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  • May

    Army engineers hold industry day for updated elevator specifications in South Korea

    Every day, about a thousand elevators take people up and down on US military installations in South Korea. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Far East District is working to streamline the design, construction and maintenance of these lifts by updating their design specifications to incorporate Korean codes opening the door to local manufacturers to supply products on future projects.
  • 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.
  • Osan Air Base cuts ribbon on $17 million chapel in South Korea

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea —Osan Air Base recently unveiled its $17 million chapel, heralding a new era of spiritual vitality, community connection, and enduring service. The ribbon-cutting ceremony on Feb. 29, led by U.S. Air Force Chief of Chaplains Maj. Gen. Randall Kitchens, brought together representatives from many units and the community to celebrate the new center of worship.
  • February

    Army engineers finish fourth Army family housing tower in Daegu, South Korea

    For service members looking for a home away from home, a new family housing tower on Camp Walker will provide just that in South Korea. Representatives from the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, 8th Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Far East District, U.S. Army Garrison – Daegu, and the first family to live in the tower participated in ribbon cutting to commemorate the facility opening on Feb. 29, 2024.
  • BEYA recognizes Army engineer for professional achievements at annual STEM conference

    An Army engineer officer will receive an award for professional achievement at the Black Engineers of the Year Award Ceremony during the 2024 BEYA STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Conference being held Feb. 15 through 17 at National Harbor, Maryland.
  • December

    USACE Far East District commander receives an honorary Korean name

    The Republic of Korea-U.S. Alliance Friendship Association conferred a Korean name, La, Hae-young, to Col. Heather Levy, commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Far East District, during a ceremony at the Korea Ministry of National Defense today.
  • Korean military turns over final Pyeongtaek construction project to Army engineers in the U.S. military’s 16-year relocation effort

    With the stroke of two pens, the Republic of Korea and the United States finalized the last major construction project in Pyeongtaek for the relocation of American troops from Seoul to south of the Han River. A bilateral ceremony transferred the last facility in the program, a new chapel, from the ROK Design and Construction Agent (DCA) to their U.S. counterpart on Nov. 30, 2023, at Osan Air Base.
  • November

    Army Engineers bring joy to Korean Orphans for the third consecutive year

    USAG HUMPHREYS, Republic of Korea — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Far East District (FED) has once again brought smiles to the faces of the children at Sungyook Children’s Home, this time in celebration of the Chuseok holiday. This marks the third consecutive year of FED's community outreach efforts for the facility, following a successful donation drive on Children's Day last year.
  • September

    Army engineers break ground on third elementary school for largest overseas U.S. military installation

    Beneath a blue sky and nestled among family housing towers, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Far East District joined the Ministry of National Defense - Defense Installation Agency (MND-DIA), Eighth Army, U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys and the Department of Defense Education Activity to break ground on a new elementary school for the installation on Sept. 7, 2023.
  • 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.