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  • October

    USACE is hiring, Jacksonville District hosts job fair in South Florida

    CLEWISTON, Fla. -  The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District is hiring and will host a job fair as the organization seeks to fill multiple positions in south Florida. The event will take place Wednesday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Florida Operations Office at 525 Ridgelawn Road, Building SF-2, Classroom 525, Clewiston, Fla.
  • USACE Jacksonville District celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, by commemorating, and honoring the many contributions Hispanic Americans have made to the U.S. Army, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Defense and the nation. The contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Portugal, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America.
  • August

    USACE, State Partners Celebrate Major Milestone for the Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands Project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District and South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) celebrated a major milestone for the Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands Project in Miami-Dade County. The S-709 Pump Station, a component of the L31 Flow-Way, is complete and will contribute to the restoration of Biscayne Bay.
  • July

    USACE signs MOA Agreement for Guajataca Dam Repairs

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Atlantic Division commander, Brigadier General Daniel Hibner, signed a Memorandum of Agreement on June 29, 2023, with the Puerto Rico Power Authority (PREPA), to initiate the permanent repairs of the Guajataca Dam in Isabela, Puerto Rico. The total estimated cost for this project is around $1 billion. The funds will be received from PREPA with funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency Disaster Recovery Funds. It is estimated that the permanent repairs will benefit 1,000 people that live directly downstream of the dam and another 250,000 that receive water from the filtration plants in Guajataca, Quebradillas, Isabela, and the mountains of Aguadilla. Governor Pedro Pierluisi was present during the signing ceremony.
  • June

    USACE Hosts volunteers for National Pollinator Week

    ALVA, Fla. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District hosted volunteers from Southern Florida for a day of service at the W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam South Recreation Area near Alva during National Pollinator Week, on Saturday, June 24, to plant nearly 9,000 Florida native pollinator wildflowers and grasses.
  • May

    USACE creates project Task Force VIPR for Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues to take new approaches to engineering solutions for our nations toughest challenges and introduced the new task force that aims to speed up construction of the ongoing civilian works on the Island. Task Force U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico (Task Force VIPR) was created to organize and prioritize the demand of construction projects throughout the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
  • Jacksonville hails arrival of largest container ship to ever call at port

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 4, 2023 – Less than one year since the completion of the Jacksonville Harbor 47-foot Deepening project, Jaxport marked a milestone with the arrival yesterday of the largest capacity container ship to ever call at the Blount Island Marine Terminal. The USACE Jacksonville District's Harbor Deepening project provides the water draft needed to accommodate such vessels.
  • April

    ERDC leadership visits Jacksonville District Puerto Rico Projects

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, Antilles Office and the Puerto Rico Integrated Projects Office hosted a recent visit by Dr. David W. Pittman, Director of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) as well as representatives of its seven laboratories. 
  • March

    USACE hosts Industry Day in San Juan Puerto Rico

    San Juan, Puerto Rico – March 1, 2023 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, Antilles Office hosted an Industry Day in San Juan Puerto Rio at Colegio de Ingenieros y Agrimensores de Puerto Rico. Local, national, and international construction companies from benefited from their participation.
  • USACE hosts charrette, public scoping meeting for St. Augustine Back Bay CSRM Feasibility Study

    St. Augustine, Fla. – Feb. 24, 2023 -- Jacksonville District’s St. Augustine Back Bay Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study took two big steps forward when the district and its non-federal sponsor, the City of St. Augustine, began a three-day charrette and held a public meeting to introduce residents to the study’s issues and aims.
  • February

    USACE moving forward: San Juan Harbor Improvements Project Partnership Agreement

    San Juan, Puerto Rico., Jan. 31, 2023 – The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District and Puerto Rico Port Authority joined forces in a brief ceremony and signed a Project Partnership Agreement as a way forward towards the improvement of San Juan Harbor, in San Juan, Puerto Rico Jan. 30, 2023.
  • January

    USACE holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for Caño Martín Peña’s Ecosystem Restoration Project in Puerto Rico

    San Juan, Puerto Rico., Jan. 31, 2023 – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District and the “Corporación Proyecto ENLACE del Caño Martín Peña” hosted a ground-breaking ceremony marking the start of the ecosystem restoration project in the Caño Martín Peña residential area.
  • Jacksonville District signs Feasibility Cost Share Agreement for the St. Augustine, Back Bay Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Col. James Booth, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District commander and Mayor Nancy Sikes-Kline a City of St. Augustine official, marked the start of a comprehensive study to address ongoing coastal flooding within the city limits.
  • December

    Murphy retires from Jacksonville District, lauded for his savvy leadership

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Dec. 19, 2022) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District recognized Jerry Timothy “Tim” Murphy, deputy district engineer for programs and project Management in a retirement ceremony highlighting his impactful career at the district headquarters.
  • Jacksonville Commander announces Lake Okeechobee Dry Season Strategy

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Dec. 28, 2022) During the height of hurricane emergency response efforts from Ian and Nicole, our decisions were easy to reduce immediate impacts. Now, the question of how to manage all the water in Lake Okeechobee is upon us, and the solution is not an easy one.
  • November

    Jacksonville District South Florida Operations prepares for Hurricane Nicole

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Nov. 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 South Florida Operations team prepares for a possible tropical storm or Category 1 hurricane and is securing facilities, providing information to boaters and campers on operational adjustments to navigation, recreation, and Lake Okeechobee operations to keep them safe.
  • 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

    JACKSONVILLE, 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.