USARCENT holds best warrior competition
June 15, 2015
Spc. Drummond Smithson, an air defense battle management system operator with Company A, 5th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, disassembles an M18A1 Claymore mine during the 3rd Army Best Warrior Soldier and NCO of the Year Competition June 2. Seven Soldiers vied for the top spot over four days of challenges, including an Army Physical Fitness Test, a 12-mile foot march, various physical challenges, a combatives tournament, Warrior Tasks and Drills, and a comprehensive board covering basic Soldier knowledge.

US partners with UK, Kazakhstan for Exercise Steppe Eagle
April 8, 2015
Kazakhstani soldiers march during the pass and review at the opening ceremony during Steppe Eagle 2015. In its 13th iteration, Steppe Eagle provides multilateral forces with the opportunity to promote cooperation among participating forces, practice crisis management, and enhance readiness through realistic, modern-day interactive scenarios.

Arizona Soldiers take part in European operation with partner nation Kazakhstan
October 10, 2014
Arizona National Guard, 1st Battalion, 158th Infantry Regiment Soldiers, together with Moldovan soldiers, face an aggressive crowd of rioters throwing smoke and rocks during a situational training exercise as part of Steppe Eagle 2014 exercise, Oct. 4, at the Joint Multinational Readiness Training Center in Hohenfels, Germany.

Steppe Eagle 2013 helps prepare allies for peacekeeping missions
September 17, 2013
Kazakhstani soldiers stand in formation during an opening ceremony for the commencement of Steppe Eagle 2013, at the Iliskiy Training Center Aug. 10.

Arizona National Guard shares knowledge with Kazakhstan unit
November 20, 2012
Army Capt. Terrannce McIntosh, standing, shows his Kazakh counterpart troop positions during Exercise Steppe Eagle 12, conducted in Kazakhstan in September 2012. Arizona and Kazakhstan have been partnered under the National Guard's State Partnership Program for 20 years.

Exercise Steppe Eagle 12 comes to close
September 20, 2012
Lt. Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, Third Army/ARCENT commanding general, presents a soldier of the Kazakhstan Armed Forces with an award for his outstanding work in exercise Steppe Eagle 12 during closing ceremonies at Camp Illisky Training Center Sept. 20.

Female soldier stand out at Best Warrior
June 13, 2012
Sgt. Misty Avila collects rounds for the weapons zeroing and qualification event at Camp Buehring June 5, 2012. Five non-commissioned officers and three soldiers participated in the  "Third Army/USARCENT 2012 Non-commissioned Officer and Soldierof the Year 'Best Warrior' Competition."

Third Army/USARCENT 'Best Warrior' Competition
June 13, 2012
Sgt. Davyon Burroughs of 4th Battalion, 5th Air & Missiles Defense Regiment shoots a M16 rifle during the zero and targeting event of the "Best Warrior" NCO/Soldier of the Year competition at Camp Buerhing, Kuwait. The yearly competition tests the competing soldiers' aptitude, physical fitness and accessed them in warrior tasks and battle drills relevant to today's operating environment.

Third Army announces NCO of the Year
June 29, 2011
Maj. Gen. Peter M. Vangjel, Third Army Deputy commanding general, and Command Sgt. Maj. John D. Fourhman, Third Army senior enlisted advisor, presents the Army Commendation Medal to Sgt. Jared Lee Martin, a Hendersonville, Tenn., native, after being named Third Army Non-commissioned Officer of the Year 2011. Martin who serves as a lead technician with the 160th Signal Brigade, 335th Signal Command (Theater) (Provisional), will represent Third Army during the U.S. Forces Command Non-commissioned Officer of the Year competition at Fort Hood, Texas.