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. Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., the commander of U.S. Central Command, left, meets with Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Crown Prince of Kuwait, right, during his visit at the Bayan Palace in Kuwait, Nov. 13, 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, left, meets with Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Crown Prince of Kuwait, right, during his visit at the Bayan Palace in Kuwait, Nov. 13, 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, meets with Lt. Gen. Mohammad Khaled Al-Khadher, the Chief of General Staff of Kuwait Armed Forces, left, during his visit at the Bayan Palace in Kuwait, Nov. 13, 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, meets with Lt. Gen. Mohammad Khaled Al-Khadher, the Chief of General Staff of Kuwait Armed Forces, left, during his visit at the Bayan Palace in Kuwait, Nov. 13, 2019. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Roderick Jacquote)
A UH-60 Blackhawk takes off from a nearby outpost following a key leader engagement near Manbij, Syria, June 21, 2018. Several high-ranking Coalition and U.S. Government officials spent the day discussing current military operations and touring the city of Manbij to witness how safe and prosperous it has become since being liberated from ISIS by the Syrian Democratic Forces. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy R. Koster)
A UH-60 Blackhawk takes off from a nearby outpost following a key leader engagement near Manbij, Syria, June 21, 2018. Several high-ranking Coalition and U.S. Government officials spent the day discussing current military operations and touring the city of Manbij to witness how safe and prosperous it has become since... ...More
Soldiers of the Jordan Armed Forces (JAF), 81st Quick Reaction Force (QRF) and Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Task Force Spartan stand together with one of the M-ATV’s they trained on in celebration of completing their partnership training. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. David L. Zuzak)
Soldiers of the Jordan Armed Forces (JAF), 81st Quick Reaction Force (QRF) and Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Task Force Spartan stand together with one of the M-ATV’s they trained on in celebration of completing their partnership training.... ...More
GULF OF OMAN (Nov. 6, 2019) Pakistan Navy sailors and members of the visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) team assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) execute tactical movements as part of a VBSS drill during International Maritime Exercise 2019 (IMX 19). The exercise is a multinational engagement involving partners and allies from around the world designed to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and experiences across the full spectrum of defensive maritime operations. IMX 19 serves to demonstrate the global resolve in maintaining regional security and stability, freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce from the Suez Canal south to the Bab el-Mandeb Strait through the Strait of Hormuz to the Northern Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael H. Lehman)
GULF OF OMAN (Nov. 6, 2019) Pakistan Navy sailors and members of the visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) team assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) execute tactical movements as part of a VBSS drill during International Maritime Exercise 2019 (IMX 19). The exercise is a multinational... ...More
ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 4, 2019) U.S. Navy ships and partner force ships conduct a formation as a part of the International Maritime Exercise 2019. IMX19 is a multinational engagement involving partners and allies from around the world in sharing knowledge and experiences across the full spectrum of defensive maritime operations. The exercise serves to demonstrate the global resolve in maintaining regional security and stability, freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce from the Suez Canal south to the Bab-el-Mandeb through the Strait of Hormuz to the Northern Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dawson Roth/Released)
ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 4, 2019) U.S. Navy ships and partner force ships conduct a formation as a part of the International Maritime Exercise 2019. IMX19 is a multinational engagement involving partners and allies from around the world in sharing knowledge and experiences across the full spectrum of defensive maritime... ...More
U.S. Soldiers with the 4-118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team, North Carolina Army National Guard (attached to the 218th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, South Carolina Army National Guard) conduct gunnery training with the M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle at Fort Bliss, Texas in September 2019.  The 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team is mobilized for Operation Spartan Shield in the Middle East and comprised of units from the North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio and West Virginia Army National Guard. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Maj. David House)
U.S. Soldiers with the 4-118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team, North Carolina Army National Guard (attached to the 218th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, South Carolina Army National Guard) conduct gunnery training with the M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle at Fort Bliss, Texas in September 2019. The... ...More
Marines assigned to Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team, Central Command (FASTCENT) prepare to be extracted by a Navy MH-60S Seahawk, attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 26 (HSC-26) from the Arc Liberty, a Military Sealift Command time chartered vessel, after providing security during a Strait of Hormuz transit. FASTCENT Marines work with U.S. partners and allies to protect personnel and property while simultaneously ensuring freedom of navigation in international waterways. Task Force 51 and 5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade is entrusted with rapidly aggregating crisis response capabilities and positioning Navy and Marine Corps forces throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility to ensure command and control of forces at sea, from the sea, and ashore. (Photo by Marine Corps Cpl. Tanner A. Gerst)
Marines prepare to be extracted by a Navy MH-60S Seahawk, after providing security during a Straight of Hormuz transit. (Photo by Marine Corps Cpl. Tanner A. Gerst)
