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Junior Officers visit Historic Kuwaiti Site

January 20, 2017 — Junior officers stationed at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, toured the Al Qurain Martyrs’ museum and the Kuwaiti Towers, Jan. 20, 2017 as part of the junior officer’s leadership professional development at U.S. Army Central. MORE
Junior officers stationed at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, toured the Al Qurain Martyrs’ museum and the Kuwaiti Towers, Jan. 20, 2017 as part of the junior officer’s leadership professional development at U.S. Army Central. The U.S. Army officers learned about the historic significance of that site, the role the U.S. played, and the importance of the Kuwaiti people’s perseverance.

New munitions replace cluster bomb rounds that pose danger to civilians

January 16, 2017 — Officials hope a new artillery warhead that will replace a cluster-bomb round could help eliminate unwanted casualties in the future. MORE
A Soldier in a Bradley Fighting Vehicle from the 1st Battalion, 77th Armored Regiment looks for opposing forces at Udairi Training Range in Kuwait recently as part of a combined exercise. The Cavalry Scouts responded to contact with a notional enemy during the exercise, before providing critical intelligence for Soldiers from the 197th Field Artillery Brigade to provide fire support. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Brandon Hubbard, USARCENT Public Affairs)

Building towards better efficiency, quality of life

January 13, 2017 — For hundreds of Soldiers on Camp Redleg, living and working in tents has been the normal way of life in the middle of the hot dry desert, but not for long, as energy efficient buildings are being constructed by the hands of U.S. Army engineers for energy cost savings and improving quality of life. MORE
Soldiers from the 176th Engineer Brigade of the Texas Army National Guard, also known as Task Force Chaos, build the steel frame of a two-story modular unit Jan. 11, 2017, which will have the capacity to hold 160 individuals with 20 climate controlled rooms on each floor at Camp Redleg in Southwest Asia. This is a U.S. Army Central Command directed project to enhance the quality of life and save millions of dollars in the future with energy cost savings and troop labor.

Arifjan reflects on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 12, 2017 — Service members celebrated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., January 12, 2016 at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, with an observance for a national day of service. MORE
Soldiers hold hands after a quartet sing a medley in celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during an observance at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Jan. 12, 2016. The observance included the singing of the national anthem, a poem recital an a cappella quartet, and key note speakers.

Fuel to fight: Inspector general and fuelers have special mission in ISIS fight

December 30, 2016 — A handful of Soldiers at U.S. Army Central forward logistics elements are responsible for running a small army of contractors across the area of operations in Southwest Asia and the Middle East. The job requires travel and trust in the people on the ground to complete the mission. MORE
Inspectors General from the 1st Theater Sustainment Command-Operational Command Post and petroleum specialists from Task Force Phoenix walk the fuel lines at a forward operating base in central Iraq to inspect the operations, recently. The 1st TSC is responsible for overseeing fuel logistics in multiple countries throughout Southwest Asia. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Brandon Hubbard, USARCENT Public Affairs)

Top medics compete to win

December 28, 2016 — Fifty-five competed. Thirty-nine completed. Only one was named champion. Combat medics under U.S. Army Central, stationed in Kuwait, competed in the Top Medic Competition hosted by 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Dec. 17-19. MORE
U.S. Army Central combat medics prepare for the last 6-mile ruck march of the Top Medic Competition, Dec. 18 at Camp Buehring, Kuwait. The stressful 36-hour competition, hosted by 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, tested the Soldiers’ basic warrior skills, medical skills proficiency, and overall physical strength and endurance.

Mutually Armored

December 26, 2016 — Soldiers from the 3d Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, and United Arab Emirates Land Forces joined together to conduct mounted training operations during a two-week exercise at Camp Buehring, Kuwait in September. MORE
Maj. George Morris, 2nd Squadron 13th Cavalry Regiment operations and training officer, explains operations to Maj. Gen. Saleh M. Al Ameri, the commander of the UAE land forces, during an exercise at Udairi range, Kuwait, Sept. 28. U.S. and United Arab Emirate forces trained together during a multi-day exercise designed to test armored vehicle maneuver and reaction capabilities. (U.S. Army Photos by Sgt. Aaron Ellerman)

A Different take on Familiar training

December 25, 2016 — About 20 Soldiers from the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, participated in Squad Overmatch, a new program designed to condense and enhance several existing Army training programs, at Camp Buehring, Kuwait Dec. 13-15, 2016. MORE

Fighting in the cyber domain: US Army Central creates cyberspace strategy

December 23, 2016 — When the Army released its cyberspace strategy for 2025 in March, it did not clearly identify cyberspace requirements for Army service component commands, creating an opportunity U.S. Army Central chose to embrace. MORE
Maj. Gen. John B. Morrison Jr. (left), U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence commanding general, speaks with U.S. Army Central staff during a staff visit to the CCoE at Fort Gordon, Georgia Dec. 9.

A Vital Mission for a New Command

December 20, 2016 — The 29th Infantry Division assumed command as U.S. Army Central’s intermediate division headquarters, Task Force Spartan, during a transfer of authority ceremony at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait Dec. 19, 2016. MORE
Lt. Gen. Michael X. Garrett, commander U.S. Army Central, and Maj. Gen. Blake C. Ortner, 29th Infantry Division commander salute the colors during the playing of the national anthem during a transfer of authority ceremony at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait Dec. 19, 2016. (U.S. Army by Sgt. Brandon Hubbard)

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