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Archive: 2023
  • December

    New York Joins Army Corps Wildfire Response: A Close Look at a Challenging Mission

    Jason Shea, a project manager with the New York District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has recently completed a one month deployment to Hawaii supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) response to the Lahaina wildfires on the island of Maui ─ the second-largest Hawaiian Island in the North Pacific Ocean.
  • November

    Coastal project sheds light on importance of community collaboration

     In the 1970’s, if you took a helicopter ride from New York City to the Montauk Point Lighthouse,
  • October

    New Opportunities to Bloom in New York City for Emerging Professionals in Diverse Fields through Summer Internships

    NEW YORK CITY – In the heart of the energetic and ever-evolving New York City, summer internships and other career opportunities are flourishing for the new wave of professionals across diverse fields such as engineering, biology, archaeology, and technology.
  • DCV HAYWARD Undergoes Significant Crane Refit at Bayonne Dry Dock

    BAYONNE - The DCV HAYWARD is currently experiencing a significant overhaul at Bayonne Dry Dock (BDD) as it prepares to meet the latest industry standards. This major refit aims to upgrade its crane infrastructure and align with the requirements of the Coast Guard Certificate of Inspection and the American Bureau of Shipping Classification.
  • 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.
  • Attorney’s Pandemic Experience Fuels Creative Health Initiative

    Last fall U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ New York District Commander Col. Matthew Luzzatto launched an employee health and fitness program to promote well-being for nearly 550 staff. Ten activities ─ developed and coordinated by employees ─ include aerobics and strength training, meditation and a running club, among others.
  • 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.