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  • Conserving Energy and Lighting Arifjan

    Oct 7, 2015

    Maj. Gen. William B. Hickman, U.S. Army Central Deputy Commanding General of Operations, unveiled the first of 250 solar power light systems on Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Oct. 2 to kick off energy conservation month.

  • CID warns of Internet romance scams

    Oct 2, 2015

    "He loves me, he loves me not. The phrase has been repeated by many looking for love. In today's world of online dating and social media sites, however, the phrase may have changed from the plucking of petals to a stroke of the keys with, "he is real, he is not."

  • Army, Navy practice deck landing techniques

    Sep 30, 2015

    Soldiers, assigned to the 185th Theater Aviation Brigade, and Sailors, of the USS Essex (LHD 2), a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship, took part in a joint, deck-landing qualification exercise in the Persian Gulf, Sept. 28.

  • Never out of Reach: ARCENT's 15 month fight against ISIL

    Sep 27, 2015

    The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or Daesh, swept through Iraq and Syria like a plague, casting a dark shadow of destruction across the region.

  • U.S. Army Central hosts Inspired Gambit 15

    Sep 25, 2015

    U.S. Army Central and members of the South Carolina Army National Guard hosted Pakistan Army soldiers during exercise Inspired Gambit 15, Sep. 14-24, at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C.

  • Three unrelated problems - one cost effective, ecofriendly solution

    Sep 24, 2015

    Three unrelated problems were solved by one simple solution devised by Logistics Civil Augmentation Program IV contract partner Fluor to convert used cooking oil into biodiesel to help power solid waste incinerators at Bagram Airfield.

  • Free online military spouse wellness summit Oct. 19-23

    Sep 15, 2015

    FORT RILEY, Kansas -- InDependent and The Army Wife Network launch registration sign-ups for the first ever online Military Spouse Wellness Summit: Invest in Yourself 2015 sponsored by The USAA Educational Foundation.

  • Ammo abatement Soldiers perform critical tasks

    Sep 8, 2015

    Every piece of rolling stock leaving the Army Field Support Battalion, Afghanistan's logistics task forces at Bagram and Kandahar, for onward movement or disposition to Defense Logistics Agency is thoroughly inspected by trained ammo abatement Soldiers numerous times to ensure there is no loose ammunition, brass or links left inside the equipment.

  • Soldiers train Afghan Air Force pilots for combat

    Sep 4, 2015

    A team of nine Soldiers from the U.S. Army Security Assistance Training Management Organization have been on the ground in Afghanistan since January conducting combat mission training on the MD 530F helicopter for the Afghan Air Force. The training has provided the Afghan government with combat-ready qualified pilots and on Aug. 1 the first Afghan MD 530F Cayuse Warrior squadron was able to conduct aerial combat operations.

  • U.S. Army Central hosts Regional Combined Arms Symposium

    Sep 1, 2015

    FORT BENNING, Ga - U.S. Army Central and the Maneuver Center of Excellence hosted army officers from the Middle East and Central Asia at the Regional Combined Arms Symposium, Aug. 24-28, at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Concealed weapons on Fort Jackson? It's against regs

    Aug 28, 2015

    After a lengthy study, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley issued Executive Order 2015-18 last week, ordering upgraded security at Guard installations and allowing certain Guardsmen to carry concealed weapons while in uniform. Despite the order, S.C. National Guard members cannot carry concealed weapons on federal bases.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers honored during redeployment ceremony

    Aug 26, 2015

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Soldiers and family members gathered at Pope Army Airfield's Green Ramp to welcome home the Blue Team with the 1st Sustainment Command (Theater) during a redeployment ceremony Aug. 24.

  • U.S. Army Central hosts the Central and South Asia Land Forces Symposium

    Aug 26, 2015

    U.S. Army Central hosted land forces commanders and their staffs during the Central and South Asia Land Forces Symposium, Aug. 17-20, at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Germany.

  • The new boss: Army welcomes Milley on JBM-HH and says goodbye to a 'moral giant'

    Aug 20, 2015

    The United States Army bid farewell to its former chief of staff and welcomed his successor during a ceremony under the hot sun on Summerall Field at the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Aug. 14.

