Jan. 29, 2019

USS Chung-Hoon Conducts Second Drug Bust in a Month

GULF OF ADEN -- While conducting maritime security operations in the international waters of the Gulf of Aden, the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) interdicted a shipment of illicit narcotics aboard a stateless vessel, Jan. 24. Chung-Hoon’s visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team seized 4,700 kilograms of hashish while conducting a flag verification boarding.

Jan. 25, 2019

Army for life: Retired Soldier receives Bronze Star for service in Vietnam

Retired U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Mario Olivo was awarded a Bronze Star medal for combat service in Vietnam during a ceremony at U.S. Central Command headquarters, Jan. 22, 2019. He initially received notification of his award in the mail, yet felt that it would be fitting to be recognized for it in front of his family.

Jan. 25, 2019

Fuels lab keeps AUAB combat ready

Airmen from the 379th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels lab work around the clock to help aircraft deliver decisive air power in the Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility. As the largest fuel operation in the Department of Defense, Airmen from the fuels lab must work together to inspect various types of fuel including gasoline, diesel fuel and Jet Propellant-8 to ensure products are free of contaminants.

Jan. 18, 2019

380th ESFS and ECES conduct joint training

The 380th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron military working dogs team conducted a small-scale training event with 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal and fire department Jan. 15 at Al Dhafra Air Base.

Jan. 17, 2019

380th ECES stay ready through HAZMAT Exercise

The 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department and Emergency Management flights conducted an outdoor hazardous material exercise at Al Dhafra Air Base, Jan. 4.

Jan. 14, 2019

Beneath the Skies: Aircraft Maintainers

One of the largest support structures here at the 332d Air Expeditionary Wing can be broadly defined as aircraft maintainers. This not only includes those individuals who perform pre-flight, thru-flight (where an aircraft returns from a mission then embarks on another mission within a couple hours) and post-flight safety and function checks, but also several “back shops” which specialize in a certain aspect of the aircraft’s function such as weapons, guidance or propulsion systems.

Jan. 11, 2019

Continually optimizing the airpower machine

U.S. Air Forces Central Command published its November Airpower Summary today. The summary reflects airpower operations throughout the month in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.

Jan. 9, 2019

USS Chung-Hoon seizes drugs in Gulf of Aden

GULF OF ADEN (NNS) -- The guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) interdicted a shipment of narcotics aboard a stateless vessel while conducting maritime security operations in the international waters of the Gulf of Aden, Dec. 27. USS Chung-Hoon’s visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team seized over 11,000 pounds of hashish while conducting a flag verification boarding.

Dec. 21, 2018

John C. Stennis’ Security Department Trains with Laser System

How does a lethal security force maintain proficiency without firing one bullet? The answer: a laser-driven weapons modification system called Multiple Interactive Learning/Training Objectives (MILO) Range. Chief Master-at-Arms Mark Durben, USS John C. Stennis’ (CVN 74) security department’s operations leading chief petty officer, from Chosocton, Ohio, said the MILO Range system modifies the weapons that security personnel currently use, like the M4 rifle, M9 pistol and M500 shotgun, with a laser system that replaces the bolts and firing pins within the weapons with laser-targeting technology. Compressed gas cartridges are utilized to mimic recoil, and speakers from the software emit gunshot noises so the trainee can get similar sensations to what they would experience at a live-fire range.

Dec. 20, 2018

CENTCOM sailor earns Navy-Marine Corps Medal

What was supposed to be a typical trip to Las Vegas left U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Mazi and his wife with more memories than they bargained for – music, dancing, chaos and gunfire – and a wild story that only recently has been shared.