• July

    Dredge Currituck: the little Corps vessel with a huge maritime mission

    From Florida to Maine, one unique vessel in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ maritime fleet earns its “indispensable” reputation 363 days a year by dredging dangerous shoaling in shallow draft federal channel inlets: hopper dredge Currituck. The Currituck recently spent three days dredging the federal channel at Rudee Inlet in Virginia Beach, Va., and removed more than 7,700 cubic yards of shoaling sand. The Currituck hopper dredge then transported the fine sand, offloading it along the Virginia Beach coastline to replenish the city’s beachfront erosion.
  • June

    Repairs complete, Fort Norfolk's pier, wharf resume full operations

    For years, Mother Nature’s fury has steadily eroded the structural integrity of the Fort Norfolk pier and wharf area, seriously degrading its operational effectiveness and jeopardizing its safe operation. That was then.
  • Project’s Future Looks Bright

    The Virginia Port Authority and the Norfolk District signed an agreement reaffirming Craney Island’s Eastward Expansion project.
  • Clean the Bay Day:

    More than 23 Norfolk District employees and family members participated in Clean the Bay Day June 2, 2012
  • May

    Public invited: FNOD restoration advisory board meets June 7

    The quarterly meeting of the Former Nansemond Ordnance Depot Restoration Advisory Board is 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. June 7.
  • Partnership keeps communication/channel open

    Local, state and federal officials met with commercial fishermen here on the small island May 8 to discuss the best way to keep the channel and harbor open and safe for all vessel traffic that uses the waterway.
  • USACE to honor recreation passes

    USACE announced it will accept the federal recreation pass program's military pass at its more than 2,500 recreation areas nationwide.
  • LVIS eliminates dirty job

    The work of the 633rd Security Forces Squadron at Langley's LaSalle gate was worthy of a nod from the "Dirty Jobs" man himself.
  • 325 participate in 9th annual Paddle for the Border

    The 9th annual Paddle for the Border kicked off May 5, 2012.
  • April

    Corps oversees construction of new battle lab

    Construction is underway to expand the capabilities of a laboratory tasked by the Army to train Soldiers in an ever -changing wartime environment. The Army's Asymmetric Warfare Group battle laboratory celebrated its construction start in a ground-breaking ceremony yesterday on post.
  • ODU's 'smooth sailing' aids in restoring health of Elizabeth River

    Perfect sailing weather awaited the Old Dominion University sailing team, but they chose instead to remain ashore on the banks of the Elizabeth River -- just long enough to celebrate the grand opening of their new sailing pier. Flanked by friends and guests, ODU officials and its project partners, Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the city of Norfolk, cut the ribbon on the new sailing pier water access project and companion Elizabeth River Wetlands Restoration project.
  • Environment Virginia Symposium promotes collaboration, innovation and results

    The 23rd edition of Virginia's premier environmental summit, held April 10-12 on the historic campus of Virginia Military Institute, attracted more than 700 environmental stewards from throughout Virginia's public-private sectors as well as non-governmental agencies. Together, they exchanged information, technology and ideas aimed at contributing to a prosperous economic and environmentally sustainable future.
  • 'Paradise Found' turns out to be a nature park in Portsmouth, Va.

    It began with four folks, sitting around a kitchen table, discussing ways to clean-up their beloved river. That was 1993. On March 29, the Elizabeth River Project – the grassroots non-profit organization that morphed into a multi-million dollar public-private venture – broke ground on its largest public restoration site: Paradise Creek Nature Park in Portsmouth, Va.
  • March

    Vietnam soldier paves way for vets in business

    Jack Beecher is the magic man of small business as he connects Corps opportunities, mostly contracting, with small businesses.