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Statement Regarding Interaction between USS Farragut and Russian Navy Ship
Jan. 10, 2020 - On Thursday, Jan. 9, while conducting routine operations in the North Arabian Sea, USS Farragut (DDG 99) was aggressively approached by a Russian Navy ship. Farragut sounded five short blasts, the international maritime signal for danger of a collision, and requested the Russian ship alter course in accordance with international rules of the road. The Russian ship initially refused but ultimately altered course and the two ships opened distance from one another. While the Russian ship took action, the initial delay in complying with international rules while it was making an aggressive approach increased the risk of collision. The U.S. Navy continues to remain vigilant and is trained to act in a professional manner. We continue to encourage vessels from all nations to operate in accordance with internationally recognized maritime laws, standards and norms.

Truman Begins Operations in U.S. 5th Fleet
191220-N-WR846-0151 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Dec. 20, 2019) An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter, attached to the
Dec. 21, 2019 - The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), the Carrier Strike Group Eight (CSG-8) flagship, conducted maritime security and flight operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations (AOO) Dec. 20, continuing carrier presence in the region.

US Flagged Vessel Rescues Distressed Iranian Mariners
Dec. 20, 2019 - The U.S. flagged merchant vessel Maersk Kinloss rescued three Iranian mariners Dec. 18. The Maersk company informed NAVCENT of the rescue of the mariners, who had been stranded at sea for several weeks. This communication was enabled through the relationship between the commercial maritime industry and NAVCENT's Naval Cooperation and Guidance for Shipping (NCAGS) team.

Griffin Missile Exercise 2019
191211-A-ZG558-1001 ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 11, 2019) A Griffin missile is launched from the patrol coastal ship USS Hurricane (PC 3) during a test of the MK-60 Griffin guided-missile system. The exercise demonstrated a proven capability for the ships to defend against small boat threats and ensure maritime security through key chokepoints in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points.
Dec. 19, 2019 - U.S. Navy coastal patrol ships and U.S. Coast Guard patrol boats conducted an annual test of the MK-60 Griffin guided-missile system in the Arabian Gulf Dec. 10-14. The annual exercise was conducted with the improved Griffin Missile System (GMS) to test ship interoperability, weapon tactics employment, and new system upgrades.

Foreign Area 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 area 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.
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.