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June 6, 2018 - Marking the 76th anniversary of the Battle of Midway, active duty and retired service members and civilians celebrated the victory of the Battle of Midway with a commemoration ceremony at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain, June 5.
June 5, 2018 - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) and the Egyptian navy’s El Suez participated in a passing exercise (PASSEX), June 3, 2018.
June 3, 2018 - Lt. Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr., deputy commander of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), visited the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81), June 1, 2018.
May 23, 2018 - Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Sentry (MCM 3) assigned to Naval Surface Squadron Five (CNSS) 5 completed a Mine Warfare (MIW) Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT) exercise with embarked mine warfare trainers May 12-22. CNSS 5 is forward deployed to Manama, Bahrain, in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.
May 21, 2018 - The Southwest Asia Chief Petty Officers Association (SWACPOA) recognized 35 Sailors for the second quarter of fiscal year 2018 during a Sailor of the quarter breakfast onboard Naval Support Activity Bahrain, May 17.
U.S. 5th Fleet Holds Change of Command Ceremony
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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.