Feature Stories

Kuwait land forces commander visits US Army Central headquarters
April 7, 2017
Lt. Gen. Michael Garrett, U.S. Army Central, commanding general, receives a gift from Maj. Gen. Khaled Saleh Al-Sabah, the Kuwait land forces commander dur-ing his visit to USARCENT headquarters at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., April 5, 2017. During the visit USACRENT and key personnel met and discussed multi-ple topics to help build the long partnership between the two countries (U.S. Ar-my photo by Staff Sgt. Jared Crain)

Multinational forces wrap-up exercise Eagle Resolve 2017 in Kuwait
April 7, 2017
U.S. and Gulf Cooperation Council special operations forces conduct the culminating field-training event of exercise Eagle Resolve 2017, April 6, in Kuwait’s Shuwaikh Port. Eagle Resolve is the premier multinational exercise in the Gulf region.

Day Zero: Journey to earn Air Assault wings
April 4, 2017
U.S. Army 1st Lt. Katlyn Lehmann, human resource officer, 258th Human Resource Company, navigates the high-step-over obstacle during day zero of U.S. Army Central’s first Air Assault Course, April 4, 2017, at Camp Beuhring, Kuwait. The Air Assault Course is a 12-day class that allows U.S. military personnel in the USARCENT theater of operations the unique opportunity to become air assault qualified, while deployed outside the continental United States.

HIMARS gunnery validates war fighters
April 2, 2017
Staff Sgt. Schade, an observer with Battery B, 3rd Battalion, 157th Field Artillery Regiment, Colorado National Guard, moniters an impact zone during a Hi Mobility Artillery Rocket System gunnery table VI qualification, Udair Range Complex, Kuwait, March 29, 2017. Table VI gunnery involves validating a three Soldier team with a HIMARS weapons system by attaining three objectives; fire when ready, time on target, and       (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kimberly Browne, USARCENT Public Affairs)

Resilience: OPE Soldiers overcome battlefield injuries
March 14, 2017
Retired Army Sgt. Willard Hoyum, wheeled vehicle mechanic, formerly with A company, 307th Brigade Support Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, shakes the hand of a deployed Soldier, March 14, 2017, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. The meet and greet concluded the first town hall meeting Soldiers of Operation Proper Exit will give prior to returning to the location where they received their combat injuries.

Mattis: Social Media Misconduct by DoD Personnel Won’t be Tolerated
March 13, 2017
James N. Mattis, the 26th Secretary of Defense, poses for his official portrait in the Army portrait studio at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, Jan 25, 2017.  (U.S. Army photo by Monica King/Released)

US Army Central Family Members learn about the Middle East
March 13, 2017
Judy Merrill, spouse of Col. Aaron Merrill, U.S. Army Central international military affairs chief, shares some of the things she experienced as a spouse and mother while living in the Middle East as part of an accompanied tour with USARCENT Soldiers and their Family Members during a quarterly Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, USARCENT Family Readiness Group meeting at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. March 9.

USNS Brittin validates 936th ETOE under deployed conditions
March 13, 2017
1st Sgt. Adolph Romero, the transportation supervisor for the 936th Expeditionary Terminal Operating Element and a native of Dover, Fla., helps pull a rope from the large, medium speed, roll on roll off vehicle cargo ship USNS Brittin (T-AKR-305), to secure it to the pier at the Port of Shuaiba, Kuwait, March 12. The ETOE originated in September 2015 for the sole purpose to enable the Army to conduct terminal operations in theater

Reinforcing partnerships through quarterly MEDEVAC meeting
March 5, 2017
U.S. Army Lt. Col. Ron Wells, the commanding surgeon for Area Support Group- Kuwait presents Kuwait Army Col. Waleed Malalla, the director of the Kuwait Armed Forces Hospital and the acting chief of medical services, with a certificate of appreciation after a Medical Evacuation meeting hosted, for the first time, at KAFH, March 5. This meeting is one of many partnership events that U.S. Soldiers, Airmen and Kuwaiti soldiers and airmen participate in together. Practical exercises such as mass casualty events and medical evacuations are the stepping stones used to elevate the partnership.

Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, US Army Central hosts change of command ceremony
March 3, 2017
Lt. Col. Lindsay Matthews, commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, U.S. Army Central, observes her new unit during her change of command ceremony held at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. March 3. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Victor Everhart Jr.)