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  • 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.

  • Fourth C-130 touches down in Kabul, expands Afghan Air Force capabilities

    Jun 23, 2015

    A C-130 Hercules touched down at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, June 20, bringing expanded flight capabilities to the Afghan Air Force.

  • Afghanistan, donor nations strategize budget requirements, transparency

    Jun 23, 2015

    Coalition partners from 17 donor nations convened the fourth ambassador-level Oversight and Coordination Body at the Ministry of Finance in Kabul June 16. The Oversight and Coordination Body is a biannual gathering that enables the international community, the government of Afghanistan and Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan to coordinate donor commitments with budgeted Afghan National Defense Security Forces (ANDSF) sustainment in 2015 and beyond.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • U.S. supplies critical weapons to Iraqi Security Forces in fight against ISIL

    Jun 12, 2015

    Soldiers, from the 76th Iraqi Infantry Brigade, received M16A2 rifles and infantry equipment sets, May 24-26, as part of the fielding of combat brigade equipment sets supplied to Iraqi Security Forces from the United States to support the fight against Daesh.

  • From ISAF to RS: Denmark continues key role in Afghanistan - Danish GS-13 reflects on Constitution D

    Jun 12, 2015

    Since the establishment of the International Security Assistance Force in 2001, the Danish armed forces has played an important role in Afghanistan. From deploying combat troops and equipment to Helmand, to transitioning to the Resolute Support Mission, Denmark's resolve to support Afghanistan remains strong as ever.

  • CMRE vehicle maintenance unit to wrap up mission in Bagram

    Jun 12, 2015

    As Bagram Air Field continues the drawdown of U.S. troops and equipment here, the 455th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron's Central Command Material Recovery Element is sending out its last few vehicles in preparation of transfer to civilian contractors.

  • "Iron Brigade" Expeditionary Training

    Jun 4, 2015

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait -- Shortly following the alert message, the team assembled and began the exercise. Members of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, conducted a deployment readiness exercise, 28-29 May, 2015.

  • Contracting team visits security enterprise in Saudi

    May 27, 2015

    An Army Contracting Command team gave contracting operations at the Office of the Program Manager-Saudi Arabian National Guard Modernization Program the thumbs up during an April 14-17 visit to Eskan Village in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

  • 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.

  • First brigade, back in Iraq, built template for future ops

    May 22, 2015

    The Fort Riley, Kansas-based 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team deployed to Kuwait and then Iraq last summer, following Daesh's sweep across the western Iraqi desert, threatening a large swath of central and eastern Iraq, and even Baghdad itself.

  • 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.

  • Rakkasans, Wings of Destiny combine capabilities for live fire event in Afghanistan

    May 13, 2015

    Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, engaged a series of planned targets and objectives during a combined arms live fire exercise at Tactical Base Gamberi in Afghanistan

  • Army continues to provide rapid engineering, prototyping in Afghanistan

    Apr 13, 2015

    Despite the drawdown of American Soldiers in Afghanistan, the U.S. Army engineering community is continuing to develop rapid technological solutions.

  • 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.

  • U.S. military, local Afghan leaders discuss security, successes

    Apr 11, 2015

    A shura was held Wednesday to discuss local security in the Bagram District of Parwan Province and highlight recent successes of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) in that area.

  • 82nd Abn. Div. offers Iraqi army marksmanship lesson

    Apr 10, 2015

    Iraqi army soldiers with the 72nd Brigade, 15th Division receive a close-quarters marksmanship class from paratroopers with the 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, at Camp Taji, Iraq, April 6, 2015. The IA soldiers were trained in close-quarters combat to improve their urban assault skills in preparation for fighting Islamic State militants in their country. Soldiers from the 82nd Abn. Div. are deployed as members of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve to advise and assist Iraqi Security Forces. (Sgt. Cody Quinn, CJTF-OIR Public Affairs)

  • Base defense, emergency response tested at Bagram Airfield

    Apr 10, 2015

    Base defense and emergency response systems were tested here today in a base-wide force protection exercise.

