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Fearless females unite, empower one another

August 23, 2019 — Members of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Female Engagement Team (FET) trained in Jordan for two weeks in August with the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army (JAF) Quick Reaction Force (QRF) FET focusing on bilateral development, interoperability, and strengthening proficiency and relationships between Jordan and the United States. MORE
The 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit Female Engagement Team (FET) pose with the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army Quick Reaction Force FET for a group photo after subject matter expert exchange between the two countries August 5, 2019. The U.S. is committed to the security of Jordan and to partnering closely with JAF to meet common security challenges.

Vehicle quality assurance experts keep APS-5 ready to roll

August 22, 2019 — Maintenance experts with the 401st Army Field Support Battalion-Kuwait are key for ensuring the quality of vehicles at Army Prepositioned Stocks-5, one of the largest stocks of modern ground-force equipment in the world. MORE
Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Zakrzewski, maintenance quality assurance, 401st Army Field Support Battalion-Kuwait performs an inspection of the turret attached to an M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle following repairs Aug. 15 at Army Prepositioned Stocks-5, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Zakrzewski said turrets are particularly difficult to assess given their complexity.

‘Flying Tigers’ bound into Eager Lion

August 22, 2019 — Just past midnight on August 12, 2019, Task Force Javelin’s forward element arrived at the unit’s launching point for MEDEVAC and air assault missions during the multilateral exercise Eager Lion 2019 hosted by the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. MORE
244th Combat Aviation Brigade Soldiers with Task Force Javelin offload a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter from a U.S. Air Force Strategic Airlift C-17, shortly after arriving to King Abdullah II Air Base, Jordan, in anticipation of Eager Lion 19, Aug. 12, 2019. Eager Lion is U.S. Central Command’s premiere military training exercise in the Levant region. The event provides U.S. forces, Royal Jordanian Armed Forces, and 27 other participating nations the opportunity to improve their collective ability to plan and operate in a coalition environment.

Statement from General Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr., Commander, U.S. Central Command, Welcoming the Kingdom of Bahrain into the International Maritime Security Construct

August 19, 2019 — U.S. Central Command welcomes the Kingdom of Bahrain into the International Maritime Security Construct. I appreciate His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa's decision to join the United Kingdom and the United States in taking an active role in preserving the freedom of navigation, promoting maritime security and de-escalating regional tensions. MORE

Shave-tails earn silver spurs

August 19, 2019 — U.S. Army spur holders, with 1st Squadron, 102nd Cavalry Regiment (1-102 CAV), 44th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) of the 42nd Infantry Division (42ID), New Jersey National Guard (NJARNG), conducted a Spur Ride from Aug. 10 to 13 at Joint Training Center-Jordan (JTC-J), allowing non-spur holders the opportunity to earn a pair. MORE
Spur candidates with 1st Squadron, 102nd Cavalry Regiment, 44th Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the 42nd Infantry Division, New Jersey National Guard, hold up red-lens lighting systems during a Spur Ride inventory inspection at Joint Training Center-Jordan August 10, 2019. The Army’s first priority is readiness - ensuring Soldiers have the tools and training needed to be lethal and ready to fight and win.

Deployed Troops Building Legacy of Love For Animals

August 19, 2019 — Thirty-five U.S. military service members went on a caring mission during their deployment to Qatar, Aug. 9, 2019. They gave their time and some chewable gifts to an animal rescue shelter where more than 130 cats and dogs live, just outside the nation’s capital. MORE
A U.S. military service member pets a cat at an animal rescue shelter near Doha, Qatar Aug. 9, 2019. She is part of a group who regularly volunteer their time to exercise the animals while on a rotation to Qatar. They hope their initiative continues after they leave and return to the U.S.

Task Force Spartan civil affairs professionals celebrate 64 years

August 16, 2019 — Civil Affairs Soldiers from the 38th Infantry Division discuss their role supporting Task Force Spartan in southwest Asia as they celebrated the 64th anniversary of the civil affairs branch. MORE
Staff Sgt. Holly Horned, Task Force Spartan civil affairs noncommissioned officer, 38th Infantry Division, from Carmel, Indiana; Lt. Col. Steve Slaughter, Task Force Spartan civil affairs officer in charge, 38th Infantry Division, from Columbus, Indiana; and Sgt. Maj. Romeo Gamazon, Task Force Spartan noncommissioned officer in charge, U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command, from Fayetteville, North Carolina, celebrate the 64th civil affairs anniversary in Kuwait, August 16, 2019.

Medical workshop focuses on partnership and knowledge sharing to help save lives on the battlefield

August 15, 2019 — Soldiers from the 77th Sustainment Brigade participated in a medical workshop to help teach the Kuwaiti Land Forces basic life support steps necessary on the battlefield on July 31, 2019. MORE
Spc. Taylor M. Nowak, 77th Sustainment Brigade combat medic/health care specialist, U.S. Army Reserve, participates in a medical workshop to help teach the Kuwaiti Land Forces basic life support steps necessary on the battlefield at the Kuwait North Military Medical Complex, July 31, 2019. The workshop uses the U.S. Army Combat Lifesaver Course as the foundation for the training.

Task Force Spartan commander visits Kuwait Naval Base troops

August 15, 2019 — The Task Force Spartan commanding general paid a visit to U.S. troops stationed at the Kuwait Naval Base situated along the Persian Gulf, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. MORE
Maj. Gen. Gordon L. Ellis, 38th Infantry Division commanding general, talks with Maj. Ben Washkowiak, 588th Brigade Engineer Battalion operations officer during a tour of Camp Patriot in Kuwait, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. Soldiers with the 38th are in charge of Task Force Spartan, which maintains a U.S. military posture in southwest Asia sufficient to strengthen defense relationships and build partner capacity.

1st TSC Works to Ensure Personnel Have a Plan to Keep Safe

August 12, 2019 — With August being Antiterrorism Awareness Month, 1st Theater Sustainment Command (TSC) force protection staff are working to ensure personnel sustain a heightened awareness and know where to go and what to do in the event of a terror attack. MORE
A 1st Theater Sustainment Command (TSC) member listens intently as he receives instruction on what to do during an active shooter incident Aug. 7, 2019, at Fort Knox, Ky.

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