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Archive: 2017
  • December

    Safety exercise at Jennings Randolph Lake promotes multiagency cooperation

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers works alongside local, state and federal partners to ensure staff
  • Army Corps engages students and promotes STEM Careers

    For most New York City high school students, General Election Day is a day off and a time to take part in other activities. One group of 60 students from various schools in Manhattan used their time wisely on November 7th to learn more about careers in engineering and the sciences and attended the ‘Sixth Annual STEM Matters NYC Career Day’ offered at the New York District.
  • Army Corps, Secret Service break ground on advanced K-9 training facility outside DC

    Just outside the National Capital Region, construction is underway on a new innovative center for some of the most highly-trained employees in the U.S. Secret Service. The roughly $9.6-million, 20,500 square-foot cutting-edge center will feature spacious, efficient work areas with proprietary equipment, multi-purpose rooms, an emergency medical area, plenty of natural light and superior ventilation. Its primary beneficiaries are not people, however — they’re Belgian Malamars and Dutch Shepherds.
  • November

    Gathright Dam Stakeholders Meeting

    On November 2, 2017, Col. Jason Kelly, along with several key members of the Norfolk District, met with stakeholders, partners, and local citizens concerning flood control, low flow augmentation, recreation, and hydropower. Nestled in the hills of Covington, Virginia stakeholders were taken on a tour of Gathright Dam, which was immediately followed by an in-depth discussion on Gathright Dam. Several of the key speakers included: Col. Jason Kelly, Raymond Dridge, Matthew McKeehan, Anthony Lockridge, Alicia Farrow, Robin Williams, and Owen Reece. Also contributing to the discussion were representatives from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) and Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). Attached are the slides and information from that meeting.
  • New York District hosts a Joint Armed Forces ribbon cutting ceremony at the Times Square Recruiting Center

    On November 10th, 2017 a contingent of joint armed forces recruiting commands joined the Army Corps’ New York District and the North Atlantic Division for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the U.S. Armed Forces Recruiting Center at Times Square. The ribbon was cut by a joint service group of commanders that included Major General Garrett Harencak, Commander, Air Force Recruiting Service, Lieutenant Colonel Judd Floris, Commander, NYC Army Recruiting Battalion, Colonel Ivan Monclova, Commander, 1st Marine Corp District, Colonel Robert Hailey, Acting Deputy Commander, North Atlantic Division, and Commander Christian Gaskill, Commander, Navy Recruiting District New York.
  • New England District project sites celebrate National Public Lands Day

    Three New England District recreation areas held events to celebrate environmental stewardship and
  • New England District Team inspects Woonsocket Dam

    Consistent maintenance of the New England District’s flood damage reduction projects are critical to
  • Caven Point: A Modern, Resilient Facility Rises From Sandy's Ruins

    Five years after Hurricane Sandy destroyed much of the District’s Caven Point Marine Terminal in
  • Community celebrates 75 years of Indian Rock Dam reducing flood risks

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, celebrated Indian Rock Dam’s 75th anniversary with a ceremony and an open house for the public attended by several hundred people.
  • October

    New life after Hurricane Sandy

    This spring, Harry Strano, a wildlife biologist, was walking on the shore in Deal, New Jersey when
  • Five Years after Sandy: NY District Continues Momentum

    The District has built momentum to further enhance areas of resiliency and reducing risks from future coastal storms.
  • Norfolk District Releases Draft Report for Coastal Storm and Flood Risks

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today released a draft feasibility report for addressing coastal storm and flood risk to vulnerable property, populations, ecosystems, and infrastructure in the city.
  • Whitney Point Dam celebrates 75 years of reducing flood risks

    When it was completed in 1942, Whitney Point Dam was the answer to what had been recurring disastrous floods for Binghamton, New York and other communities downstream of it. Since its completion in 1942, the dam has prevented an estimated $726 million in flood damages. The dam itself cost less than $6 million to complete.
  • Joint Massport, New England District ceremony celebrates the Boston Harbor Navigation Improvement Project

    To kick of the beginning off the Boston Harbor Navigation Improvement Project, Col. William Conde,
  • Full Facility Restoration complete at Fort Totten

    An Army Reserve Center project was planned and executed to fully restore an Organizational Maintenance Shop (OMS) and Area Maintenance Support Activity (AMSA). The facility was constructed at the 2,100-personnel, Fort Totten Army Reserve Center, Fort Totten, New York, near New York City on Long Island.
  • September

    Will your project pass a USACE permit compliance inspection?

    When you buy a car and register it at the Department of Motor vehicles, that’s not the last thing you ever have to do with your car. In New York State, for example, vehicle owners are required to get an inspection annually. Ignoring the law and not getting an inspection can result in a fine or even lead to the owner having to turn in the license plates and take the car off the road. Similarly, obtaining a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a project is subject to follow-up compliance inspections, and permittees are expected to construct and maintain an approved project according to the terms and conditions of the permit issued.
  • New York District participates in West Point's Branch Week

    Representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, participated in Branch Week held in September at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. Branch Week was an event where cadets pursuing their military education at the U.S. Military Academy had an opportunity to become familiar with the different Branches within the U.S. Army.
  • Baltimore District, partners lead Hurricane Evacuation Study for Maryland

    Maryland typically has to deal with the impacts of tropical storms or nor’easters rather than hurricanes. However, the state is not immune. Maryland was significantly impacted by Hurricane Isabel that made landfall in 2003. The state experienced substantial storm surge of 6 to 8 feet above normal tide levels in some areas and even breached the Army Corps’ ecosystem restoration project at Poplar Island in two spots due to elevated water levels and large waves. So, how is Maryland getting prepared for the next major storm? The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, is currently managing a Hurricane Evacuation Study for the state though the National Hurricane Program.
  • August

    From park ranger to chief of Operations Division, Dianne Edwardson retires with 35 years of service to our nation

    When Dianne Edwardson started her career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1982, she was one of only three female park rangers. On Aug. 19, 2017, she retired as chief of Operations Division for one of the largest districts across the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: the Baltimore District.
  • Hydrographic surveyor’s legacy lives on in new survey vessel name

    Harold Catlett’s sudden death shocked his team members at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District. When the time came for Baltimore District to replace its aging survey vessel with a newer model, it only seemed fitting that the vessel be named after a man who inspired so many.