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USARCENT hosts 2017 CBRNE Forum

August 17, 2017 — U.S. Army Central hosted a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive Materials Forum, July 13, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. MORE
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Lewis Mallard (left), motor transport operator, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Area Support Group-Kuwait, wears his M40 gas mask as Markeil Smith (right), CBRNE Logistics Specialist and Assistant CBRNE Trainer, performs the banana oil test, July 17, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. When activated, the banana oil gives off a non-irritating odor that the organic vapor cartridges of an air filter respirator should stop.

Antiterrorism Awareness Month

August 7, 2017 — August is the Army's eighth annual observance of Antiterrorism Awareness Month. MORE
Antiterrorism Awareness Month Message

ACC civilian recognized for contributions in Kuwait

August 4, 2017 — An Army civilian assigned to U.S. Army Contracting Command has earned the 2017 Elmer B. Staats Contracting Professional Excellence award. MORE
An Army civilian assigned to U.S. Army Contracting Command has earned the 2017 Elmer B. Staats Contracting Professional Excellence award. Adam Goldstein, 408th Contracting Support Brigade, civilian deputy, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, received the award, on July 26, during the National Contract Management Association World Congress at the Navy Pier in Chicago. The Staats award recognized his significant contributions to contracting operations and acquisition policy.  (Photo Credit: courtesy photo)

Global Medic 2017 CSTX successfully wraps up with joint partners

August 1, 2017 — The 345th CSH, a unit within the 332nd Medical Brigade, 3rd Medical Command (Deployment Support), and other subordinate units in the 3d MCDS participated in the Global Medic 2017 Combat Support Training Exercise (CSTX) to provide premier health service support to the combined joint task force. MORE
1st Sgt. Alexander Worth from 206th Area Support Medical Company (ASMC), supporting the 332nd Medical Brigade, waits for ambulances to arrive with casualties to begin simulated medical treatment on manikins with varied injuries during the Global Medic 2017 Combat Support Training Exercise (CSTX) at Camp Roberts, Calif.  206th ASMC, supporting the 332nd Medical Brigade, 3d Medical Command (Deployment Support), participated in the event as apart of the premier health support provider to the combined joint task force that included military members from the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, along with medical professionals from the Canadian Army and Royal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  The full range of medical capabilities support provided by the Joint Task Force honed skills in providing medical services such as ambulatory care, medical evacuation, x-ray, laboratory and dental services, preventive medicine, advanced trauma management, pharmacy, and clinical services.  Global Medic is a situational scenario-based simulation exercise focused on the development of 80% strategic/operational and 20% joint medical and tactical skills and is held simultaneously at various locations from Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., to Fort Devens, Mass., Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., Camp Roberts and Camp Parks, Calif.

National Guard Soldiers lead the way with AH-64E phase maintenance

July 29, 2017 — When the call went out for more firepower to support the Iraqi security forces in operations against ISIS, it was answered by the AH-64E Apache “Guardian” helicopters of 4th Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment. MORE
CAMP TAJI MILITARY COMPLEX, Iraq – Army National Guard Soldiers of the 449th Aviation Support Battalion, organized under the 29th Combat Aviation Brigade, and the 1107th Theater Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Group work together on the 500-hour Phase Maintenance cycle of the AH-64E Apache “Guardian” at Camp Taji Military Complex, Iraq, July 6, 2017.  Proper maintenance ensures that the AH-64E Apache continues to provide reconnaissance and attack capability in the fight against ISIS for Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve. CJTF-OIR is the global Coalition to defeat ISIS in Syria and Iraq. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Isolda Reyes)

Look out below! Cav troopers train on emergency resupply

July 27, 2017 — Soldiers from 215th Brigade Support Battalion “Blacksmiths,” 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division took advantage of a rare opportunity to conduct air drop training July 27 at Udairi Range Complex. MORE
A line of vehicles from Alpha Company, 215th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division awaits the start of a convoy to a drop zone to conduct air drop resupply training July 27, 2017. For many of the Soldiers, this was their first time working with aircraft for a resupply mission. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Leah R. Kilpatrick)

Task Force Saber exploits the initiative in the fight against ISIS

July 24, 2017 — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory against ISIS in the city of Mosul, July 9, 2017. MORE
ERBIL, Iraq – An AH-64E Apache helicopter from the 4th Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Saber, hovers prior to taking off to conduct a mission, July 11,2017, Erbil, Iraq. The AH-64E Apache provides reconnaissance and attack capability in the fight against ISIS for Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve. CJTF-OIR is the Coalition to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Stephen James)

