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F-35B Arrives at Centcom HQ Prior to First Combat Deployment

An F-35B aircraft arrived Wednesday at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida as part of a two-day visit meant to inform U.S. Central Command senior leaders on the short-takeoff/vertical-landing aircraft’s capacities and limitations before it enters theater operations. The Lockheed Martin-built aircraft is slated for its first combat deployment aboard the USS Essex amphibious assault ship to …

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US Pledges $120M Military Aid Package to Lebanon

The U.S. government has offered $120 million in military aid to help increase Lebanon’s capacity to perform counterterrorism and border security efforts. Gen. Joseph Votel, chief of the U.S. Central Command, unveiled three programs of assistance the Defense Department will provide to Lebanese armed forces as part of DoD’s Building Partner Capacity initiative …

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Maj. Gen. Steven Rudder Nominated as Marine Corps Deputy Commandant for Aviation

Maj. Gen. Steven Rudder, director for strategic planning and policy at the U.S. Pacific Command, has been nominated by President Donald Trump to serve deputy commandant for aviation at the U.S. Marine Corps headquarters. The Defense Department said Wednesday that President Trump also endorsed the promotion of Rudder to the rank of lieutenant general. Rudder previously …

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Gen. Joseph Votel: Visits to Cenctom’s Area Focus on Regional Partnerships

U.S. Army Gen. Joseph Votel, head of Central Command, said his visits to Centcom’s area of responsibility has three objectives that focus on fostering partnerships to address regional issues, DoD News reported Wednesday. Cheryl Pellerin writes Votel’s AOR visits seek to understand regional complexities through partners’ perspectives; foster relations with partners and learn how …

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