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  • February

    Pilot study seeks drinking water advancements for nation’s capital

    In an unassuming blue trailer just a few miles north of the heart of the District of Columbia, work is underway to improve the drinking water that serves more than 1 million people in and around the nation’s capital.
  • October

    Baltimore District, local first responders simulate rescue operations at East Sidney Lake Dam

    First responders and fire departments are always preparing to respond to worst-case scenarios. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, alongside area emergency responders did just that Oct. 13 during a training exercise simulating rescue operations in the event of a medical emergency at East Sidney Lake Dam.
  • December

    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.
  • 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.
  • Corps of Engineers participates in first-time flood summit in high-risk DC

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers representatives joined more than 150 experts to discuss flooding in our nation’s capital at Gallaudet University, Sept. 8, 2016, marking the first flood summit of its kind in Washington.
  • January

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lab in Alexandria trains Veterans in archaeological curation, prepares them for future

    The Veterans Curation Program provides five months of paid, intensive archaeological curation training to recently-separated Veterans, using collections from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Veterans are not only helping the Corps rehabilitate vast archaeological collections to museum standards to aid in future research but are also learning important career-building skills. The VCP laboratory in Alexandria held an open house Jan. 12, 2016, so the 12 employed Veterans could demonstrate their work in archiving and artifacts and discuss how the program is helping them to prepare for the future.
  • June

    SMA Chandler visits the Washington Aqueduct

    Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III came to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Washington Aqueduct June 5 to visit the people charged with a unique and vital but frequently unseen mission.