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A 380th Air Expeditionary Maintenance Group crew chief meets an F-35A Lightning IIs pilot at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, April 15, 2019. The F-35A Lightning II is deployed to the Air Forces Central Command Area of Responsibility for the first time in U.S. Air Force history. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)
The F-35A Lightning II is deployed to the Air Forces Central Command Area of Responsibility for the first time in U.S. Air Force history. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)
U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., U.S. Central Command commander, left, meets with Gen. Austin Scott Miller, Resolute Support Mission commander, and U.S. Army Lt. Gen. James E. Rainey, commanding general, Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan, during his visit to Kabul Afghanistan, April, 5 2019. During the meeting, McKenzie, Miller, and Rainey discussed security and stability in the region. (U.S. Central Command photo by Sgt. Franklin Moore)
U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., U.S. Central Command commander, left, meets with Gen. Austin Scott Miller, Resolute Support Mission commander, and U.S. Army Lt. Gen. James E. Rainey, commanding general, Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan, during his visit to Kabul Afghanistan, April, 5... ...More
ARABIAN GULF (April 10, 2019) U.S. Navy expeditionary sea base USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3), fleet ocean tug USNS Catawba (T-ATF 168), Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Sentry (MCM 3), Island-class coastal patrol boats USCGC Maui (WPB 1304) and USCGC Wrangell (WPB 1332); the United Kingdom Royal Navy’s RFA Cardigan Bay (L3009); the French Marine Nationale’s minehunters FS L’Aigle (M647) and FS Sagittaire (M650); the United Kingdom Royal Navy’s minehunters HMS Shoreham (M112) and HMS Ledbury (M30); and Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM-15) MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopters navigate the Arabian Gulf in formation during Artemis Trident 19. Artemis Trident is a mine countermeasures exercise conducted by France’s Marine Nationale, the United Kingdom’s Royal Navy and the U.S. Navy in the Arabian Gulf focused on increasing interoperability and demonstrating the nations’ shared commitment to ensuring unfettered maritime operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Samantha P. Montenegro/Released)
ARABIAN GULF (April 10, 2019) U.S. Navy expeditionary sea base USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3), fleet ocean tug USNS Catawba (T-ATF 168), Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Sentry (MCM 3), Island-class coastal patrol boats USCGC Maui (WPB 1304) and USCGC Wrangell (WPB 1332); the United Kingdom Royal Navy’s RFA... ...More
The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) steams in the Strait of Hormuz, April 7, 2019. The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations 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 Connor D. Loessin)
The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) steams in the Strait of Hormuz, April 7, 2019. The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and... ...More
190404-N-UP035-1034 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (April 4, 2019) - An AV-8B Harrier attached to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit taxis on the flight deck of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). Kearsarge is the flagship for the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations 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 1st Class Mike DiMestico/Released)
190404-N-UP035-1034 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (April 4, 2019) - An AV-8B Harrier attached to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit taxis on the flight deck of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). Kearsarge is the flagship for the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked... ...More
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (March 29, 2019) A landing craft, air cushion approaches the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). Kearsarge is the flagship for the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and with the embarked the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations 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 Kaitlyn E. Eads/Released)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (March 29, 2019) A landing craft, air cushion approaches the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). Kearsarge is the flagship for the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and with the embarked the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of... ...More
The commander of U.S. Central Command, Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie ,left, shakes hands with former commander Gen. Joseph L. Votel at a change of command ceremony, March 28, 2019. McKenzie previously served as the Director of the Joint Staff. (U.S. Central Command Public Affairs photo by Mr. Tom Gagnier)
The commander of U.S. Central Command, Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie, left, shakes hands with former commander Gen. Joseph L. Votel at a change of command ceremony, March 28, 2019. (U.S. Central Command Public Affairs photo by Mr. Tom Gagnier)
On 13th March 2019, the French Carrier Strike Group, CTF473 arrived off-shore Syria to support Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve. The Carrier Strike Group is composed of the Aircraft carrier Charles-de-Gaulle, the Danish frigate Daniel Juel, and an attack submarine among other assets.  The Charles-de-Gaulle launched Rafale Marine and Hawkeye aircraft to support coalition troops on the ground and gather intelligence while other air assets and vessels were conducting air and maritime control operations.
The coming of the CSG reinforces French military capabilities committed in Operation CHAMMAL and strengthens the Coalition against ISIS. The CSG has a good awareness of this theater of operations in the Levant for it already conducted three previous Arromanches missions since 2015, which is a significant commitment to the military campaign against ISIS.
This capacity building illustrates the determination of France and the coalition to complete the military defeat of ISIS.
On 13th March 2019, the French Carrier Strike Group, CTF473 arrived off-shore Syria to support Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve.
