• June

    Charleston District preserves 150-year history in time capsule, to be opened in 2047

    Charleston District leaders gathered outside the Cooper River Rediversion Project June 16 to bury historic items that collectively capture the District’s current impact and 150-year legacy in a time capsule.
  • April

    Adding to the Galápagos of South Carolina: return of shorebirds to Crab Bank worthy of celebration

    A ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the restoration of the Crab Bank Seabird Sanctuary, a project that started eleven years ago as simply an idea, is now a reality and a safe, predator free sanctuary for many sea and shorebirds.
  • USACE South Atlantic Division command sergeant major tours Fort Jackson

    In 2008, Charleston District reassumed responsibility for military construction projects at Fort Jackson. Since then, the district has executed over $1.4 billion in projects including new builds, operations and maintenance, and facility investments services.
  • Army’s top engineering officer, civil works leadership visit Charleston to see project growth

    Lt. Gen. Scott Spellmon, 55th chief of engineers and commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Jaime Pinkham, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, each made recent visits to Charleston to meet with the district team and to see firsthand how some of the district’s top projects contribute to local, state and federal economic development.
  • Strong partnerships lead to golden shovels at Winding Woods groundbreaking

    A senior congressional representative, a federal agency, a local county and others gathered together at a construction site near the Winding Woods Commerce Park on Jan. 26 to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Winding Woods Reach and Elevated Water Tower.
  • Scott Glass: meet the new leader behind district operations

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District’s Operations Division has a multi-faceted mission. It delivers navigation, hydropower, asset management, geospatial and emergency management solutions to the state of South Carolina and the nation. The man responsible for this broad mission is Scott Glass, the division’s chief.
  • College of Charleston intern helps USACE Charleston District GIS team

    For a graduate student who grew up in Charleston with an interest in the estuarine environment and marine biology at an early age, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District was the perfect fit for an internship and valuable work experience.
  • Veteran fishing day returns to the Cooper River Rediversion Project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District, in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, recently hosted the 8th annual Wounded Warriors and Veterans fishing day at the Cooper River Rediversion Dam in St. Stephen.
  • March

    Standing on shoulders of those who endured: How a generation’s military legacy enhances readiness

    Weathered hands, crisp cuffs, a suit with a matching pocket square, and a deep blue ribbon with a medal, heavier than any metal, joined at the chest, he was seated, head tilted, eyes drawn up beneath his brow. His gaze stern. His message urgent — for America’s youth.
  • January

    Boys With A Purpose: Helping young men be the best they can be

    One Army general, 20 young boys and Vince Lombardi recently spent an afternoon together at the College of Charleston at one of Meminger Elementary’s after-school programs. Brig. Gen. Jason Kelly, the South Atlantic Division commander, met with the students of Boys With A Purpose, a non-profit organization that helps young men learn how to become the best versions of themselves by teaching them life skills. Lombardi was there in spirit as the group watched the famous football coach’s What it takes to be Number One video.
  • Crab Bank Seabird Sanctuary: A landmark legacy

    A dredge, appropriately named Dredge Charleston, a daily crew of 53 workers, and heavy earthmoving equipment worked 24 hours a day for seven weeks constructing a landmark legacy of the Charleston Harbor Post 45 Deepening project: the restoration of Crab Bank. Crab Bank is a bird sanctuary located in the Charleston Harbor near the shoreline of the Old Village in Mount Pleasant.
  • A day on the USS Yorktown to showcase Charleston’s female commanders

    It was a beautiful crisp fall morning for a photoshoot aboard the USS Yorktown in Charleston. The focus of the shoot? The upcoming Veterans Day issue of Charleston Women Magazine highlighting our very own senior civilian, Lisa Metheney.
  • December

    District survey team helps maintain South Carolina waterways

    The Charleston District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is responsible for 15 navigation projects along the South Carolina coast, stretching from Little River Inlet near the North Carolina border to Port Royal Harbor on South Carolina’s southern coast.
  • A day in the life of a USACE regulatory project manager

    It’s 9 a.m. and Erica Fritz just sat down at her desk. She not only carries her morning cup-of-joe, but also a pair of tall boots. Fritz is a Project Manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District Regulatory Division, and her day is just beginning.
  • USACE Charleston District helps manage Fort Jackson facilities

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Charleston District not only builds facilities at Fort Jackson, but helps the Department of Public Works in maintaining those facilities. This partnership helps support the 45,000 soldiers who train there each year.
  • Regional commander describes what’s next for Charleston peninsula study

    The top U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officer in the southeast recently paid a visit to the City of Charleston to address the City Council about the agency’s ongoing study into coastal storm risk on the peninsula and provide city leaders with a clear path through the federal study, design and construction process.
  • November

    Navy veteran continues to serve as a Department of the Army civilian

    Ifford Taylor has gone almost full circle in his career. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1986 after high school, partly to get away from Anderson, S.C. and see the world. He now works in Charleston, just a four-hour car ride away from his hometown.
  • October

    Honored to expand final resting place for nation's fallen heroes

    The Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration honors the military service of our nation's Veterans by providing a dignified burial and a lasting memorial for our nation’s heroes. With over 150 national cemeteries across the country, creating a final resting place and commemorating their extraordinary service to our nation is a top priority for the NCA.
  • New garage at Columbia Veterans Affairs Hospital to address parking shortage

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District recently awarded a contract for the expansion and construction of a new parking deck at the William Jennings Bryan Dorn Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Columbia, S.C.
  • Once a closely guarded secret, Project Magma revealed to be new east coast hub for the world’s largest winemakers

    The largest winemaker in the world has chosen South Carolina as the location for its new bottling and distribution plant. E&J Gallo Winery has announced that its upcoming facility located in Chester County will be the company’s primary distribution hub east of the Mississippi.