Tulsa News from DVIDS

  1. Tulsa District promotes water safety while gearing up for holiday weekend.

    The Tulsa District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers encourages water safety year-round, but it is especially important in the summer months when we see more visitors coming out to enjoy the cool water on the hot summer days.
    6/27/2022
  2. Life Jacket loaner station at Taylor Ferry Beach on Fort Gibson Lake [Image 3 of 3]

    Lifejacket loaner stations can be found throughout the district, where visitors are able to have access to a lifejacket for the day and use while recreating at Corps-managed projects.
    6/27/2022
  3. Sweet Corn Festival in Fort Gibson Oklahoma [Image 2 of 3]

    Fort Gibson Lake staff participated in the annual Fort Gibson Sweet Corn Festival to raise awarnes on water safety
    6/27/2022
  4. Bobber the Water Safety Dog [Image 1 of 3]

    Bobber the Water Safety Dog teaching the public about water safety and the importance of wearing your life jacket at the Family Fun in the Sun event held by the Mayes County Health Department in Pryor, Oklahoma
    6/27/2022
  5. Water and boating safety tips for Independence Day at Corps lakes

    TULSA, Okla. – The Tulsa District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wishes everyone a safe and enjoyable Independence Day celebration. If your plans include a trip to a Corps Lake, we encourage you to remember these boating and water safety tips.
    6/27/2022
  6. Water and boating safety tips for Independence Day at Corps lakes

    When visiting a Corps Lake swim at a designated swim beach like this one at Hawthorne Bluff Beach at Oologah Lake. Photo by Jason Person
    6/27/2022
  7. Pine Creek Master Plan Revision Open House set for July 7

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Tulsa District will host an Open House July 7 to provide information about the Pine Creek Lake Master Plan revision content and process and will provide a general schedule. The event will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Wright High School Cafeteria at 601 School Street, Wright City, Okla., 74766.
    6/23/2022
  8. Pine Creek Master Plan Revision Open House set for July 7

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Tulsa District will host an Open House July 7 to provide information about the Pine Creek Lake Master Plan revision content and process and will provide a general schedule. The event will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Wright High School Cafeteria at 601 School Street, Wright City, Okla., 74766.
    6/23/2022
  9. Tulsa District hosts training in preparation of hurricane season

    TULSA, Okla. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Tulsa District hosted training for the district temporary emergency response team, members of the U.S. Army 249th Engineering Battalion, and personnel from other USACE districts June 14 & 15 at the district headquarters.
    6/22/2022
  10. Tulsa District hosts training in preparation of hurricane season [Image 2 of 2]

    Members of Tulsa District's Emergency Power Planning and Response team were joined by members U.S. Army 249th Engineering Battalion and personnel from other USACE districts June 14 & 15 at Tulsa District headquarters for training in the new ENGLink program. Tulsa District is one of seven Emergency Power Planning and Response teams in USACE. The other teams are based in Pittsburgh, Memphis, Walla Walla, Honolulu, Savannah, and Albuquerque districts. These teams have the capability to deploy and provide support at critical public facilities following a disaster, such as a hurricane
    6/22/2022
  11. Tulsa District hosts training in preparation of hurricane season [Image 1 of 2]

    Members of Tulsa District's Emergency Power Planning and Response team were joined by members U.S. Army 249th Engineering Battalion and personnel from other USACE districts June 14 & 15 at Tulsa District headquarters for training in the new ENGLink program. Tulsa District is one of seven Emergency Power Planning and Response teams in USACE. The other teams are based in Pittsburgh, Memphis, Walla Walla, Honolulu, Savannah, and Albuquerque districts. These teams have the capability to deploy and provide support at critical public facilities following a disaster, such as a hurricane
    6/22/2022
  12. USACE Tulsa District creating sustainable habitat for pollinators

    TULSA, Okla., — In recent years there has been a strong decline in pollinator populations across the region. Pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and birds, support a healthy ecosystem which is vital for the survival of several animal and plant species. These pollinators feed on the nectar from flowering plants and distribute pollen to the next flower, fertilizing the plants. Without the help of pollinators, fertilization doesn’t happen since most plants do not fertilize themselves.
    6/21/2022
  13. USACE Tulsa District creating sustainable habitat for pollinators [Image 3 of 3]

    Newly planted pollinator field near the Oolagah Project office
    6/21/2022
  14. USACE Tulsa District creating sustainable habitat for pollinators [Image 2 of 3]

    Bumble Bee enjoying the flowers in one of the new pollinator fields.
    6/21/2022
  15. USACE Tulsa District creating sustainable habitat for pollinators [Image 1 of 3]

    Flowers blooming in Fort Gibson Pollinator fields.
    6/21/2022
  16. Corpstruction - The Corps' recreational and environmental initiatives in Kansas

    Eugene Goff is the Operations Project Manager for the Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Kansas Area. The area includes eight reservoirs that provide vital flood risk mitigation, recreation and water supply for the Kansas communities. Eugene talked with Corpstruction about the many initiatives and activities taking place in Kansas and how he works with state and federal officials in the area to ensure the Corps effectively meets its mission requirements and takes advantage of opportunities to improve services.
    6/13/2022
  17. Corpstruction - Marion Reservoir lake manager Brock DeLong discusses post HAB recreation reopening

