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    From slide rule to role model: Longtime project manager set to retire from Norfolk District

    NORFOLK, Va. – A major asset at Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is calling it a career after more than four decades on the job. Beloved, admired and respected among Corps colleagues and partners alike, Robert Pretlow is stepping away after 44 years of federal service.
  • Twenty-five years of work at Poplar Island brings improved habitat, expanded use of dredged material

    For the past 25 years, the Paul S. Sarbanes Ecosystem Restoration Project at Poplar Island has built island habitat in the Chesapeake Bay. Since 1994, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, and its partners have been working to restore remote island habitat in the Chesapeake Bay by beneficially using dredged material at Poplar Island.
  • Notice of Norfolk District mosquito spraying date

    Weather permitting, the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will conduct aerial mosquito treatment over federal property of Craney Island, Virginia, July 26.
  • Norfolk District begins James River dredging

    NORFOLK, Va. – James River Federal Navigation Project engineers are ramping up efforts to minimize shoaling effects and improve safe navigation along Central Virginia’s winding watershed. Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Cottrell Contracting Corp. commenced maintenance dredging Sunday in the 7.6-mile Dancing Point-Swann Point channel.
  • Norfolk District begins James River dredging

    NORFOLK, Va. – James River Federal Navigation Project engineers are ramping up efforts to minimize shoaling effects and improve safe navigation along Central Virginia’s winding watershed. Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Cottrell Contracting Corp. commenced maintenance dredging Sunday in the 7.6-mile Dancing Point-Swann Point channel.
  • A facility for a dynamic future — Army Corps delivers high-tech space for intelligence command

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, is putting the finishing touches on a state-of-the-art 381,000-square-foot Secure Administrative/Operations Facility (SAOF) on Fort Belvoir that will provide the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) a consolidated administrative facility to well-equip them for future operations.
  • A facility for a dynamic future — Army Corps delivers high-tech space for intelligence command

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, is putting the finishing touches on a state-of-the-art 381,000-square-foot Secure Administrative/Operations Facility (SAOF) on Fort Belvoir that will provide the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) a consolidated administrative facility to well-equip them for future operations.
  • Gathright Dam’s second pulse release of 2019 set for Wednesday

    COVINGTON, Va. – Gathright Dam operators are scheduled to carry out the year’s second water-pulse release from Lake Moomaw on Wednesday. It will take place between 6 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
  • Army Corps’ New York District inspires Army Cadets to be engineers

    A battle handover is a coordinated operation between two units in a battle that transfers responsibility for fighting an enemy force from one unit to the other, while maintaining continuity of the fight.
  • District Shares Water-Resource Missions at Waterfront Festival

    The New York District participated in the 12th Annual City of Water Day, a free harbor-wide event with a variety of activities celebrating some 1,600 miles of coastline in the New York region. Sponsored by the Waterfront Alliance, a nonprofit agency advocating public involvement in water-based activities, the event brought together the public, water enthusiasts and families interested in harbor activities amid a carnival-like atmosphere with water as the main attraction.
  • North Landing Bridge closed to vehicle traffic for repairs

    Following emergency repairs this week, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Norfolk District officials said North Landing Bridge should be reopen to vehicle traffic before noon Thursday.
  • Philadelphia District holds Change of Command Ceremony

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District ushered in new leadership as Lt. Col. David C. Park assumed command of the organization from Lt. Col. Kristen N. Dahle during a July 12th ceremony in the Wanamaker Building's Crystal Tea Room. Park became the 60th commander in the District's 153 year history. 
  • Leaders sign Norfolk Coastal Storm Risk Management design agreement

    NORFOLK, Va. – The Norfolk Coastal Storm Risk Management project just got another boost from city officials and Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Col. Patrick Kinsman, district commander, and City Manager Doug Smith signed the design agreement Friday, clearing a path for the Army and Norfolk to share costs in funding and developing full designs for the first construction feature.
  • Leaders sign Norfolk Coastal Storm Risk Management design agreement

    NORFOLK, Va. – The Norfolk Coastal Storm Risk Management project just got another boost from city officials and Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Col. Patrick Kinsman, district commander, and City Manager Doug Smith signed the design agreement Friday, clearing a path for the Army and Norfolk to share costs in funding and developing full designs for the first construction feature.