U.S. Naval Forces Central Command

 

13th Marine Expeditionary Unit

Marines prepare to load ordnance onto an AV-8B Harrier II on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). │U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brian Caracci/Released

Boxer Night Ops

An AV-8B Harrier II takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). │U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Craig Z. Rodarte.

Amphibious Operation

A landing craft, air cushion exits the well deck of amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). │ U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Craig Z. Rodarte/Released

Twinkle Twinkle!

Guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzalez (DDG 66) transits the Suez Canal. │ U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Craig Z. Rodarte/Released
Headline News
June 23, 2016 - Commander, Task Force (CTF) 51 and Commander, 5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade (5th MEB) held a change-of-command ceremony at Naval Support Activity Bahrain, June 23.
June 16, 2016 - U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harriers flying from USS Boxer (LHD 4) in the Arabian Gulf joined strike aircraft operating from USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in the Mediterranean Sea June 16.
June 6, 2016 - Navy leaders from U.S. 5th Fleet and Naval Support Activity Bahrain remembered the valuable lessons learned from the Battle of Midway during a commemoration of the pivotal naval battle, June 5.
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.
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.