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Army Corps, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments to start study on ways to protect vulnerable assets from coastal flooding

Baltimore District signed an agreement July 18 with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments to begin an approximately $3-million, three-year study on possible ways to address coastal flooding and storm damage across more than 57 square miles in the District of Columbia and surrounding areas of suburban Maryland and northern Virginia. As part of this study, the team will investigate flood risk and identify ways to help protect vulnerable assets upon which the region relies, like local governments, businesses, institutions and water, energy and communication utilities; transportation hubs; federal buildings and military installations; national security facilities; and significant national monuments and cultural treasures. [Read More]
Published: Jul-18-17

Army Corps of Engineers awards Ocean City beach renourishment contract

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, has awarded a $12.7 million contract to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company for renourishment of the beach in Ocean City, Maryland -- an important part of ensuring the continued long-term performance of the coastal storm risk management project there. [Read More]
Published: Jul-12-17

Poplar Island Cautionary Buoys

POPLAR ISLAND, Maryland – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, and the Coast Guard are urging boaters to steer clear of a construction area that will be marked by cautionary buoys near Poplar Island in the Chesapeake Bay. [Read More]
Published: Jul-10-17

Life Jackets Worn…Nobody Mourns

     OMAHA, Neb. – More public recreation fatalities occur in July than any other month, so the U.S. [Read More]
Published: Jun-29-17

Corps emphasizes water safety at federal recreation areas during the holiday weekend, summer months; Think safety over Fourth of July holiday

CONCORD, Mass. – As the July 4th holiday weekend approaches and summer vacation is here for many and [Read More]
Published: Jun-12-17

Col. Asbery takes command of New York Engineer District

NEW YORK – Colonel Thomas D. Asbery assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, during a formal change of command ceremony on June 8, 2017. Colonel David A. Caldwell, who has commanded the district since June 2015, relinquished command at a ceremony held at Castle Williams on Governor’s Island. Colonel Asbery was commissioned in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in May 1994, after graduating from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Landscape Architecture. Additionally, he holds a Master of Science in Architecture - Construction Management degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a Master of Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College. [Read More]
Published: Jun-08-17

Philadelphia District recognized for commitment to safety

PHILADELPHIA (JUNE 5, 2017) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District was recently recognized with the North Atlantic Division Commanding General's Safety Award of Excellence for its ongoing commitment to a safe and healthy work environment. The District is now under consideration for nationwide safety honors. [Read More]
Published: Jun-06-17

President’s FY18 budget for Corps in New England would continue operations, fund Boston Harbor deep draft improvements

CONCORD, Mass. – With the release of the President’s Budget for fiscal year 2018 for the U.S. Army [Read More]
Published: May-31-17

U.S. Commitment ‘Galvanized’ in ERI Implementation Plans

STUTTGART, GERMANY – The President of the United States submitted the 2018 budget request which included $4.8 Billion in funding for the European Reassurance Initiative marking a $1.4 Billion increase over 2017. [Read More]
Published: May-31-17

President's Fiscal 2018 Budget for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Program released

The President’s Budget for fiscal year 2018 (FY 2018) includes $5.002 billion in gross discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps). "The fiscal 2018 Civil Works budget for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reflects the administration's priorities to support and improve the nation's economy and infrastructure, and to protect the American people," said Mr. Doug Lamont, senior official performing the duties of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works. "This Budget supports the core mission areas of coastal and inland navigation, reducing flood risks from riverine flooding and along our coasts, and restoring aquatic ecosystems.” [Read More]
Published: May-25-17
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