Corps of Engineers Honors Employees

   The Huntington District of the U.S. Army Corps will honor employees at an award ceremony, Friday, December 17, 2010, at Huntington City Hall auditorium beginning at 1:00 p.m.

   Awards to be presented include inductees of retired employees into the Huntington District Gallery of Distinguished Civilian employees. A number of District level awards will be presented, some of which include Huntington District project of the year award, cost engineer of the year, regulator of the year, landscape architect of the year, water safety employee of the year and commander’s awards.

   Length of Service Awards will also be presented to employees who have faithfully served the Nation with more than 25, 30, 35 and 40 years of federal service. The combined careers of these 57 employees being recognized represent more than 1,650 years of federal service to the Nation.

   The Huntington District spans 45,000 square miles of a five-state area. Its 35 reservoir projects provide flood damage reduction benefits that have surpassed $11 billion. These projects also provide recreation benefits that help stimulate the local economy. The Corps navigation structures provide for year-round transportation on the Kanawha and Ohio River, allowing for economical transport of bulk commodities.

   As stewards of the environment, Corps employees work to protect, sustain and restore our Nation’s waters, and provide disaster assistance and volunteer to serve our country to support the Overseas Contingency Operation.

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