A U.S. F-22 Raptor conducts a combat air patrol mission over an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Sept. 13, 2019. The F-22, a critical component of the Global Strike Task Force, is designed to project air dominance, rapidly and at great distances and defeat threats attempting to deny access to our nation's Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps. The F-22 cannot be matched by any known or projected fighter aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Russ Scalf)
A U.S. F-22 Raptor conducts a combat air patrol mission over an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Sept. 13, 2019. The F-22, a critical component of the Global Strike Task Force, is designed to project air dominance, rapidly and at great distances and defeat threats attempting to deny access to our nation's Air... ...More
A U.S. F-15E Strike Eagle receives fuel from a 28th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker during a combat air patrol mission over an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Sept. 24, 2019. The Strike Eagle plays a key role in Air Force Central Command operations by maintaining constant readiness in support of air operations, providing deterrence and stability, and bolstering the mission efforts of coalition partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Russ Scalf)
A U.S. F-15E Strike Eagle receives fuel from a 28th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker during a combat air patrol mission over an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Sept. 24, 2019. The Strike Eagle plays a key role in Air Force Central Command operations by maintaining constant readiness in... ...More
An AV-8B Harrier attached to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163 (Reinforced), 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), lands aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). The Boxer Amphibious Ready Group and 11th MEU are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the Western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dalton S. Swanbeck/Released)
An AV-8B Harrier attached to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163 (Reinforced), 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), lands aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). The Boxer Amphibious Ready Group and 11th MEU are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure... ...More
U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., the commander of U.S. Central Command, speaks to U.S. Soldiers assigned to Train Advise Assist Command – East during his visit in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, Sept. 9, 2019. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Roderick Jacquote)
U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., the commander of U.S. Central Command, speaks to U.S. Soldiers assigned to Train Advise Assist Command – East during his visit in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, Sept. 9, 2019. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Roderick Jacquote)
Marines with 4th Law Enforcement Battalion and Marines with the Jordanian 77th Marines Battalion conducted numerous bilateral training evolutions ranging from simulated crowd control to firing non-lethal munitions as part of Exercise Eager Lion 2019.  Eager Lion, U.S. Central Command’s largest and most complex exercise, is an opportunity to integrate forces in a multilateral environment, operate in realistic terrain, and strengthen military-to-military relationship. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by SSgt. Anne K. Henry)
Marines with 4th Law Enforcement Battalion and Marines with the Jordanian 77th Marines Battalion conducted numerous bilateral training evolutions ranging from simulated crowd control to firing non-lethal munitions as part of Exercise Eager Lion 2019.
Infantry Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, fire an FGM-148 Javelin during a combined arms live fire exercise in Jordan on August 27, 2019, in support of Eager Lion. Eager Lion, U.S. Central Command's largest and most complex exercise, is an opportunity to integrate forces in a multilateral environment, operate in realistic terrain and strengthen military-to-military relationships. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Liane Hatch)
Infantry Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, fire an FGM-148 Javelin during a combined arms live fire exercise in Jordan on August 27, 2019, in support of Eager Lion 19.
A U.S. F-35A Lightning II pilot from the 4th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, prepares to taxi during Exercise Agile Lightning Aug. 5, 2019. Agile Lightning is an exercise in adaptive basing methodology where personnel and aircraft can forward deploy any place in the world to complete essential missions vital to the defense of U.S. assets and personnel.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)
A U.S. F-35A Lightning II pilot from the 4th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, prepares to taxi during Exercise Agile Lightning Aug. 5, 2019. Agile Lightning is an exercise in adaptive basing methodology where personnel and aircraft can forward deploy any place in the world to... ...More
U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Andrew Learned, left, special operations planner for Exercise Regional Cooperation 2019 (RC), attached to Special Operations Command Central; Tajikistan Army Col. Mehriddin Tolibzoda, center, communications officer for RC19; and Uzbekistan Army Maj. Abror Kurbanov, right, special operations engineer for RC19, collaborate on a mission plan for a fictional scenario during RC19 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, August 13, 2019. Exercise Regional Cooperation is an annual, multinational event that promotes cooperation and interoperability among participating nations to foster security and stability in the Central and South Asian region. The participants of RC 19 include military leaders and officials from Mongolia, Tajikistan, United States and Uzbekistan and observers from Pakistan.

