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  • July

    Annual conference solicits feedback from supported agencies

    During February’s seventh annual Stakeholder Care Workshop, Europe District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, project delivery teams met with supported commands and agencies to discuss the last year and the way forward.
  • June

    Sustainability manager discusses energy initiatives in construction at conference

    OBERAMMERGAU, Germany – Discussing the similarities and differences of U.S. and German building requirements, how U.S. fiscal law and regulatory guidance effects the construction process and the importance of communication were topics of the 25th annual U.S. and German Partnering Conference at the NATO School here April 26-27. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District hosts the conference in order to foster communication with U.S. stakeholders and German Construction Agency partners from the four German states U.S. forces live – Rhineland-Pfalz, Hessen, Baden-Württemburg and Bavaria, the location of this year’s conference, said organizer Peter Barth, host nation liaison and a regional program manager for the district.
  • May

    Engineer Soldier makes waves on Navy base

    REDZIKOWO, Poland — Maj. Katie Werback held her breath. She was seconds from jumping into 39 degree water, for fun. Like most Sundays, she led a reluctant but excited group into the frigid Baltic Sea. As a Soldier assigned to a U.S. Navy base approximately 15 miles from the water, she couldn’t resist the chance to join a local polar plunge club during her time here. Despite her enthusiasm for the water, it’s more common to find Werback in construction boots than a swimsuit. She’s part of the Europe District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers team managing the second Aegis Ashore ballistic missile defense project in Europe. The land-based system will include a radar site and missile battery designed to protect U.S. and NATO forces and assets in the region. In partnership with the Navy, Missile Defense Agency and Polish officials, the district oversees construction of the missile defense complex and naval support facilities totaling approximately $224 million. The project is expected to be complete in 2018.
  • February

    Engineers build, improve DoD academic facilities in Garmisch

    Educating leaders, current and future, is a mission shared by a pair of DoD tenant organizations here. The George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies and the Department of Defense Education Activity-Europe are building, renovating and expanding facilities to promote student engagement and success with the support of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District.
  • January

    Project engineer supports U.S. military, diplomatic missions in Estonia

    Chris Bailey grew up in Alabama and saw snow so infrequently he thought it was a Christmas miracle. As a boy, his hometown was dusted by flurries less than a handful of times. Now serving with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District in Estonia, snow is a daily norm for Bailey — at least in winter months when average temperatures hover around freezing in the Baltic country. As a one-man project office, Bailey is the engineer responsible for managing more than 20 European Reassurance Initiative infrastructure and construction projects for U.S. Army and Air Force partners.