2 Tower Times August-September 2011 Tower Times August-September 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 Employees needed to support Overseas Contingency Operations Col. Shawn McGinley, District Commander 4 Targeting a new audience District promotes water safety at NASCAR event 5 Sizing the workforce for the future Col. Shawn McGinley, District Commander 6 The Districts darkest day...never forget Remembering the 25th anniversary of two tragic crane accidents 8 Mapping the Upper Mississippi River System Upper Mississippi River Environmental Management Program gener ates valuable data 10 Equal Employment Opportunity News 12 Safety Corner Food-borne pathogens 14 Around the District 15 Spotlight on the District Capt. Ross Fenwick
August-September 2011 Tower Times 3 A message from.... Colonel Shawn McGinley, District Commander Employees needed to support Overseas Contingency Operations T BUILDING STRONG Editors Note: Three additional employees will be deploying to Afghanistan in August. Those employees are Robert Balamut, Gor don Rush and Andrew Barnett.
appearances. 4 Tower Times August-September 2011 P Targeting a new audience Left, attendees at the Coca-Cola 200 stopped to learn about water safety at the Districts water safety booth. Right, Bobber the Water Safety Dog poses with driver, Caleb Roark and his truck, prior to the race. Photos by Corps of Engi neers.
August-September 2011 Tower Times 5 Sizing the workforce for the future sions on replacements and whether a replacement is necessary. Rupert recognized by the Afghanistan Engineer District-South Col. Benjamin Wham II (left), commander, Afghanistan Engineer District-South (AED-S) presents Richard Rupert, budget AED-S, with a Commanders Award for Civilian Service. Sgt. Maj. Lorne R. Quebo deaux (right), AED-S, was also present for the ceremony. Photo by Brenda Beasley.
6 Tower Times August-September 2011 A error can be. Editors note: This article appeared in the August 2001 Tower Times commemorating the 15th anniversary of two tragic crane accidents on August 26, 1986. On the 25th anniversary we again remember the two employees versary. Workers look at the crane involved in Richard Lairs fatality after it was salvaged from the Mississippi River at Lock and Dam 20. For more information on safety with the Corps of Engineers visit www.usace.army.mil/CESO/Pages/ High-HazardWorkingGroups.aspx and read the latest COUNTERWEIGHT at www.usace.army.mil/ CESO/Documents/COUNTERWEIGHT-Edition-3.pdf.
properly. personnel. and all crane controls before use. around the load. path. Information from the Occupational Safety and Health Admin istration, www.osha.gov. Crane Safety do that is so important or time critical that it is worth a human life August-September 2011 Tower Times 7 incident was crane collapse. The area Lowell Sweatts fatal ity occurred on Aug. 26, 1986.
8 Tower Times August-September 2011 Mapping the Upper Mississippi River System flood plain The top left photo demonstrates the amount of detail seen in an aerial photo of the Upper Mississippi Environmental Sciences Center in LaCrosse, Wis. The other three photos are samples of products that can be produced using the new LiDAR data.
August-September 2011 Tower Times 9 Mapping the Upper Mississippi River System flood plain the additional datasets needed to create one continuous layer of the water table. ltrmp.html. The top left photo demonstrates the amount of detail seen in an aerial photo of the Upper Mississippi Environmental Sciences Center in LaCrosse, Wis. The other three photos are samples of products that can be produced using the new LiDAR data. as conditions allow. for the entire system has been completed. Left is an aerial photo of a section of the Upper Mississippi River. Below is an example of a digital elevation model using the previous data available (30 meter resolution). Left is the same area using the new LiDAR data collected with a two meter resolution.
2011 Hispanic Heritage Month any race. 10 Tower Times August-September 2011 participants. force were women. Equal Employment Opportunity News Diversity Day 2011 Branches of Diversity Wednesday, Sept. 21 Presented by the Special Emphasis Program Committee and
August-September 2011 Tower Times 11 constant. communities and critical resources from acts of ter rorism. procedures. properly protected. who should not be anywhere on a facility. The most important factor we can remember is to report and determine the seriousness of the situation. August is Antiterrorism Awareness Month Rock Island District Security and Law Enforcement Kyle Retzlaff (309) 794-5820 or Mike Lorah (309) 794-5747 CAC Appointments (309) 794-5333 Request for services email: email@example.com
Preparation away from other food. water. tor. water. In Case of Suspected Food Borne Illness your doctor. Information from the Food Safety and Inspection Service, United States Department of Agriculture; www.fsis.usda.gov. 12 Tower Times August-September 2011 Safety Corner Food-borne Pathogens T housands of types of bacteria are naturally present in our Poultry Seafood products How to Prevent Food Borne Illness at Home dates. freezer at zero or below. Perishable food such as meat and poultry should be wrapped securely. wrap that is recommended for the freezer. Refrigerator: other food. Cold Water: Microwave: Product Type Internal Temperature (degrees Fahrenheit) Beef & Veal Ground 160 Steak and roasts medium 160 Steak and roasts medium rare 145 Chicken & Turkey Breasts 165 seroles 165 Whole bird, legs, thighs, and wings 165 Eggs Any type 160 Fish & Any type 145 Lamb Ground 160 Steak and roasts medium 160 Steaks and roasts medium rare 145 Leftovers Any type 165 Pork Chops, fresh (raw) ham, ground, ribs, and roasts 160 Fully cooked ham (to reheat) 140
August-September 2011 Tower Times 13 Mississippi River Project Ordnance and Explosives Engineering Section and munitions debris separation operations by contractor person Coralville Lake Engineering and Construction Division Eric Johnson (right), Engineering and Construction Division, helps Project Lead the Way participants test their unique heart-shaped bridge during a friendly competition to see who could build the most innova tive bridge and the cheapest most effective bridge. Can you name where this photo was taken? If so, send your answer to July Answer: Crane at Dresden Island Lock and Dam Dresden Island Lock and Dam
14 Tower Times August-September 2011 Around the District Carol Rothert Sympathy ... Lane Mathena, career with the Corps at then transferred to the NOTE Stanley Daniels ment. Lonn McGuire Ronald Wunderle Level II Leadership Development Program appli cations due Aug. 19 T Retirements ... Upcoming Events ...
August-September 2011 Tower Times 15 Spotlight on the District Capt. Ross Fenwick trict for two years and hopes to learn a lot A
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY U.S. ARMY ENGINEER DISTRICT, ROCK ISLAND CLOCK TOWER BLDG. P.O. BOX 2004 ROCK ISLAND, IL 61204-2004 A unique visitor stopped at Saylorville Lake in late July, a piping plover. Piping plovers are a federally endangered shorebird but are regular migrants seen at reservoirs in Iowa. High water is offering limited temporary habitat as they prefer sandy gravelly shorelines. Photo by Scott Rolfes.