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First DoD medical personnel licensed to practice in Kuwait

May 28, 2020 — SABAH AL SALEM, Kuwait – Two U.S. Army officers were licensed and credentialed to practice medicine in Kuwait following an award ceremony held at the Kuwait Armed Forces Hospital (KAFH) in Sabah Al Salem on May 19, for the first time in U.S. Department of Defense history. MORE
U.S. Army Col. Ian Black, command surgeon for the 1st Theater Sustainment Command, left, and U.S. Army Capt. Yusheng Chen, command dentist for Area Support Group - Kuwait, present their Kuwaiti medical-licenses at the Kuwait Armed Forces Hospital in Sabah Al Salem, Kuwait, May 19, 2020. Black and Chen are the first U.S. military personnel to be medically licensed for practice in Kuwait, an initial step towards medical interoperability between the two nations. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sean Harding)

Combined Forces Leader Development Course leads to new approaches

May 27, 2020 — Learning new styles of leadership can be a tough process in the best circumstances, but studying them in a combat zone presents its own challenges. MORE
Combined Forces Leader Development Course leads to new approaches

Task Force Spartan Soldiers Sure Up Roadways

May 26, 2020 — Soldiers from the 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team have worked tirelessly to repair a washed-out roadway over the past month that is vital for continued operations near the Port of Shuaiba, Kuwait. “Over time, water has eroded the sand and gravel on the side of the roadway,” said 2nd Lt. Ryan Long, a Platoon Leader with the 30th ABCT. “We have had to replace the sand that was washed out with gravel to build it back up.” MORE
U.S Army Soldiers from the 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team work to repair a roadway on May 20, 2020 in Kuwait. The Soldiers from the 30th ABCT work during the night to avoid the extreme heat of the day, and be able to work longer on the project. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Andrew Winchell)

U.S. Army and Jordan Armed Forces continue partnership mission despite COVID-19 challenges

May 25, 2020 — The United States and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan have continued to cement their military partnership through the Jordan Operational Engagement Program (JOEP) in past months. MORE
A Jordan Armed Forces Soldier conducts an M4 range during the Instructor Trainer Course (ITC) as part of the Jordan Operational Engagement Program (JOEP) training cycle with the U.S. Army. The U.S. Army is in Jordan to partner closely with the Jordan Armed Forces in meeting common security challenges. Jordan is one of the United States' closest allies in the region.

42nd ID General Will Never Forget

May 25, 2020 — On this Memorial Day from almost 7,000 miles away from their home the Soldiers of the New York Army National Guard’s 42nd Infantry Division remember the fallen Soldiers. MORE

Soldier Honors and Continues her Grandfather's Legacy

May 22, 2020 — Sergeant First Class Pamela Ayaay, the 335th Signal Command (T) (P) Chief Paralegal Non-Commissioned Officer in charge, knew that her grandfather served in the Philippine Army, however she recently discovered that they share more in common with their military service. Lieutenant Colonel (RET) Antonio Ayaay served in the Philippine Army during World War II in the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps, just like his granddaughter. MORE
Lieutenant Colonel (RET) Antonio Ayaay served as a Judge Adjutant General Officer in the Philippine Army during World War II. His granddaughter, Sergeant First Class Pamela Ayaay, currently serves as a Paralegal Specialist in the U.S. Army Reserve.

(Sgt. 1st Class Pamela Ayaay granted permission to release these photos.)

Spartan Soldiers Defense Against Invasive Species

May 20, 2020 — Task Force Spartan Soldiers work with service members from the 304th Sustainment Brigade, the Rhode Island Army National Guard's 115th Military Police Company are vital defenders against potentially dangerous materials coming back from the Middle East. MORE
U.S. Army Spc. Logan Drye and Pfc. Jordan schuh, assigned to the 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team, clean vehicles in Kuwait, May 13, 2020. The vehicles being prepared to be sent back to the U.S. After thorough cleaning and clearing by U.S. Customs officials. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Andrew Valenza)

Utah Guard's Aviation Battalion Deploys During Pandemic 

May 13, 2020 — In this time of crisis amid the coronavirus pandemic, approximately 300 Utah National Guard Soldiers of the 1st Attack/Reconnaissance Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment, Utah Army National Guard departed the Army Aviation Support Facility May 7, 2020, as they deployed to U.S. Central Command in support of Operation Freedom Sentinel.The 1-211th ARB MORE
Soldiers assigned to the Utah National Guard's 1st Battalion, 211th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, Aviation Regiment, depart the Army Aviation Support Facility, West Jordan, Utah, May 7, 2020.

Mother Sends Masks to EOD Soldiers

May 13, 2020 — Support for the military isn’t in short supply these days, but one service member's mom went the extra mile to help U.S. service members and their partner nations and allies. MORE
Service members from the U.S. and Australia stand together while wearing masks made for them, by Annette Frye on May 8, 2020 in Kuwait. Annette is mother of EOD technician Master Sgt. Ronnie Brickey, part of Task Force Hellhound in Kuwait.

Soldier Recertifies 31 Combat Medics

May 12, 2020 — The flight paramedics of Camp Buehring are always ready to save lives, thanks to Sgt. First Class Joseph Stringer. MORE
U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 1-189th General Support Aviation Battalion take a American Red Cross Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation or American Hospital Association CPR recertification course on Camp Buehring, Kuwait, March 2020. The class was given by Sgt. First Class Joseph Stringer. (U.S. Army Courtesy Photo)

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