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Deployed 28th ECAB gets through holidays together
December 30, 2020
U.S. Army Spcs. Bailey Apodaca Weaver and Luke Welch and Cpl. James Bradley, air traffic controllers with Fox Company, 2-104th General Support Aviation Battalion, 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, show a gingerbread house they made for their commander's office.

Iowa National Guard trains with Ukrainian forces
December 21, 2020
Soldiers with Troop B, 1st Squadron, 113th Cavalry Regiment, Iowa Army National Guard, prepare to conduct obstacle and barrier removal training at Camp Marechal de Lattre De Tassigny in Kosovo on Dec. 16, 2020. U.S. forces serving in support of NATO’s Kosovo Force provided crowd and riot control support as their Ukrainian counterparts removed barriers. KFOR ensures a safe and secure environment in Kosovo through regular preparation and training with multinational forces.

Soldiers re-enlist at historic Kuwait landmark
November 5, 2020
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. A. Jared Forst and Sgt. Becca Meerwarth take their oath of reenlistment Oct. 30, 2020, in Kuwait.

891st Engineer Battalion trains with Kuwaiti soldiers
October 26, 2020
Soldiers from Forward Support Company, 891st Engineer Battalion, team up with soldiers from the Kuwaiti Land Forces to reconstruct fighting positions in the Land Force Institute’s combat course Oct. 7, 2020. Soldiers from both nations will continue to partner throughout October.

Wisconsin Guard engineer unit keeps key Kuwait base running
October 21, 2020
The Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 924th Engineer Detachment is deployed to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, functioning as the department of public works for the large base.

Oregon Army Guard chemical officer helps keep Kosovo safe
October 21, 2020
Oregon National Guard 1st Lt. Robert Boyer observes as a team of Italian Army Hazmat soldiers approaches a building storing chemical waste and Kosovo Security Forces CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives) company suit up in white chemical protective gear Oct. 1, 2020, at one of Kosovo’s largest energy plants in Obilic/Obiliq.

KFOR RC-E conducts joint demolition
October 8, 2020
Kosovo Security Force Sgt. 1st Class Besart Berisha, an explosive ordnance disposal instructor, shows a detonator to U.S. EOD troops from Kosovo Force Regional Command-East on Harilaq Demolition Range outside Pristina, Kosovo, Oct. 2, 2020. KSF EOD conducted a certification for KSF EOD cadets and led a joint demolition.

28th ECAB digging in for Mideast mission
September 30, 2020
A CH-47 Chinook helicopter, operated by Soldiers with Bravo Company, 2-104th General Support Aviation Battalion, 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, takes off from an airfield for a local area orientation flight in the 28th ECAB's area of operations after arriving in the Middle East. These flights ensure 28th ECAB aircrews are properly acclimated and can conduct missions safely during the deployment.

Task Force Spartan podcast communicates intel in new way
September 30, 2020
Chief Warrant Officer 3 Jonathon Molik, Task Force Spartan-42nd Infantry Division, Intelligence Analyst Control Element officer in charge, and Staff Sgt. William Simone, Task Force Spartan-42nd Infantry Division, Military Intelligence Fusion noncommissioned officer in charge, record their weekly podcast.

116th and 128th Airmen participate in Astral Knight 20
September 25, 2020
U.S. Air National Guard Master Sgt. Jared Hass, 116th Air Control Squadron, checks a generator during exercise Astral Knight 20 at Malbork Air Base, Poland, Sept. 23, 2020. Members of the 116th and 128th ACS augmented the 606th ACS during AK20.