Archive: 2018

Nov. 27, 2018

U.S. setting up observation posts in Syria to keep ISIS from entering Turkey

U.S. forces are establishing observation posts in Northeast Syria to further deny escape routes to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve told Pentagon reporters.

Nov. 18, 2018

Dunford Reiterates that Reconciliation is Only Viable Path in Afghanistan

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford reiterated that reconciliation is the only way forward in Afghanistan and that political, economic, religious and military pressure must be maintained on the group.

Nov. 16, 2018

US Participates in Bahrain International Airshow 18

U.S. Central Command aviation was on display Nov. 14-16 during the Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS) at Sakhir Airbase, Bahrain.

Nov. 13, 2018

New enlistees answer the call to serve

On November 11th, Veterans Day, more than 130 future service members marched onto the field at halftime to take the Oath of Enlistment in front of thousands of football fans during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers home game against the Washington Redskins at Raymond James Stadium.

Nov. 8, 2018

HM15 and Puller Team Up for Training

An MH-53E Sea Dragon assigned to the “Blackhawks” of Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 15 embarked the expeditionary sea-base platform ship USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3) for the first time in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations for interoperability training, Oct. 28-Nov. 7.

Oct. 28, 2018

Dunford Shares Thoughts on Maintaining U.S. Military’s Competitive Advantage

The U.S. military can protect the homeland and fulfill its alliance commitments today, but defense planners must also be concerned about maintaining the competitive advantage in the future, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said in an address at the Military Reporters and Editors conference.

Oct. 24, 2018

Strengthening partnerships through air and missile defense exercises

U.S. Air Forces Central Command service members completed Air and Missile Defense Exercise 18-03 in September.

Oct. 16, 2018

Chiefs of Defense Conference Looks to ‘Win the Peace’ Against Violent Extremism

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, hosted the Counter Violent Extremist Organizations Chiefs of Defense Conference, which drew representatives from 83 nations, including all the U.S. combatant commanders and commanders of counter terrorism operations from around the world.

Oct. 12, 2018

43rd EECS provides disruptive capability for the battlefield

The 43rd Expeditionary Electronic Combat Squadron isn’t quite as flashy as some of their counterparts here in the Central Command area of responsibility. They do not drop munitions on target, engage in air-to-air combat or fly at hypersonic speeds. However, their mission may be one of the most underrated.

Oct. 3, 2018

Qatari and American Soldiers Build Camaraderie at Weapons Range

CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, QATAR -- The 578th Brigade Engineer Battalion, currently assigned to Area Support Group Qatar (ASG-QA), joined their Qatar Central General Depot (CGD) counterparts for a weapons familiarization range at the Qatar Special Forces Range Compound and the Al Ghalail training area, from September 09, 2018 to September 12, 2018.