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  • District Promotes Safety for Small Business Contractors

    Seventy-two people eagerly crammed into a Honolulu District conference room in early February to attend the Corps’ latest Safety and Health Training for Small Business Contractors. The free, four-hour training is geared primarily for small business contractors in Hawaii and teaches them how to write and execute effective Accident Prevention Plans (APP) for Corps construction contracts. Many District engineers, other Corps staff, and large business contractors also attended.
  • Wounded Warriors Gain Hands-On Experience with Corps of Engineers

    The Honolulu District has developed working relationships with two Wounded Warrior units: the Warrior Transition Battalion based at Schofield Barracks and the Marine Wounded Warrior Detachment based at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe. The mission of these organizations is to transition Warriors and families from injury, illness, or disease to duty or veteran status. When servicemembers become wounded, ill, or injured, they often face a major change in their career trajectory. While approximately 50% return to their military careers, many separate from service and begin a new career in the civilian workforce.
  • District Professional Development Immersion Offers Engineer Officers Hands-On USACE Experience

    The world of U.S. Army Engineers is one of numerous capabilities across many different specialty career fields. The Engineer Regiment is comprised of combat engineers, bridge crews, geospatial engineers, divers, firefighters, and construction workers of various trades. When a new Engineer Officer is commissioned, he or she can be assigned to any of these diverse types of units. On rare occasions, junior engineer officers may also be assigned to work with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), a command with approximately 37,000 dedicated Civilians and Soldiers delivering engineering services to customers in more than 90 countries worldwide. Because the Corps of Engineers sets the standard for our profession in military construction, many junior officer engineers leap at the chance to work within the organization. As such, any opportunity to learn from the vast expertise within the Corps would definitely be a tremendous boost to my skill set and career path.
  • District Showcases Capabilities for 2013 Engineers Week Activities

    More than 300 engineers and friends of the 17 organizations within the Hawaii Council of Engineering Societies, plus invited local VIPs and dignitaries and engineers from Honolulu District, are expected to gather at the Hale Koa's Banyan Tree Showroom Feb. 19 for a luncheon to kick off Engineers Week 2013, which runs Feb. 17 to 23.
  • Honolulu District Welcomes 565th Engineer Detachment Home from Afghanistan

    The Honolulu District welcomed home the District-based 565th Engineer Detachment, Forward Engineer Support Team-Advance (FEST-A) with a Redeployment Ceremony Jan. 24 at District Headquarters to mark the official end of their successful deployment to support Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
  • US to improve electric grid in Kandahar province

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — Electricity is a scare resource in Kandahar City but should become less so for Kandahar government district centers and businesses when four separate projects designed to improve electricity distribution in key areas of the city are completed by winter 2013. Regional Command-South is overseeing these projects currently in the planning phase. Each required comprehensive coordination among RC-South, USAID, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat, the Afghan electric utility company.
  • Honolulu District Continues Great Support to Army, Pacific Region in FY12

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Honolulu District completed a successful Fiscal Year 2012 (FY12) during which 506 contract actions were awarded totaling $316,128,089.00.
  • Army Corps of Engineers winds down power mission in Coney Island

    When Hurricane Sandy barreled into Coney Island on the night of Oct. 29, it left an entire community in the dark.
  • Army Engineers fought and lived through the attack on Pearl Harbor

    Seven December 1941 was the opening scene of World War II, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was there. At 7:55 a.m., two waves of Japanese warplanes from a naval task force about 250 miles north of Hawaii appeared over Oahu. Some headed for American warships at Pearl Harbor and the planes on the ground at nearby Hickam Field; others hit Schofield Barracks, Wheeler Field, and Bellows Field.
  • Paving the road to stable economic growth at Shur Andam Industrial Park

    The entrepreneurs at the Shur Andam Industrial Park in Kandahar need a paved road, so civil engineers from the 565th Engineer Detachment Forward Engineer Support Team - Advance conducted a road survey Nov. 7, 2012, to develop designs and specifications, a statement of work and cost estimate to facilitate future construction of a road at Shur Andam.