U.S. Naval Forces Central Command

 

Take Off

An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Wildcats of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike). (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Christopher A. Michaels)

Around the Clock

Sailors conduct maintenance on the landing gear of an E2-C Hawkeye assigned to the Screwtops of Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 123 on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Dartez C. Williams/Released)

All Hands on Deck

Sailors gather for a debrief after a fire drill on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Christopher A. Michaels/Released)

Technology

Sailors assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1, launch an unmanned underwater vehicle in the Arabian Gulf during routine testing operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tyler Thompson/Released)

Formation

The guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) conducts formation exercises with the Cyclone-class patrol crafts USS Tempest (PC 2) and USS Squall (PC 7). (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Janweb B. Lagazo/Released)

Flight Operations

An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Gunslingers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 105 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). | (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class J. Alexander Delgado/Released)
Headline News
December 8, 2016 - U.S. Marines and Sailors of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (MKI ARG)/11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) are rehearsing amphibious operations and conducting combat sustainment training in the vicinity of Djibouti throughout December during Exercise Alligator Dagger.
November 21, 2016 - U.K.-U.S. Mine Countermeasures Exercise 17-1, a 38-day long bilateral exercise between the U.S. Navy and Royal navy designed to provide an opportunity for both nations to share knowledge of mine countermeasures (MCM) techniques concluded in the Arabian Gulf, Nov. 17.
November 20, 2016 - The guided missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94), currently deployed to the Arabian Gulf in support of maritime security operations, assisted three Iranian mariners in distress, Nov. 18.
November 8, 2016 - U.S. Naval Forces Central Command’s (NAVCENT) maritime patrol force, Commander, Task Force (CTF) 57, held a change of command ceremony at Naval Support Activity Bahrain, Nov. 8.
October 30, 2016 - Two-hundred forty-one years of naval heritage was recognized Sept. 30, when Sailors and their supporters celebrated the Navy Birthday Ball at the Gulf Hotel Convention Center.
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.