A U.S. F-22 Raptor conducts a combat air patrol mission over an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Sept. 13, 2019. The F-22, a critical component of the Global Strike Task Force, is designed to project air dominance, rapidly and at great distances and defeat threats attempting to deny access to our nation's Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps. The F-22 cannot be matched by any known or projected fighter aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Russ Scalf)
A U.S. F-22 Raptor conducts a combat air patrol mission over an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Sept. 13, 2019. The F-22, a critical component of the Global Strike Task Force, is designed to project air dominance, rapidly and at great distances and defeat threats attempting to deny access to our nation's Air... ...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)
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. Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., the commander of U.S. Central Command, left, meets with Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Crown Prince of Kuwait, right, during his visit at the Bayan Palace in Kuwait, Nov. 13, 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, meets with Lt. Gen. Mohammad Khaled Al-Khadher, the Chief of General Staff of Kuwait Armed Forces, left, during his visit at the Bayan Palace in Kuwait, Nov. 13, 2019. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Roderick Jacquote)
A UH-60 Blackhawk takes off from a nearby outpost following a key leader engagement near Manbij, Syria, June 21, 2018. Several high-ranking Coalition and U.S. Government officials spent the day discussing current military operations and touring the city of Manbij to witness how safe and prosperous it has become since being liberated from ISIS by the Syrian Democratic Forces. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy R. Koster)
Soldiers of the Jordan Armed Forces (JAF), 81st Quick Reaction Force (QRF) and Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Task Force Spartan stand together with one of the M-ATV’s they trained on in celebration of completing their partnership training. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. David L. Zuzak)
GULF OF OMAN (Nov. 6, 2019) Pakistan Navy sailors and members of the visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) team assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) execute tactical movements as part of a VBSS drill during International Maritime Exercise 2019 (IMX 19). The exercise is a multinational engagement involving partners and allies from around the world designed to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and experiences across the full spectrum of defensive maritime operations. IMX 19 serves to demonstrate the global resolve in maintaining regional security and stability, freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce from the Suez Canal south to the Bab el-Mandeb Strait through the Strait of Hormuz to the Northern Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael H. Lehman)
ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 4, 2019) U.S. Navy ships and partner force ships conduct a formation as a part of the International Maritime Exercise 2019. IMX19 is a multinational engagement involving partners and allies from around the world in sharing knowledge and experiences across the full spectrum of defensive maritime operations. The exercise serves to demonstrate the global resolve in maintaining regional security and stability, freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce from the Suez Canal south to the Bab-el-Mandeb through the Strait of Hormuz to the Northern Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dawson Roth/Released)
U.S. Soldiers with the 4-118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team, North Carolina Army National Guard (attached to the 218th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, South Carolina Army National Guard) conduct gunnery training with the M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle at Fort Bliss, Texas in September 2019.  The 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team is mobilized for Operation Spartan Shield in the Middle East and comprised of units from the North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio and West Virginia Army National Guard. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Maj. David House)
Marines assigned to Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team, Central Command (FASTCENT) prepare to be extracted by a Navy MH-60S Seahawk, attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 26 (HSC-26) from the Arc Liberty, a Military Sealift Command time chartered vessel, after providing security during a Strait of Hormuz transit. FASTCENT Marines work with U.S. partners and allies to protect personnel and property while simultaneously ensuring freedom of navigation in international waterways. Task Force 51 and 5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade is entrusted with rapidly aggregating crisis response capabilities and positioning Navy and Marine Corps forces throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility to ensure command and control of forces at sea, from the sea, and ashore. (Photo by Marine Corps Cpl. Tanner A. Gerst)
A U.S. F-22 Raptor conducts a combat air patrol mission over an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Sept. 13, 2019. The F-22, a critical component of the Global Strike Task Force, is designed to project air dominance, rapidly and at great distances and defeat threats attempting to deny access to our nation's Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps. The F-22 cannot be matched by any known or projected fighter aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Russ Scalf)

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CJTF-OIR transitions commanders for defeat-ISIS mission
U.S Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth Mckenzie transfers authority of the Combined Joint Task Force- Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) at the CJTF-OIR transfer of authority ceremony in Baghdad, Iraq, Sept. 14, 2019. The U.S. Army’s XVIII Airborne Corps, deployed from Fort Bragg, North Carolina to areas in Southwest Asia, transferred its command authority to the III Armored Corps, deployed from Fort Hood, Texas. CJTF-OIR is a 81-member global coalition, which works by, with, and through partner forces to defeat ISIS in designated areas of Iraq and Syria, and sets conditions for follow-on operations to increase regional stability.