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ASG Qatar Relinquishment of Responsibility

November 4, 2019 — The career of Area Support Group Qatar’s senior noncommissioned officer reached completion on Nov. 4, inside a morale, welfare and recreation center at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar.Command Sgt. Maj. Cynthia Reed relinquished responsibility during a 20-minute ceremony that was packed with formal and personal tributes to her 30 months of service MORE

U.S. Army Central remembers 9/11

September 12, 2019 — U.S. Army Central held a 9/11 remembrance service at the command’s headquarters on Sept. 11, 2019. MORE
A Soldier reads the program for U.S. Army Central’s Patriot Day service at USARCENT’s headquarters, Patton Hall, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Sept. 11, 2019. The service allowed members of USARCENT to reflect and honor those whose lives were lost, and pay tribute to brave first responders.

Task Force Spartan Soldier memorializes 9/11 firefighters

September 10, 2019 — A Task Force Spartan soldier honored 343 firefighters who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, by walking in his fire fighting brothers and sisters shoes for about a half hour, Sept. 6, 2019, at the Camp Arifjan gym. MORE
Capt. Robert Schapiro, Task Force Javelin liaison and volunteer fire fighter honored 343 firefighters who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001 by climbing 110 stories in full fire fighter kit, Sept. 6, 2019, at the Camp Arifjan gym.

Coalition live fire closes out Eager Lion 2019

September 7, 2019 — A thunderous riot of artillery and small arms fire pockmarked the desert hills as the culminating event of Eager Lion 2019, a coalition combined arms live fire exercise, came to a calamitous conclusion Sept. 5, 2019. MORE
An M1A2 Abrams main battle tank from the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, fires its 120mm gun downrange during a coalition combined arms live fire exercise, part of Eager Lion 2019, in Jordan, Sept. 5, 2019. The CALFEX was the culminating event of the multinational exercise, which saw up to 30 different countries participating in allied training scenarios that improved their collective ability to plan and operate in a coalition-type environment. In its ninth year, Eager Lion is U.S. Central Command’s premiere exercise in the Levant region.

1st TSC and the 858th MCT Keep Things Moving During Eager Lion

September 5, 2019 — 1st Theater Sustainment Command (TSC) and 858th Movement Control Team (MCT) Soldiers participated in Eager Lion 2019, overseeing the movement of U.S. military personnel and equipment to and from training destinations. MORE
The 858th Movement Control Team oversees the loading of Task Force Spartan's equipment onto host nation trucks for transportation to their training destination during Eager Lion.

U.S., Jordanian soldiers train shoulder to shoulder at Eager Lion 2019

September 5, 2019 — Soldiers from the U.S., Jordanian and British militaries trained shoulder-to-shoulder during a situational training exercise as part of exercise Eager Lion in Jordan, Sept. 2, 2019. MORE
Royal Jordanian Army soldiers from the 91st Rapid Intervention Battalion (QRF) set up a security perimeter immediately following their insertion just outside an urban assault training village, their objective for the situational training exercise portion of Eager Lion 2019. Jordanian soldiers worked hand-in-hand with U.S. and British army troops to secure the village, evacuate any simulated casualties and extract a high value target.

Soldiers ensure weapons readiness at APS-5

September 5, 2019 — Soldiers with the 401st Army Field Support Battalion-Kuwait are key to ensuring the quality of weapons at Army Prepositioned Stocks-5. MORE
Sgt. Brittany Deturo, weapons quality assurance, 401st Army Field Support Battalion-Kuwait, disassembles a M2 .50-caliber machine gun in the weapons maintenance facility of Army Prepositioned Stocks-5, Aug. 17, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Deturo is a member of the 776 Support Maintenance Company of the Tennessee National Guard.

US, Jordan integrate for counter-UAS training at EL19

September 5, 2019 — During capabilities integration training, an integral part of Exercise Eager Lion 2019, a U.S. Army Special Operations Task Force partnered with a Jordan Armed Forces Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit to conduct site exploitation of a notional downed unmanned aerial vehicle, or UAV, on Sept. 2 in Jordan. MORE
U.S. Army Special Operations Task Force and Jordan Armed Forces, along with a JAF Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit, conduct site exploitation of a notional downed unmanned aerial vehicle Sept. 2, 2019, at the King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Center in Amman, Jordan, during Exercise Eager Lion 19. Eager Lion, U.S. Central Command's largest and most complex exercise, is an opportunity to integrate forces in a multilateral environment, operate in realistic terrain and strengthen military-to-military relationships.

Soldiers train on saving lives

September 5, 2019 — Members of the Jordan Armed Forces worked alongside U.S. Army Soldiers for ground casualty evacuation (CASEVAC) and medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) training with air support from U.S. Army Reserve aviators as part of the Jordan Operational Engagement Program (JOEP) at Joint Training Center-Jordan August 27, 2019. MORE
A Jordan Soldier, with 7th Mechanized Battalion, 48th Mechanized Brigade, treats a notional abdominal wound on a U.S. Army Soldier, with 1st Squadron, 102nd Cavalry Regiment, 44th Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the 42nd Infantry Division, New Jersey National Guard, during medical evacuation training, part of the Jordan Operational Engagement Program at Joint Training Center-Jordan August 27, 2019. The Army is optimizing for interoperability with all our allies and partners to strengthen alliances and deliver more effective coalition operations.

ARCENT DCG talks Eager Lion, Middle East exercises

September 4, 2019 — Eager Lion's combined joint task force deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Maj. Gen. David C. Hill, shared his thoughts about Eager Lion at the halfway point in the Aug. 25 to Sept. 5 exercise. MORE
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. David C. Hill, Deputy Commanding General of U.S. Army Central Command, visits 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Soldiers to offer words of encouragement and recognize outstanding work during their participation in Eager Lion 2019.

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