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  • August

    TAM supports local student reaching for legal career

    In constant support for building the bench, TAM's Office of Counsel hired James Madison University senior Mikayla Ockerman for a summer internship in Winchester.
  • June

    USACE mines local schools for hidden gems

    Transatlantic Middle East District (TAM) continues his support of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics through its High School Intern Program, most recently increasing to three interns for this most recent semester. The partnership benefits the students through their exposure to a professional work and engineering environment, challenging their preconceptions while expanding their skills. The collaboration benefits Team TAM through increased understanding of and potentially piquing interest in a career with USACE.
  • March

    Confidence in future STEMs from students’ enthusiasm

    The Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Middle East District (TAM) participates in events that highlight and encourage interest in STEM through STARBASE Academy in Winchester, Va. While no two discussions with 5th graders are the same, this week's encounter was one for the books!
  • December

    MATOC awarded with $990 million capacity

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Middle East District awarded a Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) with a capacity of $990,000,000 to six Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) companies on Nov. 29, 2021.
  • September

    Turns out engineering really is kinda cool

    When U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Middle East District civil engineer Garrison Myer started discussing engineering with 20 students at STARBASE Academy Winchester on Sept. 20, they seemed luke-warm and a bit skeptical about his obvious enthusiasm for engineering. But that changed pretty quickly after Myer’s presentation and hands-on session.
  • June

    Developing lasting industry-government partnerships through collaboration, networking

    USACE Middle East District sponsored a two-day Industry Day event in Saudi Arabia on June 8 and 9.
  • May

    TAM Talks Engineering at STARBASE Academy after a year away

    USACE Middle East District supported DoD's STARBASE Academy through two visits in May, TAM’s Katie Render, Fire Protection Engineer, shared her experiences as a civilian engineer, while Deputy Commander Maj. Eder Ramirez shared his military combat engineer side. Both perspectives were engaging to the students.
  • January

    Spirit of volunteerism is alive and well at the Middle East District

    Organizational tasks not directly associated with TAM's mission statement, but vital to improving the overall work climate, rely entirely on team members’ passion and volunteer spirit to be accomplished. They build morale, increase diversity and cultural awareness, making the organization stronger.
  • October

    Leadership Development Program grows leaders at all levels  

    Nine team members from the USACE Middle East District recently completed a year-long Leadership Development Program and graduated Oct. 14.
  • July

    Scholarship STEMS from love of engineering

    When it comes to supporting the future of science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers, the Middle East District’s Tom Stephenson puts his money where his mouth is by establishing a scholarship for students interested in STEM careers.
  • May

    Old contracting tool leads to new successes in Kuwait

    The Transatlantic Middle East District has a long successful history with Job Order Contracts in Kuwait and just recently, April 30, awarded another Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity Job Order Contracting (JOC) Single Award Task Order Contract (SATOC) for the District’s Kuwait program.
  • April

    TAM team demonstrates BUILDING STRONG throughout COVID-19 pandemic

    USACE, including the Transatlantic Middle East District (TAM) has continued their on-going mission while also assisting the nation and numerous federal agencies in this time of crisis, BUILDING STRONG through deeds, not words.
  • Focus on TAM’s Logistics: Large staff element with varied, vital missions

    Logistics mission at the Transatlantic Middle East District (TAM), with offices throughout the Middle East including contingency locations, takes on a whole new level of complexity moving needed people, supplies, and facilities, into position to meet mission requirements both at the TAM headquarters in Winchester and throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.
  • January

    Middle East District Commander motivates young students through STEM

    Middle East District Commander Col. Philip Secrist facilitated STEM-generated smiles, grins and gasps of excitement during his visit to STARBASE Academy in Winchester, Va., on 10 JAN.
  • October

    Middle East District involvement with Peace Vector Program

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, through its Middle East District, has been involved with the Peace Vector Program in Egypt since November 1980, supporting the United States’ sale of F-16 aircraft to the Egyptian Government.
  • September

    Celebrating 10 years as USACE Middle East District

    October 1, 2019 marks ten years of providing engineering design and construction services to support U.S. policy and defense objectives as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Middle East District. The District has a rich history of support to the nation and its military forces in vital overseas regions with roots stretching directly back to the first USACE organizations in the region during the 1950s. The organization has been reorganized, molded, upsized and downsized to fit the mission partners’ needs and requirements.
  • 41-year federal career thoughtfully ends at fiscal year-end

    Mike Graham is retiring from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District and ending his 41-year federal service career. Following 10 years as an Army engineer officer, Graham joined the federal civilian work force and spent time with both the Kansas City and Savannah Districts before joining the Middle East District (TAM) in 2006.
  • Perfect timing benefits both District and Intern

    A series of perfectly timed actions and moments landed University of Maryland junior Robert Ayoub a summer internship and a potential career after college with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District.
  • August

    Service to the nation and USACE is a family affair

    Through two generations of the Hickel family, there’s a continuous, strong tradition of service to our nation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with a combined total of more than 100 years. With a third generation added this summer, that number continues to grow. For a brief time this summer, the Middle East District has reaped the benefits of three members and two generations of Hickels through Robert (Bob) Hickel, in Logistics Management; his wife Caryl Hickel, in the Project Management Division, and their son David Hickel, a Project Management intern.
  • June

    Personal stories demonstrate passion for STEM

    Transatlantic Middle East District Civil Engineer Ted Upson met with 25 students from Sacred Heart Academy at STARBASE Academy Winchester.