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  • 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.
  • USACE Charleston District reminds residents to practice harbor safety

    As the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District continues dredging the Charleston harbor to deepen it to 52 feet, officials with the district are reminding tri-county residents to practice safety in and around the harbor.
  • USACE Charleston District looks to improve basic training environment at Ft. Jackson

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District started work in June on the Basic Training Complex Four, Phase Two. When complete, it will make training for new Soldiers at Fort Jackson more efficient.
  • September

    USACE Charleston District employee reflects on heritage and family for Hispanic Heritage Month

    Sept. 15 - Oct. 15 is the national observance of Hispanic Heritage Month. Permanently put into law by President Ronald Reagan in 1988, the 30-day period recognizes the culture and contributions of American citizens of Hispanic origins coming from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.
  • USACE Charleston District employee reflects on Hispanic Heritage Month

    Sept. 15 - Oct. 15 is the national observance of Hispanic Heritage Month. Permanently put into law by President Ronald Reagan in 1988, the 30-day period recognizes the culture and contributions of American citizens of Hispanic origins coming from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.
  • Crab Bank restoration begins; project stresses public safety

    Construction activity began early this September on the restoration of the Crab Bank Seabird Sanctuary, nestled in Charleston Harbor between the tip of Sullivan’s Island and Patriots Point. USACE asks all boaters and paddlers in this vicinity to steer clear of all dredging equipment and activity and use slower speeds.
  • Another year of success as USACE, SCDNR host 7th Annual Warrior Dove Hunt

    On the 20th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, 32 veterans participated in the 7th annual Wounded Warriors and Veterans Dove Hunt at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Cooper River Rediversion Project.
  • August

    USACE Charleston District's deputy district engineer reflects on Women’s Equality Day

    Women’s Equality Day is observed on Aug. 26 and commemorates the 1920 passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which granted women the right to vote. The Army celebrates the courage and tenacity of those who challenged the nation to live up to its founding principles and the women who continue to do so today.
  • July

    Lt. Col. Andrew Johannes assumes command of Charleston District at ceremony July 16

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District welcomed its new, incoming commander at a change of command ceremony on Friday, July 16 at the Citadel Holliday Alumni Center.
  • A busy summer for Fort Jackson as one project finishes, two others get started

    It will be an active summer at Fort Jackson, as a major Charleston District construction project finishes and two others get started. The completion of the Semmes Lake Dam will mark the end to a milestone project that has been in the works since 2015. At the same time, the mobilization of the teams constructing Basic Training Complex Four Phase Two and Reception Complex Phase One will set new projects in motion for the base.
  • Charleston District, SCDNR add 32 acres of nesting habitat to Crab Bank this fall

    This spring, the Charleston District worked with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) to reevaluate the location of the placement site for the Crab Bank Restoration project slated to start later this year. Situated just off the banks of the Town of Mount Pleasant in Charleston Harbor, Crab Bank is a thin moon-slivered islet and designated seabird sanctuary historically used by threated native shorebirds for prime nesting grounds. Over the last several years, the island has gradually eroded due to hurricanes and other storms, diminishing the natural habitat, eliminating high nesting ground, and reducing bird populations.
  • Charleston peninsula study expands analysis, public engagement through next year

    The Charleston Peninsula Coastal Flood Risk Management Study, which investigates the effects and risks of storm surge flooding on the Charleston peninsula, transitioned from an Environmental Assessment to an Environmental Impact Statement earlier this spring.
  • USACE regulators work to balance development with environmental protection

    While many people may know the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District because of their numerous civil works projects and community involvement, another division with a great impact on the area is the Regulatory Division. The Regulatory Division supports economic development and the creation of jobs, while also committing to no net loss of aquatic resources.
  • Historic number of dredges ready Charleston for future, larger ships

    The news is out: Charleston, S.C. is on track to have the deepest port on the east coast and harbor some of the world’s largest ships. Large container ships, even super-post-Panamax vessels like the 1300-foot-long CMA CGM Marco Polo which cruised into Charleston’s harbor this May during high tide, will soon have safe passage here at any tide, fully-loaded.
  • June

    Charleston District volunteers test TSA canines, underscoring federal partnerships

    To synchronize efforts and streamline federal collaboration — particularly in emergency situations — the organizations have formed an all-volunteer committee which brings federal executives and military leaders across the state together on a routine basis. Known as the Federal Executive Association, the organization provides agencies with a forum to share important news, solve problems and work together on issues that matter most to local communities. One of the unique ways FEA encourages federal teamwork is through calls for volunteer support.
  • April

    8 questions with our head civilian

    Lisa Metheney has been the deputy district engineer for programs and project management since 2014. As the "head civilian," Metheney serves as the constant face of the Charleston District, as the commander and deputy commander alternate each year with their two-year terms. She has worked for the Charleston District for over two decades and has been integral to the success of the District during this time. We ask her eight questions about how the District has been successful for 150 years and what the future looks like.
  • Project profile: the District's biggest projects

    The Charleston District has had many influential projects over the last 150 years that continue to have an impact today. At the same time, the District is currently working on hundreds of different projects throughout Charleston, the state of South Carolina and the entire southeast. While all these projects will have a great impact on those around them, here are a few projects currently in the works that will have massive impacts on the region.
  • March

    USACE opens Cooper River Rediversion Project to veterans for day of fishing

    On March 25, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District, in partnership with the S.C. Department of Natural Resources, hosted the 7th Annual Warriors Fishing Day at the Cooper River Rediversion Dam in St. Stephen.