Archive: February, 2020

Feb. 27, 2020

US, Saudi bilateral maritime exercise begins

The U.S. Navy and the Royal Saudi Naval Forces are participating in exercise Nautical Defender 20 (ND 20), Feb. 23-27.

Feb. 27, 2020

U.S. Marine Forces, Central Command begin Exercise Native Fury 2020

U.S. Marine Forces, Central Command and I Marine Expeditionary Force (I MEF), in coordination with the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces, will begin Exercise Native Fury 2020 on March 8. Native Fury is a bi-annual exercise that has been occurring in the region since 2008, and this is the 7th iteration of the exercise.

Feb. 26, 2020

25th Infantry Division and Iraqi Army conduct security operations at Al Asad Airbase

Installation security is of the utmost importance in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, enabling Iraqi and coalition forces to maneuver freely and bring the fight to wherever the enemy hides.

Feb. 26, 2020

US, Saudi Bi-Lateral Maritime Exercise Begins

The U.S. Navy and the Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF) are participating in exercise Nautical Defender 20 (ND 20), Feb. 23-27.

Feb. 24, 2020

3rd SFAB and Kurdish Peshmerga work side by side to defeat threats

In the Makmuhr mountains of northern Iraq where fighters for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria are regrouping and reforming, the Kurdish Peshmerga operate a small military base close to a series of lookout posts where ISIS fighters have attempted to infiltrate Iraq’s Kurdistan region. Just last week, ISIS fighters attacked and injured several local shepherds in the area before local fighters killed them.

Feb. 21, 2020

Secretary of State visits PSAB

U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, visited U.S. Forces stationed at Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Feb. 20, 2020.

Feb. 21, 2020

Mother and son serve side-by-side in support of CJTF-OIR

A graduate walks across the stage to collect his college diploma and earn his commission in the U.S. Army. Tears well in a mother’s eyes as she witnesses her child soar to new heights. This moment marked the beginning of an opportunity to serve side-by-side as mother and son.

Feb. 20, 2020

USCENTCOM conference targets the hybrid threat

The 2020 Central and South Asia (CASA) Directors of Military Intelligence (DMI) Conference, hosted by U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM), brought together Directors of Military Intelligence from Central and South Asia and subject matter experts from America’s intelligence and academic community, Feb. 10–12, 2020.

Feb. 19, 2020

U.S. Dhow Interdictions

This is a presentation addressing recent dhow interdictions at-sea by USS NORMANDY and USS FORREST SHERMAN while operating in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. These interdictions fit a consistent historical pattern of vessels being used to transfer weapons to the Houthis in Yemen, and we assess that Iran is responsible for planning, organizing, and making these shipments.

Feb. 19, 2020

Expediting Avionics in the Middle East - 1107th TASMG

One maintenance group located in the Middle East takes on repairs that others cannot, and their impact on sustainment operations is paramount.