Archive: 2014

June 30, 2014

Afghan, American troops disrupt flow of weapons into Afghanistan

Afghanistan is becoming a safer place due to the initiative taken by Afghan National Security Forces to stop enemy weapons from coming into their country.

June 20, 2014

ANA bolster residents’ confidence with humanitarian aid

Afghan National Security Forces worked to build networks and lasting relationships with the people they serve through humanitarian aid efforts June 11 in the village of Mirogul Kalay, Kandahar province, Afghanistan.

June 20, 2014

New MARCENT commander promoted, welcomed

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie (left), began his tenure as commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command when he received the unit colors from his predecessor, Lt. Gen. Robert Neller, during a change of command ceremony here June 18.

June 19, 2014

Marines confiscate more than one metric ton of narcotics in Helmand province

Nearly a month into Afghanistan’s summer fighting season, Marines with 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, continued a series of disruption operations in Now Zad District.

June 11, 2014

Military officials from 7 countries hone problem solving skills during Eager Lion

From May 25 to June 7, 2014, U.S. Marines, Sailors, Soldiers and Airmen worked toward that end with service members from more than 20 partner nations at the Jordanian-hosted exercise, Eager Lion.

June 10, 2014

Eager Lion 2014 coalition forces roar at final exercise

After two weeks of multilateral preparation and rehearsals, Exercise Eager Lion 2014 coalition forces conducted a live-fire, counter attack exercise at a range near Jebel Petra, Jordan, June 5.

June 6, 2014

USAF, Jordan F-16 pilots partner during Eager Lion 2014

From May 25 to June 8 during Exercise Eager Lion, pilots from around the world are taking to the sky over Jordan to learn how fliers from other countries operate during contingency operations.

May 27, 2014

USCENTCOM, JAF leaders hold Eager Lion 2014 press conference

Army Maj. Gen. Robert Catalanotti, U.S. Central Command director of Exercises and Training Directorate, and Brig. Gen. Fahad Al-Damin, director of Joint Training from the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, held a press conference today regarding Exercise Eager Lion 2014.

May 19, 2014

Jordanian Armed Forces announce Exercise Eager Lion 2014

MACDILL AFB, Fla. – The Jordanian Armed Forces (JAF)announced Saturday that the JAF, U.S. forces, and more than 20 coalitionpartners will conduct a large-scale, multilateral exercise throughout theHashemite Kingdom of Jordan, May 25 through June 8, 2014.Exercise Eager Lion 14, which has been conducted annuallysince 2011, includes countries from

April 25, 2014

CENTCOM hosts open house for families

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – U.S. Central Command leaders opened the doors to the headquarters April 18 to host the families of USCENTCOM during the first ever Family Open House.The event, which drew more than 1,300 family members, gave families the opportunity to find out more about the contributions their USCENTCOM member makes to the command