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Jordan, America launch new training cycle

July 26, 2019 — Jordanians and Americans stood side-by-side to honor the commencement of a new cycle for the Jordan Operational Engagement Program (JOEP) July 14, 2019. JOEP is a 14-week individual and collective training, as well as a military partnership between Jordan and America. MORE
Jordan Armed Forces Brig. Gen. Khalid Al-Masaeid, Northern region commander, speaks to New Jersey National Guard Soldiers, with 1st Squadron, 102nd Calvary Regiment, and Jordan Border Guard Force Soldiers, with the 7th Mechanized Battalion, 48th Mechanized Brigade, during the Jordan Operational Engagement Program (JOEP) opening ceremony July 14, 2019. JOEP is a 14-week individual and collective training, as well as a military partnership between Jordan and America.

Industrial Hygiene: Keeping the Troops Safe at Work

July 25, 2019 — U.S. Army Soldiers are given many kinds of missions, and some of these don’t include the best sleeping or eating conditions. Some environments even come with breathing hazards. With the safety and health of warfighters being a priority, Capt. Jessica Myers, the 898th Medical Detachment industrial hygienist, U.S. Army Reserve, is essential to protecting Soldiers within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. MORE
Capt. Jessica Myers, 3d Medical Command Deployment Support - Forward,  conducts an air quality assessment with Sgt. 1st Class Nichaya Srisark, Area Support Group - Qatar, at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, July 19, 2019.

1st TSC Soldiers test their limits with 1,000-Pound Club

July 24, 2019 — The Army presents Soldiers with many opportunities to challenge themselves, and one way Soldiers can do so at Fort Knox is the 1,000-Pound Club, a weightlifting competition that allows them to test their strength and set new records. MORE
Sgt 1st Class Leilani Caracciolo, network manager noncommissioned officer in charge 1st Theater Sustainment Command (TSC), lifts a loaded barbell to an overhead position during her training for the 1,000-Pound Club at Otto Fitness Center at Fort Knox, Ky., July 17, 2019.

Unit Focuses on Being Agile, Efficient to Sustain Warfighter

July 24, 2019 — U.S. Army Sustainment Soldiers supporting Operation Spartan Shield conducted a Level II Deployment Readiness Exercise to test their ability to go from an alert to establishing mission critical communication and life support systems on July 13, 2019. MORE
Soldiers of the 129th Support Battalion conduct a Level II Deployment Readiness Exercise to test their ability to go from an alert to establishing mission critical communication and life support systems at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, July 13, 2019.

Soldiers Dive Deep for Training

July 22, 2019 — Soldiers of the 511th Engineer Dive Detachment conducted their annual shallow brown training at Kuwait Naval Base, Kuwait, July 19, 2019. This training focuses on lower enlisted Soldiers getting an opportunity to train and become subject matter experts on underwater operations and equipment used. MORE
A diver’s helmet is staged ready for the Soldier to wear while participating in the 511th Engineer Dive Detachment’s annual training event ‘shallow brown’ at Kuwait Naval Base, Kuwait, July 19, 2019. The detachment is deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation Spartan Shield for U.S. Army Central. This training ensures the readiness of Soldiers within the ranks through equipment checks and qualifications.

U.S. Central Command Statement on movement of U.S. personnel to Saudi Arabia

July 19, 2019 — "In coordination with and at the invitation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Secretary of Defense has authorized the movement of U.S. personnel and resources to deploy to Saudi Arabia. This movement of forces provides an additional deterrent, and ensures our ability to defend our forces and interests in the region from emergent, credible threats. This movement creates improvement of operational depth and logistical networks. U.S. Central Command continually assesses force posture in the region and is working with Kingdom of Saudi Arabia authorities to base U.S. assets at the appropriate locations." MORE

3D MCDS Now Charged With CENTCOM Medical Mission

July 19, 2019 — The 3d Medical Command Deployment Support - Forward, U.S. Army Reserve, assumed mission authority from the 8th Medical Brigade during a transfer of authority ceremony at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, July 18, 2019. The Forest Park, Ga. based 3d MCDS provides medical support, supply, and oversight to the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) area of responsibility. MORE
Soldiers of 8th Medical Brigade stand in formation during a transfer of authority ceremony between 8th Med and 3rd Medical Command Deployment Support - Forward at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, July 18, 2019.

The 244th CAB helps mentor Iraqi Pilots in Taji

July 18, 2019 — U.S. Army Lt. Col. Natalie Nevins, 244th Combat Aviation Brigade Command Flight Surgeon, Task Force Warhawk, and her medical team traveled to the Iraqi Taji Airbase, Amber Zone, to mentor helicopter pilots from the Iraqi Army Aviation Squadron 55 unit, and demonstrate combat lifesaver and first aid skills June 17-20, 2019. MORE
U.S. Army Lt. Col. Natalie Nevins, 244th Combat Aviation Brigade Command Flight Surgeon, Task Force Warhawk, and her medical team, conducted hands on mentoring on the basics of lifesaving treatment at the Iraqi Taji Airbase, Amber Zone, to helicopter pilots from the Iraqi Army Aviation Squadron 55 unit, June 17-20, 2019. Multiple Coalition training task forces continue to train and equip Iraqi security forces which in turn are keeping the pressure on Daesh.

Arizona National Guard hands off ASG - Jordan to Army Reserve

July 18, 2019 — U.S. Army Soldiers of the 655 Regional Support Group (RSG), based out of Westover Air Reserve Base in Massachusetts, officially assumed command of Area Support Group-Jordan (ASG-J) from the 198 RSG, Arizona National Guard, during a formal Transfer of Authority held July 18, 2019 at the Joint Training Center (JTC). MORE
U.S. Army Soldiers of the 655 Regional Support Group (RSG), based out of Westover Air Reserve Base in Massachusetts, officially assume command of Area Support Group-Jordan from the 198 RSG, Arizona National Guard, during a formal Transfer of Authority held July 18, 2019 at the Joint Training Center.

1st TSC Soldiers Donate Time to Save Lives

July 16, 2019 — A little after 7 a.m. on the morning of July 12, 2019, Sgt. 1st Class Scotty Case and his wife, Sgt. 1st Class Kerrilee Case, were busy unpacking and setting up their table and supplies for a bone marrow registration drive in Smith Gym at Fort Knox, Ky. MORE
Sgt. 1st Class Kerrilee Case collects a bone marrow donor kit as Sgt. 1st Class Scotty Case looks on during the American Red Cross’s Cadet Summer Training Blood Drive held July 12, 2019 at Smith Fitness Center at Fort Knox, Ky.

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