Author: Kim Chong-yun
  • June

    Brand-new home for Soldiers opens at U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys

    New barracks for unaccompanied enlisted Soldiers are officially opened at U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys. Representatives from the installation, unit moving into the buildings, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Far East District and the Republic of Korea Ministry of National Defense – Defense Installation Agency joined to cut the ribbon in a ceremony on May 31, 2024.
  • March

    The American Red Cross comfort dogs provide paws-itive energy to Army engineers in Korea

    With an abundance of tail wags, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Far East District (FED) welcomed comfort dogs to spend time with its employees as part of a wellness initiative on March 20, 2024, at Camp Humphreys. To support Soldiers and civilians in wellness and resiliency, the American Red Cross Animal Visitation Program (AVP) brings dogs to workplaces to interact with personnel and offer healing and comfort. These dogs are American Kennel Club (AKC) certified Canine Good Citizen (CGC) dogs that have been approved to volunteer at various installations across the peninsula.
  • July

    Safety champion fosters a culture of safety first for Army engineers in Korea

    Maj. Priscilla Jewell has been an integral component of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, (USACE) Far East District (FED) since her arrival as a project manager at the Security, Plans and Operations Office in July 2022. Now, in addition to acting as the district’s chief of staff, Jewell is a key figure in the district’s safety program as the Army Corps of Engineers Safety and Occupational Health Management System, or CESOHMS, champion.
  • December

    Secretary of Army selects Far East District civilian as EEO Professional of the Year

    Stephen Brown, Far East District (FED) Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Manager was selected as the 2022 Secretary of the Army EEO Professional of the Year for his significant contributions to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) EEO and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility program and initiatives within the region. The award is presented to a civilian equal opportunity official who manages, directs, oversees, and implements a model EEO program with distinction.
  • October

    Far East District hosts Industry Day to showcase emerging opportunities

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Far East District (FED) hosted an Industry Day to showcase emerging opportunities, Korea-wide, to work with the District at the Riverbend Golf Course Ballroom located on U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys, Oct. 6.
  • September

    FED intern spotlight: Lauren Wougk

    Lauren Wougk began her career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) as a student employee with the Transatlantic Middle East District (TAM) in the summer of 2019. Wougk was later hired as a Department of Army (DA) intern in October 2021, when she acquired her master’s degree in civil engineering at Rutgers University.
  • Far East District’s experts regulate asbestos to protect environment and USFK personnel

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Far East District (FED) Environmental Section has two accredited environmental laboratories: a chemistry laboratory and an asbestos laboratory. The chemistry laboratory was validated by the USACE Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste Mandatory Center of Expertise in September 2004. The asbestos laboratory obtained the Industrial Hygiene Laboratory Accreditation from the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) on July 1, 2005, and has been audited every two years, maintaining accreditation.
  • November

    Far East District experiences 2ID museum through the lens of Native American contributions

    USAG HUMPHREYS, Republic of Korea – Each November, we reflect on the contributions and sacrifices that American Indian and Alaska Native Soldiers, civilians and family members have made throughout U.S. history.