When the Pacesetter Magazine (then called the “Southwesterner”) came into being in 1975, the term “digital” meant fingers and toes. Copies were run off on a copier, and those outside of the office in Dallas received copies via the U.S. mail. In 1985, the name was changed to Pacesetter, to reflect the new name voted upon by the men and women of the Southwestern Division (who became known as the Pacesetters themselves). The magazine has evolved over the years to reflect the changing interests of the SWD workforce and the public, as well as the technology that drives communications today. Communications has entered the digital age, and so has the Pacesetter Magazine. With photos, videos, and interactive feedback mechanism, we hope that you will find the Pacesetter an interesting and informative tool that will help you better understand and appreciate the men and women of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, our activities, programs and projects that serve our local communities, and our national security and bring value to our Nation.