United Arab Emirates Special Operations Forces members conduct close quarters battle drills during Eager Lion 24 at King Abdullah II Operations Training Center, Jordan, May 12, 2024. Eager Lion 24 is a multilateral exercise, with 33 participating nations, hosted by the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, designed to exchange military expertise, and improve interoperability among partner nations, and considered the capstone of a broader U.S. military relationship with the Jordanian Armed Forces. Jordan is one of U.S. Central Command’s strongest and most reliable partners in the Levant sub-region. (U.S. Army photo by Master Jared Gehmann.)
U.S. Marines and Sailors with 2nd Distribution Support Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, 4th Law Enforcement Battalion, Force Headquarters Group, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve, Army Soldiers with 541st Division Sustainment Support Battalion, Sustainment Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, and members of the Royal Saudi Armed Forces, conduct a tactical pause during a long-range convoy as part of exercise Native Fury 24 in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, May 9, 2024. Exercise Native Fury 24 is a key multi-lateral exercise sponsored by U.S. Central Command and executed by U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command in collaboration with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. This iteration emphasizes the strategic use of logistics and leverage the extensive network of roads and infrastructure across the Arabian Peninsula. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mary Kohlmann)
A Green Beret with 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) sights in his M-4 carbine rifle during Eager Lion 24 at King Abdullah II Operations Training Center near Amman, Jordan, May 11, 2024. Eager Lion 24 is a multilateral exercise, with 33 participating nations, hosted by the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, designed to exchange military expertise, and improve interoperability among partner nations, and considered the capstone of a broader U.S. military relationship with the Jordanian Armed Forces. Jordan is one of U.S. Central Command’s strongest and most reliable partners in the Levant sub-region. (Photo has been altered for security purposes.
Pier building begins
Construction of the floating JLOTS pier in the Mediterranean is underway. The pier will support USAID and humanitarian partners to receive and deliver humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza.  U.S. Transportation Command and U.S. European Command support the movement of humanitarian aid. (Courtesy Photo)
Pier building begins
Construction of the floating JLOTS pier in the Mediterranean is underway. The pier will support USAID and humanitarian partners to receive and deliver humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza.  U.S. Transportation Command and U.S. European Command support the movement of humanitarian aid. (Courtesy Photo)
Pier building begins
Construction of the floating JLOTS pier in the Mediterranean is underway. The pier will support USAID and humanitarian partners to receive and deliver humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza.  U.S. Transportation Command and U.S. European Command support the movement of humanitarian aid. (Courtesy Photo)
Pier building begins
Construction of the floating JLOTS pier in the Mediterranean is underway. The pier will support USAID and humanitarian partners to receive and deliver humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza.  U.S. Transportation Command and U.S. European Command support the movement of humanitarian aid. (Courtesy Photo)
Bundles of humanitarian aid destined for Gaza are loaded onto a U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules at an undisclosed location within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, April 30, 2024. The U.S. Air Force’s rapid global mobility capability is enabling the expedited movement of critical, life-saving supplies to Gaza. (U.S. Air Force photo)
A U.S. Air Force port operations Airman prepares to load pallets of humanitarian aid destined for Gaza aboard a C-130J Super Hercules at an undisclosed location within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, April 30, 2024. The U.S. has prioritized the delivery of humanitarian aid to relieve the suffering of civilians affected by the ongoing crisis in Gaza. (U.S. Air Force photo)
A U.S. Air Force port operations Airman loads bundles of humanitarian aid destined for Gaza onto a U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules at an undisclosed location within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, April 30, 2024. The U.S. Air Force’s rapid global mobility capability is enabling the expedited movement of critical, life-saving supplies to Gaza. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Two U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules’ loaded with pallets of food destined for Gaza via airdrop take off from an undisclosed location within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, April 30, 2024. The U.S. Air Force’s rapid global mobility capability enabled the expedited movement of critical, life-saving humanitarian aid to Gaza. (U.S. Air Force photo)
A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons fly in sync after an aerial refueling over an undisclosed location within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility during Ballast Cannon, Jan. 7, 2024. As a routine exercise occurring nearly quarterly with the Royal Bahraini Air Force, this iteration supports the U.S. Air Force’s rapid expeditionary capabilities by integrating Agile Combat Employment objectives for F-16 Fighting Falcon, KC-135 Stratotanker, and operational support personnel.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jasmonet Holmes)
Bundles of humanitarian aid destined for Gaza are loaded onto a U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules at an undisclosed location within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, April 23, 2024. The U.S. Air Force’s rapid global mobility capability is enabling the expedited movement of critical, life-saving supplies to Gaza. (U.S. Air Force photo)
A U.S. Air Force port operations Airman loads pallets of humanitarian aid destined for Gaza aboard a C-130J Super Hercules at an
undisclosed location within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, April 23, 2024. The U.S. Air Force’s rapid global
mobility capability is enabling the expedited movement of critical, life-saving supplies to Gaza. (U.S. Air Force photo)
A U.S. Air Force port operations Airman loads pallets of humanitarian aid destined for Gaza aboard a C-130J Super Hercules at an undisclosed location within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, April 28, 2024. The U.S. Air Force’s rapid global mobility capability is enabling the expedited movement of critical, life-saving supplies to Gaza. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Bundles of humanitarian aid destined for Gaza are loaded onto the U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules at an undisclosed location within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, April 28, 2024. The U.S. has prioritized the delivery of humanitarian aid to relieve the suffering of civilians affected by the ongoing crisis in Gaza. (U.S. Air Force photo)
TAMPA, Fla. – The U.S. Coast Guard Sentinel-class fast-response cutter USCGC Clarence Sutphin Jr (WPC 1147) seized advanced conventional weapons and other lethal aid originating in Iran and bound to Houthi-controlled Yemen from a vessel in the Arabian Sea, Jan. 28, 2024. 

