News Stories

  • July

    Recipients announced for prestigious Army Engineer awards to be presented at annual Castle Ball

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will recognize multiple individuals for their contributions to the organization and Engineer Regiment at the annual Engineer Castle Ball on Fri., Aug. 9, 2024.
  • District schedules Craney Island mosquito treatment for July 23

    The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has scheduled aerial mosquito treatment on July 23rd, over the federal property on Craney Island.
  • Gathright Dam pulse release set for Wednesday

    NORFOLK – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Norfolk District will conduct a pulse release at Gathright Dam, near Covington, Va., Wednesday, July 17 beginning at approximately 6 a.m.
  • District schedules Craney Island mosquito treatment for July 15

    The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has scheduled aerial mosquito treatment on July 15th, over the federal property on Craney Island.
  • $132 Million Contract Kicks Off Army Corps Flood-Risk-Reduction Project on Staten Island

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, in conjunction with the New York City Dept. of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) and State of New York (NYSDEC), announces a $132 million contract award for the construction of large interior drainage ponds and associated stormwater infrastructure for the South Shore of Staten Island (SSSI) Project, specifically within South Beach, Staten Island.
  • Large Turnout For Industry Day: Small Businesses Learn About Army Corps Procurements

    The New York District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently held Industry Day in New York City where more than 150 professionals from small businesses around the region gathered for a full afternoon learning more about how to do business with the Army Corps of Engineers ─ it was the largest turnout for this event in recent memory.
  • Berlin Airlift ‘Candy Bomber’ legacy lives on in new Air Traffic Control Tower named in his memory

    Members of the late Col. Gail S. Halvorsen’s family, Army leaders, project partners and others with direct ties to the Berlin Airlift all gathered for a dedication ceremony that honored his legacy and formally dedicated the recently completed air traffic control tower on the Clay Kaserne portion of U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden in his name.
  • US Army Corps of Engineers Reflects on Its Historic Legacy This Independence Day

    As the United States celebrates Independence Day, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) New York District takes this moment to reflect on its storied history and enduring mission to serve the nation through military engineering, construction, and civil works. The history of the USACE dates back to the American Revolution. On June 16, 1775, the Continental Congress authorized the establishment of a "Chief Engineer for the Army," marking the beginning of the Corps' long-standing commitment to engineering excellence. Colonel Richard Gridley was appointed as the first Chief Engineer by General George Washington, tasked with constructing fortifications near Boston, including those at Bunker Hill.
  • USACE delivering National EOC to coordinate Togo disaster response

    Senior Togolese officials from the Ministry of Security and the National Civil Protection Agency (ANPC, based on its official name in French - l'Agence Nationale de la Protection Civile) joined leaders from the U.S. Embassy, U.S. Africa Command, North Dakota National Guard and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to celebrate the start of construction on a new National Emergency Operations Center to improve emergency response coordination for future natural disasters in Togo.
  • USACE emerging construction mission in Norway supports regional security, interoperability

    Construction is getting underway later this year to upgrade perimeter fencing here as part of a growing military construction program in Norway being managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The work is the first of five already planned European Deterrence Initiative projects for the base. In addition to facilitating interoperability, training and international exercises, the European Deterrence Initiative projects aim to enhance the readiness of Rygge Air Station to support the capability of U.S. forces, Norwegian forces, NATO Allies, and partners to rapidly respond to any situation in the region should the need arise.
  • June

    Norfolk District invites public to virtual change of command ceremony July 12

    NORFOLK, Va. – Col. Sonny B. Avichal will assume command of the Norfolk District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in a change of command ceremony scheduled for 10 a.m. July 12 at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott.
  • District schedules Craney Island mosquito treatment for July 1

    The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has scheduled aerial mosquito treatment on Monday, July 1, over the federal property on Craney Island.
  • The Department of Veterans Affairs and the US Army Corps of Engineers Participate in a National Level Program Assessment and Strategy Conference

    Senior leaders from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) conducted a three-day strategy conference in Frederick, Maryland at the VA Acquisition Academy earlier in June.
  • USACE Hosts Vietnamese and World Bank Delegation for a Study Tour on Nature-Based Solutions

    For over 15 years, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has actively engaged in initiatives that share best practices in water management, disaster risk mitigation, and sustainable development across the Indo-Pacific region. Collaboration with our international partners and allies not only contributes to community resilience within the region but also fosters peace, stability, cooperation, and development worldwide. Earlier this month, USACE hosted delegates from five Vietnam ministries and eight provinces for a World Bank sponsored study tour focused on nature-based solutions. The delegates visited various Corps of Engineers’ offices and projects to learn about the use of nature-based, sustainable solutions in the management of water resources. The objective of the visit was to support Vietnam’s initiative to implement nature-based solutions in the Vietnam delta.
  • District, Partners Present Progress on Major Army Corps Coastal Project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District and stakeholders ─ the Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County, New York State Department of Environmental Protection (NYSDEP), elected officials and local community groups ─ held a press conference in the community of Mastic Beach in Suffolk County, NY, discussing progress on the Army Corps’ Fire Island to Montauk Point (FIMP) Project and the next phase now getting underway.
  • May