A U.S. F-15 Strike Eagle breaks away after being refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 28th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron Feb. 11, 2019, while flying over Syria. While the United States draws down it's forces in Syria, their air power still remains in the area performing strike missions. U.S. F-15 Strike Eagles are being used as air defense and strike assets to deter Islamic State insurgents from fighting or fleeing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Clayton Cupit)
A U.S. F-15 Strike Eagle breaks away after being refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 28th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron Feb. 11, 2019, while flying over Syria. While the United States draws down it's forces in Syria, their air power still remains in the area performing strike missions. U.S. F-15 Strike... ...More
A MV-22 Osprey prepares to launch from the flight deck of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). Kearsarge is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations 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. Army photo by Sgt. Franklin Moore)
A MV-22 Osprey prepares to launch from the flight deck of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). Kearsarge is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Franklin Moore)
A Soldier from Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 198th Armored Regiment, 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team listens as his Omani counterpart discusses movement and maneuver tactics to a squad of Soldiers from the U.S. Army and the Royal Army of Oman in Rabkoot, Oman on Jan. 24, 2019. The two armies are participating in a bilateral exercise called Inferno Creek 19. The exercise was designed to strengthen military relations between the U.S. Army and the Royal Army of Oman. It is an opportunity for both militaries to build tactical proficiency and gain shared understanding of each other’s forces and support long-term regional stability. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Linsey Williams)
A Soldier from Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 198th Armored Regiment, 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team listens as his Omani counterpart discusses movement and maneuver tactics to a squad of Soldiers from the U.S. Army and the Royal Army of Oman in Rabkoot, Oman on Jan. 24, 2019. The two armies are participating in a... ...More
ARABIAN SEA – An F-35B Lightning II assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211 (VMFA), 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), makes final preparations to land aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), Jan. 9, 2019. The Essex is the flagship for the Essex Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 13th MEU, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations 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. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. A. J. Van Fredenberg/Released)
ARABIAN SEA – An F-35B Lightning II assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211 (VMFA), 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), makes final preparations to land aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), Jan. 9, 2019. The Essex is the flagship for the Essex Amphibious Ready Group and, with the... ...More
A 380th Air Expeditionary Maintenance Group crew chief meets an F-35A Lightning IIs pilot at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, April 15, 2019. The F-35A Lightning II is deployed to the Air Forces Central Command Area of Responsibility for the first time in U.S. Air Force history. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)
U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., U.S. Central Command commander, left, meets with Gen. Austin Scott Miller, Resolute Support Mission commander, and U.S. Army Lt. Gen. James E. Rainey, commanding general, Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan, during his visit to Kabul Afghanistan, April, 5 2019. During the meeting, McKenzie, Miller, and Rainey discussed security and stability in the region. (U.S. Central Command photo by Sgt. Franklin Moore)
ARABIAN GULF (April 10, 2019) U.S. Navy expeditionary sea base USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3), fleet ocean tug USNS Catawba (T-ATF 168), Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Sentry (MCM 3), Island-class coastal patrol boats USCGC Maui (WPB 1304) and USCGC Wrangell (WPB 1332); the United Kingdom Royal Navy’s RFA Cardigan Bay (L3009); the French Marine Nationale’s minehunters FS L’Aigle (M647) and FS Sagittaire (M650); the United Kingdom Royal Navy’s minehunters HMS Shoreham (M112) and HMS Ledbury (M30); and Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM-15) MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopters navigate the Arabian Gulf in formation during Artemis Trident 19. Artemis Trident is a mine countermeasures exercise conducted by France’s Marine Nationale, the United Kingdom’s Royal Navy and the U.S. Navy in the Arabian Gulf focused on increasing interoperability and demonstrating the nations’ shared commitment to ensuring unfettered maritime operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Samantha P. Montenegro/Released)
The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) steams in the Strait of Hormuz, April 7, 2019. The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations 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 Connor D. Loessin)
190404-N-UP035-1034 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (April 4, 2019) - An AV-8B Harrier attached to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit taxis on the flight deck of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). Kearsarge is the flagship for the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations 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 1st Class Mike DiMestico/Released)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (March 29, 2019) A landing craft, air cushion approaches the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). Kearsarge is the flagship for the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and with the embarked the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations 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 Kaitlyn E. Eads/Released)
The commander of U.S. Central Command, Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie ,left, shakes hands with former commander Gen. Joseph L. Votel at a change of command ceremony, March 28, 2019. McKenzie previously served as the Director of the Joint Staff. (U.S. Central Command Public Affairs photo by Mr. Tom Gagnier)
On 13th March 2019, the French Carrier Strike Group, CTF473 arrived off-shore Syria to support Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve. The Carrier Strike Group is composed of the Aircraft carrier Charles-de-Gaulle, the Danish frigate Daniel Juel, and an attack submarine among other assets.  The Charles-de-Gaulle launched Rafale Marine and Hawkeye aircraft to support coalition troops on the ground and gather intelligence while other air assets and vessels were conducting air and maritime control operations.
The coming of the CSG reinforces French military capabilities committed in Operation CHAMMAL and strengthens the Coalition against ISIS. The CSG has a good awareness of this theater of operations in the Levant for it already conducted three previous Arromanches missions since 2015, which is a significant commitment to the military campaign against ISIS.
This capacity building illustrates the determination of France and the coalition to complete the military defeat of ISIS.
A U.S. F-15 Strike Eagle breaks away after being refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 28th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron Feb. 11, 2019, while flying over Syria. While the United States draws down it's forces in Syria, their air power still remains in the area performing strike missions. U.S. F-15 Strike Eagles are being used as air defense and strike assets to deter Islamic State insurgents from fighting or fleeing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Clayton Cupit)
A MV-22 Osprey prepares to launch from the flight deck of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). Kearsarge is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations 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. Army photo by Sgt. Franklin Moore)
A Soldier from Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 198th Armored Regiment, 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team listens as his Omani counterpart discusses movement and maneuver tactics to a squad of Soldiers from the U.S. Army and the Royal Army of Oman in Rabkoot, Oman on Jan. 24, 2019. The two armies are participating in a bilateral exercise called Inferno Creek 19. The exercise was designed to strengthen military relations between the U.S. Army and the Royal Army of Oman. It is an opportunity for both militaries to build tactical proficiency and gain shared understanding of each other’s forces and support long-term regional stability. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Linsey Williams)
ARABIAN SEA – An F-35B Lightning II assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211 (VMFA), 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), makes final preparations to land aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), Jan. 9, 2019. The Essex is the flagship for the Essex Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 13th MEU, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations 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. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. A. J. Van Fredenberg/Released)

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