Archive: September, 2021

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.

Sept. 29, 2021

F-16s practice ACE capabilities during Sky Shield III

PRINCE SULTAN AIR BASE, KSA – A contingent of aircraft and personnel assigned to the 378th Air Expeditionary Wing traveled to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, to participate in Exercise Shy Shield III, a bilateral defensive counter air and combat search and rescue exercise, July 31 – Aug 5, 2021.In addition to integrating U.S. operations with the Qatar

Sept. 23, 2021

French Navy frigate seizes $5.2 Million worth of Narcotics

French Marine Nationale frigate FS Languedoc, operating in support of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), seized more than 1,600 kg of illegal drugs during a maritime counter-narcotics operation in the Indian Ocean, Sept. 20.

Sept. 23, 2021

U.S. Navy, Bahrain Commit to Advance New Unmanned Systems Efforts

During a visit to the U.S. Navy installation in Bahrain, Sept. 23, Bahraini leaders committed to partnering with U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) to accelerate integration of new unmanned systems into regional maritime operations.

Sept. 23, 2021

Israeli and U.S. Warships Conduct Milestone Maritime Patrol

Ships from the Israeli Navy and U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) conducted a combined maritime security patrol in the Red Sea, Aug. 30-31. Four Israeli and U.S. Navy ships sailed together in the Gulf of Aqaba as the U.S. Department of Defense shifted Israel from U.S. European Command to U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility.

Sept. 21, 2021

USNS Choctaw County Arrives in Lebanon for First-Ever Central Partnership Station USNS Choctaw County Arrives in Lebanon for First-Ever Central Partnership Station

BEIRUT - Expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Choctaw County (T-EPF 2) arrived in Beirut, Lebanon, Sept. 20, to participate in U.S. Naval Forces Central Command’s (NAVCENT) first-ever Central Partnership Station (CPS) mission.

Sept. 13, 2021

332 AEW Synchronizes Alert Responses

During an alert exercise, multiple agencies collaborated to strengthen and refine Counter-Small Unmanned Aerial Systems tactics, techniques and procedures.

Sept. 10, 2021

Coalition Welcomes New Commander, Continues Mission

Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve, the military organization to defeat Daesh in Iraq and Syria, conducted a transfer of authority ceremony in Baghdad, Sept. 9, 2021. Maj. Gen. John Brennan assumed command from Lt. Gen. Paul T. Calvert as the command’s colors were passed by the U.S. Central Command commander.