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
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)

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New Commander Welcomed at Train, Advise and Assist Command-South
U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Smiley, incoming commander for Train, Advise and Assist Command-South, left, U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas, deputy chief of staff for operations for Resolute Support and the deputy commanding general for operations for U.S. Forces Afghanistan, center, and U.S. Army Brig. Gen. John Lathrop, outgoing commander for TAAC-South, right, face the audience, June 30, 2018, during a Transfer of Authority ceremony in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Lathrop, assigned to the 40th Infantry Division, California National Guard, relinquished authority of TAAC-South to Smiley, assigned to the 40th Inf. Div. "Serving as the TAAC-South commander has been the most extraordinary experience of my career,” said Lathrop. "No commander can ask for more than what the team has given in bravery, compassion, and strength of character. I cannot think of a better leader to assume command than Brig. Gen. Smiley, whose experience in Afghanistan and passion to accomplish the mission will be vital to his team’s success.” The command is composed of U.S. Army Soldiers from 40th Infantry Division, California National Guard and 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. The command’s mission is to train and advise Afghan security forces. Its U.S. forces also assist with counterterrorism operations in southern Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Neysa Canfield/TAAC-South Public Affairs)