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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Afghan Border Police Zone 301 hosts women's police integration conference

    Jan 20, 2015

    Afghan Border Police Zone 301 hosted a women's conference Jan. 13, 2015, to discuss the integration of women into the Afghan National Police.

  • Responsibly retrograding radioactives

    Jan 19, 2015

    Army Field Support Battalion - Afghanistan has assembled a team that incorporates expertise from the battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade, 4th Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, 1st Theater Sustainment Command and beyond to take a prudent approach to retrograding equipment containing radioactive isotopes and trace amounts of radioactive material.

  • TAAC-E advisers emphasize Afghan police logistics in Nangarhar

    Jan 15, 2015

    Army Brig. Gen. Christopher Bentley, the Train, Advise, Assist Command - East commander; Army Col. Gregory Stokes, the TAAC-E Police Advisory Team commander; and logistics and engineering advisers assigned to TAAC-E met at the RLC with Nangarhar Provincial Chief of Police Maj. Gen. Fazel Ahmad Sherzad, the RLC commander, and other police leaders to discuss issues relevant to the facility Jan. 6, 2015.

  • Troops advise Afghans on Pakistan military border coordination

    Jan 9, 2015

    Leaders from NATO's Resolute Support headquarters and Train, Advise, Assist Command-East, or TAAC-E, traveled for a meeting with Afghan National Security Forces leaders to the Khyber Border Coordination Center, or KBCC, near the Torkham Gate area of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in eastern Nangarhar province, Jan. 4.

  • 1st TSC Soldiers maintain readiness using DRASH system

    Jan 8, 2015

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- It was a clear crisp day as Soldiers with the 1st Sustainment Command (Theater) came together for training on the Deployable Rapid Assembly Shelters from Dec. 8-12 at Wright Field here.

  • US Army Central's Soldier spotlight - Trainer of professionals speaks improvement and moving forward

    Jan 7, 2015

    First Sgt. Nathaniel A. Campbell is the senior enlisted adviser for Headquarters Support Company, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, U.S. Army Central Command. He is responsible for advising the commander and enhancing the force by ensuring readiness of all Soldiers assigned to ARCENT. Campbell, a Houston native, has been the first sergeant for about 10 months and believes Soldiers are his biggest priority in the upcoming year.

  • Setting a theater: establishing Transit Center MK

    Jan 5, 2015

    On the western shores of the Black Sea sits a bustling tourist resort, port complex, and one of Romania's largest and oldest cities, Constanta. Just 30 minutes inland, the tiny commune of Mihail Kog�lniceanu houses the Department of Defense's sole operational passenger transit center, Transit Center Mihail Kog�lniceanu.

  • How to report a crime to Army CID

    Dec 30, 2014

    Special Agents with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command want to remind Soldiers, civilians, and family members about how they can report a crime 24/7 to Army Criminal Investigation Command.

  • Polish advisers ready for Resolute Support in Afghanistan

    Dec 27, 2014

    After several months of preparation at home in Poland, a group of Polish army soldiers assigned as advisers to Train, Advise, Assist Command - East arrived to Tactical Base Gamberi and Operational Base Fenty Dec. 19, 2014.

  • Army watercraft plus Army divers equals synergy

    Dec 24, 2014

  • 401st AFSB begins a new era at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait

    Dec 23, 2014

  • Commanding general visits ASC units in Kuwait

    Dec 23, 2014

  • Mobile app to diagnose head injuries scores FDA clearance

    Dec 22, 2014

    The new Defense Automated Neurobehavioral Assessment is a mobile phone-based application designed to help medical providers identify cases of traumatic brain injury in almost any setting, which may help clinicians diagnose a patient in as little as five minutes.

  • Army, USMC generals talk Afghanistan transition on expeditionary advisory trip

    Dec 20, 2014

    U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Christopher Bentley, the Train, Advise, Assist Command - East Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Paul Lebedine, the Kabul-based Advise and Assist Cell Commander, and Canadian Army Lt. Col. Christopher Comeau, the AAC - Southeast Liaison Officer traveled to Forward Operating Base Thunder, headquarters of the 203rd Afghan National Army Corps in Paktya province, to talk about the transition of advising efforts in southeastern Afghanistan Dec. 10, 2014.

