GULF OF OMAN (Nov. 6, 2019) Pakistan Navy sailors and members of the visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) team assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) execute tactical movements as part of a VBSS drill during International Maritime Exercise 2019 (IMX 19). The exercise is a multinational engagement involving partners and allies from around the world designed to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and experiences across the full spectrum of defensive maritime operations. IMX 19 serves to demonstrate the global resolve in maintaining regional security and stability, freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce from the Suez Canal south to the Bab el-Mandeb Strait through the Strait of Hormuz to the Northern Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael H. Lehman)
GULF OF OMAN (Nov. 6, 2019) Pakistan Navy sailors and members of the visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) team assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) execute tactical movements as part of a VBSS drill during International Maritime Exercise 2019 (IMX 19). The exercise is a multinational... ...More
ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 4, 2019) U.S. Navy ships and partner force ships conduct a formation as a part of the International Maritime Exercise 2019. IMX19 is a multinational engagement involving partners and allies from around the world in sharing knowledge and experiences across the full spectrum of defensive maritime operations. The exercise serves to demonstrate the global resolve in maintaining regional security and stability, freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce from the Suez Canal south to the Bab-el-Mandeb through the Strait of Hormuz to the Northern Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dawson Roth/Released)
ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 4, 2019) U.S. Navy ships and partner force ships conduct a formation as a part of the International Maritime Exercise 2019. IMX19 is a multinational engagement involving partners and allies from around the world in sharing knowledge and experiences across the full spectrum of defensive maritime... ...More
U.S. Soldiers with the 4-118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team, North Carolina Army National Guard (attached to the 218th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, South Carolina Army National Guard) conduct gunnery training with the M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle at Fort Bliss, Texas in September 2019.  The 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team is mobilized for Operation Spartan Shield in the Middle East and comprised of units from the North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio and West Virginia Army National Guard. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Maj. David House)
U.S. Soldiers with the 4-118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team, North Carolina Army National Guard (attached to the 218th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, South Carolina Army National Guard) conduct gunnery training with the M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle at Fort Bliss, Texas in September 2019. The... ...More
Marines assigned to Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team, Central Command (FASTCENT) prepare to be extracted by a Navy MH-60S Seahawk, attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 26 (HSC-26) from the Arc Liberty, a Military Sealift Command time chartered vessel, after providing security during a Strait of Hormuz transit. FASTCENT Marines work with U.S. partners and allies to protect personnel and property while simultaneously ensuring freedom of navigation in international waterways. Task Force 51 and 5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade is entrusted with rapidly aggregating crisis response capabilities and positioning Navy and Marine Corps forces throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility to ensure command and control of forces at sea, from the sea, and ashore. (Photo by Marine Corps Cpl. Tanner A. Gerst)
Marines prepare to be extracted by a Navy MH-60S Seahawk, after providing security during a Straight of Hormuz transit. (Photo by Marine Corps Cpl. Tanner A. Gerst)
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)
GULF OF OMAN (Nov. 6, 2019) Pakistan Navy sailors and members of the visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) team assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) execute tactical movements as part of a VBSS drill during International Maritime Exercise 2019 (IMX 19). The exercise is a multinational engagement involving partners and allies from around the world designed to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and experiences across the full spectrum of defensive maritime operations. IMX 19 serves to demonstrate the global resolve in maintaining regional security and stability, freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce from the Suez Canal south to the Bab el-Mandeb Strait through the Strait of Hormuz to the Northern Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael H. Lehman)
ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 4, 2019) U.S. Navy ships and partner force ships conduct a formation as a part of the International Maritime Exercise 2019. IMX19 is a multinational engagement involving partners and allies from around the world in sharing knowledge and experiences across the full spectrum of defensive maritime operations. The exercise serves to demonstrate the global resolve in maintaining regional security and stability, freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce from the Suez Canal south to the Bab-el-Mandeb through the Strait of Hormuz to the Northern Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dawson Roth/Released)
U.S. Soldiers with the 4-118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team, North Carolina Army National Guard (attached to the 218th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, South Carolina Army National Guard) conduct gunnery training with the M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle at Fort Bliss, Texas in September 2019.  The 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team is mobilized for Operation Spartan Shield in the Middle East and comprised of units from the North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio and West Virginia Army National Guard. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Maj. David House)
Marines assigned to Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team, Central Command (FASTCENT) prepare to be extracted by a Navy MH-60S Seahawk, attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 26 (HSC-26) from the Arc Liberty, a Military Sealift Command time chartered vessel, after providing security during a Strait of Hormuz transit. FASTCENT Marines work with U.S. partners and allies to protect personnel and property while simultaneously ensuring freedom of navigation in international waterways. Task Force 51 and 5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade is entrusted with rapidly aggregating crisis response capabilities and positioning Navy and Marine Corps forces throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility to ensure command and control of forces at sea, from the sea, and ashore. (Photo by Marine Corps Cpl. Tanner A. Gerst)
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

Fly-to-Advise: Marines with Task Force Southwest visit the Provincial Headquarters
Brig. Gen Roger Turner, second from left, the commanding general of Task Force Southwest, and Col. David Gibbs, right, the commanding officer for team police, Task Force Southwest, greet their Afghan National Defense and Security Force partners after arriving at the Helmand Provincial Police Headquarters in Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan, July 9, 2017. This mission provided an opportunity for advisors to meet with their counterparts, review the security posture at the PHQ and ensure that Afghan National Defense and Security Forces have an effective defense of Lashkar Gah. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Justin T. Updegraff)