Mar 28 2022
USACE-Honolulu District Recent engagements
Jan 31 2022
Aircraft Maintenance Hangar Groundbreaking Ceremony
Commanders and dignitaries gathered at Wheeler Army Airfield to break ground on an $80-million-dollar aircraft maintenance hangar for the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade. The new state-of-the-art hangar will feature the latest technology including high-speed connectivity and lots of additional space for pilots and crews. The hangar currently used at Wheeler dates back to the World War II era, so the new facility is a Welcomed addition.
Mar 22 2021
Night crews pouring F-22 Alert Fighter facility taxiway
Dino W. Buchanan
A panoramic view of F-22 Alert Fighter taxiway construction sub-contractor Kiewit conducting a night paving Feb. .23 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. During a five-hour-plus construction session the 40-ton crawler-type concrete finisher machine cast more than 360 cubic yards of Portland Cement Concrete Pavement (PCCP) for the taxiway.
Sub-contractors for Kiewit smooth the cement surface of the new F-22 Fighter Alert Facility taxiway during a night paving Feb. 23 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. During the five-hour-plus construction session the 40-ton crawler-type concrete finisher machine cast more than 360 cubic yards of Portland Cement Concrete Pavement (PCCP) for the taxiway.
Mar 17 2021
District Commander Visits Bldg. 155 project site
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS (Dec. 10, 2020) -- Honolulu District Commander Lt. Col.. Eric Marshall discusses construction progress with the District's Schofield Barracks Quad B Bldg. 155 renovation project team during a site visit.
Mar 16 2021
Desmond T. Doss Health Clinic
A view of the main entrance to the recently completed $74 million Desmond T. Doss Health Clinic Phase 1 project. Bldg. 674 was turned over to U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii by the Honolulu District project team in Nov. 2020. The clinic medical leadership expects to begin accepting patients in June 2021.
Renovation Work Continues on Schofiled Barracks' Bldg. 155
Exterior and interior renovations continue on Bldg. 155, Quad B at Schofield Barracks. The USACE- Honolulu District project team anticipates renovation completion in Spring 2022.
Renovations continue inside Schofield Barracks' Bldg. 155
Renovations to the third floor gym area of Bldg. 155 include the ceiling support, resurfacing of walls, floors, and force protection level windows.
Central Courtyard takes shape inside USARPAC's new Command and Control Facility
Gerald Young, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Honolulu District
Phase 3 central courtyard construction and landscaping is being finalized at the U.S. Army Pacific 's new Command and Control Facilty at Fort Shafter.
Interior work continues inside USARPAC's new Command and Control Facility
Photo by Gerald Young, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Honolulu District
Flooring and ceiling fixture work is being finalized by the Honolulu District project team inside the U.S. Army Pacific's new Command and Control Facility at Fort Shafter.
Phase 3 Construction continues on new USARPAC Command and Control Facility
Gerald Young, US. Army Corps of Engineers Honolulu District
Construction of the Command and Support Operations buildings (left and right/Phase 3) continues at the U.S. Army Pacific 's new Command and Control Facilty on Fort Shafter.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Honolulu District engineers proudly handed the keys to the Desmond T. Doss Health Clinic Phase 1 project to U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii in Nov. 2020. The $74 million Bldg. 674 will host a new dental clinic, behavioral health services, and physical therapy facilities. The clinic expects to begin accepting patients in late May 2021.
Oct 14 2020
Test lane paved for F-22 Fighter Alert Facility project at JBPHH
US Army Corps of Engineers Honolulu District
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (Sept. 1, 2020) -- Contractors check the edging of a convrete test lane poured on Sept. 1 for the Joint Base Pearl-Harbor Hickam F-22 Fighter Alert Facility project. Paving finished around 11 p.m., but the pavement finishers, District's Hickam resident office employees, and District safety team were on site past midnight. District employees were most interested in being presnt for the event as it was the first airfield paving the District has done in more than five 5 years. Courtesy photo.
