4 episodes

“Digging Deep” is intended to help our public audience better understand what the Corps of Engineers is and what it does with simple, informal conversations with Sacramento District leaders and team members. We’ll discuss the District’s mission and how the various programs within the District contribute to that mission and serve the public. We’ll take a look at some of the District’s projects and try to explain some of the decision-making process that goes into the myriad of solutions possible for dam safety, flood risk management, emergency response, and so much more. And we’ll explore the human side of the USACE team, introducing the people behind the projects and sharing a little about what makes them tick.

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“Digging Deep” is intended to help our public audience better understand what the Corps of Engineers is and what it does with simple, informal conversations with Sacramento District leaders and team members. We’ll discuss the District’s mission and how the various programs within the District contribute to that mission and serve the public. We’ll take a look at some of the District’s projects and try to explain some of the decision-making process that goes into the myriad of solutions possible for dam safety, flood risk management, emergency response, and so much more. And we’ll explore the human side of the USACE team, introducing the people behind the projects and sharing a little about what makes them tick.

    Digging Deep - Explore & Discover USACE Recreation

    Digging Deep - Explore & Discover USACE Recreation

    Digging Deep - Understanding The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District

    S1E3 – Explore & Discover USACE Recreation

    Sacramento District’s Taylor Saia holds a unique position within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – not that she’s the only one within USACE that does what she does, but rather it’s a position most often associated with a different agency all together.

    Ms. Saia joins Digging Deep to fill us in on how an agency focused on dams, levees, and waterways happened to get into the recreation business, and how she found her dream job and career on the back of t-shirt. Plus a reading list the whole family can enjoy while sitting lakeside at your favorite USACE recreation site.

    Taylor Saia’s reading list:
    * To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
    * Pete The Cat by James Dean
    * Give A Mouse A Cookie by Laura Numeroff

    Resources Mentioned:
    * Sacramento District Recreation Opportunities - https://www.spk.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/
    * National Public Lands Day - https://www.neefusa.org/npld
    * Pathways Program - https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/students/

    For more information, visit USACE Sacramento District at: https://www.spk.usace.army.mil/

    If you have feedback for us, send an email to: spk-pao@usase.army.mil - include "Digging Deep Podcast" in the subject line.

    Hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District Public Affairs Office

    Digging Deep - Planning for Sacramento’s Next Big Storm

    Digging Deep - Planning for Sacramento’s Next Big Storm

    Digging Deep - Understanding The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District

    S1E2 – Planning for Sacramento’s Next Big Storm

    Sacramento District Planning Division Chief Ms. Alicia Kirchner leads one of the largest planning divisions within the USACE enterprise, responsible for providing planning expertise to help identify and solve water resource problems for the district.

    Ms. Kirchner joins Digging Deep to help us better understand the need for Sacramento region flood protection projects and the planning team’s role in those projects from their onset. And Ms. Kirchner goes “old school” on her favorite superhero.

    Alicia Kirchner’s reading list:
    Eleven Rings by Phil Jackson

    For more information, visit USACE Sacramento District at: https://www.spk.usace.army.mil/

    If you have feedback for us, send an email to: spk-pao@usase.army.mil - include "Digging Deep Podcast" in the subject line.

    Hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District Public Affairs Office

    Digging Deep - It Starts With The Commander

    Digging Deep - It Starts With The Commander

    Digging Deep: Understanding the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District

    S1E1b - It Starts With The Commander

    Sacramento District Commander Col. James Handura provides a brief history on Army and Civil Engineers and gives an overview of how his District serves the public and the greater USACE mission. Plus he reveals the talent that he'd most like to have.

    COL Handura's reading list:
    Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant
    Diplomacy by Henry Kissinger
    Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
    Radical Candor by Kim Scott

    For more information, visit USACE Sacramento District at: https://www.spk.usace.army.mil/

    If you have feedback for us, send an email to: spk-pao@usase.army.mil - include "Digging Deep Podcast" in the subject line.

    Hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District Public Affairs Office

    Digging Deep - Introduction

    Digging Deep - Introduction

    Digging Deep: Understanding the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District

    S1E1a - Introduction

    Simple, informal conversations with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District leaders and team members designed to help you better understand what USACE is and what it does – from the District’s mission, to the various programs that contribute to that mission; from the District’s projects that serve the public, to the team members behind the projects; from USACE and project history to career insight.

    Hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District Public Affairs Office

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wowbillyj ,

Nicely done

Great episode with a good mix of personal and professional question. It provided good overall insight into what USACE Sacramento does. I also liked audio of the host. Came in really clear and soothing. I also appreciate the “how did you get to where you are today” type questions.

Curios to see if future episodes will feature a diverse group of people. Not just those at the top, but also those where the rubber meets the road. Stories of new hires vs someone who’s been with USACE forever. Stories of junior uniformed Soldiers, people who transitioned from the private sector, people who went to prestigious schools or had more appealing offers elsewhere but decided to work with USACE. Stories of interns, mid-careers, and those about to retire etc.

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