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  • August

    Partnership put Craney, port issues on display for senator

    Often referred to as the jewel of Hampton Roads, the Norfolk District put Craney Island Dredged Material Management Area on display through a partnership of port, state and corps officials for Sen. Tim Kaine Thursday.
  • Norfolk District 135: Gustav J. Fiebeger

    Fiebeger became the fifth in command of what would later become the Norfolk District when he took over as officer in charge on July 1, 1890.
  • Aerial mosquito spraying scheduled for Sept. 2

    The U.S. Air Force will conduct aerial mosquito spraying at federal properties on Craney Island, adjacent Portsmouth city properties, and parts of the Churchland area on Tuesday, Sept. 2.
  • Norfolk District 135: William Price Craighill

    William Price Craighill was the fourth officer in charge of what would later become the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He became the Corps’ first Southeast Division Engineer, overseeing coastal fortification projects in Hampton Roads.
  • Richmond Field Office main telephone service temporarily unavailable

    UPDATE: As of Aug. 18, 2014, the Richmond Field Office main telephone line has been repaired, and the office number of 804-323-3780 is back in service.
  • Craney Island mosquito spraying set for Aug. 14

    The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will conduct a second aerial mosquito spraying Thursday, Aug. 14, over U.S. Army property at Craney Island in Portsmouth, Va.
  • Craney Island mosquito spraying set for Aug. 12

    The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the city of Portsmouth, Va., will conduct joint aerial mosquito spraying Tuesday at federal properties on Craney Island, adjacent city properties and the Churchland area in Portsmouth.
  • Norfolk District 135: Frederick A. Hinman

    Frederick A. Hinman removed sunken vessels “obstructing or endangering navigation,” including the barge Albemarle near Hog Island lighthouse in Virginia, the schooner Maria and Elizabeth near Cape Charles lighthouse in Virginia, the schooner Tarry Not near Craney Island near the mouth of the Nansemond River, the schooner Anthea Godfrey in “Lynn Haven Roads, Virginia” [sic] (which was destroyed by explosives after having shown the wreck and cargo were valueless), and the steamer Concord, which was burned and sunk in the Pamplico River near Washington, North Carolina.
  • July

    District continues commitment to James; issues order to dredge

    As part of the three year, $12 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quality contract with Cottrell Contracting Corporation, the district issued a $3.2 million task order to dredge 475,000 cubic yards of sediment causing shoals in the James River at Dancing Point and Jordan Point on June 17.
  • Norfolk District 135: James Mercur

    On June 15, 1881, Capt. James Mercur took command as the second engineer in charge of the Norfolk office after Capt. Charles B. Phillips, the first engineer in charge, died while still in command. He was in charge of improving the Norfolk, Virginia and Beaufort and Edenton, North Carolina harbors; Cape Fear River and Currituck Sound
  • Craney Island mosquito spraying set for July 28

    The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the city of Portsmouth, Va., will conduct joint aerial mosquito spraying Monday, July 28, at federal properties on Craney Island and adjacent city properties.
  • Sandy restoration work for NASA’s Wallops Island commences

    Construction work to restore the beach and dunes protecting NASA’s Wallops Island Flight Facility damaged by super storm Sandy began here July 18. Dredges from New Jersey-based Weeks Marine, Inc. are on-site, pumping sand from an off-shore borrow site and placing the sand along the beach restoring berm and dune elevations to levels that will protect NASA and Mid-Atlantic Spaceport infrastructure from strong, storm-generated wave damage from the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Norfolk District prepares to dredge near Wachapreague

    On the Eastern Shore’s lacey, Atlantic-facing coast, two main channels in Finney Creek and Bradford Bay cut their way inland toward the Victorian-era town of Wachapreague, Virginia. The channels, which provide tourism and commerce to Wachapreague and navigation abilities to the U.S. Coast Guard, have naturally silted over since routine dredging in early 2013, but the process was given a significant nudge by Hurricane Sandy. For several months, the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has prepared and begun to implement plans to dredge the channels.
  • Norfolk District 135: Charles B. Phillips

    Editor’s note: Beginning July 1, 2014, Norfolk District celebrates its 135 Anniversary. Stay with us throughout the year as we look back at our former commanders, completed projects and distinguished employees. On July 1, 1879, Capt. Charles B. Phillips became the Engineer in Charge of the United States Engineer Office in Norfolk, which was the predecessor to the Norfolk District.
  • Corps to host FNOD public meeting July 10; receive public comments through July 30

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold a public meeting July 10, 6-8 p.m., to discuss proposed clean-up plans for three sites at the Former Nansemond Ordnance Depot in Suffolk, Va.
  • June

    Hampton Roads communities use student ingenuity, benefit from emergency power assessments

    With the 2014 hurricane season upon us, 10 critical facilities throughout Chesapeake, Gloucester County and James City County can rest easier knowing their emergency power needs have been accurately documented.
  • District continues Fort Lee transformation; delivers world-class support to warfighter

    Four years after Fort Lee became the central hub for Army logistics training due to the Base Realignment and Closure 2005 decision, the Norfolk District continues to help the installation and its major tenants continue to evolve.
  • Officials announce change to Gathright Dam pulse release dates

    The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced a change to two pulse release dates scheduled in August and early September. The six pulses, and the amended dates, are scheduled for the following Wednesdays: June 25 July 23 Aug. 20 Sept. 10 Sept. 24 Oct. 15
  • Corps and commonweath announce Gathright Dam pulse release dates

    The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will deviate from Gathright Dam’s existing water control plan in order to conduct six pulse releases from June through October 2014.
  • Corps, volunteers collect more than 2,000 pounds of shoreline debris

    PORTSMOUTH, Virginia – Sunglasses. Check! Bug spray. Check! Bottled water. Check! Trash bags. Check!