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Mattis: Social Media Misconduct by DoD Personnel Won’t be Tolerated

March 13, 2017 — WASHINGTON -- The purported actions of civilian and military personnel on social media websites, including some associated with the "Marines United" group and possibly others, represent egregious violations of the fundamental values that are upheld at the Department of Defense, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said, March 10, 2017, in a statement.“The MORE
James N. Mattis, the 26th Secretary of Defense, poses for his official portrait in the Army portrait studio at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, Jan 25, 2017.  (U.S. Army photo by Monica King/Released)

US Army Central Family Members learn about the Middle East

March 13, 2017 — The Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, U.S. Army Central Family Readiness Group recently held a quarterly meeting here at Patton Hall to provide Family Members with an opportunity to learn about the Middle East. MORE
Judy Merrill, spouse of Col. Aaron Merrill, U.S. Army Central international military affairs chief, shares some of the things she experienced as a spouse and mother while living in the Middle East as part of an accompanied tour with USARCENT Soldiers and their Family Members during a quarterly Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, USARCENT Family Readiness Group meeting at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. March 9.

Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, US Army Central hosts change of command ceremony

March 3, 2017 — Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, U.S. Army Central held a change of command ceremony March 3, here at Patton Park. MORE
Lt. Col. Lindsay Matthews, commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, U.S. Army Central, observes her new unit during her change of command ceremony held at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. March 3. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Victor Everhart Jr.)
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Speaker gives US Army Central ‘greatest hits’ version of African Americans’ journey in education

February 10, 2017 — U.S. Army Central’s equal opportunity directorate held its African American History Month observance, which entertained and informed attendees, here Feb. 8. MORE
Robert T. Vinson, an associate professor of History and African Studies at the College of William and Mary, discusses the roles of prominent African American leaders in American education, Feb. 8, at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., during U.S. Army Central’s Black History Month observance.

Life as an Army Mariner

January 30, 2017 — More than 30 Army Mariners embarked on a multi-day transport mission aboard the Army logistic support vessel Maj. Gen. Charles P. Gross from Kuwait Naval Base on Jan. 19, 2017. MORE
Army Mariners with the 411th Transportation Detachment onboard the Army logistic support vessel Maj. Gen. Charles P. Gross, conducted cargo operations in the Arabian Gulf 19-23 Jan., 2017. The crew hauled cargo to Qatar from Port of Shuaiba, Kuwait and transported another load during the return trip. While underway the crew practiced several maritime emergency exercises including man overboard, fire, and battle drills. The crew consisted of watercraft operators, engineers, cooks, and medics, although each member is trained to perform several tasks outside the scope of their duty specialty in case of an emergency situation. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Aaron Ellerman)

Junior Officers visit Historic Kuwaiti Site

January 20, 2017 — Junior officers stationed at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, toured the Al Qurain Martyrs’ museum and the Kuwaiti Towers, Jan. 20, 2017 as part of the junior officer’s leadership professional development at U.S. Army Central. MORE
Junior officers stationed at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, toured the Al Qurain Martyrs’ museum and the Kuwaiti Towers, Jan. 20, 2017 as part of the junior officer’s leadership professional development at U.S. Army Central. The U.S. Army officers learned about the historic significance of that site, the role the U.S. played, and the importance of the Kuwaiti people’s perseverance.

New munitions replace cluster bomb rounds that pose danger to civilians

January 16, 2017 — Officials hope a new artillery warhead that will replace a cluster-bomb round could help eliminate unwanted casualties in the future. MORE
A Soldier in a Bradley Fighting Vehicle from the 1st Battalion, 77th Armored Regiment looks for opposing forces at Udairi Training Range in Kuwait recently as part of a combined exercise. The Cavalry Scouts responded to contact with a notional enemy during the exercise, before providing critical intelligence for Soldiers from the 197th Field Artillery Brigade to provide fire support. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Brandon Hubbard, USARCENT Public Affairs)

Building towards better efficiency, quality of life

January 13, 2017 — For hundreds of Soldiers on Camp Redleg, living and working in tents has been the normal way of life in the middle of the hot dry desert, but not for long, as energy efficient buildings are being constructed by the hands of U.S. Army engineers for energy cost savings and improving quality of life. MORE
Soldiers from the 176th Engineer Brigade of the Texas Army National Guard, also known as Task Force Chaos, build the steel frame of a two-story modular unit Jan. 11, 2017, which will have the capacity to hold 160 individuals with 20 climate controlled rooms on each floor at Camp Redleg in Southwest Asia. This is a U.S. Army Central Command directed project to enhance the quality of life and save millions of dollars in the future with energy cost savings and troop labor.

Arifjan reflects on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 12, 2017 — Service members celebrated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., January 12, 2016 at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, with an observance for a national day of service. MORE
Soldiers hold hands after a quartet sing a medley in celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during an observance at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Jan. 12, 2016. The observance included the singing of the national anthem, a poem recital an a cappella quartet, and key note speakers.

Fuel to fight: Inspector general and fuelers have special mission in ISIS fight

December 30, 2016 — A handful of Soldiers at U.S. Army Central forward logistics elements are responsible for running a small army of contractors across the area of operations in Southwest Asia and the Middle East. The job requires travel and trust in the people on the ground to complete the mission. MORE
Inspectors General from the 1st Theater Sustainment Command-Operational Command Post and petroleum specialists from Task Force Phoenix walk the fuel lines at a forward operating base in central Iraq to inspect the operations, recently. The 1st TSC is responsible for overseeing fuel logistics in multiple countries throughout Southwest Asia. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Brandon Hubbard, USARCENT Public Affairs)

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