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USARCENT personnel shadow 121st Boston Marathon

April 17, 2017 — Personnel from U.S. Army Central’s area of operations traveled to Camp Arifjan’s Zone 1 Fitness Center to participate in the camp’s inaugural Boston Marathon Shadow Run, April 17. MORE
Personnel throughout the U.S. Army Central area of operations step off at 4:02 a.m. for Camp Arifjan’s first Boston Marathon Shadow Run, April 17, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. This race shadowed the 121st Boston Marathon, but was the first for Camp Arifjan, and gave deployed personnel an opportunity to participate in the famous marathon. More than 300 people participated in the shadow run. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kimberly Browne, USARCENT Public Affairs)

USARCENT’s first Air Assault Course graduates students

April 14, 2017 — After 12 days of little rest and multiple exams, military personnel in the U.S. Army Central area of operations made it to graduation day. For these students, it means they have earned the right to an identifier and badge of an ‘Air Assault Soldier.’ MORE
U.S. Army Spc. Melendez Casado (left), horizontal construction engineer, 176th Engineer Brigade, and Army Spc. Elijah Gould (right), pharmacy specialist, 3rd Medical Command Deployment Support, prepare to rappel out of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during U.S. Army Central’s first Air Assault Course, April 13, 2017, at Camp Beuhring, Kuwait. The Air Assault Course is a 12-day class that allows U.S. military personnel in the U.S. Army Central area of operations the unique opportunity to become air assault qualified, while deployed outside the continental United States.

Signal Command's cyber experts speak at local university

April 11, 2017 — Two members of the 335th Signal Command (Theater), recently took the opportunity to discuss those capabilities and the future of cyber operations with approximately 50 graduate students and Army Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets at the Scheller College of Business at the Georgia Institute of Technology here, April 11. MORE
Col. James “Jim” M. Chatfield, cyber director and deputy G-3 of operations for the 335th Signal Command (Theater) speaks to approximately 50 graduate students and Army Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets at the Scheller College of Business at the Georgia Institute of Technology in downtown Atlanta, Georgia April 11.  Chatfield spent about 90 minutes discussing Army cyber capabilities and the future of cyber operations.  (Official U.S. Army Reserve Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brent C. Powell)

Removing barriers through capabilities visit

April 11, 2017 — The acting assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, visited with the ALT team at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, April 11. MORE
Honorable Steffanie Easter, the acting assistant secretary of the army for acquisition, logistics and technology for the Army, climbs into the driver’s seat of a MaxxPro, a mine-resistant ambush protected armored fighting vehicle, during a capabilities visit with the ALT team at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, April 11. Easter’s visit provided her the opportunity to see firsthand the capabilities of the troops within the area.

Multinational Troops Wrap Up Eagle Resolve 2017 in Kuwait

April 7, 2017 — U.S. and Gulf Cooperation Council forces stormed Kuwait's Shuwaikh Port in a demonstration of interoperability in the final event of exercise Eagle Resolve 2017. MORE
U.S. and Gulf Cooperation Council forces conduct the culminating field-training event of exercise Eagle Resolve in Shuwaikh Port, Kuwait, April 6, 2017. Eagle Resolve is the premier multi-national exercise in the Gulf region. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Frank O'Brien

Multinational forces wrap-up exercise Eagle Resolve 2017 in Kuwait

April 7, 2017 — U.S. and Gulf Cooperation Council forces stormed Kuwait's Shuwaikh Port in a demonstration of interoperability, April 6, during exercise Eagle Resolve. MORE
U.S. and Gulf Cooperation Council special operations forces conduct the culminating field-training event of exercise Eagle Resolve 2017, April 6, in Kuwait’s Shuwaikh Port. Eagle Resolve is the premier multinational exercise in the Gulf region.

Kuwait land forces commander visits US Army Central headquarters

April 7, 2017 — Maj. Gen. Khaled Saleh Al-Sabah, the Kuwait land forces commander, recently visited the U.S. Army Central Headquarters where he was hosted by Lt. Gen. Michael Garrett, commanding general of USARCENT and key personnel to discuss multiple topics as the two forces continue to build on their enduring partnership. MORE
Lt. Gen. Michael Garrett, U.S. Army Central, commanding general, receives a gift from Maj. Gen. Khaled Saleh Al-Sabah, the Kuwait land forces commander dur-ing his visit to USARCENT headquarters at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., April 5, 2017. During the visit USACRENT and key personnel met and discussed multi-ple topics to help build the long partnership between the two countries (U.S. Ar-my photo by Staff Sgt. Jared Crain)

Day Zero: Journey to earn Air Assault wings

April 4, 2017 — Hundreds of Soldiers, Airmen and Marines came from miles away to fulfill a dream. Their journey is not easy, it requires a keen eye for detail and the ability to handle heavy equipment, while under duress. Thus, upon successful completion of day zero, candidates can then call themselves ‘Air Assault Students.’ MORE
U.S. Army 1st Lt. Katlyn Lehmann, human resource officer, 258th Human Resource Company, navigates the high-step-over obstacle during day zero of U.S. Army Central’s first Air Assault Course, April 4, 2017, at Camp Beuhring, Kuwait. The Air Assault Course is a 12-day class that allows U.S. military personnel in the USARCENT theater of operations the unique opportunity to become air assault qualified, while deployed outside the continental United States.

HIMARS gunnery validates war fighters

April 2, 2017 — Part of achieving the standard as a Soldier is qualifying on an assigned weapon and or weapon system. These qualifications begin at the individual’s weapon, such as an M9 pistol or an M4 carbine. But, there are some Sol-diers who have to qualify on a weapon’s system and as a member of a functioning team. MORE
Staff Sgt. Schade, an observer with Battery B, 3rd Battalion, 157th Field Artillery Regiment, Colorado National Guard, moniters an impact zone during a Hi Mobility Artillery Rocket System gunnery table VI qualification, Udair Range Complex, Kuwait, March 29, 2017. Table VI gunnery involves validating a three Soldier team with a HIMARS weapons system by attaining three objectives; fire when ready, time on target, and       (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kimberly Browne, USARCENT Public Affairs)

Resilience: OPE Soldiers overcome battlefield injuries

March 14, 2017 — Wounded warriors, who are thriving in recovery, begin their journey to the site of the incident, March 14, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Operation Proper Exit gives these wounded veterans the unique opportunity to get closure by seeing firsthand the progress their sacrifice has made. MORE
Retired Army Sgt. Willard Hoyum, wheeled vehicle mechanic, formerly with A company, 307th Brigade Support Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, shakes the hand of a deployed Soldier, March 14, 2017, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. The meet and greet concluded the first town hall meeting Soldiers of Operation Proper Exit will give prior to returning to the location where they received their combat injuries.

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