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  • 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.
  • September

    TRAINING FOR SUCCESS

    An antiterrorism training exercise highlights Japan Engineer District's readiness.
  • FLOATING BRIDGES OVER LAKE MIYAGASE

    Officers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Japan District joined Members from the Japan Ground Self Defense Force 4th Engineer Group to observe JGSDF participants as they built a flotation bridge on Lake Miyagase on the border of Kanagawa, Japan, August 12.
  • 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

    OKINAWA PATRIOT MISSILE FACILITY A MILESTONE IN CONSTRUCTION, ENGINEERING

    Japan Engineer District presented 1-1 ADA with the world's most advanced Patriot Missile Storage Facility, thus helping extend peace and security in the region.
  • 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.
  • JAPAN ENGINEER DISTRICT PREPARES FOR DEVOLUTION

    SAGAMI GENERAL DEPOT, JAPAN – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Japan District went through the
  • April

    PROJECT MANAGEMENT PREP CLASS RETURNS TO CAMP ZAMA

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers—Japan District recently hosted the Project Management Professional preparatory course April 6-9 at their headquarters. The course was revitalized after having being last offered in October, 2018.
  • 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.
  • JED IMAGINES TOMORROW WITH THE HELP OF VITAL ALLIES

    Japan Engineer District observed Engineers Week in the company of friends with speeches, robotics, and a cake cutting in celebration of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and all engineers worldwide.
  • February

    U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS CELEBRATES 75 YEARS IN JAPAN

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers celebrated 75 years of continued work in Japan with a ceremony outside their Okinawa Area Office located on Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, Feb. 18.
  • January

    Student STEM Stars

    Col. Thomas J. Verell, Jr., U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Japan Engineer District’s commander, recognized the hard work and dedication of three Zama Middle High School students by presenting them each a commander’s coin and letter of recommendation for use in their future careers at JED Headquarters, Jan. 22.
  • JED STEM Reaffirmation

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Japan District renewed their commitment to the nation’s emerging scientists and engineers with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding uniting Japan Engineer District and Zama Middle High School at JED’s headquarters here Jan. 19.