Archive: 2019

March 29, 2019

Syria: new step in the fight against the group "Islamic State"

French Minister of Defense, Florence Parly, paid tribute to the international coalition, the French forces of Operation Chammal, and the Syrian Democratic Forces, for the collective action that led to their success in the demise of ISIS territory. Nevertheless, she wished to recall that the situation on the ground remained precarious and that it required the continuation of the fight against terrorism.

March 21, 2019

Senior U.S., Arab leaders discuss regional coordination, cooperation

Strengthening defense relationships, pursuing shared security concerns and creating tangible results were the themes of U.S. Army Gen. Joseph Votel's opening remarks at U.S. Central Command's Mar. 19 Gulf chiefs of defense conference.

March 14, 2019

French Carrier Strike Group joins Operation Inherent Resolve

On 13th March 2019, the French Carrier Strike Group, CTF473 arrived off-shore Syria to support Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve.

March 8, 2019

USCENTCOM's CCJ4 unveils new JSSB for Logistics Enterprise

Logisticians and engineers throughout the Department of Defense gathered at U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) headquarters to participate in the inaugural Joint Strategic Support Board (JSSB) wargame from Feb. 25 until Mar 1, 2019.

Feb. 22, 2019

Joint Air Defense Exercise sharpens skills, strengthens partnerships

AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar -- Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen of U.S. Central Command worked together with regional partners to conduct Joint Air Defense Exercise 19-01, a regularly scheduled three day-long training event focused on increasing the readiness of air defense assets in the CENTCOM area of responsibility. The AFCENT-led exercise included increased participation in the live-fly portion to include B-1B Lancers, F-15Es, and coalition partner aircraft.

Feb. 11, 2019

CENTCOM conference offers regional solutions

The 2019 Central and South Asia (CASA) Directors of Military Intelligence (DMI) Conference, hosted by U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), brought together Directors of Military Intelligence from Central and South Asia and subject matter experts from America’s intelligence and academic community, Feb. 4–6.

Feb. 5, 2019

Centcom Commander Briefs Senators on Regional Challenges

No other region in the world is as dynamic, hopeful, challenging and dangerous as the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, the Centcom commander told the Senate Armed Forces Committee.

Jan. 29, 2019

USS Chung-Hoon Conducts Second Drug Bust in a Month

GULF OF ADEN -- While conducting maritime security operations in the international waters of the Gulf of Aden, the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) interdicted a shipment of illicit narcotics aboard a stateless vessel, Jan. 24. Chung-Hoon’s visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team seized 4,700 kilograms of hashish while conducting a flag verification boarding.

Jan. 25, 2019

Army for life: Retired Soldier receives Bronze Star for service in Vietnam

Retired U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Mario Olivo was awarded a Bronze Star medal for combat service in Vietnam during a ceremony at U.S. Central Command headquarters, Jan. 22, 2019. He initially received notification of his award in the mail, yet felt that it would be fitting to be recognized for it in front of his family.

Jan. 25, 2019

Fuels lab keeps AUAB combat ready

Airmen from the 379th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels lab work around the clock to help aircraft deliver decisive air power in the Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility. As the largest fuel operation in the Department of Defense, Airmen from the fuels lab must work together to inspect various types of fuel including gasoline, diesel fuel and Jet Propellant-8 to ensure products are free of contaminants.