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  • E-11A Aircraft play key role during humanitarian airdrops in Gaza

    The E-11A Aircraft equipped with the Battlefield Airborne Communication Node, assigned to the 430th Expeditionary Electronic Combat Squadron, has played a mission critical role in facilitating humanitarian airdrops in Gaza since early March 2024.The BACN acts as a communication relay and gateway

  • Two Outgoing AFCENT Leaders Parting Words on the CAOC

    Canadian Air Force Brig. Gen. Sid Connor, director of the Combined Air Operations Center (CAOC), and U.S. Air Force Col. Julie Sposito-Salceies, commander of the 609th Air Operations Center (AOC), recently concluded their tours. Under their leadership the CAOC navigated new regional security

  • 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