WINCHESTER, Va. --
During the past year, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District has been working with the State Department's Office of Defense Cooperation-Lebanon to assist with planning efforts for various military sites for the Lebanese Armed Forces. District personnel had been planning to travel to Lebanon in late 2020 when the COIVD pandemic put travel plans on hold. However, after the August chemical explosion that caused extensive damage in the city of Beirut, the Embassy reached out to USACE for help in assessing the damage to allow more assistance in. The team from the Middle East District was also able to conduct the originally requested assessments on the same trip working side by side with their Lebanese counterparts.
The Corps of Engineers works with U.S. allied nation partners throughout the Middle East but hasn't worked with the LAF since 2010. Our District is proud to once again work with the LAF during this time and deliver the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers unique expertise when and where it's needed.
Release no. 20-014