• January

    Former Resource Management Chief Bids Farewell to Army Corps and Federal Service

    Robert Frazier, Seattle District’s former resource management division chief, officially retired from federal government service Dec. 31, 2021.
  • December

    Army Corps Architect Creates Space for Minority Youth; Earns Black Engineer of the Year Award

    Allison Pride, lead architect with USACE Seattle District’s design branch, will receive the 2022 Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA) in the Modern-Day Technology Leader category, for her commitment to the future of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by developing cutting-edge technology or doing research for leading industries.
  • Army Corps Completes JBLM Airfield Runway Repairs Ahead of Schedule

    The construction of a single-span concrete arch at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Airfield, Tacoma, Washington, was completed ahead of schedule in February 2021. The reinforced concrete structure can withstand a 100-year stormflow compared to the 1950s design that could withstand a 50-year stormflow, and replaces two steel pipe culverts that began eroding and thinning out, causing major structural issues and debris blockages to the runway and the Clover Creek stream that ran beneath it.
  • November

    Army Corps, Yakima conduct flood response training

    COVID-19 may have put a damper on how training and meetings are conducted, but Seattle District flood team managers learn to adapt, overcome and even improve on this year’s spring flood exercises.
  • October

    USACE Seattle District Honors Legacy of First Female Lockmaster

    On Oct. 12, 2021, USACE Seattle District and employees at the Lake Washington Ship Canal and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks held a memorial in honor of Victoria "Vickie" Shepard's 23 years of federal government service and being the first female lockmaster at the Locks.
  • September

    USACE Seattle District Praises Community Partners as Ballard Locks Fish Ladder Viewing Room Re-opens

    To commemorate the recent renovation of its fish ladder viewing room, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Seattle District held a ribbon cutting ceremony, Aug. 16, 2021, at Lake Washington Ship Canal and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, known locally as the ‘Ballard Locks’ or ‘Locks.’
  • December

    New bridge restores full McChord airfield capabilities

    A McChord C-17 Globemaster III took off Dec. 22 over the new underground bridge to commemorate the reopening of the McChord Field runway to its full, 10,100-foot operational length. This follows the 11-month closure of almost half of the runway due to two failing culverts under the runway, taxiway and infield.
  • October

    District participates in Northwest Oil Spill Control Course

    As part of an international cooperation to prepare for a hazardous spill response on Puget Sound, Seattle District participated in the Northwest Oil Spill Control Course hosted by the United States Coast Guard, District 13 August 26-30. Other participants included National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Washington Department of Ecology, BNSF, ExxonMobil and the Western Canada Marine Response Corporation.
  • Protecting cultural site, minimizing impacts

    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.
  • January

    District conducts bat surveys as white-nose syndrome moves westward

    Working against time and the inevitable spread of a disease threatening bat populations across the country, Seattle District personnel are conducting wildlife surveys to determine which species live on Corps lands and if they are healthy.
  • December

    Bioremediation: Enlisting bacteria to battle contaminants

    "While most people don’t think of the Corps as leaders in groundwater remediation, our recent cutting edge successes at the Umatilla Chemical Depot and Naval Base Kitsap are starting to change that." --Mandy Michalsen, senior scientist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle Disctrict, and technical lead for the bioremediation project
  • November

    Building Sound Priorities

    Sponsors for two Seattle District-led Puget Sound and Adjacent Waters Restoration Program projects
  • Fest-A Moves Out

    On Sept. 28 the 34th Engineer Detachment, Forward Engineer Support Team (Advance), cased its colors
  • In the nick of time

    It was down to the wire. On the Friday before the end of Fiscal Year 2012 Patricia Fatherree, U.S.
  • Mark of Excellence

    For the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, Engineer Division chief, the words respect,
  • Cruisin' for a bruisin'

    For some, extracurricular activities are traditional sports like bicycling, running, basketball,
  • September

    Restoring the Soul of Fort Lewis

    For almost 80 years, colorful stained glass, towering wooden columns and shining organ pipes have
  • August

    Teaching today for a better tomorrow

    Though the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, operates a number of locks and dams for
  • May

    Balancing Act

    Living a double life is typically considered scandalous, often full of tabloid headlines and
  • April

    Regulatory survives tidal wave of permit actions

    With an annual value of more than $107 million, Washington leads the country in farmed shellfish