"On behalf of U.S. Central Command, we extend our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of our fallen American Soldier who was deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

Sgt. 1st Class John David Randolph Hilty, Operation Inherent Resolve

Sgt. 1st Class Hilty's service to his country and his sacrifices will not be forgotten."

- General Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr., U.S. Marines
"On behalf of U.S. Central Command, we extend our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of our fallen American Soldier who was deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. Sgt. 1st Class John David Randolph Hilty, Operation Inherent Resolve Sgt. 1st Class Hilty's service to his country and his... ...More
We are changing the way we operate in the Headquarters to protect the mission and force from COVID-19.
We are changing the way we operate in the Headquarters to protect the mission and force from COVID-19.
The Defense Department is working closely with the Department of Health and Human Services and State Department to provide support in dealing with the coronavirus outbreak.
The Defense Department is working closely with the Department of Health and Human Services and State Department to provide support in dealing with the coronavirus outbreak.
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Andre Payton, a rifleman with 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, participates in  a casualty response drill while preparing for exercise Native Fury 20 in the United Arab Emirates, Feb. 22, 2020. Native Fury is an exercise where units from I Marine Expeditionary Force employ a variety of different techniques to accomplish several training objectives. The exercise involves live fire and maneuver training with urban environment training facilities, skill development and exchange with the armed forces of the United Arab Emiratis, ship-to-shore offloads of personnel, equipment and humanitarian resources. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Alexis Flores)
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Andre Payton, a rifleman with 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, participates in a casualty response drill while preparing for exercise Native Fury 20 in the United Arab Emirates, Feb. 22. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Alexis Flores)
U.S. Soldiers in Alpha Company, 4-118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team, in the South Carolina Army National Guard, conduct tank gunnery training while deployed in the Middle East, Feb. 4, 2020. The unit is deployed to support Operation Spartan Shield. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Lt. Col. Cindi King)
U.S. Soldiers in Alpha Company, 4-118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team, in the South Carolina Army National Guard, conduct tank gunnery training, Feb. 4, 2020. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Lt. Col. Cindi King)
A U.S. Marine with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command (SPMAGTF-CR-CC) 19.2, fires a Mossberg 590A1 12-gauge shotgun during a non-lethal weapons training exercise, Jan. 18, 2020. The SPMAGTF-CR-CC is a multiple force provider designed to employ ground, logistics and air capabilities throughout the Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Robert G. Gavaldon)
A U.S. Marine with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command (SPMAGTF-CR-CC) 19.2, fires a Mossberg 590A1 12-gauge shotgun during a non-lethal weapons training exercise, Jan. 18, 2020. The SPMAGTF-CR-CC is a multiple force provider designed... ...More
U.S. Marines assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command (SPMAFTF-CR-CC) 19.2, deploy to Iraq to bolster security at the U.S. Embassy and ensure the safety of American citizens, Dec. 31, 2019. The SPMAGTF-CR-CC is designed to move with speed and precision to support operations throughout the Middle East. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Robert G. Gavaldon)
U.S. Marines assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command, deploy to Iraq to bolster security at the U.S. Embassy, Dec. 31, 2019.
Female Peshmerga soldiers earned their Advanced Instructor title at Coalition Joint Task Force training centers in Sulaymaniyah and Erbil, Iraq, Nov. 27-28, 2019. They can now teach their fellow soldiers various skills and classes, including weapons, basic first aid, the law of armed conflict and preventing gender-based violence. The Coalition remains united and determined in its mission to degrade and defeat Daesh and continues to work with allies and partners to implement stabilization efforts. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Gary A. Witte)
Female Peshmerga soldiers earned their Advanced Instructor title at Coalition Joint Task Force training centers in Sulaymaniyah and Erbil, Iraq, Nov. 27-28, 2019. They can now teach their fellow soldiers various skills and classes, including weapons, basic first aid, the law of armed conflict and preventing... ...More
A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor is refueled by a 28th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker during a mission in the U.S. Central Command area of operations, Oct. 25, 2019. The Raptor plays a key role in U.S. Air Forces 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. Air Force F-22 Raptor is refueled by a 28th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker during a mission in the U.S. Central Command area of operations, Oct. 25, 2019. The Raptor plays a key role in U.S. Air Forces Central Command operations by maintaining constant readiness in support of air... ...More
"On behalf of U.S. Central Command, we extend our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of our fallen American Soldier who was deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

Sgt. 1st Class John David Randolph Hilty, Operation Inherent Resolve

Sgt. 1st Class Hilty's service to his country and his sacrifices will not be forgotten."

- General Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr., U.S. Marines
We are changing the way we operate in the Headquarters to protect the mission and force from COVID-19.
The Defense Department is working closely with the Department of Health and Human Services and State Department to provide support in dealing with the coronavirus outbreak.
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Andre Payton, a rifleman with 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, participates in  a casualty response drill while preparing for exercise Native Fury 20 in the United Arab Emirates, Feb. 22, 2020. Native Fury is an exercise where units from I Marine Expeditionary Force employ a variety of different techniques to accomplish several training objectives. The exercise involves live fire and maneuver training with urban environment training facilities, skill development and exchange with the armed forces of the United Arab Emiratis, ship-to-shore offloads of personnel, equipment and humanitarian resources. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Alexis Flores)
U.S. Soldiers in Alpha Company, 4-118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team, in the South Carolina Army National Guard, conduct tank gunnery training while deployed in the Middle East, Feb. 4, 2020. The unit is deployed to support Operation Spartan Shield. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Lt. Col. Cindi King)
A U.S. Marine with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command (SPMAGTF-CR-CC) 19.2, fires a Mossberg 590A1 12-gauge shotgun during a non-lethal weapons training exercise, Jan. 18, 2020. The SPMAGTF-CR-CC is a multiple force provider designed to employ ground, logistics and air capabilities throughout the Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Robert G. Gavaldon)
U.S. Marines assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command (SPMAFTF-CR-CC) 19.2, deploy to Iraq to bolster security at the U.S. Embassy and ensure the safety of American citizens, Dec. 31, 2019. The SPMAGTF-CR-CC is designed to move with speed and precision to support operations throughout the Middle East. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Robert G. Gavaldon)
Female Peshmerga soldiers earned their Advanced Instructor title at Coalition Joint Task Force training centers in Sulaymaniyah and Erbil, Iraq, Nov. 27-28, 2019. They can now teach their fellow soldiers various skills and classes, including weapons, basic first aid, the law of armed conflict and preventing gender-based violence. The Coalition remains united and determined in its mission to degrade and defeat Daesh and continues to work with allies and partners to implement stabilization efforts. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Gary A. Witte)
A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor is refueled by a 28th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker during a mission in the U.S. Central Command area of operations, Oct. 25, 2019. The Raptor plays a key role in U.S. Air Forces 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)

U.S. Central Command Photo Gallery

America ARG participates Exercise Alligator Dagger
170908-N-GC965-075 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (Sept. 8, 2017) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Joshua Diefendorf, a native of Bremerton, Washington, signals an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the "Wildcards" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23 for lift off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) prior to conducting a visit, board, search and seizure training mission in support of exercise Alligator Dagger 2017. Alligator Dagger is a dedicated, unilateral combat rehearsal led by Naval Amphibious Force, Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade, in which combined Navy and Marine Corps units of the America Amphibious Ready Group and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit are to practice, rehearse and exercise integrated capabilities that are available to U.S. Central Command both afloat and ashore. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ramon Go/Released)