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Aug. 13, 2022

Joint exercise showcases rapid global mobility in CENTCOM theater

Airmen from the 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron recently demonstrated a textbook example of rapid global mobility during a mass movement of military personnel for an Emergency Deployment Rapid Exercise at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, August 10, 2022. At a moment’s notice, 120 U.S. Army Task Force Griz Soldiers from the 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 163rd Cavalry Regiment, were processed, out the door and onto a C-17 Globemaster III flawlessly within a very short amount of time.

Aug. 12, 2022

National Guardsmen participate in Regional Cooperation 22

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan — The annual military exercise “Regional Cooperation 22”, hosted by Tajikistan and National Guardsmen from Arizona, Massachusetts, Virginia and Montana, held its opening ceremony Aug. 10.Participants from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Mongolia and Pakistan are involved in a six-day command post and field

Aug. 11, 2022

Duluth leaves its mark on PSAB

PRINCE SULTAN AIR BASE, SAUDI ARABIA -- The U.S. Air National Guard’s 148th Fighter Wing, deployed their 179th Fighter Squadron to AFCENT’s area of responsibility in mid-April of 2022. Under the command of the 378th Air Expeditionary Wing, the 179th adopted the expeditionary moniker as they operated out of Prince Sultan Air Base in the heart of the

Aug. 11, 2022

Working hand in hand, operating as one: 405th EAES conduct coalition exercise

Working hand in hand alongside three nations, Airmen from the 405th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron conducted a coalition training exercise on how they configure and transport patients on U.S. Air Force aircraft at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, July 29, 2022. Medical professionals from Canada, Denmark and Italy were able to learn and share tactics and techniques with each other so in an emergency response situation, the 405th EAES and coalition partners would be able to operate with the strength and coordination of one team.

Aug. 10, 2022

REGIONAL COOPERATION 2022 Military Exercise Begins in Dushanbe

U.S. Ambassador John Mark Pommersheim welcomed participants of the U.S. Central Command-sponsored REGIONAL COOPERATION 22 military exercise, hosted by Tajikistan.  REGIONAL COOPERATION 22 will be conducted from 10 to 20 August 2022 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

Aug. 9, 2022

USMARCENT begins Native Fury 22 in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Central Command began Exercise NATIVE FURY 22, Aug 9, 2022. In its 8th iteration, NF 22 is a biennial MARCENT-led exercise focused on the demonstration of the rapid offload and integration of a Maritime Pre-Positioned Force in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility in support of regional security, crisis response, and contingency operations. Supported by the U.S. Army’s 1st Theater Sustainment Command, the exercise is utilizing the port facilities at Yanbu and Al Bayadh, Prince Sultan SAU Air Base.

Aug. 2, 2022

U.S. Military Women Show Support at Historic Lebanese Graduation

Women from the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, Army National Guard and Air Force attended a ceremony in Lebanon, Aug. 1, to support the first group of women who graduated from the Lebanese Army Military Academy and into the field of combat arms.

Aug. 1, 2022

U.S., Israel Begin Maritime Exercise in Red Sea

Naval forces from Israel and the United States began a four-day maritime exercise in the Red Sea, Aug. 1.

July 28, 2022

PSAB the birthplace of innovation in the AOR

Back in 1985 during an operation at Spangdahlem Air Force Base called Salty Demo, a UXO removal method called a “chain drag” was created. The basic concept is stakes are driven into the ground off the runway then a chain is hooked to the winch line of a Humvee or armored vehicle and wrapped around the stakes so that when the winch line is recalled, or the vehicle moves, the chain sweeps the UXOs off the airfield as the chain goes taut. It’s a tried and true method, but it’s dependent on the availability of an armored vehicle to protect the EOD team, a commodity not always available in the temporary austere mission locations EOD specialists are sometimes deployed to with great airpower but limited mission support equipment. To augment the oversight, Miller developed and blueprinted a custom timer winch, stake and chain set. In theory, it’ll be the “chain drag” method and a new “hook and line” method Miller developed packed into one or two pelican cases for easy movement.

July 25, 2022

New Coast Guard Cutters Visit Lebanon for 1st Middle East Stop

MANAMA, Bahrain – Two U.S. Coast Guard fast response cutters arrived in Beirut, Lebanon for a scheduled port visit July 25, marking their arrival to the Middle East after departing the United States and transiting the Mediterranean Sea.