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"Red Devil" rock band supports Soldiers in Kuwait

March 19, 2019 — Army musicians with the Red Devil Rock Band, 34th Red Bull Infantry Division Band, got their opportunity to support service members in theater during St. Patrick’s Day weekend by performing a show at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. MORE
Army musicians with the Red Devil Rock Band, 34th Red Bull Infantry Division Band, Minnesota National Guard, perform cover songs on March 16, 2019, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. U.S. Army Central hosts these types of events to demonstrate its enduring commitment to Soldiers’ health, welfare and morale.

Army versus Air Force basketball championship

March 18, 2019 — Service members assigned to the 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment flight and U.S. Army Central Command went head-to-head in an intramural basketball championship, March 14. MORE
U.S. Airmen assigned to the 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment flight play against U.S. Soldiers assigned to U.S. Army Central Command during an intramural basketball championship game at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., March 14, 2019.

National Guard Unit Transfers Security Authority at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar

March 18, 2019 — Hundreds of the Golden State’s citizen soldiers are headed home after completing their latest mission in the Middle East. The 578th Brigade Engineer Battalion, a California Army National Guard unit, transferred authority as Area Support Group-Qatar’s security force during a ceremony at Camp As Sayliyah on Mar. 16th, 2019. MORE
Lt. Col. Kevin Welsh (second from left), the battalion commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Paul Horan (fourth from the left), the battalion command sergeant major, formally unfurl the 1st Battalion, 114th Infantry Regiment's flag signifying their unit's assumption of authority for security at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar.

U.S., Iraqi Engineers meet to restructure, realign, reemploy forces

March 18, 2019 — The 20th Engineer Brigade participated in a Senior Leader Engagement and combined brief to Iraq Army Engineers leadership on February 19, 2019, at Camp Honor, Iraq, focusing on engineer force structure and capabilities. MORE
Engineers assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, NATO, and the Iraq Army participated in a Senior Leader Engagement at Camp Honor, Iraq on February 19, 2019. The event provided an opportunity for partner nations to discuss the structure of engineer forces and how to better support maneuver elements.

Heading Home, the 1-18 CAV passes its torch to the next unit

March 16, 2019 — In a ceremony at the Joint Training Center in Jordan, the California National Guard’s 1st Squadron, 18th Cavalry Regiment (1-18 CAV) relinquished authority of their mission to the New Jersey National Guard’s 1st Squadron, 102nd Cavalry Regiment (1-102 CAV), March 14, 2019. MORE
U.S. Army Soldiers salute for the playing of the National Anthem during a transfer of authority ceremony at the Joint Training Center, March 14, 2019. During the ceremony, the New Jersey National Guard’s 1st Squadron, 102nd Cavalry Regiment assumed mission authority from the California National Guard’s 1st Squadron, 18th Cavalry Regiment.

Army Physical Therapist Aims to Prevent, Treat, and Heal

March 16, 2019 — Soldiers know how to run – sometimes far, sometimes fast, and sometimes in formation. But Cpt. Anthony Williams, an Army Physical Therapist, is concerned that maybe Soldiers don’t actually know how to run well, judging by the ankle, shin, knee, and hip injuries he sees so frequently. MORE
Cpt. Anthony Williams, physical therapist for 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, shows Soldiers video of their running gait in order to correct deficiencies and prevent injury, as part of a weekly running class at Camp Buehring, Kuwait. Williams evaluated the running form of each Soldier and provided feedback for how to improve form and mechanics.

USARCENT Celebrates Women’s History Month

March 15, 2019 — U.S. Army Central marked Women’s History Month at Patton Hall March 13 to recognize the contributions of female Soldiers who answered the call to serve our nation. MORE
Jennifer Edwards, U.S. Army Central, sings the National Anthem during the Women’s History Month observance ceremony at USARCENT headquarters on Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., March 13, 2019.

Joint optometry team gives warfighters clarity

March 15, 2019 — U.S. Airmen at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar and U.S. Soldiers at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, combine optometry capabilities to ensure servicemembers across U.S. Central Command are able to focus on their mission. MORE
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Peter Carra, 379th Expeditionary Medical Group (EMDG) optometry officer in charge, performs an eye exam for a U.S. Soldier March 9, 2019, at Camp As Sayliyah (CAS), Qatar. Carra and Tech. Sgt. Marquita Moore, 379th EMDG optometry NCO in charge, travel to CAS once a week to provide eye care for Soldiers who, in turn, fabricate glasses prescribed for Airmen at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, and servicemembers at other deployed locations throughout U.S. Central Command.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal)

"King Cobra' Exercise Helps Empower Junior Leaders

March 14, 2019 — Stress can either toughen an object or reveal its flaws. The junior noncommissioned officers and Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 43rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment experienced that stress first-hand during the recently completed "King Cobra" exercise in Southwest Asia. MORE
Army Pfc. Mark Monroe, a Hot Crew member with Battery C, 1st Battalion, 43rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, uses a socket wrench to loosen a bolt duringa Patrior missile reload drill March 7, 2019. The Soldiers continually train and conduct battle drills to ensure they are able to perform their duty in providing air defense support across the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.

Teamwork Breeds Success for Air Defenders

March 14, 2019 — Success for an air defense artillery Soldier is not defined by 'almost,' 'sort of' or 'close enough.' For air defenders, success is either all or nothing. Perfection is the only standard when it comes to defending critical assets in a defined region. MORE
Soldiers from Battery C, 43rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment work together to prepare a Patriot missile launcher for reloading March 7, 2019. The Soldiers continually train and conduct battle drills to ensure they are able to perform their duty in providing air defense support across the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.

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