Archive: 2022

Sept. 22, 2022

U.S. and Israel Complete Unmanned Exercise in Gulf of Aqaba

Forces from Israel and the U.S. completed a four-day exercise in the Gulf of Aqaba, Sept. 22.

Sept. 21, 2022

Saudi Arabia, U.S. Complete International Coalition Exercise

Maritime forces from Saudi Arabia and the United States participated in a monthly international coalition exercise in the Arabian Gulf, Sept. 20.

Sept. 20, 2022

KC-46A performs first operationally-tasked combat refueling sortie

Approximately 100 Airmen and four KC-46A Pegasus aircraft conducted 24-hour operations during Air Mobility Command’s multi-week Employment Concept Exercise 22-08 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, from August 27 through mid-September, 2022. Airmen from the 22nd Air Refueling Wing and 931st Air Refueling Wing participated in the ECE, working in two teams to operate around-the-clock, testing the KC-46A’s ability to support real-world missions and assess its capabilities on the path to full-operational status.

Sept. 17, 2022

AFCENT concludes support to USAID Pakistan Mission

Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar – Airmen from 9th Air Force, Air Forces Central concluded support to the U.S. Agency for International Development-led humanitarian mission to Pakistan on Sep. 16, 2022, after the country experienced historic levels of flooding.

Sept. 16, 2022

Jordan, U.S. host Senior Enlisted Seminar during Eager Lion 22

AMMAN, Jordan - The U.S. and Jordanian Armed Forces conducted a senior enlisted seminar as part of Exercise Eager Lion, Sept. 13, 2022, in Amman, Jordan. Senior enlisted leaders from more than 10 U.S. Central Command partner nations participated in discussions on drone protection, small unit leadership, and noncommissioned officer (NCO) development.

Sept. 16, 2022

U.S., Jordan hosts a senior leader seminar with 28 partner nations

AMMAN, JORDAN – The U.S. and Jordanian Armed Forces conducted a senior leader seminar as part of Eager Lion, Sept. 13, 2022, in Amman, Jordan. In addition to being a platform for senior leaders from several nations to discuss issues and concerns, the SLS served as an opportunity for leaders to share ‘best practices’ by exchanging the knowledge and skills required to manage and lead effectively in complex environments.

Sept. 16, 2022

AFCENT ACE capabilities tested in capstone event

Ninth Air Force (Air Forces Central) executed Operation Agile Spartan III, its third agile combat employment capstone event, throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, Aug. 30 to Sep. 16.

Aug. 31, 2022

U.S. Ship Seizes Illegal Narcotics in Gulf of Oman

A U.S. Coast Guard fast response cutter interdicted a fishing vessel smuggling illegal drugs worth an estimated U.S. street value of $20 million while patrolling the Gulf of Oman, Aug. 30.

Aug. 28, 2022

Iraq, Kuwait and U.S. Conduct Joint Patrol in Arabian Gulf

Maritime forces from Iraq, Kuwait and the United States conducted a joint patrol, Aug. 25, in the Arabian Gulf.

Aug. 25, 2022

Bahrain Conducts Fifth Sentinel Shield Exercise with IMSC

Forces from Bahrain and the United States completed a joint exercise in the Arabian Gulf, Aug. 23, led by a nine-nation coalition staff based in the Middle East.