Dec. 30, 2019
Truman begins operations in U.S. 5th Fleet
ARABIAN SEA —
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), the Carrier Strike Group Eight (CSG-8) flagship, conducted maritime security and flight operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations (AOO) Dec. 20, continuing carrier presence in the region.
Dec. 23, 2019
AFCENT commander highlights importance of interoperability, collective defense at Air Chiefs Conference
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates —
Three themes serve as the underpinnings of successful deterrence against malign actors and the ability to conduct collective defense among coalition nations in the Middle East, said Lt. Gen. Joseph T. Guastella Jr., commander of U.S. Air Forces Central Command, in an address at the 2019 Dubai International Air Chiefs Conference here, Nov. 16,
Dec. 19, 2019
KC-46 completes first around-the-world flight
A KC-46A from the 22nd Air Refueling Wing completed the Pegasus’ first flight around the world Nov. 13-26.
The first global circumnavigation for the KC-46A Pegasus provided extensive training opportunities for maintainers and aircrew at multiple locations on a seven-leg, 13-day journey that included its debut at the 2019 Dubai Air Show (DAS).
Griffin Missile Exercise 2019
U.S. Navy coastal patrol ships and U.S. Coast Guard patrol boats conducted an annual test of the MK-60 Griffin guided-missile system in the Arabian Gulf Dec. 10-14. The annual exercise was conducted with the improved Griffin Missile System (GMS) to test ship interoperability, weapon tactics employment, and new system upgrades.
Dec. 10, 2019
Female Peshmurga instructors graduate
ERBIL, IRAQ —
Milestones mark a journey and Kurdish security forces continued to move forward in November with the graduation of their first female military instructors in the region.
More than a dozen women in the Peshmerga are now certified to teach their fellow soldiers various skills and classes, including weapons, basic first aid, the law of armed conflict and preventing gender-based violence.
Dec. 9, 2019
Syrian Logistics Cell – Supporting the Warfighter
The 103rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command (ESC), the Syrian Logistics Cell (SLC), located in Erbil, Iraq, is composed of a small team of Soldiers who pack a big punch when it comes to supporting the warfighters in Syria.
Dec. 6, 2019
USCENTCOM hosts 16th Coalition International Night
TAMPA, Fla. —
The U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) Coalition hosted their 16th annual Coalition International Night in Hangar 5 at MacDill Air Force Base (AFB), Dec. 5, 2019.
Dec. 4, 2019
U.S. Forces reset in Syria, ISIS struggles to re-form
BAGHDAD, Iraq —
U.S. forces are reset and repostured in Eastern Syria and have restarted operations with the Syrian Democratic Forces aimed at defeating ISIS, Army Lt. Gen. Robert White, the commander of Combined Joint Operation Inherent Resolve, said last week in Baghdad.
Nov. 27, 2019
Nearly 5,000 turkeys to feed overseas troops this Thanksgiving
FORT MEADE, Md. —
Deployed Soldiers will get a taste of home this Thanksgiving after months of planning by logistics personnel to deliver tons of meat and fixings for the traditional meals.
Nov. 26, 2019
USCENTCOM commander addresses maritime security
MANAMA, BAHRAIN —
U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., commander, U.S. Central Command, addressed maritime security in the Middle East at the 15th Regional Security Summit of the IISS Manama Dialogue, Nov. 23, 2019.