  • How to maximize privacy settings on your Facebook profile

    Aug 19, 2015

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- In a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, Facebook remains by far the most popular social media site. As a member of the military, and for family members of service members, it is more important than ever to remain vigilant of operational security (OPSEC).

  • Deadline for new cyber military occupational specialty applications looms

    Aug 17, 2015

    The Army is looking for Soldiers, who want to sign on as part of the cyber branch.

  • What Soldiers should know about the Qualitative Management Program

    Aug 11, 2015

    The following article provides an overview of the QMP process, explains why the Army has such a program, to whom it applies and to whom not, and provides a few tips on how to respond to notifications.

  • Iraq regional contracting office conducts first vendor day

    Aug 10, 2015

    Soldiers at the regional contracting office in Erbil, Iraq, conducted the first in-theater vendor training day to cultivate the critical relationship between local vendors and U.S. forces in Iraq.

  • 20th CBRNE Command hosts Saudi EOD group

    Aug 5, 2015

    The 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) hosted a group of Saudi Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) leaders on Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, Aug. 3.

  • Maj. Gen. Paul C. Hurley, Jr.

    Aug 4, 2015

    Major General Paul C. Hurley, Jr. was commissioned through the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program at Texas A&M University in July 1986.

  • DISA to enforce DOD Enterprise Email mailbox size limits starting September

    Aug 3, 2015

    As of Oct. 1, the Defense Information Systems Agency will enforce existing Department of Defense Enterprise Email Service Level Agreement mailbox size limits, to lower costs and improve efficiency and Outlook start-up times.

  • Change of command, responsibility and mission for 401st AFSB

    Jul 30, 2015

    One ceremony encompassed a change of command, change of responsibility and change of mission for the 401st Army Field Support Brigade on Jul. 16.

  • 402nd AFSB cases colors, prepares for mission to support U.S. Army Pacific Command

    Jul 29, 2015

    The 402nd Army Field Support Brigade cased it colors during a ceremony here July 16 in preparation for a move to Hawaii where it will serve as the U.S. Army Materiel Command and U.S. Army Sustainment Command's liaison to the field for the U.S. Army Pacific Command.

  • USARCENT holds best warrior competition

    Jul 17, 2015

    Seven Soldiers gave their all during the U.S. Army Central Best Warrior Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year competition June 1-4.

  • Make Third your first

    Jul 9, 2015

    Soldiers choosing to make the Army their career are eventually going to get the opportunity to pick their next location, but what are their motivators for picking their next duty station?

  • USARCENT Newcomers

    Jul 2, 2015

    Welcome to the United States Army Central Sponsorship Program Website

  • Division takes lead of command in Iraq

    Jun 29, 2015

    The 82nd Airborne Division took command of the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command -- Iraq, from the 1st Infantry Division during a transfer of authority ceremony in Baghdad, Iraq, June 28.

  • Deputy Commanding General -- Operations

    Jun 24, 2015

    U.S. Army Central (USARCENT)

  • Keeping the Peace: NATO Multinational Peace Support Operations Course

    Jun 23, 2015

    26 service members from Greece, Bosnia, Qatar, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States attended a course at the Hellenic Multinational Peace Support Operations Training Center in Kilkis, Greece, March 9 - 20.

  • Imperial Brigade runs for breast cancer awareness

    Jun 23, 2015

    Soldiers deployed with 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade participate in a 5-kilometer run/walk for breast cancer awareness at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, March 1, 2015. The run/walk was held at the same time as 11th ADA Bde. Soldiers at Fort Bliss, Texas, participated in theirs. The motivation behind the brigade's participation is haveing one of their own diagnosed with breast cancer approximately 3 months ago.

  • Military airstrikes continue against ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq

    Jun 23, 2015

    Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq June 22. In Syria, coalition military forces conducted three airstrikes using fighter and remotely piloted aircraft. Separately in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted 14 airstrikes approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense using attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL terrorists.

  • U.S. Marines Conduct Operation Inherent Resolve Strikes

    Jun 23, 2015

    Eleven photos of U.S. Marines from Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Crisis Response - Central Command preparing and launching strike missions to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, June 9-10, 2015, are now available.

