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  • January

    Protecting the workforce through Fall Protection training

    USAG HUMPHREYS, Republic of Korea -- Fall protection safety equipment and training have evolved over the years, reinforcing continuous safety on construction sites. According to the Center of Disease Control’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, falls remained the leading cause of work-related construction deaths, accounting for more than one in three (36.4%) of the total number of fatalities in the industry in 2019.
  • December

    FED project OS031 complete

    USAG HUMPHREYS, Republic of Korea – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Far East District commemorated the completion of project CY13 ROKFC IN-KIND Bulk Fuel Storage Tanks and Pumps (OS031), with an Acceptance Release Letter (ARL) ceremony in Pyeongtaek, Republic of Korea, Dec. 7.
  • November

    American Concrete Institute training provides immediate payoff for FED

    KUNSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea – Two weeks after concrete field testing training and certification, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Far East District Kunsan Resident Office began to employ the knowledge gained from the American Concrete Institute, which hosted the course at District headquarters in October.
  • USACE project engineer recognized at Women of Color STEM Conference

    USAG HUMPHREYS, Republic of Korea — Whether she’s picking through building code or picking up her children from daycare, Nicole Hill, the 2021 Women of Color STEM Conference Technology Rising Star awardee and a USACE Far East District project engineer, is a positive force that does not stop.
  • October

    Stormwater Pollution Prevention and Energy Awareness Month

    USAG HUMPHREYS, Republic of Korea—National Energy Awareness month, observed throughout the month of October, is embedded in the way the Far East District operates every day. They do this by regulating the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan.
  • FED personnel earn American Concrete Institute certification

    USAG HUMPHREYS, Republic of Korea — Far East District personnel took advantage of the American Concrete Institute certification offered by trainers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District, Materials Testing Regional Technical Center of Expertise, and the USACE Engineering Research and Development Center, based in Vicksburg, Miss., Sept. 27 – Oct. 8.
  • September

    Division Commander highlights partnership, engineering excellence at USACE Far East District

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Pacific Ocean Division (POD) Commander, Brig. Gen. Kirk Gibbs conducted an official visit to the Far East District, engaging with employees, U.S and international partners and touring critical projects while in the Republic of Korea Aug. 19 - 27.
  • FED leads biodiversity efforts for U.S. military in the ROK

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Far East District (FED) is entrusted with ensuring that natural resource conservation measures and activities on all U.S. Forces Korea installations are integrated and consistent with federal stewardship requirements.
  • August

    Strengthening readiness through communications equipment classes

    USAG HUMPHREYS, Republic of Korea – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Far East District held a communications class at the FED motor pool, Aug. 17, for employees to familiarize themselves with the organization’s contingency communications equipment.
  • Typhoon season on Korea FED construction sites

    Typhoon season on the Korean peninsula occurs May 15 through Nov. 30. Surrounded by bodies of water, the Korean peninsula is subject to typhoons that cause heavy showers and hazardous weather conditions. For U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Far East District (FED), processes are in place to protect employees, construction sites, and the surrounding community. Professionals do a smooth transition, shifting gears in preparation for typhoons.