Archive: December, 2020

Dec. 22, 2020

USS Georgia Transits Strait of Hormuz

The nuclear-power Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Georgia (SSGN 729) along with the guided-missile cruisers USS Port Royal (CG 73) and USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) transited the Strait of Hormuz entering the Arabian Gulf, Dec. 21.

Dec. 21, 2020

USS Winston S. Churchill Completes International AOMSW Exercise

The guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) participated in the bilateral joint and combined air operations in support of maritime surface warfare (AOMSW) exercise with Royal Saudi Armed Forces in the Arabian Gulf, Dec. 17-18.

Dec. 21, 2020

Saudi, U.S. Forces Conduct Joint Aviation Integration Exercise in Arabian Gulf

The Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF), Royal Saudi Naval Force (RSNF), U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) and U.S. Air Forces Central (AFCENT) conducted a robust combined joint air operations in support of maritime surface warfare (AOMSW) exercise in the Arabian Gulf Dec. 17-18.

Dec. 16, 2020

The Patriots defending ASAB

Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, is home to thousands of U.S. Air Force Airmen, U.S. Army Soldiers and coalition forces. Day and night, defenders from the 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron can be seen roaming the base, scanning the perimeter and ensuring that no threat comes close to the base.

Dec. 14, 2020

UK, U.S. Naval Forces Conduct Mine Countermeasures Exercise

Royal Navy and U.S. Navy forces participated in mine countermeasures (MCM) interoperability training in the Arabian Gulf, Dec. 9-12. This is the latest in a series of MCM exercises between regional and coalition partners, meant to enhance mine hunting and communications interoperability. The previous iteration in November involved Saudi, UK and U.S. MCM forces.

Dec. 11, 2020

Top Army Adjutant General Leaders visit, discuss AG Corps future with U.S. Army Central HR professionals

The U.S. Army Adjutant General School Commandant and leadership team visited U.S. Army Central headquarters for the first time and participated in an USARCENT HR educational forum, Dec. 3, 2020. Over 100 USARCENT HR Soldiers and Civilians throughout the Middle East and Main Command Post at Shaw AFB tuned in for the virtual learning experience with Col. Marcus Motley, AG School Commandant, Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Atkinson, AG Corps Senior Enlisted Advisor, and Chief Warrant Officer 5 Mark Hickman, AG Corps Chief Warrant Officer.

Dec. 10, 2020

U.S. Bombers Operate In CENTCOM

(Dec. 10, 2020) – A pair of U.S. Air Force B-52H "Stratofortresses" assigned to the Barksdale Air Force Base-headquartered 2nd Bomb Wing operated in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility with other U.S. Air Force and regional partner aircraft in the second mission in as many months.

Dec. 7, 2020

Maritime Interdiction in North Arabian Sea, December 4th, 2020

The guided-missile destroyer USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114), deployed to U.S. Fifth Fleet and operating in support of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), interdicted a shipment of more than 2,000lbs (900kgs) of suspected narcotics from a stateless dhow in the international waters of the Arabian Sea, Dec. 4.

Dec. 2, 2020

U.S. Marines exploit captured anti-armor missile system from Syria

U.S. Marine Corps Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians completed a multi-day exploitation of illicit ordnance recently turned over by Syrian Democratic Forces in Syria, here. Specialists with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command, conducted a detailed examination of four AT-4B Spigot Anti-Tank Guided Missiles, which were recently obtained by partner forces in southern Syria.

Dec. 2, 2020

Saudi, UK, U.S. Naval Forces Conduct Mine Countermeasures Training

Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF), Royal Navy and U.S. Navy forces participated in mine countermeasures (MCM) interoperability training in the Arabian Gulf, Nov. 9-12. The training follows a previous iteration that took place in June, and focused on enhancing mine hunting and communications interoperability between the three navies.