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  • July

    Baltimore District Chief of Navigation Kevin Brennan retires following 37-year career with the Army Corps

    Kevin Brennan, Baltimore District’s long-time Navigation chief, is retiring in June 2022 following
  • June

    Industrial Hygienist awarded U.S. Army Guardian Safety Award

    Genet Tulu, Baltimore District industrial hygienist, was awarded the U.S. Army Guardian Safety Award, June 7, 2022. Ms. Tulu was presented the award at the Post Theater on Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) in Harford County, Md.
  • The Washington Aqueduct | Modernization

    For nearly 170 years, the Washington Aqueduct, a division of Baltimore District, has provided potable drinking water for the District of Columbia, later expanding coverage to Virginia’s Arlington and Fairfax Counties in 1927 and 1947, respectively. Under the direction of Baltimore District Commander Col. Estee S. Pinchasin and Washington Aqueduct General Manager Rudy Chow, the Aqueduct is several years into an evolutionary, mission-essential modernization plan that will usher in a new era for the historic water utility. The plan, or Evolution 2030, centers around an intensive asset management strategy, as well as data system upgrades that will result in critical infrastructure renewal, improved water security, and ensured continuity for the Aqueduct. 
  • April

    East Coast maritime response assets remobilize EVER FORWARD

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, performed hydrographic surveys at the Craighill Channel to determine any potential channel impacts resulting from East Coast maritime response efforts to remobilize the Taiwanese vessel operator Evergreen’s box ship EVER FORWARD. After being grounded for 35 days and successfully refloated, EVER FORWARD made its way back to the Port of Baltimore, resuming its journey to Norfolk, Virginia. Moving forward, material dredged during the remobilization effort will be beneficially re-used at Poplar Island for rebuilding and restoring the area, which is home to hundreds of species of wildlife and waterfowl, as approved by the Maryland Department of the Environment.
  • March

    Women Empowerment: Biologist rises above occasion

    Plunging into the ocean and feeling weightless in the deep blue sea ignited an inescapable scuba diving passion for a 12-year-old girl. The aquatic environment surrounding her seemed endless, boosting her adrenaline. Although she routinely encountered elusive, camouflaging frogfish and large barracudas with menacing teeth, it was a familiar face concealing a proud smile behind a snorkel mask that inspired her to lead the charge – her grandmother's. These early adventures helped shape Kristina May's desire to pursue biology and environmental protection to inspire other imaginative little girls and women with similar interests. As a part of Women's History Month, May shares her story and pays tribute to the women who've courageously reimagined the possible to accomplish this goal.
  • All-women security team manages sensitive information, property for key partners in National Capital Region

    Denise Hurt works from her office outside of Fort Meade, Maryland, the home base for her all-women security team. The team, part of the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Real Property Services Field Office (RSFO), handles high-level, unique security assignments for high-profile Department of Defense (DOD) agencies. In fact, their work is so specialized that RSFO is one of the only full-service project management shops in the federal government able to provide fully cleared personnel at the Top-Secret level and above.
  • New Splash: Surveyor continues waterways passion

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, Survey Technician Ryan Miranda endures another chapter pursuing waterway passions, which includes stints as a rower, scuba diver, and naval historian. As one of the newest members of the survey technician team, he incorporates his experiences from swimming as a child to coaching rowers to successfully contribute towards enhancing the Chesapeake Bay and District’s National Capital Region area of responsibility with hydrographic condition surveys of federal channels and topographic surveys on special projects.
  • Lifelong environmentalist trailblazes leadership path

    Danielle Szimanski continues a lifelong environmental protection passion by uniquely operating as a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineering With Nature (EWN) Coastal Practice lead and USACE Baltimore District project manager and ecologist. As part of Women's History month, Szimanski is a beacon of hope for women pursuing leadership roles. Her trailblazing path helps showcase how women advance, evaluate, and communicate environmental science that informs impactful decisions to protect the environment now and into the future.
  • February

    USACE Anacostia River dock upgrades enhance environmental rehabilitation

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District’s, DC Field office dock will house the newly arriving NACOTCHTANK Floating Crane in the District of Columbia alongside the Anacostia River. The DC Drift Program planned rehabilitation and modification of the mooring piers at the site location to help aid in the offloading of debris collected by the DC Drift Program vessels. Local contractors performed construction modifications to help enable the District’s ability to protect environmental habitat, improve water quality and aesthetics, and expand public access within the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Additionally, USACE boat operators conduct routine debris patrols and respond to debris calls received from the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, boat and marina operators, and private citizens. Lastly, the program’s year-round drift removal operations benefit navigation efforts by reducing damages, financial loss, and safety hazards to commercial and recreational vessels, operators, and docking facilities.
  • ASA (CW), Chesapeake Bay restoration and protection partners tour Port of Baltimore

    The Honorable Michael Connor, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, conducted his first port visit since confirming his position in November 2021. He accompanied senior leaders from USACE Headquarters and North Atlantic Division to witness the Baltimore District's Chesapeake Bay restoration and protection operations. Mission partners from the Maryland Port Administration and Ports America Chesapeake showcased how the Baltimore District's Chesapeake Bay protection and restoration efforts help streamline logistics and supply chain improvements for the nation's top e-commerce port destination.
  • January

    Harvey Johnson retires after 36 years of federal service

    Johnson’s retirement ceremony was held Jan. 13, 2022 where he was pinned by Baltimore District Commander, Col. Estee S. Pinchasin with the Meritorious Civilian Service Medal and presented with his retirement certificate after over 36 years of federal service.
  • Securing the mission, one inspection at a time

    Keeping our workforce and infrastructure safe from threats is essential to mission readiness and ensuring continued vital water resources and engineering services are delivered to the region and Nation — and for this, we can thank the District’s Security team.
  • December

    Chief, East Campus Integrated Program Office awarded Engineer of the Year

    Daria Van Liew, chief of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Baltimore District, East Campus Integrated Program Office is the recipient of the 2021 Headquarters Lt. Gen. Elvin “Vald” Heiberg, the third, Engineer of the Year Award.
  • November

    Unforgotten: Veterans honor Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Centennial

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, employees reflected on their military service and mourned the unidentified service members who perished in war, while visiting the Arlington National Cemetery's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier site during a Veteran's Day tribute.
  • Multiagency partners enhance Chesapeake Bay coastline under Hurricane Sandy Resiliency program

    Multiagency partners enhanced Chesapeake Bay coastline under the Hurricane Sandy Resiliency program. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District’s Regulatory Program worked with project proponents to protect vulnerable sections of Chesapeake Bay coastline for a Hurricane Sandy Resiliency project post construct. Through the regulatory review process, USACE is responsible for evaluating coastal resilience actions that aim to protect the Nation’s aquatic resources through fair and balanced permitting decisions.
  • October

    Government contractors emerge victorious following historic $1.1 billion fiscal year

    Handling contracts that can value up in the millions while under immense pressure and tight deadlines can be a nerve-racking experience for most. But for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District's Contracting team, their financial expertise equips them to surpass challenges like these. They emerged victorious as they ramped up operations to ensure the successful and timely execution of budgetary requirements throughout a historic fiscal year closeout, where they oversaw $1.1 billion in obligations. Not only did the Contracting team race against the clock amid an enduring global pandemic, but they also relied on their innovative contracting approaches to power through regional hurricane impacts from Ida and a high-profile mission to support the in-processing of Afghan evacuees. Providing comprehensive acquisition services to ensure timely execution of requirements while upholding best value, quality, ethics, and compliance under such circumstances wasn't easy, but the team relished in their accomplishments.
  • 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.