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  • July

    Middle East District, Kuwaitis Deliver the Program during COIVD

    Members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Middle East District’s (TAM) Kuwait Program Management Office and Members of the Kuwaiti military held a ribbon cutting ceremony July 5th to celebrate completion of a Kuwaiti PATRIOT missile defense battery.
  • June

    Developing lasting industry-government partnerships through collaboration, networking

    USACE Middle East District sponsored a two-day Industry Day event in Saudi Arabia on June 8 and 9.
  • Developing Valuable Skills in the Middle East with USACE

    Both operational and USACE sides of the Engineer Regiment are equally important, but two officers assigned to USACE’s Transatlantic Middle East District (TAM) recently learned that a tour with the Corps can provide a whole lot of excitement and ultimately a whole new level of experience.
  • Program Manager goes the extra 7,000 miles

    Headquartered in Winchester, Virginia, with projects spread throughout the Middle East, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Middle East District (TAM) is farther from its projects than any other district in the Corps. So TAM program manager Kim Sanders is used to overcoming the tyranny of distance. However, when she recently had the chance to close that distance she jumped on the opportunity.
  • May

    TAM Talks Engineering at STARBASE Academy after a year away

    USACE Middle East District supported DoD's STARBASE Academy through two visits in May, TAM’s Katie Render, Fire Protection Engineer, shared her experiences as a civilian engineer, while Deputy Commander Maj. Eder Ramirez shared his military combat engineer side. Both perspectives were engaging to the students.
  • March

    Virtual Collaboration Allows Critical Project to Stay on Track

    A current project in Iraq, to bring Imam Ali Air Base up to operational capability, involves extensive refurbishment and renovation to the Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) building, includes new ATCT equipment, supporting airfield electrical power and communications infrastructure, backup power improvement, installation of new ILS/DME and TACAN systems; and a potential renovation of the existing airfield lighting system.  Accomplishing this involves extensive coordination among the Iraqi Air Force, the Aerospace Management Systems Division, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC/HBA) at Hanscom Air Force Base, TAM and Memphis Districts, all while respecting the COIVD restrictions in place.
  • BHM speakers highlight value, importance of time

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Middle East District (TAM) held a Black History Month celebration Feb. 26. The event was held virtually and featured two guest speakers: Staff Sgt. Buddy C. Reynolds, a 100-year-old World War II veteran and the Honorable Randall Johnson Jr., a District Judge in Richmond, Va.
  • February

    It’s going to cost how much? The Inside Story of Cost Engineers

    Whether building a new deck on the back of one’s house or the entire infrastructure for a missile defense program, the most basic and complex question in construction is always, “How much is it going to cost?” That is the critical role of a cost engineer (CE) comes in. In construction organizations, project managers and design engineers get the glory but cost engineers play a critical role behind the scenes. This is especially true in an organization like the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Middle East District (TAM).
  • January

    Spirit of volunteerism is alive and well at the Middle East District

    Organizational tasks not directly associated with TAM's mission statement, but vital to improving the overall work climate, rely entirely on team members’ passion and volunteer spirit to be accomplished. They build morale, increase diversity and cultural awareness, making the organization stronger.
  • November

    COS savings benefit USACE mission partners

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Center of Standardization for Nonpermanent Facilities (COS) maintains a library of off the shelf designs, readily adaptable to almost any purpose, saving time and money.
  • USACE Assists in Lebanon’s Recovery

    After nearly a decade, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Middle East District (TAM) is back in Lebanon to help provide engineering solutions to some of Lebanon’s toughest challenges.
  • October

    Leadership Development Program grows leaders at all levels  

    Nine team members from the USACE Middle East District recently completed a year-long Leadership Development Program and graduated Oct. 14.
  • July

    Scholarship STEMS from love of engineering

    When it comes to supporting the future of science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers, the Middle East District’s Tom Stephenson puts his money where his mouth is by establishing a scholarship for students interested in STEM careers.
  • June

    NSA Bahrain Cuts Ribbon on new USACE Built Medical Facility

    The Naval Medical Readiness and Training Unit (NMRTU) Bahrain held a ribbon cutting ceremony marking the successful completion of the USACE-built multi-faceted medical clinic on June 16. The ceremony was led by Navy Capt. Greg Smith, the commander of the Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain.
  • Chief of Engineers Highlights Deployment Opportunities

    The 54th Chief of Engineers, Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, addressed U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civilians in a virtual town hall meeting Tuesday to encourage them to consider deployment opportunities available within the Corps. The meeting was hosted by the Transatlantic Middle East District’s USACE Contingency Deployment Center (UCDC) and discussed the critical need for volunteers to meet USACE’s ever-expanding missions throughout the United States and the world and benefits, both tangible and intangible, for employees who step up to answer the call.
  • May

    Old contracting tool leads to new successes in Kuwait

    The Transatlantic Middle East District has a long successful history with Job Order Contracts in Kuwait and just recently, April 30, awarded another Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity Job Order Contracting (JOC) Single Award Task Order Contract (SATOC) for the District’s Kuwait program.
  • Middle East District Sets New Standards in Value Engineering

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Middle East District was recently recognized with a Value Engineering Achievement Award for their value engineering efforts as part of a 1.4 billion dollar program to build new facilities and infrastructure at Al Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates.
  • April

    Middle East District Officers Support COVID-19 Response

    Two captains from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Middle East District (TAM) recently returned from New York City where they had deployed to assist with USACE efforts to build alternate care facilities both in the city and throughout the region.
  • TAM team demonstrates BUILDING STRONG throughout COVID-19 pandemic

    USACE, including the Transatlantic Middle East District (TAM) has continued their on-going mission while also assisting the nation and numerous federal agencies in this time of crisis, BUILDING STRONG through deeds, not words.
  • Despite pandemic, high school intern works with USACE to complete project

    Although COVID-19 virus has led to the cancellation of many of the traditional high school rites of passage around the country, a passion for engineering and an assist from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Middle East District (TAM) helped high school senior Sally Sydnor maintain some sense of normalcy during a final year of high school that has been anything but. Sydnor was in the middle of an engineering internship with the district when schools closed for the year. With her senior year unexpectedly coming to an end, Sydnor decided to see if there was a way she could continue her engineering project.