Feature Stories

US Infantry Soldiers Assault Through the Desert: Live Fire Exercise
November 3, 2016
Mortar Soldiers with the 77th Armored Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, hang a 120mm mortar round to provide indirect, suppressive fire for infantry Soldiers during a squad live-fire exercise Nov. 3, 2016 at Udari Range near Camp Buehring, Kuwait.  Mortar fire was part of the four-day training exercise synchronized the capabilities of infantry Soldiers, indirect fire infantrymen and forward observers. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angela Lorden)

NCO Week celebrates US Army Central enlisted
October 31, 2016
A staff sergeant runs with a 35-pound ruck during the four-mile ruck march to begin the 160th Signal Brigade NCO Week team competition at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Oct. 14, 2016. The competition featured four-Soldier teams from the brigade competing in several high-intensity events to win the top noncommissioned officer honors. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Brandon Hubbard)

Army Reserve signal Soldiers recognized in deployment ceremony
October 30, 2016
1st Sgt. Benjamin L. Owens, detachment first sergeant, Detachment 4, 335th Signal Command (Theater) salutes the American flag during the playing of the National Anthem at a deployment ceremony for him and nearly 70 Army Reserve Soldiers at the unit headquarters in East Point, Georgia Oct. 30. The Soldiers are preparing to deploy to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.  (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brent C. Powell)

Landing Afloat
October 26, 2016
Soldiers assigned to Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 111th Aviation Regiment, 77th Combat Aviation Brigade, conducted deck landings in the Arabian Gulf, Oct. 11-12. The UH-60 Blackhawk and AH-64 Apache crews took turns landing their aircraft aboard the USNS Alan Shepard to qualify their crews in this type of maneuver. Upon completion of the qualification each set of aircraft was refueled by the vessel and flown back to Camp Buehring, Kuwait. Training exercises like these play an important role in mission readiness and total force capability by increasing interoperability between branches, which is vital for joint collaboration missions.(U.S. Army photos by Sgt. Aaron Ellerman)

U.S. Army Central Reactivates Digital Liaison Detachment
October 21, 2016
Col. Oscar Doward Jr. (right), commander of 2503rd Digital Liaison Detachment, addresses attendees during the organization’s activation and assumption of command ceremony Oct. 21, 2016, at Patton Hall on Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. Doward expressed his gratitude for being selected to command the 2503rd DLD and looks forward to meeting the challenges he will face assisting U.S. Army Central in the Central Command area of responsibility.

Arifjan Celebrates Hispanic Heritage
October 19, 2016
Volunteers for the Hispanic Heritage Month observance at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait pose for a picture after the event October 1. The observance consisted of a panel made up of Hispanic service members from a range of duties and roles, a dance showcase, several tables set up with information and treats from different Latin American countries and a piñata, to name a few. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jonathan Fernandez)

On Target
October 12, 2016
Lt. Col. Kirk John Junker, seminar lead instructor and director of the Joint Targeting School in Dam Neck, Va., discusses key points and principles of joint targeting during a targeting seminar at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait Oct. 12, 2016. The open forum seminar allowed key leaders to learn and discuss important strategies and doctrine concerning the concept of joint targeting. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Aaron Ellerman)

Weapons training unique for U.S. Army Central mariners
October 12, 2016
A Soldier from the Fort Eustis, Va.-based 411th Transportation Detachment shoots from the MG Charles P. Gross (Logistics Support Vessel-5)  into the Arabian Gulf off the coast of Kuwait, Oct. 3, 2016. The ship’s crew regularly practices firing at large inflatable targets to ensure its mission moving cargo for U.S. Army Central throughout its 20-nation area of operations is not slowed by the threat of hostile waters. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Brandon Hubbard, USARCENT Public Affairs)

Launching into Readiness
October 6, 2016
A multiple launch rocket system crewmember with 1st Battalion, 94th Field Artillery Regiment helps pack up the forward command post after completing during a decisive action training environment exercise on Oct. 4, 2016 near Camp Buehring, Kuwait. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Aaron Ellerman)

USARCENT meets with Under Secretary of the Army
September 30, 2016
The Honorable Patrick Murphy, under secretary of the Army, listens to the staff of U.S. Army Central as they explain the role of Army Service Component Commands and Title 10 responsibilities during a visit to Patton Hall located on Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Sept. 30, 2016. The visit was to provide the under secretary of the Army with an overview of the roles and functions of USARCENT in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.