Feature Stories

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.

USARCENT senior leaders meet to discuss Middle East challenges
May 12, 2017
Lt. Gen. Michael Garrett, commanding general, U.S. Army Central, gives the opening remarks to the 2017 Senior Strategy Session in Tyson’s Corner, Va., May 2, 2017. In his remarks, Garrett spoke on the importance of drawing from the lessons learned at the symposium to help USARCENT and its partner nations find solutions to their mutual security concerns.

Suter receives prestigious Surgeon General’s Award for Military Academic Excellence
May 8, 2017
Maj. Gen. William Lee, commanding general, 3rd Medical Command (Deployment Support), presents the Maj. Gen. Lewis Aspey Mologne Award to Col. Robert E. Suter, commander, 3rd Medical Command (Deployment Support) Forward, at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, April 20, 2017. Suter was selected by the Office of the Surgeon General to receive the award. It is presented annually to one Active and one Reserve Medical Corps officer who the selection board feels best emulates Mologne by exhibiting a balance between outstanding leadership in military medicine and leadership in academics on a national level.

Combat Support Hospital transfers authority
May 5, 2017
Command Sgt. Maj. Daryl Forsythe, the command sergeant major for the 86th Combat Support Hospital, reveals the unit’s colors, during the transfer of authority ceremony, in the Zone 1 Fitness Center, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, May 5. The ceremony transfers the authority of the United States Military Hospital- Kuwait from the 31st CSH to the 86th CSH. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Bethany Huff, ARCENT Public Affairs)

US Army Central is first in safety
April 25, 2017
Eugene Collins (left), deputy assistant secretary of the Army (Environment, Safety and Occupational Health), presents the Fiscal 2016 Secretary of the Army and Chief of Staff, Army Headquarters Safety Award, to Norvel Turner, senior safety director, U.S. Army Central. As the higher headquarters, Turner accepted additional awards on behalf of the 1st Sustainment Command (Theater), 513th Military Intelligence (Theater) and Headquar-ters, Headquarters Battalion, USARCENT.

Steppe Eagle 17 continues partnership for US, UK, Kazakhstan
April 21, 2017
A U.S. Army Soldier with 31st Combat Support Hospital shows a Kazakhstani medic with the Kazakhstan Peacekeeping Battalion how to properly secure a patient in a litter during Steppe Eagle Koktem, Apr. 3, 2017 at Illisky Training Center, Kazakhstan.

Desert Medics, USARCENT celebrate 25 years of partnership
April 21, 2017
Lt. Gen. Michael Garrett, commanding general of U.S. Army Central and Maj. Gen. William Lee, commanding general of 3rd medical Command stand with the Soldiers of the 3rd Medical Command (Deployment Support) stationed in Qatar to celebrate 25 years of partnership, April 21, at Camp As Sayliyah. The 3rd Medical Command painted a barrier providing a physical tribute to the partnership between the two commands. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Bethany Huff, USARCENT Public Affairs)

USARCENT personnel shadow 121st Boston Marathon
April 17, 2017
Personnel throughout the U.S. Army Central area of operations step off at 4:02 a.m. for Camp Arifjan’s first Boston Marathon Shadow Run, April 17, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. This race shadowed the 121st Boston Marathon, but was the first for Camp Arifjan, and gave deployed personnel an opportunity to participate in the famous marathon. More than 300 people participated in the shadow run. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kimberly Browne, USARCENT Public Affairs)

USARCENT’s first Air Assault Course graduates students
April 14, 2017
U.S. Army Spc. Melendez Casado (left), horizontal construction engineer, 176th Engineer Brigade, and Army Spc. Elijah Gould (right), pharmacy specialist, 3rd Medical Command Deployment Support, prepare to rappel out of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during U.S. Army Central’s first Air Assault Course, April 13, 2017, at Camp Beuhring, Kuwait. The Air Assault Course is a 12-day class that allows U.S. military personnel in the U.S. Army Central area of operations the unique opportunity to become air assault qualified, while deployed outside the continental United States.