    ASACW and Port Authority Announce Major Investments to Enhance Port of New York and New Jersey

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in partnership with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, has announced a series of significant investments to enhance navigational safety and efficiency at the Port of New York and New Jersey. This multifaceted package aims to fortify the port's infrastructure and support its crucial role in the national and global supply chain.
  • USACE Construction Management Unveils Innovative Lab at Workshop

    More than 150 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers professionals experienced innovative technology as the Construction Management Community of Practice unveiled their new lab at a workshop, held at the Kansas City District in early April.
  • Army Corps Civil Engineer Still Puts in the Hours at 92

    It takes a special person to be in the workforce after age 90. The New York District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has one: Ronald St. Laurent, a civil engineer in the Design Branch of Engineering Division, celebrated his 92nd birthday May 18.
  • Army Corps Expansion of Historic West Point Cemetery Complete

    The New York District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, along with officials from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, Army Corps North Atlantic Division (Brooklyn, NY), the Office of Army Cemeteries, project contractor and design personnel and invited guests joined together for a ribbon-cutting ceremony officially opening the West Point Cemetery after a major Army Corps expansion/reclamation project on the West Point Campus 50 miles north of New York City overlooking the Hudson River.
  • Army Corps Expediting Coastal Repairs on Long Island; Sand Placement Expected This Fall

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, has received funding for planning and design for emergency sand placement on Long Island’s Fire Island (50 miles east of New York City) following a series of powerful winter storms that severely eroded Army Corps’ coastal projects and protective dunes.
  • Rockaway kicks off Beach Season as Work Resumes

    Rockaway has officially kicked off its beach season, coinciding with the resumption of significant beach work in the area. Contract 1, which included multiple beach improvements for Rockaway, is now complete. This phase involved the construction of groins—stone structures designed to slow down natural beach erosion. As part of the ongoing efforts to protect the peninsula and reduce coastal storm risk, Rockaway received 14 new groins, while five existing groins were refurbished. Additionally, aging timber piers along the project area were removed.
  • Steve Young's Legacy: Four Decades of Dedication at Indian Rock Dam

    The Indian Rock Dam is firmly positioned in southern Pennsylvania, where Codorus Creek drifts through the countryside. Steve Young, a seasoned veteran of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, has more than 40 years of dedicated service at the helm of this critical infrastructure.
  • U.S. Army’s premier engineer award presented posthumously to Medal of Honor recipient

    SAVANNAH. Ga. -- U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Christopher A. Celiz was posthumously presented the Gold Order of the de Fleury Medal, the highest honor in the U.S. Army Engineer Regiment, during a ceremony today in Savannah, Georgia.
  • The Corps Environment – Spring 2024 edition now available

    The Spring 2024 edition of The Corps Environment is now available! This edition features diverse initiatives focused on protecting and preserving our environment.
  • District Making Major Repairs at USMA West Point After Historic Floods

    Last summer, when a severe thunderstorm dropped several months’ worth of rain (eight inches) in just a few hours in New York’s Hudson Valley north of New York City, it triggered historic flooding resulting in landslides, flooded homes, washed out roads and all but engulfing the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, where the New York District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has a robust military-construction mission. Many buildings and vehicles were also damaged.
  • Safety: The throughline of the Francis Scott Key Bridge response

    In the response for the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse, safety is paramount to the success of the Unified Command's efforts.
  • Coastal restoration project gives threatened coastal plant another chance

    Back in 2000, Dag Madara, a geographer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District was
  • April

    From Bugs to Bridges: A Biologist’s Dedication Shines in Baltimore Harbor Crisis

    Ariel Poirier, a biologist with USACE Baltimore, applies her passion for nature and expertise as an operations liaison in response to the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse.
  • Miami's Coastal Resiliency: Your Voice Matters in USACE's Vital Report

    MIAMI, FL - Join the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Norfolk District and Miami-Dade County at the upcoming public meeting on May 2, 2024, from 4 P.M. to 8 P.M. at the Miami-Dade County Main Library Branch in downtown Miami, located at 101 W Flagler St, Miami, FL 33130. This meeting is your opportunity to provide feedback on the crucial Miami-Dade County Back Bay (MDBB) Coastal Storm Risk Management (CSRM) Feasibility Study Integrated Draft Report and Environmental Assessment. The meeting will be open-house style format with a short presentation by both the County and USACE teams at 6 P.M.
  • Large flock of cranes nibbles at Key Bridge wreckage

    Having removed roughly 3,000 of the estimated 50,000 tons of mangled iron trusswork, rebar, and concrete resting on the bottom of the Patapsco River, the cranes supporting the Francis Scott Key Bridge response still have much work ahead of them.