US Army Corps of Engineers
Tulsa District

Archive: 2012
  • December

    Employee Spotlight: Capt. James Davenport

    Capt. James Davenport
  • Tulsa engineers mentor youngsters at robotics competition

    The need to cultivate a new generation of engineers is so important that the USACE Chief of Engineers has STEM named as a priority. Tulsa District is very active in the STEM program.
  • Tulsa District hosts Eufaula Lake listening session

    Col. Michael Teague, Tulsa District commander, held a Commander’s Listening Session in the Eufaula High School auditorium Dec. 18. The session, which had approximately 80 attendees, was an opportunity to update community members on a variety of topics concerning Eufaula Lake.
  • Operation Warfighter Soldier awarded Purple Heart in surprise ceremony

    When Sgt. Jay Silk, Operation Warfighter Soldier at the Tenkiller Lake office, walked into the Oklahoma National Guard’s Christmas party, he expected a fun evening with his family and fellow soldiers. But things are not always as they seem, Silk and another Wounded Warrior, Cpl. Scott Harper, were surprised with a Purple Heart ceremony.
  • Tulsa District answers call for help after Sandy destruction

    The Tulsa District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers supported the recovery efforts for Superstorm Sandy by deploying several employees to multiple locations in the United States to assist in the mission.
  • Taking the Wounded Warrior recovery process a step further

    Once a service member is wounded, in battle or the line of duty, they are taken to a military hospital to recover. Those hospitals are built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as part of its military construction program. Now, in the USACE Southwestern Division, there are plans for that recovery process to evolve from the hospital to a special cottage at a Corps lake to allow invisible wounds to heal.
  • November

    Tulsa District uses wind turbine to produce power at project office

    Tulsa District projects are starting to go green and the Kansas area is leading the way. For the first time, a wind turbine is being used to produce power at Council Grove Lake, Kan.
  • Corps employees recognized for service 'above and beyond’ in wildfire battle

    When wildfires raged in Mannford, Okla. Aug. 3-7, 12 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employees set aside their regular duties to assist hundreds of firefighters in battling the blazes. The 12 employees were recognized for their efforts with the Department of the Army’s Civilian Award for Humanitarian Service.
  • Once a Soldier, a Soldier for Life

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  • Youth deer hunt held at Tenkiller Lake

    The Tenkiller Lake Project Office welcomed parents and youth hunters during its annual controlled youth deer hunt November 2-4.
  • Tulsa District commander speaks to Broken Arrow Rotary Club

    Col. Michael Teague, Tulsa District commander, spoke to the Broken Arrow Rotary Club about Veterans Day and other topics during their Nov. 6 meeting.
  • Tulsa District participates in Combined Federal Campaign.

    Throughout the month of October Tulsa District employees have participated in fundraisers and events raising money for the Combined Federal Campaign.
  • Taking water safety to the troops

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division water safety team held its division-wide water safety event as part of the Wings over McConnell 2012 Open House and Air Show Sept. 29 & 30 at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kansas. More than two dozen team members from the division and its four districts (Tulsa, Little Rock, Galveston and Ft. Worth), as well as the the Kansas City District and the National Water Safety Team staffed a 150 foot by 100 foot area during the two day event visited by more than 100 thousand military members and their dependents who attended the Open House and Air Show.
  • Employee recognized for 31 years of federal service

    Maggie Hellwege, Equal Employment Office, received a Commanders Award for Civilian Service Nov. 1. Hellwege is retiring after 31 years of federal service. The award was presented by Col. Michael Teague, Tulsa District commander.
  • October

    District holds Hispanic history program

    The Tulsa District held its annual Hispanic History program Oct. 24 at the district headquarters.
  • Employee Spotlight: Sally Vanwinkle

    Sally Vanwinkle, Employee Spotlight
  • Hugo Lake sets, then breaks record low

    On October 11, 2012, Hugo Lake hit a record low level of 398.45. The previous low lake elevation of 398.46 was recorded in November 1978. The new record low didn’t last 34 years. In fact, it was broken on midnight, Oct. 14, when the elevation reached 398.36.
  • Corps, Oklahoma Department of Transportation sign agreement

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation signed a memorandum of agreement on Friday, Oct. 19 at the Tulsa District headquarters. Under the memorandum the Corps will provide a dedicated project manager to oversee reviews of regulatory permit applications submitted by ODOT for transportation projects. This position will be funded by the state agency.
  • From Soldier to civilian: He still means business

    Former deputy commander Gene Snyman is no stranger to the Tulsa District. However, since his retirement in July 2012, Snyman has traded his “green” suit for a business suit. Snyman is the new deputy, small business programs, for the Tulsa District and is in the process of learning his new responsibilities.
  • Tulsa District Corps of Engineers attorney, paralegal honored with prestigious awards

    Two members of the Tulsa District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Office of Counsel staff are winners of USACE Chief Counsel Honorary Awards for 2012.