  • Awarding a 'Hero'

    Dec 19, 2014

    "Sometimes you find yourself in a situation bigger than yourself," said Lt. Gen. James Terry, commander of U.S. Army Central, during the award ceremony at Patton Hall, Dec. 19.

  • Colors casing closes chapter of 401st AFSB history

    Dec 17, 2014

    A significant chapter of 401st Army Field Support Brigade history closed Dec. 15 as it cased its colors in order to relocate the brigade headquarters to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

  • Soldier Spotlight: Sgt. 1st Class Tikeila T. Chancey

    Dec 16, 2014

    The Soldier Spotlight allows the command to Enhance the Force by recognizing Soldiers and their achievements. This week, U.S. Army Central spotlights Sgt. 1st Class Tikeila T. Chancey, Public Affairs noncommissioned officer, USARCENT, for her most recent achievement of graduating from Drill Sergeant school.

  • Social network safety: How to protect your identity online

    Dec 15, 2014

    As a result of recent world events and a continual effort to protect the force, special agents with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command's Computer Crime Investigative Unit, are strongly recommending that anyone affiliated with the U.S. military, review their social media accounts to make sure they are using the best security settings to protect their online profiles.

  • Tire Repair Program saves money at Camp Arifjan

    Dec 15, 2014

  • Why I Serve: Signal Soldier continues legacy of service

    Dec 12, 2014

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait -- With a proud heritage of military service and the influence of growing up in a strong military community, it seemed inevitable Spc. Dana Spurgeon-Moore would serve her nation as a member of the military.

  • Take charge of your online identity

    Dec 4, 2014

    I encourage you to review your own social media accounts and ask that your family members do the same. Personal security and operational security go hand in hand; they are vital to our workforce and nation's security and it is everyone's responsibility to practice OPSEC.

  • 201st Corps mortar training builds competency, sustainability

    Dec 3, 2014

    Soldiers from the 201st Afghan National Army Corps conducted mortar training taught by the Warrior Training Alliance at Tactical Base Gamberi Dec. 3, 2014. Train, Advise, Assist Command - East Commander U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Christopher Bentley observed the training and discussed projected ammunition requirements and program sustainability with the 201st Corps Deputy Commanding General Brig. Gen. Yar Mohammad.

  • Potential pollutants become useful energy

    Dec 2, 2014

    LOGCAP contractor reclaims fuel for use in solid waste incinerators at Bagram Air Field and realizes more than $6.6 million in cost savings/avoidance since 2010 while keeping potential pollutants out of the waste stream.

  • Army Field Support Battalion-Qatar takes PT to a new level

    Dec 2, 2014

  • CENTCOM commander visits troops in Kuwait

    Dec 1, 2014

    U.S. Army Gen. Lloyd Austin, commanding general of the U.S. Central Command, speaks with service members of the Combined Joint Task Force at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Nov. 27, 2014. He thanked troops for their sacrifices and service while answering questions regarding Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Tracy Myers, U.S. Army Central)

  • Nangahar public affairs shura includes ANSF pillars and provincial government

    Nov 19, 2014

    Capt. Matthew Kukta of the 3rd Cavalry Regiment Police Advisor Team hosted the first Nangahar province public affairs shura at Operation Base Fenty, Afghanistan, Nov. 12, 2014.

  • 3ID, 3CR form TAAC-E in eastern Afghanistan

    Nov 18, 2014

    The recently formed Train, Advise, Assist Command - East assumed its new mission in eastern Afghanistan Nov. 4, 2014.

  • TAAC-E welcomes Polish OPCOM, TF White Eagle

    Nov 18, 2014

    LAGHMAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- The Polish Armed Forces Operational Commander Lt. Gen. Marek Tomaszycki and members of his staff visited Train, Advise Assist Command -- East at Tactical Base Gamberi Nov. 13, 2014.

  • Assistant Secretary of the Army visits TAAC-E in eastern Afghanistan

    Nov 8, 2014

    The Hon. Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment visited Train, Advise, Assist Command - East at Tactical Base Gamberi Saturday. During her visit, Hammack met with senior leaders and staff to discuss TAAC-E bases, projects and logistics.

