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  • Kansas City District holds change of command ceremony

    - In historic military tradition, command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District transferred today from Col. William C. Hannan, Jr., to Col. Travis J. Rayfield. In a ceremony at the Memorial Hall Kansas City, Kan., Rayfield received the traditional guidon from Hannan through Brig. Gen. Peter Helmlinger, the commander of the Northwestern Division, thus assuming command of the district.
  • Kansas City District invites public to Virtual Change of Command ceremony June 11th

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, will conduct a change of command ceremony to recognize the arrival of Col. Travis J. Rayfield as its new commander. The ceremony will be live-streamed on www.facebook.com/usace.kcd Friday, June 11, at 10 a.m. Due to limited seating, the invite is for virtual attendance only. Rayfield will assume command from Col. William C. Hannan, Jr., who has commanded the district since July 2019.
  • USACE supporting FEMA on state determined expansion of medical capacity starting in St. Louis area

    The Kansas City District, together with the St. Louis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in support of FEMA and other federal agencies are working together to help the State of Missouri expand medical capacity, in case of a surge in COVID-19 patients in coming days and weeks.
  • Corps in Kansas City declares end to 2019 flood event on Missouri River

    By order of Col. Bill Hannan, the commander of the Kansas City District, the Emergency Operations Center activation level returned to Level IV – normal operations – today. The district has been continuously activated since March 13, 2019 – 279 days which marks the longest duration declared flooding event in district history.
  • City holds groundbreaking for Parkville Bottoms Project

    The city of Parkville, Mo., held a groundbreaking for a long anticipated project in the Parkville Bottoms where wetlands will soon be reconstructed to serve as habitat for natural species of plants and animals December 11, 2019. In particular, as seen in other similar projects, significant populations of birds. Additionally, several trails will traverse the area and add to the recreational use of the park.