On Oct. 12, 2021, USACE Seattle District and the Lake Washington Ship Canal and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks team paid tribute to Victoria "Vickie" Shepard, the first female lockmaster at the Locks.
SEATTLE - Col. Alexander “Xander” L. Bullock commander of the Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, gives opening remarks at the ribbon cutting ceremony Aug. 16, 2021, to commemorate the re-opening of the fish ladder viewing room at the Lake Washington Ship Canal and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. Bullock applauded the local community's power to rally together to pool resources to fund the renovation project and protect the environment and natural resources for future generations.
A McChord C-17 Globemaster III flies over the newly constructed airfield bridge to reopen the full runway at McChord Field at about 10 a.m. Dec. 22. (Photo Credit: Joe Piek, JBLM Public Affairs)
When erosion threatened a National Register-eligible archaeological site on Idaho’s Pend Oreille River, a Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ team went the distance to stabilize the bank and minimize construction impacts to adjacent wetland habitat.
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