Sep 22 2020
USACE awards contract to increase Guam Memorial Hospital patient capacity for Alternate Care Facility use
TAMUNING, GUAM (Sept. 19, 2020) - USACE led a virtual site walkthrough with contractor Hensel Phelps to discuss requirements for providing additional power capability for rooms in Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH) to meet the emergent need for increased patient capacity and care capability in Guam. Also attending the walkthrough were personnel and representatives from Naval Facilities Engineering Command-Marianas (NAVFAC Marianas) GMH Authority, GovGuam agencies (Guam Fire Department, Civil Defense, Air National Guard Engineering), and Health and Human Services. The walkthrough was live-streamed to the Honolulu District project team in Hawaii via Webex. USACE photo by Lt. Col. Woodrow Pengelly
Aug 18 2020
New recommended system for Ala Wai project evaluated in technical report
USACE Honolulu District
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Honolulu District completed an Engineering Documentation Report Aug. 6 that provides the new recommended plan for the Ala Wai Flood Control Project. The new plan incorporates significantly less impacts on the natural streams and residential properties within the watershed, and focuses on evacuating the water without detaining it in the upper reaches of the watershed valleys. Using this report as the foundation, the project team will now begin the evaluation of costs, economic benefits, and environmental impacts through a supplemental National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Hawaii Environmental Policy Act process (HEPA) process. The report and a map showing the current proposed project design changes and new feature recommendations are available on the Ala Wai project webpage: https://go.usa.gov/xfARb.
Jun 29 2020
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Honolulu District welcomes 72nd commander
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Honolulu District welcomed new leadership today as Lt. Col. Eric S. Marshall (right) assumed command from Lt. Col. Kathryn P. Sanborn (center left) during a modified change of command ceremony at Fort Shafter’s Palm Circle Gazebo. Marshall, who most recently served as the deputy commander, 130th Engineer Brigade at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, is the 72nd commander in the District's 115 year history. Marshall will oversee a 325-plus person workforce of engineers, scientists and support staff serving the Pacific Region, including Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and Kwajalein. Honolulu District is responsible for major military design and construction, civil works, international and interagency support, real estate services to the Army and Air Force, regulatory work, environmental services and emergency management. Lt. Col. Marshall holds a Bachelor's Degree in Physics from the U.S. Air Force Academy and a Master’s Degree in Nuclear Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was commissioned as an Engineer in the U.S. Army 2002 and is a licensed Professional Engineer (Civil) and Project Management Professional. Traditionally, a unit’s colors are passed during a change of command ceremony to represent the official transfer of leadership and responsibility from the outgoing command commander to the incoming commander. Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the ceremony was modified to adhere to current social distancing and limited personnel gathering protective measures. Reviewing officer for the ceremony was Brig. Gen. Thomas J. Tickner (center), commander Pacific Ocean Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Lt. Col. Sanborn’s next assignment is to attend the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pa.
Jun 01 2020
Honolulu District’s Tim Phillips named 2020 USACE Construction Management Excellence Award winner
San Luciano Vera
Honolulu District's Tim Phillips, Area Engineer, Fort Shafter Area Office, was recently selected as recipient of the 2020 Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Construction Management Excellence (CME) award. Phillips has worked for USACE for more than 44 years, been an Administrative Contracting Officer (ACO) for 21 years, and an area engineer for 14 years. The CME is an award presented annually recognizing USACE District construction personnel who exhibit excellence in construction management and contract administration activities. This merit-based award is open to all personnel in General Schedule 0800 occupational series positions in District construction organization and programs, including military programs, civil works, hazardous, toxic and radioactive waste or environmental and support for others. Over the course of his career Phillips has provided world-class leadership and engineering solutions that continues today as the Fort Shafter area office currently is managing construction of the $500-plus million U.S. Army Pacific Command and Control Facility (C2F) at Fort Shafter. In the photo, Tim Phillips (second from left) participated in a site visit of the C2F project in March 2020 for the 54th Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite (center). (photo taken during an engagement prior to enforcement of COVID-19 social distancing)
May 27 2020
Honolulu District hydraulic engineer named 2019 USACE Climate Champion Award winner
Jessica Podoski (second from left) and the American Samoa climate change working group pause for a photo with U.S. Congresswoman Aumua Amata (center) during the October 2019 workshop for the American Samoa Climate Related Vulnerability Assessment for Transportation Infrastructure Study. The study was conducted at the request of the American Samoa Department of Public Works with the intent to help the American Samoa Government identify what transportation assets are most vulnerable to climate changes, and to begin planning for adaptation of these assets by relocation, elevation or protection. Other Pacific Island countries could benefit from a similar assessment that would begin to identify their assets and site-specific vulnerabilities to climate change. Courtesy photo (taken during an engagement prior to enforcement of COVID-19 social distancing).
