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Task Force Saber exploits the initiative in the fight against ISIS

July 24, 2017 — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory against ISIS in the city of Mosul, July 9, 2017. MORE
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29th CAB Soldiers expand partnership with Iraqi security forces

July 19, 2017 — Soldiers from the 29th Combat Aviation Brigade and the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Task Force Red Falcon, were hosted at Camp Taji Military Complex, Iraq, July 19,2017 by their Iraqi partners to conduct joint training that will create a foundation for further operational cooperation and interoperability between the two organizations. MORE
Coalition Training

USARCENT hosts 2017 CBRNE Forum

July 17, 2017 — U.S. Army Central hosted a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive Materials Forum, July 13, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. MORE
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Ceremony marks Soldiers transition into leadership roles

July 14, 2017 — Command Sgt. Maj. Larry D. Godsey, 1st Battalion, 138th Infantry Regiment, Missouri Army National Guard, spoke those words as he welcomed 38 new NCOs during an induction ceremony at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, July 1. MORE
Command Sgt. Maj. Larry D. Godsey, 1st Battalion, 138th Infantry Regiment, Missouri Army National Guard, presents Sgt. Marlene Vazquez, 3rd Medical Command-Deployment Support, with a noncommissioned officer certificate at an NCO induction ceremony held at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, July 1, 2017. Thirty-eight U.S. Army Central Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Medical Command-Deployment Support, 1st Theater Sustainment Command, and the Missouri Army National Guard’s 1st Bn, 138 Inf. Regt. participated in the ceremony.  (U.S. Army photo by Vincent Cummings)

“Wolf Pack” says goodbye, hello to leaders

July 14, 2017 — The 4th Battlefield Coordination Detachment, U.S. Army Central honored and welcomed leaders during a ceremony that marked both a change of command and transfer of responsibility at Shaw Air Force Base Tuesday. MORE
Spc. Adam Burkett, from the 4th Battlefield Coordination Detachment, U.S. Army Central, stands at parade rest while holding the 4th BCD's colors at an award presentation prior to the 4th BCD's change of command ceremony at Patton Hall on Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., July 11, 2017. Col. Samuel Saine, 4th BCD outgoing commander, relinquished his command of the detachment to Col. Geoffrey Adams, 4th BCD incoming commander.

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

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