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  • July

    Pulling a Rescue Out of a Recovery

    It was a beautiful Texas summer day in June, with the sun shining brightly and waves crashing gently against the shore of Stillhouse Hollow Lake. A group of friends decided to beat the heat with a mid-day swim and entered one of the many parks closed due to excessive flood waters.
  • Life Jackets Worn, Nobody Mourns

    On a beautiful, warm Texan day at Lewisville Lake, Jennifer Lawson, a natural resources specialist from the Army Corps of Engineers, heard about two males traveling at a high rate of speed on a personal watercraft, who lost control and tumbled into the lake.
  • May

    The Cornerstones of the District

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Fort Worth District held their annual Administrative Professionals Day luncheon before a packed audience on April 30, at the City Club in Fort Worth. Administrative professionals are the backbone of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Fort Worth District, providing essential support and ensuring the smooth operation of daily tasks. From managing budgets and coordinating schedules to handling correspondence and organizing files, these professionals play a crucial role in keeping the district running efficiently.
  • April

    Army Holds First-of-its-Kind Career Fair in Arlington

    The traditional sights and sounds of Globe Life Field, home of the Texas Rangers, were replaced with something brand new on Saturday, April 13. Instead of fans wearing jerseys cheering on the hometown team, potential candidates from throughout the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex carrying resumes entered the upper concourse of the stadium. They were looking for possible careers with more than 40 Army organizations including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Southwestern Division. The division had representatives on hand from Fort Worth, Galveston, Little Rock, and Tulsa Districts.
  • March

    Fort Worth District Park Rangers Are Refreshed and Recognized

    A small child’s life jacket is on the beach and she’s nowhere to be found. Two men are playing loud music while drinking at a campsite and one of them has a sidearm. A man sits on his tailgate with protected Native American artifacts and digging materials in plain view.
  • ERDC team helps preserve history for Colorado’s Burgess-Capps Cabin

    With the help of an interdisciplinary team at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), the U.S. Air Force Academy Cultural Resources Management Office has plans for future rehabilitation and preservation of the historic Burgess-Capps Cabin in Colorado, keeping it standing for years to come.
  • February

    B-21 Raider program offers project opportunities for the Fort Worth District

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Fort Worth District is partnering with multiple Department of the Air Force organizations to facilitate the programming, design, and construction of 25 new or renovated facilities to support the B-21 Raider, the Air Force’s newest strategic bomber.
  • December

    USACE builds the foundation for future USAF warfighters

    For more than 275 years, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have been known around the world for building the foundations of military capabilities in some of the most challenging environmental conditions.
  • Federal employee retires to be reunited with wife and pecan trees

    The Fort Worth District is losing one of its more tenured employees in Robert Eisenberg, who retires at the end of the year with more than 55 years of combined federal service.
  • Not Your Average Walk along The Beach

    Guam, Puerto Rico, Florida, Hawaii, and Galveston all sound like great locations for your average beach goer to sit back and relax while enjoying the sun, sand, and water. But for members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Fort Worth District, each of these locations have been anything but a walk along the beach.
  • Hawaiʻi Wildfires Response Mission USACE Employee Spotlight – Deanna Pienaar

    Meet U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District Operations Technical Maintenance Lead Engineer Deanna Pienaar who is deployed to Maui helping with the Hawaiʻi Wildfires federal response. In her home district Pienaar performs routine inspections at dam projects in the Trinity region, completes works projects in her assigned area, and scopes and executes repair and construction projects at the dams.
  • November

    Milestone Achievement for Dallas Floodway Project: Providing Flood Risk Management to Communities

    In the heart of Dallas, Texas, stands a testament to flood risk management, public safety, partnership, and engineering excellence- the Dallas Floodway project. The Flood Risk Management project recently reached a milestone with the substantial completion of the West Levee 277k crest raise and side slope flattening features of work.
  • October

    The One That Got Away

    The line went taut as it was pulled into the boat, there was no telling what laid below the murky water, but they knew a fight was ahead. Suddenly the water erupted, and the beast burst forth, it’s mouth wide open looking for something to bite. After a short fight and several rolls the estimated 11-foot alligator snapped the line.
  • August

    Fort Worth District welcomes new Commander

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, held an assumption of command ceremony for incoming commander, Col. Calvin A. Kroeger, before a packed room, Aug. 3, 2023, at the Fort Worth Club.