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  • May

    Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Visits Norfolk Harbor

    The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, the Honorable R.D. James, traveled to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Norfolk District on May 9 to meet with Virginia Port Authority leaders.
  • New York District Drift Collection Vessel HAYWARD leads Parade of Ships

    NEW YORK-The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Drift Collection Vessel HAYWARD sailed alongside the wedge of U.S. Navy and Canadian surface combatants, Military Sealift ships, and U.S. Coast Guard vessels in the parade of ships that entered New York Harbor May 22nd to participate in Fleet Week 2019, a week-long event celebrating the maritime services. The ships transited the Anchorage Channel and sailed under the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge mid-morning as onlookers lined the shores of Staten Island and Brooklyn, N.Y. and welcomed the fleet.
  • Home Relocations Make Way For Coastal Restoration Project, Dunes

    Thinking about physically relocating a home often conjures up images of a huge structure on a flatbed truck with a police escort and the words “Wide-Load” emblazoned on the back. This spring, the New York District is relocating several homes a much shorter distance (20-40 feet), but it’s a no less complicated task.
  • New York District Looks Out For Threatened Species While Executing Critical Missions

    On a blustery spring morning, Jeffrey Fry, a biologist in New York District’s Environmental Analysis Branch, Planning Division, travels to Great Kills Park on the south shore of Staten Island, with binoculars, spotting scope (a portable high-power telescope), field guide and waterproof boots.
  • Norfolk District, city to renourish Virginia Beach oceanfront

    The district has awarded the Virginia Beach Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction Project renourishment contract to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company of Oak Brook, Illinois. The bid of $22.64 million includes the placement of 1.85 million cubic yards of sand from 15th Street to 70th Street.
  • Corps, city to renourish Virginia Beach oceanfront

    The district has awarded the Virginia Beach Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction Project renourishment contract to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company of Oak Brook, Illinois. The bid of $22.64 million includes the placement of 1.4 million cubic yards of sand from 15th Street to 70th Street.
  • NAD chief of staff retires after 23-year career

    Lt. Col. Julie D'Annunzio retired from the U.S. Army following a 23-year career at a retirement ceremony in her honor held May 10 at the Fort Hamilton Community Club's Washington Room in Brooklyn, New York.
  • Corps awards contract to small business for Chincoteague Bay Channel dredging

    The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded Houston based Dredgit Environmental Corp., a $520,070 contract to perform maintenance dredging along the Chincoteague Bay Federal Navigation Channel.
  • With mosquito season in the air, Norfolk District prepped for another fight

    NORFOLK, Va. – With the return of warmer weather, the bugs are never far behind. Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has teamed up with Portsmouth to keep mosquitoes contained at its Craney Island dredged material management area and away from the surrounding community.
  • New York District restores a portion of East Rockaway Shoreline in time for hurricane season

    Dredged material was beneficially used to restore section of heavily eroded shore to provide additional coastal storm risk reduction and increase resiliency.
  • Norfolk District repairs to Chesapeake, Va.'s North Landing Bridge

    North Landing Bridge, which spans the Albemarle & Chesapeake Canal in Chesapeake, will temporarily close to vehicular traffic from 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 15 to 2 p.m. Friday, May 17 while the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers replaces an underwater electrical cable and makes other electrical and mechanical repairs to the bridge.
  • Corps to close North Landing Bridge for repairs

    North Landing Bridge, which spans the Albemarle & Chesapeake Canal in Chesapeake, will temporarily close to vehicular traffic from 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 15 to 2 p.m. Friday, May 17 while the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers replaces an underwater electrical cable and makes other electrical and mechanical repairs to the bridge.
  • Baltimore District dredged nearly 2.6 million cubic yards of material from six Baltimore Harbor channels

    Crews finished the dredging of nearly 2.6 million cubic yards of material this April from shipping channels leading to the Port of Baltimore as part of a contract managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District.
  • Army Corps crews dredge nearly 2.6 million cubic yards of material from six Baltimore Harbor channels

    Crews finished the dredging of nearly 2.6 million cubic yards of material this April from shipping channels leading to the Port of Baltimore as part of a contract managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District.
  • New York District Celebrates Diversity Day

