News Stories

  • April

    Media Advisory: Atlantic Ocean Channel Phase II Groundbreaking Ceremony

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Norfolk District, Port of Virginia and the City of Virginia Beach will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the commencement of the Atlantic Ocean Channel Phase II on Thursday, April 25, 2024, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.
  • USACE’s underwater response to the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse

    In the Key Bridge Response, USACE is working in a joint effort with the U.S. Navy’s Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV) to oversee the commercial dive companies performing the work underwater.
  • March

    USACE Planning and Policy Chief Receives Coastal Summit Award

    In a ceremony held at the Hart Senate Office Building, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Director of Planning and Policy, Eric Bush, was presented with the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association’s (ASBPA) Corps of Engineers Coastal Summit Award.
  • Army Corps Completes Coastal Project Ahead of Schedule; Engages Community

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, recently completed placing 500,000 cubic yards of sand along 4,100 feet of coastline in Downtown Montauk on the eastern tip of Long Island in New York’s Suffolk County. With favorable weather conditions allowing for completion ahead of schedule, the $11.7 million project also refurbished dunes eroded by a series of storms.
  • Survey & Mapping Employees Earn Army Corps’ Innovation Award for Unmanned Survey Vessel

    Army Corps of Engineers’ employees in the New York District’s Survey and Mapping Branch, Operations Division, have been recognized with the 2023 Innovation of the Year Award from Army Corps Headquarters in Washington, D.C., a national honor recognizing outstanding accomplishments in engineering forwarding the mission and serving the Nation.
  • USACE ‘pushing the boundaries’ of research and development

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and its Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) announce the release of the FY23 USACE R&D Annual Report, a deep dive into the innovation and critical thinking throughout the organization to tackle tough engineering challenges and transform future operations. The report highlights dozens of ongoing projects and programs being executed in USACE’s premier research laboratories and the ways in which the techniques and technologies developed in those laboratories are being deployed across the USACE enterprise.
  • Engineer Week and Celebrations at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District

     The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, recently hosted an enriching Engineer Week, showcasing the diverse talents and innovative spirit of its engineers. The week was packed with events that not only celebrated engineering achievements but also honored cultural heritage, reflecting the Corps' commitment to diversity and inclusion. The Engineer Week Roundtable was a cornerstone event, serving as a platform for professionals to share insights and experiences in engineering. This roundtable, available for viewing, allowed participants to delve into various engineering topics, discussing challenges and advancements in the field. The dialogue was both enlightening and inspiring, drawing attention to the evolving landscape of engineering.
  • Quarterly FNOD RAB meeting scheduled for March 7

    Community members can learn more about restoration efforts at the Former Nansemond Ordnance Depot (FNOD) and hear the latest cleanup progress during an in-person and virtual quarterly Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) meeting scheduled for 6:15 to 8 p.m. March 7. 
  • February

    The Journey of Craig Eisenhower and the Legacy of Foster Joseph Sayers Dam

    In Pennsylvania’s picturesque landscapes, where the Foster Joseph Sayers Dam stands as a symbol of human ingenuity and natural beauty, Craig Eisenhower, head dam operator, tells how his more than three-decade journey with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers unfolds.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation: A Joint Commitment to the Nation’s Water Infrastructure

    Washington - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Bureau of Reclamation recently released “State of the Infrastructure: A Joint Report by the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.” The report provides a high-level overview of the infrastructure asset portfolio and related asset management practices, collaboration efforts, and future strategies.
  • The Corps Environment – Winter 2024 edition now available

    The Winter 2024 edition of The Corps Environment is now available! This edition features environmental projects and programs that are focused on shaping a sustainable future for present and upcoming generations.
  • Army Corps of Engineers publishes proposed rule on protection of historic properties

    The Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works released a proposed rule to remove Appendix C from the United States Army Corps of Engineers Regulatory Program’s permitting regulations. The Corps will instead follow Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act implementing regulations, at 36 C.F.R. § 800 (800 regulations), when processing permit applications.
  • Annual FUSRAP report available online

    The Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program Update for Fiscal Year 2023 is now available online. This annual report provides information about progress the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is making in cleaning up and completing projects being executed under the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP).
  • January

    Becoming an Army Engineer to continue a life of service all over the world

    As an Army Engineer, Capt. Ben Ketchum has had the opportunity to positively impact communities all over the world, including in several countries in Eastern Europe and throughout Africa in his current assignment with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Europe District.
  • USACE, Newport News Set Date to Begin Deep Creek Navigation Channel Dredging

