Archive: October, 2013

Oct. 31, 2013

Officials agree to hold Eagle Resolve 2015 in Kuwait

U.S. and Kuwaiti officials attended a signing ceremony Oct. 31 at the Kuwait Ministry of Defense, where the Kuwait Armed Forces officially agreed to host exercise Eagle Resolve 2015.

Oct. 31, 2013

Retrograde of equipment from Afghanistan on track

About 40,000 containers and 30,000 vehicles have been shipped back from Afghanistan over the past year, but a strategic transportation planner said the system "has not yet been taxed" to its fullest potential.

Oct. 31, 2013

Vietnam Medal of Honor recipient visits CENTCOM, speaks to troops

Retired Navy Capt. Thomas G. Kelley, a Medal of Honor recipient from the Vietnam War, visited with members of U.S. Central Command Oct. 21 to speak on his experiences in life and thank the men and women who currently serve at CENTCOM for their service.

Oct. 31, 2013

ARCENT says future hinges on regional alignments

U.S. Army Central Command is looking past Afghanistan to conduct exercises and sustain partnerships in 19 other countries under the Regionally Aligned Forces concept.

Oct. 30, 2013

CENTCOM, MARCENT conduct commemoration of Lebanon bomb attack

Marines from U.S. Central Command and Marine Corps Forces Central Command conducted a commemoration at the U.S. Central Command Memorial Oct. 23, marking the 30th anniversary of the bombing on the Marine Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1983.

Oct. 24, 2013

Austin: Middle East decisions will have wide impact

Decisions made today regarding the Middle East will have far-reaching impact on future security, not only in the immediate region, but also around the world, the commander of U.S. Central Command said Oct. 22.

Oct. 17, 2013

Retrograde process saves lives, money

As the December 2014 Afghanistan drawdown deadline draws near, thousands of service members and civilians at bases around Afghanistan are preparing tens of thousands of vehicles and containers filled with equipment and supplies for an intricate journey.

Oct. 17, 2013

Former Army captain receives Medal of Honor at White House

President Barack Obama presented the Medal of Honor to former Army Capt. William D. Swenson in a White House ceremony Oct. 16, citing Swenson’s heroism during a six-hour battle that followed a deadly Taliban ambush in Afghanistan four years ago.

Oct. 9, 2013

CENTCOM commander says U.S. must keep faith with troops, families

As more than a decade of conflict winds down in the U.S. Central Command area of operations, CENTCOM’s commander paid tribute to the men and women who have sacrificed there and underscored the nation’s commitment to them.

Oct. 7, 2013

Pakistani Naval leader visits CENTCOM

U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Mark Fox, U.S. Central Command deputy commander, welcomed Pakistani Navy Adm. Asif Sandila, Pakistani chief of Naval staff, during his Sept. 19 visit to USCENTCOM.