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  • Outgoing defense secretary praises troops' sacrifices, spirit during Kuwait visit

    Dec 9, 2014

    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said he understood the problems facing deployed Soldiers during the holiday season. "There's some reflection of the holiday spirit here and I always admire that," Hagel told a gathering of several hundred service members Dec. 8, referring to his service during the Vietnam War. "Once upon a time I was away from home over a holiday period in a different kind of war, so I have some understanding of what you and your families deal with."

  • 'Marne Division' uncases colors in Afghanistan, prepares for Resolute Support mission

    Dec 8, 2014

    The 3rd Infantry Division Headquarters uncased their colors during a ceremony at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Dec. 7, 2014.

  • 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.

  • Congressional delegation visits TAAC-E, meets with troops in eastern Afghanistan

    Dec 2, 2014

    A congressional delegation including six representatives from the U.S. House Armed Services Committee visited Train, Advise, Assist Command - East at Tactical Base Gamberi Nov. 22, 2014.

  • TAAC-E advisers attend police summit in Nangarhar, Afghans address progress and challenges

    Dec 2, 2014

    Representatives from all groups of Afghan security forces and Train, Advise, Assist Command - East advisors attended a local police summit at the provincial governor's palace in Nangarhar province Nov. 26, 2014.

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

    Dec 2, 2014

  • Soldier earns battlefield promotion in Afghanistan

    Dec 2, 2014

    A Soldier from the 787th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company earned a battlefield promotion to staff sergeant, for his service in Afghanistan.

  • 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)

  • 1st Cavalry Division, TAAC-S host Deputy SECDEF in Afghanistan

    Nov 29, 2014

    Deployment brings a variety of different experiences to most service members. Many service members get their first trip outside of the country, get to meet people from different countries and different cultures, and get to be part of a mission oriented team.

  • Army Chief of Staff visits 'Devil' brigade in Kuwait

    Nov 26, 2014

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited with Soldiers and leaders of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, at their headquarters at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Nov. 24. Odierno was accompanied by U.S. Army Central commanding general Lt. Gen. James L. Terry.

  • AFSBn-Kuwait Soldiers participate in Army Ten-Miler shadow run

    Nov 24, 2014

  • 101st BSB learns why APS-5 means 'Ready to Fight'

    Nov 24, 2014

  • 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.

  • TAAC-E soldiers honor humility, sacrifice of service at Veterans Day ceremony

    Nov 18, 2014

    Soldiers of Train Advise Assist Command - East gathered to honor the commitment and sacrifice of all service members past and present at Tactical Base Gamberi Nov. 11, 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.

  • ACC battalion heads to Kuwait

    Nov 17, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The Army Contracting Command's 926th Contingency Contracting Battalion bid farewell to fellow Soldiers, Family and friends during a deployment ceremony at the Ball Conference Center on APG North (Aberdeen) Nov. 6.

  • Pacific-based Army mariners return home from critical Kuwait mission

    Nov 17, 2014

    Thirty-one Pacific-based Army mariners from the 605th Transportation Detachment, 45th Sustainment Brigade, reunited with their families in Hawaii, Nov. 12, after a nine-month deployment to Kuwait where they crewed U.S. Army Logistic Support Vessel-6, delivering critical Department of Defense cargo throughout the Persian Gulf.

  • 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.

  • Soldiers in Operation Inherent Resolve eligible for GWOT Expeditionary Medal

    Nov 3, 2014

    Service members overseas serving in support of Operation Inherent Resolve are eligible for the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Pentagon officials announced, Oct. 31, 2014.

  • 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."

  • 'Operational Energy' run and expo

    Oct 27, 2014

    As the sun rises over Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, runners gather behind the starting line to participate in the "Operation Energy" 5 km run and expo Oct. 23, 2014, as part of U.S. Army Central's campaign to raise awareness of energy use. USARCENT established the Operational Energy Working Group to spearhead the energy awareness campaign, educating and empowering Soldiers to make energy informed decisions. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Tracy R. Myers, U.S. Army Central)

  • 45th SB-CMRE hosts NCO induction ceremony at Kandahar Airfield

    Oct 25, 2014

    It's a tradition near as old as the Army itself. A tradition steeped in ceremony, pride, and legacy. A tradition the senior noncommissioned officers of the 45th Sustainment Brigade CENTCOM Materiel Recovery Element have not forgotten. On Oct. 11, the NCOs of the 45th Sust. Bde. CMRE conducted a noncommissioned officer induction ceremony at the FEST Tent on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. The ceremony celebrates the addition of newly promoted sergeants to the NCO Corps and serves to officially welcome Soldiers to their new life and responsibility as NCOs.

