Archive: October, 2020

Oct. 31, 2020

U.S. Army Central hosts inaugural virtual intelligence conference

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. -- U.S. Army Central headquarters hosted its inaugural Virtual Land Forces Intelligence Conference, Tuesday, Oct. 27.

Oct. 30, 2020

Secretary of Defense visits NSA Bahrain

During his first visit to Bahrain as Secretary of Defense, Dr. Mark T. Esper toured facilities and met with personnel on board U.S. Naval Support Activity Bahrain, Oct. 28. Esper met with Vice Adm. Samuel Paparo, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. 5th Fleet and Combined Maritime Forces, to discuss ongoing operations and partnerships in the region. He then visited the headquarter’s maritime operations center (MOC), where watchstanders provide command and control for missions throughout the 5th Fleet area of operations (AOO).

Oct. 29, 2020

TF Spartan Soldiers Exercise Critical Air and Missile Defense Capabilities

Field Artillery Soldiers of Task Force Spartan conducted High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) training as part of the Air and Missile Defense Exercise 21-1 here in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, Oct. 21-22, 2020.

Oct. 27, 2020

3rd Medical Command and the Jordanian Royal Medical Services exchange lessons on COVID-19

U.S. Army Soldiers from the 3rd Medical Command (Deployment Support) conducted a subject matter expert exchange with the Jordanian Royal Medical Services at the Queen Rania Al Abdullah Hospital For Children earlier this month. The four-day event facilitated discussions on interoperabilities, with special focus on COVID-19 response and requirements.

Oct. 22, 2020

USS Gladiator Completes Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training

Bahrain based mine countermeasures ship USS Gladiator (MCM 11) assigned to U.S. 5th Fleet, Task Force (CTF) 52, recently completed a multi-day Mine Countermeasure (MCM) Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT) exercise with embarked mine warfare trainers on Oct. 9. SWATT is the surface forces premiere advanced tactical training exercise designed to increase combat capability, lethality and interoperability of the surface force across all domains.

Oct. 22, 2020

The Evolution of Installation Distributed C2

Airmen from the 379th Expeditionary Communications Squadron at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, are reimagining how communication squadrons conduct operations. As U.S. Air Force Central’s largest communication squadron, the 379th ECS, known as the “Magic Makers,” have expanded capabilities for warfighting execution. The unit has transformed and converted strategy into action, enabling the installation commander to rapidly fight and recover the base in contingency operations.

Oct. 20, 2020

JSSD-K range day builds relationships, promotes readiness

Members assigned to the Joint Special Operation Forces Support Detachment-Kuwait hosted a range day for mission-essential partners at the Udairi Range Complex, Kuwait, Oct. 12, 2020.

Oct. 16, 2020

USS Winston Churchill renders aid to Iranian mariners in distress while operating under Combined Maritime Forces (CMF)

While operating under Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), the guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) provided assistance to a motor vessel in distress in the Arabian Sea, Oct. 15.

Oct. 13, 2020

Soldier's civilian experience helps save K9

U.S. Army Sgt. Carlos Patino has been a civilian nurse for eight years and a flight nurse for three years, but this was the first time he ever treated a dog for cardiac arrest.“I am going to be completely honest and tell you that the training for medics to treat military working dogs has been very minimal,” said Patino. “There was no training that would have prepared us for this situation.”

Oct. 8, 2020

U.S. joint forces train with regional partners to build cohesion, strengthen defense

In today’s dynamic environment, U.S. Air Forces Central routinely works together with regional partners and joint forces to strengthen and reinforce the coalition's collective ability to defend the region. Last month, USAFCENT Airmen joined their U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and U.S. Army Central brethren to train with regional partners on aerial integration and defensive counter air measures.