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Abraham Lincoln CSG and Kearsarge ARG Conduct Joint Operations in U.S. 5th Fleet
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ARABIAN SEA (May 17, 2019) Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (ABECSG) and Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (KSGARG) conduct joint operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. The ABECSG and KSGARG, with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, are prepared to respond to contingencies and to defend U.S. forces and interests in the region.
May 19, 2019 - The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (ABECSG) and the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (KSGARG), with the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conducted joint operations May 17-18.

Abraham Lincoln Transits Suez Canal
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SUEZ CANAL (May 9, 2019) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) transits the Suez Canal. The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (ABECSG) is deployed to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility in order to defend American forces and interests in the region. With Abraham Lincoln as the flagship, deployed strike group assets include staffs, ships and aircraft of Carrier Strike Group 12 (CSG 12), Destroyer Squadron 2 (DESRON 2), USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) and Carrier Air Wing 7 (CVW 7); as well as the Spanish navy �lvaro de Baz�n-class frigate ESPS M�ndez N��ez (F 104). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Dan Snow/Released)
May 13, 2019 - The Abraham Lincoln Strike Group (ABECSG) transited the Suez Canal, May 9.

NSA Bahrain Honors Fallen Firebolt Shipmates
190424-N-KZ419-1071 NSA BAHRAIN, Bahrain (April 24, 2019) Vice Adm. Jim Malloy, commander of, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and, U.S. 5th Fleet, speaks at the annual Firebolt Memorial ceremony to honor Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Michael J. Pernaselli, Signalman 2nd Class Christopher E. Watts and Coast Guardsman Damage Controlman 3rd Class Nathan B. Bruckenthal who died while conducting maritime security operations in the Arabian Gulf on April 24, 2004 aboard the USS Firebolt (PC 10). Firebolt is assigned to Task Force 55, in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points.
April 24, 2019 - Naval Support Activity Bahrain service members gathered for the annual Firebolt Memorial ceremony and 5K run April 24.

France, UK and U.S. Navies Complete Artemis Trident 19
190409-N-RM440-1473 ARABIAN GULF (April 9, 2019) A Senior Chief Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician, signals to Explosive Ordnance Technician 2nd Class Michael Peterson before he jumps into the Arabian Gulf from a MH-60S Helicopter during Artemis Trident 19. Artemis Trident is a mine countermeasures exercise conducted by France’s Marine Nationale, the United Kingdom’s Royal Navy and the U.S. Navy in the Arabian Gulf focused on increasing interoperability and demonstrating the nations’ shared commitment to ensuring unfettered maritime operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Samantha P. Montenegro/Released)
April 18, 2019 - France’s Marine Nationale, the United Kingdom’s Royal Navy and the U.S. Navy completed the U.S. 5th Fleet mine countermeasures exercise Artemis Trident in the Arabian Gulf in April 2019.

Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Hosts Combined Force Maritime Component Commanders Course
NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY BAHRAIN (March 25, 2018) Vice Adm. Jim Malloy welcomes senior military and civilian leaders to the Combined Force Maritime Component Commander Course, March 24.  The U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations encompasses nearly 2.5 million square miles of water area and includes the Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, Red Sea and parts of the Indian Ocean. The region is comprised of 20 countries and includes three critical choke points at the Strait of Hormuz, the Suez Canal and the Strait of Bab al Mandeb at the southern tip of Yemen.
March 31, 2019 - The U.S. Naval Forces Central commander hosted a week-long commanders course for multi-national senior military and civilian leaders onboard Naval Support Activity Bahrain, March 10 – 14.
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.