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  • Strategic bombers soar across Arabian Peninsula

    U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress long-range strategic bombers integrated with U.S. and Coalition Forces throughout the Middle East, June 12 and 14, including passes through the Red Sea and Arabian Gulf, as part of Bomber Task Force, a rotational bomber presence in the U.S. Central Command area of

  • AFCENT drops over 1 million meals into Gaza

    U.S. Air Forces Central, the Royal Jordanian Air Force, and coalition partners began conducting humanitarian aid airdrops on March 2, 2024, to provide essential relief to civilians in Gaza. After three months, U.S. airdrops provided nearly 1.2 million Meals Ready to Eat from U.S. stockpiles, over

  • AFCENT commander visits 386th AEW

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Derek France, Ninth Air Force (Air Forces Central) commander, recently visited the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing, gaining insight into the wing’s mission as the theatre gateway for the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.

  • AFCENT Battle Lab paves paths for innovation

    One of 9th Air Force (Air Forces Central)’s top priorities is to innovate new processes, technologies, and approaches. The Command Technology and Data Office helps ensure that goal is met.

  • 378 EMDS thrives under pressure - “it’s all hands-on deck”

    Airmen in need of serious medical care are routinely airlifted out of the operational theater, loaded onto a cargo aircraft with other patients to reach the care they need. On May 11, 2024, a routine aeromedical evacuation mission was transiting between multiple geographically separated areas to

  • USAF Participates in Desert Flag 2024

    U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles from the 335th Fighter Squadron at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina and U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt IIs from the 104th Fighter Squadron, assigned to the Maryland Air National Guard, as well as support personnel participate in Desert Flag 2024.

  • Meet the AFCENT Commander: Lt. Gen. Derek France

    Lt. Gen. Derek France took command of Ninth Air Force (Air Forces Central) as the Combined Forces Air Component Commander under U.S. Central Command, April 18, 2024. With three decades of military knowledge and experience, France shared some insights into his leadership philosophy and his vision for