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  • April

    District’s Traditional Foreign Military Sales Role Returning

    These programs are examples of the Middle East District's support to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers international mission through the foreign military sales program. FMS had traditionally been the larger portion of the district's workload before the tragic events of 9/11 changed the world. The next decade brought a military construction focus to the district's work in the Middle East and Central Asia regions.
  • March

    USACE Participates in KazBuild Spring 2012 and Prime Contractor Meeting

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers representatives participated in the KazBuild Spring 2012 Expo, a construction exhibition held March 14-16 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. USACE representatives included the Transatlantic Division's Senior Procurement Analyst Leigh Bandy and the Middle East District's Small Business Specialist Mike Weaver and Project Management Support for Others Branch Chief Bill Ryals.
  • District Breaks Glass Ceiling During Observance of National Women’s History Month

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District celebrated Women's History Month on Mar. 15 during a luncheon featuring a special guest speaker from the local academic community.
  • Projectwise: Bridging the Gap Quickly and Easily

    Technology is continually evolving and helping Middle East District employees do their jobs more effectively and efficiently. Having a workforce located on separate continents that plans and manages projects simultaneously presents some difficult, sometimes unique, challenges.
  • Personnel Spotlight Joey Behr: Engineer and Inventor

    Since the age of 14, Joey Behr has had an interest in hunting. Now, at 24, he holds a patent for a product that enhances a bow hunter's odds of hitting his target and has another patent pending.
  • Annual Award Winners Honored

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District held its Annual Awards Ceremony for fiscal year 2011 on Feb. 16. Commander Col. Jon Christensen presided over the event and presented the awards.
  • Mitchell and McDowell honored at the Black Engineer of the Year Conference

    Lt. Col. Anthony P. Mitchell and Tamika W. McDowell possess characteristics of excellence and leadership that will attract young people to the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.
  • February

    Team Member Represents Professional Women on Panel at North Carolina State University

    Middle East District Mechanical Engineer Wilhelmina Pierce returned to North Carolina State University, her alma mater, in Raleigh, N.C., for their 7th Annual Professional Women in the Workplace Symposium, Feb. 9. The goal of the symposium was to share professional experiences and impart advice to undergraduates in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) majors.
  • USACE Supports Local Mathletes

    Mathletes from area middle schools gathered Feb. 4 to compete in a local MATHCOUNTS event.
  • District Reaches Two Million Man Hours of Safe Work in Bahrain

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District has recognized a contractor for working more than two million man hours without a lost-time accident.
  • 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.
  • 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 http://www.kazbuildspring.kz/en/.
  • 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.