• August

    Rivera honored as Great Minds in STEM Military and Civilian Hero

    Air Force Lt. Col. Jose Rivera, former U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Middle East District Military Deputy for Programs and Project Management, was recently named as one of the Great Minds in STEM 2014 Military and Civilian Heroes.
  • July

    Student shadows District engineers, determines his future path

    The Middle East District and Frederick County Public Schools collaborated on shadowing sessions so a local student could explore engineering careers. The program fits perfectly with the USACE commitment of teaming with others to strengthen programs that inspire young people to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.
  • STEM shadowing experience successful for all

    The recently completed shadowing experience was reportedly a success from all perspectives. Middle East District engineers and architects shared time with a local high school student in one-hour increments throughout February, March, April and May. Most of the engineers and architects who spent time with the student seemed to appreciate the experience.
  • Eyre relinquishes command of Transatlantic Division, retires

    Maj. Gen. Michael Eyre, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Transatlantic Division commander, relinquished command and retired from the U.S. Army during a Relinquishment of Command and Retirement Ceremony June 27 at the Stonewall Jackson headquarters here.
  • May

    A Lasting Legacy: The Dhahran Airfield and Civil Air Terminal

    The Dhahran Airfield and Civil Air Terminal projects in Saudi Arabia paved the way for one of the largest construction programs in Corps' history. This article focuses on the airfield, its history, and the construction of the terminal.
  • Corps of Engineers completes University of Kandahar Law Library

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently handed over the keys to a new law library at the University of Kandahar in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The project, which began in late 2012, will offer students and scholars a first rate facility in which to study Afghanistan’s legal codes. The Kandahar Law Library is another example of USACE and U.S. Force - Afghanistan partnering efforts to build capacity in all fields through support of the Kandahar University and its various departments.
  • Middle East District hosts Day with an Engineer for local high school students

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Middle East District hosted a Day with an Engineer for local high school students April 29 at the Middle East District headquarters in Winchester, Va. Day with an Engineer allowed students considering careers in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics to hear from professionals and learn more about these fields.
  • April

    PMs Forward enhance customer service, efficiency

    Strong relationships have sustained the Middle East District’s stability and longevity in the Middle East region. The District now employs another method to further enhance those relationships by assigning project managers overseas, referred to as project managers or PMs Forward, with our field staffs and customers.
  • Laying the Foundation: Roosevelt meets with King Abdul Aziz

    On February 14, 1945, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt met with King Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia aboard the USS Quincy in the Great Bitter Lake on the Suez Canal. This meeting would have lasting implications on U.S. - Saudi relations for years to come.
  • Words of Encouragement for Women in STEM

    Caryl Hickel, Assistant Deputy for Programs and Project Management Division, recounts her experience as a woman in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics career field and she provides words of encouragement to young women thinking about a career in STEM.
  • February

    Bahrain Bridge move huge engineering feat

    Middle East District engineers and contracted personnel, moved an approximately 450-foot long, 2,650 metric ton tied-arch suspension bridge across a major roadway at the Naval Support Activity Bahrain, located in the capital city of Manama.
  • Construction projects some of best, general says

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan – In the remote district of Shorabak, situated in Helmand Province, is a
  • December

    Bagram Airfield runway repair completed ahead of schedule

    The runway repair project at Bagram Airfield, the busiest airfield in the Department of Defense for single runway operations, was completed and turned over to the Air Force Dec. 9, six weeks ahead of schedule.
  • November

    Middle East District constructs Naval Support Activity Bahrain Flyover Bridge

    A new flyover bridge built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Middle East District will connect areas at Naval Support Activity Bahrain. The two areas are divided by a busy roadway.
  • Back to the Community: District Represents Engineering at Local High School Career Fair

    According to the USACE STEM site, “The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recognizes the critical role that STEM education plays in enabling the U.S. to remain economic and technological leaders of the global marketplace and enabling the Departments of Defense and Army to keep our Nation secure. We are committed to teaming with others to strengthen STEM-related programs that inspire current and future generations of young people to pursue careers in STEM fields.”
  • October

    Maj. Gen. Michael Walsh retires, has two messages for USACE

    Maj. Gen. Micheal Walsh, Deputy Commanding General for Civil and Emergency Operations, will retire Nov. 30, 2013, after a 36-year career in the U.S. Army.
  • Basrah Children’s Hospital one step closer to treating childhood cancer

    The installation of a new MRI at the Basrah Children’s Hospital in Iraq brings the facility one step closer to diagnosing and treating childhood cancer, one of the leading causes of death in Iraqi children.
  • Chief of Engineers visits Middle East District

    WINCHESTER, Va.- Lt. Gen Thomas Bostick, U.S. Army Chief of Engineers and Commanding General, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, spoke to Transatlantic Division and Middle East District employees during a town hall, Oct. 15.
  • September

    USACE Deployment Center Closed as Part of Army-wide Consolidation

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Deployment Center is officially closing its doors and ceasing operations. Since May 2005, the UDC has been the first stop for thousands of deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Managed by and housed at the Middle East District headquarters in Winchester, Va., thousands of USACE civilians, Soldiers and contractors, along with thousands more from other federal agencies, have spent their first week away from their home stations at the UDC being trained and equipped for their new mission.
  • June

    Safety Tips: Fatalities averted, story shared as warning to others

    Instead of a typical Friday evening, one mother and her two children will fight a deadly attacker that they cannot see, hear, or smell, but which has the ability to kill quickly and efficiently –carbon monoxide.