Oct. 15, 2019

Jordan, U.S. celebrate training cycle completion

New Jersey National Guard Soldiers, with 1st Squadron, 102nd Calvary Regiment, 44th Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the 42nd Infantry Division, and Jordan Border Guard Force Soldiers, with the 7th Mechanized Battalion, 48th Mechanized Brigade, participated in a closing ceremony for the completion of their Jordan Operational Engagement Program (JOEP) training cycle at Joint Training Center-Jordan October 3, 2019.

Oct. 10, 2019

All-enlisted RPA crew operates out of ADAB

For the first time downrange, an all-enlisted crew launched and recovered an RQ-4 Global Hawk to perform operations out of Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Sept. 13, 2019.

Oct. 10, 2019

380th ESFS brings proficiency firing to the AOR

The 380th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron has worked diligently this year to bolster their training program and bring increased lethality to Al Dhafra Air Base.

Oct. 3, 2019

NAVCENT Commander Meets with Commander of the Royal Saudi Naval Forces

Vice Admiral Jim Malloy, Commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, travelled to Riyadh to meet with Vice Admiral Fahad al Ghofaily, Commander of the Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF), and U.S. Ambassador John Abizaid, Sept. 29, 2019.

Oct. 2, 2019

30th Armored Brigade Combat Team Sappers lead the way

Although their name originated centuries ago with the French translation for “trench digger,” today’s combat engineers, called Sappers, have specialized skills that far exceed the origins of their profession. U.S. combat engineers in Alpha and Bravo companies, 236th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team, North Carolina Army National Guard, conducted a live-fire exercise with M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicles (BFVs) and demolitions near Fort Bliss, Texas, Sept. 26.

Oct. 1, 2019

All systems go with U.S., Jordan aviation exchange

Soldiers with Task Force Spartan's aviation section met with their peers of the Jordan Armed Forces in August and September to exchange best practices, techniques and procedures. During the exchanges, the aviation specialists focused on capabilities, increasing interoperability between the two nations, aircrew training and mission planning.

Oct. 1, 2019

Command and control of AFCENT from Shaw, not CAOC

In a historic first, Airmen geographically separated from the Combined Air Operations Center at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar executed all aspects of command and control of U.S. Air Forces Central Command’s air power from the United States.In a proof of concept exercise conducted Sept. 28, 2019, Active Duty, Reserve, and Guard personnel executed the

Sept. 25, 2019

US, Bahrain Participate in Neon Defender 19

U.S. and Bahrain armed forces participated in exercise Neon Defender 19 in Manama, Bahrain, Sept. 15-19. ND 19 is a bilateral surface and maritime security exercise between the U.S. Navy and Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) to enhance interoperability and warfighting readiness.

Sept. 24, 2019

Commander of Naval Surface Forces Visits Bahrain

Vice Adm. Richard Brown, commander, Naval Surface Forces (CNSF) visited Naval Support Activity Bahrain, Sept. 19. Brown toured coastal patrol ship USS Whirlwind (PC 11) and mine countermeasures ship USS Devastator (MCM 6), as well as held an all-hands call with surface warfare officers during his visit.

Sept. 24, 2019

U.S. Airmen, Sailors, Soldiers, team up for joint MEDEVAC exercise

Military working dog liaison officers with the 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, Airmen with the 386th Expeditionary Medical Group and Soldiers from the 5th Battalion, 159th General Support Aviation Battalion, Camp Buehring, Kuwait, conducted joint medical evacuation and UH-60 Black Hawk acclimation training with over 15 U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force MWD teams in the Central Command area of responsibility at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Sept. 13, 2019.