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  • July

    Norfolk District begins James River dredging

    NORFOLK, Va. – James River Federal Navigation Project engineers are ramping up efforts to minimize shoaling effects and improve safe navigation along Central Virginia’s winding watershed. Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Cottrell Contracting Corp. commenced maintenance dredging Sunday in the 7.6-mile Dancing Point-Swann Point channel.
  • Gathright Dam’s second pulse release of 2019 set for Wednesday

    COVINGTON, Va. – Gathright Dam operators are scheduled to carry out the year’s second water-pulse release from Lake Moomaw on Wednesday. It will take place between 6 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
  • Leaders sign Norfolk Coastal Storm Risk Management design agreement

    NORFOLK, Va. – The Norfolk Coastal Storm Risk Management project just got another boost from city officials and Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Col. Patrick Kinsman, district commander, and City Manager Doug Smith signed the design agreement Friday, clearing a path for the Army and Norfolk to share costs in funding and developing full designs for the first construction feature.
  • June

    USACE to host Industry Day for architect-engineer firms July 23

    NORFOLK, Va. – Architect-engineer firms are invited to learn more about the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers workload for fiscal year 2020 and beyond at a special Industry Day slated for July 23 at Fort Norfolk.
  • Gathright Dam’s first pulse release set for Wednesday

    COVINGTON, Va. – Gathright Dam operators are scheduled to conduct the year’s first water-pulse release from Lake Moomaw on Wednesday. It will occur about 6 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Virginia Beach oceanfront storm-damage reduction program slated to kick off

    The Virginia Beach Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction Project, a joint effort by the city of Virginia Beach and Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is slated to begin Thursday. Beginning at 15th Street, Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company is working toward the placement of sand after mobilization efforts Wednesday.
  • Norfolk District awards $20.3 million contract for Sandbridge Beach storm protection

    Although not even officially summer, the city of Virginia Beach and Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are already preparing for winter. The district has awarded the Sandbridge Hurricane Protection and Beach Renourishment project contract to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company.
  • Hero of the Week: District attorney relishes diverse days, ‘concrete’ results

    This week’s Norfolk District Hero of the Week wasn’t searching for a predictable and repetitive career, which might explain his success here. Kyle Guess, Norfolk District assistant district council, said no two days have been the same since joining the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers nearly 10 years ago – and for that, he’s grateful.
  • Norfolk District to start spraying for mosquitoes at Craney Island

    Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will conduct the season's first aerial-mosquito treatment Friday over federal property at the Craney Island Dredged Material Management Area.
  • Norfolk District awards $40 million aviation maintenance training facility contract

    The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced a $40 million contract awarded yesterday to Virginia-based S.B. Ballard Construction Company to build an aviation maintenance training facility on Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.
  • May

    Norfolk District’s ‘Hero’ delivers real estate, strengthens community relations

    For Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to “Move the Dirt,” skilled employees must first “Get the Dirt.” That’s the role of a realty specialist. Given her quick success in that process, Stacey Nolan is the district’s “Hero of the Week.” A member of Real Estate’s Acquisition, Management and Disposal Section, she credits the office’s rapid research practices for mission success.
  • With mosquito season in the air, Norfolk District prepped for another fight

    NORFOLK, Va. – With the return of warmer weather, the bugs are never far behind. Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has teamed up with Portsmouth to keep mosquitoes contained at its Craney Island dredged material management area and away from the surrounding community.
  • Holocaust observance at Norfolk District solemnly reinforces promise

    Like many locations around the world, the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers experienced the stillness of contemplation and reverence during its Holocaust Day of Remembrance observation here.
  • April

    Norfolk District contract award delivers boost to Lynnhaven Inlet navigation

    Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a 120-day period of performance contract to Cottrell Contracting Corp. for the Lynnhaven Inlet Federal Navigation Project. The project serves commercial and recreational users in the city of Virginia Beach, the nonfederal sponsor, providing value to the both the economy and leisure opportunities.
  • March

    USACE awards $3.8 million services contract for AIWW facilities

    NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a five-year services contract to U.S. Facilities Inc. for operations and maintenance of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway’s locks and bridges.
  • Norfolk District commander discusses Corps’ collaborative posture at symposium

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Norfolk District Commander Col. Patrick Kinsman reviewed the district’s position regarding federal policy and environmental issues at the Environment Virginia Symposium held Tuesday at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Va.
  • Norfolk District pours out the word on Virginia Flood Awareness Week

    This week is Virginia Flood Awareness Week, addressing the nation’s most common and costly natural disaster. The observance foreshadows the Atlantic hurricane season, which starts June 1, and is sponsored by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Dam Safety and Floodplain Management – the commonwealth’s national flood insurance coordinator.
  • Project management soft skills coached at Norfolk District

    More than 20 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Norfolk District project managers engaged in a soft skills workshop here Tuesday. Soft skills are character traits and interpersonal skills that characterize a person's relationships with other people.
  • Norfolk District to begin Dismal Swamp Canal dredging

    CHESAPEAKE, Va. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is set to begin Dismal Swamp Canal dredging early next week – roughly a year ahead of schedule due to lingering impacts from Hurricane Matthew in 2016. The maintenance work should be completed by April.
  • Thimble Shoal Channel slated for dredging after Norfolk District award

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Norfolk District awarded a maintenance dredging contract to Manson Construction Co. for the Chesapeake Bay Thimble Shoal Channel in Virginia, Friday.