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Pacesetter magazine

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Pacesetter magazine
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Southwestern Division Regional Pacesetter
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United States -- Army. -- Corps of Engineers. -- Southwestern Division ( issuing body )
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Dallas, TX
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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Southwestern Division Public Affairs Office
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Quarterly[2011-]
Bimonthly[ FORMER -2010]
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English

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Ceased with: Spring 2015?
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Issues for 2005 called Issue 1-4. February 2006 called Vol. 2, No. 1

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University of Florida
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Water: Our history, our mission our future

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SOUTHWESTERN DIVISION PACESETTERBrig. Gen. Thomas W. Kula Commander Southwestern Division Martie Cenkci Chief, Public Affairs Southwestern Division Editor LaDonna Davis Deputy Public Affairs Chief Southwestern Division Associate Editors Edward Rivera Fort Worth District Sara Goodeyon Tulsa District Jay Woods Little Rock District Isidro Reyna Galveston District 3 Commanders Column10 SWD welcome three new commanders1112 13 1516 1718Partnerships CONTENTSProjects and ProgramsSummer 2013 Volume 8 No. 2Focus: People 41 tor43 474849 56 55 Focus: Water1921 22 23 25 272930 Dam31 Dam3334 35 3739 needs on the cover

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3 Pacesetter Brig. Gen. Thomas Kula Southwestern Division Commander T of reservoirs in north Texas on Water: Yesterday, today and tomorrow The history of the Corps is linked to water, and we are organized around watersheds for our civil works boundaries.

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Summer 2013 4 What a of the As a region, we will continue to focus on partnerships and our stakeholders, as well as strategies for sustainable infrastructures, particularly with the Texas Coast and the MKARNS.

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5 Pacesetter Col. Glen Masset Commander, Little Rock District W the truth is that the infrastructure Water is essential to survival

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Summer 2013 6 Col. Michael Teague Commander, Tulsa District The power of water and the will of the people M

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7 Pacesetter Col. Charles Klinge Commander, Fort Worth District Water continues to be a huge mission for Fort Worth T

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Summer 2013 8 WATER SAFETY QUICK TIPS THAT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE! Learn how to swim within your limitations and abilities you dont!!!! http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6lSrbqcBzw

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9 Pacesetter Col. Christopher Sallese Commander, Galveston District I The summer of changes and new challenges

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Summer 2013 10 Col. Courtney W. Paul, Little Rock District Col. Richard P. Pannell, Galveston District Col. Richard A. Pratt, Tulsa District

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11 Pacesetter 11 Pacesetter Partnerships Our Lands and Waters Foundation selected for national award

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Summer 2013 12 Parents or for the not to see if the Safety fair a hot attraction for kids, parents on a cool day

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13 Pacesetter STEM Programs and projects cont

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Summer 2013 14 frastructure

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15 Pacesetter Programs and projects Ribbon cutting held for warrior retreat by waters of Skiatook Lake

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Summer 2013 16 USACE responds to killer Okla. tornados

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17 Pacesetter People Planning modernization aims to improve processes Programs and projects

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Summer 2013 18 resentatives of the construction Topping out: Darnall Army Medical Center ceremony held

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19 Pacesetter Corps tames a river, looks to future of McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System Focus: Water

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21 Pacesetter Focus: Water New Aquatic Training Center located on desert base

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Summer 2013 22 Corps of Engineers, Arkansas, Oklahoma port operators, navigation stakeholders agree to resume 24-Hour operations and adopt new lock maintenance plan

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23 Pacesetter Focus: Water Galveston Districts maintenance and operations efforts along the Texas coast

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25 Pacesetter People drought? Continuing drought impacts Corps lakes in Southwestern Division region Focus: Water

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Summer 2013 26 When will the drought end? How has the drought impacted lake operations? How is the Corps mitigating drought impacts to stakeholders?

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27 Pacesetter A poster child for sedimentation: Dredging John Redmond Reservoir Focus: Water

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29 Pacesetter People Make it rain Focus: Water

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Summer 2013 30 When this occurs Aging hydraulic pipes removed from Robert S. Kerr Lock and Dam

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31 Pacesetter New mechanical systems to help trout shery below Tenkiller Dam Focus: Water

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33 Pacesetter tions of activities to Focus: Water

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Summer 2013 34 Levees reduce the risk of flooding but no levee system can eliminate all flood risks.

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35 Pacesetter People Galveston Districts ecosystem restoration initiative Focus: Water

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Summer 2013 36 tion or restora

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37 Pacesetter People Focus: Water Building a resilient and reliable water resources portfolio

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39 Pacesetter SWD, Texas Ports partner to address current issues, future needs Focus: Water

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Summer 2013 40 sees the tation to tenance of the the trans in the

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41 Pacesetter PeopleWhat is SHARP? What constitutes Sexual Harassment? What is Sexual Assault?

