Tulsa News from DVIDS

  1. 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
  2. Family of Keystone Powerhouse muralist see mural in person for first time

    TULSA, Okla. — More than a half century after Jay O’Meilia painted a mural in the visitors center at Keystone Lake powerhouse his children, a son-in-law, and two of his grandchildren were able to view the artist’s work in person for the first time.
    4/24/2023
  3. Family of Keystone Powerhouse muralist see mural in person for first timw [Image 3 of 3]

    Artist Jay O'Meilia painted this mural on site between 1971-1972 at the Keystone Lake powerhouse visitors center in Oklahoma. The concept for the mural sprang from the engineers who develoeped the west, how this part of Oklahoma would be transformed by the lake and paying homage to the Native Americans and others who called the area home.
    4/24/2023
  4. Family of Keystone Powerhouse muralist see mural in person for first timw [Image 2 of 3]

    Keystone Lake power plant specialist Tom Henry spoke to members of the Jay O'Meilia family recently who were there to see the mural painted by the artist between 1971-1972. The family members were also able to see sketches drawn by the artist which were the beginning of the mural design. Joined by Henry in this photo are O'Meilia's son Matt and son in law John Walden.
    4/24/2023
  5. Family of Keystone Powerhouse muralist see mural in person for first time [Image 1 of 3]

    Mermbers of Keystone Lake muralist Jay O'Meilia's family visited Keystone Dam powerhouse recently to view the mural painted by Jay O'Meilia for the first time in person. L-R :Andrew O’Meilia (grandson), Danny O’Meilia (son), Matt O’Meilia (son), Maddie O’Meilia (granddaughter), Mark O’Meilia (son), Frannie Walden (daughter), John Walden (son-in-law).
    4/24/2023
  6. Corpstruction - Recreation and Water Safety at Lake Texoma with Park Ranger Audrey White

    Park Ranger Audrey White took time during the Severe Weather Expo in Tulsa, April 15, to talk to Corpstruction about water safety, and recreation. White is assigned to the Lake Texoma Project Office. She talks about how her perspectives on life jacket wear and water safety evolved after becoming a park ranger, and about the work the staff at Lake Texoma are doing to promote recreation. Lake Texoma is a Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Project constructed for flood control. The dam was completed in 1944. In addition to flood control, the structure and reservoir have hydropower, recreation, water supply missions. Lake Texoma receives more than 6 million visitors annually.
    4/20/2023
  7. Corpstruction - How a tornado sparked Taft Price's career as a meteorologist

    Taft Price is a forecaster in the Hydraulics and Hydrology section of the Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Prior to joining USACE he spent 25 years in television as a meteorologist for local news stations in Oklahoma. Price's interest in weather and severe weather began when the roof on his family's home was blown off by a tornado. He joined us for the Corpstruction during the Severe Weather Expo at Woodland Hills Mall in Tulsa to talk about how it all began and how he enjoys his new career at the Corps of Engineers.
    4/19/2023
  8. Tulsa District talks severe weather, water safety at local expo

    A Tulsa District meteorologist and park rangers attended the Severe Weather Expo to talk weather and water safety at Woodland Hills Mall in Tulsa, April 15. Local, state and federal agencies, news companies and businesses provided representatives to engage the public on weather safety and weather-related responses associated with inclement weather.
    4/19/2023
  9. Tulsa District talks severe weather, water safety at local expo [Image 3 of 3]

    Taft Price, a forecaster from Hydraulics and Hydrology section, Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is interviewed during the Severe Weather Expo at Woodland Hills Mall, in Tulsa, April 15. Price spent 25 years in broadcast news as a television meteorologist before coming to the Tulsa District. Price credits a tornado as the catalyst for his interest in weather and severe weather.
    4/19/2023
  10. Tulsa District talks severe weather, water safety at local expo [Image 2 of 3]

    Park Ranger Audrey White of the Lake Texoma Project Office prepares to interview for the Corpstruction Podcast during the Severe Weather Expo, April 15 at Woodland Hills Mall in Tulsa. White has been with the Tulsa District about two years and said her perspective on life jackets and water safety have changed since working as park ranger at Lake Texoma. The lake has one of the highest visitation rates for recreation in the Tulsa District.
    4/19/2023
  11. Tulsa District talks severe weather, water safety at local expo [Image 1 of 3]

    Tulsa District weather forecaster, Taft Price and Park Rangers Conner Rychlik Audrey White of the Lake Texoma Project Office pose for a photo at the water safety booth during the Severe Weather Expo April 15 at Woodland Hills Mall in Tulsa. Price is from the Tulsa District's Hydraulics and Hydrology section and the trio spoke with visitors about severe weather and water safety at the water safety booth.
    4/19/2023
  12. Tulsa District to host specialized engineering community

