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2 Tower Times July/August 2018 Tower Times July/August 2018 Contents This publication is an authorized publication for members of the U.S. Tower Times On the web at: www.mvr.usace.army.mil/Media/Publications/TowerTimes.aspx 3 Running on All Cylinders Col. Steve Sattinger, District Commander 4 Training Tidbits 5 Ecosystem Restoration Plans Revealed at Keithsburg Open House 6 Saylorville Lake Volunteers Named National Volunteers of the Year 7 Rock Island District Welcomes New Knowledge Manager 8 Corps Joins City of Rock Island and MLK Center for Archaeological Field School 9 Rock Island District Hosts "Flood Fight" Industry Day 10 Chief of Engineers Visits Brandon Road Lock and Dam 11 Ranger Named Peer Supporter of the Year 12 Spotlight on the District Randall (Randy) Mayse 13 Safety Corner Taking Safety to the Next Level 14 Auditors Corner Government Purchase Card Use 15 Employees of the Month & Around the District

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July/August 2018 Tower Times 3 T machine and it is my intent to foster continued success by tirelessly to accomplish that mission. opportunities amidst the beautiful natural resource proud to be part of that. A message from.... Colonel Steve Sattinger, District Commander Running on All Cylinders

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4 Tower Times July/August 2018 Professional Development and Your Individual Development Plan (IDP) Civilian Education System (CES) CES Whats in it for you? May/June Answer: Winner: Can you name where the photo above was taken? If so, send your answer to James.T.Finn@usa ce.army.mil to be featured in the next issue of the Tower Times.

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January 2012 Tower Times 11 July/August 2018 Tower Times 5 Rock Island District Project Biologist, Bre Popkin (left), points out to open house attendees where features of the Keithsburg Division Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project will be located within the complex. Photo by Samantha Heilig T about the plan. Rock Island District Project Engineer, Kara Mitvalsky (center), talks with open house attendees about design elements of the Keithsburg Division Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project. Photo by Samantha Heilig is made up of interconnected wetlands and

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6 Tower Times July/August 2018 T a national award. board of directors. The Carters were presented the award importance of pollinator Rock Island District Commander Col. Steve Sattinger (left) and Natural Resource Specialist Emma Nelson (right) stand with Judy and Will Carter (center) after they received the Corps Foundation National Volunteers of the Year Award. Photo by Samantha Heilig Saylorville Lake volunteer Judy Carter working in the Saylorville Photo by Emma Nelson (continued on page 7)

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secure our mission capability into the future. Corps districts across the country in mission areas stewardship and recreation. course of the last year. people of the United States would not be possible. July/August 2018 Tower Times 7 bluebirds and numerous other animals. educated the public on the need for natural spaces and planted hundreds of new trees mission. information that has been analyzed education. There are two types Saylorville Lake volunteer Will Carter tilling a food plot at Saylorville Lake. Photo provided by Saylorville Lake Project Volunteers (continued)

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8 Tower Times July/August 2018 at the opportunity. participants analyzed and researched the artifacts to (continued on page 9) Photo by Samantha Heilig

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July/August 2018 T with a shared interest in were in attendance and many more. had the opportunity to tour the of the opportunity and learned They also discussed the types displays at the "Flood Fight" Industry Day. Photo by Jim Finn career paths associated with this chance to use a new data collection system under the direction of the MLK Center (continued) successful partnership with the Tower Times 9 Rock Island Distict Archaeologist Brant Vollman demonstrated measurement techniques to MLK Center students. Photo by Jim Finn

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10 Tower Times the study status and answered numerous 54th U.S. Army Chief of Engineers and Semonite is joined by USACE personnel while reviewing plans to prevent the spread of aquatic nuisance species into Lock and Dam in Joliet, Illinois. Photo by Jim Finn the Mississippi Valley Division, Rock Island District and Chicago District at Brandon Road Lock and Dam. Photo by Jim Finn (continued on page 11) July/August 2018

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July/August 2018 Tower Times 11 A which it had become accustomed. other members of the team to succeed. Chief Visit (continued) Rock Island District Commander Col. Steve Sattinger (left) looks on as the 54th U.S. Army Chief of Engineers and Commanding Semonite (center) discussed Brandon Road Lock and Dam with Photo by Jim Finn

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12 Tower Times July/August 2018 July/August 2018 July/August 2018 thirds of it in your life. Spotlight on the District Lock Operator, Randy Mayse, displays one of his art pieces created for the barge towing industry. Photo provided by Randy Mayse

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and that it meets the criteria and meant to them. July/August 2018 Tower Times 13 A safety is our number one priority. This statement Assessment team members, Brad Renwick (left) and Rob Shover (center), from the DoD Safety Management Center of Excellence, talk with electrician Patrick Burken about his thoughts on Rock Island District's safety culture during a recent evaluation at Locks and Dam 15 in Rock Island, Illinois. Photo by Samantha Heilig

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and abuse is on the rise. may be warranted. 1. 2. 3. 14 Tower Times July/August 2018 Auditors Corner Government Purchase Card Use Misuse: Abuse: Fraud: rental cars and hotel rooms must not appear on the disciplinary actions. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

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Employees of the Month May 2018 William Hansen June 2018 Anthony Hendren July/August 2018 Tower Times 15 Around the District Sympathy ... Virginia (Ginny) Zimmerman, 77 Retirements ... Floyd Smith Robert Balamut Robyn Rogis Rex Johnson James Frederickson Karl Schmitz Marvin Hubbell Retirements (cont)...

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY U.S. ARMY ENGINEER DISTRICT, ROCK ISLAND CLOCK TOWER BLDG. P.O. BOX 2004 ROCK ISLAND, IL 61204-2004 Rock Island District employees of the year were presented their awards at Corps Day June 15 at Veterans Memorial Park in Photo by Jim Finn