Feature Stories

First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Kuwait visits Camp Arifjan
April 11, 2018
Shaykh Nasser, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Kuwait, attends a briefing alongside Maj. Gen. Flem B. “Donnie” Walker Jr., Commanding General, 1st Theater Sustainment Command and USARCENT Deputy Commanding General-Sustainment, April 11, 2018, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. The brief gave the minister an overview of U.S. Army Central Command’s scope within the area of responsibility and the importance of the relationship between Kuwait and the U.S. Army.

Army Reserve Soldiers improve conditions for service members in the Middle East
April 11, 2018
Spc. Justin Ernst uses a bulldozer Feb. 9, 2018 to spread materials that will create the sub base layers of a new road. Soldiers with the 770th Engineer Company, an Army Reserve unit of engineers from Penn Yan, N.Y., constructed the road as part of an improvement project.

Jordanian, U.S. forces train on NATO planning procedures
April 10, 2018
Jordan Armed Forces Lt. Col. Mahkmoud Bani-Issa, Military Training Directorate joint exercises senior staff, addresses NATO, Jordanian, and American officers prior to the capstone event of a NATO planning course near Amman, Jordan, April 4, 2018. Students in the course presented two potential courses of action in response to a simulated invasion and received feedback from senior officers.

U.S. and Jordanian Forces prepare for Eager Lion 2018
April 9, 2018
U.S. Army Spc. Mario Osorio, an indirect fire infantryman, 1st Battalion, 184th Infantry Regiment, hands a Jordan Armed Forces 11th Border Security soldier a mortar during a 60 mm mortar live fire outside of Amman, Jordan, April 4, 2018.

Soldiers join in Kuwait beach cleanup
April 7, 2018
U.S. Ambassador to Kuwait Lawrence Silverman (left) pauses during a cleanup at Anjafa Beach for a photo with Pa. Army National Guard Soldiers Sgt. Timothy Reed (center) of Latrobe and Spc. Anthony Massaro of Philadelphia on April 7, 2018. Reed and Massaro are with Charlie Company, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 28th Infantry Division and are deployed to Kuwait as part of Task Force Spartan. The event was the latest in an ongoing effort to rid Kuwait beaches of pollution.

Wounded Troops Share Stories, Strength
April 6, 2018
Retired Army Spc. Justin Lane, center, speaks to 28th Infantry Division soldiers at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait,

35th Infantry Division takes Total Army concept from talk to truth
April 3, 2018
Soldiers of Alpha Battery, 2nd Battalion, 130th Field Artillery, 75th Field Artillery Brigade, 35th Infantry Division, from the Kansas National Guard, work with U.S. Air Force crew to load two M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS), pre-dawn, in preparation for the Operation Diamond Torrent exercise, at an airbase in the United Arab Emirates, Jan. 21. Operation Diamond Torrent demonstrated the capabilities of the C-17 and the HIMARS as an operational strategic strike package that can rapidly deploy and infiltrate to deliver a fast, flexible and lethal combination where ever needed.

Kuwaiti, U.S. Ordnance Techs Share Experience, Techniques
April 3, 2018
Army Staff Sgt. Zachary Zalesny, an explosive ordnance disposal technician with the 797th Ordnance Company, discusses techniques to defeat improvised explosive devices during a joint training exercise with Kuwait Land Force officers at Udari Range Complex near Camp Buehring, Kuwait, March 22, 2018. Army photo by Sgt. David L. Nye

American, Jordanian Forces to Support Eager Lion 2018
April 2, 2018
Members of the Air Force Special Operation's 23rd Special Tactics Squad participate in small unit tactics at the King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Center during Eager Lion 2017 in Amman, Jordan, May 8, 2017. Eager Lion is an annual U.S. Central Command exercise in Jordan designed to strengthen military-to-military relationships between the U.S., Jordan and other international partners. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher Lange

Congressman makes first visit to U.S. Army Central Headquarters
March 30, 2018
Lt. Gen. Michael Garrett, Commander U.S. Army Central, greets U.S. Congressman Ralph Norman at U.S. Army Central’s Patton Hall, Shaw AFB, S.C. March 30, 2018. Norman came to meet with Soldiers of USARCENT, which comprises the largest military organization in the Congressman’s district. During his visit, Norman had a one-on-one sit-down meeting with Garrett, met with USARCENT’s staff personnel for a briefing, and received a tour of Patton Hall. This visit was the representative’s first to Patton Hall and third to Shaw AFB.