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2010-07-22 08:42:00

WASHINGTON, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today it will continue to waive day use and camping fees for active service military personnel and DoD civilians who are on mid- or post-deployment (reintegration) leave from duty involving deployments in support of Overseas Contingency Operations. The Corps began waiving recreation fees for active service personnel on temporary leave from duty in Iraq in 2003. In August 2008, the Corps expanded the...

2010-06-03 18:23:00

LOS ANGELES, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- International Medical Corps is proud to be selected as a partner in Members Project from American Express and TakePart, an innovative campaign that provides simple ways people can make a big difference in the world. Those steps include voting weekly for a favorite charity, spreading the word to friends, volunteering time, and donating. And participants don't have to be a cardmember to vote. International Medical Corps is included in the "Health and...

2009-10-29 09:53:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today announced it will waive day-use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members and their families at the more than 2,400 Corps-operated recreation areas nationwide on Veterans Day, November 11. "We began this initiative in 2006 to support and honor the men and women who have served the nation and the armed forces," said Steve Stockton, director of Civil Works for the U.S. Army Corps of...

2009-10-16 17:59:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will open the first Veterans Curation Project laboratory, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, in Augusta, Ga., on Tuesday, October 20. The Augusta site is the first of three Veterans Curation Project laboratories that the Corps will open with $3.5 million in funding from the $4.6 billion appropriated for the Army's Civil Works program in the Recovery Act. The other two sites will...

2009-07-01 11:26:00

WASHINGTON, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today it will waive all day use fees from Aug. 1-9, 2009 at its more than 2,400 Corps-operated recreation sites nationwide. The waiver applies to day use fees collected at boat launches and swimming beach facilities. Fees for camping and camping related services and specialized facilities or special events will not be waived. "The Corps encourages Americans of all ages to take part in outdoor...

2008-09-22 18:00:19

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Doug Garman of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, +1-202- 761-1807, doug.m.garman@usace.army.mil WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today it will waive day use and camping fees for active service military personnel and DoD civilians who are on mid- or post-deployment (reintegration) leave from duty in a hostile fire zone to include Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and other...

2007-07-26 12:24:32

By JEFF HAMPTON By Jeff Hampton The Virginian-Pilot From 1944 to 1965, Navy aircraft swooped low over the Currituck Sound with a mission to blast targets on the Currituck Outer Banks. Now the Army Corps of Engineers plans to clean up leftover unexploded ordnance lying where wild horses roam and near beaches where people swim and fish . Rockets, bombs and machine-gun ammunition lie within 182 acres in the Monkey Island Tract , part of the Currituck National Wildlife Refuge , about a...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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