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Soundings

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Title:
Soundings
Uniform Title:
Soundings (Detroit, Mich.)
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United States -- Army. -- Corps of Engineers. -- Detroit District
Place of Publication:
Detroit, MI
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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District
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Bimonthly[<Apr. 1984>-]
Monthly[ FORMER -<1983>]
bimonthly
regular
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English
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v. : ill. ; 28 cm.

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periodical ( marcgt )
Periodicals ( fast )

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Not numbered: <, Apr. 1984>-
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US Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District.

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University of Florida
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University of Florida
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This item is a work of the U.S. federal government and not subject to copyright pursuant to 17 U.S.C. §105.
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15002090 ( OCLC )
ocm15002090

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WINTER 2013 www.lre.usace.army.mil US Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District BUILDING STRONG www.lre.usace.army.mil US Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District BUILDING STRONG 8CORPS SPEAKS Jean Battle, regulatory project manager with the Thom Holden, an enrichment program. Paul Allerding trict. Brian Essenburg, a conEmployees of the Quarter Fourth Quarter 2012Paul Allerding Environmental Anysis Branch Brian Essenburg Lake Michigan Area Oce Walt Hart Soo Area Oce INSIDE: Commander outlines priorities Pg. 2 Livingstone Channel expansion was 100 years ago Pg. 4 District wins diversity award Pg. 7 Employees train for relay race in local marathon Cassandra Kardeke, employee morale with her Innovator of the Quarter Edmund Fitzgerald. Cassandra Kardeke Public Aairs Oce Walt Hart, an electrical major role in getting the to come.

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www.lre.usace.army.mil US Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District BUILDING STRONG WINTER 2013 Soundings: People Project Management gency management. Relationships Safety DISTRICT ENGINEER PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER EDITOR / GRAPHIC DESIGN Soundings http://www.lre.usace.army.mil/ Circulation: Contents: Submission: COVER: District employees Bridget Rohn and Renee Thomas go on a lunchtime training run in downtown Detroit. As reported on page 3, Rohn, Thomas and three coworkers ran in a local relay race Oct. 21. (Photo by Tom Black) 2 7 Lt. Col. Robert J. Ells Overseas Contingency Opera tions Commanders ColumnDetroit District wins diversity award compliance with Employees selected for leadership development The Commanders Token lists priorities for the commander and district. photo by Duane TalbotWork begins on Cat Island restoration project in Green BayWork has begun on the main wave barrier portion of the Cat Island restoration project in Green Bay, Wis. A 4.3-mile stone dike will create a dredged material disposal facility with 20 years of capacity. Depos ited dredged materials will gradually build up three islands, intended to foster vegetation and habitat for sh and wildlife. The project is expected to be completed by 2015. Project updates are available at http://1.usa.gov/WUPtHh. WINTER 2013 www.lre.usace.army.mil US Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District BUILDING STRONG

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www.lre.usace.army.mil US Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District BUILDING STRONG WINTER 2013 tial in a relay race. 6 3Looking ahead to quality activities in scal year 2013Employees compete as relay team in Detroit marathon Scott Thieme, deputy district engineer for project manage ment, serves as the Detroit District Quality Champion. Scott Thieme in helping our nation remain an econom By Tom Black Publlic Aairs Oce New Building Strong brochure available online Jim Luke writes down his bid amount during the districts Third Annual Silent Auction Nov. 15. More than $1,500 was raised to benet various charities as part of the Combined Federal Campaign. Employees bid on items ranging from homemade baked goods and preserves to handmade crafts and jewelry to gift baskets and lunch with executive sta members.Silent Auction raises funds for charities Photo by Tom Black The U.S. Coast Guard conducts a Sept. 25 exercise intended to ensure the integrity of the Detroit Area Oces oil spill containment boom. Launching from a boat slip outside the Area Oce, the Coast Guard deployed and inspected the oil boom in the Detroit River. U.S. Coast Guard photoCoast Guard inspects and tests Detroit Area Oce oil boom Detroit Boat Show set for Feb. 16-24, 2013The Detroit District relay race team: from left, Jim Tapp, Bridget Rohn, Mike Herbon, Renee Thomas and Josh Hachey. The team nished 94th out of 535 entrants. photo by Tom Black WINTER 2013 www.lre.usace.army.mil US Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District BUILDING STRONG

