The U.S. military has halted some exercises with its Gulf Arab allies over the ongoing diplomatic crisis targeting Qatar.
Qatar's al-Udeid Air Base is a crucial staging ground for U.S. operations in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.
The U.S. Army recently announced that two brigades from the 3rd Infantry Division will deploy to Afghanistan this fall.
The U.S. Defense Department on Thursday identified the service member who died this week in Kuwait in a non-combat incident.
First Sgt. Marik al-Tuwayha, was sentenced by a court last month to life in prison with hard labor for killing the Americans.