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The Jacksonville Small Business team was honored with an award a the SAME Small Business Conference in Nashville Tenn., NOv. 2-4 2022. (Left to Right) Lt. Gen. Scott Spellmon, USACE 55th Commanding General, presents Tim Murphy, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, Deputy District Engineer for Project Management, Kimberly Daniel-Ray, Jacksonville District Deputy Small Business chief, with a Small Business Award at the SAME small business convention. Looking on is U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' senior enlisted adviser Command Sgt. Maj. Patrickson Toussaint. (USACE photo by Leon Roberts)
(Right to left) Kimberly Daniels-Ray, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville Deputy District Small Business chief, Nicole Batista-Cruz, Jacksonville small business assistant, and Halis Batista, Jacksonville District contracting specialist, provide contracting forecast information with participants of the PTAC Florida Small Business gathering at the North Jacksonville. (USACE photo by Mark Rankin)
Eva B. Vélez, Chief Ecosystem Branch/Program Manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District was named as Great Minds in STEM Hero award winner for 2022 at the 34th Annual GMiS Conference awards ceremony in Pasadena, Ca.
Congratulations to the 2022 South Atlantic Division Regional Leadership Developmental Team who graduated Oct. 21, 2022, in a ceremony led by Division Commander Brig. Gen. Daniel Hibner. One of the many advantages of a career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is leadership development. The multi-agency team was represented by the 5 division districts, USACE Engineering and Support Center, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the Department of Energy. The program provides motivated, high-performing employees a broad organizational perspective and an opportunity to learn regional strategy from senior leaders. The Jacksonville District had five graduates; Trisston Brown, Sabrina Lee, Ken Bradshaw, Miguel Cedeno-Morales, and Mark Rankin (USACE photo by Vincent Mouzon)
U.S. Army Col. James Booth, Jacksonville District commander, presents Cynthia B. Perez with the Department of the Army Certificate of Retirement for more than 32 years of outstanding and faithful service to the nation during her retirement ceremony Oct. 24, 2022. The citation cited that her accomplishments are indicative of her humility, integrity, and hard work in representing the very best of civil service. (USACE photo by David Kimery)
Saturday, Oct. 9, 2022, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer installed its first Blue Roof in Fort Myers Florida. Operation Blue Roof is a priority mission managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for FEMA. The goal of the Blue Roof program is to provide homeowners in disaster areas with fiber-reinforced, industrial-strength sheeting to protect storm-damaged roofs until homeowners can make permanent repairs. This program is a NO COST service for homeowners. Operation Blue Roof is designed to protect property, reduces temporary housing costs, and allows residents to remain in their homes while recovering from the storm. (USACE photo by Thomas Spencer)
Tracye E. Thrash, a USACE Budget Officer, the with the Jacksonville District was recently awarded the 2022 Women of Color STEM Rising Star Award for Career Achievement.
The Integrated Delivery Schedule (IDS) provides the roadmap for sequencing, planning, design, construction and operations of both federal and state projects related to Everglades restoration.
(Left to right) Jason Harrah, a senior project manager with USACE Jacksonville District; City of St. Augustine vice mayor and mayor-elect, Nancy Sikes-Kline; USACE South Atlantic District Commander, Brig. Gen. Daniel Hibner; St. Augustine city manager, John Regan; and USACE Jacksonville District Commander, Col. James Booth, observe the residential landscape and discuss flood risk management possibilities at Lake Maria Sanchez, one of several vulnerable neighborhoods in St. Augustine, Florida, Oct. 9, 2022.
PHOTO DETAILS / DOWNLOAD HI-RES 1 of 3 USACE South Atlantic Division Commander, Brig. Gen. Daniel Hibner (left), and St. Johns Co. commissioner, Henry Dean, discuss coastal storm risk management alternatives with a joint staff delegation at Vilano Beach, Florida, Oct. 9, 2022. (USACE photo by David Ruderman)
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022, the first Blue Roof install in Ft Myers, Florida. Roofer Luis Garza, and Tom Csezk wraps FEMA's fiber-reinforced blue sheeting around a furring strip and Johnathan Whitaker passes them up furring strips. Operation Blue Roof is designed to protect property, reduces temporary housing costs, and allows residents to remain in their homes while recovering from the storm. A resident begins by submitting a Right of Entry (ROE) request through the blueroof.us website or calling 888-ROOF-BLU (888-766-3258). (USACE photo by Brigida I Sanchez)
Kaylee Rose, environmental specialist with Florida Department of Environmental Protection (left to right), Mike Neves and Dillon Sypula, coastal waterways engineers with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, collect beach condition data during preliminary damage assessment in the wake of Hurricane Ian, at Vilano Beach, St. Johns Co., Florida, Oct. 2, 2022. (USACE photo by David Ruderman)
Lt. Gen. Scott Spellmon, commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and 55th chief of engineers, talks with NBC news reporter Dasha Burns during an interview Oct. 5, 2022 near Fort Myers Beach after his tour of damaged areas. (USACE photos by Mark Rankin)
Hurricane Ian supplied ferocious wind and powerful water surge that hurled a dozens of shrimp boats, small boats and debris atop wharves and homes along the harbor at Fort Myers, Florida. (USACE photo by Mark Rankin)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District Commander talks with Puerto Rico Governor Pedro Pierluisi in San Juan, PR. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has received FEMA Mission Assignments (MAs) for Regional Activation and Temporary Emergency Power in response to Hurricane Fiona. Under these MAs we have deployed a Temporary Emergency Power Planning and Response Team, Soldiers from the 249th Engineer Battalion, team leaders and assistant team leaders, as well as subject matter experts in logistics, temporary power, infrastructure assessment and debris. (USACE photo by Luis Deya)
Peggy Bebb, an ENGlink support specialist and Ashley Foster, an emergency management specialist both from the Jacksonville District update Hurricane Fiona data and track deployed personnel in support of Hurricane Fiona response. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has received FEMA Mission Assignments (MAs) for Regional Activation and Temporary Emergency Power in response to Hurricane Fiona. Under these MAs we have deployed a Temporary Emergency Power Planning and Response Team, Soldiers from the 249th Engineer Battalion, team leaders and assistant team leaders, as well as subject matter experts in logistics, temporary power, infrastructure assessment and debris. (USACE photo by Mark Rankin)
Grab and Go! An excavator grabs a bucket full of beach sand and loads it onto a dump truck at Indian Beach Park in Miami, Fla., the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues work on the Miami Beach Renourishment project that distributes sand placement at the southern end of the Indian Beach Park and Allison Beach. (USACE photo by Mark Rankin)
San Juan, Puerto Rico. (July 26, 2022) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District hosted a Ceremonial Signing for the Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) and Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to start construction of the Caño Martín Peña Ecosystem Restoration Project today at the Area Recreativa Jose Pepe Diaz (Pepe Díaz Trail Park), San Juan, Puerto Rico.