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www.lre.usace.army.mil US Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District BUILDING STRONG WINTER 2013 4 5 This article was provided by Pete Flanigan, Win ter is here take precautions against carbon monoxideChannel expansion made Detroit River safer for mariners Tom Black Publlic Aairs Oce project project. The bottom of the Livingstone Channel, dewatered in this 1933 photo, features formidable bedrock and limestone formations.USACE Photo A crane and drag line, which is attached to a dredging bucket, at work in a sump area of the Livingstone Channel. On the right side of this 1933 photo is a scow where dredged materials were placed and then pumped to the opposite side of the coer dam.USACE PhotoBatteries of smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors should be replaced twice a year. An easy way to remember is to do it whenever Daylight Savings Time begins or ends. It is a sad fact that this coming winter, hundreds of people will be sickened or killed by overexposure to carbon monoxide gas. Mich. Graphic courtesy of U.S. Geological SurveyThe Livingstone Channel, in the lower Detroit River just north of Lake Erie, has been expanded several times to accommodate shipping. WINTER 2013 www.lre.usace.army.mil US Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District BUILDING STRONG OntarioLake ErieMichigan

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www.lre.usace.army.mil US Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District BUILDING STRONG WINTER 2013 4 5 This article was provided by Pete Flanigan, Win ter is here take precautions against carbon monoxideChannel expansion made Detroit River safer for mariners Tom Black Publlic Aairs Oce project project. The bottom of the Livingstone Channel, dewatered in this 1933 photo, features formidable bedrock and limestone formations.USACE Photo A crane and drag line, which is attached to a dredging bucket, at work in a sump area of the Livingstone Channel. On the right side of this 1933 photo is a scow where dredged materials were placed and then pumped to the opposite side of the coer dam.USACE PhotoBatteries of smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors should be replaced twice a year. An easy way to remember is to do it whenever Daylight Savings Time begins or ends. It is a sad fact that this coming winter, hundreds of people will be sickened or killed by overexposure to carbon monoxide gas. Mich. Graphic courtesy of U.S. Geological SurveyThe Livingstone Channel, in the lower Detroit River just north of Lake Erie, has been expanded several times to accommodate shipping. WINTER 2013 www.lre.usace.army.mil US Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District BUILDING STRONG OntarioLake ErieMichigan