  • USARCENT is amped to teach conservation awareness

    Oct 29, 2014

    SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. - "It's all about keeping Soldiers in the fight."

  • Cybersecurity is Everyone's Mission

    Oct 16, 2014

    Today's Army depends on cyberspace. In fact, every sector of our national economy, our government and society relies on access to a stable, safe and resilient cyberspace. Maintaining our freedom to operate in cyberspace and protecting critical information is the essence of cybersecurity.

  • Commanding General

    Oct 15, 2014

    Lt. Gen. Terry

  • Maj. Gen. Dana J.H. Pittard

    Oct 15, 2014

  • 2015 Army Digital Photo Contest open for submissions

    Oct 14, 2014

    The Army announced that entry submissions for the 2015 Army Digital Photography Contest will be accepted from Oct. 15 to Nov. 30, 2014. This annual contest allows online entries from contestants in two divisions: active-duty personnel and other Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation patrons.

  • Deployed advisors, trainers earn education honors

    May 12, 2011

    BAGHDAD - The United States Forces-Iraq Deputy Commanding General for Advising and Training recognized 17 members of the A&T team for their commitment to post-secondary education while deployed in support of Operation New Dawn, during an awards ceremony at the Babylon Conference Center here May 4.

  • Country music's 'Big Dog' lights up the IZ

    Apr 30, 2011

    BAGHDAD - Country music star Toby Keith lit up the International Zone here during a brief stop on his United Service Organizations-sponsored "Locked And Loaded" tour.

  • Comprehensive fitness continues to challenge FOB Union III

    Apr 19, 2011

    BAGHDAD - More than 100 Forward Operating Base Union III residents are participating in the United States Forces-Iraq Deputy Commanding General for Advising and Training and FOB Union III 10-week long weight loss challenge that began here March 13.

  • Iraqi Army Soldiers learn how to operate, maintain M1A1 tanks

    Apr 14, 2011

    BAGHDAD - Iraqi Army Soldiers from the 9th Mechanized Division recently began learning how to operate and maintain the M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank at Besmaya Combat Training Center, Iraq.

  • Overcoming personal, professional challenges key to success in U.S. Army officer's most recent

    Apr 10, 2011

    BAGHDAD - U.S. Army Lt. Col. Kevin J. Butler received a Joint Service Commendation Medal at Forward Operating Base Union III April 7, for accomplishments during his most recent deployment.

  • BCTC course plays key role in Iraqi Army's future

    Apr 2, 2011

    As the Iraqi Army continues to increase their defense capabilities, Iraqi soldiers are learning not only how to operate new equipment, but how to properly recover and maintain damaged equipment.

  • Comprehensive fitness challenges FOB Union III

    Mar 19, 2011

    BAGHDAD - During a deployment a lot of service members often find themselves putting aside things like going to the gym, or making healthy food choices. Placing so much focus on mission accomplishment may cause them to feel they don't have the time or energy to work on personal improvement.

  • Personifying leadership competencies in day-to-day operations: A Texas Soldier shines brighter than

    Jan 26, 2011

    BAGHDAD - The bright beams of Iraqi sun cast shadows onto an alley just outside the 11-story Iraqi Ministry of Interior headquarters in central Baghdad. The shadows briefly provide shade for a group of Soldiers, weighed down by at least 60 pounds of Army-issued individual protective gear, as they move about in 110-degree-plus heat. The Soldiers form a Personal Security Detachment team working primarily with Master Sgt. Lourdes James, an advisor to Iraqi Police directorates. James travels frequently to the MoI Information Fusion Cell to meet with her Iraqi counterpart.

  • Iraqi Army officers build digital exercises, operations

    Jan 26, 2011

    BAGHDAD - Iraqi Army officers are studying how to create interactive, digital worlds within software that United States Forces-Iraq instructors and advisors refer to as "the game."

  • Military calculation experts move base, mission forward

    Jan 26, 2011

    BAGHDAD - At a remote site in the Mesopotamian shrub desert an unassuming group of specially trained personnel plans, and moves, military forces and equipment in support of both Operation New Dawn and Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Iraqi Army Commandos hone skills

    Jan 26, 2011

    BAGHDAD - As the Iraqi Army continues to train while fighting an insurgency, battle tested Soldiers are relocated away from the fight in order to perfect their skills and ensure success in battle.