News Stories

Jacksonville District inspection teams assess Tropical Storm Nicole impacts to Florida Atlantic beaches
11/18/2022 UPDATED
USACE Jacksonville teams conducted federal project inspections in nine Atlantic coast counties Nov. 14-18 in the wake of Tropical Storm Nicole...
Jacksonville District South Florida Operations prepares for Hurricane Nicole
11/9/2022
Bravo Zulu is an often-used Navy phrase that means “Good Job” or “Well Done.” As Hurricane Nicole makes its way toward Florida’s east coast, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District...
Jacksonville District Small Business outreach supports mission through networking with PTAC
11/2/2022
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Oct. 20, 2022)– In celebration of Inaugural National Florida Procurement Technical Assistance Center Day, (PTAC) the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District Small...
Perez retirees and culminates impactful career with Jacksonville District
10/24/2022
JACKVILLE, Fla. (Oct. 24, 2022) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District commander U.S. Army Col. James Booth honored Cynthia B. Perez at a retirement ceremony Oct. 24, 2022 in her...

News Releases

USACE announces two Public NEPA Scoping Meetings on Nov. 28 and extends public comment on New C&SF Flood Resiliency Study to Dec. 7
11/18/2022
USACE invites the participation of Federal and state agencies, Native American Tribes, local agencies, and interested stakeholders in providing comments and identifying any issues or concerns. Two...
USACE Begins Lake Okeechobee Releases to Caloosahatchee
11/18/2022
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District will resume releases from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee Estuary from the W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam (S-79) at a fourteen-day...
USACE, Miami-Dade to host Back Bay Study charrette, public meeting
11/10/2022 UPDATED
USACE and Miami-Dade County will host a charrette Nov. 14-18, including a public meeting Monday, Nov. 14, for the re-initiation of the Miami-Dade Back Bay Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility...
USACE announces virtual BBSEER Project Delivery Team Meeting on November 17
11/9/2022
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District invites Project Delivery Team members, stakeholders, partners, and members of the public to attend a virtual Project Delivery Team (PDT) Meeting...

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