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Tacy Surrett, 3rd from the right, is a Junior at the University of Maryland at Baltimore School of Nursing (UMSON) and an FED Summer Hire working at the Engineering Division.
Brig. Gen. Thomas J. Tickner relinquished his position as commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pacific Ocean Division to Col. Kirk E. Gibbs, during a social distance adherence change of command and responsibility ceremony, July 8.
David D. Chai, Chief of Security Operations Branch in the Programs & Projects Management Division (PPMD) for the Far East District was selected as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) 2020 Program Manager of the Year.
Choe, Po Mi (fourth from left) stands with colleagues during her U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Far East District, Southern Resident Office welcome lunch, Daegu, South Korea, June 15. Choe is the district's first Korean National (KN) Interdisciplinary Engineer intern.
FED's only water well drill rig. In July, a brand new rig will join the fleet.
Alana Munoz Acevedo, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Far East District project manager, works at her desk, Camp Humphreys, South Korea, May 28. Munoz Acevedo joined the district during COVID-19.

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Welcome!

Welcome to the Far East Engineer District, the engineering and construction agency of choice in Korea! FED has a long history of overseeing the design and construction of outstanding quality of life and operational facilities for the Department of Defense community in Korea.

To find out more about FED, its people and the work we do to support the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and their families living and working in Korea, please browse our web site. Keep abreast of events and happenings in the FED by liking our social media sites  on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and YouTube. Thanks for visiting and we hope your stay with us will be interesting and informative! One Team – Building Strong® – In Korea

Col. Christopher W. Crary
Commander

Recent articles

  • August

    Far East District participates in job fair

    The Far East District supported Camp Humphreys job fair at The Morning Calm Center Aug. 5. The district employs more than 450 individuals in 120 job titles and is the largest public engineering design and construction management agency in the world.
  • The FED Played a Big Part in My Career: A Conversation with Carol Spratley

    In a time when the Scientific American newsletter reports that 45% of women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) leave their jobs because of feeling underpaid and unrepresented, Carol A. Spratley, Project Manager for the Korea Program Relocation Office defies this statistic by virtue of her 41 years as an employee of the U S. Army Corps of Engineers. Twenty-one of those years were spent in her most recent of two tours to South Korea in service to the Far East District.
  • Hardened aircraft shelters constructed at Kunsan

    Col. Christopher “Wolf” Hammond, 8th Fighter Wing commander, along with leadership from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of the Far East District (USACE of the FED), and Republic of Korean Air Force representatives conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the completion of construction of new hardened aircraft shelters (HAS) on Kunsan Air Base, July 31, 2020.
  • Lt. Gen. Semonite Proclaims August 2020 Antiterrorism Month in the US Army Corps of Engineers

    A call to awareness has been released to the Soldiers, Civilians, and families of the US Army Corps of Engineers with the release of Lt. Gen. Semonite’s Proclamation for Antiterrorism Awareness Month. The document strongly urges the Corps Community to take action by way of vigilance to prevent and defeat terrorism.
  • July

    Nursing and Engineering: A Surprisingly Unsurprising Pairing

    When I walked into the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Far East District (FED) building on my first day as a summer hire, I felt some uncertainty and confusion as to how I, a nursing major, could contribute to the district. I had never taken an engineering class, nor had I even visited a construction site before. The confusion extended into the district employees as well, as they looked at me and asked, “nursing and engineering? I can’t see how those two have any relation.”
  • USACE FED’s leadership development program class of 2020 recognized

    The Far East District USACE Leadership Development Program (ULDP) class of 2020 was recognized on their graduation July 8 at the district headquarters. The team consisted of six GS-12 and KGS-11 employees from various career fields and was named WIP6, which stands for “Work in Progress 6.”
  • Pacific Ocean Division holds Change of Command & Responsibility Ceremony

    Brig. Gen. Thoma J. Tickner relinquished his position as commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Pacific Ocean Division (POD) to Col. Kirk E. Gibbs, during a social distance adherence change of command and responsibility ceremony, July 8. The Army division conducted the change of responsibility from Command Sgt. Maj. Patrickson Toussaint to Command Sgt. Maj. Douglas W. Galick.
  • FED provides technical support during construction of Republic of Korea FA-35 facilities

    CHEONGJU AIR BASE, South Korea—The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Far East District (FED), provided unique support to the Republic of Korea (ROK) Joint Strike Fighter (F-35) bed down effort.
  • June

    David Chai selected as USACE Program Manager of the Year

    David D. Chai, Chief of Security Operations Branch in the Programs & Projects Management Division (PPMD) for the Far East District was selected as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) 2020 Program Manager of the Year.
  • Far East District hires first Korean Nation Engineer intern

    DAEGU, South Korea –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Far East District (FED) has recently hired the district’s first Korean National (KN) Interdisciplinary Engineer intern.
  • FED prepares to welcome new Water Well Drill Rig to fleet

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Far East District (FED) will receive a new water well drill rig in July as part of the renewal of its fleet. The rig was funded by the Korean Ministry of National Defense and FED engineers are performing quality assurance testing to ensure its integrity.
  • Despite COVID19, students’ thirst for learning continues

    For the very first time in a complete digital e-learning platform, students from kindergarten through 4th grades of Humphreys Central Elementary School (HCES) posted and shared videos of their experiments and exchanged live questions and answers with members of the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Far East District (FED) and 11th Engineer Battalion on their various Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) activities, May 29.
  • Far East District on-boards new employees during COVID-19

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea—The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Far East District (FED) has on-boarded a few new employees during COVID-19. As this pandemic has changed the way operations occur globally, most of their transition to the district is unique due to the virus.
  • May

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Far East District, completes construction of 3rd generation hardened aircraft shelters at Kunsan Air Base

    With the joint effort of the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) of the Far East District (FED) and the Republic of Korea, 20 newly constructed third generation hardened aircraft shelters (HAS) will be ready for use by the summer of 2020 at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea.
  • Southern Resident Office foresees on-time completion for $54 million warehouse construction project

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea—The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Far East District southern resident office, has been at the forefront of a PH-1 Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) warehouse construction project which began construction in Sept. of 2017.
  • Customer service, morale; driving forces for FED mailroom operations during COVID 19

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea— Receiving mail and packages can often be a morale booster for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Far East District employees while serving overseas. The COVID 19 pandemic continues to change operations almost daily, however, the district consolidated mailroom has continued its mission throughout this challenging period.
  • April

    Completion of Phase I Fuel Oil Facility, improves USFK warfighter capabilities

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Far East District (FED) has demonstrated resolve and dedication to completing the mission during COVID19, as the district has held three Acceptance Release Letter (ARL) ceremonies during the pandemic.
  • Far East District employees find innovative solutions to support mission while teleworking

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea –Due to the global pandemic, COVID 19, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Far East District (FED) has reduced its manpower to mission essential only reporting to the office daily. In an effort to stop the spread of the virus, many district employees have adopted a telework schedule.
  • FED Southern Resident Office facilitates site decontamination

    CAMP WALKER, South Korea—COVID-19 has become a pandemic that has affected almost every corner of the world. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Far Eat District (FED) has been faced with challenges due to the pandemic, however, the district has remained resilient in its efforts.
  • FED personnel earn certifications which helps increase district productivity

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea-- Recently, two U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Far East District