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Shared Experience Leads to a Common Understanding

December 27, 2018 — Soldiers from the 157th Military Engagement Team, Wisconsin Army National Guard, and the 300th Sustainment Brigade, spent a few days sharing their experiences with soldiers assigned as instructors in the Jordan Armed Forces. MORE
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Mauricio Vasquez, the noncommissioned officer in charge of the intelligence section of the 300th Sustainment Brigade, demonstrates U.S. Army standards on Physical Readiness Training to Jordan Armed Forces soldiers using skills learned from the Foundation Instructor Facilitator Course, Dec. 17, 2018, at the Jordanian noncommissioned officer academy near the Joint Training Center, Jordan. Soldiers from both armies are instructors with decades of shared experience as teachers within their forces.

U.S. Army Leaders Conduct Professional Development in Historic Camden

December 18, 2018 — Staff members of the 4th Battlefield Coordination Detachment and the 609th Air Operations Center traveled to the Camden Historic District, S.C., Nov. 7, to conduct a staff ride designed to further the professional development of their leaders. MORE
Staff members of the 4th Battlefield Coordination Detachment and 609th Air Operations Center learn about the significance of the Battle of Camden during the Revolutionary War in Camden, South Carolina, November 7, 2018. Attendees visited Camden Battlefield and Camden Historical district as part of a staff ride designed to further professional leader development.

Army, Air Force performs HIMARS exercise in C-17

December 17, 2018 — U.S. Army and Air Force units performed an exercise loading 90 thousand pounds of M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems onto a C-17 Globemaster III, Dec. 13, 2018. MORE

Combined Aid Station: Maintaining Soldier readiness

December 12, 2018 — National Guard Medics from Missouri, Kansas, and Connecticut currently supporting the 935th Aviation Support Battalion’s combined aid station at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, provide the very best medical care to get Soldiers back into the fight as quickly as possible. MORE
Missouri Army National Guardsmen, U.S. Army Sgt. Shelly Chadee, a healthcare noncommissioned officer assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 35th Combat Aviation Brigade, headquartered in Sedalia, Missouri, cuts medication packaging to fill a prescription for U.S. Army Cpl. Sara Coakley’s, a healthcare specialist assigned to Headquarters and Support Company, 935th Aviation Support Battalion, headquartered in Springfield, Missouri, patient at the 935th ASB combined aid station, Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Dec. 10, 2018.  The CAS provided level-two medical care to U.S. Soldiers assigned to the 35th CAB.

452nd Combat Support Hospital showcases clinic capabilities

December 6, 2018 — The 452nd Combat Support Hospital, based out of Fort Snelling, Minn., hosted a “Health and Wellness Week”, beginning with a health fair, Dec. 2 at Camp Arifjan, to showcase different clinics of the hospital, including optometry, dental, nutrition, and physical therapy. MORE
Master Sgt. Arthur Bynes, the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention coordinator with the 1st Theater Sustainment Command-Operational Command Post, talks to servicemembers during a health fair hosted by the 452nd Combat Support Hospital, here, Dec. 2.

Soldiers Repair Flood Damage Across Kuwait

December 4, 2018 — The month of November saw unusually high amounts of rainfall across Kuwait, leading to severe flooding across U.S. Military installations. U.S. Army Soldiers at each installation were able to overcome those unique challenges and improve the infrastructure so that extreme weather events will be less damaging in the future. MORE
A U.S. Army Soldier with the 526th Engineer Construction Company, 92nd Engineer Battalion, 28th Engineer Brigade, measures the depth of a trapezoidal ditch being dug at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Nov. 28, 2018. U.S. Army Capt. Bryan Thompson, the commander of the 526th ECC, said, “The one thing I really want to highlight is, I'm really blessed to have such a great team.” The Soldiers of the 526th ECC conducted constant operations to immediately resolve flooding earlier in the month, and continue to improve drainage features at Camp Arifjan with projects like this ditch.

Intelligence soldiers reflect on responsibility, community and teamwork

November 21, 2018 — Most U.S Army units deployed overseas find ways to celebrate Veterans Day with ideas that revolve around a fun-run or a big ceremony. For the Soldiers and contractors working at the Theater Intelligence Platform - Central on Camp Arifjan, this Veterans Day was a little different. MORE
The cake presented to the U.S. Army Soldiers and civilian contractors of the Theater Intelligence Platform-Central office who spent their Veterans Day cleaning up excess scrap materials from their workplace at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Nov. 11, 2018. Promoting good unit morale enhances unit cohesion and reinforces the importance of excellence.

USARCENT celebrates National American Indian Heritage Month

November 20, 2018 — U.S. Army Central celebrates National American Indian Heritage Month with an observance ceremony and guest performances by members of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. MORE
Members of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina wait to perform traditional dances at U.S. Army Central’s National American Indian Heritage Month observance Nov. 15, 2018, at Patton Hall on Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. The Lumbee tribe comprises 55,000 members and is the largest tribe in North Carolina.

Soldiers essential to Nomad mission

November 19, 2018 — The 33rd Fighter Wing is home to two U.S. Army Soldiers, ground liaison officers with the 4th Battlefield Coordination Detachment, who have an essential role training the world's greatest pilots. MORE
From left, U.S. Army Capt. John Logan and Sgt. 1st Class Patrick Brodhead, 33rd Operations Support Squadron ground liaison officers, stand in front of an F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 33rd Fighter Wing Nov. 6, 2018, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Logan and Brodhead are the only Soldiers assigned to the 33rd FW, however their role is significant for the employment of the F-35A. As ground liaison officers their mission is to track, understand and brief the enemy ground formation from the battlefield to pilots and intelligence Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Peter)

Food Service Management Board strives to improve DFAC standards

November 19, 2018 — The quarterly meeting of the Food Service Management Board for the USARCENT area of responsibility was held Nov. 5-8, and discussed topics such as contractor performance, menu changes and position allocations. MORE
Members from across United States Army Central Command, the Joint Culinary Center of Excellence, Defense Logistics Agency- Troop Support and 1st Theater Sustainment Command gathered Nov. 5-7 to attend the quarterly Food Service Management Board held here.  The FSMB focused on topics such as contractor performances, menu changes and position allocations.

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