• June

    A boom not heard…is a good thing

    In support of World War II, Camp Fannin was established in Smith County in 1943, six miles north of Tyler, Texas, as a U.S. Army Infantry Replacement Training Center for small arms, artillery, and tank gunnery training. The site became home to more than 200,000 soldiers until it was declared surplus in 1946. At that time, the land acquired for Camp Fannin was excessed for privately owned use.
  • May

    USACE and partners complete renovation of Tactical Equipment Maintenance Facilities

    On a bright and steamy Louisiana morning, members of the Fort Johnson garrison, along with leaders of the 46th Engineer Battalion, SGS Construction and staff from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District eastern area office, gathered to celebrate the completions of the renovations during a ribbon cutting ceremony, May 22.
  • Renovated VOLAR barracks designed with Soldiers in mind

    The enlisted barracks designs have transformed over the years to align with the changing views on supporting the Soldier.
  • USACE supports the Fort Cavazos Safety Day Event

    On a bright and sunny central Texas morning the first of two waves of hundreds of Soldiers gathered around the entrance to Phantom Warrior Stadium to kick off the inaugural Safety Day event, May 19 at Fort Cavazos, Texas.
  • The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and a local elementary school continue a 31-year partnership

    In August of 1992, during National Volunteer Week, more than 100 Fort Worth District employees, led by former district commander, Col. John A. Mills, signed up to volunteer in the adopt-a-school program.
  • April

    The Corps relies on strong partnerships with its customers, and large and small businesses to deliver quality engineering solutions.

    A major goal of the Fort Worth District’s Office of Small Business Programs is to support the government’s policy of placing a fair portion of contracts with eligible small businesses. Another point of emphasis is to assist small businesses in becoming more marketable to larger businesses which receive government contracts.
  • March

    Corps hosts Buffalo Creek Wetland Nature Preserve Trash/Debris Cleanup Day

    Volunteers register for the Buffalo Creek Wetland nature preserve clean up hosted by the Fort Worth District's Bardwell Lake Office in mid March.
  • The Central Texas Area Office Quality Assurance Facility provides value to the Fort Worth District and the Southwestern Division

    The Quality Assurance Facility, or the lab, as it is commonly called, continues its support to the Fort Worth District’s Military Construction and Civil Works projects by providing periodic checks on things such as soils, concrete, and asphalt samples.
  • February

    The Corps provides support to Historical Barksdale Air Force Base

    The Fort Worth District, US Army Corps of Engineers has a small contingent of folks supporting the warfighters at Barksdale Air Force Base, a picturesque military installation in the heart of Bossier City, La.
  • January

    A career well done

    On January 6, 2023, Mr. Kevin Davee celebrated the culmination of a 33-year career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; 14 of those years devoted to the Fort Worth District. Surrounded by over 30 loved ones, peers, mentees, and well-wishers, Davee enjoyed what would be the last ceremony of his career – his retirement ceremony.
  • December

    Team Polk focused on supporting the Warfighter with its construction efforts

    Leesville, Louisiana is a small, rustic town engulfed by a variety of pine and oak trees. This quiet little hamlet prides itself as being a place that offers a smile, a handshake and strong sense of community. It is a place where life has not changed much since the 1970s.
  • Corps of Engineers work to mitigate flood risk for Wharton, Texas

    Project managers and engineers from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division's Fort Worth and Galveston Districts, along with city officials from Wharton, Texas, held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the Santa Fe Ditch, Nov. 9, 2022.
  • Lake Waco "Becoming an Outdoor Woman" Hunt

    To maintain a healthy balance between stewardship of land and animal conservation, the Fort Worth District Park Rangers assigned to Waco Lake, partner with Texas Parks and Wildlife Division (TPWD) to host two to three hunts, annually. One hunt that has gained much recent popularity is a three-day workshop for women, by women called Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) hunt, recently held Dec. 2 to Dec. 4, 2022.
  • SWF hosts Emergency Management Public Law 84-99 Outreach Session

    Maj. Joshua Haynes, deputy commander, Fort Worth District, welcomes regional stakeholders to an outreach session to discuss recent changes to Public Law 84-99.
  • August

    Whitney Lake Staff Rescues Stranded Fishermen in Brazos River

    Staff with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District at Whitney Lake rescued two fishermen who had been stranded below the Whitney Dam in the Brazos River during a planned water release from the dam.
  • Fort Worth District Hosts Rep. Burgess for Lewisville Dam Safety Modification Update

    U.S. Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D., Representative serving Texas' 26th Congressional District, and staff, met with Col. Jon Stover, commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, and staff, at Lewisville Lake Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022.
  • July

    Leadership Development Program enhances leadership and teambuilding skills

    The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Fort Worth District Leadership Development Program is a developmental program which provides a means for developing and enhancing leadership skills for junior employees. Members learn how to improve areas of performance through training, self-development, and on-the-job experience.
  • Corps' top general visits projects at central Texas installation

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers top general observed the status of ongoing barracks renovations at Fort Hood, Texas, during a July 15 site visit and tour of the central Texas installation
  • June

    Out with the Old, in with the New

    On the morning of March 2, 2022, a prescribed burn was initiated at the Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area (LLELA) in an effort to create, restore, and revitalize prairies below the Lewisville Dam. This fire was assumed to be controlled prior to noon, but due to weather condition changes, that fire escaped its intended area.
  • April

    Fort Worth District Park Rangers Come Together for Recognition, Training

    Park Rangers, lake managers and operations staff from the Fort Worth District came together in person and virtually at the Hidden Valley Sports Complex Community Resource & Recreation Center to recognize the year’s outstanding Park Rangers as well as teach the rookies and refresh the veterans on proper responses and procedures for a variety of situations they are faced with in their day to day.