Nov. 24, 2019

Milley Begins Fact-Finding Trip to Middle East, Central Asia

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff arrived at Amman, Jordan today to begin a trip to the Middle East and Central Asia.

Nov. 20, 2019

Iraqi Troops take charge of logistics

Iraqi soldiers took charge of one of the largest divestments of vehicle repair parts while working with American counterparts at the Taji National Depot last month. Task Force (TF) Lincoln Divestment, comprised of soldiers from the Iraq Army (IA) Transportation Brigade and the U.S. Army’s 108th Sustainment Brigade, transferred 1,925 vehicle repair parts purchased through the Counter-ISIS Train & Equip Fund (CTEF) program.

Nov. 19, 2019

Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group Transits the Strait of Hormuz

ARABIAN GULF – The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (ABECSG) completed a scheduled transit through the Strait of Hormuz into the Arabian Gulf, Nov. 19.

Nov. 18, 2019

Army Maritime Service provides logistical support to Operation Spartan Shield

U.S. Army Soldiers and Vessels contribute to maintaining regional security and stability in Kuwait.

Nov. 14, 2019

IMX 19 Concludes in U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Operations

International Maritime Exercise 2019 (IMX 19), a multinational exercise featuring assets and personnel from more than 50 partner nations and seven international organizations, concluded Nov. 14.

Nov. 13, 2019

Ready, set, move out!

Soldiers train by doing. Soldiers of Bravo Company, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division (3/4 ABCT), Task Force Spartan and the Jordan Armed Forces (JAF), 81st Quick Reaction Forces (QRF) Battalion trained for four days and two nights at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia.

Nov. 13, 2019

International force comes together for mine countermeasures training as part of IMX

At any one time, thousands of commercial and military vessels occupy the tense waters and strategic choke points spanning from the Suez Canal to the Bab-al-Mandeb, through the Strait of Hormuz and into the North Arabian Gulf. For these mariners, what is unseen is often as dangerous as what is seen.

Nov. 12, 2019

Syrian Democratic Forces Reap Benefit From Oil Money

Revenue from oil fields in Syria supports the Syrian Democratic Forces, not the United States, said a defense official. "The revenue from [oil fields] is not going to the U.S. [It] is going to the SDF," said Jonathan Rath Hoffman, assistant to the secretary of defense for public affairs, during a news conference today at the Pentagon.

Nov. 12, 2019

USS Normandy hosts Pakistani and French Naval Officers as part of IMX

The Ticonderoga class guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG60) hosted the commanding officer the French Cassard Class anti-air warfare frigate Jean Bart and executive officer of the Pakistani Zulfiquar class frigate Shamsheer as part of International Maritime Exercise (IMX) 2019.

Nov. 10, 2019

“Triple Nickel” returns to the fight

For the first time in 15 years, the 555th Fighter Squadron has deployed to the Air Forces Central Command area of operations to provide war-winning air power and deterrence to the region.One of the biggest enthusiasts of the Triple Nickel and their F-16 Fighting Falcons being in the region is U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Joseph Guastella, commander of