The boarding team discovered over 200 packages that contained medium-range ballistic missile components, explosives, unmanned underwater/surface vehicle (UUV/USV) components, military-grade communication and network equipment, anti-tank guided missile launcher assemblies, and other military components.  

CENTCOM is committed to working with our allies and partners to counter the flow of Iranian lethal aid in the region by all lawful means including U.S. and U.N. sanctions and through interdictions.
ARABIAN GULF (June 1, 2023) U.S. Coast Guard fast response cutter USCGC Clarence Sutphin Jr. (WPC 1146) sails alongside a MARTAC T-38 Devil Ray unmanned surface vessel in the Arabian Gulf, June 1, 2023, during exercise Eagle Resolve 23. Eagle Resolve is a combined joint all-domain exercise that improves interoperability on land, in the air, at sea, in space, and in cyberspace with the U.S. military and partner nations, enhances the ability to respond to contingencies, and underscores U.S. Central Command's commitment to the Middle East. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. James Webster)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Feb. 25, 2024) The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50), San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19), and Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) transit in formation with the United Kingdom primary casualty receiving ship RFA Argus (A135) in the Mediterranean Sea, Feb. 25. The Bataan Amphibious Ready Group will be transferred to NATO command in the Eastern Mediterranean in order to conduct a series of short notice vigilance activities with elements of Allied Maritime Command’s Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 and the Turkish Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew F. Brown)

Humanitarian Assistance Gaza Update

 

June 14, 2024:  Approximately 2,500 metric tons (5.5 million pounds) have been delivered through the maritime corridor since the temporary pier was re-anchored to the beach in Gaza, June 7.

Since May 17, over 3,500 metric tons (7.7 million pounds) have been delivered through the maritime corridor for onward delivery by humanitarian organizations.

