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Statement From Vice Adm. Samuel Paparo, Commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. 5th Fleet and Combined Maritime Forces, on the Passing of His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Amir of the State of Kuwait
Sept. 30, 2020 - On behalf of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. 5th Fleet, and Combined Maritime Forces, I want to express our deepest condolence to the Kuwaiti Amir Nawaf al-Sabah and the people of Kuwait on the passing of His Highness Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah. His Highness was a valued friend and partner dedicated to maritime security of the region. May the Kuwaiti people know peace during this time of loss.”

USS Stout Breaks Record As It Departs US 5th Fleet
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STRAIT OF HORMUZ (May 31, 2020) The guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55) travels alongside the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) during a transit through the Strait of Hormuz, May 31, 2020. Bataan, with embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed to 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 Sea and Pacific Ocean through the western Indian Ocean and three critical chokepoints to the free flow of global commerce. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Gary Jayne III/Released)
Sept. 29, 2020 - The guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55) breaks a Navy record as it completes a nearly seven month deployment in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations (AOO), Sept. 28.

U.S. Forces Conduct Joint Aviation Integration Exercise in Arabian Gulf
200924-A-FC661-1471 ARABIAN GULF (Sept. 24, 2020) - Navy coastal patrol ships and Coast Guard patrol boats, attached to Task Force (TF) 55, sail in formation during the joint air operations in support of maritime surface warfare (AOMSW) exercise in the Arabian Gulf, Sept. 24. Combined integration operations between joint U.S. forces are regularly held to maintain interoperability and the capability to counter threats posed in the maritime domain, ensuring freedom of navigation and free flow of commerce throughout the region's heavily trafficked waterways.
Sept. 26, 2020 - U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) and U.S. Air Forces Central (AFCENT) conducted a robust joint air operations in support of maritime surface warfare (AOMSW) exercise in the Arabian Gulf Sept. 23-24.

Readout of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/5th Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces Commander Vice Adm. Samuel Paparo meeting with Royal Bahrain Naval Forces Commander Rear Adm. Mohammed Yousif Al-Asam
Sept. 25, 2020 - U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/5th Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces Commander Vice Adm. Samuel Paparo met with Royal Bahrain Naval Forces (RBNF) Commander Rear Adm. Mohammed Yousif Al-Asam at the RBNF Headquarters Sept. 24.

Readout of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/5th Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces Commander Vice Adm. Samuel Paparo meeting with Bahrain Minister of Interior His Excellency General Sheikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al-Khalifa
Sept. 22, 2020 - U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/5th Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces Commander Vice Adm. Samuel Paparo met with Bahrain Minister of Interior His Excellency General Sheikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al-Khalifa Sept. 22.
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EOD Conduct Cast and Recovery Training in the Arabian Gulf
U.S. Naval Forces Central Command / U.S. 5th Fleet
Aug. 19, 2020 | 1:18
Explosive ordnance disposal technicians assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 56 and CTF 52 conduct helicopter cast and recovery operations in the Arabian Gulf, Aug. 18-19. CTF 52 and CTF 56 are deployed to 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 chokepoints to the free flow of global commerce. (U.S. Army video by Spc. Joshua DuRant)
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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.