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Corps' Memphis district gets 2nd new commander in a month

Jul. 26, 2022 04:02 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis district of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has a new commander for the second time in about a month. Col. Brian D. Sawser assumed command of the expansive district at a ceremony Friday in Memphis, the Corps said in a news release. Lt. Col. Robert...

Bangladesh marks opening of country's longest bridge

Jun. 25, 2022 05:18 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday celebrated the opening of the country’s longest bridge, which took eight years to build amid setbacks involving political conflict and corruption allegations. The 6.51-kilometer (4.04-mile) bridge...

Biden picks first woman, person of color as science adviser

Jun. 21, 2022 16:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden nominated the former head of two federal science and engineering agencies to be his science adviser, who if confirmed by the Senate, will be the first woman, person of color and immigrant to hold that Cabinet-level position. Biden nominated...

LSU engineering seniors help make dreams come true

Jun. 19, 2022 01:03 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Suddenly, it happened. Emerson Allen could throw a baseball. Not a big deal, you say? Well, don’t tell that to Emerson. The 15-year-old girl has quadriplegic cerebral palsy, a disease that severely limits her movement and use of her limbs....

Army Corps of Engineers in Memphis changing commanders

Jun. 14, 2022 04:03 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis district of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is getting a new commander. Col. Zachary L. Miller will relinquish command to Lt. Col. Robert W. Green in a ceremony scheduled for Thursday, the Corps' Memphis district said in a news release. ...

Aging dams could soon benefit from $7B federal loan program

Jun. 10, 2022 11:28 AM EDT

Eight years after Congress created the program, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is taking a first step toward offering more than $7 billion of federally backed loans to repair aging dams owned by states, local governments and private entities across the U.S. The Corps published a...

17 years post-Katrina, New Orleans-area protections complete

May. 27, 2022 21:21 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Seventeen years after Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans, the Army Corps of Engineers has completed an extensive system of floodgates, strengthened levees and other protections. The 130-mile (210-kilometer) ring is designed to hold out storm surge of about 30...