US Army Corps of Engineers
Middle East District

  • February

    Wounded Warrior Caregiver Speaks to District Leaders

    Andrea Sawyer knows first-hand how war can impact a military service member and a family. She said goodbye to her husband, a Soldier, as he left for Iraq in 2006 and welcomed home a changed man in 2007.
  • TV3 Winchester Report from USACE Deployment Center

    Two local news anchors/reporters from ABC affiliate TV3 Winchester visited the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Deployment Center to learn about changes in operations and talk with deployees.
  • Post Award Conference Held for USCENTCOM MATOC Holders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District hosted a post award conference for contractors Jan. 25.
  • Districts Collaborate to Provide Essential Services in Afghanistan

    Teamwork is a tenet of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as it fulfills its mission to provide engineering services to the nation in peace and war, and nowhere is that better exemplified than the collaboration that exists among the districts of the Transatlantic Division in delivering services that support construction in Afghanistan.
  • KazBuild Spring 2012 Construction Exhibition Scheduled for March

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will participate in a construction exhibition in Almaty, Kazakhstan, in March in support of the Central Asian States Initiative. The exhibition, entitled "KazBuild Spring 2012," will feature more than 150 exhibitors from around the world, including construction contractors and suppliers supporting the construction industry in the region. Further information and registration instructions are included at
  • January

    MED Ambassadors in Recent Events are Key to Maintaining Relationships With Local Communities

    Typically, the fall season offers numerous opportunities for the Middle East District to engage with local community groups. This year was no exception.
  • December

    USACE Helps Build a Cleaner, More Sanitary Fallujah

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Middle East District, in conjunction with Iraq's Ministry of Municipalities and Public Works, recently oversaw the completion of a new wastewater collection and treatment system for the city of Fallujah in Iraq's Al-Anbar Governate.
  • MED has some Tough Mudders

    Tough Mudder claims that is "probably the toughest event on the planet," but it wasn't too tough for seven Middle East District employees.
  • MED Continues Support to Balkans with USC II

    When President Bill Clinton ordered 20,000 U.S. troops to Bosnia-Herzegovina in December 1995, U.S. Army Europe turned to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide services through an existing contract managed by the Middle East District's predecessor. Soldiers received their life support – food, water, laundry and sanitation – and transportation and maintenance services through that contract, allowing them to focus on their peacekeeping mission.
  • Middle East District Deputy Commander Participates in 20th Wreaths Across America

    Lt. Col. Russell Sears, Deputy Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District, participated in the 20th annual Wreaths Across America event Dec. 10.
  • November

    Team Members Support Local Career Fair at James Wood High School

    Middle East District participated in a career day event, held Nov. 16, at James Wood High School. Two District team members were among the 37 invited speakers and presenters from both private industry and government organizations.
  • Middle East Deputy Commander Speaks at John Handly High School

    Lt. Col. Russell Sears, Middle East District Deputy Commander, served as keynote speaker during John Handley High School’s annual Veterans Day program Nov. 4.
  • September

    Middle East District Welcomes a New Commander

    Col. Jon L. Christen-sen took command of the U.S. Army’s engineering and construction agent in the Middle East and Central Asia re-gions during a ceremony Aug. 29 at the Cherry-Beasley Readiness Center here. Christensen follows Col. Ronald N. Light who led the Middle East District (MED) from July 2007 to July 2008 and again in August 2009, following a year in command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Gulf Region Divi-sion’s Central District (GRC) in Iraq.
  • May

    MED’s Hangar Fire Protection TCX is in demand

    MED is home to the Technical Center of Expertise (TCX) for Hangar Fire Protection that provides FPE assistance throughout the country and the world through design and construction of fire protection systems, and participation in acceptance tests for aircraft hangars. The TCX provides services to the Army Corps of Engineers, Air Force, Army, Air Reserve, and the Department of Homeland Security.
  • April

    UDC continues to set standard for deployment processing

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Deployment Center (UDC) continues to grow and improve as it sets a high standard for deployment preparation and processing centers throughout the federal government.
  • November

    MED taking responsibility for Iraq projects

    The Middle East District (MED) will assume responsibility for Corps of Engineers construction programs for Department of State (DoS) and foreign military sales (FMS) customers in Iraq as the Gulf Region District (GRD) draws down during the next year.
  • July

    Egypt: Pacer Forge an example of long-term success

    The Pacer Forge Facility Support program, now in its 14th year, represents a longstanding partnership between the Middle East District, U.S. Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC), and the Egyptian Air Force.
  • Peacekeeping Brigade Training Center Opens in Kazakhstan

    A new Language and Staff Training Center was opened during a festive ceremony April 27 in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
  • April

    Diplomatic Security and the Army Corps of Engineers: Forging a Partnership to Save Lives in Wartime

    The partnership between the Department of State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers demonstrates how specialized engineer support can save lives in wartime.
  • 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.