Statements

TAMPA, Fla. Sept. 1, 2021

U.S. Central Command Statement on the Realignment of the State of Israel

Today, U.S. Central Command assumed combatant command responsibility for U.S. forces in the State of Israel.

TAMPA, Fla. Aug. 29, 2021

UPDATE: U.S. Central Command statement on defensive strike in Kabul

We are aware of reports of civilian casualties following our strike on a vehicle in Kabul today.

TAMPA, Fla. Aug. 29, 2021

U.S. Central Command statement on defensive strike in Kabul

U.S. military forces conducted a self-defense unmanned over-the-horizon airstrike today on a vehicle in Kabul, eliminating an imminent ISIS-K threat to Hamad Karzai International airport.

TAMPA, Fla. Aug. 27, 2021

U.S. Central Command statement on counterterrorism strike on ISIS-K planner

U.S. military forces conducted an over-the-horizon counterterrorism operation today against an ISIS-K planner.

TAMPA, Fla. Aug. 26, 2021

Statement by U.S. Central Command on the Attack at Hamid Karzai International Airport

I can confirm that subsequent to Gen. McKenzie's remarks, a thirteenth U.S. service member has died from his wounds suffered as a result of the attack on Abbey Gate.

Aug. 23, 2021

CENTCOM Statement on Exchange of Recent Gunfire Exchange at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Aug. 23, 2021

CENTCOM Statement on Exchange of Recent Gunfire Exchange at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Aug. 23, 2021

TAMPA, Fla Aug. 17, 2021

Statement from Commander, U.S. Central Command, Gen Frank McKenzie

Today, I had an opportunity to evaluate the situation at Hamid Karzai International Airport and engage with U.S. military leaders on the ground providing security to the airport. I saw firsthand our defensive lay down and the work our forces are doing to efficiently operate the airfield while ensuring the safe movement of civilians and diplomats who are leaving Kabul.

TAMPA, Fla. Aug. 16, 2021

U.S. Central Command Statement on C-17 Flight from Hamid Karzai International Airport

We can confirm that a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III transported approximately 640 Afghan citizens from Hamid Karzai International Airport Sunday night.

July 26, 2021

Gen McKenzie press availability opening remarks, Kabul, Afghanistan July 25, 2021

Gen McKenzie - Thank you or joining me here today. I want to give you an update to our continuing assistance to the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and and the ANDSF.

July 16, 2021

Readout from Gen. McKenzie’s office call with Jordan’s King Abdullah bin Hussein II

U.S. Central Command’s Gen. Frank McKenzie met with His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan in Tampa today.