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Hispanic Heritage Month & school supplies
Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 to October 15 each year and is a celebration of the
Celebration of Reading 2013
The annual Celebration of Reading event at the Charter School for Applied Technologies, Kenmore, NY gives new meaning to the old proverb, “it takes a whole village to raise a child.”
Opening the Bird Island Pier
Congressman Brian Higgins, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, Buffalo District Commander Lt. Col. Owen Beaudoin and Niagara Greenway Executive Director Rob Beleu gathered at the Bird Island Pier on August 13, 2013 for a ribbon cutting ceremony to announce the official reopening of the pier.
An American POW’s story
When World War II ended, Nazi Germany held nearly 95,000 U.S. military personnel; Japan held almost 15,000 Americans. 2nd Lt. Robert L. Pioli, U.S. Army Air Corps, father of Buffalo District Safety Specialist William Pioli, was one of those 95,000.
Flash Training: Train the Teachers
There’s an old Chinese proverb, “give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” This was the idea behind the Buffalo District’s “Flash Training” for the teachers of Mullen Elementary School, Tonawanda, NY, on Thursday April 18, 2013.
March Movie Madness Competition
The students from Buffalo’s City Honors High School received an award from the Buffalo District commander for placing first in the district-sponsored “March Movie Madness Competition," part of the district’s “Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics” (STEM) outreach program.
Growing the Next Generation of Scientists
According to a recent report by a coalition of groups under the umbrella called “Tapping America’s Potential,” the United States is not meeting the goals of major business groups to ramp-up the number of college graduates with degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics or “STEM.”
Young Artists Depict Black History Month
This February, in recognition of Black History Month, Buffalo District sponsored an art contest with the theme, "How Does Black History Month Inspire You?"
Eye on safety: from Buffalo to Afghanistan
At one point or another, in almost any job, the saying, “Safety is everyone’s responsibility” has been used to convey the importance of employees taking an active role in their safety program. Some may consider them just words, but not Jean Brockner, a Buffalo District Contract Specialist.
Celebrating National Native American Heritage Month
In celebration of National Native American Heritage Month, Buffalo District EEO Officer Judith Phillips sponsored a “lunch-and-learn.”
Corps Employees Team Up to Teach a Lesson in Networking
Special emphasis programs are sometimes celebrated with food tastings, exhibits and presentations. This year, however, Laura Ortiz, Hispanic Program Manager for Buffalo District, and Judy Phillips, Equal Employment Opportunity Officer, decided to try something different and do something off of the reservation to honor Hispanic Heritage Month.
Mission not impossible: responding to disaster
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District is part of a broad Planning and Response Team, a special team of individuals who respond to disasters like flooding and hurricanes within days of the end of a disaster.
Military OCO mission supported by USACE civilians
At that moment, months of planning were put into action, and Rebmann, a program analyst with the USACE Buffalo District was on her way to Afghanistan.