• September

    STURGIS Nuclear Decommissioning Completed by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Team

    No challenge is too complex for this team of experts. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers team has recently completed a very complex and unique project phase by finishing the decommissioning of the Army’s first and only floating nuclear reactor prototype – the MH-1A aboard the STURGIS.
  • April

    Newest Army Corps survey vessel performs maiden rescue in Chesapeake Bay

    The Survey Vessel CATLETT crew was busy conducting a condition survey of the Tolchester Channel in the Chesapeake Bay last week when a mayday call came over the radio from a boater in dire straits.
  • Corps of Engineers pulls UFO out of DC waters near Reagan National Airport

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, drift removal crews pulled a small alien spacecraft out of waters at the confluence of the Anacostia and Potomac rivers early this morning as part of their day-to-day mission of clearing debris from channels that could be hazardous to navigation.
  • December

    Safety exercise at Jennings Randolph Lake promotes multiagency cooperation

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers works alongside local, state and federal partners to ensure staff
  • Army Corps, Secret Service break ground on advanced K-9 training facility outside DC

    Just outside the National Capital Region, construction is underway on a new innovative center for some of the most highly-trained employees in the U.S. Secret Service. The roughly $9.6-million, 20,500 square-foot cutting-edge center will feature spacious, efficient work areas with proprietary equipment, multi-purpose rooms, an emergency medical area, plenty of natural light and superior ventilation. Its primary beneficiaries are not people, however — they’re Belgian Malamars and Dutch Shepherds.
  • November

    Community celebrates 75 years of Indian Rock Dam reducing flood risks

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, celebrated Indian Rock Dam’s 75th anniversary with a ceremony and an open house for the public attended by several hundred people.
  • October

    Whitney Point Dam celebrates 75 years of reducing flood risks

    When it was completed in 1942, Whitney Point Dam was the answer to what had been recurring disastrous floods for Binghamton, New York and other communities downstream of it. Since its completion in 1942, the dam has prevented an estimated $726 million in flood damages. The dam itself cost less than $6 million to complete.
  • September

    Corps of Engineers, partners lead Hurricane Evacuation Study for Maryland

    Maryland typically has to deal with the impacts of tropical storms or nor’easters rather than hurricanes. However, the state is not immune. Maryland was significantly impacted by Hurricane Isabel that made landfall in 2003. The state experienced substantial storm surge of 6 to 8 feet above normal tide levels in some areas and even breached the Army Corps’ ecosystem restoration project at Poplar Island in two spots due to elevated water levels and large waves. So, how is Maryland getting prepared for the next major storm? The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, is currently managing a Hurricane Evacuation Study for the state though the National Hurricane Program.
  • Pioneer in military use of nuclear power provides insight on facility to be decommissioned

    Retired Lt. Gen. Ernest Graves was just a major when he was assigned to the SM-1, the first-of-its-kind nuclear power plant that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was building on Fort Belvoir in the late 1950s. At the time, Major Graves was tasked with overseeing the final stages of construction, then operating and training the staff for the reactor. The SM-1 was the first nuclear reactor in the country to generate power connected to the commercial grid when it achieved its first criticality in April 1957. Sixty years later, a 93-year-old Graves and his wife, Nancy, visited the facility to discuss its history with professionals from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other Department of Defense agencies charged with handling nuclear-related missions for the military.
  • August

    From park ranger to chief of Operations Division, Dianne Edwardson retires with 35 years of service to our nation

    When Dianne Edwardson started her career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1982, she was one of only three female park rangers. On Aug. 19, 2017, she retired as chief of Operations Division for one of the largest districts across the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: the Baltimore District.
  • Hydrographic surveyor’s legacy lives on in new survey vessel name

    Harold Catlett’s sudden death shocked his team members at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District. When the time came for Baltimore District to replace its aging survey vessel with a newer model, it only seemed fitting that the vessel be named after a man who inspired so many.
  • Baltimore District offers dredging expertise for award-winning climate adaptation project on Eastern Shore

    A critical Maryland marshland project that provides habitat for the American Bald Eagle, as well encompasses the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park, was honored with an esteemed climate change adaptation award — thanks in part to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ dredging expertise.
  • Baltimore District employees foster tomorrow's STEM leaders

    For the second year in a row, Baltimore District employees Erin Cox and Marco Ciarla volunteered
  • Maryland man, Bay enthusiast receives national Army regulatory award

    Since joining the Corps, Woody Francis has assisted in the development of the first general permits for the nation and the Baltimore District in 1976 and worked his way up to become the technical expert for aquaculture activities in Maryland. It’s his most recent work for the aquaculture program that led him to receive the national Don Lawyer Regulator of the Year Award.
  • June

    DNR, Corps partner to maintain popular trophy trout destination in Maryland

    Along the North Branch of the Potomac River, nestled between Garrett County, Maryland, and Mineral
  • STURGIS decommissioning hits major milestone with deactivated nuclear Reactor Pressure Vessel removal

    After years of planning and overcoming significant implementation challenges, the STURGIS project team has successfully removed the Reactor Pressure Vessel — a major component of the U.S. Army’s MH-1A reactor aboard the Nuclear Barge STURGIS.
  • May

    Corps, Saudi delegation discuss flood risk management

    A 10-member delegation of government and military professionals from Saudi Arabia received a
  • April

    Prime Power getting HQ facilities upgrade at Fort Belvoir

    Most times, when an active duty U.S. Army unit is deployed it’s not to American cities, but for the
  • March

    Army Corps, Susquehanna River Basin Commission partner to provide data to FEMA to revise flood maps in Pennsylvania

    March 9, 2017, marked the Susquehanna River Basin Commission’s first day in the field on Swatara Creek, a tributary of the Susquehanna River in east central Pennsylvania, for a project in collaboration with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, to provide information to the Federal Emergency Management Agency Region III that will help FEMA update their flood risk maps.
  • New deputy commander’s passion for engineering runs in the family

    When the Baltimore District was in the search for a new deputy commander, Col. Ed Chamberlayne said three peers had reached out to him personally to recommend Lt. Col. Brad Morgan. Morgan was selected and started with the district on Jan. 23, bringing with him nearly 17 years of service to the Nation in the Army. This is Morgan's second time serving as deputy commander for a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' district, having also done so from 2013 - 2015, at the Nashville District, ironically as his older brother Clay was also serving as deputy commander at the Fort Worth District (and still is).