A KC-10 Extender from the 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, refuels an F-22 Raptor from the 95th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron in support of a new offensive campaign in Afghanistan Nov. 19, 2017. Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) and United States Forces-Afghanistan (USFOR-A) launched a series of ongoing attacks to hit the Taliban where they are most vulnerable: their revenue streams. Together, Afghan and U.S. forces conducted combined operations to strike drug labs and command-and-control nodes in northern Helmand province. These types of strikes represent the highest level of trust and cooperation between ANDSF and USFOR-A.
A KC-10 Extender from the 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, refuels an F-22 Raptor from the 95th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron in support of a new offensive campaign in Afghanistan Nov. 19, 2017. Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) and United States F ...More
The “Al Fursan” (The Knights), the United Arab Emirates Air Force aerobatic display team performs during the Dubai Airshow Nov. 13, 2017.The Dubai Airshow, a biennial event, is recognized as the premier aviation and air industry event in the Gulf/Middle East region.
(U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Anthony Nelson Jr.)
The “Al Fursan” (The Knights), the United Arab Emirates Air Force aerobatic display team performs during the Dubai Airshow Nov. 13, 2017.The Dubai Airshow, a biennial event, is recognized as the premier aviation and air industry event in the Gulf/Middle East region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Anthony Nelson J ...More
St. Petersburg, FL - U.S. Army Gen Joseph L. Votel, commander, U.S. Central Command, talks with U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer  (Ret.) Romulo “Romy” Camargo during the Patriot Day Memorial Breakfast, October 20, 2017. Votel was guest speaker at the event held to remember, honor and support Tampa bay area veterans, wounded warriors, first responders and the families of the fallen. The Patriot Day event in St. Petersburg, Fl. was rescheduled due to Hurricane Irma. Patriot Day is an annual observance on Sept. 11 to remember those who were injured or died during the terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001.(U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Dana Flamer)
St. Petersburg, FL - U.S. Army Gen Joseph L. Votel, commander, U.S. Central Command, talks with U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer (Ret.) Romulo “Romy” Camargo during the Patriot Day Memorial Breakfast, October 20, 2017. Votel was guest speaker at the event held to remember, honor and support Tampa bay area veterans, wou ...More
A Para-Commando of the United States Special Operations Command Parachute Team drops in over MacDill Air Force Base, October 13, 2017. The Para-Commandos are the U.S. Special Operations Command's premier aerial parachute demonstration team. (Department of Defense photo by Tom Gagnier)
A Para-Commando of the United States Special Operations Command Parachute Team drops in over MacDill Air Force Base, October 13, 2017. The Para-Commandos are the U.S. Special Operations Command's premier aerial parachute demonstration team. (Department of Defense photo by Tom Gagnier)
MacDill AFB, Fla. - U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis is greeted by U.S. Army Gen Joseph L. Votel, commander, U.S. Central Command, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., October 12, 2017. While at MacDill, the secretary will meet with leadership at U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command to discuss support to global operations. (Department of Defense photo by U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Dana Flamer)
MacDill AFB, Fla. - U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis is greeted by U.S. Army Gen Joseph L. Votel, commander, U.S. Central Command, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., October 12, 2017. While at MacDill, the secretary will meet with leadership at U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command to discuss sup ...More
Secretary of Defense James Mattis and U.S. Army Gen. Joseph Votel, the commander of U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM), talk during his visit to MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., October 12, 2017. (Department of Defense photo by U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Dana Flamer)
Secretary of Defense James Mattis and U.S. Army Gen. Joseph Votel, the commander of U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM), talk during his visit to MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., October 12, 2017. (Department of Defense photo by U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Dana Flamer)
U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis is greeted by U.S. Army Gen Joseph L. Votel, commander, U.S. Central Command, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., October 11, 2017. While at MacDill, the secretary will  meet with leadership at U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command to discuss support to global operations. (Department of Defense photo by U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Dana Flamer)
U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis is greeted by U.S. Army Gen Joseph L. Votel, commander, U.S. Central Command, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., October 11, 2017. While at MacDill, the secretary will meet with leadership at U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command to discuss support to global oper ...More
Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis testifies during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Oct. 3, 2017. Mattis testified alongside U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, about the political and security situation in Afghanistan. (DoD Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. James K. McCann)
Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis testifies during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Oct. 3, 2017. Mattis testified alongside U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, about the political and security situation in Afghanistan. (DoD Photo by U.S. Army Sg ...More
M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tank crews assigned to Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division engage targets at the conclusion of the culminating joint live-fire exercise of Exercise Bright Star 2017 at Mohamed Naguib Military Base, Egypt, Sept. 20. Bright Star is a bilateral exercise between U.S. Central Command and the Arab Republic of Egypt during which about 200 U.S. personnel participated in a command-post exercise, a field training exercise and a senior leader seminar to promote and enhance regional security and cooperation. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Leah R. Kilpatrick)
