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  • USACE and Missouri Dept. of Natural Resources sign agreement to begin aquatic ecosystem restoration on Osage River

    On May 13, 2022, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources signed an agreement to begin aquatic ecosystem restoration on the Osage River near Brockman Springs Road. This agreement is under Section 1135 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986. The feasibility, design and implementation phases will be completed over the next five years.
  • Kansas City District’s Brandon Meinert selected for ERDC University

    Researchers from five U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Districts have been selected for the 2022 session of the Engineer Research and Development Center University (ERDC-U). Building Information Modeling (BIM) Manager Brandon Meinert with the Kansas City District was chosen as a participant for this detail program, which is now in its seventh year.
  • Kansas City District’s Jesseca Alexander selected for ERDC University

    Researchers from five U.S. Army Corps of Engineer (USACE) Districts have been selected for the 2022 session of the Engineer Research and Development Center University (ERDC-U). Environmental Engineer Jesseca Alexander of the Northwest Division’s Kansas City District was chosen as a participant for this detail program, which is now in its seventh year.
  • Air Force and USACE break ground for new vehicle maintenance facility at Whiteman Air Force Base

    A group of Air Force and Army leaders joined with construction professionals to mark the groundbreaking for the new vehicle maintenance facility at Whiteman Air Force Base near Knob Noster, Mo., Feb. 16, 2022. With airmen and civilians providing maintenance for the growing fleet of support vehicles at the base in facilities – some constructed during the build up to World War II – the Air Force funded the new consolidated facility which will greatly increase safety and efficiency. The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, serve as the construction agent for this military construction project. L.S. Black Constructors, of Saint Paul, Minn., is the prime contractor.
  • St. Paul District assists Kansas City District with Dredge Goetz on Missouri River

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, collaborated with the St. Paul District, of the Mississippi Valley Division, to bring the Dredge Goetz onto the Missouri River from late October through early November 2021 to participate in a pilot project to dredge sediment that had created shallow areas in the shipping channel.
  • Kansas City District USACE supports flood risk reduction study for Valley Creek, Alabama – now signed by the Chief of Engineers

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, collaborated on a feasibility study on flood risk reduction for a creek in Alabama with the Mobile District and local leaders over the last three years. The Chief of Engineers, Lt. Gen. Scott Spellmon, signed the Chief’s Report on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021 referring the action to Congress where the project could be taken up in the next Water Resources Development Act. If approved, separate appropriations legislation would have to be passed to fund the construction of the project to benefit communities extending from Birmingham to Bessemer, Alabama via the Valley Creek Flood Risk Management Project.
  • 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.
  • Corps completes decision on renewal of Missouri River commercial dredging permits

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Kansas City District has evaluated applications to renew commercial dredging permits for the Missouri River. USACE has renewed permits for six commercial dredging companies currently authorized to extract sand and gravel from the Missouri River.
  • Warrant officers at Fort Leonard Wood learn at replacement hospital project

    The Fort Leonard Wood Warrant Officers Basic Course recently received some “hands on training” at the Hospital Replacement project currently under construction. In coordination with the Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Design/Build Contractor JE Dunn and their subcontractors, the WOBC students suited-up in their personal protective equipment and were briefed on site by engineering and construction subject matter experts of multiple fields; to include – geotechnical, environmental controls and permitting, surveying, soil classification, detention basins and safety. The group also discussed how to achieve project success, the importance of team collaboration and effective partnering amongst all stakeholders.