US Army Corps of Engineers
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  • 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.
  • September

    USACE and partners highlight ongoing programs and projects during Harbor Inspection

    Federal, State, New York City agencies, Non-governmental organizations and academic partners, join the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District during an inspection of the NY/NJ harbor.
  • Corps conducts environmental assessment of operations, maintenance at Fox Point Hurricane Barrier in Providence

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District has completed a draft Environmental Assessment and draft Finding of No Significant Impact for the continued operations and maintenance activities at the Fox Point Hurricane Barrier in Providence, Rhode Island.
  • Army Corps of Engineers honors local hero

    WHITNEY POINT, New York -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Baltimore District commander Col. Ed Chamberlayne honored New York State Trooper Donald Atkinson in a presentation Sept. 11 for rescuing a young girl in July at Whitney Point.
  • Army cadets experience engineering in Germany

    STUTTGART, Germany – Army cadets Melissa Hersey and Patrick Richardson recently finished up a summer stint at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District’s Stuttgart Resident Office as part of the 2015 Cadet District Engineer Program. Both shared a little about their experiences with USACE.
  • USACE navigation charts go mobile

    The Army Geospatial Center (AGC) recognized the need for an app that allows boaters to easily view the navigation charts from their mobile devices like smart phones and tablets and tapped into the resources the Louisville District has to offer to develop this capability.
  • Army Corps Holds Public Information Sessions for Staten Island Feasibility Draft Report

    Army Corps is developing, maintaining and applying the best expertise in science and engineering to restore and enhance the resilience of coastlines.
  • August

    2015 Army Corps of Engineers Project Manager of the Year named, led expansive post-Sandy coastal flood risk study

    Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, U.S. Army, chief of engineers, presented Dave Robbins with the 2015 Project Manager of the Year award at the annual U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Awards Ceremony, held in Washington, D.C. in August. Robbins works within the Planning Division at the Corps’s Baltimore District. He is a geographer by trade and was the project manager for the North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study, which was a massive, innovative interagency study that came to fruition as a result of Hurricane Sandy's devastating aftermath.
  • July

    New fish ladders to help improve fish populations at Ten Mile River Restoration Project celebrated

    For the first time in over a century, fish living in the Ten Mile River can swim to their spawning grounds unassisted.
  • Norfolk District welcomes its 58th commander

    Norfolk District welcomes its 58th commander, Col. Jason E. Kelly.