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Army Mariners perform cargo transfer at sea

June 17, 2017 — The crew of the U.S. Army’s Logistics Support Vessel 5 (LSV-5), dubbed the Maj. Gen. Charles P. Gross, conducted an in stream cargo transfer with another vessel after departing Kuwait Naval Base on June 13, 2017. MORE
The crews of U.S. Army Watercraft Logistics Support Vessel 5 (LSV-5), “Maj. Gen. Charles P. Gross,” and Military Sealift Command Vessel Gem State prepare to secure their vessels to one another in the Persian Gulf, on June 13, 2017. The vessels participated in an in-stream cargo transfer exercise, moving containers from one boat to the other using the Gem State’s crane, in order to demonstrate the LSV’s sustainment support capabilities.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jeremy Bratt)

The Harlem Hellfighters: A 104 Year Retrospective

June 17, 2017 — June marks the 104 Year Anniversary of the 15th Infantry Regiment, the forbearers of today’s 369th Sustainment Brigade. MORE
U.S. Army Master Sgt. Edgar Ponce guides Spc. Agnes Torres, both with the 369th Sustainment Brigade, as she drives a Rough Terrain Container Handler (RTCH) at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, on November 12, 2016. RTCHs are used to move large containers over various types of terrain. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jeremy Bratt)

Lt. Gen. (retired) Andrew P. Chambers

June 12, 2017 — Lt. Gen. (retired) Andrew P. Chambers, former Third U.S. Army commanding general (from 1987-1989), passed away at the age of 85 on June 3. MORE
Lt. Gen. (retired) Andrew P. Chambers, former Third U.S. Army commanding general (from 1987-1989), passed away at the age of 85 on June 3.

Inaugural Hellfighter 5k held in Kuwait

June 10, 2017 — The inaugural Harlem Hellfighter 5K run was held here on June 2, 2017. MORE
Master Sgt. Edgar Ponce, of the 369th Sustainment Brigade, carries the brigade colors over the finish line in the inaugural Harlem Hellfighter 5K run, held at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait on June 2, 2017. The event was held to celebrate the 104th anniversary of the formation of the historic New York National Guard unit. The unit was given their historic nickname “Hellfighters” by their German opponents in WWI for their remarkable prowess on the battlefield. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jeremy Bratt)

Rigging the Sustainment Game

June 10, 2017 — While the parachute riggers of the Army Reserve’s 824th Quartermaster Company may not include packing parachutes for Soldiers to jump out of perfectly good airplanes, the supplies and equipment they prepare for aerial delivery are no less vital to the survival of Soldiers. MORE
Spc. Alexander Triska and Spc. Keith Manning of the 824th Quartermaster Company, secure a parachute to a container for aerial delivery at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar on April 25, 2017. Aerial delivery operations are essential for getting supplies to troops in the Middle East when conventional means of transportation are not feasible. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jeremy Bratt)

369th Sustainment Brigade develops leaders

June 10, 2017 — Soldiers of the New York Army National Guard’s 369th Sustainment Brigade, 1st Sustainment Command (Theater), have been conducting professional development training while deployed to Kuwait. MORE
Soldiers of the 369th Sustainment Brigade practice hand grenade throwing skills at Camp Arifjan Kuwait, May 20, 2017. Basic Soldier tasks and skills are part of the brigade’s Small Unit Leader Training program. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Cesar E. Leon)

U.S. Army Central Names Best Warriors

June 1, 2017 — Soldiers from across the U.S. Army Central area of operations came together for the USARCENT Best Warrior Competition, Camp Buehring, Kuwait, May 22-25. MORE
Spc. Zachary Elenchin, a Soldier representing 3rd Medical Command, in the U.S. Army Central Best Warrior competition, turns around at the six-mile mark of the ruck march at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, May 24. Competitors had to complete a 12-mile ruck march as one of four events testing physical fitness and fortitude. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Kelly Gary, 29th Infantry Division Public Affairs)

Medical Detachment guards against disease and injury

June 1, 2017 — The 485th Medical Detachment Preventive Medicine continues the fight against preventable diseases and injuries by providing role-three field preventive medicine support and consultation to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. MORE
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Suri Morales (left), preventive medical detachment sergeant and U.S. Army Capt. Samuel VanGordon, biochemists officer-in-charge, both soldiers with the 485th Preventive Medicine Detachment, discuss the daily battle rhythm, May 26, at Camp Arifijan, Kuwait. The 485th Preventive Medicine Detachment mission is to mitigate disease and non-battle injuries for uniformed Servicemembers, U.S. Department of Defense civilians and contractors deployed in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.

Memorial Day Message

May 25, 2017 — On Memorial Day we honor those Servicemembers who have made the ultimate sacrifice. MORE
Memorial Day Message

US Army Central hosts “gathering” in honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May 24, 2017 — SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. – U.S. Army Central’s equal opportunity directorate invited guests to a “family gathering” during an observance for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month at Patton Hall May 24. MORE
Several U.S. Army Central children teach the Tinikling to USARCENT members, as Col. Roy Banzon, USARCENT inspector general commander, and Marlyn Banzon, Banzon’s wife, hit and tap the bamboo poles in rhythm to the music during USARCENT’s observance for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month at Patton Hall May 24.

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