The NewsCastle September 2013

NewsCastle Los Angeles District Vol. 43 No. 9 A monthly publication of the Los Angeles District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers September 2013 South Pacific Division commander visits Los Angeles District projects, people NewsCastle Editorial Staff LOS ANGELES—Col. David Turner, the commander of the South Pacific Division, went on a whirlwind tour of several Los Angeles District projects during a visit to the area Aug. 19-23. Turner, who took command of the division in June, was joined by James Dalton, the Corps of Engineers’ chief of engineering and construction, and Brad Schwichtenberg, deputy chief of the division’s regional integration team. The group, accompanied by Col. Kimberly Colloton, district commander, and David Van Dorpe, district deputy engineer for programs and project management, toured a multitude of projects, showcasing a cross section of many of the district’s efforts, including civil works, military construction, interagency and international services, partner and community outreach, and professional development programs. On the first day of the trip, Turner toured the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.; the site of ongoing military construction projects, including a new hospital and a water treatment plant. During this visit, Turner presented USACE’s 2013 Project Delivery Team of the Year Award for Merit to more than 75 people from numerous districts, partner agencies and stakeholder groups for their work on the water treatment plant and distribution system project. Once complete, the plant will provide six million gallons per — see TOUR, Page 6 —