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Task Force Spartan changes hands

July 13, 2017 — Maj. Gen. Victor J. Braden, commanding general, 35th Infantry Division, assumed command of Task Force Spartan from Maj. Gen. Blake Ortner, commanding general, 29th Infantry Division, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, July 13. The transfer of authority ceremony was presided over by Lt. Gen. Michael Garrett, commanding general, U.S. Army Central. MORE
Maj. Gen. Blake C. Ortner, commanding general of the 29th Infantry Division, and Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald L. Smith, senior enlisted advisor, case the division colors during the Task Force Spartan transfer of authority ceremony, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, July 13, 2017. The 29th Infantry Division handed over control of TF Spartan, part of Operation Spartan Shield to the 35th Infantry Division. TF Spartan highlights the vital role played by Army National Guard and Army Reserve Soldiers in operations around the world.

29th CAB welcomes new Iraqi aviation commander at Camp Taji

July 12, 2017 — Key leaders from the 29th Combat Aviation Brigade were hosted by Iraqi Maj. Gen. Khalid Al Shimry, the new aviation base commander at Camp Taji Military Complex, Iraq, July 7, 2017. MORE
CAMP TAJI, Iraq- U.S. Army Col. Mark Beckler, 29th Combat Aviation Brigade commander, meets with Iraqi Maj. Gen. Khalid Al Shimry, the new aviation base commander of Camp Taji Military Complex, at Camp Taji Military Complex, Iraq, July 6, 2017. The 29th CAB is an Army National Guard unit that is currently deployed in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve. CJTF-OIR is the global Coalition to defeat ISIS in Syria and Iraq.  (U.S. Army Photo by Capt. Stephen James)

More than 100 Fort Belvoir-based 29ID Soldiers return from federal duty in Jordan

July 9, 2017 — More than 100 Maryland and Virginia National Guard Soldiers from the Fort Belvoir-based 29th Infantry Division returned stateside July 9, 2017, after serving on federal active duty in Jordan since September 2016. MORE
Col. Brent Johnson (left), Staff Judge Advocate for the 29th Infantry Division and Task Force Spartan, participates in a symposium on operational law and military justice with military judges from the Jordan Armed Forces- Arab Army April 25, 2017, near Amman, Jordan. The four-day symposium included U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force legal professionals from the U.S. Central Command and military judges from the Jordan Armed Forces- Arab Army. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Master Sgt. A.J. Coyne)

Brig. Gen. Phillips takes ‘Ready Lightning’ command

July 6, 2017 — The 335th Signal Command (Theater)(Provisional), conducted a change of command ceremony June 26, 2017. MORE
Lt. Gen. Michael Garrett, right, commanding general, U.S. Army Central, passes the unit’s colors to Brig. Gen. John Phillips, commander, 335th Signal Command (Theater)(Provisional), left, which signifies the passing of his trust and the responsibility of the unit to Phillips at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, June 26, 2017.

CG and CSM Independence Day Message 2017

June 30, 2017 — CG and CSM Independence Day Message 2017 MORE
CG and CSM Independence Day Message 2017

USARCENT strengthens ties through land forces symposium

June 23, 2017 — U.S. Army Central’s senior leadership assembled for a four-day conference with six partner nations from Central and South Asia for the USARCENT Land Forces Symposium here June 19-22. The symposium gave senior leaders, such as Lt. Gen. Michael Garrett, commanding general, USARCENT, as well as military representatives from USARCENT’s partner nations in the region an opportunity to hear from civilian and military experts on issues of importance to global and regional security. MORE
Maj. Gen. Terrence McKenrick, deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Central, introduces Gen. Joseph Votel, commander, U.S. Central Command, to the participants of the USARCENT CASA Land Forces Symposium in Alexandria, Va., June 19-22, 2017. The symposium gave senior leaders of USARCENT an opportunity to hear from civilian and military experts on the Middle East and Central and South Asia, such as Votel.

29th CAB provides flight medic training to ISF Soldiers

June 23, 2017 — Twenty soldiers of the Iraqi security forces completed a rigorous Flight Medic Course which was conducted by 29th Combat Aviation Brigade and coalition partners at Camp Taji, Iraq, June 8, 2017. MORE
Iraqi security forces soldiers carry a simulated casualty for evaluation during the Iraqi Flight Medic Course at Camp Taji, Iraq, June 8, 2017. The course covered basic casualty care and additional flight-focused instruction in altitude physiology and aircraft safety. This training is part of the overall Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve building partner capacity mission by training and improving the capability of partnered forces fighting ISIS. CJTF-OIR is the global Coalition to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Stephen James)

408th Contracting Support Brigade welcomes new commander

June 19, 2017 — The 408th Contracting Support Brigade welcomed a new commander after a change of command ceremony held at Shaw Air Force Base’s Carolina Skies Club Thursday. MORE
Command Sgt. Maj. Andrea Dailey (right), 408th Contracting Support Brigade senior enlisted advisor, passes the 408th CSB’s colors to Col. Michelle Sanner (left), 408th CSB outgoing commander, during a change of command ceremony at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. Thursday. Sanner relinquished command of the 408th CSB to Col. Kim Thomas (second to left), 408th incoming CSB commander.

The Harlem Hellfighters: A 104 Year Retrospective

June 17, 2017 — June marks the 104 Year Anniversary of the 15th Infantry Regiment, the forbearers of today’s 369th Sustainment Brigade. MORE
U.S. Army Master Sgt. Edgar Ponce guides Spc. Agnes Torres, both with the 369th Sustainment Brigade, as she drives a Rough Terrain Container Handler (RTCH) at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, on November 12, 2016. RTCHs are used to move large containers over various types of terrain. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jeremy Bratt)

Army Mariners perform cargo transfer at sea

June 17, 2017 — The crew of the U.S. Army’s Logistics Support Vessel 5 (LSV-5), dubbed the Maj. Gen. Charles P. Gross, conducted an in stream cargo transfer with another vessel after departing Kuwait Naval Base on June 13, 2017. MORE
The crews of U.S. Army Watercraft Logistics Support Vessel 5 (LSV-5), “Maj. Gen. Charles P. Gross,” and Military Sealift Command Vessel Gem State prepare to secure their vessels to one another in the Persian Gulf, on June 13, 2017. The vessels participated in an in-stream cargo transfer exercise, moving containers from one boat to the other using the Gem State’s crane, in order to demonstrate the LSV’s sustainment support capabilities.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jeremy Bratt)

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