Statements

Nov. 19, 2021

Readout from the Combined Forces Commanders’ Conference hosted by Gen. Frank McKenzie in Tampa, Fla., Nov. 19th, 2021

Senior military leaders from European and other allied nations discussed regional security across the Middle East and Central Asia in a U.S. Central Command-hosted conference in Tampa today.

Nov. 16, 2021

Readout from Gen. Frank McKenzie's meeting with Qatar Armed Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. (Pilot) Salem Bin Hamad Al-Nabit in Tampa, Nov. 16th, 2021

U.S. Central Command commander Gen. Frank McKenzie met with Qatar Armed Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. (Pilot) Salem Bin Hamad Al-Nabit in Tampa today.

Nov. 5, 2021

Joint Statement: Iraqi Military Technical Committee and CJTF-OIR

The Iraqi National Security Advisor Mr. Qasim Alaraji hosted a meeting today in Baghdad between the Iraqi Military Technical Committee, headed by the Deputy Commander of the Joint Operations, Staff General Abdul Amir Al-Shammari, and its Coalition counterpart, headed by the Commander of Inherent Resolve Operations Forces in Iraq, Major General John Brennan, Deputy Commanding General Brigadier General Richard Bell (UK), and the Director of Interagency and Civilian Environment Brigadier General Vincent Coste (France). 

Nov. 5, 2021

Readout From Gen. Frank McKenzie’s Meeting With Lebanon’s Armed Forces Chief

U.S. Central Command’s Gen. Frank McKenzie met with Lebanese Armed Forces Commander Gen. Joseph Aoun in Tampa today.

Oct. 30, 2021

U.S. and Partner Crews Conduct ‘PRESENCE PATROL’ Multilateral flight marks fifth of 2021

One U.S. Air Force B-1B “Lancer” aircrew flew a presence patrol mission in the Central Region that included several partner nation air forces today.

Oct. 22, 2021

U.S. strike in the vicinity of Suluk, Syria, Oct. 22, 2021

A U.S. airstrike today in northwest Syria killed senior al-Qaeda leader Abdul Hamid al-Matar.  We have no indications of civilian casualties as a result of the strike, which was conducted using an MQ-9 aircraft.

Oct. 19, 2021

Readout from Gen. Frank McKenzie's visit with the United Arab Emirates’ Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, Oct. 19, 2021

U.S. Central Command commander Gen. Frank McKenzie met with the United Arab Emirates’ Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Armed Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi in Abu Dhabi today.

Sept. 20, 2021

U.S. forces conducted a kinetic counterterrorism strike near Idlib, Syria, Sept. 20th, 2021

"U.S. forces conducted a kinetic counterterrorism strike near Idlib, Syria, today, on a senior al-Qaeda leader. Initial indications are that we struck the individual we were aiming for, and there are no indications of civilian casualties as a result of the strike." Attributable to LT Josie Lynne Lenny, USN

Sept. 13, 2021

Readout from Gen. McKenzie’s Visit with Kazakhstan’s Defense Minister, Sept. 13th, 2021

U.S. Central Command’s Gen. Frank McKenzie met with Kazakhstan’s Defense Minister Murat Bektanov in Nur-Sultan today.The leaders discussed current transnational threats, Kazakhstan’s unique partnership with the Arizona National Guard and opportunities to expand multinational cooperation in Central Asia.“The United States was the first country to

Sept. 13, 2021

Readout from Gen. McKenzie’s Visit to Egypt, Sept. 11th, 2021

U.S. Central Command’s Gen. Frank McKenzie met U.S. and Egyptian military forces participating in Exercise Bright Star 2021 at Mohamed Naguib Military Base.This focus has been on regional security and cooperation and promoting interoperability in irregular warfare scenarios.“Since the first Bright Star was held in 1980, the exercise has carried a