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Army Reserve signal Soldiers recognized in deployment ceremony

October 30, 2016 — The 335th Signal Command (Theater) hosted a deployment ceremony at the unit headquarters here Oct. 30, to recognize nearly 70 Army Reserve Soldiers who are preparing to deploy to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. MORE
1st Sgt. Benjamin L. Owens, detachment first sergeant, Detachment 4, 335th Signal Command (Theater) salutes the American flag during the playing of the National Anthem at a deployment ceremony for him and nearly 70 Army Reserve Soldiers at the unit headquarters in East Point, Georgia Oct. 30. The Soldiers are preparing to deploy to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.  (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brent C. Powell)

Landing Afloat

October 26, 2016 — Soldiers assigned to Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 111th Aviation Regiment, 77th Combat Aviation Brigade, conducted deck landings in the Arabian Gulf Oct. 11-12. The UH-60 Blackhawk and AH-64 Apache crews took turns landing their aircraft aboard the USNS Alan Shepard to qualify their crews in this type of maneuver. MORE
Soldiers assigned to Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 111th Aviation Regiment, 77th Combat Aviation Brigade, conducted deck landings in the Arabian Gulf, Oct. 11-12. The UH-60 Blackhawk and AH-64 Apache crews took turns landing their aircraft aboard the USNS Alan Shepard to qualify their crews in this type of maneuver. Upon completion of the qualification each set of aircraft was refueled by the vessel and flown back to Camp Buehring, Kuwait. Training exercises like these play an important role in mission readiness and total force capability by increasing interoperability between branches, which is vital for joint collaboration missions.(U.S. Army photos by Sgt. Aaron Ellerman)

U.S. Army Central Reactivates Digital Liaison Detachment

October 21, 2016 — U.S. Army Central formally welcomed and reactivated a Digital Liaison Detachment during an activation and assumption of command ceremony at Patton Hall Oct. 21. MORE
Col. Oscar Doward Jr. (right), commander of 2503rd Digital Liaison Detachment, addresses attendees during the organization’s activation and assumption of command ceremony Oct. 21, 2016, at Patton Hall on Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. Doward expressed his gratitude for being selected to command the 2503rd DLD and looks forward to meeting the challenges he will face assisting U.S. Army Central in the Central Command area of responsibility.

Arifjan Celebrates Hispanic Heritage

October 19, 2016 — Regional displays brought a 28 year old observance to life for Soldiers in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility where Hispanic and Latin American Soldiers could celebrate their memories from home and share it with their fellow service members. MORE
Volunteers for the Hispanic Heritage Month observance at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait pose for a picture after the event October 1. The observance consisted of a panel made up of Hispanic service members from a range of duties and roles, a dance showcase, several tables set up with information and treats from different Latin American countries and a piñata, to name a few. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jonathan Fernandez)

On Target

October 12, 2016 — U.S. Army Central key personnel attended a targeting seminar at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Oct. 12-14. The open forum seminar allowed key leaders to learn and discuss important strategies and doctrine concerning the concept of joint targeting. MORE
Lt. Col. Kirk John Junker, seminar lead instructor and director of the Joint Targeting School in Dam Neck, Va., discusses key points and principles of joint targeting during a targeting seminar at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait Oct. 12, 2016. The open forum seminar allowed key leaders to learn and discuss important strategies and doctrine concerning the concept of joint targeting. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Aaron Ellerman)

Weapons training unique for U.S. Army Central mariners

October 12, 2016 — Most Soldiers practice marksmanship at a weapons range. For the U.S. Army’s 411th Transportation Detachment from the 1st Theater Sustainment Command, the crew aboard the MG Charles P. Gross (Logistics Support Vessel-5), a range day means cruising out to international waters. MORE
A Soldier from the Fort Eustis, Va.-based 411th Transportation Detachment shoots from the MG Charles P. Gross (Logistics Support Vessel-5)  into the Arabian Gulf off the coast of Kuwait, Oct. 3, 2016. The ship’s crew regularly practices firing at large inflatable targets to ensure its mission moving cargo for U.S. Army Central throughout its 20-nation area of operations is not slowed by the threat of hostile waters. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Brandon Hubbard, USARCENT Public Affairs)

Launching into Readiness

October 6, 2016 — A roar echoes across the desert as a speeding bright light rips through the sky leaving a white smoke trail as it disappears into the rising sun. Seconds later it reports from the distant horizon with a thunderous boom. MORE
A multiple launch rocket system crewmember with 1st Battalion, 94th Field Artillery Regiment helps pack up the forward command post after completing during a decisive action training environment exercise on Oct. 4, 2016 near Camp Buehring, Kuwait. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Aaron Ellerman)

USARCENT meets with Under Secretary of the Army

September 30, 2016 — The Honorable Patrick Murphy, under secretary of the Army, visited with Lt. Gen. Michael Garrett, U.S. Army Central commanding general, and the senior staff of U.S. Army Central Sept. 30 at Patton Hall located on Shaw Air Force Base. MORE
The Honorable Patrick Murphy, under secretary of the Army, listens to the staff of U.S. Army Central as they explain the role of Army Service Component Commands and Title 10 responsibilities during a visit to Patton Hall located on Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Sept. 30, 2016. The visit was to provide the under secretary of the Army with an overview of the roles and functions of USARCENT in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.

Protecting the Environment

September 23, 2016 — CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait -- Environmental issues are an increasingly important concern for U.S. forces at home and abroad. If left unaddressed, these issues may cause negative impacts to the environment potentially creating life, health and safety risks. MORE
A Soldier inspects a soil sample at Camp Al Taqaddum, Iraq. U.S. forces are readily deployable to anywhere on the planet and have the capability to set up operations under very harsh conditions to meet the required objectives. A set of environmental guidelines is followed to minimize initial impact and alternatives that are more protective of human health and the environment are constantly implemented as operations transition from initial deployment into sustainment.

Army Secretary meets Soldiers in Kuwait

September 19, 2016 — Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning spent time September 19 meeting with deployed U.S. Army Central Soldiers serving at Camp Buehring and Camp Arifjan during his first official tour of Army operations in Kuwait. The top U.S. Army civilian greeted aviators, engineers, trainers, logisticians and infantry Soldiers during his day-long tour. MORE
U.S. Army Secretary Eric Fanning steps out of an up-armored MaxxPro during a tour September 19, part of the rolling stock of the 401st Army Field Support Brigade, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. The brigade maintains millions of dollars in equipment in Army warehouses in Kuwait as part of U.S. Army Central’s support network for the 20-nation Central Command area of operations. (U.S. Army photo by Justin Graff, 401st AFSB Public Affairs)

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