Feature Stories

Protecting the Environment
September 23, 2016
A Soldier inspects a soil sample at Camp Al Taqaddum, Iraq. U.S. forces are readily deployable to anywhere on the planet and have the capability to set up operations under very harsh conditions to meet the required objectives. A set of environmental guidelines is followed to minimize initial impact and alternatives that are more protective of human health and the environment are constantly implemented as operations transition from initial deployment into sustainment.

Army Secretary meets Soldiers in Kuwait
September 19, 2016
U.S. Army Secretary Eric Fanning steps out of an up-armored MaxxPro during a tour September 19, part of the rolling stock of the 401st Army Field Support Brigade, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. The brigade maintains millions of dollars in equipment in Army warehouses in Kuwait as part of U.S. Army Central’s support network for the 20-nation Central Command area of operations. (U.S. Army photo by Justin Graff, 401st AFSB Public Affairs)

CENTCOM CSM visits Kuwait troops
September 15, 2016
Command Sgt. Maj. William Thetford, left, the senior enlisted leader of U.S. Central Command, speaks with a Soldier before presenting him with a coin Sep. 15, 2016 at Camp Buehring, Kuwait. Thetford’s visit to Camp Buehring was part of his two-day visit to Kuwait to reinforce his understanding of U.S. Army Central’s capabilities. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angela Lorden)

Healthcare Symposium at Arifjan
September 4, 2016
Maj. Gen. William Hickman, U.S. Army Central deputy commanding general-operations, listens to a brief during the U.S. Military Hospital-Kuwait Healthcare Symposium. The symposium was hosted by the 10th Combat Support Hospital to provide an open forum to healthcare professionals in all military branches and Kuwaiti professionals.

Troops prove German military proficiency in Kuwait
September 1, 2016
A U.S. Soldier fires at his target during the M9 pistol marksmanship event for a chance to earn his German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge on Aug. 4, 2016 at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. The marksmanship event was the fourth and last test soldiers had to pass to earn the foreign badge. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angela Lorden)

Arifjan Soldier finds motivation through family
July 5, 2016
Spc. Dayanna Sanchez, Radiology specialist, 10th Combat Support Hospital, drags a simulated casualty at a physical challenge during the 2016 U.S. Army Central Command Best Warrior Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition, 19-21 June, at Camp Buehring, Kuwait. Fourteen Soldiers faced off in temperatures nearing 120 degrees competing in multiple events designed to test the Soldiers mental and physical capabilities while focusing on warrior tasks. The events included: a six-mile ruck march, Army physical fitness test, rifle qualification, two physical challenge events, a board appearance, written examination, combatives tournament, and a warrior tasks assessment.

Soldiers at Camp Arifjan find resilience in combatives
July 5, 2016
1st Lt. Rebecca Tracy (bottom), holds Spc. Leeza Pike, both Soldiers from the 10th Combat Support Hospital, in her guard during the final day of U.S. Army Combatives Level I training July 1 at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. The class is a 40-hour course in the basics of hand-to-hand combat.

Arifjan Soldier finds motivation through family
July 5, 2016
Spc. Dayanna Sanchez, a radiology specialist with the 53rd Head and Neck Surgical Team assigned at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, and native of Havana, Cuba, drags a life-size dummy during the 2016 USARCENT Soldier of the Year Competition, June 20, 2016. Sanchez’ hard work and dedication recently afforded her the opportunity to be the only female Soldier to participate in the competition.

Relinquishing The Reins
July 2, 2016
Hundreds of Soldiers came out to witness Command Sgt. Maj. Eric J. Alfieri, former Area Support Group Kuwait command sergeant major, pass the saber during an Area
Support Group Kuwait relinquishment of responsibility ceremony at Camp Arifjan, July 2. Command Sgt. Maj. Matthew Erickson, former 682nd Engineer Battalion Command Sgt. Maj., will serve as the interim senior enlisted advisor.

West Point Cadet Experiences Civil Affairs, Cultural Training
July 1, 2016
Cadet Spenser Copp, a native of Fairfax, Va. with F Company, 2nd Regiment at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. talks with Sgt. 1st Class Carl Addie, a Cabot, Arkansas native and the Civil Affairs Liaison Officer for Host Nation Affairs, ASG – Ku at the Kuwait Ministry of Defense, June 22. The cadet interned at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait from June 13 to July 1 as part of a unique, hands-on training opportunity hosted by U.S. Army Central’s Civil Military Operations and HNA, ASG – Kuwait.