USACE MAY 2018 ISSUE 3, VOLUME 2 WILMINGTON DISTRICT NEWS MCFARLAND Deploys to Morehead City 4 Hester Earns Prestigious USACE Contracting Award 6 USACE Launches New Water Safety Campaign 7 Faces of Deployment: Deployees Share Their Unique Experiences 8 Roylance Brings GIS Expertise for California Fire Aftermath 10 Wilmington Rangers Congregate for Annual Training 14 Reaching Out: District Members Volunteer Time at Local Events 17 Dredged material spews on Ocean Isle Beach as a bulldozer prepares to sculpt it to the proper elevation. (USACE photos by Hank Heusinkveld) Ocean Isle Project Helps Enhance
District Commander: COL Robert J. Clark Public Affairs Chief: Lisa Parker Managing Editor: Hank Heusinkveld Page 2 ISSUE 11, VOLUME 2 Page 2 ISSUE 3, VOLUME 2 As a Soldier and leader, Memorial Day has always been a time since I was a kid to pause, and reflect on Veterans, both past, and present, who gave their lives to the Nation, their families, their buddies, horror of war, and its devastating effects, and I know the feeling of loss when a Soldier, Airman, Marine, and Sailor pays the ultimate sacrifice. This Memorial Day, I encourage everyone in the Wilmington District family to take a moment to reflect on those who may have been a friend, acquaintance, husband, wife, brother, sister, or distant relative, and the moment of silence, and we must never forget their sacrifices. Memorial Day also kicks off the outdoor recreation season. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers offers the public numerous recreational opportunities here in North like everyone to be as safe as possible when in, and around the water. related to. The Corps offers lifejacket loaner programs at many of our recreational areas. Whether swimming or boating, finished. We also encourage boaters to in their boats. Park rangers at Corps lakes are also recommending that parents reach of kids are in the water make sure they only wear well fitting lifejackets. Parents or guardians sometimes have a false sense of security when they put inflatable tubes, or toys on their kids thinking that could be deflate easily. I truly wish each and every one of you an enjoyable Memorial Day. Have fun during your time off with family or friends. Please be safe, and please take a moment to honor our fallen. V/r, Robert J. Clark Memorial Day 2018: Honor Sacrifices, Be Safe In and Around the Water District Commander Col. Robert Clark
Page 3 ISSUE 3, VOLUME 2 Wilmington District Commander Col. Rob Clark is briefed on the project by Weeks Marine Project Manager Eric Price, left. Also listening to the brief are Wilmington District Project Engineer Pat Gorman, Navigation Project Manager Jim Medlock, right, and Ocean Isle Mayor Debbie Smith. Below, a bulldozer moves dredged material towards the center section of the project.
Page 4 ISSUE 3, VOLUME 2 crew members act as extra eyes on the vessel. channel at Morehead City.
Page 5 ISSUE 3, VOLUME 2 The MCFARLAND is one of four oceangoing hopper dredges owned and operated MCFARLAND Captain Mitch Tillyard points to hydrographic surveys of shoaled in areas in the shipping channel.
Page 6 ISSUE 3, VOLUME 2 Page 6 ISSUE 3, VOLUME 2 HESTER EARNS USACE P ROCUREMENT ANALYST OF THE YEAR AWARD Terry Hester consults with a fellow USACE employee while deployed to the U.S. Virgin islands.
Page 7 ISSUE 3, VOLUME 2 USACE LAUNCHES NEW W ATER SAFETY CAMPAIGN
Page 8 ISSUE 3, VOLUME 2 Faces of Deployment
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Page 10 ISSUE 3, VOLUME 2 Spencer Roylance receives recognition for his dedication to the wildfires mission from Deputy Commanding General for Civil and Emergency Operations Maj. Gen. Donald Jackson, Jr.
Page 11 ISSUE 3, VOLUME 2 Maps such as this proved to be invaluable for pinpointing locations so that Roylance could assist mission specialists and managers.
Page 12 ISSUE 2, V OLUME 1 ISSUE 3, VOLUME 2 Rangers Rebecca Thomson, center, Ed Crowder, far left, and David Schwartz participate in a campsite scenario conducted by Ranger Dannie Laprad, right. (Carmen Boyette photo) En Masse for Annual Training
Page 13 ISSUE 3, VOLUME 2 training. (Jory Shepherd photo) Danny Martin, left, demonstrates how to H. Kerr Operations Manager Michael Womack as W.K. Scott Assistant Operations Manager Wade Davis observes. (Jory Shepherd photo)
Page 14 ISSUE 3, VOLUME 2 WESTON BIDS FAREWELL TO USACE AFTER NEARLY 40 YEARS OF SERVICE I am very proud of having been a part of the Corps and the group of people who have made public
Page 15 ISSUE 3, VOLUME 2 DIVE TEAM INSPECTS CAPE FEAR LOCK AND DAMS USACE photos by Hank Heusinkveld
Page 16 ISSUE 3, VOLUME 2 PERFECT WEATHER AT LOCK AND DAM 1 FOR ANNUAL BLUE MONDAY CELEBRATION To learn more about recreational opportunities at Lock and Dam 1 contact Ranger Victor Pillow at 910 655 2605.
Page 17 ISSUE 3, VOLUME 2 Regulatory Project Manager Rachel Capito, left, explains the role of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Regulatory Program to an interested attendee at Wilmington's Earth Day Festival. Also on hand to explain the mission is Regulatory Project Manager Emily Greer, right. REACHI NG OUT TEAMMATES VOLUNTEER TIME AT COMMUNITY EVENTS
Page 18 ISSUE 3, VOLUME 2 EMPATHY, EXTRA EFFORT HELPS SAVE LIFE OF DYING PATIENT IN PUERTO RICO Lisa Hardman
Page 19 ISSUE 3, VOLUME 2 Decorated Army Veteran Now Volunteers at John H. Kerr Dam and Reservoir Mike Jarman volunteers his time on the lake where he grew up. During his career, Army veteran Mike Jarman served under Presidents Ford, Carter, Reagan and H.W. Bush.
Page 20 ISSUE 3, VOLUME 2 Joshua Mitchell holds a shark tooth that he found on Shark Tooth Island A former dredged material site is now Shark Tooth Island in the Cape Fear River.
Page 21 ISSUE 3, VOLUME 2 Shark Tooth Island is a popular place for both locals and tourists to try their luck at finding shark teeth.