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  • November

    COS savings benefit USACE mission partners

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Center of Standardization for Nonpermanent Facilities (COS) maintains a library of off the shelf designs, readily adaptable to almost any purpose, saving time and money.
  • USACE Assists in Lebanon’s Recovery

    After nearly a decade, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Middle East District (TAM) is back in Lebanon to help provide engineering solutions to some of Lebanon’s toughest challenges.
  • 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.
  • June

    NSA Bahrain Cuts Ribbon on new USACE Built Medical Facility

    The Naval Medical Readiness and Training Unit (NMRTU) Bahrain held a ribbon cutting ceremony marking the successful completion of the USACE-built multi-faceted medical clinic on June 16. The ceremony was led by Navy Capt. Greg Smith, the commander of the Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain.
  • Chief of Engineers Highlights Deployment Opportunities

    The 54th Chief of Engineers, Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, addressed U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civilians in a virtual town hall meeting Tuesday to encourage them to consider deployment opportunities available within the Corps. The meeting was hosted by the Transatlantic Middle East District’s USACE Contingency Deployment Center (UCDC) and discussed the critical need for volunteers to meet USACE’s ever-expanding missions throughout the United States and the world and benefits, both tangible and intangible, for employees who step up to answer the call.
  • 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.
  • Middle East District Sets New Standards in Value Engineering

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Middle East District was recently recognized with a Value Engineering Achievement Award for their value engineering efforts as part of a 1.4 billion dollar program to build new facilities and infrastructure at Al Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates.
  • April

    Middle East District Officers Support COVID-19 Response

    Two captains from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Middle East District (TAM) recently returned from New York City where they had deployed to assist with USACE efforts to build alternate care facilities both in the city and throughout the region.
  • 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.
  • Despite pandemic, high school intern works with USACE to complete project

    Although COVID-19 virus has led to the cancellation of many of the traditional high school rites of passage around the country, a passion for engineering and an assist from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Middle East District (TAM) helped high school senior Sally Sydnor maintain some sense of normalcy during a final year of high school that has been anything but. Sydnor was in the middle of an engineering internship with the district when schools closed for the year. With her senior year unexpectedly coming to an end, Sydnor decided to see if there was a way she could continue her engineering project.
  • 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.
  • Middle East District Assists with Coronavirus Assessments

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Middle East District (TAM) mission is primarily outside the continental U.S but USACE’s Norfolk District asked for assistance in conducting assessments of Northern Virginia facilities that could potentially be adapted as alternate care facilities (ACF) and Team TAM members were happy to assist.
  • March

    USACE Support to COVID-19 Response

    Hear remarks by Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy and Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, USACE Commanding General and 54th U.S. Army Chief of Engineers, specific to support by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to the national Coronavirus response. These clips are excerpts from the March 20, 2020 press conference in the Pentagon. https://www.facebook.com/USACEHQ/videos/215875549492744/ The full event, including remarks by Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy; Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. James McConville; Army Corps of Engineers Commander Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite; and Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Scott Dingle can also be viewed here: https://facebook.com/DeptofDefense/videos/2643688735757461/
  • Memo from the Director of Contracting re: COVID-19

    For USACE Contractors, As the Director of Contracting for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, I wanted to personally reach out to all of you and let you know that we are actively monitoring the situation in regards to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Attached is the guidance we received on planning for potential Novel Coronavirus Contract Impacts.
  • February

    District Completes Critical Project 6 Months Ahead of Original Schedule

    A ribbon cutting ceremony held on February 20th marked the completion of a new $49.6 million steel and concrete pier project at the U.S. Navy base in Bahrain. The pier, built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District, will enhance the Navy’s operational readiness in the region. Previously, the Navy had been using barges for much of the work on ships that can now be done while docked at the pier.
  • 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.
  • Building relationships and infrastructure facilities with Kuwait

    USACE’s Middle East District recently began a design review with the Kuwaiti Air Force on $140 million worth of construction on a Kuwait FMS case to support Kuwait’s newly purchased F/A-18E/F Super Hornets. The design program is the continuance of a survey of existing facilities at Al Jaber air base that identified new hangars, parking aprons, maintenance facilities and other needed infrastructure to operate and maintenance the arriving F-18 fighter jets.