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Foreign Action Officers Sharpen Skills with a Crash Course in Arabic
Foreign action officers (FAOs) assigned to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command study the Arabic alphabet during an introductory Arabic language course held on Naval Support Activity Bahrain, Nov. 25. U.S. Navy FAOs are placed on forward-deployed staffs and U.S. Embassy country teams to strengthen interoperability with regional partners.
Nov. 27, 2019 - Foreign action officers (FAO) assigned to Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT)/U.S. 5th Fleet’s theater security cooperation office, are diversifying their skillsets by learning basic Arabic, the sixth most common language worldwide and spoken by approximately 420 million people.

Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group Supports Operation Inherent Resolve
191122-N-NF912-1076 ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 22, 2019) An F/A-18F Super Hornet attached to the
Nov. 24, 2019 - The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (ABECSG) began air operations in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), Nov. 22.

Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group Transits the Strait of Hormuz
191119-N-WF663-1054 STRAIT OF HORMUZ (Nov. 19, 2019) The aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) transits the Strait of Hormuz as an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the
Nov. 19, 2019 - ARABIAN GULF – The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (ABECSG) completed a scheduled transit through the Strait of Hormuz into the Arabian Gulf, Nov. 19.

IMX 19 Concludes in U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Operations
Vice Adm. Jim Malloy, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and U.S. 5th Fleet and Combined Maritime Forces delivers closing remarks during a conference for the conclusion of International Maritime Exercise 2019 (IMX 19). IMX 19 is a multinational engagement involving partners and allies from around the world designed to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and experiences across the full spectrum of defensive maritime operations. IMX 19 serves to demonstrate the global resolve in maintaining regional security and stability, freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce from the Suez Canal south to the Bab el-Mandeb Strait through the Strait of Hormuz to the Northern Arabian Gulf.
Nov. 14, 2019 - International Maritime Exercise 2019 (IMX 19), a multinational exercise featuring assets and personnel from more than 50 partner nations and seven international organizations, concluded Nov. 14.

New Commander Opens IMSC Command Center
191107-N-KZ419-1001 MANAMA, Bahrain (Nov. 7, 2019)

Vice Adm. Jim Malloy, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. 5th Fleet and Combined Maritime Forces, right, Rear Adm. Alvin Holsey, commander of Coalition Task Force (CTF) Sentinel and other senior partner military leaders cut a ceremonial ribbon during the CTF Sentinel ribbon-cutting ceremony. CTF Sentinel is a multinational maritime effort to promote maritime stability, ensure safe passage, and enhance freedom of navigation throughout key waterways in the Arabian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz, the Bab el-Mandeb Strait and the Gulf of Oman.
Nov. 7, 2019 - International partners gathered to celebrate the opening of Coalition Task Force (CTF) Sentinel’s new command center at Naval Support Activity, Bahrain Nov. 7.
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.