Archive: 2010
  • Manas ramp project nears completion

    With an increased number of U.S. forces deploying to Afghanistan, the Middle East District is supporting the necessary infrastructure and helping the U.S. Air Force prepare for a potential surge of air traffic moving in and out of the country by overseeing construction of a $26.3 million strategic ramp at the Transit Center on Manas International Airport in Kyrgyzstan.
  • CENTCOM MATOC Phase One Pre-Proposal Conference a Success

    Representatives from 115 companies attended a pre-proposal conference here Sept. 15 for an upcoming Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) supporting operations in the U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) area of responsibility, which includes 20 countries in the Middle East and Central Asia.
  • MED personnel step up for charity

    The Middle East District increased its overall donations during the 2009 Combined Federal Campaign by more than 60 percent over the previous year and played a large role in the Northern Shenandoah Valley region’s award winning campaign.
  • MED personnel give blood during August Blood Drive

    The Red Cross’ Blood Mobile found a parking spot in front of the Middle East District’s headquarters here Aug. 27, and rolled away with a significant blood donation from district personnel.
  • First round of cultural awareness training complete for MED employees

    Each year, the Middle East District formally develops a strategic plan to help guide organizational actions. The plan, with its organizational goals linked to employee performance objectives, helps keep MED on the direct path to successful project delivery.
  • O&M Services for ANSF Facilities in the Southern Portion of Afghanistan Awarded

    On July 27, 2010, the Middle East District awarded a contract valued at up to $350 million for its
  • O&M Services for ANSF Facilities in the Northern Portion of Afghanistan Awarded

    On July 26, 2010, the Middle East District awarded a contract valued at up to $450 million for its
  • Award-winning project has a clear purpose

    The U.S. Forces-Iraq Operations Facility is far from being the most aesthetically pleasing project entered in the annual competition of the American Council of Engineering Companies. It is not beautiful and does not minimize a carbon footprint like other national finalists, according to Deborah Duncan, Deputy for Programs and Project Management at the Middle East District.
  • Deputy Commander Receives Legion of Merit

    Middle East District Deputy Commander Lt. Col. Donald E. Johantges received the Legion of Merit during an informal farewell dinner June 18. MED Commander Col. Ron Light presented the award.
  • Deputy Commander Lt. Col. Don Johantges attends Career Day Event

    Deputy Commander Lt. Col. Donald E. Johantges speaks to students at Evendale Elementary School in Winchester, Va., on June 9, during its career day event. He retired from military service in June and will transition into a civilian leadership role with the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division. Photo by Kristin Hoelen.