  • Middle East District hosts Industry Day

    Oct 20, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Middle East District staff met with more than 300 contractor representatives during the Industry Day event held Oct. 16 at Shenandoah University's Harry F. Byrd School of Business in Winchester, Va.

  • Chinook field team builds partnership with Egyptian air force

    Oct 20, 2014

    Since 2001, a U.S. Army Technical Assistance Fielding Team has provided technical expertise on the Boeing CH-47D Chinook to the Egyptian Air Force.

  • RC-South transitions to TAAC-South in ceremony at KAF

    Oct 14, 2014

    International Security Assistance Force in southern Afghanistan ushered in a new era during a ceremony held on Kandahar Airfield to commemorate the transition of Regional Command-South to Train Advise and Assist Command-South, Oct. 14, 2014.

  • NATO nations work together to secure Kandahar Airfield

    Oct 12, 2014

    The flight line on Kandahar Airfield is baked by the Afghan sun and buzzing 24 hours a day with the sound of helicopters, cargo planes and fighter jets. Patrolling the flight line are service members from five nations who come together to ensure it remains safe for aircraft to land and take off.

  • Sustainers conduct maritime readiness exercise

    Oct 8, 2014

    Army mariners within units throughout the 1st Sustainment Command (Theater) successfully completed the first-ever Brigade Inspection Reconnaissance Exercise Program Sept. 1 to Sept. 28 in the United States Central Command area of responsibility.

  • Security assistance enterprise boosts Jordan fleet

    Oct 7, 2014

    Jordan's armed forces are upgrading their mobile fleet with 22 M88A1 recovery vehicles as part of a foreign military sales case with the U.S. Army.

  • COMISAF meets with UK Prime Minister David Cameron on Kabul visit

    Oct 3, 2014

  • 2014 Green Book: Regionally aligned forces in action

    Sep 30, 2014

    2014 Green Book: Regionally Aligned Forces in Action Lt. Gen. James L. Terry Commanding General, U. S. Army Central/Third U.S. Army

  • Kuwaiti National and Liberation Days: Strategic Partners and Genuine Friends

    Apr 22, 2014

    SOUTHWEST ASIA -- It is easy to quickly identify practical reasons for a partnership between Kuwaiti and U.S. Air Defense Artillery units. With Iranian ballistic missiles and launchers just a short distance to the northeast of Kuwait, cooperation between Kuwaiti and U.S. ADA units ensures the defense of assets critical to both countries.

  • U.S., Saudi troops build teamwork, friendship during mil-to-mil exercise

    Apr 21, 2014

    Approximately 1,100 Soldiers from the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, and the 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade of the New York National Guard, participated in the two-week military-to-military exercise geared toward strengthening stability in the region and improving interoperability.

  • Soldiers face Kuwaiti National Guard in exhibition basketball game

    Apr 21, 2014

    Soldiers had the opportunity to face a unique challenge when they hosted an exhibition basketball game against members of the Kuwaiti National Guard, April 20, on Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

  • Reserve Soldiers use ammunition classification system to sort ammo, save Army money

    Jan 23, 2014

    Soldiers from the 143rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), arrived at the Ammunition Supply Point at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, and discovered a backlog of more than a million rounds of unsorted small arms ammunition.

  • Soldiers celebrate Thanksgiving with Kuwaiti students

    Nov 13, 2013

    Thanksgiving came early for a gathering of Soldiers, State Department employees and Kuwaiti school children during a celebration of the popular American holiday Nov. 9 in Kuwait City.

