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Jordan, US train on heavy-duty weapon system

December 29, 2019 — U.S. Army Soldiers with Charlie Company,1st Combined Arms Battalion, 252 Armor Regiment (1-252 AR), 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team (ABCT) known as, “Old Hickory,” North Carolina Army National Guard (NCANG), in collaboration with Military Engagement Team-Jordan (MET-J), 158th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (MEB), Arizona Army National Guard (AZANG), conducted a two-week Subject Matter Expert Exchange (SMEE) on the BGM-71 Tube-launched, Optically-tracked, Wireless-guided (TOW) Weapon System with the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army (JAF) at a base outside of Amman, Jordan in December 2019. MORE
A Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army soldier looks through the scope of a BGM-71 Tube-launched, Optically tracked, Wireless-guided weapon system during a Subject Matter Expert Exchange with U.S. Army Soldiers of Charlie Company, 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 252 Armor Regiment, 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team, “Old Hickory,” North Carolina Army National Guard, coordinated by Military Engagement Team-Jordan,158th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Arizona Army National Guard, outside Amman, Jordan, in December 2019.

North Carolina National Guard Soldier Spotlight from Kuwait

December 27, 2019 — The North Carolina National Guard spotlights U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Meredith Kiser, a combat medic in the 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team, North Carolina National Guard, deployed for Operation Spartan Shield in the Middle East. MORE
U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Meredith Kiser, a combat medic in the 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team, North Carolina National Guard, is recognized after being presented a general officer coin by U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Gordon Ellis, commander of Task Force Spartan and the 38th Infantry Division, Indiana National Guard at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Dec. 27, 2019 for her outstanding work during a recent command inspection of the unit's combat medic training program.

30th Armored Brigade Combat Team mail clerks distribute connections from home

December 25, 2019 — They come in all shapes and sizes. Some have handwritten messages on the outside, others have decorative tape or drawings. Whether a padded envelope or heavy cardboard box from a shipping company, it's not the outside that matters to Soldiers, but the contents and its thoughtfulness within. MORE
U.S. Soldiers who serve as mail clerks in the 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team, sort and load packages at the Camp Buehring post office in Kuwait on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2019. The unit is comprised of more than 4,000 Citizen-Soldiers from the North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio and West Virginia National Guard deployed to the Middle East to support Operation Spartan Shield.  (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Lt. Col. Cindi King)

Serious about sanitation, prevention

December 15, 2019 — Without regard to its appearance, Soldiers must be ready and capable to conduct the full range of military operations to defeat all enemies regardless of the threats they pose. According to a 2010 public health report from the U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institute of Health, “Influenza and pneumonia killed more American Soldiers and Sailors during the war [WWI] than did enemy weapons.” The pandemic was said to have traveled with military personnel from camp-to-camp and across the Atlantic at the height of WWI, September through November 1918, infecting up to 40 percent of Soldiers and Sailors. In this instance, the enemy came in the form of a communicable disease. MORE
U.S. Army Spc. Shelby Vermeulen (center), with 1st Squadron, 303rd Cavalry Regiment, 96th Troop Command, Washington Army National Guard, works through the steps of water purification during a Field Sanitation Team Certification Course held from Dec. 9 to Dec.13, 2019 at Joint Training Center-Jordan. Soldiers must be ready and capable to conduct the full range of military operations to defeat all enemies regardless of the threats they pose. (U.S. Army photo by Shaiyla B. Hakeem)

Coordination and continuty key to military assistance program

December 13, 2019 — Building relationships in Southwest Asia require in-person meetings, growing knowledge, continued partnerships and security cooperation. "Continuing our relationship with the Royal Jordanian Air Force was our main focus with this visit. In the future, we will be coordinating efforts and sharing knowledge, leading to a continuous, consistent relationship deepening relationships within both forces," said Col. Mark Brozak, Task Force Spartan Aviation Director. MORE
Coordination and continuity key to military assistance program

Syrian Logistics Cell – Supporting the Warfighter

December 10, 2019 — The 103rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command (ESC), the Syrian Logistics Cell (SLC), located in Erbil, Iraq, is composed of a small team of Soldiers who pack a big punch when it comes to supporting the warfighters in Syria. MORE
Soldiers from the Syrian Logistics Cell, 103rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, pose for a group photo Erbil, Iraq, Dec. 1, 2019.

ASG Qatar Relinquishment of Responsibility

November 4, 2019 — The career of Area Support Group Qatar’s senior noncommissioned officer reached completion on Nov. MORE
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U.S. Army Central remembers 9/11

September 12, 2019 — U.S. Army Central held a 9/11 remembrance service at the command’s headquarters on Sept. 11, 2019. MORE
A Soldier reads the program for U.S. Army Central’s Patriot Day service at USARCENT’s headquarters, Patton Hall, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Sept. 11, 2019. The service allowed members of USARCENT to reflect and honor those whose lives were lost, and pay tribute to brave first responders.

Task Force Spartan Soldier memorializes 9/11 firefighters

September 10, 2019 — A Task Force Spartan soldier honored 343 firefighters who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, by walking in his fire fighting brothers and sisters shoes for about a half hour, Sept. 6, 2019, at the Camp Arifjan gym. MORE
Capt. Robert Schapiro, Task Force Javelin liaison and volunteer fire fighter honored 343 firefighters who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001 by climbing 110 stories in full fire fighter kit, Sept. 6, 2019, at the Camp Arifjan gym.

Coalition live fire closes out Eager Lion 2019

September 7, 2019 — A thunderous riot of artillery and small arms fire pockmarked the desert hills as the culminating event of Eager Lion 2019, a coalition combined arms live fire exercise, came to a calamitous conclusion Sept. 5, 2019. MORE
An M1A2 Abrams main battle tank from the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, fires its 120mm gun downrange during a coalition combined arms live fire exercise, part of Eager Lion 2019, in Jordan, Sept. 5, 2019. The CALFEX was the culminating event of the multinational exercise, which saw up to 30 different countries participating in allied training scenarios that improved their collective ability to plan and operate in a coalition-type environment. In its ninth year, Eager Lion is U.S. Central Command’s premiere exercise in the Levant region.

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