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  • December

    Chief, East Campus Integrated Program Office awarded Engineer of the Year

    Daria Van Liew, chief of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Baltimore District, East Campus Integrated Program Office is the recipient of the 2021 Headquarters Lt. Gen. Elvin “Vald” Heiberg, the third, Engineer of the Year Award.
  • Army Corps, Partners Celebrate Beginning of Construction for Major Long Island Coastal Project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, Army Corps leadership and federal, state and local officials and partners, celebrated the commencement of construction on the Fire Island to Montauk Point (FIMP) Coastal Storm Risk Management Project during a formal ceremony at Fire Island Lighthouse on the Atlantic Ocean on Long Island’s south shore 50 miles east of New York City.
  • November

    USACE schedules hybrid FNOD Restoration Advisory Board meeting for Dec. 2

    SUFFOLK, Va. — Community members can learn more about restoration efforts at the Former Nansemond Ordnance Depot (FNOD) and hear the latest cleanup progress during a quarterly Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) meeting scheduled for 6:15 to 8 p.m. Sept 2 online and at 7000 College Dr. in Suffolk, Va.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers modernizing facilities in support of 207th Military Intelligence Brigade (Theater) mission in Italy

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Europe District is partnering with U.S. Army Garrison Italy and the 207th Military Intelligence Brigade (Theater) to provide improved facilities here and nearby at the Caserma Ederle portion of the garrison as part of a roughly $30 million sustainment, repair and modernization, or SRM, program.
  • Unforgotten: Veterans honor Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Centennial

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, employees reflected on their military service and mourned the unidentified service members who perished in war, while visiting the Arlington National Cemetery's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier site during a Veteran's Day tribute.
  • Multiagency partners enhance Chesapeake Bay coastline under Hurricane Sandy Resiliency program

    Multiagency partners enhanced Chesapeake Bay coastline under the Hurricane Sandy Resiliency program. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District’s Regulatory Program worked with project proponents to protect vulnerable sections of Chesapeake Bay coastline for a Hurricane Sandy Resiliency project post construct. Through the regulatory review process, USACE is responsible for evaluating coastal resilience actions that aim to protect the Nation’s aquatic resources through fair and balanced permitting decisions.
  • October

    Government contractors emerge victorious following historic $1.1 billion fiscal year

    Handling contracts that can value up in the millions while under immense pressure and tight deadlines can be a nerve-racking experience for most. But for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District's Contracting team, their financial expertise equips them to surpass challenges like these. They emerged victorious as they ramped up operations to ensure the successful and timely execution of budgetary requirements throughout a historic fiscal year closeout, where they oversaw $1.1 billion in obligations. Not only did the Contracting team race against the clock amid an enduring global pandemic, but they also relied on their innovative contracting approaches to power through regional hurricane impacts from Ida and a high-profile mission to support the in-processing of Afghan evacuees. Providing comprehensive acquisition services to ensure timely execution of requirements while upholding best value, quality, ethics, and compliance under such circumstances wasn't easy, but the team relished in their accomplishments.
  • USACE Europe District leader recognized for excellence for work in Southern Europe

    From a jump tower renovation for paratroopers in Vicenza, Italy to a fire station for humanitarian assistance in Armenia to European Deterrence Initiative projects in Romania and Bulgaria, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Europe District’s Bryce Jones is responsible for documenting, evaluating, and monitoring contractor performance for an area that spans more than 2,800 miles and active projects spread across seven countries including Italy, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. For his outstanding performance in his role of Administrative Contracting Officer for Europe District’s Southern Europe Area Office, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recognized Jones as the Administrative Contracting Officer of the Year during a virtual awards ceremony Oct. 25.
  • Scheduled spray for Portsmouth mosquitos on Thursday

    The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, scheduled aerial mosquito treatment Thursday between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m., over Craney Island federal proprerty.
  • Giving teachers the tools to prepare students for 21st Century

    Recently, COL. Matthew Posner, MD spoke at the ribbon cutting ceremony for a new state of the art
  • Army Corps of Engineers districts revitalize Ocean City inlet

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District’s, Hopper Dredge MURDEN conducted 24/7 dredging operations at an inlet near Ocean City, Maryland, during September 2021. The ongoing Ocean City Inlet federal navigation channel and Assateague Bypass dredging efforts enhance safe navigation conditions, boost commercial endeavors, and promote recreational activities for travelers. The USACE Baltimore District routinely receives services from the Wilmington District’s MURDEN or its sister ship CURRITUCK for routine dredging in and around the Inlet. The Baltimore District manages the Ocean City Inlet federal navigation channel and Assateague Bypass project while the Wilmington District staffs, trains and equips these special-purpose dredges that work up and down the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, dredging similar inlets or near-shore coast projects.
  • September

    Chief of Engineers signs report for Florida Keys Coastal Storm Risk Management Study

    NORFOLK, Va. – Lt. Gen. Scott A. Spellmon, commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, signed the Chief’s Report for the Florida Keys Coastal Storm Risk Management (CSRM) Study, recommending the study’s findings for authorization by Congress.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers construction mission in Southern Europe bolsters stability, security in the region

