Public Affairs Mission

The Public Affairs Office is the initial contact for the public and the media for information about the Wilmington District and its programs, policies, operations and activities. The Public Affairs Office manages the district's public information, command information, and community relations programs. Public Affairs specialists serve in direct support of the district's outreach programs, each responsible for specific geographic and functional areas. Public Affairs staff members prepare information products for both internal and external audiences. The Public Affairs Office supports the district in a wide variety of other activities including the management of the district's web and digital media presence.


Contact Information and Address

For information about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wilmington District please call or email the Public Affairs Office;


Our address;

69 Darlington Avenue (just off Market Street)

Wilmington, NC 28403

News Releases

  • Ribbon Cutting for New Trail at Philpott Lake

    A ribbon cutting will be held September 1st, 2023, at 11 a.m. at the Philpott Lake Visitors Center for a new 0.4-mile pedestrian trail opening at Philpott Lake.
  • Dredging contract award: Morehead City Inner Ocean Bar

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wilmington District awarded a $16,456,566 contract to Marinex Construction, Inc. for the dredging of Morehead City Inner Ocean Bar.
  • Continued closure of William O’Huske/Lock and Dam Three and closure of Lock and Dam Two

    The William O’Huske/Lock and Dam Three, located at 1248 Bill Hall Rd, Fayetteville, N.C., will remain closed due to continued construction through August 14th, 2023. Lock and Dam Two, located at 645 Lock #2 Rd, Elizabethtown, N.C., will close July 10th, 2023, and is projected to reopen August 7th, 2023.
  • USACE Wilmington to hold a public open house for the Wilmington Harbor 403 Letter Report and Environmental Impact Statement

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wilmington District is conducting a public comment period through 30 June 2023 and will host a public open house on Tuesday, June 13, 2023, 4:00 PM at Cape Fear Community College, Union Station Building, 502 N Front St. Wilmington, NC 28401.
  • Philpott Dam Industry Day

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wilmington District is hosting an Industry Engagement Day, on Tuesday, 18 APR 2023, from 0900 to 1200 EDT at the Philpott Lake Visitor Center. Attendees will meet at the Philpott Lake Visitor Center no later than 0845. A presentation will be provided which will include general timeline of the solicitation, how to contract with the US Army Corps of Engineers, and a general overview of the project. The Industry Day will provide a venue for CESAW to discuss the upcoming Philpott Dam Landslide Remediation contracting opportunity.