Tulsa News from DVIDS

  1. Broken Bow Lake Master Plan Update: Moratorium on new development

    Tulsa, Okla. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Tulsa District completed an update of the Broken Bow Master Plan in December 2023 and is now implementing the plan which now governs how USACE manages property at the lake.
    2/26/2024
  2. Innovative hangar Design at Tinker Air Force Base wins AFCEC Sustainability Award

    Accepting the sustainability award on behalf of the KC46-A two bay hangar project on Tinker Air Force Base were Cameron Twyford, Base Civil Engineering, Tinker Air Force Base, and for Tulsa District Corps of Engineers - Ron Rosebrook, program manager, David Gurley, design manager and Daniel de Robles, fformer area engineer Tulsa District Engineering and Construction Branch, Tinker Air Force Base. At the award ceremony on January 30, the KC46-A two-bay hangar project at Tinker Air Force Base received the 2023 sustainability award from the Air Force Civil Engineer Center. The hangar was the first of its kind, combining several maintenance capabilities in separate facilities into one facility for the unique project, accommodating general maintenance, corrosion control, and fuel aircraft maintenance.
    2/23/2024
  3. Meet Jarrod Breuer

    National Engineers Week is an annual celebration that pays tribute to the invaluable contributions of engineers to society. This week, which typically takes place in February, serves as a platform to highlight the vital role engineers play in shaping the nation's progress, fostering innovation, and solving complex challenges. As we embrace National Engineers Week, it is an opportune moment to introduce our talented engineers to our stakeholders, showcasing the expertise and dedication that drive our organization's success.
    2/22/2024
  4. Spotlight-Andrew Blankenship

    National Engineers Week is an annual celebration that pays tribute to the invaluable contributions of engineers to society. This week, which typically takes place in February, serves as a platform to highlight the vital role engineers play in shaping the nation's progress, fostering innovation, and solving complex challenges. As we embrace National Engineers Week, it is an opportune moment to introduce our talented engineers to our stakeholders, showcasing the expertise and dedication that drive our organization's success.
    2/22/2024
  5. Meet Jennifer Butler

    National Engineers Week is an annual celebration that pays tribute to the invaluable contributions of engineers to society. This week, which typically takes place in February, serves as a platform to highlight the vital role engineers play in shaping the nation's progress, fostering innovation, and solving complex challenges. As we embrace National Engineers Week, it is an opportune moment to introduce our talented engineers to our stakeholders, showcasing the expertise and dedication that drive our organization's success
    2/22/2024
  6. Meet Rachel Felice

    National Engineers Week is an annual celebration that pays tribute to the invaluable contributions of engineers to society. This week, which typically takes place in February, serves as a platform to highlight the vital role engineers play in shaping the nation's progress, fostering innovation, and solving complex challenges. As we embrace National Engineers Week, it is an opportune moment to introduce our talented engineers to our stakeholders, showcasing the expertise and dedication that drive our organization's success.
    2/22/2024
  7. Spotlight- Meet Theresa Flood

    National Engineers Week is an annual celebration that pays tribute to the invaluable contributions of engineers to society. This week, which typically takes place in February, serves as a platform to highlight the vital role engineers play in shaping the nation's progress, fostering innovation, and solving complex challenges. As we embrace National Engineers Week, it is an opportune moment to introduce our talented engineers to our stakeholders, showcasing the expertise and dedication that drive our organization's success
    2/22/2024
  8. Corpstruction - Engineers Week with Robert Felice

    Robert Felice is the Engineering Services Section Chief at the Tulsa District. He talked with Corpstruction about his work at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, why he took a short break to become a teacher at Broken Arrow High School and how that experience affected his approach to leadership at the Tulsa District.
    2/22/2024
  9. Meet Rober Felice

    National Engineers Week is an annual celebration that pays tribute to the invaluable contributions of engineers to society. This week, which typically takes place in February, serves as a platform to highlight the vital role engineers play in shaping the nation's progress, fostering innovation, and solving complex challenges. As we embrace National Engineers Week, it is an opportune moment to introduce our talented engineers to our stakeholders, showcasing the expertise and dedication that drive our organization's success.
    2/22/2024
  10. Meet Daniel Morales

    National Engineers Week is an annual celebration that pays tribute to the invaluable contributions of engineers to society. This week, which typically takes place in February, serves as a platform to highlight the vital role engineers play in shaping the nation's progress, fostering innovation, and solving complex challenges. As we embrace National Engineers Week, it is an opportune moment to introduce our talented engineers to our stakeholders, showcasing the expertise and dedication that drive our organization's success.
    2/22/2024
  11. Corpstruction - Engineers Week with Kim Sorrels

