Archive: 2013

Sept. 30, 2013

CENTCOM colonel earns first star

Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, commander of U.S. Central Command, and Patty George pin on the one-star shoulder boards for Brig. Gen. Randy George during his promotion ceremony here Sept. 27. (USCENTCOM photo by Sgt. Fredrick J. Coleman, USMC)MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, commander of U.S. Central Command, and Patty

Sept. 25, 2013

Austin: Understanding region vital to addressing Centcom challenges

Take a look at the globe, and one would be hard pressed to come up with a region as dynamic and unpredictable as the U.S. Central Command area of operations - but also as vital to U.S. national security interests.

Sept. 25, 2013

Austin: Centcom Remains Central to U.S. Security Interests

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2013 — Think of the U.S. Central Command, and many Americans’ thoughts go immediately to Afghanistan, unrest in Egypt and in recent weeks, the humanitarian tragedy in Syria.

Sept. 24, 2013

Afghan forces learn air-to-ground integration

As U.S. forces prepare to leave Afghanistan, the Afghan Air Force and the Afghan National Army are integrating air and ground forces to conduct combat fire support and logistics missions as they continue to grow and lead operations.

Sept. 20, 2013

Active Denial System proves non-lethal maritime security capabilities

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. (September 18, 2013) — It cannot be heard, seen or smelled, but those in its sights will know it by the intolerable heating sensation they feel from head to toe.

Sept. 19, 2013

Afghan commandos save boy after Taliban gunmen shoot him

Afghan commandos with the 8th Special Operations Kandak saved a young boy after Taliban gunmen shot him Sept. 14 in Kandahar province’s Mya Neshin district.

Sept. 19, 2013

25 promoted to chief petty officer during ceremony at MacDill AFB

More than 300 people gathered at U.S. Central Command as 25 petty officers first class were promoted to chief petty officer.

Sept. 19, 2013


U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) paid tribute to American prisoners of war/missing in action during a ceremony aboard Naval Support Activity Bahrain, Sept. 19.

Sept. 18, 2013

Carter meets With Afghan officials, notes progress

Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter wrapped up a three-day visit to Afghanistan Sept. 16, where he met with senior International Security Assistance Force, coalition and Afghan officials.

Sept. 17, 2013

Steppe Eagle 2013 helps prepare allies for peacekeeping missions

More than 1,000 personnel from nine different countries participated in the 11th annual Steppe Eagle exercise at the Iliskiy Training Center here from Aug. 5-23.