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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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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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Recruiting the Afghan air force – ‘country’s future’

Recruiting the Afghan air force – ‘country’s future’

KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghan air force recruiters at Kabul Air Wing are looking for young men and women who have what it takes to become the next generation of Afghan air force officers.

Afghans, ages…

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Iraqi leaders showing confidence, optimism in ISIL fight, Dunford says

Iraqi leaders showing confidence, optimism in ISIL fight, Dunford says

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (July 31, 2016) — The biggest change in Iraq is the sense of confidence and optimism that leaders have “that absolutely didn’t exist last fall,” Marine Corps Gen. Joe…

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CENTCOM nearing civilian deployment milestone

CENTCOM nearing civilian deployment milestone

MACDILL AFB, Fla. (August 1, 2016)  The bulk of deployments to the U.S. Central Command Area of Responsibility are made of uniformed military personnel, but there is another group of men and women who help…

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