U.S. Central Command also conducted a humanitarian assistance airdrop into Northern Gaza on June 9, to provide essential relief to civilians affected by the ongoing conflict. To date the U.S. has airdropped more than 1,050 metric tons (2.3 million pounds) of humanitarian assistance in addition to the assistance delivered through the maritime corridor.

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Congratulations to Rear Adm. Marc "Stem" Miguez, outgoing commander of Carrier Strike Group 2 (CSG-2), on his outstanding tour while deployed to the CENTCOM AOR. His professionalism and warfighting expertise are unmatched, and we wish him fair winds and following seas as he… https://t.co/KaEiMISFPm https://t.co/gjQJudsnvC Congratulations to Rear Adm. Marc "Stem" Miguez, outgoing commander of Carrier Strike Group 2 (CSG-2), on his outstanding tour while deployed to the CENTCOM AOR. 

His professionalism and warfighting expertise are unmatched, and we wish him fair winds and following seas as he… https://t.co/KaEiMISFPm https://t.co/gjQJudsnvC
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Congratulations to Rear Adm. Marc "Stem" Miguez, outgoing commander of Carrier Strike Group 2 (CSG-2), on his outstanding tour while deployed to the CENTCOM AOR. His professionalism and warfighting expertise are unmatched, and we wish him fair winds and following seas as he… https://t.co/KaEiMISFPm https://t.co/gjQJudsnvC Congratulations to Rear Adm. Marc "Stem" Miguez, outgoing commander of Carrier Strike Group 2 (CSG-2), on his outstanding tour while deployed to the CENTCOM AOR. 

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June 18 U.S. Central Command Update   In the past 24 hours, U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) forces successfully destroyed eight Iranian-backed Houthi uncrewed aerial systems (UAS) in a Houthi controlled area of Yemen.    Additionally, partner forces successfully destroyed one… https://t.co/NP8GS81G7c https://t.co/ICIdOWCENG June 18 U.S. Central Command Update
 
In the past 24 hours, U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) forces successfully destroyed eight Iranian-backed Houthi uncrewed aerial systems (UAS) in a Houthi controlled area of Yemen. 
 
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June 18 U.S. Central Command Update   In the past 24 hours, U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) forces successfully destroyed eight Iranian-backed Houthi uncrewed aerial systems (UAS) in a Houthi controlled area of Yemen.    Additionally, partner forces successfully destroyed one… https://t.co/NP8GS81G7c https://t.co/ICIdOWCENG June 18 U.S. Central Command Update
 
In the past 24 hours, U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) forces successfully destroyed eight Iranian-backed Houthi uncrewed aerial systems (UAS) in a Houthi controlled area of Yemen. 
 
Additionally, partner forces successfully destroyed one… https://t.co/NP8GS81G7c https://t.co/ICIdOWCENG
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June 17 U.S. Central Command Update   In the past 24 hours, U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) forces successfully destroyed four Houthi radars and one uncrewed surface vessel (USV) in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen.   Additionally, USCENTCOM forces successfully destroyed one… https://t.co/Y9NWS7z52r https://t.co/8YKqaeudXk June 17 U.S. Central Command Update
 
In the past 24 hours, U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) forces successfully destroyed four Houthi radars and one uncrewed surface vessel (USV) in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen. 
 
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Update on M/V Verbena On June 13, Iranian-backed Houthis struck M/V Verbena, a Palauan-flagged, Ukrainian-owned, Polish-operated bulk cargo carrier in two separate missile attacks. Today, at approximately 1:45 p.m. (Sanna time), the crew issued a distress call indicating they… https://t.co/lOKWZdsOyF https://t.co/oQUdYTtHIO Update on M/V Verbena

On June 13, Iranian-backed Houthis struck M/V Verbena, a Palauan-flagged, Ukrainian-owned, Polish-operated bulk cargo carrier in two separate missile attacks. Today, at approximately 1:45 p.m. (Sanna time), the crew issued a distress call indicating they… https://t.co/lOKWZdsOyF https://t.co/oQUdYTtHIO
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