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Archive: 2017
  • 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.
  • June

    New York District Welcomes 53rd Commander and District Engineer

    Col. Thomas D. Asbery assumed command of the Army Corps’ New York District June 8, 2017 at a change of command ceremony held on Governors Island, New York City.
  • May

    Army Corps vessel with a big job steams on during parade of ships

    NEW YORK-The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) drift collection vessel the DCV GELBERMAN helped kick off what was an epic scene along the Hudson River earlier this week. As scores of people stood on Engeldrum Bluff at Fort Hamilton the DCV GELBERMAN carried the American flag during with pride, a USACE New York District tradition. USACE crews on board the DCV GELBERMAN work day in and day out to keep the Hudson River and other essential federal navigation channels open and vacant of dangers. “The crew takes pride in keeping the navigation channel free and clear from hazards.” Said Colonel David A. Caldwell, Commander, USACE, New York District.
  • Army Corps of Engineers celebrate Environmental Day 2017

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, participated in the celebration of Environmental Day 2017 at the Peterstown Community Center in Elizabeth, N.J. The event was hosted by the Elizabeth River /Arthur Kill Watershed Association. Over 150 local school students attended the event, with this year’s focus on bringing awareness to the community about environmental concerns and solutions in the metropolitan region of New York City.
  • U.S. Military Academy New Cadet barracks: stands for one of its own

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District constructed a new Cadet Barracks at the U.S. Military Academy West Point.
  • April

    Army Corps Completes New Mission in Support of FEMA

    When the New York District responds to a federally-declared disaster, it’s usually to provide emergency assistance to communities such as rebuilding public facilities such as schools, and providing temporary shelter.
  • March

    Army Corps’ Long Beach N.Y. Coastal Restoration Project takes Shape

    Long Beach is a city in Nassau County, New York located along Long Island's South Shore. As whipping cold winds howl along its shore, Army Corps Contracting Rep. Michael Ortega and project engineer Janeen Minguillo travel in a four-wheel-drive truck and ascend over newly excavated sand making their daily rounds surveying sand levels.
  • Army Corps' New York District Courts Vendors at Small Business Industry Day

    The New York District recently held Small Business Industry Day where nearly 100 representatives from 50 companies in the greater New York-New Jersey area gathered to learn more about requirements for doing business with the District.
  • Army Corps Support STEM event at local high school during National Engineer Week

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, went to a public school on the lower East Side in New York City, to speak to a physics class of high school juniors about the merits of careers focused on science, engineering, technology and math (STEM).
  • February

    Study adapts to new coastal flooding reality

    A hurricane passes directly over New York City. In just one hour, the harbor rises 13 feet and
  • The Army Corps of Engineers Identifies a Tentatively Selected Plan for the Rahway River Basin Feasibility Study

    The Rahway River is approximately 24 miles long and is a tributary of the Arthur Kill at the heart of the New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary. The highly urbanized river watershed suffers from frequent flooding due to extensive development and destruction of riparian wetlands and floodplains. Floods have caused damages to houses, businesses and public infrastructure.