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USARCENT Hosts Operation Spartan Shield Community of Excellence Forum

February 13, 2019 — United States Army Central hosted an open forum Feb. 5-6, 2019, at Patton Hall, welcoming U.S. Army Reserve and National Guardsmen who have troops serving in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. MORE
Col. Scott Gilman, the U.S. Army Central Training and Exercises division chief, briefs senior leaders from USARCENT, the U.S. Army Reserves and the U.S. Army National Guard during the Operation Spartan Shield Community of Excellence Forum at Patton Hall on Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Feb. 6, 2019. The inaugural forum allowed the attendees to discuss OSS, State Partnership Programs, current operations and future improvements.

2503rd Digital Liaison Detachment Conducts CPX

February 12, 2019 — Soldiers assigned to the 2503rd Digital Liaison Detachment, U.S. Army Central, took part in a Command Post Exercise alongside South Carolina National Guard and Army Reserves Feb. 8-10, 2019. MORE
Soldiers with the 2503rd Digital Liaison Detachment, U.S. Army Central, load up a field tent for a Command Post Exercise at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Feb. 8, 2019. The DLD conducted a tactical convoy from Shaw AFB to McCrady Training Center. They joined members of the 151st Expeditionary Signal Battalion, S.C. National Guard, and members of the 206th DLD, Army Reserves. The training provided an opportunity for these three different Army components to work with the total Army concept, establish connectivity and test their Mission Command Systems.

Joint training with Jordan a ‘win-win,’ says Gen. Lengyel

February 11, 2019 — The chief of the National Guard Bureau and Army Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Kepner, senior enlisted advisor, visited with troops, observed ongoing joint training and met with key leaders during a visit to Jordan. MORE
Air Force Gen. Joseph Lengyel, chief, National Guard Bureau, meets with Maj. Gen. Yousef Al-Hnaity, commander, Royal Jordanian Air Force, during a visit to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Feb. 7, 2019.

Soldiers Participate in 6-Mile Ruck March at Army Air Assault School

February 8, 2019 — United States Army Soldiers participated in a 6-mile ruck march during day two of Air Assault School’s Class 301-19 at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Feb. 7, 2019. Students had to complete the march within 90 minutes while carrying approximately 35 pounds of gear in order to stay in the course. MORE
United States Army Pfc. Alberto Garcia, assigned to 20th Engineer Brigade, takes a knee in front of his ruck sack items displayed for air assault instructors to inspect during day two of Air Assault School’s Class 301-19 on Feb. 7, 2019, at Camp Buehring, Kuwait. Developing a prepared and capable leader is one of the U.S. Army’s modernization efforts.

USARCENT Financial Management and Comptroller Forum 2018

February 6, 2019 — Military and civilian finance professionals, met for the annual U.S. Army Central Financial Management and Comptroller Forum Dec. 3-5, 2018 at Al Udeid Airbase, Qatar. The three-day forum reinforced pathways for open communication and strengthened relationships between leaders in finance management positions across all levels of Defense operations. MORE
U.S. Army Col. Rick Hoerner, commandant of the Financial Management School and Chief of the Finance Corps, answers questions during a panel discussion of senior finance and comptroller leaders during the U.S. Army Central Financial Management and Comptroller Forum at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Dec. 4, 2018. He discussed financial management force optimization, training doctrine, and enhancement of training opportunities.

‘Echo Company’ Soldiers maintain AUAB air defenses

February 6, 2019 — Al Udeid Air Base is home to more than just Airmen and aircraft. U.S. Army soldiers from Echo Company, 1st Battalion, 43rd Air Defense Artillery regiment, 11th ADA Brigade also call Al Udeid home, providing support to the 1-43rd’s automotive, communications, and ground support equipment for U.S. Central Command’s “Patriot Air Defense” capability. MORE
U.S. Army Spc. Jaylyn Wilson Echo Company, 1st Battalion, 43rd Air Defense Artillery (ADA) Battalion, 11th ADA Brigade wheeled vehicle mechanic, prepares a military vehicle’s tires for rotation as part of routine maintenance Jan. 28, 2019, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Soldiers of Echo Company perform mechanical work and repairs for various equipment and assets that support Al Udeid’s air defense capabilities, including surface-to-air missile systems. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal)

Centcom Commander Briefs Senators on Regional Challenges

February 5, 2019 — No other region in the world is as dynamic, hopeful, challenging and dangerous as the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, the Centcom commander told the Senate Armed Forces Committee. MORE
Soldiers fire a howitzer.

155 ABCT Instructs Basic Leader Course to U.S. Army Central Soldiers

February 1, 2019 — Soldiers from throughout U.S. Army Central attended a Basic Leader Course at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, January 2019. The accelerated two-week course is taught by Soldiers of the 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team in conjunction with Mississippi National Guard’s 154th Regional Training Institute. MORE
U.S. Army Cpl. Britta K. Momanyi, a paralegal specialist assigned to 34th Red Bull Infantry Division, studies coursework during a classroom exercise as part of Basic Leader Course at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Jan. 24, 2019.

U.S., Oman partner for Inferno Creek 19

January 31, 2019 — Just 80 kilometers from where the waves of the Indian Ocean crash onto the shore is a rocky desert outpost in Rabkoot, Oman. For a few weeks annually, U.S. and Omani Soldiers train there, side-by-side, gaining shared understanding of each other’s tactics, techniques and procedures during exercise Inferno Creek 19. MORE
Sgt. Quindarius Martin of 2nd Battalion, 198th Armored Regiment, 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team, Mississippi National Guard, prepares a 120mm mortar round for fire in Rabkoot, Oman, Jan. 28, 2019. The U.S. Army and the Royal Army of Oman are spending days training side-by-side during exercise Inferno Creek 19. The bilateral exercise was designed to strengthen relations between the two militaries. It is an opportunity for both militaries to build tactical proficiency and gain shared understanding of each other’s forces and support long-term regional stability.

Dive Detachment Soldiers Earn Dive Supervisor Certification

January 29, 2019 — Five U.S. Army staff sergeants assigned to the 86th Engineer Dive Detachment earned their dive supervisor qualification after completing dive supervisor training and qualification near Kuwait Naval Base, Kuwait, Jan. 22, 2019. MORE
Soldiers assigned to the 86th Engineer Dive Detachment signal that they are prepared to perform their individual roles during dive supervisor training and qualification near Kuwait Naval Base, Kuwait, Jan. 22, 2019. The Soldiers operate as a team to ensure the divers accomplish their mission as safely as possible.

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