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New CSA asks: How is USARCENT ready in the era of Great Power Competition?

August 12, 2019 — Prior to officially assuming office as the 40th Chief of Staff of the Army, General James C. McConville visited the headquarters of U.S. Army Central at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., August 1, 2019. MORE
Mr. Michael Clauss (left), U.S. Army Central command historian, gives Gen. James McConville (right), U.S. Army Chief of Staff, a brief history tour of the command’s headquarters on Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Aug. 1, 2019. Pictured above is an original flag flown by Gen. George S. Patton Jr.’s Third Army during World War II.

Task Force Spartan maintenance drives readiness

August 12, 2019 — Soldiers from the 38th Infantry Division serving with Task Force Spartan in Kuwait repair and maintain military vehicles to ensure the soldiers are mission ready for any contingency. MORE
Spc. Hunter Carlos, a motor transport operator, 38th Infantry Division installs new windows on a high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle that had delaminated windows causing poor visibility, August 9, 2019 in Kuwait keeping Task Force Spartan's wheels rolling along and ready.

Combined Ceremonies Bring New Leadership to 335th Signal Command (Theater) Provisional

August 9, 2019 — After one year of serving as the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 335th Signal Command (Theater) (Provisional) commander and first sergeant, 1st Lt. Caroline C. Shaw and 1st Sgt. Shéshé A. Lang bid farewell during a combined change of command and change of responsibility ceremony held at the Camp Arifjan Theater. MORE
1st Lt. Caroline C. Shaw, outgoing commander Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC),, 335th Signal Command (Theater) (Provisional), passes the colors to Brig. Gen. Dion B. Moten, commanding general 335th SC (T)(P), during a combined Change of Command and Change of Responsibility Ceremony at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, August 2, 2019. Capt. William A. Brinson and 1st Sgt. Yesenia S. Cooper formally accepted the command team reins of HHC, 335th SC (T) (P) from 1st Lt. Caroline C. Shaw and 1st Sgt. Shéshé A. Lang.

Army Civilian Ensures Readiness for Deploying Soldiers

August 8, 2019 — For Jake Stover, 1st Theater Sustainment Command (TSC) assistant deployment specialist, going above and beyond is just the right thing to do. MORE
Jake Stover is an assistant deployment specialist for 1st Theater Sustainment Command. The command has been continuously deploying to the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) area of responsibility since 2006.

Soldiers and Corpsmen Participate in Joint CASEVAC and MEDEVAC Training

August 8, 2019 — U.S. Navy corpsmen assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and U.S. Army medics with Golf Company, 5th Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, participated in a joint-service casualty evacuation and medical evacuation class at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Aug. 1. MORE
U.S. Sailors with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and a U.S. Soldier with Golf Company, 5th Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment load a simulated casualty onto an HH-60M helicopter during a joint-service casualty evacuation class at Camp Buehring, Kuwait. The Boxer Amphibious Ready Group and the 11th MEU are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the Western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points.

335th Signal Command (Theater) Provisional welcomes new commander

August 6, 2019 — Brig. Gen. Dion B. Moten assumed command of the 335th Signal Command (Theater) (Provisional) from Brig. Gen. Nikki L. Griffin Olive at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, 16 July 2019. Moten has served over 33 years as an Army officer, and his immediate prior assignment was Deputy Commanding General of the 335th Signal Command (Theater), East Point, Georgia. MORE
Army Lt. Gen. Terry Ferrell, commander United States Army Central, hands the 335th Signal Command (Theater) (Provisional) guidon to Army Brig. Gen. Dion B. Moten, incoming commander, during a change of command ceremony at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, July 16, 2019. The 335th Signal Command (T) (P) is headquartered in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, and provides communication services to coalition and joint forces located at over 30 sites in 11 Southwest Asia countries.

Riggers are the Foundation for Every Parachute in the U.S. Army

August 5, 2019 — Behind every military aerial delivery is a highly skilled group that meticulously prepare the chutes and the packages that seem to fall effortlessly out of their military transports. They are called Riggers. MORE
Soldiers of the 861st Quartermaster Company, U.S. Army Reserve, operating in Qatar under the 77th Sustainment Brigade, have been preparing aerial drops for delivery across the U.S. Central Command area of operations.

Brothers Bond on Deployment

August 1, 2019 — For the Stephens brothers, Staff Sergeants Robert W. Stephens and Raymond E. Stephens, currently deployed with the 77th Sustainment Brigade, U.S. Army Reserve, military service has been their family legacy. While this is the Stephens brother's second deployment, this is their first deployment together. MORE
Army Staff Sergeants Robert W. Stephens and Raymond E. Stephens spend time together in the gym while deployed to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, with the 77th Sustainment Brigade, July 30, 2019.

Reserve Soldiers don new right-shoulder insignia

July 30, 2019 — U.S. Army Soldiers with the 655 Regional Support Group, based out of Westover Air Base, formally received the 316 Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) (ESC) insignia to be worn on the right shoulder, in honor of their current duty rotation, July 30, 2019 at Joint Training Center-Jordan. MORE
Reserve Soldiers don new right-shoulder insignia

Leaning on Partnership

July 30, 2019 — Building on a more than two-and-a-half-decade partnership with the United States, senior leaders of the Kazakhstan Ground Forces visited their military counterparts in the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), July 22-26. MORE
Senior leaders of the Kazakhstan Ground Forces pose in front of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) headquarters Fort Campbell, Ky., 25 July.

The purpose of their visit was to observe and discuss best practices regarding the nature of command relationships, the roles and responsibilities of officers and senior noncommissioned officers on the brigade and battalion staff, the employment and sustainment of light infantry units in support of multinational operations with an anticipation of improving operations of their ground forces in Kazakhstan.

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