  • 24th MEU 'FiST' shapes battlefield during Eager Lion

    Jun 23, 2015

    Beneath the desert sun in Jordan, a notional enemy of armored vehicles prepares to make a stand against U.S. Marines with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), Jordanian armed forces and Italian Marines, who wait just beyond the horizon of the battlefield.

  • 1st TSC celebrates US Army's 240th birthday

    Jun 23, 2015

    The U.S. Army's 240th birthday is Sunday but 1st Sustainment Command (Theater) wasted no time getting the party started.

  • South Carolina Army National Guard Aviation Support Battalion deploys to Kuwait

    Jun 23, 2015

    The South Carolina Army National Guard's 351st Aviation Support Battalion (ASB) answered the country's call to duty as 49 Soldiers deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom/Spartan Shield following a departure ceremony Saturday, June 6, 2015, at the Sumter Armory in Sumter, S.C.

  • Father's Day in Afghanistan

    Jun 17, 2015

    In Afghanistan, today, a countless number of those uniformed dads are among about 9,800 American troops that are here, part of the Resolute Support Mission to train, assist, and advise Afghan National Army and the National Police. For each of these displaced dads, the Father's Day observance holds a personal and unique meaning.

  • Transportation Soldiers earn distinction as 1st TSC's Best Warriors

    Jun 12, 2015

    Two transportation Soldiers have earned the distinction of "Best Warriors" for the 1st Sustainment Command (Theater) following a grueling competition in Kuwait May 4-8.

  • 1-68 Armor partners with Kuwait's Emiri Guard.

    Jun 12, 2015

    Reconnaissance platoon members from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, and elements of the Kuwait Emiri Guard conducted urban operations training, May 13, 2015, at a training village in Southwest Asia.

  • Top Notch Brigade NCO and Soldier of the Year

    Jun 12, 2015

    Top Notch Brigade help a Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year competition at Camp Buehring, Kuwait. Top Notch Brigade is the name of the three battalions and the brigade headquarters element of the U.S. Army Central's air and missile defense mission in Southwest Asia. There was also a fourth air defense artillery battalion who participated in the event held from April 27 and culminated in an awards ceremony on May 2.

  • Noncommissioned officers around the globe discuss their role in countering today's threats

    Jun 12, 2015

    U.S. Army Central hosted its first Multinational Noncommissioned Officer Symposium in El Paso, Texas, at the home of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, May 18-22. Senior NCOs and officers from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Uzbekistan exchanged perspectives on the role of the NCO Corps.

  • Supporting OIR through generator repair, maintenance

    Jun 12, 2015

    Twenty students graduated from a five-day U.S./Iraqi combined generator maintenance course held on Camp Taji, Iraq, April 12-16, 2015. The purpose of the course was to train Iraqi Security Forces on basic maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of power generation equipment.

  • 1st TSC celebrates U.S. Army's 240th birthday

    Jun 12, 2015

    The U.S. Army's 240th birthday is Sunday but 1st Sustainment Command (Theater) wasted no time getting the party started. Leaders and Soldiers of the command celebrated at the 1st TSC's headquarters in true Army tradition Thursday with morning formation, physical training and cake.

  • Grass: National Guard accessible, operational contributor to Total Force

    Jun 11, 2015

    Army Gen. Frank Grass, chief of the National Guard Bureau, recently visited leaders and Service members in Belgium, Germany, Egypt, Djibouti, Israel and Kuwait.

  • Broadening: Building individual career paths to leadership in Army 2025

    Jun 1, 2015

    The emphasis for re-shaping the Army in the years ahead will focus on growing agile, flexible and widely experienced leaders at all levels and across all components and ranks, U.S. Army Human Resources Command leaders said.

  • 3ABCT begins FIST Certs

    May 25, 2015

    The 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, completed its initial round of Fire Support Team (FIST) certification courses at Camp Buehring for fire support specialists and Officers of 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, May 18-23.

  • 3ABCT Soldier/NCO of the Year

    May 18, 2015

    Six noncommissioned officers and six Soldiers competed for top honors during 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division's, Soldier and NCO of the Year Board at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, May 11.

