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    Waterfield Building reopens Oct. 30

    The Norfolk District's Waterfield Building will open for normal operations Tuesday, Oct. 30. Liberal leave is authorized. High tide is expected at 10 a.m. tomorrow morning and may cause some localized flooding and travel concerns. Please time your commute appropriately.
  • Waterfield Building closed Oct. 29

    Due to local weather and travel conditions, the Waterfield building is closed Monday, Oct. 29. Administrative leave is authorized for employees who work in the Waterfield building. Employees who work at area military installations should follow the instructions of the garrison commander. Employees who work from field or home offices throughout the Commonwealth should work as conditions allow.
  • Big plans await Virginia Beach’s Lynnhaven Inlet

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – In a continuing effort to reduce annual costs associated with maintaining federal navigation channels in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is conducting a federal interest determination study at the entrance of the Lynnhaven Inlet. The federal study will determine if jetties or a combination of coastal structures is cost-effective in reducing critical shoaling and annual costs of maintaining the navigation channel, as well as reducing damages incurred on structures in the channel due to continuous wave action.
  • Regulators focused on mission as Clean Water Act turns 40

    The Clean Water Act turns 40 today and, though opponents and supporters still debate the scope and effectiveness of the landmark legislation, employees of the regulatory branch here have a clear understanding of their mission. “It’s about being consistent and operating within the scope of our authorities,” said Col. Paul Olsen, Norfolk District commander. “It’s about balancing the nation’s passion to build with the needs of the environment.”
  • District leaders ‘stand down’ for suicide prevention training

    Employees wrapped up their suicide prevention stand-down activities here Oct. 15. The effort, which included manager-led training sessions and small group discussions for each employee was part of the Army-wide suicide prevention stand-down conducted Sept. 27. Training and discussions for supervisors and employees focused on the Army’s award-winning ACE or “Ask, Care and Escort,” which encourages Soldiers and employees at all levels to be alert to suicide warning signs, ask directly if a person is thinking about suicide, care for the person and escort to the person to professional help.
  • District one step closer to being accepted into OSHA program

    The Voluntary Protection Program uses performance-based criteria and requires extensive documentation in order to be in compliance. The program uses different models and tools to try and identify problematic areas so agencies can attempt to minimize and eliminate as many accidents as possible.
  • Choosing a STEM career: Army Corps of Engineers offers one-stop job opportunities

    The Norfolk District brought out their best when they were invited to a career conference last Friday. There was the doodler and reluctant biologist. The nature lover. The video-gamer. The guy who likes explosions. The fourth family engineer. It was Norfolk District’s dream STEM team: science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Experts specifically chosen to draw young minds to STEM careers in the military.
  • Choosing a STEM career: Army Corps of Engineers offers one-stop job opportunities

    The Norfolk District brought out their best when they were invited to a career conference last Friday. There was the doodler and reluctant biologist. The nature lover. The video-gamer. The guy who likes explosions. The fourth family engineer. It was Norfolk District’s dream STEM team: science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Experts specifically chosen to draw young minds to STEM careers in the military.