  • Sustainment Command trains Soldiers for life in combat zone

    Jul 15, 2013

    The Army Sustainment Command recently conducted a three-week pre-deployment training session for about 50 commissioned and noncommissioned officers heading overseas to fill positions in its brigades in Afghanistan and Kuwait.

  • Stryker forward-deployed Battlefield Damage Repair facility closes doors

    Jul 11, 2013

    The Army's Project Manager Stryker Brigade Combat Team took the first steps in retrograding their equipment from Operation Enduring Freedom when it accepted the final repaired Stryker from its forward deployed Battle Damage Repair facility in Qatar.

  • Dempsey discusses Middle East, U.S. troop issues

    Jul 8, 2013

    Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, discussed events in the Middle East and U.S. troop issues during an interview broadcast July 7, 2013, with Candy Crowley for CNN's State of the Union news program.

  • Exercise Eager Lion begins in Jordan

    Jun 11, 2013

    Exercise Eager Lion kicked off in Jordan this week as U.S. service members began training with military forces from 19 nations.

  • 1st Armored Division troops aligned with CENTCOM, ready for Eager Lion kick-off

    Jun 3, 2013

    About 100 Soldiers from the 1st Armored Division are now in Jordan as part of an advance headquarters element that will pave the way for follow-on Soldiers in the June "Eager Lion" exercise there.

  • Army makes final delivery of IA-407s to the Iraqis

    May 21, 2013

    The Project Office for Armed Scout Helicopters, along with several representatives from different organizations on Redstone Arsenal, Ala., made the eighth delivery of the Iraqi Armed-407 Bell helicopters to Iraq.

  • Female diver leaves her mark in history

    Mar 25, 2013

    Just as the Spartans defied the odds and held off thousands of enemy troops, a modern-day female Soldier of Greek descent showed the same determination in her pursuit of becoming one of only four female-divers in the history of the U.S. Army.

  • AMC band performs for "mission ready" Soldiers

    Mar 11, 2013

    The 2nd Battalion, 18th Field Artillery Regiment played host to the U.S. Army Materiel Command Band on Camp Redleg, Feb. 28.

  • Army divers splash headfirst into training

    Mar 7, 2013

    Nine divers deployed from the 74th Engineer Dive Detachment, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., performed underwater welding, cutting and hydraulic-tool training at the Sea Point of Debarkation/Embarkation at Shuaiba Port, Kuwait, Feb. 19 to March 7, 2013.

  • Unmanned aerial system Soldiers in Kuwait train to keep 'eye in the sky'

    Mar 2, 2013

    Unmanned aerial system operators and maintainers with Company A, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, train constantly to keep Shadow UAVs in the skies over Camp Buehring, Kuwait.

  • Service members, Kuwaiti students kick language barrier

    Feb 26, 2013

    Service members and U.S. embassy employees took part in a sports day event at the U.S. embassy in Kuwait City, Feb. 16, 2013, as a part of the English Access Micro-scholarship Program.

  • Boy Scouts visit Soldiers in Kuwait

    Jan 15, 2013

    Boy Scouts of Troop 965 in Kuwait received a unique opportunity to visit Camp Arifjan, Jan. 12, 2013, and explore mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles with Soldiers of the 47th Transportation Company, deployed from Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Joint effort delivers 3 helicopters to Iraq

    Jan 14, 2013

    The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command with U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command and Program Executive Office Aviation facilitated and delivered three Bell 407 Scout helicopters to Iraqi Army Aviation today.

  • Service members, civilians learn to harness power of 'Open Source' information

    Jan 9, 2013

    Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Department of the Army Civilians from all across the Army Central Command area of operations converged on Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, Dec. 3-6, 2013, to attend two coveted Open Source fundamentals courses offered locally by the Open Source Center-Doha Bureau.

  • U.S., Kuwaitis conduct defensive exercise together

    Dec 3, 2012

    The 3rd Infantry Division Soldiers and Kuwaiti troops assigned to the 15th Mubarak Brigade conducted Saweyan Shield, a live fire exercise, at the Udairi Range Complex near Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Nov. 28.