  • U.S., Saudi leaders review Saudis' aviation buildup

    May 7, 2015

    The Office of the Program Manager-Saudi Arabian National Guard Modernization Program held its annual U.S./SANG Aviation Program Management Review April 1-7 in Huntsville, Ala.

  • 1-68 Armor lieutenants get back to basics

    May 6, 2015

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait -- Lieutenants of 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, stationed at Camp Buehring, Kuwait completed a five-day certification course focused on fundamentals and basics, April 27-May 1.

  • Armor company conducts crew gunnery qualifications

    May 6, 2015

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait -- Sitting atop a mound of sand, an M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle idles while the crew inside awaits further instruction; the muffled engine sound is abruptly interrupted when a 25mm tracer round is fired from the main gun and streaks toward its target in the night sky.

  • 1st TSC's Headquarters and Headquarters Company welcomes new command team

    May 4, 2015

    Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Sustainment Command (Theater), welcomed the new command team and bid farewell to the outgoing leadership May 1, 2015, at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • USARCENT hosts 'Cyber Bowl,' promotes network security

    May 1, 2015

    Visit Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, for a Cyber Bowl to promote cyber awareness and security.

  • Army Training Network now accessible without a CAC card

    May 1, 2015

    Soldiers can now use smart phones and computer tablets to access the Army's primary website for training information.

  • Kazma II logistics exercise brings together US, Kuwait militaries

    Apr 28, 2015

    Soldiers with the 1st Sustainment Command (Theater) - Operational Command Post partnered with their Kuwait army counterparts during a sustainment and logistics focused tabletop training exercise known as Kazma II at the Kuwait Ministry of Defense Logistic Operations Command, April 12-16.

  • 1st TSC SHARP Amazing Race

    Apr 27, 2015

    1st Sustainment Command (Theater) Soldiers participated in the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Program (SHARP) Amazing Race at the 1st TSC headquarters building April 22.

  • Army regs prohibit eating popular health bar-Hemp seeds source of protein, banned by DA

    Apr 17, 2015

    For anyone who relies on protein bars as an afternoon or after workout snack, they should be warned about nonmilitary friendly ingredients in their all-natural selections. Natural food snacks, like the Kind Companies Strong & Kind bars, are off limits to military personnel and DOD civilians because they contain hemp seeds. While the seeds are a natural source of protein and have high content of necessary vitamins they are off limits as a food source due to the possibility of ingesting THC.

  • Egypt, US conduct military nursing exchange

    Apr 17, 2015

    The United States and Egypt conducted a military to military nursing exchange at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, March 23-27. The U.S. Army Central International Military Affairs team arranged the first-of-its-kind exchange between the Egyptian Training Authority and the U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School to address a growing need in the Egyptian military medical community for critical care of both military and civilian patients.

  • 1-66 Armor honors lineage with challenge

    Apr 15, 2015

    The "Iron Knights" of 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, honored their rich history of lineage built by men and women before them by conducting a "Colonel Burt Challenge" April 6-9 at Camp Buehring in honor of Capt. James M. Burt, one of the regiment's most coveted Armor officers in its history.

  • Never underestimate the power of Truss

    Apr 15, 2015

    It may not be the Olympics, but the Steppe Eagle 2015 sports day games brought out the competitive spirit in U.S., U.K. and Kazakhstan soldiers at Ilisky Training Area, here, Apr. 11.

  • Kuwait, U.S. maritime forces build relationships through training exercise

    Apr 15, 2015

    During a multilateral exercise, the 393rd Transportation Harbormaster Operations Detachment, 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, teamed up with Kuwait Naval Forces in support of Operation Eagle Resolve at Kuwait Naval Base, Kuwait, March 8.

  • 451 ELRS: Ready, set, retrograde

    Apr 13, 2015

    As the U.S. seeks to lessen its footprint at locations across Southwest Asia, the word retrograde has been on the lips of Department of Defense decision-makers for months. When applied to military operations in Afghanistan, retrograde, which is defined as having a backward motion or direction, translates to the proverbial undoing of more than a decade's accumulation of assets, equipment and personnel in theater.

