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Kentucky Army National Guard brings the firepower to Saber Strike 18
Staff Sgt. Christopher Anderson, section chief, 1st Squad, 1st Platoon, Alpha Battery, 1st Battalion, 623rd Field Artillery Regiment directs a truck operator during a reloading exercise of the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System during Saber Strike 18 in the Bemowo Piskie Training Area, Poland on June 6, 2018. Saber Strike 18 is the eighth iteration of the longstanding U.S. Army Europe-led cooperative exercise designed to enhance interoperability among allies and regional partners. (Michigan Army National Guard photo by Spc. Alan Prince /released)
June 6, 2018 - "This is a unique opportunity for the unit since this is the first time we have deployed with 100% of our organic elements," stated Capt. Paul Chandler, Alpha Battery commander.

Battle Group Poland hits the water for amphibious training
British soldiers in a Jackal 2A Mobility Weapon-Mounted Installation Kit, are transported across a water hazard by their Polish allies in a Polish Army Medium Amphibious Transport at the Bemowo Piskie Training Area on June 5, 2018 as part of their participation in Saber Strike 18. Saber Strike 18 is the eighth iteration of the long-standing U.S. Army Europe-led cooperative training exercise designed to enhance interoperability among allies and regional partners. (Michigan Army National Guard photo by Spc. Robert Douglas/Released.)
June 6, 2018 - Collaborative training with allies is the kind of environment Saber Strike 18 hopes to foster in its eighth iteration.

Strong Europe Tank Challenge Builds Camaraderie Across Borders
U.S. Soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 70th Armor Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, fire at a target while conducting the defensive position live fire portion of the Strong Europe Tank Challenge at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, June 5, 2018. The Strong Europe Tank Challenge is an annual training event designed to give participating nations a dynamic, productive and fun environment in which to foster military partnerships, form Soldier-level relationships, and share tactics, techniques and procedures. The participating nations this year are Austria, France, Germany, Poland, Sweden, Ukraine, United Kingdom and the United States. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Wallace Bonner)
June 6, 2018 - Even across eight nations’ uniforms and six languages, some ideas require no translation like impressive tanks, a friendly competition and the importance of building multinational cooperation.

Army leaders learn by retracing WWII campaign
WWII survivors and local townsfolk from Roynac, France, greet U.S. Soldiers at a privately owned WWII Memorabilia Museum in Roynac as Operation Anvil-Dragoon was discussed May 30, 2018. Anvil-Dragoon was the campaign to take Southern France August 15, 1944. Junior and senior leaders from the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels, Germany, participated in a battle staff ride, which retraced the actual landing spots and troop movements in Southern France, May 27 - 31. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. David Overson)
June 6, 2018 - f there’s one constant in the Army, it’s learning from success stories and mistakes. Often referred to as ‘lessons learned,’ leaders study what went well and what didn’t go well in various operations. ‘After action reviews’ are often conducted to try to constantly improve missions, and at times, morale.
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USAREC Office of the Command Psychologist receives Uhlaner Award for Excellence
Present and Past USAREC Command Psychologists, Lt. Col. Joseph H. Afanador (left) and Lt. Col. Craig M. Jenkins (right) receive the 2018 Julius E. Uhlaner Award from Society for Military Psychology Division 19 President retired USAF Lt. Col. Mark Staal during the #APA2018 Convention in San Francisco, California. The Office of Command Psychologist was recognized with the Julius E. Uhlaner Award for their efforts to improve the effectiveness of the assessment for Soldiers being considered for or assigned to recruiting duty.
Aug. 14, 2018 - The Office of the Command Psychologist (OCP), United States Army Recruiting Command (USAREC) received the Society of Military Psychology’s Julius E. Uhlaner Award on Friday for their initiative to improve the effectiveness of the assessment for Soldiers being considered for or assigned to recruiting duty.

American Psychological Association 2018
Maj. Lakishia M. Simmons, San Francisco Medical Recruiting Station officer-in-charge, speaks with a convention attendee and her parent at the American Psychological Association 2018 Convention held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California on August 9. Simmons was on hand with her healthcare recruiting team to explain the benefits and opportunities of a career in Army Medicine. For more information on the Army's more than 90 medical specialties go to healthcare.goarmy.com.
Aug. 14, 2018 - U.S. Army medical recruiters and subject matter experts communicated the benefits and opportunities of careers in Army Medicine at the American Psychological Association 2018 Convention held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California on August 9.

USARCENT hosts 2018 Regional Artillery Symposium
Maj. Marc Sauter, assistant fire support coordinator, U.S. Army Central, discusses artillery targeting cycles and process integration at the Regional Artillery Symposium in Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 6, 2018. The symposium enhanced the interoperability and cooperation of regional partners by creating an open forum for partner nations to discuss field artillery operations, tactical planning and execution methodologies in order to strategically develop the use of artillery assets in the USARCENT area of operations.
Aug. 14, 2018 - U.S. Army Central hosted the Regional Artillery Symposium with partner nations in Nashville Aug. 6-10, providing an open forum for partner nations to discuss field artillery operations, tactical planning and execution methodologies to strategically develop artillery assets in the USARCENT area of responsibility.

Recruiter live recruits as shoutcaster on Twitch
Soldier and gamers conducting an interview for Twitch TV
Aug. 14, 2018 - Army Entertainment, Family Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR) and the Baton Rouge Recruiting

Battlefield Detectives: the Forensic Exploitation Laboratory
A group of latent print examiners assigned to the Forensic Exploitation Laboratory – Central Command, work side-by-side to extract samples from captured enemy material at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, August 9, 2018. The FXL-C provides vital information to combatant commanders in the CENTCOM area of responsibility which helps them stay ahead of the fight.
Aug. 14, 2018 - The Forensic Exploitation Laboratory – Central Command located in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait is one of the many facilities where enemy weapons such as IEDs are analyzed by highly trained and educated professionals in various disciplines of forensic science.