Feature Stories

Alpha Battery Deploys in Response to Diamond Tempest
January 3, 2021
Soldiers from 1-14th Field Artillery Regiment, 75th Field Artillery Brigade, receive instructions on loading the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System onto an Air Force Cargo aircraft model 17, or C-17, before departing to Udari Range, to fire the HIMARS as part of live-fire exercise Diamond Tempest in Kuwait, Dec. 22, 2020. Soldiers mobilized for the exercise to demonstrate the battalion's ability to dynamically deploy troops in response operations throughout Southwest Asia. After receiving an initial alert, Soldiers had 24 hours to prepare their equipment for movement to conduct the air-land raid live-fire exercise.

Sgt. James Whitlock named Warrior of the Month for Task Force Spartan
December 31, 2020
Sgt. James Whitlock, right, a multichannel transmission system operator-maintainer assigned to 75th Field Artillery Brigade, Fort Sill, OK, poses for a photo while deployed to the Middle East in support of Operation Spartan Shield and Operation Inherent Resolve, December 18, 2020.

Citizen soldier receives special call for the holidays
December 30, 2020
Staff Sgt. Samuel Garcia, intelligence analyst noncommissioned officer, 719th Movement Control Battalion, poses for a photo with his father and mother Adalberto and Maria Garcia, along with his brother Ronny Garcia at his New York City Police Academy graduation.

Active Shooter and Mascal Exercise in Jordan
December 16, 2020
Staff Sgt. Terrell Echols, 1-35th Armored Regiment, searches room by room during Active Shooter exercise at the Joint Training Center in Jordan, Dec. 16, 2020. The purpose of the exercise was to validate the readiness of the JTC emergency response staff, and test how they respond to an active shooter event on post with multiple injuries and mass casualties, known as a MASCAL. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mark Scovell)

U.S. Army Central announces Career Counselor of the Year
December 9, 2020
U.S. Army Central leadership congratulated Staff Sgt. (P) Abelardo Gonzalez of Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, for earning the USARCENT 2020 Career Counselor of the Year title, Dec. 8.

The announcement followed the Army Service Component Command’s two-day virtual competition held Dec. 7-8, which featured a packet evaluation to include a previously completed Army Combat Fitness Test, a written examination, and a virtual board.

The 2020 CyberBowl
December 9, 2020
The 2020 U.S. Army Central Best Cyber Warrior Competition concluded on Dec. 3, 2020, and took place virtually over a three-day period. The competition focused on the partnership between cybersecurity experts from USARCENT, coalition and regional partners and fostered a competitive learning environment through multiple challenges including reverse engineering, web security, digital forensics and network security. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Christopher Osburn)

KNG Bushmaster Course
December 7, 2020
In a socially distanced ceremony full of senior military leaders from the Kuwait National Guard and 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Soldiers of the KNG were awarded course completion certificates near Kuwait City, Kuwait on December 7, 2020. 2ABCT is deployed to southwest Asia in support of Operation Spartan Shield to support regional partners and sustain stability in the region. (U.S. Army Photo by: Staff Sgt. Michael West)

Top Army Adjutant General Leaders visit, discuss AG Corps future with U.S. Army Central HR professionals
December 4, 2020
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The pride of the arrowhead, the tip of the spear
December 2, 2020

A Commander's Community Information Exchange demonstrates cohesion on Camp Arifjan
December 1, 2020
U.S. Army Maj. Alex Duffy, deputy director of the Directorate of Public Works at Area Support Group - Kuwait takes notes during a Commander’s Community Information Exchange December 1, 2020, on Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. The meeting gave leaders from units currently deployed to ASG-KU under the U.S. Army Central Command, the opportunity to receive current base related activities, events, and training directly from the garrison staff. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Khylee Woodford)