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www.lre.usace.army.mil US Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District BUILDING STRONG WINTER 2013 Teamwork is important in the workplace, and essen tial in a relay race. Free Press / Talmer Bank Marathon. Finishing 94th out of 545 relay teams were Jim Tapp, cool air for the 7 a.m. start at Fort and Second streets. high participation rate, but the starting line was crazy sador Bridge to Windsor, Ontario stuck around for what would be a beautiful fall day with temperatures in the 60s. Enthusiastic spectators displayed entertainment along the way, making the race more leg, joining the throng of runners in returning to the U.S. through the Windsor Tunnel. The route headed west into Mexicantown, then east through Corktown. Herbons portion included run ning by the McNamara Building, then continuing east through Campus Martius and into Indian Village. Then Belle Isle for a loop route and returning to the main for all employees to assist in the consistent and accu rate application of business processes for all functional areas. To capitalize on the district will complete internal quality audits regional quality team selected these processes, System. Subsequent to the completion of the internal audits, 6 3Looking ahead to quality activities in scal year 2013Employees compete as relay team in Detroit marathonto better prepare us as we near the March audit. Some useful tips for undergoing an audit are as follows: during the audit. audited, especially those for which you or your Check any records related to the procedure and project being audited for completion ahead of time. Make any corrections necessary. will result in non-compliance. Be able to go to the procedure being audited in Qual trax quickly and be aware of how to get to Quality Stafford for contributing the text for this article.Scott Thieme, deputy district engineer for project manage ment, serves as the Detroit District Quality Champion. Scott Thieme Headquarters has produced a new sion statements, and chief of engineers intentions are included in the full-color tri-fold. technology, engineering and mathemat ics education, for the critical role it plays in helping our nation remain an econom ic and technological leader. http://www.usace.army.mil/Portals/2/ docs/USACEBrochure_22OCT2012_ web_email.pdf By Tom Black Publlic Aairs Oce Herbon said, noting many of them handed out sports chip to their shoe laces to record their times. Elec tronic mats at the beginning and end of each race cesses results for each runner. since it can take a half hour or longer for runners to reach the starting line after the starting gun sounds. was really fun and were going to try and do it again New Building Strong brochure available online Jim Luke writes down his bid amount during the districts Third Annual Silent Auction Nov. 15. More than $1,500 was raised to benet various charities as part of the Combined Federal Campaign. Employees bid on items ranging from homemade baked goods and preserves to handmade crafts and jewelry to gift baskets and lunch with executive sta members.Silent Auction raises funds for charities Photo by Tom Black The U.S. Coast Guard conducts a Sept. 25 exercise intended to ensure the integrity of the Detroit Area Oces oil spill containment boom. Launching from a boat slip outside the Area Oce, the Coast Guard deployed and inspected the oil boom in the Detroit River. U.S. Coast Guard photoCoast Guard inspects and tests Detroit Area Oce oil boom Boat Show is slated for Feb. 16-24 at Cobo Center. The district will sponsor an exhibit to highlight the Corps role in supporting Great ing boating safety. For information, contact Tom Black, 313-226-6750.Detroit Boat Show set for Feb. 16-24, 2013The Detroit District relay race team: from left, Jim Tapp, Bridget Rohn, Mike Herbon, Renee Thomas and Josh Hachey. The team nished 94th out of 535 entrants. photo by Tom Black WINTER 2013 www.lre.usace.army.mil US Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District BUILDING STRONG

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www.lre.usace.army.mil US Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District BUILDING STRONG WINTER 2013 Soundings: People Project Management gency management. Relationships Safety DISTRICT ENGINEER PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER EDITOR / GRAPHIC DESIGN Soundings http://www.lre.usace.army.mil/ Circulation: Contents: Submission: COVER: District employees Bridget Rohn and Renee Thomas go on a lunchtime training run in downtown Detroit. As reported on page 3, Rohn, Thomas and three coworkers ran in a local relay race Oct. 21. (Photo by Tom Black) 2 7 Lt. Col. Robert J. Ells Overseas Contingency Opera tions Commanders ColumnDetroit District wins diversity award compliance with Employees selected for leadership development The Commanders Token lists priorities for the commander and district. photo by Duane TalbotWork begins on Cat Island restoration project in Green BayWork has begun on the main wave barrier portion of the Cat Island restoration project in Green Bay, Wis. A 4.3-mile stone dike will create a dredged material disposal facility with 20 years of capacity. Depos ited dredged materials will gradually build up three islands, intended to foster vegetation and habitat for sh and wildlife. The project is expected to be completed by 2015. Project updates are available at http://1.usa.gov/WUPtHh. WINTER 2013 www.lre.usace.army.mil US Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District BUILDING STRONG

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WINTER 2013 www.lre.usace.army.mil US Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District BUILDING STRONG www.lre.usace.army.mil US Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District BUILDING STRONG 8CORPS SPEAKS Jean Battle, regulatory project manager with the Thom Holden, an enrichment program. Paul Allerding trict. Brian Essenburg, a conEmployees of the Quarter Fourth Quarter 2012Paul Allerding Environmental Anysis Branch Brian Essenburg Lake Michigan Area Oce Walt Hart Soo Area Oce INSIDE: Commander outlines priorities Pg. 2 Livingstone Channel expansion was 100 years ago Pg. 4 District wins diversity award Pg. 7 Employees train for relay race in local marathon Cassandra Kardeke, employee morale with her Innovator of the Quarter Edmund Fitzgerald. Cassandra Kardeke Public Aairs Oce Walt Hart, an electrical major role in getting the to come.