• April

    Day with an Engineer highlights career field

    The Middle East District hosted 48 high school students and 10 counselors for a Day with an Engineer on March 23. The students, from 10 local area high schools, have expressed interest in engineering careers.
  • March

    Charrettes: Laying the foundation for project success

    The Army Corps of Engineers conducts charrettes as a standard practice for project planning and preparation, which sends teams comprised of personnel with specialized skills from various internal divisions to a proposed project site. What makes the Middle East District unique is that its charrettes occur in many of the 20 countries within the U.S. Central Command area of operations, far from the district’s Winchester, Va., headquarters.
  • February

    Pre-Proposal Conference held Feb. 18

    The Middle East District hosted a pre-proposal conference on Feb. 18 for two contracts that will provide operations and maintenance (O&M) services to the Afghanistan National Security Forces (ANSF). Thirty-nine contractors representing 28 international firms attended theconference.
  • January

    MED facilitating improvements at Sather Air Base

    The U.S. Air Force, Middle East District, Gulf Region District, and several stakeholders are collaborating to significantly improve airfield functionality and safety at Sather Air Base in Iraq.
  • MED is paving the way for better airfields

    The Middle East District is doing its part to make sure people at every level of an airfield pavement project are informed about the process and proficient in the craft.
  • New detention facility in Afghanistan a team effort

    The new Shamali Detention Facility, located about 40 miles north of Kabul, Afghanistan, will soon replace the Bagram Theater Internment Facility (BTIF) and is considered the new standard for detention facilities in Central Asia and the Middle East.
  • New employees see ‘big picture’

    Employees who joined Middle East District during the past several months participated in a newly formatted orientation program Nov. 18-19, which is designed to provide a better understanding of the organization’s overall mission and how their individual efforts contribute to its success.
  • November

    Middle East District charts course for 2010

    For the past three years, the Middle East District has engaged in a formal strategic planning process to help guide its actions. The process connects organizational goals to employee performance objectives with an end goal of improving service to customers.
  • Unified Support: Transatlantic Division Activates in Winchester

    Winchester is now home to two distinct Corps of Engineers organizations.
  • Flu Season Preparation, Prevention

    The temperature outside is dropping, children are several months into the new school year, and another flu season is upon us.
  • September

    Learning in Kosovo

    Department of Army Interns in the Contracting Division at the Transatlantic Programs Center (TAC) have a unique opportunity to see how their work directly affects people on the receiving end of a logistics services contract that supports military peacekeeping operations.
  • Community involvement: Reaching out for mutual understanding

    Telling our story to audiences unfamiliar with the federal government or the Department of Defense is a key component to understanding.
  • New medical facility improves care for U.S. forces in Kuwait

    The Camp Arifjan Expeditionary Medical Facility Kuwait transitioned from a temporary tent facility to the new Level III Hospital facility in March. Equipment, supplies and patients moved into the new hospital in a sequence that allowed medical operations to continue seamlessly. The Hospital significantly raised the level of patient care for service members stationed in Kuwait, and Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
  • December

    Bringing the law to Afghanistan

    History was made in November when the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals traveled to Afghanistan for a first-ever warzone hearing.