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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District ushered in a new era of leadership as Lt. Col. Michael A. Bliss assumed command from Lt. Col. John C. Becking during a July 1 ceremony in the Wanamaker Building's Crystal Tea Room. Bliss is the 58th commander in the District's history.
2014 Change of Command Ceremony
7/1/2014 3:16:00 PM
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District ushered in a new era of leadership as Lt. Col. Michael A. Bliss assumed command from Lt. Col. John C. Becking during a July 1 ceremony in the Wanamaker Building's Crystal Tea Room. Bliss is the 58th commander in the District's history.
2014 Change of Command Ceremony
7/1/2014 2:56:00 PM
As the 58th Commander of the Philadelphia District, Lieutenant Colonel Michael A. Bliss commands a 500-person District. District missions include dredging waterways for navigation, protecting communities from flooding and coastal storms, responding to natural and declared disasters, regulating construction in the nation’s waters and wetlands, remediating environmental hazards, restoring ecosystems, building facilities for the Army and Air Force, and providing engineering, contracting and project management services for other government agencies upon request.
Lieutenant Colonel Michael A. Bliss
6/30/2014 11:02:00 AM
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District has awarded three contracts in 2014 for the continued deepening of the Delaware River. USACE is dredging the federal channel to 45 feet to enable more efficient transportation of cargo. The project is targeted for completion in 2017.
Delaware River Deepening
6/9/2014 10:36:00 AM
The Delaware River Urban Waters Federal Partnership met April 4 in Philadelphia to discuss ways to reconnect residents of four local cities to their waterways. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is one of 12 federal members of the partnership, which encompasses more than 100 agencies, including schools, environmental groups, economic development agencies and governments at every level. Heather Jensen, Strategic Planner for the Philadelphia District, represents the District in the partnership and presented at the conference.
Delaware River Urban Waters Federal Partnership
5/23/2014 4:02:00 PM
A crane lowers a marine mattress as part of Barnegat Inlet north jetty repair work in May of 2014. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District is repairing the north jetty from damages sustained during Hurricane Sandy.
Barnegat Inlet North Jetty Repair
5/23/2014 3:17:00 PM
The Pegasus Barge, with its tugboat escort, readies for departure from NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Florida, bound for NASA's Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. NASA partnered with USACE's Marine Design Center to refurbish the barge. It will be used to transport rocket components for NASA's next-generation Space Launch System (SLS) between manufacturing, testing and launch locations.
Pegasus Barge
5/19/2014 10:13:00 AM
In the spring of 2014, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District and its contractor began making channel modifications to a lower section of the Little Mill Creek. The project is designed to reduce flood stages for the community in New Castle County, Delaware.
Little Mill Creek Flood Risk Management
5/5/2014 2:57:00 PM
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