(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Jennifer Shick)
Exercise Regional Cooperation is an annual, multinational event that promotes cooperation and interoperability among participating nations to foster security and stability in the Central and South Asian region. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Jennifer Shick)
A U.S. F-22 Raptor conducts a combat air patrol mission over an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Sept. 13, 2019. The F-22, a critical component of the Global Strike Task Force, is designed to project air dominance, rapidly and at great distances and defeat threats attempting to deny access to our nation's Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps. The F-22 cannot be matched by any known or projected fighter aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Russ Scalf)
A U.S. F-15E Strike Eagle receives fuel from a 28th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker during a combat air patrol mission over an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Sept. 24, 2019. The Strike Eagle plays a key role in Air Force Central Command operations by maintaining constant readiness in support of air operations, providing deterrence and stability, and bolstering the mission efforts of coalition partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Russ Scalf)
An AV-8B Harrier attached to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163 (Reinforced), 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), lands aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). The Boxer Amphibious Ready Group and 11th MEU are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the Western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dalton S. Swanbeck/Released)
U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., the commander of U.S. Central Command, speaks to U.S. Soldiers assigned to Train Advise Assist Command – East during his visit in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, Sept. 9, 2019. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Roderick Jacquote)
Marines with 4th Law Enforcement Battalion and Marines with the Jordanian 77th Marines Battalion conducted numerous bilateral training evolutions ranging from simulated crowd control to firing non-lethal munitions as part of Exercise Eager Lion 2019.  Eager Lion, U.S. Central Command’s largest and most complex exercise, is an opportunity to integrate forces in a multilateral environment, operate in realistic terrain, and strengthen military-to-military relationship. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by SSgt. Anne K. Henry)
Infantry Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, fire an FGM-148 Javelin during a combined arms live fire exercise in Jordan on August 27, 2019, in support of Eager Lion. Eager Lion, U.S. Central Command's largest and most complex exercise, is an opportunity to integrate forces in a multilateral environment, operate in realistic terrain and strengthen military-to-military relationships. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Liane Hatch)
A U.S. F-35A Lightning II pilot from the 4th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, prepares to taxi during Exercise Agile Lightning Aug. 5, 2019. Agile Lightning is an exercise in adaptive basing methodology where personnel and aircraft can forward deploy any place in the world to complete essential missions vital to the defense of U.S. assets and personnel.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)
U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Andrew Learned, left, special operations planner for Exercise Regional Cooperation 2019 (RC), attached to Special Operations Command Central; Tajikistan Army Col. Mehriddin Tolibzoda, center, communications officer for RC19; and Uzbekistan Army Maj. Abror Kurbanov, right, special operations engineer for RC19, collaborate on a mission plan for a fictional scenario during RC19 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, August 13, 2019. Exercise Regional Cooperation is an annual, multinational event that promotes cooperation and interoperability among participating nations to foster security and stability in the Central and South Asian region. The participants of RC 19 include military leaders and officials from Mongolia, Tajikistan, United States and Uzbekistan and observers from Pakistan.

(U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Jennifer Shick)

U.S. Central Command Photo Gallery

VMGR-352 Tanker Exercise
A KC-130J with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 352, flies in front of multiple F/A-18 Hornets during a Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Crisis Response - Central Command aerial refueling exercise, Oct. 13, 2016. SPMAGTF-CR-CC is a self-sustaining expeditionary unit, designed to provide a broad range of crisis response capabilities throughout the Central Command area of responsibility, using organic aviation, logistical, and ground combat assets, to include TRAP and embassy reinforcement. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Trever Statz)