Archive: August, 2014
  • August

    Change of Command for Mississippi Valley Division

    VICKSBURG, Miss., August 20, 2014 – In a formal change of command ceremony, Brigadier General Peter A. “Duke” DeLuca will transfer command of the Mississippi Valley Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to Brigadier General Michael C. Wehr, Friday, August 29. The ceremony will be officiated by the Corps' Chief of Engineers, Lieutenant General Thomas Bostick, and will take place at 10:00 a.m. in the Vicksburg Convention Center.
  • Andrew Leichty Named U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2014 Project Manager of the Year

    A member of the Rock Island District has been recognized as one of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers top performers. Andrew Leichty, from the Program Management Branch, was awarded USACE Project Manager of the Year by the Corps’ Program and Project Management Community of Practice.
  • Crews Clean Up Mess on the Mighty Mississippi

    The Mississippi and its tributaries, like the Des Moines and Iowa Rivers, are just starting to recover from high water. During flooding events, large amounts of debris will be fl ushed out of the river system and can be seen floating downstream from almost anywhere along the banks. When people talk about cleaning up after a Mississippi River flood, they usually talk of lots of mud, some piles of sand and a few stray logs here and there but employees from locks on the lower half of the District have a different idea of river clean up after a flood.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Urban Search and Rescue Program Supports Rescue Engineering

    Two engineers from the Rock Island District belong to a unique team of engineers who stand ready to