Feb. 19, 2020

Refueling the deployed mission

After nearly five hours of flying above Afghanistan, the call finally came. “Alright guys, the first receivers are about 10 mikes out. Let’s get ready to do this,” announced the KC-135 Stratotanker pilot to his team.

Feb. 14, 2020

Bataan Amphibious Ready Group, 26th MEU transit Strait of Hormuz

The Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) on Feb. 12 completed passage through the Strait of Hormuz, entering the Arabian Gulf from the Gulf of Oman.

Feb. 13, 2020

Carrier Air Wing Commander Completes Rare 1,200th Arrested Landing

The commander of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1 completed his 1,200th career arrested landing Feb. 1 on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), a rare occurrence among naval aviators.

Feb. 12, 2020

PSAB exercises hot refueling during ACE mission

Two U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons and two F-35A Lightning II fighter jets demonstrated capabilities during an agile combat employment mission, Feb. 7, 2020.

Feb. 11, 2020

Drive on Soldier, Soldier drive on

What is a vehicle that towers more than 9 feet, is used as a troop carrier and can substantially withstand explosive detonations? It is called a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Wheeled Armored Vehicle.

Feb. 3, 2020

USCENTCOM Medical Treatment Facilities recognized for infection control

USCENTCOM Medical Treatment Facilities earned a prestigious 2019 Advancement Toward a High Reliability (HRO) Healthcare Award at a ceremony during the annual meeting of AMSUS, the Society of Federal Health Professionals in National Harbor, Maryland, Dec. 5, 2019.

Jan. 30, 2020

CENTCOM command team visits PSAB, reaffirms commitment to the region

U.S. Marine Gen. Kenneth McKenzie Jr., commander of CENTCOM and U.S. Navy Fleet Master Chief James Herdel, CENTCOM senior enlisted leader, visited PSAB during a tour of installations in the combatant command’s area of responsibility.

Jan. 30, 2020

United Kingdom commander takes control of CTF Sentinel

The leadership of the International Maritime Security Construct (IMSC) was transferred from the United States to the United Kingdom during a ceremony at the U.S. Naval Support Activity, Bahrain, today.

Jan. 30, 2020

Gen. McKenzie, commander of U.S. Central Command, visits USS Bataan

Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr., commanding general of U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM), told Sailors and Marines aboard USS Bataan (LHD 5) that “I feel better knowing that I have you in this theater.”

Jan. 24, 2020

Coalition partners navigate map fundamentals

Cartography, the science or practice of drawing and reading maps, can be dated back to the ancient ages of Before Christ (B.C.) within the Julian and Gregorian calendars. One of the oldest maps discovered is captured on a Babylonian clay tablet entitled Imago Mundi, estimated to have been originated around 2300 B.C. The ancient craft of reading maps has naturally evolved with human advancement, but its foundations have not been lost, it is still very relevant within military operations.