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  • November

    JED MISAWA: A BILATERAL FORCE UP NORTH

    Tucked in the upper left corner of the third floor of the 35th Civil Engineer Squadron building a little way into Misawa Air Base, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hiding a gem - the Misawa Resident Office; a satellite branch of Japan Engineer District, perched atop Japan’s main island of Honshu’s northernmost tip in a prefecture called Aomori.
  • October

    BUILDING A BETTER BOX: DANNY FUJIMOTO CELEBRATES 30 YEARS OF FEDERAL SERVICE

    On any given day if you were to enter Japan Engineer District, you would hear him before you see him. A voice full of mirth, wrapped in the warmth of friendliness, with just a hint of a Hawaiian accent. Combined with a gaze that not even the tiniest safety infraction can escape, there’s no wonder why he stands as the chief of safety for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Japan. This is Daniel Fujimoto – half-Hawaiian, half-Japanese, and an all-American asset to the Corps.
  • July

    JED WELCOMES NEW COMMANDER

    As the Japan Engineer District’s colors passed from Command Sgt. Maj. Douglas W. Galick to Col. Thomas J. Verell, Jr., to Brig. Gen. Kirk Gibbs, and then to Col. Gary S. Bonham in the time honored Army tradition, Col. Bonham took command of Japan Engineer District becoming their 21st Command Engineer July 20, at Camp Zama, Japan.
  • May

    ENGINEERING FRIENDSHIPS UNDER FUJI

    Maj. Tanaka Hiroaki of the Japan Ground Self Defense Force's elite Central Readiness Regiment has invited a team of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers—JED officers to observe, remark, and take part in a United Nations exercise taking place at Kita Fuji, a JGSDF training facility located on the slopes of one of the world’s most famous mountain.
  • March

    JAPAN DISTRICT ENGINEERS SELECTED FOR ELITE TRAINING

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers—Japan District is proud to announce that three JED team members have been selected to take part in the USACE Leadership Development Level 3 Program as part of the class of 2022.
  • September

    Finding Balance

    Lt. Col. Tanya E. Simmons assumed command as Battalion Commander of U.S. Army Pacific Support Unit, Japan Detachment, on August 18. What made this event unique, is not only that Simmons is a commander, but she is also a Program Analyst for the Japan Engineer District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Okinawa and a military spouse.
  • May

    Potter Comes Full Circle

    Dennis Potter, a civil engineer with Japan Engineer District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is wrapping up a distinguished career of service much like it started, serving the United States from the great country of Japan.
  • April

    Enhancing and Revolutionizing USMC Capability and Readiness in the Pacific

    Japan Engineer District (JED) recently completed a $36 million Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) MILCON project at USMC Ie Shima training area, providing a capability for the first time outside the continental United States.
  • The Miracle Project: delivering a world‐class project and meeting stakeholders' expectations

    On 5 March 2019 the Transmitter Project was completed at Yokota Air Base, Japan and turned over to the end‐users. It's a part of the growing Military Construction (MILCON) Program under Yokota Resident Office's (YRO) area of responsibility in support of the missions in the United States Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) / United States Special Operations Command Pacific (SOCPAC).
  • March

    Engineers Designing the Future

    Japan Engineer District celebrated Engineer Week differently this year. This year, along with United States Forces Japan and the Japanese Ministry of Defense, hosted the Bilateral Senior Engineer Conference February 20-22 at the New Sanno Hotel, Tokyo, Japan.
  • October

    Japan Engineer District marks new facility handover

    Japan Engineer District Commander Thomas J. Verell, Jr. received keys to the new Japan District facility from Bobby N. Rakes, director at Directorate of Public Works, Oct. 12 in Sagami Depot.
  • March

    Corps’ Iwakuni Japan Resident Office prepping for busy March

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Japan District’s Iwakuni Resident Office is hustling to prepare 10 projects to be turned over to the U.S. government this month. A challenge that will take intricate planning for an office that normally hands over about two jobs a month.
  • Corps’ Iwakuni Japan Resident Office prepping for busy March

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Japan District’s Iwakuni Resident Office is hustling to prepare 10 projects to be turned over to the U.S. government this month. A challenge that will take intricate planning for an office that normally hands over about two jobs a month.
  • December

    USACE Deputy Commanding General for Military and International Operations visits Japan

    With more than half of the 1,633 acres that is Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan under construction right now, many community members feel like the entire installation is one huge construction site.