Archive: June, 2012
  • June

    US Army Corps of Engineers continues to build projects contributing to Iraq Sovereignty

    In seven years starting in 2004, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed more than 5,000 projects with a value of $8.8 billion in Iraq. The construction program was crucial in the efforts to secure a new and reliable government for Iraq.
  • US Army Corps of Engineers remains an engaged partner in Iraq

    No area office in the Middle East District's charge has experienced more change in the past year than has the Iraq Area Office.
  • Family Readiness: Caring for families and employees, deployed or not

    Family Readiness Groups help families meet the challenges of military life and serve an important role for any military organization, including the Middle East District.
  • Bill Ryals, Beekeeper extraordinaire

    Ryals, chief of Programs and Project Management Division's Support for Others Branch, has worked for USACE for 34 years and came to the Middle East District nine years ago. During his time with the district, Ryals discovered a class taught by the Beekeepers of the Northern Shenandoah Valley at Blandy Experimental Farm, State Arboretum of Virginia. However, with his constant travel to Iraq, he was unable to attend but never gave up his interest. Three years ago, he was able to attend the six-week course and learned the basics of apiculture, or beekeeping.