Sept. 28, 2018
Marine Corps F-35B Conducts Combat Strikes in Afghanistan
NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY BAHRAIN —
The Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II conducted its first combat strikes in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel in Afghanistan.
Aug. 30, 2018
Centcom Officials Provide Update on Counterterrorism Strikes in Yemen
TAMPA, Fla. —
U.S. Central Command conducted six counterterrorism airstrikes targeting the al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula terrorist network in Yemen since May 16, Centcom officials announced.
Aug. 14, 2018
Laboratory Technicians Examine Enemy Weaponry
CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait —
The Forensic Exploitation Laboratory Central Command is one of the many facilities where enemy weapons such as IEDs are analyzed by highly trained and educated professionals in various disciplines of forensic science.
Aug. 8, 2018
Centcom Commander: Afghan Government Will Prosecute ISIS-K Terrorists
Islamic State of Iraq and Syria-Khorasan members held in Afghanistan will be tried as war criminals and those found guilty will be held accountable for their war crimes, the commander of U.S. Central Command said.
July 19, 2018
Centcom Commander: Success in Defeating ISIS Lies With Coalition Partners, Allies
Continued commitment from coalition partners in the effort to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and the promotion of regional security and stability set the conditions for a lasting victory, the commander of U.S. Central Command said.
South Asia Strategy Working in Afghanistan, Centcom Commander Says
While the fighting continues and work remains to be done in Afghanistan, progress there shows the president’s South Asia Strategy is working, the commander of U.S. Central Command told reporters at the Pentagon.
July 9, 2018
Two Centcom-Based Service Members Die Over Weekend
The Defense Department extended sympathies for two U.S. Central Command service members who were killed while serving in Afghanistan and the Red Sea area respectively, a DoD spokesperson said.
July 3, 2018
DoD Releases Report on Enhancing Security, Stability in Afghanistan
The Defense Department highlighted the need for sustained military pressure against the Taliban and hope for political calm in its first report on Afghanistan stability and security since implementing the president’s new South Asia Strategy.
June 27, 2018
Centcom Official Highlights Interagency Partnerships in Stabilization
The Defense Department is working in partnership with the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development to maximize U.S. efforts for stability in conflict-affected areas, a U.S. Central Command official said.
June 13, 2018
Assistance Brigade Adds ‘Extensive Tactical Depth’ in Afghanistan, Commander Says
As it nears the 100th day of its deployment in Afghanistan, the highly trained and specialized 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade for the NATO Resolute Support mission is seeing results, the brigade’s commander said.
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