    In partnership with the City of Newport News, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Norfolk District has set a date to begin dredging the Deep Creek Navigation Channel.
  • 15th Anniversary of the "Miracle on the Hudson": A Tribute to Heroism and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Critical Role

    New York City, NY- On January 15, 2024, we marked the 15th anniversary of an event that has become emblematic of extraordinary heroism and survival - the "Miracle on the Hudson." This day in 2009 witnessed U.S. Airways Flight 1549's dramatic descent into the Hudson River, moments after its takeoff from LaGuardia Airport bound for Charlotte, North Carolina. The flight encountered a dire emergency when it struck a flock of Canadian geese, causing a complete loss of power in both engines.
  • U.S. Army Corps and the City of Hampton Lead the Charge on the Approved Virginia Peninsula Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study

    The Norfolk District is pairing with the City of Hampton on the Virginia Peninsula Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study and taking a step toward building the resilience of the Peninsula region against coastal flooding.
  • To the rescue: NJ community receives coastal restoration project

    In the fall of 2012, Superstorm Sandy devastated the East Coast of the United States, including the
  • Five Years Later: Long Beach's Remarkable Recovery

    Nearly half a decade ago, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers embarked on a monumental mission to transform the vulnerable shores of Long Beach, New York, into a bastion of coastal resilience and recreational splendor. Today, as we look back, Long Beach emerges not just as a recovered town but as a shining example of what proactive, collaborative efforts can achieve in the face of nature's unpredictability.
  • December

    Operator follows father’s footsteps on board the CATLETT

    Born in Cecil County, Maryland, Jacob Tuer was destined for a life on the water. His neighborhood had a slip for his family boat to rest in, and he spent countless hours on jon boats cruising the Elk River with his father.
  • USACE NAD commander promoted to brigadier general

    Col. John P. Lloyd, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, North Atlantic Division commander and division engineer, was promoted to brigadier general during a promotion ceremony at Fort Hamilton, New York, Dec. 20.
  • Notice to Navigation Interests

    The Dismal Swamp Canal will be closed to navigation Jan. 8, 2024, tentatively through March 31, 2024.
  • New York Joins Army Corps Wildfire Response: A Close Look at a Challenging Mission

    Jason Shea, a project manager with the New York District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has recently completed a one month deployment to Hawaii supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) response to the Lahaina wildfires on the island of Maui ─ the second-largest Hawaiian Island in the North Pacific Ocean.
  • Virtual, in-person FNOD RAB meeting scheduled for Dec. 7

    Community members can learn more about restoration efforts at the Former Nansemond Ordnance Depot (FNOD) and hear the latest cleanup progress during a quarterly Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) meeting scheduled for 6:15 to 8 p.m. March 7.
  • November

    North Atlantic Division continues work on critical Bipartisan Infrastructure Law projects

    Nov. 15 marks the second anniversary of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which appropriated $1.7 billion to the North Atlantic Division to support investigations (studies), construction, the Continuing Authorities Program, and operations and maintenance.
  • USACE, Baltimore District project manager saves child from Pasadena waterway

    Zachary Sandonato, a project manager with the Baltimore District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, along with his wife Nicole, saved a 4-year-old boy from a waterway near their Pasadena, Md. home Nov. 3.
  • D.C. Drift Team Maintains Waterways and Century-Old Tidal Basin Gates

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District’s Potomac and Anacostia Rivers Drift Collection and Removal Unit operates out of dock facilities adjacent to the Washington, DC, Navy Yard and conducts drift removal operations on a year-round basis.
  • John L. Primavera inducted into Senior Executive Service

    The 55th Chief of Engineers Lt. Gen. Scott A. Spellmon hosted a Senior Executive Service induction ceremony for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, North Atlantic Division Regional Director of Business John L. Primavera at the Fort Hamilton Community Club in Brooklyn, New York, Nov. 7.
  • The Corps Environment - November 2023 issue now available

    The November 2023 issue of The Corps Environment is now available! This edition features initiatives from across the Army environmental community that are providing sustainable solutions that support our environment and the global communities we serve.
  • New England District completes Bucks Harbor waterline

    The waterline project at the Bucks Harbor Former Air Force Tracking Station (AFRTS) in Machiasport,