• Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr., speaks to Third Army Soldiers during his visit to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Dec. 24. Casey visited Camp Arifjan to speak with Third Army personnel and thank them for serving their country.

    CSA speaks to Arifjan troops

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr., speaks to Third Army Soldiers during his visit to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Dec. 24. Casey visited Camp Arifjan to speak with Third Army personnel and thank them for serving their country.

  • Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. re-enlists five Third Army Soldiers during his visit to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Dec. 24. After the reenlistment ceremony Casey promoted 11 Third Army Soldiers and thanked Third Army personnel for their contribution to the drawdown of Iraq and spoke about the future of the Army budget, implementing a longer stabilization period after future deployments, and the important role the Army Reserves and National Guard will play in future operations.

    CSA reenlists Arifjan troops

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. re-enlists five Third Army Soldiers during his visit to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Dec. 24. After the reenlistment ceremony Casey promoted 11 Third Army Soldiers and thanked Third Army personnel for their...

CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait -- Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr., visited Third Army servicemembers at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Dec. 24.

Casey addressed the hundreds of servicemembers in attendance and thanked them and their families for their continued sacrifices while serving in Third Army.

Casey lauded the efforts and professionalism of Third Army Soldiers and supporting organizations for executing their missions efficiently and effectively in a manner that will benefit the long-term health of the Army.

"I want to thank the men and women of Third Army for their magnificent work in the drawdown of Iraq and its continued missions," Casey said.

Casey also addressed servicemember concerns about the military budget, housing, future deployment cycles and the recent repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.

This visit was just one of several visits for Casey and his wife Sheila, during their holiday tours which included stops in Alaska, Japan, Korea, Afghanistan, Iraq and Germany.

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