Archive: 2019

Nov. 12, 2019

Syrian Democratic Forces Reap Benefit From Oil Money

Revenue from oil fields in Syria supports the Syrian Democratic Forces, not the United States, said a defense official. "The revenue from [oil fields] is not going to the U.S. [It] is going to the SDF," said Jonathan Rath Hoffman, assistant to the secretary of defense for public affairs, during a news conference today at the Pentagon.

Nov. 12, 2019

USS Normandy hosts Pakistani and French Naval Officers as part of IMX

The Ticonderoga class guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG60) hosted the commanding officer the French Cassard Class anti-air warfare frigate Jean Bart and executive officer of the Pakistani Zulfiquar class frigate Shamsheer as part of International Maritime Exercise (IMX) 2019.

Nov. 10, 2019

“Triple Nickel” returns to the fight

For the first time in 15 years, the 555th Fighter Squadron has deployed to the Air Forces Central Command area of operations to provide war-winning air power and deterrence to the region.One of the biggest enthusiasts of the Triple Nickel and their F-16 Fighting Falcons being in the region is U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Joseph Guastella, commander of

Nov. 7, 2019

New Commander Opens IMSC Command Center

International partners gathered to celebrate the opening of Coalition Task Force (CTF) Sentinel’s new command center at Naval Support Activity, Bahrain Nov. 7. “Today, we reach two significant milestones in the standing up of the CTF Sentinel headquarters under the International Maritime Security Construct and the introduction of the CTF’s first appointed commander, Rear Adm. Alvin Holsey,” said Vice Adm. Jim Malloy, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. 5th Fleet and Combined Maritime Forces.

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