and authority available to fill vacant USACE jobs and assist in preparing for tomorrow's engineering challenges. Some of the various initiatives currently working through Headquarters, USACE, and the DOD include direct hiring authority for all USACE positions. Pane also outlined digitization of manpower and projections, as well as the incorporation of a recruiting cadre. The supervisors were attending a management /employee relations seminar that was created as a result of the District's 2018 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) and Command Climate survey results.
Honolulu District's PATHWAYS and Department of the Army interns Avery Chan, Jordan Kilbey, Bryce Montalbo and Travis Shimizu, provided future engineers with career guidance, information on potential job opportunities with the Corps, and possible science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) field career paths, at the University of Hawaii at Manoa College of Engineering Spring Career Fair. Honolulu District participates at the event each year as part of USACE's ongoing commitment to support STEM while building relationships with future engineers.
Members of the Guam Silver Jackets Team gather for the initial meeting of the team. This marks the first official Territorial Silver Jackets Team in the Nation.
Commander of the Pacific Ocean Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Thomas Tickner, USACE Honolulu District Commander Lt. Col. Kathryn Sanborn, Damon Lilly, Director of Programs, Pacific Ocean Division, Julie Rosa, Program Manager, Headquarters USACE, Nani Shimabuku, Civil Works Operations & Maintenance Program Manager, Honolulu District, Kate Bliss, Environmental Program manager, Pacific Ocean Division, and Ana Allen, Public Affairs Chief, Pacific Ocean Division, got an up close look at the USACE hopper dredge Essayons while the vessel is conducting maintenance in a Honolulu harbor drydock. Essayons, which belongs to USACE's Portland District, will perform maintenance dredging of the Honolulu Harbor after completing maintenance at the drydock. Honolulu District is responsible for the support of all federal channels in and around the State of Hawaii.
Commander of the Pacific Ocean Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Thomas Tickner,USACE Honolulu District Commander Lt. Col. Kathryn Sanborn, Commander of the Honolulu District, Damon Lilly, Director of Programs for the Pacific Ocean Division, Julie Rosa, Program Manager,Headquarters USACE, Nani Shimabuku O&M Program Manager, Honolulu District, Kate Bliss, Environmental Program manager, Pacific Ocean Division, and Ana Allen, Public Affairs Chief, Pacific Ocean Division, got an up close look at the USACE hopper dredge Essayons while the vessel is conducting maintenance in a Honolulu harbor drydock. Essayons belongs to the Portland District, US Army Corps of Engineers and will perform maintenance dredging of the Honolulu Harbor after leaving the drydock. Honolulu District is responsible for the support of all federal channels in and around the State of Hawaii.
Honolulu District U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Kristen Rowe, Kwajalein Atoll Resident Office Project Engineer recently volunteered for the post-earthquake assessments in cold and snowy Alaska supporting the Alaska District. Rowe said when she is stateside she enjoys activities like skiing, hiking, and rock climbing but now that she lives on an island her activities have shifted towards more water-based sports like scuba diving, underwater photography, deep sea fishing, and surfing.
Commander of the Pacific Ocean Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Thomas Tickner,USACE Honolulu District Commander Lt. Col. Kathryn Sanborn, Commander of the Honolulu District, Damon Lilly, Director of Programs for the Pacific Ocean Division, Julie Rosa, Program Manager,Headquarters USACE, Nani Shimabuku O&M Program Manager, Honolulu District, Kate Bliss, Environmental Program manager, Pacific Ocean Division, and Ana Allen, Public Affairs Chief, Pacific Ocean Division, got an up close look at the USACE hopper dredge Essayons while the vessel is conducting maintenance in a Honolulu harbor drydock. Essayons belongs to the Portland District, US Army Corps of Engineers and will perform maintenance dredging of the Honolulu Harbor after leaving the drydock. Honolulu District is responsible for the support of all federal channels in and around the State of Hawaii.
Led by Raelene Like, Honolulu District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) advisor, the Honolulu District Special Emphasis Program Committee (SEPC) attended the Feb.15 Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Conflict Resolution Training. The Honolulu District SEPC serves as the advisory committee to the District commander, EEO officer, and senior leadership addressing employment issues like treatment, advancement, retention and training, of women, Hispanics, Blacks, Asian American/Pacific Islanders, American Indian/Alaskan Natives, and individuals with disabilities. Hosted by the Pacific Ocean Chapter, Blacks in Government (BIG) the interactive training featured three training sessions covering the topics of miracles of communication, dealing with bullies in the workplace and mediation.