    Marion Lake Manager, Brock DeLong, talks about the impacts of a harmful algal bloom on recreation at Marion Lake and the reopening of campgrounds and boat ramps after the Kansas Department of Health and Environment lowered the risk rating level from "Hazard" to "Warning". Marion Reservoir is located in Marion, Kansas and is one of eight Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reservoirs in the "Sunflower State."
    6/11/2022
  18. Corpstruction - Harmful Algae Blooms & their impact on lakes with Dr. Tony Clyde

    Dr. Tony Clyde, a project manager at the Tulsa District, spent the majority of his career as a limnologist studying lakes. Clyde, talks about the impacts of blue green algae, harmful algal blooms, and what's being done to address it at the federal and state level.
    6/8/2022
  19. Harmful Algal Bloom closes all recreation at Marion Reservoir

    Due to a Harmful Algal Bloom, all recreation sites on Marion Reservoir are closed until conditions improve to acceptable levels.
    6/2/2022
  20. Corpstruction - Army Corps Employee Runs for Marine Corps Gold Star Family

    Chris Abner came to work for the Army Corps of Engineers in 2020, but prior to that he served on four deployments to the Middle East with the Marine Corps. On October 8, 2007, then Staff Sgt. Abner, was a vehicle commander in Al Qaim, Iraq when an improvised explosive device exploded killing his driver, Lance Cpl. Jeremy Burris of Liberty, Texas. Abner was severely injured and ultimately medically retired from the Marine Corps. On May 22, 2022 Abner completed the Tulsa IronMan competition in honor of Burris. Abner ran the 26.2 mile marathon portion while carrying an American flag with a streamer bearing Lance. Cpl. Burris' name. When he reached the finish line he presented the flag to Burris' parents who drove more than seven hours from their home in Texas to see Abner cross the finish line in honor of their son.
    5/28/2022
  21. Corpstruction - Park Ranger nearly died in the water

    Park Ranger Joshua Springer of the Lake Eufaula Project Office of the Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, nearly drowned when he was four years old. If it weren’t for the quick thinking of his older sisters, Springer might have died in his family’s swimming pool at their home in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. Nearly two decades removed from the near-drowning experience, Springer remaines committed to educating youth about water safety. He believes in the importance of water safety education and to encourages parents to make sure children have properly fitted, US Coast Guard-approved flotation device.
    5/27/2022
  22. USACE pulls off weekend water safety trifecta

    Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers supported three water safety booths during the first full weekend in May 7.
    5/9/2022
  23. Corps seeks public comment for draft Hugo Lake Master Plan revision

    TULSA, Okla. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Tulsa District will release the draft of the Hugo Lake Master Plan revision and Environmental Assessment April 28, 2022, beginning a 30-day public review and comment period. Information related to the Master Plan, Environmental Assessment, public comment forms, and presentation are available on the Tulsa District Website.
    4/27/2022
  24. Southwestern Division Commander makes final visit to Tinker Airforce Base

    TINKER AFB, Okla. — Southwestern Division Commander, Brig. Gen. Christopher Beck visited Tinker Airforce Base Thursday April 21, taking a final tour of Tulsa District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects on the base.
    4/26/2022
  25. Broken Bow Master Plan Revision Open House set for May 23

    TULSA, Okla. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Tulsa District will host an Open House May 23 to provide information about the Broken Bow Lake Master Plan revision content and process and will provide a general schedule. The event will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Seminar Room of the Kiamichi Technology Center, 3205 Lincoln Road NE, Idabel, Okla., 74745.
    4/26/2022
  26. Tulsa District Emergency Management Office holds disaster response tabletop exercise

    The Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hosted a tabletop exercise April 19, related to the Tulsa West Tulsa Levee, Cimarron and Arkansas Rivers at the Central Center in Centennial Park. Hosted by the Tulsa District Emergency Management Office, the TTX provides an avenue to educate local government agencies and organizations about the Tulsa District’s missions while communicating the shared risks and responsibilities between municipal, state and federal agencies.
    4/20/2022
  27. Tulsa Boat Show

    Steve Holden & Randi Clifton, Park Rangers from the Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers show off their water safety booth at the Tulsa Boat Show at Tulsa Expo Center, Feb. 3. The event allowed rangers to make contact with thousands of individuals over the course of the event.
    4/4/2022
  28. Corpstruction - Kalli Egan on Engineering from Texas to Tulsa and Back

    By the time the first shovels break ground on a new civil works or military construction venture, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has already invested thousands of hours into studying, planning, designing and contracting the project. Kalli Egan, the regional acquisition program manager at Southwestern Division, focuses on strategies and technical integration. She works with districts to improve engineering and construction activities. Kalli is a true success story and model USACE leader. She grew up in Amarillo, Texas but spent a lot of time in Oklahoma and attended Oklahoma State University from which she holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, and a Master of Science in Engineering Technology. Kalli’s career with the USACE began in 2001. She started as a student intern at the Tulsa District and by 2015 had become the Deputy Chief of the Engineering and Construction Division at the Tulsa District. In 2015, Kalli left Tulsa to return to Texas. She spent two years working in the private sector supporting local, state and federal projects.
    3/24/2022
  29. Corpstruction - Motherhood Mentoring and Engineering with Brittany Cranor Dam Safety Production Center Southwestern Division

