Archive: 2013

Sept. 11, 2013

Coalition forces remember 9/11 at Bagram Air Field

U.S. Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen and Marines were joined by their Afghan and Coalition counterparts in remembering the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001.

Sept. 10, 2013

CENTCOM program bridges scientific, technological gaps

Step onto an elevator beside Martin Drake, U.S. Central Command’s chief science and technology advisor, and one might be surprised to hear him deliver to perfect strangers an unclassified tutorial he calls “Science and Technology 101.”

Aug. 21, 2013

Ayyar assumes command of CJIATF 435

More than 120 team members of the Combined Joint Interagency Task Force 435 gathered July 3 to welcome U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Balan R. Ayyar as their new commander and bid farewell to U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Keith M. Huber.

Aug. 2, 2013

Siblings in Arms

NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY BAHRAIN – The two culinary specialists were all smiles as they sat together in the flag mess of Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) headquarters, July 21.“His name is Ariel,” said Master Chief Culinary Specialist Arturo Luna. “Like the mermaid,” he laughed along with his younger brother, Senior Chief

July 31, 2013

CENTCOM celebrates Ramadan

U.S. Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, commander, U.S. Central Command, and several distinguished visitors came together with Muslims assigned to USCENTCOM and their families for Iftar at the Bay Palms Golf Course here July 22.

July 25, 2013

Wounded U.S. veteran receives Canadian award

Retired U.S. Army Master. Sgt. Richard Cicero received a Canadian Chief of Defence Staff Commendation medal during a ceremony July 23.

July 10, 2013

Transfer of Authority in Afghanistan's RC (South)

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - After completing a successful 12-month tour in Southern Afghanistan, Maj. Gen. Robert “Abe” Abrams, the Third Infantry Division commanding general, officially handed over command of Regional Command (South) to Maj. Gen. Paul J. LaCamera, the Fourth Infantry Division commanding general, during a Transition of

July 10, 2013

ANA taking greater control of military healthcare

The Afghan National Army gained autonomous control of Paktia Regional Military Hospital (PRMH) in Paktia province during a ceremony last month.

July 1, 2013

Jordanian, U.S. Marine Corps senior NCOs meet during Eager Lion

Senior staff noncommissioned officers from U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command (Forward) and senior noncommissioned officers from the Royal Jordanian Armed Forces take a tour of Royal Jordanian Naval Base.

June 27, 2013

3rd CAB weathers hail storm

More than 80 U.S. Army helicopters were damaged when a sudden unprecedented hail storm hit Kandahar Airfield April 23, where nearly half of Task Force Falcon's helicopters were parked.