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  • July

    David Montes Jr.: Soldier, Project Manager, and now, Chaplain candidate

    David Montes Jr. has answered a panoply of calls from Soldiers throughout his 22-year Army career. Two years ago, Montes decided to answer another, much higher call: to become a Chaplain. His decision to answer this particular call has placed him on a new path as a Chaplain candidate in the U.S. Army Reserves.
  • Tunnel discovery at the DMZ, a monumental achievement by the Far East District

    Between the 1960s-1980s, North Korea dug tunnels under the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in an attempt to conduct a surprise invasion of South Korea from underground.
  • Tim Sepkoski: transitioning from boots to business shoes

    Former Army Staff Sergeant Timothy Sepkoski recently received an end-of-service award from the Far East District for his military service as a Quality Assurance Representative (QAR) within the Southern Resident Office (SRO). His dedication and hard work throughout his time as a Soldier with SRO showcased how much of an asset he was to the team, which helped in securing a job during Sepkoski’s transition from Soldier to Civilian.
  • June

    Former FED HQ compound has new mission

    As the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Far East District (FED) remembers the accomplishments of its past, the District also takes a few moments to learn about the new mission of an important part of its history, the former FED headquarters Dongdaemun compound.
  • Honoring 246 years of Army and 242 years of USACE heritage

    In June 2021, the Far East District reflects on the great accomplishments of the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as the nation celebrates their establishments. FED is proud to contribute to the greater USACE mission of sustaining readiness through building and protecting.
  • Far East District’s STEAM outreach thrives despite COVID-19 restrictions

    “If you’re bored with playing, you can just go to the pool,” explained one student while showcasing his dream house design. “I see a future engineer!” exclaimed Chad McLeod, chief of Construction Division. For the second year in a row, United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Far East District (FED) volunteers virtually shared their Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) expertise and captured children’s imaginations with engaging STEAM activities, May 27. The event was a part of a relationship with Humphreys Central Elementary School that started in 2013.
  • Largest aircraft hangar overseas passes High Expansion Foam Dump testing

    The Far East District engineer team passed a major milestone in the construction of project AV051 CY16 ROKFC In-Kind, A05R507, 3rd Military Intelligence Aircraft Maintenance Hangar Complex, by successfully completing a High Expansion Foam Dump test in the largest U.S. Army hangar overseas at USAG Humphreys, Pyeongtaek, Republic of Korea, Jun. 3. The District is well on their way to a building turnover to the 3rd Military Intelligence Battalion, based at USAG Humphreys.
  • May

    Searching the USACE safety manual, easy as A-B-C

    The Safety and Health Requirement Manual, EM 386-1-1, is now available in an app powered by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and the Far East District (FED) is taking full advantage of it.
  • Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month at FED, a day of honor and celebration

    USAG HUMPHREYS, Republic of Korea -- An Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month observance was held at Far East District (FED) headquarters, May 20. The theme for this year’s AAPI Heritage Month is “Advancing Leaders Through Purpose-Driven Service.”
  • Far East District commits to support USFK Strength in Diversity effort

    USAG HUMPHREYS, Republic of Korea — U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Far East District (FED) Deputy Commander, Lt. Col. Dennis J. McGee, participated in the Strength in Diversity Pledge Ceremony at U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) headquarters, May 13. The event was hosted by the USFK Strength in Diversity Council, which was created to tackle Gen. Robert B. Abrams’ priority of Strength in Diversity. On behalf of the District, McGee signed the pledge to commit FED to maximizing efforts in promoting an environment of diversity, inclusion, and equity.