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  • May

    New burner installed for Eternal Flame at the President John F. Kennedy gravesite

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The temporary flame that has been operating at the gravesite of President John F. Kennedy and his family since April 29 was removed today and the new burner at the Eternal Flame has been relit.
  • Arlington National Cemetery dedicates columbarium

    Arlington National Cemetery will dedicate its ninth columbarium court here today. Officials will mark the dedication of Columbarium Court No. 9 with a joint, full-honors committal service for six unclaimed remains of veterans from all branches of military.
  • April

    Contractors begin work on JFK Eternal Flame burner

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Contractors began work here yesterday on the burner of the President John F. Kennedy Eternal Flame, which has been lit since 1967. Technicians from Meltech Corp., Inc.; based in Landover, Md.; built an 8-foot temporary fence and installed a temporary flame at one of the most visited sites in Arlington National Cemetery.
  • Corps begins $144K Bennett’s Creek dredging

    SUFFOLK, Va. -- The Army Corps of Engineers’ dredge Currituck arrived here Saturday to dredge the federal navigation channel in Bennett’s Creek. Significant shoaling, caused by natural transport and deposit of sediment, made dredging necessary. The natural shoaling was exacerbated by Hurricane Sandy.
  • Court opens up niche space at Arlington

    Work is wrapping up on the new 12.9-million-dollar, 62,820-square-foot Columbarium Court 9, which is slated to be the final columbarium court in this section of the cemetery. The new facility increases the cemetery’s inurnment capacity by 20,296 niche spaces.
  • Engineering a difference

    Thumbing through the pages of his chartreuse logbook where he writes down thoughts, project plans and drawings, Capt. Antonio Pazos stops to point out a particular drawing. It’s a rough sketch diagram of how the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and federal and state engineers designed a dewatering plan to remove 400 million gallons of water from the Brooklyn Battery and Queens tunnels after Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East Coast Oct.29, 2012.
  • March

    For eroding island, engineers' efforts start with models

    Researchers are using wind, wave, turbidity data and more to understand the conditions in the Tangier Federal Navigation Channel and harbor. The resulting computer model will help determine what type and size of jetty will protect the waterway and harbor from wave attack, ultimately saving the local watermen tens of thousands of dollars in repair costs during storms.
  • Corps responds to emergency dredging in Thimble Shoals federal channel

    NORFOLK – Hazardous shoaling in the Thimble Shoals federal navigation channel launched action between local and federal agencies as they raced to reopen a closed navigation lane. The Virginia Pilots Association alerted the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, of the hazard on March 13, and within hours, a survey team was mobilized.
  • Leading lady: Classic character, modern methods

    Juergens, a logistics management specialist with the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, was doing what she did best just before boarding a plane from Virginia to South Bridge, Mass.: last-minute packing.
  • Gathright Dam begins routine, controlled flood release

    The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began a controlled flood release at Gathright Dam near Covington, Va., at 8:30 a.m., today.
  • Arlington National Cemetery to share design for Millennium expansion project

    Arlington National Cemetery is interested in sharing information about the new design and obtaining public feedback about the project, and has scheduled an open house and site visit on Saturday, March 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. The open house will begin with a briefing at the Women In Military Service for America Memorial (WIMSA) and then transition to a site visit of three areas associated with the Millennium Project.
  • New veterinary clinic expands Langley's pet services

    Langley Air Force Base, VA – Army and Air Force officials made the transition to a new veterinary clinic official here Thursday. The clinic replaces an aging cinder block building that provided few pet services.
  • February

    FNOD Restoration Advisory Board meets March 7

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host its quarterly meeting of the Former Nansemond Ordnance Depot, or FNOD, Restoration Advisory Board Thursday, March 7, from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held at the Courtyard Marriott located at 8060 Harbour View Boulevard in Suffolk, Va.
  • Kennedy Flame to receive upgrades

    – The Norfolk District awarded a Maryland company on Jan. 31 a contract to upgrade the John F. Kennedy eternal flame at Arlington National Cemetery. Meltech Corporation Inc. of Landover, Md., will be responsible for performing the approximately $350,000 upgrade to the flame in early spring.
  • January

    District open for normal operations

    The District's Waterfield Building is open for normal operations today. Employees at area military