"On behalf of U.S. Central Command, we extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of a fallen American Soldier in service to our country.

Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy W. Griffin, Operation Freedom's Sentinel 

Sgt. 1st Class Griffin embodies the American spirit and his dedication to selfless service will not be forgotten.”

- General Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr., U.S. Marines
"On behalf of U.S. Central Command, we extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of a fallen American Soldier in service to our country. Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy W. Griffin, Operation Freedom's Sentinel Sgt. 1st Class Griffin embodies the American spirit and his dedication to selfless service will... ...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)
U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., the commander of U.S. Central Command, left, talks with His Excellency Mohammed Al Rasbi, Secretary General of the Ministry of Defense of Oman, on Muaskar Al Murtafa Base, July 17, 2019. While visiting the Central region, McKenzie met with forward deployed troops and key allied leaders and reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to security and stability in the region. (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, left, talks with His Excellency Mohammed Al Rasbi, Secretary General of the Ministry of Defense of Oman. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Roderick Jacquote)
U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) commander, right, and U.S. Army Gen. Richard D. Clarke Jr., U.S. Special Operations Command commander, second from left, hosted Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, June 18, at USCENTCOM headquarters. They engaged in discussions regarding military and diplomatic affairs throughout the Middle East region. The visit is a scheduled engagement intended to align the U.S. Government's diplomatic and defense efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo by TSgt. Dana Flamer)
U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr. and U.S. Army Gen. Richard D. Clarke Jr. hosted Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, June 18, at USCENTCOM headquarters. (U.S. Air Force photo by TSgt. Dana Flamer)
GULF OF OMAN (June 13, 2019) Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) render aid to the crew of the M/V Kokuka Courageous. Bainbridge is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet areas 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 Jason Waite/Released)
GULF OF OMAN (June 13, 2019) Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) render aid to the crew of the M/V Kokuka Courageous. Bainbridge is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet areas of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the... ...More
Qatar Emiri Air Force Mirage 2000s, a U.S. B-52H Stratofortress, and U.S. F-35A Lightning IIs fly in formation over Southwest Asia, May 21, 2019. This flight was conducted to continue building military-to-military relationships with the QEAF. The B-52H is part of the Bomber Task Force deployed to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility to defend American forces and interests in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Keifer Bowes)
Qatar Emiri Air Force Mirage 2000s, a U.S. B-52H Stratofortress, and U.S. F-35A Lightning IIs fly in formation over Southwest Asia, May 21, 2019. This flight was conducted to continue building military-to-military relationships with the QEAF. The B-52H is part of the Bomber Task Force deployed to the U.S. Central... ...More
"On behalf of U.S. Central Command, we extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of a fallen American Soldier in service to our country.

Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy W. Griffin, Operation Freedom's Sentinel 

Sgt. 1st Class Griffin embodies the American spirit and his dedication to selfless service will not be forgotten.”

- General Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr., U.S. Marines
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. Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., the commander of U.S. Central Command, left, talks with His Excellency Mohammed Al Rasbi, Secretary General of the Ministry of Defense of Oman, on Muaskar Al Murtafa Base, July 17, 2019. While visiting the Central region, McKenzie met with forward deployed troops and key allied leaders and reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to security and stability in the region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Roderick Jacquote)
U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) commander, right, and U.S. Army Gen. Richard D. Clarke Jr., U.S. Special Operations Command commander, second from left, hosted Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, June 18, at USCENTCOM headquarters. They engaged in discussions regarding military and diplomatic affairs throughout the Middle East region. The visit is a scheduled engagement intended to align the U.S. Government's diplomatic and defense efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo by TSgt. Dana Flamer)
GULF OF OMAN (June 13, 2019) Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) render aid to the crew of the M/V Kokuka Courageous. Bainbridge is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet areas 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 Jason Waite/Released)
Qatar Emiri Air Force Mirage 2000s, a U.S. B-52H Stratofortress, and U.S. F-35A Lightning IIs fly in formation over Southwest Asia, May 21, 2019. This flight was conducted to continue building military-to-military relationships with the QEAF. The B-52H is part of the Bomber Task Force deployed to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility to defend American forces and interests in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Keifer Bowes)

U.S. Central Command Photo Gallery

USCENTCOM commander at the Maritime Security Operations Center in Oman
U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., the commander of U.S. Central Command, left, meets with sailors of the Maritime Security Operations Center on Muaskar Al Murtafa Base, Oman, July 17, 2019. While visiting the Central region, McKenzie met with forward deployed troops and key allied leaders and reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to security and stability in the region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Roderick Jacquote)