  • 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.

  • Turkish delegation tours military R&D centers in search of ideas

    Mar 31, 2015

    Turkish scientists, engineers and military officers toured U.S. military research and development centers March 16-31, to examine American science and technology practices to advance their own R&D enterprise.

  • Iraqi soldiers conduct physical training with 82nd Airborne

    Mar 31, 2015

    Iraqi Army trainees and an infantryman with 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, perform push-ups during a morning physical training session at Camp Taji, Iraq, March 4, 2015. Iraqi Army soldiers conduct physical training for an hour each morning. Soldiers from the 82nd Abn. Div. 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)

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • 3rd ESC Soldiers meet with pen pals

    Mar 23, 2015

    For more than six months, children from Mrs. Karen Gonterman's class wrote to their pen pals located half way around the globe. On March 20, the children had an opportunity to meet their pen pals face to face.

  • 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.

  • National Guard needs continued investment, generals tell Congress

    Mar 21, 2015

    Continuing to invest in the National Guard to ensure it remains accessible, responsive and capable will provide the nation a force that is proven on the battlefield and in the homeland.

  • 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.

  • Afghan, US leaders thank Korea for medical, educational support to Parwan Province

    Mar 18, 2015

    Leaders from Parwan Province joined leaders at Bagram Air Field for an appreciation ceremony today to thank the Republic of Korea for its tireless medical and educational support to the Parwan community. Notable attendees at the event included Parwan Provincial Governor Abdul Basir Salangi, Bagram District Governor Abdul Shukour Qudusi, and Parwan Director of Health Mohammad Qasim Sayedi.

  • Risi assumes command of TAAC-W

    Mar 18, 2015

    Italian Brig. Gen. Michele Risi assumed command of the Train Advise Assist Command West (TAAC-W) today from Brig. Gen. Maurizio Scardino in a transfer of authority ceremony officiated by Gen. John Campbell, commander, Resolute Support.

  • Bosnian Chief of Joint Staff visits troops, tours USFOR-A

    Mar 13, 2015

    Lt. Gen. Anto Jelec, Chief of the Bosnia-Herzegovina Joint Staff, conducted a troop review of Bosnian soldiers and toured United States Forces - Afghanistan facilities 12-13 March 2015.

  • 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.

  • Archambault: Nobody's telling us 'no' anymore

    Mar 12, 2015

    At 5 feet 4 inches tall, Pilot Tristan Archambault has no problem maneuvering a giant machine that boasts a length of over 50 feet and a cruise speed of 175 mph. It's what she's trained to do. And she's the only female in her unit that does it.

  • 402nd AFSB LARs prep Chinooks for Task Force Shield

    Mar 10, 2015

  • Stars bring bit of home to Bagram Airfield during USO Spring Troop visit

    Mar 7, 2015

    The USO brought a little bit of home to Bagram Air Field today, thanks to recording artist Phillip Phillips and several others who helped mark the third and final USO tour for Admiral James Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

  • 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.

  • U.S. Forces support Afghan-led disaster relief

    Feb 28, 2015

    The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces distributed supplies to Afghan citizens hardest hit from Wednesday's avalanche in Panjshayr Province, with support from U.S. Forces on Friday.

  • US troops celebrate African American history in Afghanistan

    Feb 24, 2015

    Troops from 3rd Infantry Division, 3d Cavalry Regiment and 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) held a African American History Month observance ceremony at Tactical Base Gamberi Feb. 7, 2015.

  • 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade Soldiers deploy to Kuwait

    Feb 24, 2015

    About 200 Soldiers from the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade deployed to Kuwait from Hunter Army Airfield, Feb. 13. The majority of those troops are coming from 2nd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, with a mixture of different Soldiers from the other battalions in the brigade.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Train, Advise, Assist Command - South troops receive combat patch in historic tradition

    Feb 9, 2015

    Service members of NATO Train, Advise, Assist Command - South received a special honor at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Feb. 8.