29th CAB Soldiers expand partnership with Iraqi security forces

July 19, 2017 — Soldiers from the 29th Combat Aviation Brigade and the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Task Force Red Falcon, were hosted at Camp Taji Military Complex, Iraq, July 19,2017 by their Iraqi partners to conduct joint training that will create a foundation for further operational cooperation and interoperability between the two organizations. MORE
CAMP TAJI MILITARY COMPLEX, Iraq – Members of the Iraqi security force load onto a CH-47F Chinook helicopter fielded by the 29th Combat Aviation Brigade at Camp Taji Military Complex, Iraq, July 19,2017. The ISF trained with their U.S. counterparts in the 82nd Airborne Division’s Task Force Red Falcon and the 29th CAB on security procedures involving aircraft and met to schedule future partnership events. This training is part of the overall Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve building partner capacity mission by training and improving the capability of partnered forces fighting ISIS. CJTF-OIR is the global Coalition to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Stephen James)

USARCENT hosts 2017 CBRNE Forum

July 17, 2017 — U.S. Army Central hosted a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive Materials Forum, July 13, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. MORE
U. S. service members ask questions concerning equipment storage to Markeil Smith (left), CBRNE Logistics Specialist and Assistant CBRNE Trainer, during a warehouse tour, July 17, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. The purpose of this Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive Forum is to ensure that USARCENT officers in charge and noncommissioned officers in charge have the knowledge base needed to set conditions for CBRNE prevention and recovery. Forums such as this are part of protecting the force by means of proactive risk management for all operations and activities.

“Wolf Pack” says goodbye, hello to leaders

July 14, 2017 — The 4th Battlefield Coordination Detachment, U.S. Army Central honored and welcomed leaders during a ceremony that marked both a change of command and transfer of responsibility at Shaw Air Force Base Tuesday. MORE
Spc. Adam Burkett, from the 4th Battlefield Coordination Detachment, U.S. Army Central, stands at parade rest while holding the 4th BCD's colors at an award presentation prior to the 4th BCD's change of command ceremony at Patton Hall on Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., July 11, 2017. Col. Samuel Saine, 4th BCD outgoing commander, relinquished his command of the detachment to Col. Geoffrey Adams, 4th BCD incoming commander.

