Feature Stories

Deployed club lifts 70k pounds to boost morale, do good
April 27, 2021
While deployed to the Middle East in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and Operation Spartan Shield, U.S. Army Sgt. Stephen Bruckno organized a virtual 1000-pound lifting club to help boost the morale of Soldiers as many activities were canceled or altered due to COVID-19 precautions.

West Virginia Guardsmen Cross Paths While Deployed
April 26, 2021
Spc. Tyler Goldsberry (left), 2nd General Support Battalion, 104th Aviation Regiment and chief warrant officer Craig Goldsberry (right), 111th Engineer Brigade, son and father respectively, pose for a photo in Kuwait, April 2021. The two are currently deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation Spartan Shield; and although assigned to different units, their deployment timelines overlap by nearly two months allowing for a long-awaited reunion between this father and son duo.

1st TSC DCG tours ammo offload, on load operations at Kuwait's Port Shuaiba
April 24, 2021
Col. Michael Ludwick, commander of 595th Transportation Brigade (SDDC), gestures while he describes port operations to Brig. Gen. Justin M. Swanson, the deputy commanding general of the 1st Theater Sustainment Command, while on Swanson's April 24, 2021 tour of Kuwait's Port Shuaiba. The 595th TB (SDDC) integrates and synchronizes surface deployment and distribution capabilities to project readiness and sustain the warfighter throughout the U.S. Central Command area of operations. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Neil W. McCabe)

First Team soldier wins Fort Knox best warrior, soldier of the year, and accepted into the United States Military Academy Preparatory School
April 22, 2021
two soldiers march with weapons

Polish ambassador to Kuwait tours 1st TSC's Camp Arifjan CTEF yard
April 22, 2021
Polish ambassador to Kuwait tours 1st TSC's Camp Arifjan CTEF yard

USARCENT forges ahead with new technology
April 22, 2021
Army Master Sgt. Brian Chapman, Information Systems Division Non-commissioned Officer in Charge for U.S. Army Central G6 adjusts their Tampa 1.3M satellite dish during validation for the new Relocatable Emergency Command Post at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, April 12 2021. This technology further develops the capabilities and increases the U.S. Armed Forces overall readiness. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Robert Torres, USARCENT PAO)

U.S. Soldiers endure challenge from Norwegian military
April 21, 2021
U.S. Soldiers with the 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, currently deployed to the Middle East, tested their minds and bodies during a grueling 18.6-mile ruck march, aiming to earn the Norwegian Foot March badge. The march required Soldiers to wear a 25-pound bag in full uniform and boots within a specified time.

1st TSC validates expeditionary command post at Camp Arifjan exercise
April 20, 2021
Alabama National Guard Spc. Anthony Hayes, 115th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, April 13, 2021 monitors the signal strength from the Tampa satellite dish that handled communications and data traffic during the Fort Knox, Kentucky, based 1st Theater Sustainment Command's expeditionary command post validation exercise at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Hayes, whose battalion is deployed to Camp Buerhing, Kuwait, said he appreciated getting real-world, unscripted training working in the ECP validation exercise. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Neil W. McCabe)

U.S. Soldier Teaches Kuwaiti Students to Reach for the Stars with Space Presentation
April 17, 2021
U.S. Army Soldier Maj. Edwin Vasquez, Task Force Spartan Chief of Space and Special Programs, gives a virtual Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics presentation on NASA’s Artemis Space Program to students at the Sabah Al-Ahmad Center for Giftedness and Creativity April 3, 2021, in Kuwait. The presentation hosted by the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait was a part of their Every Soldier is an Ambassador Program. ESA aims to strengthen the Kuwaiti public’s relationship with U.S. service members through service members’ contributions of their time, skills, and experiences to their host country. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Allegra Taylor, Deputy PAO, Task Force Spartan)

New leader takes command of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Special Troops Battalion, 1st Theater Sustainment Command
April 16, 2021
commander's wife receives yellow flowers