Archive: 2016
  • December

    USACE helps exceed the President’s Performance Contracting Challenge

    The White House announced Dec. 28 that federal agencies have exceeded its Presidential Performance Contracting Challenge (PPCC) to award $4 billion in energy efficiency contracts by the end of 2016.
  • November

    Resource Efficiency Managers workshop provides tips on energy savings resources

    Resource efficiency managers from various organizations attended a workshop held Nov. 17-18 by the Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville at the Davidson Center for Space Exploration.
  • Energy Summit 2016 provides energy insight for government, businesses

    Representatives from the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville participated in Energy Huntsville’s Energy Summit 2016 Nov. 17-18 at the Davidson Center on the campus of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center.
  • Training session provides insight to software tool used for munition remediation

    The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville recently sponsored a training session for more than 20 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employees and members of the National Association of Ordnance Contractors on new or improved methods for performing characterization and remediation of military munitions.
  • Solar photovoltaic renewable power to be installed at Lake Shelbyville

    The Lake Shelbyville recreation area in Illinois management noticed several facilities using more electricity than they should, generating higher than normal electric bills. To combat these issues the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District reached out to the Huntsville Center to provide expertise with the installation of solar photovoltaic renewable power.
  • October

    Workers share reflections on Louisiana deployment

    Two Huntsville Center employees share stories of their deployment to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to support the flood recovery effort.
  • Panel discusses abilities during National Disability Employment Awareness Month celebration

    Observed each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates people about the value of a diverse workforce inclusive of their skills and talents.
  • Center's small business forum draws owners, representatives from across nation

    The event provides an opportunity for small business representatives to discuss their capabilities with Huntsville Center contracting officials and program managers to learn about upcoming Huntsville Center acquisitions.
  • September

    Huntsville team deploys to support Louisiana Flood Recovery

    The Huntsville Center's Temporary Housing Planning and Response Team deployed to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to help with the flood recovery effort there.
  • Huntsville programs team up to ensure power for chemical demilitarization operations in Pueblo

    The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville's Chemical Demilitarization and Utility Energy Services Contracting programs teamed up to build a third substation that will be used to power the Pueblo Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant and the Pueblo Chemical Depot mission support in Colorado.
  • August

    Redstone commemorates women’s right to vote

    Members of Team Redstone gathered Aug. 23 to celebrate Women’s Equality Day and the 96th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote.
  • Huntsville Center helps Army surpass $1 billion performance contracting goal

    The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville's Energy Division was instrumental in helping the Army exceed the $1 billion President's Performance Contracting Challenge.
  • Huntsville Center project manager takes strides to become a better leader

    It takes hard work and dedication to become a leader in the workplace as one Huntsville Center project manager recently learned. Huntsville leadership selected Shannon Ward to be this year’s Emerging Leader.
  • Support to Medical Command results in award for Huntsville program manager

    In a room full of his co-workers, one U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Command, Huntsville, program manager received recognition for his support to the U.S. Army Medical Command in the form of the R.B. Maynor Award. This is the first time a USACE employee has received this annual award.
  • 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.