Former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger braved the Kuwaiti heat to see how the Army is harnessing the power of the sun to go green.
During his time at Camp Arifjan and Camp Buehring, Arnold shot scenes for the second season of the documentary series "Years of Living Dangerously," a National Geographic television series that focuses on climate change, April 27-28.
"I am here in Kuwait filming at different military bases about green energy," said Schwarzenegger. "I think it is really unbelievable and so fantastic that the military is now thinking about making some of the bases green."
Schwarzenegger made sure he took time to visit with Soldiers while in Kuwait, and thank them for what they do.
"While filming, I also want to visit the troops. I want to say hi to them, I want to tell them 'thank you, thank you, thank you' for the great work they're doing protecting our country, and making the United States a safe place."
Soldiers were honored to meet him and show him the different vehicles they use to promote stability throughout U.S. Army Central's area of responsibility.
"Gov. Schwarzenegger was extremely personable," said 1st Lt. Alison Altz, a route clearance platoon leader in Company B, 82nd Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division. "He was easy to talk to and laid back. He was intrigued by what we do and passionate about Soldiers. He seemed honored when we asked him to participate in a promotion ceremony. Four of my Soldiers got this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity."
During a re-enlistment ceremony on Camp Buehring, the former governor said that it was an honor to participate in such an important part of a Soldiers carrier.
"I re-enlisted for 2 more years of active duty service and he was a part of the ceremony," said Spc. James Berg, a wheeled vehicle mechanic in Company B, 299th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division. "He helped hold the flag and congratulated me on making the choice to further serve my country. It meant a lot to me that he took the time to be a part of this major event in my career."