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30th Armored Brigade Combat Team mail clerks distribute connections from home

December 25, 2019 — They come in all shapes and sizes. Some have handwritten messages on the outside, others have decorative tape or drawings. Whether a padded envelope or heavy cardboard box from a shipping company, it's not the outside that matters to Soldiers, but the contents and its thoughtfulness within. MORE
U.S. Soldiers who serve as mail clerks in the 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team, sort and load packages at the Camp Buehring post office in Kuwait on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2019. The unit is comprised of more than 4,000 Citizen-Soldiers from the North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio and West Virginia National Guard deployed to the Middle East to support Operation Spartan Shield.  (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Lt. Col. Cindi King)

Patient Admin Supports World-Wide Soldier Mobility

December 23, 2019 — The U.S. Military’s ability to provide world-class, immediate life-saving care and transportation for Service Members across the globe is preeminent and always improving. Col. Richard Bailey, 3D Medical Command (Deployment Support) (FWD) Commander stated, “We are here to fulfill the promise given to every Soldier, Sailor, Marine and Airman that if they deploy in the service of our great nation and become injured or ill they will receive world-class medical care.” Maintaining patient records and administrative data across multiple military hospitals, countries and Services is a complex yet critical component to care that prior to now was without standardized processes for patient administration or movement in the CENTCOM area. MORE
Capt. Felicia Gilliand worked with liaisons from Canada, Romania, and Australia who wrote their own SOP's explaining how the US can facilitate moving their Service Members. “This SOP also covers troop movement to a US Role IV facility and steps to get service members to their home country, said Gilliland, adding, “These small intricacies of PAD downrange can be the difference between life and death of a patient.”

Serious about sanitation, prevention

December 15, 2019 — Without regard to its appearance, Soldiers must be ready and capable to conduct the full range of military operations to defeat all enemies regardless of the threats they pose. According to a 2010 public health report from the U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institute of Health, “Influenza and pneumonia killed more American Soldiers and Sailors during the war [WWI] than did enemy weapons.” The pandemic was said to have traveled with military personnel from camp-to-camp and across the Atlantic at the height of WWI, September through November 1918, infecting up to 40 percent of Soldiers and Sailors. In this instance, the enemy came in the form of a communicable disease. MORE
U.S. Army Spc. Shelby Vermeulen (center), with 1st Squadron, 303rd Cavalry Regiment, 96th Troop Command, Washington Army National Guard, works through the steps of water purification during a Field Sanitation Team Certification Course held from Dec. 9 to Dec.13, 2019 at Joint Training Center-Jordan. Soldiers must be ready and capable to conduct the full range of military operations to defeat all enemies regardless of the threats they pose. (U.S. Army photo by Shaiyla B. Hakeem)

Coordination and continuty key to military assistance program

December 13, 2019 — Building relationships in Southwest Asia require in-person meetings, growing knowledge, continued partnerships and security cooperation. "Continuing our relationship with the Royal Jordanian Air Force was our main focus with this visit. In the future, we will be coordinating efforts and sharing knowledge, leading to a continuous, consistent relationship deepening relationships within both forces," said Col. Mark Brozak, Task Force Spartan Aviation Director. MORE
Coordination and continuity key to military assistance program

2019 Contracting Symposium brings Contracting Soldiers together to better serve the Warfighter

December 11, 2019 — Camp Arifjan, Kuwait – U.S. Army contracting soldiers and civilians gather on how to best support the warfighter. Soldiers from the 408th Contracting Support Brigade hosted the 2019 Contracting Symposium at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait early December, 2019, bringing contracting professionals from all over the Army to meet with senior leaders and share thoughts on how best to support the warfighter on the front. MORE
U.S. Army contracting soldiers and civilians gather on how to best support the warfighter. Soldiers from the 408th Contracting Support Brigade hosted the 2019 Contracting Symposium at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait early December, 2019, bringing contracting professionals from all over the Army to meet with senior leaders and share thoughts on how best to support the warfighter on the front.

Syrian Logistics Cell – Supporting the Warfighter

December 10, 2019 — The 103rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command (ESC), the Syrian Logistics Cell (SLC), located in Erbil, Iraq, is composed of a small team of Soldiers who pack a big punch when it comes to supporting the warfighters in Syria. MORE
Soldiers from the Syrian Logistics Cell, 103rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, pose for a group photo Erbil, Iraq, Dec. 1, 2019.

Deployment Offers Chance at Growth for 1st TSC Soldiers

November 27, 2019 — Deployments are old hat for many of the Soldiers with 1st Theater Sustainment Command (TSC), but for those who have never deployed before, like Spc. Dylan Contreras, it’s a new and exciting experience. MORE
American Legion Hardin Post 113 personnel hand out coins to deploying 1st Theater Sustainment Command (TSC) Soldiers during a deployment ceremony on Nov. 26, 2019 at Sadowski Center, Fort Knox, Ky.

ASG Qatar Relinquishment of Responsibility

November 4, 2019 — The career of Area Support Group Qatar’s senior noncommissioned officer reached completion on Nov. 4, inside a morale, welfare and recreation center at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar.Command Sgt. Maj. Cynthia Reed relinquished responsibility during a 20-minute ceremony that was packed with formal and personal tributes to her 30 months of service MORE
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U.S. Army Central remembers 9/11

September 12, 2019 — U.S. Army Central held a 9/11 remembrance service at the command’s headquarters on Sept. 11, 2019. MORE
A Soldier reads the program for U.S. Army Central’s Patriot Day service at USARCENT’s headquarters, Patton Hall, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Sept. 11, 2019. The service allowed members of USARCENT to reflect and honor those whose lives were lost, and pay tribute to brave first responders.

Task Force Spartan Soldier memorializes 9/11 firefighters

September 10, 2019 — A Task Force Spartan soldier honored 343 firefighters who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, by walking in his fire fighting brothers and sisters shoes for about a half hour, Sept. 6, 2019, at the Camp Arifjan gym. MORE
Capt. Robert Schapiro, Task Force Javelin liaison and volunteer fire fighter honored 343 firefighters who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001 by climbing 110 stories in full fire fighter kit, Sept. 6, 2019, at the Camp Arifjan gym.

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