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October 13, 2018 - More than 500 service members and guests celebrated 243 years of American naval history and tradition during the Navy Birthday Ball at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Oct. 12.
October 2, 2018 - Sailors assigned to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) participated in a community relations (COMREL) event at the American Mission Hospital in Manama, Bahrain, September 29.
September 27, 2018 - The Marine Corps F-35B, Lightning II, conducted its first combat strike in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in Afghanistan, Sept. 27.
September 22, 2018 - Ships from Task Force (TF) 55 conducted a gunnery exercise (GUNNEX) in the Arabian Gulf, Sept. 19.
September 20, 2018 - U.S. Navy and coalition assets completed the U.S. 5th Fleet Theater Counter Mine and Maritime Security Exercise, Sept. 20.
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.