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  • Air superiority fundamental to joint force power projection

    U.S. Air Forces Central Command published its March Airpower Summary today.March brought the elimination of Daesh’s self-proclaimed territorial caliphate in the Middle Euphrates River Valley, Syria, where the Coalition and Iraqi Security Forces supported the ground offensive through cross border air and artillery strikes. The fight against Daesh
  • 380th EMXG configures F-35A with full external loadout

    A three-man weapons load team from the 380th Expeditionary Maintenance Group, loads an F-35A Lightning II with a full external loadout at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, May 2019. F-35As assigned to the 4th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron were configured with six GBU-49 small glide munitions and two AIM-9x Sidewinder missiles to execute a
  • Qatari Mirages fly with U.S. B-52H and F-35As

    Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) 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
  • AFCENT aircraft fly deterrence for region

    An Airman piloting an F-15C Eagle prepares to receive fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 28th Expeditionary Aerial Refueling Squadron, May 12, 2019, at an undisclosed location. The 28th EARS maintains constant presence in the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility, supporting U.S. and Coalition aircraft in various operations
  • Bomber Task Force conducts first AOR mission

    A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress aircraft assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron takes off from Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, May 12, 2019. This was the first mission of the Bomber Task Force deployed to U.S. Central Command area of responsibility in order to defend American forces and interests in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by
  • Exercise Desert Flag concludes in Southwest Asia

    The U.S. Air Forces Central Command Air Warfare Center concluded exercise Desert Flag, a three-week joint and multilateral exercise, in Southwest Asia, May 2, 2019.
  • Bomber Task Force brings unique capabilities

    A B-52H Stratofortress from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., touches down at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, May 9, 2019. The 18-nation air coalition consists of numerous precision strike aircraft, and the B-52Hs bring unique capabilities to the theater. This aircraft is part of the Bomber Task Force deployed to U.S. Central Command area of responsibility
  • Eagles move as part of dynamic force deployment

    U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagles taxi on a runway in Southwest Asia, May 8, 2019. U.S. Air Forces Central Command Airmen, Joint personnel, and Coalition partners stand ready to provide defense from any threat. These aircraft were moved within the theater to be best positioned to defend U.S. forces and interests in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by
  • B-52Hs arrive in CENTCOM AOR

    U.S. B-52H Stratofortress aircraft assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron are parked on a flight line, May 8, 2019. The B-52H can perform strategic attack, close-air support, air interdiction, offensive counter-air and maritime operations, to support stability in the region through a dynamic defense posture. The Bomber Task Force is
  • U.S. Air Force's F-35A performs first sortie during Middle East deployment

    An F-35A Lightning II pilot assigned to the 4th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron dons an anti-gravity suit in preparation for the first combat sortie in the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility April 26, 2019, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The fleet of F-35s deployed from the 4th Fighter Squadron at Hill Air Force Base,
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