Feature Stories

Army surgeon lectures on nerve agents in Kuwait medical exchange
May 8, 2018
Dr. Hessa Alkandari (left), a physiotherapist with Kuwait Military Hospital; and Lt. Col. Dr. Gregory Johnston (second from left), 28th Infantry Division surgeon, pause for a photo after serving as speakers in the latest monthly medical exchange May 3, 2018 at the North Military Medical Complex. They are joined by Lt. Col. Andrew Franzone, division chemical, biological, radiation and nuclear (CBRN) protection officer; and Sgt. Maj. Michael Reep, CBRN NCOIC, who attended to hear Johnston’s presentation on the history of nerve agents. Alkandari spoke on the importance of prescribing exercise as part of patient treatment.

Divers Conduct Underwater Welding Training at Kuwait Naval Base
May 7, 2018
U.S. Army Spc. Pierce Castro cutting a project on surface at Kuwait Naval Base, Kuwait, March 27, 2018.

Jordan Armed Forces Imams and U.S. military chaplains exercise their faith during Eager Lion 2018
May 3, 2018
Senior religious affairs leaders of the Jordan Armed Forces and U.S. military begin their staff integration week of Eager Lion 18 at Prince Hassan College April 9-10. Events like these help to build trust between service members and citizens of different nations.

PA National Guard soldier lectures on cyber threats at Gulf Shield One
May 3, 2018
Chief Warrant Officer 3 John Mosco, tactical communications chief, signal company, 28th Infantry Division, Pa. Army National Guard, delivers a cyber-security lecture with the aid of an Arabic interpreter at exercise Gulf Shield One, March 28.

Tajik, U.S. soldiers build relationships through information exchanges
April 24, 2018
Tajik soldiers return from reacting to an ambush at a traffic control point at a mountain training camp outside of Dushanbe, Tajikistan, April 24, 2018, during an exercise to exchange tactics between Tajik and U.S. forces. This information exchange was part of a larger military-to-military engagement taking place with the Tajikistan Peacekeeping Battalion of the Mobile Forces and the 648th Military Engagement Team, Georgia Army National Guard, involving border security tactics and techniques.

Religious support and coordination lead to success on two fronts
April 23, 2018
U.S. Army Maj. John Salazar, an information operations officer with U.S. Army Central teaches a resident of the Amman SOS Children’s Village how to do a fist bump April 23. Salazar was part of a donation visit to the village that was arranged by Jordan Armed Forces Imams in coordination with U.S. Chaplains as part of ongoing coordination between the two partner nation militaries. Events like these help to build trust between service members and citizens of different nations.

Tajik and U.S. Soldiers build mountaineering skills
April 18, 2018
Soldiers with the Tajikistan Peacekeeping Battalion of the Mobile Forces practice rappelling in pairs at a mountain training camp outside of Dushanbe, Tajikistan, April 17, 2018. This mountain warfare information exchange was part of a larger military-to-military engagement taking place with the Tajikistan Peacekeeping Battalion of the Mobile Forces and the 648th Military Engagement Team, Georgia Army National Guard, involving border security tactics and techniques.

Jordanian and U.S. forces announce the start of Eager Lion 2018
April 16, 2018
Jordan Armed Forces Brig. Staff Gen. Mohommad Al-Thalji and U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Jon Mott, co-directors of Exercise Eager Lion 2018, announce the beginning of the exercise at an April 15 international press conference at the Jordan Special Operations Command near Amman, Jordan. Eager Lion 2018 is a major training event that provides U.S. forces and Jordan Armed Forces the opportunity to improve their collective ability to plan and operate in a coalition-type environment through scenarios that span from a long-range bomber mission to maritime security operations to a ground force attack of a fictitious adversary. It is scheduled to take place through April 26.

US Army Central welcome new senior enlisted advisor
April 13, 2018
Lt. Gen. Michael X. Garrett (center), the U.S. Army Central commander, passes the colors to Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph C. Cornelison, the new USARCENT senior enlisted advisor, during a change of responsibility ceremony Nov. 12 at Patton Hall. The passing of the colors symbolizes Garrett’s entrusting of Cornelison with the well-being of the Soldiers and the enforcement of standards across the command. Cornelison assumed responsibility from Command Sgt. Maj. Eric C. Dostie (right), who will become the next senior enlisted advisor to the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

Jordanian, U.S. forces practice mortar fires together
April 11, 2018
Specialist Jason Durant,, forward observer, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 143rd Field Artillery Regiment, measures the direction of a target for an indirect fire mission during an exercise at Jordan’s Joint Training Center near Amman, Jordan, April 11, 2018.  The bilateral training with U.S. forces was part of the Jordan Operational Engagement Program and focused on the exchange of infantry tactics and techniques.