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Sept. 24, 2019

Commander of Naval Surface Forces Visits Bahrain

Vice Adm. Richard Brown, commander, Naval Surface Forces (CNSF) visited Naval Support Activity Bahrain, Sept. 19. Brown toured coastal patrol ship USS Whirlwind (PC 11) and mine countermeasures ship USS Devastator (MCM 6), as well as held an all-hands call with surface warfare officers during his visit.

Sept. 24, 2019

U.S. Airmen, Sailors, Soldiers, team up for joint MEDEVAC exercise

Military working dog liaison officers with the 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, Airmen with the 386th Expeditionary Medical Group and Soldiers from the 5th Battalion, 159th General Support Aviation Battalion, Camp Buehring, Kuwait, conducted joint medical evacuation and UH-60 Black Hawk acclimation training with over 15 U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force MWD teams in the Central Command area of responsibility at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Sept. 13, 2019.

Sept. 24, 2019

380 AEW first responders exercise readiness, interoperability

Emergency personnel from the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing executed a large, first responder exercise Sept. 24, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates.

Sept. 17, 2019

International Maritime Security Construct Main Planning Conference concludes aboard HMS Cardigan Bay

ARABIAN GULF - Representatives from member states of the International Maritime Security Construct (IMSC), along with representatives from 25 additional countries, gathered on September 16 for a Main Planning Conference aboard HMS Cardigan Bay (K630).

Sept. 16, 2019

Historic Visit of the United States Navy’s USS Ramage

USS Ramage (DDG-61), an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, visited Beirut, Lebanon Sept. 14. The USS Ramage is named for Vice Admiral Lawson P. Ramage, a notable submarine commander and Medal of Honor recipient from World War II.

Sept. 12, 2019

Coalition live fire closes out Eager Lion 2019

A thunderous riot of artillery and small arms fire pockmarked the desert hills here as the culminating event of Eager Lion 2019, a coalition combined arms live fire exercise, came to a calamitous conclusion Sept. 5, 2019.

Sept. 5, 2019

Quick-reaction FET shows off skills at EL19

The first three dots appear in the sky, followed by the distinct sound of the blades of UH-60 Blackhawks cutting through the silence. Sand flies through the air, like waves, as the helicopters come closer to the ground. There they drop-off service members who bound and get set in a security perimeter. As they watch, another set of UH-Blackhawks land and deliver more personnel into the desert near Amman, Jordan, on Sept. 2.

Sept. 5, 2019

Cyber stars: JAF, US partnership foils attacks during EL19

It wasn’t part of the plan, but the team faced down the bad guys when they came knocking. Twice. And twice they foiled them, protecting the participants of Exercise Eager Lion 19 from real-world threats.

Aug. 29, 2019

American, Jordanian soldiers conduct medevac training

Jordanian and American soldiers partnered together to conduct medical evacuation drills for the first time with a U.S. Army Reserve aviation asset during several days in August.

Aug. 26, 2019

Proper planning provides successful foundation for Eager Lion 19

The field commanders from U.S. and Jordanian land forces participating in Eager Lion 19 came together for the first time during an initial planning conference in the heart of the Jordanian desert Aug. 19. The meeting between senior leaders from the U.S. Army’s 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division and 1st Squadron, 102nd Cavalry Regiment, and Jordan’s 6th Border Guard and 39th Mechanized Infantry Battalion, was an opportunity to synchronize the training expectations for each unit ahead of the coalition exercise.