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Task Force Sinai’s AVCO change of command

May 30, 2019 — Maj. Amoreena York relinquished command of the U.S. Army's Aviation Company (AVCO), Task Force Sinai (TFS) to Maj. Mark Axtell May 23, 2019. AVCO supports the Multinational Force & Observers (MFO) mission of supervising the implementation of the security provisions of the Egyptian-Israeli Treaty of Peace and employ best efforts to prevent any violation of its terms. MORE
Maj. Amoreena York, Col. Mark Ott, and Maj. Mark Axtell walk to their seats after passing the guidon signaling the transfer of leadership of Aviation Company (AVCO), Task Force Sinai,  South Camp, Egypt, May 23, 2019. AVCO is a self-sustaining aviation company, enhanced with all the support elements of a traditional aviation battalion.

1972d COSC: Forging Iron Teams

May 29, 2019 — The 1972d Medical Detachment helps bring overall wellness to the fight for today's warfighters by offering strategies, tools, and skill sets that can help U.S. service members cope with deployments and the hardships that come with it. MORE
1972d COSC: Forging Iron Teams

Holy Joe's: Coffee with a Spoon of Resiliency

May 29, 2019 — At Camp Arifjan, nested in the 450th Transportation Battalion and 300th Sustainment Brigade's headquarters area, is Holy Joe's - a coffee spot with restorative qualities. MORE
Sgt. Ruthie Huddleston, 450th Transportation Battalion, prepares a cup of coffee at Holy Joe's, a resiliency center at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, May 20, 2019.

Soldiers, Airmen Join Qatari Counterparts to Celebrate Iftar

May 28, 2019 — Soldiers, Airmen, civilians and their families from Camp As Sayliyah had the honor to be guests of the Qatari armed forces during a meal to celebrate the iftar, or breaking of the daily holy month of Ramadan fast, May 21, 2019. MORE
Soldiers from Area Support Group-Qatar gathered in Doha, Qatar, to celebrate iftar, the traditional Ramadan breaking of the daily fast meal. Soldiers and other service members as well as Families were invited by the Qatari armed forces International Military Cooperation Authority to attend the meal to celebrate the cooperation between the two nations.

3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team Supports SHARP Program Overseas

May 28, 2019 — Three months into their deployment in the U.S. Central Command area of operations, the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division SHARP program is active as ever in training Soldiers and promoting resources to handle cases of sexual harassment and assault. MORE
Chief Warrant Officer 2 FIRST NAME LAST NAME, a criminal investigator with Camp Buehring, Kuwait, briefs an audience of leaders from 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Sexual Harassment and Assault Reponse and Prevention (SHARP) program during leader professional development at Camp Buehring on May 23, 2019. Continuing to learn together enabled SHARP leaders to maintain the same standards across the formation and best serve victims of sexual harassment and assault.

Serving Our Troops Visits Kuwait

May 25, 2019 — With the sweltering heat of Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, topping more than 111 degrees Fahrenheit, volunteers for Serving Our Troops armed themselves with spatulas and aprons as they drop the first steaks on the grill on May 25, 2019. The Twin-Cities based organization made the trek to the Middle East with more than 40 volunteers to serve freshly grilled steaks to the more than 600 Soldiers deployed with the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division. MORE
More than 40 volunteers from Minnesota flew halfway around the world to serve a steak dinner to Soldiers of the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division deployed to Camp Arifjan in Kuwait this evening. At the same time, the Twin Cities-based Serving Our Troops organization is serving a steak dinner to family members and friends of the Soldiers back home at the Saint Paul RiverCentre. As Soldiers and their families enjoy steaks donated by a number of Twin Cities restaurants, a live-video feed has connected the two sites, giving troops and their loved ones the opportunity to enjoy dinner together. During this evening's event, Serving Our Troops, which has been supporting military members and their families for 15 years, served its 100,000th steak.

408th Contracting Support Brigade Hosts Annual Combating Trafficking in Persons Forum

May 25, 2019 — Soldiers assigned to Regional Contracting Center – Kuwait, 408th Contracting Support Brigade, presented on combating trafficking in persons during the annual CTIP forum at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, May 16, 2019. MORE
Army Staff Sgt. Marvin Hopkins, left, and Staff Sgt. Antonio Dates, both combat trafficking in persons noncommissioned officers assigned to the Regional Contracting Center - Kuwait, 408th Contracting Support Brigade, lead the question and answer session near the end of the third annual Combating Trafficking in Persons forum at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, May 16, 2019. The brigade provides operational contracting support to U.S. Army Central (USARCENT) by preparing and coordinating support plans, providing oversight, assessment, policy and acquisition authority to assigned contingency contracting organizations and contract assets. These types of forums show that USARCENT builds cohesion and assures allies and partners of its shared vision and unity of purpose of stability in its areas of operations.

2019 Best Cyber Warrior Competition

May 24, 2019 — Moving forward and adding others into the mix was the focus for the 2019 Best Cyber Warrior Competition as teams from the Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Navy as well as our partner nations gathered at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, May 14 to 16. MORE
Soldiers from Task Force Spartan, Team Istari, pose for a photo after finishing third overall at the 2019 Best Cyber Warrior Competition at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, May 16, 2019. The Best Cyber Warrior Competition is an annual event designed to increase the culture of cybersecurity awareness and understanding at all echelons, reduce risk, and protect Army, Department of Defense, and personal networks through hosting an interactive learning experience in both a fun and competitive environment.

Medical Logistics: Sustaining the Force

May 23, 2019 — 1st Theater Sustainment Command's Medical Logistics Officer discusses how medical logistics makes the delivery of medical equipment and supplies throughout the U.S. Central Command region possible. MORE
Capt. Karl Jones, 184th Sustainment Command, checks medical supplies at a warehouse at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, May 15, 2019.

Task Force Spartan Soldiers perform an Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise

May 23, 2019 — Task Force Spartan Soldiers from the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division and 18th Field Artillery Brigade conducted an Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise (EDRE) from May 3, 2019 to May 10, 2019 in Jordan. MORE
The United States Air Force transports the vehicles and equipment to Soldiers from the Minnesota Army National Guard’s 34th Red Bull Infantry Division as they conduct an emergency readiness deployment exercise in Jordan on May 3-10, 2019. The exercise demonstrated the division’s ability to set up a tactical command post and show their ability to perform command and control from a forward deployed location. As the lead element for Task Force Spartan, the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division works to strengthen partnerships in the region by building upon and leveraging existing relationships.

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