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Transatlantic times

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Transatlantic times
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Transatlantic times (Winchester, Va.)
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Transatlantictimes
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United States -- Army. -- Corps of Engineers. -- Transatlantic Programs Center
United States -- Army. -- Corps of Engineers. -- Transatlantic Division
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v. : ill. ; 28 cm.

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Began with vol. 1, no. 1 (December 2002).
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Issue for October, November, December 2010 also called First edition.

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h t t p s : / / s a f e t y a r m y m i l JUNE 2013 USACE TAD TRANSATLANTIC TIMES Three Afghan National Police headquarters facilities now complete in Western Afghanistan ANA Conduct and Organize Sergeants Major Promotion in Kabul Wilmington District Employee receives award USACE TAM Awards Contract for Construction Phase Support Services CLICK HERE TO READ MORE U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS TRANSATLANTIC DIVISION PUBLICATION National Safety Monty by Jasmine Chopra-Delgadillo, USACE Transatlantic District-South KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed construction of three Af ghan Uniform Police headquarters facilities in Western Afghanistan, well ahead of schedule. The facilities, built by Afghan-owned and operated construction rms with oversight by the Afghanistan Engineer District-South, will serve as bases of opera tions for 100 personnel at Qala I Naw, 120 personnel at Torghondi, and 60 personnel at Lash Jaween. The facili ties at Qala I Naw and Torghondi include separate bar racks, locker rooms, and latrines for female personnel. The $3 million facility in Torghondi, the $2 million fa cility in Qala I Naw and the $3.4 million facility in Lash Jaween include ... CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE PHOTOS CLICK HERE TO READ MORE CLICK HERE TO VIEW POSTER This document is published by the USACE Transatlantic Division Public Aairs Oce. Alicia Embrey, Online Magazine Editor alicia.m.embrey@usace.army.mil Page 4 Page 4 PRIME POWER 249TH ENGINEER BATTALION CHANGE OF COMMAND Page 4 Page 6 Page 2 USACE times Transatlantic BUILDING STRONG JUNE 2013 USACE Photos by F.T. Eyre/Released Page 5

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3 JUNE 2013 2 JUNE 2013 USACE TAD TRANSATLANTIC TIMES USACE TAD TRANSATLANTIC TIMES TRANSATLANTIC TIMES TRANSATLANTIC TIMES Three Afghan National Police headquarters facilities now complete in Western Afghanistan Commander of the Afghanistan Engineer District-South, Col. Vincent V. Quarles and several district civilian technical experts toured the construc tion site of the Afghan National Civil Order Police Patrol Battalion Facility and Provincial Response Company in the Daman District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan June 4, 2013. (Special thanks to Tony Carter for providing images/USACE Released) by Jasmine Chopra-Delgadillo USACE TRANSATLANTIC DISTRICT-SOUTH KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed construction of three Af ghan Uniform Police headquarters facilities in Western Afghanistan, well ahead of schedule. The facilities, built by Afghan-owned and operated construction rms with oversight by the Afghanistan Engineer District-South, will serve as bases of operations for 100 person nel at Qala I Naw, 120 personnel at Torghondi, and 60 personnel at Lash Jaween. The facilities at Qala I Naw and Torghondi include separate bar racks, locker rooms, and latrines for female personnel. The $3 million facility in Torghondi, the $2 million facility in Qala I Naw and the $3.4 million facility in Lash Jaween include administration oc es, training rooms, guard shacks and towers, entry control points, water supply, treatment and distribution systems, dining facilities, fuel points, electrical generation and distribu tion systems and more. The headquarters in Torghondi, Herat province near the border with Turkmenistan, was completed 50 days ahead of schedule, the one in Qala I Naw, the capital of Badghis province, was completed 120 days early, and the facility in Lash Jaween in Farah province was completed 70 days ahead of schedule. This is what happens when you have the right people on the team, communicating frequently and put ting their eorts behind the same goal. They get the job done accu rately and on time or ahead of sched ule, said Triet M. Bui, a registered professional engineer, registered environmental health specialist, and certied project management pro fessional with the Afghanistan Engi neer District-South. Bui, a major in the U.S. Army Reserve and graduate of California State Uni versity Fullerton, served as the pro ject manager for construction of all three facilities. I feel fortunate to have led a crew of knowledgeable and competent ex perts committed to building quality facilities for the benet of Afghans he said. For more news and information on USACE construction in Afghanistan, visit our website at www.aed.usace. army.mil/aes, on Facebook at www. facebook.com/US-Army-Corps-ofEngineers-Afghanistan-EngineerDistrict-South or on Flickr at www. ickr.com/photos/usace-tas. BUILDING STRONG BUILDING STRONG

