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Navy Releases Name of Sailor Listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown
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July 22, 2019 - The U.S. Navy announced the identity of a Sailor listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) following a reported man overboard incident onboard the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) while operating in the Arabian Sea, July 17, in support of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command.

Navy Ends Search for Sailor Listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown
July 19, 2019 - The U.S. Navy has ended its search and rescue efforts for a Sailor, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 5, who is believed to have gone overboard from the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), the morning of July 17.

NAVCENT Visits Qatari Base for Grand Opening
Vice Adm. Jim Malloy (center), commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. 5th Fleet and Combined Maritime Forces speaks with Jassim Al Sulaiti (right of center), Minister of Transportation, and Hammad Al Alattiya (right), special advisor to the Amir at the opening ceremony of the Landside Base Daayen in Al Daayen, Qatar. The base was designed to increase capability and interoperability between the Qatar Coasts and Borders Security Department, Qatari Navy and Coast Guard, and U.S. Navy and Coast Guard.
July 18, 2019 - Vice Adm. Jim Malloy, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. 5th Fleet, and Combined Maritime Forces visited Landside Base Daayen, in Al Daayen, Qatar, for its grand opening, July 14.

NAVCENT Hosts Final Planning Conference for IMX 19
Rear Adm. Curt Renshaw, deputy commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, addresses senior military leadership from countries participating in International Maritime Exercise (IMX) 19 during the IMX 19 final planning conference. IMX 19 is the world's most inclusive maritime exercise, designed to strengthen relationships, foster interoperability among supporting forces, and enhance maritime security operations, mine countermeasures (MCM), and maritime infrastructure capabilities in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.
July 18, 2019 - Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) hosted the International Maritime Exercise (IMX) 19 Final Planning Conference onboard Naval Support Activity Bahrain July, 15-18.

Statement Regarding IRGCN Harassment of UK Merchant Vessel
July 12, 2019 - The United States 5th Fleet is aware of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy's unlawful harassment and attempts to interfere with the passage of the UK-flagged merchant vessel British Heritage on 10 July, near the Strait of Hormuz. There is a global standard for professional maritime conduct, and together with our partners we remain committed to exemplifying these maritime customs, standards and norms, as professional mariners throughout the regional waterways, wherever international law allows. We continue to work closely with the Royal Navy, along with all our regional and global partners who share in our commitment to preserving and defending the free flow of commerce and the freedom of navigation.
U.S. 5th Fleet Holds Change of Command Ceremony
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U.S. 5th Fleet Holds Change of Command Ceremony
U.S. Naval Forces Central Command / U.S. 5th Fleet
May 6, 2018 | 1:43
Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT), U.S. 5th Fleet (C5F), Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) held a change of command ceremony at Naval Support Activity, Bahrain, May 6.
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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.