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Honorable Hammack assesses enduring bases in USARCENT

May 31, 2016 — The Honorable Katherine Hammack, the assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment, and Brig. General John S. Laskodi, with the Department of the Army Headquarters logistics office, assessed current and future construction projects and environmental concerns during a visit to Kuwait, May 24-25. MORE
The Honorable Katherine Hammack, the assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment, Brig. General John S. Laskodi, with the Department of the Army Headquarters logistics office and Col. Jeff Stewart, commander of Area Support Group-Kuwait, prepare for a briefing in a conference room at the Kuwait Naval Base, Kuwait, May, 24, 2016. The delegation received a brief on partnership opportunities with Kuwaiti military and installation operations before visiting sites on the base.

Eager Lion culminates with partnership

May 31, 2016 — U.S. forces provide support by fire as Jordanian Armed Forces soldiers clear a town building-by-building. MORE
U.S. Army Maj. Steven Veves, the operations officer for 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, briefs the concept of the operation to Lt. Gen. Michael X. Garrett, U.S. Army Central commanding general, and Prince Faisel Bin Hussein, the deputy supreme commander of the Jordan Armed Forces, and others prior to the combined arms live fire exercise for Eager Lion 16 at the Joint Training Center, Jordan, May 24, 2016.

USO brings May Madness to Kuwait

May 28, 2016 — The United Services Organization’s May Madness tour, brought actors Matthew Lillard and Robert Patrick, Mixed Martial Arts fighter Timothy Kennedy, and basketball Hall-of-Famer Sam Perkins out to entertain the troops at Camp Arifjan, May 18. MORE
Jerrod Neimann (center), a country music artist, preforms for Soldiers of U.S. Army Central as part of the USO May Madness Tour on Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, May 18, 2016. The celebreties on the tour said they wanted to repay Servicemembers for their sacrifice and dedication to America.

Eager Lion planning brings partnered benefits

May 27, 2016 — The Jordanian Armed Forces, U.S. Army Central, and the U.S. Marine Corps partnered to increase their ability to operate together in a complex environment during exercise Eager Lion 16, May 15-24. MORE
Maj. Gen. William Hickman, for U.S. Army Central deputy commanding general-operations, and Brig. Gen. Mekhled Suheim, Eager Lion 16 Combined Forces Land Component Command deputy commander, receive an operation and intelligence update brief during Eager Lion 16 at the Joint Training Center, Jordan, May 23, 2016. Eager Lion is an annual, bilateral exercise that took place taking place in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan between the Jordanian Armed Forces and the U.S. Military that is designed to strengthen relationships between the partner nations.

US Army Central Soldier reenlists at Shaw Air Expo

May 26, 2016 — A U.S. Army Central Soldier recommitted to serve during a reenlistment ceremony May 20, during the Shaw Air Expo. MORE
Sgt. Quenisha Gonzales, a Dudley, N.C. native, takes the oath of enlistment during a reenlistment ceremony May 20, 2016 at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. Lt. Col. Christopher Hammond, commander of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, performed the ceremony during the Shaw Air Expo & Open House.

USARCENT command team travels region to focus on enduring partnership

May 21, 2016 — Lt. Gen. Michael X. Garrett, the commanding general of U.S. Army Central, and Command Sgt. Maj. Eric C. Dostie, the command sergeant major for USARCENT, covered more than 16,000 miles in an effort to strengthen the partnership ties with the allied militaries of Jordan, Qatar, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia during a two-week tour of the USARCENT area of responsibility April 18-30. MORE
Lt. Gen. Michael X. Garrett, the commanding general of U.S. Army Central, discusses ways to strengthen partnership capabilities with Bahraini Maj. Gen. Abdulla Al Nuaimi, the general inspector for the Bahraini Defense Forces at the their Headquarters in Manama, Bahrain, April 28, 2016. The USARCENT command team met with leaders of partner militaries throughout USARCENT’s area of responsibility to continue to build bilateral partnership ties.

There’s no taste like home

May 19, 2016 — As summer begins to heat up, the barbeques start to come out. Soldiers stationed at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, got to enjoy some of the first steaks of the summer thanks to an organization called “Feed Our Troops.” MORE
Maj. Gen. Richard C. Nash, the adjutant general of the Minnesota Nation Guard, and Pat Harris (far-right), one of the founders and organizers of the Feed Our Troops project, participate in a live-radio interview with Minnesota Military Radio during a Feed Our Troops event at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, May 15, 2016. Nearly 3,700 steak dinners were brought from Saint Paul, Minnesota, for Soldiers of the 682nd Engineer Bn., Minnesota National Guard and U.S. Army Central.

USARCENT hosts leader development forum in Qatar

May 17, 2016 — U.S. Army Central leaders journeyed from the U.S. and across the Middle East to take part in USARCENT’s Leader Development Forum at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, April 25-26. MORE
Lt. Gen. Michael X. Garrett, the commanding general of U.S. Army Central, tells his subordinate leaders to take responsibility for developing the next generation of military leaders during USARCENT’s Leader Development Forum on Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, April 26. “We all have a responsibility to mold the future leaders of our Army. It is our task to hold the Army up to the standards by showing the new Soldiers how to do it.”

Kuwait Military, USARCENT partner to counter religious extremism

May 10, 2016 — U.S. Army Central chaplains partnered with members of the Kuwaiti military and Directorate of Moral Guidance and Public Relations in a bilateral, theater security cooperation seminar focused on countering religious extremism May 1-4 in Kuwait City. MORE
Col. Jeffrey D. Hawkins,  the command chaplain with U.S. Army Central, speaks with members of the Kuwaiti military and council of ministers during a bilateral theater security cooperation seminar in Kuwait City, May, 2, 2016. The seminar was the start of discussions between the Kuwait military and USARCENT to partner and find ways to counter religious extremism. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Youtoy Martin, U.S. Army Central Public Affairs)

Shaw Air Expo schedule of events

May 4, 2016 — The aerial demonstration schedule for the 2016 Shaw Air Expo and open house “Thunder Over the Midlands” has been announced. The air expo is scheduled for May 21-22, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.All performance times and order of appearance are subject to change.8 a.m. – Gates and show opens8:15 a.m. – Radio controlled aircraft demonstrations10:15 a.m. – National MORE

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