Archive: 2019
  • 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.
  • August

    Engineer shares formula for success

    YRO developed a partner-centric approach to construction management by focusing on our partners’ priorities for construction management services.
  • Memories of the Journey

    The University of Miami, School of Architecture's Open City Studio invited members of the JED team to sit as jurors for a group of architecture students' final presentations.
  • Verell Honors the Life and Death of Famed World War II Correspondent Ernie Pyle

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Japan Engineer District attended the 67th memorial of Pulitzer Prize winning war correspondent Ernie Pyle on Ie Shima.
  • Verell attends Camp Hansen Inns of the Corps Ribbon Cutting

    On August 19, Japan Engineer District Commander Col. Thomas J. Verell Jr., attend the ribbon cutting of the new Temporary Living Facility on Camp Hansen.
  • 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).
  • Another grand slam for team USA-Japan

    Sitting atop Atago Hills and overlooking the serene Japanese landscape and Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, there’s a stadium where the best softball players in the U.S. can keep their eye on the gold while training for the upcoming 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
  • 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.