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On June 24, 2013, Lt. Col David Hibner assumed command of the 249th Engi neer Battalion from Lt. Col. Calvin Hud son in a change of command ceremony at Fort Belvoir, Va. Maj. Gen. Todd Se monite, Deputy Chief of Engineers and Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, presided. Prime Power participated in operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, No ble Eagle, New York City and Pentagon Terrorist Attacks, Just Cause, Desert Storm, Desert Shield, Provide Comfort, Provide Hope, Uphold Democracy, Sup port Hope, Joint Endeavor and Joint Guard, and numerous disaster relief missions. The Battalion has earned three Supe rior Unit Awards: for disaster relief op erations, 1992; for worldwide missions support, 1995; and participation in Task Force Eagle Implementation Force, 1996. The 249th is a four time Itschner Award winner with D Company in 1982, C Com pany in 1983, B Company in 1984, and B Company once again in 1986. Addition ally, the 249th Engineer Battalion has produced three Sturgis Award winners. 5 JUNE 2013 4 JUNE 2013 USACE TAD TRANSATLANTIC TIMES USACE TAD TRANSATLANTIC TIMES TRANSATLANTIC TIMES TRANSATLANTIC TIMES USACE Awards Contract for Construction Phase Support Services by Joan Kibler USACE TRANSATLANTIC MIDDLE EAST DISTRICT WINCHESTER, Va. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Middle East Dis trict has awarded an architect-engi neer contract for construction phase support services to support its pro jects in the Middle East and Central Asia. The contract, awarded May 15, went to Parsons-Versar Joint Venture of Washington, D.C. The Middle East District will call upon the joint ven ture rm to provide general architec ture-engineering construction phase support services including construc tion management, quality assurance, oce engineering, scheduling, data management, and project engineer ing. The rm may be asked to assist in Lead ership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) commissioning of completed con struction projects if needed. Additionally, the rm may be called upon to provide local citizens, third country nation als, or U.S. citizens as project engineers and quality assurance representatives to per form construction phase support services. These subject matter experts will report in formation to U.S. government ocials who retain nal decision-making authority on contractor performance. This contract was awarded for a one-year period, with four additional one-year op tion periods, for a total of ve years. Its max imum capacity is $90 million over the life of U.S. Army Col. Alfred A. Pantano Jr., U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Dis trict North(TAN) commander, administers the oath of oce to newly promoted Lt. Col. Matt McCulley, ocer in charge of the TAN Gardez Resident Oce, during a ceremony at Forward Operating Base Lightning in Paktia province, June 2, 2013. Asian American McCulley Promoted In Afghanistan by Julie Shoemaker USACE TRANSATLANTIC MIDDLE EAST DISTRICT WINCHESTER, Va. National Asian American/ Pacic Islander Heritage Month was recog nized at the Middle East District May 16 with an equal employment opportunity special emphasis lunch-and-learn event attended by more than 60 employees. This years theme is Building Leadership: Em bracing Cultural Values and Inclusion. The guest speaker, senior executive service member Stacey K. Hirata, chief of Installation Support Division at Headquarters USACE, dis cussed two Americans of Asian heritage who are known leaders, role models and people who have made a dierence in the world. He began with Congresswoman Tammy Duck worth, a rst generation American of Chinese heritage. She is the U.S. Representative from Illinoiss 8th Congressional District. In 2004, she was deployed to Iraq as a Blackhawk heli copter pilot, one of the rst Army women to y combat missions during Operation Iraqi Freedom. When her helicopter was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade Nov. 12, 2004, she lost her legs and partial use of her right arm. She was awarded a Purple Heart for her com