    Brittany Cranor is a structural engineer at the Dam Safety Production Center, Southwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The DSPC is co-located with the Tulsa District. Cranor talked to Corpstruction about why she chose to work for the Corps of Engineers after a couple of years in the private sector and how mentoring has benefited her career decisions.
    3/16/2022
  30. Corpstruction - How Will Kansas Meet It's Growing Water Demand

    Throughout written history, water has been a vital resource for requirement for the growth of cities. For Nathan Westrup and Richard Rockel of the Kansas Water Office, water supply is a primary concern. The questions that keep them up at night revolve around How the "Sunflower State" will meet the water supply needs of residents and industry.
    3/11/2022
  31. Corpstruction - The Important Details of Disaster Response and Contingency Operations with Anthony Semento of Southwestern Division

    Anthony Semento is the Chief of the Regional Contingency Operations and Disaster Response for the Southwestern Division located in Dallas, Texas. When people think of disaster response, they often think about the Federal Emergency Management Agency but what they might not realize is that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is often tasked by FEMA to execute disaster response activities. Managing disaster response is challenging for a single district but imagine overseeing that response for a region consisting of portions of five states & a population of more than 35 million people. Southwestern Division is comprised of four USACE districts, including Tulsa District, Galveston, Little Rock and Fort Worth. He works with Emergency Managers at those districts to keep the Division Commander apprised of what’s going on and enable needed resources are received. Combined, the Southwestern Division covers all of Texas and Oklahoma and portions of Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas.
    3/4/2022
  32. Corpstruction - The Engineers Week Interviews with Justin Cox

    February 20-26 is Engineers Week and we interviewed some of our engineers to find out why they decided to come work for the Corps of Engineers. Justin Cox of the Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers worked as an engineer in the commercial sector fo years before coming to the district. Justin is from Haskell, Oklahoma. He is a graduate of Oklahoma State University. We spoke with Justin about his work at the Tulsa District. He also owns 15 head of cattle and explained to us the finer points of ranching.
    2/28/2022
  33. USACE Command Sergeant Major Visits Tulsa District

    Sgt. Maj. Patrickson Toussaint, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Command Sergeant Major, visited Tulsa District, Dec. 7-9. Toussaint talked about the four major priorities of the USACE Commander and Chief of Engineers, Lt. Gen. Scott Spellmon - people, readiness, partnerships and revolutionize. Toussaint visited various Tulsa District Military Construction and Civil Works field offices. He met with and recognized employees for their contributions to the USACE mission.
    12/10/2021
  34. 85th Anniversary Message to the Port of Brownsville Texas from SWD Commander

    85th Birthday Message to the Port of Brownsville, Texas from Brig. Gen. Christopher Beck, SWD Commander, USACE.
    12/2/2021
  35. Eufaula bridge repair reaches milestone, makes history

    Within a matter of hours, the road over Eufaula Dam became the site of the highest concentration of Ultra-High-Performance Concrete in Oklahoma, Aug. 19. With panels over approximately 20 percent of the bridge deck placed, contractors began pouring the UHPC to bond the prefabricated panels.
    8/25/2021
  36. Ranger Spotlight

    Each year World Ranger Day is observed on July 31 marking the founding of the International Ranger Foundation. We are spotlighting some of our rangers who represent our ranger corps and the range of work they do as protectors of USACE-managed lands and waters.
    7/28/2021
  37. As severe weather season continues Tulsa District hosts disaster response exercise

    THE TULSA DISTRICT’S EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICE RECENTLY HOSTED A DISASTER RESPONSE EXERCISE WITH TULSA FIRST RESPONDERS AND HELPING AGENCIES. THE U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS INITIATIVE BROUGHT TOGETHER REPRESENTATIVES FROM TULSA RESPONSE AGENCIES TO IMPROVE INTEROPERABILITY.
    7/27/2021
  38. Ranger Spotlight

    Each year World Ranger Day is observed on July 31 marking the founding of the International Ranger Foundation. We are spotlighting some of our rangers who represent our ranger corps and the range of work they do as protectors of USACE-managed lands and waters.
    7/27/2021
  39. Ranger Spotlight

    Each year World Ranger Day is observed on July 31 marking the founding of the International Ranger Foundation. We are spotlighting some of our rangers who represent our ranger corps and the range of work they do as protectors of USACE-managed lands and waters.
    7/27/2021
  40. Ranger Spotlight

    We spotlight some of our rangers who represent our ranger corps and the various aspects of the work they do as protectors of USACE-managed lands and waters. Meet Supervisory Regulatory Project Manager, and former park ranger, Michael Ware.
    7/26/2021
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