Tag: Virginia
  • For eroding island, engineers' efforts start with models

    A team of engineers and researchers with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering Research and Development Center, Coastal Hydraulics Laboratory in Vicksburg, Miss., is gathering wind data on Tangier Island, an island in the Chesapeake Bay that is sinking and eroding away, especially when strong winds churn storm waters.
  • 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.
  • Aspiring Leaders Kick Off New Season of Learning

    “Great leaders aren’t born that way – they are groomed,” said Robert Thomas, structural engineer and Leadership Development Program facilitator. “Leadership is something you have to work at. That is why we are here: to train great leaders.”
  • Wolf Creek Dam project officer promoted to captain

    JAMESTOWN, Ky. (Jan. 11, 2013) – The commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District promoted a first lieutenant assigned to the Wolf Creek Foundation Remediation Project today during a ceremony at the resident engineer office.
  • 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.
  • Gathright Dam ‘test pulse’ to increase Jackson River water flow

    State and federal agencies will use Gathright Dam near Covington, Va. to simulate a storm event on the Jackson River Oct. 3. The test pulse, conducted by the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, will begin at approximately 6 a.m. and peak at 3,500 cubic feet per second.
  • Beach complete, infrastructure protected

    WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. – More than 3 million cubic yards of newly deposited sand is protecting the launch pads and critical infrastructure at NASA’s flight facility here.
  • Nashville District projects experience no affects from earthquake

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 24, 2011) —The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s dam safety personnel report no affects at any of its projects from the earthquake that struck the east coast yesterday.
  • Jesse James stole Corps payroll 130 years ago today

    If direct deposit had existed 130 years ago today, history could have been changed. That’s when famed outlaw Jesse James robbed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers payroll being delivered by horseback just two-miles shy of reaching employees at Blue Water Camp in Alabama.