  • U.S. Army Central and partners tackle the problem of violent extremism

    Apr 13, 2015

    District of Columbia - U.S. Army Central hosted the first Senior Strategy Session on the Arabian Peninsula and Levant with support from the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies April 5-9, 2015.

  • 'Team of Teams' draws down Afghan bases, equipment

    Apr 8, 2015

    At its peak, in early 2011, there were nearly 100,000 U.S. Service members in Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Working alongside those service members were as many as 90,000 contractors working for the U.S. Department of Defense.

  • Steppe Eagle 2015 officially underway

    Apr 8, 2015

    Exercise Steppe Eagle 2015 officially began with an opening ceremony April 6, here, at Ilisky Training Area.

  • Future leaders visit Arifjan

    Apr 8, 2015

    Students from the American School of Kuwait, a campus comprised primarily of American children, bused in through the maze that is the entry control point to Camp Arifjan, March 31.

  • Aviation Training Exercise

    Apr 8, 2015

    The 185th Theater Aviation Brigade recently completed the final Culminating Training Event (CTE) on its road to an upcoming deployment to Kuwait and Iraq. Elements from both Active Duty and National Guard, with multiple states represented throughout the nation, participated in the Aviation Training Exercise (ATX).

  • Apache pilot leads the way

    Apr 8, 2015

    The path to becoming a U.S. Army pilot is extensive. Soldiers can enlist and serve first, or they can jump into training to become a commissioned or warrant officer before heading to flight school. The process can take 18 months or more.

  • 82nd Abn. assists in Iraqi soldiers' training

    Mar 31, 2015

    Iraqi Army soldiers secure an area, during a assault an objective simulation while an infantryman with 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, watches at Camp Taji, Iraq, March 3, 2015. Iraqi soldiers rehearsed creating safe areas during the training event. Soldiers from the 82nd Abn. Div. are deployed to Iraq as part of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve to advise and assist Iraqi Security Forces in their fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Cody Quinn, CJTF-OIRPublic Affairs)

  • US Army Central hosts National Women's History Month observance

    Mar 30, 2015

    U.S. Army Central, 20th Maintenance Group and other members of Team Shaw hosted a Women's History Month observance Mar. 30, at Patton Hall.

  • US Army Central participates in Eagle Resolve 2015

    Mar 28, 2015

    U.S. Army Central joined Gulf Cooperation Council nations and international partners in Exercise Eagle Resolve, the premiere U.S. multilateral exercise within the Arabian Peninsula, in Kuwait, from March 11-31. Eagle Resolve 2015 is an exercise designed to assess participants' ability to respond as a multinational headquarters staff, followed by a series of tactical demonstrations of land, maritime and air forces from several nations.

  • Task Force Corsair assists from above

    Mar 28, 2015

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- The NATO Resolute Support Mission allows U.S. Soldiers and coalition partners to work with Afghan forces on a daily basis. While other entities are dedicated to training and advising the Afghan Air Force, Task Force Corsair, a multi-functional aviation task force, aids Afghan forces by providing full-spectrum aviation support.

  • US Marines, Gulf, international partners simulate amphib landing during Eagle Resolve

    Mar 28, 2015

    U.S. Marines with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit and other U.S. forces joined Gulf Cooperation Council nations and other international partners in an amphibious landing scenario during Exercise Eagle Resolve 2015 at Failaka Island, Kuwait, March 23-25, 2015.

  • Seeking leadership skills, ASC employees journey to Kuwait

    Mar 24, 2015

  • Mine-resistant, ambush-protected recovery vehicles key in mission

    Mar 23, 2015

    Army Field Support Battalion-Afghanistan is in the early stages of a mission that will result in 94 mine-resistant, ambush-protected recovery vehicles being available to support future coalition missions.

