Archive: 2022

May 24, 2022

378th medical partnerships sustain life and mission

The biggest player in this specific exercise was the 378th Expeditionary Medical Squadron, who responded to a simulated mass casualty incident. As one of the first groups out of the bunkers, their job is to find those who were injured before finding cover.

May 17, 2022

U.S. Navy in Middle East Seizes $39 Million in Drugs

A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer seized 640 kilograms of methamphetamine worth $39 million from a fishing vessel while patrolling international waters in the Gulf of Oman, May 15-16.

May 17, 2022

NAVCENT Hosts First Bilateral Women's Focused Exchange with Bahrain

U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) hosted its first women-in-uniform leadership exchange, May 17, at Naval Support Activity Bahrain.

May 15, 2022

U.S. Coast Guard Ship in Middle East Interdicts $17 Million in Drugs

A U.S. Coast Guard fast response cutter seized illicit narcotics from a fishing vessel while conducting patrols in the Gulf of Oman, May 15.

May 9, 2022

U.S. and Bahrain Begin Exercise Neon Defender

Forces from the Kingdom of Bahrain and United States began a 10-day military exercise in and off the coast of Bahrain, May 8. Exercise Neon Defender is an annual bilateral training event between U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) and the Bahrain Defence Force. The Bahrain Coast Guard is also participating. The exercise focuses on maritime security operations, installation defense and medical response.

May 2, 2022

New CENTCOM Commander Visits U.S. Navy Unmanned Systems Hub in Bahrain

The new commander of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) visited U.S. 5th Fleet headquarters in Bahrain, April 29, to see firsthand how the Navy is integrating unmanned systems and artificial intelligence into fleet operations in the Middle East.

April 26, 2022

Pakistan Navy Interdicts Boat Smuggling Hashish in Gulf Of Oman

A Pakistan Navy guided-missile frigate seized illicit narcotics from a fishing vessel while conducting patrols in international waters in the Gulf of Oman, April 23.

April 25, 2022

USCENTCOM dawn service commemorates ANZAC Day

Service members and families from U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) and U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) gathered pre-dawn at Macdill Air Force Base to commemorate ANZAC Day alongside of both command’s Australian, New Zealand, and Turkish representatives, April 25, 2022.

April 25, 2022

Ali Al Salem Air Base’s first line of defense: 386th ESFS entry controllers

As a first line of defense, entry controllers from the 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron screen the belongings of approximately 550 to 650 other country nationals on a daily basis.

April 21, 2022

Officials emphasize global efforts, need for non-military solution in long term defeat of Daesh at CJTF-OIR Ambassadors Day

Combined Joint Task Force – Operations Inherent Resolve officials hosted representatives from more than 25 Coalition countries at an Ambassadors Day event here, April 21, 2022. The event marked an opportunity for Coalition officials to provide updates on the current state of the OIR mission and fostered discussion related to broad efforts to tackle enduring security and stability challenges in the region.