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Nov. 15, 2022

U.S. Naval Forces Intercept Explosive Material Bound for Yemen

On Nov. 8, U.S. 5th Fleet intercepted a fishing vessel in the Gulf of Oman smuggling lethal aid, including a large quantity of explosive material, from Iran to Yemen.

Nov. 9, 2022

International Naval Coalition Hosts Stakeholders Conference in Bahrain

A U.S.-led multinational maritime coalition held a biannual stakeholders conference in Bahrain, Nov. 8, during the week of its third anniversary celebration.

Nov. 8, 2022

U.S., UK and Saudi Arabia Complete Naval Exercise in Arabian Gulf

Naval forces from the United States, United Kingdom and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia completed a weeklong maritime exercise called Nautical Defender in the Arabian Gulf, Nov. 7.

Oct. 27, 2022

Passing the Sniff Test - Military Working Dogs keep ADAB secure

The 380th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron continues to “Hold the Line” at Al Dhafra Air Force Base, United Arab Emirates. In order to achieve that, consistent training, vigilance and teamwork are required to ensure nothing slips by undetected. Although the Defenders of ADAB are trained, equipped and ready to handle whatever threats may come their way, it doesn’t hurt to have a little help from a friend — especially one that walks on four legs. 

Oct. 27, 2022

Bahrain Leads Unmanned Exercise for Multinational Task Force

A multinational naval task force led by Bahrain conducted a one-day training drill in the Arabian Gulf, Oct. 26, featuring the use of unmanned systems and artificial intelligence alongside seven crewed ships.

Oct. 27, 2022

U.S. Navy Rescues Mariners from Burning Vessel in Gulf of Aden

Personnel from two U.S. Navy ships rescued three civilian mariners Oct. 26 in the Gulf of Aden after their small motorboat caught fire while transiting international waters.

Oct. 25, 2022

386 AEW stands up innovation cell--Task Force 99.M

Once again, the 386 Air Expeditionary Wing is leading modernization throughout the region, standing up the very first satellite innovation cell under U.S. Air Forces Central Command’s Task Force 99 at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait. On Oct. 26, 2022, the 386 AEW stood up Task Force 99.M, paying tribute to its mascot--the Marauder. About one month ago, Lt. Gen. Alexus Grynkewich, Combined Forces Air Component Commander, announced the creation of Task Force 99--an agile, specialized unit designed to look for opportunities to enhance AFCENT’s ability to detect and defeat any form of unfriendly drone and to rapidly innovate in all domains to ensure victory.

Oct. 21, 2022

AMC leaders to present 96 Distinguished Flying Crosses, 12 Bronze Star Medals and Gallant Unit Citation for Operation Allies Refuge

Air Mobility Command announced today commanders will present 96 Distinguished Flying Crosses, 12 Bronze Star Medals, and one Gallant Unit Citation to mobility Airmen who supported Operation Allies Refuge.

Oct. 19, 2022

First JB Lewis-McChord deployment with new MAFFORGEN model

JOINT BASE LEWIS MCCHORD, Wash. (AFNS) - Members of the 62nd Airlift Wing said their goodbyes to friends and families before deploying in support of U.S. Central Command, U.S. European Command, and U.S. Africa Command operations Sept. 26-27. This deployment is JB Lewis McChord’s first implementation of the new Mobility Air Force Generation model.

Oct. 18, 2022

211th Rescue Squadron deploys to Southwest Asia

211th Rescue Squadron deploys to Southwest Asia