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  • "U.S. Military and Partner Nation Forces are Undertaking Military Action Against ISIL Terrorists in Syria...”


    By Headquarters United States Central Command

    The Department of Defense released the following statement from Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby today.

    22nd MEU Completes Corporals Course Aboard Gunston Hall

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    By Sgt. Austin Hazard

    U.S. Marines with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) graduated from an at-sea corporals course aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) Sept. 11, 2014.

    Mesa Verde Hosts 5K to Promote Suicide Awareness and Prevention

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    By MC2 Shannon M. Smith

    Nearly 75 Sailors and Marines aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) participated in a 5 kilometer run for suicide awareness and prevention, Sept. 14.

  • Makin Island ARG, 11th MEU Arrive in 5th Fleet AOR


    By MC2 Christopher Lindahl

    More than 4,000 Sailors and Marines with the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR), Sept. 12.

    DON SAPRO Visits Bahrain


    By MC2 Danielle Brandt

    Director, Department of the Navy Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (DoN SAPRO), met with members of the SAPR program and leadership during her visit to Naval Support Activity Bahrain, Sept. 9-11.

    International Mine Countermeasures Exercise Announced

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    By U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Public Affairs

    Representatives from more than 40 nations spanning six continents are preparing for their participation in the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX), a defensive maritime exercise to be held in the international waterways of the Middle East, Oct. 27 - Nov. 13.

  • Updated: Marine Helicopter Crashes in the Gulf of Aden


    By U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Public Affairs

    A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) crashed at 2:00 p.m. (GMT), today, at sea in the Gulf of Aden as it attempted to land aboard USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19).

    Coastal Patrol Force in Fifth Fleet Now at 10 Ships

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    By U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Public Affairs

    Coastal Patrol (PC) ships USS Hurricane (PC 3) and USS Monsoon (PC 4) completed their arrival to Bahrain, Aug. 13.

    Chief of Naval Personnel Addresses Bahrain Sailors


    By MC2 Class Danielle Brandt

    The Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP), Vice Adm. Bill Moran, and Fleet Master Chief April Beldo, held two all-hands calls with Sailors aboard Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain, Aug. 10-11.

  • USS Mesa Verde Sailors Reach ESWS Milestone

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    By MCSN Phylicia A. Hanson

    USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) celebrates its 131st Sailor to qualify as an enlisted surface warfare specialist (ESWS) since deploying in February, bringing the overall qualification level of the ship to 75 percent.

    USS Truxton Departs Cypress

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    By MC3 Scott Barnes

    USS Truxton (DDG 103) departed Limassol, Cypress August 3, following a four-day port visit.

    Navy and Air Force Warrior Transition Collaboration

    Navy and Air Force Warrior Transition Collaboration

    By Chaplain Thomas Riley

    The Navy and Air Force have joined arms to ensure Sailors and Airmen returning from combat operations are prepared to reintegrate with their families, careers and communities.

  • Fifth Fleet Commander Visits CVN 77

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    By MC3 Jeffrey Madlangbayan

    Vice Admiral John W. Miller, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. 5th Fleet, Combined Maritime Forces, spoke to the crew of the aircraft carrier USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77), July 31.

    ALMDS Conducts Maiden Deployment in 5th Fleet AOR


    By U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Public Affairs

    The U.S. Navy has forward deployed the Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS) to the 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR).

    Bataan Sailors, Marines Visit Bahrain

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    By MC3 Mark Hays

    The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) pulled into Bahrain for a mid-deployment maintenance period and much-needed down time for the crew after an extended 135 days at sea, July 15, 2014.

  • USNS Richard E. Byrd Rescues Nine Individuals in the Gulf of Oman

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    By U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Public Affairs

    USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4), a Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship, rescued nine crew members from a Yemeni-flagged cargo vessel that had lost power, was taking on water and was adrift in the Gulf of Oman, July 28, at approximately 9:00 a.m. local.

