Feature Stories

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.

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.