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WASHINGTON (September 2, 2015) – President Obama, with the support of the Federal Interagency Council on Outdoor Recreation to include the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, announced today the start of a new initiative to give every child in the United States the chance to explore and learn about America’s great outdoors. The Every Kid in a Park initiative will provide all fourth grade students and their families with free admission for a full year to more than 2,000 federally-managed sites nationwide.
Army Corps of Engineers supports new “Every Kid in a Park” recreation initiative
WASHINGTON (September 2, 2015) – President Obama, with the support of the Federal Interagency Council on Outdoor Recreation to include the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, announced today the start of a new initiative to give every child in the United States the chance to explore and learn about America’s great outdoors. The Every Kid in a Park initiative will provide all fourth grade students and their families with free admission for a full year to more than 2,000 federally-managed sites nationwide.
Aug. 27 - BBC World News interviewed MVD Commander Maj. Gen. Michael C. Wehr about the Corps' efforts to protect New Orleans for Katrina-10 week during a live shot from Algiers Point across from downtown. New Orleans now has the best hurricane protection in its 300-year history, and the current protection system is viewed as the standard of engineering excellence by the rest of the world.
BBC World News interviews MVD Commander for Katrina-10 week
Aug. 27 - BBC World News interviewed MVD Commander Maj. Gen. Michael C. Wehr about the Corps' efforts to protect New Orleans for Katrina-10 week during a live shot from Algiers Point across from downtown. New Orleans now has the best hurricane protection in its 300-year history, and the current protection system is viewed as the standard of engineering excellence by the rest of the world.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s Mat Sinking Unit (MSU) will leave the harbor for its annual revetment season on September 9, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. The District will host a Blessing of the Fleet ceremony on September 9, 2015, at approximately 10:15 a.m. at the Vicksburg City Water Front as the MSU departs.
Vicksburg District Blessing of the Fleet
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s Mat Sinking Unit (MSU) will leave the harbor for its annual revetment season on September 9, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. The District will host a Blessing of the Fleet ceremony on September 9, 2015, at approximately 10:15 a.m. at the Vicksburg City Water Front as the MSU departs.
Aug. 21 - Leadership from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Coast Guard and the inland towing industry signed a memorandum of understanding today, designed to ensure consistent communications and support efficient and safe movement of commerce on the western rivers of the United States.
 
The memorandum, signed by Jim Guidry (Kirby Inland Marine LP and RIETF co-chairman), Rear Admiral June E. Ryan (commander of the 9th Coast Guard District), Rear Admiral David R. Callahan (commander of the 8th Coast Guard District), Major General Michael C. Wehr (commander of the Corps’ Mississippi Valley Division), and Brigadier General Richard G. Kaiser (commander of the Corps’ Great Lakes and Ohio River Division), provides a foundation for improving communication between RIETF members, the Corps and the Coast Guard, which will further facilitate commerce while ensuring proper safety and environmental protection.
River Industry Executive Task Force signs Memorandum of Understanding
Aug. 21 - Leadership from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Coast Guard and the inland towing industry signed a memorandum of understanding today, designed to ensure consistent communications and support efficient and safe movement of commerce on the western rivers of the United States. The memorandum, signed by Jim Guidry (Kirby Inland Marine LP and RIETF co-chairman), Rear Admiral June E. Ryan (commander of the 9th Coast Guard District), Rear Admiral David R. Callahan (commander of the 8th Coast Guard District), Major General Michael C. Wehr (commander of the Corps’ Mississippi Valley Division), and Brigadier General Richard G. Kaiser (commander of the Corps’ Great Lakes and Ohio River Division), provides a foundation for improving communication between RIETF members, the Corps and the Coast Guard, which will further facilitate commerce while ensuring proper safety and environmental protection.

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ST. LOUIS DISTRICT - Carlyle Lake Fireworks Spectacular

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Published: 9/1/2015

ST. PAUL DISTRICT - Corps of Engineers recognizes Shoreview, Minn., resident

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, selected Shoreview, Minnesota, resident, Patrick Foley, as its 2015 hall of fame recipient.
Published: 8/31/2015

VICKSBURG DISTRICT - District Hosts Founder’s Day

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District (District) recognized team members with 20, 25, 30, 35, and 40 years of service and some Vietnam veterans at its recent Founder’s Day ceremony held at headquarters building. The ceremony was in commemoration of the District’s 142 years of service to the nation. Retirees, including those who are Vietnam veterans, were also recognized at the ceremony. A breakfast for retirees was held in the executive conference room prior to the ceremony.
Published: 8/21/2015

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Army Corps of Engineers supports new “Every Kid in a Park” recreation initiative

WASHINGTON (September 2, 2015) – President Obama, with the support of the Federal Interagency Council on Outdoor Recreation to include the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, announced today the start of a new initiative to give every child in the United States the chance to explore and learn about America’s great outdoors. The Every Kid in a Park initiative will provide all fourth grade students and their families with free admission for a full year to more than 2,000 federally-managed sites nationwide.
Published: 9/2/2015

River Industry Executive Task Force signs Memorandum of Understanding

Leadership from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Coast Guard and the inland towing industry signed a memorandum of understanding today, designed to ensure consistent communications and support efficient and safe movement of commerce on the western rivers of the United States.
Published: 8/21/2015

President Obama appoints Wehr as Mississippi River Commission president

August 5, 2015 – Today, President Barack Obama appointed Maj. Gen. Michael C. Wehr as president of the Mississippi River Commission. MRC appointments are nominated by the President of the United States and vetted by the U.S. Senate.
Published: 8/5/2015

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