Pier building begins
Construction of the floating JLOTS pier in the Mediterranean is underway. The pier will support USAID and humanitarian partners to receive and deliver humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza.  U.S. Transportation Command and U.S. European Command support the movement of humanitarian aid. (Courtesy Photo)
Pier building begins
Construction of the floating JLOTS pier in the Mediterranean is underway. The pier will support USAID and humanitarian partners to receive and deliver humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza.  U.S. Transportation Command and U.S. European Command support the movement of humanitarian aid. (Courtesy Photo)
Pier building begins
Construction of the floating JLOTS pier in the Mediterranean is underway. The pier will support USAID and humanitarian partners to receive and deliver humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza.  U.S. Transportation Command and U.S. European Command support the movement of humanitarian aid. (Courtesy Photo)
Pier building begins
Construction of the floating JLOTS pier in the Mediterranean is underway. The pier will support USAID and humanitarian partners to receive and deliver humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza.  U.S. Transportation Command and U.S. European Command support the movement of humanitarian aid. (Courtesy Photo)
Bundles of humanitarian aid destined for Gaza are loaded onto a U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules at an undisclosed location within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, April 30, 2024. The U.S. Air Force’s rapid global mobility capability is enabling the expedited movement of critical, life-saving supplies to Gaza. (U.S. Air Force photo)
A U.S. Air Force port operations Airman prepares to load pallets of humanitarian aid destined for Gaza aboard a C-130J Super Hercules at an undisclosed location within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, April 30, 2024. The U.S. has prioritized the delivery of humanitarian aid to relieve the suffering of civilians affected by the ongoing crisis in Gaza. (U.S. Air Force photo)
A U.S. Air Force port operations Airman loads bundles of humanitarian aid destined for Gaza onto a U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules at an undisclosed location within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, April 30, 2024. The U.S. Air Force’s rapid global mobility capability is enabling the expedited movement of critical, life-saving supplies to Gaza. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Two U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules’ loaded with pallets of food destined for Gaza via airdrop take off from an undisclosed location within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, April 30, 2024. The U.S. Air Force’s rapid global mobility capability enabled the expedited movement of critical, life-saving humanitarian aid to Gaza. (U.S. Air Force photo)
A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons fly in sync after an aerial refueling over an undisclosed location within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility during Ballast Cannon, Jan. 7, 2024. As a routine exercise occurring nearly quarterly with the Royal Bahraini Air Force, this iteration supports the U.S. Air Force’s rapid expeditionary capabilities by integrating Agile Combat Employment objectives for F-16 Fighting Falcon, KC-135 Stratotanker, and operational support personnel.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jasmonet Holmes)
Bundles of humanitarian aid destined for Gaza are loaded onto a U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules at an undisclosed location within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, April 23, 2024. The U.S. Air Force’s rapid global mobility capability is enabling the expedited movement of critical, life-saving supplies to Gaza. (U.S. Air Force photo)
A U.S. Air Force port operations Airman loads pallets of humanitarian aid destined for Gaza aboard a C-130J Super Hercules at an
undisclosed location within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, April 23, 2024. The U.S. Air Force’s rapid global
mobility capability is enabling the expedited movement of critical, life-saving supplies to Gaza. (U.S. Air Force photo)
A U.S. Air Force port operations Airman loads pallets of humanitarian aid destined for Gaza aboard a C-130J Super Hercules at an undisclosed location within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, April 28, 2024. The U.S. Air Force’s rapid global mobility capability is enabling the expedited movement of critical, life-saving supplies to Gaza. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Bundles of humanitarian aid destined for Gaza are loaded onto the U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules at an undisclosed location within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, April 28, 2024. The U.S. has prioritized the delivery of humanitarian aid to relieve the suffering of civilians affected by the ongoing crisis in Gaza. (U.S. Air Force photo)
TAMPA, Fla. – The U.S. Coast Guard Sentinel-class fast-response cutter USCGC Clarence Sutphin Jr (WPC 1147) seized advanced conventional weapons and other lethal aid originating in Iran and bound to Houthi-controlled Yemen from a vessel in the Arabian Sea, Jan. 28, 2024. 

The boarding team discovered over 200 packages that contained medium-range ballistic missile components, explosives, unmanned underwater/surface vehicle (UUV/USV) components, military-grade communication and network equipment, anti-tank guided missile launcher assemblies, and other military components.  

CENTCOM is committed to working with our allies and partners to counter the flow of Iranian lethal aid in the region by all lawful means including U.S. and U.N. sanctions and through interdictions.
ARABIAN GULF (June 1, 2023) U.S. Coast Guard fast response cutter USCGC Clarence Sutphin Jr. (WPC 1146) sails alongside a MARTAC T-38 Devil Ray unmanned surface vessel in the Arabian Gulf, June 1, 2023, during exercise Eagle Resolve 23. Eagle Resolve is a combined joint all-domain exercise that improves interoperability on land, in the air, at sea, in space, and in cyberspace with the U.S. military and partner nations, enhances the ability to respond to contingencies, and underscores U.S. Central Command's commitment to the Middle East. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. James Webster)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Feb. 25, 2024) The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50), San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19), and Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) transit in formation with the United Kingdom primary casualty receiving ship RFA Argus (A135) in the Mediterranean Sea, Feb. 25. The Bataan Amphibious Ready Group will be transferred to NATO command in the Eastern Mediterranean in order to conduct a series of short notice vigilance activities with elements of Allied Maritime Command’s Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 and the Turkish Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew F. Brown)

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Elite Special Forces from GCC and U.S. simulate a raid on hijacked tanker
KUWAIT - Elite military special operations forces from the Gulf Cooperation Council,  and the U.S. conducted a simulated rapid response to the hijacking of the motor tanker, or oil tanker, the Hadiyah, April 3, in Kuwait territorial waters. Special forces teams from the GCC, and U.S. Naval Special Warfare and rigid-hull inflatable boat teams simulated an air and sea-borne rapid insertion, search and seizure of the occupied tanker and its hijackers, and the safe release of the tanker crewmen. The raid was a cumulative joint exercise that tested the participants’ tactical skills and abilities to operate cohesively in an operational mission with our GCC partner nations. Exercise Eagle Resolve is the premier U.S. multilateral exercise within the Arabian Peninsula. Since 1999, Eagle Resolve has become the leading engagement between the U.S. and GCC nations to collectively address the regional challenges associated with asymmetric warfare in a low-risk setting.

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Photo by: Master Sgt. Timothy Lawn |  VIRIN: 170403-A-WQ129-1071.JPG