M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tank crews assigned to 2-7 CAV engage targets at the conclusion of the culminating joint live-fire exercise of Exercise Bright Star 2017 at Mohamed Naguib Military Base, Egypt, Sept. 20. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Leah R. Kilpatrick)
MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 19, 2017) Gen. Joseph L. Votel, commander of U.S. Central Command, speaks at the Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT)/U.S. 5th Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces change of command ceremony. NAVCENT conducts maritime operations to deter and counter regional threats, defeat violent extremism and strengthen partner nations’ maritime capabilities in order to preserve the free flow of commerce and promote a secure maritime environment in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christina Brewer)
MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 19, 2017) Gen. Joseph L. Votel, commander of U.S. Central Command, speaks at the Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT)/U.S. 5th Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces change of command ceremony. NAVCENT conducts maritime operations to deter and counter regional threats, defeat violent extremism and stre ...More
U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Jon Mott, U.S. Central Command exercises director, sits alongside Egyptian Maj. Gen. Khaled Kyry, Bright Star 2017 exercise director for the Egyptian armed forces, during the Bright Star 2017 opening ceremony, Sept. 10, 2017, at Mohamed Naguib Military Base, Egypt. The bilateral training, Bright Star, targets strengthening military-to-military relationships between U.S. forces and its Egyptian partners in the CENTCOM area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Battles)
U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Jon Mott, U.S. Central Command exercises director, sits alongside Egyptian Maj. Gen. Khaled Khairy, Bright Star 2017 exercise director for the Egyptian armed forces, during the Bright Star 2017 opening ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Battles)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (Sept. 06, 2017) Aviation Support Equipment Technician 3rd Class Angus Moss, a native of Columbus, Indiana, assigned to the air department aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22), directs an CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopter, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161 (reinforced) on the ship’s flight deck as part of Alligator Dagger exercise. Alligator Dagger is a dedicated, unilateral combat rehearsal led by Naval Amphibious Force, Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade, in which combined Navy and Marine Corps units of the America Amphibious Ready Group and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit are to practice, rehearse and exercise integrated capabilities that are available to U.S. Central Command both afloat and ashore. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Justin A. Schoenberger/Released)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (Sept. 06, 2017) Aviation Support Equipment Technician 3rd Class Angus Moss, a native of Columbus, Indiana, assigned to the air department aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22), directs an CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopter, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Sq ...More
Marines assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) board an MV-22 Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 161 (Reinforced) for a scheduled departure to Djibouti in support of exercise Alligator Dagger 2017. Alligator Dagger is a dedicated, unilateral combat rehearsal led by Naval Amphibious Force, Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade, in which combined Navy and Marine Corps units of the America Amphibious Ready Group and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit are to practice, rehearse and exercise integrated capabilities that are available to U.S. Central Command both afloat and ashore. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Chad Swysgood/Released)
Marines assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) board an MV-22 Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 161 (Reinforced) for a scheduled departure to Djibouti in support of exercise Alligator Dagger 2017. Alligator Dagger is a dedicated, uni ...More
ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 24, 2017) U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Bill Byrne, commander, Carrier Strike Group 11, greets Army Gen. Joseph Votel, commander, U.S. Central Command, upon his arrival aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), Aug. 24, 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 Seaman Emily Johnston)
ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 24, 2017) U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Bill Byrne, commander, Carrier Strike Group 11, greets Army Gen. Joseph Votel, commander, U.S. Central Command, upon his arrival aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), in the Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Emily Johnston)
An M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tank assigned to Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division maneuvers to the final objective during the company's situational training exercise July 15, 2017. The STX was used to validate the unit through mission essential tasks to sustain the readiness of the combined arms battalions.  (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Leah R. Kilpatrick)
An M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tank assigned to Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division maneuvers to the final objective during the company's situational training exercise July 15, 2017. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Leah R. Kilpatrick)
President Donald J. Trump addresses the nation on the South Asia strategy during a press conference at Conmy Hall on Fort Myer, Va., Aug. 21, 2017. (DoD photo by Army Sgt. Amber I. Smith)
President Donald J. Trump addresses the nation on the South Asia strategy during a press conference at Conmy Hall on Fort Myer, Va., Aug. 21, 2017. (DoD photo by Army Sgt. Amber I. Smith)
Maj. Gen. Terrence J. McKenrick, US Army Central deputy commanding thanks the Royal Saudi Land Forces for their generosity in his remarks during the Earnest Leader 17 closing ceremony held in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on August 10, 2017. The purpose of the Earnest Leader 17 exercise was  to enhance interoperability and strengthen U.S. and Royal Saudi Land Forces military-to-military relationships. (U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Mark Hanson)
