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    Norfolk District’s ‘Hero’ delivers real estate, strengthens community relations

    For Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to “Move the Dirt,” skilled employees must first “Get the Dirt.” That’s the role of a realty specialist. Given her quick success in that process, Stacey Nolan is the district’s “Hero of the Week.” A member of Real Estate’s Acquisition, Management and Disposal Section, she credits the office’s rapid research practices for mission success.
  • Corps, state to hold Gathright Dam stakeholders meeting June 5

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Norfolk District, in conjunction with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, will host a stakeholders meeting this week to present results of the recent targeted bug study conducted to address data gaps in the Jackson River upstream of Smith Bridge.  
  • USACE announces Gathright Dam pulse release dates for 2019

    Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will conduct six pulse releases from the Gathright Dam and Lake Moomaw project near Covington between June and October.
  • 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.
  • 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.