U.S. Naval Forces Central Command

 

Under the Stars

The sun sets behind the dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49). | U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary Eshleman/Released

USS Gonzalez (DDG 66) at Sea

Electronics Technician 3rd Class William Bozak logs cargo in the pilot house of the guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzalez (DDG 66). | U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Pasquale Sena/Released

F/A-18F Super Hornet

An F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to the "Jolly Rogers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103, launches from the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). | U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Lindsay A. Preston/Released

Sailing the Open Sea Lanes

Amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) transits the Gulf of Aden. | U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Pasquale Sena/Released
Headline News
April 26, 2016 - Leaders of the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX) brought the exercise to a close and highlighted the need to continue training with scenarios that are likely to occur in real life in order to keep waterways safe.
April 21, 2016 - U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) released a revision to its theater-wide liberty policy April 12, emphasizing comprehensive assessments of all service members behaviors – on and off duty – prior to granting liberty in order to prevent adverse incidents.
April 20, 2016 - Divers from five nations are training together to identify and neutralize mines and other threats in
April 11, 2016 - U.S. and Royal Navy ships sailed into the Arabian Gulf and Straits of Hormuz to practice working together to address threats such as piracy, terrorism, and mines.
April 9, 2016 - The exercise includes mine countermeasures, diving operations, small-boat exercises, maritime security operations coordinated with industrial and commercial shipping, unmanned underwater vehicle operations, and port clearance operations.
Videos of the Fleet

U.S. Naval Forces Central Command is responsible for approximately 2.5 million square miles of area including the Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, North Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden, and the Red Sea. The U.S. Naval Forces Central Command’s mission is to conduct maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts, and strengthen partner nations' maritime capabilities in order to promote security and stability in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.