Juniper Oak 23-2 is a bilateral military exercise designed to enhance interoperability between the U.S. and Israel militaries. Forces from U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) components and the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) will participate. While this is the first iteration of Juniper Oak, it joins the long-standing “Juniper” series that the U.S. and Israel have conducted for more than 20-years. (Photo courtesy of the IDF Spokesperson's Office)
Juniper Oak 23-2 is a bilateral military exercise designed to enhance interoperability between the U.S. and Israel militaries. Forces from U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) components and the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) will participate. While this is the first iteration of Juniper Oak, it joins the long-standing “Juniper” series that the U.S. and Israel have conducted for more than 20-years. (Photo courtesy of the IDF Spokesperson's Office)
Juniper Oak is a large-scale bilateral multi-domain military exercise aimed to enhance interoperability between U.S. and Israeli armed forces contributing to integrated regional security. (Courtesy photo of the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Jan. 24, 2023) The George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group sails in formation with the Israeli Navy during exercise Juniper Oak 2023-2, Jan. 24, 2023. Juniper Oak 23-2 is a bilateral military exercise, led by U.S. Central Command and the Israeli Defense Force, designed to enhance interoperability between the U.S. and Israel militaries. Juniper Oak 23-2 joins the long-standing “Juniper” series that the U.S. and Israel have conducted for more than 20-years. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Novalee Manzella)
U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircrew members assigned to the 8th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, perform engine start procedures before a tactical combat airlift supporting Exercise Juniper Oak, at Al-Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Jan. 19, 2023. Juniper Oak is a large-scale bilateral exercise, aimed to enhance interoperability between U.S. and Israeli armed forces contributing to regional security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Daniel Asselta)
ARABIAN GULF (Jan. 22, 2023) Naval Air Crewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Cameron Wheeler, left, and Naval Air Crewman (Helicopter) 1st Class Aaron Stagg, both assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26, hoist a simulated casualty during exercise Neon Defender 23 in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 22, 2023. Neon Defender is an annual bilateral training event between U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and Bahrain that focuses on maritime security operations, installation defense and medical response. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jacob Vernier)
The mortarmen from HHC 2-116th CAB recently had an opportunity to train with the mortarmen from the 118th Infantry Regiment. Building relationships and cross training in the Task Force is what makes Rattler a cohesive team.
Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 125th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, crew a M2 Browning machine gun in eastern Syria, Dec. 31, 2022. Soldiers must maintain and test their equipment frequently and with dedication, enabling them to be ready to respond to any threat, anywhere, any time. (U.S. Army National Guard photo courtesy of Capt. David Kennedy)
Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 125th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, supporting Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve, conduct a M777 Howitzer night operational rehearsal exercise in eastern Syria, Jan. 01, 2023. Weapon system validation and readiness maintenance are mission-essential tasks that allow U.S. Army forces to promote and support regional security and stability. (U.S. Army National Guard photo courtesy of Spc. Benjamin Tierney)
U.S. Air Force Capt. Christopher Hartman, a pilot assigned to the 77th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, conducts pre-flight systems checks in the cockpit of an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft prior to departure for the Bahrain International Airshow (BAIS) 22, from Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Nov. 6, 2022.  BAIS, a biennial event, is an opportunity to strengthen military-to-military relationships with regional partners and promote U.S. national security objectives in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by SSgt. Shannon Bowman)
F-22 Raptors and F-15E Strike Eagles work in tandem in the
CENTCOM Area of Responsibility.
