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Nov. 5, 2021
Readout From Gen. Frank McKenzie’s Meeting With Lebanon’s Armed Forces Chief
TAMPA, Fla. —
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
SOUTHWEST ASIA —
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
TAMPA, Fla. —
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
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES —
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
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
Readout from Gen. McKenzie’s meeting with Iraq's Prime Minister, Sept. 9th, 2021
U.S. Central Command’s Gen. Frank McKenzie met with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi in Baghdad September 9.
Sept. 10, 2021
General Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr.'s opening remarks as prepared at CJTFOIR Change of Command ceremony, Sept. 9th 2021
Good Morning. Prime Minister Kadhimi, Minister of Defense Juma, Minister of Interior Uthman, Staff General Yarallah, Staff General Shimmari, General Abu Ragheef, Ambassadors Tueller, Richardson, and Ganly—thank you for having me.I am honored to be here today in the cradle of civilization, and in the land between the two rivers, which has endured
TAMPA, Fla. Sept. 4, 2021
U.S. forces participate in Exercise Bright Star in Egypt
TAMPA, Fla. – The U.S., along with forces from partner nations, have joined the Arab Republic of Egypt for Exercise Bright Star 2021 at Mohamed Naguib Military Base, Egypt on Sept. 2 - 16.