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US Army Central hosts Career Day at Patton Hall

December 1, 2016 — U.S. Army Central hosted six Furman Middle School students as part of career day Nov. 30, at Patton Hall. MORE
U.S. Army Central noncommissioned officer Sgt. Leslie Regester (center), explains her job as an Army medic during career day for Furman Middle School students Nov. 30, 2016, at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. Students learned about the many ways to serve in the military during a tour of USARCENT’s Patton Hall

Jordan Armed Forces – Arab Army partners with USARCENT units

November 28, 2016 — Two weeks of joint training amongst partners led to a culminating two-day exercise where the Jordanian and U.S. battalions worked side-by-side. MORE
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. William Hickman (second from left), USARCENT Deputy Commanding General-Operations, Jordanian Army Brig. Gen. At-Tallah Smiran (third from left), Jordanian Armed Forces Artillery Director, and other senior military leaders wait to observe a combined live-fire exercise October 25, 2016. The Jordanian Army’s 29th Royal HIMARS Battalion welcomed the senior military leaders to observe the culminating exercise after weeks of working side-by-side with the U.S. Army’s 3rd Battalion, 321st Field Artillery Regiment.

US Army Central recognizes “Hero of the Week”

November 23, 2016 — U.S. Army Central recognized an intelligence analyst Nov. 17, as the ‘Hero of the Week,” a title given to Soldiers who positively impact the organization and mission, at Shaw Air Force Base. MORE
Brig. Gen. Viet X. Luong (left), U.S. Army Central, chief of staff, congratulates Spc. Natasha Nicholson (right), a USARCENT intelligence analyst, during an operations and intelligence brief Nov. 17, at Shaw Air Force Base for graduating the Warrior Leader Course as an honor graduate.

Deployed Army Divers Plunge into Operation Deep Blue

November 19, 2016 — U.S. Army engineer divers with the 511th Engineer Dive Detachment, 30th Engineer Battalion, 20th Engineer Brigade, plunged into the swift currents of the Arabian Gulf for a two-week diving exercise that concluded Nov. 19. MORE
A U.S. Army engineer diver with the 511th Engineer Dive Detachment from Fort Eustis, Va., jumps off the MG Charles P. Gross (Logistics Support Vessel-5) and into the Arabian Gulf, off the coast of Kuwait Naval Base, to practice diving procedures Nov. 18, 2016. The two week training exercise, Operation Deep Blue, required Army divers to practice their diving procedures and react to underwater emergency scenarios. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angela Lorden)

New warehouses boost readiness for Kuwait and Beyond

November 17, 2016 — The 401st Army Field Support Brigade celebrated with troops, civilians and Kuwaiti partners in honor of the completion of several new equipment-protecting warehouses during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 17 at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. MORE
A newly-built warehouse waits to house equipment for the 401st Army Field Support Brigade on Oct. 22, 2016 at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. This new warehouse will store the 401st AFSB’s prepositioned, combat-ready equipment and material to support unified-land operations all over the U.S. Central Command area of operations.   (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angela Lorden)

General pays heartfelt tribute to veterans

November 15, 2016 — Brig. Gen. Viet X. Luong, U.S. Army Central chief of staff, gave an emotional speech before helping unveil a monument dedicated to the Army at a Veterans Day ceremony in Florence, S.C., Nov. 11. MORE
Brig. Gen. Viet X. Luong, USARCENT chief of staff, gives an emotional recollection of Soldiers who have gave the ultimate sacrifice Nov. 11, during the Florence Veterans Day Ceremony in Florence, S.C.

USARCENT builds camaraderie through organization day

November 7, 2016 — U.S. Army Central held an organization day hosted by Lt. Gen. Michael X. Garrett, USARCENT commanding general, Nov. 4, at the Shaw Fight House to promote esprit de corps and build unit cohesion. MORE
Lt. Gen. Michael X. Garrett, U.S. Army Central commanding general, makes remarks during the USARCENT Organization Day, Nov. 4, at the Shaw Air Force base Fight House. Organization days are used to build esprit de corps within a unit and give Soldiers the opportunity to have a little friendly competition.

USARCENT observes National Native American Heritage Month

November 7, 2016 — U.S. Army Central observed National Native American Heritage Month with a presentation Nov. 3 at Patton Hall. MORE
Lt. Gen. Michael Garrett, U.S. Army Central, commanding general (right) gives Zan Tracy Pender, Lexington School District One director of counseling and advisement, director, a token of appreciation from the unit for his presentation during the National Native American Heritage Month observance, Nov. 3, at Patton Hall located at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C.

US Infantry Soldiers Assault Through the Desert: Live Fire Exercise

November 3, 2016 — Infantry Soldiers, indirect fire infantrymen and forward observers with 77th Armored Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, conducted a squad live-fire exercise Oct. 31 through Nov. 3 at Udari Range near Camp Buehring, Kuwait. MORE
Mortar Soldiers with the 77th Armored Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, hang a 120mm mortar round to provide indirect, suppressive fire for infantry Soldiers during a squad live-fire exercise Nov. 3, 2016 at Udari Range near Camp Buehring, Kuwait.  Mortar fire was part of the four-day training exercise synchronized the capabilities of infantry Soldiers, indirect fire infantrymen and forward observers. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angela Lorden)

NCO Week celebrates US Army Central enlisted

October 31, 2016 — Sergeants from around the U.S. Army Central area of operations traveled to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait for the inaugural 160th Signal Brigade Noncommissioned Officer Week. MORE
A staff sergeant runs with a 35-pound ruck during the four-mile ruck march to begin the 160th Signal Brigade NCO Week team competition at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Oct. 14, 2016. The competition featured four-Soldier teams from the brigade competing in several high-intensity events to win the top noncommissioned officer honors. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Brandon Hubbard)

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