  • U.S. Soldiers, Kuwaiti paramedics share info, tactics during combat lifesaver course

    Nov 27, 2012

    Kuwait National Guard 1st Lt. Hashem Al-Refae and 1st Lt. Hamad Al-Shetail attended a recent combat lifesaver course at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Nov. 13-16, 2012, so they could see how the U.S. Army trains its non-medical Soldiers on tactical treatment of wounds.

  • Troops prepare to keep steady peace in Sinai

    Nov 27, 2012

    Alongside current tensions and upheavals in the Middle East and northern Africa in the wake of the Arab Spring movements, the peacekeeping mission on the Sinai Peninsula continues after more than 30 years. Soldiers of the 5-113th Field Artillery are deploying to the Sinai for a year as Multinational Force Observers.

  • Dempsey: U.S. must remain engaged with Muslim world

    Sep 17, 2012

    The recent anti-American demonstrations that have occurred in many Muslim countries "demands for us to be more engaged, not less engaged," the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said today during an aircraft flight from Sibiu, Romania, to Ankara, Turkey.

  • Third Army commander visits Bagram Retrosort Yard

    Sep 16, 2012

    Third Army Commanding General Lt. Gen. Vincent Brooks visited the Soldiers of the Bagram Airfield Retrograde Sort Yard in Afghanistan, Sept. 16, 2012.

  • N.C. Guard Soldier runs 100 miles in honor of fallen comrades

    Sep 6, 2012

    A lone runner pushed herself through desert heat and dust to finish her 24-hour quest: 100 miles in remembrance of fellow Soldiers who have died in the war on terror.

  • Soldiers search for shipping containers in Afghanistan

    Sep 5, 2012

    Two National Guard Soldiers from the 113th Sustainment Brigade recently deployed to Kuwait, where they received a unique Afghanistan mission -- locate lost shipping containers.

  • South Carolina Guard Soldiers keep sharp during Kuwait deployment

    Aug 19, 2012

    Soldiers with 4th Battalion, 118th Infantry Regiment Soldiers conducted live-fire exercises at the Udairi Range at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, in late July and early August, to keep their skills sharp.

  • Pittsburgh Army Reserve unit arrives in Kuwait

    Jul 1, 2012

    More than 240 Pittsburgh-based Army Reserve Soldiers of the 316th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) arrived at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, July 1, 2012, to begin their unit's second overseas deployment.

  • Army Corps of Engineers continues construction in Iraq

    Jun 21, 2012

    Though its construction program is a fraction of what it once was in Iraq, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues to manage $350 million in projects there.

  • S.C. Army National Guard Soldiers partner with Kuwaiti National Guard

    May 29, 2012

    Soldiers of the 4th Battalion, 118th Infantry Regiment, became the opposing force for Kuwaiti National Guard mechanized and counter-terrorism troops, May 16, 2012.

  • Training milestone solidifies Kuwait-U.S. partnership

    May 17, 2012

    In a Combined-Arms Live-Fire Exercise at the Udari Range May 8, 2012, units of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division (Iron Horse) and the Kuwaiti Army's 151st Tank Battalion, 15th Mubarak Armored Brigade, successfully performed a series of maneuvers to stop a simulated invasion force, validating months of training which began soon after the brigade withdrew from Iraq to Kuwait.

  • U.S., Kuwaiti military holds MEDEVAC exercise

    May 11, 2012

    Third Army and the Kuwait military conducted a joint medical evacuation exercise at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, April 26, 2012.

  • Toby Keith sings for Soldiers in Kuwait during USO tour

    Apr 30, 2012

    Country music superstar and veteran USO entertainer Toby Keith lit up the desert night at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, April 26, 2012, turning the base into a party on his 10th year of entertaining troops overseas.

  • Hawker Battery mission turns out lights in Kuwait

    Apr 25, 2012

    A two-man team working in a tent here has saved the Army more than $7 million over the past 18 months by charging batteries for re-use.

  • Foreign military sales make partnerships strong, keep production lines hot

    Apr 25, 2012

    The Saudi government has purchased $17 billion in military hardware from the United States through U.S. government intermediaries, like the Army's Security Assistance Management Directorate.

  • Anniston Army Depot partners to rebuild Saudi tanks

    Apr 12, 2012

    Anniston Army Depot recently contracted to overhaul 143 M1 Abrams tanks for Saudi Arabia's Royal Saudi Land Forces at Lima Army Tank Plant in Ohio.

