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As Groins Take Shape, the Rockaway Project Keeps Moving
Rockaway, NY- Crews are hard at work executing the first contract tied to the East Rockaway Inlet to Rockaway Inlet, and Jamaica Bay Project in New York. This project has been in the works for more than a decade and was accelerated following the impacts from Hurricane Sandy and a series of Nor’easters that have left the community vulnerable to risk from coastal flooding.
USACE Alternate Care Facility Mission Continues at the Westchester County Center
White Plains-- On any given weekend you’ll find the Westchester County Center buzzing with excitement. From basketball tournaments, to live shows, to public meetings, the convention center was a local melting pot of events, people, and cultures. Now the convention center has a new mission, to serve as an alternate care facility. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, is making it just that. A little over three weeks ago a Mission Assignment Task Order (MATO) was assigned to the New York District by FEMA in order to build alternate care facilities in the wake of the worldwide COVID19 crisis. USACE was deployed under a National activation to provide initial planning and engineering support (Emergency Support Function 3 – Public Works & Engineering) Nationwide to address possible medical facility shortages in the U.S. One FEMA MA was issued to USACE Headquarters for a Fusion Cell for disaster response planning.
USNS COMFORT Arrives in New York in Support of the COVID-19 Response Efforts
The USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived in New York City March 30th in support of the COVID-19 response efforts. The Army Corps vessel GELBERMAN travelled alongside the ship as it traveled along the New York Harbor to its newly-dredged dock in Manhattan on the Hudson River.
USACE begins construction on Alternate Care Facilities
Work is being done in support of FEMA-led COVID-19 Pandemic Response NEW YORK— The US Army Corps of Engineers, USACE, continues to make significant progress in its efforts to support the FEMA-led response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic. Nationwide, USACE has received 5 FEMA Mission Assignments (MAs) totaling $357 million, and has more than 250 personnel providing support.
New York District marks start of WOSI Work
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today announced measures to reverse flood damage west of Shinnecock Inlet after two storms in October 2019 resulted in severe erosion and large losses of sand along the shoreline. The damage threatened properties west of the Shinnecock Inlet, including Dune Road, an evacuation route, commercial fishing plants, marina facilities, and public restaurants. USACE has awarded a $10.7 million contract to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company of Oakbrook, Illinois, to address the significant coastline storm damages encountered at the West of Shinnecock Inlet Coastal Storm Risk Reduction Project on the south shore of Long Island.
Army Corps’ New York District Celebrates Diversity Day
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District held an event to celebrate the district’s diversity.
USACE Commanding General visits New York District, presents Caven Point employee with prestigious award
Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, Chief of Engineers visited New York District and reviewed current projects, thanked District employees, and presented a prestigious award.
New York & New Jersey Harbors and Tributaries Study Interim Report on Display at Public Meetings
In Westchester County, N.Y. several people gathered to learn more about the New York & New Jersey Harbors and Tributaries study, a component of the North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study.
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) Mr. Ryan A. Fisher Visits New York District
Mr. Ryan A. Fisher, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) joined District Commander Col. Thomas Asbery and members of the New York District and North Atlantic Division on November 7th and New York District’s Civil Works missions.
Army Corps of Engineers, Chief of Engineer's Environmental Advisory Board meeting held in NYC
Chief of Engineer's Environmental Advisory Board meeting held in NYC
Army Corps begins phase 2 of Shore Risk Reduction Project
The Long Beach community along the south shore of Long Island, N.Y. like so many others, experienced beach erosion as a result of Hurricane Sandy. The Army Corps' New York District is now in the process of increasing resiliency at the Coastal Storm Risk Reduction Project along the shore of Long Beach with the commencement of Phase 2 -- an essential phase of the overall shore protection project.
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’ 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.
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.
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, NYC Parks, National Park Service, beginning coastal storm risk reduction work at Plumb Beach
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, working in partnership with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation and the National Park Service, will manage the placement of sand along eroded portions of Plumb Beach in Brooklyn today as part of the first phase of coastal storm risk reduction work.
Col. Paul Owen takes command of New York Engineer District
Colonel Paul Owen assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, during a formal change of command ceremony on September 14, 2012. Colonel John R. Boulé, who commanded the district since July 2009, relinquished command during the event in the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House. A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Colonel Owen graduated in 1990 from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering.
New York District launches a new website
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, has launched a refreshed public website on a new, cloud-based system. The system, which is part of a Corps-wide website overhaul, is designed to improve communication with stakeholders by increasing transparency and delivering fast, accessible, relevant information to the public.