    CAMPIA TURZII AIR BASE, Romania -- The rolling hills of the Romanian countryside provide a serene backdrop as an excavator fills a truck with fresh earth as part of one of many ongoing construction projects here in support of a broader effort to enhance the U.S. deterrence posture in Eastern Europe and bolster the security and capacity of U.S. allies and partners.
  • National Capital Region emergency response partners weather the storm

    During a recent emergency exercise, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District; 249th Engineer Battalion Charlie Company Prime Power; and emergency management partners helped enable community restoration efforts in the region by successfully assessing temporary emergency power needs for critical facilities. This opportunity prepared the emergency response agencies to resolve post-storm power outages during their most challenging time – hurricane season.
  • 20 Years After 9/11: Revisiting an Army Corps Disaster Response Like No Other

    In 1882, Congress authorized the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide disaster relief to flood victims. Since then the Corps has responded to hundreds of hurricanes, floods and tornadoes. Every bit of that experience would be tested in 2001.
  • U.S. Army delivers new water supply system benefiting displaced Georgians

    Since the 2008 Russian-Georgian War forced them to leave, hundreds of families have called the Prezeti Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp home. Made up of hundreds of simple, identical homes in the foothills of the Northern Caucasus Mountains, the camp only has limited supporting infrastructure, a situation the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has worked to improve.
  • Mosquito spraying slated for tomorrow over Portsmouth

    Aerial mosquito treatment over Craney Island federal property is scheduled for tomorrow, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
  • USACE schedules mosquito treatments for Craney Island area Sept. 3 and Sept. 7 

    NORFOLK, Va. — The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has scheduled two mosquito treatments for the Craney Island Dredged Material Management Area in the opening weeks of September. 
  • August

    District schedules Craney Island mosquito treatment for Aug 27

    The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has scheduled aerial mosquito treatment for 2 to
  • USACE schedules hybrid FNOD Restoration Advisory Board meeting for Sept 2

    SUFFOLK, Va. — Community members can learn more about restoration efforts at the Former Nansemond Ordnance Depot (FNOD) and hear the latest cleanup progress during a quarterly Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) meeting scheduled for 6:15 to 8 p.m. Sept 2 online and at 7000 College Dr. in Suffolk, Va.
  • NAD HR Specialist Recognized as Best Among Peers

    Karyn Coe, USACE North Atlantic Division strategic advisor, has been named USACE's 2021 Human Resources Specialist of the Year by the Human Resources Community of Practice.
  • USACE Real Estate: The Foundation of Military Recruiting

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Real Estate professionals are integral to the procurement and maintenance of military recruitment facilities across the United States and overseas for every branch of service.
  • New York Army Corps Planners Nationally Recognized for Project Study

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ New York District Fire Island Inlet to Montauk Point (FIMP) Project Delivery Team (PDT) has received the Army Corps’ National Outstanding Planning Achievement Team Award (Enterprise) for fiscal year 2020 ─ recognizing exceptional team efforts on specifically-authorized feasibility studies and executing the Army Corps’ civil works mission. The team was one of only two recognized throughout the U.S.
  • District schedules mosquito management spraying for Craney Island for Wednesday

    NORFOLK, Va. — The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has scheduled aerial mosquito treatment for 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 18th over the federal property on Craney Island.
  • District schedules mosquito management spraying for Craney Island for Wednesday

    NORFOLK, Va. — The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has scheduled aerial mosquito treatment for 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 18th over the federal property on Craney Island.
  • From the Wicomico River to Deal Island

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, and several local, state and federal agencies have been partnering up to find a new placement site on the eastern shore of Maryland for material dredged from the Wicomico River. After extensive research and evaluation, USACE and partners agreed on the Deal Island Wildlife Management Area in Somerset County to hold the material and also provide beneficial long-term environmental benefits.
  • Gathright Dam’s second pulse release set for Wednesday

    COVINGTON, Va. – Gathright Dam operators are scheduled to conduct the year’s second water-pulse release from Lake Moomaw on Wednesday, August 11.
  • Gathright Dam’s second pulse release set for Wednesday

    COVINGTON, Va. – Gathright Dam operators are scheduled to conduct the year’s second water-pulse release from Lake Moomaw on Wednesday, August 11.
  • July

    From Junior Engineer In Training to Branch Chief, Cirincione inducted into Gallery of Distinguished Civilian Employees

    Frank Cirincione, who started his career as a Junior Engineer in Training, served USACE and the Baltimore District for more than four decades and was inducted into the Gallery of Distinguished Civilian Employees during an awards ceremony Jun 25, 2021 at the district headquarters.
  • From Junior Engineer In Training to Branch Chief, Cirincione inducted into Gallery of Distinguished Civilian Employees

    Frank Cirincione, who started his career as a Junior Engineer in Training, served USACE and the Baltimore District for more than four decades and was inducted into the Gallery of Distinguished Civilian Employees during an awards ceremony Jun 25, 2021 at the district headquarters.