March 10, 2021

USAF conducts ACE capstone event

A pilot with the 77th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron pilot, prepares for flight during an Agile Combat Employment capstone event Feb. 27, 2021, at an airbase in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. U.S. Air Forces Central aircraft and personnel worked with joint and regional partners on a variety of tasks including hot-pit refueling and crew-swap

March 7, 2021

U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Participates in Oman-led Exercise Khunjar Hadd 26

NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY BAHRAIN (Feb. 21, 2021) – The Royal Navy of Oman, Royal Air Force of Oman, United Kingdom Royal Navy, France Marine Nationale and U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) participated in exercise Khunjar Hadd 26, Feb 21-25.

March 3, 2021

DOD Statement on Rocket Attack at Al Asad by Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby

We can confirm that early this morning the air base at Al Asad in Iraq came under rocket attack. Preliminary indications are that approximately ten rockets were fired from points of origin east of the base.

Feb. 26, 2021

Greek, U.S. Naval Forces Conduct Passing Exercise in Arabian Gulf

The U.S. Coast Guard patrol boats USCGC Adak (WPB 1333) and USCGC Maui (WPB 1304) participated in a passing exercise (PASSEX) with the Greek guided-missile frigate HS Hydra (F452) in the Arabian Gulf, Feb. 25.

Feb. 25, 2021

U.S. Conducts Defensive Precision Strike

“At President Biden’s direction, U.S. military forces earlier this evening conducted airstrikes against infrastructure utilized by Iranian-backed militant groups in eastern Syria. These strikes were authorized in response to recent attacks against American and Coalition personnel in Iraq, and to ongoing threats to those personnel. Specifically, the strikes destroyed multiple facilities located at a border control point used by a number of Iranian-backed militant groups, including Kait’ib Hezbollah (KH) and Kait’ib Sayyid al-Shuhada (KSS).

Feb. 24, 2021

Coalition Forces meet with Peshmerga and ISF at JCCC

Coalition Forces meet with Peshmerga and ISF at JCCC ERBIL, Iraq- A military delegation from the Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve, the 83 member International Coalition to defeat Daesh (ISIS), visited the Joint Coalition Coordination Center between the Kurdistan Region's military and security forces and Iraq in Erbil, February 17, 2021.

Feb. 24, 2021

Deployed Soldiers run marathon for a good cause

Although deployed to the Middle East, Soldiers are still finding ways to stay active, even dedicating a couple hours on Sunday to run in memory of a decorated Army aviator. About 120 Soldiers with the 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade participated in a marathon and half-marathon throughout their area of operations. The main event was held at Camp Buehring, Kuwait but runners at other bases and outposts participated virtually.

Feb. 24, 2021

AFCENT hosts regional Joint Air Defense Exercise 21-01

U.S. Air Forces Central, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. Army Central Command, coalition partners, and four regional partner nations conducted Joint Air Defense Exercise 21-01, Feb. 15-19, 2021.

Feb. 23, 2021

USCENTCOM Symposium Spotlights the Role of Data on the Battlefield

U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) hosted a virtual data symposium the first week of February 2021. More than 1,000 senior Department of Defense (DoD) data leaders as well as private-sector innovators and representatives from partner nations participated in the online event. The symposium was hosted by U.S. Army Brigadier General Jeth Rey, USCENTCOM’s Director of Command and Control, Communications and Computer Systems (J6) and Chief Information Officer.

Feb. 17, 2021

USAFCENT tri-wing integration generates rapid airpower

Three air expeditionary wings assigned to U.S. Air Forces Central participated in an integrated combat turn exercise, Feb. 13, 2021.