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Centcom Commander Briefs Senators on Regional Challenges

February 5, 2019 — No other region in the world is as dynamic, hopeful, challenging and dangerous as the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, the Centcom commander told the Senate Armed Forces Committee. MORE
Soldiers fire a howitzer.

155 ABCT Instructs Basic Leader Course to U.S. Army Central Soldiers

February 1, 2019 — Soldiers from throughout U.S. Army Central attended a Basic Leader Course at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, January 2019. The accelerated two-week course is taught by Soldiers of the 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team in conjunction with Mississippi National Guard’s 154th Regional Training Institute. MORE
U.S. Army Cpl. Britta K. Momanyi, a paralegal specialist assigned to 34th Red Bull Infantry Division, studies coursework during a classroom exercise as part of Basic Leader Course at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Jan. 24, 2019.

U.S., Oman partner for Inferno Creek 19

January 31, 2019 — Just 80 kilometers from where the waves of the Indian Ocean crash onto the shore is a rocky desert outpost in Rabkoot, Oman. For a few weeks annually, U.S. and Omani Soldiers train there, side-by-side, gaining shared understanding of each other’s tactics, techniques and procedures during exercise Inferno Creek 19. MORE
Sgt. Quindarius Martin of 2nd Battalion, 198th Armored Regiment, 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team, Mississippi National Guard, prepares a 120mm mortar round for fire in Rabkoot, Oman, Jan. 28, 2019. The U.S. Army and the Royal Army of Oman are spending days training side-by-side during exercise Inferno Creek 19. The bilateral exercise was designed to strengthen relations between the two militaries. It is an opportunity for both militaries to build tactical proficiency and gain shared understanding of each other’s forces and support long-term regional stability.

Dive Detachment Soldiers Earn Dive Supervisor Certification

January 29, 2019 — Five U.S. Army staff sergeants assigned to the 86th Engineer Dive Detachment earned their dive supervisor qualification after completing dive supervisor training and qualification near Kuwait Naval Base, Kuwait, Jan. 22, 2019. MORE
Soldiers assigned to the 86th Engineer Dive Detachment signal that they are prepared to perform their individual roles during dive supervisor training and qualification near Kuwait Naval Base, Kuwait, Jan. 22, 2019. The Soldiers operate as a team to ensure the divers accomplish their mission as safely as possible.

Airmen and Soldiers build bombs together at combat shadow event

January 25, 2019 — Nine Soldiers got hands-on experience building bombs alongside Airmen as part of the combat shadow program at Bagram Airfield Jan. 23. MORE
Airmen and soldiers built bombs together during a combat shadow event Jan. 23, 2019 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

Troops urged caution with sharing personal info online

January 25, 2019 — In recent months several National Guard members have been victims of doxing – the practice of an outside entity making public personal or private information about an individual or organization by placing it in public areas of the Internet. MORE

2018 US-Kuwaiti Basketball Tournament

January 3, 2019 — The 2018 US-Kuwaiti Basketball Tournament hosted by Area Support Group - Kuwait, wrapped up its final game with the Kuwait Army's 94th Mechanized Infantry Brigade winning the tournament at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Dec. 29, 2018. MORE
U.S. Army Spc. Cadarius Brantley, a signal support systems specialist with the 75th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, takes a shot at the 2018 Kuwaiti-US basketball tournament hosted by Area Support Group - Kuwait at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Dec. 29, 2018. Participating in these kind of events demonstrates our enduring commitment to our host nation partnership and develops good Soldier morale.

Miss. Guard Unit Assumes Responsibility for Middle East Army Sustainment Operations

January 3, 2019 — Soldiers of the 184th Sustainment Command, Mississippi Army National Guard, assumed responsibility of daily sustainment operations throughout the Middle East on Dec. 29, 2018, commemorated by a transfer of authority ceremony, Jan. 2, 2019. MORE
Maj. Gen. Flem B. "Donnie" Walker, Jr., 1st Theater Sustainment Command, speaks during the transfer of authority ceremony between the 143d Sustainment Command and the 184th Sustainment Command Jan. 2, 2019, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

Crew member: Middle East medevac mission is 'best in the military'

January 2, 2019 — As one of two aeromedical evacuation companies supporting the 35th Combat Aviation Brigade, C Company, 2-211th General Support Aviation Battalion, has a particularly critical mission --- providing all aeromedical evacuation aid in Kuwait, supporting all U.S. Department of Defense branches. MORE
U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 2-211th General Support Aviation Battalion, Minnesota Army National Guard, and the 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team, Mississippi Army National Guard, pull a patient from a UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter during an aeromedical evacuation rehearsal at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Dec. 11, 2018.

Miss. Guard Soldiers provide marksmanship tips in Iraq

December 28, 2018 — For soldiers worldwide, rifle marksmanship is one of the most basic skills all soldiers must possess. Mississippi Guard members of Task Force India Bravo instructed Iraqi army soldiers assigned to the Supply and Transportation Regiment on basic marksmanship in a weeklong primary marksmanship instruction class. MORE
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael Garner, left, security forces platoon sergeant assigned to Task Force India Bravo, teaches an Iraqi army primary marksmanship instruction course at Camp Taji, Iraq, Dec.19, 2018.

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