U.S. Army Central

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Army Engineers participate in counter IED exchange

June 5, 2018 — The 35th Engineer Brigade of Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and the 648th Military Engagement Team (MET), Georgia Army National Guard, had the exciting opportunity to engage in a knowledge exchange event with the Royal Army of Oman on counter improvised explosive device (CIED) tactics, techniques and procedures. MORE
Maj. Brian Sayer, right, and Master Sgt. Rodney Haesemeyer, 35th Engineer Brigade, Task Force Spartan, discuss tactics, techniques and procedures of countering improvised explosive devices and praise the Omani soldiers on their excellent work on the practical exercise lanes.

Death announcement of Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Banister

May 29, 2018 — A U.S. Army general officer died Sunday, May 27, 2018, of natural causes while running around Lake Murray near Lexington, S.C., according to medical examiners. Maj. Gen. Jeffrey L. Bannister, 57, was assigned to U.S. Army Central at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., working as a special projects officer for the Chief of Staff of the Army. He was on transition leave with his family awaiting his retirement in June. MORE

US, UAE artillery movement exercise demonstrates speed, coordination

May 29, 2018 — U.S. and United Arab Emirate army units recently demonstrated the speed with which a truck-mounted artillery system can be airlifted to where it can do the most good on the battlefield during a planned transport exercise on April 18. MORE
Spc. Rey Claudio (left) of Orlando, Fla. and Staff Sgt. Christopher Allen (center, facing camera) of Las Vegas, N.V., both with the 75th Field Artillery Brigade, III Corps, U.S. Army talk to soldiers with the 79th Heavy Rocket Regiment, United Arab Emirates Land Forces, before the crews move their High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) vehicles onto the airfield April 18, 2018. The Soldiers participated in a HIMARS Rapid Infiltration (HIRAIN) exercise in which HIMARS crews flew with their vehicles in a U.S. Air Force cargo plane then conducted a simulated fire mission after landing.

Jordan, Task Force Spartan Soldiers celebrate JOEPs graduation

May 25, 2018 — Soldiers with the Jordan Armed Forces and U.S. Army celebrate the graduation of soldiers from the Jordan Operational Engagement Program on April 29, 2018. The nine-week program trained soldiers from the 11th Battalion, Border Guard forces, JAF, on a collection of soldier skills like mortar firing and combat life-saver. MORE
Soldiers with the Jordan Armed Forces and U.S. Army celebrate the graduation of soldiers from the Jordan Operational Engagement Program on April 29, 2018. The nine-week program trained soldiers from the 11th Battalion, Border Guard forces, JAF, on a collection of soldier skills like mortar firing and combat life-saver.

U.S. Army Soldiers compete alongside Kuwaiti neighbors at Kuwait Disabled Sports Club

May 23, 2018 — More than 50 Task Force Spartan Soldiers participated alongside their Kuwaiti neighbors in sporting competitions at the Kuwait Disabled Sports Club, May 9. Soldiers had the opportunity to compete in wheelchair sporting competitions such as basketball, fencing, table tennis, and bocce. MORE
Capt. Nick P. Branoff, an aeromedical evacuation officer for the 28th Infantry Division, Task Force Spartan volleys the ping pong ball back across the table against a member of the Kuwait Disabled Sports Club in a game of table tennis. More than 50 Task Force Spartan Soldiers participated alongside their Kuwaiti neighbors in sporting competitions at the Kuwait Disabled Sports Club, May 9. The Soldiers had the opportunity to compete in wheelchair sporting competitions such as basketball, fencing, table tennis, and bocce. Continuing the legacy of  “Every Soldier is an Ambassador,” a program to encourage interactions between Americans and Kuwaitis, Soldiers of the 28 ID were among a combined group of more than 100 Kuwait and U.S. Army athletes participating in sporting events held at Kuwait Disabled Sports Club.

American Soldiers celebrate Asian, Pacific Islander culture, contributions

May 18, 2018 — Soldiers and leaders assigned to Camp Buehring, Kuwait, came together on the installation, May 12, 2018, to commemorate the contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders during an event to celebrate the culture and history of those peoples. MORE
An American Soldier beats the time for dancers during a traditional dance at an Asian American, Pacific Islander cultural observance at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, May 12, 2018. The dancers performed primarily Polynesian dances during the cultural observance, which was held to celebrate the contributions of Pacific Islanders and Asian Americans and to raise awareness of Asian heritage among personnel on the installation. A similar event is scheduled for Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, on May 26.

U.S. Army 300th Chemical Company and Kuwait Land Forces develop synergy through joint training

May 17, 2018 — An informational exchange between the Kuwait Ministry of Defense Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Battalion, Kuwait Land Forces (KLF) and the U.S. Army’s 300th Chemical Company, 40th Brigade Engineer Battalion took place, April 25. MORE
More than 45 U.S. and Kuwait Land Forces soldiers took part in a joint partner training opportunity April 25, 2018. In the simulation, a vehicle was treated as though it were contaminated by a radiological weapon of mass destruction. The team of soldiers systematically decontaminated the vehicle together, using an M-26 joint service pump during a joint partner training scenario. Subsequently the operator as well as the vehicle occupants performed Mission Oriented Protective Posture (MOPP) gear exchange at a nearby area.

648th Military Engagement Team completes successful deployment

May 15, 2018 — Soldiers with the 648th Military Engagement Team, Georgia Army National Guard, recently concluded a nine-month deployment where they participated in over 50 security cooperation missions and supported 10 combined exercises. Their efforts built relationships and capacity with our partners in the region to secure improved access, basing and overflight access while increasing interoperability. MORE
Tajik and U.S. soldiers conduct an after-action review at a mountain training camp outside of Dushanbe, Tajikistan, April 20, 2018, after a simulated patrol through the mountains, an exercise conducted during an exchange of tactics and best practices between the two countries. This information exchange was part of a larger military-to-military engagement taking place with the Tajikistan Peacekeeping Battalion of the Mobile Forces and the 648th Military Engagement Team, Georgia Army National Guard, involving border security tactics and techniques.

USARCENT Hosts Best Cyber Ranger Competition

May 15, 2018 — U.S. Army Central hosted Cyber Bowl IV – this year coined the Best Cyber Ranger Competition – to promote cyber security awareness, May 8-10, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. During the three-day event, teams went head-to-head in cyber versions of popular TV game shows such as “Cyber Jeopardy,” and “Are You Smarter than a Cyber Tech.” MORE
335th Signal Command (Theater) (Provisional) team participates in Best Cyber Ranger competition, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, May 8.

The legacy of Song Leng Xiong lives on

May 15, 2018 — During Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the Army makes time to celebrate the important contributions of individuals of Asian/Pacific Islander descent to the nation, both historically and today. Minnesota National Guard Spec. Brandon Xiong, an information technician currently deployed in Kuwait, carries on the legacy of his grandfather, the late Col. Song Leng Xiong. MORE
Col. Song Leng Xiong with his wife and grandchildren, Clermont, Fl. in 2008. Brandon Xiong is pictured top left.

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