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  • June

    Milestone epitomizes important step forward for Troy Lock and Dam

    Along the Hudson River in upstate New York, the Troy Lock and Dam in Troy, N.Y. serves as the eastern gateway to New York State's extensive canal system and integral to the viability of a system that consists of 524 miles of waterways and 56 locks. The Army Corps has operated the lock and dam since its construction and involved making major and minor repairs to the lock and dam structures, electrical, mechanical and hydraulic systems, as well as performing routine maintenance and maintaining the building and grounds.
  • May

    Army Corps Vessel Participates in 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 23rd to participate in Fleet Week 2018, 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.
  • Army Corps' Presence felt at Earth Day

    The U.S. Army delivers and executes its daily mission by its Soldiers and Civilians with its defense capabilities, but is also recognized by executing its mission as environmental stewards. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sustains its mission by securing various environmental programs and projects throughout the year in line with this year's U.S. Army Earth Day theme, "Sustain the Mission. Secure the Future."
  • April

    Army Corps volunteers leave home to provide one for others: Hurricane Harvey Housing Mission

    After Hurricane Harvey devastated Texas last summer, Robert Greco, an engineer with the U.S. Army
  • Army Corps Celebrates Diversity Day

    Over 150 New York District employees assembled in the Weiss Federal Building in Manhattan in April and celebrated Diversity Day, an EEO-sponsored cultural event organized by an event committee designed to showcase the ethnic diversity of New York District.
  • Army Academy Barracks Ranks High

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District is renovating Pershing Barracks as part of the
  • March

    Army Corps’ drift collection vessel assists with helicopter recovery

    On March 12, 2018, crews from the Army Corps' drift collection DRIFTMASTER participated in an operation to recover a downed helicopter that crashed into the East River on Sunday, March 11, 2018. The operation was conducted in support of the Army Corps' agency partners: New York City Police Department Harbor Unit, New York City Fire Department Marine Bureau, and the U.S. Coast Guard Sector, N.Y.
  • Army Corps sparks STEM interest at Intrepid Museum event

    It was a foggy and rainy day outside, but inside the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum things were buzzing for “Kids Week” a series of events conducted during the last week of February 2018. The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a maritime history museum at Pier 86 at 46th Street on the West Side of Manhattan, New York City. The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Intrepid was one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers built during World War II. The ship was decommissioned in 1974 and in 1982 became the foundation of the museum.
  • January

    Army Corps Hosts Byram River NEPA Scoping Meeting

    Army Corps personnel from New York District, and representatives from the Town of Greenwich, Conn. hosted a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Scoping Public Meeting for the Byram River Flood Risk Management study in Greenwich, Conn. in November 2017. Residents, stakeholders, and other interested parties filled the Western Greenwich Civic Center as Army Corps personnel discuss non-structural, replacement of bridges, and minor channel improvements as potential alternatives for flood risk management measures within the study area of the Byram River, which tributaries flow through Greenwich and Port Chester.
  • Things are looking up at Arctic Air Base

    Recent missile threats to the United States has the U.S. Military looking up to its northern most
  • December

    Army Corps engages students and promote STEM Careers

    For most New York City high school students, General Election Day is a day off and a time to take part in other activities. One group of 60 students from various schools in Manhattan used their time wisely on November 7th to learn more about careers in engineering and the sciences and attended the ‘Sixth Annual STEM Matters NYC Career Day’ offered at the New York District.
  • November

    Army Corps hosts Joint Armed Forces ribbon cutting ceremony at the Times Square Recruiting Center

    On November 10th, 2017 a contingent of joint armed forces recruiting commands joined the Army Corps’ New York District and the North Atlantic Division for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the U.S. Armed Forces Recruiting Center at Times Square. The ribbon was cut by a joint service group of commanders that included Major General Garrett Harencak, Commander, Air Force Recruiting Service, Lieutenant Colonel Judd Floris, Commander, NYC Army Recruiting Battalion, Colonel Ivan Monclova, Commander, 1st Marine Corp District, Colonel Robert Hailey, Acting Deputy Commander, North Atlantic Division, and Commander Christian Gaskill, Commander, Navy Recruiting District New York.
  • A Modern, Resilient Facility Rises from Sandy's Ruins at Caven Point, NJ

    Five years after Hurricane Sandy destroyed much of the District’s Caven Point Marine Terminal in
  • October

    New avian life thrives after Hurricane Sandy

    This spring, Harry Strano, a wildlife biologist, was walking on the shore in Deal, New Jersey when
  • Army Continues Momentum 5 Years after Superstorm Sandy

    The District has built momentum to further enhance areas of resiliency and reducing risks from future coastal storms.
  • Army Corps Participates in Estuary Day Celebration and STEM Event

    On an unseasonably warm day in October, an alliance of partners with the support of local elected officials conveyed an important initiative to hundreds of Elizabeth, NJ school students. Let’s work together to take care of our environment. The Estuary Day event took place near the Elizabeth River at the Peterstown Community Center in Elizabeth, New Jersey, students arrived to partake in a day of educational workshops and interactive exhibits made by their peers from competing High Schools. Future City Inc., organized the event, and representatives from over 20 organizations joined in the festivities. The program demonstrated the importance of education and community participation in preserving and appreciating the environment.
  • September

    Army Corps participates in Branch Week

    Representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, participated in Branch Week held in September at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. Branch Week was an event where cadets pursuing their military education at the U.S. Military Academy had an opportunity to become familiar with the different Branches within the U.S. Army.
  • Army Corps' New York District participates in commemoration of transit of Theodore Roosevelt and Bayonne Bridge Project Completion

    On September 7, 2017, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District participated in a symbolic ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the transit of the Container Ship CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt.
  • August

    Army Corps Demonstrates Commitment to Coastal Flood Risk Reduction

    On a summer morning as the temperature soared towards 90 degrees, residents and tourists alike along the shore of Long Island, N.Y., filled a stretch of beach before 9:30 a.m. and enjoyed the surf, sun rays and cooling breezes off the Atlantic Ocean. These recreational benefits are a byproduct of a recently-completed flood-risk reduction project in downtown Montauk conducted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, that provides a wider beach.
  • July

    Army Corps builds foundation for resiliency

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District is working on the Port Monmouth Flood Risk Management Project in New Jersey that will make the Port Monmouth community more resilient during future storm flooding and surge. The project includes an environmentally friendly soil stabilization process that has never been used by the Corps before on a flood risk management project. The process makes the project stronger, improves the community’s quality of life, and saves tax-dollars.