Feature Stories

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. (U.S. Army photo by Lt. Col. Michael Gross)

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

Flight medics describe chaos after rocket attack
April 16, 2021
Aftermath of indirect fire attack at Erbil Air Base in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Feb. 15, 2021. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Brian Burns)

Warrant Officer Professional Development in Jordan
April 16, 2021

AFSBn-Qatar leadership discuss challenging, successful road to deactivation
April 15, 2021
U.S. Army Col. Michael F. LaBrecque, commander, 401st Army Field Support Brigade, and Army Field Support Battalion-Qatar leadership, tour an empty pavilion previously used for maintenance and services, at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, Apr. 6.  AFSBn-Qatar is currently in the process of complete deactivation as part of the U.S. Army Material Command’s “Middle East calibration.” (Photo by Capt. Luis Alani, 401st AFSB Public Affairs)

U.S. and Qatari Military Partner in Crisis Action Exercise
April 14, 2021
Qatari Special Forces escort a restrained gunman role-player, March 24, 2021, during U.S. Central Command’s crisis response exercise Invincible Sentry in Doha, Qatar. The annual bilateral exercise represents a unique opportunity to train with Qatari partners to practice critical crisis response capabilities. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex L. Smedegard)

Senior military leaders tour Army Prepositioned Stock at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait
April 14, 2021
Soldiers from the 1st Theater Sustainment Command, Operational Command Post observe equipment which has been staged as part of the 401st Army Field Support Battalion-Kuwait’s and the Army’s Prepositioned Stock program at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait on April 3, 2021. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Elizabeth Rogers)

Deployed Soldier dominates ACFT, but finishes humbled
April 13, 2021
U.S. Army Spc. Angelo Brunetti, a UH-60 helicopter repairer currently deployed with Bravo Company, 628th Aviation Support Battalion, 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, recently scored 599 on the new Army Combat Fitness Test, missing a perfect score of 600 by just one second on the sprint-drag-carry event.