bat injuries. Following a year in recovery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where she became an advocate for her fellow Soldiers and testied before Congress about caring for wounded warriors, she ran for Congress. Although she narrowly lost in 2006, she was appointed Assistant Secretary of Veterans Af fairs in 2009 and ran again in 2012. Hirata described his role model, the late Sena tor Daniel Inouye from the state of Hawaii. An American of Japanese heritage, Inouye volun teered for military service in 1943 and served until 1947. His heroism was recognized in June 2000, when he was belatedly awarded the Congres sional Medal of Honor. He served in govern ment starting in 1954, before Hawaii was ad mitted into the Union and throughout his life, concluding with the U.S. Senate from 1962 to his death in December 2012. The districts AAPI Special Emphasis Program also showed a documentary movie about the state of Washingtons Governor Gary Locke, addressing his inauspicious beginnings as the son of Chinese immigrants and demonstrat ing both the benets and burdens of being the rst. The special emphasis program mis sion at MED is to promote equal opportu nity in the hiring, advancement, training, and treatment of all employees including women, minorities, and individuals ... CLICK HERE TO READ MORE An Afghan National Army Sergeant Major organizes the new graduates, during a promotion ceremony in Kabul Afghanistan, June 5, 2013. For the rst time this Sergeants Major Promotion Ceremony was organ ized and conducted by the Afghan National Security Forces. BUILDING STRONG BUILDING STRONG Afghan National Army Sergeant Major Promotion Ceremony (USACE TAM photos by Ashley Shoemaker/released) the contract. The government will issue task orders for specic work. The contract was solicited under the Brooks Act (Public Law 92-582), which establishes the procurement process by which federal agencies select architect-engineer rms, and in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulations. The government selects and negotiates architect-engineer contracts based on rms professional qualications, specialized experience, and capacity to ac complish the work in the required time at a fair and reasonable price. Parsons-Versar Joint Venture will be re quired to support projects managed by the Middle East District throughout the U.S. Central Command area of operations which includes countries in the Middle East and Central Asia. The Districts work includes de signing and constructing facilities for use by U.S. forces, performing engineering activi ties for other U.S. government and foreign agencies, and providing operations and maintenance services for various custom ers. In addition, the District provides pro ject management, engineering, contracting and support services to USACE districts in Afghanistan. U.S Air Force Photo by: SSgt Dustin Payne ISAF HQ Public Aairs 249th Engineer Battalion Change of Command PRIME POWER USACE Photos by F.T. Eyre/Released Please join us in congratulating our re cent de Fleury recipient, Ms. Claudia Holmquist. And share with her family, friends and Wilmington team mates. A ten-year Corps employee from the Wilm ington District, she has deployed to Af ghanistan twice in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. She is currently the Transatlantic District-North Administra tive Support Specialist for the Construc tion Branch here. She was awarded the steel de Fleury during a ceremony April 27. Also pictured Kevin Smyth, Steph anie Hall and Col. Alfred A. Pantano, Jr., TAN commander (right). Claudia Holmquist de Fleury Recipient An Afghan National Police ocer re ceives her Sergeant Major promotion warrant, during a promotion ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan, June 5, 2013, or ganized and conducted by the Afghan National Security Forces. Afghan National Security Forces are now leading 95% of all operations across Afghanistan and that gure continues to grow. (U.S Air Force Photo by: SSgt Dustin Payne ISAF HQ Public Aairs) ANSF Conduct ANP Promotion Ceremony

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