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As a project engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vanessa Pellegrino-Badell is proud of her involvement to provide a safe training environment for future Air Force trainees. (US Army photo by Brittany Scruggs)
Jonah Wall (12) and Cordel Moore (16) prepare for an afternoon session special hunt held at Wolf Creek Park on the shores of Navarro Mills Lake. Hunt chaperones Curtis Wall and Jeremy Clary are sitting in the back of the blind. The hunt is a collaboration between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Trail Life USA. For the full story, visit https://www.dvidshub.net/news/462291/special-kind-hunt
Matthew Sargent, an electrical engineer from USACE Fort Worth District, supports the Hawai‘I Wildfires Recovery mission by serving as the mission manager for the Debris Planning and Response Team. USACE is overseeing the debris removal mission under a Federal Emergency Management Agency assigned mission, which is part of a coordinated effort with the Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency, Maui County and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to clean up areas of the island affected by the Aug. 8, 2023, wildfires.(USACE Photo by Robert DeDeaux)
Clayton Cockerham, a geospatial imaging specialist from the Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, expresses the importance of accurate data collection during debris removal operations to Emergency Field Office staff in Lahaina, Hawai‘i, Feb 4. Cockerham deployed to Maui to assist the Hawai’i Wildfire Recovery mission. USACE is overseeing the debris removal mission under a Federal Emergency Management Agency mission assignment, which is part of a coordinated effort with the Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency, Maui County and the Environmental Protection Agency to clean up areas of the island affected by the August 2023 wildfires. (USACE Photo by Robert DeDeaux)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Southwestern Division’s Fort Worth District Commander, Col. Calvin Kroeger, had the honor of representing the U.S. Army at the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl, Dec. 23, 2023, in Fort Worth, Texas. Kroeger helped administer the oath of enlistment to Army future soldiers during halftime, where recruits from all six branches took their oaths of enlistment. The game, between the Air Force Academy and James Madison University, was televised on national television with the Air Force Falcons taking the win, 31-21.
Steve Lindamood is a regulatory project manager in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District supporting the Hawai‘i Wildfires recovery mission. On Maui, Lindamood is the Senior Zone Manager working in support of the debris removal mission. As the zone manager, Lindamood in charge of debris field operations in Kula, Olinda, and Lahaina. He trains and supervises the quality assurance inspectors (QAs) and quality assurance supervisors (QASs) in all three of the impacted areas. He also is in daily coordination with the Corps’ debris and cultural contractors working on phases one and two of the debris removal operations. “I've deployed supporting debris missions for my district and FEMA for over 20 years,” said Lindamood. “It's rewarding being able to directly make a real difference in people's lives that have lost so much by helping them get back on the road to recovery.”
“I am amazed at the strength of community in the Hawaiian people and hope that my efforts speed the recovery of this wonderful land."
Eugenia “Jean” Barnes is an Environmental Protection Specialist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District. “As an environmental person, I know that all systems integrate and with a fire there are long-term repercussions. We want to try to help remediate those repercussions and try to heal the damaged areas and bring them back to the way they used to be or even better.”
“I am definitely going home a different person. The personal and cultural connection to this work is not anything I have ever done before; this experience has had a profound impact on me and will stay with me forever.”
Meet U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District Mechanical Engineer Manuel Diaz who is assisting with the Hawaiʻi Wildfires as an office engineer. In this position Diaz works to support USACE resident engineers by improving Emergency Field Office processes and keeping the Debris Mission running smoothly. This is the first deployment for Diaz, and he said he likes being in Maui and trying to help other people through his work with USACE. Diaz said he is gaining experience on the mission and is learning to collaborate with other team members. “I feel like after this mission I will have a different mind because helping other people is something that I like to do,” said Diaz. “I think that having this experience, working so hard, working with other people and meeting new people is great.”
Retired nurses and former medical staff of Willford Hall, located at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, attend a community engagement event to receive a piece of history before final phases of demolition are complete, October 20, 2023.
2023 Fort Worth District, USACE, recruiting video. To watch the full video, visit https://dvidshub.net/r/rm3djv
Team members from the Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers debris planning and response team, and the logistics team are deployed to the Hawai‘i Wildfire Recovery Field Office in Kihei, Hawai‘i, and the Emergency Field office in Lahaina, Hawai‘i to assist with the wildfire disaster recovery mission on Maui. The Fort Worth team has made a positive difference throughout the mission and is a testament to the dedication, hard work, and values that embody the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Pictured left to right: Back row-Rob Giacomozzi, John Davis, Clayton Cockerham, Brian Brandt, Matt Kennedy, Bryan Yarbrough; Middle row-Natasha Gray, Tami Mahaffey, Jun Robbins, Emily Seidel; Front row-Capt. Meagan Schroeder and Vandi Leheny.
Val Oppenheimer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' resident engineer with the South Texas Area Office, meets with the onsite construction company's safety representative and tours the project site of the Air Force Personnel Center's new B499 wing, located at Randolph AFB, part of Joint Base San Antonio, Sept. 25, 2023. Oppenheimer is the lead engineer for several Fort Worth District projects in the JBSA portfolio. (U.S. Army photo by Richard Bumgardner)
