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  • December

    TAD’s senior civilian earns Presidential Rank Award

    When President Donald Trump recognized 141 members of the Federal Government’s Senior Executive Service by presenting them with the annual Presidential Rank Award on Dec. 17, 2019, Alvin “Al” Lee, the Transatlantic Division’s Director of Programs and Business, was among the list of 30 recipients earning the “Distinguished Executives” award – one of only four Department of the Army members receiving the recognition. The Presidential Rank Award is the top award a civilian Federal employee can receive.
  • Deployments aren't permanent, but worthwhile

    Deploying is a choice for Civilians within the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, and sometimes the tour could last anywhere from 6 months to a year, and even less.
  • TAD promotes Small Business participation in overseas programs

    SAME's Federal Small Business Conference connects small businesses directly with Federal Government procurement decision makers, contracting officers, small business liaison officers, and leaders. The event brings together small businesses with large businesses that have teaming and sub-contracting opportunities in support of government work. The 2019 SBC, held Nov. 20-22, 2019, in Dallas Texas, gave members of the Transatlantic Division team an opportunity to provide information on the projects and programs TAD anticipates we will begin developing in 2020 throughout the Middle East.
  • November

    Afghanistan District is Thankful for its Volunteers

    Across the world families are gathering together to share memories and cherish some of the most simplest that life has to offer. Meanwhile there are Soldiers and Civilians who are far away from home, and making the most of this time of the season.
  • Commander's Thanksgiving message to the TAD team

    Thanksgiving is a day of gratitude that reminds us to take time to acknowledge all the blessings we enjoy as Americans. Too often we get caught up in the everyday pace of our lives and forget how fortunate we are for all we have.
  • TAD honors American Indians and Alaskan Natives throughout November

    After 100 years of efforts to establish it, President George H. W. Bush designated November as National American Indian Heritage Month. What originally started as an effort to gain a single day of recognition for the significant contributions the first Americans made to the establishment and growth of the U.S., has resulted in a whole month being designated to recognize native cultures and educate the public about the heritage, history, art, and traditions of American Indians and Alaskan Natives.
  • ​Pete Brown selected as USACE 2019 Financial Manager of the Year

    WINCHESTER, Va. – Pete Brown was selected as the USACE 2019 Financial Manager of the Year, and was presented his award Oct. 5 at the Transatlantic Division headquarters here.
  • October

    Deployed Engineer awarded Bronze de Fleury Medal

    In an intimate ceremony on Bagram Airfield Oct. 22, 2019, Army Maj. Mark Lojewski received one of the highest awards a member of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) can receive – the Army Engineer Association's Bronze Order of the de Fleury Medal. The de Fleury Medal is a symbol of leadership and devotion to the engineering career field presented by the U.S. Army Engineer Association, to only a few Soldiers every year. The Bronze de Fleury Medal may be presented to an individual who has rendered significant service or support to an element of the Engineer Regiment.
  • Civilian promotions still possible while deployed with Afghanistan District

    Civilian members of the USACE team volunteer to deploy to the Afghanistan District for a variety of reasons, with experience, increased pay, and being part of something special topping the list. But many people who are on the fence about stepping up to volunteer might be interested to know the possibility of a promotion also exists when deployed with USACE.
  • Sleep comes easier now for deployed Afghanistan District team

    Although the noise from fighter jets and other aircraft continues throughout the night at Bagram Airfield, members of the Transatlantic Division’s Afghanistan District must still find a way to get a good night’s sleep. A restful slumber isn’t always easy to come by in a forward-deployed, austere environment, but because of the quick thinking of Logistics Specialist Tina Byrd, the Afghanistan District team now slumbers on new mattresses; more than 200 new mattresses to be exact.
  • September

    Power Team successfully turns over final USFOR-A AIF Project

    On September 21, 2019 at the Power Governance meeting at the U. S. Embassy, Kabul Afghanistan, the Power Team successfully turned over the final USFOR-A Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund (AIF) Project Southern Electric Power System (SEPS) Sangin to Lashkar Gar to the Afghanistan Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW).
  • Team TAD celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

    Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th to October 15th by celebrating the contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Portugal, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. Hispanics have had a profound and positive influence on our country through their strong commitment to family, faith, hard work, and service.
  • From sticks to STEM – USACE and STARBASE work to build the future

    What do you get when you combine 14 glue guns, 700 popsicle sticks, 26 school kids and a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers colonel? Two hours of fun, learning and LOTS of laughter!
  • USACE Dive Safety Experts Support Overseas Construction Projects

    That ability to reach out and utilize expertise from another district is known as reach back and it’s a resource USACE’s Transatlantic Middle East District (TAM) used when it was in need of dive safety support. While many USACE districts maintain dams, levees and other water related infrastructure with a need for dive safety expertise, TAM’s primary mission is supporting USCENTCOM and allied partners in the Middle East. Recently however, the district found itself working a pier refurbishment project for the U.S. Navy in Bahrain that included the need for safety dive plans and observation support for several dives by the contractor.
  • Afghanistan District reflects on 9/11 while currently serving

    Wednesday September 11, 2019 was a solemn day around the country, and even more so for the volunteer civilians and military members of the Afghanistan District, currently deployed in the country.
  • Culvert Operation Underway

    Always ready, always engineering.
  • August

    Long-serving program manager retires from TAD

    After a career that spanned more than 35 years with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Transatlantic Division employee Ronald J. Tomechko, retired from federal civil service during a Town Hall event that took place on Aug. 29, 2019, at TAD’s headquarters in Winchester, Virginia. The event was hosted by TAD Commander Col. Christopher Beck who said that throughout his three-plus decades working for the Corps of Engineers, Tomechko “touched more people, more programs, more dollars, and more careers than anyone can imagine.” Beck said if you look up “quiet professional” you would “find the definition of Ron.”
  • USACE Employee Awarded Top Honors for Three Separate Assignments

    Tambour Eller, currently serving as the project executive on the Mosul Dam Task Force during its final close out, was recently named the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civilian of the Year. Eller received the award for her combined work in three jobs over the course of the awards period.
  • USACE remains the "Go-To" solution for engineering challenges nationally

    The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers continues to build critical infrastructure for the Afghan nation. As the peace talk’s loom, and the Transatlantic Afghanistan District maintains its course for success, it will continue using economical engineering solutions to build stability in the region, employing local labor, empowering them with the ability to see the fruits of their own labor.
  • Improving the quality of life of Security Forces

    Train, Advise, Assist Command partners with USACE Afghanistan District to provide improved quality of life for Soldiers throughout Afghanistan.