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Simulation Augments Suicide Prevention Training

September 17, 2018 — During Suicide Prevention Month, U.S. Army Soldiers in Kuwait utilized virtual reality technology and interactive scenarios to expand their suicide prevention techniques to better care for fellow Soldiers in need. MORE
U.S. Army Master Sgt. Breyda Pereyra, the noncommissioned officer in charge of U.S. Army Central's G37 office, speaks with a virtual Soldier avatar in an Intelligence and Electronic Warfare Tactical Proficiency Trainer program designed to simulate a conversation with a Soldier having suicidal thoughts, Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Sept. 12, 2018. Suicide prevention is an enduring goal of the U.S. Army to ensure the safety and well-being of all Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians, and contractors.

155th ABCT Conducts CALFEX At Exercise Bright Star 18

September 17, 2018 — The 155th Armored Brigade Combate Team participated in a company-level combined-arms live-fire exercise (CALFEX) integrating field artillery, mechanized mortar teams, engineers, infantry, and close air support as part of Exercise Bright Star 18, a multilateral U.S. Central Command training exercise in the Egyptian desert. MORE
U.S Army Staff  Sgt. Bryan Fox, an infantry squad leader, assigned to Company A, 1st  Battalion, 155th Infantry Regiment, 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team, Task Force Spartan, pulls security during a rehearsal for a combined live-fire exercise near Alexandria, Egypt, Sept. 10, 2018.  The 155th ABCT is in the Arab Republic of Egypt taking part in Exercise Bright Star 18, a multilateral U.S. Central Command training exercise. Bright Star 18 provides an opportunity for U.S. Central Command to pursue better ways to address specific threats to regional security at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels with their Egyptian and other regional partners.

Bright Star Command Post Exercise Pursues Strategic Partnership

September 15, 2018 — U.S. and Egyptian armed forces took part in a multilateral Command Post Exercise (CPX) aimed at strengthening relationships and enhancing military interoperability on September 9-17 as part of exercise Bright Star 18. MORE
Soldiers from both the United States and Egyptian armed forces review battle plans during the command post exercise September 10, 2018. The command post exercise was designed to strengthen strategic relationships between multinational armed forces to solve potential real life threats.

CJTF-OIR transitions commanders for defeat-ISIS mission

September 13, 2018 — Lt. Gen. Paul LaCamera, XVIII Airborne Corps Commanding General, assumed command of the Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve from Lt. Gen. Paul E. Funk II, III Armored Corps Commanding General, during a Sept. 13 ceremony in Baghdad. MORE
Distinguished visitors render courtesies during the Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve transfer of authority ceremony in Baghdad,  Sept. 13, 2018.  The U.S. Army’s III Armored Corps, deployed from Fort Hood, Texas, to areas in Southwest Asia, transferred its command authority to the XVIII Airborne Corps, deployed from Fort Bragg, North Carolina.  CJTF-OIR is a 79-member global coalition, which works by, with, and through partner forces to defeat ISIS in designated areas of Iraq and Syria, and sets conditions for follow-on operations to increase regional stability.

Exercise Bright Star 2018 Opening Ceremony

September 11, 2018 — Exercise Bright Star 18 kicked off with an opening ceremony at Mohamed Naguib Military Base auditorium, Egypt, Sept. 8, 2018. MORE
Members of the Egyptian military band greet the generals and senior military personnel with music as they assemble outside of the Mohamed Naguib Military Base Auditorium for a group photo, Sept. 8, 2018.

U.S. Soldiers mark two months working with Kuwaiti children

September 11, 2018 — For the past two months, Task Force Spartan (TFS) Soldiers have been partnering with the Kuwait Association for the Care of Children in Hospital (KACCH), volunteering to conduct play therapy with children in two different hospitals. MORE
Sgt. 1st Class Mike Lewis, 28th Infantry Division/Task Force Spartan civil affairs NCO plays a highly contested game of Uno with his new friend on Sept. 4th.  For the past two months, TFS soldiers have been volunteering with the Kuwait Association for the Care of Children in Hospitals.

In Kuwait, a father and son reflect on their service

September 10, 2018 — One of the greatest assets available to the U.S. Army are families with a strong legacy of service in the military. U.S. Army Capt. Joshua Paille, commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment 1109th Theater Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Group, attached to Task Force 22, is a Soldier from a long line of service in his family. MORE
U.S. Army Capt. Joshua Paille, middle, commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment 1109th Theater Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Group, attached to Task Force 22, leads his father, U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Andre Paille, a project manager with the 214th Engineering Installation Squadron, Louisiana Air National Guard, attached to U.S. Air Force Central, left, and his former college classmate, U.S. Army Capt. Joseph Booth, commander of the 220th Public Affairs Detachment, attached to U.S. Army Central, on a tour of the airfield where he works at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Sept. 1, 2018. One of the greatest assets available to the Army are Soldiers and their families who continue a rich tradition of military service.

Patriot missile maintainers keep air defense artillery systems mission-ready

September 6, 2018 — While deployed to Southwest Asia, the maintenance team of Delta Battery, 1st Battalion, 62nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade diligently safeguards the operational readiness of the combat force in its area of operation. MORE
Pvt. Jensen Clement (left) and Pvt. Kael Friday conduct equipment services July 6, 2018 during Patriot Maintenance Sustainment Program (PMSP) operations.

74th Engineer Dive Detachment Hosts the First Diver Fitness Challenge

September 4, 2018 — U.S. Army Soldiers stationed across Kuwait came together at Kuwait Naval Base to participate in the first Diver Fitness Challenge hosted by the 74th Engineer Dive Detachment. Dozens of competitors raced between stations with different challenging exercises meant to test their physical capabilities. MORE
U.S. Army Soldiers competing in the 74th Engineer Dive Detachment's Diver Fitness Challenge wade ashore after completing the 200 meter swim event at Kuwait Naval Base, Kuwait, Aug. 31, 2018. The events of the Diver Fitness Challenge are not exercises typically done by Soldiers in the U.S. Army, so they provide a unique opportunity for Soldiers to increase their capabilities by trying new challenges.

Camp As-Sayliyah Celebrates Women’s Equality with Sisters in Arms Event

August 30, 2018 — Camp As-Sayliyah embraced the themes of female empowerment, equality and commitment to military service and paid tribute to Women’s Equality Day by hosting a Sisters in Arms circuit training event on August 23, 2018. MORE
U.S. Army Col. Robin Julch commander of 310th Human Resources Sustainment Center, 1st Sustainment Command (Theater) gives the keynote address during the Women’s Equality Day observation at Camp As-Sayliyah, Qatar, August 23, 2018. Julch paid tribute to strong women leaders in our country’s and military’s history.

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