Maj. Gen. Terrence J. McKenrick, US Army Central deputy commanding thanks the Royal Saudi Land Forces for their generosity in his remarks during the Earnest Leader 17 closing ceremony held in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on August 10, 2017. (U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Mark Hanson)
Brig. Gen. Charles S. Corcoran breaks away from a KC-10 Extender after refueling his F-22A Raptor during a sortie over Iraq, June 30, 2017. Corcoran flew his fini flight with U.S. Air Force Central Command Commander Lt. Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve and the fight against ISIS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Marjorie A. Bowlden)
Brig. Gen. Charles S. Corcoran breaks away from a KC-10 Extender after refueling his F-22A Raptor during a sortie over Iraq, June 30, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Marjorie A. Bowlden)
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)
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 A ...More
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Johnny Perez, a mortarman assigned to Task Force Al Asad, with 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command, loads gear into a mine-resistant, ambush-protected all-terrain vehiclewhile at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, July 5, 2017. These Marines are part of the Task Force’s coalition security force team in charge of providing security to the base and personnel onboard. Task Force Al Asad’s mission is to advise and assist and build partner capacity with the Iraqi Security Forces in Al Anbar province in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, the global coalition to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Dave Williams)
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Johnny Perez, a mortarman assigned to Task Force Al Asad, with 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command, loads gear into a mine-resistant, ambush-protected all-terrain vehiclewhile at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, July 5, 2017. These ...More
Command Sgt. Major Fidel Zamora, the senior enlisted advisor for the Arizona Army National Guard and Command Sgt. Major Saul Garcia, the command sergeant major for the 98th Aviation Troop Command, hold the Arizona state flag with delegates from Kazakhstan during a visit to exchange aviation maintenance practices and non-commissioned officer development July 25. The visit came within weeks of the U.S. government’s formal renewal of its partnership with Kazakhstan, extending the 24-year-old legacy of cooperation for five more years. (Ariz. Army National Guard photo by Maj. Kevin Budak)
Command Sgt. Major Fidel Zamora, the senior enlisted advisor for the Arizona Army National Guard and Command Sgt. Major Saul Garcia, the command sergeant major for the 98th Aviation Troop Command, hold the Arizona state flag with delegates from Kazakhstan during a visit to exchange aviation maintenance practices and no ...More
A KC-10 Extender from the 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, refuels an F-22 Raptor from the 95th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron in support of a new offensive campaign in Afghanistan Nov. 19, 2017. Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) and United States Forces-Afghanistan (USFOR-A) launched a series of ongoing attacks to hit the Taliban where they are most vulnerable: their revenue streams. Together, Afghan and U.S. forces conducted combined operations to strike drug labs and command-and-control nodes in northern Helmand province. These types of strikes represent the highest level of trust and cooperation between ANDSF and USFOR-A.
The “Al Fursan” (The Knights), the United Arab Emirates Air Force aerobatic display team performs during the Dubai Airshow Nov. 13, 2017.The Dubai Airshow, a biennial event, is recognized as the premier aviation and air industry event in the Gulf/Middle East region.
(U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Anthony Nelson Jr.)
St. Petersburg, FL - U.S. Army Gen Joseph L. Votel, commander, U.S. Central Command, talks with U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer  (Ret.) Romulo “Romy” Camargo during the Patriot Day Memorial Breakfast, October 20, 2017. Votel was guest speaker at the event held to remember, honor and support Tampa bay area veterans, wounded warriors, first responders and the families of the fallen. The Patriot Day event in St. Petersburg, Fl. was rescheduled due to Hurricane Irma. Patriot Day is an annual observance on Sept. 11 to remember those who were injured or died during the terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001.(U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Dana Flamer)
A Para-Commando of the United States Special Operations Command Parachute Team drops in over MacDill Air Force Base, October 13, 2017. The Para-Commandos are the U.S. Special Operations Command's premier aerial parachute demonstration team. (Department of Defense photo by Tom Gagnier)
MacDill AFB, Fla. - U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis is greeted by U.S. Army Gen Joseph L. Votel, commander, U.S. Central Command, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., October 12, 2017. While at MacDill, the secretary will meet with leadership at U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command to discuss support to global operations. (Department of Defense photo by U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Dana Flamer)
Secretary of Defense James Mattis and U.S. Army Gen. Joseph Votel, the commander of U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM), talk during his visit to MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., October 12, 2017. (Department of Defense photo by U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Dana Flamer)
U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis is greeted by U.S. Army Gen Joseph L. Votel, commander, U.S. Central Command, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., October 11, 2017. While at MacDill, the secretary will  meet with leadership at U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command to discuss support to global operations. (Department of Defense photo by U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Dana Flamer)
Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis testifies during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Oct. 3, 2017. Mattis testified alongside U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, about the political and security situation in Afghanistan. (DoD Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. James K. McCann)