  • Iraqi IED technicians expand knowledge in EOD procedures

    Jan 26, 2011

    In mid 2010, the Baghdad Hawk Counter Explosive Team uncovered an indirect fire launch site in Karada, a city neighborhood known for its ethnic diversity and consumerism, and where extremists had already launched two rockets targeting the International Zone.

  • Iraq Infantry School conducts mortar live-fire at BCTC

    Jan 26, 2011

    BAGHDAD - Iraq Infantry School instructors led a two-day Basic 81mm Mortar Course live-fire exercise at the Besmaya Combat Training Center as part of the culminating exercise to a 21-day course in late November 2010.

  • Institute graduates model citizens, future of IP

    Jan 26, 2011

    The institute is a unique vocational school commissioned by Iraq's Ministry of Interior. Unlike standard high schools in Iraq where students can achieve a degree in three years, teens typically between 14 and 19 from throughout Iraq apply for the Police Commissioner Institute's accelerated two-year program, said Police Commissioner Institute Manager Maj. Gen. Abdul Khaliq Abdul-Hadi.

  • Cadre prepare to assume M1A1 program instruction

    Jan 26, 2011

    Iraqi Army M1A1 Tank Familiarization Course cadre are preparing to instruct and operate their own M1A1 program at the Besmaya Combat Training Center with assistance from United States Forces-Iraq.

  • School enhances Iraqi Armor officers communications capabilities

    Jan 26, 2011

    A wing within the Iraqi Armor School at Camp Taji is not training its officers how to shoot or move. Its focus instead is on teaching them how to communicate.

  • Iraqi Army Signal School provides tactical capability

    Jan 26, 2011

    As the Iraqi Army works to lessen its reliance on commercial radios and increase usage of tactical systems, the Iraqi Army Signal School at Camp Taji trains Soldiers to man those tactical radios in its 90-day Basic Communications Course.

  • Iraqi Army Chemical Defense Regiment proves capable

    Jan 26, 2011

  • Riggers, chaplain ready for 'The Big Drop' in Afghanistan

    Dec 21, 2010

    The unit ministry team and riggers of the 101st Sustainment Brigade teamed up to prepare for 101 air drops slated to take place next week. The "Big Drop" will bring 101 bundles of care packages and other supplies to service members in two dozen remote Forward Operating Bases across Regional Command-East.

  • First steps in a new direction: pre-k begins

    Aug 27, 2010

    Monday was a day of firsts for children and teachers alike on Fort McPherson, as the 2010 Child, Youth and School Services pre-kindergarten class kicked off its new school year. The school year will be based on formulas that have proven successful over the years in transforming children into outstanding citizens, said Victoria Barrera, pre-k teacher.

  • HHC 'Bombers' beat 'Team Falcon' in 1st AAB end-of-season tournament

    Aug 26, 2010

    BAGHDAD -On a blistering hot Iraq day, most Soldiers would find some excuse to remain indoors, citing the risk of heat exhaustion. But for two softball teams in the 1st Advise and Assist Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, the heat of the desert couldn't compare to the rivalry between them. The Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st AAB 'Bombers' beat the 1/3 Brigade Special Troops Battalion 'Team Falcon' by one run in the last inning of the game.

  • U.S. Army Forces Command (Forward) and U.S. Army Reserve Command Forward (Forward), Week in Review,

    Aug 26, 2010

    A compendium of images and captions highlighting the activites at the forward locations of Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces Command and Headquarters, U.S. Army Reserve Command at Fort Bragg, N.C., during the week of August 16-22, 2010.

  • Iraqi Police graduate first Counter Explosive Team Course in Anbar

    Aug 26, 2010

    ANBAR PROVINCE, Iraq-Twenty eight Iraqi police officers became certified technicians specially trained to handle what has traditionally been one of the most hazardous weapon in Iraq - roadside bombs - after completing Anbar's first 12-week Counter Explosive Team course at the Ramadi Training Center, Aug. 21.

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