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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers builds and maintains the Nation’s infrastructure guided by principles of environmental sustainability. The Corps’ expertise is utilized in over 130 countries for U.S. armed forces communities and outposts to build and maintain roads, structures, and water sources. In addition to monitoring water supply and removing pollution and toxic or radioactive waste, the Corps also keeps waterways open for commodity transportation and recreation opportunities through constructing marinas and campgrounds along the nation’s rivers and lakes.

Additionally, the Army Corps of Engineers is developing effective program management techniques in human dimensions of natural resources with engineering design, scientific research and structural development. The Corps’ resources are essential for use in collaboration with other agencies in response to ecological crises. The Corps leads relief efforts in response to oil spills, drought, flooding, earthquake, and fire.


Deliver vital public and military engineering services; partnering in peace and war to strengthen our Nation’s security, energize the economy and reduce risks from disasters.

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