Archive: 2015
  • November

    USACE STEM Professionals Share Love of Engineering, Architecture with Area Students

    Volunteers with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Transatlantic Division and the Middle East District visited with students at Winchester’s STARBASE Academy Nov. 10.
  • August

    Records management team among best in the Corps

    By all accounts, Donna Sherman, the records manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District, embodies the quiet professional. The only permanent records management employee when she took charge of the records holding facility eight years ago, she now leads a staff of four employees who manage over 13,600 boxes of paper records for the district.
  • July

    MED Volunteers Spark Students’ STEM Interest

    Volunteers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District’s information management team worked with rising 5th grade students at STARBASE Academy Winchester July 16 to explore some aspects of IM careers.
  • June

    MED’s successful value engineering recognized, honored

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Middle East District’s Center of Standardization for Contingency Standard Design received the Gordon Frank Award for Outstanding Value Methodology in Government at the 2015 SAVE Value Summit in San Diego June 9.
  • May

    Transatlantic Division commander promoted to Maj. Gen.

    Maj. Gen. Robert D. Carlson, the commanding general of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Transatlantic Division, was promoted in a ceremony at the Pentagon May 15. Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, the USACE commanding general and 53rd chief of engineers, promoted Carlson. This was the second time he promoted Carlson; the first time was to brigadier general. Bostick noted that Carlson is a great leader, coach and mentor.
  • USACE deployments offer personal, professional development

    Deploying with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to places in the CENTCOM area of responsibility like Afghanistan or to the U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility in support of Operation Inherent Resolve can be a rewarding and challenging experience.
  • Soldier attends Marine Corps court reporter training after joining district team

    Sgt. 1st Class Jason Trumbull, a court reporter for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Middle East District, was the first Soldier to attend the Marine Corps court reporter course at the Naval Justice School in Newport, R.I. The organization estimates bringing Trumbull on board will save the government more than $100,000 per year.
  • Corps of Engineers launches Contingency Deployment recruitment website

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Transatlantic Division has launched a Contingency Deployment recruitment website,
  • Work paused for safety stand-down, highlighting fall prevention

    Falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry so each year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration asks employers in the construction industry to participate in the voluntary National Fall Prevention Stand-Down. This year’s National Safety Stand-Down, which raises awareness of preventing fall hazards, is May 4-15. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Middle East District asked contractors on each project to set aside some time to pause their work and conduct a focused safety talk on ladder safety, scaffold safety or other fall protection topics.
  • April

    Middle East District offers Soldiers unique experiences working with Civilians

    With only a handful of uniformed personnel working side by side with civilians, the work environment at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Middle East District, is quite different from what Soldiers would encounter at their average duty station. Though Soldiers come to work in uniform each day, they are working in a corporate environment, with fewer than 10 active-duty peers surrounded by coworkers in business clothing.
  • Retired colonels maintain old connections, pursue new dreams

    On a beautiful Monday morning, when most people were just arriving at the office, three retired colonels came together ready to spend the day outside. Retired Col. Ronald Light, former commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Middle East District, and owner of Lighthouse Woodworking, has been building furniture since 1995. The two-story, three-car garage at his family’s home in Boyce, Va., is his woodworking workshop and furniture showroom.
  • SU President speaks, stirs emotions at Women’s History Month Celebration

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Middle East District observed Women’s History Month during a luncheon March 31st in Winchester, Va.
  • Formal partnering creates team atmosphere

    Trying to conduct business through email can often lead to misunderstandings and working across cultural barriers can complicate matters further, even when participants have a common goal. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Middle East District, has a solution to ease this difficulty. During the recent Maritime Traffic Coordination Center post-award conference, which took place March 15-17 in Kuwait, the team dedicated one morning to a formal partnering session.
  • March

    Students experience a Day with an Engineer

    Nearly 100 students from eight area high schools took a day away from their usual studies to learn about engineering career fields March 21 at Lord Fairfax Community College’s Middletown Campus.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awards Maritime Traffic Coordination Center in Kuwait

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District recently awarded a nearly $40 million contract to construct the Maritime Traffic Coordination Center in Kuwait to TOA Corporation.
  • February

    Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division supports STEM initiatives through STARBASE Academy Winchester

    Brig. Gen. Robert Carlson, Transatlantic Division commander, and Elizabeth Prusch, P.E., Middle East District structural engineer, shared engineering magic with a fourth grade class from the Virginia Avenue Charlotte DeHart Elementary School, Feb. 10 at the STARBASE Academy in Winchester.
  • Transatlantic Division holds Change of Responsibility Ceremony

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Transatlantic Division held its Change of Responsibility Ceremony at the Division’s headquarters in Winchester, Va. During the ceremony, the Division bid farewell to outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. Roy Ward and welcomed Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Johnson as the new command sergeant major of the Transatlantic Division.
  • Middle East Districts kicks off Leadership Development Program in the Field

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Middle East District recently kicked off Leadership Development I in the Field, marking the first time the program has been held for field offices within the District’s area of responsibility.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers enables, supports Combined Joint Task Force during Operation Inherent Resolve

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plays a vital role in supporting Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), said Col. Jerry Farnsworth, Combined Joint Task Force engineer.
  • January

    Counter narcotics facilities completed in Kyrgyzstan

    U.S. and Kyrgyzstan officials jointly opened two border posts constructed by the Middle East District with ribbon cutting ceremonies at Aikol and Kulundu in the southern region of Batken in early December 2014.