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Standards Save Lives

April 22, 2019 — U.S. Army Specialist Jonathan Saffle doesn’t take training lightly. As an instructor for the 300th Sustainment Brigade-led Combat Life Saver course at Camp Arifjan, he stresses the importance of standards throughout the weeklong course. MORE
Spc. Shadarius Robinson, 184th Sustainment Command, treats a mock casualty during testing for the Combat Life Saver course held by the 300th Sustainment Brigade at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, April 19, 2019.

American, Coalition Forces Awarded GAFB at Camp Arifjan

April 19, 2019 — United States service members and coalition forces competed in four events from April 8 to 11, 2019, and then their scores were averaged to be awarded a bronze, silver or gold German Armed Forces Badge (GAFB) for Military Proficiency on April 13, 2019, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. MORE
Army Maj. Brian Pranske, 108th Sustainment Brigade, Illinois Army National Guard, turns to swim another lap during the swim event of the German Armed Forces Badge (GAFB) for Military Proficiency on April 8, 2019, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. During this event, service members must swim 100 meters in uniform within four minutes and then remove their uniform in the deep end without support. U.S. Army Central hosts events such as the GAFB to enhance service member’s personal abilities to stay combat ready which improves overall capabilities.

NCO Exchange between U.S. Army and Jordan Armed Forces

April 18, 2019 — U.S. Army and Jordan Armed Forces Soldiers conducted a noncommissioned officer Subject Matter Expert Exchange (SMEE) at the Jordan Armed Forces Noncommissioned Officer Academy (JAF NCOA) in Amman, Jordan April 6-10, 2019. MORE
Participants and instructors pose for a photo after the completion of a United States Army and Jordan Armed Forces noncommissioned officer subject matter expert exchange in Amman, Jordan, April 6-10, 2019. Topics included the enlisted force structure, promotions, professional military education, performance feedback, evaluation processes, and career development for both armies. The U.S. and Jordan remain committed to a strong bilateral relationship built on common interests and mutual respect.

U.S. Soldiers Support Kuwait Ministry of Defense Equestrian Program

April 17, 2019 — While on rotation in Kuwait, a group of medics and radiology specialists from the 64th Brigade Support Battalion have had the ongoing opportunity to work with a different kind of patient altogether - the horses of the Kuwait Ministry of Defense’s Equestrian Center. MORE
Sgt. Kelsey Wheatley, a radiology specialist from the 64th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, looks at the x-ray image she just scanned of a horse’s leg at the Kuwait Ministry of Defense’s Equestrian Center in Kuwait City on April 9, 2019. The 64th BSB and the KMOD have an ongoing partnership in which 64th BSB is able to provide portable x-ray equipment that enables the KMOD to thoroughly assess its horses.

Camp As Sayliyah Hosts Self Defense Class During Sexual Assault Awareness, Prevention Month

April 16, 2019 — Putting his 40 years of martial arts experience to use, Col. James Cummings taught a group of more than 25 Soldiers personal protective measures as part of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month activities at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, April 11. MORE
Colonel James Cummings, theater veterinarian, Task Force 8th Medical, demonstrates how to break the grasp of an attacker portrayed by Staff Sgt. Steven Cassidy, Task Force 8th Medical, April 11, 2019. Cummings instructed a class of more than 25 Soldiers on personal protective measures as part of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar.

Military Working Dogs Train for CBRN Exposure in Kuwait

April 16, 2019 — Members of the 637th Chemical Company, the 719th Medical Detachment Veterinary Service Support, and the 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron came together to conduct a live exercise to train to save the lives of military working dogs and their handlers in the event they were exposed to a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) substance. MORE
Air Force Staff Sgt. Cory Ruge, military working dog handler, 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, screens military working dog, Rogane, a German Shepherd who does single purpose explosive detection, during Chemical, Biological, Radiological, or Nuclear (CBRN) decontamination training in Kuwait, April 11, 2019. Members of the 637th Chemical Company, the 719th Medical Detachment Veterinary Service Support, and the 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron came together to conduct a live exercise to train to save the lives of military working dogs and their handlers in the event they were exposed to a CBRN substance. Live training events help prepare service members for real world events which may require them to recall the skills they learned in training to stay in the fight and survive.

1st TSC Soldier Named Volunteer of the Year at Fort Knox

April 15, 2019 — For Sgt. 1st Class Kerrilee Case, 1st Theater Sustainment Command, volunteering is second nature. Her service led to her winning the Fort Knox Military Volunteer of the Year Award, which she received at a recognition ceremony on April 10, 2019. MORE
Sgt. 1st Class Kerrilee Case, 1st Theater Sustainment Command, poses for a photograph with Maj. Gen. John R. Evans, commanding general, and Command Sgt. Major. Mario Terenas, senior enlisted advisor, both with the U.S. Army Cadet Command, April 10, 2019 at Fort Knox, Ky., during the post’s Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Recognition Ceremony. Evans and Terenas presented Case with an award for being named the Military Volunteer of the Year.

CJTF-OIR continues ISF training through multi-national efforts

April 12, 2019 — Following the elimination of Daesh’s self-proclaimed territorial caliphate on March 23, 2019, in the Middle Euphrates River Valley, the Coalition’s emphasis on supporting the Iraqi Security Forces increased through military professional development training needed to defeat Daesh networks in Iraq. Currently, the Coalition is training ISF soldiers at five main locations in Iraq; Al Asad, which training efforts are led by Denmark, Besmaya which is led by Spain, Dublin and the Kurdistan Training Coordination Center which is led by Italy, and Taji which is led by Australia. Since January 2015, the Coalition has trained approximately 190,272 members of the ISF. MORE

Cooperation Through Mail

April 11, 2019 — Agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division and Kuwait Criminal Investigation Division visited the Joint Military Mail Terminal (JMMT) at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, in March 2019. The visit afforded the agents the opportunity to learn and review the main inspection process. MORE
1st Lt. Stephanie Palamas, 502th Human Resource Company, 300th Sustainment Brigade, discusses operations at the Joint Military Mail Terminal with the Kuwait Criminal Investigation Division at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, March 7, 2019.

3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team Participates in Capstone “Pacemaker III” Exercise

April 8, 2019 — Approximately 25 Soldiers from the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division participated in the planning and execution of a capstone joint training event that involved Kuwait and U.S. forces and local Kuwaiti medical emergency personnel on April 2, 2019. MORE
Kuwaiti medical professionals and Kuwait Land Forces soldiers, along with U.S. Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, work together to treat a simulated casualty during a combined training exercise at the Udairi Training Range on April 2, 2019. The exercise, which simulated a mass casualty incident, helped U.S. and Kuwaiti forces train in partner nation communication systems, decontamination procedures, medical evacuations by Kuwaiti and U.S. helicopter and ambulance, and treatment of injuries from minor to critical.

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