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  • March

    Army Corps Completes Coastal Project Ahead of Schedule; Engages Community

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, recently completed placing 500,000 cubic yards of sand along 4,100 feet of coastline in Downtown Montauk on the eastern tip of Long Island in New York’s Suffolk County. With favorable weather conditions allowing for completion ahead of schedule, the $11.7 million project also refurbished dunes eroded by a series of storms.
  • Survey & Mapping Employees Earn Army Corps’ Innovation Award for Unmanned Survey Vessel

    Army Corps of Engineers’ employees in the New York District’s Survey and Mapping Branch, Operations Division, have been recognized with the 2023 Innovation of the Year Award from Army Corps Headquarters in Washington, D.C., a national honor recognizing outstanding accomplishments in engineering forwarding the mission and serving the Nation.
  • Engineer Week and Celebrations at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District

     The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, recently hosted an enriching Engineer Week, showcasing the diverse talents and innovative spirit of its engineers. The week was packed with events that not only celebrated engineering achievements but also honored cultural heritage, reflecting the Corps' commitment to diversity and inclusion. The Engineer Week Roundtable was a cornerstone event, serving as a platform for professionals to share insights and experiences in engineering. This roundtable, available for viewing, allowed participants to delve into various engineering topics, discussing challenges and advancements in the field. The dialogue was both enlightening and inspiring, drawing attention to the evolving landscape of engineering.
  • January

    15th Anniversary of the "Miracle on the Hudson": A Tribute to Heroism and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Critical Role

    New York City, NY- On January 15, 2024, we marked the 15th anniversary of an event that has become emblematic of extraordinary heroism and survival - the "Miracle on the Hudson." This day in 2009 witnessed U.S. Airways Flight 1549's dramatic descent into the Hudson River, moments after its takeoff from LaGuardia Airport bound for Charlotte, North Carolina. The flight encountered a dire emergency when it struck a flock of Canadian geese, causing a complete loss of power in both engines.
  • To the rescue: NJ community receives coastal restoration project

    In the fall of 2012, Superstorm Sandy devastated the East Coast of the United States, including the
  • Five Years Later: Long Beach's Remarkable Recovery

    Nearly half a decade ago, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers embarked on a monumental mission to transform the vulnerable shores of Long Beach, New York, into a bastion of coastal resilience and recreational splendor. Today, as we look back, Long Beach emerges not just as a recovered town but as a shining example of what proactive, collaborative efforts can achieve in the face of nature's unpredictability.
  • December

    New York Joins Army Corps Wildfire Response: A Close Look at a Challenging Mission

    Jason Shea, a project manager with the New York District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has recently completed a one month deployment to Hawaii supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) response to the Lahaina wildfires on the island of Maui ─ the second-largest Hawaiian Island in the North Pacific Ocean.
  • November

    Coastal project sheds light on importance of community collaboration

     In the 1970’s, if you took a helicopter ride from New York City to the Montauk Point Lighthouse,
  • October

    New Opportunities to Bloom in New York City for Emerging Professionals in Diverse Fields through Summer Internships

    NEW YORK CITY – In the heart of the energetic and ever-evolving New York City, summer internships and other career opportunities are flourishing for the new wave of professionals across diverse fields such as engineering, biology, archaeology, and technology.
  • DCV HAYWARD Undergoes Significant Crane Refit at Bayonne Dry Dock

    BAYONNE - The DCV HAYWARD is currently experiencing a significant overhaul at Bayonne Dry Dock (BDD) as it prepares to meet the latest industry standards. This major refit aims to upgrade its crane infrastructure and align with the requirements of the Coast Guard Certificate of Inspection and the American Bureau of Shipping Classification.
  • September

    Army Corps Trailblazer Inducted into Hall of Fame

    At the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ New York District Annual Awards and Picnic, William Slezak, serving the District for over 35 years in a number of key managerial positions, was inducted into the District’s Hall of Fame ⎼ the highest District-level honor ⎼ before an audience of 170 employees and guests and congratulated by District Commander Col. Alexander Young.
  • New explosive ordnance disposal technology complex aims to save lives

    Master Sergeant (Retired) Alan Richwald was a veteran who fought for the United States and also for
  • August

    People: Top priority on top of the world

    Recently, Thule Air Base in the Arctic was renamed Pituffik Space Base, to recognize the native
  • July

    Col. Alex Young Assumes Command of N.Y. District

    Colonel Alex Young assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, during a formal change of command ceremony on July 14, 2023. Colonel Matthew W. Luzzatto, who has commanded the district since June 2020, relinquished command during the event at New York District’s CavenPoint Marine Terminal Facility in Jersey City, N.J. Colonel Young has served in a variety of military assignments spanning his career of more than 21 years.
  • June

    Army Corps Construction Projects Bring West Point Into the 21st Century

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, has a robust military construction mission at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, providing more modern academic and living space for Cadets. The work maintains the standards of excellence the Academy is known for ─ preparing future leaders for the Nation’s challenges ahead.
  • Supporting our soldiers, means supporting their children

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District constructed a new Youth Center for the soldiers and their families living in and around the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in Wrightstown, New Jersey.
  • Preserving an iconic beach for future generations

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District with partnering agencies has been maintaining the historic Coney Island Beach in Brooklyn, New York for decades and this year the beach turns 100-years old. The agencies are maintaining the beach to provide the community flood risk reduction from storms and sea level rise.
  • May

    DCV Gelberman: Leading the Fleet Week NYC Parade in Style

    Fleet Week in New York City is a cherished tradition, a week-long celebration that every year invites a host of US Navy ships, Coast Guard cutters, and Royal Canadian Navy vessels to dock in the metropolis and give the public a glimpse into the world of maritime defense and naval operations. This year, the festivities began with an event as special as it was significant:
  • New York District Responds to Tornadoes in Southeastern U.S.

    When severe storms with two deadly tornadoes swept through the southeastern U.S. earlier this spring causing widespread destruction, personnel from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ New York District Critical Public Facilities Planning and Response Team ⎼ in conjunction with other Army Corps personnel across the nation ⎼ quickly responded.
  • Attorney’s Pandemic Experience Fuels Creative Health Initiative

    Last fall U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ New York District Commander Col. Matthew Luzzatto launched an employee health and fitness program to promote well-being for nearly 550 staff. Ten activities ─ developed and coordinated by employees ─ include aerobics and strength training, meditation and a running club, among others.