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U.S. Soldiers Support Kuwait Ministry of Defense Equestrian Program

April 17, 2019 — While on rotation in Kuwait, a group of medics and radiology specialists from the 64th Brigade Support Battalion have had the ongoing opportunity to work with a different kind of patient altogether - the horses of the Kuwait Ministry of Defense’s Equestrian Center. MORE
Sgt. Kelsey Wheatley, a radiology specialist from the 64th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, looks at the x-ray image she just scanned of a horse’s leg at the Kuwait Ministry of Defense’s Equestrian Center in Kuwait City on April 9, 2019. The 64th BSB and the KMOD have an ongoing partnership in which 64th BSB is able to provide portable x-ray equipment that enables the KMOD to thoroughly assess its horses.

Camp As Sayliyah Hosts Self Defense Class During Sexual Assault Awareness, Prevention Month

April 16, 2019 — Putting his 40 years of martial arts experience to use, Col. James Cummings taught a group of more than 25 Soldiers personal protective measures as part of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month activities at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, April 11. MORE
Colonel James Cummings, theater veterinarian, Task Force 8th Medical, demonstrates how to break the grasp of an attacker portrayed by Staff Sgt. Steven Cassidy, Task Force 8th Medical, April 11, 2019. Cummings instructed a class of more than 25 Soldiers on personal protective measures as part of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar.

Military Working Dogs Train for CBRN Exposure in Kuwait

April 16, 2019 — Members of the 637th Chemical Company, the 719th Medical Detachment Veterinary Service Support, and the 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron came together to conduct a live exercise to train to save the lives of military working dogs and their handlers in the event they were exposed to a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) substance. MORE
Air Force Staff Sgt. Cory Ruge, military working dog handler, 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, screens military working dog, Rogane, a German Shepherd who does single purpose explosive detection, during Chemical, Biological, Radiological, or Nuclear (CBRN) decontamination training in Kuwait, April 11, 2019. Members of the 637th Chemical Company, the 719th Medical Detachment Veterinary Service Support, and the 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron came together to conduct a live exercise to train to save the lives of military working dogs and their handlers in the event they were exposed to a CBRN substance. Live training events help prepare service members for real world events which may require them to recall the skills they learned in training to stay in the fight and survive.

1st TSC Soldier Named Volunteer of the Year at Fort Knox

April 15, 2019 — For Sgt. 1st Class Kerrilee Case, 1st Theater Sustainment Command, volunteering is second nature. Her service led to her winning the Fort Knox Military Volunteer of the Year Award, which she received at a recognition ceremony on April 10, 2019. MORE
Sgt. 1st Class Kerrilee Case, 1st Theater Sustainment Command, poses for a photograph with Maj. Gen. John R. Evans, commanding general, and Command Sgt. Major. Mario Terenas, senior enlisted advisor, both with the U.S. Army Cadet Command, April 10, 2019 at Fort Knox, Ky., during the post’s Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Recognition Ceremony. Evans and Terenas presented Case with an award for being named the Military Volunteer of the Year.

CJTF-OIR continues ISF training through multi-national efforts

April 12, 2019 — Following the elimination of Daesh’s self-proclaimed territorial caliphate on March 23, 2019, in the Middle Euphrates River Valley, the Coalition’s emphasis on supporting the Iraqi Security Forces increased through military professional development training needed to defeat Daesh networks in Iraq. Currently, the Coalition is training ISF soldiers at five main locations in Iraq; Al Asad, which training efforts are led by Denmark, Besmaya which is led by Spain, Dublin and the Kurdistan Training Coordination Center which is led by Italy, and Taji which is led by Australia. Since January 2015, the Coalition has trained approximately 190,272 members of the ISF. MORE

Cooperation Through Mail

April 11, 2019 — Agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division and Kuwait Criminal Investigation Division visited the Joint Military Mail Terminal (JMMT) at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, in March 2019. The visit afforded the agents the opportunity to learn and review the main inspection process. MORE
1st Lt. Stephanie Palamas, 502th Human Resource Company, 300th Sustainment Brigade, discusses operations at the Joint Military Mail Terminal with the Kuwait Criminal Investigation Division at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, March 7, 2019.

3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team Participates in Capstone “Pacemaker III” Exercise

April 8, 2019 — Approximately 25 Soldiers from the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division participated in the planning and execution of a capstone joint training event that involved Kuwait and U.S. forces and local Kuwaiti medical emergency personnel on April 2, 2019. MORE
Kuwaiti medical professionals and Kuwait Land Forces soldiers, along with U.S. Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, work together to treat a simulated casualty during a combined training exercise at the Udairi Training Range on April 2, 2019. The exercise, which simulated a mass casualty incident, helped U.S. and Kuwaiti forces train in partner nation communication systems, decontamination procedures, medical evacuations by Kuwaiti and U.S. helicopter and ambulance, and treatment of injuries from minor to critical.

Retired Combat Medic Teaches Soldiers Resiliency Through Yoga

April 8, 2019 — Paula LeBov, U.S. Army veteran and retired combat medic, used her expertise as a yoga instructor to help Soldiers at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, build resiliency during a physical readiness training session on April 3, 2019. MORE
Paula LeBov, American Red Cross employee and Camp Arifjan Resiliency Program manager, guides Soldiers through a relaxation exercise during an early morning yoga class April 3, 2019 at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

My Journey with the Special Recruiter Assistance Program

April 5, 2019 — U.S. Army Sgt. Von Marie Donato's military career came full circle when she was invited to participate in the United States Recruiting Command's Special Recruiter Assistance Program (SRAP) and return to her hometown recruiting office in Orlando, Florida. MORE
(Pictured Center) Sgt. 1st Class Leonel Castillo, a U.S. Army recruiter with the Kissimmee Recruiting Office, Tampa Recruiting Battalion, 2nd Recruiting Brigade, United States Recruiting Command, and (pictured left of Castillo) Sgt. Von Marie Donato, a Special Recruiter Assistance Program participant and a public affairs specialist assigned to U.S. Army Central, pose for a group photo along with other SRAP participants at the Tom Joyner Family Reunion Convention Show in Orlando, FL at the Gaylord Palms Resort Aug. 31, 2017.

Army Civilians Train on Equal Employment Opportunity at USARCENT

April 5, 2019 — Readiness depends on Soldiers and U.S. Army Civilians applying the organization’s ethics and values every day in everything they do, on and off duty. U.S. Army Central provided the opportunity for its federally employed civilians to participate in an Equal Employment Opportunity Counselor Course March 25-29 at the command headquarters. MORE
Ivy Merrick, U.S. Army Central Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Program Manager, briefs the class during the Equal Employment Opportunity Counselor Course at USARCENT headquarters on Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., March 27, 2019.

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