US Army Corps of Engineers
North Atlantic Division

  • March

    Partners huddle at USACE workshop as construction booms in Europe

    WIESBADEN, Germany – As the U.S. military takes steps to reassure allies over concerns about a more aggressive Russia in the east, stakeholders and project-delivery teams are tackling the largest construction program in Europe since the end of the Cold War.
  • District Team assists with the rehabilitation of a hydropower plant in Liberia

    A team from New England District is consulting on the repair work currently underway on the Mount Coffee Hydropower Rehabilitation Project near Monrovia, Liberia.
  • Post’s dredge material handling finishes construction

    Repair work on a confined upland-placement site for dredged material at Fort Eustis is complete and ready for use.
  • February

    Army Corps employee honored for stopping runaway vehicle at Tioga-Hammond and Cowanesque Lakes

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Command Sgt. Major Antonio Jones and Baltimore District
  • Park Rangers bring students on the ‘Corps of Discovery’

    Park Rangers Viola Bramel and Claudia Hixson traveled to the Alice Barrows Elementary School in Reading, Massachusetts on Dec. 10, 2015 to teach third graders about the Corps of Discovery, otherwise known as the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
  • January

    USACE assists Benelux with consolidation, transformation

    European Infrastructure Consolidation, a process announced by the Department of Defense last January to save the U.S. government approximately $500 million annually, is transforming and consolidating installations throughout Europe, including U.S. Army Garrison Benelux, by 2022.
  • DLA Aviation Operations Center Phase I construction in full swing

    Construction on the new five-story Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Operations Center on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia is in full swing and a great deal of progress has been made since the groundbreaking ceremony back on Oct. 15, 2015.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lab in Alexandria trains Veterans in archaeological curation, prepares them for future

    The Veterans Curation Program provides five months of paid, intensive archaeological curation training to recently-separated Veterans, using collections from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Veterans are not only helping the Corps rehabilitate vast archaeological collections to museum standards to aid in future research but are also learning important career-building skills. The VCP laboratory in Alexandria held an open house Jan. 12, 2016, so the 12 employed Veterans could demonstrate their work in archiving and artifacts and discuss how the program is helping them to prepare for the future.
  • US, Romania complete construction on missile defense complex

    U.S. and Romanian officials inaugurated the new Aegis Ashore Phase II radar site and missile battery Dec. 18 during a ceremony in Bucharest, declaring it “technically capable.” U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District has worked closely with the Missile Defense Agency, U.S. Navy and Romanian officials to finish the $170 million missile defense complex and meet a presidential mandate for operational capacity by the end of 2015.
  • December

    Richard Dabal Earns FEB Chairman’s Award for Valor

    The honor recognizes his participation in Operation United Assistance — providing logistics, training and engineering support to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Monrovia, Liberia (West Africa), helping contain the Ebola virus. His three-month deployment with the District’s Forward Engineer Support Team-Advanced (FEST-A) ran from October 2014 - January 2015.
  • USACE New York District Receives Army Superior Unit Ward for Sandy Recovery

    New York District received the Army Superior Unit Award for excellence for response and recovery work after Hurricane Sandy in fall 2012. This prestigious award, established in 1985, is presented in peacetime to a unit of the U.S. Army displaying outstanding performance in a difficult, challenging mission accomplished under extraordinary circumstances.
  • November

    Susquehanna celebrates new building with a ribbon cutting

    Defense Distribution Susquehanna, Pa., celebrated the opening of their newest warehouse, Building 780, with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. on Nov. 16. Robert Montefour, site director for Defense Logistics Agency Installation Support at Defense Distribution Susquehanna opened the ceremony with a few words before introducing Army Col. Corey A. New, commander DLA Distribution Susquehanna.
  • USACE and China Water Resource Minister and Delegation Discuss Coastal Restoration

    On November 19, 2015, USACE senior leaders met with Minister Chen Lei, Ministry of Water Resources of the People's Republic of China and Delegation. The Delegation was hosted to a Hurricane Sandy Recovery Program Status Briefing session afloat in the cabin of the USACE Vessel Hocking.
  • D.C. Silver Jackets hosts tabletop exercise for flood emergencies in the District

    The District of Columbia’s interagency flood-fighting team completed a tabletop exercise to test the effectiveness of plans laid out in the District’s revised Flood Emergency Manual Nov. 3, 2015. This manual details how federal, District, and public agencies will respond to flood emergencies in the District and the nearby vicinity, including emergency closures and the operation of the 17th Street closure structure that is part of the Potomac Park Levee.
  • New Digs: Rock excavation completed on new Cadet Barracks

    Over the past two years, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers blasted and hauled enough rock to fill a football field 32 inches high to make way for a new Cadet barracks at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York.
  • West Thompson Lake celebrates 50 years with ceremony, displays and tours

    Fifty years ago, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, completed the West Thompson Lake Dam to keep the citizens of Connecticut safe from devastating floods.
  • Northfield Brook Lake Dam holds 50th Anniversary celebration

    It was fitting that it rained at Northfield Brook in Thomaston, Connecticut during the flood damage reduction project’s 50th anniversary celebration on Oct. 3. Fitting because rain is the reason why this project came to be built.
  • October

    Albania telemedicine network fully connected

    TIRANA, Albania – Albania’s telemedicine network is completely integrated and functional following a large-scale effort by U.S. and Albanian partners to overhaul a dozen facilities around this small country in southeastern Europe. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District, in partnership with U.S. Embassy Tirana’s Office of Defense Cooperation and U.S. Agency for International Development, managed renovation of 12 telemedicine centers over five years in a $1.9 million venture funded through EUCOM’s humanitarian-assistance program.
  • Norfolk District prepares response teams, project sites for Hurricane Joaquin

    Ahead of Hurricane Joaquin, the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is taking the following measures to protect the health and safety of Virginians, and prevent flooding and damage at its military and civil work project sites throughout the commonwealth.
  • IT upgrades, sustainability touted as hallmarks of Stuttgart campus project

    BOEBLINGEN, Germany – Garrison and education leaders, along with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District representatives and their German government design and construction partners, formally cut the ribbon on the new Stuttgart elementary and high schools during a ceremony Sept. 18 on Panzer Kaserne. The $98 million complex boasts a number of sustainability hallmarks and upgraded information technology throughout the buildings.