    Dawn Carney and Tim Paulus of Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers visited the Tulsa District ahead of the Fire Protection, Mechanical, Electrical, Control Systems National Community of Practice Meeting to help plan the event. The FMEC meeting will bring in more than 100 engineers to Tulsa District and additional virtual attendees. The event is scheduled for May 2-3.
    4/18/2023
  13. Tulsa to host specialized engineering community

    Tim Paulus, Mechanical Engineering Community of Practice Lead, and Dawn Carney, Fire Protection, Mechanical, Electrical and Control System Section Chief from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters, visited the Tulsa District, April 11-13 to help plan the Fire Protection, Mechanical, Electrical and Control Systems COP meeting. Carney and Paulus sat down with Corpstruction to talk about the biennial event, which will take place May 2-3. Engineers from throughout the USACE will converge on Tulsa for the national meeting. To listen to their interview visit https://dvidshub.net/r/w6yncu or via Apple and Spotify podcast apps.
    4/18/2023
  14. Corpstruction - Tulsa to host specialized engineering community with Dawn Carney and Tim Paulus

    Dan Carney and Tim Paulus of USACE Headquarters visited with Corpstruction to talk about the upcoming Fire Protection, Mechanical, Electrical and Control Systems Community of Practice Meeting in Tulsa in May.
    4/18/2023
  15. Open House Set for April 27 for Public Review of Draft Pine Creek Lake Master Plan, Finding of No Significant Impact, and Environmental Assessment

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Tulsa District will host an Open House April 27 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Wright City High School Cafeteria at 601 School Street, Wright City, OK, 74766 to allow public review of the 2023 Draft Pine Creek Lake Master Plan, Finding of No Significant Impact, and Environmental Assessment. The public open house will give an overview of the proposed changes to the current Pine Creek Lake Master Plan, provide instructions on how to submit comments, and provide an opportunity for the public to ask questions and provide feedback.
    4/17/2023
  16. Open House Set for April 27 for Public Review of Draft Pine Creek Lake Master Plan, Finding of No Significant Impact, and Environmental Assessment

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Tulsa District will host an Open House April 27 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Wright City High School Cafeteria at 601 School Street, Wright City, OK, 74766 to allow public review of the 2023 Draft Pine Creek Lake Master Plan, Finding of No Significant Impact, and Environmental Assessment. The public open house will give an overview of the proposed changes to the current Pine Creek Lake Master Plan, provide instructions on how to submit comments, and provide an opportunity for the public to ask questions and provide feedback.
    4/17/2023
  17. Innovation and partnerships celebrated at reopening of Eufaula Dam Spillway Bridge

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Tulsa District held a ribbon cutting ceremony March 31, 2023, to mark the completion of the replacement of the Eufaula Dam Spillway bridge and the theme of the celebration was partnership. Tulsa District worked with the Federal Highway Administration, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation and the University of Oklahoma on the three-year project that incorporated innovative construction solutions.
    4/6/2023
  18. Innovation and partnerships celebrated at reopening of Eufaula Dam Spillway Bridge [Image 5 of 5]

    From left, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jaime Pinkham, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District Operations Division Chief Rex Ostrander, USACE Tulsa District Commander Col. Timothy Hudson, and Oklahoma Secretary of Transportation Tim Gatz at the Eufaula Dam Spillway Bridge Ribbon Cutting ceremony March 31, 2023. Mr. Pinkham assists with developing policy direction and supervision of the USACE Civil Works program which includes projects such as the bridge replacement over Eufuala Dam.
    4/6/2023
  19. Innovation and partnerships celebrated at reopening of Eufaula Dam Spillway Bridge [Image 4 of 5]

    A view of the newly replaced and repoened Eufaula Dam Spillway Bridge March 31, 2023.
    4/6/2023
  20. Corpstruction - University of Oklahoma engineers make surprising discovery about construction material

    You probably never think about this product but it’s nearly impossible to travel anywhere in modern-day United States without encountering it at some point in your journey. Whether you use personal, public, or private transportation the odds of you going anywhere without it are relatively low. Our host, Brannen Parrish, visited the Fears Laboratory at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma and observed testing on concrete beams. On this episode of Corpstruction, he interviewed Dr. Royce Floyd an engineering professor whose focus is on testing concrete, and Omar Yadik, an engineering student about their findings. OU engineers are making some fascinating discoveries about how corrosion, weather and other elements impact the strength of construction industry’s most prolific product. They also discuss how these findings could affect critical infrastructure down the road.
    4/6/2023
  21. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers construction of Fire Rescue Center underway at Altus AFB

