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Category: New York District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • 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.
  • New York District Contributes to New York State Hurricane Evacuation Study

    New York, NY - A comprehensive New York State (NYS) Hurricane Evacuation Study is being conducted by a partnership between the National Hurricane Program, the Army Corps, FEMA, NOAA's National Hurricane Center, and the State of New York. The study aims to provide data, resources, and technical assistance for hurricane evacuation planning and response for state, local, tribal, territorial, and federal government partners.
  • March

    Union Beach Coastal Storm Risk Reduction Project gets underway

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), New York District, in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) announced the start of construction work for the Union Beach Coastal Storm Risk Reduction Project. 
  • It’s no accident this environmental cleanup project’s a leader in worker safety

    The USACE, New York District and partnering agencies is cleaning up portions of Maywood, New Jersey contaminated by FUSRAP Maywood Superfund Site. The agency is taking steps to make sure their workers are safe doing this and as a result the project has accomplished 1-million-man hours without a lost time accident. The team shares their safety best practices.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers leads the way in natural solutions for coastal flooding - New York & New Jersey

    Last spring, Dr. Todd Bridges and his colleagues were visiting a part of the San Luis National
  • February

    ASA for Civil Works Visits New York District

    The Honorable Michael L. Connor, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), visited the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), New York District, Feb. 13-14. Connor serves as the principal advisor to the Secretary of the Army on all matters related to the Army’s Civil Works Program. During the visit the Connor was able to meet with district leadership, project managers and tour several ongoing projects that New York District oversees.
  • USACE New York District protects the Montauk Point Lighthouse, the First Lighthouse Built in New York State

    U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, NEW YORK DISTRICT – The Montauk Point Lighthouse is the first lighthouse built in New York State. The lighthouse was designated a National Historic Landmark on March 5, 2012.
  • January

    NY&NJHATS Study Enters New and Crucial Phase

    Newark, NJ— In a packed room at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials answered questions from the public about the Tentatively Selected Plan (TSP) for the New York and New Jersey Harbors and Tributaries Study. In the past coastal storms have pummeled the North Atlantic Coast of the United States.
  • December

    Restoring NY-NJ Estuary will create breathtaking views and more

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District with partnering agencies is using funds from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to restore the degrading estuary in New York and New Jersey.
  • November

    Innovative Structure Provides Uninterrupted Learning for West Point Cadets

    Over the past few months, visitors to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York may have noticed construction on a large, white domed structure that sits behind the campus baseball field, next to the library. This 20,000-square-foot temporary facility, known as the General Instruction Building Swing Space, will provide professors and cadets with office and study space while surrounding buildings are being renovated.
  • October

    10 years after Superstorm Sandy: What’s Been Done and the Road Ahead

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, quickly sprang into action in the days following Superstorm Sandy. Recovery was at the heart of disaster response following the hundred-year storm to which many resources and expertise were contributed. Collaboration with its many partners was critical to the Corps mission and having a clear understanding of roles and responsibilities. For the past 10 years, The New York District's performance during the Sandy response and recovery operations highlights this progress.
  • $61 Million Renovation Helps Train Army’s Future Leaders

    As Silas Bowman walks through the Camp Buckner cadet barracks at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, he’s reminded of his years at West Point. “As a major and a lieutenant colonel in the Army, I trained cadets here.”