An F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft, assigned to the 77th Fighter Squadron arrives at Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Oct. 19, 2022. While assigned to PSAB, the 77th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron mission is to project combat airpower across AFCENT’s area of responsibility, supporting personnel, improving force movement, and showing U.S. and partner nations resolve in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shannon Bowman)
A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress, assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, conducts a Bomber Task Force mission with coalition and regional partners across the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, Sept. 4, 2022. U.S. bombers offer a rapid response capability for the USCENTCOM theater to deter conflict while credibly demonstrating the U.S.'s ability to address a global security environment.(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. David Salanitri)
CENTCOM’s Senior Enlisted Leader, Fleet Master Chief Derrick "Wally" Walters, visits with team SOCOM athletes during the 2022 Department of Defense Warrior Games at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida, Aug. 25, 2022. At the games, service members and veterans from across the DoD compete in adaptive sports alongside armed forces competitors from Canada and Ukraine. (Photo by U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Eric L. Alabiso II)
BEIRUT, Lebanon (July 25, 2022) U.S. Coast Guard fast response cutters USCGC Clarence Sutphin Jr. (WPC 1147), left, and USCGC John Scheuerman (WPC 1146) are moored pierside in Beirut, Lebanon, July 25. John Scheuerman and Clarence Sutphin Jr. are the newest additions to a slate of Coast Guard ships supporting U.S. 5th Fleet from Bahrain. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Noah Martin)
A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 494th Fighter Squadron, from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, prepares to taxi prior to takeoff at Souda Air Base, Greece, July 15, 2022. The 494 FS flew two Strike Eagles from Souda AB to an undisclosed location within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, where the aircraft landed, refueled and returned the same day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Rachel Maxwell)
A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft assigned to the 335th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron conducts aerial refueling operations in the U.S. Air Forces Central area of responsibility June 22, 2022. The 335th EFS delivers airpower and showcases U.S. commitment to deterrence and regional stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Matthew Plew)
U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress, assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing is refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 350th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron over the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility June 8, 2022. The B-52 conducted a presence patrol mission to demonstrate the U.S.-led coalition commitment to promoting reginal stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ashley Sokolov)
RED SEA (April 20, 2022) Egyptian Navy frigate ENS Alexandria (F911) and amphibious command ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) operate in the Red Sea in support of the newly established Combined Task Force 153, April 20. CTF 153 focuses on maritime security and capacity building in the Red Sea, Bab al-Mandeb and Gulf of Aden. (U.S. Army photo by Cpl. DeAndre Dawkins)
U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors fly alongside a U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress above the Arabian Gulf, March 29, 2022. The presence of the B-52H and F-22s showcased U.S. Central Command's ability to deliver combat airpower at a moment's notice, as well as its commitment to partners and regional security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jerreht Harris)
GULF OF AQABA (Feb. 6, 2022) A Saildrone Explorer unmanned surface vessel sails in the Gulf of Aqaba during International Maritime Exercise/Cutlass Express 2022. IMX/Cutlass Express 2022 is the largest multinational training event in the Middle East, involving more than 60 nations and international organizations committed to enhancing partnerships and interoperability to strengthen maritime security and stability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dawson Roth)
GULF OF ADEN (Dec. 14, 2021) Amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) conducts a high-energy laser weapon system demonstration on a static surface training target, Dec. 14, while sailing in the Gulf of Aden. During the demonstration, the Solid State Laser – Technology Maturation Laser Weapons System Demonstrator Mark 2 MOD 0 aboard Portland successfully engaged the training target.  The photograph was captured utilizing a short wave infrared lens and optical filter. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Donald Holbert)
Sailors and Boeing team members prepare to move a Boeing unmanned MQ-25 aircraft into the hangar bay aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). The MQ-25 will be the worlds first operational, carrier-based unmanned aircraft and is integral to the future carrier air wing (CVW). It will provide an aerial refueling capability that extends the range, operational capability and lethality of the CVW and carrier strike group (CSG). GHWB provides the national command authority flexible, tailorable war fighting capability through the carrier strike group that maintains maritime stability and security in order to ensure access, deter aggression and defend U.S., allied and partner interests.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Noah J. Eidson)

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U.S., Egypt conduct field training during Bright Star 17
U.S. Army Soldiers and M1A2 Abrams tanks from the 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division participate in a field training exercise during Bright Star 2017, Sept. 16, 2017, at Mohamed Naguib Military Base, Egypt. More than 200 U.S. service members are participating alongside the Egyptian armed forces for the bilateral U.S. Central Command Exercise Bright Star 2017, Sept. 10 - 20, 2017 at Mohamed Naguib Military Base, Egypt. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Battles)

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