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Patton's Own: Lt. Gen. Michael Garrett, U.S. Army Central commanding general; Barbara Leaf, the U.S. ambassador to the United Arab Emirates; and Maj. Gen. Saleh M. Al Ameri, commander of UAE land forces, met at Abu Dhabi Aug. 13. They discussed the relationship between USARCENT and Emirati Land Forces over the last two years as well as the upcoming quarterly bilateral training exercise, Iron Union, strengthening the partnership between U.S. and UAE land forces. US Embassy Abu Dhabi
Patton's Own: Wounded Warriors return for Operation Proper Exit. Third, Always First! U.S. Army U.S. Central Command
Patton's Own: Lt. Gen. Michael Garrett, commanding general, and Command Sgt. Maj. Eric Dostie, U.S. Army Central, visit 169th Field Artillery Brigade, Aug. 12, as part of a USARCENT battlefield circulation. During the visit, Garrett and Dostie held a professional development luncheon with 169th noncommissioned officers. Third, Always First! U.S. Army U.S. Central Command
The U.S. Army Office of the Provost Marshal General recently posted new guidance for unmanned aerial systems. Common access card holders can download the policies at https://army.deps.mil/army/sites/PMG/prog/ATEP/default.aspx. Patton's Own! Third, Always First! U.S. Army U.S. Central Command
Soldiers from the 1st Theater Sustainment Command uncased the unit's colors during a ceremony to mark its official new home in Fort Knox, K.Y. Aug. 11. The unit relocated its headquarters from Fort Bragg, N.C.
Patton's Own: Lt. Gen. Michael Garrett, commanding general, U.S. Army Central, and Maj. Gen. Khaled Al Sabah, Kuwait land forces commander, meet in Kuwait, August 9, 2017, during a battlefield circulation of the USARCENT area of operations. The generals discussed infrastructure, and the potential relocation of Camp Buehring to a new joint facility where U.S. Soldiers can train with their Kuwaiti counterparts. Third, Always First! U.S. Army U.S. Central Command
Patton's Own: Lt. Gen. Michael Garrett, commanding general, U.S. Army Central, visited 4th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Aug. 11, 2017, at Ali Al Salem Airbase. (U.S. Army Photo's by Col. Blace Albert) Third, Always First! U.S. Army U.S. Central Command
Patton's Own: Sgt. 1st Class Calvin Cunningham gives a glimpse into his life outside of U.S. Army Central. Third, Always First! U.S. Army U.S. Central Command
Patton's Own: Brig. Gen. Jonathan McColumn congratulates U.S. Army Central's "Hero of the week" Sgt. James Bills, USARCENT G2. Sgt. Bills was instrumental in the successful accomplishment of Eager Lion 17 by producing, disseminating and briefing over 80 intelligence products. Third, Always First! U.S. Army U.S. Central Command
CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait -- The scenario: Soldiers are engaged in a firefight with the enemy in a desert of Southwest Asia. The Soldiers are holding their own, but they are in need of an emergency resupply of ammunition, food and water. U.S. Central Command 1st Cavalry Division 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division U.S. Army
Patton's Own: Lt. Gen. Michael Garrett visited multiple units, Aug. 10, 2017, at Camp Buehring, Kuwait. Garrett received an update brief from the 29th CAB, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, and the 420th Engineer Brigade. He also toured the 86th Combat Support Hospital facilities and the 215th BSB Blacksmiths field hospital. Third, Always First! U.S. Army U.S. Central Command
Patton's Own: Operation Proper Exit participants conducted a town hall meeting at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait Aug. 8. Operation Proper Exit enables wounded combat veterans to return to the location of their injuries, and exit on their own terms. Additional Photos can be found on our FLICKR page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/usarmycentral/sets/72157684939187913 Story can be found at: https://www.dvidshub.net/news/244906/operation-proper-exit-veterans-return-battlefield Third, Always First! U.S. Army U.S. Central Command
Patton's Own: Area Support Group - Kuwait held a change of responsibility ceremony, Aug. 8, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Command Sgt. Maj. Scott Anderson handed over responsibility of ASG-Kuwait to Long Island, New York, native Command Sgt. Maj. William Snyder. Third, Always First! U.S. Army U.S. Central Command
Patton's Own: Check out the U.S. Army Central Summer 2017 Desert Voice Magazine. Click on the link below for stories on 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division ; 1st Cavalry Division; the competition for the German Armed Forces Badge and the first Air Assault Course in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. Third, Always First! U.S. Army
Patton's Own: U.S. Army Central commanding general Lt. Gen. Michael Garrett visited Lebanon during a battlefield circulation of the USARCENT area of operations, July 2017. Visits like this strengthen relationships, interoperability, and shapes and sets the theater to support operations and deter adversaries. Third, Always First! U.S. Army U.S. Central Command
Patton's Own: U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Ted Copeland, U.S. Army Reserve command sergeant major, visited with U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers, Aug. 3, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait with the Joint Monthly Access for Reserve Components. JMARC enables leaders to observe first-hand the contributions of their personnel deployed in support of multiple named operations for U.S. Army Central. Full story can be found at: https://www.dvidshub.net/news/244820/army-reserve-senior-enlisted-visits-deployed-troops Third, Always First!!! U.S. Central Command
Patton's Own: August is the Army's eighth annual observance of Antiterrorism Awareness Month. Third Always, First!
Being a part of a Battle Staff is a challenging and highly important role in the Army. USARCENT is conducting a Battle Staff NCO Course, where Soldiers learn the skills needed to coordinate forces and resources. Congratulations to these dedicated NCOs. Patton's Own, Third Always First! U.S. Army, U.S. Central Command
If you missed us on 105.9 as we talked about how we keep Shaw Air Force Base and the surrounding communities safe, with Captain John Kennedy, make sure to catch us Friday at 8:30 am as we join Derek on Good Morning Sumter again!
Patton's Own: Lt. Gen. Michael Garrett, U.S. Army Central commanding general, Barbara Leaf, the U.S. ambassador... https://t.co/EJwl2314Pt
Patton's Own: Wounded Warriors return for Operation Proper Exit. Third, Always First! https://t.co/HDTPsu8FPY
The U.S. Army Office of the Provost Marshal General recently posted new guidance for unmanned aerial systems.... https://t.co/6cA47ygyed
Patton's Own: Lt. Gen. Michael Garrett, commanding general, U.S. Army Central, and Maj. Gen. Khaled Al Sabah,... https://t.co/QfjpAYghSE
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Patton's Own: Sgt. 1st Class Calvin Cunningham gives a glimpse into his life outside of U.S. Army Central. Third,... https://t.co/fK97m0tCIt
Proud to spend the day with @CENTCOM Colorado @USNationalGuard Soldiers working with our partners in the Gulf. https://t.co/BsQXFlqcyB
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Patton's Own: Lt. Gen. Michael Garrett visited multiple units, Aug. 10, 2017, at Camp Buehring, Kuwait. Garrett... https://t.co/BJ8Nlp5sMC
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Another fantastic visit with the Renegades. Great spending time with these Soldiers! https://t.co/Gm2X5JLkJa
Super day with @CENTCOM aviators. Climb to glory! https://t.co/EeFzUqaVBq
Great day with the phenomenal Soldiers of the Greywolf BDE doing their best for @CENTCOM @jambwoodward https://t.co/wWuHeyFFlH
Patton's Own: Area Support Group - Kuwait held a change of responsibility ceremony, Aug. 8, at Camp Arifjan,... https://t.co/AwQLVjKHkR
Patton's Own: Check out the U.S. Army Central Summer 2017 Desert Voice Magazine. Click on the link below for... https://t.co/Ea67R9ku2M
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