  • Overseas deployment training grows skills of U.S. and Jordanian armed forces

    Mar 23, 2015

    The Georgia Army National Guard's 560th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade participated in U.S. Army Central's Eager Light in Jordan, Mar 8-12. Eager Light is an annual bilateral command post exercise focused on building interoperability and strengthening military relationships between the United States and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

  • EOD experts lend knowledge, experience to Iraqi Army in fight against Islamic State

    Mar 23, 2015

    The phrase "together we stand, united we fall" has been uttered countless times and still rings true. Nations are rallying together and providing aid and support to allies in need in order to create a stronger force to defeat global enemies. Leaders from the U.S. Army, Iraqi Security Forces, and the Spanish Legion met March 10 at the Bomb Disposal School headquarters at Besmaya Range Complex, Iraq, to discuss a number of topics including training, operations and equipment. The three nations are part of a coalition force working together with the ultimate aim of degrading and defeating the Islamic State terrorist group.

  • U.S. advisers see progress in Afghan police training

    Mar 19, 2015

    U.S. military advisers from Train, Advise, Assist Command - East visited the Afghan police Regional Training Center in Nangarhar province, March 17.

  • Linguists foster strong partnerships

    Mar 18, 2015

    U.S. Army Central exercise Eager Light brought together two linguists from the Georgia Army National Guard 560th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade and 14 reserve linguists from the Military Intelligence Readiness Command based at Fort Belvoir, VA. Their military training is conducted in different U.S. locations with varied teaching plans, but they all gained experience and shared their expertise here. Specialist Andrew McNeil, a Kathleen, Georgia native, sat behind his brigade commander and command sergeant major as he translated the operations brief during the U.S.-Jordan partnership exercise March 8-12. The Jordanian Armed Forces from the 12th Brigade and the 560th BfSB Soldiers listen attentively as the commander describes his operations plan to his junior leaders.

  • US-Jordan partnership exercise builds for future operations

    Mar 13, 2015

    U.S. and Jordanian forces conducted Exercise Eager Light 15 at the Jordanian Simulations Center, here, March 8-12. Eager Light is an annual bilateral command post exercise led by U.S. Army Central personnel and the Jordanian Armed Forces.

  • 402nd AFSB LARs prep Chinooks for Task Force Shield

    Mar 10, 2015

  • Responsible retrograde in Afghanistan

    Mar 4, 2015

    The last unit that acted as the U.S. Central Command Materiel Recovery Element in Afghanistan provides tips for successful retrograde operations.

  • Base closure assistance team: a valuable resource for closing FOBs

    Mar 4, 2015

  • Advisers focus on ANCOP readiness, sustainment

    Mar 4, 2015

    Leaders from Train, Advise, Assist Command - East and the Police Advisory Team traveled to the Afghan National Civil Order Police's 2nd Brigade headquarters in Nangarhar for an advising visit March 3, 2015.

  • 'Iron Brigade' replaces 'Devil Brigade'

    Mar 4, 2015

    The transfer of authority ceremony, held on March 4 at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, officially signified the passing of mission from 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team "Devil Brigade", 1st Infantry Division, to 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team "Iron Brigade", 4th Infantry Division beginning the next chapter in the U.S. and regional partnership mission in the region.

  • Gun Safety Is No Accident

    Mar 3, 2015

    We are Soldiers! From the moment we step off the bus and report in at the reception station, we are introduced to the Army's values and strict standards of discipline. Drill sergeants enforce these standards and capitalize on every opportunity to ensure we're focused, trained and ready to do what the Army requires, to defend this nation if, when and where it may be necessary.

  • Fort Carson explosive ordnance disposal company shows tricks of improvised explosive device trade

    Feb 26, 2015

    An explosive ordnance disposal exchange between Fort Carson Soldiers and members of the Kazakhstan military focused on reporting procedures and coordination with surrounding adjacent units and current explosive ordinance disposal best practices.

  • lFight against ISIL among top concerns for U.S. troops

    Feb 25, 2015

    SOUTHWEST ASIA -- U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter has been on the job for less than a week, but is already answering tough questions from Soldiers about the way ahead in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or Daesh.

  • U.S. Marines, Georgian troops ready for NATO's Resolute Support

    Feb 23, 2015

    The 43rd Georgian Infantry Battalion and U.S. Marines, in partnership with soldiers from Moldova, initiated their Mission Rehearsal Exercise, Feb. 2, at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels, Germany. The MRE is the final portion of a four month-long training evolution in which U.S. Marines and Georgian soldiers integrate to support the NATO's Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan.

