• June

    USACE mines local schools for hidden gems

    Transatlantic Middle East District (TAM) continues his support of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics through its High School Intern Program, most recently increasing to three interns for this most recent semester. The partnership benefits the students through their exposure to a professional work and engineering environment, challenging their preconceptions while expanding their skills. The collaboration benefits Team TAM through increased understanding of and potentially piquing interest in a career with USACE.
  • May

    Transatlantic Middle East District Legal Staff Continues to Raise the Bar

    Multiple staff members recently received national recognition for their work representing the interests of the U.S. government in a variety of significant legal matters. During the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Senior Legal Managers Governance and Continuing Legal Education meeting, the USACE Office of Chief Counsel announced the winners of its annual awards. District office of counsel staff members Regina Schowalter, Lindsay Nicodemus, and Kathryn Morris were all recognized.
  • Senior Contracting NCO benefits from unique USACE experience

    When Senior Contracting NCO MSG Shantae Allen was asked to describe her recent assignment with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Middle East District (TAM), the first word that came to mind was “unique.”
  • March

    Confidence in future STEMs from students’ enthusiasm

    The Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Middle East District (TAM) participates in events that highlight and encourage interest in STEM through STARBASE Academy in Winchester, Va. While no two discussions with 5th graders are the same, this week's encounter was one for the books!
  • February

    U.S., Kuwaiti militaries celebrate infrastructure improvements

    A ribbon cutting ceremony held on February 2 marked the completion of a new $53 million pier project at Kuwait Naval Base. The pier, built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District, will enhance both Kuwait and U.S. military operations in the region.
  • January

    Middle East District expertise helps care for USACE Team

    TAM's Cheryl Young traveled to Germany to help clear Europe District's passport backlog.
  • December

    MATOC awarded with $990 million capacity

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Middle East District awarded a Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) with a capacity of $990,000,000 to six Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) companies on Nov. 29, 2021.
  • October

    The Magic Behind the Mystery: Fiscal New Year for Dummies

    The importance of the end of the fiscal year is something almost anyone working for the federal government is somewhat familiar with, but for Contracting and Resource Management, the days leading up to it are among the busiest and most important of their entire year. And while for some employees the days leading up to a “fiscal new year,” are simply background noise, Contracting and RM are quite literally ensuring their agencies continue to function -- especially in an organization like the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Middle East District (TAM) which deals in multi-million dollar construction contracts as well as a host of smaller contracts for services throughout the Middle East supporting U.S. military and allied nations in the region.
  • September

    Turns out engineering really is kinda cool

    When U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Middle East District civil engineer Garrison Myer started discussing engineering with 20 students at STARBASE Academy Winchester on Sept. 20, they seemed luke-warm and a bit skeptical about his obvious enthusiasm for engineering. But that changed pretty quickly after Myer’s presentation and hands-on session.
  • August

    Award Winning Attorney Moonlights as Advice Columnist

    An attorney with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Middle East District recently earned an award for her efforts to make federal ethics rules more understandable to District employees.
  • TAM Summer Hire Program Helps USACE “Prepare for Tomorrow”

    With a nationwide shortage of students going into Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) career fields, ensuring USACE has the talent needed to continue providing those solutions has become one of those challenges.  In order to meet this challenge, USACE’s Transatlantic Middle East District (TAM) has recently made a concerted effort to build a STEM pipeline, doing its part to help the Corps “prepare for tomorrow.”
  • July

    Middle East District, Kuwaitis Deliver the Program during COVID

    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.