• October

    Army Corps of Engineers districts revitalize Ocean City inlet

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District’s, Hopper Dredge MURDEN conducted 24/7 dredging operations at an inlet near Ocean City, Maryland, during September 2021. The ongoing Ocean City Inlet federal navigation channel and Assateague Bypass dredging efforts enhance safe navigation conditions, boost commercial endeavors, and promote recreational activities for travelers. The USACE Baltimore District routinely receives services from the Wilmington District’s MURDEN or its sister ship CURRITUCK for routine dredging in and around the Inlet. The Baltimore District manages the Ocean City Inlet federal navigation channel and Assateague Bypass project while the Wilmington District staffs, trains and equips these special-purpose dredges that work up and down the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, dredging similar inlets or near-shore coast projects.
  • September

    National Capital Region emergency response partners weather the storm

    During a recent emergency exercise, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District; 249th Engineer Battalion Charlie Company Prime Power; and emergency management partners helped enable community restoration efforts in the region by successfully assessing temporary emergency power needs for critical facilities. This opportunity prepared the emergency response agencies to resolve post-storm power outages during their most challenging time – hurricane season.
  • August

    From the Wicomico River to Deal Island

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, and several local, state and federal agencies have been partnering up to find a new placement site on the eastern shore of Maryland for material dredged from the Wicomico River. After extensive research and evaluation, USACE and partners agreed on the Deal Island Wildlife Management Area in Somerset County to hold the material and also provide beneficial long-term environmental benefits.
  • July

    From Junior Engineer In Training to Branch Chief, Cirincione inducted into Gallery of Distinguished Civilian Employees

    Frank Cirincione, who started his career as a Junior Engineer in Training, served USACE and the Baltimore District for more than four decades and was inducted into the Gallery of Distinguished Civilian Employees during an awards ceremony Jun 25, 2021 at the district headquarters.
  • Construction continues at Carlisle Barracks

    The Army Corps of Engineers is proud to be a part of a team that includes Carlisle Barracks, the U.S. Army War College, and other stakeholders involved in the General Instruction Building project. With more than 201,000 square feet of space, this facility will support multiple strategic education programs and enhance the college’s ability to develop strategic leaders and influential ideas.
  • Sue Lewis signs new lease on retirement

    After more than 41 years of federal service, Susan Lewis, chief of Real Estate Division, is
  • February

    Restoration Regulation

    A $30 million project on the Manokin River in Somerset County is on track to be the world’s largest oyster restoration effort. For any restoration project, permits are required to evaluate potential project impacts - both positive and negative - on the environment before work can proceed. While USACE has been the lead for reef construction efforts on other tributaries, in the case of the Manokin, USACE played the role of regulator.
  • January

    Critical study to help Port of Baltimore meet vessel needs

    With its existing 50-foot deep channel and Neo-Panamax cranes, the Port of Baltimore is already able to accommodate some of the largest container ships in the world, and has experienced significant growth in containers in recent years. Baltimore District is teaming up with the Maryland Port Administration to ensure future capacity needs are met.
  • November

    Baltimore District employee honored as USACE Program Manager of the Year

    David Chai, the deputy chief of the Baltimore District’s Real Property Services Field Office, was
  • September

    Baltimore District employee honored as USACE Architect of the Year

    Jah-Ras Hodge, a Baltimore District architect with the Military Design Branch, Architecture Section,
  • May

    Army Corps Navigation Mission Part of Baltimore’s Continued Maritime Heritage

    Baltimore is historically a port city with a rich maritime history and the Army Corps of Engineers,
  • March

    USACE Support to COVID-19 Response

    Hear remarks by Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy and Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, USACE Commanding General and 54th U.S. Army Chief of Engineers, specific to support by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to the national Coronavirus response. These clips are excerpts from the March 20, 2020 press conference in the Pentagon. https://www.facebook.com/USACEHQ/videos/215875549492744/ The full event, including remarks by Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy; Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. James McConville; Army Corps of Engineers Commander Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite; and Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Scott Dingle can also be viewed here: https://facebook.com/DeptofDefense/videos/2643688735757461/
  • Memo from the Director of Contracting re: COVID-19

    For USACE Contractors, As the Director of Contracting for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, I wanted to personally reach out to all of you and let you know that we are actively monitoring the situation in regards to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Attached is the guidance we received on planning for potential Novel Coronavirus Contract Impacts.
  • November

    "Taxpayer Advocate” Sean Dawson, 2019 Value Engineer of the Year

    For Sean Dawson, personal connections have been the driving force throughout his four years as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District’s Value Engineer. It’s the connections, problem-solving skills and dedication that made Dawson the recipient of the Army Corps’ 2019 Value Engineer Professional of the Year award.
  • July

    Twenty-five years of work at Poplar Island brings improved habitat, expanded use of dredged material

    For the past 25 years, the Paul S. Sarbanes Ecosystem Restoration Project at Poplar Island has built island habitat in the Chesapeake Bay. Since 1994, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, and its partners have been working to restore remote island habitat in the Chesapeake Bay by beneficially using dredged material at Poplar Island.
  • A facility for a dynamic future — Army Corps delivers high-tech space for intelligence command

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, is putting the finishing touches on a state-of-the-art 381,000-square-foot Secure Administrative/Operations Facility (SAOF) on Fort Belvoir that will provide the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) a consolidated administrative facility to well-equip them for future operations.
  • June

    Baltimore District conducts research on emerging contaminants

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District is teaming up with the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, U.S. Geological Survey and other federal partners to learn more about how complex chemical contaminants behave in the environment to help inform future cleanup efforts.
  • Recycling a key factor in dismantling of STURGIS floating nuclear power plant

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently completed the safe removal of more than 1.5 million pounds
  • Corps of Engineers uses latest technology to tackle WWI cleanup in DC

    Crews searching for buried explosives at a Formerly Used Defense Site (FUDS) in northwest Washington D.C.’s Spring Valley neighborhood are using the latest in advanced technology to reduce unnecessary impacts to private property and to improve efficiency.
  • May

    Army Corps crews dredge nearly 2.6 million cubic yards of material from six Baltimore Harbor channels

    Crews finished the dredging of nearly 2.6 million cubic yards of material this April from shipping channels leading to the Port of Baltimore as part of a contract managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District.