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Justice for All: Top LGBT Lawyer Awarded at NAVCENT June 21, 2017 — A U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) lawyer was honored this month as one of the best LGBT lawyers under 40 nationwide by the National LGBT Bar Association. MORE

Female Gladiator Sailors Claim Historic First June 19, 2017 — The forward-deployed Avenger-class mine countermeasures (MCM) ship welcomed their first three female chief petty officers to its crew earlier this year. The three chiefs, Chief Logistics Specialist Monique Graves, Chief Personnel Specialist Aracely Sanchez, and Chief Information Technician Nicole Knight, all checked onboard between January and March. Gladiator is the first MCM to integrate female enlisted Sailors into their crew. MORE

CTF 150 Makes Record Number of Drug Busts in Four Months June 14, 2017 — In a four-month span, Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 of the Bahrain-based Combined Maritime Forces has proven itself a formidable force against illicit narcotics trafficking, with 10 drug seizures totaling over 3,300 kilograms of heroin, cocaine, cannabis resin and hashish since March. MORE

Bahrain King Visits Naval Forces Central Command June 13, 2017 — His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the King of the Kingdom of Bahrain, visited the headquarters of Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT), June 12. MORE

U.K., France and U.S. Sign Trilateral Submarine Agreement June 4, 2017 — Naval leaders from the United Kingdom, France and the United States signed an agreement June 1 designed to increase coordination for anti-submarine warfare activities of the three countries as they operate in the 5th Fleet area of operations. MORE

Whirlwind Mustangs Lead the Way May 31, 2017 — MANAMA, Bahrain--When Lt. Joseph Brisco assumed command of USS Whirlwind (PC 11), he knew he was taking on more than just the title of captain. He was also taking on responsibility for 30 Sailors who would turn to him for leadership. He in turn would rely on his executive officer, Lt. James O’Neal. Brisco didn’t realize, however, that when he assumed command on May 1, he and O’Neal would become part of a rare breed: prior enlisted officers commanding at sea. MORE

U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and Coalition Partners Complete International Maritime Exercise May 22, 2017 — MANAMA, Bahrain – The International Maritime Exercise (IMX) 2017, led by U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, was held May 2-18 on Naval Support Activity Bahrain. MORE

NAVCENT Commander Visits Bahrain’s American Mission Hospital May 22, 2017 — MANAMA, Bahrain – To see the history of the close U.S./Bahrain relationship, one needs to look no further than the American Mission Hospital. MORE

USS Bataan hosts U.S. Central Command May 18, 2017 — Marines and Sailors with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit and the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group sat down for dinner with Gen. Joseph Votel, Commander U.S. Central Command, and Brig. Gen. Francis Donovan, Commander, Task Force 51 and Commander, 5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade, May 14. MORE

NAVCENT Reserve Legal Team Honored for Support May 14, 2017 — MANAMA, Bahrain — Members of a new Navy Reserve legal team providing support to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet (NAVCENT/C5F) were officially presented with the 2017 Rear Adm. Hugh H. Howell, Jr. Award of Excellence by the NAVCENT vice commander May 14. MORE

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