Archive: November, 2020

Nov. 19, 2020

Expeditionary Airmen accelerate change

Heat haze rippled behind the tails of three F-16 Fighting Falcons as they taxied toward the maintenance and logistics Airmen awaiting them on the flight line of Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, on Nov. 10, 2020. Aircrew from the 77th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, deployed to Prince Sultan AB, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, trained for a week with members of the 379th Expeditionary Maintenance Group and the 379th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron on hot refueling.

Nov. 17, 2020

Senior Enlisted Leader Observes COVID-19 Testing for Patriot Express Passengers

The senior enlisted leader of U.S. Transportation Command visited Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport to see the newest testing the Defense Department is conducting to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 from personnel traveling from the United States to overseas duty stations and on deployments.

Nov. 16, 2020

Spangdahlem F-16 squadron demonstrates deployment capabilities to USCENTCOM

U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 480th Fighter Squadron, 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, arrived here Nov. 12, to enhance U.S. Air Forces Central’s ability to deter aggression and promote security and stability within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. Deploying as an instrument of Dynamic Force Employment, the detachment of F-16s along with squadron personnel from Spangdahlem AB will rapidly integrate into theater air training, as well as joint, coalition and partnered missions. The unit's presence highlights the Air Force's ability to rapidly deploy and employ forces anywhere around the globe at any moment.

Nov. 13, 2020

Carrier Strike Group 11 destroyers support maritime security in U.S. 5th Fleet

The guided-missile destroyers USS Sterett (DDG 104), USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) and USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) are supporting Coalition Task Force (CTF) Sentinel, the British-led operational arm of the International Maritime Security Construct (IMSC).

Nov. 7, 2020

Kuwait and U.S. Naval Forces Conduct Exercise in North Arabian Gulf

The Kuwait Naval Force (KNF), Kuwait Coast Guard and U.S. Navy and Coast Guard forces assigned to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) participated in a bilateral, joint maritime security patrol exercise in the North Arabian Gulf, Nov. 5

Nov. 5, 2020

Coalition Task Force Sentinel Conducts Joint Exercise in the Arabian Gulf

Coalition Task Force (CTF) Sentinel executed combined exercise Sentinel Shield in the Arabian Gulf, which showcased the interoperability between coalition warships supporting Sentry and Sentinel patrols in the coalition’s area of operations Oct. 27.

Nov. 3, 2020

USAFCENT mentors Qatar Emiri Air Force in TACP program development

Airmen from U.S. Air Forces Central met with members of the Qatar Emiri Air Force during a Qatar/AFCENT Friendship Event Oct. 22, 2020, to discuss development of a Qatari Tactical Air Control Party capability.