U.S. Central Command Bomber Task Force
“This Bomber Task Force mission demonstrates our commitment to regional security and the collective capabilities of our military partners in the region,” said Gen. Michael “Erik” Kurilla, commander of CENTCOM. “CENTCOM has the ability to very quickly put a significant amount of combat power in the air alongside our partners. We can do the same on the ground and at sea to meet any challenge decisively.” This BTF marked the first multilateral use of Transverse, a program on the CENTCOM Partner Network that enhances partner nations’ operational situational awareness. Seven nations monitored the BTF on Transverse and will apply the lessons they learned to future operations. Programs like Transverse are a critical step to achieving a world class common operating picture in the CENTCOM AOR.