Feature Stories

Speaker gives US Army Central ‘greatest hits’ version of African Americans’ journey in education
February 10, 2017
Robert T. Vinson, an associate professor of History and African Studies at the College of William and Mary, discusses the roles of prominent African American leaders in American education, Feb. 8, at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., during U.S. Army Central’s Black History Month observance.

Life as an Army Mariner
January 30, 2017
Army Mariners with the 411th Transportation Detachment onboard the Army logistic support vessel Maj. Gen. Charles P. Gross, conducted cargo operations in the Arabian Gulf 19-23 Jan., 2017. The crew hauled cargo to Qatar from Port of Shuaiba, Kuwait and transported another load during the return trip. While underway the crew practiced several maritime emergency exercises including man overboard, fire, and battle drills. The crew consisted of watercraft operators, engineers, cooks, and medics, although each member is trained to perform several tasks outside the scope of their duty specialty in case of an emergency situation. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Aaron Ellerman)

Junior Officers visit Historic Kuwaiti Site
January 20, 2017
Junior officers stationed at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, toured the Al Qurain Martyrs’ museum and the Kuwaiti Towers, Jan. 20, 2017 as part of the junior officer’s leadership professional development at U.S. Army Central. The U.S. Army officers learned about the historic significance of that site, the role the U.S. played, and the importance of the Kuwaiti people’s perseverance.

New munitions replace cluster bomb rounds that pose danger to civilians
January 16, 2017
A Soldier in a Bradley Fighting Vehicle from the 1st Battalion, 77th Armored Regiment looks for opposing forces at Udairi Training Range in Kuwait recently as part of a combined exercise. The Cavalry Scouts responded to contact with a notional enemy during the exercise, before providing critical intelligence for Soldiers from the 197th Field Artillery Brigade to provide fire support. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Brandon Hubbard, USARCENT Public Affairs)

Building towards better efficiency, quality of life
January 13, 2017
Soldiers from the 176th Engineer Brigade of the Texas Army National Guard, also known as Task Force Chaos, build the steel frame of a two-story modular unit Jan. 11, 2017, which will have the capacity to hold 160 individuals with 20 climate controlled rooms on each floor at Camp Redleg in Southwest Asia. This is a U.S. Army Central Command directed project to enhance the quality of life and save millions of dollars in the future with energy cost savings and troop labor.

Arifjan reflects on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
January 12, 2017
Soldiers hold hands after a quartet sing a medley in celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during an observance at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Jan. 12, 2016. The observance included the singing of the national anthem, a poem recital an a cappella quartet, and key note speakers.

Fuel to fight: Inspector general and fuelers have special mission in ISIS fight
December 30, 2016
Inspectors General from the 1st Theater Sustainment Command-Operational Command Post and petroleum specialists from Task Force Phoenix walk the fuel lines at a forward operating base in central Iraq to inspect the operations, recently. The 1st TSC is responsible for overseeing fuel logistics in multiple countries throughout Southwest Asia. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Brandon Hubbard, USARCENT Public Affairs)

Top medics compete to win
December 28, 2016
U.S. Army Central combat medics prepare for the last 6-mile ruck march of the Top Medic Competition, Dec. 18 at Camp Buehring, Kuwait. The stressful 36-hour competition, hosted by 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, tested the Soldiers’ basic warrior skills, medical skills proficiency, and overall physical strength and endurance.

Mutually Armored
December 26, 2016
Maj. George Morris, 2nd Squadron 13th Cavalry Regiment operations and training officer, explains operations to Maj. Gen. Saleh M. Al Ameri, the commander of the UAE land forces, during an exercise at Udairi range, Kuwait, Sept. 28. U.S. and United Arab Emirate forces trained together during a multi-day exercise designed to test armored vehicle maneuver and reaction capabilities. (U.S. Army Photos by Sgt. Aaron Ellerman)

A Different take on Familiar training
December 25, 2016