Honolulu District continues support to Army, Pacific Region in 2015

| December 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
Brig. Gen. Jeffrey L. Milhorn, commander Pacific Ocean Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, (center) is assisted in the traditional maile lei untying and ribbon-cutting ceremony  by Lt. Col. Christopher W. Crary, Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Honolulu District (third from left,) Mr. Len Housley, Deputy Commander U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (fourth from left),  Mrs. Sally Pfenning, Director, Directorate of Public Works, USAG-HI (fifth from left), Lt. Col. Michael Binetti, Commander, 29th Brigade Engineer Battalion (fourth from right),  Maj. Chris Izquierdo, Executive Officer, 19th Military Police (CID) Battalion (third from right), and Capt. Michael Simmons, Commander, A Company, 249th Engineer Battalion (Prime Power) (second from right). The Rev. Sherman Thompson (left) led the Hawaiian blessing and maile lei ribbon untying cutting ceremony. (Photo by Dino W. Buchanan, Honolulu District Public Affairs)

Brig. Gen. Jeffrey L. Milhorn (center), commander, Pacific Ocean Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is assisted in the traditional maile lei untying and ribbon-cutting ceremony by Lt. Col. Christopher W. Crary (third from left), commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Honolulu District; Len Housley (fourth from left), deputy commander, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii; Sally Pfenning (fifth from left); director, Directorate of Public Works, USAG-HI; Lt. Col. Michael Binetti (fourth from right), commander, 29th Brigade Engineer Battalion; Maj. Chris Izquierdo n (third from right), executive officer, 19th Military Police (CID) Battalion; and Capt. Michael Simmons (second from right), commander, A Company, 249th Engineer Battalion (Prime Power). The Rev. Sherman Thompson (left) led the Hawaiian blessing and maile lei ribbon untying cutting ceremony. (Photo by Dino W. Buchanan, Honolulu District Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Honolulu District
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FORT SHAFTER — During 2015, highly motivated U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Honolulu District staff supported military construction at Hawaii Army posts with the District, completing more than $159 million in construction, including $101.6 million in military construction, $52.9 million in operations and maintenance, and $4.4 million in civil works/interagency and international services construction.

The District also completed and turned over 13 construction projects worth $253 million to customers in FY15, including the renovation of Schofield’s Quad D Barracks, Central Vehicle Wash Facility and South Range Campus, and at Fort Shafter, the Child Development Center.

U.S. Army Pacific Commander Gen. Vincent K. Brooks looks at an historic photo of Fort Shafter's Bldg. T-112, taken circa. 1910, during a briefing about the building's rehabilitation project from Honolulu District Supervisory Engineer Steve Yamamoto. Building T-112, built in 1907 and also known as Dunning Hall, is an important structure that is a key part of the Palm Circle National Historic Landmark District. (Photo by Joseph Bonfiglio, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Honolulu District)

U.S. Army Pacific Commander Gen. Vincent K. Brooks looks at an historic photo of Fort Shafter’s Bldg. T-112, taken circa. 1910, during a briefing about the building’s rehabilitation project from Honolulu District Supervisory Engineer Steve Yamamoto. Building T-112, built in 1907 and also known as Dunning Hall, is an important structure that is a key part of the Palm Circle National Historic Landmark District. (Photo by Joseph Bonfiglio, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Honolulu District)

The contract award for the FY14 U.S. Army-Pacific Mission Control Facility Project 2 was completed in September, and the District also conducted the USARPAC Mission Control Facility Project III design charrette.

Honolulu District also completed two photovoltaic projects that can generate up to 748 kilowatts of electricity.

Honolulu District Emergency Management Teams were busy during the 2015 hurricane season as 13 tropical storms or hurricanes passed by Hawaii. The emergency response efforts in Saipan and Hawaii were enabled by tremendous augmentee support from Headquarters USACE, several other divisions and districts, and the 249th Engineer Battalion (Prime Power).

The emergency management teams remained active providing support to Saipan in response to Typhoon Soudelor into late September, as well as initiating District pre-storm mobilizations for the potential effects of hurricanes and tropical storm systems passing Hawaii.

The District also hosted numerous senior leader visits to its project sites, including former Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh; Lt. Gen. David D. Halverson, commander, U.S. Army Installation Management Command; USARPAC commander Gen. Vincent Brooks (twice); Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations and Environment Katherine Hammack; Northwestern Division/Pacific Ocean Division Regional Integration Team Chief Stacey Hirata; Dr. Ilker Adiguzel, director of the Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL); and several others.

Secretary of the Army John McHugh (center) and senior USARPAC and Corps leaders were briefed on the construction status of the USARPAC Mission Command Facility (MCF) at Fort Shafter in late April. The MCF, which the Corps is building for USARPAC, will consolidate USARPAC Headquarters into one facility that will support Mission Command of Army or joint forces across the Asia-Pacific Area of Operations. (Photo by Joseph Bonfiglio, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Honolulu District)

Secretary of the Army John McHugh (center) and senior USARPAC and Corps leaders were briefed on the construction status of the USARPAC Mission Command Facility (MCF) at Fort Shafter in late April. The MCF, which the Corps is building for USARPAC, will consolidate USARPAC Headquarters into one facility that will support Mission Command of Army or joint forces across the Asia-Pacific Area of Operations. (Photo by Joseph Bonfiglio, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Honolulu District)

The District’s Regulatory Office made significant efforts in improving coordination/collaboration with interagency and interservice partners throughout the Pacific and creating a more efficient “401” permitting process with the State of Hawaii.

The District consolidated its regional technical and design centers and engineering services into the Regional Engineer Center.

District contract actions signify the Corps’ commitment to provide high-quality facilities to the armed forces, and to protect and improve the lives of the people of Hawaii and the region.

Honolulu District is responsible for major military design and construction, civil works, international and interagency support, real estate services to the Army and Air Force, regulatory work, environmental services and emergency management.

Major Military Construction Contracts Awarded in 2015

  • $63.3 million for the USARPAC command and control facility (C2F) Project 2, Fort Shafter.
  • $5.35 million for replacing substation switchgear, TAMC.
  • $2.949 million for replacing 46-kilovolt line, Castner/Menoher, Schofield Barracks.
  • $2.499 million for repairing USARPAC Strategic Capabilities Center, Fort Shafter.

2015 District Highlights

  • Awarded 534 contracting actions in the amount of $146,692,463.
  • Reorganized regional technical and design centers into the Regional Engineer Center.
  • Completed more than 30 outreach events for FUDS and regulatory programs to inform more than 4,500 stakeholders and/or members of communities on the programs, processes and safety considerations.
  • Sponsored three Wounded Warrior interns, enabling them to build job skills as they transitioned to civilian workforce.

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