The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) transits the Suez Canal. The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (ABECSG) is deployed to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility in order to defend American forces and interests in the region. With Abraham Lincoln as the flagship, deployed strike group assets include staffs, ships and aircraft of Carrier Strike Group 12 (CSG 12), Destroyer Squadron 2 (DESRON 2), USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) and Carrier Air Wing 7 (CVW 7); as well as the Spanish navy �lvaro de Baz�n-class frigate ESPS M�ndez N��ez (F 104). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Dan Snow/ Released)
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) transits the Suez Canal. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Dan Snow/ Released)
A B-52H Stratofortress from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., touches down at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, May 9, 2019. The 18-nation air coalition consists of numerous precision strike aircraft, and the B-52Hs bring unique capabilities to the theater. This aircraft is part of the Bomber Task Force deployed to U.S. Central Command area of responsibility in order to defend American forces and interests in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Keifer Bowes)
A B-52H Stratofortress from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., touches down at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, May 9, 2019. The 18-nation air coalition consists of numerous precision strike aircraft, and the B-52Hs bring unique capabilities to the theater. This aircraft is part of the Bomber Task Force deployed to U.S. Central... ...More
U.S. B-52H Stratofortress aircraft assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron are parked on a flight line May 8, 2019. The B-52H can perform strategic attack, close-air support, air interdiction, offensive counter-air and maritime operations to support stability in the region. The Bomber Task Force is deployed to U.S. Central Command area of responsibility to defend American forces and interests in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ashley Gardner)
U.S. B-52H Stratofortress aircraft assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron are parked on a flight line May 8, 2019. The B-52H can perform strategic attack, close-air support, air interdiction, offensive counter-air and maritime operations to support stability in the region. The Bomber Task Force is deployed... ...More
A U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender refuels an F-35A Lightning II above an undisclosed location, April 30, 2019. The KC-10 and its crew were tasked to support aerial refueling operations for the F-35A's first air interdiction during its inaugural deployment to the U.S. Air Forces Central Command's area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Drzazgowski)
A U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender refuels an F-35A Lightning II above an undisclosed location, April 30, 2019. The KC-10 and its crew were tasked to support aerial refueling operations for the F-35A's first air interdiction during its inaugural deployment to the U.S. Air Forces Central Command's area of responsibility.... ...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)
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
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
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
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
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) transits the Suez Canal. The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (ABECSG) is deployed to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility in order to defend American forces and interests in the region. With Abraham Lincoln as the flagship, deployed strike group assets include staffs, ships and aircraft of Carrier Strike Group 12 (CSG 12), Destroyer Squadron 2 (DESRON 2), USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) and Carrier Air Wing 7 (CVW 7); as well as the Spanish navy �lvaro de Baz�n-class frigate ESPS M�ndez N��ez (F 104). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Dan Snow/ Released)
A B-52H Stratofortress from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., touches down at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, May 9, 2019. The 18-nation air coalition consists of numerous precision strike aircraft, and the B-52Hs bring unique capabilities to the theater. This aircraft is part of the Bomber Task Force deployed to U.S. Central Command area of responsibility in order to defend American forces and interests in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Keifer Bowes)
U.S. B-52H Stratofortress aircraft assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron are parked on a flight line May 8, 2019. The B-52H can perform strategic attack, close-air support, air interdiction, offensive counter-air and maritime operations to support stability in the region. The Bomber Task Force is deployed to U.S. Central Command area of responsibility to defend American forces and interests in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ashley Gardner)
A U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender refuels an F-35A Lightning II above an undisclosed location, April 30, 2019. The KC-10 and its crew were tasked to support aerial refueling operations for the F-35A's first air interdiction during its inaugural deployment to the U.S. Air Forces Central Command's area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Drzazgowski)
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)
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)
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)
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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