News Releases

Archive: April, 2019
  • Volunteers collect trash, debris on Fort DeRussy beach, beach berm for 2019 USACE Earth Day

    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 volunteers to clean the Fort DeRussy area beach and beach berm April 27 for Earth Day 2019. This was the 14th consecutive year Honolulu District held the Earth Day-focused event by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pacific Regional Visitor Center (RVC) at Battery Randolph on Fort DeRussy in Waikiki. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Park Rangers Angela Jones and Stephen Lawlor coordinated and led the beach sweep with assistance from Punahou School Junior ROTC program commander Lt. Col. (ret.) Robert Takao.
  • USACE project manager “hooks” first USAG-KA coin she designed

    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 a commander’s coin. In November 2018, U.S. Army Garrison Kwajalein Atoll Commander Col.James DeOre asked for local military or civilian government employees on Kwajalein Atoll to use their artistic skills in generating a new commander’s coin design. The most specific requested standard for the new design was that it be “something unique to the Marshall Islands and not a circle coin.” Little did she know that her interest in creating a new design would later take on a unique twist.
  • Administrative Professionals Day Spotlight: Brittany Keyes

    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

    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 ceremonies and grand opening for the U.S. Army Health Clinic Schofield Barracks’ new 181,000 sq. ft. parking garage. Tom Crump, military branch chief provided remarks and participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony.
  • Get prepared now during Tsunami Awareness Month

    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 Month. April was chosen as the month to honor and remember the hundreds of lives lost during the worst tsunami events in Hawai'i's history. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recommends residents - including Department of Defense personnel and their families - review the evacuation area maps that are available on the City & County of Honolulu’s Department of Emergency Management (DEM) website at Sea water inundation zone maps - that nearly mirror the evacuation area maps - are evaluated and compiled by USACE civil works technical branch personnel for Hawaii emergency management. The maps are also available on the state of Hawaii's ReadyHawaii smartphone app.
  • Justin Goo selected as Civil Works Tech Branch Chief

    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 of Engineers, having most recently served as a Design Manager/Technical Lead in the Engineering Services Section, Regional Engineering Center, Engineering and Construction Division at Honolulu District.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Hosting Former Waikoloa Maneuver Area Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) Meeting

    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 17, 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Kuhio Hale, Department of Hawaiian Home Lands West Hawaii District Office, 64-756 Mamalahoa Hwy, Waimea. The Restoration Advisory Board meeting will review past actions and give a status update regarding ongoing environmental investigations and restoration activities to address military munitions potentially remaining at the former Waikoloa Maneuver Area.