June 29, 2022

CENTCOM leaders visit Tel Aviv, focus on regional partnerships

Senior U.S. Central Command leaders and staff visited their Israel Defense Forces counterparts in Tel Aviv last week to reflect on their decades-long partnership and explore ways to deepen security relationships across the Middle East. The three-day exchange – a series of meetings to discuss issues such as exercises, defense agreements and shared

June 25, 2022

USS Sioux City Arrives in Bahrain during Historic Deployment

USS Sioux City (LCS 11) arrived to Bahrain for a scheduled port visit, June 25, marking the completion of a 10,000-mile journey while becoming the first littoral combat ship to operate in the Middle East.

June 21, 2022

Unsafe, Unprofessional Action by IRGCN Vessels toward U.S. Naval Forces in Arabian Gulf

Three vessels from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) interacted in an unsafe and unprofessional manner as U.S. Navy ships transited the Strait of Hormuz, June 20.

June 13, 2022

U.S., UAE Forces Begin Maritime Exercise in Arabian Gulf

Naval forces from the United Arab Emirates and United States began a 10-day maritime exercise, June 13, in the Arabian Gulf.

June 9, 2022

U.S. and Partner aircrews conduct Middle East ‘PRESENCE PATROL’

Coalition and regional partner air forces joined two U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortresses, two KC-10 Extenders, three KC-135s Stratotankerers on a presence patrol mission across the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility June 8, 2022.

June 6, 2022

U.S. Navy Visit to Kuwait Highlights Strong Maritime Ties

KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait – Sailors from guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73) and U.S. Naval Forces Central Command arrived in Kuwait, June 6, highlighting the strong maritime partnership between the two nations.

June 2, 2022

U.S. Coast Guard Seizes Heroin Shipment in Gulf of Oman

A U.S. Coast Guard fast response cutter seized 310 kilograms of heroin worth an estimated U.S. street value of $11 million from a fishing vessel while conducting patrols in the Gulf of Oman, May 31.

May 28, 2022

US, Jordanian female aviators partner in excellence

The U.S. and Royal Jordanian Air Forces are partnering to celebrate women in aviation. This partnership, launched in September 2021 between the U.S. Air Force and RJAF, focuses on empowering women in aviation as a way to cultivate and strengthen relationships.

May 24, 2022

378th medical partnerships sustain life and mission

The biggest player in this specific exercise was the 378th Expeditionary Medical Squadron, who responded to a simulated mass casualty incident. As one of the first groups out of the bunkers, their job is to find those who were injured before finding cover.

May 17, 2022

U.S. Navy in Middle East Seizes $39 Million in Drugs

A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer seized 640 kilograms of methamphetamine worth $39 million from a fishing vessel while patrolling international waters in the Gulf of Oman, May 15-16.