Dec. 20, 2021

RSAF, USAF conduct combined operations in KSA

In the desert skies above Taif’s King Fahad Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Airmen from the 378th Air Expeditionary Wing integrated with Royal Saudi Air Forces to execute a combined training exercise. Conducting combined air-to-air training, the exercise allowed both nations to further cultivate strong relationships and better integrate capabilities to deter regional aggressors.

Dec. 16, 2021

U.S. Navy Rescues Mariners Smuggling Illicit Drugs

U.S. Navy personnel rescued five mariners Dec. 15 after a fire caused an explosion aboard their vessel, which was smuggling illicit drugs while transiting the Gulf of Oman.

Dec. 15, 2021

USS Portland Tests High Energy Laser Weapon System in Gulf of Aden

Amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) conducted a high-energy laser weapon system demonstration, Dec. 14, while sailing in the Gulf of Aden.

Dec. 13, 2021

NAVCENT Launches Saildrone in Gulf of Aqaba for Exercise Digital Horizon

U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) began operationally testing a new unmanned surface vessel (USV) in the Gulf of Aqaba, Dec. 12, as part of an initiative to integrate new unmanned systems and artificial intelligence into U.S. 5th Fleet operations.

Dec. 8, 2021

Space Force Guardians Serve at Al Dhafra

Mixed in amongst the Air Force blue at Al Dhafra Air Base, a small handful of Space Force Guardians are supporting the mission of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing, adding a little space power to the air power excellence of the Wing.

Dec. 8, 2021

U.S. Navy Opens New Interagency Counter Narcotics Facility in Bahrain

Leaders from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Department of State, and U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony Dec. 8 at Naval Support Activity Bahrain for a new facility that will enable interagency partners to share information for countering drug trafficking in the Middle East region.

Dec. 7, 2021

Al Dhafra SFS Defends Against Potential UAS Threat

Specialists with the 380th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron not only provide base defense at Al Dhafra Air Base from traditional ground-based threats, but are also on alert for threats posed by Unmanned Aerial Systems.

Dec. 1, 2021

PWD Bahrain commemorates Bahraini Women’s Day

The Kingdom of Bahrain celebrates Bahraini Women's Day each Dec. 1 to commemorate the achievements and creative contribution made by women to the development and progress of Bahrain. It highlights the importance and important role played by women in public life. Public Works Department (PWD), Naval Support Activity Bahrain, is joining this celebration by specifically highlighting the contributions of six Bahraini women-members of their team.

Nov. 30, 2021

Son Carries on Father's Legacy, Commands Same Unit While Deployed

Many fathers can only dream that their children will follow in their footsteps. But for Col. Robert J. Kincaid Jr., he turned this dream into a reality for his dad. Kincaid Jr., the current commander of the 111th Theater Engineer Brigade, is in the exact same spot that his father was 18 years ago – commanding the 111th while deployed to the Central Command Area of Operations.

Nov. 28, 2021

U.S. Navy Ship Rescues Iranian Mariners in Gulf of Oman

A U.S. Navy vessel rescued two Iranian mariners Nov. 27 from a fishing vessel after it was adrift for eight days in the Gulf of Oman.