Archive: 2018

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.

Dec. 14, 2018

State Partnership Program underscores CENTCOM commitment to regional stability

A National Guard-administered program that’s paired states with foreign nations around the world since 1993 continues to strengthen defense relations in the Middle East and Central Asia.

Dec. 11, 2018

Task Force Commander: ISIS Forces Degraded From Caliphate to Caves

At one time, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria controlled a self-proclaimed caliphate that stretched from Syria to Iraq, but now that force in Iraq has been degraded so much that the remnants are hiding in caves, deep wadis and tunnels in the desert and hills of western Iraq’s austere terrain.

Dec. 10, 2018

Determining ‘Weather’ or not you fly

The 380th Expeditionary Operational Support Squadron Weather Operations flight provides the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing with decision-quality environmental information to optimize decisive airpower across all five Air Force core missions.

Dec. 10, 2018

Vice Admiral James Malloy Assumes Duties as U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet Commander

MANAMA, Bahrain – Dec. 7 - Vice Adm. James Malloy assumed command of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT)/U.S. 5th Fleet today at Naval Support Activity Bahrain. Vice Adm. Malloy arrived in Bahrain following the death of former NAVCENT Commander Vice Adm. Scott A. Stearney.

Dec. 5, 2018

Forming partnerships to increase MWDs capabilities

The bond between a military working dog handler and the military working dog is vital to securing Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, and protecting its deployed members. To ensure this relationship is effective, partnerships were formed between the 380th Expeditionary Medical Group, 380th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron military dog handlers, and the veterinary staff at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait to provide basic preventative medical service training for the MWDs.

Dec. 1, 2018

Bush’s Legacy Includes Decisive Military Action

President George H.W. Bush has died at age 94.

Nov. 29, 2018

U.S. and French Navies Display Interoperability in Recent Training Evolution

MANAMA, Bahrain -- U.S. Navy and Coast Guard vessels partnered with a French frigate for a three-week interoperability training in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations, Oct. 15 – Nov. 9. USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), USCGC Wrangell (WPB 1332), USCGC Maui (WPB 1304), USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196) and French frigate FS Courbet (F712) partnered for the training, led by U.S. 5th Fleet’s Task Force (TF) 55, which was designed to assess interoperability in a controlled environment and continue to strengthen the U.S.-French maritime relationship.

Nov. 29, 2018

October summary highlights partnerships, airpower contributions

Today, U.S. Air Forces Central Command published its October Airpower Summary outlining airpower operations in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. “Our mission is to deliver decisive air and space power on behalf of U.S. Central Command for the security and stability of the region. We do this mission proudly, alongside our