Feature Stories

Civilian, military medical personnel deployed to Kuwait get second COVID-19 vaccinations
February 22, 2021
Lt. Col. Harold Yu, the deputy surgeon for Area Support Group-Kuwait and the officer-in-charge of the U.S. Army Health Clinic Kuwait, looks away as he receives his second Moderna COVID-19 vaccine dose Feb. 15, 2021 at the Camp Arifjan, Kuwait hospital. Yu said: “This vaccination is no different from any other shot I ever got. Really, I didn’t even feel it.”

Deployed 28th ECAB Soldiers run marathon for a good cause
February 19, 2021
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Mark Good, personnel specialist with Headquarters Support Company, 628th Aviation Support Battalion, approaches the finish line of the Task Force Anvil Marathon. About 120 Soldiers raced in memory of Michael J. Novosel, Sr., a native of Etna, Pennsylvania, who served for over 40 years as an Army aviator and received the Medal of Honor for rescuing 29 Soldiers during the Vietnam War.

ASG Kuwait Canine Behavior Care and Safety Seminar
February 18, 2021
Cpt. Emrick Whitfield, veterinary clinic officer in charge, Area Support Group Kuwait, answers questions during a canine behavior and safety seminar at the Public Authority of Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources hosted by ASG Kuwait in Rabia, Kuwait, Feb. 2, 2021. The attendees for the class were a mixture of shelter volunteers and dog owners.

310th ESC Soldiers use biometrics to vet truck drivers sustaining Syrian ops
February 18, 2021
A truck driver undergoes an iris scan at Erbil Air Base, Iraq, Feb. 5, 2021 conducted by Chief Warrant Officer Lente, the officer in charge of the Syrian Logistics Cell military intelligence team or S-2. All drivers partake in the iris scan in addition to a fingerprint scan and a review of their record.

Army Reserve officers march 50 miles to honor Teddy Roosevelt, JFK for Presidents Day
February 18, 2021

Soldier Successfully Employs Bystander Intervention to Foster Harassment Free Work Environment
February 15, 2021
Spc. John Pack, deployed with the 1st Battalion, 137th Aviation Regiment, performs a radio check after setting up telecommunication equipment.  Spc. Pack is currently deployed in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE and Operation SPARTAN SHIELD.

A partnership story, the U.S. and the UAE
February 13, 2021
A U.S. Army M1150 Assault Breacher Vehicle from 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, launches its Linear Demolition Charge System during a live-fire exercise portion of Iron Union 14 at Al Hamra Training Center in the United Arab Emirates, Feb. 4, 2021. Iron Union is a recurring, bilateral exercise that is designed for U.S. forces to train with UAE counterparts in addressing common threats to regional security in Southwest Asia. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Daryl Bradford, Task Force Spartan Public Affairs)

10 ideas for your Soldier's next care package
February 11, 2021
Sending and receiving mail is an integral part of a Soldier's military experience. During extended periods of time away from home, getting mail is one of the simple joys that brings familiarity and comfort to Soldiers and their families.

Task Force Spartan hosts first large-scale exercise since COVID-19, Iron Union 14
February 11, 2021
U.S. Army M-1 Abrams tanks assigned to 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, provide security after simulating a breach of a mine-wire obstacle during a situational training exercise part of Iron Union 14, Jan. 31, 2021, at Al Hamra Training Center in United Arab Emirates. Events like Iron Union enhance military-to-military partnerships by allowing Soldiers from the U.S. Army and UAE Land Forces to learn the tactics, techniques, and procedures of a key partner and to increase their readiness and interoperability. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Daryl Bradford, Task Force Spartan Public Affairs.)

310th ESC CG looks back on successful mobilization to Kuwait under COVID-19 protocols
February 10, 2021
Commanding General of the 310th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Brig. Gen. Justin Swanson said he is convinced from his experience mobilizing the 310th ESC to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait under COVID-19 conditions was that many of the COVID-19 mitigations will continue after the pandemic has passed. Swanson first enlisted in the Louisiana National Guard and served there as a combat medic before he was commissioned in 1993.