June 19, 2019

U.S. Forces and Bahrain Defense Force Completed Neon Response 19

U.S. forces and members of the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) participated in exercise Neon Response 19 in Bahrain from 9-14 June 2019.

June 13, 2019

Bainbridge Answers Distress Call

GULF OF OMAN (June 13, 2019) - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) responded to a distress call from the M/V Kokuka Courageous in the Gulf of Oman the morning of June 13.

June 4, 2019

3rd ABCT Hosts Expert Infantryman Badge Testing in Kuwait

While on rotation in support of Operation Spartan Shield, the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division hosted Expert Infantryman Badge (EIB) testing, inviting infantry Soldiers deployed across the U.S. Central Command area of operations to train and compete for their badge.

June 2, 2019

Bomber Task Force Participates in Joint Exercise with Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group

A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress, assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron and part of the U.S. Central Command Bomber Task Force, and the Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7, attached to the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group conducted joint operations in the CENTCOM area of responsibility, June 1.

May 20, 2019

Abraham Lincoln CSG and Kearsarge ARG conduct joint operations in U.S. 5th Fleet

The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (ABECSG) and the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (KSGARG), with the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conducted joint operations May 17-18.

May 16, 2019

Army GLOs enable joint combat power, battlefield safety

The U.S. Department of Defense receives a significant amount of its intelligence from the Air Force Distributed Common Ground System, which simply put, is an enterprise of globally networked analysts and cyber professionals linked together by a global communications architecture.

May 13, 2019

French Rafale in the Middle East Support Iraqi Forces

This April 4th, French fighters of the air base on the Middle East supported Iraqis in their fight against Daesh. French Rafale are engaged on a daily basis for the Coalition, in Iraq as in Syria for operation Inherent Resolve (OIR). Flying days and nights, Rafale’s pilots totally contribute to reduce the military Daesh potential and to support the ground troops against the terrorist group through oversight and information missions, but also with air strikes.

May 13, 2019

CENTCOM’s Inaugural Conference Successfully Builds Middle East Intelligence Relationships, Promoting Intelligence Professionalization and Interoperability

Tampa, Fla. – United States Central Command recently hosted a Middle East Directors of Military Intelligence Conference that brought together senior leaders from more than a dozen nations to forge alliances and develop and sustain partnerships.

May 10, 2019

Abraham Lincoln transits Suez Canal

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), the Alvaro de Bazan-class frigate ESPS Mendez Nunez (F 104), the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile cruiser USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) departed the U.S. 6th Fleet and entered the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.

May 9, 2019

Success of first SFAB in Afghanistan proves ‘Army got it right,’ commander says

The 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade deployed in March 2018 to Afghanistan to carry out the inaugural mission for the newly-created SFAB concept. The brigade returned in November, and they now say their experience there has proven successful. It's what the Army hoped to accomplish with the new kind of training units.