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43 Pacesetter People Getting to know you People

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45 Pacesetter People People

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47 Pacesetter STEM PeopleNancye Bethurem

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Summer 2013 48 Dr. Ann Bargains

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49 Pacesetter People People

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Summer 2013 50 Q: Discuss your role at the Corps. Q: What do you enjoy most about working on your par ticular project(s)/tasks? Q: What do you like about your current job? Q: Whats your most memorable moment working with the Corps? Q: Why did you choose Q: How do you feel your work is making a differ ence in the district? Galveston District: Kenny Pablo Current Title/Position: Realty Specialist How long have you held this position: 3 yrs Degree(s) earned: Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain and Logistics Technology from the University of Houston. Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy watching and playing sports, and coaching my daughters soccer team. I have been playing organized sports all my life and hope to instill the importance of being physically active and healthy to my kids. Bio Stats

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51 Pacesetter PeopleQ: What is the most rewarding aspect of your job? Q: How does what you do help others in the district? Q: How do you like work ing at the district so far? Q: What did you do prior to coming here? Q: What do are some of your interests out side of work? Q: What is one thing youve learned about the Corps that you didnt know before working here? Q: What else would you like to add? Tulsa District: Bill Minnock Current title: Transportation Assistant (Fleet Manager) How long in current position: Since February 2013 Hometown: Holly, Michigan Hobbies: Biking, fishing, hunting, playing cards. Bio Stats People

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Summer 2013 52 Q: How were you chosen as the Water Safety Champion? Q: What additional duties come with this responsibility? Q: Do you take this role per sonally? Q: What are your short and long term goals as water safety champion? Little Rock District: Russell Malahy Official Position: Natural Resources Specialist/ SWL Water Safety Team Chair Years with SWL: 3.5 Hometown: Fruitland, Mo. Education: Bachelors Degree Biology & Wildlife Management and Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement; Minor in General Agriculture Bio Stats

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53 Pacesetter Southwestern Division: Constance WilliamsQ: You were recently named the Acting Civil Works and Integration Chief for SWD, how has this position challenged you in ways different from you previous position as Lead Program Manager for Civil Works? Q: What have been some of the more interesting projects youve been involved in? Q: Civil Works is a big chunk of what the Corps does, what have been some of the challenges that Civil Works has faced with reduced funding in recent years? Q: Which do you like better? people that have to answer to you, or answering to someone else? Years at SWD 9 months Years with the Corps 28 years HobbiesBowling, fishing, watching movies Hometown Fort Worth, TX Education/certifications B.A. in Information Technology Bio Stats People People

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Summer 2013 54 Fort Worth District: Ginger GruberQ: What is your role at the Fort Worth District? District Q: What are some key initiatives going on in Contracting Division? Why is it so impor tant to the Corps mission? Q: You received the prestigious Secretary of the Army Award, the highest award given to an Army Civilian, what did you receive it for? How did you feel as a recipient representing for the Fort Worth District? Q: Tell us about your most rewarding experience, your proudest mo ment, since joining the Fort Worth District. Q5: What do you enjoy doing when youre not at work? Q: Before working for the Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District, what was the most unusual or interesting job youve ever had? Position: Acting Chief of CT, Fort Worth District Years with the SWF: 6 Hometown: Shenandoah, Iowa Education: Masters in Business Administration, University of Nebraska at Omaha Certifications: Unlimited Warrant, DAWIA Level III Contracting Certified, Project Management Professional (PMP) Hobbies: working out, riding motorcycles, traveling, Bio Stats

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55 Pacesetter Pacesetter PointsCongratulationsKatie Parks Capt. Derek Thornton Isidro Reyna Katherine Adams; Tammi Barreras; Mary Baugh; (selected); Kari Gauntt; Lisa Johnson; Susan Martin; Karen Milburn and Mathilda Montgomery. Simon DeSoto Sandra Arnold Isidro Reyna Lt. Col. Marty Maldonado Loyalty: Loree Baldi; Duty: Loc Nguyen; Respect: Newbaker-London; Integrity: Roxanne Welch; Personal Courage: Julie Bentley Maj. Don Nestor Mike Kerr Shawn Painter se Sara Goodeyon Jeremy Thomason ustin Crowe Randy Crapps Dorothy Howard and Jesse Coleman Esmat SalahatDaniel de RoblesPeggy GrubbsDenisha Braxton Brent Jasper Jeffery Allen Lance Speer Carrol Harris Allyson Walters Norman LewisTerry Corbett Kevin MadsenElizabeth Anderson Arrivals Terry Rupe and Kent Bray Jon Plymal (redeployed), Carlos Tate (redeployed), Rikki Stanley, Prater Wesley and Brooks Anacker : Victor Roberts, Ann Bargains, Tony Semento, Jose Lujan, Paul Cook, David Curry, Nova Robbins, Sam Arrowod and David WhiteDepartures Mark Moore and Bob Vandegriff Carolyn Milton, Christopher Shelby, David Voelkel, Elston Eckhardt, Helene Kieslich, James Oden, Jason Foltyn, Karyn Trevino Mark Garza, Mark Garza, Ruth Anderson Ryan Hatch and Samantha Wells (deployed) : David Reel, Pete Perez, Lynn Ray and Bonnie Shepard (deployed).

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Summer 2013 56 Russo receives de Fleury Medal