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Bataan Amphibious Ready Group Transits Strait of Hormuz
A U.S. Marine Corps UH-1Y Venom assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 365 (reinforced), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), departs the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) during a transit through the Strait of Hormuz April 3, 2020. Bataan, with embarked 26th MEU, 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 and Pacific through the Western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Gary Jayne III)
April 4, 2020 - The Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), along with guided missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) and the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS William McLean (T-AKE 12), conducted a routine transit f through the Strait of Hormuz into the Arabian Gulf April 3, 2020.

U.S. Navy Surface Forces and Army Attack Helicopters Conduct Integration Operations in Arabian Gulf
200325-A-UQ166-0249 ARABIAN GULF (March 25, 2020) AH-64 Apache helicopters, attached to U.S. Army Central Command (USARCENT) Task Force Sabre, operate with the expeditionary landing base ship USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3) during a joint naval and air integration operation, March 27, 2020. Paul Hamilton 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 and Pacific through the Western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Cody Rich)
April 1, 2020 - U.S. Navy Expeditionary Landing Base ship USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3), assigned to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (USNAVCENT), has been conducting joint naval and air integration operations with U.S. Army AH-64E Apache attack helicopters assigned to U.S. Army Central Command’s (USARCENT) Task Force Saber, throughout the month of March.

IMSC Enforces Safety Measures to Protect Members from COVID-19
200330-N-NO146-1002 MANAMA Bahrain (March 30, 2020) Service members assigned to the International Maritime Security Construct (IMSC) practice social distancing in the workspace. The IMSC ensures freedom of navigation and free flow of commerce in international waters throughout the Arabian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz, the Bab el-Mandeb Strait, and the Gulf of Oman.
March 30, 2020 - The International Maritime Security Construct (IMSC) has been practicing several safety precautions to promote the health and safety of all its members with the recent COVID-19 outbreak.

Lithuania Joins the International Maritime Security Construct
March 26, 2020 - The International Maritime Security Construct (IMSC) welcomes Lithuania’s participation in the multinational efforts aimed at enhancing maritime security throughout key waterways in the Middle East.

Ike, Truman Conduct Dual Carrier and Joint Air Wing Operations in the Arabian Sea
200318-N-YT963-0209 ARABIAN SEA (March 18, 2020) The aircraft carriers USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), top, and USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) transit the Arabian Sea March 18, 2020. The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group 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 and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points.
March 19, 2020 - USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) and USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) began dual carrier strike group and joint air wing operations with a B-52 Bomber from U.S. Air Forces Central Command in the Arabian Sea March 18, 2020.
U.S. 5th Fleet Holds Change of Command Ceremony
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The USS Tempest
U.S. Naval Forces Central Command / U.S. 5th Fleet
March 19, 2020 | 1:37
200319-A-DZ781-001 ARABIAN GULF (March 19, 2020) The coastal patrol ship USS Tempest (PC 2) provides security for Military Sealift Command ships. Tempest 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. (U.S. Army video by Pfc. Chris Cameron)
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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.