Archive: April, 2015
  • 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.