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Archive: 2022
  • December

    Reinforced Dune in Rockaways Provides Stronger Defense Against Flooding

    Rockaway Beach, a 10-mile-long peninsula facing the Atlantic Ocean in Queens, New York, a borough of New York City, has 850,000+ residents and a great deal of critical infrastructure in a small geographic area ─ schools, hospitals, nursing homes, mass transit lines, etc.
  • 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.”
  • September

    Army Corps Supports Branch Week at USMA West Point

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, participated in Branch Week at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York ─ an annual event providing Cadets an opportunity to become more familiar with the different branches of the U.S. Army and meet with experienced Soldiers and Army leaders to discuss potential career paths.
  • Army Corps Railhead Upgrades Begin at New York Military Base

    A formal ground-breaking ceremony was held at Fort Drum in northern New York marking the beginning of construction on $31.5 million in improvements to the railhead there, greatly enhancing the ability of military personnel to deploy more quickly and safely.
  • August

    Providing a sense of security: USACE NATO Missions

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Europe District is working on several missions in Poland in support of its NATO allies that include housing, equipping, and training U.S. troops. These missions aim to deter and not escalate potential aggression and provide a sense of security for citizens of NATO countries. 
  • Taking to the wind for climate change

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division is collaborating with the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. USACE is providing BOEM and its wind energy developer contractors scientific and technical support, and regulatory oversight prior to its construction of offshore wind farms in the waters off the mid-Atlantic and the Northeast coasts.
  • Army Corps Reduces Flood Risk for Green Brook, NJ Residents

    On August 2, 1973, heavy rain overflowed the banks of the Green Brook, a tributary of the Raritan River in central New Jersey. The flooding killed six people and turned streets into rivers, submerging cars and filling basements with water. When the floodwaters receded, they revealed millions of dollars’ worth of damage to homes, businesses, and infrastructure.
  • Restoring bird habitats while sustaining ours

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, North Atlantic Division is collaborating with other agencies and organizations on dredging and beneficial use projects. The projects involve dredging critical navigation channels and using the sediment to restore vanishing bird habitats while also enhancing resilience for coastal communities. 
  • July

    Surveying the Future

    Survey technicians, cartographic technicians and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) pilots are the boots on the ground for the New York District when it comes to collecting the critical information required by engineers, project planners, and real estate specialists. The Survey Section of the New York District resides within the Operations Support Branch of Operations Division. The teams workload comes from every office in the District when there’s a need for geospatial mapping support. On any given day survey teams are in the field collecting hydrographic and topographic maps to support the delivery of the district’s civil works, military and interagency and international support missions.
  • Army Corps Modernizes West Point Cyber Center for Future Leaders

    First Lieutenant Anne Schreiner, a contracting officer’s representative with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) New York District, knew early on she wanted to be an engineer.
  • May

    DCV Hayward Leads the Parade of Ships for Fleet Week NYC

    NEW YORK-The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Drift Collection Vessel HAYWARD sailed alongside U.S. Naval Wasp-Class Amphibious Assault ship USS Battan (LHD 5), Military Sealift ships, and U.S. Coast Guard vessels in the parade of ships that entered New York Harbor May 25th to participate in Fleet Week 2022, a week-long event celebrating the maritime services.
  • April

    Army Corps Maintenance Dredge Newark Bay the Main Artery of the NY&NJ Harbor

    Since the early 1960s, the Newark Bay has been vital to the economic engine which is the New York and New Jersey Harbor, the third largest harbor in the United States. It is home to the Port Newark-Elizabeth Marine Terminal, the largest container shipping facility in the New York and New Jersey Harbor.
  • Army Corps Spring Creek Projects Aim to Restore Ecosystems, Manage Flood Risks

    In 2012, thousands of homes in New York City were flooded by Hurricane Sandy. One of many neighborhoods affected by the storm was Howard Beach, in Queens, where the nearby Spring Creek Park and adjacent basins acted as a conduit for ocean waters, flooding residential streets and homes. In the storm’s aftermath, local officials pressed federal and state governments for a solution to prevent future flooding.
  • Inside Caven Point: The People Who Get The Job Done

    Tucked away, yet surrounded by residential apartments sits a facility overlooking New York and New Jersey Harbor. The state-of-the-art building plays a key role in ensuring the safe navigation of everything from toys and hair products to vital fossil fuels used to power homes and businesses. Caven Point Marine Terminal, a key part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, is truly an impressive facility—particularly after being rebuilt from the ground up following Hurricane Sandy—however the true beauty of the place comes from the people working there day in and day out that makes it special.
  • Commanding General Inspects Army Corps Projects at USMA West Point

    Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Milhorn, Army Corps of Engineers’ Deputy Commanding General for Military and International Operations in Washington D.C., traveled to New York for a full day of site inspections at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY, where the New York District has a variety of construction projects in progress.
  • February

    $26 million beach renourishment project works around challenges

    Every few years, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dredges sand from the Atlantic Ocean and pumps it to a 21-mile stretch of beach from the Borough of Sea Bright to Manasquan, New Jersey. This coastal storm risk management and erosion control project aims to reduce hurricane and storm damage to New Jersey’s beaches. Work is currently underway on the latest $26 million cycle of beach renourishment.
  • Coastal storm splits island and brings communities together

    In 1992, Joseph Vietri, then a coastal engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York