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May 13, 2016

U.S., Jordan Partner in Eager Lion Exercise

U.S. troops will partner with Jordanian military forces in Jordan during Exercise Eager Lion 16, one of U.S. Central Command's premier exercises.

May 10, 2016

Centcom Spokesman: Successes Against Terrorists Result From Partnerships

A hostage rescue by U.S. and Afghan special operations forces and recent airstrikes that have killed terrorist operatives highlight the cooperation U.S. Central Command has with its regional partners for security and stability, a Centcom spokesman said.

May 9, 2016

U.S. Central Command Announces Yemen Counterterrorism Strikes

The U.S. military has conducted four counterterrorism airstrikes against the al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula terrorist organization in Yemen in recent weeks, killing 10 al-Qaida operatives and injuring one, U.S. Central Command officials said.

April 27, 2016

Carter: DoD’s FY17 Budget Request Takes Long View

In testimony before a Senate subcommittee, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said the DoD's fiscal year 2017 budget request gives the department the means to change in “fundamental but carefully considered ways” in a new strategic era.

April 16, 2016

Carter to Discuss Accelerating Efforts Against ISIL With Regional Partners

Defense Secretary Ash Carter is in the United Arab Emirates to consult with regional partners and other allies as the United States seeks to accelerate the campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

April 5, 2016

President Salutes Austin’s Accomplishments, Military Career

Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III oversaw military operations "in one of the most demanding regions of the world," President Barack Obama said of the recently retired commander of U.S. Central Command.

April 5, 2016

Centcom Commander Leaves Legacy of Leading from the Front

In a 41-year career that culminated with serving as U.S. Central Command commander, Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III said he learned early the value and importance of being a strong leader to his soldiers.

April 4, 2016

Austin Reflects on Centcom’s Achievements During ‘Tumultuous Times’

Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III -- who took command of U.S. Central Command in 2013 -- discussed being responsible for U.S. military interests in the region in a particularly turbulent time.

March 30, 2016

Carter Expects Seamless Transition at Special Ops, Central Commands

The new commanders of U.S. Special Operations Command and U.S. Central Command joined Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to discuss the transition of leaders.

March 8, 2016

Austin: Partners Taking More Responsibility in Centcom Region

Regional partners are taking more responsibility in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the commander of U.S. Central Command told a Senate panel.

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