US Army Corps of Engineers
North Atlantic Division

  • January

    Project engineer supports U.S. military, diplomatic missions in Estonia

    Chris Bailey grew up in Alabama and saw snow so infrequently he thought it was a Christmas miracle. As a boy, his hometown was dusted by flurries less than a handful of times. Now serving with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District in Estonia, snow is a daily norm for Bailey — at least in winter months when average temperatures hover around freezing in the Baltic country. As a one-man project office, Bailey is the engineer responsible for managing more than 20 European Reassurance Initiative infrastructure and construction projects for U.S. Army and Air Force partners.
  • New York District staff guide students at STEM Career Day

    In 2012, when Jean Lau, chief, Equal Employment Opportunity, was researching opportunities to promote women, minorities and individuals with disabilities ― one aspect of the EEO mission ― she came across a great deal of information discussing the importance of getting young people interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects, and programs benefiting students across the country. Since the Army Corps of Engineers employs many professionals in science and engineering, she thought it would be a perfect fit.
  • Site visits, briefings keep North Atlantic Division Commander busy

    Brig. Gen. William Graham, North Atlantic Division Commander, visited the New England District to
  • December

    USACE helps exceed the President’s Performance Contracting Challenge

    The White House announced Dec. 28 that federal agencies have exceeded its Presidential Performance Contracting Challenge (PPCC) to award $4 billion in energy efficiency contracts by the end of 2016.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks public comment on Proposed Rule for Use of USACE Reservoir Projects for Domestic, Municipal and Industrial Water Supply

    WASHINGTON (Dec. 16, 2016) - The Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), today released and is seeking comment on a proposed rule to update and clarify its policies governing the use of USACE reservoir projects for domestic, municipal and industrial water supply pursuant to Section 6 of the Flood Control Act of 1944, 33 U.S.C. § 708 (Section 6), and the Water Supply Act of 1958, 43 U.S.C. § 390b (WSA).
  • Norfolk District closes Dismal Swamp Canal indefinitely

    Officials at the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have announced that the Dismal Swamp Canal will be closed indefinitely.
  • Chesapeake Bay – Stakeholders Gather to Kick-off Planning Process

    ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA.   On November 7, 2016, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Baltimore District
  • November

    NY District Environmental Residency teams with EPA to clean up contamination in New Jersey

    The New York District, headquartered in Lower Manhattan, is abuzz with activity, carrying out multiple missions at any one time (some highly visible), with nearly 350 people in Lower Manhattan office. But there’s another dimension of the District’s work that’s less visible: Contributions from staff in field offices spread across 26,500 square miles of NY, NJ, CT, MA and VT. One is the New Jersey Area Environmental Residency 30 miles south of New York City in East Brunswick, NJ, charged with remediating Superfund sites on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
  • NY District Environmental Residency teams with EPA to clean up contamination in New Jersey

    The New York District, headquartered in Lower Manhattan, is abuzz with activity, carrying out multiple missions at any one time (some highly visible), with nearly 350 people in Lower Manhattan office. But there’s another dimension of the District’s work that’s less visible: Contributions from staff in field offices spread across 26,500 square miles of NY, NJ, CT, MA and VT. One is the New Jersey Area Environmental Residency 30 miles south of New York City in East Brunswick, NJ, charged with remediating Superfund sites on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
  • Construction Begins on Phase 2 of the Port Monmouth Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction Project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, Commander, Col. David A. Caldwell, along with Representative Frank Pallone (NJ-6), Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Bob Martin, and Middletown Mayor, Gerard Scharfenberger, recently announced the groundbreaking for Phase 2 of the Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction Project in Port Monmouth, located in Middletown, N.J.
  • October

    New England District celebrates milestone anniversaries for Littleville Lake and Knightville Dam

    Between them, Littleville Lake and Knightville Dam in Massachusetts both have served the people of
  • New England District team commemorates Surry Mountain Lake Dam's 75th anniversary

    For the last 75 years, Surry Mountain Lake Dam in Surry, New Hampshire has stood at the ready to
  • The Army Corps New York District Celebrates the 16th Annual Estuary Day

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District personnel recently attended the 16th annual Estuary Day at the Peterstown Community Center in Elizabeth, N.J.
  • USACE Computer Model Critical to the Corps Hurricane Matthew Response

    ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA. To help support the mission and aid in better decision-making, the USACE’s Institute for Water Resources and the USACE Readiness Support Center have collaborated on the development and use of computer models that provide emergency managers and responders with a first look at the potential severity of a storm and are intended to set the “scale and scope” of the storm event and potential mission assignments.
  • September

    New England District engineer sits on career panel during MassBay STEM event

    New England District Project Engineer Michelle O’Donoghue, Construction Division, traveled to Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts to sit on a career panel at MassBay Community College, Aug. 23. O’Donoghue joined representatives from Sanofi-Genzyme and Mathcounts on the three person panel.
  • USACE New York District Strategic Engagement Empowers Partnership

    New York District conducts Harbor Inspection with area partners and heads of agencies.
  • European Reassurance Initiative projects on track in Estonia, throughout Europe

    Twenty-two European Reassurance Initiative infrastructure and construction projects managed by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District at Tapa are nearly complete, and will support an influx of U.S. and NATO forces as heel-to-toe rotations begin in early 2017. The projects are a subset of a $500 million ERI Program the district oversees for U.S. Army and Air Force military construction, and facilities, sustainment, restoration and modernization in Bulgaria, Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Romania, with future work planned in Hungary, Luxembourg, Norway and Slovakia. Europe District has approximately 260 projects in design or construction to make improvements to airfields, military quarters, operations centers, training ranges and support facilities throughout Europe.
  • Army Corps of Engineers waives fees on National Public Lands Day, Sept. 24

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it will waive day
  • 100-year-old National Park Service's roots go deeper with U.S. Army

    This year, the National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary. Yellowstone National Park, the world’s first national park established in 1872 by President Ulysses Grant, has close ties to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The connection between the National Park Service and USACE is one that has continued through the years.
  • What's with the hat?

    Sharing roots with the U.S. Army, the park ranger uniform, be it National Park Service, Forest Service or U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, got its start with the First Cavalry’s arrival at Yellowstone in 1886. From 1886-1916, cavalry troops were assigned at several national parks. Each service uniform has insignia making it distinguishable from one another. Hat bands and badges are different for each service.