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Maritime Security Assets

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) transits the Arabian Gulf alongside the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anthony J. Rivera/Released)

MK 38 Weapons System

Gunner's Mate Seaman Steven Saikaly, fires an MK 38 weapons system during a gunnery exercise aboard coastal patrol ship USS Hurricane (PC 3). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin J. Steinberg/Released)

Flight Ops

An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the "Stingers" of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VFA) 113 launches from the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alex Corona/Released)

Red Sea Passing Exercise

The Guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102) steams with Egyptian navy's guided-missile frigate Sharm El-Shiek (F901) during a passing exercise in the Red Sea. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

HSC 6 "Indians"

An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the "Indians" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 6 prepares for takeoff aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alex Corona/Released)

Small Arms Qualification

Sailors aim M4A1 Carbines at targets during a small arms qualification shoot aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97). (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nicholas Burgains/Released)

Khunjar Haad

Ships from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, Royal Navy of Oman, United Kingdom's Royal Navy and France's Marine Nationale navigate in formation during exercise Khunjar Haad. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin J. Steinberg/Released)

Commander's Conference

Vice Adm. Chris Aquilino, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, speaks to attendees at the Combined Maritime Forces Commander's Conference at Naval Station Bahrain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin J. Steinberg/Released)

"Mad Foxes"

A P-3 Orion, left, assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 40, sits on the flight line adjacent to a P-8A Poseidon from the "Mad Foxes" of Patrol Squadron (VP) 5. VP-5 is supporting missions in U.S. 5th Fleet to demonstrate cross-combatant command interoperability, deter potential adversaries and to provide large-scale intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance collection. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jakoeb Vandahlen/Released)

Full Steam Ahead

An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the "Checkerboards" of Marine Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 312 prepares to launch from the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71).(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alex Perlman/Released)

Need for Speed!

An F/A-18E Hornet assigned to the Stingers of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VFA) 113 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alex Perlman/Released)
Headline News
April 25, 2018 - On April 17 Marine Nationale frigate La Fayette seized 4,277 pounds of hashish in her second seizure in under a week. La Fayette’s seizure is the fourth for the French Navy in support of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150) as part of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF).
April 24, 2018 - Sailors and Coast Guardsmen gathered for a wreath laying memorial service and 5k run at Naval Support Activity Bahrain April 24 to remember and honor their fallen shipmates who made the ultimate sacrifice 14 years ago.
April 17, 2018 - Marine Nationale frigate La Fayette (F710) seized 911 pounds of heroin during a patrol in support of the U.S.-led Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), April 11.
April 16, 2018 - Referred to as the “silent service” of the U.S. Navy, the submariners of U.S. 5th Fleet’s Task Force (TF) 54 and friends of the submarine community were anything but silent as they celebrated the 118th submarine birthday in Manama, Bahrain, April 13.
April 15, 2018 - U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT), representatives from Naval Cooperation and Guidance for Shipping (NCAGS) and the commercial shipping industry completed exercise Lucky Mariner, April 11.
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.

 

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