May 07 2020
Honolulu District conducts historic COVID-19 Alternate Care Facilities virtual technical site assessments
Honolulu District's site assessment team conducted its first-ever virtual technical site assessments May 6 and May 7 with Hawaii County officials seeking to have the North Hawaii Community Hospital and Kona Community Hospital medical locations evaluated for potential upgrades to Alternate Care Facilities. The virtual site assessment is unique in that teams normally travel to FEMA, state and county-selected sites to conduct the assessment in person. These two virtual assessments were the first conducted by Honolulu District during the COVID-19 Pandemic response. Utilizing a Cisco WebEx live stream Honolulu District engineers were able to discuss specific requirements, refer to facility-provided blueprints and gather additional requirements via questioning with the medical and county officials on site and in real time. The videoconferencing was necessary due to the stringent social distancing and travel requirements implemented by the state of Hawaii to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic that precludes the team from conducting some on-site assessments. Continued emphasis by state officials on minimizing interisland travel, maintaining social distancing and restrictions on gatherings made the virtual meeting a time-effective option to complete the FEMA and Hawaii County-directed mission assignment.
Honolulu District's site assessment team conducted its first-ever virtual technical site assessments May 6 and May 7 with Hawaii County officials seeking to have the North Hawaii Community Hospital and Kona Community Hospital medical locations evaluated for potential upgrades to Alternate Care Facilities. The virtual site assessment is unique in that teams normally travel to FEMA , state and county-selected sites to conduct the assessment in person. These two virtual assessments were the first conducted by Honolulu District during the COVID-19 Pandemic response. Utilizing a Cisco WebEx live stream Honolulu District engineers were able to discuss specific requirements, refer to facility-provided blueprints and gather additional requirements via questioning with the medical and county officials on site and in real time. The videoconferencing was necessary due to the stringent social distancing and travel requirements implemented by the state of Hawaii to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic that precludes the team from conducting some on-site assessments. Continued emphasis by state officials on minimizing interisland travel, maintaining social distancing and restrictions on gatherings made the virtual meeting a time-effective option to complete the FEMA and Hawaii County-directed mission assignment.
May 04 2020
USACE continues site assessments of Guam sites for potential future use as Alternate Care Facilities
Lt. Col. Woodrow Pengelly
Representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Honolulu District, the government of Guam, FEMA, NAVFAC Marianas, U.S. Department Health and Human Services, 18th MEDCOM, Dept. of Homeland Security, Guam Air National Guard, and Guam Fire Dept. conducted a site assessment of the Lotte Hotel Guam in Barrigada April 30 for potential use as an Alternate Care Facility. An alternate care facility is a facility that’s temporarily converted for healthcare use during a public health emergency to reduce the burden on hospitals and established medical facilities. USACE is prepared to assist the nation in times of crisis and is working with the White House, Department of Defense, FEMA, and other federal, state and local partners in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The FEMA mission assignments provide support nationwide to address possible medical facility shortages. Photo by Lt. Col. Woodrow Pengelly, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Honolulu District
Apr 30 2020
USACE conducting additional site assessments on Guam for potential alternate-care facilities
Engineers from USACE - Honolulu District, NAVFAC Marianas, the government of Guam, FEMA, Dept. of Homeland Security, Guam Air National Guard, and Guam Fire Dept. evaluated the Hafa Adai Bingo Hall and the United Airlines Hangar at Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport in Tamuning, and the Lotte Hotel in Barrigada April 29 for suitability as an Alternate Care Facilities. The FEMA site assessment mission assignments are intended to provide support to address possible medical facility shortages. USACE is working with the White House, Department of Defense, and other federal, state, territorial, and local partners in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
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