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Soldiers Repair Flood Damage Across Kuwait

December 4, 2018 — The month of November saw unusually high amounts of rainfall across Kuwait, leading to severe flooding across U.S. Military installations. U.S. Army Soldiers at each installation were able to overcome those unique challenges and improve the infrastructure so that extreme weather events will be less damaging in the future. MORE
A U.S. Army Soldier with the 526th Engineer Construction Company, 92nd Engineer Battalion, 28th Engineer Brigade, measures the depth of a trapezoidal ditch being dug at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Nov. 28, 2018. U.S. Army Capt. Bryan Thompson, the commander of the 526th ECC, said, “The one thing I really want to highlight is, I'm really blessed to have such a great team.” The Soldiers of the 526th ECC conducted constant operations to immediately resolve flooding earlier in the month, and continue to improve drainage features at Camp Arifjan with projects like this ditch.

Intelligence soldiers reflect on responsibility, community and teamwork

November 21, 2018 — Most U.S Army units deployed overseas find ways to celebrate Veterans Day with ideas that revolve around a fun-run or a big ceremony. For the Soldiers and contractors working at the Theater Intelligence Platform - Central on Camp Arifjan, this Veterans Day was a little different. MORE
The cake presented to the U.S. Army Soldiers and civilian contractors of the Theater Intelligence Platform-Central office who spent their Veterans Day cleaning up excess scrap materials from their workplace at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Nov. 11, 2018. Promoting good unit morale enhances unit cohesion and reinforces the importance of excellence.

USARCENT celebrates National American Indian Heritage Month

November 20, 2018 — U.S. Army Central celebrates National American Indian Heritage Month with an observance ceremony and guest performances by members of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. MORE
Members of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina wait to perform traditional dances at U.S. Army Central’s National American Indian Heritage Month observance Nov. 15, 2018, at Patton Hall on Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. The Lumbee tribe comprises 55,000 members and is the largest tribe in North Carolina.

Food Service Management Board strives to improve DFAC standards

November 19, 2018 — The quarterly meeting of the Food Service Management Board for the USARCENT area of responsibility was held Nov. 5-8, and discussed topics such as contractor performance, menu changes and position allocations. MORE
Members from across United States Army Central Command, the Joint Culinary Center of Excellence, Defense Logistics Agency- Troop Support and 1st Theater Sustainment Command gathered Nov. 5-7 to attend the quarterly Food Service Management Board held here.  The FSMB focused on topics such as contractor performances, menu changes and position allocations.

U.S. Army Central Noncommissioned Officers Academy

November 15, 2018 — The U.S. Army Basic Leadership Course is the only thing standing between many promotable specialists and pinning the Sergeant rank on their chests. Soldiers enrolled in the redesigned BLC can expect more emphasis on the six leader core competencies: readiness, leadership, training management, communications, operations, and program management. MORE
Instructors from the U.S. Army Central Noncommissioned Officer Academy congratulate U.S. Army Soldiers graduating from the latest Basic Leader Course held at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Oct. 17, 2018. Completing BLC is an essential task which prepares Soldiers to be more capable noncomissioned officers.

Soldiers Respond to Flooding at Camp Arifjan

November 15, 2018 — Soldiers from multiple U.S. Army units at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, joined together to respond to the flooding caused by heavy rainfall, building barriers to mitigate infrastructure damage and ensure safe, dry accommodations for personnel. MORE
Soldiers pass sandbags to one another while building a barrier to control the floodwaters near their barracks at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, November 15, 2018. The flooding came after an unusually heavy rainstorm hit the area, which has already experienced significant rain this month.

America’s Thunder Participates in Black Oryx Exercise

November 13, 2018 — Soldiers from the 65th Field Artillery Brigade (FAB) and 1st Battalion, 121st Field Artillery Regiment (FAR) participated in Exercise Black Oryx with the Jordan Armed Forces’ (JAF) 29th Royal High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) Battalion in Amman, Jordan, Oct. 24 through 25, 2018. MORE
Two Fire Direction Control vehicles from both the 1st Battalion, 121st Field Artillery Regiment and the Jordan Armed Forces provide fire direction control for the Jordan Armed Forces during exercise Black Oryx, in Amman, Jordan, Oct. 24, 2018. Black Oryx, an annual bilateral exercise, is designed to strengthen relationships and military capabilities between the U.S. and Jordan Armed Forces.

28th Infantry passes Task Force Spartan mission to 34 ID

November 12, 2018 — The 28th Infantry Division’s headquarters and headquarters battalion passed responsibility of Task Force Spartan to the 34th Infantry Division during a transfer of authority (TOA) ceremony held Nov. 12, 2018 at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. MORE
Maj. Gen. Benjamin Corell, 34th Red Bull Infantry Division commanding general and Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph Hjelmstad uncase the Division colors during a transfer of authority ceremony Nov. 12, 2018. The Minnesota National Guard unit's headquarters and headquarters battalion assumed responsibility for the Task Force Spartan mission to from the Pennsylvania National Guard's 28th Infantry Division. The 34th's HHBN is serving as a division headquarters for roughly 10,000 Soldiers conducting theater security operations in the Middle East.

Exercise Eastern Action 19 kicks off in Qatar

November 10, 2018 — Qatari and U.S. Army Central forces launched into Exercise Eastern Action 19 with the opening ceremony on Nov. 4, 2018. Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 198th Armor Regiment, 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team, Task Force Spartan, and Qatari Emiri Land Forces, combined for the ceremony and will join forces the Command Post and Field Training Exercises. MORE
U.S. and Qatari military forces participate in the opening ceremony of Exercise Eastern Action 2019, Nov. 4, 2018. Eastern Action is a U.S. Army Central led exercise conducted between U.S. and Qatari military forces to enhance interoperability and demonstrate our commitment to long-term stability in the region.

Dawn of the USARCENTury

November 9, 2018 — Since its creation, Third Army, now U.S. Army Central, has forged a legacy of excellence through the hard work, valor and sacrifices of its Soldiers. That legacy was displayed at the USARCENT Centennial celebration held at Patton Hall, November 7. MORE
Two special guests the U.S. Army Central centennial celebration held at Patton Hall, November 7, were Mr. Gerald White (left) and Mr. Vernon Brantley (right). Both served as part of Third Army during the World War II Battle of the Bulge.

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