Feature Stories

Soldier honors his Sisters memory on 9/11
September 10, 2020
Lt. Col. Michael Rodriguez during his deployment to Iraq in 2003-2004. His older sister Lisa passed away in the World Trade Center on 9/11. On that day a horrific sequence of destruction, terrorists crashed two planes into the World Trade Center causing the twin 110-story towers to collapse, Lisa worked on the 89th floor of the South Tower. Courtesy Photo

Four Rainbow Division Soldiers and 9/11
September 9, 2020
Soldiers, firefighters and policemen stand in front of ground zero in New York praying on Sept. 11, 2001, after terrorists crashed four commercial airliners into the World Trade Center towers, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field. A total of 2,996 people died, including the 19 terrorists.

U.S. Army JAGs Meet with Jordanian Military Judges
September 9, 2020
U.S. Army Col. Andrew Caliendo and Jordanian Armed Forces Lt. Col. Muwafaq Al-Masaid stand with military attorneys from the U.S. and Jordan in the Central Command Area of Responsibility Sept. 3, 2020. U.S. and Jordanian military members met for a legal subject matter expert exchange where both sides presented on legal issues facing both sides.

Army Aviation Airfield Management - An Element of their Own
September 6, 2020
Chief Warrant Officer 3 Ryan Taggart is an Air Traffic and Airspace Management Technician Warrant Officer with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 34th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade. While deployed to the Middle East, he led a team of Soldiers for the Airfield Management Element and played a key role in the transfer of Camp Taji, Iraq to the Government of Iraq on August 23, 2020. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Sydney Mariette)

Bright Side of Quarantine
September 3, 2020
The moon rises on a quarantine site where cohorts are separated for two weeks and screened for symptoms daily. This quarantine site quarantines service members coming from other areas in the region.

Joint Efforts Lead to Gym Soft Reopening
September 3, 2020
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Daniel Delatorre, with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division 40th Brigade Engineer Battalion, Forward Support Company, wipes down his equipment during a soft reopening of the MWR Fitness Center on Camp Buehring, Kuwait, September 3, 2020. Delatorre participated in the event to demonstrate the use of COVID-19 mitigation measures implemented during a workout. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Khylee Woodford)

Spiritual Resiliency Trips in the Holy Land
September 1, 2020
U.S. Army Soldiers visit the church at Mount Nebo. The modern church sits on an ancient foundation that was originally built in the 4th century, and later excavated and restored in the 20th century. With COVID-19 safety measures in place, the Area Support Group-Jordan Unit Ministry Team has provided Spiritual Resiliency Trips for service members stationed in Jordan. The U.S. military is in Jordan to partner with the Jordan Armed Forces to meet common security objectives in the region.

Task Force Spartan Hosts Jordanian Armed Forces for Desert Yankee
September 1, 2020
U.S. Army Lt. Col.  Jeffrey Roth, deputy officer in charge of Task Force Spartan force's in Jordan recently showed their partners from the Jordan Armed Forces that command and control of thousands of Soldiers on the move is not only a possibility but a reality during a command post operation on August 26, 2020.

Special Tactics unit surpasses 6,900 days combating war in Middle East
August 31, 2020
A Special Tactics Airman with the 17th Special Tactics Squadron fires an M4 carbine during Jaded Thunder at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Aug. 20, 2018.

Retired 1st TSC officer continues service as civilian
August 28, 2020
David C. Dusterhoff, deputy chief of staff, 1st Theater Sustainment Command, stands next to the statue of Blackjack, the 1st TSC mascot, outside of the 1st TSC headquarters at Fort Knox, Kentucky, Aug. 19, 2020. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Noel Gerig, 1st TSC Public Affairs)