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)
Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., commander of U.S. Central Command, shakes the hand of a Sailor while touring the main machinery room onboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). Bataan Amphibious Ready Group, with embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Tanner Seims)
Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., commander of U.S. Central Command, shakes the hand of a Sailor while touring the main machinery room onboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Tanner Seims)
U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., the commander of U.S. Central Command, left, meets with Brig. Gen. Nasser Mohammed Al-Dossari, the Royal Saudi Air Force Operations Support Wing Commander, right, Jan. 29, 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 meets with Brig. Gen. Nasser Mohammed Al-Dossari, the Royal Saudi Air Force Operations Support Wing Commander Jan. 29, 2020. (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, right, visits Airmen assigned to the 332 Air Expeditionary Wing, Jan. 24, 2020. McKenzie visited the USCENTCOM Area of Responsibility to discuss security and stability in the region with forward deployed service members. (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, right, visits Airmen assigned to the 332 Air Expeditionary Wing, Jan. 24, 2020. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Roderick Jacquote)
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.
A Griffin missile is launched from the patrol coastal ship USS Whirlwind (PC 11) during a test of the MK-60 Griffin guided-missile system. The exercise demonstrated a proven capability for the ships to defend against small boat threats and ensure maritime security through key chokepoints in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.
191211-A-ZG558-1438 ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 11, 2019) A Griffin missile is launched from the patrol coastal ship USS Whirlwind (PC 11) during a test of the MK-60 Griffin guided-missile system. The exercise demonstrated a proven capability for the ships to defend against small boat threats and ensure maritime security... ...More
U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., center, the commander of U.S. Central Command, Gus Malzahn, left, the head coach of the Auburn Tigers football team, and Philip John Fleck Jr., the head coach of the Minnesota Golden Gophers, pose for a photo at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, Dec. 12, 2019. (U.S. Army photo by CPT Jennifer Cruz)
U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., center, the commander of U.S. Central Command, Gus Malzahn, left, the head coach of the Auburn Tigers football team, and Philip John Fleck Jr., the head coach of the Minnesota Golden Gophers, pose for a photo at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, Dec. 12, 2019.... ...More
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
An F/A-18F Super Hornet attached to the "Jolly Rogers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group is 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. With Abraham Lincoln as the flagship, deployed strike group assets include staffs, ships and aircraft of Carrier Strike Group 12 (CSG 12), Destroyer Squadron 2 (DESRON 2), USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) and Carrier Air Wing 7 (CVW 7). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeremiah Bartelt/Released)
An F/A-18F Super Hornet attached to the "Jolly Rogers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime... ...More
STRAIT OF HORMUZ (Nov. 19, 2019) The aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), left, the air-defense destroyer HMS Defender (D 36) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) transit the Strait of Hormuz with the guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55). Leyte Gulf is 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 Pacific through the Western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary Pearson/Released)
STRAIT OF HORMUZ (Nov. 19, 2019) The aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), left, the air-defense destroyer HMS Defender (D 36) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) transit the Strait of Hormuz with the guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55). Leyte Gulf is deployed to the U.S. 5th... ...More
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Paul Lopez, F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team commander arrives at the Dubai Air Show, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 14, 2019. United States military participation in the DAS provides opportunity to strengthen our military-to-military relationships with regional partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Sam Eckholm).
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Paul Lopez, F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team commander arrives at the Dubai Air Show, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 14, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Sam Eckholm).
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)
Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., commander of U.S. Central Command, shakes the hand of a Sailor while touring the main machinery room onboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). Bataan Amphibious Ready Group, with embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Tanner Seims)
U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., the commander of U.S. Central Command, left, meets with Brig. Gen. Nasser Mohammed Al-Dossari, the Royal Saudi Air Force Operations Support Wing Commander, right, Jan. 29, 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, right, visits Airmen assigned to the 332 Air Expeditionary Wing, Jan. 24, 2020. McKenzie visited the USCENTCOM Area of Responsibility to discuss security and stability in the region with forward deployed service members. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Roderick Jacquote)
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)
A Griffin missile is launched from the patrol coastal ship USS Whirlwind (PC 11) during a test of the MK-60 Griffin guided-missile system. The exercise demonstrated a proven capability for the ships to defend against small boat threats and ensure maritime security through key chokepoints in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.
U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., center, the commander of U.S. Central Command, Gus Malzahn, left, the head coach of the Auburn Tigers football team, and Philip John Fleck Jr., the head coach of the Minnesota Golden Gophers, pose for a photo at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, Dec. 12, 2019. (U.S. Army photo by CPT Jennifer Cruz)
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)
An F/A-18F Super Hornet attached to the "Jolly Rogers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group is 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. With Abraham Lincoln as the flagship, deployed strike group assets include staffs, ships and aircraft of Carrier Strike Group 12 (CSG 12), Destroyer Squadron 2 (DESRON 2), USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) and Carrier Air Wing 7 (CVW 7). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeremiah Bartelt/Released)
STRAIT OF HORMUZ (Nov. 19, 2019) The aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), left, the air-defense destroyer HMS Defender (D 36) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) transit the Strait of Hormuz with the guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55). Leyte Gulf is 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 Pacific through the Western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary Pearson/Released)
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Paul Lopez, F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team commander arrives at the Dubai Air Show, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 14, 2019. United States military participation in the DAS provides opportunity to strengthen our military-to-military relationships with regional partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Sam Eckholm).

U.S. Central Command Photo Gallery

Combined arms live fire rehearsal, Exercise Bright Star 2017
Army Lt. Col. William Wade, commander of the 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division communicates with tank crews at a combined live fire exercise (CALFEX) rehearsal during Exercise Bright Star 2017. Bright Star is a combined command-post and field training exercise aimed at enhancing regional security and stability by responding to modern day security scenarios with the Arab Republic of Egypt. (U.S. Department of Defense photo by Tom Gagnier)