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District recently held an event to celebrate the district’s diversity. New York City is a melting pot for over eight million people. One third of the City is home to people from everywhere on the globe. New York District’s workforce mirrors that image, in a command with a workforce of over 500 employees with a cultural diversity.
  • North Landing Bridge openings modified while ongoing repairs are made

    NORFOLK, Va. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is modifying North Landing Bridge's navigation openings to two a day Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. while ongoing repairs to the bridge are completed. These openings could last up to an hour, and motorists should plan accordingly.
  • North Landing Bridge closes for repairs

    NORFOLK, Va. – The North Landing Bridge that spans the Albemarle & Chesapeake Canal in Chesapeake, Va. will be temporarily closed to vehicular traffic from 9 a.m. Monday, May 6, to 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 7, while the Army Corps of Engineers makes repairs to the bridge.
  • Holocaust observance at Norfolk District solemnly reinforces promise

    Like many locations around the world, the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers experienced the stillness of contemplation and reverence during its Holocaust Day of Remembrance observation here.
  • April

    Norfolk District contract award delivers boost to Lynnhaven Inlet navigation

    Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a 120-day period of performance contract to Cottrell Contracting Corp. for the Lynnhaven Inlet Federal Navigation Project. The project serves commercial and recreational users in the city of Virginia Beach, the nonfederal sponsor, providing value to the both the economy and leisure opportunities.
  • Norfolk District contract award delivers boost to Lynnhaven Inlet navigation

    Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a 120-day period of performance contract to Cottrell Contracting Corp. for the Lynnhaven Inlet Federal Navigation Project. The project serves commercial and recreational users in the city of Virginia Beach, the nonfederal sponsor, providing value to the both the economy and leisure opportunities.
  • Philly District team members participate in water security mission in Africa

    Two USACE hydraulic engineers traveled to Africa in mid-March to share their expertise on a variety of groundwater-related issues. Steve England and Jake Helminiak of the USACE Philadelphia District traveled to the Kingdom of Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) to participate in workshops, field visits, and to share their expertise with government officials.
  • March

    Norfolk District awards $3.8 million services contract for AIWW facilities

    NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a five-year services contract to U.S. Facilities Inc. for operations and maintenance of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway’s locks and bridges.
  • USACE awards $3.8 million services contract for AIWW facilities

    NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a five-year services contract to U.S. Facilities Inc. for operations and maintenance of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway’s locks and bridges.
  • Career Fair Draws Interest, Job Offers Extended

    With the New York District below full staffing levels largely due to a wave of retirements, Commander Col. Thomas Asbery implemented an innovative method to hire staff more quickly than the usual tedious process, which can take up to 120 days. He found the solution by using the federal government’s Direct-Hire Authority (DHA) and a District career fair.
  • Norfolk District commander discusses Corps’ collaborative posture at symposium

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Norfolk District Commander Col. Patrick Kinsman reviewed the district’s position regarding federal policy and environmental issues at the Environment Virginia Symposium held Tuesday at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Va.
  • Norfolk District commander discusses Corps’ collaborative posture at symposium

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Norfolk District Commander Col. Patrick Kinsman reviewed the district’s position regarding federal policy and environmental issues at the Environment Virginia Symposium held Tuesday at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Va.
  • Corps awards $990,000 contract to Jacksonville, N.C.-based small business

    The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded Jacksonville, North Carolina-based Military & Federal Construction Company Inc. a contract for $998,383 to upgrade intersections for Roads C and G at Defense Logistics Agency Richmond.
  • USACE Commanding General visits New York District, presents Caven Point employee with prestigious award

    Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, Chief of Engineers visited New York District and reviewed current projects, thanked District employees, and presented a prestigious award.
  • Norfolk District pours out the word on Virginia Flood Awareness Week

    This week is Virginia Flood Awareness Week, addressing the nation’s most common and costly natural disaster. The observance foreshadows the Atlantic hurricane season, which starts June 1, and is sponsored by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Dam Safety and Floodplain Management – the commonwealth’s national flood insurance coordinator.
  • Norfolk District pours out the word on Virginia Flood Awareness Week

    This week is Virginia Flood Awareness Week, addressing the nation’s most common and costly natural disaster. The observance foreshadows the Atlantic hurricane season, which starts June 1, and is sponsored by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Dam Safety and Floodplain Management – the commonwealth’s national flood insurance coordinator.