2 Tower Times March 2011 Tower Times March 2011 Contents This publication is an authorized publication for members of the U.S. submissions are welcome and should be submitted by the 15th of each Tower Times On the web at: 3 Safety is job one at all times Col. Shawn McGinley, District Commander 4 Caring for our waters What the Regulatory Branch is all about 6 Retirement planning 101 Learn the basic steps and resources to planning for retirement 7 March is Womens History Month 8 Safety Corner Severe weather awareness 9 Project Updates See whats happening with different projects around the District 10 Around the District 11 Spotlight on the District Bryan Snook 12 Do you have what it takes? February Answer: Spillway at Coralville Lake Reservoir Winner: Sam Heilig, Mississippi River Project The winner of the February Wheres This? was Sam Heilig, Mississippi River Project. The correct answer was Coralville Lake Reservoir spillway. Visit the Tower Times online to participate in the March Wheres This?
March 2011 Tower Times 3 A message from.... Colonel Shawn McGinley, District Commander Safety is job one at all times S consistently and properly. BUILDING STRONG
Tower Times March 2011 Caring for our waters T compliance inspections and carries out enforcement actions to try to rectify the situation as seamlessly as possible. They also compliance with Section some instances cases may be has resources to situations with Neal Johnson (left) and Mike Hayes (far right) coordinate with the Environmental Protection Agency and the Natural Resource Conservation Service to investigate an unau
said. Another issue is bound ary lines of federal land and Corps mation System March 2011 Tower Times 5 across the state. an as needed basis when consistency issues arise. wetland delineations to determine the boundaries of the wetland. T Corps seeking comments on nationwide permits authorized. A public notice to solicit comments on the proposed set of Marlyn Schafer, Neal Johnson, Al Frohlich and Jim Kelley, project managers, Regulatory
6 Tower Times March 2011 estimate. RETI R EMENT PLANNING 101 Goal 4 of the Campaign Plan is to Recruit and Retain Strong Teams. To meet this goal the District has de veloped Task 4d1, which is to recruit and retain a high quality, diverse workforce to meet current and future mission requirements. Rock Island District BUILDING STRONG Passion Relationships Knowledge Awareness Readiness Limits Information provided by Roger Less, Chief of Design Branch and Retired Flood Area Engineer Do you have what it takes to be a Flood Area Engineer? Security Administration. ment.
March 2011 Tower Times 7 Our HISTORY is Our Strength January 1915 August 1920 The Labor Movement The Womens Suffrage Movement Civil Rights Movement pants. The Womens Rights Movement The Environmental Movement Frances Perkins, Alice Paul Minnijean Brown-Trickey Bella Abzug Rachel Carson Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, Michelle Obama, Sonia Sotomayor, Lt. (junior grade) LaShanda Holmes,
Tower Times March 2011 Safety Corner Severe Weather Awareness: Outdoor Warning Sirens The Risk Outdoor Warning Systems indoors. The bottom line: Living in the most severe weather prone country in the world, your best defense is to be both prepared and informed. Know the local warning systems; Invest in a NOAA Weather Radio; Stay informed; Take action indoors or out! Indoor Warning Systems People must choose to purchase and use it. also want to consider a portable model for use outdoors or when A WATCH and animals to shelter and secure loose outdoor articles. WARNINGS action immediately to protect your life and your property. The best safety tip of all is to be prepared ahead of time.
March 2011 Tower Times Illinois Waterway Project Saylorville Lake Pneumatic Crest Gates Mississippi River Project Retirement be missed. stands was completed by a contractor. The stands were raised up The contractor also sealed the electrical cable penetrations in the Work completed at locks and dams on the Mississippi River Contractors work to raise the Central Contol Station at Lock and Dam 21 providing better visibility to lock operators and protection from The upper miter gates at Lock and Dam 11 were repaired this winter by Mississippi River Project
10 Tower Times March 2011 Around the District Stanley Buckholtz Ronald Laatz Rich Busch Nancy Vanderleest closed out with a zero balance and success Ardeth Hoover passed away at home on the U.S. Army Corps of
March 2011 Tower Times 11 Spotlight on the District Bryan Snook Hydraulic Engineer Hydraulic Engineering Section, Hydrology and Hydraulics Branch, Engineering and Construction Division hydro systems and a secondary on struc it authorized and funded by the end of the with him and a platoon of soldiers for security. over Iraq in a Black Hawk helicopter on
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY U.S. ARMY ENGINEER DISTRICT, ROCK ISLAND CLOCK TOWER BLDG. P.O. BOX 2004 ROCK ISLAND, IL 61204-2004 the Army. and the impact the military had on the country. Spotlight on the District, cont. ment of rebar on a bridge approach that was damaged