Shane Iverson, a volunteer with the Piney Woods Service Association (PWSA) and Andy Gray, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Fort Worth District volunteer, look on as U.S. Marine Corps veterans Brian Aft, left, and Aaron Brittain attempt to land an estimated 11-foot alligator during the PWSA annual alligator hunt on B.A. Steinhagen Lake. Unfortunately for the veterans, this alligator was the one that got away. PWSA has been hosting the hunt in cooperation with USACE and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department since 2012.
Destynee Hives-McCray, right, mission specialist, private property debris removal team, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Fort Worth District project manager and Vandi Leheny, left, mission manager, PPDRT, and USACE, Fort Worth District project manager prepare schedules and maintain accountability at the emergency field office on Maui, Sept. 13. Hives-McCray played basketball at Southern Methodist University and Texas Christian university from 2011 to 2016 and attributes lessons learned as an athlete with many life and career lessons. As a mission specialist, Hives-McCray is the 'right hand' of the mission manager.
The Angelina River below the Sam Rayburn Hydroelectric Power Plant and dam before and after the turbines are engaged for production of electricity. The Sam Rayburn Hydroelectric Power Plant was commissioned in September 1965. Even after a period of 58 years of operations, it still meets the electrical demands of Southeast Texas communities and regional area daily.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District partnered with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Collin County Sheriff's Office, Wylie Fire-Rescue, Lucas Fire-Rescue and Princeton Fire Department to create a water safety PSA. To view the video visit https://www.dvidshub.net/video/895723/water-safety-psa.
Val Oppenheimer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' resident engineer with the South Texas Area Office, meets with the onsite construction company's safety representative and tours the project site of the Air Force Personnel Center's new B499 wing, located at Randolph AFB, part of Joint Base San Antonio, Sept. 25, 2023. Oppenheimer is the lead engineer for several Fort Worth District projects in the JBSA portfolio. (U.S. Army photo by Richard Bumgardner)
U.S. Army Colonel Calvin A. Kroeger assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, during an Assumption of Command ceremony, Aug. 3, 2023, at the Fort Worth Club. Kroeger took command from Maj. Joshua Haynes, who led the district since June 2023. Haynes will return to his assignment as the deputy commander of the Fort Worth District. As commander of the district, Kroeger will manage one of the Corps’ largest military construction programs, which encompasses all design and construction on Army and Air Force installations in Texas and parts of Louisiana. He will also supervise the operation and maintenance of the district’s 25 lakes, which furnish approximately 30 percent of the state’s surface water supply and provide outdoor recreation opportunities for millions of visitors annually. The Assumption of Command is a time-honored military tradition which formally reaffirms the authority of command. It is a transfer of the total responsibility, authority, and accountability from one individual to another. The transfer is symbolized by the passing of the organizational flag, an icon which embodies the history of the unit or organization.
Maj. Joshua Haynes, deputy commander, Fort Worth District, welcomes regional stakeholders to an outreach session to discuss recent changes to Public Law 84-99.(US Army photo by Brittany Scruggs)
Crews assemble components associated with the refueling station currently being constructed on Fort Cavazos' West Fort.
Recent ongoing construction of fuel storage facilities at the airfield located on the west side of Fort Cavazos.
Patrick Spilman, lab supervisor at the Central Texas Area Office Quality Assurance Facility demonstrates how to operate Superpave Gyratory Compressor, a machine used to determine density values for asphalt. Asphalt is placed in the device and compacted into pucks where then the density values are measured.
Fort Worth District park rangers pose for a photo during the Fort Cavazos Safety Day event held on May 19 at Fort Cavazos, Texas.
Fort Worth District deputy for Small Business Programs, Ali Marshall addresses a group of small business representatives on potential business opportunities during a January small business roadshow at Dyess Air Force Base, near Abiline, Texas.
A signing ceremony for the Section 206, Continuing Authorities Program project for River Road in San Antonio, Texas was held on June 2 at the Fort Worth District Office, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. General Manager for the San Antonio River Authority, Derek Boese and Fort Worth District Commander, Colonel Paul Culberson were the signing officials. The River Road Project will address the terrestrial and aquatic ecosystem degradation for this segment of the San Antonio River. The San Antonio River Authority and USACE executed a Feasibility Cost Sharing Agreement in FY 2018. The feasibility phase was completed in July 2021. The project is in Design and Implementation phase. Design is expected to completed in 2024 and implementation to be completed in 2025.
VIPs from Fort Polk, the Fort Worth District and the contractor cut the ribbon to signify the completion of two VOLAR Barracks projects at Fort Polk, La.

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Zebra Mussels

TPWD Executive Order 12-003:
Zebra Mussels in the Elm Fork tributary of the Trinity River.

The Executive Director of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department finds that zebraZebra Mussels mussels ("Dreissena polymorpha") present an immediate danger to aquatic species regulated by the department and hereby ORDERS the adoption of emergency rules to contain zebra mussels in all impounded and tributary waters of the Elm Fork of the Trinity River upstream from the Lewisville dam. The Executive Director authorizes the immediate submission of Notice of Emergency Rulemaking in the "Texas Register".

PDF FileExecutive Order No. 12-003
PDF FileNotice of Emergency Rulemaking
PDF FileZebra Mussels - Fact Sheet
External WebsiteZebra Mussels - TexasInvasives.org
External WebsiteReport Zebra Mussels - TexasInvasives.org
PDF FileZebra Mussels - Tri-Fold Brochure
PDF FileZebra Mussels - Wallet Card
PDF FileZebra Mussel Resource Document - Trinity River Basin, Texas