U.S. Army Central

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Reserve Soldiers don new right-shoulder insignia

July 30, 2019 — U.S. Army Soldiers with the 655 Regional Support Group, based out of Westover Air Base, formally received the 316 Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) (ESC) insignia to be worn on the right shoulder, in honor of their current duty rotation, July 30, 2019 at Joint Training Center-Jordan. MORE
Reserve Soldiers don new right-shoulder insignia

Leaning on Partnership

July 30, 2019 — Building on a more than two-and-a-half-decade partnership with the United States, senior leaders of the Kazakhstan Ground Forces visited their military counterparts in the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), July 22-26. MORE
Senior leaders of the Kazakhstan Ground Forces pose in front of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) headquarters Fort Campbell, Ky., 25 July.

The purpose of their visit was to observe and discuss best practices regarding the nature of command relationships, the roles and responsibilities of officers and senior noncommissioned officers on the brigade and battalion staff, the employment and sustainment of light infantry units in support of multinational operations with an anticipation of improving operations of their ground forces in Kazakhstan.

U.S. Army Central Holds Relinquishment of Responsibility Ceremony

July 29, 2019 — U.S. Army Central held a relinquishment of responsibility ceremony July 29, 2019 at Lucky Park outside of the command’s headquarters on Shaw Air Force Base. USARCENT’s senior enlisted advisor, Sgt. Maj. Curt Cornelison, relinquished his leadership roles and responsibility after serving in the command for 16 months. MORE
Lt. Gen. Terry Ferrell (Left), commanding general of U.S. Army Central, pins on Sgt. Maj. Curt Cornelison’s Distinguished Service Medal before Cornelison’s relinquishment of responsibility ceremony at USARCENT’s headquarters, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Jul. 29, 2019. Cornelison was recently selected to serve as the U.S. Army Forces Command senior enlisted advisor, a 4-star command located at Fort Bragg, N.C., and largest U.S. Army command with more than 750,000 Active Army, U.S. Army Reserve and U.S. Army National Guard Soldiers.

AZ Guard, Kazakh Service Members keep Partnership Rolling

July 29, 2019 — The Arizona National Guard hosted five members of the Armed Forces from the Republic of Kazakhstan for a week-long vehicle maintenance exchange at the Papago Park Military Reservation July 15-19. MORE
Members of the Armed Forces from the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Arizona Army National Guard dismantle the transmission from a M998A2 Series High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) during a State Partnership Program vehicle maintenance exchange at the Papago Park Military Reservation July 16. During this week-long maintenance exchange, wheeled vehicle mechanics from both countries explained how they conduct fleet maintenance operations, parts and tools supply logistics and manage personnel and facilities that support maintenance functions.

1st TSC hosts a deployment ceremony for 14th HRSC

July 29, 2019 — The 1st Theater Sustainment Command (TSC) held a deployment ceremony for the 14th Human Resources Sustainment Center (HRSC) at Fort Knox's Sadowski Center July 26, 2019. MORE
Soldiers from the 14th Human Resources Sustainment Center (HRSC) stand in formation during a deployment ceremony at the Sadowski Center at Fort Knox, Ky. July 26, 2019. The 14th HRSC will deploy to the U.S. Central Command Area of Responsibility where it will replace the 3rd HRSC.

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.

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