US Army Corps of Engineers
Honolulu District

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Honolulu, Hawaii (April 27, 2019) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Honolulu District and Pacific Ocean Division leadership and District employees joined forces with local Junior ROTC students and Tripler Army Medical Center volunteers to clean the Fort DeRussy area beach and beach berm April 27 for Earth Day 2019. The 2019 U.S. Army Earth Day theme is “Sustain the Environment to Secure the Mission.” This was the 14th consecutive year Honolulu District has held the Earth Day-focused event at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pacific Regional Visitor Center at Battery Randolph on Fort DeRussy.
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (April 24, 2019) -- Honolulu District‘s Tom Crump, military branch chief (second from left) provided remarks and participated in the ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremonies for the U.S. Army Health Clinic Schofield Barracks’ new 181,000 sq. ft. parking garage. After the ceremonies, the five-level, $26 million Corps-built facility welcomed the first vehicles via the McCornack Road entrance. The garage, constructed by Swinerton Builders, adds 429 standard and 19 handicap parking spaces to the Schofield Barracks Health Clinic campus.
Honolulu District Commander Lt. Col. Kathryn Sanborn, Honolulu District Deputy District Commander Maj. Josh Sturgill and Pacific Ocean Division Command Sgt. Maj. Patrickson Toussaint led roughly 40 Division and District personnel, families and friends on a two-mile hike to view the sunrise from the Corps of Engineers-built Makapu`u Lighthouse April 25, 2019, celebrating the 114th Birthday of the District. The Corps built Makapu'u Lighthouse in 1909 on a 647-foot sea cliff overlooking Makapu’u Beach in southeast Oahu. The Corps’ history in Hawaii and the Pacific began in 1905 when Lt. John Slattery became the District’s first commander. His original mission was to construct lighthouses for navigation, like Makapu’u. Makapu’u Point is an important location passed by all ships moving between Honolulu and the U.S. Mainland. The lighthouse is still an active U.S. Coast Guard navigation aid in use today.
Honolulu District Administrative Day Spotlight: Brittany Keyes, Administrative Assistant
PEARL CITY, Hawaii (March 2, 2019) -- Honolulu District's Chief, Engineering & Construction branch Todd Barnes joined forces with his wife Andrea Barnes as judges and event supervisors for the Plastics Detective event at the 2019 Oahu Elementary State Science Olympiad Tournament held at Pearl City High School. Andrea Barnes is a science teacher at Iolani School in Honolulu and was assisted by Iolanii 8th grade student Myami (last name unknown) for this event. The Hawaii Elementary Science Olympiad (ESO) is open to all public, private, charter, and home schools in Hawaii as well as groups that involve students in grades 3 to 6.
HONOLULU (February 17, 2019) -- Jennifer Eugenio (third from right), a Honolulu District civil engineer volunteers her personal time as an assistant coach for the Kamehameha Schools - Kapalama girls soccer team. Eugenio and the 2019 team were presented a Certificate of Achievement by the Honolulu City Council Feb. 17, after Kamehameha won the Hawai‘i High School Athletic Association Division I state championship title earlier this month. Eugenio played soccer collegiiately at the University of Idaho and is a former graduate assistant coach for Hawaii Pacific University's women's soccer team.
HONOLULU, Hawaii (March 19, 2019) -- Honolulu District's Ala Wai Flood Risk Management project manager Jeff Herzog (second from right) listens to a question about the project from Pacific Ocean Division Commander Brig. Gen. Thomas Tickner (center) during a project area overview at the Ala Wai Canal for staff delegates from the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
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.

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

Army Corps of Engineers promotes water safety this summer season
5/20/2019
Summer is almost here and that means millions of Americans will be planning visits to our nation’s lakes and rivers. As the steward of many of these public waters, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...
Empowering the workforce with sunrise hike
5/17/2019
Honolulu District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Commander Lt. Col. Kathryn Sanborn, Honolulu District Deputy District Commander Maj. Josh Sturgill and Pacific Ocean Division, U.S. Army Corps of...
Honolulu District USACE Employee Spotlight
5/8/2019
Honolulu District USACE Dan Moore Department of the Army Intern (Accountant)...
Volunteers collect trash, debris on Fort DeRussy beach, beach berm for 2019 USACE Earth Day
4/29/2019 UPDATED
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Honolulu District and Pacific Ocean Division leadership, District and Tripler Army Medical Center employees joined forces with Punahou School Junior ROTC cadet...
USACE project manager “hooks” first USAG-KA coin she designed
4/26/2019 UPDATED
Kara M. Larson, a project manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Honolulu District, who works remotely as a project manager forward with customers on Kwajalein took on the challenge in designing...
Brittany Keyes, Administrative Assistant
4/24/2019
Administrative Professionals Day Spotlight: Brittany Keyes, Administrative Assistant, Civil & Public Works Branch...
Honolulu District hands new parking garage keys to Schofield Barracks' U.S. Army Health Clinic
4/24/2019 UPDATED
Honolulu District senior engineers joined U.S. Army Health Clinic Schofield Barracks and U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii officials, and Schofield Barracks Soldiers and their families, for the ribbon cutting...
Get prepared now during Tsunami Awareness Month
4/10/2019 UPDATED
This month the State of Hawaii Emergency Management Agency is encouraging Hawaii residents - including Department of Defense employees and personnel - to stay vigilant as part of Tsunami Awareness...
Justin Goo selected as Civil Works Tech Branch Chief
4/9/2019 UPDATED
Justin Goo was recently selected to serve as the Chief, Civil Works Technical Branch, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Honolulu District. Goo has 11 years of experience working for the U.S. Army Corps...
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Hosting Former Waikoloa Maneuver Area Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) Meeting
4/3/2019 UPDATED
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Honolulu District is hosting a Public Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) meeting for the former Waikoloa Maneuver Area, South Kohala, Island of Hawaii Wednesday April...