  • 40th ESB returns to Fort Huachuca after nine-month deployment

    Feb 6, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - The 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion arrived home on Fort Huachuca Wednesday at Libby Army Airfield. Approximately 300 Soldiers returned after performing communications contingency operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in southwest Asia.

  • Middle East District kicks off Leadership Development Program in the field

    Feb 6, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Middle East District recently kicked off Leadership Development I in the field, marking the first time the program has been held for field offices within the District's area of responsibility.

  • USACE enables, supports Combined Joint Task Force during Operation Inherent Resolve

    Feb 4, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, or USACE plays a vital role in supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, also known as OIR, said Col. Jerry Farnsworth, Combined Joint Task Force, or CJTF, engineer.

  • 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.

  • Five U.S. Forces Afghanistan Soldiers achieve dream of becoming U.S. citizens

    Feb 3, 2015

    Five Soldiers recently made a decision that will change both theirs and their families lives, as they were sworn in as U.S. citizens during a ceremony in Afghanistan.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Voting: Army distributes Federal Post Card Applications to Soldiers

    Jan 22, 2015

    Soldiers Army-wide, including the reserve component, were provided with electronic or paper Federal Post Card Applications, or FPCA, Jan. 15. Filling out and returning the FPCA is very important to Soldiers and spouses if they've changed duty stations.

  • 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.

  • Task Force Sabre cuts ribbon on Bagram Canal Project

    Jan 18, 2015

    Lt. Col. James James, Task Force Sabre Commander, and members of Task Force Sabre, attended a shura, and cut the ribbon on the Bagram Canal Project in Afghanistan, Jan. 17.

  • 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.

  • An ordinary shift turned into a lifesaving mission

    Jan 13, 2015

    In a combat zone, some people credit the success of their mission to being in the right place at the right time. For Eric Knox, it was being with the right four people, that accomplished the mission of saving his life.

  • 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.

  • 2014 Was a Year of Transition and Drawdown for USFOR-A

    Jan 6, 2015

    With the start of Resolute Support, and the continuing drawdown of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, 2015 will be a period of accelerating change for U.S. Forces Afghanistan. This year will be challenging, but the transition has been relatively smooth due to the already successful retrograde operations accomplished in 2014.

  • 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

  • A unique sacrifice

    Dec 24, 2014

    Whenever people talk about deployments, the list of the sacrifices that are made by both the service member and their families left behind, are usually lengthy but similar. Occasionally, you will meet someone like Lt. Col. Shmuel Felzenberg. Although you will almost never hear him talk about it, he too has a lengthy list, but his is a little different.

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

    Dec 23, 2014

  • Soldiers celebrating holidays while keeping global vigil

    Dec 23, 2014

    Soldiers in America and those serving in far-flung places around the world -- many in harm's way -- are celebrating the holidays in various ways.

  • 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.

  • Yankees, USO help bring Christmas to Baghdad

    Dec 22, 2014

    The 1st Infantry Division, the United States Department of State, then United Service Organizations, the New York Yankees and many other organizations, gathered more than 7,000 presents to show their support for Service members in Iraq, this holiday season.

  • Kansas senator visits 'Big Red One' troops in Kuwait, Baghdad

    Dec 22, 2014

    Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts, a former Marine and chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, recently paid a four-day visit to 1st Infantry Division troops serving in Baghdad, Iraq and Camp Buehring, Kuwait.

  • 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.

  • Task force commander says coalition will defeat ISIL

    Dec 18, 2014

    The strength of the 40-plus nation coalition fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant ultimately will defeat the terrorist group, the commander of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve said.

  • 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.

  • Clock winds down as the Savannah District's elite engineering team readies for deployment

    Dec 16, 2014

    As 2014 departs, so will 12 members of the 542nd Forward Engineering Support Team - Advanced (FEST-A), who deploy to Kuwait in January for more than six months to provide specialized technical engineering support for the Central Command area of responsibility.

  • 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

  • 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.

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