Archive: 2023
  • October

    Charleston District Employee Streamlines Information Flow for USACE Hawaii Wildfires

    Jennifer Kist, Charleston District geographer, deploys to Hawaii to support emergency management efforts following Maui wildfires.
  • USACE Alum Takes Command in Charleston: Lt. Col. Robert Nahabedian

    Lt. Col. Robert Nahabedian reflects on his career as he assumes command as the 90th commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District.
  • Wounded Warrior Dove Hunt Returns to Cooper River Rediversion Project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District, in collaboration with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and the South Carolina Department of Veteran’s Affairs, breathed life back into a cherished tradition on Sept. 9 – the annual Wounded Warrior Dove Hunt. Held at the Charleston District’s Cooper River Rediversion Project in St. Stephen, the event marked a return after its unfortunate cancellation in 2022 due to inclement weather.
  • William Jennings Bryan Dorn Va Hospital Rehabilitation Center Takes Shape

    The Charleston District has partnered with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs to build the state-of-the-art $13.8M rehabilitation center at the William Jennings Bryan Dorn Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Columbia, South Carolina.
  • Ranger Turned Regulator Blazes New Trail In Columbia

    Ranger turned regulator, Rebecca Downey, reflects on her career as she seeks to harmonize nature and development for a sustainable future at the Charleston District's Midlands office in Columbia, South Carolina.
  • Fort Jackson Elementary School Receives Playground Upgrade For Military Kids

    In the heart of the Fort Jackson military community, laughter and youthful exuberance fill the air at the C.C. Pinckney Elementary School’s newly resurfaced playground area.
  • July

    Lt. Col. Robert Nahabedian assumes command at Charleston District July 18

    In western Connecticut in the 1990s, a young middle-schooler, Robert Nahabedian, saw the United States Military Academy (at West Point) campus from the river courts along the banks of the Hudson River for the first time during a school trip. In his mind, at this moment, a seed was planted.
  • Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: Civil Works Projects Underway

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civil works program received over $26 million for several projects in South Carolina. The Charleston District is working internally and with our nonfederal sponsors to get this work underway.
  • Soccer Player Turned Army Officer Rises Through the Ranks

    Capt. Galen Kreutzberger, who joined the Charleston District as a first lieutenant in February of last year, reflects on his decision to join the Army and his experience at the Charleston District.
  • Industrial Hygienist Combines Math and Science to Protect Employees

    Stephanie Gillian leverages industrial hygiene skills to prioritize the health and safety of the Charleston District team.
  • Charleston District Teams Up with Other Agencies for Nonstructural Flood Risk Management Project

    The Charleston District has partnered with the Environmental Protection Agency and several other state and local agencies for a non-structural flood management project known as the Floodplain Management Services and Silver Jackets Sustainable Coastline Guidebook for St. Helena. The project began October 1, 2022, and initiated when the EPA, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Silver Jackets joined forces in developing educational and outreach materials on mitigating the effects of erosion forces to this unique community.
  • Veterans and Students join together for ninth annual Wounded Warrior Fishing Day

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District and South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, hosted the ninth annual Wounded Warriors Veterans Fishing Day at the Cooper River Rediversion Project in St. Stephen this spring. The event is only possible with the assistance of the DNR, which allows fishing to occur in a protected wildlife area once a year.
  • Empowering The Engineers of Tomorrow: Introduce A Girl to STEM Day

    Hosted by nine local federal agencies, including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District, "Introduce A Girl to STEM Day" inspires young girls to explore the world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics and discover their potential as future leaders. With a mission to break down gender barriers and promote inclusivity in STEM, this fun-filled learning experience aims to transform dreams into reality.
  • Lisa Metheney marks 30 years of service with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

    Lisa Metheney, the Deputy District Engineer for Programs and Project Management and senior civilian for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District, is celebrating a remarkable milestone in her career. This year marks her 30th year of federal service with the same agency, a feat that only a small percentage of federal employees achieve.
  • May

    Charleston District Hosts 3Q23 DPM Forum

    Deputy District Engineers for Programs and Project Management from across the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gathered for a two-day Deputy Forum in Charleston, S.C., April 26-27.
  • April

    Angie Cowger makes an impressive stand for delicious Chili

    The theme for Women’s History Month in March was “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories.” And if it’s a great story you want, Angie Cowger, a female business owner, has one to tell. She shared her story with employees of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District employees last month during a special presentation and tasting of her famous Custard Stand chili.
  • 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.