Press Releases

Archive: 2018

May 15, 2018

CENTCOM helps DoD logisticians and engineers “sustain the fight, set the theater"

Logisticians and engineers throughout the Department of Defense converged at the U.S. Central Command Forward Headquarters to attend the Joint Logistics Coordination Board conference here May 6-10, 2018. The board is held semi-annually as a means to focus attention on how to provide engineering expertise and logistical support to military

May 14, 2018

Dunford Arrives in Brussels for NATO Meetings

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is in Brussels to participate in NATO Military Committee chiefs of defense meetings that will set the stage for the alliance's defense ministerial conference and the NATO summit.

May 12, 2018

Cybercom Now a Combatant Command, Nakasone Replaces Rogers

U.S. Cyber Command became the nation’s 10th unified combatant command during a ceremony at Fort Meade, Md., where Army Gen. Paul M. Nakasone also replaced Navy Adm. Michael S. Rogers as commander, and as director of the National Security Agency and Central Security Service.

May 10, 2018

Afghan Air Force Conducts First UH-60 Black Hawk Operational Mission

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Afghan Air Force UH-60 Black Hawk crews conducted their first operational mission inHelmand Province, Afghanistan, May 8. The mission, which was in support of the Afghan provincial elections, took place just one day after the first 31 Afghan Air Force (AAF) members graduated from mission qualification training, making them the first fully-qualified UH-60 Black Hawk Afghan air crews.

May 10, 2018

U.S. 5th Fleet: Ready to Support and Respond

USS Monterey (CG 61), USS Laboon (DDG 58) and USS Higgins (DDG 76) played a critical role from the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in the April 13 Tomahawk land attack missiles (TLAM) strikes into Syria. The three ships launched a total of 60 TLAMs to significantly impact the Syrian regime's ability to develop, deploy and use chemical weapons in the future.

May 9, 2018

Mattis Says U.S., Allies Must Deal With Range of Iranian Malign Activities

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee that the United States will continue to work with other nations to address the range of Iranian malign influences.

May 8, 2018

Coalition, Partner Forces Look to Deal Final Blow to ISIS in Syria

Following an increase in coalition strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the Syrian Democratic Forces resumed offensive operations to clear the final ISIS-held territory in eastern Syria, a deputy commander of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve said.

May 7, 2018

U.S. 5th Fleet Holds Change of Command Ceremony

MANAMA, Bahrain -- Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT)/ U.S. 5th Fleet (C5F)/Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) held a change of command ceremony at Naval Support Activity Bahrain, May 6. Vice Adm. Scott A. Stearney relieved Vice Adm. John C. Aquilino, who served as commander of NAVCENT/C5F/CMF since September 2017.

April 27, 2018

USCENTCOM and Tajikistan discuss security cooperation

Representatives of Tajikistan's Ministry of Defense visited USCENTCOM headquarters to finalize a security cooperation program for fiscal year 2019, April 18-19.

April 24, 2018

Evidence of Normal Life Returns to Iraq, Syria, After ‘Caliphate’ Defeat, Official Says

There are encouraging signs life is returning to normal in Iraq and Syria, but hard work remains following the defeat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s tyrannical self-proclaimed caliphate, an Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman said.