    Construction is currently underway to build a $ 19,94 million Fire Rescue Center on Altus Air Force Base, located in southwestern Okla. The project requires the construction of this facility to relocate the functions of the 97th Civil Engineering Squadron's firefighting personnel and their mission.
    4/5/2023
  22. Shoreline management program bridges balance between environment and recreating public

    EUFAULA, Okla. — Balancing the environmental resources surrounding public lands with the desires of the recreating public can be challenging for those tasked with managing this delicate process. The shoreline management plan program is one way the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers works to maintain this balance.
    4/3/2023
  23. Red River Area USACE staff remove illegally dumped tires

    The Tulsa District Lower Red River Area lake projects took advantage of low pool elevations during the 2022 off-season to collect tires disposed along the shorelines. In total, USACE lake staff, with the help of Oklahoma State Park staff, removed 480 tires from Lower Red River area lakes. The tires have been stockpiled and will be picked up to be recycled by a Department of Environmental Quality permitted recycler.
    3/21/2023
  24. Open House Set for March 30 for Public Review of Draft Sardis Lake Master Plan, Finding of No Significant Impact, and Environmental Assessment

    TULSA, Okla. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Tulsa District will host an Open House March 30 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Clayton Public School cafeteria at 329 North 1st Street in Clayton Okla., 74053, to allow public review of the 2023 Draft Sardis Lake Master Plan, Finding of No Significant Impact, and Environmental Assessment.
    3/16/2023
  25. San Francisco Waterfront Study team meets to discuss alternatives for Tentatively Selected Plan

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working in partnership with the Port of San Francisco on the San Francisco Waterfront Study. The purpose of the study is to preserve and fortify the Embarcadero Seawall, a 100-year old structure that over time has deteriorated and is subject to flood and seismic risk, and sea level rise.
    3/7/2023
  26. Corpstruction - The Tulsa West Tulsa Levee Rehabilitation with Brad Clark

    We joined Brad Clark, the lead engineer of the project delivery team for the Pre-Engineering and Design phase of the Tulsa West Tulsa Levee rehabilitation project in Little Rock, Arkansas. Clark is the Geotechnical Branch Chief of the Dam Safety Production Center and oversees geotechnical engineers working on various projects in the Southwestern Division.
    2/24/2023
  27. Corpstruction - Johnny Bray on 40 Years in USACE Hydropower & Powerhouse Maintenance

    Johnny Bray is the powerhouse manager at Eufaula Dam. He oversees the maintenance of the structure and hydropower facilities to ensure the powerhouse can reliably produce its 90 Megawatts of Electricity when needed. He recently received the De Fleury Medal, the highest honor a USACE civilian can receive, in honor of 40 years of service to the nation. Bray began his career at the Webbers Falls Powerhouse in December 1982 and served at Denison Dam on Lake Texoma and eventually returned to the Lake Eufaula powerhouse only a few miles from where he grew up. At the end of calendar year Bray will leave the powerhouse for the last time as a USACE employee. We spoke with him about his career and upcoming retirement.
    12/23/2022
  28. Corpstruction - Why Does the Corps Regulate the River - Michael Ware Tulsa District Regulatory

    Corpstruction host, Brannen Parrish interviews Michael Ware of the Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Regulatory Program. Ware discusses the USACE's regulatory authority under Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. Ware is a supervisory regulatory specialist at the Tulsa District. The Langston University graduate began his career with the Tulsa District as a Park Ranger in the 1990s. He became a regulatory specialist in 1995. Ware also discusses the Regulatory Program's role in minimizing human impacts to natural habitats and ecosystems, as well as its other Congressionally-mandated authorities and responsibilities.
    12/16/2022
  29. Corpstruction - Tulsa's Top Civilian Talks 35 Years of Service & the Next Chapter

    After graduating from University of Memphis (formerly Memphis State University), Lee Conley embarked on a 10 year career of active duty service with the U.S. Army. He then went on to work for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at various locations while advancing to positions of progressively greater responsibility within the Southwestern Division. He started out with the Fort Worth District and worked at the Southwestern Division in Dallas, Texas, then the Little Rock District and eventually arrived at the Tulsa District where he served as the Deputy District Engineer for Programs and Management. We spoke to Lee Conley about his 35 year career, what he helped the District accomplish, and his future plans.
    12/16/2022
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  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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