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  • Completion of Juniper Oak 23.2 Exercise

    Today, U.S. Central Command and the Israel Defense Forces concluded Juniper Oak 23.2, the largest U.S.-Israel partnered exercise in history. Juniper Oak 23.2 integrated U.S. and Israeli 5th generation fighter assets, the USS George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group, command and control elements, rescue

  • Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait partnership brings upgrades to ATC Tower

    More than $6 million worth of upgrades will occur in the Ali Al Salem Air Base Air Traffic Control Tower thanks to nearly a decade-long project between the base and the Kuwaiti Air Force.Plans for these upgrades began in 2014, but the physical construction of the project only began recently.

  • CENTCOM and Israel Defense Forces Conduct Exercise Juniper Oak 23.2

    Today, U.S. Central Command and the Israel Defense Forces begin Exercise Juniper Oak 23.2 in Israel and the Eastern Mediterranean Sea.This exercise strengthens collective U.S.-Israeli readiness and improves the interoperability of both forces, thereby contributing to regional stability. Exercises

  • CSAF, CMSAF visit CENTCOM

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass visited the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility Jan. 6-9. There, they visited Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar conducting key leader engagements and visiting Expeditionary Air Wings.

  • Advisory: AFCENT Innovation Day

    Ninth Air Force (Air Forces Central) is hosting an AFCENT Innovation Day Feb.15 at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina. 

  • AFCENT, 15 AF and 20 FW team up for Project Quesada

    Units from Ninth Air Force (Air Forces Central), 15th Air Force and the 20th Fighter Wing worked together to host an engagement for 35 local high school students from Florence 1 School District’s Advantage Academy, here, Nov. 30.

  • AFCENT's 609th AOC shifts to user-focused software suite

    On Nov. 20, 2022, Airmen from Kessel Run, the Air Force’s system program office for the Air Operations Center Enterprise, replaced the 609th Air Operations Center’s legacy Theater Battle Management Core System with its own suite of applications.

  • AFCENT’s innovation Task Force 99 establishes ops, HQ

    Less than two months following the establishment of Task Force 99, Lt. Gen. Alexus G. Grynkewich, Ninth Air Force (Air Forces Central) commander, visited the team at their new location for a peek behind the curtain of the command’s innovation powerhouse, Dec 1, 2022.

  • U.S. and Israeli Air Force execute fighter escort and refueling exercise

    Today, Ninth Air Force (U.S. Air Forces Central) F-15E Strike Eagles, F-16 Fighting Falcons, and KC-135 Stratotankers participated in a bilateral exercise with Israeli Air Force F-15 Lightning IIs and F-16s over the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. The exercise focused on fighter integration and refueling