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Munitions found near Vero Beach, removal scheduled for August 20-21

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contractors discovered 11 munitions with a potential explosive hazard in Indian River County, south of Vero Beach. This week contractors will lift the items from the sea bed and will transport them approximately one mile offshore to a designated disposal area for future underwater detonations [Read More]
Published: Aug-20-15

Munitions found near Vero Beach

During an offshore removal action conducted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) in Indian River County, south of Vero Beach, to address debris associated with past military activities at the former Fort Pierce Naval Amphibious Training Base, contractors discovered two suspected bombs in approximately 11 feet of water. This weekend, an explosives and ordnance disposal unit from the Mayport Naval Station will excavate the items, which are about 50 percent buried in the sand. They will then float and tow the items approximately one mile offshore for assessment and possible underwater detonation, scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 28. [Read More]
Published: Jan-24-14

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to host outreach event at Fort DeSoto Park

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will be available at Fort DeSoto Park, outside the visitors center, Tuesday, Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to provide information and respond to questions about its Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study of the former Mullet Key Bombing and Gunnery Range. [Read More]
Published: Sep-06-13

Demolition scheduled on former Pinecastle Jeep Range

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announced today that demolition of several small munitions is scheduled on the former Pinecastle Jeep Range Monday morning, July 15. [Read More]
Published: Jul-12-13

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hosts community meeting for Brooksville Army Airfield

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District will host a community meeting to present the Proposed Plan for the former Brooksville Army Airfield, Thursday, Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m., located at the Hernando County Airport, 15800 Flight Path Drive, Brooksville, Fla. [Read More]
Published: Oct-22-12

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ contractors to begin fieldwork at Avon Park Army Airfield

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District will begin fieldwork for the former Avon Park Army Airfield, Friday, Sept. 28. [Read More]
Published: Sep-27-12

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers investigates water areas around Culebra

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Jacksonville District along with representatives of the Puerto Rico Environmental Quality Board, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and other stakeholders met in San Juan August 8 for a Technical Project Planning meeting, to discuss plans for the Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study for water areas around Culebra, Culebrita and the smaller surrounding cayos. [Read More]
Published: Aug-09-12

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to host public meeting for Camp Gordon Johnston

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District will host a community meeting Thursday, May 10 to provide information and receive input about the Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study (RI/FS) for the former Camp Gordon Johnston, a Formerly Used Defense Site (FUDS) in Franklin County. [Read More]
Published: May-09-12

Corps to host public meeting for Avon Park Army Airfield

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District, will host a community meeting Tuesday, Apr. 24 to provide information and receive input about the Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study (RI/FS) for the former Avon Park Army Airfield. [Read More]
Published: Apr-23-12

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District Year in Review

From ecosystem restoration to flood risk management, and from emergency permitting response following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill to ensuring safe, navigable waterways and harbors, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District had a busy 2010, dedicated to strengthening security, energizing the economy and reducing risks from disasters throughout Florida and the Caribbean. [Read More]
Published: Jan-27-11
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