    Kim Sorrels is a design manager in the Engineering Branch of the Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineering Division. Sorrels' attended Oklahoma State University and is a structural engineer. She's worked in the private sector as an engineer, and came to the USACE after serving as a contracted engineer on the Hurricane Irma disaster response mission for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Sorrels also spent three years teaching at Broken Arrow High School and at a Science Technology Engineering and Math school.
    2/21/2024
  12. Spotlight: Rick Watson - Design Electrical Engineer, Military Design E&C DM

    Meet Rick Watson, design electrical engineer with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District. He began his USACE career in hydropower branch and later transitioned to engineering and construction. The transition to engineering and construction branch gave him an opportunity to work on military projects giving him to serve those in the military and give back to them. Watson followed in the footsteps of his father and other family members when he joined the Navy where he served for 10 years as a trained electrical mate repairing and maintaining nuclear power plants on aircraft carriers. He and his wife, Melody, have been married for 31 years. Their son, Gary, graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a BSEE and serves as a Captain in the USMC.
    2/20/2024
  13. Scaling heights for dam inspections [Image 2 of 2]

    Michael Ellis, civil engineer Little Rock District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gives all good signal to Jarrod Breuer, civil engineer, Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during a recent dam inspection at Fort Gibson Lake in eastern Oklahoma. Engineers conduct these climbing inspections every five years. During inspections, climbers check for damage, cracks, corrosion, and coating failures on the gates.
    2/19/2024
  14. RRCCP Comment Period Public Notice

    Tulsa, Okla. — The Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers established a 30-day public comment period related to closure of the Red River Chloride Control Project in four Texas counties and will host two public meetings to provide an overview of the purpose and scope of the study.
    2/16/2024
  15. Tulsa District Safety Stand Down Video

    Col. Timothy Hudson, Tulsa District Commander, Loretta Turner, Deputy District Engineer for Project Management, and Maj. Jason Mullens, Acting Chief of Staff, talk safety in the Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    2/7/2024
  16. Copan Lake remains low

    By: Hannah Logue Amidst the record-setting droughts plaguing the Midwest throughout summer 2023, visitors and staff at Copan Lake, managed by the US Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District, witnessed Copan Lake’s declining water level. As of early November 2023, Copan Lake’s water level is the lowest recorded since completion of the dam in 1983. According to the National Weather Service, Osage County, where Copan Lake is located, received over two inches of rain between October 23, 2023 and October 30, 2023. After all that rain, why didn’t Copan Lake rise very much?
    12/7/2023
  17. Corpstruction - The Multiple Facets of USACE Military Programs with Dr. Christine Altendorf

    Dr. Christine Altendorf is the Director of Military Programs for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. An Oklahoman who earned undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral engineering degrees from Oklahoma State University, Altenforf is a recipient of the OSU engineering program’s prestigious Lohman Medal. Altendorf visited the Tulsa District, USACE resident offices on Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, Nov. 27 to tour ongoing and recently completed projects. Whether it’s providing housing for military recruiters, remediating Formerly Used Defense Sites, or interagency engineering projects for the Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and other agencies, the USACE Military Programs mission is robust and active in its support of federal and international activities around the world. During her visit, Altendorf sat down with the Corpstruction Podcast to talk about Military Programs, engaging the USACE workforce and attracting talent to the Corps of Engineers.
    12/1/2023
  18. Corpstruction - The Multiple Facets of USACE Military Programs with Dr. Christine Altendorf

    Dr. Christine Altendorf is the Director of Military Programs for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. An Oklahoman, she earned undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral engineering degrees from Oklahoma State University, and is a 2021 recipient of the prestigious Lohman Medal. Dr. Altendorf visited the Tulsa District, USACE resident offices on Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, Nov. 27 to tour ongoing and recently completed projects. Whether it’s providing housing for military recruiters, remediating Formerly Used Defense Sites, or interagency engineering projects for the Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and other agencies, the USACE Military Programs mission is robust and active in its support of federal and international activities around the world. During her visit, Dr. Altendorf sat down with the Corpstruction Podcast to talk about Military Programs, engaging the USACE workforce and attracting talent to the Corps of Engineers.
    12/1/2023
  19. Corpstruction - Working Magic with Metal in the Memphis District

    Joey Cabay is the metalworker leaderman at the Ensley Engineer Yard of the Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He spoke to the Corpstruction Podcast about his team performs and why dredging and infrastructure maintenance efforts help keep the navigation industry afloat. In 2019, more than 500 million tons of freight, worth $134.1 billion annually flowed through the marine highways of the United States, saving between $7 billion and $9 billion on transportation costs.
    11/30/2023
  20. Corpstruction - Working Magic with Metal in the Memphis District Part 3

