2 Tower Times November 2011 Tower Times November 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 Reduction in funding is the new norm as we head into FY12 Col. Shawn McGinley, District Commander 4 Ventura Marsh Restoration project completed 5 7 8 India learns about Levee Safety Program tools 12 Prevent slips, trips and falls 14
November 2011 Tower Times 3 A message from.... Colonel Shawn McGinley, District Commander Reduction in funding is the new norm as we head into FY12 S to panic. those issues. critical maintenance items. reduction. are ways we can help support the infrastructure of the installation. clearer in the months ahead. BUILDING STRONG
4 Tower Times November 2011 section of the marsh to the pump station and a forebay immedi David Knoll, Clear Lake Preservation Association, demonstrates with a Secchi disc how much clearer Ventura Marsh was in 2011 compared to previous years. Photo by Allen Marshall. Vegetation is beginning to grow at Ventura Marsh follow ing the completion of the Section 206 project. A
November 2011 Tower Times 5 Rock Island District Leadership Development Program T for a second year in a row. The curriculum focuses on different topics at each monthly sibilities. Mike Cox, chief, Operations Division and Leadership Development Program (LDP) Working Champion ad dresses the LDP participants and mentors during the inital retreat. Photo by Sara Paxson. Stay tuned for more information on how you can be a part of usace.army.mil.
6 Tower Times November 2011 Team overcomes obstacles to complete job, net award Clockwise above, the contractor places another layer of roller-compacted con crete in June 2010. The contractor compacts the rollercompacted concrete just days before water overtopped the spillway at Say lorville. The NW 78th Avenue roller-compacted concrete embankment is complete. Johnston, Iowa, to Ankeny across the Saylorville Lake spillway. Photos by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. A
all instructions accurately and ensure that you upload all section. The Application Package documents. and choose the best for each application you submit. ment. Whats different? as incomplete and will not be considered. November 2011 Tower Times 7 New tools for applying for jobs T sure to read carefully. Prior to applying for a vacancy listed on USAJOBS, appli cants must: Looking for Jobs nouncements. By the Rock Island District Civilian Personnel Advisory Center
8 Tower Times November 2011 S Levee expertise shared in India Padmaker Srivastava, right, listens to Bihar Water Resources Department personnel and World Bank representatives discuss the Baghmati River levee to see the embankment
November 2011 Tower Times 9 They were impressed by the concept and practicality of the by hand. The team also had an opportunity to meet with numerous Levee expertise shared in India slope failure and an animal burrow along the crest of the Baghmati Levee in India. Levee vegetation prac tices were also visible. A woman and children sit along the Baghmati Levee in India. Photos by Alan Tamm.
10 Tower Times November 2011 Equal Employment Opportunity News faces east because it was an National Native American Heritage Month November 2011 Can you name where this photo was taken? If so, send your answer to October Answer: Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Auction Site Winner: Aimee Vermeulen,
November 2011 Tower Times 11 ten years with the club and one of the charter members is still an dent of education. Esprit de Corps Toastmasters marks anniversary receives recognition
12 Tower Times November 2011 Safety Corner Prevent slips, trips, and falls S Wet spots Clutter Working SurfacesHousekeeping Use only properly maintained substitutes for ladders. Tape or anchor temporary electrical cords that cross Walkways wells. appropriate. stairs. slip surfaces in slippery areas such as toilet and shower areas. materials such as rubber mats by entryways on wet days. made safe until proper repairs can be made. Elevated Surfaces should be implemented for load capacity. means of access and
November 2011 Tower Times 13 Spotlight on the District to the list. of four years. captain in the operations center. the Corps. infrastructure for the from scratch in most ...continued on page 15. Eric Aubrey, poses for a photo during a fenceline reconnais sance mission for a fence project that would encompass the Pol-e-Charki Afghan National Army Base in June. Eric Aubrey Military History Program Specialist Ordnance and Explosives Engineering Section, Technical Services Branch, Engineering and Construction Division
year. and her husband Colin on 14 Tower Times November 2011 Around the District Sympathy ... Retirements ... Gary Elliott, Rodney Jones, home. Hans-Dieter Drehsler, U.S. Army. Congrats ... Gene White, at home. From left, Rodney Delp, Corey Delong, Heather Anderson, Jim Barteck and Tom Mack pose at the awards ceremony fol lowing the Quad City Marathon. Team Hard Corps does it again
November 2011 Tower Times 15 Thanks to our employees who are deployed to the Afghanistan Engineer Dis trict North (AEN) and the Afghanistan Engineer District South (AES)! brey. employees. many of which you build a camaraderie with that will last a Spotlight on the District, cont. Andrew Barnett, AEN Celeste Iverson, AEN Mark Hoague, AEN Peter Corken, AEN Brian Lane, AEN Gordon Rush, AEN Robert Balamut, AEN Charles Bauer, AES Mark Miller, AEN Capt. James Millman, deputy commander, welcomes home Eric Aubrey from his most recent deployment to Afghanistan in support of Overseas Contingency Operations.
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