Tag: Palmetto Castle
  • March

    Amanda Heath takes “playing with dirt” to new heights

    Sand sifts through her fingers as a small clump of dirt attracts her attention. Standing in the marsh with a tall, hefty pair of boots and a ball cap to shade the sun, she studies it, looks in her sample book and decides, this is a hydric soil. Meet Amanda Heath, a regulator with the Charleston District, who has taken “playing in the dirt” to new heights.
  • Army Training Center, Fort Jackson commanding general leads cadence for protecting the nation

    It’s early morning. As the sun slowly rises over the horizon, a cacophony of sounds ring in the distance. As the echoes meander closer, distant figures make their way over a hill. Now more pronounced, melody blends into a crescendo. It’s a platoon of Army Soldiers running, lined up like precision, bellowing out in unison, a military cadence. The cadence is so strong, you can feel it building camaraderie and boosting morale, transforming these Soldiers into a cohesive unit. Just another morning in the life of Fort Jackson.
  • New Barricade to Provide Vital Security at Savannah River Site

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District is constructing a new entrance barricade at the Savannah River Site near Aiken, South Carolina.
  • Tonya Willis: Charleston District’s Small Business Programs ‘Door to the Corps’

    For small businesses looking to work with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District, the easiest way is to listen to the excitement and passion coming from the voice of Tonya Willis, the office of small business programs chief.
  • Charleston District engineer helps pick up the pieces left behind From Hurricane Ian

    With roaring winds, relentless rain, and surging waves, Hurricane Ian made landfall near Cayo Costa and Fort Myers, Florida shortly after 3 p.m. on Sept. 28, 2022. For the next 24 hours, Ian would carve a path through the sunshine state, gradually weakening to a tropical storm before reaching the Atlantic Ocean.
  • New South Atlantic division commander excited to be back in USACE

    A district commander doesn’t often become the division commander in the same region. In the summer of 2022, Brig. Gen. Daniel H. Hibner, made this scenario a reality by becoming the new South Atlantic Division commander.
  • A Milestone Celebration: Charleston Harbor Becomes Deepest Port on the East Coast

    Charleston Harbor is now the deepest port on the East Coast at 52 feet, a milestone definitely worth celebrating.
  • September

    Rooted in generations of family, Lynette Youson carries on a treasured tradition

    We all have family traditions we want to pass on to the next generation because it keeps our family’s past alive. These traditions become storytellers and allow us to share our culture and beliefs. They help our children gain knowledge of their heritage; letting them live it, preserve it and enrich it. When you think back to your childhood, what memories do you cherish? For Lynette Youson, that is easy. Youson remembers being five years old and sitting for hours with her great-grandmother, learning the art of basket weaving.