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  • November

    Jacksonville District Small Business outreach supports mission through networking with PTAC

    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 Business office, the First Coast Business, Alliance, in partnership with the Florida PTAC at the University of North Florida hosted a day of networking, consulting, training and gaining valuable resources.
  • October

    Perez culminates impactful career with Jacksonville District

    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 honor at the district’s headquarters at the Prudential Building downtown Jacksonville.   
  • USACE Engineer named as 2022 Great Minds in STEM HERO award winner

    (PASADENA, CA.  Oct.20, 2022) –Eva B. Vélez, Chief Ecosystem Branch/Program Manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District was recently presented her award as Great Minds in STEM Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference Professional Achievement Level II Award Winner for 2022.
  • Thrash recognized as 2022 Women of Color STEM Rising Star

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Oct.12, 2022) – The Prestigious Women of Color STEM Awards recently recognized Tracye E. Thrash, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Budget Officer, from the Jacksonville District for 2022 Women of Color STEM Rising Star Award for Career Achievement.
  • First temporary ‘Blue Roof’ installed in Fort Myers

    FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.  (Oct. 9, 2022) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contractors in Fort Myers, Florida, installed the first temporary ‘Blue Roof’ the first home from the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. 
  • Chief of engineers visits Hurricane Ian battered Fort Myers Beach

    FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 5, 2022) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 55th chief of engineers visited the Fort Myers Beach, Florida area to tour the damage from Hurricane Ian, a ferocious storm that struck the southwestern coast a week ago, unleashing widespread destruction of homes and businesses. Lt. Gen. Scott Spellmon, commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, visited the Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee, took an aerial tour of the hurricane damage over Fort Myers Beach and received various briefings from his Emergency Management Operations team on the support the Corps of Engineers is providing.
  • September

    USACE signs Chief's report for Miami-Dade Coastal Storm Risk Management Project

    (JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Sept. 28, 2022 – Lt. Gen. Scott A. Spellmon, commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, signed the Chief’s Report for the Miami-Dade County Coastal Storm Risk Management (CSRM) Study, recommending the study’s findings for authorization by Congress.
  • Jacksonville District provides support in response to Hurricane Fiona

    (SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO, Sept. 20, 2022) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District 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. The Jacksonville District is coordinating with local, state and federal agencies on requirements and support in response to Hurricane Fiona.
  • July

    Hon. Gabe Camarillo gets overview of USACE Projects in Puerto Rico

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District Commander, Col. James L. Booth, (Middle) and Deputy District Commander, Antilles Area, Maj. Jesus Soto, (Left) provide the Under Secretary of The Army, Hon. Gabe Camarillo a command brief. (USACE photos by Mark Rankin)
  • USACE hosts Infrastructure representatives for tour of the Everglades

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District hosted Mitch Landrieu, White House Sr. Advisor and Infrastructure Implementation Coordinator, Jaime A. Pinkham, The Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23), The Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida Lawmaker Pete Osceola Jr., and Everglades Foundation Chief Executive Officer Eric Eikenberg along with state, local leaders and key Everglades nonprofit partners for a project overview and tour inside the Everglades in Miami-Dade County, Florida, on July 21, 2022.
  • February

    USACE Command Sergeant Major visits Jacksonville District, gets overview of projects

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Feb 24, 2022) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' senior enlisted adviser Command Sgt. Maj. Patrickson Toussaint visited the Jacksonville District February 16-17, 2022.
  • October

    U.S. Army Corps announces Chief’s Report signing for Pinellas County, Florida Coastal Storm Risk Management Study

    Jacksonville, Fla. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announces that Lt. Gen. Scott A. Spellmon, commanding general, has signed the Chief’s Report for the the Pinellas County, Florida Coastal Storm Risk Management Study, recommending the project to Congress for approval. The project could be included in the next Water Resources Development Act. If approved, separate appropriations legislation would have to be passed to fund the construction of the project.
  • September

    Booth becomes 61st commander of Jacksonville District

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – (Sept. 9, 2021) – U.S. Army Col. James L. Booth took command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District today during a change of command ceremony at the at the Terry Theater, Times Union Center, Jacksonville. He becomes the 61st commander of the district.
  • March

    SAD command sergeant major visits Jacksonville District

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (March 3, 2021) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' South Atlantic Division senior enlisted adviser Command Sgt. Maj. Chad C. Blansett recently visited the Jacksonville District.
  • October

    Governor Scott tours Herbert Hoover Dike at Lake Okeechobee

    CLEWISTON, Fla. (Oct. 9, 2017) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District commander, Col. Jason Kirk welcomed Florida Governor Rick Scott to the Herbert Hoover Dike at Lake Okeechobee today for an update on current water levels and to see the project at the dike.