Feature Stories

Rigging the Sustainment Game
June 10, 2017
Spc. Alexander Triska and Spc. Keith Manning of the 824th Quartermaster Company, secure a parachute to a container for aerial delivery at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar on April 25, 2017. Aerial delivery operations are essential for getting supplies to troops in the Middle East when conventional means of transportation are not feasible. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jeremy Bratt)

Inaugural Hellfighter 5k held in Kuwait
June 10, 2017
Master Sgt. Edgar Ponce, of the 369th Sustainment Brigade, carries the brigade colors over the finish line in the inaugural Harlem Hellfighter 5K run, held at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait on June 2, 2017. The event was held to celebrate the 104th anniversary of the formation of the historic New York National Guard unit. The unit was given their historic nickname “Hellfighters” by their German opponents in WWI for their remarkable prowess on the battlefield. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jeremy Bratt)

Medical Detachment guards against disease and injury
June 1, 2017
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Suri Morales (left), preventive medical detachment sergeant and U.S. Army Capt. Samuel VanGordon, biochemists officer-in-charge, both soldiers with the 485th Preventive Medicine Detachment, discuss the daily battle rhythm, May 26, at Camp Arifijan, Kuwait. The 485th Preventive Medicine Detachment mission is to mitigate disease and non-battle injuries for uniformed Servicemembers, U.S. Department of Defense civilians and contractors deployed in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.

U.S. Army Central Names Best Warriors
June 1, 2017
U.S. Army Central Best Warrior candidates take off at the starting point of the two-mile run as the last portion of the Army Physical Fitness Test, Camp Buehring, Kuwait, May 23. Competitors had a short break following the APFT before having to traverse the air assault obstacle course. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Kelly Gary, 29th Infantry Division Public Affairs)

Memorial Day Message
May 25, 2017
Memorial Day Message

US Army Central hosts “gathering” in honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month
May 24, 2017
Several U.S. Army Central children teach the Tinikling to USARCENT members, as Col. Roy Banzon, USARCENT inspector general commander, and Marlyn Banzon, Banzon’s wife, hit and tap the bamboo poles in rhythm to the music during USARCENT’s observance for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month at Patton Hall May 24.

Blackhawk crew chiefs receive combat patch from U.S. Army Central Commanding General
May 20, 2017
Lt. Gen. Michael Garrett, the commanding general of U.S. Army Central, stands with (left) 1st Lt. Benjamin Gonzales, (direct left of Garrett) Spc. Jesus Santiago, (direct right of Garrett) Spc. Benjamin Baldwin, and (right) Chief Warrant Officer 2 Richard Minton, a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter crew, for A Company, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 149th Aviation Regiment, after an impromptu combat patch ceremony on the helicopter landing pad at Ali Al Salem Air Base, May 20. Gonzalez organized the surprise combat patch ceremony for the new crew chiefs. (U.S. Army photo by Lt. Col. Derek Johnson, USARCENT)

US Army Central inject experience at Eager Lion
May 18, 2017
U.S. Army Maj. Lance Hublick, seated, U.S. Army Central psychological operations officer, U.S. Army Capt. Chad Treboniak, center, USARCENT Army Reserve Engagement Cell psychological operations officer, and Mr. Tommie Webb Eager with the Joint Public Affairs Support Element, coordinate a communication plan, May 15, during exercise Eager Lion at the Joint Training Center in Jordan. Eager Lion 2017 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. This year’s iteration is comprised of about 7,200 military personnel from more than 20 nations that will respond to scenarios involving border security, command and control, cyber defense and battlespace management.

USARCENT Colonel striving to be the best and brightest of the Army
May 16, 2017
Col. Oscar Doward, Jr., commander, 2503rd Digital Liaison Detachment, U.S. Army Central, gives a lesson to students on African-American Soldiers and their participation in World War I at the University of South Carolina, Columbia.  Doward is one of 60 officers participating in the Advanced Strategic Planning and Policy Program that helps produce strategic planners and future senior leaders through a doctorate program. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Jared Crain)

For God and country: Soldier dedicates life and career in Jordan
May 13, 2017
Maj. Pinkie Fischer, USARCENT operations chaplain, lowers Staff Sgt. Christal Crawford, USARCENT broadcast specialist, into the Jordan River as part of a baptism ceremony, May 5, 2017, in Jordan at the baptism site of Jesus.