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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.
News from around the U.S. Army
Tail controlled rocket demonstrates near-vertical impact at extended range
July 11, 2018 - WHITE SANDS, N.M. (June 19, 2018) -- After six years of extensive research, engineers at the U.S.

Fifth Annual Major General Harold J. Greene Awards for Acquisition Writing Competition
July 11, 2018 - WASHINGTON (July 9, 2018) -- The Principal Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army

U.S. Soldiers to visit critically ill children in Kuwait
Soldiers with Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 28th Infantry Division pause for a photo with Kuwait Association for the Care of Children in Hospital (KACCH) Deputy Director Banafsheh Azizi (right) and Volunteer Coordinator Basma Ismailand (left) after a volunteer orientation on June 25.
July 11, 2018 - 28th Infantry Division Soldiers deployed with Task Force Spartan will volunteer through the "Every Soldier is an Ambassador" program to spend time with critially ill children at hospitals in Kuwait.

Task Force Spartan HIMARS battery excels in 24-hour exercise
Cpl. Nicholas Read, a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System crewmember from Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 14th Field Artillery Regiment, 65th Field Artillery Brigade, Task Force Spartan, signals to the other Soldiers in his crew with a red chem light as they reload their HIMARS during the Golden Sparrow exercise on June 29, 2018.
July 11, 2018 - Soldiers from Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 14th Field Artillery Regiment, 65th Field Artillery Brigade, Task Force Spartan, worked through long hours and the heat of the Middle East to complete exercise Golden Sparrow on June 29, 2018.

Sisters in Arms
Brig. Gen. Leela Gray, USARCENT AREC Director, waits to be introduced as the guest speaker for the Sisters in Arms general session in the Yellow Ribbon room of Patton Hall. Sisters in Arms has committees for outreach, mentoring, education and treasury for Soldiers who want to be involved.
July 10, 2018 - U.S. Army Central relaunched the Sisters in Arms program, a professional development forum which promotes leadership, education, training, and mentorship for not only female Soldiers, but all of the USARCENT community.