January 30, 2019, Kuwait – I received a care package on 25 January from Support our Troops. My name is H. [ ] and I'm a Staff Sergeant in the Army.
I'm currently deployed to Kuwait and I've been here a little over 3 months and I'm not scheduled to leave until July. I am a Logistics Sergeant for my unit, which means that I'm responsible for maintaining accountability of all property that my unit has (about $60M worth) including trucks, munitions and weapons.
I'm also responsible for budgeting funds and ordering the day to day supplies for my unit to function. Kuwait isn't that bad as some of the other places in the Middle East, but you do tend to miss home after a while...can't wait to get back:) I really appreciate the time you guys took to make a package to send to the troops, so I figured I could do the same by sending you a thank you email!
Thanks for all of the support that you give and I know a lot of service members are busy dealing with everyday tasks and missions to even respond, but on behalf of myself and the soldiers abroad, we thank you for not forgetting about us!
~~ H. [ ], Property Manager, LTF-KU
Army Sgt. Richard McDonald, a military police soldier assigned to the U.S. Army Central commander’s protective service detail, was recently certified as a master combatives instructor. Now, McDonald, along with other Arcent personnel, leads a group of soldiers in obtaining their Modern Army Combatives Program Level 2 certification at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.
I joined the Army to become a police officer. Ever since I was a kid I wanted to become a police officer or was very interested in their line of duty. I tried college and it wasn’t my thing. I’m more hands on then anything. I figured the military was the way to go. After looking into branches, the Army caught my eye the most.
Combatives was honestly something I’ve never looked to pursue. I did go to [the] Basic Combatives Course and Tactical Combatives Course, although I did enjoy it, [I’d] never even thought about going to Master Combatives Course. It’s a very hard school and I didn’t think I would ever be cut out for it. But when the opportunity arose, I couldn’t say no. I took the chance to attend the course and succeeded in completing. It had to be the most physical and mentally demanding course I’ve attended in my career so far.Read more ...