  • Combined Logistical Advise and Assist Team brings experience and maturity to mission in Iraq

    Feb 23, 2015

    Service members from the U.S. Army Reserves 310th Expeditionary Sustainment Command based in Indianapolis combined forces with Soldiers from the 82nd Sustainment Brigade Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to create a specialized logistics unit to advise and assist Iraqi security forces in support Operation Inherent Resolve.

  • Not your average battleship

    Feb 19, 2015

    "It doesn't matter if you're [quick reaction force] downrange, the same goes for us. We need to make sure that our response time and familiarization of our weapons systems are on point for vessel defense," he added.

  • Emergency management plan put to test

    Feb 19, 2015

    "We practice this to see how we would interface between the various agencies and units. We do this to check our own procedures and battle drills are in place and functional," said Chief Warrant Officer 5 Samuel Thomas, safety officer for the 1100th Theater Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Group.

  • Back to school: Soldiers and Kuwaiti students celebrate liberation

    Feb 19, 2015

    Soldiers from Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, were invited to celebrate Liberation Day at the Kuwait University in Kuwait City, Feb. 11, and share in a social and cultural exchange during a ceremony to mark the occasion.

  • AFSBn-Afghanistan plays key role in historic title transfer of equipment directly to Afghan National

    Feb 17, 2015

    Army Field Support Battalion-Afghanistan, 4th Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, completed the first phase of an historic mission to title transfer 155 MRAPs and 15 MRAP recovery vehicles to Afghan National Security Forces Feb. 14. Eleven vehicles with associated and basic issue items were signed for and prepared for ground movement. The equipment received Congressional approval for transfer as Excess Defense Articles that will enhance ANSF capabilities and readiness.

  • TAAC-E celebrates 3rd CR achievements, Rakkasans begin new chapter

    Feb 16, 2015

    Train, Advise, Assist Command - East held a casing and uncasing ceremony for the outgoing 3rd Cavalry Regiment "Brave Rifles" and incoming 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Tactical Base Gamberi Feb. 15, 2015.

  • US ambassador to Afghanistan visits TAAC-E

    Feb 12, 2015

    U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan P. Michael McKinley visited Train, Advise, Assist Command - East at Tactical Base Gamberi Feb. 11, 2015.

  • Medical conference emphasizes prevention

    Feb 10, 2015

    Camp Arifjan, Kuwait--Military medics have a reputation for being lifesavers on the battlefield, but their job doesn't end when the bullets stop flying. Medical care specialists gathered at the Area Support Group-Kuwait headquarters in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait Feb. 6 for their quarterly Force Health Protection meeting.

  • TSC commander provides 'state of the command' to Soldiers

    Feb 3, 2015

    KUWAIT -- Soldiers from the 1st Sustainment Command (Theater) Operational Command Post recently had the opportunity to hear direct from their commander on the current status of their organization and the way forward for future operations.

  • Collaborative approach to safety

    Jan 30, 2015

    The monthly Task Force Wrangler Safety Council meeting, held Jan. 15 at Army Field Support Battalion Afghanistan, provides a venue for unit representatives to report on safety programs, initiatives, training, successes and challenges. The forum facilitates cross-talk and mutual problem solving.

  • Security assistance enterprise delivers vehicles to Iraq

    Jan 28, 2015

    The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command has implemented and completed a case for delivery of 250 Mine Resistant Armor Protected vehicles to the Iraqi government.

  • Accidents down in first quarter 2015

    Jan 23, 2015

    Accidental Soldier fatalities were down 8 percent at the close of the first quarter of fiscal 2015, continuing the downward trend that culminated in the Army's safest year on record during 2014.

  • Afghan, Pakistani military leaders coordinate border security

    Jan 22, 2015

    Leaders from the 201st and 203rd Afghan National Army Corps, Afghan Border Police zones 301 and 402, the 11th Pakistan Army Corps, and a delegation from Resolute Support headquarters met to discuss border security at an event hosted by Train, Advise, Assist Command - East at Operational Base Fenty in Afghanistan, Jan. 18, 2015.