2 Tower Times December 2011 Tower Times December 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 2011 a year of challenge and transition Col. Shawn McGinley, District Commander 4 Out with the old, in with the new New miter gates installed at Lock and Dam 21 5 Safety Corner Safety tips for a safe & healthy winter 6 Designs raise height of dam in Kandahar Province District supports Omaha District to complete project 8 District Commanders Awards 10 Around the District 11 12 Leaderhip Development Program Level I District launches LDP Level I
December 2011 Tower Times 3 A message from.... Colonel Shawn McGinley, District Commander 2011 a year of challenge and transition T This year could be described as one of transition. After year saw much of that money in action as most of those funded been completed. Transition was also seen in our Continued on page 11... was proud of our efforts.
parts. ment parts and better operability. December 2011 Tower Times 5 Out with the old, in with the new A new miter gate is maneuvered into position at Lock and Dam 21 by the Mississippi River Project Structures Maintenance Unit. The new gates were installed in Novem new miter gates in the Rock Island District at a 600foot lock since their construction. Photo by Aaron Dunlop. 4 Tower Times December 2011
Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning Precautions U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commis year and cleaned or repaired as needed. Be Ready-to-Go or Ready-to-Stay if the Power Goes Out Store perishable food outside in the snow or in an unheated Safety Corner Safety tips for a safe & healthy winter ment than any other cause. Portable and electric space heaters Portable space heaters plenty of space around them. tains. There should always be an adult in the room when a space space heater is in use. Fireplaces and Wood Stoves Christmas trees because and may contain poisons ney sweep inspect chim each year. Information from the Home Safety Council. For more information visit www.homesafetycouncil.org. December 2011 Tower Times 5
6 Tower Times December 2011 reconstruction. its capacity due to accumulated sediment. The second is repairs infrastructure. Designs raise height of dam in Kandahar Province control structures and components to accommodate the dam raise. ment. Engineers from the Rock Island District used photographs of the current Dahla Dam outlet works and valve house in Afghanistan as references while designing new compo nents to accommodate the raise of the dam.
Designs raise height of dam in Kandahar Province December 2011 Tower Times 7 Information for this article taken from article published in the May Engineer Update article Dam vital to Kandahar Prov ince, written by Joan Kibler, Afghanistan Engineer District South. Photos courtesy of the Omaha District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. project remained on schedule. Left, an aerial view of the Dahla Dam. Below, is a close-up of the current intake tower located on the far right side of the dam on the Arghandab River.
8 Tower Times December 2011 District Commanders Awards an award. Paul Braddock Jonathan Wuebker Joe Fratamico and beyond to assist others with projects and has a sincere dedication to duty. Beth Crutch er Good things are happening all over the District please take a moment to recognize fellow employees who are making a difference and going the extra mile to Build Strong. All employees are eligible to nominate fellow employees. If you have questions regarding the criteria or format to submit a nomination please contact Ann Marie Roarty at 309-794-5436.
District Commanders Awards December 2011 Tower Times 9 Dawn Ewan Jeffrey Gibbs George Millar that Lou Ann McCracken Good things are happening all over the District please take a moment to recognize fellow employees who are making a difference and going the extra mile to Build Strong. All employees are eligible to nominate fellow employees. If you have questions regarding the criteria or format to submit a nomination please contact Ann Marie Roarty at 309-794-5436.
10 Tower Times December 2011 Around the District Sympathy ... Ronald Cavanaugh, Donald Johnson, George Kensinger Jr. Beth Peterson, From left Chris Hawes, John Hayes and John Ortlieb play catch on the lawn of the Clock Tower. A
Please accept my most sincere wishes for a safe and joyous BUILDING STRONG December 2011 Tower Times 11 Thanks to our employees who are deployed to the Afghanistan Engineer Dis trict North (AEN) and the Afghanistan Engineer District South (AES)! 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 Commanders column, continued... partners. and ecosystem restoration.
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