The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division serves as USACE’s tip of the spear in one of the most dynamic construction environments in the world, STRENGTHENING PARTNERSHIPS, BUILDING CAPACITY, and ENHANCING SECURITY for our nation, allies, and partners. 

We SAFELY deliver agile, responsive, and innovative, design, construction, engineering and contingency solutions in support of U.S. Central Command, U.S. Special Operations Command and other global partners to advance national security interests.

Transatlantic Division News

Archive: 2018
  • June

    Captain experiences new perspective on Middle East through USACE

    Capt. Scott Pancotto spent the past year with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District as a project engineer and program manager forward in Bahrain.
  • Northern Electrical Power System provides power in Logar Province

    BAGRAM, Afghanistan – The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is expanding electrical grid power for military bases, businesses, and residents across the country. Most recently in Logar Province in eastern Afghanistan, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani inaugurated the 220kV substation during an inauguration and ribbon-cutting ceremony, held in May shortly after its completion.
  • Cadet Lowdermilk training in Kuwait

    Cadet Samantha Lowdermilk was assigned a summer cadet leadership training opportunity with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District through the Army ROTC program at the University of Virginia.
  • Quander assumes command of the Transatlantic Division

    On May 22, Brig. Gen. David C. Hill transferred command of the Transatlantic Division to Col. Mark C. Quander. Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, presided over the ceremony. More than 175 people witnessed the transfer of command at the Division Headquarters, and Division offices located in Iraq and Afghanistan watched via video teleconference.
  • New Kabul Compound Medical Clinic recognized for supporting USACE deployees

    BAGRAM, Afghanistan – On June 4, the Afghanistan District commander, Colonel Kimberly Colloton, expressed appreciation to the staff at the New Kabul Compound Medical Clinic for their life-saving support to the District’s military and civilian personnel. On various occasions, district personnel with medical issues have been treated by the New Kabul Compound Medical Clinic, and in some cases, the medical situations have required quick reaction for surgery or medical evacuation.
  • New facility inaugurated at Camp Pamir to support Afghan Women’s Police Program

    BAGRAM, Afghanistan – A new training, billeting and daycare facility for the Afghan Women’s Police Participation Program was celebrated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony held on April 22, 2018.
  • May

    Old slogan, new mindset: Safety IS everyone’s responsibility

    “Not another new improvement.” Mark Atkins, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ chief of safety and
  • Iraq F-16 program construction hits major milestone

    On 24 April, representatives from the government of Iraq, the Air Force Security Assistance Center, the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division's Middle East District conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark a major milestone in the construction of facilities supporting the Government of Iraq’s purchase of F-16 aircraft from the United States.
  • April

    Master Planning Brings Order to Contingency Base Planning

    USACE Transatlantic Division’s Middle East District (MED) reached out to the Fort Worth District for master planning support. An agreement was formalized in 2016 and the first contingency master planning conference focused on CENTCOM recently took place in Winchester, Virginia. In attendance were representatives from MED, the Fort Worth District and U.S. Army Central.
  • February

    Zeltner Leaves a Legacy of Customer Service as He Retires

    Steve Zeltner has spent his career in jobs where he could make a positive impact, although he’s the first to say that he doesn’t want to be that person “out front.” Zeltner, chief of Programs Integration Division at the Transatlantic Division (TAD), retires Feb. 28 and leaves a wealth of institutional knowledge with those who have worked with him. TAD, a major subordinate command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has its headquarters in Winchester, Va., with its work carried out overseas.