Oct. 16, 2018

Chiefs of Defense Conference Looks to ‘Win the Peace’ Against Violent Extremism

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, hosted the Counter Violent Extremist Organizations Chiefs of Defense Conference, which drew representatives from 83 nations, including all the U.S. combatant commanders and commanders of counter terrorism operations from around the world.

Oct. 12, 2018

43rd EECS provides disruptive capability for the battlefield

The 43rd Expeditionary Electronic Combat Squadron isn’t quite as flashy as some of their counterparts here in the Central Command area of responsibility. They do not drop munitions on target, engage in air-to-air combat or fly at hypersonic speeds. However, their mission may be one of the most underrated.

Oct. 3, 2018

Qatari and American Soldiers Build Camaraderie at Weapons Range

CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, QATAR -- The 578th Brigade Engineer Battalion, currently assigned to Area Support Group Qatar (ASG-QA), joined their Qatar Central General Depot (CGD) counterparts for a weapons familiarization range at the Qatar Special Forces Range Compound and the Al Ghalail training area, from September 09, 2018 to September 12, 2018.

Oct. 3, 2018

Cybersecurity: 'Remain vigilant, be accountable, stand ready' Army major general says

WASHINGTON -- The theme for Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October will be "Remain vigilant, be accountable, stand ready," said Maj. Gen. Garrett Yee. Yee, the Army's acting deputy chief information officer, G-6, spoke at the Defense Strategies Institute-sponsored "Cyber Operations for National Defense Symposium" here, Tuesday.

Oct. 2, 2018

FAST Marines train for contingencies in Egypt

Around the globe, members of the Department of State serve Americans working and living abroad, providing critical administrative and emergency capabilities in nearly 300 host nations. While they are committed to serving U.S. citizens, U.S. Marines are committed to serving those members of the U.S. Embassies abroad. Sustained readiness is the name-of-the-game for Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team – Central Command, who stand ready to protect U.S. interests and consulates in the Middle East at a moment’s notice.

Oct. 2, 2018

Right on target: Afghan MD-530 pilot takes out ISIS-K terrorists

He was still in high school when he decided he wanted to serve his country. As a teenager from Ghanzi Province he moved to Kabul to attend the National Military Academy of Afghanistan.

Sept. 28, 2018

USMC F-35B conducts first combat strike in CENTCOM AOR

During this mission, the F-35B conducted an air strike in support of ground clearance operations, and the strike was deemed successful by the ground force commander.

Sept. 25, 2018

Mattis stresses Geneva process for Syria

The fight continues in the Middle Euphrates River Valley to wrest the last 2 percent of land once controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria from the grasp of the terror group, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said here today.

Sept. 24, 2018

Task Force 55 Conducts GUNNEX

ARABIAN GULF -- Ships from Task Force (TF) 55 conducted a gunnery exercise (GUNNEX) in the Arabian Gulf, Sept. 19. Participants included guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) and coastal patrol ships USS Hurricane (PC 3), USS Monsoon (PC 4), USS Sirocco (PC 6) and USS Firebolt (PC 10).

Sept. 20, 2018

Defense Intel Chief puts great power competition in context

People told the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency that in his speech to the Center for Strategic and International Studies he should just say “Great power competition, artificial intelligence” and then drop the mic and walk off.