U.S. Air Force and UAE F-16 Fighting Falcons stand on display at Sakhir Air Base during the Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS) 2018, Bahrain, Nov. 14, 2018. BIAS is a biennial, three-day aviation and aerospace industry event that provides the U.S. military an opportunity to highlight DOD aviation’s flexibility, speed and agility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gracie I. Lee)
U.S. Air Force and UAE F-16 Fighting Falcons stand on display at Sakhir Air Base during the Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS) 2018, Bahrain, Nov. 14, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gracie I. Lee)
A U.S. Army Soldier assigned to 2nd Battalion, 198th Armor Regiment, 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team, Task Force Spartan, works with a Qatari soldier during bunker clearing training as part of Exercise Eastern Action 19, Nov. 7, 2018. “This exercise is one that has been taking place for several years,” said Col. Robert B. Kuth, commander of Area Support Group-Qatar, ARCENT. “Since the first iteration, we have focused upon enhancement of interoperability of land forces, as we build partnership capacity together. Both of our nations are committed to promoting security and stability, in pursuit of shared mutual interests, throughout the region.” (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. James Lefty Larimer)
A U.S. Army Soldier assigned to 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team, Task Force Spartan, works with a Qatari soldier during bunker clearing training as part of Exercise Eastern Action 19, Nov. 7, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. James Lefty Larimer)
U.S. Army Gen. Joseph Votel, commander, U.S. Central Command, and Command Sgt. Maj. Bill Thetford, U.S. Central Command’s senior enlisted leader await the arrival of approximately 130 future service members prior to an Oath of Enlistment ceremony at Raymond James Stadium, Nov. 11th, 2018. The enlistees were provided a unique opportunity to take the Oath of Enlistment in front of thousands of football fans, during halftime of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers home game versus the Washington Redskins. (U.S. Central Command Public Affairs photo by Tom Gagnier)
U.S. Army Gen. Joseph Votel and Command Sgt. Maj. Bill Thetford await the arrival of approximately 130 future service members prior to an Oath of Enlistment ceremony at Raymond James Stadium. (U.S. Central Command Public Affairs photo by Tom Gagnier)
U.S. Army Gen. Joseph Votel, commander, U.S. Central Command, and U.S. Army Gen. Raymond A. Thomas III, commander, U.S. Special Operations Command lay a wreath in observance of Veterans Day during a ceremony, Nov. 8, 2018. Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans. The holiday originated as Armistice Day and marked the end of hostilities of World War I that occurred at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month.
U.S. Army Gen. Joseph Votel, commander, U.S. Central Command, and U.S. Army Gen. Raymond A. Thomas III, commander, U.S. Special Operations Command lay a wreath in observance of Veterans Day during a ceremony, Nov. 8. (U.S. Central Command Public Affairs photo by Tom Gagnier)
U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Michael E. Langley, right, and U.S. Army Gen Joseph L. Votel, commander, U.S. Central Command, left, depart to visit U.S. Marines and sailors with the USS Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and the embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), Oct. 26, 2018. The USS Essex ARG and 13th MEU are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operation in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region. (Department of Defense photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Franklin Moore)
U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Michael E. Langley, right, and U.S. Army Gen Joseph L. Votel, commander, U.S. Central Command, left, depart to visit U.S. Marines and sailors with the USS Essex ARG. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Franklin Moore)
STRAIT OF HORMUZ (Oct. 10, 2018) Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) transits the Strait of Hormuz in formation with Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during a regularly scheduled deployment of Essex Amphibious Ready Group and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit. USS Essex is a lethal, flexible, and persistent Navy-Marine Corps team deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operation in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jenna Dobson/Released)
STRAIT OF HORMUZ (Oct. 10, 2018) Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) transits the Strait of Hormuz in formation with Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during a regularly scheduled deployment of Essex Amphibious Ready Group and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit. USS Es ...More
A Mi-17 from the Afghan air force prepares to land, May 8, 2018, at the Regional Military Training Center-Kandahar during a medical evacuation exercise hosted by Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade in Kandahar Afghanistan.
