Archive: 2021

Oct. 27, 2021

CJTF-OIR Reconsolidates assets in shift to Advise, Assist, Enable Posture

Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve continues to transition from a tactical combat role into one that meets the advise, assist, and enable mission needs for the Government of Iraq and partner forces in Syria.

Oct. 26, 2021

Coalition forces strengthen close air support capabilities

A joint coalition force recently trained together at Udairi Range, Kuwait, Oct. 20, 2021. U.S. Air Force tactical air control party (TACP) Airmen deployed to the 82nd Expeditionary Air Support Operations Squadron, along with the U.S. Army 1st Battalion 194th Armor Regiment joint fires observers (JFOs) in-training, and the Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare) Task Group Typhoon practiced close air support, fostering enduring partnerships and advancing its decisive combat dominance.

Oct. 26, 2021

NAVCENT Task Force Completes First Unmanned Integration Exercise At Sea

On Oct. 26, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) completed exercise New Horizon, the first at-sea evolution for its new unmanned task force.

Oct. 18, 2021

NAVCENT Volunteers in Bahrain Community

Personnel assigned to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) participated in a community support event at Bahrain Mobility International (BMI) in Isa Town, Bahrain, Oct. 16.

Oct. 18, 2021

Task Force Phoenix CEMA cell in the fight against adversary unmanned aerial systems

Coalition forces are countering adversary unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) area of operations with a rapidly evolving set of tools and training.

Oct. 7, 2021

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month: Meet Sgt. 1st Class Gilberto Camacho

Every year the Department of Defense (DoD) joins the Nation in celebrating and honoring the cultures and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans. This year’s theme is: “Esperanza: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage and Hope.”

Oct. 7, 2021

Task Force Phoenix passes halfway point on 9-month Middle East mission

The Soldiers of Task Force Phoenix have endured intense heat with highs reaching above 120-degrees for nearly four months straight while conducting operations in five Middle Eastern nations.

Sept. 30, 2021

USS Essex ARG, 11th MEU Conduct Kuwait Training

Marines and Sailors from the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) are conducting sustainment training aboard multiple U.S. military installations and off the coast of Kuwait, Sep. 27. The exercise will enable the 11th MEU to train together as a Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) to sustain its proficiency in

Sept. 30, 2021

Austin, Milley: No Debate About Courage, Commitment of Americans Who Served in Afghanistan

How the Afghanistan conflict ended must not obscure the pride Americans should have for the men and women who fought there, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III told the Senate Armed Services Committee today. "As a veteran of the war, I am personally reckoning with all of that," the secretary said during testimony about the war's last days and the evacuation of 124,000 people from Kabul. "But I hope … that we do not allow a debate about how this war ended to cloud our pride in the way that our people fought it."

Sept. 30, 2021

Austin Gives Senate Hard Truths of Lessons From Afghanistan

"We helped build a state, but we could not forge a nation," Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III told the Senate Armed Services Committee today, encapsulating America's 20-year involvement in Afghanistan.