Public Notices

DFM is proposing stream maintenance

2/13/2019
Interested parties are hereby notified that an application has been received for a Department of the Army (DA) permit for project POH-2017-00198 for stream clearing maintenance dredging with heavy equipment in 16 stream mouths and 63 mauka streams in 79 locations on Oahu, temporarily disturbing a total of ~150,900 linear feet of stream over the next five years as described in and shown on the drawings in the attached public notice.

Public Notice POH-2018-00220

1/11/2019
Interested parties are hereby notified that an application has been received for a Department of the Army (DA) permit for certain work in waters of the United States as described below and shown on the attached drawings. The State of Hawaii, Department of Land and Natural Resources proposes to discharge dredged and fill material into waters of the United States (U.S.) to construct a 95-foot-long groin and nourish a portion of Kuhio Beach between two existing groins with sand borrowed from the Kuhio Beach Diamond Head basin for beach erosion control. The applicant estimates a total of 490 cy of fill material would be discharged below the high tide line into Mamala Bay (Pacific Ocean) at the boundary where the Kuhio Beach Park and Royal Hawaiian Beach sectors interface. The proposed activities would result in 0.16-acre of permanent impacts to waters of the U.S. and 0.13-acre temporary impacts to waters of the U.S.

MODIFICATION OF REGIONAL CONDITION 3 (ACREAGE LIMITATION)

12/17/2018
The 2017 Nationwide Permit (NWP) Regional Conditions for the Honolulu District were approved by the Pacific Ocean Division Commander on March 10, 2017 and went into effect on March 19, 2017. On July 26, 2018, the District issued a Special Public Notice soliciting comments on a proposed modification to regional condition 3 – Acreage Limitation. The proposed modification to Regional Condition 3 was approved by the Pacific Ocean Division Commander on December 10, 2018. Regional

POH-2018-78 Finegayan Small Arms Range

12/13/2018
FEDERAL PUBLIC NOTICE Interested parties are hereby notified that an application has been received from the U.S. Navy for a Department of the Army permit to establish a danger zone adjacent to the Finegayan Small Arms Range in waters of the United States as described below and shown on the enclosed figure.

News Releases

Employee Spotlight: Kathleen De Guzman
3/13/2019
Employee Spotlight: Kathleen De Guzman...
Early discussions lead Guam and National Silver Jackets to milestone event
3/12/2019
During a landmark occasion Feb. 5, the Honolulu District Silver Jackets Coordinator held the first formal meeting of the Guam Silver Jackets team. Building resilience across our Nation, beyond the 50...
Honolulu District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Employee Spotlight: Kristen Rowe
2/27/2019 UPDATED
Employee Spotlight Kristen Rowe Project Engineer, Honolulu District USACE Kwajalein Atoll Resident Office...
Honolulu District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Employee Spotlight: Vicky Cummings
2/6/2019
Honolulu District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Employee Spotlight: Vicky Cummings...
Employee Spotlight: Shannon Sauter
1/3/2019
Employee Spotlight: Shannon SauterJob Title: Honolulu District Quality Management Chief/ Training Coordinator...
Employee Spotlight:Jeff Cochran
11/7/2018
Employee Spotlight:Name: Jeff CochranJob Title: Chief, Safety and Occupational Health...
Army Corps of Engineers completes Ala Wai Flood Risk Mitigation Project design charrette
10/17/2018
By Dino W. Buchanan, Honolulu District Public Affairs HONOLULU, Hawaii (Oct. 17, 2018) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Honolulu District three-day Ala Wai Flood Risk Mitigation Project...
Honolulu District awards $320.2M in FY18 contracts in Hawaii, Pacific region
10/12/2018
FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii (Oct. 12, 2018) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Honolulu District recently completed a very successful Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) during which 454 contract actions were awarded...
Waikoloa Gardens / Jack Hall area evacuation
10/12/2018
This is a public notification and informational handout concerning planned and ongoing investigation and cleanup of unexploded ordnance (UXO) by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for work being...
Honolulu District Completes Remedial Action at ‘Āhihi-Kina‘u Natural Area Reserve, Kanahena Point, Maui, Hawaii
10/1/2018
FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii (Sept. 28, 2018) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Honolulu District (USACE) has completed the final cleanup of unexploded ordnance (UXO) at the Kanahena Point Bombing Target...