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Archive: 2018
  • December

    Experience, teamwork Aide Emergency Response to Pacific Ocean Super Typhoon

    Several members of the Army Corps’ New York District’s Critical Public Facilities Team deployed to the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) in the North Pacific Ocean. Charged with maintaining life and sustainability functions in federally-declared disaster areas, the team supported the Federal Emergency Management Agency and provided temporary classrooms for 1,500 students. This was done because their schools were severely damaged when 180-MPH winds from Super Typhoon Yutu struck the region in October.
  • Army Corps Builds Combination of Features to Withstand Force of Atlantic

    Work continues on the District’s Fire Island to Moriches Inlet (FIMI) coastal-storm risk reduction project on Fire Island in Suffolk County repairing a 19-mile stretch of coastline from erosion and damage from Hurricane Sandy in 2012. The $281 million project includes placing seven million cubic yards of sand, demolishing nearly 50 structures, installing more than 40 vehicle and pedestrian crossovers for beach access, building several miles of dunes with plantings, and relocating a water line. FIMI is 100 percent funded through the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013 (PL 113-2) repairing damage from Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
  • November

    Army Corps EEO Event Energizes Native American Heritage Month Program

    New York District EEO Event Energizes Native American Heritage
  • 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.
  • Environmental Review Board Makes First Visit to New York

    An organizational partnership comprised of federal, state, city, academia and non-governmental organizations provided the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, as a whole, information to bolster its environmental missions.
  • Army Corps modernizes USMA Barracks for future leaders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District is renovating Eisenhower Barracks at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York as part of the West Point Cadet Barracks Upgrade Program.
  • October

    Army Corps and partners celebrate ‘Estuary Day’

    Army Corps New York District participates in Estuary Day.
  • 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 Strategic Engagements on the Water Empowers Partnerships

    New York District hosts Partner Harbor Inspection
  • September

    GIS: ‘Front page to Puerto Rico Power Mission’ - Hurricane Maria

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District used Geographic Information System (GIS) to assist the Army Corps’ Task Force Power Restoration Mission in Puerto Rico.
  • August

    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.
  • July

    New York's Reconstructed Marine Facility to Serve As Corps Training Site

    What do hydrographic surveys ― the scientific measurement and description of physical features at the bottom of bodies of water ― have to do with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and marine construction? In a word, plenty.
  • Army Corps Shares Its Waterborne Mission at Event in Downtown Manhattan

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District takes part in City of Water Day in Manhattan, New York.
  • California Wildfires: Army Corps rebuilds lives with GIS Technology

    Last fall in northern California, blazing wildfires turned lush wine valleys and home developments
  • 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