Archive: 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.’