    CENTCOM Commander Visits CVN 77

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    By MCSN Connor McDermott

    Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, commander, U.S. Central Command, spoke to the crew of the aircraft carrier USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77), provided an update on current events and thanked them for their service Jul. 26.

    Savings Aweigh Aboard USS Phillipine Sea

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    By MC2 Abraham Loe McNatt

    Over the course of a nine-month deployment even the most junior Sailor can save thousands of dollars, and there is nothing bitter about that. To help Sailors capitalize on this money saving opportunity, financial planning education started aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), July 22.

  • USS Mesa Verde Sailors Participate in Health Challenge

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    By MC2 Shannon M. Smith

    Sailors aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) used deployment as an opportunity for fitness by participating in a six-week long health challenge hosted by the ship's medical staff throughout June and July.

    U.S. and Turkish Navies Swap Sailors While Underway

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    By MC2 Shannon M. Smith

    Eight U.S. Navy Sailors from the transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) visited two Turkish Navy frigates while Turkish Navy officers toured Mesa Verde.


Videos from the Fleet

NAVCENT 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. NAVCENT'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 AOR.

  • Coastal Patrol ships USS Hurricane (PC 3) and USS Monsoon (PC 4) competed their arrival to Bahrain, Aug. 13.

    The U.S. Navy has forward deployed the Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS) to the 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR).

  • The Blackhawks of Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 15 support Commander, Task Force 51 while forward deployed in the Arabian Gulf.

    Bahraini students had the chance to explore Naval Support Activity Bahrain during U.S. Navy Day, part of the U.S. Embassy Manama, Bahrain's annual American-Bahraini Friendship Week.

  • The CCB, a one-of-a-kind platform, was originally built in Washington in 2011 and is assigned to Commander Task Group (CTG) 56.7 of Commander Task Force (CTF) 56. As the first and only vessel of its kind, some of the CCB's capabilities include increased payload capacity for maritime interdiction operations (MIO), Sea Ports of Debarkation (SPOD) defense, Sea Lanes of Communication (SLOC) control, and other littoral ...

    Junior commanding officers and their crews continue the legacies of World War II motor torpedo boats (PT) aboard U.S. Navy coastal patrol ships (PC) and U.S. Coast Guard patrol boats (WPB) in the 5th Fleet area of responsibility.

  • "The Griffin missile system is an air- and ground-launched, precise, low-collateral-damage weapon for irregular warfare operations." -

    Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team Company, Central Command (FASTCENT), 3rd Platoon, conduct combat conditioning training as part of the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP). FASTCENT's mission is to provide limited duration expeditionary anti-terrorism and security forces in support of U.S. 5th Fleet operations, to protect vital naval and national assets.

  • Coastal patrol ships (from left) USS Squall (PC 7), USS Thunderbolt (PC 12), and USS Tempest (PC 2) are depicted in a 12 hour time lapse, making preparations for their float off the motor transport vessel M/V Eide Transporter. The PCs' arrival brings the total number to eight PCs here to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.

    5th Fleet's Public Affairs Office accompanied Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Christopher Chappel on an everyday adventure into the life of a U.S. Navy Harbor Patrol Unit.

  • A video of a UK Lynx helicopter landing aboard USS Kearsarge.

    An AV-8B Harrier assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 266 (Reinforced), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), lands on the flight deck of the USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), at sea, Sept. 24, 2013.

  • GULF OF ADEN (Oct. 31, 2013) U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team 1/4 (BLT), 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) conduct fast rope training aboard HMS Illustrious.

    U.S. Marines assigned to Force Reconnaissancd Platoon, Maritime Raid Force, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), and Reconnaissance Platoon, Battalion Landing Team (BLT) 3/2, 26th MEU, conduct parachute operations over Djibouti, Sept. 20, 2013.

  • ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 11, 2013) U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters and AH-64D Apache helicopters assigned to 36th Combat Aviation Brigade conduct daytime landing qualifications aboard the afloat forward staging base (interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15).

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