  • Air Defense Artillery Soldiers conduct medical training in Kuwait

    Apr 9, 2012

    Soldiers from the 4th Battalion, 5th Air & Missile Defense Regiment Aid Station, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, are conducting Combat Life Saver courses in order for the entire battalion to be qualified in life-saving techniques.

  • SMA visits Third Army Soldiers

    Apr 4, 2012

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III visited Third Army Soldiers at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, April 1, 2012.

  • Last Iraq MRAP loaded for transport to 1st CAV museum

    Mar 27, 2012

    The last mine resistant, ambush protected vehicle to depart Iraq during Operation New Dawn was loaded aboard the Ocean Crescent, March 24, 2012, at Port of Ash Shuaiba, Kuwait, for transport to the 1st Cavalry Division Museum at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Army Career and Alumni Program counselors visit Kuwait

    Mar 13, 2012

    In efforts to better prepare Soldiers for life after military service, the Third Army/ARCENT personnel office arranged for three Army Career and Alumni Program counselors to visit Kuwait and help Soldiers transition from active-duty service to civilian life.

  • New Army focus on Pacific doesn't mean abandoning Middle East

    Mar 8, 2012

    While the Army has a new emphasis on the Asia and Pacific region, it doesn't mean the service will be unable to meet obligations in the Middle East -- if need be, said the Army's chief of staff.

  • Last vehicle to depart Iraq headed for 1st Cavalry Division Museum

    Mar 7, 2012

    The last U.S. Army vehicle to drive out of Iraq in December will be preserved in the historical record at the 1st Cavalry Division Museum at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Camp Arifjan honors Bataan Death March heroes

    Mar 5, 2012

    Morale, Welfare, and Recreation center workers organized a 12.5 mile Bataan Memorial Death March at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, March 1, 2012.

  • Two humanitarian assistance projects complete in Jordan

    Mar 5, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District recently oversaw the completion of two health clinics in remote areas of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

  • Kuwaiti partners visit Bandog ranges

    Mar 2, 2012

    Soldiers with 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, executed an M4 rifle and an M9 pistol range with their Kuwaiti partner unit, the 43rd Infantry Battalion, Feb. 24, 2012.

  • Training prepares Soldiers for Afghan equipment retrograde mission

    Feb 10, 2012

    Soldiers with the 113th Sustainment Brigade, took part in Redistribution Property Assistance Team skills training in late January at Camp Virginia, Kuwait, to prepare the Soldiers to begin retrograde and property management operations in Afghanistan.

  • Panetta, Dempsey mark end of Iraq mission

    Jan 31, 2012

    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta arrived in Baghdad, Iraq, to join Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in ceremonies marking the end of the U.S. military mission in Iraq.

  • Sustainment troops in Kuwait equip Ironhorse Brigade

    Jan 30, 2012

    The Army Field Support Battalion-Kuwait, 402nd Army Field Support Brigade, began the issue here of brigade combat team equipment to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division's Ironhorse Brigade, Jan. 3, 2012.

  • Army's 'best kept secret' floats

    Jan 26, 2012

    The 824th Transportation Company, a Reserve unit from Moorehead City, N.C., just arrived in Kuwait to start their yearlong deployment. The home away from home has a unique feature, it floats.

  • Dental company commander brings lifetime of knowledge

    Jan 26, 2012

    After 21 years away from the Army and retiring from dentistry in the civilian sector, Daniel P. Alston returned to serve in the Army Reserve, and now commands the 143rd Dental Company (Area Support) Forward as a lieutenant colonel.

  • Casting absentee ballot easier than ever

    Jan 9, 2012

    The Army Voting Assistance Program is designed to make registration, voting information, materials and assistance readily available to all eligible Army voters. The program seeks to educate eligible voters about the importance of voting and provide every opportunity to register.