    The finale of our three-part interview with Joey Cabay of the Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Tulsa District relies upon two tows and one crane barge to perform maintenance on structures and keep navigation moving on the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System. When those vessels require periodic or need-based maintenance we turn to the Ensley Engineer Yard of the Memphis District. This full-service marine maintenance facility keeps U.S. Army Corps of Engineers navigation-related vessels operating on the Mississippi River and throughout the nation. Metalworkers like Joey Cabay make repairs to dredging boats, tows, and maintenance barges for USACE districts. Their efforts enable billions of dollars in goods to use the nation’s Marine Highways. Joey joined us to talk about the metalwork section, how to become a metalworker, and why metalworkers should consider a career with the Corps of Engineers.
    11/29/2023
  21. Corpstruction - Working Magic with Metal in the Memphis District Part 2

    Part two of our three-part interview with Joey Cabay of the Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Tulsa District relies upon two tows and one crane barge to perform maintenance on structures and keep navigation moving on the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System. When those vessels require periodic or need-based maintenance we turn to the Ensley Engineer Yard of the Memphis District. This full-service marine maintenance facility keeps U.S. Army Corps of Engineers navigation-related vessels operating on the Mississippi River and throughout the nation. Metalworkers like Joey Cabay make repairs to dredging boats, tows, and maintenance barges for USACE districts. Their efforts enable billions of dollars in goods to use the nation’s Marine Highways. Joey joined us to talk about the metalwork section, how to become a metalworker, and why metalworkers should consider a career with the Corps of Engineers.
    11/29/2023
  22. Corpstruction - Working Magic with Metal In the Memphis District Part 1

    The Tulsa District relies upon two tows and one crane barge to perform maintenance on structures and keep navigation moving on the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System. When those vessels require periodic or need-based maintenance we turn to the Ensley Engineer Yard of the Memphis District. This full-service marine maintenance facility keeps U.S. Army Corps of Engineers navigation-related vessels operating on the Mississippi River and throughout the nation. Metalworkers like Joey Cabay make repairs to dredging boats, tows, and maintenance barges for USACE districts. Their efforts enable billions of dollars in goods to use the nation’s Marine Highways. Joey joined us to talk about the metalwork section, how to become a metalworker, and why metalworkers should consider a career with the Corps of Engineers.
    11/29/2023
  23. Webbers Falls Barge Strike

    B-Roll of barge strike aftermath at Webbers Falls OK, on the McClellan Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System following the high water event throughout the region in 2019.
    11/8/2023
  24. TULSA, Okla. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Tulsa District will waive day use fees at its USACE-operated recreation areas in observance of Veterans Day, November 11.

    TULSA, Okla. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Tulsa District will waive day use fees at its USACE-operated recreation areas in observance of Veterans Day, November 11.
    11/6/2023
  25. USACE extends comment period for Lake Eufaula shoreline management plan supplement

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District extended the comment period for the Lake Eufaula Shoreline Management Plan supplement to Nov. 10. All comments received from the beginning of the comment period through Nov. 10 will be considered and included in any final document.
    10/26/2023
  26. Land available for agriculture and grazing bids

    The Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is accepting bids on four properties in Oklahoma and Kansas until Nov. 5. To bid on the properties, visit the Tulsa District website at https://www.swt.usace.army.mil/Business-With-Us/Notices-of-Availability/.
    10/26/2023
  27. KC46-A campus at Tinker Air Force Base continues to grow

    TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla.—With construction beginning on a three-bay hangar, the multi-phase campus for depot maintenance of the KC-46A is growing once again.
    10/25/2023
  28. ASA for Civil Works visits Tulsa District

    The Assistant Secretary for Civil Works, the Hon. Mr. Michael Connor, visited the Tulsa District, Oct. 17-18. During his visit, Connor hosted a town hall, toured district facilities, met with Oklahoma tribal leaders and witnessed the signing of the design amendment agreement between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Tulsa County Drainage Levee District 12 for the Tulsa and West Tulsa Levee System rehabilitation project.
    10/23/2023
  29. ASA visits Tulsa District USACE in conjunction with Regional Governance Week

    Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, Michael Connor, visited Tulsa District October 17-18 as part of regional governance week where he met with Southwestern Division commanders as well as other key division personnel and district stakeholders. The visit was a chance for Connor to gain firsthand perspective on the projects and budget needs of the division.
    10/20/2023
  30. Corpstruction - Terzaghi Day with Jarrod Breuer

