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  • December

    Finding a pathway to natural resource management opportunities

    How does a college student find a career with the government? In 2010, an Executive Order was signed by President Obama to implement a program titled Pathways, this authorizes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District to hire students two different ways. The first authority allows the hiring of temporary park rangers and maintenance workers to fulfill a seasonal work program at lake projects. The second authority allows students to enter the Natural Resource Management or Maintenance Training programs in which students are provided employment while they are trained for these specialized careers.
  • Serving to make a difference

    There are some people we look up to, strive to be like and aspire to set goals that would impress them. Over the past fourteen years, one individual has stood out to the staff at several Kansas lake projects within the Kansas City District. This quiet, thoughtful, intellectual individual has spent numerous hours dedicating his service for the greater good and has made a lasting impression on our team.
  • November

    Groundbreaking kicks off first of a four-phase Missouri River Levee Project

    A groundbreaking event occurred Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 for the first of four phases of the overall St. Joseph levee project. The City of St. Joseph, Mo., and Buchanan County hosted the event for project sponsors and stakeholders adjacent to the MRLS R471-460 levee unit northeast of Rosecrans Memorial Airport.
  • Labor Day weekend earthquake doesn’t rattle district

    The Sept. 3, 2016 5.6 magnitude earthquake reported in Pawnee, Okla., rattled several surrounding states, include several projects in the Kansas City District. When such events occur, dam surveillance plans and emergency action plans are in place so staff know how to respond.
  • October

    Mega projects continue at McConnell Air Force Base

    You’ve probably heard chatter about the KC-46A Pegasus aircraft. One of the Kansas City District’s largest projects is to provide support to the warfighter and the latest incoming equipment at McConnell Air Force Base. The KC-46A is an aerial refueling and strategic transport aircraft for the military. A new fleet of aircraft is scheduled to replace nearly 100 of the oldest KC-135E Stratotankers across the U.S., which have been in production since 1957.
  • Corps power team claims 1st place at Lineman Rodeo

    Corps power team claims 1st place at Lineman Rodeo. Unlike a traditional rodeo, here Soldiers compete against power teams to install electrical equipment under difficult circumstances.
  • FLW roundabout opens to traffic

    Detour signs came down Friday, Oct. 14, marking the opening of Fort Leonard Wood’s first roundabout in the vicinity of Alabama, Iowa and Nebraska avenues. Completion of the nearly eight-month project is expected to help lessen traffic snares associated with
  • Protecting the Environment

    Editor's note: Our own Jeffry Tripe, quoted in this article, recently returned from a six month deployment to Camp Arifjan where he served as the Army Central Command Environmental Program Manager-Forward. Tripe's roles also included serving as the Combined Join Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve Environmental Lead and serving as the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command-Iraq Environmental Manager. Read here to learn about the environmental mission in Kuwait Tripe's deployment supported. CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait -- Environmental issues are an increasingly important concern for U.S. forces at home and abroad. If left unaddressed, these issues may cause negative impacts to the environment potentially creating life, health and safety risks.
  • Rehab of deteriorated Jersey Creek sheet pile wall complete

    The Kansas City District recently completed the Fairfax Jersey Creek sheet pile wall project located near Kaw Point along the Missouri River near Kansas City.
  • Employee Spotlight: Katrina Marx

    Katrina Marx is a structural engineer in the Design Branch. Marx came to Kansas City District in 2007 from private industry where she worked for a couple of bridge design firms. That unique experience led to her recent selection as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Load Rating Engineer.