  • 113th Sustainment Brigade assumes mission in Kuwait

    Jan 2, 2012

    The Tennessee Army National Guard's 230th Sustainment Brigade transferred the logistics mission in Kuwait to the North Carolina Army National Guard's 113th Sustainment Brigade, Dec. 27, 2011, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

  • Panetta concludes Iraq mission, noting service, sacrifice

    Dec 19, 2011

    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta joined Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey and other U.S. and Iraq leaders in honoring eight years of service and sacrifice as they commemorated the end of the U.S. military mission in Iraq.

  • Last brigade leaves Iraq

    Dec 19, 2011

    After the 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division drove into Kuwait on the morning of Dec. 18, 2011, Soldiers from the 1st Theater Sustainment Command, Third Army, and Kuwaiti border military police closed the gate at Khabari Crossing.

  • 'Welcome home' signals end of war in Iraq

    Dec 15, 2011

    More than 3,000 service members gathered at Pope Army Airfield on Fort Bragg, N.C., Dec. 14, to hear President Barack Obama deliver a speech marking the end of the war in Iraq.

  • Secretary of the Army John McHugh visits Kandahar Airfield

    Dec 15, 2011

    The objective of Secretary of the Army John McHugh's visit to Regional Command (South) and Kandahar Airfield Dec. 14 was to assess the current status of U.S.-Afghan relations in RC(S) and to see military training and facilities.

  • Third Army hosts Guard birthday 5K run

    Dec 14, 2011

    Third Army hosted an Army National Guard Birthday 5K run/walk at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Dec. 13, 2011. During the event, hundreds of service members and civilians came together to run/walk in celebration of the U.S. Army National Guard's 375th birthday.

  • Mine rollers designed to blow up, save lives

    Dec 12, 2011

    Albert Bacon helps coalition forces in Afghanistan install mine rollers on the front of tactical vehicles. He has traveled across the country providing support to Soldiers and assisting with mine rollers installations.

  • USACE cuts costs, saves resources in Afghanistan

    Dec 10, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South is implementing measures to streamline business processes and save tax-payer dollars. The district is moving out on information technology upgrades, non-tactical vehicle procurement and maintenance improvements, and connection to the Kandahar Airfield electric power network.

  • 401st AFSB continues to support Afghan National Army

    Dec 9, 2011

    The 401st Army Field Support Brigade continued its support of the Afghan National Army from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1, 2011, when 90 M1114 vehicles were inspected by Afghan Army Lt. Col. Ibrahim Wardak, liaison officer to NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan and Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, in preparation for final turn over to the ANA.

  • Third Army prepares to meet security agreement

    Dec 9, 2011

    Sustainment Soldiers in Kuwait are working hard to meet the presidential directive to transition troops and equipment from Iraq by Dec. 31, 2011.

  • Agribusiness vet makes village call in Parwan

    Dec 7, 2011

    In the small village of Jabbulsaraj, Afghanistan, the Kentucky Army National Guard Agribusiness Development Team is working to improve the lives of farmers and connect them with their government through simple agricultural projects and outreach.

  • Croatian projects building trust in Afghanistan

    Dec 7, 2011

    Three separate villages in the Balkh province of northern Afghanistan will benefit from projects led by members of the Croatian armed forces.

  • MPs secure routes in Baghdad for last convoys

    Dec 5, 2011

    Paratroopers were on the streets at 5 a.m. to check the route for roadside bombs before Victory Complex transitioned to Iraqi control Friday.

  • Guard's last convoy puts Iraq in rearview mirror

    Dec 5, 2011

    With Operation New Dawn coming to a close, the Virginia Army National Guard left Iraq in its final convoy, Dec. 2, 2011.

  • 402nd AFSB to support State Department in Iraq

    Dec 2, 2011

    As U.S. forces leave Iraq, they are moving most of their equipment and assets out of the country, but they will hand off some of it to the Department of State to support the diplomatic and security cooperation missions.

  • Security: Iraqis stand ready to defend their own

    Dec 1, 2011

    BEGINNING in 2012, Iraqis will be responsible for defending their own borders and air space, and for policing their own people, both inside and outside their cities.

  • Afghan border police compounds near completion

    Nov 29, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is finalizing construction of the $7.3 million Ala Jirga border police headquarters compound, and the $6.2 million compound in Sallamat, and inspected the sites Nov. 24, 2011, as part of a multipurpose mission.

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