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NAVCENT Commander Meets with Commander of the Royal Saudi Naval Forces
Vice Admiral Jim Malloy, Commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, travelled to Riyadh to meet with Vice Admiral Fahad al Ghofaily, Commander of the Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF), and U.S. Ambassador John Abizaid.
Oct. 1, 2019 - Vice Admiral Jim Malloy, Commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, travelled to Riyadh to meet with Vice Admiral Fahad al Ghofaily, Commander of the Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF), and U.S. Ambassador John Abizaid, Sept. 29, 2019.

US, Bahrain Participate in Neon Defender 19
190916-A-DM672-1006 ARABIAN GULF (Sept. 16, 2019) Sailors assigned to Task Force Shore Battle Space pursue a Bahraini Coast Guard security boat during exercise Neon Defender 19. Exercise Neon Defender 19 is a bilateral surface and maritime security exercise between the U.S. Navy and Bahrain Defense Force to enhance interoperability and war fighting readiness, fortify military- to- military relationships between the United States and the Kingdom of Bahrain, advance mutual operational capabilities and strengthen civil-to-military relationships.
Sept. 25, 2019 - U.S. and Bahrain armed forces participated in exercise Neon Defender 19 in Manama, Bahrain, Sept. 15-19.

Commander of Naval Surface Forces visits Bahrain
190919-N-IO414-1012 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (September 19, 2019) Vice Adm. Richard Brown, commander, Naval Surface Forces (CNSF), addresses Sailors assigned to various commands in Bahrain, during an all-hands call. While in the region, Brown discussed efforts to build combat ready ships and battle-minded crews while preparing for the high-end fight. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jordan Crouch)
Sept. 23, 2019 - Vice Adm. Richard Brown, commander, Naval Surface Forces (CNSF) visited Naval Support Activity Bahrain, Sept. 19. Brown toured coastal patrol ship USS Whirlwind (PC 11) and mine countermeasures ship USS Devastator (MCM 6), as well as held an all-hands call with surface warfare officers during his visit.

International Maritime Security Construct Main Planning Conference concludes aboard HMS Cardigan Bay
190916-N-HN991-236 ARABIAN GULF - (Sept. 16, 2019) Vice Adm. Jim Malloy, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. 5th Fleet and Combined Maritime Forces, delivers remarks during the opening ceremony for International Maritime Security Construct (IMSC) Main Planning Conference aboard HMS Cardigan Bay (K630) Sept. 16. IMSC Task Force is headquartered in Bahrain. Current members include the United Kingdom, Australia, the Kingdom of Bahrain, and the United States.
Sept. 17, 2019 - Representatives from member states of the International Maritime Security Construct (IMSC), along with representatives from 25 additional countries, gathered on September 16 for a Main Planning Conference aboard RFA Cardigan Bay (L3009).

Historic Visit of the United States Navy’s USS Ramage
190915-N-N0146-001 BEIRUT, Lebanon (Sept. 15, 2019) Cmdr. John B. Benfield, commanding officer of the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61), greets U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon, Elizabeth Richard, during a reception. Ramage made an historic port visit to Beirut on Sept. 14, the first time in 36 years a U.S. warship had pulled into the country.
Sept. 15, 2019 - USS Ramage (DDG-61), an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, visited Beirut, Lebanon Sept. 14. The USS Ramage is named for Vice Admiral Lawson P. Ramage, a notable submarine commander and Medal of Honor recipient from World War II.
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.