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Statement Regarding IRGCN Harassment of UK Merchant Vessel
July 12, 2019 - The United States 5th Fleet is aware of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy's unlawful harassment and attempts to interfere with the passage of the UK-flagged merchant vessel British Heritage on 10 July, near the Strait of Hormuz. There is a global standard for professional maritime conduct, and together with our partners we remain committed to exemplifying these maritime customs, standards and norms, as professional mariners throughout the regional waterways, wherever international law allows. We continue to work closely with the Royal Navy, along with all our regional and global partners who share in our commitment to preserving and defending the free flow of commerce and the freedom of navigation.

US, UK Conduct Mine Countermeasures Training in the Arabian Gulf
June 25, 2019 - U.S. and United Kingdom naval forces conducted routine bilateral mine countermeasures training in the Arabian Gulf, June 10-20.

USS Boxer ARG, 11th MEU Arrive in U.S. 5th Fleet
An CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter places cargo on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). Boxer is the flagship for the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (13th MEU), is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenan O'Connor/Released)
June 24, 2019 - The Boxer Amphibious Ready Group and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit arrived in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations, June 23, relieving the Kearsarge ARG and 22nd MEU.

U.S. Central Command Statement on June 13 Limpet Mine Attack in the Gulf of Oman
June 14, 2019 - U.S. Naval Forces in the region received two separate distress calls at 6:12 a.m. local time from the motor tanker (M/T) Altair and a second one at 7 a.m. local time from the M/T Kokuka Courageous.

Task Force 56 Holds Change of Command Ceremony
NSA BAHRAIN (June 10, 2019) Capt. Brad Andros, commander of Task Force (TF) 56, addresses the audience before turning over command during a change of command ceremony at Naval Support Activity Bahrain, June 10. TF 56 executes operations as the Expeditionary Warfare Commander for explosive ordnance disposal, naval construction, expeditionary logistics, civil affairs, intelligence exploitation, and coastal riverine forces to enable freedom of navigation, the defeat of violent extremists, and strengthening of relationships with coalition partners in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.
June 10, 2019 - U.S. Naval Forces Central Command’s expeditionary combat force, Task Force (TF) 56, held a change of command ceremony at Naval Support Activity Bahrain, June 10. Capt. Stephen Jackson relieved Capt. Brad Andros as commander of TF 56 in a ceremony presided over by Vice Adm. Jim Malloy, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and U.S. 5th Fleet.
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.