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Nov. 7, 2019

USS Normandy Conducts International Boarding Training

Guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG60) conducted Maritime Security Operations (MSO) training with members of the Pakistani Navy during International Maritime Exercise (IMX) 2019.

Nov. 6, 2019

Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade transfers authority to 1st Armored Division

Authority for the NATO Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade was transferred from 1st Infantry Division to 1st Armored Division at a ceremony on Bagram Airfield Nov. 1, 2019.

Nov. 5, 2019

AFCENT Airmen, Coalition Forces Work Together to Defend Region

Thousands of U.S. service members continually train here with regional partners to strengthen and reinforce the coalition’s defensive posture and ability to defend against regional threats.Over the summer, U.S. Air Forces Central Command focused on adaptive basing, increasing and improving redundancy and resilience in its operational depth,

Nov. 4, 2019

NCAGS provides critical support to maritime security

The U.S. Navy has surged critical support to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command to provide expanded interface between military and merchant shipping as part of the International Maritime Security Construct (IMSC).

Nov. 4, 2019

Snipers aim to sharpen shooting, teaching skills

The art of sniping is more than just proper cover, concealment and sight alignment; it demands vigilant situational awareness, flawless timing and solid arithmetic skills.

Nov. 1, 2019

30th ABCT provides armored vehicles in fight against ISIS

UNDISCLOSED LOCATION – "We have been training for this mission and we are ready to execute it," said Army Col. Robert Bumgardner, commander of the 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team, North Carolina Army National Guard.The 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team, nicknamed Old Hickory, recently provided M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicles to support Operation

Nov. 1, 2019

Liquid Logisticians Conduct Mission in Middle East

Petroleum supply specialists, categorized as military occupational specialty (MOS) 92F, oversee the Army's use of petroleum - but their duties far exceed those of gas station clerks.

Nov. 1, 2019

U.S. Marines embark merchant vessel to provide security during Strait of Hormuz transit

Marines and Sailors deployed with Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team, Central Command (FASTCENT) Company, assigned to Naval Amphibious Force, Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade (TF 51/5th MEB), embarked on a Military Sealift Command time chartered vessel in the Arabian Gulf to provide security during a Strait of Hormuz transit Oct. 21, 2019.

Oct. 31, 2019

Central Command Chief gives details on Baghdadi raid

Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie briefed Pentagon reporters today on the Oct. 26 raid in northwestern Syria that resulted in Baghdadi's death. Pentagon officials also released videos of the raid. McKenzie said planning for the raid began much earlier. He said Baghdadi was a priority target for Centcom, and as a result, was the subject of an intense effort to bring him to justice.

Oct. 29, 2019

Esper: Baghdadi death provides warning to terrorists

"The United States — more than any nation in the world — possesses the power and the will to hunt to the ends of the Earth those who wish to bring harm to the American people," Esper said at a Pentagon news conference today. "Saturday's operation is just one example of the determination and great skill of the U.S. military." Baghdadi detonated a suicide vest rather than be captured by the American special operations forces. The raid was the culmination of a multiyear interagency effort to find the terror leader and then capture or kill him.