US Army Corps of Engineers
U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center

  • August

    West Virginia boy gets Space Camp opportunity

    When retired Lt. Col. Russ Dunford’s family asked him what he hoped to find under the Christmas tree last year, Dunford knew that his grandmother’s old adage had finally come true – “At some point in your life you make the mental transition that it’s better to give than receive.” Dunford wanted to give the gift of opportunity to a young man or woman growing up in southern West Virginia, where Dunford was born and raised. He wanted to send them to Space Camp.
  • Team Redstone to celebrate Women's Equality Day

    In honor of the Women’s Suffrage Movement, Team Redstone is celebrating Women’s Equality Day 1:30 p.m. Aug. 23 in the Bob Jones Auditorium on Redstone Arsenal. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville is the lead for the event. The celebration will include a tribute to “Rosie the Riveter” and special guest speaker Lee Marshall, who will also perform an original song.
  • Cyclist helps kids pedal through rough patches

    A Facilities Division Branch Chief at the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, turned his mountain biking hobby into a way to give back to the community. Through the National Interscholastic Cycling Association, Steve Goolsby is a certified head coach and encourages kids to keep pedaling through rough terrain, whether it is on the bike path or in life.
  • July

    Center welcomes new commander

    Huntsville Center began another chapter in its storied history July 29 as Col. John S. Hurley assumed command from Lt. Col. Burlin Emery.
  • Air Force turns to Huntsville Center for access control point support

    The Air Force is taking advantage of 15 years of experience by using a Huntsville Center contracting vehicle to ensure sustained security at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico.
  • Helping at ‘pop-up’ medical clinic hard work for Corps volunteer

    “Rewarding, surprising and a lot of hard work,” is how William Noel, a project manager at the Corps of Engineers Huntsville Center describes his work volunteering at a “pop-up” medical clinic operated by “Your Best Pathway to Health” July 12-14 in Beckley, West Virginia. All medical, dental and other services were provided without charge, and volunteers paid their own travel and lodging expenses to participate.
  • Huntsville Center helps Aberdeen Proving Ground create innovative facility

    The culmination of innovative thinking focused on conservation and sustainability was realized July 19, during the official opening of the new Combined Heat and Power plant on the Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground. The effort was achieved through collaborations with the Huntsville Corps of Engineers and energy saving partnerships with defense contractor Johnson Controls and Baltimore, Gas and Electric, BGE.
  • New construction specifications created for Electronic Security Systems

    These guide specifications, pertain to Electronic Security Systems and Electronic Security System Acceptance Testing. The guidance includes the requirements security systems must meet and procedures on testing the systems once those requirements are met.
  • BASEOPS contract supports Fort Wainwright garrison, covers Alaska training ranges

    A $9.5 million U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville Base Operations Program (BASEOPS) maintenance and operational services contract calls for maintenance and operational services for all facilities and subsequent facility systems, components and equipment on Fort Wainwright, Alaska, as well as the 670,000 acre Donnelly and 260,000 acre Yukon Training Areas that are part of the 67, 000 square mile Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex (JPARC) .
  • Huntsville Center reaches out to AbilityOne for contract closeout support

    Huntsville Center awarded a task order June 29 for contract closeout services using a strategic contract vehicle issued by Washington Headquarters Services. This task order was funded by Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy and awarded to National Industries for the Blind, through the AbilityOne Program.
  • Corps workers lend a helping hand

    Civil Engineer Tommy Hunt, Chief of the Electronic Security Branch Steve Willoughby and Civil Engineer Mike Gooding work together every June to build a home for an underprivileged family through Mountain Outreach.
  • June

    Contracting officer creates howling good time for kids

    Huntsville Center, Energy Division contracting officer entertained children at Organizational Day and Team Redstone in the Park by transforming into Sergeant Woof. Woof is a dog who teaches children about the dangers of unexploded ordnance and the three R’s of ordnance safety: recognize, retreat and report.
  • Energy team earns 2016 USACE sustainability award

    Huntsville Center’s Energy Division has earned the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ 2016 Good Neighbor Award for its collaboration and partnership with Energy Huntsville, a non-profit dedicated to growing the region’s economy in the energy sector and establishing the city as the “go-to technology center for solutions to energy programs and projects.”
  • Ordnance and Explosives directorate representatives engage with military munitions association

    Representatives from the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville (Huntsville Center) Ordnance and Explosives (OE) and Contracting Directorates spoke to more than 30 members of the National Association of Ordnance Contractors (NAOC) during their mid-year board of director’s meeting in Huntsville, Alabama, June 8.
  • Huntsville Center honors employees, Corps of Engineers, Army at annual org day

    Employees of the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville braved the temperatures to attend the annual organization day picnic at Monte Sano State Park in Huntsville June 10.
  • Sun shines on Redstone Arsenal energy savings

    Officials symbolically broke ground June 3 on a renewable energy solar project designed to bolster Redstone Arsenal’s energy security. The 10 megawatt solar power system, which will be located on approximately 66 acres off Redstone Road, is expected to be operational by December.
  • May

    Ruch looks back on 30 year career

    In three decades of Army service, Bob Ruch has served with four engineer battalions and a division, training Soldiers at the Army’s premiere training center, was staff officer for NATO, and commanded two U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Districts (Philadelphia and Omaha). Most recently he has commanded the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville.
  • Munitions disposal mission wraps up in Afghanistan

    Huntsville Center’s Joint Munitions Disposal - Afghanistan (JMD-A) team has wrapped up its mission disposing of more than 5,629 tons of U.S. and coalition forces NATO Condition Code H unserviceable and “do-not-return” munitions, as well as captured enemy munitions and explosive remnants of war (ERW).
  • OEI director visits Huntsville Center

    Mike McGhee met with the Center’s Energy Division team, which works closely with OEI to procure and manage large-scale renewable energy projects bringing energy security to Army installations worldwide.
  • April

    Center employees SHARPen their awareness of sexual harassment, assault

    Huntsville Center wrapped up a week of mandatory Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) training April 29 with its final presentation by Victor Roberts, the Center’s Sexual Assault Response Coordinator.