Author: Erick Barnes
  • November

    District Recognizes Contractor Safety

    The Middle East District recently recognized a contractor in Kosovo for achieving a significant safety accomplishment.
  • February

    District observes National African American History Month

    The Middle East District welcomed three African American leaders from the greater Washington, D.C., area Feb. 24 to discuss the leadership and perseverance of black women in America as part of National African American Heritage Month.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • January

    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

    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.