Editor's note: Our own Jeffry Tripe, quoted in this article, recently returned from a six month deployment to Camp Arifjan where he served as the Army Central Command Environmental Program Manager-Forward. Tripe's roles also included serving as the Combined Join Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve Environmental Lead and serving as the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command-Iraq Environmental Manager. Read here to learn about the environmental mission in Kuwait Tripe's deployment supported.
CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait -- Environmental issues are an increasingly important concern for U.S. forces at home and abroad. If left unaddressed, these issues may cause negative impacts to the environment potentially creating life, health and safety risks.