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U.S. Army Central Names Best Warriors

June 1, 2017 — Soldiers from across the U.S. Army Central area of operations came together for the USARCENT Best Warrior Competition, Camp Buehring, Kuwait, May 22-25. MORE
U.S. Army Central Best Warrior candidates take off at the starting point of the two-mile run as the last portion of the Army Physical Fitness Test, Camp Buehring, Kuwait, May 23. Competitors had a short break following the APFT before having to traverse the air assault obstacle course. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Kelly Gary, 29th Infantry Division Public Affairs)

Memorial Day Message

May 25, 2017 — On Memorial Day we honor those Servicemembers who have made the ultimate sacrifice. MORE
Memorial Day Message

US Army Central hosts “gathering” in honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May 24, 2017 — SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. – U.S. Army Central’s equal opportunity directorate invited guests to a “family gathering” during an observance for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month at Patton Hall May 24. MORE
Several U.S. Army Central children teach the Tinikling to USARCENT members, as Col. Roy Banzon, USARCENT inspector general commander, and Marlyn Banzon, Banzon’s wife, hit and tap the bamboo poles in rhythm to the music during USARCENT’s observance for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month at Patton Hall May 24.

Blackhawk crew chiefs receive combat patch from U.S. Army Central Commanding General

May 20, 2017 — ALI AL SALEM AIR BASE, Kuwait – The patches placed on the right shoulder sleeve signify wartime service, often called combat patches. These patches are a rarity for Soldiers who’s first deployment in Kuwait, as Kuwait is not considered a combat zone. However, Soldiers with Company A, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 149th Aviation Regiment, have a unique opportunity to receive their combat patches. MORE
Lt. Gen. Michael Garrett, the commanding general of U.S. Army Central, stands with (left) 1st Lt. Benjamin Gonzales, (direct left of Garrett) Spc. Jesus Santiago, (direct right of Garrett) Spc. Benjamin Baldwin, and (right) Chief Warrant Officer 2 Richard Minton, a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter crew, for A Company, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 149th Aviation Regiment, after an impromptu combat patch ceremony on the helicopter landing pad at Ali Al Salem Air Base, May 20. Gonzalez organized the surprise combat patch ceremony for the new crew chiefs. (U.S. Army photo by Lt. Col. Derek Johnson, USARCENT)

US Army Central inject experience at Eager Lion

May 18, 2017 — Over a two-week period, U.S. Central Command service members and civilians, along with military forces from over 20 other nations, challenged multiple U.S. and Jordanian military organizations’ ability to respond to simulated tactical situations during exercise Eager Lion 2017. MORE
U.S. Army Maj. Lance Hublick, seated, U.S. Army Central psychological operations officer, U.S. Army Capt. Chad Treboniak, center, USARCENT Army Reserve Engagement Cell psychological operations officer, and Mr. Tommie Webb Eager with the Joint Public Affairs Support Element, coordinate a communication plan, May 15, during exercise Eager Lion at the Joint Training Center in Jordan. Eager Lion 2017 is an annual U.S. Central Command exercise in Jordan designed to strengthen military to military relationships between the U.S., Jordan and other international partners. This year’s iteration is comprised of about 7,200 military personnel from more than 20 nations that will respond to scenarios involving border security, command and control, cyber defense and battlespace management.

USARCENT Colonel striving to be the best and brightest of the Army

May 16, 2017 — SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. – In December 2011, Gen. Ray Odierno, Chief of Staff of the Army, directed the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's Combined Arms Center to look at different options for producing strategic planners and future senior leaders through a doctorate program. The School of Advanced Military Studies, or SAMS, developed the Advanced Strategic Planning and Policy Program, or ASP3, and began enrolling students in a pilot program in August 2012. Col. Oscar Doward, Jr., commander, 2503rd Digital Liaison Detachment, U.S. Army Central, is just one of 60 officers currently participating in ASP3. MORE
Col. Oscar Doward, Jr., commander, 2503rd Digital Liaison Detachment, U.S. Army Central, gives a lesson to students on African-American Soldiers and their participation in World War I at the University of South Carolina, Columbia.  Doward is one of 60 officers participating in the Advanced Strategic Planning and Policy Program that helps produce strategic planners and future senior leaders through a doctorate program. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Jared Crain)

For God and country: Soldier dedicates life and career in Jordan

May 13, 2017 — May 5 will always be a special day for one U.S. Army Central Soldier. While participating in exercise Eager Lion, she dedicated her life to God and country. MORE
Maj. Pinkie Fischer, USARCENT operations chaplain, lowers Staff Sgt. Christal Crawford, USARCENT broadcast specialist, into the Jordan River as part of a baptism ceremony, May 5, 2017, in Jordan at the baptism site of Jesus.

USARCENT senior leaders meet to discuss Middle East challenges

May 12, 2017 — TYSON’S CORNER, Va. – The senior leaders of U.S. Army Central assembled for a three-day conference with five partner nations from the Middle East for the third annual Senior Strategy Symposium here May 2. MORE
Lt. Gen. Michael Garrett, commanding general, U.S. Army Central, gives the opening remarks to the 2017 Senior Strategy Session in Tyson’s Corner, Va., May 2, 2017. In his remarks, Garrett spoke on the importance of drawing from the lessons learned at the symposium to help USARCENT and its partner nations find solutions to their mutual security concerns.

Suter receives prestigious Surgeon General’s Award for Military Academic Excellence

May 8, 2017 — CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar – Col. Robert Suter, commander, 3rd Medical Command (Deployment Support) Forward, U.S. Army Central, received the prestigious Major General Lewis Aspey Mologne Award recently in a ceremony held at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar. MORE
Maj. Gen. William Lee, commanding general, 3rd Medical Command (Deployment Support), presents the Maj. Gen. Lewis Aspey Mologne Award to Col. Robert E. Suter, commander, 3rd Medical Command (Deployment Support) Forward, at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, April 20, 2017. Suter was selected by the Office of the Surgeon General to receive the award. It is presented annually to one Active and one Reserve Medical Corps officer who the selection board feels best emulates Mologne by exhibiting a balance between outstanding leadership in military medicine and leadership in academics on a national level.

Combat Support Hospital transfers authority

May 5, 2017 — CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait – Soldiers of the 31st Combat Support Hospital transferred authority of the United States Military Hospital-Kuwait to the 86th Combat Support Hospital during a ceremony in the Zone 1, at Camp Arifjan, May 5. MORE
Command Sgt. Maj. Daryl Forsythe, the command sergeant major for the 86th Combat Support Hospital, reveals the unit’s colors, during the transfer of authority ceremony, in the Zone 1 Fitness Center, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, May 5. The ceremony transfers the authority of the United States Military Hospital- Kuwait from the 31st CSH to the 86th CSH. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Bethany Huff, ARCENT Public Affairs)

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