    Geotechnical Engineers and civil engineers throughout the world celebrate “Terzaghi Day” each year, Oct. 2. Jarrod Breuer, a geotechnical engineer and subject matter expert at the Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, joined Corpstruction to talk about the field and Terzaghi’s impact on civil engineering. Born October 2, 1883 in Prague, Terzaghi is considered the “Father of Soil Mechanics & Geotechnical Engineering.” His work in geology, soil mechanics and engineering led to the creation of the field. Many consider his greatest contributions to be the codification and experimentation to flesh out concepts.
    10/2/2023
  31. Corpstruction - The One Year Interview with Col Hudson and Tavaras Jones

    Colonel Tim Hudson, Tulsa District Commander, interviewed Tavaras Jones, a project manager at the Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Tavaras is approaching his first full year at the Tulsa District, and he's overseeing project delivery teams that are working on repairing the stilling basin at Webbers Falls Lock & Dam 16, and improving efficiency for the Lugert-Altus Irrigation District's irrigation system. The system is part of the Bureau of Reclamation's W C Austin Project which provides water for cotton crops. The project helps Oklahoma maintain its status as the nation's sixth leading producer of cotton.
    8/15/2023
  32. Corpstruction - Col. Tim Hudson The One Year Interview

    Col. Tim Hudson is the commander and district engineer of the Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He joined the Corpstruction Podcast to talk about his observations and vision for the Tulsa District. Hudson is from Allentown, Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and holds masters degrees from George Mason University and the U.S. Army War College. His past assignments includes service as a mathematics instructor at West Point, a platoon leader, company commander, battalion and brigade operations officer, Professor of Military Science at North Carolina State University for the Wolfpack Army Reserve Officer Training Corps, and later as a battalion commander of the 20th Engineer Battalion at Fort Hood, Texas. Prior to his assignment at the Tulsa District he was the Deputy J4 for Engineering and Logistics at U.S. Northern Command in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Hudson has deployed to various locations in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Hudson took command of the Tulsa District July 8, 2022.
    6/16/2023
  33. Corpstruction - Staying Safe On the Lake with Park Ranger Randi Clifton

    Park Ranger Randi Clifton joined Corpstruction to talk about staying safe on the water and the work of a park ranger in the Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
    6/13/2023
  34. Corpstruction - Remembering Andy Free and preventing deaths from carbon monoxide with Cassi Free

    Over the Memorial Day weekend, we sat down with Cassi Free to talk about her son Andy, who fell out of the family boat and drowned after a day of wakeboarding and boating on Lake Eufaula on June 9, 2020. When her two other sons were sent to the hospital that same day, the family discovered they were exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide while out on the water. Tests revealed that Andy, who was nine years old, had been exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide. Cassi was kind enough to sit down and share her experience and talk about the family’s efforts to raise awareness of carbon monoxide while boating. Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that is a byproduct of burning fuel. If a flame or combustion is present, carbon monoxide is being produced. Carbon monoxide displaces oxygen in the blood depriving the heart, brain, and other vital organs of oxygen. It can kill within minutes. Initial carbon monoxide toxicity symptoms often mirror fatigue typical of being out in the sun, and since it’s lighter than air, it can remain in an area for long periods, especially in highly trafficked areas. Be aware of the risks of exposure. Take frequent breaks away from the lake, and if you observe lethargy or confusion in others, seek medical attention.
    6/8/2023
  35. Corpstruction - Staying Safety Conscious at Corps parks with Abby Jones

    Abby Jones joined the Corpstruction Podcast to talk about safety as June is National Safety Month.
    6/2/2023
  36. Corpstruction - Engineering without borders - The Army Engineering & Support Center with Bill Craven

    The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center in Huntsville, Alabama is a unique U.S. Army Corps of Engineers organization. Whereas USACE Districts and Divisions have geographical areas of operations for mission execution, the Huntsville Center has functional and highly specialized mission sets that transcend geographic boundaries. For this reason, the Center works within the boundaries of other USACE districts. They truly are Ingénieurs sans frontières. We sat down with Bill Craven, the Deputy Director of the Installation Support and Program Management Directorate to learn about the work the Huntsville Center is doing within the Tulsa District’s AOR, and better understand this unique USACE organization with a diverse, yet specialized mission set.
    5/23/2023
  37. Corpstruction -Designing Woman. Stephanie Woods talks about being an Army Interior Designer

    Stephanie Woods is a registered interior designer at the U.S. Army Engineering & Support Center in Huntsville, Alabama - also known as the Huntsville Center. Woods is from Florence, Alabama and is a graduate of the Auburn University Interior Design program. Woods is one of approximately 60 interior designers in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. About half of them are assigned to the Huntsville Center. Woods spoke to Corpstruction about how the interior designers at the Huntsville Center support missions in the Tulsa District, Southwestern Division, the Army and throughout the world.
    5/2/2023
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