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USMC F/A-18D aircraft conduct DFE to PSAB

A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18D Hornet banks away from formation in preparation for landing at Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, May 8, 2021. A detachment of F/A-18s, along with squadron personnel from Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina, will rapidly integrate into theater training, as well as joint and partnered missions, as part of a dynamic force employment highlighting the U.S. military’s ability to rapidly deploy and employ forces anywhere around the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Samuel Earick)

A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18D Hornet banks away from formation in preparation for landing at Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, May 8, 2021. A detachment of F/A-18s, along with squadron personnel from Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina, will rapidly integrate into theater training, as well as joint and partnered missions, as part of a dynamic force employment highlighting the U.S. military’s ability to rapidly deploy and employ forces anywhere around the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Samuel Earick)

A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18D Hornet lands on the flightline at Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, May 8, 2021. Personnel, aircraft, and supplies from Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 224, Marine Aircraft Group 31, deployed to PSAB from Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina, as part of a dynamic force employment to enhance U.S. Central Command’s ability to deter aggression and promote security and stability within the USCENTCOM area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Samuel Earick)

A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18D Hornet lands on the flightline at Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, May 8, 2021. Personnel, aircraft, and supplies from Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 224, Marine Aircraft Group 31, deployed to PSAB from Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina, as part of a dynamic force employment to enhance U.S. Central Command’s ability to deter aggression and promote security and stability within the USCENTCOM area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Samuel Earick)

U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18D Hornets taxi across the flightline at Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, May 8, 2021. A detachment of F/A-18s, along with squadron personnel from Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina, will rapidly integrate into theater training, as well as joint and partnered missions, as part of a dynamic force employment highlighting the U.S. military’s ability to rapidly deploy and employ forces anywhere around the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Samuel Earick)

U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18D Hornets taxi across the flightline at Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, May 8, 2021. A detachment of F/A-18s, along with squadron personnel from Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina, will rapidly integrate into theater training, as well as joint and partnered missions, as part of a dynamic force employment highlighting the U.S. military’s ability to rapidly deploy and employ forces anywhere around the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Samuel Earick)

U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18D Hornets taxi to their parking spots at Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, May 8, 2021. A detachment of F/A-18s, along with squadron personnel from Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina, will rapidly integrate into theater training, as well as joint and partnered missions, as part of a dynamic force employment highlighting the U.S. military’s ability to rapidly deploy and employ forces anywhere around the globe.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Samuel Earick)

U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18D Hornets taxi to their parking spots at Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, May 8, 2021. A detachment of F/A-18s, along with squadron personnel from Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina, will rapidly integrate into theater training, as well as joint and partnered missions, as part of a dynamic force employment highlighting the U.S. military’s ability to rapidly deploy and employ forces anywhere around the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Samuel Earick)

Personnel from the 378th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron refuel a U.S. Air Force C-17 carrying cargo from Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina, after it landed at Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, May 5, 2021. Personnel, aircraft, and supplies from Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 224, Marine Aircraft Group 31, deployed as part of a dynamic force employment to PSAB to enhance U.S. Central Command’s ability to deter aggression and promote security and stability within the USCENTCOM area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Samuel Earick)

Personnel from the 378th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron refuel a U.S. Air Force C-17 carrying cargo from Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina, after it landed at Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, May 5, 2021. Personnel, aircraft, and supplies from Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 224, Marine Aircraft Group 31, deployed as part of a dynamic force employment to PSAB to enhance U.S. Central Command’s ability to deter aggression and promote security and stability within the USCENTCOM area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Samuel Earick)

PRINCE SULTAN AIR BASE, KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA --

U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18D Hornet aircraft from Marine All Weather Fighter Squadron 224, Marine Aircraft Group 31, deployed to Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, this week as part of a dynamic force employment to enhance U.S. Central Command’s ability to deter aggression and promote security and stability within the USCENTCOM area of responsibility.

The detachment of F/A-18s along with squadron personnel, from Marine Corps Air Station, Beaufort, South Carolina, will rapidly integrate into the U.S. Air Forces Central’s theater air operations, including participating in coalition and regional partner-nation integration events. The unit’s presence in the theater highlights the U.S. military’s ability to deploy and employ forces anywhere around the globe at any moment.

“Dynamic force employment deployments demonstrate the ability to move combat capability into theater just in time for when it is required, not just in case it might be needed,” said Lt. Gen. Greg Guillot, 9th Air Force (Air Forces Central) commander. “These short-term, high-intensity deployments also enhance readiness for both AFCENT and the deploying units. AFCENT has conducted two DFE events with Air Force fighter units over the past seven months, and both units departed the theater at a higher level of readiness than when they arrived. 9th Air Force (Air Forces Central) is excited to now integrate our Marine Corps partners for this iteration.”

CENTCOM’s last dynamic force deployment, a detachment of U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, S.C., occurred in January 2021.

Dynamic operations and force employment deliver joint force commanders the critical capability to move forces fluidly into and across the theater in order to seize, retain and exploit the initiative against an adversary. These deployments also strengthen USCENTCOM’s agility and capability resiliency.