M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tank crews assigned to Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division engage targets at the conclusion of the culminating joint live-fire exercise of Exercise Bright Star 2017 at Mohamed Naguib Military Base, Egypt, Sept. 20. Bright Star is a bilateral exercise between U.S. Central Command and the Arab Republic of Egypt during which about 200 U.S. personnel participated in a command-post exercise, a field training exercise and a senior leader seminar to promote and enhance regional security and cooperation. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Leah R. Kilpatrick)
MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 19, 2017) Gen. Joseph L. Votel, commander of U.S. Central Command, speaks at the Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT)/U.S. 5th Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces change of command ceremony. NAVCENT conducts maritime operations to deter and counter regional threats, defeat violent extremism and strengthen partner nations’ maritime capabilities in order to preserve the free flow of commerce and promote a secure maritime environment in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christina Brewer)
U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Jon Mott, U.S. Central Command exercises director, sits alongside Egyptian Maj. Gen. Khaled Kyry, Bright Star 2017 exercise director for the Egyptian armed forces, during the Bright Star 2017 opening ceremony, Sept. 10, 2017, at Mohamed Naguib Military Base, Egypt. The bilateral training, Bright Star, targets strengthening military-to-military relationships between U.S. forces and its Egyptian partners in the CENTCOM area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Battles)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (Sept. 06, 2017) Aviation Support Equipment Technician 3rd Class Angus Moss, a native of Columbus, Indiana, assigned to the air department aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22), directs an CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopter, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161 (reinforced) on the ship’s flight deck as part of Alligator Dagger exercise. Alligator Dagger is a dedicated, unilateral combat rehearsal led by Naval Amphibious Force, Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade, in which combined Navy and Marine Corps units of the America Amphibious Ready Group and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit are to practice, rehearse and exercise integrated capabilities that are available to U.S. Central Command both afloat and ashore. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Justin A. Schoenberger/Released)
Marines assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) board an MV-22 Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 161 (Reinforced) for a scheduled departure to Djibouti in support of exercise Alligator Dagger 2017. Alligator Dagger is a dedicated, unilateral combat rehearsal led by Naval Amphibious Force, Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade, in which combined Navy and Marine Corps units of the America Amphibious Ready Group and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit are to practice, rehearse and exercise integrated capabilities that are available to U.S. Central Command both afloat and ashore. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Chad Swysgood/Released)
ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 24, 2017) U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Bill Byrne, commander, Carrier Strike Group 11, greets Army Gen. Joseph Votel, commander, U.S. Central Command, upon his arrival aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), Aug. 24, 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 Seaman Emily Johnston)
An M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tank assigned to Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division maneuvers to the final objective during the company's situational training exercise July 15, 2017. The STX was used to validate the unit through mission essential tasks to sustain the readiness of the combined arms battalions.  (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Leah R. Kilpatrick)
President Donald J. Trump addresses the nation on the South Asia strategy during a press conference at Conmy Hall on Fort Myer, Va., Aug. 21, 2017. (DoD photo by Army Sgt. Amber I. Smith)
Maj. Gen. Terrence J. McKenrick, US Army Central deputy commanding thanks the Royal Saudi Land Forces for their generosity in his remarks during the Earnest Leader 17 closing ceremony held in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on August 10, 2017. The purpose of the Earnest Leader 17 exercise was  to enhance interoperability and strengthen U.S. and Royal Saudi Land Forces military-to-military relationships. (U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Mark Hanson)
Brig. Gen. Charles S. Corcoran breaks away from a KC-10 Extender after refueling his F-22A Raptor during a sortie over Iraq, June 30, 2017. Corcoran flew his fini flight with U.S. Air Force Central Command Commander Lt. Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve and the fight against ISIS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Marjorie A. Bowlden)
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)
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Johnny Perez, a mortarman assigned to Task Force Al Asad, with 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command, loads gear into a mine-resistant, ambush-protected all-terrain vehiclewhile at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, July 5, 2017. These Marines are part of the Task Force’s coalition security force team in charge of providing security to the base and personnel onboard. Task Force Al Asad’s mission is to advise and assist and build partner capacity with the Iraqi Security Forces in Al Anbar province in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, the global coalition to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Dave Williams)
Command Sgt. Major Fidel Zamora, the senior enlisted advisor for the Arizona Army National Guard and Command Sgt. Major Saul Garcia, the command sergeant major for the 98th Aviation Troop Command, hold the Arizona state flag with delegates from Kazakhstan during a visit to exchange aviation maintenance practices and non-commissioned officer development July 25. The visit came within weeks of the U.S. government’s formal renewal of its partnership with Kazakhstan, extending the 24-year-old legacy of cooperation for five more years. (Ariz. Army National Guard photo by Maj. Kevin Budak)

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