• May

    Soldier attends Marine Corps court reporter training after joining district team

    Sgt. 1st Class Jason Trumbull, a court reporter for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Middle East District, was the first Soldier to attend the Marine Corps court reporter course at the Naval Justice School in Newport, R.I. The organization estimates bringing Trumbull on board will save the government more than $100,000 per year.
  • Corps of Engineers launches Contingency Deployment recruitment website

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Transatlantic Division has launched a Contingency Deployment recruitment website, www.tad.usace.army.mil/careers/deployments.aspx.
  • Work paused for safety stand-down, highlighting fall prevention

    Falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry so each year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration asks employers in the construction industry to participate in the voluntary National Fall Prevention Stand-Down. This year’s National Safety Stand-Down, which raises awareness of preventing fall hazards, is May 4-15. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Middle East District asked contractors on each project to set aside some time to pause their work and conduct a focused safety talk on ladder safety, scaffold safety or other fall protection topics.
  • April

    Middle East District offers Soldiers unique experiences working with Civilians

    With only a handful of uniformed personnel working side by side with civilians, the work environment at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Middle East District, is quite different from what Soldiers would encounter at their average duty station. Though Soldiers come to work in uniform each day, they are working in a corporate environment, with fewer than 10 active-duty peers surrounded by coworkers in business clothing.
  • Retired colonels maintain old connections, pursue new dreams

    On a beautiful Monday morning, when most people were just arriving at the office, three retired colonels came together ready to spend the day outside. Retired Col. Ronald Light, former commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Middle East District, and owner of Lighthouse Woodworking, has been building furniture since 1995. The two-story, three-car garage at his family’s home in Boyce, Va., is his woodworking workshop and furniture showroom.
  • SU President speaks, stirs emotions at Women’s History Month Celebration

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Middle East District observed Women’s History Month during a luncheon March 31st in Winchester, Va.
  • Formal partnering creates team atmosphere

    Trying to conduct business through email can often lead to misunderstandings and working across cultural barriers can complicate matters further, even when participants have a common goal. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Middle East District, has a solution to ease this difficulty. During the recent Maritime Traffic Coordination Center post-award conference, which took place March 15-17 in Kuwait, the team dedicated one morning to a formal partnering session.
  • March

    Students experience a Day with an Engineer

    Nearly 100 students from eight area high schools took a day away from their usual studies to learn about engineering career fields March 21 at Lord Fairfax Community College’s Middletown Campus.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awards Maritime Traffic Coordination Center in Kuwait

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District recently awarded a nearly $40 million contract to construct the Maritime Traffic Coordination Center in Kuwait to TOA Corporation.
  • February

    Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division supports STEM initiatives through STARBASE Academy Winchester

    Brig. Gen. Robert Carlson, Transatlantic Division commander, and Elizabeth Prusch, P.E., Middle East District structural engineer, shared engineering magic with a fourth grade class from the Virginia Avenue Charlotte DeHart Elementary School, Feb. 10 at the STARBASE Academy in Winchester.
  • Transatlantic Division holds Change of Responsibility Ceremony

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Transatlantic Division held its Change of Responsibility Ceremony at the Division’s headquarters in Winchester, Va. During the ceremony, the Division bid farewell to outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. Roy Ward and welcomed Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Johnson as the new command sergeant major of the Transatlantic Division.
  • Middle East Districts kicks off Leadership Development Program in the Field

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Middle East District recently kicked off Leadership Development I in the Field, marking the first time the program has been held for field offices within the District’s area of responsibility.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers enables, supports Combined Joint Task Force during Operation Inherent Resolve

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plays a vital role in supporting Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), said Col. Jerry Farnsworth, Combined Joint Task Force engineer.
  • January

    Counter narcotics facilities completed in Kyrgyzstan

    U.S. and Kyrgyzstan officials jointly opened two border posts constructed by the Middle East District with ribbon cutting ceremonies at Aikol and Kulundu in the southern region of Batken in early December 2014.
  • December

    Middle East District engineers return to STARBASE Academy Winchester

    Local students from Frederick County’s Gainesboro Elementary School built bridges with two Middle East District engineers during a STEM presentation at STARBASE Academy at the Cherry-Beasley Readiness Center in Winchester.
  • November

    District professionals take part in James Wood High School Career Fair

    Two Middle East District professionals returned to James Wood High School today to speak to juniors and seniors headed to college. Jerry Henry graduated from James Wood and Qing Xu returned for the second year as a career day speaker.
  • October

    Employees learn about staying healthy and pain free at the office

    Dr. Melissa Jennings from Winchester Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, Inc. spoke to employees during a brown bag lunch program Oct. 29 at the District headquarters in Winchester, Va.
  • Guest speaker talks to employees about home cyber security safety

    Virginia State Police’s high-tech crimes division special agent spoke to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Middle East District employees about home and family cyber security safety Oct. 27 at the District headquarters in Winchester, Va.
  • Middle East District hosts Industry Day

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Middle East District staff met with more than 300 contractor representatives during the Industry Day event held Oct. 16 at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Va.
  • August

    Middle East District engineers speak to STARBASE Academy students

    Local students recently built bridges with three Middle East District engineers during a STEM presentation at STARBASE Academy at the Cherry-Beasley Readiness Center in Winchester.