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Briefing at the Pentagon by U.S. Army General Joseph Votel, Commander of U.S. Central Command

Briefing at the Pentagon by U.S. Army General Joseph Votel, Commander of U.S. Central Command

Subject: Defense

Location: The Pentagon, Briefing Room 2E973

Time: 11:00 am EDT, Date: Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

COOK: Morning, everyone. Pleased to welcome General Votel from Central Command here to share with you…

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Iraqi ranger students practice urban operations

Iraqi ranger students practice urban operations

SOUTHWEST ASIA - U.S. Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, Task Force Strike, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), took charge of a ranger training program for qualified volunteers from Iraqi security forces…

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CENTCOM Commander General Votel Visits Lebanon

CENTCOM Commander General Votel Visits Lebanon

BEIRUT – U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) Commander General Joseph L. Votel visited Lebanon today as part of a multi-stop tour of the Middle East. General Votel met with Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) Commander General…

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America delivers $50 Million in Humvees, weapons, and ammunition to the Lebanese Army

America delivers $50 Million in Humvees, weapons, and ammunition to the Lebanese Army

BEIRUT (August 17, 2016) — Elizabeth H. Richard, U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon, presided over a delivery of U.S. military assistance to the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) at the Beirut Port on August 9. The shipment, valued…

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Carter hails liberation of key Syrian city from ISIL control

Carter hails liberation of key Syrian city from ISIL control

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2016 — With the key Syrian city of Manbij liberated after a months-long battle to expel Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists, Defense Secretary Ash Carter today issued a…

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CENTCOM’s top logistics officer tours watercraft set, touts strategic advantage

CENTCOM’s top logistics officer tours watercraft set, touts strategic advantage

KUWAIT NAVAL BASE, Kuwait – U.S. Army Central Command’s top logistics officer visited the Army Prepositioned Stocks-5 watercraft set here, Aug. 3, to get a closer look at what the unique equipment set can offer the…

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Central Command leadership join Dwight D. Eisenhower underway

Central Command leadership join Dwight D. Eisenhower underway

ARABIAN GULF (August 7, 2016)  The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) hosted senior military officers from U.S. Central Command and component commands while operating in the Arabian Gulf, August 6.

Gen. Joseph…

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Task Force Strike Soldiers shine a guiding light

Task Force Strike Soldiers shine a guiding light

SOUTHWEST ASIA (July 23, 2016) — The Soldiers on the gun line were asleep when the radio crackled and came to life. Two familiar words followed.

"Fire Mission."

They quickly put on their gear and raced to the…

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