“The Afghan army has taken severe casualties over the past year-and-a-half and they’ve stayed in the field fighting,” Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said.
(U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Neysa Canfield/TAAC-South Public Affairs)
“The Afghan army has taken severe casualties over the past year-and-a-half and they’ve stayed in the field fighting,” Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Neysa Canfield/TAAC-South Public Affairs)
U.S. Air Force and UAE F-16 Fighting Falcons stand on display at Sakhir Air Base during the Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS) 2018, Bahrain, Nov. 14, 2018. BIAS is a biennial, three-day aviation and aerospace industry event that provides the U.S. military an opportunity to highlight DOD aviation’s flexibility, speed and agility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gracie I. Lee)
A U.S. Army Soldier assigned to 2nd Battalion, 198th Armor Regiment, 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team, Task Force Spartan, works with a Qatari soldier during bunker clearing training as part of Exercise Eastern Action 19, Nov. 7, 2018. “This exercise is one that has been taking place for several years,” said Col. Robert B. Kuth, commander of Area Support Group-Qatar, ARCENT. “Since the first iteration, we have focused upon enhancement of interoperability of land forces, as we build partnership capacity together. Both of our nations are committed to promoting security and stability, in pursuit of shared mutual interests, throughout the region.” (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. James Lefty Larimer)
U.S. Army Gen. Joseph Votel, commander, U.S. Central Command, and Command Sgt. Maj. Bill Thetford, U.S. Central Command’s senior enlisted leader await the arrival of approximately 130 future service members prior to an Oath of Enlistment ceremony at Raymond James Stadium, Nov. 11th, 2018. The enlistees were provided a unique opportunity to take the Oath of Enlistment in front of thousands of football fans, during halftime of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers home game versus the Washington Redskins. (U.S. Central Command Public Affairs photo by Tom Gagnier)
U.S. Army Gen. Joseph Votel, commander, U.S. Central Command, and U.S. Army Gen. Raymond A. Thomas III, commander, U.S. Special Operations Command lay a wreath in observance of Veterans Day during a ceremony, Nov. 8, 2018. Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans. The holiday originated as Armistice Day and marked the end of hostilities of World War I that occurred at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month.
U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Michael E. Langley, right, and U.S. Army Gen Joseph L. Votel, commander, U.S. Central Command, left, depart to visit U.S. Marines and sailors with the USS Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and the embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), Oct. 26, 2018. The USS Essex ARG and 13th MEU are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operation in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region. (Department of Defense photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Franklin Moore)
STRAIT OF HORMUZ (Oct. 10, 2018) Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) transits the Strait of Hormuz in formation with Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during a regularly scheduled deployment of Essex Amphibious Ready Group and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit. USS Essex is a lethal, flexible, and persistent Navy-Marine Corps team deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operation in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jenna Dobson/Released)
A Mi-17 from the Afghan air force prepares to land, May 8, 2018, at the Regional Military Training Center-Kandahar during a medical evacuation exercise hosted by Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade in Kandahar Afghanistan.
“The Afghan army has taken severe casualties over the past year-and-a-half and they’ve stayed in the field fighting,” Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said.
(U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Neysa Canfield/TAAC-South Public Affairs)

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Nimitz Supports Operation Inherent Resolve
170729-N-UM507-040 ARABIAN GULF (July 29, 2017) An F/A-18F Super Hornet from the "Black Knights" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 154 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) while another Super Hornet from the "Black Knights" and an EA-18G Growler from the "Gray Wolves" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 142 prepare to launch, July 29, 2017, in the Arabian Gulf. Nimitz is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. While in this region, the ship and strike group are conducting maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners, preserve freedom of navigation, and maintain the free flow of commerce. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Weston A. Mohr/Released)